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Comment Non-issue? (Score 2) 155

It does suck if your phone doesn't get the performance that could be achieved (and is achieved by other phones) but I'm not sure what this would mean in real life.

Do you need this performance on a mobile device such as a phone? As the data transfer test proved, it's not eight times slower for that, it only takes somewhat longer.

I thought it was normal the fewer flash chips perform worse.

Comment Re:Maximum yield (Score 4, Informative) 813

High suicide rate.
Traffic is a humongous problem.
As in any western country, our cost of living is growing more rapidly than our salaries.
We're heading straight for American economics, so all the nice social nets we have are eroding by the year.
We are experiencing as much of a conservative tipping of the scales as the US is headed for.
Our academic inflation is following the US's nicely.
With such a strong currency, our export suffers. How long do you think we can buy nice things, when we have trouble selling our products?
I don't want to imagine what happens if the EU ever gets fed up with our attitude.

Comment Honest question here (Score 2, Interesting) 410

What you did makes me want to bash your skull in. Whether it was lawful or not, whether it adheres to capitalist principles or not, it takes QUITE an amount of egoism and delusions of grandeur to pull that off without losing sleep.

So my question is this: If you think basic human ethics don't apply to you, why should I not come over there, kick your teeth to the curb and take from you whatever I damn well please?

Comment Re:rotten at the top (Score 1) 341

It's not the employees' job to make the company profitable.

No really, hear me out:

The company makes a contract with an employee. His or her skills and time in exchange for a salary.

Now your employee either holds up his side of the deal or not. If he or his business unit do not turn a profit, its one of several possible reasons. A they suck. B the product sucks. C the processes suck. D marketing sucks.

In all these cases, except A, it's management's job to recognize this and do something about it. And even in case of A, it's management's job to either get the employee in line or fire them.

Now what you define as "in line" is the crux here. If an employee has been given boundaries of his jobs that allow him to perform in a legal way without working himself to the ground and he decides that it would be easier to do something illegal instead and work less, then yes, that employee is responsible for his actions and he alone (to the point where his misconduct becomes glaringly obvious and management still does nothing).

However, if said employee cannot be reasonably expected to achieve management's demands without illegal or self-harming activity, then he should be held blameless, especially in an environment that favors employers.

When you have to fire over 5000 people for shady activity then it becomes kinda hard to argue for that relatively tightly defined case where the employee is to blame. Occam's razor, dear friends. Neither 5000 people independently falling to using illegal methods nor a criminal group forming in an environment where they could not organise themselves (they couldn't seek out like-minded people, they were hired by higher-ups) seems rather far-fetched.

Comment Re:A lot of truth in that.... (Score 2) 467

Allow me to fix the analogy for you:

This is akin to Hugo Boss advertising a suit that is guaranteed to get you laid at one out of three times. You buy it, you wear it to three dates and go "Hmmm... Well, it could be date number 5 and six out of six, right?"

So you go on three more dates. Still haven't been laid. So either you bring it back now, already MUCH too late to return it with any semblance of it being unworn, or you go for three out of nine. Some people are optimists, others desperate...

So who is the sleazeball in this scenario?

Comment Re:The problem isn't that they're old... (Score 1) 194

We went from HP/EMC to IBM converged and from Vmware to Hyper-V.

It was a costly experiment: First IBM couldn't get their shit running for over a year (with no refunds for us, obviously) and then they sold it to Lenovo and Lenovo did not feel responsible for paing for going back to conventional networking.

The company supposed to install our Microsoft based private cloud took a look at the IBM hardware and went "I'll try my best". You can imagine how that ended up going.

So we've spent a lot of time and money in getting this shit productive. Now that we are, they are thinking about replacing it all again because IBM sent us a licensing renewal bill of about 50'000 $.

When you're a company of about twenty people and don't work via POC, this shit is exactly what "exciting new ideas and insights" ALONE will get you.

From what I hear, few people are happy with HP nowadays so it seems to me that goes for global players as well.

Comment Re:Vote trump to get that! (Score 2) 56

Vote for a billionaire to get people to stop selling to the highest bidder no matter where they come from.... riiiight. The same Trump who has his merchandise produced in Bangladesh and China.

There's an old fable where mother sow brings her piglet to the butcher because he ought to know best how a pig works, right? Well... I'm actually not sure if such a fable exists, but it ought to.

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