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you are skewing your results toward single people, mostly men, who may or may not have any social skills outside work
I think this is exactly the point. RethinkDB seems to want the most productive individual they can get. By going after someone who does dedicate him/her self to coding outside of work, they will more likely find somebody willing to go the extra mile outside of work hours. The slight of "well-adjusted people" appears intentional to me.
If no one actually bootlegs the event, who pays the monetary damages and attorney fees?
The attorney fees become built into the ticket price. I know what music festival I'm not going to this summer!
USSR not producing enough grain and having to continually import it (with exceptions of course).
While there were certainly droughts and other organic factors that affected output, the main reason for lack of grain in the 1930s was Stalin's forceful drive to convert the USSR from a primarily agricultural economy to an industrial one. Through collectivization, grain was gathered from the peasantry and traded abroad for heavy industry. This led to an industrial boom in the cities, at the immense cost of mass starvation in the countryside. Ukraine was a notable victim of this process.
As I passed, I noticed she had a 'Hang up and Drive' bumper sticker plastered to the back of her car and was talking on the phone. Some people seriously can't even pull over correctly.
Out of curiosity, has light ever been shed on how these bots are implemented? Has the source ever been released? It would be interesting to learn how the bot-creators developed this level of sophistication.
I prefer Google for straight up search, but Bing is nice for some specialty searches, e.g. hotels with price comparisons.
Why is it a good idea to put the burden of supporting a failing industry on an adjacent successful one?
Even if we assume the money will pass through the bureaucracy to the artists and record companies, will it really help them improve their business model in a productive way?
I would bet that it would only embolden them to pursue further tactics against adjacent industries, until they too are no longer profitable.
Don't be discouraged by this opinion. There are definitely internships out there where you do real work.
I took a 3-month internship for a larger corporation for similar pay a couple of years ago. Using PHP, I worked on some relatively small-scale web-based projects for internal use. The stress level was low and I made some good friends. I haven't used PHP on any serious level since, but what I learned about web programming has definitely come in handy in my two jobs after that one. On top of that I put a little bit of money in my pocket. It beat sitting on my ass and playing video games all summer.
The challenge in raid content is getting the entire raid force to work cohesively together as a group. In a 'hardcore'-leaning game, this cohesion needs to be very tight for the group to succeed. In a casual-leaning game, a more rag-tag group of players is often able to succeed.
Hardcore groups of players rely on their members to consistently show up for raid times and to pay attention during raids. Both of these points correspond to play-time - hardcore players are both more likely to be playing on a given night and less likely to need to AFK at a critical time.