So evergreening(believe that's the term), attempting to break the deal of patents by extending the duration with a useless bit tacked on so they could pretend it was new enough to warrant another patent, yeah, if that's the case no wonder they got it shot down.
What people should focus on is quality. There are some people who have accomplished amazing things in a short period of time in their lives and others who wasted most of their life away. I highly doubt that humans once lived that long.
I was going to mention that too. It's a small mistake, but it drastically changes the meaning of the sentence.
As written it says that imperfect DRM solutions are causing people to become paying customers.
Of course, maybe that was intentional. I don't think I've ever looked at a DRM-free game and thought "I would buy this, but it's missing that sense of accomplishment from successfully navigating a maze of DRM restrictions.", but maybe others do. :-p
Patton spent a lot of time reading Rommel's papers on tank warfare because he wanted to get insight into the man. Stormin Norman of Iraq fame found out as much as he could about Saddam Hussein. In a TV program he said he did this. Gen. Norman read an account that Saddam would not come out of a surrounded bunker until he was down to 2 or 3 bullets. That told the General that Saddam was not likely to give up.
Any information on a persons temperment, political affiliations, resolve, level of intelligence is all useful.
Not finding out as much as you can about your enemy is dereliction of duty. I would have asked for their social media information too.
Some of his songs are about current events of that time but on many of his albums he narrates before each song in a hilarious way explaining what it is about. You don't have to be from that time to catch most of the jokes. Many of his songs are timeless. They are still often being used in TV series. Pollution has been one of the most popular. Just recently his element song was used on an episode of NCIS where the story was an encrypted message was hidden in it. I just checked Amazon and Rhapsody and dozens of his songs are available for download. I doubt they would be carrying them if there were not still some demand for his work. His music will continue to pass to generations. I'm in my 60's but my 30 year old kid has loved Tom Lehrer since I played his music for him when he was in his teens.
You know what your DRM has done, Square Enix? It's prevented me from being a customer. I don't pirate things -- I buy them. But I don't buy shit from people who plan to treat me like a criminal or cripple my purchase with shitty DRM. Just like I refuse to buy things from EA, Sony, and Ubisoft. So bite me. More money for the artists and developers I care about that don't equate me with a machine that shits dollar bills into their hands on demand.