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Comment: Re:Some people... (Score 1) 457

by Black LED (#47679007) Attached to: Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

It's a pointless, unproductive waste of time, and the fact that people get jollies out of deliberately aggravating other people bespeaks of a certain level of sociopathy.

Feeling pleasure from the misfortune of others is common in humour. Being the dominant, accepted form of humour in most societies, it's the opposite of sociopathy.

Comment: Re:Meh. (Score 4, Insightful) 116

by Black LED (#47218473) Attached to: Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out
I don't have a problem with digital distribution, so long as companies cannot remove access to paid for content, hold it hostage and/or prevent me from making my own backups. gog.com is the only service which has done this correctly, in that I can download what I buy and write it to whatever media I want, ensuring that I can keep copies for as long as I please.

It's unfortunate that there are no video services that allow people to do the same. I suppose you could vidcap your purchases and burn those, but you shouldn't have to do that.

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