You are correct. A very common means of sharing data is the CSV (comma seperated values) file format. The file is structured so that commas seperate columns, and line breaks seperate rows. The CSV is a very file-size efficient way of sharing data sets, but it stores literally no formatting information. Excel is usually registered as the default application to open CSVs, and because there is no meta information about the data in the cells, Excel tries to be clever with its parsing of the information. This leads to all sorts of fun issues - strings being interpreted as dates like in the article above, phone numbers being interpreted as numbers (and consequently losing their leading 0 if they're not in international format), fractional prices losing their precision when being rounded to 2 places, etc.
The mindset of these people is fucking disgusting. The virus won't threaten them and theirs, they can isolate in total luxury and buy the best medical attention in the world, so all it represents to them is a business opportunity.
Who cares if more people die because of a little misinformation? There's money on the table!
What I don't understand is how the phrase "Choose your own adventure" is even allowed to be a trademarked as it seems to me to be purely descriptive.
Actually Nintendo get exactly what they want: the site shut down and an implicit warning sent to all other ROM sites.
I watched a pretty in-depth video about Billy Mitchell on YouTube not too long ago. Several of his records got proven to be literally impossible, and instead of admitting to it, he doubled down, making threats and excuses.
The video I mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=234Y76_3YPE - this guy has made a bunch of other videos on Billy Mitchell
Lots of people already have the problem of getting halfway to work before asking themselves if they left the oven on. Now they'll never get to work again.
Given how ridiculously dangerous SWATing is for the victim, I truly hope this guy gets every penalty possible here.
The rest of it is being an asshole sure, but as far as I'm concerned SWATing is attempted murder.
Don't forget your eyeballs and just your whole face really.
If you ignore the scumminess, this is actually genius on Amazon's part. They only have to advertise to the top level of the police force - the lower level police will then take care of everything else for them. Additionally they'll collect so much data from this scheme that they'll be able to turn into even more revenue.
Scummy as hell but absolutely genius.
The big reasons for me are:
Why's this always a big deal for you? I just recently decided to start getting more involved in the comments and you've already leaped all over my back twice. People can be ephemeral on the internet - it costs us very little. I've joined, left, and later rejoined services many times.
Is this a new mobile game?
Lurking. Now super suspicious behaviour :)
I'm actually really impressed by this comment. First remembering the comment and that it was this individual who made it, and then remembering/finding the thread. A 10/10 got'em.
It's not that they don't believe creators are not being rewarded every day - they know they're not being rewarded every day. They know because they're keeping a bunch of the royalties themselves.
So what has Denuvo achieved in any of this?
Sadly, probably exactly what they wanted. Revenge.
Possibly just a question of money. Were Overwatch from a small startup MLB may well have been the bully and opposed; but Blizzard have got some pretty deep pockets to fight their corner with.