"So the deal is people use their hardware and their electricity to generate wealth for others and in return they receive "points"."
Kind of describes any MMO.
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"I take your point, but if you really wanted '* Hello' or '1. Hello' in an ordinary paragraph, how do you tell Powerpoint "no, I don't effin' want that"? "
If you are in to putting paragraphs into your PowerPoint presentations you've pretty much missed the point.
Nadella had a choice to continue a failed phone strategy which at best would require $$$$$'s in continued investment with $'s in marginal return. Even in 2015 it was clear that all of the profits were going to the top two vendors with scraps left for everyone else.
Turned focus to all things cloud including cannibalizing office on shrink wrap sales for cloud subscriptions.
Easy call now but a tough sell at the time with the Windows/Office hegemony entrenched.
He made the tough call to walk away from a multi billion dollar mistake.
Should he have done a better job of messaging, absolutely but in the end he made the right call.
That's all very well and good but why send it in the middle of the night.
If it's only CYA than just wait until the next day.
It's annoying at best to see a message in the middle of the night and see it's a complete waste of time.
Good way to ensure your messages go in the ignore pile.
"I hope the CxOs will find themselves at the short end of a heavy, court-imposed fine to get those ex-employees their due."
Nice thought but that's not the way US bankruptcy works.
You'd have to prove fraud and not just incompetence or negligence.
Surprisingly high hurtle to prove in court, or maybe not since corporate law is paid for by corporations.
San Diego like much of Southern Cal is very spread out.
Quite possible to take 1-2 hours to reach the airport given the areas truly awful traffic.
Plus because of security requirements it's recommended you arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight.
So yes it's quite possible for it to take longer to fly than to drive.
"Mr Sommers contends he has been punished enough. I do not accept there is no sunlight; there are a number of photographs of him on a balcony connected to the premises he inhabits"
Well it is London so I'm not sure whether having a balcony helps with sunlight
Reality is Montana has a population of a little over 1 million spread over 147,164 sq miles (381,154 km²).
There is only one city with a population of 100,000.
It's very expensive to provide service and the low density is a barrier to entry.
It's a nice thought that competition will swoop if the big guys step away but's it's not the reality.
In this case it was more of a leveraged buy out. Load up on debt to buy the company. Load more to make a special pay out to Silver Lake and then hope to go public to start the process over again. The special pay ensures Silver Lake has paid themselves back everything they invested. The market changed before they could find a sucker to pick them up or to go public again.
If there was any degree of parity Apple wouldn't be the richest company in the world.
The value and subsequent sales price of a finished good generally exceeds that of it's components. If not bankruptcy is a matter of time.
"OK someone could take the drive but if they are in the building with unsupervised access to someones desk then you've got bigger security issues."
Either you assume all thefts are from "intruders" or you assume supervised access means someone always standing guard at your desk.
I don't expect a College to have top secret level security, unless your Colleges are run completely differently that this side of the pond.
"The States with huge megacities went for Clinton by double digits, while practically everywhere else went Trump, often by very large majorities."
Need to get you a map.
He won texas, florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio. States with "huge megacities"
Interesting to watch the dismay on the right when he can't fulfill his promises.
Just like the anger on the left with Obama not making all their wishes come true.
In this case they'll find reality is a b*stard
You missed the point.
You don't have to register by party to vote in the general election.
Of course you have to register to vote, although many states you can register at the voting site, assuming it's your voting jurisdiction.
"Also in the US you have to register with a party in order to vote. IMHO that is a flawed thing because naturally you will register with the party you affiliate to instead of here where your registration to vote is nothing to do with a party."
You have to register to vote in a primary in most states.
No requirement in the general election.
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