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Comment Alternate solutions (Score 1) 403

These aren't suggestions for your question, but rather for your situation. (I'm betting you're going to get a lot of these; so I apologize.) 1) When the designer notices the HD slowdown, why doesn't he just go offline for a while? After doing that 5 or 15 times maybe that clown will get the idea. 2) Can the designers make the shared files read-only?

Comment I'm glad they did the NES lock-out chip (Score 1) 520

The Atari 2600 crashed because anyone and his brother could create shitty games, which ended up flooding the market and leaving stores with tons of unsold inventory.

Nintendo's licensing policy that limited publishers to 5 games per year was a wonderful thing, and the lock-out chip was a necessary evil to make that happen. Did crap still come out? Yes, but much less of it.

Sure, Nintendo's done some dirty stuff (the Game Genie litigation was definitely uncool), but the lockout chip is not something I can hold against them given the era and circumstances.

If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four tellers?

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