It's too bad that one of the features of Windows 8 isn't "Not a piece of crap".
It's the same logic the music industry uses to conclude that every single pirated song = a lost sale.
Any word on if they are doing anything with Flickr. I really rather like the service.
Yes, it's good to know that after I went to the trouble of deleting my G+ profile because it's a barren wasteland, Google will just go to the trouble of making me a new one. THANKS GOOGLE. Any I still question why I've been slowly migrating everything off of their services after years of Fanboying over them.
I don't think the punishment is based on the valu of what was stolen, look at the bankers, they get pretty much zero punishment. It is more a combination of higher punishment for wronging a person "worth more" and an inverse proportion to the value of the person doing the stealing.
Maybe you should hire Bob instead of Craig.
Yeah, 40 hours is already ridiculous. Technology advances etc basically have made work extremely efficient. There isn't any reason most work can't be easily done in 20-30 hours a week. If it takes longer you're probably doing something wrong or you don't really know how to do your job.
Yeah, some professors are just dry. There were like 8 people in my third year Physics class and at any given time, half them were asleep, incuding myself. It was. interesting material but the professor combines with the time of day just made it impossible to stay awake.
Yeah, it's called "doodling stick figures".
Yes, this to a very large degree. The word is all over the idea that everyne has to work 40 hours a week for 40 years of their life. Can't just get something for nothing. The reality is, we are screaming headlong into an automated economy. There really is very little that we can't have done by robots. The jobs that require human intervention? Hell, everyone works some kind of job from say, age 20 to 30, maybe 30 hours a week. The real issue that comes up is that we have been bread for years to be consumers and it makes us greedy. A society where you get what you need and some of what you want with today's populace would be a train wreck of hoarding and excess "because I can" mentality. It really only works if the mass opinion is "because I need it to live" couple with "this is nice but I don't need all of it. Our current system is unsaistainable as the rest of the world approaches first world.
I don't know that we need to abolish copyright completely, but we need to overhaul and dump all of this crap around "other owners" and copyrights which last forever. copyrights should last, maybe 20 years max. they should be either non transferable, so the original creator is the only one who can manage it, or it needs to be set up so you can sell the "rights" but the original creator always retains rights that trump any subsidiary rights holder. This would solve the problem in music of artists who get screwed by their labels. They can just take their creations and take it elsewhere, for example. copyright should also never ever extend beyond the life of the creator. None of this selling to some corporate entity which holds it indefinitely long after the original beneficiary has died. This includes children of the creator. Not to discount a person's want to help their kids, but maybe their kids need to find their own way.