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Comment: Cascade of brown noses (Score 4, Interesting) 235

by paiute (#47684867) Attached to: Email Is Not Going Anywhere
FFS, is this going to be another breathless article about how corporate email is going out to be replaced by Yammer or some other platform de jour? Because that shit is just a waste of time. When my corporation jumped on the Yammer train (no doubt after a fiery sales pitch by some consultant), I started to see - in my email inbox, ironically - the hourly Yammer feed. It was 95% comprised of threads started by upper management which had zero to do with my day's work and which accreted into long long long posts as middle and junior managers jumped in with witless 'great idea!!!!' comments. You could smell the fecal matter on their noses. The other 5% was actual information passing between business units I had no contact with or interest in. But I am sure that in the next year or so some bright MBA will be sold on the idea of abandoning email and transitioning over to whatever the kids are using that week so that instead of getting actual targeted communications in my inbox I will be deluged with useless bullshit.

Comment: Re:Punishes fans? (Score 1) 216

by paiute (#47638227) Attached to: NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

It sounds like the NFL is scared of TV because they're not used to it; experience from this side of the pond suggests they don't need to be (and in fact can INCREASE their overall revenue by aggressively marketing the TV rights)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

The NFL is so afraid of TV that they are willing to let the broadcast rights go for several dollars. Wait. I forgot nine decimal places.

Comment: I hate that fucking show (Score 2) 442

by paiute (#47609831) Attached to: Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode
I play hockey with a bunch of high IQ programmers and scientists. We drink beer after in the parking lot and talk about women, technology, and too much about Marvel Comic movies. Those are the intelligent people I hang around with. Sure, I also know flabby, ugly, borderline Asperger's nerds. But why are the only smart people we see in the media modeled on them?

If you have to ask how much it is, you can't afford it.

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