And that, boys and girls, is how CowboyNeal wound up with a recording contract. The end.
Actually it is on the East Coast....
of Lake Michigan.
Based on what I've seen and the places I've worked over the years, all of that is nowhere near as easy as it sounds.
Sometimes a person can be both gracious and just. Nobody is perfect and will make mistakes in their career. So if we would not like to be publically humiliated, why call on Microsoft to publically humiliate Orth? So what if it's a PR disaster. Things happen.
If you're just upset about Microsoft's always on DRM, then buy a Wii U or PS4.
Therein lies the reason for the firing. Consider the timing here: It begins with a great deal of uncertainty and rumors regarding a possible 'always online' requirement for the upcoming generation of consoles. Sony comes out and states that they won't be implementing it, which turns all the speculation squarely at Microsoft. Microsoft remains silent on the subject, and then all of a sudden one of their employees shoots his mouth off with some highly scornful Twitter posts about gamers that are concerned about this issue.
The next thing you hear is the sound of thousands of pencils crossing "XBOX 720" off the list of desired consoles for this generation. And Microsoft knows this. That's why he got canned.
Microsoft's problem now is that they're still remaining silent on the issue even after the firing. That makes it look like they're firing him not because they disagree with what he said, but instead because he revealed/confirmed something that Microsoft would much rather keep under wraps. With all the negative PR that this whole mess is generating, wouldn't Microsoft want to publicly contradict what he said if it wasn't true?
You lost me...
Look, I'm going to tell you something... and I don't want you to take it personally... but you're not a very good Slashdot commenter, are you?
Only if a certain percentage of their solar system's mass or above is made up of ethanol.
At least on the weekends....
We see this everywhere, it's not about salaries as much as it's about the need for corporate prices to come down. Lower salaries are a byproduct of having to sell to cash poor customers.
And cash poor customers are a byproduct of lower salaries. Does the phrase "downward spiral" mean anything to you?
Of course, the big question, is why is America so against the notion of gambling? Is this just another morality issue, or because they're not getting taxes?
It's more due to lobbying by existing brick and mortar casinos. The law was passed in 2006 just before congressional adjournment, tacked onto a bill that otherwise dealt with shipping and port security. It specifically prohibits things like internet poker while still allowing long distance transactions on other forms of gambling that the brick and mortars had already established, such as horse racing. So it's about as moral as any other business that uses its lobbyists to legislate away its competition.
More then likely, he was found with jewelry or something that gave the hint.
My question is, why would he be buried under a parking lot?
Because fate loves irony. He died shortly after offering his kingdom for a horse, and he was found under the wheels of a Mustang.
Why on earth would we want to do that? Historically our technological innovation has been driven domestically in part because we have such an open policy to immigrants. The space program was dramatically accelerated by accepting German immigrants. The Manhattan Project owes a lot to immigrants. Let's get our collective nationalist heads out of our asses and acknowledge that there are people around the world who are smarter than most unemployed Americans.
And such people with exceptional abilities are granted O-1A visas, not H1-Bs.
Only in an inverted sense. Low GPA can be "achieved" by either not having the capability to learn or not putting forth the effort to learn. The problem is that a lot of people use the former as an excuse for the latter.
And it's nigh impossible to win by facerolling regardless of what you're trying to play.
But that's the same situation with the gambling website. Antigua can run a gambling website and the entire rest of the world can frequent it.
Antigua is arguing that they should be able to have a business that caters to US customers with no afford to US law.
I have no moral problem with gambling myself, but I don't see how this will help Antigua's case. They still won't get US money and reselling digital goods that you don't own is just going to cost them the support they currently have from the WTO.
Recheck the last sentence from the summary. Specifically the "WTO-approved" bit.
Since the WTO doesn't have the authority to directly countermand the trade laws of its member nations, the way it deals with nations that defy its rulings is by permitting the injured party to retaliate with its own trade laws. In this case, the WTO ruled in 2007 that Antigua could retaliate against US trademarks and copyrights. So no... Antigua isn't going to suffer any sanction from the WTO for doing this.... in fact, it technically is a WTO sanction against the US.