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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 10050 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 12:27 eRe4s3r
 
Apparently he never found out how to be even crap at it, considering he made exactly ZERO games.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 15, 2016, 17:35 eRe4s3r
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 12:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 01:31:
If the backup was done via compressed snapshots recovery of that backup is extremely simple and actually so simple you can do it yourself. Considering he got his files back, I assume his backup was a compressed snapshot archive of the hosted server directories on external drives.

What you forgot is that when you backup website stuff, you probably wanna compress that crap (html/xml compresses really well), take a snapshot and put it in clean labeled directories on some external drive and then you don't need to recover more than -1- file, the snapshot of that day, and even if that fails, you go back your sequential order (since new directory puts clear boundaries between data) until you get a recoverable snapshot archive

And maybe he even used a proper compression format that has built in redundancy and set it to a properly high value so even partial recovery would still give him all his data.

Point being, if you backup properly rm -rf is not gonna scare you.

According to that reddit thread he got his data back btw

Glad to hear he got his data back. At least as initially described however, he had his external backup drives mounted locally on the file system over the network (WTF?), and so they were subject to the unintended rm -rf /. Even if there was some other backup in place that he was able to turn to, the guy sounds massively incompetent as a system admin, and I say that as someone who is by no means a Linux sysadmin wizard, but who at least has heard of fucking rsync. (Sorry, I still can't get over mounting your external back system in the local file system.)

The joke is had he used rsync and properly configured it, he probably also would have given rsync the exclusive write permission for the backup shares... preventing all of this (and more .> cryptoworms pwning everything including the backup NAS)

In the age of cryptworms even I in my home network am thinking of locking down write permissions and access settings way harder... the backup directory for example isn't mounted (nor visible in network overview) unless I am doing a backup.

And unlike rm -rf, properly written cryptoworm IS permanent and has potential to ruin you entirely if you are not doing things by the book.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 15, 2016, 01:31 eRe4s3r
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 22:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 19:13:
Someone who doesn't know that rm -rf does not in fact delete anything should probably not be the guy you go to to host a website.

It's like thinking just hitting DEL on your keyboard makes a file disappear forever.

Huh? In nearly every flavor of Unix/Linux of which I'm aware, rm is pretty permanent. The bits are still on the storage device -- at least until overwritten by file I/O operations -- but any file system reference to them are lost. Recovery would depend upon immediately powering down and disconnecting the storage devices in question, to prevent the bits from being overwritten, and then calling in some very expensive data recovery experts to try to reconstruct files from the raw bit sequences still in the storage device. The likelihood of recovery is very, very low. It would be like cat-ing together a series of compiled object files, removing lines at random, and then trying to reconstruct the original uncompiled source files from the resulting mess: you might get something of the original (most of the data is still there, albeit in unintelligible form), but it sure isn't likely.

If the backup was done via compressed snapshots recovery of that backup is extremely simple and actually so simple you can do it yourself. Considering he got his files back, I assume his backup was a compressed snapshot archive of the hosted server directories on external drives.

What you forgot is that when you backup website stuff, you probably wanna compress that crap (html/xml compresses really well), take a snapshot and put it in clean labeled directories on some external drive and then you don't need to recover more than -1- file, the snapshot of that day, and even if that fails, you go back your sequential order (since new directory puts clear boundaries between data) until you get a recoverable snapshot archive

And maybe he even used a proper compression format that has built in redundancy and set it to a properly high value so even partial recovery would still give him all his data.

Point being, if you backup properly rm -rf is not gonna scare you.

According to that reddit thread he got his data back btw
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 14, 2016, 19:13 eRe4s3r
 
Someone who doesn't know that rm -rf does not in fact delete anything should probably not be the guy you go to to host a website.

It's like thinking just hitting DEL on your keyboard makes a file disappear forever.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX on PC
20. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX on PC Apr 14, 2016, 16:04 eRe4s3r
 
Bodolza wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 15:16:
Anyone know if this plays okay with just a keyboard? Going on a trip, and I'm looking for something that will work well on a laptop.

