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Water Cooler / Re: ?
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:41:12 PM »
I got

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Yeah, there are so many companies in the process of downsizing.  It's like none of them want to be late to the punch, but collectively they may all end up pulling the economy down faster than it would otherwise.

The article doesn't mention 10 S, which is what Windows is putting on the crapbooks these days.  S probably won't require the update because they are pretty restricted in what they updated or allow installed.

Water Cooler / Re: Terminator Scenario
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:36:10 AM »

Water Cooler / Re: One year in San Francisco as a Software Engineer
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:43:05 PM »
I've become much less bitter about California.

I don't think so.

Water Cooler / Re: Terminator Scenario
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:25:41 PM »
Ground based delivery dogs make more sense than delivery drones.

*for repairs and upgrades.

I see this as a hopeful thing.  It means Wilson was actually our there doing what it was suppose to do and that they are actively improving it's ability.

Traffic / Re: Google Moved $23 Billion To Bermuda Tax Haven In 2017
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:12:49 PM »

52% of the US government discretionary income goes to defense, $678 billion in 2019.  Morality is very subjective, but to me this is a complete perversion of the use of resources. I think people get mad at companies like Google for using loopholes because it leaves more of the burden to the ordinary people to pay up the differences.   

I keep carbs low, so I don't eat them much, but I have to say that I've actually enjoyed the veggie burgers I've eaten.

Yet the company, which is owned by IBM, also used the data for unrelated commercial purposes, like targeted marketing and analysis for hedge funds, according to the lawsuit.

I'd like to know how that works.

Check out the YouTube video Travoli posted, it's basically soft-core porn.

The Dow dropped 660 points, or 2.8%, on Thursday after Apple warned it will badly miss its quarterly sales forecast because of weakening growth and trade tensions in China.
Apple (AAPL), among the world's most widely held stocks, plummeted 10% in its darkest day in six years. The former king of the stock market fell to the fourth-biggest public company, behind Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL).
The news sent shudders through global markets. The Nasdaq plunged 3%, closing back in bear market territory. The S&P 500 shed 2.5%, led lower by tech and industrial stocks. The market ended near the lows of the day.

Even though the market rose slightly on Wednesday, this is still the S&P 500's worst two-day start to a trading year since 2000, according to Refinitiv data.
Beyond Apple, investors were also rattled by the biggest one-month decline in US factory activity since the Great Recession. The closely-watched ISM manufacturing index tumbled to a two-year low, providing further evidence of slowing growth and pain from the US-China trade war. ISM said manufacturing activity is still growing, but suffered a "sharp decline" last month.

Water Cooler / Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:05:57 PM »
You ever sit in on a timeshare presentation? Jenn and I sat through one a long time ago to get some tickets to Disneyland.  I was wondering how they could afford to give them away, then I witnessed about a third of the room was sold the pitch by the time we were isolated from the group. 

Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: December 31, 2018, 03:30:19 AM »
I did my last workout for 2018, 4/4 gym sessions; and I'm feeling pretty good about avoiding most of the ever present delicious sweets this Holiday season.

China’s benchmark CSI 300 index will finish the year close to 3,000, down more than 25 per cent from where it started 2018, according to Bloomberg data. The staggering drop outpaced other poor performers: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 14 per cent, the US S&P 500 was down 8 per cent and the UK’s FTSE 100 fell 13 per cent.

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