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Network Solutions Sites Hacked Again

clifgriffin Those lying dogs (68 comments)

I personally experienced this as well.

Network Solutions assured me this was my fault, even though I took every reasonable (and unreasonable) step required to harden my installation. I had my client migrate to MediaTemple. Problem solved.

Their admins must be completely incompetent. It's ridiculous that weeks later they can't figure out what's going on.

more than 4 years ago
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Mass Arrests of Journalists Follow Iran Elections

clifgriffin Re:Standing up (333 comments)

That's right, under no circumstances should we demand an evil government do something other than oppress their own people. Such "tough diplomacy" might send the wrong idea.

Can you imagine what would have happened if Ronald Reagan had told Gorbachev to tear down that wall?

more than 5 years ago
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Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

clifgriffin Re:Go Obama (1505 comments)

No, I didn't forget them.

Businesses are unlikely to cut their executives compensation. Contrary to popular belief, executives are paid well because they are worth it. A CEO can make or break a company with the course he charts. He's paid to make the big decisions. Cutting 5 million out of a 25 million dollar compensation package for your CEO when your total revenue (not profits) are in the multi billions is not likely to make a significant difference on the company's balance sheet. Cutting a few thousand lower level employees (or even middle managers since you seem to hate them) will.

The former risks losing your CEO to another company who is willing to pay more for his expertise.

Your final statement about shareholders reveals how much you know about this. Most shareholders are not driving luxury cars. They are people with 401ks, IRAs, and the like.

Get a job and stop pointing fingers at people more successful than you.

more than 5 years ago
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Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

clifgriffin Re:Go Obama (1505 comments)

You have no idea what you're talking about.

There is no such thing as a corporate tax. Every tax hits consumers, somewhere. When businesses face tax increases, they will do one of the following:
1. Lay off employees.
2. Switch to a cheaper supplier..hurting that supplier...causing them to lay off people.
3. Raise prices (on consumers)
4. Cut shareholder dividends (to consumers)

It WILL hurt consumers.

This lie that businesses rape culture and run off with the profits is absurd and I'm tired of hearing it.

more than 5 years ago
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UI Features That Didn't Make It Into Windows 7

clifgriffin Re:Sounds interesting. (342 comments)

KDE 4 is a hodgepodge of every good UI idea (and some bad) ever. It's nearly absurd to reference it as the "source" of anyone's ideas.

more than 5 years ago
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Many Scientists Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

clifgriffin Re:No, it's not drug abuse. (955 comments)

"that, I define as "wrong" because it has the potential to abuse the fetus's liberties now and in its future." I assume, based on this statement, that you are also pro-life?

more than 6 years ago

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#freespeech

clifgriffin clifgriffin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

clifgriffin (676199) writes "As Slashdot has previously noted, a UK man was recently arrested for a bomb threat joke on Twitter in the name of terrorism laws. This seems to me a clear infringement of his free speech rights--especially in light of the clear use of hyperbole. I think the perfect way to respond to this in the great online community is through civil disobedience. Let's tweet what this man has been arrested for saying and make #freespeech the next trending topic. I have documented this campaign here and subsequently started the ball rolling by sending the first tweet."
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clifgriffin clifgriffin writes  |  more than 7 years ago

clifgriffin writes "From the article: "Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000 after completing the acquisition of Infogear, which previously owned the mark and sold iPhone products for several years. Infogear's original filing for the trademark dates to March 20, 1996. Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping a new family of iPhone products since early last year. [...]'Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco's iPhone name. There is no doubt that Apple's new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission. '" Cisco is a big company. Apple might lose this one...what are they going to call the iPhone?"

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