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In a group of ten people there should have been 1.2 black persons and five women to be truly reflective of the American society. If somebody was underrepresented it sure was the women.

Wasn't one of the two Meg Whitman as well?

I don't think a crazy woman who spends maybe 1-2% of her time at work really counts for much in the female column either.
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

I'm shocked that you even said this and I'm curious as to why someone with such retrograde, old-fashioned thinking is interested in technology at all. Maybe you should be knitting sweaters or something instead?

Why think that way? I don't know. Because I can???? I'm 31, work in IT and am gadget obsessed. Get over it. While I don't agree with certain administrations, past/present/future, I just think it's out of respect for the office. That's all. Like when those silly girls a few years ago met up with President Bush wearing flip flops to the White House? Horrible.
post #83 of 177
To me the destruction of the Jackling house may be telling.

If Mr. Jobs felt his current condition was non recoverable, why would he push ahead with this project? I don't think he would want to burden his family with a mansion and the associated costs and construction headaches. Also, if he was undergoing chemo or radiation therapy, I would expect evidence of hair loss.
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In a group of ten people there should have been 1.2 black persons and five women to be truly reflective of the American society. If somebody was underrepresented it sure was the women.

Makes you wonder if Obama would have invited Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina if they had still been CEO's of Ebay and HP.

Very prominently and obviously missing is the new CEO of HP, Léo Apotheker (but they would have had to separate him from Ellison by a long shot). Would love to know the inside reason for slighting the CEO of one of the largest tech companies in the world, particularly since they were instrumental in the birth of silly valley.
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Steve should've worn a suit, tie not mandatory of course. I find it rather inappropriate he dresses like that with the President.

This is why folks like Steve Jobs will never got ahead in life. What part of "informal" eluded you? It's Steve trademarked look. Anything else would just be wrong.
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Steve should've worn a suit, tie not mandatory of course. I find it rather inappropriate he dresses like that with the President.

It was an informal event ... give it a rest, really. There are more important issues to be concerned with then how Steve dressed. The fact that he showed up in his condition, is respect.
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Originally Posted by Bagman View Post

I'll bet Zuck and Obama had very few words together, and that Jobs probably dominated that interesting seating arrangement. Obaba probably wanted to make Zuck feel less uncomfortable by all the older folks around him, which is par for the course when seating at these types of functions - place the person who is most out of place next to the honored guest or the host.

You're right, putting the most out-of-place person to the right of the guest of honor is standard practice at these sort of events.

I wonder who did seating assignment. A White House protocol officer? Someone from John Doerr's side? A collaborative effort?

They probably deliberately separated Schmidt, Zuckerberg and Bartz.
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My father died of pancreatic cancer, we all went to celebrate his birthday at a restaurant. At the time he was able to walk around and whatnot. 6 weeks later he was dead.

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma is tragic. I am glad you father was in good spirits. I hope they find a cure for this disease soon. I am not even sure what causes this kind of disease. SJ CA as many here know is of a different kind with a different prognosis. AT least he is not in bed and has some quality of life.
post #89 of 177
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Originally Posted by Bagman View Post

Very prominently and obviously missing is the new CEO of HP, Léo Apotheker (but they would have had to separate him from Ellison by a long shot). Would love to know the inside reason for slighting the CEO of one of the largest tech companies in the world, particularly since they were instrumental in the birth of silly valley.

Yeah, also Paul Otellini (Intel) and John Chambers (Cisco) are missing, although I think Chambers is a registered Republican.

The non-executive HP Chairman Ray Lane is another notable MIA. Also, no Narayen from Adobe, even though his company is twice as large as Netflix.
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Originally Posted by Mister Snitch View Post

Invitation must have got lost in the mail.

Let's generate a 10 reasons why Steve Balmer not toasting with OBama!

Here's my reason:
He thought the invitation was a joke from his High School buddy, Barry O'Bama.
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Your own heading "a few random, meaningless observations" says it all. Why bother?

I could ask you the same question.
post #92 of 177
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Steve should've worn a suit, tie not mandatory of course. I find it rather inappropriate he dresses like that with the President.

