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Researchers Locate Flaw In Bitcoin Protocol

Therilith Re:Yes but (191 comments)

That's sort of a silly complaint though.
If you have 50 BTC in your wallet, 24 hours later you'll... still have 50BTC in your wallet.

If I exchange my dollars for euros (or yen or GBP) and back again the next day, I might find that I've lost quite a bit of my "investment" in a short period of time.

You can, of course, claim that the value of a bitcoin isn't stable enough (which will be less of a problem as more people start using it), or that you think it'll become worthless at some point, but such criticisms can be leveled against any currency.

about 3 years ago
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WoW To Add Avenue For Real-Money Gold Buying

Therilith Dammit... (197 comments)

Another game lost to MTX...

If this is "the future of MMO gaming", I'm glad I got out before I had to see it firsthand.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony: Emotion-Reading Games Possible In Ten Years

Therilith Yeah... (69 comments)

"Reading player emotions [and sending all the data straight to Sony's marketing department and anyone else willing to pay] will be a key feature"

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

Therilith Yeah... No. (384 comments)

I decided not to buy D3 a long time ago. At this point I'm just having fun watching them come up with even more reasons to keep me away.

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

Therilith Re:no offline play = no sale (384 comments)

Of course I'm not going to buy a product that makes use of a method of limiting customer rights in a way that I am personally and professionally opposed to.

Would you?

(This is all assuming the DRM won't actually impact anyones gameplay experience. Good luck with that.)

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

Therilith Re:Hypocritical decisions (384 comments)

And then those people had only themselves to blame when they got scammed or banned.

Blizzard is now officially condoning and even facilitating players buying in-game power for real money. That is an extremely significant decision and one that I am very sad to see.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hidden Evil of the Microtransaction

Therilith Re:My opinion has changed on these (147 comments)

Like the OP, I will not buy or play any game featuring MTX. I feel that once you take that first step towards "the more money you give us, the more stuff we give you in-game", it fundamentally changes the feel of the game even if it's something as relatively innocent as a purely cosmetic hat. There is also the fact that every single time a game starts using MTX, within a relatively short amount of time all the oft-mocked slippery slope predictions turn out to be completely accurate.

Buy the box for a one-off cost: who cares about the long-term as long as you make the sale?

Bad reviews will cost you sales. Insidious psych 101 scams don't put people off in the same way that "this game sucks" does.

Cut the content down as much as possible, charge more for DLC or sequels.

I would put DLCs in the same group as microtransactions WRT the OPs statement. Not all, mind you, but most.

more than 3 years ago
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EVE Online Players Rage, Protest Over Microtransactions

Therilith Another one lost (315 comments)

...and there goes any excitement I had about renewing my sub once the expansion went live.
I suppose with the PLEX (and that damn "strategy guide") people were already able to buy stuff in-game for real life money, but this is just so damn... blatant. I don't know what else to say about it.

One by one I see games and series I love succumb to the lure of microtransactions and pay-to-win while I stand by telling myself that there will always be another game to take it's place.
I suppose I should just stop being so damn melodramatic and just accept that the hobby I fell in love with years ago just isn't the same anymore.
Maybe once I finish reveling in nostalgia I'll go read a book or something instead...

more than 3 years ago
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How Far and Fast Can the Commercial Space World Grow?

Therilith Re:But why? (159 comments)

"We have to go into space right now because the planet might possibly be destroyed by a hypothetical asteroid that could maybe hit us at some point in the near-or-not-so-near future maybe. Why are you just standing there? RUN!"

I agree that it's in our best interest to spread into space at some point, but some people are acting like our planet is at most a couple years away from complete annihilation or something...

more than 3 years ago
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Garry's Mod Catches Pirates the Fun Way

Therilith Re:Bugs in code, and people who pay then "pirate" (365 comments)

As such, only people who reported the problem AND whose Steam accounts lacked a proper purchase of Garry's Mod were banned.

They banned people based on this?!

Unfortunately I already own GMod, but I sure as hell wouldn't have bought it after they pulled something like this.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

Therilith Hypocrisy abound... (794 comments)

To all the people trying to get this app banned: Fuck you.

No, I'm not even going to bother posting AC.

Fuck you for trying to censor someone else's opinion, no matter how offensive or batshit insane.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

Therilith Re:There really is an app for everything :P (794 comments)

It doesn't change. Anybody who is in their 40s and claims to suddenly be gay is either lying or was massively repressed previously. Sexual orientation does not change to that extent over time.

[Citation Needed]

more than 3 years ago
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Katamari Hack For Chrome (and Compatible Browsers)

Therilith Sweet (75 comments)

I love the screenshots on their website.
Informative yet artistic. Everything I ever wanted to know about KATAMARI HACK.
I now truly feel I can call myself a man learned in the field of KATAMARI HACK.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Deemed Top of Movie Product Placement Charts

Therilith Bully for them, then. (321 comments)

Anyone else absolutely despise movie/TV show product placement?

Even if most movies these days are trash, loading the few potential "classics" down with coca-cola addicted characters and cameras lingering 10 seconds on computers after the actors have left the shot inevitably cheapen the whole experience.

It won't be long before they actually write the advertised items into the plot.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Rewarding Employees Who Phone It In

Therilith Re:Don't make assumptions... (280 comments)

Since I don't live in the US I've never heard of absurd restrictions like this, and I was pretty shocked to see so many people defending it in the comment section.
Are these kinds of "we own you" employment policies really that common over there?

Microsoft gets an implicitly license to your stuff. Note this doesnt encumber the employee in any way - they can sell and license their stuff too. But Microsoft can use it with no royalties.

Really? That's bullshit. What I create on my free time belongs to me and MS can go fuck themselves.

After all, were funding it indirectly. Its only fair.

"Funding it"? Bwah?

more than 3 years ago
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New Video Game Controlled By Kissing

Therilith Yeah... (72 comments)

A prostitute? Not at all, officer. I just invited her to the back seat of my car for some bowling!

more than 3 years ago
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Police Chief Teaches Parents To Keylog Kids

Therilith Re:Nope (505 comments)

"trust, but verify" is such BS...

Although I guess teaching kids to distrust and resent authority might actually be a good thing, considering the way the government(s) is acting.

more than 3 years ago
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Police Chief Teaches Parents To Keylog Kids

Therilith Re:Hogwash! Kids don't have the rights (505 comments)

My children have been told they have no expectation of privacy; at any time I can and will look at anything and everything on their computers or cell phones. While I rarely do, the fact that they don't ever expect privacy makes them think twice before doing risky things.

That sounds like an absolute nightmare. I'd probably go insane in a matter of weeks, so I can only imagine what an entire childhood will do to them...

more than 3 years ago

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