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Comment: Give the 13 year olds free realms... (Score 1) 238

by ILuvSP (#29452213) Attached to: Casual Games Quickly Transforming the MMO Market
While I agree that free realms do have broader appeal, why does that have to be the all we get? I pay to play WoW because to me it is worth it...or used to be anyway. The game has become..well..in all honesty a joke. I have been playing since the day it came out. Sure, make games that are free to play so that you can draw in the 13 year olds. But that shouldn't stop game developers from making games, that are subscription based that do have the separation that a lot of more mature players want.

Comment: Re:Guck Foogle (Score 3, Interesting) 607

by ILuvSP (#24857015) Attached to: Reading Google Chrome's Fine Print

Google is a commercial enterprise... 'nuff sed.

To elaborate...Google is an advertising and marketing company!! Everything they do, is directed towards knowing the consumer. This EULA is genius...and so is this product (the browser). What better way is there of harvesting consumer information? Create a browser, say you have royalty-free license to everything that goes through said browser. This is a like striking gold for an advertising company. It is essentially spyware, only made by Google so it's good...right?

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+ - Canada may tax legal music downloads 3

Submitted by FuriousBalancing
FuriousBalancing (903038) writes "MacNN reports:

Canadians may soon pay a small tax on every legal music store download, says a new measure (PDF) sanctioned by the Copyright Board of Canada. Requested by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the tax would apply at least 2.1 cents to every individual song download and 1.5 cents per track for complete albums. Subscription download and streaming services would themselves be charged between 5.7 and 6.8 percent of a user's monthly fees. Minimum fees would also apply for every larger download or subscription. The new tax would be retroactive to January 1st, 1996."

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.

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