My place uses a lot of research equipment that runs on specialty hardware/software, which is not compatible with anything other than what it's running now (which in some cases is NT), but also doesn't work with VMs because the hardware interface doesn't recognize it. One of the scientists just purchased a 6 figure machine that came with XP on it. The manufacturer claims it's not compatible with anything else. How awesome is that?
If bitcoins became more widespread, and the market more liquid, it is quite possible the volatility would be reduced.
If, if, if....there are a lot of ifs there.
All he's saying is that it's a shitty form of currency right now. And that's the truth.
Have him enjoy his last moments of freedom from responsibility and have fun with his friends.
Besides, if I had a dime for every kid in Intro to CS that thought he knew how to program but couldn't grasp the idea of simple design patterns...I wouldn't have had to be a TA.
As a criminal offense, Florida's law is typical. Price gouging may be charged when a supplier of essential goods or services sharply raises the prices asked in anticipation of or during a civil emergency, or when it cancels or dishonors contracts in order to take advantage of an increase in prices related to such an emergency. The model case is a retailer who increases the price of existing stocks of milk and bread when a hurricane is imminent. It is a defense to show that the price increase mostly reflects increased costs, such as running an emergency generator, or hazard pay for workers.
Well guess what? I'm not a "supplier" or "retailer" of any goods...hence why I'm selling it on craigslist!
(I didn't actually sell anything, but I don't quite like the idea of the state being able to come to my garage sale and arrest me for my prices being to high)
What they fail to realize is that wearing a ribbon cable as a belt will do nothing for you but chase the girls away. And college is the only time you'll be surrounded by easy girls.
Relax, act like a normal human being. You can be a CS major and still have social skills. You may never be the king geek, but you leave college with the ability to get a job AND a girlfriend.