Did you miss the part about "not being in the same market"? A DVD Box set will never be used as a high-end travel case. Not one in my life have I thought I needed a good brief case and the New Releases in Best Buy was the place to go look. If, to pick something random, they sold a box set of the classic Get Smart TV show in a replica of his shoe phone, I don't think anyone would buy that hoping for comfy footwear.
The FBI doesn't currently have the ability to manufacture their own terrorist plots officials say. But if the Agency develops the ability, then they will be much more likely to create security theater according to industry experts.
You think that the "Browncoat" fans of Firefly are equated to the South in the civil war? Really?
The Browncoats were fighting for their independence from an overbearing government that wanted to control how they live. I can see some vague connection to how people view the civil war, but only if you don't actually understand the impetus behind it. Associating them to the Tea Party might fly on some level, but still make you look like a damned fool none the less.
Why? I have a BlackBerry for my work. I work for a global company as well and get emails at all hours of the night. I'm not on call and therefore not required to do unpaid work when I'm at home. That said I will sometimes respond to emails while on vacation/off work because I choose to. That's a choice I make for a variety of reasons but VW isn't giving their employees any choice at all.
I'll play devil's advocate for a moment on this one. There may be a line of thinking that says the pirated version on PC will result in fewer sales on other platforms. If 30,000 people did not buy the XBox/PS3 version after stealing it on the PC, then they may not cover their port costs. I don't have any numbers to support this thinking on any level, just trying to explain their possible logic.
This was my thought too. How about when Rush campaigns to have every one of his 10 Million + listeners call in and tell Congress what they think. He's caused them untold headaches before.
On the other hand, the Union hired an autodialer to spam the voicemail. And when Pulte came to them 4 days later the union refused to stop. I think the email claims are garbage of a poorly designed network, but the phone may have been what pushed them over the line.
1) It's the law and they're required to. The reason for the law is ...
2) The whole point is to keep people from driving drunk. The cops are trying to keep you off the road by advertising heavy enforcement. They want to catch the drunks but they would rather there be fewer drunks in the first place.
The security breach happened a month ago. They found out about it on Sunday. They shut things down Monday. I'm not claiming they're innocent and should be exonerated, but I don't think they can be accused to sitting on this for any period of time.
Yes, because the recording industry has teams of engineers sitting around waiting to create a whole new technology. And they all play together so well that there's no doubt that the whole industry would agree on a new format without any problems at all.
Keep in mind he says that it's on Page 38 of his bill. That's a big bill so $10 probably isn't going to register on his radar one way or the other. I used to manage cell phone accounts for my company and we would occasionally see these types of charges. The users would claim ignorance and we'd call to get them cancelled. If I weren't reading the bills though, the $10 never would have been noticed in the $500-1000 a month we pay for our international sales reps. How many companies are paying these charges every month because they don't have someone reading the 1000 page phone bills?
I've been in IT for long enough to say that you're full of it. In the last 6 companies I worked for in an IT capacity, ranging from 25 to 4,000 employees, IT always has something to do with the copiers. It may not be true in all companies but it's a far cry from a rarity.
Why not write every piece of mail on a postcard instead? Are you doing something nefarious when you don't want strangers to read how proud you are of your kid's report card or how much you love your life? Desire for privacy is not exclusive to criminal activity and you know it.