the company was by law required to provide a severance package when laying off employees, which they did not. the employees sued for the severance package, and won.
So it had nothing to do with a severance package.
When the company started doing better they were forced to compensate employees that were fired when the company was doing badly.
yes, they were forced to adhere to the law. crazy huh?
if you look at the kind of things that these bots do, it turns out that the bots are not a symptom of bad players, but of a bad game
yes, it's so bad that people pay their monthly fees and spend thousands of hours leveling their characters. just a terrible game indeed.
And this doesn't hurt other players at all
wrong. MMOs are all about your place respective to other players. how do you think it makes the non-cheating customers feel if they spend 5000 hours leveling their character but someone else does it in 10 hours of screen time with a bot? you think it makes the vast majority of paying customers feel good about the game? like they want to keep devoting their precious time and money?
this is nothing more than keeping the vast majority of the paying customer base happy. and yeah, it's a money grab because as soon as the average person feels the game is overrun with bots, they stop paying.
Because they'd still have to pay their monthly fees.
what costs do those monthly fees go toward, pre-profit? bandwidth. electricity. maintenance. etc. all of those costs get multiplied by bots. humans don't play for weeks straight. a bot is a net loss for the company.
people seem to forget that just because it's digital doesn't mean it's without operating costs.
The smart thing would be to sort the players. But the bot-users and hackers on one set of servers, and the genuine players on another set. Get money from both camps, without them disturbing each other.
it's all about having an advantage. bots exists to gain an advantage. if everyone is a bot, it defeats the point.
not to mention, bots put excessive load on their servers beyond what would be possible with a human player.
employed by the FORMERLY FREE United States of America
oh man, that's so intense. i can't believe you had the guts to say it! damn. just
No you can't disable *every* app. On my S5 for example there are several for which the "Disable" button is disabled.
on my nexus, i can disable any (firmware) app. note that you can't disable non-firmware apps, simply because you have the option of uninstalling them.
so, then why'd you buy a samsung product? people keep complaining about things like this, but then they go out and support products that implement such restrictions. lesson learned?
all because the fuckwits at Samsung and Google are so hostile to the idea of the owner of a device having control over it
it's trivial to root most phones, and easier than trivial for Google's branded Nexus line.
You'd only need to do it once- an app in force stop state should not be restarted on reboot, as its inelligible to have a BOOT_COMPLETE receiver.
Please post some references. Thanks.
It's since 4.0. You can't uninstall them completely without reflashing the firmware that doesn't contain them. They are part of the firmware image.
I want a phone that doesn't have dozens of apps that I can't delete
You can disable any app, even those in the firmware. When disabled, the app no longer shows in your launcher and cannot run, ever. Yes, the bits are still present in the firmware read-only partition.
Nukes are a thoroughly shit offensive weapon. If you throw a nuke at anyone you will get stomped out of existence.
completely misunderstanding the problem. the fear is that if iran gets nukes, they'll supply smaller groups that can't be retaliated against without massive collateral damage (not that you can ever avoid collateral damage with nukes).
e.g., a nuke is launch from the mountains around the pakistan / afghan border. what do you do? nuke pakistan?
i think it's well and truly clear that i didn't say anything about legality. i said it's a difficult technical challenge.
Because it makes development easier in some way
provides a feature expected in a later release.
You have to please the developers.
why would i, as a developer, care if i could install a custom firmware? wouldn't i want to be testing my game on the firmware that's going to be run by 99.999% of users?
really, i'm asking.