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Comment: Disappointment? (Score 2) 612

by abrotman (#41515151) Attached to: Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

Are you disappointed in the direct Apple has taken over the last few years with a closed ecosystem, mild lock-in, and suing competitors? Can you comment on what you might have done differently if you had been the CEO? Where do you see Apple focusing in the future?

If you could tell 1984 Woz something, what would it be?

Comment: Tier *trials*, cap removed elsewhere (Score 2) 329

by abrotman (#40036381) Attached to: Comcast To Remove Data Cap, Implement Tiered Pricing

The article doesn't say they're definitely implementing tiered pricing for everyone, they're trying it in a few markets.. In markets where tiered pricing is not being trialed, the caps are completely removed.

http://blog.comcast.com/2012/05/comcast-to-replace-usage-cap-with-improved-data-usage-management-approaches.html

Comment: It's worth the trip (Score 2) 102

by abrotman (#39672377) Attached to: Hanging Out at Sun Studio, Where Rock and Roll Was Born (Video)

I went to Memphis for Blues and the food, and decided to go over to Sun Studios (Stax Records is also in town and pretty interesting as well). They have a fair amount of memorabilia and they tell you a lot of interesting facts, though if you're a huge fan of that music, you probably already know those facts. If you're stuck in Memphis for 24hrs, it's not near Beale St, but it's close enough, and worth the effort.

Earth

Climate Change To Drive Weather Disasters, Say UN Experts 572

Posted by Soulskill
from the things-people-will-get-mad-about dept.
mdsolar writes "Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries, but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said man-made global-warming gases are already affecting some types of extreme weather. And, despite gaps in knowledge, weather events once deemed a freak are likely to become more frequent or more vicious, inflicting a potentially high toll in deaths, economic damage and misery, it said."

Comment: Re:Down-modded (Score 3, Insightful) 743

Consider that /. is largely populated by analytical thinkers (computer people tend to be that way or else they'd do something else for a living) and that religion, regardless of what flavor, is predicated on the abandonment of analytical thought at least where one particular idea is concerned.

Just like the guy this article is about, in a group of analytical thinkers, anti-analytical thinking is bound to be suspect.

Comment: Simple enough (Score 1) 743

The dude was pushing his BS on unwilling subordinates and they (rightfully) complained. Then he was demoted. Then, when layoff came, he looked like a weak performer due to his weak performance and made the cut list.

Good riddance to him. He's was working in a scientific institution pushing anti-scientific snake oil and I can't imagine that did good things for workplace morale.

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