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Comment Too Many my A** (Score 2) 189

The problem is not quantity, it is quality. It amazes me how many shows that are absolute trash get put out and that is before we have reached these *peak* numbers. Maybe an increase in quantity, we can get new blood to see different or hopefully better shows.

The last thing the world needs is to be locked up with the Michael Bay's of the world because they are too afraid to try anything new or different.

Comment Federal Law and Tracking (Score 5, Insightful) 304

What I would love to see is laws being tracked in version control. The text of congressional bills are large and people can easily slip in minor changes with major impact. There is no real tracking of who edited a bills text and version control would provide that transparency.

Beats having people acting shocked with something is added at changes added at the last minute.

Comment What about Banks (Score 4, Insightful) 98

Well they have been going after the Backpage for 10 years, so I guess at this stage they are just throwing it against the wall and hoping for a judge that will let it stick.

Besides considering how complacent they have been with banks and money laundering drug money and tax evasion, it seems that this is just low hanging fruit by comparison.

Comment Re:Netflix has a unique and obvious strategy. (Score 1) 193

I know it's mostly not Netflix fault their movie selection is crap. But honestly I'd probably pay twice as much if I had a real selection of movies where I had a reasonably good chance that the movie I wanted to see was included.

I don't understand what you are complaining about, cable companies want you to pay 5 to 10 times as much and don't give you a real selection of movies either!

Comment Re:Union played hardball and lost (Score 5, Insightful) 474

I don't get this attitude that Unions destroy everything, was management sitting on their hands. Looking into shenanigans of management.

  • Leaving the original bankruptcy(in 2004) in greater debt than before
  • Unable to fix operations after 8 years!
  • Giving themselves raises before the bankruptcy(2011), While
  • Offering to drastically cut pensions and benefits for unions

The raises management gave themselves right before the bankruptcy

Brian Driscoll, CEO, around $750,000 to $2,550,000
Gary Wandschneider, EVP, $500,000 to $900,000
John Stewart, EVP, $400,000 to $700,000
David Loeser, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
Kent Magill, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
Richard Seban, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
John Akeson, SVP, $300,000 to $480,000
Steven Birgfeld, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000
Martha Ross, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000
Rob Kissick, SVP, $182,000 to $273,008

Comment Re:The Taste must have been fired also (Score 2) 474

I never really ate Hostess products, but the new company is not making a fresh product anymore. They consolidated everything to 3 plants and freeze it for delivery. What they are selling is not exactly the same, whether that is enough to reduce their sales is something else so we have to wait and see.

Comment Re:Luddites? (Score 1) 1052

Your kidding right? They are is still a person, no matter how rich they are, they can only eat so many whoppers in a day. Just because they are rich does mean that they drastically increase the percentage of their income that is spent on food, or housing, or entertainment compared to another person. They are just going to accumulate money that they can never spend on anything for themselves.

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