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SOPA protest in infographic form

SOPA protest in infographic form

Frugal Dad has a great infographic depicting the SOPA protest with some interesting stats: Source: frugaldad.com  

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DRM – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

DRM – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

What purpose does DRM solve when things like this happen to ordinary people who are just trying to watch a movie? (source = reddit): Seriously.  What the hell?  I can read this message and kind of figure out what the problem might be and where to go to fix it but most users can’t.  A legitimate consumer who has paid for this content cannot use it because of some crap DRM that the publisher has put on it.  The...

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Scumbage America:

Scumbage America:

It seems as though some of the file uploading and sharing sites are either stopping their ability so share completely (as FileSonic and Fileshare have) or instead have chosen to just block people from the US from using their site. Funny thing is, this seems to be the solution.  Why not just block all the sites from America and let them have their silly laws to themselves.  This will probably be the last resort, but it’s better...

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DRM a ‘Waste of Money’ – Paradox CEO

DRM a ‘Waste of Money’ – Paradox CEO

I have discussed at length the facts surrounding DRM – It offers nothing to gamers and only hurts the legitimate consumers being the biggest.  Lately Gabe Newell from Valve has stated that ‘Piracy is a service problem’ and now Fred Wester, CEO of Paradox (the people that brought you Magicka!) has reiterated these thoughts and has gone so far as to call DRM a ‘waste of money’. “I’m surprised that...

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Blizzcon will be released when its ready…

Blizzcon will be released when its ready…

Just yesterday one of my friends and I were discussing what we think Blizzard could/would announce at this years Blizzcon.  Surely the World of Warcraft expansion ‘Mists of Pandaria would have to have been released by then.  Diablo 3 would most certainly have been released and would not be gearing up for an expansion by that time.  Heart of the Swarm, the next installment in the Starcraft 2 franchise, should be released prior...

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ione XArmor U9 Mechanical Keyboard Review

ione XArmor U9 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Following up on my previous post regarding mechanical keyboards and the Das Keyboard I have been using the XArmor U9 from ione at work for the past month and I am really enjoying it, although it is a bit different than the Das Keyboard. The U9 uses the same mechanical switch technology developed by Cherry that is used in the Das Keyboard that I had recently purchased but the U9 uses the Cherry MX Brown switches while the Das Keyboard...

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Piracy is a service problem

Piracy is a service problem

Gabe Newell, the CEO and co-founder of Valve is a god to gamers.  A shining light for all that is still pristine and undamaged by greed and DRM.  Lately he was quoted by The Cambridge Student as saying: “Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem.  If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, puchasable from the convenience of your personal computer and the legal provider says the...

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