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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 1, 2014, 11:42 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 11:15:
And how, then, do you prevent this?

Where I am now we have extremely large shared drives. In nearly every other job we didn't, so USB became the only way to transfer large files to each other. It wasn't at all uncommon for us to be working with massive Excel spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations that were poorly optimized and therefore well over 20-40MB. Can't email those.

Actually, there is nothing preventing you from emailing those other than an idiot email administrator who worries about the few thousand bucks in extra storage it would cost to allow it. There isn't some kind of magical barrier inherent in email that says "20 MB, no more!"

If you want to email a 15GB file, go right ahead. Just as long as the sending and receiving server allow it, nothing will stop that file from eventually getting there.

The problem with email is that people have no clue what the fuck they are doing, hit Reply to All on everything, and thus start propagating said 15GB file with frightening regularity. If it's sent to 10 people and someone hits reply to all, you've just added 150GB of burden to your email server storage.

So rather than educate users they just put stupidly low limits on it, and force people to use shit like USB sticks with all the joyful security holes that brings. But hey, security isn't the email admin's department, so what the fuck does it matter?

IT is just fucked. I've worked in 15-20 different IT departments, and they're all just as fucking dumb as the next one.

 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
27. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Aug 1, 2014, 11:36 Creston
 
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 08:07:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 22:47:
There is a marked difference between what someone expects and what someone is promised.

I agree. I find it quite interesting that so many people complain about minor differences in the ACM trailer compared to the game, but nobody much did the same when Bioshock: Infinite showed a whole sequence that never made it into the game and looked much better than the final game itself too. I guess because ACM itself was a bad game, people just stick to it!

Note that I'm not defending it, as it's blatant false advertising, and quite frankly I really wish that someone/something/whatever would put a fucking stop to it.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
26. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Aug 1, 2014, 11:33 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 23:46:
It varies from state to state and on the federal level how much "business" you can conduct while imprisoned, but legal proceedings on behalf of yourself are not considered to be business. You can sue while in jail, and can be sued. It would be a pretty grievous injustice to say that because you are incarcerated for some crime, that you cannot sue over an unrelated grievance you may have with another party. It would be a free for all on anyone incarcerated. Do whatever you want to them or their property, you can't be sued.

Yeah, that's true, and I guess it makes sense from that perspective. I'd have thought class-action lawsuits would be considered different, but apparently not, though it does seem to differ from state to state.

 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
25. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Aug 1, 2014, 11:30 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 00:55:
How do you propose someone defends against a situation where he's put in jail because of a false judgment? By hoping?

1) Class action lawsuits are civil suits. Someone being put in jail is a criminal suit.

2) Fighting against a criminal suit that wrongly put you in jail is done through an appeals process, so it is considered part of the original criminal suit. This isn't the same as starting/joining a new (civil) suit.

Ergo, Latin, you're comparing apples and chunks of coal.

That said, it seems there's no difference as far as most states are concerned.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Beta Begins
58. Re: Elite Dangerous Beta Begins Jul 31, 2014, 23:37 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 06:18:
Wondering what it matters if it is all nothingness.......what is the point? If the game is so damn large, again, just empty space.

Honestly, I doubt the game actually contains a model of the entire galaxy, or even just of 38000 lightyears. Even if it contained nothing but vacuum, just the size of the list of coordinates alone would have to cause every system currently available to run out of memory?

There's undoubtedly some trickery going on somewhere.

Which is why I said the game is (currently) 55 systems large.

SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 30, 2014, 20:30:
Creston

I am a backer of both SC and Elite and to be honest with you I like the way Elite looks a lot more. It runs better on my system too.
Maybe I am just biased but the color scheme the way the ships leave those smoke trails, the visual effects of the heat wents and shield etc just gives me goose bumps.
Not to mention the sound effects and engine sounds, just kicks so much ass.

That's fair. I haven't played either, so it's hard to compare, but just from screenshots alone, I don't think E:D surpasses X-Rebirth. The graphics were the one thing Egosoft DID get right.
 
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News Comments > On the Legality of "Code Stripping"
9. Re: On the Legality of Jul 31, 2014, 23:28 Creston
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 16:44:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 09:58:
Obviously the solutions are: Sell regionally, with a reasonable price. None of this, it's $39 pounds here, 21 euro's there, and $19 in North America. And people won't want to find cheaper copies.
The problem is that when cheap gamers see how little buyers in underdeveloped nations such as Malaysia (and even Russia) are paying, they suddenly get angry and feel like they're paying too much. Except they have cause & effect reversed.

Underdeveloped nations get cheap games because the options for a publisher are simple: release it at a price the locals can afford or they'll just pirate it. It's the difference between making at least some revenue in that territory and making none.

It's a nice argument, but it doesn't change the fact that people in the west are basically being told "you're subsidizing the game for everyone in poor countries."

Then to top it off, they fuck you over with DRM because otherwise those selfsame poor people would pirate the shit out of it.

Yeah, I wonder why game buyers in the west get so angry over this.

And let's be honest here, it's one thing for a game to cost 2 bucks in Bangladesh. It's another thing entirely for a game to cost 30% more in Europe than it does in the US, or 17000000000000000000% more in Australia. What's their justification for that, other than "Well, we can control international prices, so FUCK YOU PAY MORE!"

 
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News Comments > On the Legality of "Code Stripping"
8. Re: On the Legality of Jul 31, 2014, 23:27 Creston
 
Ceribaen wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 15:03:
KS wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 13:50:
This just went to the Supreme Court last year in a case where a guy imported legally-purchased, non-pirate textbooks sold overseas much more cheaply, and resold them here for considerable profit, but still undercutting local prices.

