When I was a kid my parents would not buy me any game or toy that featured an element of violence. No GI Joe, no shoot-em-up video games, etc.
What I got was stuff like Legos, and the freedom to build all kinds of stuff in garage using my Dad's tools and scraps of wood, and we learned to program in BASIC on the computer. Its not surprising that I made all kinds of guns, missile-toting spaceships, and shooting games, etc etc, but at least I had to get creative to do it. Somewhere along the way I learned to enjoy the process more than the outcome.
Once I had my own earning power I was free to buy whatever I wanted (and it was at 16 when I already had a job making 3x any of my peers doing computer work at a local company).
This is testing just one part of the site (streaming video in NZ no less!), so you can't make wild generalizations based on those numbers if you expect any accuracy at all. You're not even going to get a 'rough' estimation.
For example, viewmorepics.myspace.com might do X req/s duting peak and home.myspace.com, www.myspace.com or music.myspace.com might do something wildly different because they have completely different traffic patterns.
The capitol of Venezuela also happens to have the highest per capita murder rate in the world. They just seem to be following the rest of the world...if you cant blame someone blame video games and anyone who doesnt want to be one of those statistics knows not to blame Chavez's regime.
Wrong. (Commercial) resale is never illegal. It’s perhaps against the terms of the sale. But that can be disputed. In fact it was disputed, and shown in court no not be valid, multiple times.
What fraud? Who exactly got frauded? Nobody.
I did only read the summary, and it doesn’t look like they used bots.
And if I go to the supermarket, and buy all the bread with my own real money, it does not matter if it pissed off others who did fail to buy it before me.
Only impersonating *other* persons would be illegal. But “impersonating a person”?
And about impersonating a non-existing person... well, it’s not exactly proper, but it also doesn’t hurt anyone. So what?
I was only able to see one video on the site hosting the contest results. I actually had to google search the winner, and watch a copy from Viddler.
There's an article I can't now find that has a dev stating it's Â£7 on the 360, i.e. ~15% (closer to 50% for XBLA and whatever, but then they're basically taking over the retailer's cut). I assume it is the "anything else" making up a big chunk of the $10 in TFA.
This makes some sense since you can buy lots of things in stores that obviously cost a lot more to produce (more complex, more materials) for much less than $10, in fact I buy my DVD's from a store that sells about 1/3 of DVD movies for half that or less. It may be reasonable for the article to do this because apparently royalties are charged on manufacture rather than on sale like most industries, and since it's quite hard to confirm what the royalty actually is, I'm guessing console makers must be very protective over it.
The console manufacturer's licence fee would appear to be a good deal for developers and publishers: they are moving towards consoles in droves.
that's an awful lot of insertions to repair all the damage... using viruses to replace defective genes is all well and good when there are a fairly manageable number of damaged genes to repair but we are talking about potentially hundreds of genes. in addition, the process would have to be repeated as aging continues to do its damage. what we really need is a genetic template and a safe, reliable repair mechanism.
hey did before the internet. Now we allhave soapboxes. The trouble is, most of us don't communicate very well.
Coulda swore I saw something somewhere that blogs weren't protected speech under the First Ammendment.
Besides, with all those blogs out there, the signal to noise ratio is dropping like a rock. Sure, everybody has a soapbox, but nobody's listening, they're too busy screaming.
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