You obviously aren't paying your required rent to your politicians.
I imagine this kid will get what he deserves, but what about the CRA? They should've immediately taken their servers offline until they were patched. Will anyone get any heat for that?
If I use 100GB/month, but only when nobody else is online, I'm not impacting anyone else and I'm only very marginally increasing the ISP's cost. If you want a pricing structure that actually reflects what the market will bear and would adjust buyers habits at the appropriate times, you need congestion based pricing. But I can't think of a good way to implement that, which isn't confusing.
Err, typo. Simple, add $199 for a copy of Windows, and you have an equivalent Windows machine, duh.
Simple, add $199 for a copy of Windows, and you have an equivalent Apple machine, duh.
If you had as much money as Google, you could too.
Given they are not a charity, I don't see the issue. Maybe they have 200 people just fetching coffee that they just realized don't really contribute to the company. Layoffs are often a way to gid rid of dead weight.
The thought had crossed my mind that I would love Craig Ferguson as the Doctor. "I know!"
Yes. And that's one of the reasons why we need regulated capitalism. It's a means of harnessing sociopaths. In unregulated capitalism, the sociopaths will run rampant with their businesses. In communist societies, lacking other outlets, the sociopaths seem to take power in the government where they tend to do a lot more harm.
I already saw Philips version of this called the Hue at the local hardware store.
When Amazon says that they'd like to sell some books below wholesale, and claims that the agency model prevents that, they are lying their asses off. They could easily get around that restriction. The simplest way being by offering an account credit on certain books. The problem with that approach from Amazon's perspective is that it would reveal how large the subsidy is. Doesn't matter to the consumer, but it is competitive information they wouldn't want public.
On the other hand, if the agency model prevents Amazon from negotiating a different wholesale price than Apple pays, then that is collusion. I'm not sure it rises to the level of needing a government crackdown, but it is slimy none the less.
And the flip side of this is that Amazon of course would be happy to subsidize book sales and Kindles to drive people to the Amazon store to buy other things. Which in turn could have the anti-competitive effect of making tablets from Apple, Samsung, and others over priced by comparison and push them out of the market.
It doesn't matter which way the courts rule on this one, the consumer loses.
I was completely convinced by his argument until you replied with using bold letters and completely blew his argument out of the water. I'm totally on your side now.
I've told this to several of my friends, that mining Bitcoins is a mechanism to convert carbon into currency. Where I live, that life cycle looks like coal -> electricity -> Bitcoin. Of course you have to pay for that electricity, which pretty much guarantees that while you're melting the polar caps due to your mining, you're also loosing money at the same time.
Of course, you're probably not paying for the electricity. Your parents, or employer, or some other unwitting person probably is. Which means your shitting on the environment and stealing at the same time. Way to go!
I'm a bit of a literalist when it comes to laws, so I don't like this judges ruling. That said, he should have never been put into this position in the first place.
We shouldn't have laws specifying cell phones and driving. Distracted driving laws should be sufficient. If the penalties for distracted driving are two weak, then fix that. There's no need to specify exactly what distracted driving is. I'd rather leave that up to the cop and a jury.
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb