I've been thinking that TPB go the way of Tor. Maybe someone can buy the .tor domain and URL translation between .tor and the actual tor address. This whack-a-mole BS is getting old. Try something new...
Yelp has been accused of and found guilty of taking bribes from paying businesses to have reviews removed. This was documented a few years back, but I see they are still up the same business practices. Back then, it was complete removal of the review without communication to you... then Yelp copped to it, and said they would bury your review requiring a "second" click to see it... Now, they are outright untrustworthy.
I got food poisoning on my honeymoon at I'O restaurant in Maui Hawaii. I ordered the trio meat plate. I ate the whole lamb, but my wife tried everything else. I got food poisoning for 1 day. I Yelped about their lack of safe cooking standards, I even posted my chargeback attempt with them on my AmEx. Both my review and later scanned picture of the chargeback letter were both removed.
Imagine if this were allowed, the police can have points on the map of protesters and how they move based on their mobile location. Police need a warrant for each individual, otherwise you can just sweep everyone in an area... sort of like Minority Report.
With notoriety in counterfeit, I will not put anything made in China inside my body. First it was food, now drugs. The value system is still too different to prioritize quality control over profits. I've read too many stories about counterfeit and I have personally been burned many times in trade due to counterfeit product.
Accuracy is even more important as the instant gratification requirement is that much higher. I think it is part algorithm issue, but it is also part content issue. If your tastes don't match up with their selection, no amount of algorithm will fix lack of content.
The issue is that you've removed the most desirable rental as available stock. The model speaks to when I have an undesirable rental out thus delaying my delivery of a desirable product. When you remove the desirable product from circulation, this becomes an issue.
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