Also, unbundling caused 1000s of CLECs to pop up. But that was too much competition for the bells, so CLECs were shut out, restoring the monopoly/duopoly (depending on location). Had the unbundling continued, locking out bells from their own network, then we'd be much better off than Europe. But the government is bought and paid for (both sides), so we got the government we deserve by voting them in.
Transforming the copper/fiber network to a distribution-only model is what works best. Anything else fails.
The problem with fire isn't the fire, it's that the fire triggers automatic responses (disconnecting the power), and the room is sealed while the fire is investigated, before the power can be turned back on. So the "fire" almost never does damage beyond the system it started in, but will almost always take out a data center for a day.
35 merchants for a third party reseller sold the keys that someone bought from EA Origin using stolen credit cards.
Yes, Kinguin, an authorized reseller of Ubisoft, resold keys that were later invalidated for having come through "questionable" channels.
Rather than honoring the keys bought through an authroized reseller, Ubisoft, canceled them and is offering refunds (for the people who bought a real key from a real and authorized reseller).
That should be illegal. The "legal" answer would be for Ubisoft to honor all the keys that have been purchased, and track down the illegal person in the chain and hold them responsible, not hold the end user responsible for having bought a key from an authorized Ubisoft reseller.
Do you know what mark to market means? How do you do that with a bond that has no functional market?
If there is no market, then the value is zero. Which bonds do you assert have no value?
People that take loans they know they cannot pay are without blame when they cannot pay their loans?
I never said that. I'm saying that when the "high risk" group has a low level of defaults (well under historical averages), that it's not that group's fault when the frauds of the rich white male bankers are revealed.
But in the US, poor are only poor because they are lazy, so if you blame the poor, you are "safe" as they are all worthless sub-human creatures that deserve no sympathy. So they are truly the last group that's safe to discriminate against, regardless of what the oppressed rich white males assert.
And I'm referring to Belo, whose owners have ties to the West Texas oil fields. No, Mobile doesn't own Belo, but the owners of Belo have ties to oil.
Code "feels" smaller when it's compact. Also, having a single spacing method uniform across everyone makes for easier cut-and paste sharing. Having one person space things differently than another will result in decreased readability.
Also note, the total number of keys purchased fraudulently was not disclosed, nor was the number voided. Apparently, Ubisoft is banning and making people demand a refund to get a refund. Some people may think that they did something wrong, and won't ask for a refund. This will result in theft by Ubisoft. Because anyone who doesn't ask for a refund won't get it.
The "proper" way to handle this is to honor all the keys and try to recover money from the fraudulent distributor.
Yay, you are unique. but that doesn't add anything to the conversation. Most professional photographers will tell you "the best camera there is, is the one you have with you." The camera on the phone is popular because it's always with you. That's the "value" in the phone. It's so small and convenient that you *always* have it with you.
the only thing a tablet is better ar is battery life
You must not have kids. Or friends. Most tablets can survive a drop from 3 feet onto unpadded outdoor carpet (the standard cheap office carpet, glued to hard concrete, with no padding). However, I've never seen a laptop survive that. Maybe the special ruggedized ones could, but they are always much more expensive and much slower.