Who's still on the board?
My apologies. It needed to be said.
If I had any mod points, you'd get 'em all.
That is a great example of how these huge business entities increase the burden on taxpayers.
Speaking of entitlements... How about including crap like this in the discussion. Corporations/teams/whatever should pay their own way. No more taxing the people so billionaires can become even more wealthy than they already are.
Not in my house.
This sounds like "freezing the market." It's a marketing strategy.
I'm going to "cop out" and suggest (if you're interested) you should search on this: marketing strategy "freeze the market"
There are much better explanations/examples out there than I could ever provide.
I've been accusing MS of using this strategy for years and their name appears in several of the results re releases of Xbox and more.
Now we can include Mercedes in this auspicious group of hucksters.
Where's the outcry from those who claim to be capitalists re the 'free market" and "let the market decide?"
It seems like it's okay to "let the market decide" as long as only their business is allowed to be in the market.
But if there is a possible market failure here then it needs to be addressed.
I've always speculated that when MSFT was nailed for monopoly behavior, the DOJ gave the MSFT BOD a choice; MSFT would be broken up or put Ballmer in charge.
Instead of breaking MSFT up, the DOJ figured having someone like Ballmer in charge would be punishment enough. And ultimately achieve something close to the intended results of a breakup.
By using this strategy, the gov't didn't appear as though it's trying to tell a big business how to operate, but MSFT's growth certainly was stunted thanks to Ballmer's decisions.
Exactly. It strikes me that market share equates to financial leverage. And the more they have, the more they'll want. They'll have a great deal more influence in the marketplace. And we'll still be a third-world country when it comes to internet service.
So that is what the Republicans mean by a "free market."
This proves the people who currently call themselves "Republicans" are anything but. The party has been hijacked by a bunch of self-serving individuals. Clearly these people could not care less about the free market or competition.
Like "frack you," "go frack yourself," "you frackin' idiot" to show your displeasure with someone.
IOW, use "frack" in place of the all-purpose noun, verb and expletive that begins with the letter "f."
It certainly isn't much, but as a form of protest it makes a point.
Example: That frackin' beta sucks frack water.
I have to agree that Audi and Volkswagen had the best commercials so +1.
I already posted so I can't give mod points.
Everything else was... disappointing.
I thought this was all about "The Biggest Concert of the Year" where some remarkably mediocre musicians are promoted as though they actually have talent.
Oh, and BTW... there might be a football game between some over-rated commercials.
This event has become nothing but an enormous amount of hype.
Pls cite some examples, because I have not experienced any compatibility issues or bugs. Note that I've been using OpenOffice and, in recent years, LibreOffice to edit content and fix formatting in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents. The only time a compatibility issue arises is when someone sends me a docx file. It's inconvenient, but I can get around it.
So, once again, pls cite examples. I am genuinely curious what kind of compatibility issues or bugs you're experiencing. I don't doubt that there are some, but I don't think it's as extensive as your question subtly implies.
BTW, I use software like OpenOffice or LibreOffice not because it's a "matter of philosophy or principle." I use open source software because it's stable, the UI is consistent (not subject to the whims of some UI "expert"), and it's maintained in a more timely and conscientious manner. And the bonus is I'm not locked in by some EULA. I can enjoy the freedom to use the software wherever I want on any platform I want.
I have friends who continue to use MS Office. Whenever there is an upgrade I hear complaints about changes to the interface. The "ribbon" is the most recent example. They wonder why MS did that. It seems more and more MS and Apple introduce changes simply for the sake of change. That way they can advertise something "new" has been added.