Behold… The Corrupted Iron Monger!

2022.01.22 01:39 AlastorFan2022 Behold… The Corrupted Iron Monger!

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2022.01.22 01:39 adamaero The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books (2021) Gross

Libraries can buy print books in bulk from any seller that they choose, and, thanks to a legal principle called the first-sale doctrine, they have the right to lend those books to any number of readers free of charge. But the first-sale doctrine does not apply to digital content. For the most part, publishers do not sell their e-books or audiobooks to libraries—they sell digital distribution rights to third-party venders
[...] These rights often have an expiration date, and they make library e-books “a lot more expensive, in general, than print books,”

Digital content gives publishers more power over prices, because it allows them to treat libraries differently than they treat other kinds of buyers.

For a classic work, which readers were likely to check out steadily for years to come, a library might purchase a handful of expensive perpetual licenses. With a flashy best-seller, which could be expected to lose steam over time, the library might buy a large number of cheaper licenses that would expire relatively quickly. During nationwide racial-justice protests in the summer of 2020, the N.Y.P.L. licensed books about Black liberation under a pay-per-use model, which gave all library users access to the books without any waiting list; such licenses are too expensive to be used for an entire collection, but they can accommodate surges in demand.

In the early days of the Kindle, Amazon undercut many of its competitors, including brick-and-mortar bookstores, by selling consumer e-books for just $9.99. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Apple of conspiring with publishers to increase the prices of consumer e-books, and Apple later agreed to pay four hundred and fifty million dollars in settlement. In 2013, the six largest publishers became five when Penguin merged with Random House. (Now, the Big Five is poised to become the Big Four, if Penguin Random House’s purchase of Simon & Schuster is approved.) Earlier this year, a consumer class-action lawsuit accused Amazon of signing anti-competitive contracts with the five largest publishers in a “conspiracy to fix the retail price of trade eBooks.”

To illustrate the economics of e-book lending [...] the library system had purchased three hundred and ten perpetual audiobook licenses at ninety-five dollars each, for a total of $29,450, and had bought six hundred and thirty-nine one- and two-year licenses for the e-book, for a total of $22,512. Taken together, these digital rights cost about as much as three thousand copies of the consumer e-book, which sells for about eighteen dollars per copy. As of August, 2021, the library has spent less than ten thousand dollars on two hundred and twenty-six copies of the hardcover edition, which has a list price of forty-five dollars but sells for $23.23 on Amazon. A few thousand people had checked out digital copies in the book’s first three months, and thousands more were on the waiting list. (Several librarians told me that they monitor hold requests, including for books that have not yet been released, to decide how many licenses to acquire.)

“The point of a library is to preserve, and in order to preserve, a library must own,”

Audible, which is owned by Amazon, has already made listening to books more like streaming, with subscribers gaining access to a shifting catalogue of audiobooks that they do not need to buy separately.

Lending libraries were once an innovation that helped spread literacy and popularize books.
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2022.01.22 01:39 soreloserta The Weight of it All

This quilt of guilt I’ve soldered with
Memory lies heavy on my dimming chest
How long have I carried you, empty, and silent -
How long have you been so still?
I wonder how long I have survived until now.

Silver static breeze cradles the silence lain
Between my lips, I carry a future-shaped gap
I have never been able to name:
A winter sunlight that drips through my hands.
I wonder how long I have survived until now, but

I hope someday I can say that I lived.
The church does not host funerals
In remembrance of wars yet won, so
I take you to the shore and
I bury you myself.

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2022.01.22 01:39 Gamingwithron [PS4][PS5][M22] Selling 25 250k QS & 1 LTD Christian MC NEED GONE ASAP 12.5 per QS & 22 for MCC /// Everything for 325
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2022.01.22 01:39 Mr_T2019 How does everyone feel about Trulieve removing security?

I’m a security guard getting laid off from one of the dispensaries and I was curious about what you guys thought about this new direction.
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2022.01.22 01:39 candidate2929 I need advice on looking for a second job!

