World's Worst PR Guy Gives His Side
He still comes across as a jerk, contrite only to try to get people to stop harassing him. Seems like he can't shut up because his ego just won't let go.
This concise explanation / apology (and say nothing else) would have gone a long way, and it might even be somewhat true:
Right or wrong (and Dave was right), no customer deserves to be treated the way I treated Dave. My lashing out at others in the gaming industry was just as bad. I apologize unconditionally to each and all of them.
Between running a company and raising an infant, sleep has eluded me. Sleep deprivation can have profound effects on people. Some of you who have raised children might understand. This in no way excuses my behavior: I'm only saying it to let people know what propelled me down such a terrible path.
Add another line or two about how he hopes his behavior won't kill such a great gamer product, and done.
Music Copyright War Looming
The studios' accounting tricks in their standard artist's contract is what will kill them. Awesome.
Not only have recording artists traditionally paid for the making of their records themselves, with advances from the record companies that are then charged against royalties, they are also exempted from both the obligations and benefits an employee typically expects.
Here's my favorite article about record contracts from the pre-internet era:
PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015
... is anonymity.
And won't be going away any time soon.
Researchers Design Memory-Strengthening Implant
Can it enable me to remember where the hell I put my sunglasses?
Promotion Or Job Change: Which Is the Best Way To Advance In IT?
So sad half of the comments will disappear.
Take a close look - all of the odd numbered comments have disappeared from this article.
Samsung HD Unit Bought By Seagate
Losing two major players in a five firm industry is usually a bad thing with respect to competition / antitrust.
However, in this case it's not that bad - the recent entrance of additional companies (such as Intel) making SSDs will, over time, mitigate the effects.
Epsilon Breach Affects JPMorgan Chase, Capital One
I cancelled my Chase accounts a month ago when they instituted a $120 a year fee on their 'Free Lifetime Checking' accounts.
And yet they retained and leaked my email address.
Can I charge them a $10 monthly fee for spam removal?
Help Map Global Light Pollution, By Starlight
you can almost see the stars...
Can You Beat a Computer At Rock-Paper-Scissors?
... in the slightly modified version:
'Spam King' Released From Prison, Now Lives In Seattle
As part of his plea deal, probation officers will monitor every e-mail Soloway sends and every webpage he visits for the next three years.
Oh how I would torture them...
US Dept. of Justice, ICE Still Seizing Domains
Had never heard of Rojadirect.
Now I have another bookmarked site.
Inception, The Social Network, TS3 Get Oscar Noms
... to find out the winners.
But only a week for the screeners to hit Usenet!!! Yay!!!
Angry Birds and Parabolic Instinct In Humans
When I was a kid, I had a dog that could follow a parabolic trajectory.
My cat would follow a parabolic trajectory while also demonstrating the Doppler effect to horrified bystanders.
Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?
Give him three options:
Look for your replacement
Facebook's Revenues Leaked
...should Facebook be valuated...
We should have more financious intellectious discussions like this.
As silly as it sounds, valuated is the correct term for appraisal / valuation. Probably a derivative of evaluated.
New Cars Vulnerable To Wireless Theft
they can bypass the security of wireless entry and ignition systems to take a car without the owner's permission
If only we had a word that meant taking something without the owner's permission...
It's not necessarily theft.
Off the top of my head here are some non-theft reasons:
firemen moving the car out of the way of a fire
parents surreptitiously retrieving their car from an out of bounds kid
But you're right, probably mostly for theft...
Ford To Offer Fuel-Saving 'Start-Stop' System
On fuel injected cars you pay the penalty on a cold start - until the engine and exhaust / emissions systems are warmed up, the car runs rich (open loop).
Once the car is warmed up, the ECU (engine control unit) will go into a more efficient closed loop operation, using O2 sensor output to set more efficient fuel levels. Shutting off the engine for a moment will not send the system back to the less efficient open loop.
Ford To Offer Fuel-Saving 'Start-Stop' System
How many cycles will a flywheel driving starter motor / solenoid setup last?
TFA doesn't mention what will be used, but a spring / torsion system that captured the rotational inertia of the engine to stop it, and then used that stored energy to restart the engine would be great for warm restarts.
Banknotes Go Electronic To Outwit Counterfeiters
Why do we still carry money anyway?
Cash = Anonymity.
The Great Cyberheist
Hey: Eye are see is where those hackers refine their "sequel attacks", because apparently the first attack didn't fully tell the story.
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