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Comment Re:Over private property? (Score 1) 733

This is like insulting the girl hanging off Mike Tyson's arm. Dude, you're gonna lose.

Coincidentally Mike Tyson loves pigeons and one of the reasons he started boxing was his horror when hooligans found his coops and killed his pigeons.

Not relevant to this story at all of course, animal activists are stupid as hell

Comment Re:So it wasn't a real, live Gnu... (Score 1) 313

If Microsoft came into a Gnu event it would be bashed as them crashing a party. Same kind of thing here.

I agree with you but only to a certain extent. This incident was also a protest about user freedom, as much as it was a promotional activity for free software.

If microsoft protested a free software event they'd be laughed out of the room.

So I remain divided: showing up to someones launch event so that you can promote their competitor: utterly tasteless. Showing up somewhere to raise awareness of user rights and freedoms: admirable. Strange mix here..

Comment Re:How about laying off the consultants instead? (Score 5, Informative) 286

Especially the engineers. You need engineers to keep doing what you do. This really bodes badly for AMD, because without engineers, they're basically slitting their company's wrists. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that they're getting rid of the ones with seniority at that to try to save a few bucks on salary while simultaneously bleeding themselves out of knowledge and experience.

Early retirement - the perfect recipe for short term savings and long term loss of institutional knowledge!!

Comment Re:Well... (Score 1) 406

Exactly. Intel seems like a great company with intelligent engineers, but look how long it's taken for them to come even close to ATI or Radeon discrete graphics. They're not going to be in the cell phone game anytime soon.

And an intel based iphone? Not soon. Maybe in a few years. MAYBE. I'll believe it when I see it.

Comment Keep the domain IMO (Score 5, Informative) 113

There's no clean way to ensure a new owner will provide service for your old email address to your satisfaction.

However, it is ridiculously easy for you to set up a permanent redirect from the front page of the website to a new location managed by this guy who is interested in being the new maintainer.

You could even set him up with a subdomain of the current domain name so that folks feel comfortable that it's the same old site they've been visiting for years. This requires very little effort on your part and you maintain control over your email address.

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