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Sky! Blue!, Oceans! Wet!, Yahoo! Overvalued!

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Re: Failed to turn around....

I don't know if you are being serious, but anyway, it was Jerry Yang who invested in Alibaba back in 2005.

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Apple assumes you'll toss the Watch after three years

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Re: FIRST OWNER

Yeah, well, except they did emphasised it by putting it in a bootnote

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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And yet another one advocating censorship, with a 'will no one think of the children' rant.

Those self righteous pricks are all the same.

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Re: Can't We All Just Get A Long?

Because the whole point of the internet is to allow people to be a dick in an anonymous way.

To ask people to be nice is, therefore, clearly against progress.

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Bezos defends Amazon culture in letter to shareholders

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Re: It's a Cultural Revolution

Nope, that was both of them.

Not that Mao need a catchy title to kill millions of people.

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Re: It's a Cultural Revolution

Yes, indeed, what's described in the article and killing a few million people, pretty much the same thing.

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Speaking in Tech: Batman vs Superman... absolutely sucked

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Re: Anyone

Indeed, in the comics Batman always wins

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Dead Steve Jobs is still a crook – and Apple must cough up $450m for over-pricing ebooks

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Re: hubris

"Why are they charging MORE for an eBook than a Dead Tree version."

That's easy, they don't.

Well, ok you may be able to find an example where they do, although I haven't seen it in years of buying ebooks on Amazon.

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Humans – 1 Robots – 0: Mercedes deautomates production lines

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Re: What Mercedes were really saying

"when farm workers lost their jobs to mechanization got jobs as doctors, correct?"

No, of course not, they moved to a city got other jobs and, you know what? Some of their children did get jobs as doctors.

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Google? Great firm, lovely people, says Microsoft-backed ICOMP

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Re: Going underground

Microsoft bought a stake in Facebook back in 2007, I don't think they have ever complained about Facebook policies.

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Porsche-gate: Android Auto isn't slurping tons of engine data, claims Google – but questions remain

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If Google, or Apple, want to know anything about Porsches, or any order cars, they don't need to be sneaky about it.

It's easier to buy a couple of them and fill them with sensors.

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"the German automaker wasn't happy handing over these diagnostics to a company that is potentially a rival"

And that's why they went to Apple.

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Man given positive pregnancy test in an Apple Watch box

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Re: I knew I should have

You must be bursting with pride, you daughter is a real BOFH in training.

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Photoshop for 40 quid: Affinity Photo pushes pixels further than most

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Re: Hello AC - Are you mainlining that Kool-Aid ?

" As I said before, you don't realise just how constrained working on Windows has become until you experience a Mac"

I hear that a lot, but I have a Macbook air and using MacOs X reminds me of using a straight jacket.

Then again, after being a KDE fan for years I get the same feeling from KDE 5.

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Google reveals OnHub WiFi router, complete with GLOWING RING

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Re: All these downvotes?

Downvoted for whining about downvotes.

How pathetic is that?

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BOFH: Why, I LOVE work courses. Please tell me more, o wise one!

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Re: Been there, done that

Way I heard it was Castro trying to convince Khrushchev, what would be the point in convincing Castro who had no nukes?

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Spanish developers strike gold with ‘Mr Mayor’ dodgy dealings gaming app

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Re: Pardon me?

Why would the stukas bomb a city that was already controlled by their allies?

Anyway, many cities for bombed by both sides, Guernica just happened to have a Picasso painting about it.

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Tesla still burning cash: each car loses $4,000

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Re: The Amazon Model

On the other hand, poor little car dealerships, who doesn't enjoy dealing with them?

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You must remember: An archive isn't a thing, it's a strategy

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Re: "Well, I'm a bit old fashioned and I start with requirements"

Nope, they had a policy called "decimatio", "decimation" is a English word that means something else.

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Lottery chief resigns as winning combo numbers appear on screen BEFORE being drawn

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Re: Killing the goose that lays the golden egg?

The government running the lottery certainly doesn't want it rigged, but other people may very well want to do it

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

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The cars would use the cameras when a user is getting out to prevent them from leaving something behind, umbrellas, handbags, the usual stuff.

If they 'see' something suspicious like puke, they can flag a human operator, and send another car to the next user.

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Re: @fandom (was:"Cars already decide when to change gear for you")

"People die during sex "

They do? Are you sure it is not just an excuse they are using so you will leave them alone?

No wonder you have to drive to get some satisfaction.

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Re: "Cars already decide when to change gear for you"

Don't worry, if it is only you getting killed because of your hobby, I don't want it banned, I actually encourage you to practice it as often as possible.

I'll think of it as evolution in action.

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Re: @fandom (was:"Cars already decide when to change gear for you")

"Intake of nicotine, fat, alcohol, salt and sugar is far worse when it comes to mortality ... Do you want those banned in your lifetime, too?"

If my eating sugar, fat or salt sure would kill other people, then sure, does it?

But wait, smoking does kill other people, could that be the reason that smoking is illegal in many places?

This, 'but I enjoy driving, it's the one time in my life in which I feel I am in control, who cares how many people get killed?' whining, won't stop the ban, get used to the idea.

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Re: "Cars already decide when to change gear for you"

"and I suspect we always will be."

I hope that will be banned in my lifetime, driving is a hobby that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, it has to be banned as soon as feasible.

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The US taxman thinks Microsoft owes billions. Prove it, says Microsoft

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Re: Corporations are not people...

No, it is not true, Wesley Snipes went to prison for acting on that believe.

