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Comment Re:Doesn't make up for hacking our computers (Score 1) 84

So "there is a fair chance" is now translated to "it is known fact"?

What we have is allegations from the annoying orange. That's it. Their response was to have their source code audited for any possibility of collaboration with any state actor, which is more than I could say for Microsoft, Symantec or McAfee.

Comment Re: You shouldn't have to depend on hackers. (Score 1) 59

Why would they want that?

Yes, allowing homebrew and allowing you to install your own OS would make you buy it. Maybe a few more. But that's not the goal. The console sales are the necessary evil, not the target. Consoles are often sold at minimal revenue, sometimes even at a loss, at least initially. What brings the money is licensing fee on games.

Ever noticed how console game tend to cost more than PC games? Even for the same game from the same developer? Take a wild guess where that extra money goes. Then ponder how much profit a console would have to turn to offset that.

Comment Re:You shouldn't have to depend on hackers. (Score 1) 59

Oh please. The original NES library was rife with low quality games that were shoveled out by the dozen. Mostly games made after movie titles, but far from exclusively.

And you don't want me to start on the games for the N64, many of which were gimmicky wannabe-3d games with poor graphics, poor steering and worse content. Superman64, anyone?

Comment Re:Then Nintendo has a shitty business model (Score 1) 59

That's like saying printer manufacturers should charge more for their printers and stop creating more and more ridiculous locks on the ink.

The ink/games is what brings in the money. Selling a printer/console is one sale. Selling ink/games for it is basically a way to keep the revenue flowing long, long after you are already locked in.

Comment Re:Swedes try product because of marketing (Score 1) 354

If abortions are legal up to 18 years after birth, there would be VERY few adults in our society.

But it would be the good Christian way. Because what does the fifth commandment (fourth if you're catholic) say? "Honor Thy father and thy mother, so you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

What few want to say these days anymore that this means exactly that: Disobedient children can simply be killed (Deuteronomy 21:18–21). So much for the sanctity of life, eh?

Comment Re:Doesn't make up for hacking our computers (Score 1) 84

Where does she enter the equation?

Is it possible in your little black-and-white world that thinking the Annoying Orange is simply and plainly a loonie doesn't automatically mean that I consider the bitch any better? You had an election last year, but no choice.

Back on topic: You wanted to show me some kind of proof that Kaspersky is spying for the Russians.

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