* Posts by GotThumbs

251 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Aug 2011


Microsoft cloud exec accused of verbal attack on staff exits


Re: Sounds like a good boss.

Where did it say the MS Exec balled anyone out?


Re: Sounds like a good boss.

Where did it say he was shouting?


Re: So...

OR was it warranted because the adult child employee screwed up something pretty important.

The is missing is the actual details/facts of what the situation was.

I've had employees who THINK they can dictate their work priority and tasks.

I had one employee (not my hire) actually leave work, without prior approval, to take his 3 year old to the movies. His excuse is his wife was going to give birth to their second child and they wanted to spend a special day of his 3 year old's first movie attendance. Our office is only open during the weekdays, so he clearly could have done this on any weekend.


You sound like the biggest pusy in the room.

Especially since there are no specific FACTS given...just hearsay.


Re: You obviously like the idea of driving people to suicide then?

It's about doing the job stupid.

FACTS > Feelings.

GlassDoor is a joke and the fact that you put any weight on it's content just shows you do not have any real leadership ability.


How many companies have you built, led?

Even NFL 'athletes' or Hollywood actors can be labeled "narcissistic assholes"

Dell won't ship energy-hungry PCs to California and five other US states due to power regulations


Simple solution/work around.

Build your own or have a friend build it for you if you can't.

How many videos/guides about building a custom computer are there on the web?

Californian Liberal Politicians have such little Common Sense, that they don't consider how easy some work-arounds are to their 'rules' will be.

What I find amusing is that people who are specifically wanting to buy those 'high-end' systems, will simply work with a family member/friend who lives in a different state to have it shipped there first.

Nothing prevents someone acting as an intermediary between Dell and the buyer.

Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly


Re: Facts and figures or forced feeding

It was forced on us by our ITS dept.

Actually walked through the office installing it.

It's a huge resource hog as well.

'Chatting' is not conducive with official communications IMO.

An email is said and done...unless you replay. A Chat is a communication with no official end.

Intel CEO Krzanich quits Trump's Manufacturing Council over response to Charlottesville rallies


Re: Three Presnitedstates (sic)

My quesiton:"What acts of corruption has President Trump committed?"

Your response. "What about starting with "I and my team have no connections with Russia" and taking it from there?

"Or are you simply helping to spread false information?"

1. there is zero evidence to date of collusion...you want to talk about connections...come on. I'm talking about a charge of breaking a US Law...and your reaching by using "connections".

2. Again where is the violation of a US Law? I hope you don't believe everything you hear/read on the internet....dude take certain things with a grain of salt or verify it yourself. Hillary lied about the video and Obama lied about "keeping your doctor" The FACT is unless they are under oath....it's not a crime to say what you hope will be the case.

You have not provided any evidence of corruption or violation of US Laws.

You really are debating from a weak position....but you can feel free to critique my writing if that makes you feel better.


Re: Better understanding, sir RS, is all very well.

"the police in America are heavily infiltrated by white supremacists and closet Nazis who are openly killing unarmed people in the street."

You are FREE to come rome the streets to see for yourself.

Keep in Mind, Chicago has more people shooting and killing each other....not police shooting them.

Look at the % of people shot by police and take an honest look at the circumstances.

The only case I feel is messed up was the officer who shot the australian woman from the passenger seat of the patrol car...that is messed up and there was zero threat from her. His partner would think twice (I bet) about riding with the guy again....only then he'd be called a racist.

The fact is...the public does NOT know everything that goes on in and around their area....only what the news chooses to tell them.


Re: all it needs now

Who was armed at the protests....both sides.

You simply need to look at some of the video to see for example...a black man using a spray can as a flame thrower.

In America, we all have the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Regardless of whether we agree with the message or not....Americans have to RESPECT others right to free speech...we don't have to agree or listen to it.

If no one showed up but the organizers...it's would have been a non-event.

Think about this....if only one person shows up to play tennis....there is no opponent to volley back and thus there game is quickly deflated and uneventful.

Nothing wrong with counter protesters protesting elsewhere...where there is zero chance of an altercation....but they antifa groups chose face to face confrontation...and got what they wanted. An excuse to feed the mob mentality and trash property.


Re: Three Presnitedstates (sic)

How about some facts to support the words your quoting?

What acts of corruption has President Trump committed?

Or are you simply helping to spread false information?

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Or hide from the mobs.



