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Comment Re:How is this news? (Score 2) 269

Sorry. That's shit, too.

People who are well-motivated and self-driven can work without someone continuously breathing over their shoulder.

People who are slackers can slack off just as well in the middle of a crowded office. Dilbert's fellow-employee Wally is alive and well and I've had the questionable honor of working in offices with many of his clones over the years.

In my first real job, there was this one guy who would go into the restroom every morning with at least 2 newspapers.

Comment Re:Managers like to stalk (Score 1) 269

Speaking of what matters, would financial numbers matter to them after they discover productivity is in the toilet due to them driving their best talent out the door?

Apparently, losing good people doesn't bother anyone, because they keep doing it and I have yet to see anyone ever admit that they're doing something wrong and need to change.

Comment Re:The government to save us? (Score 2) 164

So the government will pass a law and all IoT will be secure... that would be the US gouv I assume? All companies in the world will be complying to the new law?

I would not count that for sure.

99% of all those IOT devices are made in China. If the U.S. created tougher regulations regarding security, it seems unlikely that Chinese manufacturers would make one set of devices for the U.S. and one for everyone else. So the rest of the world would end up getting more secure devices also.

Comment Re:Not quite (Score 3, Insightful) 97

And, that 2 million miles has mostly been on the same few miles of carefully mapped roads. Autonomous cars are a great idea, but, they need to demonstrate that they can handle more that the occasional stray pedestrian. They need to demonstrate the ability to drive on unfamiliar roads and roads with unexpected barriers (road construction that wasn't there yesterday) as well as other vehicles that behave in unexpected (and often illegal) ways.

Comment Re:Marissa Mayer's legacy is at stake (Score 1) 103

Man or woman... who in their right mind would've looked at a company like Yahoo (especially with mega corporations like microgoogleface running the show) and think "yeah I can compete with them!"

It was more like:

Yahoo: Hey, come work for us and we'll pay you $120 Million
Marissa: Sure, why not. It will go nicely with my $300 Million in Google stock.

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