[OT] Closed Source software and Windows XP

Jacob Albretsen jakea at xmission.com
Mon Aug 27 20:32:56 MDT 2012


On Monday, August 20, 2012 10:10:49 PM Michael Torrie wrote:

> Other companies insist on arcane license enforcement strategies when the
> fact is that their software is useless without their instrument
> hardware.  So their instrument is a big freaking dongle.  Why do they
> need a hasp dongle as well?  I know professors are cheapskates but still
> it's ridiculous.  sigh.  That's one aspect of the job I don't miss at
> all.</RANT>

They are cheapskates because they want to keep all their research grant money 
for themselves to pay for their big houses and yachts.  At least that is what 
the news told me.  ;)


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