95 posts • joined Friday 25th May 2012 20:33 GMT
Doesn't most of this stuff apply to many systems out there, public and private?
Re: I think lunar commercial development is desirable and inevitable.
"Just as long as it is done responsibly", smirk, giggle, giggle, HAHAHAHAHA, yeah, right, that'll happen, HAHAHAHA. Sorry, just couldn't hold that in.
Are you guys really so clueless to the outside world that you didn't see something like this coming?
Let's face it, we don't really care do we. These stories always periodically surface, we all get a chance to post our comments of righteous indignation, various companies roll out their prepared mea culpas and then we all run out to by the next version of the shiny shiny they make.
Wake me when something changes.
Re: IT angle ..
One other difference is that the creature described would probably be better at running a company.
...our cloudy overlords!
Never actually seen a troll being born before...fascinating!
Bigger idiot theory
Stock price has nothing to do with real value any more, it is just based on how much you think you can sell the stock to a bigger idiot for later on.
“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” - John Maynard Keynes
What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?
Post the date, time and location, and I am there. I will also bring a smoker and various pork products.
...there is any correlation between the votes and stock portfolios of the "1,500 senior executives".
Re: Who knew?
"Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."
-John Maynard Keynes
Re: Darkness of Greed
Actually since "Fair and reasonable" are purely subjective terms, they are impossible to define without some sort of predetermined criteria.
Re: Why bother?
@Destroy All Monsters
Not sure how it is working out in the UK, but in the US we have been trying the "let business run around and do whatever they want" for quite a while now and it does not seem to be the panacea that was promised.
How does that saying go?
Something like, "when you have a 40, change it in for two 20s."
A personal favorite of mine.
Re: Ties and Drum Printers...
Back in the day you could always tell the experienced printer/shredder techs because they wore clipons.
Not holding my breath
The announcement sounds nice and will probably quiet down us unwashed masses, but I am a bit skeptical that any legislation will come out of this, which probably explains why the private sector is receptive to it.
Re: Definition of Irony
"So if it's to their advantage, they seem to be fine with warping the laws to their benefit."
You're just arriving to that conclusion now? Also, on the tax thing, you will notice lots of screaming but very little to no action, since they also don't have an issue with warping the laws to protect their Mega-corp overlords.
Make it easy on yourself and just use words with more than 5 or 6 letters, they will not have a clue what you are saying.
I get what you are all saying about design, but...
...there has to come a point when you also need to hire competent people.
In a prefect world you could design something that is fool proof, but you should always remember, "if it is something any idiot can do, only an idiot will do it."
When will people learn
You think they would have learned from Groupon that when a big company backs a Brinks truck up to your door, you take the money and run. These offers tend to happen at your products peek.
Re: No auto destruct ?
It seems that is what the Launch button is for.
On my way to the door.
If I had a position in Bitcoins (which I don't), I would be getting out right about here. As the old saying goes, when the dumb money comes in, it is time to leave.
So if the company does not do well, he only gets a lot of money instead of an un-Godly amount of money.
Re: Already covered - I would like to think (@Cari)
Yep, like I always say, the difference between a tattoo and something on the internet is that, no matter how painful or expensive, at least a tattoo can be removed.
Re: Boffins and 3D Printers (@Gordon 10)
I believe that you may have meant to refer to Rule 34. This could add a subsection, Rule 34.3(d) perhaps.
Paris, do I really have to point out why?
"Kodak is hoping to leave Chapter 11 bankruptcy...in the third quarter of this year."
And then do what. They got caught flat footed by changes in technology and paid the price. I really can't image what they plan to do to become relevant again.
But, alas, I am but a cubical drone so maybe they have someone with some brilliant plan, but I don't think I would be in buy mode for this stock right now.
"because they believe that Dell's enterprise services business still has some potential"
Just not $9.1B worth of potential, eh Carl?
Re: Never received it....
I must admit that I like to play a little game with read receipts. I have Outlook prompt me when one is requested and sometimes I send the receipt and sometimes I don't. I find that it keeps people guessing.
Re: "she did stress that her view wasn't final"
Looks like basically all she said was the DoJ has a good case, which is sort of a no brainier since if they didn't Apple probably would have got it tossed by now.
She also qualified the statement saying that she had not read all the briefs yet. I don't really see an issue here and if it helps the parties settle, like they probably eventually will anyways, and quit wasting tax payer money, I am good with it.
Re: There's only one way to measure data usage
Ding, ding, ding!!! We have a winner!!
"Apple has strenuously denied price-fixing, claiming it acted independently and had used the agency model because it made the best business sense."
Illegal dealings often make the best business sense, if they didn't you wouldn't need laws against them.
I got an interesting idea
Next time one of these companies start complaining about IP infringement and piracy issues involving other countries, corporations or end users, tell them to take their complaints to the Irish government and have them use their considerable international clout to deal with the issue.
Gotta admire the chutzpah
I just love that all these companies go with the "we're just following the law" part without mentioning all the money they dump into making sure the laws are set up to their advantage.
Also, I have always wondered how much they truly save after taking into account the lawyers, creative accountants and lobbyist.
Have you not see El Reg's tariff?
"Name, age, phone number, post code, password, secret question, dogs mothers owners blood type."
Don't forget shoe size.
So true. A tip of the hat to special affects pioneers like Ray Harryhausen.
(a pint since I don't wear hats and will raise a pint instead)
This is a bad idea
Don't think I can think of a more scary idea. You will end up with a bunch of FB friends that you will regret upon the arrival of the light of day
Re: a thief?
Actually Newton wrote that as a slam on Robert Hooke in their battle over the nature of light. There are a number of people that think that Newton may have (ahem) appropriated some of Hooke's ideas.
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