the bjorans did this centuries ago
the bjorans did this centuries ago
having read more than this article about it:
copyright holders, for the most part, are against ANYTHING that decrease their rights in any form. doesn't matter if it's for blind, crippled orphans. they should pay too. slippery slope and all that. in one of the articles the mafiaa lawyer actually said that. slippery slope in decreasing any copyright restrictions. they have worked too hard to get them increased to see things start going the other way....
gods, i hate the monkeys on this planet sometimes...
as soon as dimona is opened up for inspection, the isralis can whine all they want, until they sign off on the ntp and all ow inspections, they need the seiously stfu.
they can complain about what nations that HAVE signed it do, until then, they can go to dimona and stfu.
seriously... isreal has yet to sign the npt and they get off scott free with their nuke program. double standard anyone? no wonder the arabs hate us. duh.
this is also why there are no more janes type sims. no one is willing to spend a week learning how to work the controls just so they can take off and not blow up.... (mig alley im looking at you).
i LOVED janes games. longbow, f15, f/a18. excellent gameplay, good replay, tough to learn in sim mode.
the only hardcore game like that left i know of is ww2online
colicos makes appearances on ds9 as well. in the episode with kahyless.
one of my fave sci-fi guys too
particle events. super hardon collider type things.
and simple things, like water drops forming, ice forming. the more detail you record, the more you learn exists.
the AG made a point that they 'allow' the blind to do this for free, but don't want everyone to have that option (was in the original article a few days back). seems to me (iANAL) that if you open it up to one group, you have to let everyone.
but again, iANAL
this is what has been in planning for a few years; to turn the net into cable tv. a delivery only system which gives total control to content on the net and also gives the failing media companies a new revenue stream.
there is a HUGE push behind this by many many media companies, so be very worried. only insane opposition has a hope of stopping this, and that is a slim one.
constitutions are vessels designed to contain the acid of government that wants to eat up freedom. eventually, they all wear away and are discarded.
only took 200something years. not a very good run really.
having played swg, one of koster's grand designs, i would never touch another game he was affiliated with. his concept of fun is grindage / time sink / drag it out as long as possible. the only person i dislike more than him are the ea ppl that killed mco.
koster is a broken tool
now we can OFFICIALLY weaponize space. because we do such a good job keeping that stuff under control when we can physically lay hands on it...
obama is becoming more and more of a moron..
After talking to the support people, they just told me because it was an OEM version they wouldn't do anything. They told me to goto the OEM and when I said I was the OEM they directly told me I should have used legit software. I got the customer on the phone who is the director of a county government department and they told him his only options were to spend $149.00 for the WGA fix it kit. He said I have the CD in hand with all the holograms, the sticker with the product key and even the cellophane that wraps around it with the Microsoft logos and all, they told him he should have bought it from a reputable dealer and went back to the "you can purchase the copy from Microsoft for $149" but this time talking about a Vista upgrade and a government contract.
The strange thing is that I cannot find the link to the webpage with the little letters saying your copy of XP failed validation and and big letters saying "fix this problem buy buying a legit copy of windows for $149" with links to various Vista upgrades that the WGA failure thing takes us to. When I copy the address and open it on another computer, it seems to fail to load. Without the computer Microsoft claims it pirated pushing you there in the first place, It cannot seem to find it. But there is little information outside how to buy a new copy of windows. You cannot even find a support number to call from this same page, You have to search around the pages to find it.
But you see, I got out of the Microsoft OEM program and purchase all my software from another OEM provider listed from Microsoft's website. I have talked to them and they claim if they can find their invoice for it, they will replace the product key. My beef isn't with them, they are bending over backward trying to help. The beef is with Microsoft and after 2 and a half years of flawless operation, flat out telling my customer that I was selling pirated software to them and they should look at for a more reputable vendor. Everything from the start was insulting My integrity and they ever recommended going with a dell or HP because these problems can be resolved easier with them.
I'm in Ohio, I have already spoke unofficially with one of the county prosecutors, My question is, has this happened to others? Were your customers left thinking they made a mistake by using you and buying your equipment instead of going with Dell and some large Microsoft approved consulting company? Isn't the way they are presenting this as stolen software with no way to make it correct slandering our good names? and shouldn't it be considered as unfair or deceptive business practices? After all, it isn't the operating system saying it is pirated, it is some addon program Microsoft installs under the guise of a security update. It does call into question your integrity and them offers to allow the customer to buy a legit copy directly from them afterwards.
I have noticed that people are already have lawsuits over the spyware issues associated with WGA. What do you think about the merits of a slander and liable claim for the damage the WGA does when incorrectly identifying software? How about the way Microsoft tells people their copy is fake and then offers a place to buy the software directly from them after making some statements about how you already obtained fake software. I see some issues here and hope to either get other motivated to starting a class action lawsuit as well as seeing what other standing can be gained from this. I'm a little pissed about the situation and I'm sick of having to reassure people they received a legal copy of windows, even when they come to me talking about one of the other mom and pop shops in town were I know that they sell legit software with their computers too. Microsoft already gives a huge discount to big OEMs and now they are trying to ruin the integrity and reputation of anyone competing with them. Something needs to be done and public pressure doesn't seem to be working with Microsoft.