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By clover kicker (Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 07:31:27 AM EST) (all tags)
Attention software publisher:

I'm so glad you have a CD check on your software which prevents me installing on my netbook. I know how valuable your software must be, and how big a problem piracy must cause you...



Fortunately I found a flash game that looks sorta similar to the picture on the CD so the kids are appeased.

I suppose the kids dodged a bullet too, if they were a couple of years older they'd have had to endure my DRM rant.

They're selling a lot of netbooks these days, I wonder what fraction of machines don't have a CD drive anymore?

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Solution: torrent by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 09:05:57 AM EST
"Pirated" versions have all the DRM, CD checks, info-gathering, forced ads, splash screens, and ll the rest of that shit removed. Great for films, too.


OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

yeah by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 11:23:01 AM EST
And I'd do that if I cared about the game, whose name I can't even remember a day later.

The kids got to play something, mission accomplished. And I suppose McDonalds paid the software company already so they don't care if I played their game or not.

I almost fell off my chair laughing the day the Pirate Bay started putting extra info on their search pages, stuff like other albums by same artist. The meatspace record store will never compare.

What really blows my mind is the quality of pr0n torrent sites. Each scene is lovingly screenshotted and tagged, dupes are culled, and the search engines are full-featured. No other source can compare, online or offline.

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Oh man by duxup (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 02:58:18 PM EST
I keep meaning to pirate some old stuff but I'm so out of practice.

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you missed the step. by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 06:01:40 PM EST
Didn't you pick up the CD player at McDonalds?  Right there with the ketchup packets.

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