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Signed On Aug 25, 2002, 23:24
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Leather-clad mouse Sep 4, 2003, 13:09 Moonbender
 
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a bevy of wireless keyboards and mice that mark the debut of a sideways-scrolling feature and the company's first leather-clad mouse.

I don't know if that's really stupid or really cool Anyway, not relevant to me yet, since it's only the wireless mouse that comes in black leather. And really, my Explorer 3.0 is fine. Gonna have to try out the side scrolling some time in the store, though.

 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
3. Re: planetside Sep 4, 2003, 13:06 Moonbender
 
I'm also not sure why a "major" amount of people are going to be attracted to having to pay significantly more for game+expansion+subs instead of game+subs.
Because once you're into a MMOG, it's easily worth the money. Suffice to say, a friend of mine who is an EQ fanatic, or at least used to be for years, has saved a lot of money because of playing EQ - he hasn't bought any other game in all that time, only the EQ sub and addons. Not to mention all the money saved by not being social in real life... You don't have to understand that, though, I guess it's not easy to understand unless you've been addicted yourself. (I'm not, BTW, at least not at the moment.)

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
69. Re: Love that anit-Bowling site Sep 2, 2003, 18:05 Moonbender
 
Yeah, and I'd like to get a nuclear weapon to hang it on to my wall and stare at it. It's art! It's legitimate! Shame I live in one of those commie-socialist/fascist ruled countries, they won't let me exercise my freedoms.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: This page looks weird in Mozilla Sep 2, 2003, 14:41 Moonbender
 
Von Helmet, that's probably due to different fonts installed in your Linux setup than on your Windows box. Comparing IE and Mozilla in Windows, the page renders extremely similar. Grab the excellent Microsoft TrueType core fonts (before anyone asks, yes, it's legal to download and use them): http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ Includes installation guide.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Love that anit-Bowling site Sep 2, 2003, 14:04 Moonbender
 
Heh, awesome. With a testimony like that, you sound like you're right out of BFC, as a prime example on how the American public seems to live in constant fear of being assaulted.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: meant that last one for moonbender Sep 2, 2003, 13:48 Moonbender
 
No harm done!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: meant that last one for moonbender Sep 2, 2003, 13:42 Moonbender
 
Marduk, why the hostility? I had in fact read your post and agreed with mostly everything you say. I've seen Distorted Reality a month or two ago, listened to many of Chomsky's speeches, read several of his books and keep somewhat up-to-date on his articles. You mentioned him, and you were quite right in doing so - no need for advertise him again.

Valcor, I'm not saying give him a slap on his wrist, I'm just saying no purpose is served by ruining his whole life because of this. I won't name any punishment I'd say is fair because I simply don't know what would be fair in his case.
For instance, I think it's perfectly possible that he was, in fact, not aware of the consequences of his actions - I'm sure trojans are released every other day or so by kids like him, and not every one of them hits bulls eye like "his". (Of course it's not really his own trojan in many ways.) Of course, maybe he was aware of the consequences - I just don't know. A judge should find out about this any many, many other issues (most of which I am probably not even aware) that go into figuring out a punishment fitting the crime.

And don't say MS should have coded it safe in the first place, because no matter what, people would find new ways around it.

That's a cop out. It's really difficult, that doesn't mean you shouldn't try, and that doesn't mean it's not a bad thing if you fail. It's also really difficult to build bridges that don't turn to rubble in a thunderstorm, but people still figured out to build darn tough ones and didn't settle for bridges that held "so-so, unless some kid tries hard to crash it down". Okay maybe I'm stretching the analogy a bit.

