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Chinese Man Pleads Guilty To $100M Piracy Operation

russsell How much tax did the US company pay? (174 comments)

I hazard a guess that the cost of this operation was less than the amount of tax that the US company paid that year.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Too Big For the Dow Jones Industrial Average

russsell Stupid algorithm (218 comments)

FTFA: "Dow companies are ranked by stock price, not market value"

This seems to me to be a stupid way of calculating a stock market index.

more than 2 years ago
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Soy-Based Toner Cartridges?

russsell Wrong attitude! (389 comments)

Why are you resisting pressure from managers? The more you push one way, the more they'll push back.

A far better approach to managing your managerial stakeholders is to say "Hey, that's a great idea! Let's do an experiment... let's change your cartridges to soy for a few months and see how they go!"

This way even if they don't work, you're seen as a listener rather than a roadblock.

more than 5 years ago
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Timetable App Developer Gets Nastygram From Transit Sydney

russsell The NSW Premier has intervened (378 comments)

His Twitter page says "I've asked Minister Campbell to speak to RailCorp. They will meet with the app developers to negotiate how to use the info accurately"

more than 5 years ago
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Rewriting a Software Product After Quitting a Job?

russsell Sales drones? (604 comments)

I think your biggest obstacle to success will be your attitude towards salespeople!

As fabulous as you may think your software is, selling it is rather important!

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Moves To Quash Case, End E-mail Revelations

russsell Re:I've always hated the practice... (158 comments)

You do realise that your examples of "selectively disabling" and "premium versions" with DVD/CD are pretty much the same thing?

In both scenarios the extra content has been developed. It's just that in one scenario the manufacturer has tweaked a few bits, while in the other they have gone to all the trouble of creating separate physical media.

more than 5 years ago

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