Once you're sitting in your apartment with someone, and suddenly a candle flies several feet off a shelf as you're looking at it
(insert adorable kitty pic here)
I can has midichlorians too?
Well, if they can't get the pirates to pay, at least they'll get the honest consumers to pay twice.
I've been paying for Windows for most of my IT career...
I never understood achievements in games
Achievements = busy work to keep bored players playing longer - just like daily quests did - and just like the next thing they dream up...
Upon realizing their mistake, they cut off the preload downloads. The file was set to restrict to their download client only and could not be downloaded because it reported itself as 15EB. Anyone who went to this site(google cache, 2nd result on google for "direct2drive bioshock preload") Sunday evening and began downloading the preload, was awoken this morning by a rather pleasant e-mail. Searching for that download was disabled around the same time(you can no longer find that particular one via fileplanet search).
That letter was sent to people who *paid* for their copy of the game, mind you, and whose only crime was attempting to preload it. I can personally assure you that an activation attempt was not required to recieve one, as I recieved one, and all I did was attempt to preload the thing.
Some kotaku users paint this as a bit of an exploit in "l33t" hackerdom, in one case characterizing it as breaking into a store to grab your preordered and already paid-for copy. In actuality all you had to do was go to fileplanet, click search, and type in bioshock(or go to google and type bioshock direct2drive preload). The "security" was not linking to it off your order page, and the "exploit" was using their own site's search or google. The result was the preload(which had been reported on, to keep D2D even with steam). Alternatively you could get there by someone sending you a fileplanet link.
Is my understanding of this flawed, or is IGN asserting copyrights they don't possess, and attempting to enforce a TOS/contract that would be violated by using their service via a rather unpleasant e-mail?
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There have been a few "Ubuntu Wins the Linux Desktop" stories floating lately around and in the discussions I see lots of different distros mentioned but no one every really says why they use the particular version they do. I'm an extremely novice Linux user and I've only used Fedora and Ubuntu. I like Fedora better only because it's bleeding edge and I don't know any better.
So, here is the question: Which version of Linux do you use and why?
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