"If you need to have backed the game to see this information on their Kickstarter page, that's a big problem for many people. You should have this information upfront before deciding whether or not to put your money there."
I'm not sure I understand your complaint.
People backed the game; and part of that promise was for a DRM Free version. Once the funding period is over; people can no longer back the game--but usually they can purchase it once it is released.
The game devs / publisher later retracted the DRM-free option in a backer only update. I assume you need to be a backer to read the update or the comments on the update.
People--like me--are upset that that we paid for something that had a feature which was retracted.
Terrestrial radio play -- which is a free service (the kind that Swift has attacked Spotify over) and which doesn't pay the performers anything at all in the US.
I've been out of the music game for a while, however a decade or so ago; the radio stations paid money to performing rights organizations such as BMI and ASCAP. In theory that money goes to the musicians who played on the record and the songwriters.
Do radio stations no longer have to pay for the rights to use these songs?
I live in CT, and in one of the cities that has signed up. I would kill for Gigabyte connection; primarily so I could easily mirror my backup my repository off-site.
I do want to say a few things about Frontier and Cox [the two Internet providers available to me].
I had had DSL for ~15 years. It was SNET DSL, which turned into AT&T DSL, which forced me to upgrade to AT&T UVerse, which then turned into Frontier.
The Frontier conversion was a nightmare; but every time I spoke to someone they were always polite and always tried to help. It seems the systems they were provided were incapable; though. My problem with that conversion was not with Internet, but phone service. Sometimes I forward my home office line to my cell--and that feature would not work.
I switched to COX primarily for faster speeds. All the techs / support people I've worked with have been great. I routinely get download speeds close to double what I'm paying for; and upload speeds are often slightly higher.
When they're were problems--like when my phone service had no voicemail--they fixed them. [Via Twitter after I Sent them a link to a PDF receipt of my sign up confirmation]
I do not have any nightmare customer service stories from either Cox or Frontier. Not a perfect experience, but nothing like what is floating around the Internet.
"If you're not familiar with the show, Supernatural is the ridiculous story of two brothers who ... generally exhibit the acting chops of a two-day-old potato salad."
I'm a fan. I disagree with your description of their acting chops. Sure, it isn't "Breaking Bad" but it also isn't "Friends" or "Law and Order".
Over the years, they have pulled off many different types of shows, from comedy to serious stuff to action. Part of that is definitely the versatility of the actors. Compared to lots of movies in the 'horror' genre; I'd say the acting is downright brilliant.