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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Star Citizen Engine Switch Follow-up
28. Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch Follow-up Dec 25, 2016, 23:28 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 19:19:
The game could be accused of having a cult-like following . Some have even gone so far as to spend hundreds of dollars.
Hundreds? Oh no. Try THOUSANDS. They have multiple options on their site for thousand+ things. They wouldn't have those if they didn't sell.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
26. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 16:06 Dev
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 13:44:
Dev wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 13:40:
Yeah steam is down hard, site, client, server status page, etc. Good ole valve, they ALWAYS ALWAYS have issues during a sale. You'd think they'd look at traffic growth patterns and plan for it. Wait, that's too boring, no one wants to wheel their desks over.
This time though, instead of glitches the whole thing is gone. Must all be asleep in Christmas vacation, must be no one monitoring at the office, must be no one setup for alerting on phones when network problems happen, steam twitter has no posts for 24 hours.

Steam isn't down by choice, its the usual DDoS attacks at Christmas. It's not a problem you solve by throwing money at it. No one can provision for the size of the botnets we see today, they bring down Microsoft and Sony regularly too. If you are such an expert on network infrastructure though feel free to contact Valve, I'm sure they would appreciate the help. Maybe you can wheel your desk over and start teaching those silly rich guys a lesson.
And ddos attacks can be mitigated too, usually by talking to upstream providers. This kinda thing can be taken care of far faster than valve took care of it.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
14. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 13:40 Dev
 
Yeah steam is down hard, site, client, server status page, etc. Good ole valve, they ALWAYS ALWAYS have issues during a sale. You'd think they'd look at traffic growth patterns and plan for it. Wait, that's too boring, no one wants to wheel their desks over.
This time though, instead of glitches the whole thing is gone. Must all be asleep in Christmas vacation, must be no one monitoring at the office, must be no one setup for alerting on phones when network problems happen, steam twitter has no posts for 24 hours.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
11. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 13:34 Dev
 


jacobvandy wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 13:01:
Just out of curiosity.. What can Australia do to enforce this? If Valve has been ignoring them, and if they continue to do so, what's gonna happen? Are they gonna sue, then nobody from Valve shows up, and Steam gets banned down there, or what?
Yeah, it could start there. It could also escalate through world courts, trade things, etc. But I doubt valve wants to lose 2.2 million customers.
Also looks like valve admitted in court (I RTFA) that they didn't bother to check local laws or compliance when they started selling there or afterwards. The judge hit them "hard" for doing that. Probably the same in every country where valve sells. Valve suggested a $250k fine, and the judge laughed at that and said (rightly so) that valve wouldn't even notice that. I'd argue they won't notice the $3 mill much either lol.
So, all those people who say on occasion valve is violating local laws, yeah they probably are, since they didn't bother to check. Too boring a job to wheel desk over and check laws, so they just start selling.

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News Comments > On Sale
20. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Andromeda Initiative Trailer Dec 19, 2016, 08:25 Dev
 
Kelpie wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 06:31:
sir wrote on Dec 18, 2016, 12:55:
$2500!? We could almost buy our own ship for that

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BUT! IT! INCLUDES! LIFETIME! INSURANCE! AND is only available in LIMITED! quantities for a LIMITED! time ONLY!

lol
 
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Dec 19, 2016, 08:16 Dev
 
BTW, I believe that tomb raider pack "20 Year Celebration" includes all the DLC, season pass, etc.
At least it did when I bought it a month ago. It's not advertised like that, so I was pleasantly surprised and started playing the game. I've been enjoying it.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Dec 10, 2016, 21:44 Dev
 
Looks like Kaby is the most yawner chip yet.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 10, 2016, 21:44 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 11:07:
Well I'm not driving around there so I'll never have anything to worry about. I love how that works. Wry
It's just starting there. Nothing stopping it from happening elsewhere.
Like credit card skimming is becoming widespread in USA, started in big cities. And now credit card companies just brilliantly pushed deadlines back another few years for gas stations to upgrade to chip.
 
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced
10. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced Dec 3, 2016, 15:19 Dev
 
This looks exciting!

SunnyD wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 03:26:
Yea, ain't he dat guy dat shot second?


~Finis~
No you unwashed blasphemer!
Han was the only guy who shot!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 2, 2016, 09:25 Dev
 
Since it's never been used, he probably would have never known about it UNTIL THE PRESS STARTED WRITING ABOUT IT!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 30, 2016, 23:44 Dev
 
I don't block ads, but I should. They slow down my computer and can actually be dangerous.

If sites weren't lazy about the ads, they could host them themselves and vet them themselves. For instance, see Krebs for a site that does ads right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
55. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 22:19 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 16:22:
And still lost the popular vote by millions.
millionS requires at least two. It's less than that.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
2. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 11:34 Dev
 
The most important part I think is the sharing of the target dates of each piece.
But it's only for 2.6
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 11, 2016, 17:07 Dev
 
DDI wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 12:10:
Talk about failing to read the article. All of the information will be exposed via REST which opens it up so that anyone can present what was in the security bulletin in their own way. It will make it far easier to figure out what update fixed which vulnerability.
Yet, it will make the job of a sys admin who is just trying to figure out WTF ms patched in this months rollup harder.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2016, 01:00 Dev
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 23:46:
EULA's are not enforceable
Sure they are, at least many of the parts. Supreme court saying a EULA can force a someone to arbitrate and not able to do class action law suit is just the latest in a long run of EULA pieces being enforceable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 8, 2016, 00:56 Dev
 
I did actually read the whole thing. It was a yawner.

I did like this quote though:

Sure, like every other writer on the Web, I want my articles to be widely read, which means I want you to Like and Tweet and email this piece to everyone you know. But if you had any inkling of doing that, you’d have done it already. You’d probably have done it just after reading the headline and seeing the picture at the top. Nothing I say at this point matters at all.

Sad commentary on the state of society that most tweets and comments are based off the headlines and someone could write total garbage for the rest of the article
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 7, 2016, 09:13 Dev
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 14:53:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:10:
LOL MS

http://tinyurl.com/zwpaunh
To be fair, as the article notes that isn't MS's fault. MS would rather have them playing with XB1 users. That's Activision not putting two brain cells together.
But it's also possible that someone at MS failed to notify the correct people at activision that this would be the case, and it just happened by default.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 5, 2016, 10:48 Dev
 
What, do they think US ppl will pirate record more? I think that stuff goes on more in other countries lol  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 3, 2016, 22:18 Dev
 
"The Trail" Another pay 2 win mobile game? Nice one Peter  
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News Comments > Super Dungeon Bros Released
1. Re: Super Dungeon Bros Released Nov 1, 2016, 23:11 Dev
 
"Mostly negative" avg reviews, yikes!
Edit: Weird mix of language vs negative reviews. Like all the foreign language ones are negative and English are positive. Did they screw the pooch with MP in other regions or what?
 
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