- Waterhouse's submission is a joke that's not funny:
What else do you [Tom Waterhouse] produce in bulk, but impoverished Australians? Go on, write the angry letter, add to the writ, but I challenge you to give an answer to that question: What else do you produce in bulk, but impoverished Australians? This is the industry you want the government to protect? ... In sum, your submission is a joke, your industry is a painfully poisonous parasite on Australia's arse, and I will, I daresay, see you in court.
- Inquiry looms into circumstances surrounding John Singleton, Gai Waterhouse and the More Joyous feud | News.com.au:
Singleton made the sensational claim that Gai's bookmaker son, Tom Waterhouse, had told "good friends of mine for 20 years" last Friday night that More Joyous couldn't win. "Why (did she run)? Her son Tom Waterhouse is the biggest bookmaker in Australia ... who told mates of mine who I trust and have known for 20 years (she wouldn't win). This is the third time it's happened."
- It Wasn't Sunil Tripathi: The Anatomy of a Misinformation Disaster - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic:
for a few hours, hundreds of thousands of people received a message about the identity of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers that was painfully false. ... [two people] wholly unconnected to the case, became, for a while, two of America's most notorious alleged criminals.The short version of how this happened: social networks are not verified news sources and should not be treated as such. One of the falsely-accused was missing and possibly had already died by the time of the bombing: Body in river identified as Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, falsely linked to Boston bombings on Reddit | News.com.au:
Reddit general manager Erik Martin this week apologised in a blog post for the "dangerous speculation" that "spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties," and apologised publicly to Tripathi's family "for all the pain they had to endure."
- $300 for Julia Gillard's NDIS scheme? Please, my wheelchair costs $22,000 | News.com.au:
Disability currently affects one in every five Australians. 95 per cent of Australians will enter the disability community, either temporarily or permanently, at some point in their lives. ... Disability advocates in Australia have fought for a National Disability Insurance Scheme not just for our own futures, but for yours too. You're welcome.
- What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? | Greenheart GamesGreenheart Games:
When we released our very first game, Game Dev Tycoon (for Mac, Windows and Linux) yesterday, we did something unusual and as far as I know unique. We released a cracked version of the game ourselves, minutes after opening our Store. ... The cracked version is nearly identical to the real thing except for one detail… [After a few hours playing the game, they see this message:] Boss, it seems that while many players play our new game, they steal it by downloading a cracked version rather than buying it legally. If players don't buy the games they like, we will sooner or later go bankrupt.Some interesting responses follow. Unlike music piracy there doesn't seem to be much of a "try then buy" mentality amongst game pirates; there are no gigs and not much merch to back up sales revenue.
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