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Comment Re:No Gut no Glory (Score 1) 67

The cost of a failure should scale proportionally to the size of their market because it means a standstill in launches, the same reputation hit, etc

Scaling up means having multiple launchpads, so a disaster would slow down the launch pipeline rather than halt it completely. Also scaling up means getting their insurance right, so that a lost rocket "only" costs as much as the rocket itself. Still no fun to lose, but unlikely $2.5B, and maybe not even this time's $250M.

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IMDb Ignores New Law Banning It From Publishing Actors' Ages Online, Cites Free Speech Violations (betanews.com) 218

Back in September, the state of California passed a new law that banned sites that offer paid subscriptions, and allow people to post resumes, from publishing individuals' ages. It's a law that has the potential to affect many sites, but it is the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) that hit the headlines. From a report: IMDb was told to remove actors' ages from the site by 1 January, 2017, but the site has failed to take any action. A full week into 2017, IMDb has not only chosen to ignore the new law, but has also filed a lawsuit in a bid to stop California from implementing Assembly Bill No. 1687. The reason? IMDb believes that the law is a violation of the First Amendment and it says the state has "chosen instead to chill free speech and to undermine access to factual information of public interest" rather than trying to tackle age-discrimination in a more meaningful way.

Comment Re:Bah Humbug! (Score 1) 17

I'm sick of the hypocrisy.... everywhere.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I'd like to delete all my accounts everywhere and just leave this online world... most of the time, I then realize that it's just an image of the real world and that fleeing it won't help the slightest.

I'm jawtheshark on Soylent.

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