Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #unfair

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Clearly favors incumbent brands and bigger sites #bullshit #Google #unfair #non_populist #elitism #pub
"Andersen Consulting's change of name proved to be fortuitous as it avoided the taint when Arthur Andersen was effectively dissolved as a result of its role in the later Enron scandal." Technically correct but disingenuous as the name was arguably primarily tainted due to the media and government scape goating Arthur Anderson. And the company was "effectively dissolved" because the government abused their power ala Megaupload and Kim Dot Com. Courts later recognized this but it was too late. #disingenuous #benevolent #butthurt #unfair #little_known #status_quo #BS #fucked_up #goliaths_screw_smaller #pub
"No Starch Press and I have decided to release this free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. As you read this book, I hope that you’ll be reminded of how important freedom is to the hacking community and that you’ll be inclined to support the causes that Aaron believed in. I agreed to release this book for free in part because Aaron’s treatment by MIT is not unfamiliar to me. In this book, you will find the story of when I was an MIT graduate student, extracting security keys from the original Microsoft Xbox. You’ll also read about the crushing disappointment of receiving a letter from MIT legal repudiating any association with my work, effectively leaving me on my own to face Microsoft." #aaron_swartz #hacking #rebellion #mit #formal_education #bullshit #unfair #deceptive #pub
"You bring up a good point, but Costco, Sam's Club, and other similar outlets have to charge that yearly fee. I'd have to dig up the details, but charging that fee is a loophole they use in order to operate they way they do. But yes, ironically it's expensive to live a poor life :(" #poor #social_classes #unfair #pub
"Unfortunately, Costco's business model prohibits the poor from shopping there. They don't have the luxury to make large purchases on bulk items even if it means they end up spending more in the long run. It's the same principle as being able to pay $60 for a quality pair of sneakers that last you 3 years, as opposed to having to buy a crappy $30 pair of sneakers every year because it breaks down so quickly. Middle-class people have enough disposable income to do the former, and come out ahead 3 years later compared to someone poor who can't afford the $60 up-front and has to pay more over the course of 3 years. That shit adds up pretty badly. Which is really sad when you think about it. Being middle-class gives you more opportunities to save and get richer, whereas the poorer you are, the harder it is to get yourself out of poverty because you can't save jack shit." #poor #social_classes #unfair #pub
"its the same situation with the bus passes where i live. the poor individual living in the inner city who relies solely upon public transportation ends up paying full fare every ride, as the unlimited month to month passes are simply too expensive of a lump sum purchase." #unfair #social_classes #poor #pub
Article discusses a few examples of Apple taking third party developer/app ideas __Obviously without recognition and/or compensation__ #unfair #not_evil #do_not_steal_like_an_artist_pattern #status_quo #pub
"Pink shoes are okay, green shoes are not. (AP)" #unfair #mental_issues #zeitgeist_bs #sports #status_quo #hypocritical #pub
www.threefeloniesaday.com
#BS #butthurt #government #laws #status_quo #unfair #zeitgeist_bs #pub