Why is there an ESRB?
An analogy that breaks down if you push it too far?
Ridiculous! You cannot push analogies. They are not tangible things.
From what I can tell, Amazon is still offering the products for sale, but not stocking it as they don't have a contract with the publisher. So if you buy one of the books not in stock, they have to order it from the publisher on demand.
I don't see why a retailer should unilaterally compromise their business (stocking large quantities of books without a contract from the supplier) in order to serve customers just because the publisher doesn't accept the proposed terms.
Both companies are playing hardball maybe, but the fact is there's no supplier contract and that's what's they need to agree upon for business to proceed as usual. In the meantime, there's plenty of other places one can buy Hachette's books from.
Both parties admit they're in contract renegotiations. So the current public spat appears to be about whether a retailer should be obliged to continue to stock the goods under negotiation for resale without a contract, because... authors?
Amazon stock doesn't pay dividends.
That word is "fungible". Look it up,
Yeah the objection voiced above seems to be based in the premise that people won't know about Kindles if they're not on display in their bookstore. Sort of like how if I close my eyes, you can't see me.
...or, they could have a zero-tolerance policy for all screenings and people who can't put their phones away during a movie can take their 'private screen' and go elsewhere.
In my opinion, this is a pretty serious change in stance for Oracle and amounts to killing free Java for certain types of applications, at least if you care about accuracy.
If there are free alternatives, then why would that amount to killing free Java for certain types of applications?
If you know what to type to reach it, is there a link to it in your brain?
The big banks launder far too much Mexican drug money to allow that to happen.
Is an object with no external links to it truly online? Is it offline? Is it in a superposition of online and offline?
The mind boggles.
I'm guessing they're happy selling cider and don't have any interest or expertise in servicing computers.
A parking brake on an automatic and a handbrake on a manual are not built the same.
At any rate, at those speeds, the handbrake probably wouldn't have helped much.
assert should be compiled away in production code.