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Comment: Re:Always on = !on (Score 2, Interesting) 592

by wesleyjconnor (#42818359) Attached to: Xbox 720 Could Require Always-On Connection, Lock Out Used Games
I would imagine this is part of a service where you download your games instead of purchasing discs, so it would want to check in to make sure you haven't tampered with the software.
It would be unrealistic and unnecessary to have a constant internet connection the entire time you are using the device.
Connecting back every day or week is not going to break the lolz

Also who are these people without reliable internet? I used to live in AUSTRALIA, the asshole of the world and even there we had 100mbit cable

Comment: Poll of more pressing matters in the world (Score 1) 712

by wesleyjconnor (#41840187) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
Perhaps we could roll this into a slashdot poll of 'things more interesting than this question'

1. The foam that appears when adding water to sugar and yeast.

2. The tickling on your tongue when you touch a 9volt battery. (dont do this take my word for it)

3. The word Gable.

Seriously, news for nerds?

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