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Comment Re:lol amazon prime (Score 5, Informative) 244

I found that often, even though we are paying Prime fees for free shipping, the shipping fees are still often reflected in the cost of the item. I don't know why I keep Prime. They seem to be double dipping at times. When you search for the same item and find it for a lower price, it's likely a non-prime item, and often the price difference is pretty much in the ball park of the 2-day shipping cost.


The Death of the Click ( 129

Sara Fischer, writing for Axios: For the past 10 years, we've operated on the premise that the most important digital metric is the click that refers a person to a website. That click usually comes from a social distribution channel, like Facebook or Twitter, or a search engine, like Google or Bing. But according to industry experts, the click referral is becoming an idea of the past, soon to be replaced by content exposure. [...] Most publishers have designed their websites to measure user interaction through clicks, not scroll rates or time spent on stories. As the industry moves away from click-through rates (CTR's) as the most meaningful marketing metric, those publishers will have a difficult time justifying the effectiveness of their platforms for marketers.

Comment Re:Against TOS (Score 5, Informative) 652

It's against the TOS for the user to let another access their account via the password. I didn't see anything in there about being on the receiving end. I would say it's implied, but it's not explicit. So security would be effectively forcing the user to violate the agreement with Facebook. Not sure how that plays out legally, but I'm assuming Facebook has every right to terminate their account for complying with the security check.

Here's the clause:

"You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission."

Comment Re:Understandable, but foolish (Score 1) 386

What about the body's flora and immune system? Today, we have to get all sorts of shots before visiting certain foreign countries. Could it be that the future version of one's own country would be just as foreign in terms of whatever pathogens are common? Could the newly-revived body be ill-equipped to face this?

Comment Re:There's a contradiction there. (Score 1) 250

Are you really going to be THAT guy who takes a potentially ambiguous PARAPHRASING and then uses it to derail the larger point? Blizzard didn't even say this "contradiction". The article paraphrased it as such.

Blizzard said this "Defendants’ sale and distribution of the Bossland Hacks in the United States has caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation."

It's fine to disagree with the larger point, but there's no need to start a side-show based on hearsay.

If you still need to nitpick, OK

"These bots and cheats also cause millions of dollars in lost sales, as they ruin the games for many legitimate players. "

There's no contradiction. They never said that the lost sales were from legitimate players. They just say that the game is ruined for legitimate players, and this results in lost sales.

If a brand of rice has been known to kill people because of listeria, this will result in lost sales. See? No contradiction.

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