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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 5, 2014, 08:56 Mr. Tact
 
Is Plus some kind of game subscription service?  
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News Comments > Goat Simulator This Summer
7. Re: Goat Simulator This Summer Mar 5, 2014, 08:24 Mr. Tact
 
Slightly amusing, but I don't think I'll be actually spending any of my money on it. I will be interested to hear how much they make on it.  
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News Comments > Eidos Montreal Layoffs
27. Re: Eidos Montreal Layoffs Mar 5, 2014, 08:15 Mr. Tact
 
The gaming industry isn't the only one which has regular layoffs. I work for a multi-billion dollar revenue, international publishing company and there are layoffs somewhere in the company most years. There are very few jobs these days which are as "safe" as jobs often were 30 or more years ago.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 08:08 Mr. Tact
 
Agrajag wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 06:34:
I could watch Penn and Teller demonstrate exactly how they perform the Cups and Balls trick over and over without ever getting bored...
Cool video. Magicians are pretty amazing -- imagine how many hours they had to practice doing that cup and ball trick before they could do it smoothly. And it only takes a few minutes to do the trick. Think of the amount of time required to prepare enough tricks to do a one hour show. Gotta love it and have dedication -- like so many things.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 07:59 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 23:30:
For example, what does ATM mean to you?
I'm probably one of the few that first think of "Asynchronous Transfer Mode", most would probably think "automated teller machine".
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
79. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 07:54 Mr. Tact
 
I'll be interested to hear your results, InBlack. I basically avoided those frustrations by waiting to buy it until 2 weeks ago. I'm pretty happy with my decisions so far -- both the waiting and the purchase.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2014, 18:55 Mr. Tact
 
Count me among the 77% that didn't know SEO stood for was Search Engine Optimization...  
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
62. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:48 Mr. Tact
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:34:
I find it humorous that people still take issue with a coop game being online only. There are hundreds/thousands of them out there...but no others take as much shit about it simply because the game from 14 years ago had an offline mode. Reality is, there are so few people that will only ever play single player only Diablo 3, they can go play something else if that's all they want.
Listen, I have played PoE, WoW, and other on-line games. The issue is I don't want Blizzard pissing on my leg and telling me it is raining. They said it wasn't DRM, said the game COULDN'T work off-line. They were lying.

I played hundreds (thousands?) of hours of D2, and I'd say about 10% of was LAN games, not a single minute on Battle Net. I've been playing D3 for 12 days/40 hours and so far I have spent every minute of it alone in a private game and enjoyed it thoroughly.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
56. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:15 Mr. Tact
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
Claiming online only is purely about DRM is about as obtuse as claiming that PoE isn't popular, when it has seen it's own success, just on a smaller scale to that of Diablo.
When the game is released for consoles and can be played without an internet connection, then what is the on-line requirement other than DRM?
 
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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

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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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