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Apple Watch is such a flop it's the world's top-selling wearable

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Expectations

Not that many years ago, if a Microsoft product didn't have a over 90% market share it was considered a bit of a flop.

Maybe the same is happening to Apple now.

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Being common is tragic, but the tragedy of the commons is still true

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Valencia's Water Court

When they gave the Nobel price to Olstrom I thought:

Are they really giving someone a Nobel price for describing how the Water Court works?

Kind of easy, isn't it?

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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Re: I ride motorcycles so...

I drive a car, so I treat all drivers, cars, motorcycles and bicycles, plus pedestrians as complete idiots.

Not that I see myself as an exception.

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"People, on the other hand, appear to be bloody ignorant apes."

Was there ever any doubt?

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Han Solo to get solo prequel flick in 2018, helmed by LEGO men

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Re: No matter how many times....

I was one day watching the edited version with my father and bother and I had to pause and show the scene a couple times so they could see that Greedo had fired a shot.

I am not certain they ended up believing me, the scene is so badly distorted that it is hard to see.

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Samsung stuffs 2 TERABYTES into flash drive for ordinary folk

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Re: 10yr Warranty?

They did? The register article only says that their profits are decreasing.

But then making over six billions dollars a quartet doesn't seen too bad.

Well, maybe it does to Apple.

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Belgium trolls France with bonkers new commemorative coin

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Re: How about more annoying the French!

The British were incredibly lucky that Hitler ordered Guderian twice to stop his advance, thing were going so well that Hitler thought it had to be a trap.

He had to order it twice because the first time Guderian asked for permission to send reconnaissance patrols and then proceeded to send all his troops to "reconnaissance".

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Re: Win7 usage

Lots of Android desktops for sale, whether they are a significant number or whether this survey counts them as desktop computers I don't know.

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Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane

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Re: Engine ground runs?

The crashed plane was going to be Turkey's third A400M

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Google's Cardboard 2.0 virtual reality device is a triumph for humanity, said no one sane, ever

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Re: Desperation...

"Of course they don't sell your data: they keep it to themselves, profile it and allow companies to pay to target stuff at you."

You mean ... they show ads??!!!

Thanks AC, what would become of the world without people like you doing in-depth research on our behalf?

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Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?

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Re: Ah, No.

"willing to" != "delighted to"

If you have ever watched an ad without being physically forced to do it, then you were willing.

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Finally! It's the year of Linux on the desktop TITSUP

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Re: Sad, but not unexpected

They run into trouble with Mandrake the Magician.

That they used 'magic' imagery, like magician hats and wands, didn't help their cause

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PEAK PC: 'Most' Google web searches 'come from mobiles' in US

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Re: a tremendous opportunity for marketers

Actually, it is kind if surprising that nobody has come here to boast about using AdBlock.

Seriously, those are even more annoying that iFans.

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Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?

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Re: The only thing better than a weird CMS ...

"That's why I tend to stick with Open Source projects now."

Which open source CMS would you recommend?

Serious question, by the way.

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Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU

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Sure, they need this because nobody fell for their smartphone trap.

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Re: Too right

Just like all the other brands then

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

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"Fuck you, AC."

Says someone posting as "Anonymous Coward"

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REVEALED: The 19 firms whose complaints form EU's antitrust case against Google

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Re: @LDS - A question

"False. A lot of PC don't (and didn't) come with Windows pre-installed"

How many was a lot at the time? 1.5%?

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Top Spanish minister shows citizens are thick as tortillas de ballenas

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That rule not to mention evolution didn't last long, after all in 1978 they aired the series "Once Upon a Time… Man", whose first episode explained evolution.

At the time there were only two tv channels in Spain, and only one in some places, so 'everybody' watched it.

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>Ring, ring< Hey Wall St. Yeah, it's Google. Yeah, bad news again, fellas

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There is this thing call buybacks in which a company buy it's own shares, which increases the Earnings per Share and is meant to raise the stock price.

Historically management haven't been too good, on average, at deciding where to buy, they usually buy shares back when they are too expensive. Dell used to be a good example of that.

Besides what you propose seems to be a good way to bankrupt a company, let's say management offers to buy at 80$. Well ok, but then a crises comes for whatever the reason and their is a sell off in the stock market.

The company has two options either they buy all the shares until they run out of money or they have to reduce the price at which they are willing to buy, in which case they would set up an alarm and more stockholders would sell, and they would run out of money anyway.

And if there a time of economic bonanza, they would need to raise the price not to sell too cheaply but then, the stock market does that already.

And when the bonanza ends, as it always does, it triggers the sell off, which bankrupts the company.

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Re: The real Evil

"No, you're complaining it doesn't rise fast enough."

And, therefore, the shares aren't worth as much.

And it is not really about complaining, it's more about:

Ok, with the estimates I had, I calculated a fair value for the shares of XXX$, with the new data just released, my estimated fair value for the shares is XXX - 50$, since it is now higher than that I am selling.

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

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"the exact same as for Microsoft and Internet Explorer."

Nope, Microsoft forbade OEMs to install another navigator.

On the other hand, the Galaxy tablet my mother got has chrome relegated to a 'Google' collection of icons while Samsung's 'Internet' app is to the front and center of the screen.

Seriously, if you want to make Google look bad don't compare them to Microsoft, you get the opposite result.

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Re: Harm..

guess which is number 1?

Let me check....

Poor abused Microsoft, they are relegated to the second link.

Only the most sofisticated users will find it there.

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