I have over 6 months of working in retail but I want to find a new job. I have experience working on the floor and also in the back doing receiving. I am interested in working at CVS and I found that they are hiring close by. The issue is that the job position is listed on the CVS website as "retail store associate" but the category is under cashier. I do not know how to do cashier so I'm not sure whether or not I should still apply...
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and to anyone who sitting there going this is prostitution, this is fucking weird, there are people selling their used underwear, bath waters, TOE NAILS and pics of feet. it could be a lot worse keep your opinion to yourself, not everyone is able to work a 9/5 job :)
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2022.01.22 01:39 Gumbolt Velly, Slacked, and especially Allycxt were amazing on the desk and it was only their first day 👏. Blaze was also great as a stage host

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2022.01.22 01:39 rrr2303 Slice Employment Scheme for Katrina ( jk )

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2022.01.22 01:39 She_of_Lizards Hoya Bella? It’s a rescue from my late grandmother’s greenhouse

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2022.01.22 01:39 gavinogav Question Regarding Pending Applications

Hi there, just curious… for the pending applications for CWLB (as they needed verification of income), will I receive pay for all of these periods once they’re approved? Or just the most recent one?
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2022.01.22 01:39 SquishCollector My baby Shadow playing with my socks 🧦 🥺💗

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2022.01.22 01:39 jizzbong Does dealing with death get easier?

today we had two finches in a new arrival room, they been in there for maybe almost a week now? Today I went to check up on them and one had died, the other day they were completely fine and I had no clue what happened. I was distraught, I didn’t cry or anything but it’s hard to see sometimes. I currently work in petcare, so I will close and open petcare most of the time. I’m still in training though because I’m new, I’ve yet to open yet. Anyways, the other finch it was with- this beautiful white one- was dying. He was puffed up and his head was back, and I knew he didn’t feel good, I knew he would suffer the same fate as the other bird he was with. I’m really upset about it, this is the first time I’ve seen a death behind the scenes- besides fish. Does it get easier? I just got home from work and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. And to clarify, i don’t blame the people I work with or anything like that, we all care for the animals, there’s just only so much we can do for them I guess.
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2022.01.22 01:39 NiftyDriftNFT New Token on the Block! DNT

Found this token: can be worth looking into.
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2022.01.22 01:39 thisiswhyiamfat Bethesda Bagels at Fallsgrove

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2022.01.22 01:39 Puzzleheaded_Curve_6 North Korea… love those low level inactive players and teammates stealing my land

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2022.01.22 01:39 phil_the_coder Trouble installing older 1.18.1 Forge on Shockbyte server

With the latest version of Forge (39.0.45 through 39.0.55), it is causing some chunks missing/corrupted because of a change in the 39.0.45 version. I can get it to work locally using Forge 39.0.43.
The issue is that now Forge server no longer uses a jar file to start the server, and Shockbyte only lets you choose a jar to start the server. I did find that in the \libraries\net\minecraftforge\forge\1.18.1-39.0.43\ folder there are jar files that you can supposedly use, but it doesn't allow setting customer startup arguments which is needed.
Unfortunately, Shockbyte doesn't let you set this up, and their documentation is for older versions of Forge where it uses jar file.
Has anyone been able to use a previous version of Forge for 1.18.1 with Shockbyte, and how did they do it? I haven't been able to find anything online.
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2022.01.22 01:39 KaleidoscopeTop1121 Bank of America has a new job and it's not pretty... shorting silver... well that's how valuable bank of America is to the banksters... thrown into the sewage system...

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2022.01.22 01:39 TowelHead617 Shoutout to farmers pepper deli for the free soda

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2022.01.22 01:39 Spirit_Beneficial The Case to YOLO the Netflix Dip

I’ve decided to YOLO the Netflix Dip. You think the company that made Tiger King is really going to go down? Think again. Tards bounced because they only see the short term.
Netflix increased prices in the U.S. and Canada for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this month, as it looks to continue growing revenue despite subscription growth stuttering in its most mature market.
And Netflix is truly a global business; it’s not just people in Florida being obsessed over Tiger King. It’s people everywhere and as the 3rd world develops there will just be more and more subscribers.
Also, Hulu sucks; HBO Max has like Harry Potter, GOT, LOTR, Curb your Enthusiasm, and who the fuck cares about anything else and I already have those on DVD.
Netflix gave us Tiger King, the Queen, House of Cards, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, and so much more awesome shit. It also gave like Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Hilary Clinton, and Bill Gates the movie Cuties. They’re in love.
Netflix to the moon 🚀 🌚
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2022.01.22 01:39 catsinbananahats How can one be less sad about being fired?

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