It runs fine with KB/M
 
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News Comments > Rockstar North Lawsuit
12. Re: Rockstar North Lawsuit Apr 14, 2016, 13:59 eRe4s3r
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 13, 2016, 05:50:
nin wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 20:41:
Somehow I'm going to find a way to blame this for the lack of GTA 5 SP DLC!

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"Have you wondered why GTA V doesnít seem to be getting any single player DLC, despite it being teased, hinted at and even promised a few years ago? It would seem the answer is simple: thereís absolutely no point, at least not from a financial perspective.

In an ongoing legal battle between Rockstar and a former producer, it has been noted that Rockstar and its parent company Take-Two have raked in at least $500,000,000 from GTA Online, so that doesnít even include the initial purchase cost of the base game. Jesus. H. Christ.

Shark Cards have been mocked and ridiculed since they were first introduced as micro-transactions in GTA Online, but it looks like theyíre actually working and whoever came up with idea is due a nice big bonus at some point. Itís still possible that thereís some single player DLC in the works, but at the moment itís not looking all that likely, especially when Rockstar is doing a better job in the credit game than some actual creditors."

Yeah, well, welcome to the New Online World Order.

Continuing in that article...

"itís been stated in the court documents that GTA V as a whole has generated $3,000,000,000 since its release. "

That is insane indeed. 3 billion $ for GTA 5 .. holy crap. And I even bought it too +.+ Need to reconfigure my anti-sheeple script or something.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX on PC
7. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX on PC Apr 14, 2016, 12:54 eRe4s3r
 
Well I never played it and many people say it was substantially the best FF game... we'll see.  
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News Comments > Fable Legends Closed
4. Re: Fable Legends Closed Apr 14, 2016, 12:49 eRe4s3r
 
Didn't even know this was released...  
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News Comments > Soda Drinker Pro
1. Re: Soda Drinker Pro Apr 14, 2016, 12:38 eRe4s3r
 
What................?  
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News Comments > Rockstar North Lawsuit
10. Re: Rockstar North Lawsuit Apr 13, 2016, 03:13 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 17:35:
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 16:20:
Wow, I wonder what this is all really about.

Greed.

Seems to be very short sighed from RS north to do this, if the guy really was as pivotal as it sounds...
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Released
18. Re: Dark Souls III Released Apr 12, 2016, 19:43 eRe4s3r
 
Rilcon wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 13:24:
Expect crashes. Many people, myself included, crash whenever they get near a bonfire.

Set light detail to low (according to steam forums)
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Trailer
18. Re: Titanfall 2 Trailer Apr 12, 2016, 09:22 eRe4s3r
 
nin wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 08:30:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 00:33:
At least they released all the DLC for free instead of fracturing the playerbase. Still holds up well and is fun.

They couldn't afford to fracture their playerbase.


The thing with Titanfall wasn't the player base though, it was the engine and level design, which was garbage. As mech it feelt more like playing pinball (the level geometry played the bumper elements) when you sped through the levels, and the game had hitscan weapons to boot.

This is really sad, because the mechs were extremely fun to play, the various modules and loadouts were a lot of fun, even though some of them were completely useless against skilled players.

Still, Titanfall... I had a lot of fun playing it, the sound design aside from it's filesize, was really nice, exploding meshes, the emergency eject, the drop in, shots.. everything felt connected. But that connected quickly disappeared as soon as your 70t mech got stuck on a light pole or railing, as soon as you dodged and bumped around like a pinball.

I just hope Titanfall 2 does not use the source engine
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 14:15 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:28:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 11:34:
El Pit wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 11:03:
That video of a bear chasing a snowboarder... I hope this is staged. If not - girl, this is your second birthday from now on. Stunned Wow

Fake bear is fake.

