14 posts • joined Wednesday 24th June 2009 06:57 GMT
"smug + massively rich = not a nice combination"
yeah not so sure...I am 50% of the way there and I can't help thinking 100% will be even better...
Re: Seems a bit daft
"What are they going to do about (the lack of) women?"
What do you think? The possible boon to the onshore economy will certainly not be lost on local regulators...
OR...they should focus on the fact that he may have lied, potentially in a submission to the SEC, and that in itself would, if shown to be true, show a weakness of character (and indeed lack of judgment) which would bring his fitness for his position into question.
Having a Physics degree myself, I would never stoop so low as to claim an education in Computer Science - but if I did so on my CV, and you caught me, I'd expect a proper drubbing...
Re: It's not about milking the parents of disabled kids.
It is indeed a very emotive subject as you correctly point out - but patent is not fundamental fact of the universe, it is an artefact which societies have created to fit their purposes. It is no longer fit for purpose.
If there were a law which allowed - say - slavery, that would be an inappropriate law. You would, I'm sure, agree that fighting it was appropriate and obeying it was wrong.
Missing the point - Twitter is important, but not for any of the reasons in this article
Twitter is still used by a vanishingly small proportion of the population - however one of those sections is journalists, and this is really critical.
If you are a journalist on a print newspaper you probably got a degree from a top university and struggled really hard to get your job. Now you are faced with vanishing budgets, reducing headcount and a profession which is in a state of cynical despair. So where do you go for stories?
Twitter, facebook, mumsnet...and you use wikipedia to verify your sources. Big brands recognise this, which is why making complaints on twitter gets you so much better support - not because they are worried what IT savvy navel gazers like me think...but because they know if it isn't responded to, and it's a slow news day, they might get into a *proper* news source.
Jambox - or how do you choose which products to review???
There seems to be a rather arbitrary approach to which products you review, which makes them a little bit...totally ****ing useless.
Your reviews are in general well written, but when they miss out really obvious products in whatever category you're reviewing, it really doesn't help me decide which one to buy, just how I should feel about what I've already bought.
Speaking of which - why didn't you include the jawbone jambox in this review. Spectacular piece of kit.
Where did you study? That is probably far more important than what you studied and certainly far more so than the classification of your degree.
I don't think it means what you think it means
New justgiving website demonstrably worse
One thing which has gone uncommented so far...the new site is simply worse than the old one. There are a few stylistic things (I thought a thermometer was a much better way of showing how far I've gone to achieving my goal than a magic star) - however the one really key screwup they've made is that I used to be able to see *all* the donations on a page at once - now it shows a maximum of ten on any given page and users have to click "next" to get through each of the pages.
People look at who's donated what and typically decide how much to donate based on that. If the list doesn't show the bigger donations then people are likely to donate less. So they've (potentially at least) reduced the money which their charity customers raise.
Apart from the fact that it's a giant step back in web design - "you remember how much you used to love clicking "next" and "yes I really want to do this" when you used windows - well we can bring that experience to the web..." one assumes that the marketing people in the charity sector aren't on the marching powder so maybe that was thought up after some cider and particularly potent smokes...who knows but PLEASE FIX IT NOW!
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