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Comment: Re:Already Happened (Score 1) 86

What's apparently happening here (didn't RTFA) according to the summary, is that they are looking to have non-fluff, etc content added specifically to the Gamestop versions of titles - meaning an actual part of the game is exclusive for their version (imagine playing a version of The Witcher for instance, that was missing an entire chapter from your version because it wasn't the Gamestop one).

Comment: Re:Already Happened (Score 1) 86

Yes, but as in all of the Elder Scrolls titles, you'd almost never hit all of the quests in the game even in 5 or 6 playthroughs (because funny things happen, like questgiver NPCs dying to randomly wandering monster spawns or overly zealous town guards), so those 16 quests were basically useless fluff.

Comment: Re:Why yes, we should blame the victim here (Score 1) 309

by Fjandr (#47419109) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Many victims actually do share part of the responsibility for what happens to them. In some cases, they bear most of the responsibility. It's illegal to stomp the crap out of someone who didn't physically attack you, but don't tell me that someone walking into a Hell's Angels bar and spitting on the bartender bears no responsibility for being beaten half to death. Nobody is trying to absolve the perpetrator of responsibility, but she bears at least some of it for taking nude pictures of herself and posting them online, protected or not.

Comment: Re:more leisure time for humans! (Score 1) 526

by Fjandr (#47405215) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

It actually would necessarily require that everyone be given the same stipend. Those who want more work. Those who do not don't work.

Transitioning to such a society would certainly be painful though.

If humanity does eventually mechanize most of the labor required to run society, this transition will eventually become a certainty. We're far from that point though.

Comment: Re:Misused? Murder is intrinsic in communism. (Score 1) 526

by Fjandr (#47405197) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

This is exactly the mentality that escalates to murdering those who work harder than others in order to reap larger rewards. You call everyone who fits that bill "criminals."

Remove money from the equation and it becomes pretty simple. I work twice as long in number of hours tilling fields and planting crops. As a result, I produce twice as
much as anyone else. According to you, I'm a criminal for having twice the income.

Money masks the root issues, and is used as a convenient excuse to accuse people of greed. Yes, there are greedy people, and I am entirely supportive of taxing and regulating production of capital simply by manipulation of other capital. The systems that allow it rely entirely on State support, and as a result should not enjoy any of the rights of natural persons (collectives which operate without State support excepted). However, not all motivated people are extracting wealth from others. Plenty of value can be created by trading for materials and adding value. A carpenter who works twice as many hours should not have the excess taken from him simply because the average carpenter works half as long. Substitute any field you like, and the same tends to be true.

If you try to make income "fair" with communism, you do, in fact, have to disincentivize working more than the average. Since the only way communism actually works given human nature, it necessarily requires ruthless dictators to enact.

Comment: Re:skin it (Score 1) 673

They tried that with Vista and pre-SP1 Win7. They had to nuke it because there was a serious vulnerability found in the stack that they couldn't fix, so they disabled the entire functionality for both OSes in a patch. Their "new solution" to this was Live Tiles, etc in Win8.

As for changing Aero, etc, you could do that too - although next to nobody wanted to pay the license fee to MS to create those things, so it lead to some developers creating ways to bypass the signing requirements.

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