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Comment Re: Sigh. (Score 1) 196

First of all, if your company bought it, why do you care if it gets stolen?

Second, don't live in fear. People can smell fear a mile away. It makes you a target regardless of what laptop you're using.

Third. Do you think you're something special by having a Apple product? Go into any airport, any coffee shop...ANYWHERE in the world. They are everywhere. Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa. I travel them all for work, constantly. Apple is everywhere. Business travelers are everywhere.

Your Apple product is no more of a "High Value Target == business traveler" beacon than any other laptop.

You're not going to attract a moments notice unless you give off that stink of fear.

Reading your give off that stink of fear.

Comment Re:Truly despicable (Score 1) 359

How many Trump voters do you think could tell you what Brexit was? How many Clinton voters for that matter?

To think that US voters are influenced by European politics is ignoring what most of the people on Slashdot would characterize as a fault in Americans. Namely, we don't pay attention or care about anyone else.

So which is it?

Comment Re:Just Say No (Score 1) 232

Bingo. I'm not unreasonable to requests to cover something on a weekend or holiday. Just give me a reasonable heads up that that's the expectation. I'm on salary so we don't even have to talk about OT.

But once the issue is resolved, don't expect to see me in the office for a couple of days as I take a vacation that I'm not putting on the books.

My boss is fine with that.

Comment Re:Oh dear ? (Score 1) 606

It's one thing to punch someone in the face as an automatic/instinctive irrational response to a provocative statement made in your presence.

It's quite another when the wheels of government lurch into motion over the same thing. There is nothing automatic or instinctive about thinking about and then deciding to arrest someone over statements made in poor taste on the internet. That's not spur of the moment. That's cold and calculated.

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

Comment Re:Makes you wonder (Score 1) 388

Soccer has been irrelevant in the US for longer than the World Cup has been played. So your "case in point" sucks.

It's not that soccer is irrelevant because the US is no good at's that the US is no good at soccer because it is and always has been (at least since the rise of college football in the late 1800's) irrelevant.

Soccer was overtaken by American style football. End of story. Game over.

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