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Achilles last won the day on July 30 2020

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  1. This one can be hard to put hands on, but definitely worth the trouble if you are able: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/849747.Moondust
  2. I wasn't. I'm pretty sure that both Chipotle and In-n-Out either pay their employees $15 hour or close to it. Neither one seems to be suffering for it.
  3. Yet lots of businesses pay people more than $15 per hour and make much less money than some of these organizations. I can think of a few that pay their employees almost $15 per hour now and also do just fine. It's almost like there's something wrong with the business model. Hmm. But to your point, I do see the big franchises using this as an opportunity to automate more of their business so I agree that it's coming. I just don't agree that it's the *only* route available to them.
  4. I love the confidence The owner certainly has the option to pass the cost on to the consumer, but at some point the consumer won't want to pay more. At which point they will look for alternatives. Those alternatives could be a hamburger from somewhere else, a hot dog at home, or new found passion for fruit from the local farmer's market. If the owner wants the customer to buy their hamburger they will have to find ways to keep their prices competitive. All that to say, sometimes the end-user pays all the cost, but not always. My guess is that won't be the case here. This is another one of those situations where "ceteris paribus" probably works against the argument
  5. Doesn't look like warpriest got much of an update from the alpha. Per the notes, some of the classes are still incomplete. Either warpriest is one of them or they intend to ship the game with crappy take on that class. The most frustrating thing, imo, is not being able to take fighter bonus feats using the warpriest level as BAB. Oh, and get ready for all your quick menu slots being full once you hit mythic levels; warpriests get all the icons.
  6. That felt like a cheap and dumb attempt to throw yet another "twist" into the growing collection of **** they launched at the audience toward the end. Unless the director wants us to just accept that it's a coincidence after expending all that effort to make us think that it's not. Which isn't to say that it isn't possible, just that it would make even less sense in an already-senseless movie.
  7. Saw The Little Things tonight. Awful movie and a waste of Jared Leto.
  8. Worked for Subway my sophomore year of high school. The crab isn't crab and the meatballs aren't meat. With that said, Subway is to sandwiches what Taco Bell is to mexican food. Seriously hoping that no one is surprised by any of these developments.
  9. I have about 400 hours in the alpha and it hasn't been too bad (one gamebreaking bug that came out with the last update and confirmed fixed in the beta). Obviously the beta will be a whole new ballgame.
  10. Regardless, people are watching this and "FOMO" is influencing a gravitational pull on their thinking. Whether the "pump" is intentional or not, it's difficult to argue that it isn't happening. A fool and their money are soon parted.
  11. I think the tired joke is, “it works in practice, but does it work in theory?”
  12. Not even close to true. The argument might be less ridiculous if you said they took it to the casino or blew it all on scratchers. GME is a pump and dump for idiots with Robin Hood accounts. But either way you’re arguing that people need regulation to stop them from doing stupid things with their money
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