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Blackwell Launches Print-On-Demand Trial In the UK

Awod Re:Royalties (116 comments)

Sorry, formated so it doesn't suck.

They'll still want their take.

Granted not all authors are like that but you tend to lean that way after a while.

Mr. Flint seems to have the right idea.

"Baen Books is now making available -- for free -- a number of its titles in electronic format. We're calling it the Baen Free Library. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online -- no conditions, no strings attached. (Later we may ask for an extremely simple, name & email only, registration. ) Or, if you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats. Again, with no conditions or strings attached. (URLs to sites which offer the readers for these format are also listed. ) Why are we doing this? Well, for two reasons. The first is what you might call a "matter of principle." This all started as a byproduct of an online "virtual brawl" I got into with a number of people, some of them professional SF authors, over the issue of online piracy of copyrighted works and what to do about it. There was a school of thought, which seemed to be picking up steam, that the way to handle the problem was with handcuffs and brass knucks. Enforcement! Regulation! New regulations! Tighter regulations! All out for the campaign against piracy! No quarter! Build more prisons! Harsher sentences! Alles in ordnung! I, ah, disagreed. Rather vociferously and belligerently, in fact. And I can be a vociferous and belligerent fellow. My own opinion, summarized briefly, is as follows:"

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more than 4 years ago

Unreal Tournament 3 "Titan Pack" Expansion Coming In March

Awod Re:Strong get stronger, weak get weaker (67 comments)

I hate things like that. I play to win, maintaining that constant advantage is important and the difficult part of being good. Given a handicap because you didn't fuck up makes it pointless to give it your all.

-- UT 03/04/3 player

more than 5 years ago

Wikileaks Publishes $1B of Public Domain Research Reports

Awod Re:Everything is so much clearer (231 comments)

"Congress is concerned with the health of the U.S. economy, which affects the living standards of all Americans. The 2001 recession was unusually mild and brief by historical standards. At 120 months, the expansion that preceded it had been the longest in U.S. history. Is this a coincidence? A body of research concludes that it is not. Since 1984,"


Of course, always blame it on 1984..

more than 5 years ago

Two New Class-Action Suits Against EA Over DRM

Awod Re:How to remove that crap? (336 comments)

Theres a way but you need to search google, it may differ depending on the version. Either way it is tough you will end up having to go into the registry to delete it.

A quick search provided this but if you're gonna mess with your registry I'd still recommend you search a bit yourself.

If you want to completely remove SecuROM after uninstalling this game, including the 'SecuROM User Access' Service it installs in Windows, follow these steps:

1. Uninstall the game as normal.

2. Manually delete the game directory (typically \Program Files\Atari\Crashday-demo\

3. Go to Start>Run and type "Services.msc" (without quotes) and press Enter.

4. Go to the 'Securom User Access' Service, double click on it, click Stop and then set it to Disabled.

5. Go to \Windows\System32\ directory and delete the UAService7.exe file.

6. Go to Start>Run and type "sc delete useraccess7" (without quotes) and press Enter.

Note: This Service may be recreated by one of your other SecuROM games, in which case you will have to keep it running to play them.

The following steps are very risky and only for people who are certain none of their currently installed games use or need SecuROM:

7. Go to \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ and delete the SecuROM sub-directory. 8. Go to Start>Run and type "Regedit" (without quotes) and press Enter. Then find the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SecuROM] key and delete it if possible.

There is no guaranteed removal method - each new SecuROM game may have additional secuROM files/folders which may require specific manual instructions for removal.

more than 6 years ago



Awod Awod writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Awod writes "Robert Santangelo and his lawyer, Jordan Glass, have raised 32 defences against the music industry's charges. Santangelo and his lawyer demanded a trial by jury and are filing a counterclaim for allegedly damaging the boy's reputation, distracting him from school and costing him legal fees.Santangelo also claims that the record companies, which have filed more than 18,000 piracy lawsuits in federal courts, "have engaged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud the courts of the United States.".

Santangelo's mother was also sued in 2005. However, The RIAA dropped its case against her in December but sued Robert and his sister Michelle instead. Michelle has been ordered to pay $30,750 in a default judgment because she did not respond to the lawsuit."


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