If the pirates can use the DMCA against rockstar?
If your steam account is disabled, tough luck getting your games to work unless you can find a Steam emulator.
I had my account disabled for pretending to be a l4d2 developer. Granted, however, it was only done as a joke while talking to one person and that person was aware I was not really a developer. It was just done for comedic humor.
Apparently valve spends a lot of time looking for reasons to disable people's accounts, and mine was disabled like an hour after I got bored of the joke.
I had to bug them by constantly sending help tickets until my account was reenabled a few hours later. Of course, they wouldn't have reenabled it had I done anything wrong, but you'd think at least they could give a warning for me to stop instead of disabling my account with no reason given whatsoever!
Just wait until every job one applies for requires these. It's going to happen.
Look at how a lot of businesses already require mumbo-jumbo psychology tests for even 10$/hr wages; once this is cheaper it's going to be adopted for all jobs except flipping burgers or mowing yards.
It's called wikipedia.
You're right here, as well. I was just thinking primarily of their operating systems and computer markets.
Apple definitely has them beat in the music player and smartphone markets.
But OS X's desktop marketshare is somewhere from 3-4%.
Translation: I think Apple is the best thing ever, thus Steve Jobs cheating Woz out of money is morally okay! And asking potential employees if they're virgins in the job interview is entirely appropriate as well!
Jobs is worse than Bill Gates.... granted, both are pretty much assholes, but Jobs, I feel, is even worse. He's just lucky to be the underdog so he can look like he's fighting the bad guy.
I don't even think (correct me if I'm wrong) that even Bill Gates stole from his #2.... Wozniak was the mind behind the Apple II and yet Steve Jobs cheats Wozniak out of money because he, Woz, was in the hospital at the time (if I have the story straight). What a great man to run a company. Hell, maybe he can be an "innovative" CEO by asking potential employees if they're virgins or not! Think Different!
Apple's R&D, marketing, and innovation is far better than Microsofts, and that's undoubtedly true. But the way they act, their soviet style secrecy, suing fans of theirs who leak material simply because they love Apple's hardware and software, disgusts me. They're worse than Microsoft and as bad as MS is, I'm almost glad they were the monopoly we got in the 80s and 90s and not Apple Computers.
Plus Apple gets it a bit easier, with them taking the backbone of their O/S from FreeBSD.
I forgot the mention that the laptop was a MacBook, or whatever the most expensive line of Apple's laptops.
Hell, it can be an iPad if you want it to be.
Steve Jobs walks into a coffee shop and finds a college-aged student drinking chai, busily typing away on a laptop in front of him on the table.
"Hey, kid, what's up?" Steve Jobs flashes a big smile, and extends his warm, friendly paw.
The college kid looks up while sipping on his drink, and for a moment does not register his messiah, until he does a double take and spills chai down his shirt.
"Wow! It's really Steve Jobs! I hope you heard my prayer last night!"
"Um, yeah..." Jobs says, affirming the question with a hint of confusion. "Look, I'll give you an iPod, signed with my name on it, if you give me your liver."
College student's eyes widen. He can barely contain his excitement, and he manages to mutter a weak "yes" before passing out from his sheer spiritual bliss.
The next day, Steve Jobs woke up for the first time in a long time, ages in fact, free from jaundice and a new hankering for a few shots of Malibu, and was last seen leaving a box that said "i-p-p-p-p-p-pod" on a grave in a cemetery.
I believe he also cheated Steve Wozniak out of money, while Wozniak was recovering in the hospital, back in the 70s or so.
I'd be hilarious if an Apple Fanboy donated his liver to Steve Jobs. Maybe that's how he got one so quickly.
What if dirty hippies are stealing your apples? You know, they hop over your fence, climb up your apple tree, and start taking the apples. You confront them, and they're all like, "Yo, man, you can't, um, steal mother nature." Then flash those damned, self-righteous smug looks.
I think they're working for Al Gore. Like, his henchmen or something. After all, he _IS_ on the board of directors for Apple Computers (TM).
He doesn't know anything that we don't already know.
However, he, on the other hand, thinks different. (TM).
True, though, wouldn't shock me if they just said whatever they could to see what would stick.
Kid's laywer probably wasn't amazing if the kid was dumb enough to plead not guilty.
He ran away from the feds when they came knocking, and apparently formatted his hard drive to erase evidence (the wikipedia page says deleted, but I'm guessing that's what he did).
"Old age and treachery will beat youth and skill every time." -- a coffee cup