The SC ruled "first sale doctrine" held, and copyright law did not forbid this action. I.e. once you bought a legitimate copy, you could re-sell it like any property.

The decision was 6-3, with mixed judges on both sides of it.

But you forget... 'but now do it on a computer' suddenly changes all the rules!

Mostly because every single one of the judges in the Supreme Court is at least 247 fucking years old, and has no idea what all this confounded wizardry of computers even means.

They struggle with fucking EMAIL.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 31, 2014, 23:23 Creston
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 18:45:
wtf_man wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 15:17:
I'm not sure why her or her sisters and mother are even famous, let alone who would want a barbie dress-up app of that cow.

At least Jenner was famous for being in the olympics. But WTF have the Kardashians ever accomplished?

The man had his girlfriend support him financially while he trained for the Olympics [and then dumped her].

He wouldn't have had time for the Olympics if his necessities weren't taken care of by another person.

That's true of just about every single Olympic Athlete.

As for the Kardashians, it just shows how fucking stupid the average American is. Don't get me wrong, the girl has nice tits, but that's really about all she has.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 23:18 Creston
 
Burn Leland Yee. I hope you rot in fucking jail, miserable shitbag.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
17. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Jul 31, 2014, 23:17 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 23:06:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 22:45:
I wasn't aware you could enter into class-action lawsuits from jail.

Why wouldn't you be able to?

Because many of your rights are curtailed or even denied while you are in jail, and it makes little sense that you'd be allowed to sue someone/something while incarcerated.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. CIA admits it improperly accessed Senate computers. Jul 31, 2014, 23:00 Creston
 
CIA: "Here are five sacrificial lambs with zero worth to the CIA we're blaming for this."

Senate: "Oh, well, carry on, then. All's forgiven. Thousand dollar lunch, anyone?"



“We’re the only people watching these organizations, and if we can’t rely on the information that we’re given as being accurate, then it makes a mockery of the entire oversight function,” said Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats.

Don't you mean MORE of a mockery? You guys do a fucking splendid job on your own of overseeing jack fucking shit.


“The investigation confirmed what I said on the Senate floor in March _ CIA personnel inappropriately searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers in violation of an agreement we had reached, and I believe in violation of the constitutional separation of powers,” she said.

Good old hypocrite Feinstein. NSA spying on every citizen without due cause? "Perfectly fine!" CIA spying on useless senatorial dipshits? "VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!1!!!!!"

Keep voting for the bitch, California. Please.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 31, 2014, 22:59 Creston
 
"It will let you download a movie in 0.2 milliseconds!"

I'd have gone with the "Now you can blow through your shitty monthly cap in 3 milliseconds!"
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 31, 2014, 22:54 Creston
 
Hopefully the girl will corroborate the fall story, so that if this guy is indeed innocent, he can get off free.

Still kinda curious where the cops conjured up these "charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor" from.

In any case, it's good to hear she's recovering.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
15. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Jul 31, 2014, 22:47 Creston
 
bigspender wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 21:03:
I don't like the idea of books/movies/games and other sources of entertainment being sued because they aren't what the customer expected. If people will be too scared to create new content because of litigation that would be awful.

But after that e3-2012 long trailer that showed a completely different game than what ended up being sold. That's a scam.

There is a marked difference between what someone expects and what someone is promised.

Quite frankly, I hope lawsuits like these scare the living piss out of the asshole marketoids at asshole publishers that always make games appear 15 times better-looking and more awesome than they really are.


 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
14. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Jul 31, 2014, 22:45 Creston
 
I wasn't aware you could enter into class-action lawsuits from jail.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Pixel Piracy
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Pixel Piracy Jul 31, 2014, 18:16 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 15:55:
Luke wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 14:51:
Bundy wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 14:47:
Is this any good?

Like anything that is infected with steam = NO Book

Well at least we know that you are not playing many games then...

Stop.Feeding.The.Fucking.Trolls.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jul 31, 2014, 16:10 Creston
 
Gamespot still exists? Who are the morons who still went there after one of their writers got fired for giving Kane & Lynch a bad score?

Shame on you for keeping shitty sites alive, morons.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 16:07 Creston
 
Jivaro wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 15:27:
There is a small part of me that feels like she is due some compensation. If she reports it in early December and they don't do anything about it for 2 months....wtf is that?

It's a small part...but I can sorta see her angle. That doesn't mean I think she will win or should win, but I can't blame her for trying.

I think it's because of reports that the pictures only looked like her, and weren't actually OF her. Now FB is suddenly being asked to make a determination "is this you, yes or no?"

I'm actually more surprised why they allowed apparently pornographic pictures on their site, but then again, it IS FB. They'd happily show live beheadings of children if they thought it'd make them a buck.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 31, 2014, 13:11 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 11:34:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 11:31:
Three to one. Hahahahahahahaaaaa. Poor, poor failbox.

But you can watch TV on it (just like you can without it)!


Maybe Natella can yell "XBOX! SELL MORE!"
Oh wait, he got the SKU without Kinect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 12:32 Creston
 
She isn't going to win shit, and shouldn't. The article doesn't mention if she got a lawyer to order Facebook to take those pictures down, but even then, since they're not actually pictures of her, just pictures made to look like her, she doesn't have a leg to stand on. Otherwise everyone could just order whatever picture they feel like taken down.

Once the police got involved, Facebook took down the pictures as requested. This is a bullshit lawsuit. 10 cents for each of Facebook 1.23 bn (HOLY SHIT!) users. What the fuck ever.

Facebook should provide the hits against that particular page, and pay her 10 cents per hit. I'm sure she'll be very happy with the $8.40 she'd make from that.
 
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