Except this doesn't sound like it has anything to do with the internet, or computer technology at all. It was physical vandalism, performed on the premises, in the flesh, by LG workers.
You know that more people than J. J. Abrams have used lens flares, right? And that the lens flares in B5 that you love so much were added digitally?
If that's truly the case, then motion blur will be added digitally where it enhances the action, just as lens flares are now.
...merge with AOL to cut costs and focus on the unglamorous core business that it has. Is it time for Yahoo! to "grow up" and set its sights lower?
What exactly is Yahoo's "core business"? Their webdirectory is defunct, search outsourced to Bing, and email largely been eaten by its competitors. I would have thought "settings its sights lower" would have involved winding up the company.
All Steam did is wall off a handful of regions where the local currencies are extremely volatile
The second reason is more complex and is down to differential pricing. Not every currency is of the same strength or stability.
ONLY for accounts gifting games to one another between the rest of the world and these tiny regions
Problem is, when you do that, you create a huge reverse-import problem; why would a US or European consumer pay the going rate in their territory for a locally-bought copy
Yeah, sorry bud. He exactly described what they did and why. They want to be able to take advantage of the Russian economy to target Russian consumers, but don't want to allow consumers to benefit from the same economic fluctuations.
Maybe you should work on your literacy levels instead of spending time thinking of insulting things to say about people whose posts you apparently can't comprehend.
Let's say the game costs 10 times less in Russia. You ask Russian friend to buy it for you but you send him twice the amount required. That means you both got the game for 1/5th of the U.S.A. price. The game creators and Steam lose.
Which is exactly what's supposed to happen. If it's economically feasible for the game creators and Steam to sell games at 10% of the price in Russia, there's one of either two things happening:
1) The price they're selling for in Russa is sufficient to recoup their costs, and they're gouging Americans
2) They're forcing US customers to subsidise low Russian prices
"Region Locking" is really just digital protectionism. It's a way to let companies reap the benefits of globalism, while locking consumers out from doing the same. Companies are allowed to source widget/labour from countries overseas with smaller economies, but as soon as consumers do the same, it's time to start playing legal/technical games to keep them out.
The richest company in the world (Apple) makes products that are only intended for a very small percentage of even a wealthy nation's population (46.3% of households with iPads have income over $100k [comscore.com]).
What percentage of the US population has a household income of over $100k? In a two-income household, that's $50k each, which isn't a particularly high income here.
Because as everyone knows, a liberal arts course makes you a better person, whereas STEM leaves you bitter, cynical and competent.
Case in point: One 'liberal arts' friend of mine plays the king of the White Walkers on GoT. Another works on The Daily Show. How's your job look now, keyboard monkey?
Pretty darn good.
You have one friend who plays a minor, non-speaking role in a popular TV series. How much did that net him, and how long is that job likely to last before his out looking for another one? You have another friend who "works" on The Daily Show. That could range from really impressive (he hosts it) to the rather unimpressive (he cleans up the studio after everyone's left).
I guess if you get your job satisfaction from tossing around the names of well-known TV shows, that's a good gig. I prefer job security and a good paycheck.
My argument is that regulation doesn't prevent anything.
Murder laws shouldn't be kept because they prevent murder - they don't. They should be kept because they provide just consequences for an immoral and harmful act. Taxi regulations do neither.
It is like the owner of corner grocery charging everyone a dollar extra because he was robbed the previous evening.
Pretty sure grocery stores do pay for repairs/stock loss/insurance through increasing the price of their goods. How else would they do it?
Hard to call if you're dead. Regulation exists to prevent bad things from happening in the first place.
I know, right. That's why, ever since we outlawed murder, nobody has ever killed another person. Regulations my friend, regulations. They're like magic.
Average GTA player demographic?
Or wasps, but that I can understand since they can actually hurt you.
And spiders can't? Maybe it's just because I'm an Australian, but spiders here can kill you, while a wasp sting is mostly just going to hurt like the blazes. I sort of assumed there were deadly spiders elsewhere, too.
How typical of a politician, and ESPECIALLY one in an English-speaking nation, to insist that everyone except him has to shoulder the responsibility for everything that ever goes wrong.