I find it inappropriate that a guy who has no legal birth certificate showing he is even a US Citizen is sitting in the white house... err black house now?
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I find it inappropriate that a guy who has no legal birth certificate showing he is even a US Citizen is sitting in the white house... err black house now?

Better 'n an Ah Shucks, 'n golly 'hole 'n da wall!
post #94 of 177
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I find it inappropriate that a guy who has no legal birth certificate showing he is even a US Citizen is sitting in the white house... err black house now?

Your tinfoil hat is showing.
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I find it inappropriate that a guy who has no legal birth certificate showing he is even a US Citizen is sitting in the white house... err black house now?

And even if Hawaii presented one, the birthers would call it a forgery. But let's not take it down the political path. Back to your regularly scheduled program.
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

These meetings indicate just how clueless the government's business policies are and how they unfairly favor big business.

From Businessweek:
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Businesses with fewer than 500 workers make up 99.7 percent of all employer firms in the U.S., encompass more than half of all private-sector employees, and have generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years, according to the Small Business Administration.

Wow. So from those stats, the 0.3 percent of employer firms classified as big business by you have generated a whole 35% of the total jobs created over the past 17 years. That's amazing. Extrapolate that out and less than 1% of today's total firms could create more jobs than all the rest combined.
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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

Where's Ballmer?

The Secret Service thought he might be a security threat, have you seen him dance?
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Let's generate a 10 reasons why Steve Balmer not toasting with OBama!

Here's my reason:
He thought the invitation was a joke from his High School buddy, Barry O'Bama.

He was having a technology strategy planning session with McCain, over a game of shuffleboard.
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Originally Posted by screamingfist View Post

if he makes it 2 more months i think he will make it for a few more years. but i have to admit i fear the next few weeks and what we might find out.

On the other hand, it's well known that cutting back on calories prolongs life. I wouldn't be surprised if S. J. lived to a hundred - and wouldn't that be a joke on the doom-and-gloom crowd!
post #101 of 177
We have a black president?

Slow news day.
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YES!!!!! i was hoping steve would still be wearing The black turtleneck , who cares if it's dinner with the president.
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Originally Posted by frugality View Post

Funny how Obama can get away with this. A Republican president would immediately be criticized for being in cahoots with buisiness/industry.

Well, the Republican president would be sitting down with different billionaires in the middle of the night, figuring out how to break unions and hand out pork to the billionaires.

I'm thinking Obama was talking about technology as a route to more employment and so on, with people who know a thing or two about that.
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Originally Posted by David Scubadiver View Post

We have a black president?

Slow news day.

No, stupid observer.
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Originally Posted by iLoveStuff View Post

The Secret Service thought he might be a security threat, have you seen him dance?

Ballmer is pure Republican. He put a lot of cash into an "tax the wealthy" measure in Washington State, for instance, that was supported by the elder Gates.
post #106 of 177
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Originally Posted by Smiles77 View Post

Wow. So from those stats, the 0.3 percent of employer firms classified as big business by you have generated a whole 35% of the total jobs created over the past 17 years. That's amazing. Extrapolate that out and less than 1% of today's total firms could create more jobs than all the rest combined.

Good answer. Strange how self-proclaimed anti-socialists don't see how capitalism works.

Pres. Obama is rounding up the people with the most leverage over the economy. He had to start with Finance because of the emergency, and now it's time to do the same with the global knowlege industry.

As an intersting thought experiment, try to imagine John McCain or George Bush sitting between Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Steve should've worn a suit, tie not mandatory of course. I find it rather inappropriate he dresses like that with the President.

He would look right in a suit the way the Dalai Lama would look right in a suit.

But seriously, it was a pretty casual event, even the President was in shirtsleeves. Steak dinner, not a State dinner.
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post #108 of 177
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I find it inappropriate that a guy who has no legal birth certificate showing he is even a US Citizen is sitting in the white house... err black house now?

What a tool.
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Originally Posted by bmovie View Post

Let's generate a 10 reasons why Steve Balmer not toasting with OBama!

I have heard that there's just about a 100% chance it's because of developers, developers, developers, developers.

Too easy, I know. Sorry.
post #110 of 177
Hmm, where have I seen this before?!

Ah yes...





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Originally Posted by rbonner View Post

Love the black turtle neck.

And why do most articles have to feature something about his property?

