Sounds like it's time for Covey to come back to life and write "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Fictional Characters."
Notably, Commander Keen was EGA and released in 1990.
The first series was; the second series was released in 1991 in both EGA and CGA versions (yes, really.) Before DOOM there was Catacomb 3D, which was also released in 1991.
When Jill of the Jungle came out in 1992 with VGA graphics, it poked fun at Apogee for still making EGA games. Which was a bit silly given that Epic had released ZZT in 1991 with only ASCII graphics.
Personally I didn't have a computer powerful enough to run DOOM, Raptor, and many other awesome VGA games until early 1993. Besides, it's not like it's illegal to download and play games that are a year or two old.
...like "Made in China."
You seem to be forgetting that in that era, games weren't targeted toward top-spec machines.
Oooh, what a trustworthy source! Nobody rich is wasting their time on slashdot.
Now excuse me while I go back to my orgy with super models.
Farmers know this, every gone past a field of corn and seen sign declaring the corn not to be fit for human consumption? It is not because 1 person stealing corn does so much damage, but a 100 people? And not all of them will take just 1 corn or care about how they trample a dozen stalks to get the one they want.
In my youth if you were to late at the station to buy a ticket, you could buy one in the train, no problem all part of the service. Assholes like in this story ruined that because they would take a seat and then when checked would say they didn't have time to buy a ticket. Since you are not always checked you could often ride for free. So they changed the law, no more tickets sold by conductors (and fuck you if you are incapable of operating the machine) and a standard fine of 35 euro's no matter what. ALL because SOME assholes abused the system.
My 15kg foldable bike has 5kg of locks on it, because some people just can't keep their paws to themselves.
It is NOT about ONE guy stealing 5 cents of current, it is about the idea of taking something that doesn't belong to you.
Do you own a petrol car? Is there a lock on petrol cap? There didn't use to be one. Used to be it was just a ordinary cap anyone could open. Then assholes started to siphon gas wherever they could and locks became after market essentials and finally standard issue.
This kind of issue is nothing new, as said, farmers know it well, from corn to apples. 1 thief is not so bad, a thousand, and you got nothing left. If you cycle a lot, you will know that SOME people will put a tap out on hot days for passerby's to cool off and refill their water bottles. This usually lasts UNTIL an asshole comes by and totally abuses the situation by leaving a mess.
The person from the story is described as a habitual offender, he didn't just run out of power and decided to recharge his car without asking from a public socket, he does it as a matter of routine while he has no reason to assume it is okay. He is an asshole who takes and gives nothing.
If he walked into the office and made a single copy each day, would people claim that was okay? If he walked into the school to take a dump each day without asking, would that be acceptable?
And ten to one all the libertards defending this guy would shoot you in the face for daring to read a map by the light streaming out of their house.
And I think the guy was in the wrong. He can easily charge his car at home like everyone else. I just think this AC doesn't know what socialism and communism really means. It most certainly does NOT mean, grab whatever you can from public resources. Rather the opposite in fact.
You keep argueing your point even when a normal person would have realized by now he had none.
The socket was made available to VISITORS of the school to charge LAPTOPS. NOT for outsiders to charge their car.
THE VERY fact that you need a switch inside the house shows you how vile your world view is. If people just kept their paws of other peoples property you wouldn't need the switch. AND then, if someone's car ran down, saw your socket, they could charge their car, put a tenner in your mailbox with a thank you note and drive home.
Which is the better world to live in? Yours or mine? Yours were everything needs a lock or mine were you can trust people not to abuse everything?
So simple yet "TheCarp" just doesn't get it. Ten to one HE is an asshole to who takes everything he can get.
Post your bank account details here, I and everyone else will promise not to with draw more then 5 cents a day, each and every day, everyone one of us.
The guy in the story was an asshole repeatedly trying to charge his car for free. He didn't do it just once because his car ran down, he did it as a matter of routine. His mentality is the reason everything has to be locked up and nailed down. Because if not everything is behind lock and key some asswipe will abuse it.
Thanks to this guy, if your electric car happens to run down, you won't find any socket available you can ask permission to use because now everyone will put a lock on the socket and have "regulations" to deal with this. All because this asshole was to cheap to charge his car at home.
There is only one asshole here. No wait, there is the asshole from the story and you for thinking his repeated actions are okay. Or did you not read the story?
No normal person calls in a bomb threat to get out of a final that will at most just end being delayed.
That YOU were (and are) an idiot doesn't mean everyone is. If your moronic logic was true, then the phone at your average school would never stop ringing. This guy (and since you clearly identify with him, you) is an asshole who thought nothing of creating a major nuisance for teachers and students because he wanted to get out of an exam. Ten to one you and him are the type who then later grow up... grow older and at the slightest provocation threaten to sue anyone and everyone for any delay or inconvenience.
It is the eternal excuse of the asshole: Everyone does it.
The child rapist and murderer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Dutroux has also been sentenced to pay restitution. He hasn't payed a dime while getting rich in prison working the stock market but through accounts in his sons name.
But that guy just murdered and tortured some girls. He is not as serious a criminal as someone who uploads a movie of course.
Back in my day we had 14.4 kbps modems and it took forever to download games with EGA graphics. And we liked it. So shut up and get off my lawn, kids.
After marvelling, compare with a housefly (or similar) to see how far behind we are in terms of technology.
"AI" (including basic prediction), navigation, collision avoidance, flight performance (including flight time, speed and range, acceleration/"gees"), location of fuel and raw fuel conversion tech, self-manufacture (including autonomous miner bot aka maggot and fly-factory - pupae), etc. All in a 12 milligram package (typical).
An unladen honeybee is about 80mg.
Also compare with the smallest bird in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Hummingbird
Weighs about 2 grams (for the US folk that's less than half a nickel).