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(The Register)   Netflix to greenlight a series about a local bribery and financial scandal   (theregister.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Thankfully it will be cancelled after the second season ends on a cliffhanger.
 
4 days ago  
For someone in his former position, $500k doesn't seem anywhere worth the risk. Just a guess, but I imagine he made more than that in a year just from doing his job.
 
4 days ago  

Gnaglor: For someone in his former position, $500k doesn't seem anywhere worth the risk. Just a guess, but I imagine he made more than that in a year just from doing his job.


I'd wonder if some salesperson initially offered a cut of the contract, and he just ran with it from there, under the assumption that he'd not get caught (cause the parties with a vested interest in keeping the contract is the one issuing bribes)
 
4 days ago  
he created his own limited liability firm, Unix Mercenary, LLC

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4 days ago  

Locklear: he created his own limited liability firm, Unix Mercenary, LLC

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4 days ago  
Finally!  Why MST3K got canceled.

I knew it!
 
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4 days ago  

Locklear: he created his own limited liability firm, Unix Mercenary, LLC

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Working in the Linux world I can tell you that is what it would look like.  100%
 
4 days ago  

Locklear: he created his own limited liability firm, Unix Mercenary, LLC

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Wonder what happened to that kid.
 
4 days ago  

Gnaglor: For someone in his former position, $500k doesn't seem anywhere worth the risk. Just a guess, but I imagine he made more than that in a year just from doing his job.


For a lot of people it is never enough. He has to be able to win the dick waving contest with whatever rich douchebags he competes. Nicer home, nicer vacation home, more exclusive private school for the kids...
 
4 days ago  
What a scumbag. Not just because of the bribes, but because he abused his VP position to force his workers to use shiattier software than what they were already using. It's bad enough when VPs do this out of ignorance and disrespect, but this jackass added corruption to the mix.
 
4 days ago  
Cool, now do Splunk
 
4 days ago  

Locklear: he created his own limited liability firm, Unix Mercenary, LLC

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"It's a Unix scam. I know this!"

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4 days ago  
Uh-oh, Spaghetti-O's.
 
4 days ago  
Like the end of the article laying out all of the fines and prison time he " could " get .. More like he'll be given a 30 day suspended sentence and a $500 fine with a don't do that again sternly worded letter .. It's the American justice system ..
 
4 days ago  
And who was  paid under the table to greenlight that show?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

mikalmd: Like the end of the article laying out all of the fines and prison time he " could " get .. More like he'll be given a 30 day suspended sentence and a $500 fine with a don't do that again sternly worded letter .. It's the American justice system ..


Hmm - hard to say.  Hang on - we need to apply the justice test.

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4 days ago  
"He then urged employees to find a use for the software, despite their objections and the fact that Netflix was already using and paying for a competing product."

This shiat happens everywhere, even without kickbacks.
One offender is the U.S. federal govt.
What happens is that a vendor cultivates allies in the organization to help them develop and customize software supposedly adapted to the customers needs, so that the software is seen more as an internal product, at which point insiders have a vested interest in encouraging its use even after it's clear that it sucks balls....
 
4 days ago  

Animatronik: "He then urged employees to find a use for the software, despite their objections and the fact that Netflix was already using and paying for a competing product."

This shiat happens everywhere, even without kickbacks.
One offender is the U.S. federal govt.
What happens is that a vendor cultivates allies in the organization to help them develop and customize software supposedly adapted to the customers needs, so that the software is seen more as an internal product, at which point insiders have a vested interest in encouraging its use even after it's clear that it sucks balls....


For the Feds the selling point to the congresscritters would be "and I employee 5,090 people in your district. It would be a real shame if I had to shut down operations.
 
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