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Nickname Ant
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Description I am just a blue ant =).
Homepage http://aqfl.net
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 03:53
Total Comments 7623 (Guru)
User ID 1957
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Lode Runner Sep 15, 2014, 23:43 Ant
 
descender wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 23:34:
I believe I had LR on an Atari XE. Was it one of the first games with a built in level editor?
Yeah, original LR game had an editor. IIRC, you press ctrl E during the demo screens.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Lode Runner Sep 15, 2014, 23:22 Ant
 
I just found this out this mawning on a Lode Runner Y! mailing list since I don't come to BN anymore due to BUSY life. I was a huge LR fan when I was a callow ant. I drew pictures, passed Championship LR and got a paper certificate, made my own levels, etc. on my Apple //c. I never liked the newer LR games though. Apple 2 and Commodore/C 64 were the best LR to me.

Redditors, I have a subReddit for LR games: https://www.reddit.com/r/loderunner/
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Specs
35. Internet connection? Sep 12, 2014, 01:42 Ant
 
For what? Multiplayer? I thought it was single player!  
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
44. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Sep 7, 2014, 11:58 Ant
 
DLCs suck. Another reason why I don't game these days.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Sep 7, 2014, 11:51 Ant
 
o/~ who let the dogs out? o/~  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 6, 2014, 19:32 Ant
 
Fantaz wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 02:09:
double-barreled shotgun for the win...
I kicked arse with shotguns in games like Action Quake2, DOOM, etc.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 6, 2014, 19:21 Ant
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 01:20:
wow that is some shady shit. that's gotta be something on their end manipulating traffic in some way. i have TWC 50Mbps and it's great. i've never had to deal with their CS cuz i can take care of most things myself, and they never throttle anything, not even my *ahem* more interesting downloads =D
Enjoy it while it lasts before TWC goes away.
 
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News Comments > NBA 2K15 System Requirements
11. Re: Lakers Aug 27, 2014, 16:18 Ant
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:11:
Ant wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 15:00:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 14:56:
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 11:17:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 11:10:
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 10:31:
Ouch. What was the best NBA2K year for PCs? It seems Windows ports have issues every year.

Id say 2010 for gameplay and 2k12 for the teams (dream team!)
2010 was a good year for Lakers.

As a laker lifer, i cant find fault with that entire year.
Let's hope they make a big comeback for the next season!

If we have kobe for 3/4 the year then we'll grab 8th seed and cause a few espn analysts some heart attacks.
Well, Kobe is old and getting hurt a lot and long times to recovery. Lakers need new young good players like him.
 
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News Comments > NBA 2K15 System Requirements
9. Re: NBA 2K15 System Requirements Aug 27, 2014, 15:00 Ant
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 14:56:
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 11:17:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 11:10:
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 10:31:
Ouch. What was the best NBA2K year for PCs? It seems Windows ports have issues every year.

Id say 2010 for gameplay and 2k12 for the teams (dream team!)
2010 was a good year for Lakers.

As a laker lifer, i cant find fault with that entire year.
Let's hope they make a big comeback for the next season!
 
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News Comments > NBA 2K15 System Requirements
7. Re: NBA 2K15 System Requirements Aug 25, 2014, 11:17 Ant
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 11:10:
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 10:31:
Ouch. What was the best NBA2K year for PCs? It seems Windows ports have issues every year.

Id say 2010 for gameplay and 2k12 for the teams (dream team!)
2010 was a good year for Lakers.
 
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
20. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 25, 2014, 11:09 Ant
 
Blue wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 10:58:
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 10:46:
Did BN ever get DDoSed?

Well, yes and no. We were not the targets (AFAIK), but we were victims of one of the original DOS attacks on the Internet when the site was still on Panix.com, as Panix suffered a massive attack in late 1996 that prompted us to move to our own domain. Panix was apparently targeted due to their activism on behalf of the EFF.

Found an article on it. According to Cisco, this was *the* original denial of service:

The first DoS attack occurred against Panix, the New York City area's oldest and largest Internet Service Provider (ISP), on September 6, 1996, at about 5:30 p.m. [14]. The attack was against different computers on the provider's network, including mail, news, and Web servers, user "login" machines, and name servers. The Panix attack was a SYN Flood attack deriving from random IP addresses and directed toward server Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) ports. More specifically, Panix's computers were flooded by, on average, 150 SYN packets per second (50 per host), so Panix could not respond to legitimate requests [15]. Because the attackers used spoofed source IP addresses intraffic their packets, the addresses could not be traced and malicious could not be filtered. For that reason the attack was not immediately confronted. The solution was to use a special structure, instead of full Transmission Control Block (TCB), to hold half-open connections until the last ACK packet was received. In that way, the listen queue was large enough to keep all the SYN requests before the half-open connection timed out. The timeout, on the other hand, was adjusted to 94 seconds [16]. However, although Panix overcame this attack, the new threat (DoS attacks) made administrators worry.
Ah, thanks.
 
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
18. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 25, 2014, 10:46 Ant
 
Did BN ever get DDoSed?  
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News Comments > Hack Your Fiends in Watch Dogs
19. Re: Hack Your Fiends in Watch Dogs Aug 25, 2014, 10:39 Ant
 
I thought that said fRiends.  
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News Comments > NBA 2K15 System Requirements
5. Re: NBA 2K15 System Requirements Aug 25, 2014, 10:31 Ant
 
Ouch. What was the best NBA2K year for PCs? It seems Windows ports have issues every year.  
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News Comments > APB Reloaded Bans, Shames Cheaters
14. Re: APB Reloaded Bans, Shames Cheaters Aug 25, 2014, 10:03 Ant
 
Dala wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 06:21:
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 02:47:

The game improved over the beta?

Yes.

They have added various features since the original beta, including a new team death-match mode know as Flight Club.

The game is also a lot more stable than it was in beta.
Cool and thanks. I will have to check it out again one day!
 
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News Comments > World of Warplanes Adds PvE
7. Re: World of Warplanes Adds PvE Aug 25, 2014, 01:07 Ant
 
I suck in flying.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock 2 in Beta; iOS LoG Announced
5. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 in Beta; iOS LoG Announced Aug 25, 2014, 00:01 Ant
 
I hope it has ants this time.  
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News Comments > Dishonored Free Weekend
25. Re: Dishonored Free Weekend Aug 25, 2014, 00:00 Ant
 
Rats. I was unable to play this on my ancident Windows XP Pro SP3 machine, but then I am too BUSY to play games. Wait, I am catching up with Blue's News. Argh!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2014, 23:58 Ant
 
The Dark Knight does sports?  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 24, 2014, 22:51 Ant
 
Closed Betas wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 08:29:
EA still needing to sell betas.... never....
No kidding. It is not just EA too!
 
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