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Comment: Re:Why Steam? Why? (Score 1) 159

by houstonbofh (#48628367) Attached to: To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games
It is not one thing, but an ongoing and never ending collection of things making more and more people decide to pirate entertainment. One (fairly good) argument for it is that if the industry is going to steal our rights and privacy, stealing entertainment is fair game.

Comment: Why Steam? Why? (Score 3, Insightful) 159

by houstonbofh (#48625319) Attached to: To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games
You have a DRM system that is the least hated (and actually liked in some cases) by the users of any. (And the Linux support is appreciated by a LOT of folks, including me.) Doing this will only fan the flames of hate for a very small increase in revenue. Because people will move or travel, and all there games will stop working, and they will post it all over the net. And you will get zero sympathy for this crap.

Comment: Re:Yeah, sure, any day now... (Score 1) 65

by houstonbofh (#48620763) Attached to: A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

I.e. if Comcast uses excess profits from everywhere else to provide ridiculously low priced service (aka walmart breaking into a new market until the competition goes out of business).. then Tucows can't win.

You mean dumping? http://www.heritage.org/resear... Getting bit by this has to be Comcasts bigest fear. If it can lower price in only this market to drive tucows out of the business, it is totally screwed.

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