And of course, mistakes do happen, bridges do crash sometimes - it's a matter of how often and in what way that remains interesting. And then there remains the issue of grossly incompetent system administrators...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Love that anit-Bowling site Sep 2, 2003, 12:59 Moonbender
 
For what it's worth, here's an article called The Truth About ?The Truth About Bowling For Columbine" (heh). Note that I haven't read it, cause I'm not particularly interested in the whole thing - there are more important and better articulated "dissidents" than Moore.

http://www.bigsugar.wrestling-fan.com/truthaboutbowling.html

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: SoBig Virus Sep 2, 2003, 11:47 Moonbender
 
Hell no. Punish Microsoft for releasing software that a basically untrained youth can wreck havoc on in 15 minutes.Punish retarded system admins that are so inept they can't install the security patch available for more than a month - I actually had it installed, and I have none of their responsibilities, it's their fucking job for chrissakes. So Blaster hurt your business? Fire your admin - or freaking listen to him next time, the patch was available for a long enough time. Or switch to a operating system that's safer - you don't buy your car based on its nice dashboard when it's said to explode after 10.000 miles, do you?! When all that is done, then punish the kid, but within reasonable limits.
I checked out archives of his web sites, he's an idiot no doubt. But there's also no doubt that I and other people on this boards could have ended up in a similar position with just the right enticement here and a portion of bad luck. It's not too hard to get into the wrong scenes on the net, even if you're not an idiot, been there done that. No different than in real life actually - he's not the first youth to get into bad company (and the trojan scene qualifies) and do stupid things. The difference is that his actions had more consequences, well thanks go to Microsoft and idiot admins for that.

And BTW, YES the net remains a unregulated, lawless area, at least compared to the outside world. And that's not about to change, surely not by punishing some kid. This has got to be considered in any evaluation of net actions, including how to deal with them. Applying "RL" standards will just not work, and if it works, it'll destroy the net as we know it - for good or for worse. (Flame someone, be sued. Happened in Germany. Didn't get through, thank god.) Of course, maybe it feels good to ruin the kids life entirely (instead of just partly) and pretend that it'd change anything. Yeah, right.

 
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News Comments > More on the LO MAC Demo
10. Re: niveau Aug 31, 2003, 20:32 Moonbender
 
Well, I understand English words, so why not. I thought since the German language used the original French word, and since English incorporates a huge number of French words or words derived from French, niveau would also be known.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: /. links Aug 31, 2003, 20:05 Moonbender
 
You know, you could always see before clicking by looking at the URL...

 
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News Comments > More on the LO MAC Demo
8. Re: niveau Aug 31, 2003, 20:03 Moonbender
 
Oh sorry, I just realized it's only a word in German (and French), not in English. Embarrassing. Niveau translates as "level, standard".

 
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News Comments > More on the LO MAC Demo
5. Re: No subject Aug 31, 2003, 19:33 Moonbender
 
Wow, niveau just keeps going down the toilet on these forums.

YHBT. YL. HAND.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Drill in the head Aug 31, 2003, 15:15 Moonbender
 
How rude! A more polite way to say that would "It's a dog who cares."

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Hudson Aug 31, 2003, 14:18 Moonbender
 
He's a she.

Happy Birthday HTWD.

 
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News Comments > More on LO MAC's Demo Delay
3. Ugh Aug 29, 2003, 22:06 Moonbender
 
Let?s not let this incident cause the momentum to slip for Lock On. If Lock On is a success then there is a much better chance for this genre of products to expand and thrive.
Yes, complaining is unamerican! It's your duty to the genre to ensure a smooth ride for LOMAC! No soup for your!

 
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News Comments > Mall Tycoon 2 Demo
6. Re: No subject Aug 29, 2003, 18:29 Moonbender
 
You joke, but I saw something not too far from this at a mall awhile back. ...
I'm sorry but you have a pretty wild definition of similar to a toilet...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: new sig edit Aug 29, 2003, 18:13 Moonbender
 
LOL Enahs.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: tron 2.0 Aug 29, 2003, 17:50 Moonbender
 
Insane Clown Posse said it, apparently. So sayeth Google.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: tron 2.0 Aug 29, 2003, 16:28 Moonbender
 
Well, it's an RPG where the people look like they are from quake 2.
That's BS. True, people don't look exactly life-like, but I haven't seen any really good avatars in any game yet, much less in any RPG. Compared to the folks living in the lands of Morrowind, Gothic 2's population is beautiful. And overall, the game is easily the best looking CRPG out there currently, the landscapes are just breath-taking at times. Haven't seen any better in any game including Unreal 2, the only ones that are on par are those of Asheron's Call 2.

 
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