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 on: 2017-08-16, 05:11 
Started by Phoenix - Last post by Phoenix
Yeah, and then there's this crap:



Trying to use the DMCA in this manner is, in essence, trying to create a legal requirement for users to consume copyrighted material.  Um... no.  That's not how it works.  First, you cannot force a person to consume media.  You can't force someone to go to a specific website on the internet.  Second, if there's child pornography or classified information on your computer you're criminally liable for it.  That puts a legal burden on the user to control the content on their computer.  Web hosts, and their respective ad pushers, have ZERO authority to control how their site is displayed once it reaches your hardware's circuits.  I'm really hoping this gets thrown out of court with prejudice as the DMCA was authored - however poorly - to address piracy, not ad blocking.

I go a step further.  I don't just run adblock, I also run Noscript, which really shuts down the crapware on the net.  I whitelist sites I trust or need functionality on.  Any others are disabled by default, and then treated selectively.  Don't like it?  Fine, I don't have to visit your site.  Most websites are no longer a single website anyway;  They're an amalgam of about a dozen (or more) different sites all running javascript and setting a few hundred different tracking cookies.  How do I know any of those secondary sites are legit?  How do I know that ad isn't coming from a malware-infected server?  I don't, so I'm going to block all that crap until I know the site is safe, and I'm still going to block the ad farms like doubleclick.  It's a bit more inconvenient sometimes when a site misbehaves due to a disabled script, but a "clean" page with adblock running that takes only a few seconds to load is preferable to the eyesore popup flashing animated and potentially dangerous crap that causes a page to take 20-30 seconds minimum to load on a 30+ Mbit connection because half the page is coming from God-knows-where to serve up the craptastic ad content.

So this is what it's all come to:  Someone bitches because people aren't making them their easy money so they lawyer up and play victim.  It couldn't possibly be that nobody wants their crap and it's their fault for being a crappy company or having an outdated and failed business model and needing to adapt... you know, the way capitalism used to work.  No, it HAS to be that everyone is a criminal and is "stealing" from them because people aren't doing thing the way they want so they have a temper tantrum like the spoiled little babies they are and sue so they can make everyone give them money that they did not earn.  Too sporking bad.  The day I am no longer able to filter that crap from my computer is the day I turn the internet off and don't look back.

 on: 2017-08-15, 18:14 
Started by Phoenix - Last post by Angst
Kinda like how every time I purchase a movie I'm forced to watch upwards of 5+ minutes of ads and filthy thief montages until they let me access the media I paid for.

Sad fact is, in cases like this, piracy provides a better quality product.

I had the same reaction to forcing players to use a "play disc" when there was really no non-anti-piracy reason to do so.

I understand trying to protect yourself from theft, but on the other hand, you can't call it a "stolen/lost" sale when it's not one you would have gotten anyway. 's why I like steam. Some devs are bright enough to understand that people may not buy the app at $60, but they'll probably shell out for $10-20, and you have the freedom to do so whenever you want.

 on: 2017-08-12, 14:46 
Started by Gnam - Last post by Thomas Mink
Black & Decker red?

 on: 2017-08-11, 17:59 
Started by Gnam - Last post by Angst
What about Husqvarna blaze orange? XD

 on: 2017-08-06, 05:47 
Started by Gnam - Last post by Phoenix
I'm just glad the nailguns weren't painted DeWalt yellow.  Slipgate - WTF

 on: 2017-08-05, 22:53 
Started by Gnam - Last post by leilei
Quake had enough product placement as it is Slipgate - Tongue

 on: 2017-08-02, 20:06 
Started by Gnam - Last post by Phoenix
Actually, that's DM3, The Abandoned Base, isn't it?  Interesting to know where that came from.  Slipgate - Thumbs up!

 on: 2017-08-02, 19:20 
Started by Gnam - Last post by Gnam

In short, the company Cray offered Id a discount on a Cray 6400 supercomputer if they would portray Cray products within the game somehow. So Romero planned how to show future Cray supercomputers in-game running the slipgates and other in-game tech, and developed models of the slipgates and teleporters with Cray computers built in.

Then before Id ever received their supercomputer, Silicon Graphics bought Cray and shut down the entire deal. Romero had to rebuild the slipgate models without the supercomputers built in, and built out his "computer room" idea into DM6 as a remnant of his concept plans.

 on: 2017-07-29, 06:49 
Started by Phoenix - Last post by Phoenix
I've noticed people ask about the mod on Youtube and in the forums, but I think the .plan section is being completely overlooked.  Anyone that's not part of the internal beta test crew that's wanting to know what's going on in the development of Gen can do so by clicking on my .plan.  To get to it just go to the main website:  www.wireheadstudios.org then look at the .plan section on the left side of the page.  Click my name and you'll find a wealth of information on Gen's development progress.  If you have questions or concerns that Gen is not progressing or is somehow abandoned, please, read the .plan to see where we stand with things.

 on: 2017-07-28, 14:02 
Started by Footman - Last post by Phoenix
I really don't know what to say.  I never expected this to have such a large impact on anyone.  If it's brought you someone some joy then it's been worth the effort, at least for me.  I thank you for the kind words, and don't worry, the journey is far from over.  The best is yet to come.   Doom - Thumbs Up!

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