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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

StillAnonymous Re:pirate the games and you get no DRM as well (412 comments)

Didn't SH3 have starforce? That was a pretty invasive copy protection despite it not having an online component.

3 hours ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

StillAnonymous Re:First Sale (412 comments)

Torrent seed box.

13 hours ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

StillAnonymous Re:grandmother reference (412 comments)

The good news is that there are tens of thousands of games already out there that are not subject to this ball & chain. Those of us who refuse to put up with the nonsense of Ubi and other have plenty of choice already.

yesterday
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

StillAnonymous Re:grandmother reference (412 comments)

"if you buy in place A at price X and sell in place B at price Y, those who are selling in B are competing with an unfair disadvantage probably related to differences in taxes."

I see. Once again it's bad if the common man does this, but if big companies and governments do it, A-OK!

yesterday
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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

StillAnonymous Re:Education? (315 comments)

There is a much greater chance of the poor getting away with stealing from other poor. If you steal from the rich, there will be actual investigative work done to track you down.

yesterday
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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

StillAnonymous Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (315 comments)

We should try that though. Maybe there will be some feedback effect and the rich will get their investment back tenfold! Yeah, that's it, we'll call it "trickle up".

And just like they do with our money, if it doesn't work out, we can claim it was because we didn't take enough, and we'll need to take more next year.

yesterday
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

StillAnonymous Re:Nope (328 comments)

"They" invested a bunch of money in SACD, which was totally unnecessary, so that's a meaningless metric.

I've seen 4k displays at electronics stores. Meh. I can tell the difference, but I wouldn't upgrade unless there was a noticeable problem with what I already had, which there isn't. I only upgraded from DVD when I got a large screen LCD that made some of them look pretty poor. On the other hand, many of my DVDs still look good on a 50" screen, and the upscalers have gotten better.

3 days ago
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Oracle Releases Massive Security Update

StillAnonymous Re:Solaris (79 comments)

ipadm is pretty good once you get used to it.

I still don't care for the move of nearly everything in /etc into the SMF though. That's just annoying to modify, and I don't see any added benefit to it.

5 days ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

StillAnonymous Re:protecting intellectual property is... theft?! (328 comments)

Yeah, this is poorly worded. It's more like contraction violation, or perhaps fraud. Theft doesn't fit here.

about a month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

StillAnonymous Re:Save Us From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers 2.0 (552 comments)

If the US had a president with any backbone, he'd tell Zuckerberg to fuck off and move his company and himself to India if he doesn't want to hire Americans. Again, these clowns want all the protections a first-world country can offer, but they don't give anything in return.

Why anybody even deals with facebook is a mystery to me. It's nothing but a giant data-mining operation, just like google. It seems almost all of the "web 2.0" companies are about personal information siphoning under the guise of some other shoddy crap. The only "talent" these companies need are psychologists who can tell them how best to fool people into giving up even more info, and how each group is susceptible to a given form of advertising. Any web programmer can do the rest.

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

StillAnonymous Re:F Paul Graham (552 comments)

At least he's man enough to say it. Corporations feel the same way, but instead of just admitting it, they bribe legislators to pass laws that prevent competition and allow their monopolies.

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

StillAnonymous Re:Let the Other 95% of Great (whatever) In (552 comments)

The way Canada is currently being sold out to foreign interests at such an alarming rate makes me wonder if that's already happened here.

about 1 month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

StillAnonymous Re:Disregard All VC Comments (552 comments)

Exactly. These types of people only look out for themselves and their bottom line. They take, take, take, and never give back. They don't give a shit what happens to the rest of the country and its people. They'll drain a company or employee of all value, then discard the carcass and move on, never once losing a minute of sleep over the collateral damage of their actions.

Let's regard them for what they truly are: Parasites.

about 1 month ago
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Cuba Says the Internet Now a Priority

StillAnonymous Re:Celular (115 comments)

Does your business card state "Have torture-kit, will travel"?

about a month ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

StillAnonymous Re: 65536 (246 comments)

Upload a video to youtube that's got some copyrighted music playing on a radio in the background and they're all over it like stink on shit. Millions of people getting scammed out of countless amounts of time and money, meh.. That about sums up the priorities of the just-us system today. You got money? You get justice. You don't? Fuck ya.

about a month ago
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The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

StillAnonymous Re:How soon? (153 comments)

And people on slashdot wonder why nobody around here has any respect for copyright anymore... It's because the original deal was broken. They kept extending to the advantage of the copyright holders, with absolutely zero concessions for the public. How is that fair? Why should I respect that?

about a month ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

StillAnonymous Re:Can you say... (266 comments)

In America, these wonderful pharma corps have also purchased a law that says you can't import your drugs from another country. YOU are not allowed to take advantage of "the global market".

THEY, on the other hand, can shop around for labour where they see fit, even to the detriment of the populace in their corp's home land. The same land that allowed them to gain their massive wealth through protections and assistances.

Never mind, citizen, the fact that this law is actually breaking the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

about a month and a half ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

StillAnonymous Re:Breaking news (619 comments)

This is actually one of the most important points and can't be stated enough.

Look at what's happening in the West now. Bankers run amok, ripping off trillions and causing widespread economic damage. Instead of being punished for their crimes (which aren't even acknowledged by those in power), they are allowed to continue. Inflation, taxation, offshoring, dubious immigration policies, and (in the USA particularly) a corrupted healthcare system resulting in enormous costs has ruined the middle class. The poor are just as fucked as ever and the only government response to that is to build more prisons for the crimes that are the result of poverty.

How do the people react? Take a look around. More and more people are resorting to get-rich-quick schemes and outright scams. Frivolous litigation in attempt to score a big windfall so they'll never have to work again.

Nobody wants to put in a hard day's work any more because they're realized that it's a sucker's game. Like a parent, government must lead by example. And the example they are setting is a dire one.

about 6 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

StillAnonymous Re:Canada has the future :) (753 comments)

Why the smiley? The discontinuation of the penny is the sign of a sad state of affairs. One where government has devalued the currency so much that the base unit is considered valueless. People should be marching in the street, demanding the value stolen from them be returned, not championing the result of the thieving.

about 6 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

StillAnonymous Re:dead on (305 comments)

If everything you were taught was wrong, do you still demand to be respected in your "profession"?

about 7 months ago

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