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Comment Failing upwards (Score 4, Insightful) 75

Jimmy Iovine was one of the most powerful record executives during the period when record labels were all sleeping on the digital revolution that was about to overtake them.

Why would anyone, especially Apple, give a job to someone who was so clueless about technology and popular culture?

Comment Re: He cheated OTHER players (Score 2) 373

The judge made a ruling based on the law. The law is on the side of the casinos. Yet another of many ways that the casino stacks the deck against you.

Of course casinos always win. Nobody with a casino loses money, unless they're really clueless or trying to cheat more powerful players.

I mean, can anyone think of someone so stupid and/or crooked that they lost money owning a casino?

Comment Re:Evidence (Score 1) 462

It may be that people who were using their PC primarily for gaming are beginning to opt for consoles more (if I understand the term "console" correctly),

My PC runs Linux, but I game on a PS4.

And if the major software manufacturers decide to move to consoles, I think that will encourage more people to use FOSS.

Here's a thing you probably didn't think of....consoles (and console games) using FOSS.

Every piece of Sony gaming hardware since the PSP, has FOSS notices. In fact you can see Eric S. Raymond's name in every PSP, PS3, Vita, and PS4. The PS4 is essentially a FreeBSD system.

http://doc.dl.playstation.net/...
http://doc.dl.playstation.net/...
http://doc.dl.playstation.net/...

Comment Re:There will be no train (Score 1, Insightful) 392

There is one group of people that benefits from this, namely developers, home owners, and commuters in the Bay Area.

There is another group of people that pays for this, namely state and federal tax payers.

The Bay Area produces a hell of a lot more in tax revenue to the state and country than it uses. You should be thanking them. If they want to spend their tax money this way, who are you to say they shouldn't?

If you want to complain, complain about states like Kentucky, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi that are costing those of us that live in productive cities a fortune keeping them in mobility scooters, oxycontin and Confederate flags.

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