That's called Inflation.
Ever play the Telephone game?
Being Trained, and being Trained-to-Train are two different things.
weird, when I do that, Windows 'boops' at me
Or just a very successful troll.
So you're saying they should tax software whenever it goes via the internet?
As a matter of fact, they don't have to accept it...
But if they refuse it, payment has been 'tendered' and the loan satisfied, and no more payments need to be made.
Consider the expression, when eating at a restaurant, and the owner says 'Your money's no good here.' which means your meal is 'on the house'.
I've been through this with the courts themselves; I tried to pay a small fine (one of those 'mandatory even if innocent' ones...) 3 times over a 45 day period, but because their systems were in disorder they were unwilling to accept the cash payment at the appropriate clerks office during posted business hours.
When they later tried to send me a bill for it, I sent a letter back explaining that they had refused to accept my legal tender multiple times, in front of witnesses, and that I considered the matter closed. It's been 8 years, and nothing further has occurred, nothing is on my credit, I can renew my drivers license, etc.
You haven't seen the freeways around here...
Then sell the bill to a collection agency.
Unfortunetly, I'm a reader, not a writer, but I've been thinking, in a sci-fi context, about a creature on a water planet that evolved tool making ability in a gas pocket inside their body.
Imagine a whale-sized creature with a dozen prehensile tongues, breathing through it's nose, while building machine parts inside it's mouth.
(now, add a Japanese schoolgirl...)
How many people will be displaced by global warming that could have been mitigated if we were using nuclear instead of fossil fuels?
'climate change' lies squarely at the feet of the willfully ignorant hippies.
"A teacher, an administrative assistant, a nurse, a librarian, medical data entry, child care."
How many of those are 'chosen' by women, as opposed to being effectively closed to men?
Teacher, nurse, child care... any man who wants to pursue those careers is likely to be automatically suspected of being a pedophile.
Are we talking about a spherical poodle?
1) Setup a hog farm
2) Offer to sell land to neighbors for 200% of market value so they can shut it down.
Keep a copy in a different building to protect against fire/flood/theft/etc.