capitalists: without the profit motive, nobody would do anything
game DRM crackers: hold my buffer overflow
@dankwraith Yuri Gagarin: “Hold my vodka.”
@dankwraith That's a (nonfinancial) profit.
@dredmorbius thats not how profit works
@dankwraith See also:
Note that economic profit != financial or accounting profit:
@dredmorbius i think you are approaching this from the wrong angle... are you familiar with the works of edouárd siddon?
@dankwraith Elucidate me.
My point was that your initial example was a poor one. There are entirely rational economic justifications for nonremunerative or even apparently altruistic behaviour. True self-sacrifice exists, though it's fairly rare.
Mancur Olsen's "The Logic of Collective Action", Elinor Ostrom's commons, or Lynn Marguli's work on symbiosis (in biology) come to mind.
@dredmorbius sure, his most famous work is SIDDON MY DICK AND BALLS DORKUS
@dankwraith [blows smoke off fingergun]
@dankwraith oh no the debate
@WagonStar i feel @firstname.lastname@example.org made a strong and well reasoned point.
@dankwraith @email@example.com aren't murders like this illegal or something. vicious.
Okay that was out of nowhere...
Did you just give up on the debate or was that your plan from the beginning?
@Naughtylus is this debate club or something? im not here to hash out my opinions on phenomenology with a random stranger
@dankwraith Well then just don't respond to them.
You *are* sharing your opinions after all. If you don't want to debate them that's perfectly fine.
I just don't consider baiting just for the pleasure of humiliating afterwards a very constructive move.
@dankwraith Okay I hadn't read the whole thread, looks like they're actually an asshole.
I just wish people weren't so opinionated and emotionally invested in debates... *sigh*
@dankwraith after wasting my time and making a complete and utter clown of myself I can attest that this was the proper way of handing this rube
@dankwraith "actually every action is perfectly explainable by profit-seeking economics, psychology is a spook"
@dankwraith game DRM crackers can apply to the people who crack the DRM but it can also apply to the crackers who put the DRM in the game
@dankwraith I love how when the notion of profit motive / rational self-interest is criticized, suddenly people want to expand the term to mean any method of triggering a dopamine release at all
@dankwraith you don't understand, game DRM crackers just know the true capitalistic value of Exposure
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