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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 7426 (Guru)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $65M
12. Re: Star Citizen at $65M Nov 30, 2014, 15:51 eRe4s3r
 
At $75m we get companions
At $99m we get party banter
At $100m we get romance options
At $101m we get steamy mass-effect style sex scenes?

As long as this games remains modular I am all happy... Took the arena mode for a swing and love how the "original" 300i handles you can blaze through the tiniest cracks thanks to the low profile and it's an absolute blaze to float through cracks in reverse while firing on an enemy that can not get through that and thus has to decide whether to break off or die ;p

And to my suprise, performance in flight is great. Just.. doesn't really SOUND very good yet.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 30, 2014, 14:16 eRe4s3r
 
Which is still a gross violation of our laws... the people in charge, backed by the current government are the real terrorists.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
14. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 30, 2014, 01:48 eRe4s3r
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 23:00:
Isn't the allegation that he intentionally helped criminal activity to get rich?

If you built a road or laid cable with the intention of getting rich from criminals using this road/cable - somehow - then I think you'd be shut down and probably face further legal action. I hope Dotcom wins simply because the US and NZ authorities have been even more odious and dishonest than him but he gets no sympathy from me.

Considering the Internet was built to share information I find it hard to fault him for building a site that makes this easily possible to do for large amounts of information

Just like an ISP a filehoster is exactly that.. a service, the people using the service for illegal content are the ones breaking the law, not the service itself... if a court argued differently you could in fact close down the internet right then and there (Something the RIAA surely wants... but we should never accept the music and movie mafia winning any victories ,p)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2014, 21:23 eRe4s3r
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 13:06:
Maybe Kim 'Dotcom' will finally get the prison sentence he deserves. I'm tired of this disgusting oaf trying to play himself up like some champion of internet freedom instead of the scum that he is. He's a criminal who made a ridiculous fortune on the backs of other peoples work and couldn't even have the decency to spend it quietly instead of throwing it in everyones face. He thought he was beyond the law but he's learned the hard lesson that he isn't the only person who will break it to get the outcome they desire, the government and corporations are old hat at that shit.



Well I say we should put road builders behind bars for life, why? Because clearly they enable criminals to drive cars around to commit crimes and they even made money with that!

(About as logical as your argumentation) ^^

Or how about putting the people behind bars that laid the cables that connect datacenters? Clearly THEY are the ones enabling all that piracy!

(Again about as logical as your argumentation) ^^
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
28. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 28, 2014, 23:45 eRe4s3r
 
Timmeh wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 11:43:
knowing this crowd, the game is probably awesome and the graphics great.

The people at blues are the worst gamers on the planet. If you could actually call them gamers. you guys are more like amateur trolls from some youtube comedy channel.

And yet you read the comments and comment here.. what does that tell us about you I wonder...

Ps.: How the heck did I get here?
 
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General Discussion > BN display on mobile
7. No subject Nov 28, 2014, 14:06 eRe4s3r
 
Blue wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:57:
Rhialto wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:20:
I believe the really first steps though would be to post this as a news on the main page, maybe in the 'etc.' or 'Out of the Blue' section or something so more people would see it and more chance that someone kindly offer you some help. That would be a good start.

That's how I've planned on dealing with this when I was prepared to bring it up... I posted here and now because of your post.

You need to make that a bluesnews related news post then ;p Sadly I can't help.. but a proper m.bluesnews.com would be much appreciated. Site is sadly unbrowsable on my android tablet. Looks like that screenshot, really.
 
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News Comments > The Pillars of the Earth Game Announced
6. Re: The Pillars of the Earth Game Announced Nov 28, 2014, 14:04 eRe4s3r
 
Speaking of building sims... I want more building/transport sims.. someone seriously has to make a proper remake of Transport Tycoon, except with a more tight focus on industry interactions, more detail and more fictional settings and options. (Ie, mods, themes and such), and the ability to design factories and bus/train yards in more detail. Think the KSP of Transport Tycoons  
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News Comments > Black Friday Tech Bits
1. Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 28, 2014, 13:52 eRe4s3r
 
Not quite sure why I would want "native" mkv support in W10... does MS believe we use WMP for mkv media playback?