Seems some commenters here....support quitters.

At the end of the day, these empty offerings remove these people from the nations discussion table regarding business in America.

The offerings will be news for a week...and then forgotten, meanwhile business of the country will continue on...without their input.

Lots of hate going around....just read some of these posts to see what I'm talking about.

A mob pulls down/destroys a historic statue on government property and that criminal act is supposed to project love/respect/tolerance? ISIS did similar acts not long ago....will the mob kill in the name of "Justice" in the coming days? Lawlessness....regardless of the intent...is still violating the laws of the lan. The idiot who killed/injured those people that day...WILL have his day in court and will be judged in a court of law. I have no doubt justice will be served and he will be put down or in prison for the rest of his life. The key is it will be done with clear minds and based on FACTS...not emotions or conjecture.

Nope, it's #McCarthyism2017.

I didn't vote for Trump for his congeniality...I voted for him to put Americas best interests forward.

Regarding Trump pulling from the Paris Accord (I support his decision)....nothing prevents anyone in the US from still working on reducing emissions or Co2....but it does save the U.S. 2 Billion of the 3 Billion Obama generously offered. note: 10 Billion in commitments...and America was 30% of that. THAT is why the other leaders were REALLY ticked off for.

The underlying organization supported by the Paris Accord has stated a goal of 100 Billion annually in fund raising and that is the floor...not the ceiling of what they want. I'm waiting to hear all the other nations putting in more.

Seems lots of people want to bash America....but I don't recall one time in history...where a nation has refused our money or help.....or NOT expected America to pay the bulk of a budget.

Fact, America is 20 Trillion in debt...time we paid down our debt and expect other nations to pay more of the bills.

One of my favorite quotes:

"The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money."

-- M. Thatcher.

Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course


Well that was stupid.

Trump would NOT support that. No intelligent person would.

SInce it's California, I suppose she may have snapped, but it's no excuse.

Really ,she should be kicked off of the Airbnb site all together IMO.

Guess who doesn't have to pay $1.3bn in back taxes? Of course it's fscking Google

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Re: 700 employees in France but Google does not have an office in France.

"700 employees in France"

700 people paying income tax in France.

Would you like Google to move those jobs to another country?

Call centers can be relocated quite easily.

Think about THAT.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

--Margaret Thatcher

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Leaches looking to catch a ride on others work/creativity.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

--Margaret Thatcher

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Re: Basic accountancy problem

The French Ad Salesman employed in France WILL pay income tax....thanks to the FACT that Google employs French citizens. If it were not for Google, that person would be doing what?

Think about that.

EU always wanting other peoples money, but they can't seem to innovate to save their lives.

Don't like using products of a successful American company...you are FREE to use someone else's or develop a competitor.

Margaret Thatcher was spot on when she said.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

Google hit with record antitrust fine of €2.4bn by Europe


Re: Where does this leave Microsoft?

You are FREE to use other peoples software.....OR develop your own and give it away.

I'm guessing you work for free, since you want companies to give away the products it produces.

The EU is breeding the entitlement mindset in it's minons....what a waste.


Re: but fines cannot be a solution

VW fined for circumventing US Emissions.

Deutsche Bank Pay $7.2 Billion for Misleading Investors in its Sale of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities.

Big difference.

How many times has EU "Fined" (extorted) money from US software/service companies?

Dozens and more.

Microsoft NEVER prevented users from installing and using Netscape...yet EU fined MS because IE was default browser. Are EU residents so stupid...or do they just not understand FREEDOM of choice?


Re: How have I been harmed, exactly?

You are FREE to chose NOT to use Googles Free services.

just use a different search engine.

How about using an EU companies search engine....if there are any.

It's simple. EU needs other people's money.


Re: but fines cannot be a solution

"the US authorities find a European business"


Please name one successful European business.

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" behemoths can mitigate such paltry amounts "

How about Google simply close it's EU business and all the services it provides?


No one is forced to use Google Search.

Where is the EU competitor to Google Search?

On holiday?

EU simply finding ways to leach other people's money.


EU hemorrhaging for other peoples money.

I'd really like to see Google shut down its services within the EU and lay off all the EU Employees (EU Taxpayers).

The EU is ruining the EU countries and finding any excuse to leach off of successful Companies.

btw. Has the EU fined any NON- United States companies?

Facebook hit two billion users today and SugarCRM reminded us you are Zuck's product


I'm even more rare than I was yesterday...

