Yeah, I remember when I got my Nintendo as well... Cut my finger on the edge of the box when I opened it. Bled like crazy. Didn't care at the time, but the funny thing is I don't remember the games or the year. I remember the cut though, damn that hurt.
I'm surprised the USA hasn't adopted UK style libel laws. Just think how much money the lawyers would make!! And almost all politicians are former lawyers, you'd think they'd look out for their buddies.
Why would they make it easier for their political opponents to sue them? It'd make election time a lot quieter that's for certain.
The cloud is the new floppy disk.
And probably about as reliable unfortunately.
That could be an issue, but it seems highly unlikely in this case. Having taken a look at the winapp2.ini from winapp2.com (the file isn't made by ccleaner as best I can tell.) there wouldn't have been any need to reverse-engineer anything. It is an incredibly simple format. Below is one entry from the file. It seems fairly representative. I cannot image he'd need to reverse-engineer their software to figure out what it meant.
[Amazon Kindle for PC*]
The humour is just pining for the fjords.
Yes it's so terrible hard to get an unlocked phone, oh wait, google sells them directly at a lower price than most locked phones.
Yes, and good luck getting one of them from Google.
Key phrase to keep in mind when thinking about your idea: Extinction-Level Event
Dropping asteroids into Earth's gravity well intentionally is a incredibly bad idea.
I see what you did there... but I really wish I hadn't.
And that is probably why they refused. If they heard the case they'd have to make a ruling which would apply across the entire country. By refusing to hear it they can contain the "damage" to just Illinois.
Given that the U.S. civil war started in 1861 that would be a really safe assumption.
I don't see an answer to the problem other than DRM. But how do you maintain DRM without punishing the legal users? Computers were designed for the ultimate in information freedom, and while they excel at playing, editing, and transferring musics and other media there is a domain mismatch when it comes to maintaining rights. No one has a right to music unless they pay for it.
Human history disagrees with you.
For a more humorous counterpoint I refer you to an artist who also disagrees with you. Dan Bull
I don't get why people are trying SO DAMN HARD to make it okay.
Guilt and possibly shame. If it wasn't necessary or useful then they mutilated their son(s) for no reason, or they were mutilated for no reason. It's really simple if you think about it. They are simply protecting their self image.
You might want to check out a program called Checkride. It is an open source program developed in Lazarus. It is basically a preconfigured portable VNC and stunnel package. To use you configure it to connect to your computer and give it to the person you are trying to help. The executable you send them starts VNC server and then connects to your computer via stunnel. Your PC then starts VNC viewer on your side and connects to their desktop via the secure stunnel connection.
I use Deluge on both Windows and Linux. It seems to work exactly the same on both.