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The Hurt Locker Producers Sue First 5,000 File-Sharers

Doobian Coedifier Re:I've never understood... (861 comments)

a hundred copies

your ratio must kick ass! care to trade internet connections?

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat Support Continues To Flourish

Doobian Coedifier Re:To be expected, really. (215 comments)

RHAT will have have to do something to differentiate.

They do, they have much better support

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Tax Dodge At Issue In Washington State

Doobian Coedifier Re:Only a couple of problems with that. (681 comments)

Washington has no income tax.. That is the point..

Income tax = progressive
Sales tax = regressive

There is no 40% of people who don't pay sales tax

more than 4 years ago
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I hold paper to vertical surfaces by preference with

Doobian Coedifier Re:Missing option (310 comments)

holy crap i learned something from slashdot today!

about 5 years ago
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Left 4 Dead 2 Announced For November

Doobian Coedifier Re:stopped playing because valve keeps nerfing (231 comments)

I recently gave up on L4D because Valve has broken the ability to play Versus mode on advanced difficulty

IIRC, wasn't that changed while the game was still in beta? Personally, I think that it's better this way anyway, because in Versus mode the main challenge is supposed to be the Special Infected (controlled by players) anyway, not the Horde. If you want a tougher Versus game, a tight-knit team of opponents should suffice.

They brought Advanced Versus back after they broke it the first time, it broke most recently with the update that gave us Survival mode. It's not just the quantity of commons, but increased damage from everything, including FF and fire, that made it more challenging.

Melee cooldown also pissed me off quite a bit, it's gotta be off for Advanced.

It makes it so you can't just melee-spam your way through a mob of horde. As a player I agree it's annoying, but it's annoying in the same way that being out of breath while you're running is annoying. I can see why they did it; it makes it so you have to shoot your way through a mob, or even better for the Teamplay aspect of the game, get teammates to kill the Horde that's mobbing you at the moment.

Agreed, for normal difficulty, which is all valve seems to care about.

And while I'm ranting, the lobby system sucks.

It doesn't work perfectly, but I can see why they wanted it that way; you can either join a random game with random strangers, or you can find a group of friends to play with. Left 4 Dead isn't the type of game where you want a traditional game-server model, which is best for Deathmatch and CTF, or similar styles derived from those. Instead, you want everyone to start at the same time, like in an RTS. A lobby is the best model for that.

I like the idea, but it's really really buggy.

more than 5 years ago
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Left 4 Dead 2 Announced For November

Doobian Coedifier stopped playing because valve keeps nerfing (231 comments)

I recently gave up on L4D because Valve has broken the ability to play Versus mode on advanced difficulty (With our own dedicated server, not one of their public ones). Normal difficulty just isn't very much fun. They have to fix this in L4D before I would even *consider* buying L4D2. Melee cooldown also pissed me off quite a bit, it's gotta be off for Advanced. And while I'm ranting, the lobby system sucks.

more than 5 years ago
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Credit Card Security Standard Issued

Doobian Coedifier a/v for linux (98 comments)

For instance, it clarifies that all operating systems associated with card processing have to run antivirus software, while many had thought this was only about Microsoft Windows.

great, now I have to run ClamAV on all my fully-patched and secured dedicated web servers that don't store CC data anyway. I thought about writing my own AV program:
#!/bin/sh
echo "scanning for viruses..."
sleep 10
echo "no viruses found."
exit 0

more than 5 years ago

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