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It is my review of starforge written as a basic statement of principal to gamers on the concept of fraud and IPL.

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Are you angry at being defrauded?

This game has been abandoned. Then why don't we have access to the code? Why is the dev culturally permitted to both own it and abandon it at the same time?

Even land becomes someone else's if you do nothing with it for long enough.

The time limits for this occurring legally to code are far too long.

This is why IP law needs reform. You should not be allowed to abandon a project which you have been paid to complete while simultaneously criminalizing the continuation or refinement of it by others.

This is a lesson to the community. I think we all know that no dev would dare share even unused code so long as profit is their sole motive. So long as they are in it for nothing but the money. The culture at large must make concern for the group and the future a condition of profiting individually.

That's only fair. We should as a culture say you may do what you wish to enrich yourself, but not at the expense of us all.

We can no longer collectively make accountable either devs or publishers here. Valve has seen to that by force.

All we can do is learn about the IPL reform movements and come to an informed opinion not handed to us by cash obsessed monopolists.

As a society we already agree that data should become open source after a time. Death of the creator laws and such. But abandonware and orphaned works show us that that time frame is far too long at the very least because by the time we are permitted access, the code is long since lost.

Duplication of effort when not forced is even often illegal since it's possible to own concepts now. Imagine how harmful that would be to the gaming universe if it applied universally. Imagine if the concept of fantasy belonged to someone unwilling or unable to share access.

If you are a friend of these laws then you have no legitimate right to complain when you are taken advantage of.

Know your enemy and what gives it power.

We complain when devs do this, but why? We seemingly all agree it should be perfectly legal. Is it not possible in your mind to enforce at least a basic level of common courtesy from businesses?

Is it truly impossible in your mind to find a reasonable limit to greed? If not then the only way we can prevent this kind of shady behavior in the future is to legislatively prevent it as the fraud that so many of us clearly and rightly feel it is.

At the moment, is fraud even logically possible from a dev or a publisher? If you say no, then there is no fair room for you to complain when you are defrauded. If you say yes then you need to inform yourself about the various reform options and choose the one you think it's most fair and speak up about it.
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I swear I predicted this years ago publicly somewhere but I can't find it. >.<

Update: Partial predictions.
http://underlore.com/what-can-i-do/

"Synthetic biology: The creation of custom life forms from inert materials allows for complex organic and inorganic manufacturing on an individual low-cost basis. For example, imagine being able to put a tablet of synthetic bacteria into a tub full of sugar water and ending up with a batch of room temperature stable insulin. (This is not too far from how insulin is produced now.)"

http://underlore.com/the-new-world-drugs/

"Where's the profit in growing cultivating refining shipping and manufacturing heroin when the future equivalent of a toaster oven can churn it out for 1$ a pound?"

I am pretty positive I have written about bathtub heroin somewhere, but it may not be published or it may be as a comment somewhere. I'm pretty sure I even predicted it would be modified yeast because that's a thing (for food not drugs) in one of Asimov's books.
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"If renewable energy is ever to become truly subsidy independent and earn its keep in electricity markets, that means there is a natural stopping point at which a marginal increment of wind or solar will become unprofitable. The market revenues earned by these VREs will eventually fall far enough that it’s no longer worth deploying more."

"This is also why the idea of reaching “grid parity,” or a levelized cost equal to the prevailing market price, is pretty meaningless. As soon as wind or solar penetration grows, the goal posts move further away due to this merit-order or market price effect. Wind and solar costs will have to keep falling to secure greater penetration levels and remain profitable at the ever lower and lower market prices caused by increasing VRE penetration."

h/t +Todd De Ryck 
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I think this is really cool.

"The efficient use of thorium or uranium in a specially designed molten salt reactor allows for greatly increased environmentally friendly energy production that improves the economics of many recycling technologies and raises the standard of living."
Ohio legislature adopts resolution promoting the advancement of new nuclear technology using thorium and uranium. Read more:
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Well this looks cool.
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Too expensive but I want one. Also I like how it'll apparently be open source. Then the price will come down :)
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Yay! Maybe Alabama will stop the planet from thinking Kentucky is the ignorant redneck capitol of earth!

Keep being stupid Alabama! /fist pump
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"Nonrenewable zero-carbon technologies like nuclear power and carbon capture, likewise, have their own challenges."

Calling nuclear non renewable is seriously shady. Ultimately the sun will die. Do we call solar non renewable as well?

We could give humanity nuclear power until the sun runs out of hydrogen and goes red giant. What do you think has kept the core molten for BILLIONS of years?

The only "challenge" nuclear faces is human stupidity.
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Cool concept and acceptable price. I'd like to have one for my analog air conditioner.

Also would be a neat way to make sure you don't burn stuff in the toaster oven :)
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We need you to tell your Trade Minister today: don't let the Trans-Pacific Partnership destroy our laws and censor the Internet.
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President Obama is poised to nominate business as usual candidates to the Securities and Exchange Commission instead of reformers who will break Wall Street's grip on the agency. We need to speak out now.
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Cool :)
 
A Concurrent Resolution doesn't hold much weight, but it's a good start. I've been talking with Idaho state legislators about a measure there and we might have something together by the next session. >> What other states are you aware of that have passed similar legislation or resolutions in the last decade?  
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I'm a politically and culturally subversive author with obsessive tendencies and a lot of free time. I feel a sense of personal responsibility for the fate of my species. My writing is the result.

My primary blog is at http://underlore.com but this G+ profile is a far more active representation of my viewpoint.

Generally I feel the answer to society's ills are technological in nature not political or cultural.
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