that may or may not have been worth anything at all
Well gosh, I don't know what to say. With that amount of evidence we might as well just skip to sentencing.
It's the same as when MS "donates" software with a high-dollar-value to a school district and tries to lock them into the MS tool chain or upgrade cycle.
I have to admit, I am guilty of this. I gave a guy a car once, and he planned his life around the use of that car. Now he is doomed to the hell that is the GMC part dealers or upgrade cycle. I can't believe how selfish it was of me. Shame on me.
Try tallying the carbon footprint and resource consumption of a yacht versus a garden.
Heheheheheh, yeah, I'm sure you're really concerned about those things, even when not pretending to ``be an intellectual'' online social crusader, right?
Also consider how many lives you could save with how much it costs to build a massive yacht.
How many lives could you be saving right now, were you not posting on Slashdot? Zero, because you are a pathetic, autistic, worthless loser who has to play an armchair psychoanalyst and ethic philosopher just to muster enough petty joy to avoid killing yourself.
Google makes tons of money in other areas, far more than enough to run YouTube.
Heheheh, do you think they are a charity? Grow up.
That's the problem with running a gang of thieves and thugs, it's always a wolves and sheep puzzle with these people.
the government was doing it for you. (Or rather, for them.)
For all of us.