Taxes should be assessed based on the location of the merchant. End of story. This whole "tax based on the assumed final destination" has some interesting corner-cases. Think about the possibilities with phone-in orders over state-lines (delivery vs pickup).
While I agree with you I don't think this is what the states want. If I live in CT and buy something from an online retailer in CA, the state of CT doesn't want that sales tax going to CA they want their 'use' tax.
The problem was that your neighbor, in order to discover whether your fence was broken, tried 600 entry points.
NO, the neighbor went in through the hole in the fence and then took 500 pictures of your property. Hey then gave you the pictures and said he was able to walk through a hole in your fence.
Much like a baby bird that once gave me great DVD streaming and rentals, now I have to decide if I should keep my poor bird at double the monthly cost, let it fly away and be devoid of a big part of my media capabilities, or instead cut it in half and have to deal with partial entrails, never quite getting the same experience.
I think this is the first time I would have actually preferred a car analogy.
Well - obviously not. But should they be denied the ability to play the game? How much further would you take it - if the next generation of Windows required to be on line would it be fair to remove their computers?
How is this significantly different from requiring a certain generation of graphics card? Or a minimum amount of RAM? Or having a PC instead of a Mac?
In order to provide the game experience they want to provide (which is what you're paying for) the developers have decided to place certain requirements on the equipment required to play. If you don't have the required equipment, you will be unable to play.
I really don't understand all the hoo-ha - maybe the people who don't have a reliable net connection should buy one of the MYRIAD of competing products which don't have that requirement?
Because I don't believe that being online can add anything so beneficial to single player mode that it is required. Oh, there is that pesky DRM thing.
if being donated for a child to OWN the system, then i agree. but if it will be used an education environment then i think ubuntu would be a better option. they don't need "most games" in that environment. further, kids shouldn't grow up thinking windows is the only option that exists, and the "educational" software available on linux (for free no less) is vastly more available/abundant than on windows. plus, i would imagine that for most
Then again why not just donate the system as close as factory as possible, with the bare bones Win XP install. If the owner doesn't want to use Windows then they can install whatever *nix OS they want.
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