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Comment Re:Microsoft is leaning itself out (Score 1) 109

There is the business services unit that I still see very active.
I expect Microsoft is going to be like IBM dropping its consumer products and focus more on B2B products and relationships.
End use technology is really too cheap to focus software for.
Back when a good PC cost 2k. Putting an extra couple hundred bucks for OS and software was normal.
Today with PCs under $500 and will last you 6-10 years before going out of date means conserned are not willing to invest software on such a cheap system.

Comment Re:Now lets see. (Score 1) 1379

While not a Trump supporter. There is reward in taking risks. People who are successful in their tasks do fail often, and often fail big.

However for government. There are some things where failure is too horrible to deal with, so such a risky behavior at a sacrifice of getting the big success will prevent such a horrible failure.

But there are some aspects in government where Risks can be safely enough made, where a failure could be recovered, and success could lead to a big success. Many politicians try to keep their actions safe.

Comment Re:you think a billionaire is dependent on $500? (Score 1) 1379

There is a psychological aspect about receiving gifts. Even offering the person a bottle of water. If they receive the gift. It will get their guard down a little bit, and feel thankful and more willing to reciprocate a favor. Even if that is listening to the person for an extra minute where they may have that extra time to convince you.

Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 5, Informative) 1379

You meaning advocating for a No Fly Zone in an area where the Russian Air force is operating daily?

How do you enforce a No Fly Zone?

A. Ask nicely that the planes leave.
B. Hold a press Conference and strongly denounce that fact that you were ignored.
C. Shoot down planes that violate the No Fly Zone.

Who was it again who wanted a No Fly Zone?
Hint: She kept a private email server.

Comment Reasonable and boring. (Score 0, Troll) 193

Lets face it, the President of the United States is the world's biggest target, Tump with getting elected without the popular vote + stating negative comments towards nearly anyone who didn't fully indorse him (people, corporations and countries) + have a reputation as a a bully and in general everything wrong with America. Really reinforces the fact he is a target. His off the shelf Android Phone, probably could be (Probably already had been) hacked from the resources of all the groups that hate him. Having a locked down and reduced functionality device makes the only sense. Would you really expect anything else?

Comment Re:Jumped the shark a long while ago (Score 1) 156

In my Opinion Star Trek started jumping the shark, where Sisco started to get super Profit powers, then it started to go down from there.
I Voyager technobabble plot points. I had strong hopes for Enterprise, until I realized their influence from the future guys right from the pilot episode. I was hoping for a story about real discovery, running into aliens that we may have known before, but struggling to accept their methods and ways. Running into problems where sometimes the episode will mean they can fight and win, and others where they run away with their tails between their legs. However it was filled with plots from Mr. future, and trying to introduce technology like force fields, and tractor beams. Where I was happy with the idea of a magnetic cable.

Comment Re:What is it about having money... (Score 1) 282

It's not just money, it's also Hawaii. There's a stereotype of the flyover states as being full of people who want to kill you for even thinking about stepping foot on their property, but it's far more true in Hawaii. People like Zuck move to paradise on earth, then act surprised and frustrated that other people like the area as well.

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