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Comment: Re:So, the other side? (Score 1) 288

by tomhath (#49804279) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

those affected throw their sabot into the gears when treated in a way they perceive is incorrect,

That only works once. You get yours (maybe), nobody else will have the opportunity to get anything. In this case it appears the terminated employees will get less than they would have if they had compromised rather than taking down the company.

Comment: Re:To those who never could run any business ... (Score 1) 288

by tomhath (#49804265) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

You think running a successful business takes some kind of extra special skill set?...But it seems more and more that the most important things successful businesspeople have are connections, and the skills and willingness to finesse the legal system to bribe the powerful and cheat the most vulnerable.

No sir, I did not ridicule anyone....

To say such a thing in our current climate is turning a blind eye to recent history. Who got bailed out in 2008? Not the homeowners.

Sure looks like ridicule to me. And people who took out mortgages they had no chance of repaying did indeed get bailed out.

+ - Mandriva CEO: Employee lawsuits put us out of business->

Submitted by Julie188
Julie188 writes: As you probably heard by now, Linux company Mandriva has finally, officially gone out of business. The CEO has opened up, telling his side of the story. He blames employee lawsuits after a layoff in 2013, the French labor laws and the courts. "Those court decisions forced the company to announce bankruptcy," he said.
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+ - SourceForge MITM Projects-> 2

Submitted by lister king of smeg
lister king of smeg writes: What happened?

SourceForge, once a trustworthy source code hosting site, started to place misleading ads (like fake download buttons) a few years ago. They are also bundling third-party adware/malware directly with their Windows installer.

Some project managers decided to leave SourceForge – partly because of this, partly just because there are better options today. SF staff hijacked some of these abandoned accounts, partly to bundle the crapware with their installers. It has become just another sleazy garbage site with downloads of fake antivirus programs and such.

How can I help?

If you agree that SourceForge is in fact distributing malicious software under the guise of open source projects, report them to google. Ideally this will help remove them from search results, prevent others from suffering their malware and provide them with incentive to change their behavior.

As this story has been submitted several times in the past several days, by various submitter and is going around various other tech forums( , , ,) this submitter wonders has our shared "glorious Dice Corporate overloads" been shooting this story down?
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Comment: Obama Phone (Score 1) 361

Under previous administrations it was considered a "Lifeline" for those who had no other alternative. Obama didn't change the assistance program itself, but he greatly expanded the number of people who can get a free cell phone. For that reason it became known as the Obamaphone and for that same reason the program is far bigger and more costly that was was under previous administrations.

Comment: Re:Why Blast Religion? (Score 1) 251

by tomhath (#49794737) Attached to: How a Scientist Fooled Millions With Bizarre Chocolate Diet Claims

And how do you define "facts" - scientific consensus perhaps?

No. Observable and testable. Consensus has nothing to do with it.

Science routinely re-evaluates its own scientific conclusions and often returns a very different outcome than the previous.

Can you say the same about people who believe what is written in a book that's thousands of years old? Of course not - you're told to take it on faith and not question (re-evaluate) what was written.

I think science seeks "truth", not facts - the same way faith does albeit by way of a different methodology.

No, science seeks observable and testable facts.

Uncompensated overtime? Just Say No.