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Comment The problem - we're past "leaks" (Score 1) 422

I am increasingly feeling that importance of various leaks is being diminished constantly and consistently. At this moment it's starting to feel that it's utterly irrelevant what new information comes out about Hillary and/or Trump. The supporters of both have made up their minds and they basically plain DON'T CARE. Can anything be done about it? No idea.

Comment Re:License to work (Score 1) 635

So basically, you're an idiot.

No, you're the fucking idiot. That is precisely what Calydor is saying. I'd love to see John Deere try that bullshit on a farm. The unlucky sap they hire to impound the tractor would be looking down the barrel of a 12 gauge shotgun.

Pointing a 12 gauge shotgun at law enforcement does not usually end well for the person holding the shotgun.

Comment Re:Not really. (Score 1) 85

Ah not really. That number is thrown around by "fancial advisors" to get people to invest with them. It depends on the asset classes one chooses and the years you look at. (The linked article also assumes one bought right after the Crash of '29) And that doesn't mean it will continue. And much of those returns were from the end of WWII to about 2000. Things are slowing down and with the Baby Boomers retiring and selling their holdings to buy their Harley Davidson motorcycles and Land Yachts, expect returns to be in the mid-single digits. The rate the financial planners I know are using 5% for retirement planning.

Ah, no. The stock market consists of a single asset class: stocks.

Comment Re:Insane (Score 4, Insightful) 85

Why would anyone pay that much for Opera?

Why would anyone pay $600M for something with annual revenues of $460M? Best hopes of 5 years to recover the investment, but more likely 10 or more years? That makes no sense.

Because recovering your entire investment in 5-10 years is considered a very good outcome? You do realize that the stock market returns as a whole over the long term are in the ballpark of 10% per annum, right?

Comment Re: Just what the world needs (Score 1) 268

Gawker could've considered not breaking the law in the first place (meaning there would be no legal case to begin with). Secondly, after they got caught and taken out to court, it takes a really special kind of stupid to ignore a judge's order. Had they obeyed it, chances are they would've been given a slap on the wrist. Gawker had it long time coming.

Comment Re:it can't be for distributing copyrighted materi (Score 1) 150

Alternatively, Apple could make laptops that don't have massive heating issues and ridiculous failure rates. 2009 to 2013 Macbook Pros have absolutely ridiculous failure rates and the new models aren't that much better.

Is this why I am seeing so much more older Macbooks still in operation and functioning just fine compared to Windows laptops? You're funny.

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