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I was about ready to just walk away out of frustration before things just seemed to magically fix themselves the following morning. So yes, I think this did affect parts of the internet as a whole, and not others. I am not surprised by this.
The fraud was reported the day after and STILL it took over TWO MONTHS to give my money back
That sounds like a debit card, and not a credit card. Don't send money to the credit card company for fraudulent transactions. They are liable, not you, other than a few hundred bucks, which most CC companies waive for customers.
They have always gone the route of killing off anything that I, personally, might find useful to purchase. Looks like they are keeping the streak alive.
Not Safe For Work, most likely:
15 Lah, “RapeLay” Video Game Goes Viral Amid Outrage, CNN (Mar. 30, 2010), http://articles.cnn.com/2010-03-30/world/japan.video. game.rape_1_game-teenage-girl-japanese-government?_s=PM:WORLD.
16 Graham, Custer May be Shot Down Again in a Battle of the Sexes Over X-Rated Video Games, People, Nov. 15, 1982, pp. 110, 115.
17 Scheeres, Games Elevate Hate to Next Level, Wired (Feb. 20, 2002), http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2002/02/50523.
18 Thompson, A View to a Kill: JFK Reloaded is Just Plain Creepy, Slate (Nov. 22, 2004), http://www.slate.com/id/2110034
Not everyone can afford to have home computers and internet connections. Get a little perspective.
As I am not a shill, Carbonite and Spideroak offer similar plans at similar prices. I am just a HUGE fan of encrypted (private key) offsite backup.
I have only had to recover a file once or twice, but it is so nice to know that all my stuff is available if "something bad" happens. I have actually removed my tower from my "Things to grab if the house is on fire" list. I haven't told my fiance that she was #2 on the list before I had my offsite backup set up....