Pirate groups do a lot of necessary cleanup already. For example, they made it possible to play the latest Sim City at release day, something that was not possible when you bought the game instead of copying it.
I don't know a lot about content copying, but have compression tools gone out of fashion while I was not looking? I'd guess that even if the game itself was uncompressed, crackers would deliver it RAR'ed.
My guess would be that they could not use the same compression codec used on XBox due to licensing issues, found that out only briefly before release date and didn't have time to redo it for the PC version and all they could get done in time was to pump the uncompressed audio files out.
Watch for the rip that replaces all the audio files with 0 byte empty sound files...
C'mon, that'd be the lamest idea in anti-piracy since always-online.
The problem remains that you have to put that waste somewhere. It's one of the biggest NIMBY problems of our times, everyone wants the "cheap" electricity (it's not that cheap once you factor in risk and waste deposit, but who cares about problems that might be or problems that only affect us in 30 years, i.e. long after I left office?) but nobody wants to deal with it. Thorium reactors have a completely different problem (like, say, that you probably do NOT want certain states to run them, considering that they invariably breed some material that you certainly don't want some nutjobs like li'l Kim get their hands on).
Plus, we lack the risk assessment for MSRs, at least I'm not aware of any long term studies concerning them.
A chair is as comfy as a sofa, unless you have a very wide butt.
Only children and people with very wide butts play games in the living room. Proper adult gamers sit at a desk.
or even completely blocks some possible innovation (eg wirelessly charged waterproof phone with no external connections at all).
Like the waterproof CAT ruggedised phone with a micro USB cahrger?
it's an interesting question to ponder: at what level of clue do customers begin to care? does the mass market ever reach that level?
How about, "when they start noticing it hurting them?" People didn't care about VB6 lock-in until Microsoft discontinued it. Then they began to distance themselves from Microsoft.
People will start caring about Facebook when they realize all their photos are on there and everyone is switching to a different site.
hey, you, paid Russian web-propaganda dude! You're on the wrong thread. This is the thread for the paid pro-Nuclear web propaganda team. The Ukraine thread is about a page and a half down.