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Comment It will never last... (Score 4, Interesting) 364

... because then the studios won't have a boogie man to blame when their crappy game doesn't sell.

Studio Exec: Oh noes, our awesome game isn't selling because people are pirating it instead.
Random Underling: Sir, no one has cracked our DRM yet....
Studio Exec: Oh shit, hurry up and leak a crack before the shareholders notice our 80 million dollar game sucks

Comment Intel/AMD Response (Score 1) 288

I thought about Intel/AMDs response to this as the concept is a direct attack on the profit percentage of a computer. MS is unsurprisingly trying to take more.

Consider this.

Random company has X dollars to spend on a new server. Y is allocated to the hardware and Z is allocated to licensing. Whereas previously they could get an 8 core dual socket machine. This would give Intel/AMD a sale of 2 of their better margin CPU's. Now, the company has to re-allocate funds to MS licensing and therefore needs to buy a smaller, lower margin CPU to keep within budget.

This directly affects Intel/AMD's profitability.

The solution I propose is that Intel/AMD license their CPU's to Azure on an 'instructions per second over time' model. Basically if the CPU maxes out for anything more than a burst, extra fee's a due. Fr the regular user who's CPU isn't pegged at 100% day in and day out, then it wouldn't make a difference. But if you run a large web services company...

Something tells me MS wouldn't like that very much.

Comment Re:Ouch? (Score 4, Insightful) 301

Given that the customer list is 95% male, I'd rephrase that to "attempted" cheating.

I'd put money on number of guys that actually got lucky as a direct result of the site being no more than a rounding error compared to the total.

Now.... If you find your wife on there...

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