Posted by bagchucker on 5/6/2014 1:26:00 AM (view original):
what they do here is make a sim, get people to beta it for free, and use it to predict stuff
they don't care if it is good or accurate
they just want to say "we predict, based upon our sim " so&so beats so&so
for their other websites
we are adjuncts
It's pretty clear now that Fox decided a while back that, when they want to run simulations, they could either pay someone to run them, or buy this site and then eventually get their money back over time by essentially having us pay to run them.
I'm guessing that by now, even if the site hasn't yet paid for itself, at the very least Fox has gotten enough money from us that it's already cheaper than it would've been to keep hiring someone to run simulations, so they really don't care whether we still exist enough to improve the site. They're more than happy to continue taking our money while we're still here as long as they don't have to do much of anything to get it, but at this point we're probably more of an annoyance to them than anything else.
I'm not suggesting that he was personally involved in the decision, but let's just say that Rupert Murdoch didn't become one of the richest men in the world by being stupid. I personally would argue that he became one of the world's richest men by being evil, but I suppose that's an argument for another day.