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In the presence of corrupt governments preventing them, they will too.
All current forms of government are corrupt.
Thus, both in the absence and presence of governments, quasi-monopolies will have great power.
Pathfinder followed the right philosophical path. When the core spirit is right, the resulting product profits.
D&D after 3rd edition had a rotten core. When the directing principle is short term benefit and sacrificing the core for a larger customer base, the resulting product fails.
It's not a car name.
It's the brand. The car was a "Condominium GT 350 Pipistrello".
While keeping the yearly Darwin Award, Maybe it's time to create a World Darwin Championship, every four years. With an opening ceremony, different disciplines and medals, a Shakira song, vuvuzelas,...
As medal materials, instead of Gold, Silver and Bronze, I propose Polonium, Arsenic and compressed Gunpowder.
It's a natural consequence of the underlying system.
A slightly better soccer player can add millions of spectators to each match that team plays. So, the player is indeed causing a production that corresponds to his cost. It's not a player's "fault"; they are just a product. Arguing over a professional sports player price is like arguing about the price of a marketing campaign.
A simple marketing campaign can cost more than the life's salary of an university professor, and yet it doesn't add any value to society. But that's a problem of capitalism, not of the marketing industry nor the sports industry.
Services are not too expensive nor too cheap in themselves; they cost as much as the market values them.
There's no such thing as 'Peak Stupid'. Every time someone gets to the top of the current peak, the fog clears and another mountain of stupid looms in front of them.
A phenomenon well documented in the study "the unpeakability of stupid".
had MS sandboxed Office, these attacks likely would've ceased altogether for lack of a vector.
Had MS sandboxed Office, the attack vector would be MS sandbox.
"Our over-reliance on the Net is a worrying trend, and we should ponder the possible consequence before it happen"
The density of stupid in this statement is overwhelming.
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To be able to correctly understand this piece of news, I'd need a definition on the criteria to identify a corporation's action as "dirty tactic".
So you have no opinion on anything you have no personal experience in?
So that excludes conversation about politics (unless you've managed a country), religion (unless you're a god), the opposite sex of yours, the weather (again, unless god),
Finger print scanners are fooled by gummy bears.
Where I work, the scanners are quite high. Way beyond the reach of even the tallest gummy bears.
"In Norse mythology, Froyjo (Old Norse the "Lordo"), son of Njörðr, is a god associated with yolo, swag and yogurt. "