Nah.. once you go MPC-HC with MadVR you never go back
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
3. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 28, 2014, 13:31 eRe4s3r
 
That's all nice and such.. but both Fox IT (2004!), and F-Secure (2008) sat on detailed information including a "fix" for this attack since 2009 including fixes for the updates trojan versions! They talked to their local agencies and were "convinced" not to reveal the information to anyone.

Only when Microsoft released a half-assed fix did this become a known attack, until then at least 3 companies, INCLUDING Symantec since at least 2013, did NOT release info about a highly advanced trojan they *KNEW* about.


As in, they *knew* about it. They did not discover it and didn't know what it was. This trojan existed since 2004, and at least since 2009 3 major AV companies had information (apparently Symantex is so superior, they missed the most advanced trojan so far for nearly a decade entirely) and didn't release anything of that to the public, no fix, no info, nothing. Now, end of 2014..., Trojan first seen, 2004.

These companies are nothing but extended arms of the surveillance state at this point.

And especially Symantec.. a company claiming to be the leader of.. something or another.. should be the first to discover this kind of shit. 10 years it took them. In that time that trojan infected all major targets it had 10 times over.

It just goes to show, AV software is a pointless waste of time.

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News Comments > Black Friday Interviews
1. Re: Black Friday Interviews Nov 28, 2014, 13:22 eRe4s3r
 
as usual, the gold is not the article, the gold is some of these absurd hilarious comments.. which remind me that really, it's not yet discovered whether intelligent life exists in the universe. ;p  
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
1. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 28, 2014, 13:02 eRe4s3r
 
Just to re-iterate.. so called "Anti-Virus" companies sat on this trojan for 10 years, did not fix, did not reveal and did nothing.

Yep, I know whom to trust in the future....
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Adventure Game Released
2. Re: The Witcher Adventure Game Released Nov 27, 2014, 14:32 eRe4s3r
 
Reviews are not kind.. from what youtube has so far, it seems to be .. extremely random, and other players have barely any influence on your play.

But then, it seems a good game for 5$ or so.. not for 9Ä as GOG wants me to pay though.
 
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News Comments > The Pillars of the Earth Game Announced
1. Re: The Pillars of the Earth Game Announced Nov 27, 2014, 14:30 eRe4s3r
 
More adventures is always good ;p  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 27, 2014, 14:27 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 14:08:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 13:51:
This would be really neat.. with a budget 20 times higher, full blown 3D and a proper story.

But as it stands, just another FTL alike

"Just another?" What are some of the other ones? I can't really think of any off hand, although I don't follow the crowdfunds that closely.

Eh, Rogue-likes? I see FTL as a rogue like...
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Legal Briefs
12. Re: Getaway Day Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2014, 14:21 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 13:32:
This is exactly like China, or any other country. A company doing business in a foreign country usually has to abide by the laws of both. You tried to blame this situation on the US courts, which is absurd, and then on Google, which isn't much better. As far as I can tell, most US citizens think the EU law falls on the wrong side of censorship, and would not be behind Google if it abandoned our principles for yours. It's a bad place for Google, and I suppose if the EU pushes hard enough that they'll have to get out like they did with China. I just think it's weird that you're acting like the EU has nothing to do with this and it's everyone else's "fault."

US law does not apply in the EU

And German laws don't apply to German companies operating in China? I don't think this has been answered.

Laws always apply to a corporation where it does business. That it also has to follow laws of it's "home" country is obviously a problem for that company but as part of EU a company has to follow national law, EU law and the law of whatever country it does business. There are ways to do company structure to spread this out so that what happens in a country is only relevant to that countries laws ;p But that's why I say US courts fucked it up and why I said google fucked it up. Google could have created another company from scratch for Europe, licensed search algo to that company and have ZERO ties to the US... it choose to argue it's existing structure instead of adapting. The courts decided that google has to give European data to US agencies. Which is, by the way, illegal in the EU.. meaning Google can not follow this US court decision without facing the harshest of harshest legal counter the EU has (Splitting of a company in a US and EU company)

Frankly speaking, to the EU it is completely irrelevant what the US laws are for an US company ,) When the EU says google is not allowed to give the US the european data then that is a fact. It is unchanging. Google does it, google will be crushed.

