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Comment Re:Come on, you knew this was an MMO (Score 1) 290

Unfortunately, that is exactly what I mean. They have shutdown some other games in a similar fashion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCsoft#End_of_Life_.2F_Closed .

I don't know the stories behind them, but I heard on the forums at Titan that they refused to sell the rights to some of the failures on that list as well.

Comment Re:Come on, you knew this was an MMO (Score 1) 290

CoH Community: http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4877.0.html
NCSoft Response: http://us.ncsoft.com/en/news/response-to-city-of-heroes-player-and-fan-suggestions.html
CoH Community: http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,5467.0.html

The rest is speculation. Considering the history of NCSoft business practices, this seems par for the course though.

Comment Re:Austrailia != Free Country (Score 2) 223

I wouldn't say that it should be removed from Google due to an Australian ruling, it should be removed from https://www.google.com.au/. I don't know anything about Australian law, but their laws should not affect our results, and vice versa. I'm sure this is what you meant, but I just wanted to clarify that point, just in case.

Comment Re:Exactly as they want you to think (Score 1) 186

While it would definitely suck if these companies took on policies for the sole purpose of promoting the interests of another company, regardless of damages it might inflict on the public. We still have a choice to use another service.

If Google can't find what you're looking for, we'll find another search engine. If Facebook is stopping you from sharing information with your friends, people will find a new medium to share that information over. If banks stop processing payments... pretty sure that is illegal, so after switching to a different bank, and possibly pressing charges against your current bank, that would be resolved as well.

On the upside, when sharing something that *might* be protected by copyright is blocked, at least it won't be a criminal act that will put you or your loved ones behind bars.

Comment Re:I can only assume (Score 1) 547

A lynching sends a very explicit message from a community regarding some perceived threat.

It is true that lynching sends an explicit message, but mysterious deaths send a message too. Why is an explicit message worse?

What does the method of delivery matter when the end result is that you fear for your life on a daily basis? Communication is obviously occurring here, whether the message is implicit or explicit. However, now the targets of the communication have little support from society, depending on how ambiguous the message really is. The implicit message is just as dangerous, it is the silent and stealthy killer, the one that doesn't get caught, the one who makes you fear the shadows about you.

Both are equally fearsome and wrong in my book.

Comment Re:Happily running KDE (Score 1) 230

But these are the same people who think that the purpose of X is having more terminal windows open at the same time -- or their spiritual descendants.

Pfft, there is more to it than that! You can also make them partially transparent so you can read more terminals at once! /joke

Comment Re:sounds like vegimite (Score 1) 410

Not always true, I worked at a company with a receptionist who originally came from Australia. The first time she gave me some Vegemite, I was in love.. mix it with some Mountain Dew, and you have a recipe for yumminess. :) Now if only I knew where to find it locally, mind you, I am lazy, so I haven't looked very hard.

Comment Re:Weren't the earlier betas much faster? (Score 3, Insightful) 821

In fact its ability to isolate faulting apps is excellent.

I think its ability to isolate faulting apps is a little too excellent. Often times, Vista will report that an app has hung or is not responding and should be closed when it is simply performing a rigorous task. This leads to calls where the user keeps complaining about a crashing app, Photoshop or Quark usually (although Quark truly does crash very often). Often times in my experience, Vista is simply being impatient, and conveying that impatience on the user (who really doesn't need assistance in this aspect). *face palm*

What really sucks is that XP is a just-fine OS as well.. but if you try to config a system on Dell now with XP it is an EXTRA $150 (!!).

It is a secret to no one that Microsoft offers incentives to OEM vendors who comply with their policies. I'm sure no one here, including yourself is surprised about this. If the OEM vendor doesn't comply, they will suffer serious repercussions in their ability to compete with other vendors who do comply. Whether this is a bad thing, or a good thing is completely relative to your perspective.

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