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Comment Re:Fire up SJWs, make my day (Score 1) 251

>In business you need to care about the majority.

The majority of what? The majority of the US population? The majority of the Earth's population?

Business work by finding an audience/market and catering to them. The focus is on keeping that group happy and buying your product, whether they be a small niche or a massive group.

If an issue is likely to divide that group you appeal to, it's best to stay away from it generally. (this specific issue probably fits vaguely into this category, while not making a huge statement or gigantically controversial, its still likely to generate some argument within their audience and probably best avoided).

However if your market largely agrees on an issue, and your marketing can play to that issue but is likely to offend a completely different group, then in a strictly business sense you should press on with that marketing campaign and increase sales (unless you plan to one day expand your market to include that different group)

Comment Irish Government (Score 1) 564

"Over the years, we received guidance from Irish tax authorities on how to comply correctly with Irish tax law" The Irish financial regulator once supported people from AIB bank to do a fund raising scheme that was ultimately determined to be completely illegal. Mightn't want to always trust the Irish government.

Comment Re:Further: (Score 1) 704

Thank you, that was a very well written post, and I like how you didn't target any specific group but were emphasising that just because a large group believes something, doesn't mean we we should feel we have no choice but follow their believe. After all, thinking for your self and asking questions about what your receive is key to developing as your own person.

Comment It's not just about security by obscurity (Score 2) 100

Some of the exploits for these vital machines were only discovered by researchers spending months working on it, using multiple labs, and using their researcher status to gain access to information that wouldn't be available to the general public. Should we not at least address the question of whether some of this exploit research is actually creating exploits that otherwise wouldn't have cropped up for years or even decades afterwards? Jaron Lanier pointed out one such developed exploit for pacemakers where the only way to "patch" the lab-uncovered exploit would be invasive and possibly life-threatening surgery on everyone who had implanted one.

Comment Shakespear (Score 3, Interesting) 184

"I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire. The day is hot; the Capulets, abroad; And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring." - Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1, right before a massive and fatal fight.

Comment In a way, there's already a Blade Runner TV series (Score 1) 334

If anyone here want's to watch a Blade Runner TV series that already exists, check out Total Recall 2070 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Recall_2070 ). Yes, I know it sounds like it's based off a movie of a completely different Philip K Dick work, but in actuality it does it's own thing, but truth is it doesn't base itself heavily off of any of it's source and comes across as it's own thing that feels a lot like Blade Runner (pessimistic future, regular humans trying to figure it all out, weird stuff happening and strange, almost distant, tone to the whole thing etc.) I've only watched one episode though (years ago) so I can't give the best summary.

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