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Re: CD PROJEKT RED Hit by Ransomware Attack
Feb 9, 2021, 21:05
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED Hit by Ransomware Attack Feb 9, 2021, 21:05
Feb 9, 2021, 21:05
 
Bodolza wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 19:51:
My company has an outside vendor send fake phishing e-mails to a random assortment of employees every year. We've been doing it for about the past 3 years. Every year they're able to get about 20% of the company to enter their user name and password in a fake external website. This is despite regular training about phishing. What's even sadder is that the engineers in the company are about twice as likely to enter their credentials as our sales staff. I'm positive that having 2-factor auth is the only thing preventing our company from getting regularly p0wned.

20%!?!? Ouch, that's rough.
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Re: Riot CEO Facing Harassment Lawsuit
Feb 9, 2021, 21:02
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Re: Riot CEO Facing Harassment Lawsuit Feb 9, 2021, 21:02
Feb 9, 2021, 21:02
 
Cram wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 21:00:
You know what a really really easy thing to do in life is?

Not sexually harass another human being, employee or otherwise.

You and I may think so, but apparently it's insanely difficult.
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Re: Get Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China for Free
Feb 9, 2021, 20:58
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Re: Get Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China for Free Feb 9, 2021, 20:58
Feb 9, 2021, 20:58
 
Maybe their servers are just getting slammed at this particular second, but trying to go to the Store part of Uplay, it just locks up, I cannot get to the freebie portion, nor even click on any buttons in the Store, and elicit a response. Maybe tomorrow, I guess.
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Re: Anthem's Future on the Line: Report
Feb 9, 2021, 19:38
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Re: Anthem's Future on the Line: Report Feb 9, 2021, 19:38
Feb 9, 2021, 19:38
 
Hrm, EA? I would be beyond surprised if they did anything but just cut their losses and move on.
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Re: Minecraft Dungeons Has 10M Players
Feb 9, 2021, 15:52
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Re: Minecraft Dungeons Has 10M Players Feb 9, 2021, 15:52
Feb 9, 2021, 15:52
 
I don't get Minecraft's popularity at all, but I am in the freakishly small minority, apparently.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000 Battlesector Announced
Feb 9, 2021, 15:52
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Re: Warhammer 40,000 Battlesector Announced Feb 9, 2021, 15:52
Feb 9, 2021, 15:52
 
Well, I'm tentatively interested for anything WH40k, although fans have been burned so many times now. "Turn Based, Fast Paced?"

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Re: Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront Beta Next Month
Feb 8, 2021, 13:02
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Re: Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront Beta Next Month Feb 8, 2021, 13:02
Feb 8, 2021, 13:02
 
Call to Arms... why the hell isn't this game better? Men of War: Assault Squad 1 and 2 were so awesome, yet their modern day version is still terrible (or at least the last time I checked), and now they've apparently given up and are going back to WW2? That's a shame.
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled
Feb 8, 2021, 12:59
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled Feb 8, 2021, 12:59
Feb 8, 2021, 12:59
 
Somebody probably filed a fraudulent DMCA takedown against him, through Google. Instant disabling of his account, and good luck trying to get your account back, because nobody seems to be in charge of overturning those, at any company.

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Re: Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass.
Feb 7, 2021, 17:21
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Re: Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass. Feb 7, 2021, 17:21
Feb 7, 2021, 17:21
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 7, 2021, 16:54:
Almost seems a little too good to be true. Easy to make, stronger and better insulation than glass... I look forward to when they have it "scaled up to industrial levels". It will be interesting to see the pricing...

The devil will be in the details of course, but considering this new material can be potentially grown, instead of mined/refined/kilned like metal or glass, it could be a major achievement for the human race.

However I keep hearing about these revolutionary new ideas that never seem to actually pan out in practice, oh well, hopefully this becomes usable.

This wood process uses hydrogen peroxide and sunlight/UV, so not terribly toxic, certainly less toxic and less energy intensive than most metal/glass refineries, as described in the article.

The other danger is of course some comically evil corporation buying this up and never releasing it, but surely that won't happen?
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives
Feb 7, 2021, 15:41
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives Feb 7, 2021, 15:41
Feb 7, 2021, 15:41
 
If I'm going to be on the computer for any decent amount of time, potentially gaming, I turn Steam and GoG on, so they can update games, and I can have my friends lists open for random IRCish chat.

I only ever start Blizzard, Uplay, Origin, EGS, if I'm going to play one of those games, which is becoming less frequent these days. The vast majority of my library is Steam/GoG, with EGS freebies a very distant third, then Uplay, Origin, Blizzard, etc.

I rarely launch games from the shortcuts, just because if I'm going to be gaming that day, I already have the front end loaded. The speed difference off of SSDs seems inconsequential, and I have storefronts minimized anyway.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Feb 7, 2021, 13:17
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Feb 7, 2021, 13:17
Feb 7, 2021, 13:17
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 21:43:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 18:34:
That remote van is kind of silly.

