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  • Apr 21st, 2014 @ 7:19pm

    GET THIS..

    WHO knows about the space sim, ELITE..And its later versions..

    WHO HERE thinks that EVERY space sim AFTER, should be paying for that IDEA/CONCEPT/...
    This game is PRE-windows..1985..
    AND all the things they used in that program, have been passed DOWN in many varieties, to OTHER GAMES..

    I know a couple of programmers(there were only 2) that WOULD LOVE for others to PAY for their ideas..

  • Apr 21st, 2014 @ 5:45pm

    I tend to believe

    I believe an ARTIST makes more pictures, if he gets PAID for the first...
    He will make MORE as he needs more money..

    A programmer will make CODE for programs and get PAID each time he uses it in another program..

    The DIFFICULTY is that its NOT the coders that are getting PAID...its the BUSINESS/CORP/COMPANY..

    Atari BUYS a program from a batch of coders..the Coders GOT PAID 1 time, ATARI gets PAID forever..

    Microsoft, BUYS, a program and makes another BASED on that program..(look up Mech warrior)
    The Coders got PAID for the program, MS now OWNS the CODE, and MS gets all the money..

    EVEN if CODERS hold their rights..
    PER SALE..
    $5 to split with coders..
    $5-10 to distributor
    $10-30 to seller..(why they can MARK DOWN a price and still make money at 50% off)

  • Apr 21st, 2014 @ 5:32pm

    lets all sue

    LETS sue Disney..
    Make copies of OLD material and make a few changes to???
    WE KNOW where it came from..

    Lets SUE the Movie industry as a WHOLE...
    Hans christian anderson, Brothers Grim, And many others WOULD love money..

  • Apr 21st, 2014 @ 3:29pm

    i WISH TO KNOW

    WHAT artist, painter, gets money to a GREAT painting?
    HOW many descendants of the GREAT artists would LOVE for you to pay $1,000,000 for a piece of work that is over 100 years old.. HOW about a LEASE PRICE to hand it on a wall?

    I think the descendents of Shakespeare, WOULD LOVE to get paid for all the books, movies, series, BASED on his plays..

    HP Lovecrafts, descendents WOULD LOVE TO GET PAID got ghost busters..and MAny other films, shorts, and Stuff..based on his Mythology..

    The Children of Edgar rice Burroughs WOULD LOVE to get more money..

    Im old enough to remember the OLD computer days. When Programmers BUMPED around from OS to OS.. AND SHARED knowledge..(this is from 1978 Onwards)
    How many Consoles Had PONG?? how many were Sued? NONE.
    THE ONLY real fight was between ATARI and ACTIVISION.. And that was based on ACTIVISION making games on ATARI cartridges(no CR).. And Activision WON, and made 10 times the GAMES that Atari made.
    ATARI STILL releases those OLD GAMES, that they created in the past, for ANY computer/smart phone/CONSOLE it CAN..

    When the PROGRAMMERS SHARED information and ideas, THINGS CHANGED fast and for the BETTER..Everyone LEARNED from the SMARTER people, and did better and MORE GAMES..

    The Main restriction in the past, was the Distributors of GAMES..They DIDNT want to sell LEMONS.. In EU and JAPAN, there was 10 times as many games being made, nd TONS of choices..In the USA we got FPS MOSTLY. Very few other games were marketed..

    NOW with the NET, a GAME MAKER(not a distributor..) can SELL A GAME..
    If you consider MARKUP prices at the store..a MAKER can DROP the price by over 90%..
    NO ART,
    NO SHIPPING handling
    NO CD/DVD
    NO STORE SPACE OR STOCKING
    NO BOXES
    NO MIDDLE MEN
    NO advertising in OBSOLETE magazines/TV/CABLE/..
    Selling DIRECT to ANY customer, ANY PLACE..
    NO locations with 1000 copies they CANT SELL
    NO LOCATION runs OUT of the product

    Selling 1,000,000 copies ISNT HARD..and isnt location BASED. And the MAKER with a GOOD price, MAKES all the money with little or NO markup to cover ALL those companies in the middle..
    Then to KEEP the consumer HOOKED to your product, you ADD CONTENT...and KEEP MAKING MONEY..
    At $5 to ADD more content, its NOT hard to keep things going, if you have a USER base.

    Do you WORRY about copy cats?? WHY?
    IF they have a BETTER PRODUCT, let them TRY to keep up. The only thing that could COMPETE would be FREE!..

  • Apr 16th, 2014 @ 10:51pm

    I find it entertaining

    THAT we dont MOVE Wash DC to a central location, REBUILD the WHOLE thing to something better...
    AND build accommodation for AT LEAST 1/10 of 1% of the people to watch and participate in the proceedings..

  • Apr 14th, 2014 @ 11:43am

    Consider:

    Being PAID to listen and understand a CORP position..
    Being a LAWYER, do you really believe your Client is NOT guilty? No matter what he says.

    I Wonder sometimes, HOW much money they would save NOT FIGHTING IT..
    HOw much money NOT given to:
    Lawyers
    Judges
    Politicians
    TPP/NAFTA/ and other treaties

    For ALL that money SPENT..they could create a GREAT WEB SITE and show the movies/video/music..that we want and ADVERT and get MORE MONEY..

  • Apr 10th, 2014 @ 5:04am

    Can I say,

    That I havent seen such a comedy of idiocy and comedy(classic) since Laurel and hardy, Kaplin, and many others..
    A group Runs around this world, and TRIEs to get all these nations to BLINDLY sign an agreement, it takes YEARS AND YEARS(I wonder why), then to bring it back to the USA and it can be voted DOWN??

