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Comment: Re:well then (Score 1) 131 131

The difference makes itself up quite quickly, hence, if you can't afford the up-front cost, you probably can't afford a new car in the first place, and a lot of people in that situation are too uneducated financially to even begin to understand the benefits of paying more up front instead of getting a lower "monthly payment" that'll cost you a lot more over time, and will jump on that $350 a month because they can "afford" it like they can afford spending $20 on fast food every single day instead of buying a microwave and some groceries and be saving money within a week.

Comment: Re:Tell me... (Score 1) 172 172

I think it will be WONDERFUL for everybody. The authors that are dumping trash because self-publishing lets them will stop getting paid for trash. Maybe it will convince them to stop writing (for a very loose definition of "writing") entirely, and I'll actually be able to buy books without spending hours filtering through the moron word spewers.

Comment: Re:Lawsuits coming? (Score 1) 418 418

All the people who rent servers must have those one-way ethernet cables (http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/02/10/0257227/10k-ethernet-cable-claims-audio-fidelity-if-youre-stupid-enough-to-buy-it) then, so that the internet can access the servers but the servers can't access the internet...

Comment: Re:Open Source limits your business models. (Score 1) 208 208

Now with nearly everyone with high-enough speed internet access, such physical distribution of software is antiquated. And not a good business model.

It's a great business model. I quite like the nice printed books of artwork and stories I got with older games. Reading that stuff in a PDF is damn boring. Give me a dead tree, please (but remember to plant a replacement).

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