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Comment Death of HP, Dell and IBM inevitable (Score 2) 135

The death of large firms like HP, Dell and IBM is inevitable. Whether the process of dying involves offshoring their services and/or manufacturing of their main hardware products, the cause is simply mismanagement from the top and lack of innovation on a large scale. IBM innovates in things like the Watson computer but that is a small division which if separated out from the main services division might prosper better on its own. Blaming employees in other countries who work for IBM for the reason for IBM's downfall is just bigoted nonsense and shows a closeted approach to looking at the real causes which is shitty management.

Comment Re:Volume and newest titles vs boutique (Score 1) 547

Actually, depending on how much floor space your friend has he can open a coffee shop first. Then add a Red Box or similar DVD rental kiosks. Maybe add other types of kiosks too thus forcing people to come in. With the volume of folks coming in your coffee shop can make some good money Another thing that can be added is kids stuff like book reading, movie watching sessions and the likes. Reinvention is necessary to keep up with the times.

Comment Re:I'd never thought of that before (Score 2) 107

Anybody working with classified info won't be allowed anywhere near these things.

But they also have lives... they might have cool toys at home like these headsets for playing video games...

shouldn't we be looking at ways to really build secure software around these devices rather than prevent people from using them...

it is a defeatist attitude where software folks instead of fixing their software say don't use it...

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