I can't say whether it is a sound investment or not - only time will tell. I just am certain it is not an example of the broken window fallacy.
Better article (with sort of a picture of the phenomenon)
Note to Wall Street investor types: the best guy in the business is scrupulous to the point of rigorously avoiding even the appearance of impropriety. Warren Buffett became a gazillionaire without bending the rules and throwing ethics aside.
If you feel you have to cheat to get ahead, then openly admit that you're not very good at your job. Go ahead: look in the mirror and say "I suck too much to play it honestly". If you can't do that, then maybe you need to evaluate your decision making.
No, this guy needs to go away because he was breaking the law - not because of how much he broke it.
No, he needs to go away because he didn't give the government it's cut of the action. That's how Wall Street can trigger a decade-long economic recession and nobody goes to jail, but one guy running a website faces infinity years in the electric chair while being anally abused by goats.
This has nothing to do with how little or much he broke the law -- it's about setting an example: Don't steal. The government hates competition.
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Has the gaming industry really not yet reached the point where a female character can be portrayed without enormous breasts spilling out of her costume?
I've got nothing wrong with enormous breasts or skimpy costumes, but is the gaming industry really happy being a male-only endeavor?
Games are filled with adolescent depictions of women and male characters with enormous powerful leg muscles, indicating that the young men who play games must be pretty sexually conflicted. Actually that sounds about right.
Seriously, in Arkham Origins, for some reason Batman's legs are drawn completely out of proportion to the rest of his body. He's supposed to be a big strong guy, but I don't remember him looking like a normal athlete on the top half and Mr Universe on the bottom half.
There are lots of examples of male characters drawn as old and skinny, short and fat, strong and weak, handsome and ugly. But the female characters in those same games are all triple-E cups and dressed as if by Frederick of Hollywood.
And yet, interestingly, if you look at the characters that players design for themselves (when the games give them the opportunity), they tend to look a lot more like normal people. I've seen people playing Saints Row IV as middle-aged black women and balding Hispanic construction workers. And yet, when the developers define the look of the character, it's always the same thing.
Before I switched to FreeBSD, Linux always seemed to have headaches with shared library problems, with some apps not working with some versions of shared libraries and a general nuisance being made with multiple versions of shared libraries being around.
I think you're thinking of Windows. Linux works because it can have multiple versions of the same library, and minor versions are compatible, so you only need one copy of each major version to remain compatible with old software.
Given the size of storage generally available now, is it really so bad to have statically linked binaries?
Uh, yes. Do you really want to have to download a new copy of every single application on the system when there's a security fix for the standard C library?
That said, Windows isn't much better off when every program has its own copy of zlib.dll and you have to update fifty of them when a new security fix is released.
Security is done by analyzing the machine code and only allowing "safe" operations.
Some of us didn't even believe that the first time we were told it was 'secure'.
Yup, I played against a guy a couple of times years ago. On the third turn he started drawing cards, shuffling his library, taking turns, and suddenly I was hit with a 38 point drain life before I got another turn. It was incredibly sick and broken. Even worst, it wasn't like he drew his nut hand, his deck was doing this consistently.
I have a couple of decks with nasty combos (nothing that fast or broken). One of my favorite was to toss a fire whip on a marsh viper....with a seeker of skybreak and vitalize in the deck, dealing 10 poison counters between the end of my opponents turn and the beginning of mine actually happens occasionally.
It also worked a few more times than Queen Sliver/Ashnod's Altar/Heartstone; though less fun as I don't get to declare "I summon infinite creatures, sacrifice an infinite number of them for infinite life, and sacrifice another infinity of them to do infinite damage directly to you" (or I wait to attack next turn if I don't have victual and/or acidic slivers out)
Building infrastructure to handle peak power is economically inefficient. By giving an incentive for consumers to reduce power consumption during peak times, you avoid the cost of building infrastructure that sits idle most of the time.
Of course, in a market which isn't heavily regulated by government, your customers just say 'what is this shit? I'm not paying you more for things because you refuse to build infrastructure, I'm taking my business to to your competitors.'
Or, in a power market that is heavily regulated, they buy a generator like the rest of the Third World.
Wow thanks! That explains why I never saw a rule change, I had started playing before 6th, but I don't think I ever really sat down with a rule book and read the intricacies until then (nor uttered the dreaded phrase "at the end of your turn I...." ) so I never realized it was a change!
That really is an excellent writeup of the rule change and consequences and even explains some curiosities like why power sink would be worded the way it is; talk about a nerf! Though, tapping you out is still pretty nasty in a larger game (we recently had an 8 person free for all, it took HOURS; especially with all the extort and lifelink out there now)
As an aside.... since the wife started up magic night a few weeks ago, someone told us mana burn was gone; and "Mana burn still exists" became our first house rule.... which was hilarious when our BIL came over with his ancient mono red and cast some mana flares.
Re Go being statically linked: great! It's meant to be a language for writing services. Those are typically deployed by creating a giant tarball of all the artifacts needed to deploy a service, copying it to all the hosts that will run it, extracting in place, and restarting. In this case, the tarball is the compiled executable. You can copy it to its server and have everything required to run it in a single tidy package.
Contrast with a Java deployment where the tarball will contain many JAR files, etc. Rolling back to a previous version either involves a symlink shuffle and restart or updating CLASSPATH to point to the old version. The Go equivalent is stopping the service and running the previous binary.
Static linking would be a pain in the ass for replacing everything in
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