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Comment: Re:Psychology lesson (Score 1) 271

by non0score (#49052027) Attached to: Peak Google: The Company's Time At the Top May Be Nearing Its End
The problem why people are disagreeing with you is precisely because you're failing at marketing yourself.

Yes, the revenues can fit an exponential curve (from inception to now). No, T==1, and is not being varied. But also, yes, costs also fit an exponential curve (except it's not being labelled as such). What you're arguing is the selective use of "exponential" to emphasize revenues over expenses, and you're not making THAT point clear. But this is also precisely why financial analysts care about things like return on equity, profit margin, net profit, net profit per share, etc.

Comment: Re:Tsk. And they wonder where employee loyalty wen (Score 2) 331

by non0score (#48976883) Attached to: Massive Layoff Underway At IBM
If IBM is so full of deadwood that they need to get rid of them, then that means there is probably deadwood everywhere. And if anything, there's one thing we know for certain: deadwood is very apt at keeping only deadwood around (read: nepotism, drinking buddies, you-are-one-of-us, etc).

Comment: Re:this is getting old (Score 1) 206

by non0score (#48814437) Attached to: China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall
Except 1) the JSF is a piece of crap that underperforms relative to the older F-22 (yes, this is a specific example). 2) If the US renegs on its debts, you'll have bigger problems that what you're saying. It'd be the US vs the rest of the world, and I'm sure the US isn't going to win that one.

Comment: Re:Death is a creative force. (Score 1) 273

by non0score (#48807317) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'
Even if GK or Stalin were clinically immortal, they wouldn't have been invincible. In other words, when you are immortal, there is probably less incentive for you to piss off the populace enough that they'd mobilize to kill you. That and how has death prevented new malevolent dictators from arising?

Furthermore, the only thing we'd need to do to make sure rich people don't sit on their wealth is to simply institute a progressive tax system that takes a percentage of your wealth (not income) every year. (this is effectively what inflation does, except it's a flat rate and disproportionally affects the poor)

Comment: Re:Population control (Score 1) 273

by non0score (#48807215) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'
I think one thing people like you never get is that all this research is in how to reverse aging, NOT simply keeping you alive with a progressively older physical body. When that happens, you live at the physical age of whatever your choosing (most likely 25 or so) for the foreseeable future. Which means unless you've amassed enough wealth, you still need to keep working. However, you're just as capable as when you were 25 years after you were born, if not more (due to accumulated knowledge/experience).

Comment: Re:Under US Jurisdiction? (Score 3, Interesting) 281

by non0score (#48602737) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services
While the major providers can't talk about it, not all gov't requests get served. The point is that yes, there is always that possibility that your account gets handed a request, but at least with Google services, you won't get picked up in random dragnet-style surveillance. That's difficult to claim for all the other major providers, and is precisely what Eric Schmidt is claiming.

Comment: "Competition" (Score 1) 101

by non0score (#48490363) Attached to: Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition
The whole point for many people in getting the Surface Pro is its Wacom digitizer, which is where the majority of its additional cost is coming from. To compare that to the LG is just completely missing the point -- it's basically saying that capacitive pens are just as good as Wacom tech.

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