If you're selling a $500,000 software product; going after pirates is not a winning business strategy -- it's figuring out, why the heck you can't pitch your product to legal buyers, and make your desired revenue there. Either the pricing is all wrong, or your marketing or product targetting is all wrong.
Who said it was the vendor going after him?
And it says in TFA that the Agilent product in question was a "product intended to speed the design process for electronic equipment". And it was $45,000, not $500,000. Still, Agilent charges $45,000 for that product because it's found people that are willing to pay it.
If you can't afford the software, or you don't think what it gives you is worth $45,000, then don't buy it. It's not for you. Don't bitch about it. Don't pirate it. Find something else in your price range.
And there's a big difference between going after pirates who post your stuff on TPB and a guy who made $30,000 (low ballpark) off your work.
Never said I consider them prone to be violent. I said from the statements made that it looks like schizophrenics are more prone to be violent than the general population.
I still read that as saying that schizophrenics are more prone to be violent than the general population.
2. 90%+ of GMO food is either herbicide resistant or produces its own insecticide. It's focus is not producing more or better food. Yes, this could change some day, but that's how it is and has been for a long time.
Wouldn't it follow, then, that a crop that produces its own insecticide would have more left at harvest time than one that didn't?
That's because generally these merchants have a "card-present" contract with the card company. This is cheaper than a "card-not-present" scheme, which requires a CVV. This is mostly just a wind and nod agreement, though.
I think the point of TFA is not that Virtuix invented something radical, it's that they're planning on commercializing something that previously only existed in DoD facilities and research labs. That is great. Whether it gains any traction (pun intended) is another story.
Your son's story reminds me a lot of myself as a kid. Very similar, except we didn't have charter schools back when I was a kid.
Good luck to your son!
fucking Catalina Sky Survey!
Unlike PC games, which may require finicky custom settings, consoles 'just work,' fans have long pointed out. Well, so does the iPad.
Yeah, well, so does my toaster. But I'm not gonna play Borderlands 2 on it.
Well, and don't forget that it started out as a part-time congress as well.
It sounds like Edweek is complaining that the Gates Foundation channels its money through private enterprises to achieve its goals instead of corrupt African dictatorships?
Why do people think they have a voice in how a private not-for-profit spends their money? The Gates Foundation does a lot of good. This seems like a lot of knocking down the guy on top.
Maybe AOL can become relevant again by being a start-up hotel?
As someone else said, this is a bug in the ASN.1 parser, and OpenSSH uses it's own specialized ASN.1 parser. So it's not.
We're talking about a Sony product. Everything was proprietary.
Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra