They are doing harm to the school (financially) and its image. Why should they remain as students? They don't run the place and they don't get to make this call.
Defending the suit costs the college money. Hence, wasting the endowment.
"Due process" has nothing to do with filing frivolous lawsuits without standing. That's just harassment. They didnt' like something so they are whining. They don't get to waste the college's endowment that way.
And they'd be justified.
So, "journalists" get to make noise in the sphere of public opinion but are to be immune from the negative repercussions of said attention? Quite a deal for them, I say. Especially when many take money to alter the focus of their writings, or otherwise have a political axe to grind.
Your attitude is naive in the extreme.
There is seriously no point in explaining to these nimrods that they are being (semi-)expertly fleeced by con men. Con men suitable for their dulled senses, at least. They'll either learn with time, or they won't. The fact that they are still willing to dump tons of money on games - moreover, with Kickstarter, even worse than the usual 'prerelease' scam* - indicates the foolishness beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Imagine an alternative situation where a food retailer crowdfunded "Christmas Dinner". You donate your money, and they remove the previously promised turkey and replace it with Spam on December 23. Would these same morons argue that Spam was better for you at that point? I think they would...
* Why on earth would you ever give money to a retailer or even a manufacturer for a vaporware product? Ever.
In 1984 no one bought an IBM PC with 16k of RAM. 256K was normal, larger sizes less so, but not entirely unheard of. 640K was growing common within a couple of years, but the great RAM price spike of the late 80s (something like $1k a meg) put a little bit of a damper on that.
You can't get governments to stop doing this shit, though. All you can do is minimize the size of government - starve the beast - so it can't do more of this crap. The group mind is a feeble thing and easily swayed emotionally.
Because multicast is complicated. You think it's easy - it is not. The professional tools for distributing multicast are not ready for prime time and the consumer hardware doesn't know how to deal with it at all. It's not as simple as sparse mode vs dense mode, even. Try doing multicast with multiple links not run by the same provider, for instance.
You are losing and will continue to lose on the political stage. Stew in that nicely, douchebag, as the temperature rises. Or maybe not...
You are missing the point. Attacking "denialism" doesn't advance the cause even a bit. Most of us have come to the conclusion that something is happening with climate. The thing is, no one is willing to take on a vow of poverty to stop an ambiguous threat that we can't even quantify is amenable to being stopped by humans.
An asteroid can hit us tomorrow and despite all of our grandiose schemes, my feeling is that we won't be able to get our shit together to do anything about it when the time comes. Ditto climate. It's just not worth crippling economies for decades, perhaps centuries, to try to affect the problem. Idealists can drone on about the need for immediate action, but it'll never get traction as soon as it hits pocketbooks, employment and food supplies.
You'd better hope the shooting doesn't start anytime soon. Guess who has most of the guns?
Markets are the most efficient way to find the value of anything. Setting an artificially high value for labor harms those seeking jobs, minimizing the number that become available. The government is a blunt instrument and cannot possibly adjust the value appropriately.
Moreover, those who want to raise the minimum wage, like you, are looking toward the forlorn hope of a "living wage" being the actual minimum value of labor. It is not, and never will be equivalent. Minimum wage means minimum requirements - educational, responsibility and social requirements all bound into one. If you are making minimum wage that means that you aren't expected to have any distinguishing characteristic. If your level of ambition and accomplishment is to be entirely undistinguished and achieve nothing more than the absolute minimum, then living in poverty is what you deserve, since you aren't interested in doing better than that. In this way, we encourage effort on the part of all that are capable of same.
He was apparently 293 lbs. That's bigger than me and i'm huge. (6' 7" and 265)