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Comment: Re:The lesson... (Score 1) 175

by Ralph Wiggam (#46771665) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

In 1900, most people fundamentally didn't understand what a car was or was capable of- having never seen on.

In 2001, it was the same deal with tablets. Although there were some earlier pseudo-tablets from Palm and Apple.

Market research works very well for improving established existing products. People can answer "what do you like and not like about the product you currently use".

Comment: Re:it still amazes and saddens me... (Score 0) 78

Snowden is a hero, and now he is working to support Russia's effort to protect its people in Ukraine! Soon the Russian Army will complete the liberation of the Russian nationals in Ukraine and all with the help of Snowden! He has tremendously boosted the Russian security services! He is hero to the world!

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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money 676

Posted by samzenpus
from the coffers-are-bare dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The GNOME Foundation is running out of money. The foundation no longer has any cash reserves so they have voted to freeze non-essential funding for running the foundation. They are also hunting down sponsors and unpaid invoices to regain some delayed revenue. Those wishing to support the GNOME Foundation can become a friend of GNOME."

Comment: Re:Does Michael Bloomberg know how to code? (Score 5, Informative) 578

by Ralph Wiggam (#46726269) Attached to: Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

He was the head of Data Systems Development at Solomon Brothers. When that company got bought out, he started a company selling Bloomberg Terminals, which were extremely innovative. He parlayed that into the Bloomberg News service. He grew up middle class with no family connections or a leg up, and now has $33B. That doesn't happen to dumb people.

1 Billion dollars of budget deficit = 1 Gramm-Rudman

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