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Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 243

One non-obvious reason for a tiered approach is psychology.

If there is no cost to hitting the limit, people will mindlessly consume. As soon as there is a dollar value associated with blowing it, it'll cause people to do self-throttling.

The ancillary revenue probably isn't enough to help improve infrastructure; it's there to shape behavior.

Comment Re:The fact none of you care says more about (Score 3, Insightful) 104

I'm betting an absolutely huge majority of traffic on Twitter is completely pointless and inane ... "I'm going to the bathroom", "the poop is coming out", "meeting Bill and Larry for drinks".

This uninformed stereotype of twitter activity is outdated.

The vast majority of tweets today are links and retweets. Live example, I just looked at the 10 most recent tweets in my stream. The first 9 are links and the 10th is a comment about WeChat.

Comment Is this a joke? (Score 5, Interesting) 1127

"We talked about some simple, fun ways — anyone who [acts inappropriately] will have to wear an embarassing tie, etc. — instead of swear jar, having a sexual innuendo jar and even fairly harsh punishments (like people losing their bonuses for the month or their extra vaccation days)"

Any acts which would result in these embarrassments are terminal offenses. Then on top of these, these acts could be considered terminal harassment themselves.

You have serious problems if your polices are already unenforceable.

Comment Re:Too Late. You've shown us your heart. (Score 4, Interesting) 330

How else would you expect a company to respond? How many times have people used the phrase "Vote With Your Dollars!"? This is exactly an example of that.

Go Daddy supported something. Its customers voted (or threatened to vote) with their dollars. Go Daddy re-evaluated what that meant and changed its stance.

Isn't that what you would want to see a corporate entity do?

Comment Re:buy compatible cartridges (Score 2, Informative) 970

I heard the automotive industry has the same kind of "bait-and-switch." Did you know if you purchase a car from some dealerships, you have to turn right back around and put gas in it! It is almost like it is a consumable. The crooks!!

Look up "bait and switch." If you buy a product and get the promised product, you have not experienced the switch part. Yes, you might have be baited by the low price. However, that is not illegal.

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