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Comment Failing upwards (Score 5, Insightful) 83

Jimmy Iovine was one of the most powerful record executives during the period when record labels were all sleeping on the digital revolution that was about to overtake them.

Why would anyone, especially Apple, give a job to someone who was so clueless about technology and popular culture?

Comment Re: He cheated OTHER players (Score 2) 387

The judge made a ruling based on the law. The law is on the side of the casinos. Yet another of many ways that the casino stacks the deck against you.

Of course casinos always win. Nobody with a casino loses money, unless they're really clueless or trying to cheat more powerful players.

I mean, can anyone think of someone so stupid and/or crooked that they lost money owning a casino?

Comment Re:There will be no train (Score 1, Insightful) 400

There is one group of people that benefits from this, namely developers, home owners, and commuters in the Bay Area.

There is another group of people that pays for this, namely state and federal tax payers.

The Bay Area produces a hell of a lot more in tax revenue to the state and country than it uses. You should be thanking them. If they want to spend their tax money this way, who are you to say they shouldn't?

If you want to complain, complain about states like Kentucky, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi that are costing those of us that live in productive cities a fortune keeping them in mobility scooters, oxycontin and Confederate flags.

Comment "He can't exactly ignore it." (Score 3, Informative) 269

Sure he can!

It's a busy time right now! Right? RIGHT?

And even so, it's simple enough to say "No.", couched in suitably political terms.

You know what I'm talking about.

At this time *EVIL RUSSIA! EVIL RUSSIA!* we don't have enough information *EVIL RUSSIA! EVIL RUSSIA!* on the situation to make us comfortable pardoning him for stealing secrets and giving them to EVIL RUSSIA!

Basically, what would have happened to him, had he come home is he would have become Bradley/Chelsea Manning Mark 2.

He'd have been dumped in a prison. Rotted for a while. Then announced that he'd decided to cut his dick off and live as a woman. Turning him into a complete laughingstock meme and totally detracting from what actually happened.

I think Snowden likes his cock and balls right where they are...

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