Here's another one. Some of you may know that Diablo 3 (the game) was released yesterday. Now even in single player mode you have to "log in" to a central server for some sort of credential validation. I am guessing this is something to do with protecting the game from being pirated.But guess what? The servers are down right now (possibly, overloaded). So even people who have paid good money, and are honestly sitting at home with their purchased product, cannot use it. There is something wrong here.
So Nick, once you can log on, tell us something about the game. I'm mainly interested in the business model.Do they do in-game purchase like apple's in-app purchase? Say you want a big ax, instead of beating 10,000 minions to get gold to purchase it, you just pay $10 cold hard cash with your credit card and get it instantly. It's a "new" trend I discovered. People used to play for hours and beat Baal time after time to get that magical item with lottery luck.
Does the USB stick do anything special?
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,104353.0.htmlThis poster just came for advice on how to implement a project..A project for which he linked to an illegal PDF copy of Simon Monk's 30 Evil Genius Projects for Arduino book, which was given to him by his teacher.Simon's a regular poster here. I certainly hope he doesn't make his income from writing, because even teachers don't give a crap about literary copyright. These people are taking book royalties directly out of his pocket. Let's all hope it's not how Simon feeds his family. How many copies has that ONE advisor given away? How many copies of that PDF then are sent around by the students? Why would Simon waste his time and efforts ever again, KNOWING that people with no talent of their own will steal his work, and in many cases make profit on it behind his back?But by all means, you have a right to whatever you want, just because you want it.Why not tell Simon yourself that his work has no value beyond how fast you can copy it? Here's his site...http://www.arduinoevilgenius.com/
Any other argument that says the rightful owner should be ripped off doesnt make sense.