533 posts • joined Friday 20th April 2007 18:37 GMT
Fwd is Bkwd in teh new norm
Zuckerburg is just proving how much of an egregious bastard he really is. Ballmer is basically evil, having given away what passes for his soul when he kissed BillWG's * as part of his executive orientation. So its no surprise the dancing monkey man is involved. I'm sure the Indian and PRC governments are funding some of this as well. All of these *'s know that unemployment in the states cannot really tolerate all of the visas they want or even the 11 to 17 MM illegals they want amnesty for. They just don't care.
Perhaps the US should tariff PRC origin goods to the amount that it takes to clean up after and losses?
The USA should just charge an additional tax on all profits abroad with the the rate being the difference between local taxes in the US and wherever the tax dodgers are hiding their bonus pile.
What many seem to forget is that the Korean civil war was only that in the beginning. Sometime in the middle it because another war between the PRC and NATO with PRC troops advising/fighting in Nork Jammies/Fighting in PRC jammies.
Capitalism with a capital K
Mr. Schmidt ought to look at the definition of capitalism again.
Massive handouts and loopholes are usually the domain of Socialism or in the case of corporations Fascism.
Re: Of course migrant workers don't take away american jobs in the long run.
Free education, access to public assistance and preferential treatment for employment are not enough?
This is why Romney lsot
Why is the the GOP hellbent on seppuku to the nads with tech people?
Techs in the US used to be mainly a conservative bunch until the NeoCons caused party wide brain death.
Wales was against it because it threatened his profit stream.
If they could have made an exception for Wikipodia I'm sure he and the secret circle that runs the thing would have come around.
In the US many IT workers, those few still working in IT are pulling over 50 hour weeks.
The problem is not a problem, unless the corporation or someone with juice in the party does it for you the official work permit period is 90 days with a cap on 3 renewals and the PRC says what jobs are available.
Future of US healthcare
The PRC is ahead of the USA in so many ways including disposing of people.
Where is the Justice League?
Where is the Justice League, Just-us Department err Justice Department and why aren't they kicking M$ in the groin over flagrant antitrust settlement violations like this?
The recession that never was
IT was only a "recession" for those employed in fields heavily targeted by outslavers and visa abuse.
Those at the top got evermore obscene compensation as the layoffs deepened.
Kickbacks, contributions not good enough?
This will teach Ballmer to not be cheap when tipping the politicians who serve him and M$ so well.
Re: I've got to say
A broken condom during consensual sex is rape in Sweden...
If Linux is lacking on the desktop I'd think it was the heavy incentives being paid out by M$ preventing it from being packaged normally with new computers.
Much too much
This is a lesson to those who would fu*k with the connected.
That is, it is meant to be so.
Om nom nom
No worries, we will have blown ourselves off of Earth or gone into space by then.
Bouncing Betty will have offloaded all of the "transferred" employees and will be ripping off the people who pay the taxes in no time at all. This is how all outsourcing sellouts like this have gone.
They can reverbiate it anyway they want but Ultrabook == Netbook.
They have the same limited memory, low power, low performance processor and video, fast but small storage and limited upgrade paths.
About the only thing the Ultrabook doesn't have that a Netbook does is an inexpensive price.
Out-sourcing to the lowest bidder brain dead out-slaver had a little to do with it too.
So many laws, so little time
Technologically this is interesting but building a lower receiver like this without all of the byzantine permits and oversight by various agencies in the US it already breaks so many laws its not funny.
I'm sure there is capitulation expected for the PRC to come clean.
The other benefit is that many of the keygens and crack-ware had back doors in addition to the ones already installed by the OEM.
Those would be my accounts, perhaps I let them lapse.
No worries, I'll get right to it and make some new accounts so we can all be "Friends" again.
Everyone is pushing them as it's a way to replace outsourced jobs with outsourced services.
Wait until some ass gets burned after the service provider goes tits up and leaves them without services and trying to claw back data in the courts.
Embezzlement sure to follow
If anyone watches the Bataan Death march that is outsourcing then they might have noticed how often corp. management gets caught stealing from stockholders soon after implementing a large outsourcing deal.
BTW: The US needs bring back usury laws.
Buying credit at a fraction of a percent and selling it along at 31 percent plus really is usury.
Anything beyond 10 points over prime should be considered usury.
Since the bankers got their bonuses off of the government dole this is the least the government could do to repay the favor.
This is obviously a product of excessive drug use.
Extravagant bonuses will still be forthcoming.
Bake sale for bonuses?
Like the CEOs at many tech companies the CEO of NASA is just making room in the budget so that the money is there when he meets his ridiculously low contracted bonus targets.
Marketing platform aside there comes a point when it is less costly to market a new technology rather then continue to market an old one. Hybrids would have to get very cheap, very quickly to have some sort of market before SSD caught up.
If not the Indian government certainly the Indian people have done some part in acquiring new technology and making it available to the rest of the world.
One could see this everywhere with the pirated copies of Windows almost everywhere.
Benign Internet overlords
Oh, where would we be without our appoint Internet overlords at ICANN('t)?
They sure deserve that kickback, err bonus money, for their service to the rich and powerful.
Good ole' USA
Some insurers here are already offering <voluntary> tracking with the offer of possible reduced insurance costs. It was a few years ago in Canada that it became public information that newer cars were coming with black-boxes that kept track of engine speed, direction etc. and whose information was available to the prosecution. Built in cell-based roadside assistance has also been used to enforce repossession by remotely disabling the afflicted vehicle and has been used in eavesdropping.
Haven't they heard of this thing they call the "NetBook"?
This must be that "Industrial Military Complex" that Eisenhower (and I'm sure others) have talked about.
I'm sure the fledgling MiniTru's and would be totalitarian states would love to get a chance to try a technology designed by an old school'er like the PRC.
Fleas or bankers?
These could be the ancestors to mankind's greatest blood suckers, investment bankers.
They saw how AT&T was caught, guilty and made not guilty by changing the law.
This is just an attempt to replicate that across an industry.
Aside from investment wonks who cares about the hot air way up there?
The PRC has said to the media before that they would like America to sell its war tech.
It is hard to argue with the recidivism rate of capital punishment, the dead generally are not repeat offenders, the undead might though.
The justice system in the US and I'm sure elsewhere has failed many times to insulate the case from the politics of the time and what is justice to some is class warfare to others.
Perhaps they should be made to work a job until they have paid back the losses of the victim plus interest or maybe trial by combat.
Not just labor
The PRC is a choice source not just for the labor and the culture of bribery but also because of the lax/non-existent environmental laws.
This play well into Rare Earths. They are not so rare and if you process ore for one you can get them all. This processing does however produce a large amount of toxic byproducts which would incur a large expense to clean up if they were processed in a sane country.
Learn to speak Mandarin
The PLA had fought a couple of proxy wars with the US with limited success and had generally assumed they would continue that success until they saw how technology had changed with how quickly Saddam's army had dissolved.
Weakening the US and I'm sure elsewhere economically with counterfeit currency and a pegged yuan.
"Opening" the domestic market to "Contained Capitalism" by inviting American and European manufacturing and getting them hooked on cheap labor and lax safety and environmental policies gave the PLA access to improved technology and method.
Both above and below board bribery, er, campaign contributions kept American and possibly European politicians from enacting legislation or policy against PRC interests.
Financing and helping Chinese nationals to gain access to higher education especially to technical schools brings home access to the newest tech innovations and research.
It's not his money.
The scummier side of investment banking like venture capital and hedge funds do not care about hot air bubbles like Facebook because in the end it is the taxpayer that gets soaked.
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