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Comment: Women prefer male bosses (Score 3, Interesting) 367

by popo (#48189721) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

No really. Before you mod this flamebait, check the studies. It's 100% true. Statistically speaking (well, at least according to several large surveys), most women actually do prefer male authority in the work-place.

http://www.businessweek.com/ar...

And there are thousands of nightmare tales about all female workplaces...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/fem...

Of course such statistics and stories will forever be dismissed by social justice warriors... And there are many here on Slashdot.

Comment: Sounds like a planned PR stunt to me. (Score 3, Insightful) 622

by popo (#48132083) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Oh please. I say this is a massive publicity stunt. How many celebs leaked "sex tapes" back in the day, expressing outrage right up until the months of careful planning and PR were revealed.

Secondly, "sex crime"? Good lord. Women today want everything to be classified as a sex crime. Give me a break.

Comment: Re:isnt ice less dense? (Score 1) 232

by popo (#48033531) Attached to: Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

But help me out here. the water is still in the oceans of the Earth. So what causes the net gravitational change? The change in density from less-dense ice to more-dense water?

I would guess that results in a gravitational increase. Where is the net loss coming from?

Comment: The end of TWO bubbles (Score 2) 97

by popo (#47840169) Attached to: Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

The Internet bubble is already bursting, with mass layoffs all over the valley. On top of that, the "China growth" story is also cold and dead, with bad debts soaring across Asia.

This has the makings of a massive flop, but the news media is ecstatic about this IPO despite widespread reporting on both bubbles having burst already.

Short this piggy.

Comment: DropBox is hopelessly overpriced (Score 5, Insightful) 275

by popo (#47745191) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

It's one thing to blame Amazon and Google for a price war. But DropBox's pricing scheme was always overpriced. (And the same goes for Evernote -- even though theirs is a slightly different offering). What should cost a couple bucks a month is priced multiples higher.

Besides, DropBox has entertained MULTIPLE exit opportunities and rejected them all.

If they disappear now, they will have only themselves to blame for not choosing any one of the multiple exits that were on the table.

The landscape changed rapidly around the early leaders. And yet, those leaders did not change their models rapidly to match the changing landscape. Knowing when to quit, and how best to exit are essential parts of management. While we may applaud unbounded grit and unshakeable tenacity -- those qualities in a CEO are more frequently disastrous than beneficial.

Comment: Re:That has to be the most garbled summary.... (Score 0) 156

by popo (#47563919) Attached to: The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

It wasn't the "uber geeks" that ruined this trilogy. Jackson built up an incredible amount of "cred" with LOTR. The speed and decisiveness with which he obliterated his cred with The Hobbit is rivaled only by George Lucas and the disaster of Episodes 1 & 2.

The Hobbit is a silly script, which was mutated into a slapstick adventure-comedy. The characters are 2 dimensional and the plot could only possibly interest a child.

Thank goodness we "uber geeks" have Game of Thrones to distract us while Jackson sh*ts out another Disney-esque turd for his corporate paymasters.

Comment: Third Amendment Violations, dead ahead (Score 1, Funny) 55

by popo (#47563889) Attached to: Airbnb Partners With Cities For Disaster Preparedness

Since the first, second and fourth amendments have already been assaulted and cut-back in the USA, it's probably just a matter of time before the third amendment gets assaulted too.

Most of our already-lost rights seem to have been erased under the banner of "emergency planning", so this would seem like a logical place for the breach on our third amendment rights.

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