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Comment: Re:And the almond trees die. (Score 5, Insightful) 413

by BlackPignouf (#49312765) Attached to: How 'Virtual Water' Can Help Ease California's Drought

Or you know, people could accept reality and the fact that it might not be a good idea to have very thirsty trees at all in California.
What's your next argument? "We invested a lot in this golf course and giant pools in Las Vegas, so let's forget we're in the friggin desert".

Also, you have to make significant efforts to lower your water usage to 200l per person per day? Gee, I wonder why you got an 8 year drought.

Comment: Re:PIRATES or pirates? (Score 1) 284

by Bert64 (#49209969) Attached to: UK Gov't Asks: Is 10 Years In Jail the Answer To Online Pirates?

Not so much that its "cool" to share stuff...
Most of the kids share stuff because that's the only way to get hold of it. We used to trade games (on floppies) as kids because we couldn't afford to buy all the games and lending the originals to friends was irritating (floppies get corrupted/lost, etc).
Also cracked copies were often better, as they took out various irritating copy protection schemes, there were many games where i kept both the original disks and a cracked copy because i preferred to play the cracked copy.