dum wrote:Machinesworking wrote:Also, logic board authorizations can be a pita if your logic board dies, no purely awesome copy protection scheme exists beyond the weakest protection there is, a simple serial number.
I mean, ....seriously ?
What will you come out with next ? "Life can be a pita if you get a brain haemorrhage" ?
Of all the fuckin maintenance scenarios that might thwart a copy-protection scheme, replacing a motherboard/logic board HAS to be the least frequent one.
Nope dumb shit, you're implied scenario has to be the least frequent, in fact if it's happened to you and you weren't just using it as a way to argue with somebody, it's the first fucking time I've ever heard of it happening on OSX. I've never had my system hard drive die on me, or PACE corrupt itself, or a dongle go bad, but I've had two logic boards die on me. I sure as fuck have never had my authorizations corrupted in OSX, ever, at least without it being user error. ( Almost deuthorized NI kit by trashing preferences, didn't know they used them for authorization, but putting them back fixed the issue. )You also seem oblivious to the fact that yes, an error/bug/glitch can de-authorise your machine by simply corrupting the relevant system file. You're oblivious to that fact because it hasn't happened to you. That does not mean it's impossible. Asserting the authorisation system is fine because you haven't encountered that bug yourself = not that clever.
Now stop acting like everyone is out to get you, and come out with how you managed to have your authorization destroyed in OSX, was it hardware or software related?
Otherwise, arguing for a different authorization scheme without doing more than implying why the one in place sucks, is circular.