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Signed On Jul 19, 2000, 18:39
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News Comments > Piracy versus PC Gaming
89. Re: No subject Mar 10, 2007, 01:57 Fang
 
Okay, basic economic principle here: the reason why a pirate wouldn't have bought the game is because it's not worth $X dollars to the pirate that they are charging for in the stores. That's just a statement of fact.

Now the question is why isn't it worth it? Is it because he can play quite a few other pirated games at a much lower cost (download time) ? If he/she didn't have other pirated games to play, how many games would he/she have bought instead?

Fundamentally, piracy is reducing the value of all PC games, because they can be obtained for a much reduced price. And how do you measure this loss to developers? It's not just specific lost sales, but an overall devaluation of their product.

Sure, they might not buy that particular game that they pirated, but if there weren't pirated software to entertain them, they would have bought something.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode Two to be Longer (Too)
45. Re: No subject Mar 9, 2007, 18:58 Fang
 
No other industry takes 3 years to make something that is marketed directly to the consumer as a dramatic storytelling experience. Oh well.

Really? Read many books?

Heh, can you imagine fans going nuts because their favorite author still hasn't finished the next book in the series?

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode Two to be Longer (Too)
42. Re: No subject Mar 9, 2007, 18:29 Fang
 

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: No subject Mar 8, 2007, 18:56 Fang
 
VogelAP,

Can you record only broadcast HD, or can you record the HD coming over cable/satellite also?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: No subject Mar 1, 2007, 20:46 Fang
 
Yeah, you shouldn't have started with SuSe if you are a linux noob. There are lots of distributions, and most are not targetted toward the average consumer, as you would measure it. However, that's why Ubuntu was created, to fill this gap.

And as for burning a CD, just get a free one here:
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

You don't even have to install the OS to your harddrive, you can just boot off the CD.

So try that, and let us know if it changes your opinion since that's what you should have started with.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: No subject Mar 1, 2007, 17:51 Fang
 
What about modifying the board so that when the message gets deleted, it doesn't even say "Removed" anymore. It's just gone. He probably gets a kick out of seeing all the *Removed* messages. It's feedback for him, the stuff trolls love.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Traffic Idiocy Feb 27, 2007, 15:05 Fang
 
You mean to solve the Global Warming problem, all we have to do is buy carbon offsets??

Heck, then why are we so worried? All we have to do is spend more money.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: FYI :) Feb 26, 2007, 23:42 Fang
 
This should be the link instead:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070227/ap_on_re_mi_ea/pakistan_kite_deaths_1

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Hilarious!! Feb 26, 2007, 23:10 Fang
 
Thanks, Z. I glad I didn't have to explain all of that.

WPA is the only way to go. WEP really should be removed from routers. WPA-PSK is just as easy to setup, so they should do everyone a favor and just drop it already.

Though I do run with SSID off, but only because I seem to have someone nearby running WPA password crackers 24/7 on all broadcasting SSID's. Once he figures out that there are hidden SSID's and makes it meaningless to have it hidden, then I'll broadcast it again.
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News Comments > Gold - Rag Doll Kung Fu
7. Re: innovative != fun Feb 2, 2007, 21:20 Fang
 
Which game developer do you work for, Riley?

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: No subject Jan 25, 2007, 12:14 Fang
 
Yeah, trying to educate those consumers, how evil of those dastardly Republicans.

If people are too stupid to know what they are buying in terms of technology, then screw them, make them pay more money. Anything else is un-Democratic! (ie. Republican)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: No subject Jan 19, 2007, 18:13 Fang
 
You do have to admit that carjacking is much harder with a knife. I mean, if someone walks up to my closed window, late at night flashing a knife, I am flooring it. If he has a gun pointed at me through the glass, he can have my car.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: So Blue..... Jan 18, 2007, 16:01 Fang
 
I don't doubt that it works to alleviate their cold symptoms:

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2000/100_heal.html

Hey, what's wrong with placebos if they truly help people?

I'd gladly sell you some sugar pills, it fixes all kinds of things, from backaches to cold symptoms. But you have to take them right before the backache starts, otherwise it doesn't work.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Ugh - got a cold Jan 18, 2007, 15:22 Fang
 
I don't doubt that it works to alleviate their cold symptoms:

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2000/100_heal.html


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: RIP Yvonne De Carlo Jan 11, 2007, 00:57 Fang
 
nin, you were close on 5. Try them both together.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: No subject Jan 4, 2007, 14:24 Fang
 
Funny - they weren't required for their parents!

Now you're sounding like an old fogie.

Why, their parents had to walk uphill to school, both ways!

And these new fangled things called calculators, why, a slide rule was good enough for their parents, so its good enough for the kids. And don't get me started on computers.

No, heaven forbid that today's parents want to be able to keep in touch with their kids, especially in a big city like NYC.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
31. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2007, 12:32 Fang
 
Bravo, SMA. Thanks for taking the time to enlighten the discussion here at BluesNews.

It's nice to read a well thought out and studied discourse every now and then, and a surprise to find one here. Not to imply anything bad about the usual crowd here, but its a gaming, not a philosophy site.
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News Comments > BF2142 Patch Plans
27. Re: Nix the snipers Nov 4, 2006, 12:26 Fang
 
Because of people like you, the weapons in BF2 are all pea-shooters that are only accurate in a zoomed-in single-shot mode

Actually, in BF2 for $20 EA will let you have decent weapons. You just have to buy the expansion pack.

I can't wait for BF3, I hear the $50 base game comes just with a knife, and its only $5 each for more weapons.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: ugh - Oct 31, 2006, 12:38 Fang
 
What a horrible football game (great one if you are a PATs fan). I couldn't believe it - Vikes didn't even show up. Makes my hangover that much worse.

Woohoo! Go PATS!

 
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News Comments > Triton Closes - Prey for a Solution
105. Re: I am so sick... Oct 9, 2006, 04:56 Fang
 
What's really amazing is how many words you guys get him to write. It's almost kind of sad.

 
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