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Comment: But What About The University Test Scandal (Score 1) 233

I remember quite well Slashdot had an article about cheating on India's university exam tests. Some statistician made a graph and proved the huge spike were people who cheated. Which then brings up the question...how many of these "college bound" students and parents were arrested? Because I don't remember ever seeing that being mentioned as a punishment for them.

Comment: Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 180

by magusxxx (#48684633) Attached to: Sony Accused of Pirating Music In "The Interview"
There is one issue no one talks about when a situation like this comes up. Since it was distributed between states, would it be interstate trafficking of illegal goods? Something, you know, they've used against organized crime to make something a federal offense. And thus, up the fines and jail time substantially.

Comment: Re:Except Game Servers Aren't Down (Score 1) 160

by magusxxx (#48673521) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack
I do understand what I own. A game system where I pay a monthly fee to play an online video game. PSN is merely a portal to get to the game. The game server is independent. It's exactly the same problem people have with always-on games. Except for one thing...If Always-on games can't reach the game server, they can't be verified as users and can't play. If the PSN is down, the game servers can still verify we are players. The only thing we can't do is real-world currency transactions. But we could still do everything else. Because we already paid for the service. They have our money. Please let us in.

Comment: Except Game Servers Aren't Down (Score 5, Interesting) 160

by magusxxx (#48673419) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack
The thing is, the game servers are just fine. If we didn't have to go through the Playstation Network we'd be playing the games right now. In fact, some of us were playing this morning after the attack occurred. But since we were already logged in we could keep playing. After the game servers went down for daily maintenance, and we then tried to log back in, did we realize there was a problem. This then brings up the big question: Why do Playstation users have to first get recognized by the PSN? It has been asked many times over the years with no good answer. When something like this occurs, why not just let us bypass the PSN and play the games. Yes, we won't be able to add money to our accounts, redeem codes, or buy updates. But so what. We'd still be able to play.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory

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