No such thing any more. If it's a male, he's a terrorist and legitimate target nowadays. If she's a female, she's terrorist's family member and future suicide bomber. Win/win.
Is fraud not specifically doing things against regulations?
GW2 is not a pay once game. It's "microtransaction hell free to play model if you want to play the game with any comfort, but we'll charge you AAA price up front because we have good brand name" game. That's one of the reasons why so many people dropped it - after all the empty promises, they ended up making even legendaries puchasable from auction house with in game money, and in game money purchasable with real money strait from the developer. After spending months telling everyone they won't sell in game money for real money.
On the other hand as FF14 showed, people are fully willing to pay if you have a good game worth paying for. Problem was and still is that most people only pay for one sub at a time, so you need to produce enough quality to make people want to switch from WoW, or FF14, or whatever sub game they're playing. And quality level there is much higher than F2P.
That's the main reason why so many MMORPGs nowadays went F2P. Not that the model is great, but because bad and average games simply could not compete with WoW. F2P let's you release anything from average to shovelware and finance it at least for some time, as long as it's not completely awful.
But great F2P MMORPGs are essentially all P2P nowadays, and will likely remain this way for a while, simply because to compete in that market you need to provide people with consistent influx of high quality content. F2P budgets are simply not sufficient for that sort of thing, as SWTOR showed. When they went F2P, they had to drop the constant new content updates.
Actually it's a recipe for success. FF14 is doing quite well now after they fixed the idiocy of the first attempt of launching a crappy game and made a decent one. WoW is moving along with subscriber numbers that are a wet dream for any publisher.
If you can provide quality, people will happily pay. The issue is that few can match the quality of WoW, and that's what you're going against. FF14 is a good example - they have their own thing, and when they did it wrong, it wasn't enough to pull people off WoW. But when they did it right, they got the subscribers to stay.
On the other hand, free to play market is utterly oversaturated. You have to go against everything from juggernaughts like SWTOR to smaller and more niche titles like Firefall.
I always try to find a way to meet a manger and take them to lunch.
I'm surprised they're hungry, due to being stuffed full of straw and all.
Young says the MP3 files we're all listening to actually are pretty poor from an audio-quality standpoint and only contains about five percent of the audio from an original recording.
Obviously Young doesn't understand The Coastline Paradox. At a sufficiently high resolution of measurement, a wave contains infinite information. Any finitely sized digital recording actually contains 0.00000% of the information in the original signal.
Of course, that's only if you include all the information that our brains are incapable of distinguishing. The interpretation of waves by our brains is an inherently fuzzy process, and beyond a certain resolution there is no perceptible difference between a flawed and a perfect recording (even if you had the equipment and sound room to produce a sufficiently high quality set of vibrations in the air to reliably communicate that tiny difference to your tympanic membrane (you don't)).
Or, more succinctly: Extreme audiophilia is bunk.
Bizarrely, these so-called "baskets" that these alleged "experts" employ contain more than two items. "Scientists", what do they know, with all their "data" and "equations" and stuff?
It's funny when the financial press mistakes MtGOX (Magic the Gathering Online Exchange, lest we forget) for "Mt. Gox", like it was a mountain or something.
It's funny when pretentious Slashdot posters trot out some half-understood fact to sound important. Mt. Gox has gone by "Mt. Gox" for quite some time on mtgox.com, on Wikipedia, and on Bitcoin Charts -- as well as in common use in Bitcoin forums.
government dependent surfs
Gnarly to the max, dude! Like tubular, to-ta-lay!
Compare and contrast:
Let's roll back the clock and have them ONLY to only be allowed to fullfill the narrowly defined duties and responsibilities given by the US Constitution
we could increase the regulations in the US, to keep our fuels harvested here from going onto the open market, and keep more for us and keep our prices low.
Which amendment outlines the duty to subsidize your hobby by interfering with a business trying to sell its goods where they'll make most profit?
And the irony of "obamacare" is that it's an invention of the Heritage Foundation.
They're the ones that designed it.
That Obama, implementing the plans of communist sympathizers like the Heritage Foundation.
Inflation certainly grows the economy, as all assets denominated in dollars, see their valuations rise, because the value of a US dollar has fallen.
That's clearly not what he's referring to.
See Germany in the interwar era, or Zimbabwe a few years ago.
Or see Germany in the postwar era, or Switzerland at any time.
There you go. 2 all.