There is the little detail about his inability to follow up on Minecraft's success with another marketable game.
The price is just so unbeleivably high for Mojang. It's like having a winning lottery ticket, and some one offering to buy it off you for 20x its value. $2B pays for alot of fine scotch to wipe away the taste of crow.
Take the money and run. There is nothing in Mojang worth $2B
What Mom should be doing:
- Mom disables all Google Play purchases without a password prompt. Doing their bit to ensure their child cant rack up $$$ of purchases.
And Goggle wasn't allowing that as an option, hense the lawsuit. Glad to see you agree with the decision.
Annex Central America (the same way we annexed the midwest), and we won't have to import it either. Less tounge in cheek, let's not make our coffee supply dependant on a near depleted aquifur. We already use it for our inferior subistutes for dead dinosuaurs and sugar.
Stuarticus, I think you really don't smell what I'm stepping in. Of course there are coerced, either by propaganda or force, suicide troops. That doesn't discount that there are those who would willingly do so. With Asymetric warfare bound by rules of engagement, there are more opportunities for those individuals to elicit significant impacts that don't require high tech weapons. I agree with you that it isn't a new animal, and the media and powers that be will always exadurate it and spin it to their own ends. If you never had to pick through the chum left behind after a suicide attack, maybe it isn't real to you. Could a few speed boats packed with HME cripple a super-carrier? Sure, if the occupants weren't affraid to die, and the stars aligned. It doesn't take may suicide troops to pull off that attack.
Now does that have any bearing on hypersonic missle development, not really. As always, we are preparing to refight a previous war not the next.
God is great, but good try. The point being that there are always causes that people will happily sacrifice them self for. In many ways that is what war is on an individual level.
1950 GINI 0.47
2013 GINI 0.51
1950 GINI 0.38
2013 GINI 0.45
Worker productivity per hour has increased 400% (Fixed for Inflation) and wages have increased 200% (Fixed for Inflation). So, yes it is great that women and minorities can have opportunities, but that doesn't encapsulate the entire problem.
I get the pro-business shills, really I do. Every business must cover their cost in order to operate, and that is going to be passed to consumers. I understand that some of the people spouting this even think of themselves as “Free Market Capitalists.” Of course you aren’t, by Adam Smith’s definition of a free-market.
What they are doing is anti-competitive. By obscuring what is being charged for they make it more difficult for the consumer to act with full knowledge of the market place, a basic and defining characteristic of a free market. There isn't a problem with them charging for fixed costs, or incorporating those costs into what they charge, the problem is deceptively marketing that charge. If your cost per GB is X with Vendor X and 1.10X with Vendor Y, but Vendor X add 15% overhead to their count of GB's they are more expensive then Vendor Y.
This is a market inefficacy, and this is why Adam Smith called for regulation. The Neo-Con, and Tea-Party version of Free Market diverge from the classical meaning of a Free Market. If you just let everyone lie, cheat and steal, then the market’s get confused. If you regulate against anti-competitive actions, and enforce adherence you get better outcomes.
We have had sub $300 4TB drives for years. HDD have really stopped moving in both capacity and price.
Then only security, responsibility and privacy remain an issue.
Comcast has about 22.5 million subscribers. So if they only steal a penny a day from each one, that is $81M per anum.
To be a bit more fair, it is a streaming video service / Internet / and VOIP.
That amazes you? In a country that elected Bush 2 twice, and Obama twice? You seriously think we have an over abundance of rational people?