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  • Mar 11th, 2014 @ 3:21pm

    Re: That's what you get...

    WTF do unions have to do with this story? Stay on the topic

  • Feb 19th, 2014 @ 3:51pm

    Golden Oldie

    Ahhhh, Derek Smart. My first experience of being ripped off by a vaporware product. Learned my lesson back in the '90s not to trust this a**hole. But companies like EA took lessons from him.

  • Feb 19th, 2014 @ 3:49pm

    Re: As a Single Player Hacker

    The Steam DRM is different than the anticheat software. The anticheat software is only used when playing online multiplayer games. You can opt out of using the anticheat software, but then you can't get onto various servers to play. Single player gaming is not effected by the anticheat software. And to everyone complaining about Steam DRM, I take it you don't use apple products either, because what apple does is way more intrusive than anything steam does.

  • Dec 17th, 2013 @ 4:04pm

    Re: Re:

    Sorry, but I agree with the people who see this as a service issue first. If you are a writer or publisher or photographer offering a service to the public, you are not allowed (as a matter of law) to discriminate against certain groups. Now some people will object to having gays put in this category, but tough. That fight is already lost. You can't discriminate against people on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation. I think that trumps any free speech issue. If you are offering a service to the public, you just can not discriminate, period.

  • Nov 13th, 2013 @ 4:49pm

    (untitled comment)

    Chicago State has unfortunately been a cesspool for years, with mismanagement and outright criminal acts by the administrators going unpunished. They should probably just de-certify the university and start from scratch. It really is just a lame excuse for a university, and an embarrassment for Chicago.

  • Nov 1st, 2013 @ 3:29pm

    Re: DRM

    But the point that CDProjekt has learned is that piracy does NOT significantly impact the bottom line, and that intrusive DRM can negatively effect sales. They are only being rational about things. A perfect case study showing the foolishness of all these intrusive DRM schemes that companies use. 6 million sales speaks to the effectiveness of CDProjekt's approach.

  • Oct 29th, 2013 @ 3:30pm

    Just More Security Theatre

    It's just more security theatre. As mentioned many times before on this site, Homeland Security and the TSA don't protect against real threats, they just pretend to so that the public will feel better. Same thing here. Instead of dealing with real threats, controlling access to firearms, better mental health care, ect. stupid gov't officials like to act tough and engage in security theatre, and of course the cops just egg them on, since it increases their budgets, and let's them buy all those toys. It's just pathetic.

  • Oct 23rd, 2013 @ 3:34pm

    (untitled comment)

    Sorry, but you are trying to simplify the issue to the point of absurdity. All the social sites as well as search sites are censored to some degree. To argue that children should be exposed to any and all material is just wrongheaded. Of course we control what children should and should not be exposed to. Every type of media, from film to music has some sort of controls in place to limit the types of material children are exposed to. To argue that facebook should somehow be totally uncensored, is just disingenuous. The question isn't whether to censor what children are exposed to, but how much to censor. I admit that it is absurd to censor any type of breast pics, and allow grotesque violence like a beheading, but to argue that we should not limit what children are exposed to is just ridiculous. And BTW, I'm a card carrying ACLU member.
    This issue has nothing to do with free speech. People need to educate themselves on what free speech really means. Free speech is the gov't stepping to to limit or control the expression of people. Facebook is totally free to control what happens on their site. As is techdirt.

  • Oct 10th, 2013 @ 2:36pm

    Undercover cop charged with felonies

    Charges have been upgraded for the undercover cop. He is now suspended. I think he is the one on the tape who was pounding on the back windows of the car. He did break in the window and was punching the car before Lein was dragged out and beaten. And from the reports, the reason Lein drove off and ran over that motorcyclist, was that the mob was beating on his car, slashed at least one tire. With his wife and child in the car, he obviously was afraid of what the mob was going to do. I do wonder why he didn't call 911, didn't he have a cell phone?

  • Oct 7th, 2013 @ 3:29pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    You make some good points, but the decisions that were made with simcity were such BS, and the response of EA to the problems were so badly done, it was a textbook example of how not to design a game. But the fact remains, that the decisions made in the design of simcity were made purely to insert online drm into the game. It is an anti consumer attitude that pisses off people about EA.

  • Aug 28th, 2013 @ 11:59am

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    The best part was part of the justification the judge used for his ruling. A quote from USAToday stated "I think that people have in mind that this was some violent, forcible, horrible rape," Baugh said. "It was horrible enough as it is just given her age, but it wasn't this forcible beat-up rape." Sound familiar? Like all the idiots in the 2012 election cycle, rape is only bad if it's that really nasty, violent rape. Otherwise, you know, it's understandable. The victims were really asking for it anyway. Unbelievable.

  • Mar 7th, 2011 @ 8:34pm

    Correction

    Oops, I meant the NYTimes, not the nut, Sorry about that.

  • Mar 7th, 2011 @ 8:34pm

    Correction

    Oops, I meant the NYTimes, not the nut, Sorry about that.

  • Mar 7th, 2011 @ 8:33pm

    Girl talk

    Not to get off topic, but the nut had a follow story where Gillis talks about how he has distributed his music. It sounds like the model that has been discussed here so often. Gillis sold his first 2 CDs traditionally, charging 10 bucks a pop. Then he tried a pay what you want model. Then he went to a totally free model with no option to pay at all. The writer of the article seemed amazed that Gillis could make money. Of course Gillis replied that he made money from touring and merchandise sales! Too bad the author totally glossed over this model of doing business.

  • Mar 7th, 2011 @ 8:33pm

    Girl talk

    Not to get off topic, but the nut had a follow story where Gillis talks about how he has distributed his music. It sounds like the model that has been discussed here so often. Gillis sold his first 2 CDs traditionally, charging 10 bucks a pop. Then he tried a pay what you want model. Then he went to a totally free model with no option to pay at all. The writer of the article seemed amazed that Gillis could make money. Of course Gillis replied that he made money from touring and merchandise sales! Too bad the author totally glossed over this model of doing business.

  • Aug 9th, 2010 @ 7:34pm

    (untitled comment)

    I thought they left the door open for putting in tiered payment system for wireless networks, where some traffic would get higher priority, and you would have to pay more to get this higher priority traffic.

  • Jul 28th, 2010 @ 7:57pm

    Re: Blog Post

    Spoken like a true WB shill. How much are you getting paid to post? After all, getting paid to lie for a company is fine isn't it?

  • Jul 27th, 2010 @ 4:40pm

    (untitled comment)

    Aren't all these papers trying to add value to their paper subscribers. I'm a person who still likes getting a hardcopy of a paper (NYT), guess I'm old school, and I actually like getting free access to the Times 2.0 application. I prefer it to their website layout. To me that adds value to the getting the paper copy. But would I pay extra for it? Absolutely not. The NYT paywall will probably be a big failure when they start it up next year.