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Comment Re:Where does all the money go? (Score 1) 144

That doesn't follow. Sometimes you lose market share for reasons entirely outside your control.

Even when you lose market share due to factors under your control, it doesn't necessarily follow that you made bad decisions. You have to make decisions under uncertainty and sometimes the best decisions given the data available don't turn out to be the best in hindsight.

And even when you lose market share because of decisions you should have known are bad, it doesn't necessarily follow that those are the same decisions that some subset of people ranted about on the Internet.

Comment Re:Where does all the money go? (Score 1) 144

There are many possible causes of marketshare decline, some of which are not under Mozilla's control ... Google properties saying "works best with Chrome!", for example. So it's difficult to know how much of the decline is due to, say, browser UI changes.

It's also difficult to know how what would have happened had no changes been made. It's pretty clear that *some* users would only be satisfied if Mozilla had made no UI changes since 2001, which would clearly not be winning.

Comment Re:definitely due to the rise of the populist righ (Score 0) 693


and obviously it's ignorant

americans are feeding crony financial parasites and getting nothing in return "because capitalism" when it's not capitalism at all

and never can be capitalism: capitalism is pretty wonderful but only works in certain economic sectors. it's not magic unicorn farts you sprinkle on anything and then everything is fixed because magic, which is unfortunately the extent of many americans' understanding of capitalism

Comment definitely due to the rise of the populist right (Score 0, Troll) 693

like you see with trump in the usa

and, like trump, it's financially and politically retarded

scotland will leave, and northern ireland may, and britain will suffer a number of financial costs it has to pay now

so now britain is significantly poorer and weaker

all because some old morons don't like immigrants

the real issue is why these people are so angry, and the obvious answer is they feel poor while they perceive immigrants as coddled

and they are poor... because of plutocratic abuses, not immigrants

plutocratic abuses the political *left* has answers to

but the old morons reject the left for various stupid and propagandistic reasons

like americans rejecting universal healthcare, even though it's far cheaper and equal or higher quality. because "capitalism." when it's just cronyism

old poor morons like plutocrats to have gold toilets i guess, and are too fucking stupid to see how or why that's all their uneducated opinions lead to

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