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Comment Re:And they wonder why people pirate (Score 1) 473

Actually, I have quite a few games I own a legitimate copy of and still downloaded the pirated version, specifically because the DRM annoyed me. Just like I haven't actually used a disk to load a game in years, that's what virtual drives are for. Your gross generalization of all pirates as bums looking for a free lunch is patently false and offensive. Free lunch pirates are a trivial minority in the pirate ecosystem.

Comment Re:You are part of the problem (Score 2) 359

I learned that when you look anywhere other than to your self to find the problems in your life you remove all power of being able to change it your self.

You say that like there's a damn thing those of our generation who got caught in the college-debt-trap we were systematically led into can do about it now, other than do their best to find work and pay off the debt. You can't sell your degree to clear your debt or discharge it through bankruptcy. I managed to get out before I hit the point of no return, but there are plenty of our generation now who are just plain SOL and will be paying for the bill of goods their teachers, parents and other roll models sold them until their dying day.

Comment Re:Citigroup? (Score 1) 131

That's not as crazy as it sounds. Consolidating the pool, and leasing access to all network providers would allow for much more efficient spectrum usage. You don't exactly 'create 10 times the spectrum' but you do have the potential for an order of magnitude more functional bandwidth.

Comment Re:another 1/3 for possessing hacker tools (Score 4, Insightful) 264


Harper doesn't give a shit about public opinion. He's skilled at selling a story and manipulating the shit out of the media. He hasn't actually achieved a damn thing of significance since his first term as Prime Minister. He's managed to convince half the country sitting on his hands and pushing an agenda that bears no resemblance to his campaign platforms is progress. "Staying the Course" my maple dipped left testicle. He's even managed to blame his opposition for him repeatedly sabotaging his own legislation.

I don't have any doubt, if he could find a way to make a buck for him or his corporate handlers doing it, he'd jail every citizen in the country.

~Disgruntled Albertan

This is the theory that Jack built. This is the flaw that lay in the theory that Jack built. This is the palpable verbal haze that hid the flaw that lay in...