You know I was going to mod in this thread until I hit your comment. Thank you a thousand times for the Tweedledee quip I am going to get miles of use out of that one between now and the election.
A Democracy is 51% or more can change everything.
A Republic has a core of laws that are not changeable by simple majority vote.
I realize that people are using the two interchangeably (out of ignorance or perhaps trying to move the Overton window) but they are NOT the same. True Democracy is a very short lived and violent form of government. In history Republics tend to be stable forms of government.
At the moment the US is a representive republic I am aware some people ignorant of what they are asking for have been clamoring for a true democracy. I very much hope they never get their way.
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As far as I can remember from when I did some Windows CE hacking, that's actually worse than the difference between Windows CE and standard Windows.
Function calls which have been deprecated in OpenGL since version 2, that was 15 years ago!
Unless I'm missing something, or you're living in 2020, OpenGL version 2 was released in 2005, and you're 10 years off.
Why would downloading the game 4 or 5 times even count? It's not like there's some global counter out there that says "# of times pirated" as much as the game publishers would like you to believe.
First choice - don't buy the game and/or buy other games. Second choice - pirate. Not necessarily condoned by yours truly, but eh, it's a choice.