So, uh, isn't DICE violating FTC regs by publishing this shite without disclosing that they've been PAID by UBER to endorse their service???
Let's see, according to figures I can find if we chopped US military budget in half, it'd still be twice the expenditures of the next largest military.
I'm sure that will leave us wide open for the rest of the world to waltz right in.
I promise you, we don't have to spend more on our military than the next 10 largest military budgets COMBINED to be safe.
Ok, that's fine - but only if we stop letting all the Coal Plants dump their pollution into the atmosphere for free....
You mean there might be a REASON to use iodized salt instead of all-natural, feel-good-warm-and-fuzzy Gourmet Sea Salt??
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I say...
"This is why law enforcement needs to actually follow the law."
Except that's NOT what the conniving bastards behind this will take away from this.
THEY will take away the fact that they need to ram through even HARSHER laws that prevent the need for apologies.
Why yes I'm bitter and cynical, why do you ask?
If you read the intro to the baen free library (http://www.baen.com/library/intro.asp) you'll find that they discovered that freely available DRM-Free downloads of books CONSISTENTLY increase sales of actual physical copies.
So I'd say there's a good chance the same principles you talked about in your experience with Bandcamp hold true for eBooks too.
If only there were a way to search for information like that
Au Contraire - the susceptibility to cold was perfectly understood by the engineers.
Management is another story, but the engineers knew what the consequences of launching in conditions that cold would be. (see Roger Boisjoly)
The fact that the guy you replied to didn't realize the submission meant exactly what it said - microtransactions are, in and of themselves, neither good or bad. They simply are. It's how the developer uses them that determines if it's good or bad.
But people don't work that way. Once some "thing" that is not inherently "good" or "bad" has a "bad" association in someone's mind, that thing is "bad". Never mind that the next instance of "thing" that they meet may be used in a "good" manner - they've already internalized the "thing == bad" rule and will blindly apply that to every other instance of "thing" that they meet.
...So an Apple iPhone Engineer walks into a bar...
I have four words: "Games and Legacy Apps"
That explains pretty much every windows install I'm personally aware of (including my own)
Either people want to play their games or they have to use/support legacy apps for a business that it doesn't want to take the time, expense and risk of replacing.
I'd be interested to see what you've got. I got it "running", but only for certain lengths of time - it inevitably crashes every 15-30 minutes.
Not for DOS-era games, but the ones that came just after that (Dungeon Keeper 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Need For Speed 4, etc)
I've spent a lot of hours trying to get those games running reliably in a Win7 environment with no success (compatibility mode, virtual machines, etc).
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun