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What will be the outcome of the Holmes trial?

  • Acquitted.

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • Convicted, Slap on the Wrist

    Votes: 15 48.4%
  • Convicted, Less than 18 months

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • Convicted, 18-36 months

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Convicted, 3-5 years

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Convicted 5+ years

    Votes: 8 25.8%

  • Total voters
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Her story was very interesting. I suggest people read Bad Blood.

She, like Bernie Madoff, had what it took to build a great company… She just didn’t apply that leadership to something legitimate.

I voted Convicted, with a slap on wrist. She’s a woke, Clinton connected, leftie. Those types never get in real trouble.
 

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I read Bad Blood and it was an excellent book.
Now she’s pregnant… so she’ll likely go free. Slap on the wrist. Thanks for the poll!
 

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Looks like most people think she ain't doing time.
 

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I read the book - Bad Blood. Really enjoyed it, amazingly well written. Makes you angry.

Hyping your product to get funding while concealing your true progress and hoping that reality will eventually catch up to the hype continues to be tolerated in the tech industry.

General Mattis praised her...
Mattis went out of his way to praise her integrity. “She has probably one of the most mature and well-honed sense of ethics—personal ethics, managerial ethics, business ethics, medical ethics that I’ve ever heard articulated,” the retired general gushed.

Let's see what actually happens to her. I stand by my vote - not much. She'll get a slap on the wrist.
 

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"weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star"

- are you freakin' kidding me? The girl is a crook and a liar, lol. Treat her equally under the law, like anybody else.

I voted she will get a slap on the wrist because I'm a realist, but she ought to get a lot more than that.
 

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"weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star"

Sounds as if she was diagnosed with cancer and now we await the test results after several rounds of chemo, not someone who committed one of the worst frauds since Madoff.

Expect wrist slappage and a lot of mental gymnastics for the admonishment.
 

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I do not think there will be a good ending. When you run such a big scam and your victims are rich and powerful people, there is usually no good ending.

Remember Madoff turned himself in because high security prison is the safest place. He took all the blame and claimed he did it all alone, that doesn’t prevent his two sons being “suicided.”
 
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But if we notice, all the so-called successful startups are actually OLD.

[...]

Apple and Microsoft? Big computers downsized into homely-sized PCs and tablets.The best technology needs to be smaller, not bigger.
Theranos is also a good old lab for blood tests that should be downsized into small devices.
 

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I do not think there will be a good ending. When you run such a big scam and your victims are rich and powerful people, there is usually no good ending.

True, but those same people don't want her be the new face of corporate malfeasance, replacing Madoff.
 

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