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Out of the Blue

Well tomorrow is the official start for this year's E3, so there will be press conferences today, beginning with Microsoft's at noon Eastern time. These pressers tend to offer the revelations from the show before it actually begins, but the trend for years has been to pre-announce news and pre-release E3 media before this point anyway, to avoid being lost in the shuffle, but we'll soon learn just how many surprises, if any, the show will hold.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 20:37 nin
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 20:34:
nin wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 18:26:
I was rather pissed that while we get the first part of the final season of Breaking Bad in July, we don't get the rest of it until next summer (2013).

WTF?! How is that even a season?

8 episodes now, 8 next year. Pretty seen we'll be seeing shows with quarter seasons.

 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 20:34 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 18:26:
I was rather pissed that while we get the first part of the final season of Breaking Bad in July, we don't get the rest of it until next summer (2013).

WTF?! How is that even a season?

I was at my friend's place last night to watch the GoT finale... They've been running a D3 LAN (well a bunch of computers in the basement hooked to the internet) since launch and I jokingly asked, "So you guys been hacked yet?" and the response was that yes 3 of the 5 had. These guys are/were hardcore WoW and SC2 players as well and hadn't been hacked there. Two of them said they were hacked nearly immediatly after deciding to use the authenticator. I explained that Blizzard would claim they were compromised beforehand but that's mighty strange anyway.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 18:26 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 18:21:
Well, that was a good final episode of GoT. Can't wait for next season. Wish they didn't string these things out so long. Bloody bad enough waiting for George to actually get the damn books out.

I was rather pissed that while we get the first part of the final season of Breaking Bad in July, we don't get the rest of it until next summer (2013).
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 18:21 Cutter
 
Well, that was a good final episode of GoT. Can't wait for next season. Wish they didn't string these things out so long. Bloody bad enough waiting for George to actually get the damn books out.
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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16. Mexico stuff Jun 4, 2012, 16:15 Verno
 
The constant news of cartels becoming more and more invasive in Mexico is really depressing. I spent a lot of time there when I was younger and really enjoyed it. Great food, low cost of living, nice people and excellent diving. Nowadays if I even ventured outside of the tourist zones I'd be putting my life in serious risk, let alone lived in many areas of the country. The level of corruption in the government is absurd and the cartels are so sophisticated now I don't even see how it will be possible to shut them down.  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 16:09 Sugarman
 
It says the link is too long and wont post, but just google diablo 3 hacks and you'll find plenty of articles on it.

Not hard evidence but it makes sense because I was hacked while playing, and yes I do have an authenticator. Who is "theyarecomingforyou"?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 15:18 Cutter
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 12:29:
I'm just under 6 feet, so I am by no means a giant, but I sure felt like one last time I flew. I'm pretty sure the seat are designed to be ergonomically uncomfortable. It wouldn't be so bad if you could lean the seat back without crushing the knees of the person behind you; btw thank you for that person infront of me.

Maybe they should just start stacking people horizontally, load cords of us in with fork lifts, it might actually be more comfortable.

the one thing they mention in the article that's correct is that they should be basing seating on shoulder width, not hips. Most people consider me a big fella at 6ft and a solid 225, my shoulders are twice as wide as my hips. When I'm sitting on a bus or subway or something my ass fits in the seat just fine but my upper body is definitely taking over half a seat beside me. And when you want to spread your legs out to get comfy...forget about it. It's always been my major beef about public seating. The shit just isn't designed for bigger men - and I mean obese or porn stars.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 14:42 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 14:40:
It's that old saying that if a lie gets told long enough, people start to believe it.
Worst thing is that old saying is unfortunately right.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 14:40 nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 14:38:
Sugarman wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 14:32:
After reading up a bit on it I found that it's possible for another person to hijack your session while you're playing, so no matter what your password is or if you use an authenticator
I'd like to read whatever it was that convinced you of this. Because despite my dislike for the on-line requirement, I'm not buying that story without some reasonable evidence/explanation.

It's that old saying that if a lie gets told long enough, people start to believe it.