    There has to be something in the stew pot, BOILING..How many have they PAID to pass this treaty? HOW many USA cits, have PAID for OVER PRICED GOODS, so they could PAY THEM OFF.

  • Apr 7th, 2014 @ 11:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    SKT,
    a few numbers for you..
    REGISTERED democrats and repubs..is 100,000,000
    1/3 of the USA.
    Count on the number of voters..?
    just over 100,000,000

    And if you split it between the 2 groups..
    50 million voted a president into office.about 16% of the people created a president.

    Also if you look at STATE elections, for state offices, the numbers arnt much different..

  • Apr 7th, 2014 @ 11:55am

    NOT A HACK

    This is an EXPLOIT..
    This is a FAILURE for xbox..

  • Apr 7th, 2014 @ 11:36am

    Re: Re: Re:

    yOU CANT BLAME THE top PERSON AS WE ELECTED THE IDIOT..
    cAN YOU BLAME THE OTHER 300 WE ELECTED?
    HOW about the ones THEY hired that have jobs for the past 10-20 years?

    HOW about we do it this way..
    I HIRE you to do a job, after someone ELSE was running it, and expect the SAME or BETTER then the first,second,third person that had the job, before you..
    LETS pile more BS on top, why dont we..

  • Apr 7th, 2014 @ 10:02am

    I HAVE A SOLUTION

    HOW about a 3 strikes rule for abusing Sending out these notices?\
    LETS make it 200 strikes PER YEAR..
    THEN they cant send anymore notices..THIS could also be in the CONTRACT for the Corp..that way it bypasses the LAW..

  • Apr 3rd, 2014 @ 8:42am

    IF'

    If MS would LOCK down the windows DIR..
    IF Adobe and js would SANDBOX themselves..
    IF MS would FORCE programs to STAY in their OWN DIR..
    IF BROWSERS LOCKEd things, only to WORK in browsers and would STAY in a sandbox..

    IF a note was placed on ANY Cookie, Script loaded on my machine..about the SITE I GOT IT.. I would have someone to SUE..

    ON loss to MS for lost MS sales..
    Lets understand something strange. HOW do most people END UP with Windows.
    They BUY a new computer. over 80% do not WILLINGLY BUY WINDOWS ANYWAY..
    NEED a better or NEW computer, GET the NEWEST windows LOADED..FREE??

  • Apr 3rd, 2014 @ 6:55am

    I dont believe it.

    Long story SHORT..
    I had done a full re-install of windows, and had to setup the dialup.
    Upon Clicking IE it went to MSN..(I hadnt installed updates or protection)
    It took me 15 minutes to gain control of the computer..
    8 virus and 15 bots, installed.
    I sent a note to MSN about scanning 3rd party adverts, 1 year later, NO ADVERTS..

    How many languages used on the net? MORE THEN NEEDED..
    HOW many sites TRY to make money...MORE then need to.
    HOw many EXTRA scripts needed on a site? TO MANY..

    WHy do we run NOSCRIPT and SCAN every script into our machines??

    AT LEAST when I Download something, I KNOW to ISOLATE IT and scan it to death.
    HOW do you do that with a site??

  • Mar 28th, 2014 @ 2:46pm

    closed market

    For those interested..
    Who knows Where Theaters get FOOD and goods from..
    they have to be registered to a group and ONLY buy from that GROUP..
    Can you say SAME AS ' girl scout cookies'..
    Where you could go tot he STORE and buy it for about 1/2 the price.
    MOST of the money EARNED at the theater is from goods sold, the movie is rented/leased to DRAW you in to sell you goods.

    MIDDLE MAN to death..is that a concept?

  • Mar 26th, 2014 @ 8:58pm

    CHEAP

    CHEAP-
    PHONE, PAD and cell...USe SD cards and PULL them near any location that could do anything..
    JUST dont load the cards unless you KNOW you are in private..

  • Mar 26th, 2014 @ 3:39pm

    I thought was mentioned

    I thought that at BORDER locations and 200 miles inland they had the ability to COPY your phone data, directly..

    BUT, you may need to understand something about this..
    GOT any MP3 data?? GOT a few movies for the kids to watch??
    Internet connections that CONNECT to such data??

    I HOPE you have you can SHOW you PAID for that..

    Got a 8gig Card in your phone/pad/??? FULL of music and video?? Going into CANADA..? they can erase it..its part of our IMPORT clause..even tho they are in SAME AREA 1..

    Can someone tell me how to get around this CONVOLUTED bunch of Garbage laws??
    With the laws and regs the way they are...you COULD be staying in jail longer then Carrying DRUGS..

  • Mar 21st, 2014 @ 10:02pm

    Re:

    pEANUT BUTTER NOT GOOD FOR YOU ANYMORE, SINCE THEY REMOVED THE PEANUT OIL, FINDING IT worth MORE THEN FEEDING IT TO YOU..

  • Mar 21st, 2014 @ 6:47pm

    Re: hMMM!??

    HARVARD...
    do you read your OWN DATA, before trying to SCARE PEOPLE??
    " and they climb even higher for people who eat processed meats like hot dogs and bacon."

  • Mar 21st, 2014 @ 6:44pm

    hMMM!??

    I wonder what mice eat, and WHY eating meat isnt the best thing for them..

    2 things about BEEF FAT..If you knew 1/2 of what they do to cattle, you would run out to the nearest RANCH, and have it butchered and wrapped THERE, and not at the store..

    Harvard? Coulda/woulda/???? lets check out WHERe they got the beef.

  • Mar 21st, 2014 @ 3:43pm

    Lets do the time warp again...

    Anyone get the IDEA that they are feeding this person OLD NEWS??
    And she dont erad anything except what she is FED??

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