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Old 02-07-04, 12:11 AM   #20
Kamel
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Originally posted by monkeydust
I'm really surprised this doesn't happen more often. I'm curious as to how the unlicensed software got installed on the machines. I believe that all of the corporate installs at my office are licensend but some people have things installed on their own machines that are not.

actually, my dad worked for a company that someone put all illegal software on all of the computers and then quit and called them in for it... his plan was successful and put the company in a very large financial hole. my dad lost his job over it and forced us to move to tennessee.

i think software piracy is taken a bit too harshly... people have shown quite obviously that they are still going to do it, so why totally **** over some people's lives for it?

oh well, it probably was a setup, and someone probably did that to him or something similar... software companies are smart enough to monitor that ****, and it clearly states he was working when it happened, so it was on his work computer. i don't know, but i dont think anyone would be that stupid -- i surely wouldn't.
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hardware murdered so far: geforce 5900u, deceised: sat on it. geforce 6600gt deceised: improperly mounted heatsink. 3 asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboards, deceised: unsure. mobile amd xp2600 processor, deceised: chipped core due to compusa heatsink. dfi lanparty ultra b, deceised: unsure, third memory bank went out. samsung cd burner 48x40x48, deceised: unsure, will only read pressed cd's very slowly. samsung TH552C dvd burner (dual layer), deceised: same as other samsung . 10gb seagate 5200rpm drive, deceised: tried fixing a pin that was pushed into the drive by inserting an ide cable upside down. 40gb maxtor drive, deceised: maxtor manufacturer. 80gb western digital, deceised: unnatural causes. swan xt10, deceised: brutal pre-meditated murder, even video taped (it wasn't y2k compliant). logitech mx510, deceised: death by electricution. ati remote wonder, deceised: death by electricution.
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