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Comment Dude plays race case, threatens upper management.. (Score 5, Interesting) 236

From the letter linked to in TFA summary:

>> The culture of American College of Education (ACE) has become very toxic over the last 6 months and seems to affect only the African American demographic of our college. I know our HR manager is relatively new and may not know the history of the college regarding a few past discriminatory practices that were resolved by legal actions...I suggest that all members of upper and middle management at the company take diversity and sensitivity training.

How does that read? "I want less racist managers and if you don't make me happy I may find an attorney to help me play the race card..."

Maybe he had a point, but I could understand how a lot of people in the college might be looking to drive him out, regardless of his IT skills (or lack thereof).

Comment Wait - we still have an antitrust agency? (Score 1) 57

Wait - we still have an antitrust agency? I haven't heard much from it during the past few decades.

"With only a few exceptions, current (Obama Administration) enforcement looks much like enforcement under the Bush Administration."
https://www.stanfordlawreview.org/online/has-the-obama-justice-department-reinvigorated-antitrust-enforcement/

Comment Re:It's about landmass (Score 1) 465

>> Because you can't recharge an electric car?

Because where I work, there's already competition and dick-waggling ("well, I'm a DIRECTOR") among the five electric car owners to score the four available electric spots.

I've got kids and meetings and places to be. I don't have the time or patience for the hassle of fighting for a spot and babysitting my car, so my entry into the fully electric car market will probably have to wait until recharging is as convenient as the five minutes a week I spend refueling my (somewhat fuel efficient) gas-powered car.

Comment Sell sell sell (Score 3, Funny) 84

Cook: Hey, I've got a great idea: let's give up our overwhelming and unique advantage in selling premium phone and computer hardware and become one of the dozens of interchangable players making visual content.
Ghost of Jobs: Fuck you Cook! Are you trying to piss on my legacy?
Cook: Did someone else feel a breeze? Anyway, whadya think?
Exec 2: Well...
Cook: You're fired. Anyone else?
Ghost of Jobs: Resign you hack! We're a hardware company! That's why I picked you, Mr. Hardware, to run it!
Cook: Someone get this heating system fixed on Monday. OK, now where were we.
Exec 3: TV shows.
Cook: Yes, we're gonna do sitcoms, and reality shows, and soap operas...

Comment Re:Govt wants free money (Score 2) 159

>> In the UK (and most of Europe) for example, all price cuts must be advertised as being cut from a different price that you have sold the item at for a continuous 30 day period.

In parts of the US, this is illegal. For example, there's a California law on this:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/09/pf/price-scheme-jcpenney-kohls-sears-macys/

Comment Re:Congratulations - you invented the WWW (Score 1) 69

Nah - I'm older than that. I'd have used the punchline of "...and then I invented ISPF!" but most of you wouldn't get it. Thanks anyway for the comic reference - I never saw that one but I suppose that guy's illustrated just about all the good IT jokes by now.

Now GTFO my lawn.

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