"We've paid $63m over 10 years, $60m in the past 5"
That says you were seriously underpaying in the first five or your products have become a lot worse or, most probably, both.
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The problem is that the stats are usually completely wrong because of things like click fraud.
When I used to buy advertising, I could call the print publications I wanted to advertise in, negotiate a good price and be sure that they shifted so many print copies of something I knew my targets would read and the ad would appear in just the pages they would look at.
If I bought advertising online now, I'd doubtless..
.. end up next to something praising Hitler on Twitter
.. pay for something 'seen' by the webspider bots of a Chinese search engine company
.. encourage a site whose owner doesn't have 'enabling genocide' as one of his biggest regrets, despite having done just that
.. be blocked by anyone with a clue.
I left NatWest after their IT failed around 2012 and customers' payments were missing for a couple of days. I was glad I had when they had similar problems again and again.
I recently took the £200 bribe to try them again, and it quickly became clear that £200 wasn't enough in exchange for the pain. The NatWest experience was bad and it's now *terrible*.
First Direct's phone service is great and they'll bribe you to switch. Starling's app is great and they do not need to bribe people to switch. Other banks exist.
Hmm, depends on what you want to do. Take away the games played through Steam and I don't think I have anything that needs the 32-bit libraries.
But it depends on what you think is legacy cruft, and gamers are going to want to game on their new hardware, not just their 'legacy' kit.
TabMixPlus was one, obviously.
But they've been replaced by others that together do more or less the same thing, and the experience of using Firefox with addons craps all over the Edge or Chrome experience I get somewhere I have no choice.
I have several browsers for different things:
Opera - built-in VPN that works fine for the little region-locked stuff I want
Chromium - the handful of sites that won't work in Firefox
Firefox - everything else. NoScript + uBlock Origin + tree style tab + various other addons make this by far the best experience 99% of the time.
I don't know what the dropout rate is between expressing interest in joining a jihad and starting to murder people, but I suspect it's not low.
Knowing that there is a filled out IS application form that they could, if they wanted, forward to your local anti-terrorism police must come in handy to keep the figures down.
Particularly if not actually killing people or trying launching your drone still gets you a life sentence.
..really not that long after individuals could actually buy Pi 4s again but apart from that, it's all good stuff.
You only used the audio port if you were desperate - having a low spec audio out was a design compromise and everyone who wanted better used the HDMI out or one of the excellent HAT audio solutions.
I'd love to know what the actual demand for two HDMI outs is vs high quality audio out via a 3.5mm jack is though.
At one point, LMDE's repositories noticeably lagged behind the upstream ones, with the result that published security updates could take days or weeks (or was it even months in some cases?) to become available.
Memory tells me that this affected things like Firefox. Oops.
Is this still the case?
Quite right! I have a number of scripts that save me plenty of time.
I also have some that didn't. Some made things worse, per xkcd 1319.
Knowing which will be the end result is - to me at least - similar to the halting problem. Most of the time, you can look at it and go 'yeah, reasonably easy' or 'nah, too many possible inputs', but especially when you're relying on someone upstream not to change their output or what input they want, you can get caught out.
Instead of doing sums in a spreadsheet model on a calculator and then entering the results manually* a power user wants to be able to program some macros to save 0.1% of the time in entering some figures. Unfortunately, the macros contain a fencepost error, the results are wrong, and the company risks going bust as a result..
Someone who the IT department think is a pain, but not because they have to be shown the on/off switch every day like most other pains.
That sort of person.
* I know a manager with a ten figure budget who does this for anything more complicated than summing a column of figures.
There's an advanced fee scam around becoming a male escort for the ladies.
With the occasional exception that would go out of business quickly, all the 'agencies' pretending there was a market - in reality, almost all clients for male escorts are other men - were, and for all I know still are, scams. The victim would be told there was a booking waiting for him in the next day or two, and all he had to do was pay a fee upfront for 'insurance' or 'checks' or whatever. As soon as that was paid, 'Oh, she's cancelled' and that would be the last they ever heard from the 'agency'.
Some victims rang where I used to work to see if they could get any of the money back.
I think the record for the number of times someone was scammed in exactly the same way before they called was eight. "EIGHT?!?"
.. a story about Turbo Pascal Units, as introduced with TP4 back in 1987.
As WP says, these were "tightly linked to the internal structures of the compiler, rather than standard .OBJ linkable files. This improved compilation and linkage times, but meant that .TPU files could not be linked with the output of other languages or even used with different releases of Turbo Pascal unless recompiled from source."
"If I take a photo of the Mona Lisa, I hold the Copyright on that photo."
It depends. Specifically, it depends on where you are and what else is in the photo.
If you just take a picture of the Mona Lisa on the wall, plenty of places will not think there is enough creative input to create a new copyright work.
Galleries selling reproductions of works in their collection would obviously prefer it were otherwise, but they haven't been rich enough to get the laws in countries like this changed.