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5-06-2008 @ 9:23PM
sorry for being the "noob" but what exactly does RAM stand for ?
5-06-2008 @ 10:50PM
Random access memory - it's what the computer uses for temporary storage. 1 + 1 = 2 would require three or more blocks of ram, since the computer see it as valueA + valueB = valueC. The computer would assign valueA and valueB memory space, then fill that space with the number 1. It would then calculate the sum of the pair, and assign it to valueC, before giving valueC back to the user. It's more involved than that, but that's the gist of it.
5-07-2008 @ 8:58AM
And the reason copyright lawyers go nuts over computers is because everything you do makes a copy. You have to copy stuff to RAM to use it, copy things over the Internet to "send" them, copy stuff back to the hard drive when you're done -- it's an endless stream of copies, and a strict interpretation of the law treats every single one of those copies as if you'd burned a pirated DVD and sold it from a box in Chinatown.Blizzard's trying to use a specific addition to copyright law, the DMCA, to target Glider's activities, because part of what Glider does is copy WoW's information.
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