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Comment Re:And meanwhile (Score 2) 86

Such claims makes you very one dimensional. Allow me explain at a level that may be comprehensible to you.

You have a pickup truck with broken widows, firing only 3 out of 4 cylinders, leaking oil and a missing door. You have limited resources. You have small farm with some fish, sheep & chicken. Your daughter is an excellent cook and can whip up exotic goat-cheese egg frittata (an expensive dish). The neighborhood markets pay you decent money to supply this exotic dish.

Will you:
(1) Sell your chicken farm to immediately buy parts, fix your truck, and hope that it never breaks down again?
(2) Try to keep selling goat-cheese-egg-frittatas, try to fix your truck a little at a time, while building a make-do fence around the farm?

You fail to understand basic economics. You make these choices at your home everyday and at every level. You assess your risk of the worst case scenario and deploy a plan to get the most of the resources at your disposal.

Have you (a) Ever met a family that went into debt, trying to put their kids thru college, ignoring leaky home windows? or (b) Ever purchased an expensive new business suit for annual company gala while squeezing extra 5,000 miles from your car tires?

EVERYONE makes these choices, EVERYDAY and at EVERY level.

Comment Re:And meanwhile (Score 3, Insightful) 86

Such claims makes you very one dimensional. Here is some basic economy. Let me explain at a level that may be comprehensible to you.

You have a pickup truck with broken widows, firing only 3 out of 4 cylinders, leaking oil and a missing door. You have limited resources. You have small farm with some fish, sheep & chicken. Your daughter is an excellent cook and can whip up exotic goat-cheese egg frittata (an expensive dish). The neighborhood markets pay you decent money to supply this exotic dish.

Will you:
(1) Sell your chicken farm to immediately buy parts, fix your truck, and hope that it never breaks down again?
(2) Try to keep selling goat-cheese-egg-frittatas, try to fix our truck a little at a time, while building a make-do fence around a farm?

You fail to understand basic economics. You make these choices at your home everyday and at every level. You assess your risk of the worst case scenario and deploy a plan to get the most of the resources at your disposal.
Have you ever met a family that went into debt, trying to put their kids to college, while ignoring replaying leaky window? Ever purchased an expensive new business suit for the annual conference while trying to squeeze extra 5,000 miles from your car tires?
EVERYONE makes these choices, EVERYDAY and at EVERY level.

Comment Re: Of course they collect the data... (Score 1) 599

The "executive" has clearly stated that the data may be potentially shared with marketers. Once shared, there is no telling how many time the data is resold, not just to the highest bidder, but to every bidder, in a decreasing order of return, with or without a NDA in place.

Comment Delays by Google or Brown Staff (Score 1) 244

Why was this feature^H^H^H^ bug present in the first place? It's not like this is the 1st time Google has had to implement email for 3rd parties.

Did Brown give a list of "superusers" to Google that had the ability to read global mails and someone botched it? O Oh.

"Ah.. CRAP. I think we cut and paste the wrong names on the God list."
"What... Call Google, quick!"
"Hello Google.... can you spin back time... ? ... ? What do you mean NO? .... Oh yeah the whole space-time thing.... . Err.. can we just call it a Google bug? .... ? What do you mean we have to deal with our own PR?" ... click.

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