Ok, that's fine - but only if we stop letting all the Coal Plants dump their pollution into the atmosphere for free....
You mean there might be a REASON to use iodized salt instead of all-natural, feel-good-warm-and-fuzzy Gourmet Sea Salt??
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I say...
"This is why law enforcement needs to actually follow the law."
Except that's NOT what the conniving bastards behind this will take away from this.
THEY will take away the fact that they need to ram through even HARSHER laws that prevent the need for apologies.
Why yes I'm bitter and cynical, why do you ask?
If you read the intro to the baen free library (http://www.baen.com/library/intro.asp) you'll find that they discovered that freely available DRM-Free downloads of books CONSISTENTLY increase sales of actual physical copies.
So I'd say there's a good chance the same principles you talked about in your experience with Bandcamp hold true for eBooks too.
If only there were a way to search for information like that
Au Contraire - the susceptibility to cold was perfectly understood by the engineers.
Management is another story, but the engineers knew what the consequences of launching in conditions that cold would be. (see Roger Boisjoly)
The fact that the guy you replied to didn't realize the submission meant exactly what it said - microtransactions are, in and of themselves, neither good or bad. They simply are. It's how the developer uses them that determines if it's good or bad.
But people don't work that way. Once some "thing" that is not inherently "good" or "bad" has a "bad" association in someone's mind, that thing is "bad". Never mind that the next instance of "thing" that they meet may be used in a "good" manner - they've already internalized the "thing == bad" rule and will blindly apply that to every other instance of "thing" that they meet.
...So an Apple iPhone Engineer walks into a bar...
I have four words: "Games and Legacy Apps"
That explains pretty much every windows install I'm personally aware of (including my own)
Either people want to play their games or they have to use/support legacy apps for a business that it doesn't want to take the time, expense and risk of replacing.
I'd be interested to see what you've got. I got it "running", but only for certain lengths of time - it inevitably crashes every 15-30 minutes.
Not for DOS-era games, but the ones that came just after that (Dungeon Keeper 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Need For Speed 4, etc)
I've spent a lot of hours trying to get those games running reliably in a Win7 environment with no success (compatibility mode, virtual machines, etc).
Not to detract from your overall point, but Minecraft enters Beta in 5 days:
You also missed that private schools get to select students to avoid all the problem students that suck down lots and lots of resources in the public school system, so Private Schools can more efficiently use their resources.
Don't kid yourself, States rights went the way of the Dodo when the Union States went along with the federal government's plan to override the other states exercising their rights to withdraw from a "voluntary" union - that cemented the Federal Government as the higher power. Any protestations to the contrary since then have been empty wind and useless wishes.
I have 4 year old twins, one is ADHD and one is not. We spent a year working our way down the list of possible solutions before we got to the point where it was either medicate her or let her fail. No it wasn't just personality or low tolerance for an active kid.
The Therapist's office was set up as a diagnostic tool - 120 linear feet of shelf space, all at kid level, just CRAMMED with toys. My son would pick a toy, play for a bit, pick another toy, play for a bit, etc.
My daughter was a ferret on crystal meth, bouncing from point to point, rarely stopping long enough to even TOUCH THE TOY SHE WAS LOOKING AT.
She's on medication now (not ritalin, but I tend to forget the name of it) and she's still a very active 4 year old. But the meds take enough of the edge off her fidgets that she can actually stop and complete tasks if she wants to. We're still doing therapy to help her learn habits that will let her succeed in school and life.
When we got the diagnosis (two separate diagnoses, actually) I was dead set against medication - lucky for my daughter's therapist, she indicated that medication was a last resort or I would've walked out of her office then and there. But after a year of trying various non-medicinal treatments with zero success, we finally tried medication.
Anyone who says all ADHD diagnoses are just "kids being kids" needs to pull their head out.