I agree and, also, who gets actual work done on a single screen? I need, minimum, three just to do my job,

Three or more screens!? Alert the FBI, Burrito of Peace is a hacker from 1995, or possibly 2001.
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Re: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Overhauled
Feb 7, 2021, 01:57
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Re: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Overhauled Feb 7, 2021, 01:57
Feb 7, 2021, 01:57
 
I played a few skirmishes and... yeah still sort of blah. Hover Units, air units, some strong towers, tried and true control point maps, but somehow it doesn't come together as an addictive, fun, game for me. The AI for your units is still pretty weak, and/or broken by hover units trying to keep apart from each other; even with attack move, the units in back refuse to rush up and attack sometimes.

Oh well, maybe Stardock will get their shit together and make another Sins of a Solar Empire game at some point.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 6, 2021, 02:10
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 6, 2021, 02:10
Feb 6, 2021, 02:10
 
Ah yes, high level encryption and a strong password. I hope nobody on the police force has... a blunt object. Oh wait he probably won't get beaten half to death in Germany by the police, I don't think they are quite as corrupt as the US police.
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Re: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed Again
Feb 6, 2021, 02:05
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Re: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed Again Feb 6, 2021, 02:05
Feb 6, 2021, 02:05
 
Well, yeah, the original Ultimas are on Gog, but they make vanilla Dwarf Fortress look like Crysis.

I'd like modern, real remakes (with upgraded visuals and audio, and resolution scaling!) of the games that I loved from 20-30 years ago, the Ultimas for sure, Veil of Darkness, some of the lesser known classics that would probably still play reasonably well, mechanics wise. Nostalgia would get me to part with some cash, at the very least. Trying to play Betrayal at Krondor now assaults my eyeballs, for example, and I'd pay for a well done remake. Early 90s example: Crusader: No Remorse is on Gog, and I own it, but it runs like absolute crap, and is basically unplayable. More than a few old games on GoG are in that category: yes, it technically runs, but may or may not be playable/viewable for various reasons.

Still, it's probably a hard sell to most studios to do remakes of truly old games; there are license issues, nobody has the source code or scripts usually, original art assets are gone, etc. etc. Look at all the trouble Beamdog went through doing the BG1 and BG2 Enhanced Editions, and that was with Bioware's help.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix
Feb 5, 2021, 21:36
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Feb 5, 2021, 21:36
Feb 5, 2021, 21:36
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 5, 2021, 17:19:
Still haven't been able to confirm if we need to start a new game, since it was directly related to savegames.
If anyone finds mention, link please, thanks.

Anecdotal evidence: I just fired up Cyberpunk, in the last stages of the game from my previous saves (doing side quests before the final mission) and everything seems to be working. No issues noted. It does not seem to require starting a new game.

*Disclaimer* I have no mods installed now, or previously.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 4, 2021, 20:27
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 4, 2021, 20:27
Feb 4, 2021, 20:27
 
Well, at the very least, the SEC and potentially Congress are going to look at people like "Deepfuckingvalue" from reddit, who actually works at a stock exchange in addition to making videos about stocks, and encouraged people to buy GME. Is it right to go after people like him? Most likely not. Will some sort of law enforcement or SEC go after somebody like that instead of short sellers at Citadel or Melvin Capital? Yeah, probably, because Redditors usually can't afford multi-million dollar legal teams like Hedge Fund corporations can. That's also assuming that the SEC isn't morally bankrupt in the first place.

At this point, it seems like most of the Hedge Fund assholes escaped anyway, with the recent manipulation of GME prices. Now it's just latecomers who bought GME because it was popular on reddit who are going to get destroyed financially.

*Side note* don't take out a fucking loan to buy stocks, for fuck's sake. There seems to be contagious madness on reddit right now.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 4, 2021, 19:30
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 4, 2021, 19:30
Feb 4, 2021, 19:30
 
I expect some Redditors will do some time. No Hedge Fund people will get charged or arrested though.
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Re: No Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 This Year
Feb 4, 2021, 19:28
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Re: No Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 This Year Feb 4, 2021, 19:28
Feb 4, 2021, 19:28
 
No surprise here, I don't think anybody expected Diablo 4 before like 2024. Overwatch 2, I'm sure they will get serious about releasing it whenever they stop making bank on Overwatch 1.
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Re: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Overhauled
Feb 4, 2021, 19:25
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Re: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Overhauled Feb 4, 2021, 19:25
Feb 4, 2021, 19:25
 
Cool, and I've been in a RTS mood lately too, I guess I'll reinstall and check it out. I've been so hard up for a decent RTS that I reinstalled Starcraft 2.
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Re: Baron Cohen has tied the Golden Globes record for most nominated actor in a single year.
Feb 4, 2021, 14:42
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Re: Baron Cohen has tied the Golden Globes record for most nominated actor in a single year. Feb 4, 2021, 14:42
Feb 4, 2021, 14:42
 
Chicago 7 is a great film. The Borat sequel was a wonderful trainwreck of ignorant humans at their worst(best?) captured on video.
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