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Comment Re:This is extortion (Score 1) 228

"It could simply have been, we'll disclose this to you, if you promise not to sue us for posting it publicly after 90 days. That would be quite reasonable."

lol Not a chance in hell. There's no case to sue if they go public with the vulnerabilities. They want something else.

Comment Re:What works for Jack Welch doesn't always work.. (Score 4, Insightful) 250

It's called "stack ranking" and it doesn't work period.

From an article in Vanity Fair: “Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack ranking as the most destructive process inside of Microsoft, something that drove out untold numbers of employees,” Eichenwald writes. “If you were on a team of 10 people, you walked in the first day knowing that, no matter how good everyone was, 2 people were going to get a great review, 7 were going to get mediocre reviews, and 1 was going to get a terrible review,” says a former software developer. “It leads to employees focusing on competing with each other rather than competing with other companies.”

Comment Re:VideoCrypt (Score 1) 49

> Where on earth did the information to back up this difficult-to-parse statement come from?


"The manuals stated that video feeds were scrambled using a method similar to that used to protect the signals of subscriber-only TV channels. Analysts decoded the images using open-source code “freely available on the internet” — a program known as AntiSky."

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