A problem that Rise of Nations solved. Why that didn't make into SC2 is a mystery.
In Soviet Russia, insensitive clods BETA you mother!
+1 This is the most concise argument I've seen yet for why the current commenting system is so loved:
"... because the design permits unfettered chaos while providing the means for users to wade through it quickly and efficiently, so they can easily promote the best content to the top!"
OMG...focus your efforts on making this feature of the site more awesome and forget the rest of the window dressing.
You're wasting your breath frinsore. Many of us who had early access to the beta complained about the exact list of things that has the general
You had your constructive feedback Soulskill and you pissed on it. Please stop coming here pretending to want feedback.
If you actually give a shit stop talking and prove it. Fix the stuff you've broken in beta.
You are in fact not listening.
1) Vast wastelands of wasted white space in the margins? Still there.
2) Comment moderation slider? No.
3) UID Friends/Foes in the headers? No.
4) Ability to quickly link back to threads I'm commenting in? No
WE ARE YOUR REVENUE. We are the eyeballs you sell and the creators of your content; content (comments) that keeps people coming back. We are telling you that you're fucking up.
If you were listening we wouldn't still be having this discussion.
This is actually a very interesting question. For pure software you're licensing, not purchasing, and so the doctrine of first sale doesn't apply unless the license allows it. For a durable good like a car or a washing machine, clearly a second hand purchaser wouldn't be party to the original license contract and the software must convey with the vehicle (or appliance) as the software is integral to the function of the device. Generally speaking though, I thought contracts of adhesion were prohibited by law, so the second hand buyer might in fact be in the clear.
I wonder (not enough to look it up) if there's any established precedent on the question?
Their enterprise security and controls are better than either DropBox or Google.
Burn the witch!
Thought I'd look it up since not going every flipping year would be nice. Per the tx.gov site: all cars must be inspected annually but brand new cars can go two years before their first one.
"perhaps a similar approach would be to meter charging stations and tax on that?"
Also a simple and perfectly rational way to do it.
Huh..and to think I've been wasting my time getting an annual inspection in Texas every year. I do get that nice window decal though, so I guess it's not all bad.
Interstate commerce. Normally I'm all for state's rights, but this is one area where there's actually a Constitutional basis to tell the State to get bent.