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Comment Re:Want big Hollywood movies? Eliminate Hollywood (Score 1) 144

A cracked copy is always going to more be useful. A player that does things it's not allowed to, is always going to be more useful than one that does not. The so-called copy-protection schemes don't do any thing of the sort and never did. All they do is reduce the usefulness of "legitimate paid for copies".

Even if you actually did pay for it, it's still more useful to strip the DRM yourself or have someone else do it for you.

That's even assuming that the work in question is being made available.

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

> 1: Satellite is hack-proof, and hasn't been compromised.
> 2: The latest HDCP handshake has been the bane of pirates everywhere.
> 3: Blu-Ray (BD+ actually) has yet to be cracked.

I think these three are just wrong.

I decrypt BDs all the time myself. The other two also have well known cracks that are often discussed in forums more specialized than this one.

Or were you attempting sarcasm...

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

> Old music outsells new music because there's more of it.

The new shiny shiny should be able to outsell the back catalog regardless. The new shiny shiny is getting all of the marketing support. The fact that the back catalog is selling better than the new stuff is still pathetic, even if it's only in the aggregate.

Comment Use of language (Score 1) 130

I know this is offtopic, but why the use of the word "tens" in the the summary? Perhaps it's a regional thing (western US here) but the term "dozens" seems much more natural to me. Unless you're talking about the very narrow range of 20-23 items i can't think of a good reason why "tens" would be preferred.

Comment Re:Depends on your data (Score 1) 164

No. You cannot get a 1TB SSD for a "decent price" in any form factor.

People seem to be forgetting that this is the consumer market where people would rather "eat dirt" so long as it's a bargain. This is the same market that favored the command line over the GUI based on cost.

Based on price, a 1TB SSD is an enthusiast item only. Even that's pushing things.

Whereas multi-TB spinning rust comes in multiple form factors that truly does qualify as "decently priced".

Comment Re:Flash won already (Score -1, Troll) 164

A mere 256G isn't even going to hold Linux + Games.

Once you start getting into AAA titles and the accumulation of same over time, 256G just isn't going to cut it for the "Windows + Games" use case.

Even phones have managed to catch up to that level of storage.

I find it amusing that someone thinks that Windows can manage with so little. With various sorts of "artistic" assets only growing larger and larger, even the rubes are likely to accumulate stuff even if they aren't trying.

Comment Re:Wake me up when there's a patch (Score 1) 121

> So you want to go back to shell scripts? A system in the style of your father's CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT is what you want?

That presupposes that a DOS batch file is anything like a Unix shell script. All you've really done is demonstrate how utterly clueless you are about either of the things you're whining about.

People who have no clue, should be in no position to force anyone else to "abandon the past". They simply aren't qualified to judge. This is the fundemental problem with the SystemD crowd. They are idiots distracted by shiny objects.

Comment Re:No data for you! (Score -1, Troll) 118

Sorry, Zuck. You'll have to look elsewhere for the data of impoverished people with no recourse. Putting the political issue to one side, I am so glad there are still people on earth that will stand up to Ametican corporations!

Thank you for being such a white knight and making certain these people will never be able to access the evils of Wikipedia or free online education.
 

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