Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 11:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless That's what you get for not delivering. As had been anticipated for a while now, the two co-CEOs of Research In Motion, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, will step down from their posts. Chief operating officer Thorsten Heins will take over the role of CEO, while the two former co-CEOs will move to other functions within the company.
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Job openings?
by kwan_e on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 12:36 UTC
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

Does that mean there are job openings at this company?

I've always wanted a RIM job.

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RE: Job openings?
by Adam S on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 12:52 UTC in reply to "Job openings?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Bam dum tss!

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RE[2]: Job openings?
by David on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Job openings?"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

RIM-shot!

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RE: Job openings?
by chrish on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 14:11 UTC in reply to "Job openings?"
chrish Member since:
2005-07-14

If someone could invent a new RIM-related joke they'd probably get a few million in VC funding.

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RE[2]: Job openings?
by kwan_e on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 14:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Job openings?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

If someone could invent a new RIM-related joke they'd probably get a few million in VC funding.


The only good RIM-related joke I know of is this one:

"My blackberry is not working" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI

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RE[3]: Job openings?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Job openings?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"If someone could invent a new RIM-related joke they'd probably get a few million in VC funding.


The only good RIM-related joke I know of is this one:

"My blackberry is not working" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI
"

That. Was. AWESOME.

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RE[4]: Job openings?
by zima on Mon 30th Jan 2012 23:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Job openings?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Also something at the "open source products have so much worse names than commercial ones" people...

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RE[3]: Job openings?
by Adurbe on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 19:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Job openings?"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield. Two British institutions ;)

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Comment by bolomkxxviii
by bolomkxxviii on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 13:15 UTC
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2006-05-19

Sorry, the execs are all screwed already. RIM is in takeover country. New execs are just chair warmers until the new owners kick them to the curb.

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RE: Comment by bolomkxxviii
by REM2000 on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 14:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by bolomkxxviii"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

agreed, like you said the new CEO is just there to manage the buyout of RIM, reminds me of the Mitchell and Webb sketch.

(Mitchell and Webb, UK comedy duo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHnyQXyuTGY

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good man
by fran on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 14:58 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

"I don't know the good man, but after watching this introductory video, I just don't think he's the right man to do so. Of course, judging someone by watching a video is a bit silly, but when I listen to, say, Microsoft's Sinofsky or Apple's Ive, they clearly come across as people that have an idea of where they want their products to go. Heins, on the other hand, sounds like he's ticking off the company PR talk checklist."

Don't judge a book by cover..you know the saying.
Turnaround men is not about being Al Pacino on stage.

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English Phrases
by lfeagan on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 18:02 UTC
lfeagan
Member since:
2006-04-01

From the last paragraph: "We'll see where it all goes, but I'm not exactly bringing with confidence."

The phrase you were looking for is "brimming with confidence". The brim is the top-edge of a pot (or other vessel). Brimming is when the contents, often a liquid, have reached the brim of the pot, and therefore it is full. So, to be "brimming with confidence" is to be full of it.

Just trying to be helpful. I recognize that English is not your primary language.

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RE: English Phrases
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 18:29 UTC in reply to "English Phrases"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Oh that's a weirdo brain error. I know it's brimming.

Fixing.

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RE[2]: English Phrases
by leech on Tue 24th Jan 2012 01:46 UTC in reply to "RE: English Phrases"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

You were still thinking about the Eggsbox 3.60 ;) Love that skit.

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