Yeah, I hope he wasn't wearing his usual jeans and sneakers in a meeting with the President of the United States. I know it's popular not to show respect for anyone anymore (and people wear jeans and the like even to weddings and funerals), but jeez. I would get dressed even if I was meeting a President who I hated.

If Steve can NEVER wear anything but the same outfit, it makes me think that he's got a much more serious obsessive-compulsive disorder than I ever imagined until now.
post #112 of 177
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Originally Posted by revilre View Post

I find it inappropriate that a guy who has no legal birth certificate showing he is even a US Citizen is sitting in the white house... err black house now?

Look. We have a bigot on AppleInsider.

If you don't think the President is legal and doesn't have a proper certificate then you've been ignoring the State of Hawaii's own records who themselves are sick of the bs your ilk festers.
post #113 of 177
A Republican President would be vilified for having this meeting?

Give me a f'n break. Republicans are expected to be in cahoots with Business. It's been that way since before TR broke up the Trusts.
post #114 of 177
Hmm, better do some homework:

"Ever wonder Why Obama recommended Kagan for the Supreme Court?????? Word was that she defended the cases involving "the birth certificate" ...

In our Search for the truth...
...department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions. I went to Snopes to check this out and they said it was false and there were no such dockets so I Googled the Supreme Court, typed in Obama-Kagan, and guess what? Yep you got it. Snopes lied. Everyone of those dockets are there.
So Here is what I wrote Snopes:
Referencing the article about Elena Kagan and Barak Obama dockets: The information you have posted stating that there were no such cases as claimed and the examples you gave are blatantly false. I went directly to the Supreme Court�s website, typed in Obama Kagan and immediately came up with all of the dockets that the article made reference to.. I have long suspected that you really slant things but this was really shocking.
Thank You, I hope you will be much more truthful in the future..
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That being said, I'll bet you didn't know this.
Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them. Folks, this is really ugly.
Chicago Politics; and the beat goes on and on and on...

Once again the US Senate sold us out!
Well, someone figured out why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court.... Pull up the Supreme Court's website, go to the docket and search for Obama.
She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course. They were never heard. It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it? The American people mean nothing any longer. It's all about payback time for those who compromised themselves to elect someone that really has no true right to even be there.
Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket:
You can look up some of these hearings and guess what?? Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!!!

Check out these examples:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.a...es/09-8857.htm

http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.a...es/09-6790.htm
http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.a...les/09-724.htm
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If you don't think the President is legal and doesn't have a proper certificate then you've been ignoring the State of Hawaii's own records who themselves are sick of the bs your ilk festers.
post #115 of 177
I wonder what motivated President Obama to throw this sudden gathering of Silicon Valley titans. Was it because Steve Jobs is dangerously ill and this was away for everyone to have a lst visit with Mr. Jobs? I sincerely hope Steve Jobs recovers. He has changed to world for the better in more ways than anyone since Thomas Edison.

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post #116 of 177
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Who?

Now that's funny!
post #117 of 177
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Originally Posted by Muncie View Post

What a tool.

I agree, Muncie. I wish we good get past this...
post #118 of 177
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Originally Posted by Robin Huber View Post

He would look right in a suit the way the Dalai Lama would look right in a suit.

But seriously, it was a pretty casual event, even the President was in shirtsleeves. Steak dinner, not a State dinner.


Fair enough. Point taken.
post #119 of 177
Actually, Steve Ballmer was visiting France on thursday and met french President.

"French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has awarded Steve Ballmer the Legion D'Honneur, (a knightly order originated by Napoleon) for Microsoft's impact on French economy".

Our president is again betting on the wrong horse and embarrassing himself with his usually poor knowledge of tech matters. After a few words, he declared that the company was personifying the values of France and Europe… A country in a bad shape, with no major tech innovation to promote, living on its former glory and leaded by someone lacking a clear vision… yeah, he nailed it!

At least Obama got the top movers and shakers in tech…
post #120 of 177
I will point out that Steve Jobs can dress up if he wants to. He showed up at the 2010 Academy Awards in a tuxedo.

In most cases though, he's perfectly fine in his mock turtleneck and jeans, especially in Silicon Valley. He is appropriately dressed for this occasion.
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