Lack of LAN play != DRM
That can't be the only requirement for a game to be good. I mean, someone could write a Whack-A-Mole simulator that dialed out to Anthony & Victor's Discount Kneecappings, but didn't require online activation, CD-keys longer than my state motto, or any of the other zany ideas game companies have tried in the past.
Nope. News to me. Looks pretty awful, really.
Odd. I must have missed that one.
Ye gods, I've got one even scarier.
Let's assume, for a moment, that we will one day see an implantable device that acts as a "mechanical kidney". What I'm imagining is something similar to my cousin's ileostomy (he has Crohn's Disease), in which one kidney is replaced with a filtering device that either dumps waste into an externally connected bag, or holds it in a surgically implanted reservoir until it can be emptied. Something that complicated would almost certainly need some level of control, and I'm sure there are a thousand and one things that could be analyzed in real time.
"Mr. Pratt, this is Packmonger Insurance calling to inform you that your payment is officially past due. Per the terms of your plan's contract, we are reducing your blood filtration rate by 10%. This is enough of a decrease to cause low-risk symptoms of renal failure, without irreparably damaging your other major organs. Please consider your impending itching, joint aches, and/or increased urination an incentive to pay on time in the future. Thank you, and have a wonderful day."
This is just an attempt to rationalize things. I work in the printer industry. We do much larger printers (from really huge things like billboards to really small stuff like printing on commemorative coins), and a large part of that involves testing different ink formulas. Most of the experimental inks we test with cost us at most a couple of dollars per liter, and customers that buy our printers usually spend pennies per liter. The obvious argument is that purchasing ink in bulk makes that possible, and that packaging smaller amounts increases the cost per unit. Even taking that into account, desktop ink is wildly overpriced.
Captain Trips becomes Captain Claps.
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