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Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

rdtripp Re:Oh hell no (126 comments)

I understand completely. Theft is blatantly encouraged. At least with a US company theft is the exeption rather than the rule and the thieves are a bit less direct about it or try to purvey some sort of legitimacy.

about 2 months ago
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Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

rdtripp Not like Ebay or Amazon (126 comments)

Have dealt with Alibaba twice. The first time was with a legit vendor and was fine. The second time was with a bad vendor and got shipped misrepresented junk. Alibaba sided with the vendor and cost me 200.00 USD. Dramatically different than dealing with US based similar companies. Non-existant customer service and will screw you over in a minute. Will never buy through them again.

about 2 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

rdtripp Re:For us dummies.... (382 comments)

Most states have laws regulating car dealers that make it difficult and expensive to open a new dealership. You also must be a dealer to sell new cars. A manufacturer, by law, must sell through a dealer and cannot sell directly to the consumer. The status quo is reinforced by dealers associations in each state (and nationally) that spend lots of money on lobbying to keep the current system intact. Tesla wants to sell direct and bypass the dealers. The dealers are fighting this tooth and nail.

about 4 months ago
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Murdoch Demands Kindle Users' Info

rdtripp Faux News (433 comments)

Fox News is Murdoch's main "news" outlet. Given time he can probably bring the Wall Street Journal down to their level. Why on earth would anyone want to even read such outright lies and propaganda much less pay for it.

more than 5 years ago
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Europe Funds Secure Operating System Research

rdtripp Re:MINIX guy (376 comments)

Fooled around with Minix a couple years back. It appears to be a great teaching tool and I can see where it would be a versatile concept development platform. With Andrew S. Tanenbaum (duh, the guy that developed the OS) spearheading this project I see possibilities. He seems to just the type ornery old non-conformist b*astrd that could possibly pull it off. Hell, he makes most of us liberal open source microsoft-baiting pinko commie linux lovers (just flamed myself to save time) look conservative.

more than 5 years ago

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rdtripp rdtripp writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rdtripp (1057564) writes "The Washington Post has an article about a white collar criminal in China being given the death penalty. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic le/2007/03/19/AR2007031901604.html. Over two years, more than 36,700 residents of 12 towns in China's northeastern Liaoning province were tricked out of nearly $400 million, resulting in many of them losing their life savings. At least one investor committed suicide.

Does China have the right idea to combat white collar crime? In the US if you steal $25.00 from a liquor store you can spend years in jail, but steal millions from investors and you'll prbably get probation or a light sentence. Would the guys at ENRON have thought more about their actions with more severe penalties?"

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