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GameStop Opening Deus Ex Boxes, Removing Free Game Coupon

TeraCo Re:So, Gamestop has agreed to EULA? (343 comments)

That leaves you responsible only for the default copyright terms.

Of course, it would cost you plenty to actually get such a ruling IF you could find a court that doesn't just go through the motions.

The default terms for copyright are: You can't copy my shit without my permission. If you agree to the EULA, the vendor relaxes those terms to let you copy your game into computer memory and 'play' it.

more than 2 years ago
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Blizzard Reveals Diablo 3 (Real Money) Auction House

TeraCo Re:Oh, look (384 comments)

Eve allows you to get in game currency by selling game time to other players. This sets an 'exchange rate', the isk selling farms still exist - they just sell below the official rate.

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspensions Over ToS Drawing Fire

TeraCo Re:This wouldn't be a big deal except (560 comments)

Someone I know legally changed their name to be their online pseudonym and when they posted the documentation to show off they blacked out their old name while boasting about how they beat google. This lead me to conclude they don't actually understand the legal ramifications of what they have done.

about 3 years ago
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Is the Gaming Industry Moving Online Too Fast?

TeraCo Re:Tabletop Rant (185 comments)

Length isn't a good measure of how 'good' an RPG is either. It's a measure of how much value for money you got perhaps.

But if I played a good 2 hour long RPG that cost me 5 bucks, I'd be delighted.

more than 3 years ago
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Is the Gaming Industry Moving Online Too Fast?

TeraCo Re:Tabletop Rant (185 comments)

The 'too easy' thing is only true for people who confuse role playing games with 'isometric dungeons and dragons simulators'.

more than 3 years ago
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Bizarre Porn Raid Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Risks

TeraCo Re:guilty eh? (964 comments)

That's something that gets brought up at trial time. The defense asserts that the logging computer could be inaccurate and the prosecution can demonstrate that it is accurate (or irrelevant if the address never changed at all).

more than 3 years ago
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Bashing MS 'Like Kicking a Puppy,' Says Jim Zemlin

TeraCo Re:The market ? (648 comments)

You were wrong dude. Just admit it, jesus.

more than 3 years ago
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Hacker Posts His Crime On YouTube, Lands In Jail

TeraCo Re:If it's in their contract (176 comments)

Well, everything you record and upload to youtube for public release (bearing in mind you can upload private videos to youtube), certainly.

more than 3 years ago
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

TeraCo Re:because it's not at all difficult... (161 comments)

It is - I still buy my stuff through steam though, and unlock it via a VPN if they give me any stick about US vs Aus release dates.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft On List of Most Ethical Companies

TeraCo Re:No, co's that most WANT you to think them Ethic (465 comments)

Shit, I can't even imagine how humans survived back before the discovery of gun powder.

Constantly fending off bear attacks. It must have been a real nightmare

more than 3 years ago
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Dating Site Creates Profiles From Public Records

TeraCo Re:Easy (257 comments)

It's not facebook targetting you - When people submit ads to facebook, they choose the demographic they want to hit.

more than 3 years ago
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When Smart People Make Bad Employees

TeraCo Re:Bad according to whom ^ MPU, please! (491 comments)

If you want a manager who knows how to do the job and who is also willing to take on the bullshit administrative overhead, you need to offer more.

If someone said "Ok, you can be a technician for 50k, or you can be a manager for 50k", which are you going to choose?

more than 3 years ago
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North Korea Says War With South Would Go Nuclear

TeraCo Re:This is tech news? (608 comments)

After 9/11 all of the US government agencies pointed at each other and said 'we could have stopped it if we had that piece of info over there' while pointing at all the other agencies.

So the solution was to put everything on a giant intranet so everyone could see everything.

Not such a good idea, really.

more than 3 years ago
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Computer Glitch Leaves Some Australians Without Cash

TeraCo Re:Australian bank now looking to hire (195 comments)

When westpac fucked up like this, they just replayed the batch the next day and it was sorted.

The fact that this wasn't fixed on day one means they're trying to put the data back together from scratch. (ie: they are so fucked)

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Telstra Monopoly Dead

TeraCo Re:Now maybe we can get some decent internet limit (100 comments)

iinet offer a 1 terabyte plan for 99 dollars a month, although I will concede that it's 500gb peak and 500gb offpeak.

I understand why ISP's offer offpeak quota, that doesn't mean it doesn't annoy the piss out of me.

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Telstra Monopoly Dead

TeraCo Re:NBN waste of money (100 comments)

He reads the Australian, of course he believes it.

The fact that it's not true would not influence his thinking in any way.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Gov't Says Wiretap Laws Fine, Telcos 'Wrong'

TeraCo Re:Thousands of changes a day (127 comments)

There are thousands of network changes made every day with spikes on weekends. Assuming the telocs have a change management system for internal notification of changes - and the probably do - then providing that feed to a single government person/server shouldn't be too hard.

You would be surprised at how few actual changes (rather than outages being returned to working condition) Telstra makes in a day. It's on the lower side of 50. I've worked at Telstra and interacted at length with change management. To actually 'change' something requires a horrifying amount of paperwork. (Compared to fixing a fault which requires one ticket outlining actions done to fix.)

Any major changes (such as implementing a new product, server, system) are all actioned in one large bundle of changes before the product goes live, and after that you're locked in and can't change anything at all without a change ticket.

It actually makes the network more stable in the long run, because it prevents cowboys from just plugging their laptop into a switch and causing a country wide outage. [Actual thing that happened once].

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Gov't Says Wiretap Laws Fine, Telcos 'Wrong'

TeraCo Re:Fight Back! (127 comments)

If you've ever worked in a company with change management, you'd know that Telstra does the first half of that anyway.

In the second half, the government would just legislate around that by insisting "All data must be provided in XYZ format, no later than XYZ days after the change has been made."

Hell, they wouldn't even need a law to do that.. They just legislate that has the authority to generate a specification that must be legally adhered to. If any telecos tried any of your hilarious suggestions, they'd find themselves in court sooner rather than later.

more than 3 years ago
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CRTC To Allow Usage-Based Billing

TeraCo Re:60GB is nothing (282 comments)

And they will talk to the tax office, and the tax office will say "They are in full compliance with the law. If you want them to do more you should change the law."

And that will be the end of the conversation. Unless they change the law, which they probably won't.

more than 3 years ago
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CRTC To Allow Usage-Based Billing

TeraCo Re:60GB is nothing (282 comments)

It might have an impact on the government, but I assure you the head of the tax office (a career civil servant) won't give a damn.

more than 3 years ago

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