to be fair warcraft iii the frozen throne is discless playback on battle.net all you have to do is run the updater and it runs with no disc. people still play it, and i know i was missing showers, sleeping 4-6 hours a night and playing virtually the rest of the day and night.
i have seen plenty of cg newspapers in games (sim city, axis and allies) and the press just reuse stock photos to get the story for their newspaper even if it is just a lie.
i have it on good authority that the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.
i am bad at math, and i made a few mistakes. first off, i burned an ac adapter on my laptop. but more importantly i realized i can't run anything on the miner rig (my desktop) that is too intense while it is mining, so with problems fixed i am now mining 236khps from just the desktop. my desktop's motherboard only supports 2 gpus. i don't trust the internets numbers anymore, so i am expecting 600 khps from the new card. for a total of 836khps roughly. that should mean that i mine roughly $7 USD per day for just my desktop. which means before electricity i would make $210 a month, roughly and i am currently making a little over $2 a day. but the math isn't that simple and the risk is high, which is why i'm not going out and building a massive 5 gpu rig. buying 1 really fast gpu was the most i was willing to risk. my parents don't have money to risk doing much more than this either. plus the power bill... none of my math included power bill. but again i was originally going to upgrade my gpu around now anyways, so i am essentially just making money with computers that would have been bought in the first place. and don't mine with laptops their power bricks can short or likewise go out. mine was under warranty and i was lucky it only blew the ac adapter. oh and the longer you mine the harder it gets. so this really isn't for everyone, if you weren't going to leave a desktop running there is safer investments. and converting to real cash is not very easy either.
not really, i dived into dogecoin. but with my hardware i was able to mine 1,000 dogecoins a day which is worth $1.76 as of last refresh. roughly $50 a month with only the electric bill to pay its nice, but i decided the risk is worth investment. i don't quite trust 'asic' devices as the people making a scrypt based asic would almost certainly be making more profit mining new scrypt coins than selling asic for miners. at least until parts start going bad, then it's time to dump them on the m
unfortunately there is a word which describes what happens when someone broadcasts data they don't hold a piece of paper saying they have a right to distribute. it is called 'piracy' before the nets evolved and after radio was invented something called 'pirate radio' became real, because some people were charging fees to play music over radio, but that signal was able to be recorded and rebroadcast by pirate radio. there is still a thriving pirate radio, despite the cost of equipment and powering it with 150 stations today in the uk alone.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_radio_in_the_United_Kingdom
internet piracy is similar using equipment that is legal. while 'piracy' had a negative connotation it is not the same as theft and hasn't meant theft since pre radio era when nautical piracy was widespread. to some the branding of piracy makes the whole thing worth it. i make copies of files every day, the fundamental ability to copy files is essential for so many things if i spent $120 on dvds wouldn't i want to make some form of backup and store it at a friends in case my house burned to the ground? never mind if insurance can be purchased, what if it is simply impossible to replace the media at all as i purchased the last copy off amazon and it had been sitting in their warehouse for 6 years before they sold the last copy to me? there clearly isn't a market for pressing a new physical run. so why should someone tell me i can't make a copy (drm) or that i am 'stealing' because i mitigated the potential event of my house burning down, doing so with affordable real world tools.
furthermore isn't the whole point of existence to share the good times with others? what kind of backwards system is it that the 'good' things in the world are considered wholly by their value to make unlimited profits? piracy is a good thing it means there are people enjoying and sharing the best parts of life regardless of how miserable others are trying to make it.
i am curious, wouldn't http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ emacs do everything you need? you said mouse less editing, and there are a lot of functions that can be added to emacs, through it's lisp programs. and easily modified nature.
i write in my spare time, but only for my own needs and i use the mouse. i have used emacs for some of it, but i like the bloated office suites a little better and since my time isn't rationed and i don't find and replace much at all.
