Use the right tool for the job. You _can_ build that house with just a hammer, but, there are nice tools that save you a lot of time for specific jobs.
How long do you think such a service would last if all it did was sell "information" about where someone was leaving a parking spot?
As long as it wants. THAT'S. ALL. IT. DOES. The app doesn't hold parking spaces. It doesn't do anything illegal. If the people using it violate the law, that's their business. But as I understand the law, the app isn't doing anything illegal.
Ask napster how well that argument worked out
Again, chip-an-pin would be less work that rolling out imprinting devices, and would be much more secure.
Except not by PFChangs. The whole point is to be able to get money from customers, but, PF Changs's US customers don't have a CC with chip&pin. It has to come from the credit card companies.
Well the army has to maintain a staff of
It does? why...
They might, but they are not necessarily right. And simply cannot be for the general case of "gamming".
The keyboard / mouse are direct position inputs, this clearly has some benefits in certain game
The controller isn't less accurate though, it is a completely different input device, it is a rate input (think velocity)
The classic counter example would be flying/vehicles. It is simply easier to fly and drive aroudn given the ability to control the derivative and not the abolute position.
And it still gets more complicated in competative gaming. Clearly the point and click of the rts the mouse is suprior by an order of magnitude. But in FPS, when man is running across your screen, the ability to match his rate of movement (angular velocity) is much better with a controller. though, at the same time, in an insta-kill headshot type game, a man running at you, a mouse will let you pin point the head over the center of mass better
if it was simple enough to copy quickly, then your invention wasn't so revolutionary anyway.
I disagree. The innovativeness of an idea is almost completely independent of the challenge of reproducing the work.