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Amazon workers in Delaware reject trade union membership

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So stop whining and become your own boss.

Capital has so much power

Derp.

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Amazon is not Italy.

I hear the working standards in some amazon warehouses are deplorable.

Yep, I heard that people are actually being forced to WORK there. It's frankly horrific,

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Unions are generally devices to give jobs to union leaders

John Carr, an IAM spokesperson, said Amazon had worked hard to ensure that staff didn't go for unionisation, in a statement carried by Delaware Online, Reuters and others.

And this is bad how?

"The workers at Amazon faced intense pressure from managers and anti-union consultants hired to suppress this organising drive,”

It didn't go my way. It must be a conspiracy!!

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Google's Nest gobble: Soon ALL your HOME are BELONG to US

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Get with the program, gramps.

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THE NEST: THERMOSTATIC OVERLORDS!

I, for one, welcome them!

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Boeing bent over for new probe as 787 batteries vent fluid, start to MELT

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Nationalize it!

Why does Boeing even exist! It's not like they DO anything. How hard can it be to build planes with functioning batteries. My iPhone has one and it doesn't burn at all. Pretty clear that they knowingly cut corners and put lives in danger in search for excessive profit made on the back of exploited proletarians, quite a bit of which is anyway coming from taxpayers: subsidies and ruinously expensive contracts that the military-cretinous complex thinks it wants to gift itself. And now the bureaucrats and their immense oracles of deep knowledge have to be called in to check it AGAIN - for the Nth time. Does Boeing think these people are available on call? It's outrageous.

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Why Flash storage will be fast and furious in 2014

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Re: Using cheaper flash for servers

Feasible, though a test rig / lab experience seems to be called for. I am not sure the raid hardware knows about trim commands for instance.

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Modern spying 101: How NSA bugs Chinese PCs with tiny USB radios - NYT

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Re: Proving His Enemies Right

"The People's Republic of China is a totalitarian dictatorship which oppresses its people in general and minorities in particular; it menaces the liberty of the people of Taiwan."

Yeah, so what are you gonna do about it? Cruise around with yer faggot Carrier Battle Groups like a German Kaiser steaming around in front of Murocco?

I may remind you that it was the US that invented the plan to kill 250 million chinese as collateral damage by "bomb as you go" SAC sorties -- in case of a war with Russia, You can never be too sure.

Now shut up, admire how PRC finances the US government and go brownnose the progessive Hillary-Obama duo. Maybe you can get a fine job in their "Pivot to Asia" program.

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Boffins: Antarctic glacier in irreversible decline, will raise sea levels by 1cm

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Re: Ice Ice Baby

No.

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How commentards do science: word analysis on a writeup by El Reg

Are you jesuiting and scarequoting around like that when your doctor tells you to stop drinking, too?

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ZyXEL router attack: HUNDREDS of Brit biz bods knocked offline

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Re: This is why

> We need to change the law to create an offence of "ideologically supporting terrorism"

We need to change the law to allow law-and-order commenters that are a bit cuckcoo to be handed over to the tender mercies of LA police officers who can then leisurely taser-torture them and beat them to death on camera.

Now, wait. It think it is already changed...

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"We don't know why the attacks are coming."

Evidently they are coming for the LULZ

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: graphics? buy a graphics card

Your wifebeater, sir!

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Re: A load of marketing hot air

I hope your are not actually in charge of procurement.

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Recompliation ain't never gonna push your code to the GPUs, mon.

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ASSAULT CORSE: Eager Walking Dead heads get a second series

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Nobody touches my Clementine!

Keep your hair short.

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Oh those crazy Frenchies! Parisian cabbies smash up Uber-booked rival ride

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Re: re: Random tours

REGULATIONS!

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Re: circumventing the heavily regulated systems

it may achieve a quicker resolution overall

It sure got Jews out of Vienna quickly, back in the day.

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You heard it here first: Cartelization works!!

Cab licenses and permits help enforce standards of service. In general, cabs needs to be clean and well-maintained, drivers fit, properly licensed and trained, and fares assessed fairly and clearly posted. Service should be prompt, swift, and direct within reason and non-discriminatory.

ITT: People who actually believe that "licenses" and "permits" enforce "standards" (well, they DO enforce high prices and enable taxation).

Brands and customer discernement should "enforce" things nicely, thank you very much.

And sometimes I would like to exchange a cheap unregulated ride that is dirty for an mind-blowingly expensive one that is clean but has a grumpy driver complaining about how I want to only go 5 miles to boot.

People downvoting this are probably also the first that cry about "discrimination" when an indian takes their lousy job.

