do you ever just listen to someone’s problem and you have nothing to say except “I’m sorry” because there is literally no way for you to help and you get sucked into a vortex of guilt and despair because you are useless
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In order to protect their dominant market share, Keurig makers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been on a bit of an aggressive tear of late. As with computer printers, getting the device in the home is simply a gateway to where the real money is: refills. But Keurig has faced the “problem” in recent years of third-party pod refills that often retail for 5-25% less than what Keurig charges. As people look to cut costs, there has also been a growing market for reusable pods that generally run anywhere from five to fifteen dollars.
Keurig’s solution to this problem? In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it.
Friends don’t let friends use pod coffee makers.
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE POD COFFEE MAKERS.
so…what I’m reading is that soon, Keurig will fail, as other pod coffee offshoots take over the market due to choice.
The logical fallacy that leads companies to DRM is the paranoia that there is some ultimate profit that is being missed out on. While slightly true (there is almost always more profit to be made) the problem comes into the reaction…you don’t make profit forcing people to buy your product…you CAN but think of it this way, would things like Facebook, Twitter, hell…Tumblr have been nearly as successful if they had FORCED you to use it…ala G+. DRM is simply a company crying to it’s mommy about “I don’t want anyone to play with my toys but ME” and it’s a shame. We live in a digital age that is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Hell, we live in an age where we could conceivably have Keruig coffee makers singing out our iTunes playlist while charging our Android phone if we could just get past the fact that the reason we have so many choices is simple market equality. Just because I don’t want to buy YOUR product doesn’t make YOUR product any less viable in the market. If your product isn’t selling because Product B is better, then INNOVATE and make your product BETTER than Product B. This is where economy drives innovation, this is where the things of the future become reality and this is where our future becomes brighter. Market competition has driven us from a point where we had wired telephones and televisions with tiny screens to a point where I can surf the internet on my cell phone, wire free, and watch television on a screen that’s bigger than I am!
I want the product I can use, every time I use it, without logging into the damn thing every day. I’ve yet to see a DRM roll-out that worked 100%. I want to OWN the products I spend money on, not just rent them from their manufacturers. I want to OWN the music I buy, the movies I buy. I’m tired of RENTING things that are deliverable without any loss of quality. In the age of VHS, when we would rent them from the local Blockbuster and be annoyed when they were so old they were hard to watch…yeah, renting makes SENSE in those situations. But when your DRM locks down something that I have spent my money on to OWN, but you are telling me that I can only play it on the systems you deem “worthy” then that’s not Ownership…
DRM is the death of Ownership, the kid throwing the temper tantrum, and the death of innovation all rolled into one. Until the market stands up and says “no more” vote with your dollar, not with your ballot…seems to be the only thing they will bloody listen to anymore.
Colonel Henrietta Wraithfield — not bad.
Sir Ambrose Supperbottom, at your service.
One I like for once!
Sir Archibald Knightshold.
It can double as my gay porn name.
The Earl Ambrose Clankingfeather? Not exactly line-streamed, that.
Baroness Lenore Supperwaddle.
Countess Dorcas Rumblefield. I like it except for Dorcas, what kind of name is that? What about first letter of last name, Ursula? Meh. Other last name? Millicent. That’s better. Countess Millicent Rumblefield. I’m allowed to change it if I want…
Colonel Ambrose Wraithwaddle
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Choaked at Theater
on the left is a picture of quicksilver from the captain america porn parody and on the right is quickilver from days of future past. a multi-million dollar hollywood production. evan peters looks like a goddamn spy kid. what is going on here?
*facepalm* oh come on! How…how do they consistently screw this up?
What does this mean?
That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.
YOU LEFT OUT THE MOTHERFUCKING CRYSTAL PYRAMIDS THEY FOUND ON THE FLOOR OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
OLDER THAN THE AZTECS AND COMPLETELY SMOOTH AND 3 TIMES BIGGER THAN THE EGYPTIAN CHEOPS AND NO ONE KNOWS HOW IT GOT THERE.
IM SORRY BUT WHY IS THIS THE FIRST TIME IVE HEARD OF THE CRYSTAL PYRAMIDS WHAT IS THIS SHIT
OKAY HERE’S YOUR DEBRIEFING OF THE CRYSTAL PYRAMID BECAUSE THAT IS SOME CRAZY SHIT.
IN 2012 FRENCH AND AMERICAN SCIENTISTS STUDYING THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE STUMBLED UPON THIS HUGE TRANSLUCENT PYRAMID
THIS THING MEASURED 300 METERS WIDE AND 200 METERS TALL. THAT’S BIGGER THAN THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA SO YOU COULD IMAGINE HOW CRAZY THIS WAS TO THE SCIENTISTS
NOW THIS IS ALL 2000 METERS UNDERWATER. THE SCIENTISTS THEN DISCOVERED TWO HOLES AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID THAT MOVE WATER THRU AT AN EXTREMELY FAST RATE. THIS CAUSES MASIVE SURGE WAVES AND MIST ON THE SURFACE. THAT MAY BE THE REASON FOR THE INCIDENTS WITH BOATS AND PLANES CRASHING THERE
THEY’RE SAYING THAT THIS PYRAMID COULD BE FROM THE TIME BEFORE THE BIBLE SAYS NOAH’S ARK HAPPENED
BUT WHATEVER IT IS THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE JUST GOT LIKE A BILLION TIMES CREEPIER
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”