Now, we also know of Music Biz Island which is where the natives start firing cannons as you approach
Too modern, I'd picture them throwing rocks while brandishing a few roughly assembled weapons made of wood and stone and making grumbling noises. The mere sight of the led lamps in the boats is met with wild and violent reactions. It seems they haven't discovered fire yet.
Sounds like Back To The Future IV: Jurassic Music.
Well, at least they are being honest that it has nothing to do with your safety but rather their whims.
It's interesting that I had two similar cases happen near me. A girl I know had her phone stolen recently. The phone was locked loosely with those patterns and the criminals found out the pattern to unlock it and wrecked havoc on her online presence. Luckily she was able to drop them off her mail before they could complete the reset password procedure they started for many of her accounts so she lost nothing meaningful (she had almost no pictures or other personal things either. Close to this case another girl, friend of mine lost her phone and I had taught her to encrypt it and secure with a password. She remotely wiped everything and locked the phone via her imei so if anybody stole or something (we aren't sure) then the person now has a nice paperweight.
Moral of the story: the FBI wants you to get screwed.
One thing I don't understand is, once in such agreements, why won't countries simply raise a big middle finger to the corporate sovereignty provisions when they are abused? I mean sure there may be some useless sanctions but, really, who cares?
I understand some country leaders go into those treaties due to incentive$ but really, when somebody comes that has nothing to do with those they can simply ignore the treaty or even scrap it. After all if it does more evil than good the supposed 'consequences' of getting out of them unilaterally can't be much worse.
So why is the USTR doing this, other than to make sure folks employed at the USTR can get cushy jobs with copyright lobbying groups when they want to quadruple their salaries down the road?
I'd say the most honest and accurate answer along your "other than" reason is: because they can and because they don't give a small shit for what the public thinks because there's no accountability and no pressure to change their behavior.
Aaah, when the spell turns against the wizard. Sweet karma.
The big conglomerates won't let us have up to date content free of geo restrictions and stupid windows that easily. They could have embraced the model a decade ago already if they wanted but they are blind with their money milking machines and refuse to see that they can get an entire freaking Biblical flood if they make the content more accessible, restrictions free.
Any time people spend on playing retro games is not spent on them playing new games. Why should Warner et al be interested in percentages to what amounts to peanuts when people could buy new games at the same time?
Well, fuck you. This is precisely the attitude that makes the current copyright system so broken. If they don't want to MAKE MONEY FOR NO EFFORT then Night Dive should be given the rights automatically OR Warner should lose it as they are clearly blocking access to something. Not available to the public? Lose your copyrights. Simple as that.
Even worse, those old games worked on ridiculously low-powered hardware as compared to today's first-person shooters. They were immersive and addictive because the gameplay was right. You could play them for weeks without getting bored.
Well, fuck you again. I've played Chrno Trigger a few months ago and guess what? THE FUCKING GRAPHICS DON'T MATTER. Same with the old Doom (ah the mods, the effin awesome mods...).
So you really don't want to earn peanuts for weaning people weeks off from the expensive hard- and software that defines today's gaming experience and instead immerse them in some genre that should be anything but competitive given today's metrics.
Fuck you a third time. They were not spending any effort or money for letting Night Dive release the goddamn thing. And, as you can't see from your modern gaming bubble, there is demand for old games.
These "fuck you" are for the copyright morons as a whole.
As for the last paragraph it got me wondering if I didn't get your point. You keep an entire post telling us that Warner shouldn't let Night Dive release the game for... Reasons and then you talk about putting enormous effort to make some old setup work like you are fond to play some oldies... Wtf? If I failed at understanding your point please forgive me for the "fuck you" up there but, really, if you are not supporting Warner et al at least make it clearer.
I like the idea of services/software like LastPass. This way you can make a single elaborate password (mine is above 15 digits) and leave the rest to the service. LastPass offers multi-factor authentication too so you can take even further steps to protect yourself (which I did). I think that the future will still see passwords but they will be coupled with other authentication factors.
No, really, who wouldn't love a 3D-printed sculpture of Batman in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader? This is only possible if things like that go ahead. Or, you know, 'pirates'. Notice the ' ' as I use the word loosely.