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Comment Get ready! (Score 1) 110

My prediction is that they're going to come out with a new line that is even less repairable than before, and they'll make sure you need plenty of expensive adapters to use all your old peripherals!

I don't know why people continue to buy these machines. They're often inferior spec-wise unless you go to the top of the line models that are generally overpriced and all you're really getting is OSX which isn't that great.

Comment Re:Really slashdot? (Score 3, Interesting) 461

It doesn't take 50 hours to figure that out in NMS. Granted, it will take longer than the average game to figure out how misrepresented it is, but 50 hours? Not even close. I would have refunded at 5 hours, except I knew it was against Steam's official policy so I didn't bother to try until reports started to come out that Steam might be bending the rules.

Honestly I don't care too much about the money - I never spend money on games that I can't afford to write off. It's the principle of it.

Comment Really slashdot? (Score 0, Flamebait) 461

I know siding with big business is not the popular motif around here, but I would tend to agree with Sony on the 50 hours of play bit. If you got 50 hours of game time out of something you don't deserve a refund.


I have 12 hours of playtime on NMS, and my steam refund was rejected. Reddit is full of attention whores looking to get their 15 seconds of fame.

Comment Re:Not much of a punishment (Score 5, Informative) 134

You understand they were sued for something like 150 million right? Gawker has debts, and after all the legal fees and the judgement amount is paid he's going to be lucky if he has enough for a decent lunch. Filing for bankruptcy does not absolve you of debt. It just means that how you pay it all back gets adjudicated by the court. In this case, it's getting paid back by the liquification of his entire company.

Comment Re:Stupidity to follow: (Score 1) 209

IANAL, I'm just saying if imprisonment is found to be wrongful, there are a ton of cases showing that you can sometimes successfully sue the state. As for whether or not this proposed law violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that's for the courts to decide. If I were to hazard an uneducated guess, I'd say the part of the Charter that deals with you giving testimony that incriminates you is probably relevant.

Comment Re:Stupidity to follow: (Score 2) 209

That's not true. In cases of wrongful imprisonment there are plenty of cases of people suing and winning.

Ivan Henry won 8m in 2010:

Réjean Hinse won 13.1m in 1997:

Ron and Linda Sterling won 925k in 2004:

I could go on, there are plenty of other cases where victims of wrongful imprisonment were compensated.

Comment Re:People have ethics, companies do not (Score 1) 120

You're correct to say that Tim is not Apple - he's just the very public face of Apple. it's also true that the board could act in conflict with his own personal interests and he'd be forced to comply with them. However since he's the public face distinguishing between Tim and Apple serves no purpose. In this context they're the same thing. Tim could at any time quit Apple if he believes they're acting against his personal views. He doesn't require Apple to continue to survive as he's independently wealthy enough to live more comfortably than most of us given his current finances. It'd be very different if he couldn't just leave due to financial dependence. He hasn't quit which means he at least finds Apple's behaviors acceptable enough to keep collecting a paycheck. Given this, I don't think I'm wrong about Tim. He likes the power, or the money, or both enough to not care that Apple's practices are at best anti-consumer. The short of it is that Tim is scum, just like Jobs.

Comment Re:Ethics? Yeah .. no (Score 2) 120

If it's altruism, it's very selective altruism. Apple has a long and sorted history of distorting things to suit their bottom line. Generally speaking if someone is dishonest most of the time it isn't unreasonable to believe they're probably being dishonest when there is some doubt.

Comment Ethics? Yeah .. no (Score -1, Troll) 120

This is not about the ethics of doing something. This is about the negative press that would surround it. Never forget that Tim Cook and Apple are not your friends. The evidence of this can be found in the things they sell where they're purposefully made difficult or impossible to repair and you can't get proper schematics to self-repair. Where they sell computers as "new" for premium prices but use 6 year old hardware. Tim doesn't give two shits about ethics.

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