with today's designer drugs synthetic analogues are easily ODed on because they are chemically pure, unlike street drugs which are cut with fillers, and not every drug addict realizes this once they read online how to order analogues how to dose properly. and synthetic drugs were not long ago being sold in a legal synthetic drug market but he was sloppy, and also sold real drugs which they found out after shutting the place down (local law had to be changed to catch him) the shop was in a way a cover for laundering drug money. but yeah prohibition is stupid you just make drug lords. i have been on addictive anti anxiety drugs and it literally had me just crazy desperate for my next dose, and then mellow nothing wrong in the universe. i guess it is good i have had a strong don't rely on drugs for most of my life because of drug education, though when i was touring the mental health industry i found drugs that were safe and don't create a craving for more drugs like the anti anxiety drug which they took me off of when they realized i was using it daily to get by. drug lords sell the addictive stuff education is better than a drug war.
keep in mind windows 8 live tiles are all front ended with internet explorer. so they are anticipating higher ie traffic to sites that windows preloads so they can sound like they are doing something to compete with open source browsers...
"Legalize everything and fight abuse with proper education, not the duck and cover shit!"
that fails to satiate the power grab of being able to arrest dissenters at any time for having a tiny bit of drug planted on or near them by the Powers That Be.
"so using legal mumbo jumbo a 'mentally unfit' person ill or not can be confined indefinitely based on the court's perception"
having toured the facilities here is what happens. on a first visit you are locked away for a while in a psych unit inside a hospital. this is expensive and not everyone is going to pay for it, due to bankruptcy etc. on first visit they spend weeks on medication based on what you were called in for. usually they will court order your meds for 6 months. after the court order and a short time in the hospital they will transfer you to a full time group-home. depending on how your doc feels you are doing they will then release you and try to get you to safe housing some group-homes specialize in caring for people who are unable or unwilling to leave a group home, usually though this is a different group home and may only have daytime staff. your state may vary.
i think you read the map wrong. i did myself or i would have corrected you sooner. in the first map red is the 'goal' color of 0 cases to 50,000 cases. in the second map the 'goal' depends on what religion you follow if any. clearly the Christians are doing way better than Islam at preaching protection against aids.
the tech world is filled with fraud and disinformation. it is all about the money. make bad versions of windows, sell more discs as people downgrade. hardware isn't immune either. how many zilog 80 based game consoles were there through the years as better faster and cheaper to produce chips were 'just a matter of retooling' away. there were some improvements over the years, that required a lot of research to be developed, but in order to maximize profits they made tiny gradual improvements available to end users. this bs is still going on, especially in china. and google is in on it too. i realize that only a few specialized uses require fast pcs, like gaming, image generation, encoding/transcoding, cryptography cracking, research, espionage, etc. and i know linux has a lot of the 'embedded' market where absolute low resources are available, afterall how strong of a processor does a thermostat or a watch really need. so m$ is really just testing how much they can push their garbage os releases between solid and stable releases that big companies require to 'really be usable' vs stuff they could care less about, because apple is high priced and linux has a 'learn command line and mock gui users' mentality that to this day is pervasive because command line scripts are 'holy' to linux devs while 'guis' and the lack of macros (gui scripting) is ignored. i don't use command line unless i am forced to, i was willing to live with windows 95 which was the worst os ever. because windows was what people sold to me at the time. and i tried to not use windows but then linux started breaking down on me, so i am in a hybrid balance where i use both linux and windows depending on the task i am doing. and which does it better.
"some of those would have adware, some would have malware. At least the ones in the FLOSS repositories wouldn't."
repositories are a layer of security. yet malware repos are widely promoted on some websites of so called help doing things like playing back movies configuring firewalls etc, also trusted repos are in fact compromized sometimes like http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/linux-repository-hit-by-malware-attack/2989/
i remember one site no link as i forgot where i found it, was a guide to set up a 'transparent' firewall and it was basically a guide to let all traffic go in both directions and no rules to block anything. as a human i almost spit my soda out my nose at the so called guide. there are people who are not smart enough to realize how bad that info was.
google is worthless urban dictionary equally so, and it's not in the jargon file. this is classic slashdot, making up acronyms no one can figure out. wikipedia had the best page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLA
but i can't figure out how a command line argument is related.