I bet half the fans will accept a much smaller amount of inexplicable error, and half will demand a smaller amount of explicable error. They may go so far as to pick colors to help identify their preferred choice, and possibly even associate an animal or ethnicity with their selection.
It's something like a form of censorship. The internet supports that, right?
A better model is one where we assume (unless demonstrated otherwise) that everyone in the profession at hand is striving in good faith for excellence
Perhaps via a modernized version of the Hippocratic oath?
Same: "I think I'll take this class. It's an easy A".
Different: "But this is only to get my GPA up. Once I get into college, I'll take harder courses."
Lack of organization I can understand, as that exists nearly everywhere. But I'm kind of surprised that in general, there isn't an instinct to protect their turf in the workplace in those regions.
"We reserve the authority to restrict distribution and sue you if you don't follow our requirements" How do you do that? With a license.
How do you enforce said license? With copyright law.
I recall someone saying that companies can be wary of a 'bare license'. They prefer to have a purchase contract accompany a commercial software license, which elaborates inter-party financial or other penalties for violation, rather than relying on local and federal laws for enforcement.
I couldn't find the original reference, but this document describes some of the legal and situational differences between a bare license and one accompanied by a contract.
I bill them a lot
They don't ask me to feel sorry for them.
I dont think you're billing them enough
Hardware reproduction requires expensive facilities and thus reproduction is easily preventable without intrusive law.
Until it doesn't.
RED ALERT! RED ALERT! 20-something, registered account, posting on Slashdot -- bring out the old-fartifier, stat!
there's no way to know if you're swapping packets with a dog or the bank that claims to safeguard your money
Those are my choices? I'm going with the dog.
It’s unclear how much of the AshleyMadison user account data has been posted online. For now, it appears the hackers have published a relatively small percentage of AshleyMadison user account data and are planning to publish more for each day the company stays online.
Modern advertising and PR learned quite a bit from the propaganda on both sides during WW2. It chooses music and images to elicit specific emotions such as feeling that something is missing in your life, or you're too fat, or that with this product people will like you. Have you noticed the recent uptick in television advertisements featuring veterans that have absolutely nothing to do with veterans?
"Oh thank God! She made it home in one piece, and her dog missed her so much. Now go buy whatever-the-fuck dogfood we're selling or you don't support our troops!"
Huh -- the only thing I got from those commercials was, "Wow, that dog missed her so much it would probably be happy eating old shoes for the rest of its life if she's around. We should probably stop sending troops out on more than one deployment."
Count me in! I'll have an affair, with Sonic and All-Stars Racing! In fact, forget the affair!
I haven't had a girlfriend or had time to play games for so long, I actually can't remember which is more fun anymore. I just made myself sad.
I wonder if someone got laid off or feels screwed out of IPO shares?
I'll bet someone felt in their heart that the company promised one thing in good faith, then cheated on them.