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Comment Re:Hey GM, how about that EV1? (Score 1) 289

Yes and no. Looking at the investment selfishly, then sure, if punters don't get a return within some time-frame then he must have failed to deliver and the company deserves to collapse.

My take is that he's changed the automotive landscape for the better, made a massive contribution to the helping the environment, and also to improving vehicle safety. Looking at it holistically I reckon he's already delivered. Some people invest to line their pockets, while others invest to make good things happen.

Comment Re:HPE != HP Enterprise (Score 4, Insightful) 183

It's not an IT term. It's just some douche trying to coin a phrase and get noticed, " As I outlined in my HPE article, executives and high-performance employees tend to optimize against completely different trade and life principles -- they generally have very different views of the world.".

Comment Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 100

There likely are specific laws, likely related to holocaust and Armenian genocide denial and such, that would allow a group like the Sikhs to sue a US firm that aids and abets such calumnies.

Considering the 1980s attack on the Sikh ethnic group by Hindis was a well organized and deliberate attempt at genocide, I would suggest that they have a good case.

More personally - Zuckerberg you goddamn moral coward, if Facebook doesn't support groups like this, it serves no useful purpose other than data mining and privacy undermining.

Comment Too damn complicated (Score 4, Insightful) 113

It's too damn complicated for level 1 techs, let alone end users and the general public, to attempt to opt of surveillance, or even intelligently express their dissatisfaction with government and corporate policies.

Politicians don't care and corporations do. These policies will persist until people's lives are strongly negatively affected. Will it require significant damage as a result of foreign powers hacking into the industrial grid? Probably. God knows we aren't in the streets protesting TSA security theater, and its difficult to get more privacy invasive than seeing folks naked.

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