Capitalist Lion Tamer points us to the news that the band members of AC/DC are standing firm in saying that they will never allow authorized versions of their music to be sold online for download. The logic here seems to be entirely lacking. The band claims that it’s because they want people to listen to the whole albums, not just tracks, but if that’s the case then they should just release the whole album as a single track. The fact is that anyone who has their albums canchoose to listen however they want. And any time one of their songs is played on the radio, only one song is heard — yet you don’t hear them talk about boycotting radio. But, of course, the bigger issue is that it’s silly to not offer an authorized way for people to pay you for your music, when the alternative that plenty of people will choose, instead, is to simply download unauthorized versions where the band has no say at all.
Online video ads can be a painfully disruptive experience. And one that users of free web networks are generally loath to go through. So last week, Facebook engineered a perhaps ingenious solution to pay users to watch ads, redeemable at one of their addictive online games or their brand new group coupon service. However, as many professional athletes come to realize, rewarding behavior that would otherwise be done for free can backfire: It induces cheating, dependence, and a distaste for something they once loved.
We partnered with Wired to bring you a peek inside an FBI car-tracking device. The device is similar to the one Yasir Afifi found underneath his car. If you’re curious where this one came from, Wired has posted a writeup about Karen Thomas, the woman who found this tracker under her car. They’ve also posted a video of Kyle doing the teardown.
“we are using compatibility as a club to make them do things we want.”
"I’m pretty sure he didn’t like his family back then," Cameron said.
AnnArbor.com: You took a lot of heat for the bonus proposal. Why was that appropriate?
Edwards: Well, the term ‘bonus’ is inappropriate. It’s an incentive program that translates all the way down to the store managers in the company. Not really radically different than anything we’ve had in place.What’s different is there’s no guarantees embedded in it. So either you perform and have a successful reemergence or there’s nothing.
We’re trying to do everything we can to stabilize the talent we have in the company, give them some hope and incentive and some upside for committing to a very turbulent environment.
Everyone thinks that we’ve already cashed the checks. Our ability to achieve these (benchmarks) is so remote.
Q: (…) This has to go very well for you to get the bonuses?
Edwards: This is a ‘Hail Mary’ pass, yeah.
So to summarize: the bonuses aren’t guaranteed, they’re tied to future performance, and the guy proposing them isn’t the guy who ruined the company but was brought in to help it through bankruptcy.
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An NRA-lobbied bill in Florida will prohibit doctors, especially pediatricians, from asking patients about their gun-safety. The bill is expected to be signed by Governor Rick Scott. Pediatricians routinely advise parents about seatbelts, bike helmets, etc, but this law will make it illegal for a doctor to offer advice on gun safety unless “it’s directly relevant to the patient’s care or the safety of others.” Comparable legislation is under discussion in North Carolina and Alabama.