they reinvented crontab -e ?
14 posts • joined 4 Oct 2010
Nope. That's not how it works actually. It's quite simple; under Delaware law, in certain cases, shareholders in a transaction have appraisal rights, where the courts determine the pricing of the transaction and if it was a fair shake for the share holders.
To exercise the appraisal rights, one of the requirements is that you vote no for the transaction and sue for them. This is no revision of history, it's the fact that the court took 3 years to resolve the lawsuit. It was filed at the time of the transaction.
What T. Rowe did was sue for appraisal rights, but since they voted yes, rather than no, by mistake, they are not eligible for the renumeration. Since they hold the stocks as trustees, they will pay the $194m to those who got screwed by that voting error out of their pockets.
Make more sense? In short - vote yes for the transaction and you don't get to complain about the pricing; vote no AND sue, and maybe, 3 years later once the courts decide in your favor, you collect the difference between the transaction price and the appraisal price.
Yep; Merkle trees popped into my head as well.
It sounds like a hierarchical type of dictionary combined with hash trees for sync; really neat idea, but not sure how it's dedupe in the dedupe sense as opposed to some sort of inline compression - or a fancy type of RLE.
Might be me just semantically nitpicking.
Given Microsoft's recent track record of integrating companies they have acquired - perhaps the simply don't want the buzz going about a bunch of companies they have bought that might just fizzle like most of the ones that have gone the same path.
Microsoft seems to be still struggling with buying an innovative company without suffocating it. It will be interesting to see if they can resolve it - because a company like Microsoft which tends to suffocate internal innovation that lacks this capability cannot compete in the long term.
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