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(Gizmodo)   Latest computer peripheral that requires an internet connection to work properly: a mouse   (gizmodo.com) divider line 4
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2012-11-08 04:02:50 PM  
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Wittenberg Dropout: DRM in your peripherals? Because those Mouse Pirates are out of control!


Mouse pirates you say?
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2012-11-08 03:29:52 PM  
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Arkanaut: ForgotMyTowel: Actually, it sounds like that might be the exact opposite case. Sounds like they put your configuration and profile online so if you were to take it to a different computer (or have to reinstall the software/OS) you wouldn't have to redo your settings. Not a bad idea if you have a particularly complicated set up.

Why not just have a chip in the damn mouse that saves those settings?


Not as cool as advertising a product that "Syncs with the cloud". Plus that wouldn't require you to send them an email and contact info that they can use to send you advertisements and possibly sell to other companies.
2012-11-08 03:20:58 PM  
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ForgotMyTowel: Actually, it sounds like that might be the exact opposite case. Sounds like they put your configuration and profile online so if you were to take it to a different computer (or have to reinstall the software/OS) you wouldn't have to redo your settings. Not a bad idea if you have a particularly complicated set up.


Why not just have a chip in the damn mouse that saves those settings?
2012-11-08 01:40:49 PM  
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Beerguy: dethmagnetic: Except for the part where, you know, it doesn't require an internet connection to work properly.

/dumbasses

Done in one.

FTFA:

"The first time a player starts up Synapse 2.0, he/she is asked to create an account. Once registered, Synapse 2.0 works offline and never needs to be online again, provided users check the "stay logged in" box. Synapse 2.0 then works regardless of internet connection, as settings are saved on the client PC and are not synced to the cloud."


But gods forbid you plug it into a new computer without internet access. It's still crippled hardware until it calls home and gets authorization to replace it's Only Allowed To Run On computer with a new one.
 
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