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read4me
read4me
12/4/2012 | 8:06:35 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
As one who reads many sites and mines constantly for research (this one included) it strikes me that I would rather see what others think of your research than what the writers of the research think of it. I agree with previous posts, at least go by the industry standard if you want to be taken seriously. Stop tootin' your own horn and trying so hard to please just the few that place ads on your site.
LR has potential if you let go of the ego and see what the readers need, not just what you want, or what you think future ad placers want you to say.
PhotonGolf
PhotonGolf
12/4/2012 | 8:06:30 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms

Hey read ...

I do a lot of mining too. Can you tell me your mines? I look at WDM Sol'ns, Lightwave, TelecomWeb, Converge, and LR (which seems to be the most up-to-date).

Got any others you'd recommend?

Also, where are the best message boards if I want to read/post about component technology?

THanks,

P

PS LR ... I like that you respond. Maybe J101 says not to because journalists would have to be more accountable!
Scott Raynovich
Scott Raynovich
12/4/2012 | 8:06:14 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
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ownstock
ownstock
12/4/2012 | 8:06:06 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
Scott:

I trust your message re-posting the TOU does not mean we cannot copy and post under the terms of "fair use"...if not, you have already violated your own TOU!!!

From the fed law website:

"...the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."

I might add that your TOU does not spell this out...and IMHO it should.

:-)

-Own
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson
12/4/2012 | 8:06:03 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
You summed it up yourself by saying that you do not like or understand humor. Get away from your PC and get a life. Cynical, pissy people like yourself are the main reasons for the rest of us to have humor. You are obviously not one who smokes a fatty on vacation or any other time for that matter.
On another note, how do you expect Light Reading to know which companies you like or dislike?
Keep up the great work Light Reading.
cfaller
cfaller
12/4/2012 | 8:06:03 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
I think Me was being sarcastic...
Me
Me
12/4/2012 | 8:06:02 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
Thanks for the response. Please reread a little more critically and you may see that my post was tongue in cheek.

I find the whining on this site hilarious. This is by far the best site for news on our industry. I think Dan Rather is outrageously biased. Instead of allowing him to give me a coronary each night I just tune into Fox news. If I didn't like the reporting and sarcasm of Lightreading I would just go elsewhere.

But you are right I don't smoke fattys on vacation or otherwise.

jzanthony
jzanthony
12/4/2012 | 8:05:57 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
Dear Me,

You should be so lucky that don't have 'm.e' or 'ME' as your pc O/S. ME = Mindless Excrement. Thank you Billy Goates & all the little msft sheep, for that pile of toad code.
Then you would have something to drip about. Maybe you do have m.e.& that's why you piss & moan about LR...bad for the digestion, you see.
I like LR..its HUMOUR is great..its techno is fine..its on the right wavelength, its sites clearly set on the right sights.
Buy some books on British humour..that will help,
get an OED..Oh, Oxford English Dictionary. Good luck. Larf, don't barf..
Yours, US...or THEM,

Me
Me
12/4/2012 | 8:05:53 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
"You should be so lucky that don't have 'm.e' or 'ME' as your pc O/S. ME = Mindless Excrement"

I have just Me. Just plain old Me.

I will amend my complaint and add bicycle manufacturers along with foriegn soap manufacturers to my list of companies that should be allowed to advertise on LR. Until WSJ NYT CBS etc. ad nauseum allow companies they write about to advertise I am sticking to my guns. But I still ask them not to pick on the companies I like, that just isn't fair.
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson
12/4/2012 | 8:05:39 PM
re: Optical Oracle Rates Private Firms
ME, You are absolutely correct! I did not look to see if there were previous messages. Had I done so, I might have gotten your humor. Apologies for not doing so.
I still suggest the fatty though.
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