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Comment Bizarro World (Score 3, Interesting) 286

So, profits are down and the answer is to lay off the people who bring in the profits? Or the people who build the products that make the money?

How is this right in any sense of the word? Instead of spot layoffs to raise the stock price a few cents, AMD should be focusing on beating the tar out of Intel, Nvidia, and ARM manufacturers. Or wondering why AMD doesn't have a chip that can drive a tablet?

Comment Re:Who was going to sites like Demonoid... (Score 1) 144

How long have you been downloading "warez"? A year? There was a time when the keygens bundled with apps included trojans. When "legit OS" versions were modified to load a trojan AND access an IRC channel where it sat...waiting to be abused. When opening a PDF or CHM would cause the computer to open browser windows to ad-infested sites AND click on those ads so the malware author got paid. Etc...etc...etc...

That you've never encountered a virus or trojan doesn't mean they aren't out there...it just means your experience is rather limited.

Submission + - SPAM: Unemployment Extension – Some basic Informat

patitani writes: In our world, the number of people is increasing from day to day and the number of works or jobs for people is also increasing; however the density of people who have the jobs and people who have no jobs varies from regions to regions. The factors of the increasing of the unemployment rate are partly due to the country economy, population and the political situation. As we all know that employment is refer to people who have the jobs and unemployment is about people who have no jobs.
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Submission + - Samsung court win against Apple in Netherlands (techworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: "The Court of Appeal in The Hague has ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is sufficiently different from Apple's European design patent that the tablet can remain on sale in the Netherlands. One of Apple's core legal claims against Samsung is that its rival copied the design of Apple's products. Apple has argued that it's no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging."

Comment Re:$300 is too much (Score 1) 140

$300 is too much for an e-reader.

Bullshit. Amazon couldn't keep their Kindle v1 and Kindle v2 in stock and those were around $300. When the DX came out, they were SWAMPED with orders. Just because $300 is too expensive for you doesn't mean others can't afford it.

Special-purpose e-readers have to be a lot cheaper than comparable phones and tablets, or they're not going to sell.

Amazon would disagree with you.

Ultimately, the phone/tablet market will probably eat the e-reader market. Look what happened to standalone PDAs.

and yet Amazon still continues to sell Kindle...yet the market is dead, right? *rolls eyes*

Comment What was the state thinking?!? (Score 2) 173

What reasons could the state possibly have had to put a GPS tracker on an employee's personal vehicle? And track the vehicle outside of business hours? This stinks of big brother and privacy intrusions. What an employee does on their own personal time and in their own personal car should be their own personal business. I could be buying hookers and blow every weekend but if I show up on time during the week and do my job, the state should have no say in the matter.

Comment Re:Hyperbole much? (Score 1) 604

How the hell did you get a +5 when you didn't even RTFA?

Every PC vendor has problems. True. Not every PC vendor knows about those problems, still ships the equipment to their customers, then BLAMES THEIR VERY OWN CUSTOMERS FOR THE PROBLEM.

Dell should be hung from the rafters for the crap they pulled.

Submission + - When do call it quits with Linux? 4

glebovitz writes: The world is going to flash. I am running Linux. The two worlds continue to collide. I can bear with the fact that I can't watch TV on Hulu or Movies on Amazon/VOD. But now I discover my favorite airline, JetBlue is using flash in their on line check in process and I can no longer print my boarding passes. For that, I have to borrow my wife's Macbook. I am against running WIndows 7 on my laptop. So what is left? Buy myself a Macbook? Most of my work these days is done in virtual machines, so VirtualBox and a Macbook is sounding better and better all the time. I don't think Adobe will ever get Flash on Linux right. At least I don't think they will never get the 64 bit version working.

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