Interesting: when I try to post that link as a URL the submission is '[dead]' on HackerNews. Why?
I'm also going to detach this subthread and mark it off-topic.
(p.s. I don't mean 500 literally. It's a stand-in for "the number at which I snapped".)
I probably should read the HN FAQ again - its been quite a long while.
Because it's a site calling out the user-screwing acquisitions that Y-Combinator exists to make money from.