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As the Ferengi rules of acquisition point out, anything worth selling once is worth selling at least twice and maybe three times. And thus, Big Blue is opening up a server and PC refurbishing center in Shenzhen, the first such facility in China and one aimed at the burgeoning second-hand equipment market in that country. With so …

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Is it just me?

> IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services division inside of its Global Financing arm

Doesn't that sound remarkably like a debt collector? Is IBM flogging on repossessed kit?

Vic.

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Missing translation (but it was obvious perhaps?)

xiǎoqì guǐ (小气鬼) means cheapskate, stingy, meanie...

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"All your base unit are belong to us, round-eye."

(Apparently, non-Asians don't actually get called "round-eye". Except by each other, as here.)

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