Are you a pirate?

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by CleavesF, Jul 30, 2006.

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Are you a Pirate?

  1. Yes. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

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  2. No. I pay for everything.

    14 vote(s)
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  3. Maybe/Sometimes/I don't know

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  1. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    lower the prices..and i will go 100% legit
     
  2. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    Damn, man trying to lay a guilt trap or something? Anyways about piracy and third world countries if they can't afford it, then by all means go ahead and download, but at the same time we have to remember that those same third world countries are becoming the targets in the fight against piracy by the big corporations, who should just lower prices so all can afford.
     
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    There are many countries in the world where piracy is not illegal. Also MS charge over $400 for Office. I mean for the sake of us stealing, they are basically robbing us in broad day light. I can do the same thing in Open Office that I can in MS Office, are MS trying to make a joke of this? No wonder so many people crack Office and Windows.
     
  4. Recrofne

    Recrofne Ancient Guru

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    Can't buy a ticket if they're no longer showing it. And if you wouldn't pay money to see a certain movie in the first place; no loss for them. For the record, if somebody wouldn't pay for it in the theater, what makes you think they'll pay even more for DVD?

    For example:
    Say you're in the mood to watch something and Doom 3 is on bittorrent. Would I actually pay money to see it? Never. Would I buy the DVD? No. Would I watch it if I had nothing better to do at 2am? Sure, why not.

    Is it stealing? Maybe. Do they lose money from me? No. Whatever anyone thinks about it, it doesn't keep me up at night.

    Lessons to be learned here: Don't make crappy movies.
     

  5. Stromgold

    Stromgold Maha Guru

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    Once I was a pirate. At one point I had over $5000 in software alone, not to mention all the songs and movies I had. I decided to change all that with the birth of my son, so I got rid of it all. I have to admit, I miss my old pirate ways... lol, but I'd rather be a good example to my son. :)
     
  6. Cycloid

    Cycloid Master Guru

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    Back in da day.... arrrgh! but now.... by the book!

    Don't you just hate that bloody Concience!

    Being a Software developer myself I started to feel the bite of my own actions indirectly!

    Same as stealing a candy bar from the grocer, just not punished as vigilantly!

    Trade in your eyepatch for an eye-opening legal experience!

    It is like they say, there is just nothing like a nice quality, shiny ORIGINAL with a manual which could be in colour! Shiver me timbers! ;)
     
  7. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    how old is your son?

    mybe if hes still a baby or too young to use computer..you can hold-off your non-pirate ways till the time he starts using the computer..LOLS

    but going legit is the right thing...good for you

    if i were rich, id go legit all the way too
     
  8. Stromgold

    Stromgold Maha Guru

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    My son is still too young to use a computer. He's not even 2 yet, lol. But, I couldn't convince myself that there was a good reason to continue after he was born. Also, there was the nagging possibility that I could've gotten caught and went to jail. I just can't imagine risking it, getting caught, and not being here with my boy. I've found that a lot of risks no longer seem worth it now, to be honest. Although, I do miss my street racing, fighting, bar hopping, pirate ways just a little from time to time.. lol. I'm much more happy with "Dad ways". :)
     
  9. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    ^^^ being a dad changes things...

    like my friend..an a1 a-hole..turned 180 when his son was born..now a devoted father

    :cheers:
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  10. CleavesF

    CleavesF Master Guru

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    I also think prices should come down. Things like XP for 120 bucks isn't too bad since that software technically lasts are least several years, but games and utilities are ridiculous.

    I mean I just dropped 70 bucks on Guild Wars Factions Collector's ed. I couldn't see myself spend 50 just to get some CD's. I think $29.99 for games and say 50 for collector's would be excellent. Not to mention the quantity of games I would buy each year.

    At current prices, I buy about 4-8 pc games a year. I'm really picky with games especially really expensive ones. Like right now I'm waiting for the price of Prey to go down. Unless I'm a big fan of the series (C&C, Quake) I'm not gonna buy the game when it's $49.99-$59.99. Anything $39.99 and below sounds very reasonable to me.

    I mean at the high prices we have now, if you wait a couple months the prices go down anyways. Why not just start the price point at the lower price and allow quantities to be sold?
     

  11. tsunami81

    tsunami81 Master Guru

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    you guys pay for software? where do you do that?
     
  12. NvidiaFreak

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    i had a pirate windows x64 edition, test it on my pc, nforce 3 driver suck on the 64 verison. so i went back to old 32 bit windows. now i am using the windows xp my pc got XP home edition SP2 OEM from Compaq. Only games i buy is Ubisoft games and rockstar games. and for the first time i am buying games from epic because of unreal 2007. music is no issue with me. movies i check on the review before i see them.
     
  13. The Kyle

    The Kyle Banned

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    When people come into my store looking for ms office, I ussually just tell them to go download openoffice for free. Then they suddenly <3 me :).
     
  14. Robbie Man

    Robbie Man Ancient Guru

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    hahah nice
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    lol. I only pirate some software I cannot afford. But I try not to.
     

  16. Icebird

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    I like the "pay as you feel for it" option they got some places. You download a song or the like, and if you like it, you pay a sum of your like. It's been researched on and it seems like in general people pay more than the sum set as an "advised" sum.
     
  17. Valuga

    Valuga Ancient Guru

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    i'm not gunna pay 3000$ for 3dsmax <.< even if i would have thous 3k i would not give them away :p
     
  18. Sota

    Sota Ancient Guru

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    What places are these? That is an interesting idea/concept.
     
  19. Morketh

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    of course im a pirate!!!! why would i pay for something i can get for free... pfft!
     
  20. sniperbr0

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    my name is jack sparrow!!!
     

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