Do they? Have you read the contract? It is possible that the contract has a termination clause in the event of death. It is also quite likely that advocating or promoting suicide is a violation of the terms of service. Contracts have fine print for a reason.
Don't they? Have YOU read the contract? Is it fair to assume that documenting one's own reasons for suicide constitutes promoting it?
Indeed, contracts do have fine print for a reason. That reason is for high and mighty business thugs such as yourself to be able to dick over little guys without making them aware of it beforehand. It's pretty simple - Yahoo was caught trying to (quietly) weasel out of their responsibilities to avoid backlash for hosting speech that they realized would be unpopular with some people. A spineless move.
You'll have to excuse recoiledsnake. He's been singing the praises of the XBone's grand vision and customer appeal for weeks, so MS's recent policy reversal coupled with the head of the division getting shit-canned was a heavy blow. Around E3 he was making an endless stream of posts pumping the XBone which rose almost immediately to +4 or +5, and then eventually fell back down to troll status. Clearly this indicates an anti-MS conspiracy on slashdot.
Why exactly he cares so deeply that people acknowledge Ballmer's new role as temporary is beyond me. It's not like anyone is going to give a flying fuck what suit eventually settles into this position.
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Why do games need to be backward compatible. It's not as if you will throw away your XBox360 when you buy an XBox One.
Because it's a pain in the ass to have to keep the old console hooked up / get it out of the closet for those occasions when you want to play an old game.
Yeah, yell, any drunken sailor that almost double the value of my investment in one year (you have to click on the button) is alright with me
The question is why. What has Yahoo actually done in the last year to justify a near doubling of their share price? Have they put out a new product that everyone loves which is making them gobs of money? Unless you consider canceling work-from-home and paying out a shitload of money for a half-assed content summarizing app stroke of genius
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I think Harrison Ford would actually be in complete agreement with you. I recall an interview with him where he was recounting his early career and how he eventually became a big name actor. Basically, in a minor role as a bus boy, he had been pulled aside by a movie exec and told that he didn't have the 'star power' required to make it in Hollywood. The exec cited another popular actor of the era and said that he was easily recognizable as a star, even in a similar minor role. Ford replied something like "I thought the audience was supposed to be seeing a bus boy, not a movie star".
I managed to find part of the interview here:
Relevant bit starts 40 seconds in, but unfortunately it does not include Ford's rebuttal to the exec.
Yea, I actually gave Apple too much credit by implying that these attributes were rolled into a single design patent. They were all distinct but asserted simultaneously against Samsung during the trial as a combination of design and utility patents.
Let me ask though, do you think that strengthens or weakens the validity of design patents? I mean, did you even look at the ornamental tablet design patent you're linking to above? Completely devoid of any specific or unique characteristics whatsoever
Your post is the ejaculation of a frothing fanboy.
Double-blind experiments are a tiny subset of the types of studies which happen in engineering and science. Yes, they do serve the useful purpose of mitigating 'fudging' of the results by the subjects and the researchers themselves, which is important when the chances of conflict of interest or bias are high (such as with drug trials).
As has been pointed out though, there are significant benefits to having researchers be more hands-on with their experiments. These range from making sure the experimental plan is being properly followed, sanity checks on the measured data (before weeks are wasted gathering bad data), revisions to the plans or equipment if required, coming up with additional tests in a slightly modified setup to verify any 'surprises' in the data, etc. You might be surprised at how often overlooked issues are discovered just by the person being there.
Of course, if you're one of those people who thinks every researcher is going to fudge data, compute a thousand different test statistics to fit their preconceived outcomes, modify the experiment in senseless ways until it gives them the outcomes they want, hide data that doesn't fit a certain model, etc., then I doubt any system of experimentation is going to be good enough for you.