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  • Jun 12th, 2012 @ 8:44pm

    Too Many Re:

    This, and it's cold (and I am Canadian).

    Personally, even with how messy Australia is, at least you're warm.

  • Jun 5th, 2012 @ 3:36am


    I am rather curious how they will police the weddings with two different tiers. Will they send someone to every wedding reception to make sure there is no dancing going on? I see giant signs saying "NO DANCING" everywhere around the reception. Certainly puts a damper on the mood that way.

    Likely the DJ or whomever is playing the music has to report it properly, but does that mean that the 5 year old dancing with their sister towards the wall automatically double the fees charged, or if a guest bounces slightly with the music that is being played count as dancing? Plus what if the guests just start dancing, even if I didn't pay for it? Will I then get billed to make sure that no one dances?

    Besides, how do you define dancing? What one person defines as dancing I could say is just two people holding each other that just happen to be moving with the music.

  • Mar 12th, 2012 @ 3:46pm

    (untitled comment)

    So rather than sit on the computer, order from Amazon/ebook store/whatever, have it delivered electronically or via UPS (which comes by my apt complex every single day), you would rather I got into my car, drive to my nearest book store, in hopes that they have said book in stock? Further, if they don't, I have to drive to another store to check? Are you also being paid by the oil companies to get me to drive more miles and buy more gas?

    Are we really going to go through DRM, overpricing, walled-gardens, etc. again, only this time with books? Can we just skip to the part where ebooks are less expensive than the paper versions, and authors are getting good royalties, or are we really going to spend the next decade dragging you into the digital age?

  • Feb 21st, 2012 @ 12:03pm


    Eric Walter, the secretary general of Hadopi, said that the relatively low number of third-stage offenders showed that the system had succeeded.

    Or it shows that those that download have either realised that the systems that were using were not as anonymous as they thought so they went to cyber lockers or signed up for a VPN and SFTP the stuff down.

  • Dec 27th, 2011 @ 10:00am

    No surprise

    A few missteps has led GoDaddy to their current situation. First is strongly supporting SOPA/PIPA. While they are welcome to support whatever they want, the backlash from the consumers seems to be speaking that they weren't expecting such opposition to the bills.

    When the boycott of GoDaddy was announced, rather than approach it diplomatically they reaffirmed their position of support, and combined with their annoying amount of upselling a lot of people are realising there are better and cheaper options out there than GoDaddy.

    The final nail in the coffin is the way their retracted support has been phrased, reading in a way that has left many people suspecting that they still support it.

    This seems to be more of the catalyst to discontent that has triggered people to change registrar. How many of us use the same ISP when better alternatives exist because of the hassle of switching, or power company?

    I have a domain at GoDaddy, and i would have already transferred it away if I could. It was registered years ago to an email address that no longer exists (using the privacy option) and I really don't want to jump through the multitude of hoops to transfer a $10 domain I don't really use anymore.

  • Nov 30th, 2011 @ 3:16pm

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    While it is impressive, it should be noted that the original report has since been clarified:

    http://www.gamesbrief.com/2011/11/bigpoint-does-sell-the-tenth-drone-for-1000-eur-but- may-not-have-made-eur-2-million-from-it/

    Essentially the 1000 Eur is only if the players bought every Uridium needed at that time. the currency could be earned in game, or sometimes there were sales.