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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
44. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 14:46 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, the on-line requirement is a bogus excuse for DRM -- no one with half a clue would argue that. That it's there is annoying. However, I've been watching D3 from afar for since launch. The videos of the ROS beta finally pushed me over the edge. With a concern I might regret it, I gave in and bought D3 on Friday afternoon, the 21st.

I have to say, I've enjoyed it -- and I loved it after the 2.0 patch. Probably put in 40 hours in the last 12 days.. I would add it up, but the hours played on my Wizard were clearly zeroed at some point.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
40. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 14:19 Mr. Tact
 
Which ARPG is it that you are playing Cutter?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Prove to me you are a total Geek Feb 28, 2014, 13:17 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 13:10:
Does that issue occurs on all win7-64 OS'es in your company, or just that one that you're using?
As far as I can tell, any 64-bit Win7 behind one of these VPN tunnels which doesn't have the work around in place. Which is setting a lower MTU or MSS, as described in the Cisco document. Two Win7 64-bit boxes, a Win7 VM, and a 64-bit Fedora install. Also tried IE, Chrome, and FF -- unreachable sites stays consistent across boxes and browsers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Prove to me you are a total Geek Feb 28, 2014, 12:28 Mr. Tact
 
This isn't necessary a great place for this question, but this is really the only on-line forum I interact with on a regular basis. So, I'm going to throw this out there on a one in a million shot that someone here will read this and know what is going on.

I've been having an issue here at work with my brand new 64-bit Win7 laptop not being able to browse to a seemingly random selection of web-sites. For example, I could get you google.com but not yahoo.com.

After 4 weeks of effort we figured out "what" is happening, but not "why". The office is connected via VPN tunnel, which means everything gets GRE and IPSec encapsulation. So, some sites would send packets near or at the MTU max of 1500 bytes and with the "df" flag set (don't fragment). When those returning packs hit the outside router after encapsulation they were too big to fit through the tunnel, but since the "df" flag was set, the router could not break the packet up into multiple packets. The router would send an ICMP message to the server to send smaller packets, but that message gets blocked by a firewall. Hence, the server never gets notified to send smaller packets and the browser effectively hangs.

This is described in this Cisco document.

Interestingly, this happens on 64-bit Win7 and a fresh 64-bit Fedora installation -- but does not happen on a 32-bit Win7 or a 32-bit XP installation.

So, the question is this: Why do some internal and external websites, but not others, send packets over 1436 bytes with a df flag to 64-bit OSes and but not to 32-bit OSes?
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
20. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 28, 2014, 09:51 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 23:59:
we only found that by pure accident when VPN' on the wrong pc number. We jumbled a number and suddenly had a life-feed of porn.
Nice. I remember the bad old days. Cruising the web for x-rated gifs at work. LOL. These days I'm a bit concerned if I land on SI swimsuit photos.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling
34. Re: Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling Feb 27, 2014, 08:28 Mr. Tact
 
I have to agree, this is not pay to win. Having a character 10 levels under the level cap without any gear and no crafting skills built up is not going to "win" much in WoW.

If this kind of option had been available during the 6.5 years I played, I probably would have used it to make more crafting alts. I had some, would have liked to have more of them.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems
27. Re: Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems Feb 27, 2014, 08:23 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 00:03:
Is this game out of beta yet?
Somehow I'm guessing this wasn't an actual question but a shot, but for the record -- Yes, the expansion beta period is over.

Edit: grammar

This comment was edited on Feb 27, 2014, 09:10.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Mustang Sale Poll
49. Re: Star Citizen Mustang Sale Poll Feb 27, 2014, 08:18 Mr. Tact
 
I'll feel better about Star Citizen as soon as Roberts stops asking for more money and just builds the game.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
18. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 27, 2014, 07:57 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2014, 03:38:
Only if you had massive clout (ie, Research teams) with the admins in IT could you get a real workstation at your location with complete freedom. And these people do certainly not play Minecraft ,p
Oh, they play it... just not at work.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2014, 07:30 Mr. Tact
 
I have to say the synopsis of that Trek book is semi-entertaining. Not sure it makes me want to read the book though...  
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
10. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 25, 2014, 23:57 Mr. Tact
 
You don't believe kids would create logins to play the demo? That's the most reasonable guess about an unexplained number I've ever heard on this site.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
3. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 25, 2014, 19:10 Mr. Tact
 
I agree it's weird people signup and don't buy the game -- but whatever. It is the Internet, weird things abound...  
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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling
4. Re: Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling Feb 25, 2014, 18:59 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 18:50:
"It's tremendously awkward to tell someone that you should buy two copies of the expansion just to get a second 90

errr... wouldn't that actually be CHEAPER?
Well, then you'd have characters on different accounts and they don't currently allow you to transfer characters between accounts -- you would have pay for two subscriptions. SO, in the end -- the $60 is probably cheaper.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems
3. Re: Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems Feb 25, 2014, 18:56 Mr. Tact
 
Saw a post saying the class change notes were 55 pages long. (not yet posted)  
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending
6. Re: Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending Feb 24, 2014, 22:08 Mr. Tact
 
Semi-random question (since I've never played the game): If you are a non-auction house level 60, level 50+ paragon character, how much gold are you likely to have? Millions? Was amused by the stories of the auction bugs leading to some people getting billions, but never had an idea how much a normal high level character would have.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2014, 12:37 Mr. Tact
 
Babylon 5 definitely gets better after season one. The first season is pretty much the set-up for the rest of the series.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $39M; Procedural Generation Goal Announced
49. Re: Star Citizen Hits $39M; Procedural Generation Goal Announced Feb 23, 2014, 22:11 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 23, 2014, 01:07:
How exactly does this video game require $39,000,000 to be created? I'm curious of the break down here.
That's chump change -- Blizzard and other "AAA" title companies have spent 100s of millions on a single game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: First Private Supersonic Jet Feb 23, 2014, 20:23 Mr. Tact
 
I wish I was rich enough that I was on the edge of my seating wait for this thing to be available.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2014, 20:21 Mr. Tact
 
I watched and enjoyed Farscape, Babylon5 and Battlestar Galactica (both versions). BG v2 is probably the only one I would call "well made." My experience is all this stuff is pretty individual, it's tough to get a read on it from someone else. For instance, I watch all those, but didn't care for Warehouse 13 or Eureka. *shrug* Try it. If you like it watch some more.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $39M; Procedural Generation Goal Announced
41. Re: Star Citizen Hits $39M; Procedural Generation Goal Announced Feb 22, 2014, 22:57 Mr. Tact
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 22, 2014, 09:46:
Every Star Citizen thread on this place is interchangeable.
And that is surprising in what way? Do you read multiple posts on the same subject in other on-line forums and see different arguments generated each time the topic is brought up again?
 
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