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some have been with IBM for many years !
37 years !
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where does it say that?
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Amazon, Google, Apple, etc, are running them out of business.
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It is in the news,just go to Yahoo-IBM or MARKET Watch or Wall Street Journal,also a discussion on Layoff.com
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Amazon, Google, Apple, etc, are running them out of business.
ORCL,MSFT,CRM,CSCO as well.
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ORCL,MSFT,CRM,CSCO as well.
Yep. IBM has to get with the times or go out of business. They have been propped up by government contracts and not much else for decades.

Unless you work for IBM or you're holding IBM stock.. I don't see why anyone would care.
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thats why it is listed under Everything else!
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Yep. IBM has to get with the times or go out of business. They have been propped up by government contracts and not much else for decades.

Unless you work for IBM or you're holding IBM stock.. I don't see why anyone would care.
they have many corporate customers running applications on mainframe,you would think this gives them an advantage to sell other products.
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some have been with IBM for many years !
37 years !
It's actually closer to 2000 workers and I do feel sorry for them and there families.
This is becoming a bad world, the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer.
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They should start robotic and automation businesses.
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They should start robotic and automation businesses.
The whole point is to keep people in jobs, not to replace them with Robots, I think you been watching to much TERMINATOR.
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The whole point is to keep people in jobs, not to replace them with Robots, I think you been watching to much TERMINATOR.
Building robots creates jerbs though.
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The press release said 1700,it looks like majORrity will be in USA/
But if it is 2000,I am not surprised.
They are laying off many who worked with Watson Health.
400 in Costa Rica,
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Building robots creates jerbs though.
yeah,robot repair men !
I want to watch a program on PBS via Roku,it SAID go to PBS.ORG/ACTIVATE and enter the code given to me on my TV set.
I did and robot name Ryan ask for my code,my name and phone number,then he said or it said give me $34.99 to activate the code as we need it to spend on internet bla bla bla?
I replied NO,but it just keep nagging for $34.99??
Does it make sense?
I can watch PBS with my cable provider,but just want to stream it?
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yeah,robot repair men !
I want to watch a program on PBS via Roku,it SAID go to PBS.ORG/ACTIVATE and enter the code given to me on my TV set.
I did and robot name Ryan ask for my code,my name and phone number,then he said or it said give me $34.99 to activate the code as we need it to spend on internet bla bla bla?
I replied NO,but it just keep nagging for $34.99??
Does it make sense?
I can watch PBS with my cable provider,but just want to stream it?
Need more deets as to what happens on screen when you say no.

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well ,I copied the code from my TV screen and come back to my pc,type in pbs.org/activate ,but get a 411 message,site not found.
according to some old instructions of Roku,I am supposed to go to My Roku,click on PBS and then it will prompt me for the code.
But the PBS logo when I click on it wont open,so I went to another site where there is live support,it asked for my name,phone and code.
then it asked for $34.99,there is an option of refuse,agree,I chose refuse,then it then said it need money to pay for upkeep and new enhancement,now I wonder if this is a scam,but there is no other way to activate.
May be I should ask Roku,but Roku does not seem to have customer service,why the hack is its stock going to $100.share?
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well,I just tried again,get a code from the TV screen and then come back to my PC,open Chrome and typed in PBS.ORG/ACTIVATE,the screen is there,type in the code and now I am watching PBS on my TV set.
No live support asking for my name and phone number and $34.99?
That was last night,I wonder if this is a scam site.
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They used to be innovative but that was decades ago.
Not sure what IBM does now that cannot be done any number of other companies - for cheaper.
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When mainframe was where you do all your processing,IBM is KING,DEC,Sperry ,Wang cant compete.
Then comes the PC with its operating system,Didnt IBM come up with an operating system of its own?
IBM employees do not seem to adapt well outside IBM,is it the IBM culture or they just cant do the grunt work?
IBM pays well and offers good benefits,and they have to look smart and dress smart,
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well,I just tried again,get a code from the TV screen and then come back to my PC,open Chrome and typed in PBS.ORG/ACTIVATE,the screen is there,type in the code and now I am watching PBS on my TV set.
No live support asking for my name and phone number and $34.99?
That was last night,I wonder if this is a scam site.
This relates to IBM how? I'm just wondering...
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it is related to an earlier thread on robots/AI.
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yeah,robot repair men !
I want to watch a program on PBS via Roku,it SAID go to PBS.ORG/ACTIVATE and enter the code given to me on my TV set.
I did and robot name Ryan ask for my code,my name and phone number,then he said or it said give me $34.99 to activate the code as we need it to spend on internet bla bla bla?
I replied NO,but it just keep nagging for $34.99??
Does it make sense?
I can watch PBS with my cable provider,but just want to stream it?
That's nuts. I think somebody was attempting to scam you.. but I'm not sure how you would have ended up somewhere where a guy was asking for $35. The most Roku apps do is ask you to link your cable provider. My wife does all the Roku activations but I would have assumed that a channel broadcast over the air for free wouldn't require you to link your cable provider on Roku.

Really weird you were asked for money, lol.
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