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Comment Re:Gizmodo has been banned for life from Apple eve (Score 2) 310

In Toronto, a person can get a minimum wage job at $10.25/hour and: he doesn't need to pay more money for some health care insurance that won't cover anything and will still cost more money with "copays". He only pays $5 for a week's worth of locally and internationally grown fruit and vegetables. He can get a nice one bedroom apartment for as low as $650, all in. The majority of his city is coloured by plants and trees. Electronics, especially computer related, are often found for lower prices than US listings - otherwise, they are on par.

It's good to be Canadian.

Comment Re:Distance from the power supply (Score 2) 245

Yeah, all of those tracks were/are on Demonoid, et al. Many of them are fakes, especially from a certain site (studio upmixes/lazy remixes - in other words, not from the source material). I suggest you search the 'net for each of those albums to make sure they are, in fact, mixed from the original sources. You might just be running with a bit of confirmation bias/buyer's remorse.

Comment Re:Good (Score 2, Interesting) 228

Dear God, the above comment needs to get modded up to the max. It's no different from the morons who go on about population density in Canada being the reason for ancient speeds and horrible prices.

No, you dipshits, if that was the case, some of the provinces east of Ontario wouldn't have 100/100 connections in cities of 1000 people for less than $100/m. If "horrible" population density was really the case, Toronto, which contains 1/6th of the population of Canada in a tiny* city, would have unlimited, unfiltered transfer on gigabit connections to the home for less than $50/m. Yes, I know you can get 100Mbit connections in some parts of the west, and it costs a fortune too.

Comment Re:Authors still attacking their Facebook page (Score 1) 288

Philip Catshill - ?"Hang on hang on.... I have just registered and tried to download my own book, But the site tells me the Book CANNOT BE BORROWED - ONLY BOUGHT :

I don't think this moron realizes that his book isn't available for borrowing because it's a piece of shit and nobody bought it to lend it out. Well, considering his inability to write proper English, I'm not surprised.

Comment Re:Pot Calling The Kettle A Racist Word (Score 1) 360

1) It's a shame you didn't contact some news outlets with your information. 2) It's a shame you didn't request a refund to your fee after the ruling. 3) What were you expecting from a company that makes ugly, budget products and sells them for dirt cheap?

I was dumb enough to buy an Acer LCD TV about 6.5 years ago. I've regretted it every day since.

Comment Nicely done (Score -1, Offtopic) 206

Make a product that's as big as, and probably still costs much less than an Apple product, and make a fortune selling it to people who want Apple products but can't afford them.

On an unrelated note, why is it that I can post 50 comments that are modded up or just stay at 1 (assuming unmodded), yet a single post that's marked as a troll, by butthurt people, knocks my "excellent" karma down to "good", seemingly permanently?

Comment Re:Failed business model. (Score 1) 276

Development costs. 100 people working for 2 yeras isn't cheap.

You've gone on to list other things that aren't relevant in the least. He was saying that development is what costs a fortune, and it doesn't (even if you double their pay, and I know they don't get paid that much). Ignoring the small cost of development, if you look at how much money is made from a single game, all of the other costs still don't add up to a loss. Companies like EA wouldn't exist if they were losing money on every game. Small companies that sell only in the thousands of tens of thousands of units wouldn't be making games if they were only making losses on every game.

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