And to be more frank. Google getting out of the EU? That's a good joke ;p The EU can split Google in 2 companies if it does not comply. Then we will have 2 google companies...

And btw, you should really google that US court decision. ;p
Even if it doesn't really have a lot to do with the right to be forgotten. Google has ignored EU calls for better protection of privacy and this law is the result. But the US courts made it so google CAN not do anything BUT ignore the EU laws for better privacy.

And so we come to the situation we have now.. it's a clusterfuck. And the only way this could be any worse is if Google were an Russian company. ;p

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News Comments > Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 27, 2014, 13:51 eRe4s3r
 
This would be really neat.. with a budget 20 times higher, full blown 3D and a proper story.

But as it stands, just another FTL alike
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Legal Briefs
10. Re: Getaway Day Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2014, 13:18 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 12:47:
Orwell was concerned about privacy from the government, which I don't think this affects. But if you're going to protect privacy, call it that. "Protecting" data by erasing it, obfuscating it and limiting access to it is classic doublespeak. Down the memory hole it goes.

Still curious, though -- are German companies operating overseas not bound by German laws? Is the general European attitude that companies who want to work in, say, China, should just set up a separate company, stepping outside their EU jurisdiction, and do things the PRC way? I mean, EU, whatever, but if Google set up a separate Chinese company and handed over everything the Communist government asked for they'd get tons of shit in the US.

Privacy is privacy ,)

Either way, it's a huge clusterfuck. But the simple principle applies. You do business in the EU, you follow EU laws, you don't follow EU laws, EU will fuck you over so badly you wish you did.

US law does not apply in the EU

And the EU is not like China. But if you want to do business in China you have no choice but to cooperate with a local Chinese company and thus you are bound to their laws. (There is no free market in China)
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Legal Briefs
8. Re: Getaway Day Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2014, 10:26 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 00:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 23:00:
Google basically had to eat this judgement and the results because the US courts made it illegal for GOOGLE to actually follow the EU laws.

Hence my saying this is something the US courts caused

Wait, so German laws don't apply to German companies operating out of the country?

EDIT: I have to say that "data protection" is one of the more Orwellian terminologies I've heard in recent years. Privacy is well and good, but this is the opposite of protecting data.

It is protecting privacy through laws on data, the opposite of Orwell

How laws work in a world where borders are at best lines someone paints on maps (or where Putin invades and/or annexes land willy nilly) is something to argue about. When you get down to it, Google has brought this upon itself by not splitting EU business into a separate EU company.
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Legal Briefs
6. Re: Getaway Day Legal Briefs Nov 26, 2014, 23:00 eRe4s3r
 
mixma242 wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 22:45:
And eRe4s3r, what is the stance of the German Pirate Party on the 'right to be forgotten' - does the party support or condemn it?

That's a good question actually, but I fear completely irrelevant, the Pirate Party is defacto dead in Germany (sub 1%)

But to answer it anyway, it warned that the judgement while protecting privacy rights of EU citizen also created a legal loophole for censorship, and that any not yet encountered misuse should be swiftly blocked off via addendum to the law.

At the core this law is by the way, not the right to be forgotten.. that's just how the media calls it. The judgement defined that an US company doing business in the EU has to abide to EU data protection laws. And if it does not, it will face SEVERE punishments. Google basically had to eat this judgement and the results because the US courts made it illegal for GOOGLE to actually follow the EU laws.

Hence my saying this is something the US courts caused

To explain to you why Germany is such a big pusher of this, in Germany Google has a ~95% market share. Yes, you read right. Partially because google is really superior to all other search engines in German, and secondly because Firefox came with google by default, and Firefox is also very popular in Germany

Ps.: And yes, this does apply to ALL companies not just google. Not just to search engines either.
 
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News Comments > Assassinís Creed Unity Free DLC Offered; Season Passes Discontinued
8. Re: Assassinís Creed Unity Free DLC Offered; Season Passes Discontinued Nov 26, 2014, 21:30 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 19:56:
Wow. Credit where it's due. "Hey we fucked up, and we're sorry. Here's a bunch of free shit, including one from a few of our newest, premier titles."

Ubisoft released 2 broken games within a few days and now gives you the OTHER broken game for free ;p That ain't a gift, that's a poison pill. ^^
 
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