so doordash does predatory pricing and opens accounts for restaurants that haven't asked for anything, reselling the food for less than they pay for it (reasoning being that right now they just burn investors' money, and when they're the only ones on the market they'll raise the prices).
A person on HN has exploited that to get free meals to homeless people and make a little money off doordash
guess what HN has to say about it
ancaps be like "we can have a little state enforcement of ownership and profit, as a treat,"
I love how ancaps always try to trick you with these questions. These aren't comparable (i.e. it would be comparable to walmart setting their prices lower than they pay, and you getting lots of stuff there to redistribute the stuff) but also: yes? go fucking shoplift at walmart, who gives a fuck? lmao
@wxcafe exploiting a bug to personally benefit! unthinkable. heinous! absolutely unlike what capitalists do,
@garbados could never happen in a truly capitalist society obviously,
@wxcafe imagine being on HACKER news and reacting "uuuuh, that doesnt sound very ethical" to a honest-to-good act of hacking lmao
@Eramdam imagine being on hacker news and knowing what hacking is
@wxcafe so glad to see that "hacker" now means "install docker and run 1000 microservices to make a todo app" instead of, you know, using tech to topple power structures
@wxcafe how dare you take the offer that happens to be good for you you were supposed to choose the one that gave them the most money how unethical
@wxcafe welp, i guess i now have to concede to all the pro-shoplifting people here unironically
getting rid of this spurious notion that laws are absolute non-negotiable things is healthy anyway
@wxcafe "next thing you'll be telling me i can shoplift from wal-mart"
"you're starting to get it finally"
@kittybecca oh no, not walmart, what will I do if some rando starts shoplifting from walmart?
@wxcafe think of the poor walton family, what ever will they do
@wxcafe more comparable is walmart pricing their tomatoes at 1p per can, with no quantity limits and you're like
"Well this is clearly wrong but I fucking love tomatoes"
@wxcafe it is ethical actually
@wxcafe YES indeed
@wxcafe lmao, yes! it’s absolutely 100% ok to shoplift from walmart!!!
@wxcafe i find it so funny that "hacker news" doesnt understand hacking ethics, like what users is doing this endangering? lmfao
@wxcafe If they set their price under what they pay for it, that is their problem.
It is also the problem/fault of the programmers to not notice a 500% order over standard sales on a loss-leader and not stop it.
I like MOST capitalistic ideals. But, if you want to walk the ethical line, you get to die by then, too.
@wxcafe the mental gymnastics to frame this as 'stealing' truly boggle the mind
- nobody should interfere in free market transactions.
- a company sells something at a loss
- you buy this something
- now why should anyone care what you do with this something you just bought, or what the original producer does with their money? isn't this just the free market at work?
i mean obviously the answer is just that this person on "hacker" "news" thinks homeless people deserve to starve, but hey.
@operand well, I don't think they believe that the homeless deserve to starve, I think they believe that the rich deserve to get way richer (which is functionally the same thing, but not from the same angle)
@wxcafe Poor investors, so sorry they had to be done in like this... 😭
@wxcafe "noooo muh capitalism!111"
@wxcafe i would very much like to put this person's head in a toilet
@alex yeah, me too honestly
@wxcafe the second comment is now downvoted to heck, at least
@wxcafe I... Uh...
Seriously, Every time I seem to be having a good day I get reminded that hacker news people exist ffs x3
@furkachi sorry :|
@wxcafe it's a joke tbh, I unfortunately can never forget about whatever the fuck is going on on HN, even without following it in the first place