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Great for Carbon. The situation for hardware design firms (right now, and often) is brutal - the degree of difficulty to consistently book enough new work to keep your talented team members employed is incredibly high, and more companies are moving this work in-house.

There are a number of these firms in the Seattle area, and all of them are struggling. Acquisition is often preferable to closing your doors, which could well be what happens to others.

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Can I ask what your connection to the industry is?

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I think it's saying that Douglas Rushkoff is an author, not the author of this particular app. Since they're all fabrications anyway, though, it doesn't much matter.

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It's not discharging because it's plugged into 120V. It's discharging faster from the cold than the 120V is charging, so there's a net loss.

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I thought the cold caused batteries to slow down on discharge rate. The LiPo batteries I use for RC planes keep a charge much longer if they are refrigerated. They have a horrible discharge rate when cold though.

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Bug #1 in the Xbox database: Playstation is not dead yet.

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Nah, their first bug is - gaming on PC is still alive and kicking.

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I can confirm this: you can basically count the number of contract engineers in the US on your fingers and toes.

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Rand, I thought one of the providers (Hitwise or Comscore) started to separate out internal v. external links. Perhaps those were just pure links, like when a link at MSN.com went to a search results page?

I also don't get the Facebook reference. Google has distribution deals - Google searches in Firefox still count for Google, for example. Is it just the fact that web results are at the tail of the page?

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I think you're correct that Comscore controls for/removes links to searches (like Bing's news links) but not for the queries done "in network" (at least, not that I'm aware of).

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Having gone through acquisitions myself, I've learned that BigCo tax issues are entirely different than YourCo tax issues - i.e. they're going to think about taxes (cap gains, operating taxes, etc.) with different rules than you will.

In other words, don't worry about that part. :)

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Look more closely. He was hired _after_ the Digg 4 launch - likely was agreeing to a contract during the debacle, but certainly arrived afterwards.

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Actually he joined two days before v4 launched. I'm sure there was a healthy amount of "wtf have I gotten myself into" thereafter.

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Same story here. I liked Assembla but moved away, which was costly, and I'm not going to move back now.

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You certainly can't run it in conjunction - i.e. gmail in one tab and google apps in the other - it only handles one acct (unlike Rapportive). I didn't try just a google apps account.

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