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Comment: Two steps forward, one step back. (Score 1) 142

by doctormetal (#37244660) Attached to: Facebook's New Privacy Controls: Still Broken

Every time Facebook announces a change in their privacy stuff the change is utterly retarded. People start complaining about it and Facebook steps down a bit claiming they listen to the users. The end result: Facebook get what they want. It is just simple: cross the line, back down a little and you've moved it a little.

note that I have a Facebook account but the things I share there are not private, everybody may see them.

Comment: Re:DRM free pc games get heavily pirated (Score 4, Insightful) 447

by doctormetal (#33338454) Attached to: Tensions Rise Between Gamers and Game Companies Over DRM

But how much of those pirated copies are actually a lost sale? Most people that pirate software do not intend to buy the game if they are not able to get a pirated copy. The irony is that most pirated copies actually work better due to the removal of the obtrusive DRM. For a lot of legally bought games that required the CD/DVD in the drive I installed a no cd crack so i would not have to juggle the discs ll the time. You hear a lot of issues with DRM failing on some system configurations which makes the game unplayable for people that legally bought it. DRM hurts sales instead of improving them.

I sometimes play some of the oldies I have for years. This will not be possible with the current games. If the publisher no longer want to support it it will no longer be playable.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval