Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Aug 2014 23:17 UTC

Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple and Google failed to persuade a U.S. judge to sign off on a $324.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees.

In a ruling on Friday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said the class action settlement was too low, given the strength of the case against the companies. Intel and Adobe were also part of the proposed deal.

Good on her.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook, and the other criminals behind this crime belong in jail. If a poor member of a minority steals a wallet, he gets jail time. Rich CEOs steal hundreds of millions - and if you do the math, it actually comes down to billions - and they can get away with a paltry sum and walk free.

This is unfair and unjust. Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook, and the others are criminals. They belong in jail.

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RE[2]: Comment by Governa
by Nelson on Sat 9th Aug 2014 01:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Governa"
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Yeah, go somewhere else, great solution. Much better than toning down the sensational bullshit.

These types of responses might've sufficed when one or two people complained, but I think at this point there a decent few who tire of it. I usually just face palm and read something else, but it's sad that it has to be that way.

I'd even prefer if Thom kept whatever snark he felt like ruining his posts with in the comments with the rest of everyone else's snark.

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RE[3]: Comment by Governa
by Jbso on Sat 9th Aug 2014 02:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Governa"
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Occasionally this site has an interesting link I'd not have otherwise discovered, or a good original article, but the majority of the content is links to stuff that everyone's probably already seen. It's hard to see why you'd stick around if you don't care for the editorial slant.

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RE[4]: Comment by Governa
by Kochise on Sat 9th Aug 2014 06:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Governa"
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Not "editorial slant", I'd rather say "putting things into perspective"


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RE[3]: Comment by Governa
by RobG on Tue 12th Aug 2014 12:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Governa"
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Whereas Thom's editorial slant is probably the main reason I come here. So he's damned either way, and may as well carry on as he prefers.

(Edit: Seem to have replied to wrong post somehow)

Edited 2014-08-12 12:19 UTC

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