Still don't have a FB account within the largest self-selected marketing pool in the world.

And proud of it.

Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone


Come on now. Blaming an inanimate object for stupid human choice/decision???

"crappy US designs"


Lets all address the elephant in the room.

Darwin award eventually will go to any idiots who sleep with anything plugged into 110 or 220.

I don't even like the idea of an electric blanket.

It's not like the plug jumped out towards the guy.

Respect the power and THINK McFly, Think.

Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet


Re: And we thought BREXIT was bad

"Quel surprise when the rest of the world retaliate with levies on US made goods"

America has done very well for it's self since separating from England, they will do just fine now as well.


Re: And we thought BREXIT was bad

It's already over 19 Trillion because of socialist ideals from Obama.

heck he gave pallets of cash to IRAN.

The core of America has had enough. Everyone lives in homes with doors and those doors have locks. That's what we intend to do with our country.

You tell me you don't have doors on your house or that you don't ever lock your doors or windows when you leave?

Of course over the decades, it's been the US that has been the worlds leader.

Time someone either put up or shut up IMO.


Re: And we thought BREXIT was bad

Who thought BREXIT was bad?

Not the majority of the country who voted for it.

You speak with the voice of 1.

Same about Trump.

Worry about your own back yard.

I have a feeling every leader around the globe, just gulped, because they will NOT be dealing with an apologetic child, but a proud american who IS looking for a fair deal.

Americans are TIRED of their money being given away....In pallets even recently.

Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?


Re: Ask a policeman

"Policemen are not actually trained that much in what the law is"

LOL. Your spouting total B. S.

What a twit you must be.


But, but what if....

the video was an instructional video on how to create a bomb?

My point is....the context of the video is (and should be) a SIGNIFICANT factor in any governments concern regarding who views the video and where are they located.

Would you be concerned if the police did NOT look into the chap who lives next door to you or works in the same building as you....who has been watching multiple videos created by known terrorist organizations?

Just because some sick bastard chooses to view the beheading of a fellow journalist, he seems to want to inflame his local government.

We should all remember that the term 'Journalist' is very, VERY LOOSELY used these days.

IMO. There is ZERO information to be learned, buy viewing this video, but the terrorists will LOVE to see the view numbers jump. It's what they want.

Why not be the bigger person and choose to disappoint them by NOT viewing it.

Intel teams up with rap chap 50 Cent on heartbeat headphones


Apple paid 3 Billion for just a brand of regular headphones. LOL

At least 50 cent is stepping up the game with multi-functioning headsets.

I'll bet all the Apple execs just slapped their foreheads (doh!) after reading this article.

Oracle to pay $130,000 plus costs in staff sexual harassment suit


The key word is "Eventually"

"Ms Richardson eventually complained to her manager, who referred the matter to HR."

Holding the company at fault, when she didn't even bring it to HR's attention until after several instances of what she felt was sexual harassment.

Bottom line, if someone says something to you that you find crosses the line, then you immediately/respectfully correct the behavior. There is no need to be an A$$ with your initial correction. If it does occur after your correction, then you repeat your feelings and go directly to HR.

She's expecting the company to parent every employee as if they are children. She got what she wanted....a payday IMO.

Space Station in CRISIS: Furious Russia threatens to BAN US from ISS


Re: Space Race?

Doubtful under the present US Administration.

Like so many other national issues, the U.S. will have to wait until 2016 to get some real leadership in the POTUS chair IMO.

Patch iOS, OS X now: PDFs, JPEGs, URLs, web pages can pwn your kit

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Re: Did they fix the bug where you can't use a Swype keyboard?

Did you overlook the fact that Google helped point out/fix the bugs in Apples IOS?

Belong to Google? You need to stop believing all the banter and understand the facts.

Have you ever read Apples TOA?


CEO Tim Cook sweeps Apple's inconvenient truths under a solar panel

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Re: Titles are for toffs

All the while, Apple is seriously looking at increasing the price of its upcoming next generation IPhones' price point by $100.00.


Thus, nothing comes without a cost, even the cost of greening up Apples image will ultimately come from it's own fans pockets. Stand in line and fork out even more of your cash.

I find it pretty humorous actually.

Apple is basically;

"Biting the hand that feeds it"

~Best wishes keeping what you earned.

Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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I guess Apple needs to

make up for lost revenues with 5C.

