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Comment: Re:Where does the Fed claim to get power to ban th (Score 1) 110

by PopeRatzo (#49802385) Attached to: Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

I won't even get into the issue of the Anarchist claims that ANY government is necessarily illegitimate, coercively imposing its will on people who did not pre-approve this and are not attempting, themselves, to coerce others.

I think you just got into it.

Comment: Re:Easily fixed (Score 1) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49802307) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

Don't want to join the "rewards program?!?" -- great! You'll be spending more than I do every time you visit the store b/c I have a rewards card and you don't. You are subsidizing my purchases. Thank you!

Your "rewards program" allows your privacy to be violated. Your store thanks you.

Remember, you're personal information, spending habits, movement information, location, etc are worth something. And you're giving it away for pennies on the dollar. Have you ever read the EULA on your "rewards program"?

PT Barnum had a word for people who thought they were getting something for nothing.

Comment: Re: Easily fixed (Score 1) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49802265) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

I'm enjoying my Friday lunch Burger and fries at a restaurant that offers me a free meal every 10. Deal?

You really believe you're getting a "free" meal?

I guess it's true there's one born every minute.

And to maximize my savings? Order water to drink.

The Chinese have a term for people like you: schnorrer.

Comment: Re:Easily fixed (Score 1) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49801113) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

You missed the key word: RETAIL. Tesla isn't a retail store. Tesla is a vertical market

"Retail" only means the products are sold to the end user rather than a reseller.

Tesla is most certainly a retailer of cars, because you can go buy one from them right now.

JC Penney doesn't make their own clothes, they sell other people's clothes for more money than they spent on acquiring them

JC Penney most certainly makes their own clothes. In fact, they started by making their own clothes in 1914 and today they're betting their future on their own house brands.

https://fortune.com/2014/12/22...

Comment: Re:Ronnie Phone (Score 1) 336

It may have been an existing service, but one of the reason why it became known as the "Obamaphone" is because it was under the Obama administration that they started paying money to TV and cable channels for commercials to advertise how easy it is to get one

That's not true. They have become known as the "Obamaphone" because after the Republicans gave it that name, the Obama Administration just went ahead and embraced it (just like "Obamacare"). So when it turns out the program is successful and popular, Obama gets all the credit because the GOP gave it to him.

This is the reason Obama's been able to run circles around Republicans for eight years. As horrible as he is, he's about 10 times as clever as Republicans.

Comment: Re:Easily fixed (Score 1) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49801025) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

Tesla marketing starts with some sort of vague "cost" of a car after various "savings + incentives".

But those "savings and incentives" don't come from Tesla. They're not saying, "If you buy a car today, we'll give you a $1000 cash-back incentive". They're saying, "If you buy our car, you'll save money on gasoline, etc etc.

You must be able to see the difference.

Generally these companies are niche and don't have to rely on tricking or motivating a customer to switch

At least you admit that coupons are "tricking" customers.

Comment: Re:Easily fixed (Score 1) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49800993) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

"Limited-Time-Only!" Discounts are not an "All-American" practice -- they are a practice of global fucking civilization, you idiot.

Invented in the USA, perfected in the USA. Before you make a statement, do you even think to check whether or not it's true?

http://couponing.about.com/od/...

. So they sell them at a loss (or just break even) for a few weeks, get people hooked on them so you're never at a bbq without one, and THEN they yell out "Time to pay the piper, faggots!"

It's Friday, and that means they're fumigating 8chan. That's why they come here.

Comment: Re:APPS? x86 *APPS* (Score 1) 67

by drinkypoo (#49800587) Attached to: Emulator Now Runs x86 Apps On All Raspberry Pi Models

What the fuck ever happened to "program", "application", "software", or "code"?

It's never been unusual to call a program an application even in the Unix or PC world, but it's been standard to call programs "apps" in the Mac community since forever, because they have been known as "applications" in the official MacOS system parlance since forever - hence the file type flag of APPL and not PROG, SOFT, or CODE.

Comment: Re:Easily fixed (Score 1) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49800223) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

J.C. Penney tried this. It's become a textbook case study in retail management as to how not to run a retail store. Unfortunately, the "feeling of getting a bargain" is a powerful psychological motivator to purchase; treating customers like rational people is not.

That's why Tesla is failing so badly. They treat customers like rational human beings and don't give "incentives" and "cash back" and "0% financing".

And I guess that means that before coupons were invented, every company simply failed.

Comment: Re:Must...resist...gender-based rant! (Score -1, Troll) 81

by PopeRatzo (#49798735) Attached to: Feds Bust a Dark-Web Counterfeit Coupon Kingpin

I hope this scam works, and that it will mean the death of coupons as an inducement.

For the first time, I agree with you on something.

But coupons will persist so long as they keep appealing to the wives of this world.

You stupid cocksucker. You just had to ruin the moment with your ugly hatred of women.

The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife. -- Harry V. Wade

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