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Comment: Re:"GM thinks" there's your problem. (Score 1) 216

by rtaylor (#46989137) Attached to: GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

You don't need to break it up, just increase the tax rate a smidgen on large firms (revenue over $1B?). Call it "bailout insurance" and dump it into a non-profit government managed fund.

If companies have contributed, then they can make claims at roughly the same scale as they contributed (see government pension plans for a similar setup).

Comment: Re:We don't need more competition (Score 1) 146

by rtaylor (#46391197) Attached to: IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

And if they award points for cooperation?

This is taking KPI (Key Performance Indicator) to a personalized level and giving them scores. Of course, as with current KPIs you get what you measure, and they rarely measure what senior management thinks they do.

The most effective way to stop getting customer complaints is to stop answering the phone.

Comment: Re:GPU acceleration for other platforms (Score 1) 192

Perhaps it'll help with conditional aggregates which are painfully slow in Libreoffice with only a few thousand records.

For example, sum the $D column when the $E column matches year '2013'. Basically anything involving squiggly brackets around a SUM equation:

{=SUM(($E$1:$E$65518=$A6) * ($D$1:$D$65518))}

Comment: Re:I thought they were already charging (Score 2) 225

by rtaylor (#46052059) Attached to: Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

It may have been Samsungs idea in the first place.

Large companies like to poo-poo regulation, fees, etc. but they also realize it increases the barrier to entry which greatly benefits them.

Samsung has healthy profit margins and can cover the cost. Other manufacturers Samsung competes against will struggle just a bit more as a result. Some new guy on the block is really going to struggle if it's up-front per device manufactured and not done on a per-sale basis.

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