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Mininova Removes All Copyright-Infringing Torrents

Cheapy Re:i wonder... (352 comments)

Pirates already have an entitlement complex. Why would they want to do stuff for the sites they are using?

about 5 years ago
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Disney Close To Unveiling New "DVD Killer"

Cheapy Re:Disney sells product that solves Disney's probl (498 comments)

Unfortunately...that's not quite true. Steam, and especially Valve's games, have done quite well, despite the customer not owning the game.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Research Shows Off Multi-Touch Mouse Prototypes

Cheapy Re:Open source game? (137 comments)

..they could do the same thing with Halo for PC. I don't think that's necessarily the reason.

more than 5 years ago
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Java Program Uses Neural Networks To Monitor Games

Cheapy Re:The '90-ties are over (100 comments)

It's open source, it's gonna take a while to catch up :p

more than 5 years ago
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BioShock 2 Multiplayer Details Revealed

Cheapy Re:No Thank You (19 comments)

No no no, you got it wrong. It'd be "xXxSEPIROTH666xXx".

But seriously, I was under the impression that the multiplayer "story" was going to be unlocked as you gained levels, somehow. I don't think it'd be like WoW, where everyone is in the same map.

more than 5 years ago
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NASA Names Space Station Treadmill After Colbert

Cheapy Re:Well, hm... (383 comments)

Except when it's something you agree with, and in that case ballot stuffing is great! Or so I'm told whenever I bring up ballot stuffing.

more than 5 years ago
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College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior

Cheapy Re:Oh please (1079 comments)

A cop interpreting the law is a tad more worrisome than some smoker getting busted.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Begs Win 7 Testers To Clean Install

Cheapy Re:It's Good Advice for Any OS Install (420 comments)

That brings back bad memories. Had to reinstall Kubuntu because something got seriously messed up. I test out my backups. They restored just fine. I wipe the disk, and put Kubuntu back on. Try to restore the backups and....no luck.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Cuts Off Pirate Bay Links

Cheapy Re:What about Google? (137 comments)

"Why cant people see this? Its posted again and again, and the pro-piracy kids just don't want to hear it."

I think you answered your own question.

more than 5 years ago
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EA Won't Use DRM For The Sims 3

Cheapy Re:Woo! (128 comments)

I think it's partly because the target audience is probably not likely to pirate anyways. Perhaps because they don't want to piss off a large group of people with DRM? A much larger group than would normally care.

Who knows. Just a conspiracy theory.

more than 5 years ago
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Kernel Hackers On Ext3/4 After 2.6.29 Release

Cheapy Re:lkml.org server is slashdotted. (316 comments)

it'll appear in some other Slashdot thread until CmdrTaco does a fsck.

So it's going to be in another thread for eternity? :)

more than 5 years ago
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Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"

Cheapy Re:More questions (731 comments)

I remember seeing that at one point, the Steam Terms of Service said that they were not required to unlock games. Unless the ToS have changed, that trumps whatever Newell says.

more than 5 years ago
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Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"

Cheapy Re:More questions (731 comments)

Is the offline play option default? Or do you have to change things to get it to work?

more than 5 years ago
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The Survival of Survival Horror

Cheapy Re:ah, they learn (57 comments)

*cough* like Half-life *cough*

Really? I honestly don't recall ever having to preserve ammo in Half-Life. Maybe it's just been too long since I've played it but...

more than 5 years ago
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Review: Resident Evil 5

Cheapy Re:Reboot (121 comments)

I was playing the demo the other day. And it was almost all action. I haven't actually played much of the other REs (maybe 5 minutes of RE4...), but I was constantly waiting for less shooting, and more horror-survival stuff. It never really came :(

more than 5 years ago
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Rocket Hobbyists Prevail Over Feds In Court Case

Cheapy Re:second amendment rights (546 comments)

I assume it's because the NRA is taking care of the 2nd amendment. There're better things to focus on, if a huge organization is working hard already.

more than 5 years ago
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Emulation Explosion On the PS3 Via Linux

Cheapy Re:No (425 comments)

I don't know. When the company claims that a product is still for "early adapters" two years after it's release...that's almost flop-worthy.

more than 5 years ago

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