These numbers don't seem to make much sense to be. Perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but if the revenue isn't coming from operations, where is it coming from? Do you have a link to where these numbers are coming from?
Sorry, but no it doesn't have to be a rental disc. Rental discs were an industry con with earlier releases, higher quality, etc tapes that cost 80-120 a pop compared to 20 dollars or like blockbuster set up profit sharing with the studios in exchange for some exclusive features/releases.
The way I understand it is first sale doctrine enables you to resell anything that you purchase to another. Which is how the rental agreement gets structured if the studios try to restrict use. The rental company contends that they are selling the video to the customer and later buying the video back at a discounted rate. Studios have challenged this and lost. So when studios refused to sell to Redbox a couple of years ago, all redbox did was go into walmart and purchase copies and put those discs into their vending machines.
I mean they sue people that don't have the resources to fight back in court therefore effectively winning.
Shrug, I just don't deal with them. Others can continue to do so, but I've no wish to deal with a company that sues their own users.
What? Price of a T1 hasn't changed? Funny, my personal T1 line back in the late 90s ran 1500 a month, now that same service is offered for 450 a month or less.
Has deflation hit the economy to such and extent that 450 is now equivalent to 1500 back in the day?
What do you mean "new" precedent? This is standard operations mode for Blizzard, they sue period and they win because they have deep pockets. The cases don't settle until they have won.
I'm happy to say that I haven't bought a blizzard game or played any that I didn't own since the bnet incident.
In 1983, I was using a modem to log into tymnet to get to compu-serve to play games, chat, etc. There were multiple bbs system around etc The Apple and commodore had already been out for years. And this was all consumer stuff. I remember playing star trek games on the mainframe terminals as far back as '76. To think that there weren't plenty of ways to remotely access a system at this time is clearly someone that didn't play with the stuff at that time. By the time the IBM PC was introduced in 1981 there were already loads of people running bbs's for fun. IBM was rather late to the show personally.
It was a book of tricks, but it was also about showing possibilities that many people overlooked. The book iirc didn't just show specific tricks, but went into the though process behind how those tricks were developed and went in depth about how they were implemented. So it was a primer course to developing your own tricks. As such it was more than just a trick book.
My problem isn't with the information provided, my problem is how they are framing the summary. It comes across as an emotional plea rather than actually providing knowledge/data. The message is getting lost in the rhetoric, imo.
Okay, I can be pretty dense when it comes to reading between the lines, but even I notice a heavy dose of agenda in this summary. It's a good thing the anti-GMO folks have a crystal ball to see the future clearly.
I guess we need our daily dose of propaganda though.
Funny, I read about congress all the time. Does that make them stupid or smart?
What do you mean joke???
Under ACA you are forced to pay some insurance company. Most insurance companies allow a choice of doctors, so people aren't forced to pay quack doctors. They chose to.
Likely to prevent quacks from diagnosing patients with problems and then charging an arm and a leg to fix the problem. Why they would do with with "sciency" stuff and not with the homeopathic and herbal supplement market confuses me, but government regulation is sometimes fairly illogical.
The ruling is on, "made the information available for public download on a P2P network" there are plenty of private p2p services. If you make your information available to everyone then of course the police don't need to go through red tape to get that information. Non-story
Slashvertisement, looks like a phone with a camera you can flip from one side to another rather than just having two cameras. No real information from the link.