In movies/TV we often see that local police and federal enforcement doesn't play nice. I always thought it's dramatization but I guess that kind of storyline does reflect reality is some way.
Does the local police (in this case NYPD) has some kind of inferior complex. It feel to me like the little dog is always barking at the larger dog JUST to try to show/secure their power, even when the larger dog doesn't show any aggression (imagine a chihuahua circuling and barking incessantly at a great dane)
Despite there being no evidence that video game players struggle to separate fiction and reality, many media sources keep insisting that this is the case, a situation Dr Vance describes as "depressingly ironic".
One of the best line I ever hear on the "blame the game" mentality
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uhh... sorry to spoil the fun for all the LGBT right activists out there, but the news that some Japanese people are rushing out to buy the game after learning of the glitch is probably not the freedom fighters of LGBT that you North Americans would imagine or wish for.
From my knowledge of the Japanese popular culture, I would recommend reading up 'fujoshi' and 'yaoi'.
"On the anti-terrorist side, he proudly states that the city has not been attacked by terrorists since the 9/11 tragedy."
Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a charm.
Lisa: That's spacious reasoning, Dad.
Homer: Thank you, dear.
Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
Homer: Oh, how does it work?
Lisa: It doesn't work.
Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.
Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
[Homer thinks of this, then pulls out some money]
Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.
While you are stuck on the "old" technology of tracking IPs on torrents and the "debunked" idea of 1 IP = 1 Person, many people have already moved on to file lockers (yes they are still around after megaupload died) and good old news servers.
Please keep up the effort to waste money just like the Americans do since you have obviously learned nothing. I wish you godspeed on your pursue of wasted efforts, counter-suits and bankruptcy.
I am sorry but you have to a complete idiot to implement these kind of DRM scheme, since we all know applications can have bugs no matter how hard you QA it. Thus DRM will have bugs too which causes it to misfire.
I think the legit users who had this should be teamed up and sue the company for damages, because this actually damaged their property. Imagine crashing a car because some stupid DRM on the brake misfired and stopped it from working. Shouldn't the brake manufacturer be on the hook? If you are using this application to create an actual product, wouldn't your release schedule be impacted and you might need to remake all the graphics? (a good time to remind people to use source control)
Maybe only when this kind of financial hurt will make them realized that putting a DRM on will actually cost them money, instead of just affected users sucking it up.
Alternatively, most companies have no supporting data on how their DRM is preventing pirated copies and increasing their bottom line. Dailly probably DON'T have any evidence on how this DRM is making them more money, but just think that it "logically should" increase their revenue.
for me it worked completely opposite of what they are trying to do.
Essentially I disregard PETA's ad/argument whenever they appear now, even if it's logically sound or contains important message, since their delivery method history has made me disdain for their existence.
I am not sure about the history of Nintendo and their IP enforcement. However, I can see how Nintendo would object to seeing their characters be associated with blood and gore, especially for a children oriented game.
Another poster mentioned Nintendo is one of the backers for PETA. I can't imagine Nintendo would actually authorize this.
On a separate note, I have always wanted to start PAUTPPETA, People Against the Unethical Treatment of People from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PAUTPPETA's view is that the actions of PETA is considered a physiological/visual abuse to humanity and should be stopped. We advocate the ethical treatment of people around the world.