I know. We need government interference to tell Fark that they aren't allowed to moderate the content on their own site. If people area allowed to run their privately owned websites the way they choose, it'll be anarchy! Anarchy!!! ANAARRRCCCHHHYYYYY!!!!
...so meaningless as false advertising?
There needs to be an addition to contract law wherein if something is in large print, it trumps anything in small print.
I very rarely run into ads that are aggressive enough to get through AdBlock.
no, it's not newsworthy
but it feels good giving them as much bad PR as we can handle
post a story like this every other month
"consumers screwed by oligopolies" category should be a thing
The fact that you're making that comment is a pretty strong statement about the (un)likelihood of that actually happening.
...and desperately attempting to avoid irrelevance.
That being said, there's some sense to the strategy. If it's true that they lost money on the original Xbox, then it's worked for them in the past. Selling products below cost is a good way to get customers, provided your product is good enough that they'll buy your next one at a price where you'll actually profit.
I don't personally see Microsoft tablets being taken seriously (the number of people I see on the internet who apparently like Windows 8 doesn't fit with the number of people I've met who like it in real life, which leads me to believe that they learned a lesson from Vista -- albeit not the right one -- and have seen the value in paying astroturfers to pad their failures a bit). But then again, I didn't expect the XBox to be a runaway success either, and it did just fine, so time will tell.
Fortunately there's enough competition in the tablet market among Apple and all the different Android manufacturers that Microsoft isn't likely to be able to achieve the level of lock-in that they have on the desktop market, which means that another viable tablet maker could actually be a good thing. So even though it's Microsoft, I don't wish them ill here.
it's not name calling. it's an objective description of the content of your character
you are truly the poster boy for mindless cynicism. 100% loser
I want us to be as successful at controlling corruption as Canada and the Nordic countries.
I didn't know such a goal counts as science fiction.
I described a certain mindless cynic in my post. You are exactly such a loser. You are the problem.
so you want to be the poster child of exactly the sort of loser i am describing?
when i describe a pathetic attitude, it helps not to respond by exactly fitting the pathetic description
or perhaps canada is actually doing a much better job of controlling corruption