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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 17, 2017, 15:53 Dev
 
Whaaaat! This is huge shock!  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 16, 2017, 14:53 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 13:37:
Bumpy wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 12:45:
Arts and music major with no IT or tech schooling, eh?

If true, that's a bit of a red flag I'd think. I see a bit more than wrist slapping about to go down.

I don't think that means anything. Loads of people come out with degrees they never use and go into other fields. I studied history and ended up working as a tech monkey and sales engineer in IT for over a decade. The rest of it's been hospitality. Neither of which my education would have applied to. With the exception of something really educationally specific like medicine or engineering anyone can learn anything on their own and go on to do that.


It MAY not mean anything. It depends on training, certs, experience, jobs worked since graduation. But it's a red flag unless all the rest is satisfactory.

Two other red flags.

She "retired" after the breach.

She (and perhaps Equifax) are trying to scrub her history and music major items from the intarwebs.

But the biggest issue? Everything we are learning about this points to incompetence in Equifax's security.
1) The admin/admin creds and plain text storage of Argentina's stuff, including creds and their equiv of SSN.
2) The fact that this current leak wasn't encrypted properly and access restricted to least permissions, else the hackers wouldn't have gotten away with anything but an encrypted DB that wouldn't have been a problem.
3) They waited two months to patch the apache struts issue (and they publically announced what vulnerability got them hacked, which is rather stupid of them, that two month issue will likely nail them at the class actions).
4) They were using current time/date as the unfreeze pins until someone pointed it out
5) they incorrectly configured the security certificate on the Equifaxbreach site, which popped upwarnings
6) they didn't host the Equifax breach site as a subdomain, which given the previous item, may lead some to doubt security and authenticity of the site
7) The breach site gives inconsistent results as to if your data was stolen, depending on if you access it through web, mobile, etc. Does it even look up anything at all? And it still hasn't emailed me back after signing up and it's been days.
8) they've had MULTIPLE previous breaches... only they bragged it didn't touch their core. Now it has
9) WTF were they storing credit card numbers for 6+ months, unencrypted for, that were able to be stolen by hackers? The 200k of them that got stolen.
10) They got hit with a zero day... that was tried after two months of not bothering to patch. No custom phishing, or custom malware, a bog standard vulnerability.


Their entire business is personal info, these guys should have some of the highest security spending and focus in the industry. They don't.

This comment was edited on Sep 16, 2017, 15:04.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 16, 2017, 00:13 Dev
 
CSO turns out to be a music major with no education with IT or security.
Not that that's an impossible thing to be, but since she hid her linked in, can't really tell if she had certs or anything either. And everything about her that can be scrubbed is attempting to be scrubbed right now.

Text for your Link
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2017, 09:28 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 22:30:
I thought the government couldn't be sued? Am I missing something here?
In civil cases yeah, but this isn't. Also there's something about government needing to give you permission to sue. I forget the exact rules, but I bet wiki would know.

But this has been going on for at least a decade (in fact they are allowed to do it within around 100 miles of not only borders but international airports which puts a huge percentage of the population in the warrantless areas), wonder why this wasn't done a few years ago. I hope they succeed in stopping it because it's ridiculous, but it's been happening long enough I think it's already established.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Sep 14, 2017, 09:15 Dev
 
Crunch time is what pushed valve into a flat management structure and attempting the episodic model of game release.  
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News Comments > Avernum 3: Ruined World Announced
8. Re: Avernum 3: Ruined World Announced Sep 14, 2017, 09:13 Dev
 
Blue,
Did you perhaps mean "long running" instead of "log running"?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
18. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 10, 2017, 00:11 Dev
 
Retired wrote on Sep 9, 2017, 22:29:
Coincidence? Card was used across town at a gas station, still have card and I am realy good at checking for skimming machines. An employee somewhere must have done it. Or thanks equifax.

The ones outside? Because nowadays the sophisticated crooks are going for inserts that you can't detect that slide into the slot on inside.
 
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News Comments > Get Mirage: Arcane Warfare Free Today
11. Re: Get Mirage: Arcane Warfare Free Today Sep 6, 2017, 22:49 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2017, 20:50:
I dunno, watching vids if this game, I felt it was kind of generic looking and not fun. Was surprised this came from the Chivalry guys.
Apparently you aren't alone, what with that just about 50% steam rating.

