@crembaw: I think the logic might be "We want people to give us/our Russian gangster clients hundreds of dollars in easily-laundered Internet currency."
I think they might be vastly overestimating how attached people are to their game saves, of all things.
They're not expecting everyone to pay them, of course. That's why the ransom is so high, because then they only need a few "whales" who are in the 90th percentile of gullibility/being a crazy person. The same users who, conveniently, are the most likely to get malware.
Plus, it sounds like they already encrypt lots of other data on your computer that may be actually important. By targeting games, they are now just casting the net a bit wider.
@monkeyking1969: They are all awesome, unique flavors that are somewhat old-fashioned (all having ties to the old tradition of "medicinal" food), and which I have heard people complain about. Jeff Gerstmann, for example. Though even he liks root beer.
I rarely eat big leafy bunches of the licorice plant, so I think I'm good on the toxicity front. Not to mention, the predominant flavoring in American licorice is actually anise, not licorice extract.
It's news to me that Good & Plenties (or "that goople" as we call it on the streets) is considered an old-person candy. If you asked me to name candies for people who are over 80, I would think of licorice allsorts long before G&P (though allsorts are certainly better).
Actually I'm still not used to the fact that so many people, at least Americans, are big babies about black licorice. If I have kids, I'm going to get them started early on licorice, root beer, and ginger ale so they don't grow up with malformed tastes.
The RPS piece was well-intentioned but the guy is just not a good enough interviewer to be all Toughie McHardquestions. The goal should be to extract informative answers, not to fulfill the collective catharsis of people who are angry at the interviewee.
Nothing ever happens with these petitions. It could get a million signatures and nothing would happen.
I mean I get it is a joke, but I honestly think Dan really believes it is possible, which is about the stupidest thing ever
I mean, Dan is known to generate some sort of Forrest Gump celebrity attraction field. His chances of playing a video game with Obama, however microscopic they are, probably outweigh the cumulative chances of all other staff members.