Originally Posted by taustin
(Note: as an IT professional, who runs several web and mail servers, I know a thing or two about this.)
What you've missed is that Giggles has no clue what he's talking about, and what it would take to create such a site. It's inconceivable to me that he's ever made more than minimum wage, if he's ever held down a job at all, and there's no way in hell he's go tthe money to buy the expertise, and it's clear he doesn't have it himself.
He doesn't understand why anyone would break in to a web site, while I've got several megabytes a day of web server logs of people trying to do just that. He believes that if he's arrested, it's up to him whether or not to go to court, and he clearly has no idea what the law says. Given Mobilereads sensitivity to piracy, I'm often amazed that Giggles hasn't been tossed for good for his open advocacy of it.
The joke you've missed is Giggles.
Okay, but it didn't seem to me that that was DiapDealer's objection when he quoted that line. I have bought one book with DRM in my life, and that was through Google Play because I could read it via a web browser without having to try to deal with the DRM (I use Linux on my desktop). The browser app requires you to be logged into Google Play, and only shows you two pages at a time (perhaps even as an image rather than text), without giving you any option of downloading anything permanent. That's essentially the system that Giggleton is describing. I know it would be complicated and expensive to build such a site, but I don't see it as an insane idea.