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Comment Re:For future reference (Score 1, Flamebait) 384

Well this is a fucking joke. All of those submissions were factually accurate and timely. They weren't about artichokes and they weren't five years old.

It is pretty clear that this was buried intentionally. The excuse that you wanted to wait to discuss internally and provide more information is stupid. STUPID. You've done nothing of the sort and there were submissions prior to this were acceptable by the criteria you've outlined.

Admit it. This was buried. Someone was scared or coerced.

Piracy

Sony Joins the Offensive Against Pre-Owned Games 461

BanjoTed writes "In a move to counter sales of pre-owned games, EA recently revealed DLC perks for those who buy new copies of Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Now, PlayStation platform holder Sony has jumped on the bandwagon with similar plans for the PSP's SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. '[Players] will need to register their game online before they are able to access the multiplayer component of the title. UMD copies will use a redeemable code while the digital version will authenticate automatically in the background. Furthermore ... anyone buying a pre-owned copy of the game will be forced to cough up $20 to obtain a code to play online."

Comment What's holding back encryption? (Score 1) 660

This is easy. It's not worth it. The losses attributable to "not encrypting" something are less than the cost of "encrypting everything" and managing it. It doesn't hurt enough yet. Wait till we get a large scale breach of a service like alt.com or adultfriendfinder. You will then see some action. Capitalism is not pro-active unless it's clearly profitable and has little risk.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

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