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Signed On Feb 12, 2012, 10:27
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 21, 2019, 22:30 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 21, 2019, 12:36:
The dumb fuck and his tariffs.
The only problem with democracy is that there are so many stupid people.

Far from the only problem, democracy is the embodiment of an appeal to the masses logical fallacy. It's utter illogical stupidity in its ultimate form.
 
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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect
34. Re: Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect Sep 20, 2019, 22:40 Simon Says
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 22:32:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 22:21:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 21:44:
They're licensing the right to run the software. As is the case with all software.

Then don't call it a "sale". It's not a sale.

They're selling the license.

Then you should be able to resell the license. But it seems they think you shouldn't, ergo, it's not a sale.
 
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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect
32. Re: Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect Sep 20, 2019, 22:21 Simon Says
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 21:44:
They're licensing the right to run the software. As is the case with all software.

Then don't call it a "sale". It's not a sale.
 
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News Comments > Control Exclusivity Cost Epic $10M+?
3. Re: Control Exclusivity Cost Epic $10M+? Sep 20, 2019, 21:22 Simon Says
 

LOL... that bribe!
 
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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect
30. Re: Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect Sep 20, 2019, 21:10 Simon Says
 
"This is not the case with digital downloads which are subject to the “communication to the public right”, meaning that the purchaser does not have a right to sell them on, without the copyright owner’s permission.”"

If you don't have the right to resell, you never owned it. If you never owned it, they're not selling games like they pretend to, they're RENTING them.

Which means that all this time Valve ( and others ) were guilty of FALSE REPRESENTATION. They're shooting themselves in the foot.

"This French ruling flies in the face of established EU law which recognises the need to protect digital downloads from the ease of reproduction allowed by the Internet."

Resell of owned goods has nothing to do with this, resell /= reproduction ( aka copy ).
 
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News Comments > French Court Says Steam Should Allow Game Resales
25. Re: French Court Says Steam Should Allow Game Resales Sep 20, 2019, 04:40 Simon Says
 

You buy something, you own it, if you own it, you can resell, nothing controversial here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 18, 2019, 22:17 Simon Says
 
That graph about FTTH coverage per surface area is so misleading, but not for the reasons you think.

Canada, for example, has a gigantic surface area, but just a tiny portion is inhabited in fairly tight and contiguous clusters along the southern border. Counting the whole virgin and uninhabited territory to weight penetration vs effort because of density/surface is thus totally bogus.

Remove all the uninhabited territory where zero effort is required and the HH per surface area jumps dramatically. Outlining, just as with the US, the stupidly low efforts and greed private companies put into wiring us vs other much less rich countries like Latvia that put our efforts to absolute shame.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 18, 2019, 20:41 Simon Says
 
Just read the first 9 chapters of the book. Very good read.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. U.S. Tries to Seize Edward Snowden’s Proceeds From New Memoir Sep 18, 2019, 18:14 Simon Says
 
And the irrational personal crusade continues, the book is out, you can read it now and see if anything is "bad", hello? If nothing is and it's just a bibliographical type book, wth are they melting their snowflakes about? It's just spite.

As for the NDA he signed, it was bogus the moment the agencies broke the law ( violated the constitution ).

"Mr. Wizner also said that the book contained no classified information that the news media had not previously published.

“Had Mr. Snowden believed that the government would review his book in good faith, he would have submitted it for review,” Mr. Wizner said. “But the government continues to insist that facts that are known and discussed throughout the world are still somehow classified.”"

"Mr. Wizner noted that in April, a group of former national security officials filed an unusual constitutional lawsuit challenging the system as “dysfunctional” in a way they said unjustifiably restricted their free-speech and due-process rights. They argued that the system was plagued by a patchwork of ambiguous policies and vague standards that put too much discretionary power in the hands of reviewing officials."

Nuff' said.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 16, 2019, 22:32 Simon Says
 
Wish I could take NordVPN, but they have stopped accepting Paypal... And none of the other payment options are available to me so... meh.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2019, 13:08 Simon Says
 

Fascinating article on free will. Seems like Libet's experiment has taken a serious hit, just as I predicted it would.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a "classic" mode that makes the combat like the original's Sep 14, 2019, 15:21 Simon Says
 

Well... Enough people made their wish known and I guess they finally listened, FF7 was a JRPG, remake has to be able to be a JRPG too. Great, cause otherwise, I wouldn't have played a Devil May Cry clone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 13, 2019, 13:02 Simon Says
 
Agreed with them, altho I'd bet, considering the vast modding community for The Witcher 3, that at some point someone will make a 3rd person mod and that is much easier to do than the reverse, iows, going from 3rd person to 1st person.

Hopefully that'll give everyone what they want.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Awakening Launches
7. Re: Star Trek Online Awakening Launches Sep 11, 2019, 09:13 Simon Says
 

Correct article title: STO caught a STD
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2019, 11:56 Simon Says
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 6, 2019, 10:44:
I hope they sentence that aircraft mechanic to life in prison with no parole.

This is definitely one of those times you send a very strong message.

Someone hasn't read the article... again!

He put a foam so a non-critical sensor would stay stuck and report an error during flight checklist so the plane would not depart so that the employees grievances would be heard by the employers deaf ears.

No one was ever in danger.

Put no one in danger = LIFETIME SENTENCE!

Typical unhinged fanaticism.

At worst he should lose his job, at best the employers should listen to the employees grievances. Anything else outside these parameters is pure fanatic folly.

I hope cooler and saner heads will prevail in that particular case.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 6, 2019, 06:47 Simon Says
 
Particularly liked the "just as many heroes" linked article about EO. https://www.pcgamer.com/how-a-scam-in-eve-online-turned-into-its-greatest-rescue-mission/  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 5, 2019, 02:37 Simon Says
 
Laptops with anything higher than 100-120hz are pure waste. 300hz is just a sad joke. They simply don't have the oomph to feed them.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 4, 2019, 13:21 Simon Says
 
It looks worse than some pc mods...

FF8 Remilked Edition
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED Released
1. Re: FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED Released Sep 4, 2019, 00:06 Simon Says
 
Looks just like the original and worse than some mods... What am I missing?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 4, 2019, 00:00 Simon Says
 
No hurry, makes for more reading for some people in the morning!  
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