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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 7630 (Guru)
User ID 1957
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Released
6. Re: Gauntlet Released Sep 23, 2014, 21:58 Ant
 
I loved the original Gauntlet games. Isn't this new one basically like Diablo, Torchlight, etc.?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 21, 2014, 21:19 Ant
 
fiftykyu wrote on Sep 21, 2014, 15:30:
Was trying to ignore all the positive Wasteland 2 talk, since I really don't need any more games... Failed...

Fortunately I don't have a joystick, so it should be easier to resist Elite: Dangerous, at least for a bit longer...
Neither do I with old and free games. I barely have time to surf the web and read Blue's News daily.
 
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PC Gaming > Post your FPS config - old school
22. Mine... Sep 21, 2014, 20:36 Ant
 
General keys:
W = up
X = down
A = strafe left
D = strafe right
S = crawl/even/reset my vertical view
alt = strafe
LMB = shoot
RMB = zoom in/block/alternate shoot
middle = alternate shoot
space = jump
c = prone/duck
left shift = run
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 This Month
50. Linux? Sep 21, 2014, 20:32 Ant
 
"It needs Linux. --Mousey  
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News Comments > Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin
11. Re: Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin Sep 17, 2014, 14:45 Ant
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:37:
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:32:
Free games = awesome, and Bejeweled is ridiculously addicting.

Thank you, EA. This is much appreciated.

+1
Ditto even though I am not a fan of Origin. EA, you still need to make your improve your game quality and support though. These free games will not make me like you more.
 
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News Comments > Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin
8. Re: Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin Sep 17, 2014, 11:23 Ant
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:06:
I added Bejeweled 3 via Origin, and I have to say, I can see why people get addicted to these little pattern games. This one in particular is extremely polished and well done. Definitely casual gaming, but still a well made program.

Clearly the Free Games portion of the EA store is mostly there to draw traffic to Origin, but they do actually give away games for free. Win/Win? Origin is about as intrusive as Steam, honestly.
Yep, I finally installed Origin on my very old production Windows XP Pro SP3 machine.
 
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News Comments > Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin
5. Re: Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin Sep 17, 2014, 02:31 Ant
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 23:47:
Dragon Age: Origins was free about a year ago, along with burnout paradise, mirror's edge, need for speed hot pursuit, crysis and the saboteur
Crap, I missed some good free games.
 
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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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