Re: Nothing changes
Well we can buy Mexico, then fire everyone...
2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
IF you read the actual story you would know that this only applies to people with a subscription. You pay $x per month to read all you want.
Now, if you post 500 pages if drivel with a catchy title you get paid for every download.
With the new rules, people download your book and read a couple pages before deleting it, you only get paid for the pages read.
- Customers are not effected, they pay the same. But might see fewer garbage books.
- People posting crap will see their income drop to near zero.
- People writing good books will only see a small drop due to some people just sampling their book.
Well lets see.
- current events shows.
- sporting events like when the Olympics is half way round the world and something you want to see is on in the middle of the night or while your at work.
- Local programming that's not going to show up on Netflix any time soon.
An antenna + some kind of PVR for a few local stations, plus streaming and who needs rip-off cable.
When they log onto Windows for the first time they have IE and Bing.
They download Chrome. On purpose.
They switch IE to use Google. On purpose.
Or even download Firefox, and switch to Google.
Or for the most limited people, they will type google.com every time. I know people who do that.
They do it because they LIKE google, and Bing/Yahoo sucks.
Bing has just as much advertizing stuck at the top, and even more crap links on the first page like cnet "reviews" or ebay links.
Your crappy left handed underpants store paid an SEO company to push them up above the other store with better selection and prices. The SEO company creates fake likes, tweets and AstroTurf reviews boosting the placement of the site.
Now Google kills off the SEO crap and the page drops back to where it belongs.
SEO company... wah Google is being mean to us, wah.
Crappy pants... wah why did Google take our top spot away, we paid good money for that, wah.
It's not Google that makes it hard to get on the first page, if your site should be on the fist page. It's the SEO BS.
"If you think it's going to lock up after 12 months and ask you for your credit card number like Cryptolocker then you're barking up the wrong tree. It's just not legally possible to do that, the Windows you've got now is yours and can't be taken off you."
Windows 10 is FREE* for 12 months.
*Your Windows 10 subscription is $9.95 a month with the first 12 months free, you may cancel your subscription at any time and your computer will switch to Really Annoying Mode with full screen video ads.
That would be legally possible I think.
There is some outfit here in Canada that calls from a spoofed phone number (that often belongs to someone) telling me I won something press 1 to get scammed.
1. hello, I'd like a large with double peperoni. This isn't Pizza Pizza? I want to order a Pizza...
or my friends favorite
1. Congratulations, you have won a crappy job working for a crook. You now have permission to kick your boss in the balls as hard as you want for free.
Or everyone finished buying everything on CD that they already have on LP/Tape and didn't get suckered into buying it again on AudioDVD.
And now they just buy the one track they like on iTunes and not the 12 tracks of filler that's on the album.
Sales of flat panel TVs are dropping off, people must be downloading them Pirate Bay.
It would be nice if they got rid of the per-territory exclusive license crap but I don't see that happening because media companies love it, no mater how much the public hates it.
If I want to watch BBC stuff in Canada I have to subscribe to BBC Canada, since that's a cable service I also need at least basic cable, a cable box with PVR so I can time shift. Not going to happen so I'll stick with my antenna, and netflix.
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