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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 9275 (Guru)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced
15. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced Aug 15, 2015, 12:33 eRe4s3r
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 09:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 08:19:
I replayed the first (HR) one 3 times ;p So I am kinda hyped for this.. just hoping it will still give us option for a complete non-lethal playthrough.

I play games to kill and hurt things. What is this 'non-lethal' method you speak of?

It's the method where you punch people with your robotic fist, lug smelly grenades around, shoot them in the neck with "blowpipe" and spread the love of electricity. Obviously
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced
11. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced Aug 15, 2015, 08:19 eRe4s3r
 
I replayed the first (HR) one 3 times ;p So I am kinda hyped for this.. just hoping it will still give us option for a complete non-lethal playthrough.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Aug 15, 2015, 05:17 eRe4s3r
 
It's the very same. Not to mention the same group of people that you can thank when a so called "doctor" diagnoses ADHD on a perfectly healthy child.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced
9. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced Aug 15, 2015, 00:57 eRe4s3r
 
Aside from crazy talk.. this is good The question is though.. does the game even warrant a 2nd replay?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 15, 2015, 00:21 eRe4s3r
 
It would have been better if it had a proper hardware firewall. Even many routers have extremely shitty software ones. ;/  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 22:51 eRe4s3r
 
"fairly privacy conscious" is an oxymoron

I don't have W10, I read forums to Inform myself, so if that info there is wrong, well live and learn. Fact is that I see enough data collection with proof that I won't touch this OS until there is proof that all spying can be blocked.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 10:38 eRe4s3r
 
You wanna know why I will never stop complaining about privacy violations? I experienced the (death throws) of the STASI

You probably have no idea what that was like. We Germans care about privacy. Not because we are picky, but because we lived many years in a nation where privacy didn't exist. And that was a nation sized concentration camp.

That data in Windows 10 isn't collected to better your life.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 08:27 eRe4s3r
 
Krowen wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 07:23:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 21:57:
With encryption I meant the telemetry data is encrypted it collects and sends it when machine is idle, so you could potentially catch what is recorded... but since I am too paranoid to run W10 anywhere....

The idle data collection thing is a forum myth with no validity.

Or so you claim, but can you prove it? See, the problem ain't validity, the problem is many people would believe NSA pwned MS would pull a stunt like this, including me.

Especially since MS did push "telemetry" loggers on Windows 8 and 8.1 as important update, and on Windows 7 as optional update. NSA backdoor or useful feature? Who can tell the difference nowadays?

In a post Snowden era MS is about as trustworthy as a snake oil salesman
 
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Weekend
12. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Weekend Aug 14, 2015, 07:20 eRe4s3r
 
Skip this one, and replay Alpha Centauri, then come back, and complain how badly the controls and interface aged

And THEN complain, that nobody did a proper sci-fi 4x like Alpha Centauri (or better) for nearly 2 decades now.
 
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News Comments > The Solus Project Trailer
5. Re: The Solus Project Trailer Aug 14, 2015, 06:11 eRe4s3r
 
As soon as I saw calories ticking down and thirst measured in "liters" I knew.. skip

That ain't survival, that's bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Weekend
9. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Weekend Aug 14, 2015, 02:45 eRe4s3r
 
To me CIV Beyond Earth is an atrocity... soulless and boring ;/  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 13, 2015, 21:57 eRe4s3r
 
With encryption I meant the telemetry data is encrypted it collects and sends it when machine is idle, so you could potentially catch what is recorded... but since I am too paranoid to run W10 anywhere....  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 13, 2015, 20:01 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 14:00:
Verno wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 13:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 12:23:

I am not using Windows 10 yet and my tin-foil is already way too thick, but googling reveals; http://goo.gl/hcGh9p and
https://goo.gl/UqzZki

The first source has no evidence, just a bunch of allegations. The second is just a list of Microsoft servers. Arstechnica has a more reputable article with sources on what Windows does and doesn't collect.

To me it seems like a combination of rushed design (some settings just send useless traffic with no identifiers regardless of toggle setting) and basic telemetry data that they want for whatever reason. With a pretty good release otherwise they should really ask themselves if its worth all this bad press.

Edit: with link to article

Great, thanks for following and reading those links, I was too busy to do that. Now we have allegations, speculations and reputable sources. All better now.

From what I understand Ars Technica overlooked a huge part of the spying though, which triggers once your PC goes into idle. (no user action for X minutes) and does NOT trigger when you have wireshark capturing data (since that ain't exactly idle anything, Wireshark has a huge footprint). This idle period is when it sends the most "mysterious" data, encrypted, but surely not just cat pictures, to the domain I posted amongst others. Quick whois revealed who owns it. Do you want anything and everything on your PC sent to an Anti-Piracy/DRM outfit?

Proving anything would be nice though, currently and I freely admit, this is speculations, one can see the connection, but one can not prove what exactly is sent, you'd have to crack the encryption first and trick the idle services to trigger even when capturing (so you have to do it outside the box, by running W10 in a VM) and wireshark outside the VM

And just to repeat this, blocking Windows services via hosts file DOES NOT WORK

It throws errors, but the data transmissions continue

For me there is no relevancy to proving specifics. My OS has not, ever, the right to contact an anti-piracy outfit to show them my ripped music. Even if MS doesn't act on it, this is violation of privacy and illegal.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 13, 2015, 10:10 eRe4s3r
 
IN other news Windows 10 also scans your media files and sends the info about them, hashes, including your unique HW ID to cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net owned by https://www.markmonitor.com/

So not just does MS scan your porn files, it uploads the info to an anti-piracy outfits servers. WTF is MS and markmonitor doing with that ?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 13, 2015, 08:00 eRe4s3r
 
Did anyone actually read the 4th link? Holy crap Lenovo... again...  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin II Announced
36. Re: Divinity: Original Sin II Announced Aug 13, 2015, 06:10 eRe4s3r
 
Chris Avellone needs to design character interactions or bust  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 4 Preview
9. Re: Diablo III Season 4 Preview Aug 12, 2015, 07:08 eRe4s3r
 
I don't play nearly as much as you and lack half of the neat uniques but this is my main WD http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/eRe4s3r-2812/hero/3677835

It's going towards a pure minion DPS build. It's getting there, but I find a ton of shitty items that are not really useful for my dream build...

To me, minion build is the only build that is fun And it handles currently everything up to torment 5... 6 the only problem is that I lack a certain set bonus (275% damage boost when mana spender hit, since my primary and secondary attack is a mana spender, and not a signature)

grift level 23 only though..
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 4 Preview
4. Re: Diablo III Season 4 Preview Aug 11, 2015, 22:26 eRe4s3r
 
Thanks I would play seasons, but I played Season 2 to 70 twice and that was enough, in the process I discovered that wizards don't suck (as much) as I thought and that Barbs are the class I absolutely hate...

Nothing can beat my witch doctor... I have that item combo that allows these little devils to stay alive from that "summon a swarm of them" ability... and that is hugely fun ;p At this point it feels I can't possibly find better items.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 4 Preview
2. Re: Diablo III Season 4 Preview Aug 11, 2015, 22:00 eRe4s3r
 
So does Season 1/2/3 loot actually drop in normal gameplay now (or at least 1/2 and 3 once 23rd is over? I didn't follow this in-depth...  
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News Comments > PES 2014 Servers Closing in November
1. Re: PES 2014 Severs Closing in November Aug 11, 2015, 21:54 eRe4s3r
 
less than 2 years...  
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