This is a passenger directing tool. You don't need crypto level secure PRNG. Your browser's Math.random() will do just fine and no one will notice. Even if you wanted more randomness existing implementation of other PRNG would do just fine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersenne_Twister)
I'm surprised the weapon manufacturers havent used the ISDS yet to sue the hell out of the government for passing countless weapon bans and yearly -1 bullet per mag laws. Would they suddenly reopen it to make an exception like the tobacco industry ?
It feels like the first succesful attempt at using the ISDS will trigger any and all industry to sue the government for every single law passed....
Just as credit cards abstracted the concept of money to the people, labels and big distributors(Walmart) abstracted the concept of customers, offer and demand to the artists. That is how Brooks can somehow hold the unbeliveable idea that:
Step 1: Limit the availability of my music Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit for writers, labels, publishers and artists!
In other news, police departments are now turning to the NAVY, not subject to the banned list of items to buy tomahawk missles and decomissioned battleships in order to provide much needed strategic level protection for LEOs.
Regardless of the answer, This is a failiure to recognize the symbiotic relationship between web sites and search engines. Traffic is not something that is "due" to web sites out of the blue. You have to work for it. Search engines are but one tool in this regard.
If today's judges are amusing themselves in their rulings with strong cultural references of their time, which i find awesome, how long until we see rulings incorporating "lol", "roflcopter","umadbro?!" and much more from the internet and video game culture ?
I wonder if judges in Japan make anime references in their rulings... :P
Natural selection in the capitalist sphere seems to have hit the overdrive recently. Artists, Shops, large corporations (news and entertainment), etc. are hellbent on removing themselves overnight from the gene pool of anything that will be relevent to the next society. All in the name of weak conjectures. We should hand them Darwin Awards.
That shop owner just made sure it will not get any new customers(genes) and most likely annoy the loyal ones enough back to the supermarkets. Forever. I wonder how the owner plans to measure the cost/benefit of that or is he just going to roll with empty conjectures.
Square Enix too was rocked by a failiure very similar to this. Final Fantasy XIV was a bullet in the knee cap for the brand. And the FF brand always carries so much expectations. SE did three things:
Apologize and waive the monthly fees.
Setup a solid communication channel with the fans.
Rebuild the game from the ground up.
The key part here is the constant communication with the fans. Apologising will only hold up the fans from leaving long enough to hear your next statement. It must be followed by concrete actions that engages the audience and demonstrate a will to change rather than simply giving people a cookie. I'm not saying that Stardock is wrong, just that i feel it may be lacking in effort if its not followed by strong PR to engage the fans.
The ultimate phoenix down for FFXIV, in my own FFXIV player opinion won't simply be the rebuilt version of the game, but the support of the fans generated by all the PR efforts and tools.
Your analogy would be correct only if Uber was exacly like taxi cab company, however Uber offers a different class of vehicules, coverage, means of payment(you dont pay the driver directly) and hailing, etc.
What we're looking at is not one club with two lines, but 2 similar clubs with different offerings and pricings. Does FedEx or Purolator discriminate against USPS users for offering faster delivery at a higher price ?
I'll concede that a quick, surface look does make it seems like Uber is a taxi cab company.