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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Star Control Creators Plan Unofficial Sequel
4. Re: Star Control Creators Plan Unofficial Sequel Oct 11, 2017, 21:48 Dev
 
Or... just get it from the horses mouth from this public FAQ:
https://forums.starcontrol.com/463278


A: Back in the day, Accolade and later Atari became owner of the trademark and publishing rights for the original Star Control series. Stardock along with Paul and Fred all agree that the aliens and story elements of the classic Star Control series belongs to them.

Q: Will Toys for Bob be involved in the new Star Control series?

A: Maybe but probably not. Toys for Bob was acquired by Activision and is currently working on the Skylanders series. However, Paul and Fred have both expressed a desire to return to Star Control in the future.

Q: How does Stardock plan to do a new Star Control series without the original story and aliens?

A: The new Star Control will be a reboot with a new story and new aliens. The classic Star Control series (or at least, 1 and 2 which are what we consider as canon) will be preserved as the Ur-Quan continuity. This way, if/when Paul and Fred can return to the Ur-Quan universe, we can not only help ensure it is preserved but also make sure a new generation of gamers becomes aware of their magnificient creation.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 5, 2017, 09:02 Dev
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 13:52:
Iím annoyed that there doesnít appear to be any link to what the lawsuit is ABOUT, just that itís not gonna get blocked by what it says in the booklet.
Google knows
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News Comments > Star Control: Origins Delay; New Founder's Option
5. Re: Star Control: Origins Delay; New Founder's Option Oct 5, 2017, 08:59 Dev
 
If anyone hasn't played it yet there's always the Ur Quan masters game (basically SC2), and all the awesome remastered music done by the original artists  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 3, 2017, 01:42 Dev
 
I'm waiting for gen 2 of the VR stuff to come out, hopefully cheaper.  
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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
14. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Oct 1, 2017, 12:26 Dev
 
This is a fun story and comments!

Devinoch wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 20:01:
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
Host of the Starlight Society Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Thanks for that sig, that looks like an intriguing podcast!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2017, 12:09 Dev
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 10:21:
Redmask wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 08:24:
EVGA fucking around yet again, these companies never learn.

I will never buy an EVGA product. They are fucking trash. There's a reason they're cheaper.
Back when they had a lifetime warranty for graphics cards, it was great, it didn't matter if they sucked and died after warranty.
I've replaced my GF 470 like 4 times now. Every year or two it dies. It's now a backup card, but I always know that if I need it, as long as EVGA is still around, they will replace it lol.
 
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News Comments > Killer Instinct on Steam
4. Re: Killer Instinct on Steam Sep 28, 2017, 09:06 Dev
 
So, MS wasn't seeing the sales they thought they'd see by doing win 10 exclusive so they decided to sell it on the largest PC gaming platform too? LOL

Or they figure they already got all the win 10 gamers to switch and they want to milk some money from others.

Steam review score is decent anyway.

 
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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.

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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.

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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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