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Comment: Too Expensive (Score 1) 435

by ShAkE_a82 (#39352093) Attached to: Can $60 Games Survive?
Few of the games i am really looking forward to, I pre-order only when they are available for $45-47 range. Once I am done with it, I sell it off on Glyde or Ebay. The rest of them, I buy on ebay when they are available near $35. That is a more sustainable model for me because I end up spending only $10-15 per game, getting most of my money back by selling the game back and holding on to the few that i really like. I know this does not help the developer but I just cannot afford $60 per game. I do know that if the games where priced more reasonably around $45, I would buy more games immediate after release instead of waiting for the price to go down in the resale market though that might not be true for most people.
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+ - Stupid news of the day: Ubuntu Fail

Submitted by ShAkE_a82
ShAkE_a82 (790061) writes "Woman says Dell computer kept her from taking online classes. she discovered Ubuntu might look like Windows, but it doesn't always act like it. Her Verizon High-Speed Internet CD won't load, so she can't access the internet. She also can't install Microsoft Word, which she says is a requirement for MATC's online classes. As a result, with no internet and no Microsoft Word, Schubert dropped out of MATC's fall and spring semesters."
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+ - Crackdown on Modchip sellers->

Submitted by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo
Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) writes "The BBC is reporting on a series of raids conducted against mod chip resellers in the US. I'm just trying to figure out how selling this technology is a crime, I've always been of the opinion that if you're willing to take the risk of permanent harm to your system then more power to you. How will this affect the future of console modding?"
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+ - Ruling by Secret US Court Allegedly Reduces Spying

Submitted by conspirator57
conspirator57 (1123519) writes "TFA http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la- na-spying2aug02,0,5813563.story?coll=la-home-cente r states that the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (a court that no citizen can establish standing to appear before) has ruled against Executive requests for so-called "basket warrants" as violating the 4th amendment to the Constitution, namely that such warrants do not meet the clearly expressed criteria in the second half of the amendment. To accomplish this they must have looked startlingly like British general warrants which were the original motivation for the 4th amendment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrant_(law) for more.

TFA is very sympathetic to the Executive branch, going on to depict ways in which we're all less safe because of this ruling. Personally, I feel safer with more rulings like this one. Just wish the process were a bit more transparent.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.""

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