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Comment Re:really, slashdot? (Score 3, Insightful) 915

Does Slashdot really need to carry this story? It has nothing to do with science, tech, gaming, or anything relevant.

It has everything to do with homophobic, misogynistic, pedophilic, and racist organization which puts on airs of setting out to do good but in reality protects child diddlers and extorting money from gullible followers while ignoring the bible which it purports to follow, nothing to do with science or tech. Why again is this on slashdot?

Know thine enemy.

Comment Re:Blah (Score 1) 387

My backyard has a 16 foot privacy fence; it cannot be seen from "any" place.

I suppose you think I should have to go pay for and install a privacy roof for my yard as well?

I believe we call those "garages."

Comment Re:Kind of too late to complain now (Score 1) 221

What is more worrying is that there are numerous ways that the serial nr's activation status can be used / abused. For example, one game might decide to disable online without a refresh code which is semi reasonable (the person buying the game didn't pay for the servers that run the online portion).

How do you figure they didn't pay for the servers? If little Jimmy buys the game new, he has paid for the servers that run the online portion. (PS3 games don't require an online monthly charge like on XBOX.) The cost of the servers is lumped in with the price of the game. Jimmy gets tired of the game and sells it to Bobby. Jimmy is no longer using the servers, Bobby is now using them in his place. The net server usage change is 0. The game maker still has the money they were paid. Bobby, by buying the game from Jimmy, has been transferred the server access.

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