I dunno, dude. I'm usually the first to cry fake, but this seems pretty legit. With the snow swirling around and the bear running through it, it'd be a LOT of work to splice that in there.


It's a fake though, 2 videos overlapped and since it's white on white, you can't easily tell. Also the bear sounds are from Farcry 4 or Skyrim, can't quite define it, but one of those 2 games is where I heard these samples before.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 09:08 eRe4s3r
 
Antibacterial soap... is by far the dumbest product ever invented, considering what soap actually already does.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 14:45 eRe4s3r
 
bobbyric wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 14:35:
"Are we part of a computer simulation?" If we're obviously part of a larger whole does it really matter if we are or not?

Haha

Only a badly written computer program could be as fucked up as the real world we see daily though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 14:38 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 15:35:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 14:27:
Glad to hear the glasses worked out! I do computer work too and though I don't wear glasses once I reached 40 I started cranking up the font size as a work around to declining eyesight.

At 40 everyone needs reading glasses. I can read most stuff fine but things like the print on packaging and such mean I need to put the specs on. It makes you think of how frustrating it's been for so many people over the last several thousand years who needed glasses but they didn't exist.


Several thousand years ago you didn't have to read small print in 8px font though
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen EVA Video
20. Re: Star Citizen EVA Video Apr 9, 2016, 21:11 eRe4s3r
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 20:07:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 19:40:
We'll see soon enough If it (SQ42) doesn't release this year I am not gonna be happy though.

Well, then... prepare to be not happy. The odds are the same as successfully navigating an asteroid field and Christ Roberts sure as hell ain't no Han Solo.

It won't happen this year. No chance. They are lagging behind on all fronts. Animations, flight model, proper controls, ships that are required to be finished for S42, FPS gameplay (for S42 FPS missions), engine development, everything.
It will be a miracle of epic proportions if it releases within the next eight months and if it does it won't be pretty because it will be half-assed as fuck, making those horrible UWP games from Microshit look like polished pro releases by comparison.

Even if you may be right and believe me, I am preparing to be not happy, navigating an asteroid field is incredibly easy, in reality you could fly a city the size of New York through one, blind, and never hit anything ^^

(Just thought that was an interesting science fact)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen EVA Video
13. Re: Star Citizen EVA Video Apr 9, 2016, 19:40 eRe4s3r
 
Julio wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 17:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 13:07:
Ehm, they showed the entire intro sequence of SQ42... with the player flying, landing, and walking through the ship for the first mission briefing... anything more would be huge spoilers that nobody wants.

They probably showed the whole game of SQ42 in that sequence, or all that's done

We'll see soon enough If it (SQ42) doesn't release this year I am not gonna be happy though. How long they are actually working on the engine basics with this is one of these things I don't particularly like either.. as this means they have horrible management, or CryEngine turned out to be a total clusterfuck to work with. But that animations are not smooth yet is really bothersome. Animations should all be done and locked already....
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen EVA Video
6. Re: Star Citizen EVA Video Apr 9, 2016, 13:07 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 12:38:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 12:10:
I thought the video was pretty cool.

Yes it does. Looks cool. Very cool. Except, where is the gameplay? Where is a single fucking mission from Sq42? Why show us this useless tech demo shit, in video after video after video. Where is the meat? Where is the substance? If I were to wager a guess, there is none. They are iterating and experimenting and calling it "game development". Newsflash, thats not how any kind of real development is done.

Ehm, they showed the entire intro sequence of SQ42... with the player flying, landing, and walking through the ship for the first mission briefing... anything more would be huge spoilers that nobody wants.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 8, 2016, 17:53 eRe4s3r
 
saluk wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:12:
Both are "out", and for the most part work as well and for the purposes for which they have been said to work.

Shipping delays on both sides mean few outside of the media actually have them yet.

Mostly meant that I have not seen in-depth reviews yet, of the Vive, that is
 
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