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It was on sale. The list price is actually 119.99, they just seem to like to discount it to $89.99 quite often.

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It's crazy to think they don't have measures in place to vet digital content. I doubt people could do the same thing with Disney movies.

I suspect Amazon gets around that by typically having most items "on sale". If an item's MSRP is $100, maybe Amazon normally sells it for $50 and shows it as being "50% off", despite that being the normal price. Then it goes "on sale" on Prime Day for $40, they change that to "60% off". Realistically it's 20% off, not 60% off, but I suspect they'd be clear of regulation against raising the price prior to a sale.

Why? Government is one of the least effective vehicles for charity.

>Soccer, with the many factors that affect game outcomes — players’ injuries and intra-team conflicts, the refereeing, the weather, coaches’ errors and moments of inspiration — remains only a tightly-regulated game involving a few dozen people. The behavior and performance of big corporations, entire industries and nations is arguably even more difficult to model based on data about the past.

Author misses the way models work entirely, the larger the entity, the more statistics and averages kick in, and as a result, better model can be built.


I don't mean to sound trite or dismissive, but the blame should be directed at EU legislators.

If I create another software product I will explicitly and permanently make it unavailable to EU residents.


They must really be doing some shady shit.

One of many of the comments on the article itself absolutely nails it:

"The real failure of adblock shaming is that, on the occasions where I've complied, I then rediscover why I use adblock -- and turn it back on immediately."


Our culture ties self-worth to work. From CEOs to social workers, people get fulfillment and create their sense of self by seeing the impact they have while at their jobs, and we judge others based by the same metrics.

UBI can help people pay their bills, but poverty is a lot more than a financial problem. The communities where work is drying up are the communities most heavily affected by opioid addiction at the moment. Drugs are expensive--people don't get addicted because they lack money, they get addicted because they feel hopeless or lack a sense of purpose. Maybe government assistance can help hopelessness, but it sure as hell won't give people a sense of purpose.

It going to take a big shift in culture before UBI can really work out.


Assuage your guilt?

No one said the lesser was a good.

Not necessarily, several of my co-workers are big into Overwatch so when the Overwatch League started up in January I started watching matches with them. After a few weeks of asking questions as we went, I felt like I had a pretty handle on it and could start to contribute to the discussion.

You are absolutely correct though. Those first few weeks I had no idea what was happening aside from the occasional head-shot.


Police forces are ideologically selected to protect the 1%. In extreme cases what you say is possible, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

I totally sympathise with those that are suspicious of the modern web. But Browsh is fundamentally not for them. It is for all those that don't have the luxury of cheap and fast internet, I want them to access the same information everyone else does.

OK well I'm glad that the scrutiny upon me is the same as every other newcomer.


Same here. I could understand some downtime if GPDR was suddenly sprung on them but everyone had time to prepare. I could also understand them not caring about me as a single user (not deluded here), but since I pay for the service I'm sadly all fresh out of understanding. Instapaper has been great but Pocket doesn't seem to be lacking much as far as what I need.

For languages that support monkey patching you don't dependency injection.

A lot of the design patterns I used to adore and look at as if they were rare gems in a sea of bad code. Over time my opinions have changed. Many patterns are good, but I don't really like to think of those as patterns.

A pattern implies repetition. Something that you can used each time you have a situation that warrents it. In my opinion, this openly contradicts "Don't repeat yourself".

So I think we should start trading design patterns for simple and well designed languages. No code always beats good code.


>he very evidently values a dollar bill with his signature as more than $1.

Wait, is it not objectively true that the autograph of a famous person tends to add value to the things they sign?

Ebay has a category for Musk-autographed stuff. People post stuff in that category, and sometimes it sells. Are you saying stuff advertised as having been signed by him would be worth more without the signature? :-)


Bezos will surpass that several times over in the next few years. He's added tremendous economic value which is why so many of us pay him for his many products and services.