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Ex-Oracle manager claims he was fired for asking to give Indian staff equal pay

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But, but ... MUH PAY GRADE!

You can do it yourself, now.

Stand up. Then sit down again.

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Cicada 3301: The web's toughest and most creepy crypto-puzzle is BACK

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Why are the MASONIC lodges with connection to the TELECOMMUNICATIONS industry?

A baffled person demands to know!

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Re: Some possibiities...

a man from dark mass, clearly.

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Abduction?

As you arrive at the rendezvous, you notice that the weird people ... OH MY GOD, GREYS!

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It reminds me of crop circles.

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Ban-dodging Mac Pro to hit Blighty's shops as Apple bows to fan fears

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"built for creativity on an epic scale"

(Creativity not included. Must be bought separately.)

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Hackers slurp credit card details from US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus

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Okay.

I feel an NSA charm offensive ripening ...

Sources in the information security industry are telling El Reg that the Target breach involved installing malware on point-of-sale systems, a theory that's consistent with media statements by Target chief exec Gregg Steinhafel over the weekend.

Will the quick-to-call-for-the-gallows-crowd tone down this time, please?

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Google stabs Wikipedia in the front

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Furtive ebook readers push Hitler's Mein Kampf up the charts

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Re: It can be enlightening

It's tiresome how The Big H is always the worstest guy though. Sure he is bad and he had unhinged state employees clustering around him and enabling him, but ....

Picture a black-and-white photo showing Churchill, Roosie and Hitler at Berchtesgaden discussing the next step in the so far successful war against Stalin.

It wouldn't have happened because Churchill was an irredeemable hater of all things german (even before WWI), but otherwise - not out of place at all. Just a little twist to history.

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Re: Worse, Dan Brown ?

The good thing is you can justify BOTH as an impulse buy.

Depending on your bus ride, either one or the other will get you thrown off at the next brownred light.

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Re: Comic Book Version??

"The Iron Dream" .... believe it or not, there are WORSE books out there.

Are you sure you are on the level?

Seriously, how much stylish cover can you take?

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Zion is a mainframe, isn't it?

"Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion"

> 2013

> Reading ancient tsarist secret service crud.

People have no taste.

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> anti-Semitic diatribe

Oh, COME ON!

Don't tell me you haven't actually read it? It's better than Dan Brown!

Of course, "The Iron Dream", one of Hitler's lesser known novels, is even better. Recommended by the The Other Socialist Party of Amerika!

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Meta search engines may infringe database rights: EU Court of Justice

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Keep your cars then.

Next: Moaning that people won't come to your site demeans your intellectual property.

Sure, it would be nice to have a REST interface and get pay 0.01 EUROCENT per query...

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Sinclair’s 1984 big shot at business: The QL is 30 years old

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Re: Obsession with cost engineering

You are assuming free markets with perfect information, which don't exist.

I assume no such thing. Well, okay, I assume somewhat free markets otherwise the plan is to buddy up to some politician for some protectionism, quotas, regulations or creation of a "free trade 'zone'". But for that you need to be a big fish.

All of what you say is included in the statement "there is no such thing as a fair price"; you have to find the market and the correct price for that market (or the market has to find you). Yes, taking risks is part of the package.

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Re: Obsession with cost engineering

sales people that can get a fair price for the product

Sorry, fair prices don't exist.

The above means either that there are simply no customers for that particular product (demand is filled by cheaper products that are good enough) or that one cannot compete with other providers because the production costs are simply too high (demand is filled by equally good or even better products that are cheaper).

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An rousing story of unbridled capitalism!

...but 30 years already? This is bad.

Did anyone ever find any documentation about that machine in real life in continental Yurop?

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Supermassive BLACK HOLE to stuff MYSTERY gas BLOB into open maw

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Re: Look out!

WRONG!

If thrown in our direction at near lightspeed, it would hit tomorrow.

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Top Microsoft bod: ARM servers right now smell like Intel's (doomed) Itanic

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> years to get ARM chip to be capable of running server loads

Why?

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Murder most foul: A game of ... processor architectures

AC says: Alpha had an idiot running the company in charge of chip (and most system) development, an idiot who mistakenly chose to trust Intel ("IA64 will be technically far superior to Alpha") and Microsoft ("yes we'll do NT/Alpha properly") rather than trust his own company's people.

