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I had a discussion with their local Trading Standards, a government-run operation that exists to protect consumers, stating that their scientific claims were bogus, and the TS people said that since I hadn't bought the product, and they hadn't had complaints from other people who'd bought the product, and Chord could show them reviews praising their product, my complaint was invalid.
My working assumption is this: it's like the story of emperor's new clothes. When someone had paid a rediculously high price for cables and believed the pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo, they will resist any efforts to debunk it lest they appear a complete idiot. I think it's actually a mechanism in the brain, akin to some cultish religious beliefs and even fanboyism.
I usually lag behind new releases by months, unless I'm setting up a new computer and so I don't have anything to lose
our experience at work of BTRFS having poor and inconsistent performance have put me off ever using it personally except as experimental. OTOH, we found ZFS to be very good.
anyway, surely, if you consider that murder rates lead to execution rates then it simply means they're not executing criminals early enough before they become murderers?
It's a sad day for someone to consider the EU to be a benchmark of good government.
I think the French citizenry will be sharpening their guillotine blades come the collapse of the Euro.
Actually, here in the UK it's been worked out that it would be cheaper to close all the libraries and give all active library users a bunch of amazon vouchers and a kindle.
Imagine if people couldn't trade in their old car and had to keep it forever or have it scrapped/recycled?
Or, imagine that if they sold the car, half the features on the car stopped working.. say, because the radio required a non-transferable licence key which expired when sold, so requiring the new owner to buy their own.
Depreciation of used cars would be even worse than it is now, and the reduced sale price of used cars would fall and people would be hold onto them longer. New car sales would also fall significantly in response, and either manufacturers or dealers would reduce their prices to try and boost sales, or simply that there would be a big shake-down and manufacturers and dealers would go out of business to allow the survivors to maintain volume and margins.
In the meantime, "piracy" would increase as people found work-arounds to renable or retrofit features to their cars to add and restore features "stolen" by official dealer network. There would be a boost in jobs for people to repair or maintain older cars, and cost of spares would rise, and thus growth in third party components, and a backlash from manufacturers trying to copyright, patent or trademark spares to prevent that loss of revenue to unauthorised parts manufacturers.
"I'll renew my antivirus licence next day pay"
"The cheque is in the post"
"I'll pull out in time"
All are the many lies people tell themselves and each other.
Basically as humans we tend to only do things which will have an immediate impact, and are capable of doublethink over things which might not happen or can be deferred.