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I see two ways of seeing this. Either HBO is insane, and trying to fight a loosing war with any tool at their disposal, or (and I think this might be the more likely), they are purposefully encouraging piracy because it is more helpful to their long term goals.

Seems like they're using the appearance of fighting against it in one form (an official service with a tiny userbase that is costing HBO a ton in resources to manage getting circumvented by a even tinier number of people using VPNs) in an attempt to grow another form (bittorrent and other flat out piracy, which has a large userbase that costs HBO nothing to manage and creates new viewers and tons of free press and word of mouth marketing) by making a show to the old crotchety media folks that they're fighting the good fight until the bitter end... when really they're just aiming to make that bitter end come sooner so they can stop pretending it's a war worth fighting and move onto better ways to use their resources.

Or a third option, maybe I just need more coffee this morning and my brain isn't working right yet. Who knows!
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This: "HBO is cracking down on VPN and proxy pirates to protect the value of their licensing deals. If millions of foreigners use the U.S. version, local partners in these countries are going to complain."

Also, don't forget that they own the copyrights to their shows -- not to the movies they license for a period of time and likely for very specific geographic territories.
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Like someone recorded my dreams and made a video! So epic.

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rofl....

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Accurate.

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Spring is here! Don't forget to get some fresh air over the weekend. ;-)
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It's so true! Then I also can make the cats happy. 
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Dear FSM it's too damn early to be awake, but at least it gave me a chance to hear a radio commercial for a local sex shop who's motto is "the customer always comes first", while being sleep deprived enough for it to make me giggle. I'm apparently 12.
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Add MOAR CAFFEINES!
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Was supposed to go to bed. Figured I'd just make a few quick notes for the story I'm working on first.

That was about 800 words ago.
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I like the drawing here.. Pretty accurate as its how i feel so often
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Best not to click sketchy links and all that... but nice to know there might still be some hope if you did!
You never should have clicked on the email attachment from that Nairobian prince. Now ransomware's got you locked out of your own computer and is demandi
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This is great news for all of those (us...ahem) people who perform 'family IT support services'.
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Right in the feels.
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My favorite feelz is the concept of Mono no Aware: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_no_aware
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Friday night. Time to PARTEHHHHHHHHH.

Or... you know... not so much. I think I hear GTA 5 calling my name...
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and a party that never starts, can never end! :D
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I would definitely watch this version.

Also this made me start a Night Court marathon. Been quite a while since I've gone through them.
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I haven't seen Night Court since it aired
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Hits REAL close to home. Painfully close. haha

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common sense is not so common

Sometimes explaining the simplest situation or teaching someone, can be so complex and intricate to the other person. I mean, a few people I know can't even do the simplest things. It's quite sad 
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This is basically me at any gathering, assuming I'm moderately sober. haha.
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sometimes it's not such a bad thing....those people are probably not worth his time anyway
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Holy hell this is genius.

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They need to make more of these!! /ded
Fitspiration quotes are meant to get you to work harder, exercise harder. But like all other things, they do tend to get overboard. Reddit user evelee started off a thread showing how well the quotes worked with inspiration to get drunk. A few other redditors chimed in, and the thread turned pretty hilarious. Take aContinue Reading…
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I do customer support for Shopify. Be jealous. Trust me.

I also occasionally do some freelance writing, photography, and any number of random geeky things when opportunities arise. Such as the hangout podcast I'm a part of, www.gamesammich.com.

I enjoy very short walks far away from the beach, and tend to spend large chunks of the day in front of computers. Though I do try to find time to read science and/or philosophy related books when I'm not trapped in cyberspace.

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    Learn by doing, 1982 - present
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