Look into VirtualHere... it shares over usb over the lan and wan. I recently set this up and it's amazing. I have a powered usb hub connected to my router and all my dongles connected to it. Then I run virtualhere on my router (they support a ton of devices, but worst case is just get a low powered device like Raspberry Pi and make that a dedicated machine). Then whichever machine in my house, I can just remotely connect to it. This is also great as it keeps your dongles stationary... the constant plugging and unplugging is just an increasing risk to damage.That won't work for me, though, because I turn my PCs off when they're not in use.
Hmm, I thought we'd dealt with this..... Yes you are right I am giving an example, in both cases, it would seem however for you to accept the position they demonstrate as valid would require me to give you more than one example - exactly how many examples are needed 2? 10? 200? 2,000? Are the zero example (opinion based) posts less or more valid than posts offering (at least) one example?That's one company and one example and hardly equates to all pirates. It's far from wrong, but the answer obviously varies. It's not always true either.
Again, you're trying to take one example and act like that means it's true in all cases, but it isn't. Undoubtedly some people pirate for exactly that reason; in fact, I think at least one or two on this thread have already said as much (not that they do, but had before...).
I didn't say or imply it was invalid, nor did I have any specific number in mind, but clearly the more that are known, the more validity that position has. I simply pointed out that one example doesn't equate to being true across the board, as you implied.Hmm, I thought we'd dealt with this..... Yes you are right I am giving an example, in both cases, it would seem however for you to accept the position they demonstrate as valid would require me to give you more than one example - exactly how many examples are needed 2? 10? 200? 2,000?
Then you weren't reading very carefully.In the end all I can see you saying across a range of posts here is: "in your opinion" or "in that specific case"
I disagree and it appears at least a few others do as well, but whatever. I'm not even sure what you count as "moving the discussion forward," as if it needs to reach some goal or conclusion. It's a message board, which are largely about people stating their opinions and viewpoints on various topics.so you are not actually moving the discussion forwards in any contributory way.
I see there's a censorship on the website. Amazing.
The discussion here is interesting, but also long, so in the interest of keeping the thread from becoming longer than it needs to be with unnecessary clutter, we sometimes remove posts that aren't actually adding to the topic at hand. (In this case, riffing back and forth about an "I want to speak to the piracy manager" joke. I'll grant that the joke is amusing, but sometimes jokes are called for, other times they are not.)Yes, my message have been removed. For no reason. THIS, is very disappointing.
1. "People who use pirated software were never going to buy the product anyway.."
This is wrong, ask Urs Heckman. Over on the DSP forum at KVRAudio Urs kindly offers up his experience of writing software that attempts to defeat pirates.