Out of the Blue

Well I played a little DOOM yesterday, but also ran into a reality check about playing multiplayer online. When all the participants in a deathmatch are using network address translation to connect to the internet, setting up a server is problematic. A little re-wiring here is required to swap between NAT networking and a straight connection where my PC has my IP address to allow for this sort of gameplay. In the meantime I keep pondering whether there's some sort of way around this without reconfiguring the network, but I can't imagine how connecting to a server that's sharing an IP through NAT could be possible.

Play Time: Snow Globe. Thanks markus friedl.
Stories of the Day: Dry Christmas looms for NZ drinkers. Thanks John Nelson.
Science!: Pretty women scramble men's ability to assess the future. Thanks nin.
Scientists freeze pulse of light, for an instant. Thanks Slashdot.
Galactic impact makes black holes.
Media of the Day: The Lord Of The Rings Movie. Thanks Randy Perry.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Re: Dry Christmas looms for NZ drinkers. Dec 11, 2003, 13:05
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lol...

"At least one drinker is going to get a shock over Christmas though. Instead of uncorking a $62 (NZ $150) vintage Hawke's Bay red, the drinker will find a bottle of coloured water, the New Zealand Herald reported on Thursday.

The mistake happened last week when winery staff in the town of Hastings accidentally sold a display bottle labelled Gimblett Road 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot."


And watch whoever ends up drinking it not even notice... they'll be like.... ahhhhh it's so smooth. And then will wonder why their mouth has been dyed red after looking in the mirror.

BJB

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