Free is free though. I grabbed it. Dunno if I'll ever play it but I have it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
8. Re: The Witcher Turning 10 Sep 4, 2017, 19:48 Dev
 
Wow that's an awesome clip  
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News Comments > Labor Day Mobilization
1. Re: Labor Day Mobilization Sep 4, 2017, 14:23 Dev
 
... Make appleade?  
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News Comments > Black Isle Studios Postmortem
3. Re: Black Isle Studios Postmortem Sep 4, 2017, 00:47 Dev
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 00:01:
I loved Black Isle's games back in the golden age of pc gaming. I really miss those days.
Yeah, I do too
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 21:52 Dev
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 21:11:
Dev wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 20:26:
Saboth wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:27:
I bought XCom 2 last year, but didn't install it until a few weeks ago. Played it for about 5 hours then uninstalled it. Didn't like the timed missions, and didn't like the overall countdown to the dark events that weaken you with negatives over time.
Less timed missions in this expansion, as well as more options to reduce the avatar counter.

Also, right from the menu when you click start new game you can click to double the timer on the advent/dark events, and double the mission timer length. It still lets you get the achievements too.

The mission timer is also easily editable in the ini files if that's not enough. But I've found doubling it gives plenty of time, instead of feeling super tight, so I can take my time advancing tactically and covering fire, etc.

So if those were the only issues, click two options in the start game menu and bang that's done.

Think I'll reinstall and give it another shot, checking those options. I'm not saying I couldn't hack it, it just reduced my enjoyment by feeling under pressure all of the time. Thanks for the tips.
These options were under, "New Game", then on the difficulty picking screen click "Toggle Advanced Options View". The two at the bottom are the timer ones
(this is for WotC version, though I think the base game had something similar if I recall right)

Also, in general for anyone reading this if they have this issue: Apparently this is a common thing, to not be able to figure out how to launch WotC (a lot of negative reviews relating to this lol). When the launcher comes up before the game starts, click the WotC button on bottom of launcher.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 20:26 Dev
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:27:
I bought XCom 2 last year, but didn't install it until a few weeks ago. Played it for about 5 hours then uninstalled it. Didn't like the timed missions, and didn't like the overall countdown to the dark events that weaken you with negatives over time.
Less timed missions in this expansion, as well as more options to reduce the avatar counter.

Also, right from the menu when you click start new game you can click to double the timer on the advent/dark events, and double the mission timer length. It still lets you get the achievements too.

The mission timer is also easily editable in the ini files if that's not enough. But I've found doubling it gives plenty of time, instead of feeling super tight, so I can take my time advancing tactically and covering fire, etc.

So if those were the only issues, click two options in the start game menu and bang that's done.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
19. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month Sep 3, 2017, 20:21 Dev
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 18:44:
Does this mean that Windows is going to re-enable all of the "features" I disabled to make it less annoying to use? Does mean everyone that knows me is going to be calling (again) after this update wondering why shit changed? It happened with the Anniversary Update, but I had installed that before it was forced out. I skipped on updating early, so I don't know what changes will be visible. There are some under the hood changes I know are coming and I'm looking forward to those, but it's the stuff you see (UI, etc.) that I'm dreading. It feels like I just got everything the way I want it.

Well keep in mind MS wants you to do a system upgrade twice a year like the anniversary update, creators update, etc. So yeah, I'd bet everyone of those twice annual upgrades are a good chance for MS to screw the settings around.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 14:19 Dev
 
Huge surprise at number 1! lol

I've been having a lot of fun playing xcom2 WotC.
If anyone mods, here's a nice list of mods compatible with the game
https://www.reddit.com/r/Xcom/comments/6wrkgz/wotc_compatible_mods_master_list_please_submit/

Haven't seen if this AMA was posted, but it's a fun read
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6wkiqj/were_the_developers_of_xcom_2_war_of_the_chosen/

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 16, 2017, 15:46 Dev
 
Hoop wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 15:38:
Sally could'nt understand the sudden deluge of energy drink & battery company promotions filling her inbox.
Actually, that's possible what with the leaks of personal info from HBO and actors in that hack.

But since HBO has accidentally let an episode go early before, it's likely that's all it was.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Battle.net Brand Returns
15. Re: Blizzard's Battle.net Brand Returns Aug 16, 2017, 00:01 Dev
 
Task wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 21:55:
Probably off topic, but since the SC Remaster was released yesterday I was looking around my older hard drive and realized I still have the original SC patched to 1.16.1 on it. And what do you know, I was digging around and found the discs on my shelf too.
Thanks for reminder, installing my pre-order now.
And I still have disks too... original legit retail disks SC and expansion, diablo 1/2 etc.
 
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News Comments > Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released
6. Re: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released Aug 15, 2017, 23:54 Dev
 
13 positive reviews, no negative ones seems objective to me. I'm not going to pay that much for this, but some are.  
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Jul 30, 2017, 15:40 Dev
 
Probably from the generator that was presumably used. Mfers probably didn't have it ducted properly to exhaust out. Probably just scratch built the stuff in a trailer with a random minimum wage dude who didn't know anything about it.

(couldn't get video to play, skimmed article)
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 15, 2017, 03:03 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 20:22:
That's why i use incognito mode.
You realize that that only protects on the client side? Server side google can still track you and your IP
 
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