I saw this on my stream and I had to post it.
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This is an informative post as to why people pirate, or at least why some pirate. Yes, people pirate stuff, but they also buy stuff that could easily be pirated. Some of my friends ask me “Why would you buy that when you could just pirate it!?” using this face.
The people who ask this question are people who I consider leechers. These people, for the most part, don’t pirate themselves, but rely on others to pirate for them. They also don’t seed. -.- So, to answer the question as to why people pirate yet still buy things can be answered in several different cases.
Case 1: Testing Out a Product
Some products are expensive and once bought, can’t be returned. This is the case for a lot of software because you are buying a virtual key and not a physical entity. Many programs offer a trial version which is nice and does not require me to pirate anything.
However, there are a lot of products that don’t have a trial or free version. Therefore, people will pirate the software and test it out to see if it does what they need it to do. If they are satisfied with the software, and it is reasonably priced, they will then proceed to purchase said software. Although, if they don’t feel the product is worth the penny, or if they only require the software for a one-time use thing, they will not buy the software because that would be a waste of money. Which transitions into the next case of the availability of money.
Read the other cases as to why people pirate
Not just awesome, it’s awe-quite-a-bit!
Side note, this is more for my personal records so I can keep a running list of what games I want However, you may use it if you have the same tastes as I.
- MAME Cabinet
- Magnavox Odyssey 2
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Nintendo 64
- Sega Genesis
- Atari 2600
- Playstation 3
- Nintendo Wii (with guitar hero)
Not to be confused with Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day if you’re from Maine[that's right, I use Wikipedia]). I also say “happy”, but this is not really a “happy” day. It is a day to remember September 11th…or was it August…no, October. Anywhoseville, we remember the day that 3 million people died from a series of terrorist attacks. Wait, was it 3 million? o.O I don’t know, lets ask some people from New York, surely they will know.
The other day I received an invite to Spotify! I was so excited, like a giddy school girl. If you are unfamiliar with Spotify, it has been around for quite a while across the pond, but has just recently come to the U.S. of A. Spotify has been compared to Pandora, but as I have found out, it is pretty different. Spotify allows you to choose which songs you want to listen to rather then it picking random songs based on a band. It is like Pandora in the fact that it is free and has subscription options as well.
Currently Spotify is limited to invite only, and apparently it’s fairly difficult to get in (unlike Google+). I can’t invite anyone, yet, and when/if I could it would be limited to like 2 people. If you want in right away, you can pay for one of the subscriptions ($4.99 or $9.99). I don’t roll that way, I prefer my things free. I do have to admit the Spotify ads are more annoying then Pandora, but I’ll get more into that later in the post. Read my opinions on Spotify
As I am typing this on the 12 hour road trip to Destin, Florida. If you don’t know where that is, then all you need to know is it’s on the beach.
It is very exciting, I’m watching How I Met Your Mother while browsing the internet in the middle of nowhere. My mom is driving like a woman, trying to watch my screen, swerving on to the ridges in the shoulder, and of course texting. The good news is, I am not dead yet. The bad news is, my phone just overheated like it does for some reason. So, I have to pause my browsing capable tethering for the time being, but I can still write this post. Check out the rest of the trip
I was perusing the internets, and came across some computer case mods. Some of them were totally awesome! But, some were creepy and well…just creepy. Get creeped out by the list
In honor of July 4th, I present to you — Tosh.0′s rendering of the Star-Spangled Banner