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Comment Re:Still a proprietary, DRM'd piece of shit. (Score 1) 130

The only 'negative' things I can see about it are the Microsoft connection..and that it'll eventually RROD on me.

It's also violating your privacy (especially if instead of a 360 it were an Xbone, as this topic is actually about). By using it, you are also tacitly signalling your support for Microsoft's continuing assault on property rights (by attempting to subordinate them to copyright law run amok). Those costs may not be measured in dollars, yet they are real.

Comment Re:If they didn't want unlimited use (Score 2) 409

Verizon has ZERO obligation to do anything for you if you're off plan, not thing one.

Verizon has lots of obligations, including some to society in general (i.e., people who aren't even Verizon customers at all). Operating with good faith and fair dealing is one of those obligations.

Comment Re:If they didn't want unlimited use (Score 4, Insightful) 409

And they also are under no obligation to allow out-of-contract users from continuing to use the old plan - which is exactly what they are doing here, telling the heaviest out-of-contract users to let up, move plan or Verizon will no longer do business with you.

So? That doesn't change the fact that other users are still on the plan, and Verizon is still describing it as "unlimited" to them, which is false advertising.

Comment Re:Not so fast, there... (Score 1) 607

Who is producing that wealth?

Here's the list.

Why don't those who aren't working, work, so that they can get some wealth of their own?

Because people don't get to work just because they want to; they work because a company was willing to hire them. Companies don't hire unless they need to -- and they don't need to, because we still have a shortage of aggregate demand

"But what about entrepreneurs" you're about to ask. That requires having a profitable idea and the capital to implement it, and frankly, most people are too stupid and/or poor for that.

Furthermore, your question is ill-posed: wealth is not produced through work. Wealth is produced through owning productive assets. Even if you're earning a six-figure income, if you are spending it instead of acquiring productive assets (e.g. stock in the companies listed above) you're still a pauper.

Why would those who you claim are hoarding money keep it, instead of investing it in some productive enterprise?

Ask Apple; they're the ones hoarding the biggest chunk of it ($203 billion, according to the most recent source I could find).

Comment Re:Dumb extrapolation (Score 1) 607

But the article states that their earnings will be less "over the course of their working lives" than the previous generation.

In other words, this new study has not only corroborated the other study I cited, but has found that the effect is even worse than they thought before. So no, "the next upturn in the economy" will not "go a long ways towards evening that out" because both the TFA and the study I cited directly contradicts that -- even before considering my previous point that "evening out" the salary does not even out the wealth.

I really don't understand what you think your point is. Are you trying to say "this must not be true because I don't want it to be?" Because nothing in either study supports your fact-free, wishful assertion that it somehow evens out.

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