I have seen statistics that reliably put the annual loss to to piracy at a figure closer to 47 kajillion dollars.
I didn't see any mention of penalties for the other companies involved. If Intel is guilty of offering bribes and kickbacks, doesn't it follow that someone else is guilty of accepting them? Shouldn't they be fined as well?
There are five different designs, (circle, cross, three wavy lines, square, and star). If you ask a person to pick one of those cards at random, you'd think the odds of any single card being chosen is 20%. Actually, the star gets chosen much more often then any other design.
Same thing if you ask a person to make a simple drawing of anything they can think of. You'd think people would draw all kinds of things, but most of the time they'll draw a house or a stick figure. It seems to be random and unpredictable, but it's really not.
A 33-year-old North Carolina man has been sentenced to 110 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he terrorized more than 100 underage girls by hacking into MySpace accounts and extorting nude pictures from them.
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I just finished metamoderating, and I was wondering... why do we meta funny/unfunny posts? If they don't affect karma, and if humor is so subjective, why do we bother?
Someone else mentioned this, and I thought it was a good idea... I moderate funny stuff as "funny", but I moderate really, really funny stuff as "insightful" because... well, because it is. And sometimes people deserve the karma.