That actually sounds like a brilliant idea.
Get them to put themselves in the pot.
This. What else would it be?
If you're willing to pay for something, you will be charged for it. Unless someone offers the same for free AND this offer makes you go to him instead of your original choice, nothing will change.
I, for one, was amazed about the free soda refill policy in many restaurants in the US. I can almost see how this came to existence. Some fast food chain did it as an ad stunt, and people flocked there, so everyone had to follow suit, and eventually even "normal" restaurants "had" to do it to attract customers. And suddenly everyone does it.
Think you'd get a free refill anywhere if it wasn't for someone starting to offer it AND being successful with it?
Same here. Any kind of service will only become the norm if it attracts customers.
But by the time it really is suspicious, don't you think the forgers catch on?
So far every security feature has been thwarted sooner or later. The new roadblock is the color changing ink. Well, let's see how long it takes. I give it a year.
That's why forgers have found ways to "age" their bills. It works a bit like aging jeans to give them that appealing "ruggedly used" look.
Yes, "laundering money" gets a whole new meaning that way.
2 dollar bills would actually be what I'd forge if I were to. Think about it, it's legal tender, it's an amount where most businesses won't start to make a fuss over and nobody really knows what they should look like.
No, more like a TV on standby. You don't really get anything out of it, but it still sucks up juice.
It will still be worth 100 USD. No doubt about that.
It might be worth 1 EUR, though. Well, technically it IS worth an EUR, but we prop that toy money up because we simply got too much of it ourselves.
So we now make our money safe by implementing security means they had in their money for a decade now, because we know they don't have access to that kind of sophisticated technology. Uhhuh.
Makes about as much sense as anything coming out of capitol hill lately.
Money is like a strapless evening dress on a 70 year old: It's held up by the collective belief that anything is better than having to see it drop.
The "police page" at 220.127.116.11 may be fake. That address resolves via reverse DNS to "S82574.clubonside.dk". But "clubonside.dk" isn't in DNS or the
Also note that on the page, there are no links to any law enforcement organization. All the links are ads for "safe and reliable online content". A domain actually taken over by the Serious Organized Crimes Agency in the UK looks like this. No ads, links only to a UK government site.
This looks like some private "IP protection" company impersonating a police agency.
None of that makes NYC part of New England. Sorry.
How the heck do you get that then when I said:
Since when is NYC part of New England?
How? Tell me.
Are you being deliberately obtuse?
It's only a stopgag, not a solution. Sadly, it's often mistaken for one.
Bread and games is sedating the population, it makes them happy and distracts them from the underlying problem, but the problem itself remains. Unless you're willing to solve that, don't expect "bread and games" to solve it for you.
There are two ways this can bite you in the rear. First, the obvious one, that the population will remember, with a vengeance, their problems when you should for some reason be unable to provide more bread and games. And now YOU are the bad guy. Because you promised them food and entertainment and you failed to deliver, so they have to face ugly reality again. And no matter who is actually responsible for their problems (likely, they themselves) since YOU failed and they can only see it because of your failure, YOU are responsible for it in their eyes.
To make matters worse, and that's what actually fell Empires in the past, a complacent population is also an idle one. An attitude of "we're number 1" is almost instantly followed by "then why try harder?" Once you're at the point where you sedate your population with games and food, and keep them occupied by getting them worked up over non-issues so they can't concentrate on matters of importance (religion and religious topics, from abortion to homosexuality, work like a charm there), it doesn't take long until another civilization catches up, overtakes and takes over.
|> the largest city in New England.
You do realize the article is about Boston, not New York City, right?
Since when is NYC part of New England?
NYC was New Amsterdam. Owned by the Dutch who also owned Pennsylvania and then sold all their holdings in North America to the English.
Know your fucking history, numbnuts.
Walking in Midtown, with a friend from Amsterdam. Walk by the ING building at 230 Park Ave. "You know, you guys used to own all of this" "Yeah, but we traded it, like we trade everything."
"Everything here is big, except your churches"
There's a great future in encryption. Think about it. Will you think about it?
You're probably not qualified to think about. It's hard. Really hard. And very specialized.
No new cypher is worth looking at unless it comes from someone who has broken a very hard one. - Friedman
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires. -- Abigail Van Buren