Let's be precise here. This is a rich and deep history, filled with tragedy:

0) 1989: HP investigates VLIW instruction sets, called EPIC

1) February 25, 1992: Alpha architecture mentioned for the first time ; Alpha is on the front page of CACM february 1993 (test system pulled 1kW as I remember);

2) Serial Big Mistakes by DEC under Kenneth Olsen in marketing Alpha (and anything else) ;

3) DEC is increasingly going pear-shaped, sheds divisions ;

4) HP partners with Intel to build the IA-64 as it judges that proprietary microprocessors are not the future; goal is to deliver "Merced" by 1998 ;

5) May 18, 1998: After a hard patent battle with Intel, DEC agrees to support IA-64 architecture and Intel agrees to manufacture DEC's Alpha processors. Sour Alpha engineers leave for AMD and Sun. Intel has acquired StrongARM from DEC but those engineeres also leave ;

6) The rump of DEC gets acquired by Compaq, which has only modicum of interest in Alpha. They are into growing their PC market.

7) Compaq's PC shit deflates bigtime, leaving unsold inventory rotting at the docks, Eckhard Pfeiffer ousted. CEO Michael Capellas is uninterested in Alpha, stops development of NT on Alpha on August 23, 1999. Samsung and IBM sign Alpha manufacturing deals with Compaq.

8) March 2000: Easy-money fuelled dotcom bubble bursts, Greenspan unrepentant, gives a f*ck.

9) June 25, 2001: Compaq announces complete shift of their server solutions from Alpha to IA-64 architecture by 2004. The Alpha Microprocessor Division is disbanded and moved to Intel. Samsung and IBM stop producing Alphas. Andrew Orlowski had one or two good ones on Don Capellas' Alphacide back in the day.

10) June 2001: "Itanium" (i.e. Merced) released by Intel ; where are the compilers ?

11) September 3, 2001: Hewlett-Packard announces its intention to acquire Compaq (because HP's Carly Fiorina couldn't acquire PricewaterhouseCoopers for $18 billion USD, so this must be a displacement activity). A long battle to convince the HP shareholders that this is actually a good idea begins.

12) September 11, 2001: Bush is minding his own business cutting shrubberies in Crawford, Texas, when suddenly a great call for Glorious Presidency is heard across the soon-to-called-thus "Homeland". God bless!

13) October 21, 2001, API (the workstation manufacturer) throws in the towel on Alpha systems and transfers all rights to support Alpha systems (including warranty service) to Microway,

14) May 2002: Merger of HP and Compaq is given the go-ahead. Don Capellas becomes president of the post-merger HP, but soon moves on to the burning crater of MCI Worldcom (USD 11 billion of fraud, a record back then) on November 12. 2002, to lead its acquisition by Verizon.

15) In August 2004, the last Alpha processor was announced.

THE END!

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Re: The problem is the business model

Hell yeah. License HyperTransport and proceed.

"Let's go!! Engage, Engage!" (Captain America, Generation Kill)

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And openboot please.

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Re: Bloat

"Windows Server releases has a GUI-less mode"

Leaving admins stranded in front of screens with blinking prompts.

Seriously, does anyone use it? There is Console-over-IP these days, you know.

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Target's database raided, 70 MILLION US shoppers at risk of ID theft

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Re: Unfortunately for Target, their TM'd logo might feel like:

I don't think we are there yet, but there is definitely a War on Cash afoot and you can bet on what a Progressive Loves Most that it will only intensify.

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Re: Will happen again as well.

I never signed anything that said Target can keep my info

So did you give it to them or not? Maybe you are not even affected?

The chicken cries are starting to get a bit deafening in here.

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Virgin Galactic's supersonic space ship in 71,000-ft record smash

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Re: "They will experience weightlessness at 100km altitude for 1 hour"

You could probably pack a few Marines into it and pop them over the pond for an immediate visit to Islamabad, maybe?

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China ALSO building encryption-cracking quantum computer

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Re: Hah!

The biggest black project being Obama, and look how that turned out.

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Report: Prez Obama kicks Healthcare.gov contractor to curb for web disaster

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Politically charged soviet-style super-centralized project fails; film at 11.

huge budgets, tons of consultants, a fragmented procurement strategy

Plus unrealistic goals due to political pressurizing.

All of this to fulfill democrats' fantasms about Prussian-Style Social-Democratic Centralized Healthcare For Everyone that no-one wants and no-wants to pay for.

After this, surely the next stop is federally mandated single-payer healthcare.

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Dell will AXE up to ONE IN THREE workers in its US & EMEA sales teams

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> the shite they have inflicted on the IT industry for the last 20 or so years

Really? I think back on to the horrors of getting the corner retailer sell me an acceptable PC that didn't look like it was assembled in the Soviet Union before mail-order came along. Granted things didn't fully keep the level during all the time.

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