I agree. I have the same DRM concerns. If I can't get DRM free sales, I at least want DRM at install time only, without any mandatory account creation/association - which Steam does not offer. The only place I have tolerated Steam so far is for a few charity sales.
I have. Between Amazon, Gamersgate and Steam... I did not find anybody to specially distinguish themselves on price. Sure, Steam may have a sale when others don't and vice versa. But the base prices of digital downloads seem to often (with a few exceptions, understandably) be standard across all vendors. Until someone does a proper statistical analysis and shows otherwise, I will remain unconvinced at this argument.
Correction: Miss America, not Miss USA
> spiraling shithole
Since its independence from colonial rule, the country made advances in nearly every index. Go ahead, prove me wrong by finding charts to the contrary.
> Indian parasites
Parasites? Indian diaspora are quite productive and successful. In US, they have the highest per-capita incomes.
Today, an Indian-American runs Microsoft, an Indian-American is Miss USA and Indian-Americans reign spelling bee.
Of course, facts don't matter to you - a vanilla racist bigot.
Let's not lump everything under communism which has many extra connotations. At most, what you are talking about is socialism. In India, almost everyone agrees that the country needs more education and that no one should have to starve (US poor are a different kind of poor, nothing like Indian poor). The problem is getting the resources to the most needy without most of it leaking out on the way there. Contrast US medicare. Even with some fraud, it is extremely efficient (in terms of money reaching recipients). India does not have such systems yet.
Besides, you don't get to tell people of a democratic country, to have capitalism or socialism (which is what US did in its dictator driven satellite states, which were not yet ready for capitalism). They will choose. If the bulk of the population does not have entrepreneurial opportunity (lack of education to think systematically, assess risk, exploit capital channels etc), capitalism is meaningless and it will simply become code for feudalism.
The question in India is - HOW. The question in US often is - WHETHER. Both are good questions in their respective contexts.
US has less need for socialistic safeguards, while India still does (but less now, than 60 years ago). What India and China are at least theoretically doing is proper. First use socialism to get the basics right, get everyone operational and then peel it away slowly once the people can compete. Its the way we raise babies. We are not Spartans.
When criticizing India or China, remember that these have been away from foreign domination only relatively recently (60 yrs), compared to US and Europe (several centuries). They are progressing nicely.
India does get foreign aid. But I would not call it "dependent".
a.) India always does it cheaper.
b.) The capability will go towards providing commercial space services. Its a money maker, rather than a drain. India is already doing this.
c.) The problem India has now is not so much as not having money. It does not have non-corrupt institutions to properly distribute the resources. They will improve as education improves in subsequent generations who will then elect better politicians, demand cleaner systems and more effectively fight for their rights. Projects like these inspire students.
Which country are you from? Is the per capita rape rate in your country much better?
Emacs has a binding for that.
You can do the same in Python.
I think you just need to type this first
But it prints this rant from Guido on why this is not Pythonic at all, after it does the import.
Does this mean that they will take the data offline and archive it away from their query systems?... such that it is not just another excuse for keep using the data?
What exactly does "longer" mean in their petition? One year, two years? Forever?
I bet its way more than 50 cents.
Rajastan is the Arizona of India with its Thar desert
Plenty of sunshine. Not cloudy at all. Not enough power infrastructure. Cheap, non-arable land.
Solar is a no-brainer for Rajastan.
> He wrote a fictitious story about a miracle
So, its basically along the lines of Sokal Affair.
> breed uncontrollably
Oh wait. You are an engineer. Never mind.
> a cancer within the body of your society! Muahahaha!
Only if you breed uncontrollably and quickly make many unemployed electrical engineers who won't move out and live in your basement. Otherwise, a phagocyte is on its way to pick you up