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Comment: Fiduciary can get it done (Score 5, Informative) 465

by Garnaralf (#46416431) Attached to: Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad
I was recently the Fiduciary, or executor, or an estate where an iPad was involved. I sent a letter, as the Fiduciary, along with my appointment papers, requesting the password, in order that a proper value of the iPod could be determined, which included the data on the iPad. Apple refused. I immediately made an appointment with the Judge of the Probate, and explained the situation. She immediately sent a letter to Apple, demanding that they supply or clear the password, or be charged with contempt of court. They sent the password. Thankfully, this is not a large area, population-wise, that this could be handled quickly. I can only imagine how difficult it could be in a large city.

Comment: Social gaming (Score 1) 253

by Garnaralf (#46343951) Attached to: Blizzard To Sell Level 90 <em>WoW</em> Characters For $60
Blizzard has always held that WoW is a social game. To play with your friends. They offered this as a way to get close to your friends to play with them, rather than taking a whole bunch of time to catch up. In the next xpac, the max level is 100. The boost brings you up to the beginning level of the xpac. Everyone gets a free one with the xpac, and then after that, you can buy it. Originally, this was not going to be offered, but Blizzard listened to its players and offered it. Why is listening to your audience bad?

Comment: The truth... (Score 1) 293

Nice press release, Activision Blizzard. You have a good press agent. Now what really happened when the heard about it. Mike Morheim : *curses like a sailor* Chris Metzen : *invents new curse words and is even louder* Ghostcrawler: "What do I care? I'm outta here anyways..." Yeah, it was about like that, I'm sure.

Comment: The author must be smoking crack... (Score 1) 189

by Garnaralf (#44733081) Attached to: <em>Mechwarrior Online</em> Developer Redefines Community Warfare
Title says it all. The author seems to say he speaks for the community. Yet the game keeps growing and growing. Third person view is OPTIONAL and removable with 1 keystroke. The community has been asking for this option. The game is free to play. Free to Win as well. They are offering options, is all. You can earn them in game, or quicker through micro-transactions. just like every other free to play game. PGI seems to be a good company, as well as a socially conscious company. They just completed a charity campaign where the players were able to puchase a specially designed and skinned mech for $10 US. Every single penny of that ten bucks was given to the Canadian Cancer Society in the name of one of the player's daughter, Sarah, who passed away from cancer. the child used to play with her father. They designed the skin with some cute things just for her. And 15k players, including myself, bought one. Over 150k US donated. That's saying a lot. The author is smoking crack. Must be, because he's sprouting nonsense.

Comment: Re:This was a smackdown (Score 1) 546

by Garnaralf (#27224677) Attached to: Rocket Hobbyists Prevail Over Feds In Court Case
Hate to say it, but you're wrong. They responded. They responded with seven thousand pages of documents. Of course, it was all fuzzy math and BS. They did say they weren't required to but they did respond. This has been a long fight. One that has cost alot of money as well. But we have to remain vigilant. Otherwise they'll try it again.

Comment: Be glad... (Score 1) 904

by Garnaralf (#26293625) Attached to: Facebook Nudity Policy Draws Nursing Moms' Ire
... they're not in CT like I am. The "breastfeeding lobby" here is rabid. There is also a number of laws here that impose criminal penalties. I personally know of restaurants that have been closed down just for saying something to a nursing mother. Personally, I find NOTHING sexual about a nursing baby. And people who do are just... disgusting.

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