"it is sad, as a previous poster put it, that in today's society the naked garage guy would draw a curious crowd of neighbors when, not too long ago, folks would have turned their heads in embarassment and hurried on their way."
Or they call the cops and get you arrested for indecent exposure in your own house. Happened to a neighbor.
No one ever took the time to ask him if he knew they could see or tell him what they saw. He had recently installed mirrored tint on his windows never suspecting they could see him at night.
What we really need is a YouTube site for security footage. Where we can all go check how stupid criminals get caught. Big Brother is always watching and can get this footage, why shouldn't we at least enjoy seeing ourselves on video saying "Hi Mom!" It is what I say to the cameras everytime I spot one as I flip them the bird.
I do not know about precedent but this definitely made Creative cocky, to them it seems Apple admitted guilt by settling, so they will go screw the rest of the companies out of money as well. So much for me using their products, I know, one person can't do jack crap but I have had it with the likes of companies like this.
This will just be another study in the governments arsenal to try and control the Internet. Watch, you will eventually see some news topic like: "Studies show the government needs to police social sites due to mass teen suicides. Let's Save the Children." Or something just as stupid.
Stupid. The rating system works just fine. In fact it is harder on content then Hollywood's rating system. An R rated movie would get an AO (Adults Only 18+) rating on everything except violence, which would get a MA(Mature Audience 17+) rating. Most PG(13+) movie ratings would get a Teen rating on games, meaning 14+ to play it. So the government thinks the rating system doesn't work, go figure.
The only reason the politicians even bother with it is because it is a newer medium that is interactive. The movie industry had these kind of growing pains, as did the music industry, after all Rock n Roll was branded devil music when it started to grow. So video games are just the latest platform for politicians to latch on to and protect the children. After all that has come before, risky movies and rock n roll are mainstream, video games will eventually make it there as well.
Sigh, yet another way for companies to stifle competition. You would think the government would learn a thing or two. But, we are speaking of the government so it goes without saying, more of the same.
This is one to definitely watch and see what happens. You would hope Microsoft and the authorities involved would have thought about some of the things Mike is alluding to, but once again, we are speaking of Microsoft and the authorities.
"so much easier when you know someone older, ie older brother's reckless college friend, how i remember it heh"
Had friend in high school who looked mid to late 20's, he always bought the drinks, never carded, until his senior year. He asked the guy why he had never been carded before, the clerk just smiled and said "You never used to wear a class ring."
As for the article above, you would think someone would take the time to at least search something out on the Internet before running a story. Specially if you get the story elsewhere, just to make sure it is credible.