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You're still confusing the 2. The government did not pirate, but rather a governmental branch; and yet the hypocritical-finger is point towards the government as if they made the decision as opposed to the branch. The military does not make the laws in your country, Americans. Just thought that would be important to know.
A government branch is a part of the government. Regardless of whether the U.S. government themselves made the decision, they represent the U.S. military and were the ones to go to court, pay the charges, and apologize on behalf of the military. I'm not confusing the two, I realize that the military has it's own administration... but I feel that the government should have more of a watchful eye over these kinds of affairs. I believe I'm justified in saying that the U.S. government should ensure that their branches aren't breaking laws that they enforce in a very brutal manner to everyone else.

Edit: I know I shouldn't have pointed a finger at the government, but I was angry. Sorry, I wasn't trying to be anti-American or something. I do feel this is an issue the government should be more careful with monitoring legal issues in their branches though.
Edited by Diablosbud - 11/28/13 at 5:50pm
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I wonder when we're going to start pondering why some of this software costs so much instead of accusing those that share it of stealing.
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I wonder when we're going to start pondering why some of this software costs so much instead of accusing those that share it of stealing.
I imagine it's because the software is versatile and it can never fail. I mean mission critical computers are probably never restarted, rarely maintained, and cannot have errors. If the lives of many soldiers depend on properly coded software then it will come at a premium. I do think the price is pretty absurd, but then I imagine the stress of the programmers that have to make this software knowing that if it fails lives could be lost eek.gif.
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I imagine it's because the software is versatile and it can never fail. I mean mission critical computers are probably never restarted, rarely maintained, and cannot have errors. If the lives of many soldiers depend on properly coded software then it will come at a premium. I do think the price is pretty absurd, but then I imagine the stress of the programmers that have to make this software knowing that if it fails lives could be lost eek.gif.

Indeed. After all this is not just some random piece of software its military grade software. That's a whole nother ball game.
    
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No personal/off topic attacks, please. It's nice to see this hasn't gotten very political so let's keep it that way, too.
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hey guys,

lets all work for the government rip off the tax payers,

oh wait,

most of us are tax payers
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wow rofl hahaha, complain about pirating...meanwhile doing it themselves.

Government 101: Do as I say, not as I do.
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I imagine it's because the software is versatile and it can never fail. I mean mission critical computers are probably never restarted, rarely maintained, and cannot have errors. If the lives of many soldiers depend on properly coded software then it will come at a premium. I do think the price is pretty absurd, but then I imagine the stress of the programmers that have to make this software knowing that if it fails lives could be lost eek.gif.

I can imagine! My father worked in software that was worth this much for a living back in the day (he now manages the people who make the software). The work is hard, yes but even he had been telling me that what they make is not worth $10,000 per computer. Companies pay it anyway. Adobe was a huge example of massively overpriced software (priced this way because it did not have adequate competition), and I say this having bought a full license back when I was in college. Their student prices were reasonable, but their normal prices just made no sense. A lot of the software out there that's in the thousands-of-dollars-per-computer segment is no where near as bug free or flaw free as it should be, sometimes. This is why a lot of stores are still using operating systems from the 90s--upgrading is just too expensive considering the fact that they'd have to pay for new register software. But to answer your actual comment since I have rambled off tangent, military is probably worth more money than the others I was discussing.
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You're still confusing the 2. The government did not pirate, but rather a governmental branch; and yet the hypocritical-finger is point towards the government as if they made the decision as opposed to the branch. The military does not make the laws in your country, Americans. Just thought that would be important to know.

Edit: I know I shouldn't have pointed a finger at the government, but I was angry. Sorry, I wasn't trying to be anti-American or something. I do feel this is an issue the government should be more careful with monitoring legal issues in their branches though.

If you thought I was arguing against the government being held accountable, then you missed the entire point of what was argued. Frankly, what was being said, was that the "government" was being a bunch of hypocrits when they did not make this decision.

Can't dumb it down any further for you.
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If you thought I was arguing against the government being held accountable, then you missed the entire point of what was argued. Frankly, what was being said, was that the "government" was being a bunch of hypocrits when they did not make this decision.

Can't dumb it down any further for you.
I'm saying I am wrong, you are right. I said that I shouldn't have pointed my finger at the government, meaning that I shouldn't have said they were hypocrites because they are not to blame. Will you please stop trying to pick an argument with me now wth.gif?
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