"I don't fucking hate dogs!!" sounds like something yelled with a raised fist-finger in a dispute about dog shit on the lawn between neighbours in some lowly apartment complex.

Wait what? Makes up for it why? It's not like you couldn't virtualised servers elsewhere.

Exactly. This is one topic where everyone is on the same page, people don't want to get sick, restaurants don't want to make them sick. We are helping restaurants to do better on their most important core objective.

With Penney's in particular, you can pretty much just always assume a sale is going on. I go about twice a year, and in the past ~6 years, there's only been one day where the stuff I was buying (dress shirts and slacks, mainly) weren't at least "50% off". If you get unlucky and show up on the one day of the season where stuff is legally required to be at regular price so they can mark it down, just come back the next weekend.

> Why not simply avoid making billions so you don't have to give it all away to assuage your guilt and come out close to neutral?

Because someone else will be making billions ... over your back.


Isn't this a known method of money laundering?

If you mean email/calendar/contacts... I use thunderbird. It's not "sexy", but it gets the work done. The good side is that there is nothing I can't do with a bit of coding if I need to adjust some style or behavior.

I also use zim wiki for not taking.


This is an interesting tool. I can probably name a few that are probably already on your platform. I imagine chick-fil-a & dominoes are already on that list, they are IMO always one step ahead in technology over their competitors.

One of the fastest ways for a restaurant to die off is social media and foodborne illnesses. Only big corporate clients, naming those in the 300+ chain stores would be looking into this technology. My question to you is - do you intend to eventually work down to growing chains and smaller independent restaurants as wel?

While these smaller chains do not have as much money, we are seeing an overall trend towards SaaS solutions in this market. Things like yelp, google, etc are already being heavily used. Do you intend to penetrate this larger but lower revenue market? If so, how would the offering be different at all, in terms of pricing? It seems like right now you are using a quote by quote basis which 100% makes sense.

Regulation. How can I, as a normal end user, trust your reports though? I see you mentioned how you are validating this information, but how can I really trust it? Also, do you intend to notify users based on a specific mile radius of their home/work address (e.g. 25 or 50 miles out). I wouldn't want to get spammed with places I don't go eat out a lot

Do you intend to do any partnerships with Tripadvisor, and or yelp, or google(for reviews) to subadvertise in the same medium? Because that is generally what most people look up when eating at a restaurant if they are picky about what they eat.

Next, what's stopping your company from pulling a yelp? E.g. predatory business 2 business practices, by hiding negative reviews etc. How do you intend to combat this, if at all, or big corporations trying to buy off bad social media if this scales upward?

In addition - do you at any point intend to remove outbreak data past a certain point? E.g. an outbreak 10 years ago at a restaurant might not be relevant today - they might have changed ownership, etc. How do you intend on combating this?

I wonder as well, if you intend on targeting smaller clients eventually (restaurants) would you also be targeting foodtrucks too & or caterers?

What big data analytics did your model use to "predict" chipotle's outbreak? I am curious about case studies.

Did you also at advertise yourself at the chicago NRA show as well. If so, what was the general reception of both small, mid, and potential big clients


It wasn't "one bad man", but it was a product of history. It's not a fucking coincidence that the Gulag system strongly resembled the Tsar's Siberian prison camps. There are pretty obvious reasons for what happened that have nothing to do with "the underlying ethical system", which you still can't elaborate on in a philosophically coherent way.

Also the USSR had waged labor, commodity production, bosses, and prison camps so it fails to meet several (basically all?) criteria of socialism that many people would claim except for Marxist Leninists (and even Maoists have a lot of disagreement about this).


Erm... Spain and Greece has been in enforced austerity, no other countries I can think of. And neither have had typical, responsible borrowing patterns. (Nor does Italy, but it’s dodged that bullet.)

(Ireland had some problems just after the crunch but a) entirely because they took on a bank they could have let fail and b) they’ve paid that off now.)


Something I learned in ERP 101: Don't customize software to your process unless the process is your competitive advantage.

Influence.
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