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Comment Re:900,000,000 != 0 (Score 2) 215

That's the valuation of the company. If the editors had made it easier to get the the ACTUAL news report, you could see the explanation, which is that because of the way the investors are paid off before she is, her stake is what's now presumed to be worthless.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ma...

Comment Editing is fundamental (Score 4, Insightful) 147

Which leads to a simple question: But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now? Of course not: mass migration into the heart of an outbreak is a public health no-brainer. And given the choice between accelerating a dangerous new disease or not—for it is impossible that Games will slow Zika down—the answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed.

Phrasing, dude.

Comment Re:That's a funny new definition of "entitlement" (Score 1) 438

If you're going to invoke "back of the bus", you should know that beyond the initial Rosa Parks incident, the tactic that turned out to be effective was not insisting on sitting in the front -- which wouldn't have worked -- but rather a boycott of the segregated busses.

Comment Re:a good feature is pointy-hair boss territory no (Score 1) 212

The guy seems to be talking about some other crazy thing, where he says:

Asking the devices which connect to this vast complex network of networks to detect, and then transparently fix problems in the infrastructure without the permission of the administrators is, well, it’s absolutely the pinnacle of buzzword driven product management. Real pointy-haired boss territory.

-- "fix problems in the infrastructure?" What? This is working around problems. The phone isn't being asked to reconfigure everyone else's WiFi, which is what he seems to describe -- nor could it. So, again...what?

Comment Re:Draft Kings (Score 2) 174

This has been not explained well, so here's my try: to win big money, you do NOT try to maximize your expected score, you maximize your chance of taking one of the top spots, because those pay big. Given that everybody has their complete pick of all the players (ignoring salary cap), the strategy is to pick at least some players that do well that nobody else has picked. So if you know who the other players do NOT have, you can find a few of those that you have some hope might suddenly have a big week and give you lots of points. That's half the battle; the other half, that you can't control, is getting those players to actually do well.

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