Since the property of being memorable or forgettable is very subjective, I don't see how anyone can be wrong about it.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance by makers of Mafia, Operation Flashpoint, ARMA and others.
How I've know about SHIELD (and even held it in my hand at a dev event in what Americans call Eastern Europe) about a year ago. Not trying be sarcastic, but how is this an announcement?
So are journalism and police investigation or public courts doxxing too? Basically if you're not allowed to break law anonymously, you're being doxxed, yes? Seems to me the discussion is ignoring basic facts: those trolls broke the law. If the law was enforced the way it is supposed to, they would likely end up in criminal court (I am not american, but I am assuming it is not legal to threaten someone with rape over there). Then suspension would have been the least of their worries. Some here said the "punishment" was disproportionate. As opposed to what? If he didn't do nothing or went to the police (same thing), then how proportionate would the punishment be then? Also what do you suppose would happen if they threaten his daughter in public. Would they be suspended then? Do they deserve some sort protection because they did it over the internet? Please. No, what he did was awful. But I don't see any of the other outcomes being better. Its just that any other course of action wouldn't rock the boat so much and that's what we've always hated.
True, but you also have to have a conflict that allows the government to justify the spending. It doesn't always have to be an open one (as was the case with Apollo and the Cold War), but it still seem as inefficient way to make any progress.
I agree. What I was trying to say is Google adding ads to email is not the same as a cable TV adding ads to a letter with a bill. In one case, it is the sender adding ads (perfectly OK from civil rights point of view), in the other it is the delivery service itself modyfing mail that should have been confident (the opposite of perfectly OK). Perhaps just a rhetoric detail though.
Railroads - partly. Power grid - yes, at least in most of Europe. Aviation - not really. It all started with private entrepreneurs, the first time governments started any interest in aviation, it was WW 1.
Really? So how many space contractors can deliver payload to ISS at this moment? SpaceX isn't doing anything better than all those that can't? And how many contractors can deliver a kilogram of payload to the orbit for a comparable price to SpaceX? I get that some people may be sick all the adoration SpaceX is getting lately, but that's not a good excuse for ignoring the reality and substituting your own.
That is bad analogy. The postal service would have to do that. In that case, all bets would be off, because if its OK for postal service to open the mail, then it is certainly OK for the government to do so. Whether its OK for them to do that if its actually Irish mail is a different question...
I.e. they don't actually detect lies.
You're not listening. These are dev kits, they are not sold for profit, they are sold to create developer ecosystem. Production and distribution costs something, you understand that, right? Because of economies of scale, units produced and sold in small numbers may actually cost more that the final product if they don't make any profit at all. Besides if profit was the only thing Oculus cares about then why would they care who buys the devices? Riddle me that.
I wouldn't call that "hardly anyone" and I wouldn't call Obj-C niche language, but it does seem other languages have an order of magnitude larger userbase.
Free market would, but there was no free market in this case. Oligarchy at best.
Can you name a single browser whose price went down as a result of IE being free? Not to mention it isn't free, it comes bundled with an expensive OS. Furthermore, by your logic it must have been Netscape that drove the cost of IE down, not the other way around.
I don't know, Catholic Church has couple of centuries of history of claiming to have all the answers.