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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

pete6677 Re:Mind boggling (167 comments)

Wall Street only wants aggressive growth. All growth is good, more growth is better. So what if it's not sustainable long-term?

Companies are pressured to cut costs to the bone in order to post double-digit profit growth every year. Capital expenditures are discouraged, since they take away from EPS. Enormous executive compensation is perfectly OK, as are share buybacks, but don't dare invest that money in R&D.

Once the company becomes unsustainable and that aggressive growth catches up to it, losses mount. Wall Street insiders saw this coming already and shorted the shares. The stock price takes a big dive, resulting in mass layoffs and resignations of anyone with talent. The now destroyed company is either taken private or massively restructured, often nearing bankruptcy.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

pete6677 Re:Grow up ... and learn about Engineering (275 comments)

That's how virtually all development was done circa 2004. Maximum complexity was encouraged "so we don't ever have to change anything".

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

pete6677 Re: Seems reasonable (462 comments)

Back in the 80s it was decided by the U.S. courts that the constitution does not matter when it comes to the War on Drugs. Any law enforcement action that would otherwise be unconstitutional is O.K. in the name of the War on Drugs. Sure, this isn't precisely what the rulings stated, but it's what was strongly implied. For example, the 4th amendment does not apply if you are pulled over in a motor vehicle.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

pete6677 Re: Solution looking for a problem (115 comments)

Your remind me of those cowards spitting on soldiers returning from Vietnam. I bet you'd never have the balls to say any of this to an actual soldier.

about three weeks ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

pete6677 Re: Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

Actually I got quite a rise out of you, douchbag. Anyone can be anything they want on the internet, hence you are not from New York. Well, an upstate suburb perhaps.

about three weeks ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

pete6677 Re:Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

It is YOU who grew up in a lilly white suburb. All you know about minorities was spoonfed to you by liberal publications. You likely rebelled against your conservative parents and embraced all things liberal. I on the other hand grew up in numerous different places, and know that reality is often not politically correct.

about three weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

pete6677 Re:Innovation on hold (250 comments)

Be honest, have you ever actually hired someone that you found via your ATS? Nobody has.

about three weeks ago
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Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

pete6677 Re:Bah humbug censorship (307 comments)

It's called being a realist, you moron. Reality isn't always pretty, or politically correct.

about three weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

pete6677 Re:news for nerds? (215 comments)

Too bad the European pussies won't take care of any of the atrocities occurring right in their back yards, making America be the World Police by default. Europe had better be concerned about the spread of the plague of Islamism, since it's coming right into their countries.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

pete6677 Re:This happened to me (819 comments)

The flight attendant was absolutely right. Do tall and wide people pay extra to buy clothes at the Big and Tall shop? Yep. Do fat people pay extra for more food? Yep. Cough up the $$$ next time you fly. But I do agree, you never should have had to share your seat with a fat person. Put the armrest down and tell her to pick up her rolls.

about three weeks ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

pete6677 Re:And well they should. (79 comments)

This only works in large CYA-driven companies where upper management is clueless to anything technological. In startups, there is no time for the blame game. Hence, startups tend to eschew Microsoft/IBM.

about a month ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

pete6677 Re:Anti-Trust (152 comments)

Any version of IE is outdated. Why does anyone continue to use this POS?

about a month ago
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

pete6677 Re:Continuous improvements to IE for Windows 7 (79 comments)

The fact that your company is a dinosaur is not anyone else's problem. Microsoft does not care about losing your "business", which would consist of upgrading away from Windows 7 in 2019.

about a month ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

pete6677 Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

All true, except narrow-minded bible thumpers haven't committed any genocides lately.

about a month ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

pete6677 Re:And well they should. (79 comments)

LOL, good luck suing Microsoft when Office fucks up and causes you some sort of damages. They are liable for nothing, and might eventually patch the bug if they deem it worth fixing.

about a month ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

pete6677 Re:Democrats rule Seattle (542 comments)

This stupid Republican troll once blamed Republicans for rent increases in San Francisco! As if Republicans have any power there whatsoever.

about a month ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

pete6677 Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

The internet is especially threatening to the Religion of Peace, as it exposes them for who they really are.

about a month ago

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