For some it was just a plain black screen with no errors displayed (win 8.1 x64) , same fixes though:
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Isn't roughage considered highly important to combat cancer, esp prostate cancer?
Last night (GMT) it had just under 800,000 signatures of the 1 million target. Today the page was listed as not found until about 3pm GMT, when it returned, but at the time of writing it still lists 0 signatures, with an undefined target.
There has been no word from Avaaz as of yet as to what has actually caused this problem, but it does appear to have been the only petition that was affected."
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I don't know any statistics but I certainly think people find them very useful where they are in London, (Holborn for one).
It gives people a chance to rethink dashing over the road at the last moment, as they can really see how long that last moment is going to be (though there will be a slight delay after the timer has finished I'm sure.
They show a numeric countdown (15 seconds if I remember correctly)
Still it doesn't help stop all the London drivers who seem to think that it's the slower party who should always get out of the way, rather than they that should slow down or even stop for an obstruction that is right in front of them.
But overall I think they've probably prevented a lot of accidents.
I'm pretty sure the reason Quake is more addictive than Pong despite the learning curve is down to more than just fancier graphics.
Maybe they realized they actually wanted to sell a few. Certainly I believe there is a huge market who only buy because they think they'll sell the product on again later to get some money back, even if they never get actually round to it.
And those that do... many re-invest what they make back into buying newer games.
Thinking a £40+ item may be a dud that can never be resold is seriously going to put people off.
Those that are happy to wait months to years to buy second hand because a title is too expensive, will STILL wait months to years to buy the title when it's in the bargain bin instead of paying more for something they don't think is worth it to them.
I don't believe they'll ever stop piracy, and killing second hand sales would push those less well off to either forgo entirely and look to other forms of entertainment, or consider piracy. Either way, reducing sales.
If you unlock your phone that gives you freedom to use another network.
But it doesn't magically remove you from the contract you agreed to, so you still have to pay, and would be chased by whatever debt collection system they use.
You obviously would still have to pay for using the new carrier also if you swapped SIM.
Skipping the early termination fee may save you a big one off payment but doesn't negate the above.
This issues should solely be if you fail to pay your contracted fee's, and I fail to see why that should have anything other than normal contract law cover it.