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Comment: Re:That reminds me... (Score 1) 146

by Vastad (#47688161) Attached to: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

I never saw that early trailer. Had no idea it was going to be something that reminds me of Phantasy Star IV, a weird blend of fantasy and sci-fi. I only saw the near-release trailers and at the time was excited that there was an alternative to Anarchy Online if anyone wanted an MMO sci-fi fix.

Comment: Re:I've been watching this (Score 1) 52

by Vastad (#47650137) Attached to: NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

Funnily enough, the Shield's size was a deal breaker for me too. I have the Nexus 10 and I'm still very happy with it and its screen real estate. I had zero desire to get any other tablet until I saw and read about the shield. Expecially for that price point. But I just can't see the point of dropping 2" in screen size when I'm an avid digital comic/manga reader.

I'm not even that keen on the gaming, I'm just blown away by all that processing power for less than the price of my Nexus 10 from two years ago!

Comment: Re: But does it have more KILLING POWER? (Score 1) 91

I agree with you but only partially. A D-Day style beach invasion with today's tech would truly be suicidal. These days though, no amphibious assault would be considered without air- and naval-superiority being firmly established with a control zone measured in the hundreds of miles around the beachhead first.

Only an adversary of similar tech-level would be a threat since there is no real defence against super long range missile artillery like cruise missiles. The UHAC's advantage here is that it will be a small (relatively speaking) moving target, not some bunker with a fixed ventilation port.

Comment: Re:Lol... (Score 1) 329

by shadowfaxcrx (#47010703) Attached to: EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

Well then I'm confused. On one hand, you seem to be advocating for the right of people to obtain creative works produced by others without paying for them. On the other, you seem to think that for some reason, those content producers are going to keep producing content without being compensated for their time and efforts, and you think it's OK not to compensate them for their time and efforts even though they intended to be so compensated when they produced the work.

Even if they were that altruistic (some create for the love of creating, after all) there are only so many hours in the day, and if we obtain their works without paying, they're going to have to support themselves via other means, which means less time to create.

You can argue that copyright infringement isn't stealing all you want, but you and I both know that distributing or downloading content for free that is not offered for free is theft in the common parlance.

No, you are not stealing the actual work, but you are stealing the income that your receipt of the work should have generated.

In short, you are free to argue that piracy is somehow OK because you're not physically transferring goods, but you'll be wrong, and you'll be advocating for unethical behavior and are advocating for being dishonest about the ethics of that behavior.

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