 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 14:38 Mr. Tact
 
Sugarman wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 14:32:
After reading up a bit on it I found that it's possible for another person to hijack your session while you're playing, so no matter what your password is or if you use an authenticator
I'd like to read whatever it was that convinced you of this. Because despite my dislike for the on-line requirement, I'm not buying that story without some reasonable evidence/explanation.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 14:37 nin
 
Are you theyarecomingforyou's little brother? And did you have an authenticator?

Also, if you are his brother, what kind of porn do you like?

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 14:32 Sugarman
 
I commented on here a week or so ago about my buddy's D3 account getting hacked and wanted to update some of you. While I was playing my lvl 58 character last night I got kicked out of game with a message saying "you have been disconnected, you're account has been logged onto from another computer". I tried to log back in and my password had already been changed and by the time I could report it and get my account reset all my stuff and gold had been taken, including what had been sold at the auction house. I had a fairly complex password.

After reading up a bit on it I found that it's possible for another person to hijack your session while you're playing, so no matter what your password is or if you use an authenticator, it's basically a moot point. Blizzard obviously has to know whats going on here.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 13:05 Mr. Tact
 
That Nina Conti video is pretty entertaining.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 12:30 Beamer
 
mch wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 12:15:
I was recently flying back to the east coast from CA, and they bumped me up to the emergency exit aisle, at no cost. I'm used to them charging for these seats now (ridiculous), but I was shocked when I got to my seat and found that there wasn't any extra legroom. On top of that, the seats in the emergency exit aisle didn't recline.

Needless to say, those people around me who had PAID for the privilege of sitting in a seat with no advantages (a few disadvantages, in fact) were less than pleased.


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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 12:29 Pigeon
 
I'm just under 6 feet, so I am by no means a giant, but I sure felt like one last time I flew. I'm pretty sure the seat are designed to be ergonomically uncomfortable. It wouldn't be so bad if you could lean the seat back without crushing the knees of the person behind you; btw thank you for that person infront of me.

Maybe they should just start stacking people horizontally, load cords of us in with fork lifts, it might actually be more comfortable.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 12:15 mch
 
I was recently flying back to the east coast from CA, and they bumped me up to the emergency exit aisle, at no cost. I'm used to them charging for these seats now (ridiculous), but I was shocked when I got to my seat and found that there wasn't any extra legroom. On top of that, the seats in the emergency exit aisle didn't recline.

Needless to say, those people around me who had PAID for the privilege of sitting in a seat with no advantages (a few disadvantages, in fact) were less than pleased.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 11:26 nin
 
Bucky wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 11:22:
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 10:33:
And things could get even more heated. Changes are happening now, as major U.S. carriers look for new ways to pump up profits by either adding to or reducing the number of coach seats, increasing legroom or cutting the distance between rows.

Fucking airlines. They should have all let them fail after 9/11 so new ones that actually work could rise from the ashes.

I can sit on a bicycle seat for hours on end in perfect comfort, but the four flights I was on this weekend were all miserable. Any more changes that reduce the comfort of a flight and I'll just stay on the ground.


Don't try and bring that bicycle seat on your next flight! Only "terrrist" do that!

 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 11:22 Bucky
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 10:33:
And things could get even more heated. Changes are happening now, as major U.S. carriers look for new ways to pump up profits by either adding to or reducing the number of coach seats, increasing legroom or cutting the distance between rows.

Fucking airlines. They should have all let them fail after 9/11 so new ones that actually work could rise from the ashes.

I can sit on a bicycle seat for hours on end in perfect comfort, but the four flights I was on this weekend were all miserable. Any more changes that reduce the comfort of a flight and I'll just stay on the ground.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 10:33 Cutter
 
Probably not much in the way of suprises but there are always a few aces up sleeves.

And things could get even more heated. Changes are happening now, as major U.S. carriers look for new ways to pump up profits by either adding to or reducing the number of coach seats, increasing legroom or cutting the distance between rows.

Fucking airlines. They should have all let them fail after 9/11 so new ones that actually work could rise from the ashes.

Hahaha, best comment from that Mexican cartel article....

" Mexican drug cartels are not strictly drug cartels. One of their fastest-growing markets is extortion of private citizens and businesses. Donít pay, and you can be threatened"

In other words they are setting themselves up as Governments.

lulz!
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 09:21 nin
 


I believe you can watch the MS stream here, among other places...

 
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