Apple knows may of their fanbois and fangirls are more than willing to pay $100 more for the "privilege" of being the first one on their block with the newest generation of a one model phone. I'm surprised they aren't looking at a higher price. I guess they don't want to appear too greedy.

Apple FULLY understands the old adage:

"A fool and his money are quickly parted"

Intel's DIY MinnowBoard goes Max: More oomph for half the price


I've run XBMC on my RasberryPI and watched HD movies

With zero issues and for the price of $35.00.

Intel simply wants to jump on the bandwagon, but for higher prices.

Tesla firms hot bottoms: TITANIUM armor now bolted to Model S e-cars


That is why some people should not be driving these/any low slung cars.

No matter how safe a car may be....the REAL problem is stupid people behind the wheels.

Anyone following too closely to see debris in the road is 100% at fault. It's worse if they simply weren't paying attention to the road or driving too fast for the road conditions.

The driver is the one in control of the vehicle. There is no such thing as an accident. It's simply a collision that results from someone not paying attention or not driving defensively enough.

You can't prevent stupid people from obtaining drivers licenses. Until you take control of the vehicle away from the stupid people...there will always be a chance of a collision.

All you need to do is take notice of the drivers actions around you on the road.

~Best wishes on a safe drive home.

Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads

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Re: Public Ownership

It's part of the cost of using the site/service for FREE.

People need to start teaching Self-Responsibility and Self-Accountability to their kids.

California is the biggest abuser of raising entitlement-minded individuals.

Running FaceBook costs money. If the public still hasn't gotten the idea that NOTHING is free.

Then they are simply to stupid to ever learn.

Michelle Obama speaks out against censorship ... in China


Re: Fuck you all.

You want to talk about oppressive leadership?





GitHub probes worker's claims of hostile, sexist office culture

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Why going to Twitter before going to Human Resources? Only one reason.

If she truly felt she had a case, she should have gone straight to the companies HR office, not Twitter. Twitter is for whiners IMO. It's not the proper forum for addressing work issues between an employee and an employer. She has marked herself as Trouble for any future employer IMO.

If she was the only one offended by the Hula Hoop, then maybe she should have left the room as it began. Make an excuse to go to the restroom or something. It's not like the hoops magically appeared. It's clear she and the company have different ideas about the desired work environment.

Creative people let loose in different ways.

She seems to have taken a job for a company that does not fit her work environment expectations.

She should have left earlier IMO.

It's a fool who expects a whole company to revolve/change around their whim.

She should start her own company and then she can run it exactly as she likes.

Simple solution IMO.

Google slams Play Store password window shut after sueball hits


Re: Gift cards

Yes, but your smarter than a five year old.

The woman in California is not.

~Best wishes,


Re: The App Store Con


not new.

I disagree. Apple and Google expected a higher level of self-responsibility from consumers and didn't build their products/services with 5 year olds in mind. It's the adults that give these devices to infants and then cry foul regarding charges when the child simply hits buttons as one would expect.

Problem is...there are some very ignorant people out there who don't expect to be held accountable for their choices/actions...and of course many are not. Thats the REAL problem.

~Best wishes

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Where has self-accountability gone?

"five-year-old son"

Seems she's not as smart as a five year old, but she's quick to blame others for her problems.

Typical no self-accountability person. Pretty typical when it comes to California attitudes IMO.

Bletchley Park board member quits amid TNMOC split-off spat


This comes off as a pretty sexist statement and is offensive to me.

"It has often occurred to me that maybe it would have helped to have more women involved at a high level,"

I'm not familiar with the full details, but perhaps she simply wasn't very good at making her case in the first place.

Just another possibility she may want to admit to.

Her quitting does display her action/choice to not getting the results she wanted after how many attempts? I'd like to hear other members feedback regarding her justification for her desired outcome.

Mac Pro fanbois can rack 'em and stack 'em like real sysadmins


Re: And on the subject of cooling....

I could build one for less.

Why buy when you can have greater options by custom building?

Now think what it would cost you with Apples upgrades...if any are possible.

Think McFly.

Apple patents touch-sensitive controls for MacBook

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Yet one more Apple patent on existing technology.

"sensors are placed in both the casing and outer screen bezel (the black box around the outside of the display) allowing for the implementation of controls and buttons."

Like both my monitors have for power and OSD controls?

This is NOT new, but I that never stopped Apple.