Something is fundamentally wrong with modern capitalism if selling to only one vendor, instead of all vendors, is more profitable.
Suppose you can sell content X to distributors A, B and C. If that alone were all, then yes, selling A+B+C would be better than selling to only A.
However, if distributor A is willing to also buy "exclusivity rights" for a sum greater than the money from B+C....
I agree -- less than 20 times in 9 years is hardly "proliferation".
It sounds even better if you say it was only 20 times since 1997. That's only 20 times in 18 years and just as true a statement! I'm more interested in the trend year-over-year. Is it increasing, at what rate and why?
If you don't like that, it's easy to sign up for a new account.
But then he would lose that sub-one-million UID!
Humans have only a finite stomach volume. ISPs likewise are founded upon the assumption that if you promise unlimited data, most people can only sit through so many youtube videos in a month.
Not at all the same, but you reminded me of something from my youth. I remember when I saw the first AOL CD come in the mail that offered 800 free hours in the first month. That was amusing.
These sorts of discussions tend to happen over a drink in a bar somewhere, and for good reason.
I think you may be operating on a different definition of "good".
Mens rea is a component fact of guilt. There are different kinds of mens rea. The law or statue will usually define it. Some laws might require a mens rea of willful, that is you knew or at least expected a certain result form your actions and they it was criminal. Others might simply be 'negligent' like vehicular manslaughter, you reasonably could have known or reasonably should have know driving at excessive speed might result in the injury of others. There are other possible mens rea types as well.
My point is that even with a mens rea component a law can written that still more or less outlaws acting foolishly and the 'reasonably could have known' element covers simple ignorance of the law.
Can we insist that the Youtuber "should have known" that his video would go viral, that such response would encourage copycats and that such moronic copycats would take less safety precautions and thus hold him liable for the outcomes of those future incidents?
Am I stretching it too far?
Yes, because disarming law-abiding citizens is a well known and effective tactic to prevent street gangs and Mexican drug cartels who transport whatever they wish across the border from obtaining, possessing, and using guns against those same law-abiding citizens.
You have single-handedly solved all gun crime!
You win an internets!
I could refer you to this study as an example of the myth of the gun defense argument. Note that the article/study aren't advocating for gun control, just for a better understanding of the real data.
That's like saying a sports car should have more luggage space for that price.
No... this would be like a sports car with the following ports:
- Doors (to get in and out), equivalent to a UI
- Trunk (for storage), equivalent to the HDD and accessible via USB-C
- Gas Door (for power)
However, you can no longer open the hood, access the engine, replace/upgrade components. In fact, you cannot even change the tires yourself anymore. If you really need them changed you need to go back to the dealer but more than likely by the time your tires need replacing you should just be buying a new sports car anyway.
We are a Mac household here but Android smartphone users. Never liked iOS vs. Android. Still don't prefer Windows to OSX. But from a hardware standpoint, we've had to suffer because of Apple's desire to slowly remove everything useful from their hardware.
I don't want to have to buy external accessories for everything that should be built into my machine.
A judge is demanding a United States company to play by the rules of the United States? And you have a problem with that? US law is and should be the only law the judge needs to consider. If US laws are incompatible with other nation's laws, then don't blame it on the judge, complain to your legislators.
Another great reason for an inversion besides taxes.
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. - Fred Brooks, Jr.