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Comment: Re:This was good (Score 1) 244

by geordie_loz (#31334680) Attached to: Matt Asay Answers Your Questions About Ubuntu and Canonical
Yup. I gave up PC based gaming a long time ago. Each flashy new game release seems to require a very expensive upgrade of hardware too.. With consoles the hardware is fixed, guaranteed (more or less) to be identical for a given console, and therefore the experience will be much the same for each user, and game developers are forced to push the hardware rather than upping the specs.

Comment: Re:Sounds promising... (Score 4, Insightful) 465

by geordie_loz (#28606691) Attached to: Microsoft Puts C# and the CLI Under "Community Promise"
This doesn't make Stallman wrong all along. The issue Stallman raised is that the situation was not clear enough to have confidence that freedoms would be safe. If this announcement clears that up (as it appears to do), then the situation is *now* clear, and he can change his view based on new facts. That does not mean that he is then made wrong in his previous statements. This statement has brought the information that many in the community were asking for, it doesn't make them wrong for wanting this.

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 526

by geordie_loz (#28305509) Attached to: Senator Applauds Pirate Bay Trial, Chides Canada
This was exactly what came to mind when I read this headline. Surely if canada are paying a tax on blank media/ipods, then tough MPAA and RIAA, they've paid for the music already, and if they were to do it here (UK), then I (one who does not pirate music etc) would then feel quite justified in doing so as effectively I've paid. So "piracy" goes up..

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