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+ - DA vs 6yo - Charged w/ sexual assault->

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Fysx writes "Once again hysteria takes hold in this lovely country. Typical childhood experimenting leads to a arrest, felony conviction, and possibility of a 6 year old boy who has to register as a Sex Offender when hes 18. Keep in mind, no adults or porn was involved. What happened to the old days where your kid would have their parents notified and then the kid told NO. The register is a joke and will get worse, soon enough, it will be dismantled.

Thoughts?"

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+ - Valve To Charge Customers a New Way, a Bad Way!->

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Fysx writes "In a recent Develop interview, Valve head honcho Gabe Newell said that his company is looking for new ways to charge customers. One of the more novel payment schemes involves a community member’s popularity. Apparently, if you are a social pariah in the Valve community, it may cost you more money if Newell's payment idea takes hold. Newell says that the "same price for everyone" model is a "bug."

"The industry has this broken model, which is one price for everyone. That's actually a bug, and it's something that we want to solve through our philosophy of how we create entertainment products."

Instead of basing the price on what a product is worth, Newell wants to base it on "what the player is worth."

"Some people, when they join a server, a ton of people will run with them," Newell continued. "Other people, when they join a server, will cause others to leave."

"So, in practice, a really likable person in our community should get DotA 2 for free, because of past behavior in Team Fortress 2. Now, a real jerk that annoys everyone, they can still play, but a game is full price and they have to pay an extra hundred dollars if they want voice."

Newell went on to say that some users that are an asset to the community are often charged negative costs. In other words, those users pay less because they contribute to the community is some way.

"Their cost for Team Fortress 2 is negative $20,000 per week," he said. "You're never going to see that in a retail store ... It's people who make hats get paid. People who are really popular play for less, or free."

It's an interesting idea but — no doubt — there are plenty of downsides to it too. We'll leave it to you to discuss what those negatives might be.'"

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Comment: Re:Go for it (Score 0) 306

by Fysx (#35390954) Attached to: Judge Allows Subpoenas For GeoHot YouTube Viewers, Blog Visitors

I will watch the youtube videos just to make extra work for Sony - even if it's only a second or two of their time. I would love for them to come knocking - I don't own a PS3 (nor intend to), never owned a PS2 and my wife's PS1 is collecting dust in my basement. In fact, except for the PS1 only Nintendo has made it inside the walls of my house.

Oh, and I'm Canadian. *flips Sony the bird*

I will watch the youtube videos just to make extra work for Sony - even if it's only a second or two of their time. I would love for them to come knocking - I don't own a PS3 (nor intend to), never owned a PS2 and my wife's PS1 is collecting dust in my basement. In fact, except for the PS1 only Nintendo has made it inside the walls of my house.

Oh, and I'm Canadian. *flips Sony the bird*

I'm also going to do the same and I live in Shirley, NY - Come get me you piece of shits! Down with you! I WILL MAKE YOU FALL. And guess what? I also don't own a PS3 or any Sony product and I will me posting your keys and how to use them all over our towns telephone poles.

Comment: Re:Tada! Comon Sony you bunch of shitheads! (Score 1) 437

by Fysx (#35137466) Attached to: Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack
Forgot to fomat it with html :) COME SUE ME SONY, I GOT NO MONEY, AND IM ON SSI HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAA TAKE THIS AND SHOVE IT
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Comment: Tada! Comon Sony you bunch of shitheads! (Score 2) 437

by Fysx (#35137350) Attached to: Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack
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