955876 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:20 pm
Pabst wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:16 pm
Can someone point me to this magical society where cheating / exploiting loopholes doesn't exist?
The argument isn't against Capitalism or American society. It's with humanity itself.
Slipping around a loophole to get some extra streaming by signing up for a new trial is different than making fake ID to scam a business.
It reveals one’s character. It reflects the entitlement society.
Student discounts exist for a reason. As do senior and military discount.
It is pretty pathetic though to make a fake ID to take advantage of something you are not entitled to.
I bet Lake has a fake military uniform or ID so he can get bumped to first class on a flight too.
I use a fake prosthetic, and my old woodland BDUs and act like Trump imitating the disabled to get the first class upgrade every time! It is amazing how it works.
You are missing the point. This is just like the banks switching to ATMs….one of the great cost reductions for running a business ever, but was anything ever passed onto the consumer? No. The rates kept going down, the fees kept going up, and mergers and acquisitions increased the consolidation and lobbying for the banking industry!
Do media corporations as an example, and corporations in general, actually think everyone is going to pay for a subscription to everything? Do they think they can use AI, like the banks used the ATM model, to reduce overhead significantly and find ways to increase profits for greed, to the detriment of society?
That is why I say stick it to the man! I am entitled! I am entitled to stick it to the man, and help collapse this subscription model proliferation!
BMW subscription for heated seats and now Mercedes has a subscription for getting a certain acceleration rate out of one of their cars? Tesla has similar sketchy subscriptions and/or language in their contracts that will try to harness additional subscriptions or prevent owner transference in the used car market.
Using the fake student ID is my micro-protest!
Trying to prevent going broke for a subscription to the NYT, Athletic, WAPO, Amazon Prime, Apple Music, Apple Cloud, Apple TV+, Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, Paramount+, NFL+, DIRECTV University, Netflix, HBOMax, Sirius, Sirius Internet, Sirius Traffic and Data, automobile “link” service….it goes on and on! You can get up to $250 a month easily, and that is all not including the cost of an Internet subscription!
Yes I try to minimize this chunk of money and do what is necessary to minimize! That includes sharing passwords with family, paying for Apple family and sharing it not how it is intended to be shared.
Just like I previously downloaded or as 95 would say, stole songs from Napster, Kazaa, Limewire etc. back in the day for the mp3 players. And I have have used Kodi on my Firestick. Ironically that broke the business model and got us to iTunes, which then morphed into Spotify and music subscriptions, all the while Netflix was moving from disc to streaming.
Put me in the pillory, tar and feather me, put me in the gallows! Guilty guilty guilty!