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Slashdot's Disagree Mail Screenshot-sm 126

Usually persistence is an admirable quality. There comes a time however when you reach that fine line between endeavoring to persevere, and drunk dialing your ex-girlfriend. The mail this week is from people who don't know when to say when. You have to admire their determination and feel a little bit bad that they don't have anything else to do. Read below to see how many times someone can click send in a day.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - It's Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrr! (

foghorn666 writes: Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and a number of media outlets are getting into the spirit. Forbes has published a list of the Top-Earning Pirates, valuing the collective fortunes of buccaneers like Black Bart and Swede Bonnet in 2008 dollars. Macworld writes about a pirate translator application for the iPhone. And the BBC takes a look at life inside a real-life Somali pirate town.

Submission + - Spore DRM backfires

st33med writes: "According to 1up, Spore DRM has made pirating of the game hit the six-digit figures of 171,402 (and counting) since September 1st, which is very high even for a hot selling PC game. 1up pinpointed DRM as the cause for such high pirating issues because the person that has a copy of Spore would have to call EA for another activation code after the third install and there can only be one online account per DVD. Sughayer, the communications manager of EA, said that according to EA's data, less than 25 percent of users install their games more than once, and less than 1 percent attempt to install them more than three times.

This shows a pretty good connection between strict DRM schemes and angering the consumers to the point of pirating, I would say."

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing