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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 19:28 mixma242
 
Yosemite Sam - what is more likely - a secret program to harvest people medical files and then openly use them at customs, or that border agents sometimes google people? You think they can't? You think they can only use billion $$$ programs developed by the NSA?

I *know* they google people. There was a Dutch Industrial band called Grendal that tried to sneak into the US from Canada using a tourist visa sometime around 2004-2005. They got stopped randomly at the border, and an agent saw a couple of their CD's in their luggage (like 10 copies of the same album - not a huge number but more than a couple of people would likely have). He looked up the band on the web, went to their bio page and saw their pictures. They ended up being banned from the US for like five years or something.

I'm not saying they spend the time to do that for everyone, but I am sure that for a sample of people it happens. Also, it is well known that airlines flying in from abroad are required to provide passenger lists. Googling someone needs not happen as that person walks up to the desk, or even onsite. It could be done ahead of time halfway across the planet.

Finding information out about people coming into the country IS THEIR JOB. You really think they wouldn't use google?

And have you googled Ellen Richardson? You don't have to wade through 'pages and pages of internet crap'. Her website is the very first hit!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 19:13 mixma242
 
Cutter - have you googled her? It makes people look goofy and crazy when they cite 'evidence' that any 5 year old can easily find out is false. If you have larger issues with Harper then that is fine, but this story is BS.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 17:44 mixma242
 
Guys, take your pointy tin foil hats off. How did they get the information that she had mental health issues? They googled her. You can to - look up her name: Ellen Richardson.

Or maybe you prefer to believe that the NSA hacked into Canada's healthcare database and then turned the info over to customs.

Also: I hear that there never was a Soviet Union, much less a fall of the eastern block. It's a lie perpetrated by evil capitalists meant to discredit the virtues of communism.

The real story here is how stupid some people can be by spewing info like that all over the internet and then be surprised that the government can in fact use public search engines. And then there is the fact that apparently no one else uses a search engine - they just take it for granted that some reporter is not trying to slant the story.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Arma III
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:21 mixma242
 
I bought it for the Mods - I have zero interest in the campaign. During the alpha and beta I have put in over 70 hours. Well worth the price. While I have only noticed minor feature improvements since Arma II, now nearly every building is enterable, the graphics are improved even on my 4 yo rig. Even the alpha seemed more stable to me than Arama II did years after its release. I never would have believed I would like a game like this but I am a fan.

I have spent all my time just playing the various versions of the Wasteland mod, in case anyone is interested.....
 
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News Comments > EVE Online DDoS Attack
17. Re: EVE Online DDoS Attack Jun 3, 2013, 08:07 mixma242
 
Harrowing wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 02:49:
What on earth are you smoking?
Iceland's economic reputation is that of a success story where the government cared more about the people than the banks.
Unlike what is happening in Portugal,Spain,Italy,Greece.


The Icelandic default was always about your average joe who's personal savings disappeared thanks to bad decisions made by Icelandic banks, unlike the other incidents you mentioned where it was more about investors and large depositors. Iceland decided to screw the little people.

Harrowing wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 02:49:
The only bad international rep Iceland gets is about fishing rights.

Don't forget the whaling of endangered species.
 
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News Comments > TimeGate Loses Section 8 Appeal
8. Re: TimeGate Loses Section 8 Appeal Apr 18, 2013, 08:37 mixma242
 
Maybe they will now go back to their roots like Triumph Studios did, and do a Kohen 3. I still play Kohen 2 from time to time. But... everyone wants to made mad cash making FPS these days.  
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News Comments > Distant Worlds Expansion Announced
8. Re: Distant Worlds Expansion Announced Apr 6, 2013, 21:17 mixma242
 
I really enjoyed Distant Worlds, but like many here have said it defies reason that there has been no price drop nor any bundle price for a three year old game.

One of the things that really annoys me about Matrix Games is that they have no system in place for you to recover lost serial keys, nor may you re-download the original executable after a period of time. That business practice was common in 2005, but here in 2013 I think they must be the very last game publisher to still be doing that. They just don't seem to be customer friendly.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Impire
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Impire Feb 15, 2013, 07:50 mixma242
 
I haven't got very far into it, but I can say if you were hoping this is the spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper you would be very disappointed. The only real similarity is that both games are set in a dungeon, and opponents occasionally come in to try and wreck things.

You have more control over your units, and can do a lot of nice customization to your squads. The number of squads is limited (max of 5 squads, 4 units each), although you can have units that are not in squads. Units will not assist one another unless they are in the same squad, such as your healer will only heal it's squad mates.

The dungeon building aspect is very cookie cutter - rooms are based on blueprints so you can not shape an individual room. The layout and traps are pointless since invaders can dig in anywhere to enter, and every wave comes in at a different location.

The forums are alight with bug reports, and there is no manual. It's hard to know what some stuff even is supposed to do.

Combat is done well. You need a good combination within a squad to really do well, and some of the boss fights are impossible without thinking through your tactics (just trowing numbers at a boss will not work).

All in all it's a decent game for the price. It's not a Dungeon Management sim, it's a squad combat sim with some Dungeon management.
 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
1. Re: Morning Q&As Feb 12, 2013, 09:36 mixma242
 
Wow, they dropped the Commander Mode which is what was supposed to have made their game different from the other zillion MOBA's. Then the article tries to spin it as being a good things because it wasn't fun, and that show's that Ironclad is committed to quality. Well yeah, but they will still be putting out a generic MOBA.

The only other 'special feature' is a day/night cycle and quests. Really? That's their big contribution to the genre?

I'm disappointed. Sins was one of my all time favorite games and I had hoped for great things out of Ironclad but that is not to be. If they got to work on Sins 2 today it would probably be at least 2018 before they finished. :-(
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 28, 2012, 13:57 mixma242
 
Elemental didn't make the cut, I see. A slap in the face for Stardock.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches
8. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches Sep 25, 2012, 10:22 mixma242
 
(looks up briefly)

*snort*

(goes back to playing Guild Wars 2)
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patch Notes
23. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patch Notes Sep 10, 2012, 02:32 mixma242
 
Creston wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 22:08:
So, on a more normal topic, question about WvWvW. Played it for awhile this afternoon, it was pretty cool, though it seemed largely pointless as we kept zerging back and forth between an enemy keep and our own home base. They'd rush us, we'd get overrun, they'd follow us to our home base where we'd regroup, we'd drive them back, at which point they would retreat into the keep, and since we didn't have the manpower to break down the gate (which had at least a MILLION hitpoints. I guess it was made from the souls of the damned, or something), and back and forth and back and forth.

Your team was doing it wrong. The zerg thing is a problem even with organized teams, but once a decent leader shows up that people listen to the situation gets better. Could have been the time of day or it could have been your server. The good leaders don't seem to show up till later in the evening, I have noticed.

Only Tier 1 tower gates should ever be tried to be hit down, for everything else you need siege You can't really ever hit down keep gates even when they are T1. You need at least a ram, but preferably two for a tower and at least three for a keep.

The repair situation gets a lot better once you know the appropriate time to run away. If you are defending and your gate is down to 5% it is time to jump off the back wall and run. If your team is about to enter an enemy keep, you let someone else be the first through the door. And in open battles you want to be able to hit the enemy but never be in the front or back of the group. If you are running away from the enemy you had best have one team mate behind you to take the hits/freezes or you will die.

Anyway, I always end up with more loot and silver then I spend on repairs and siege If you want mad money and xp try getting on a ballista at a choke point - that is amazingly awesome, Even after spending silver to build the ballista, when you fire into a hoard that is stopped in the choke you will be one shotting people every time you fire. This only works if your teams is working to keep them choked, but even with a semi-organized defense this isn't too hard.

I just hit level 50 and 35 of those come just from WvW. I've spent @ 4 hours a day in WvW since release. I think for the time spent you can do better in PvE, but I enjoy the WvW.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
33. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 11:43 mixma242
 
Ok, if there is anyone interested in a Blue's guild please PM me in game. I will try to keep everyone updated. I myself am on Tarnished Coast, but guild do not have to be server specific.

My in game contact is Mixma.2539
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
4. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 10:17 mixma242
 
Did the Blues guild ever happen?  
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Legends of Pegasus
4. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Legends of Pegasus Aug 10, 2012, 16:04 mixma242
 
It's a bit buggy. Maybe the version released on Steam was not the correct release version? Otherwise we have another Sword Of The Stars II situation.

The design seems good, but there are too many issues atm for it to be playable imo.
 
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News Comments > 38 Studios Closed?
7. Re: 38 Studios Closed? May 24, 2012, 19:53 mixma242
 
A state with 1mil residents guaranteeing a bond of $75mil. So every man, woman, and child in the state gets to 'contribute' $75 to this fiasco. Ouch.

I hope every state resident at least get's a free copy of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch: Error 37 Gains Infamy
8. Re: Diablo III Launch: Error 37 Gains Infamy May 15, 2012, 21:30 mixma242
 
I happened to have the day off, and even so I only got to play single player a couple of hours total given all the problems.

My biggest gripe is that it seems.... boring. I think Dungeon Siege II was better. Is it just the toon I'm playing - a Wizard? Are some of the other classes better?

I don't like the point & click to both move and attack. If you fire at something and your click is off you end up charging them instead, which is not good for a Wizard.
 
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News Comments > SimOcean TMed
3. Re: SimOcean TMed Apr 28, 2012, 14:20 mixma242
 
If I was EA or Maxis, I would TM names for totally bogus games just to mess with people.  
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News Comments > 0x10c, Mojang's Space Adventure Details
13. Re: 0x10&#8198;&#872; , Mojang's Space Adventure Details Apr 3, 2012, 22:55 mixma242
 
Sounds interesting, if it is in a similar vein as Tradewars (BBS version) and Starflight. Price will be a consideration - if he is crazy enough to charge $10/month it had BEST be AAA quality (which I doubt he can do).  
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News Comments > Prince of Persia Source Code Rediscovered
2. Re: Prince of Persia Source Code Rediscovered Mar 29, 2012, 20:54 mixma242
 
Nice! Although after 25 years you have to wonder if the media is still any good.  
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