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Apple Now Working With the NYPD To Curb iPhone Thefts

Rewind Re:Things I learned from this advertisement (123 comments)

From the Article "The California-based company then informs the NYPD of the device’s current location — and it can track it even if it was reregistered with a different wireless provider."...they then boast how they have tracked a phone to brazil!?

Nobody, no-one concerned that a Apple is tracking their customers, and can do so without their knowledge.

Seriously "Do no evil?"

You have to opt in and setup Find My iPhone, so I don't see how that is without their knowledge. Unless you are talking about something different?

about a year and a half ago

Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked

Rewind Re:Yah (340 comments)

Best not to bother with trying to run it on XP. It, like most anything with a DOS version, tends to run under DOSbox better/easier than any other way.

Prepare to get super annoyed with the control scheme though. I really feel RTS controls were all rubbish until StarCraft 1, but stuff like Dune RTS and WC1... I honestly don't know how I played it. Then again I guess I didn't try to play it like I do now with RTS games were I like to try and pretend like I have great micro/macro.

more than 2 years ago

Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked

Rewind Re:Yah (340 comments)

Can I please have my single player offline games back?

Speaking just for myself, I'm skipping both StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3, because of the onerous DRM and always-online requirements Blizzard now uses.

I wonder if the DRM and always-online requirements are preventing enough piracy that results in sales, to overcome the loss of buyers like me.

You didn't miss anything with Diablo 3 really. It was ok, but nothing great. A step back for Blizzard if you ask me. With StarCraft 2 it was your own loss if you liked multiplayer. Also it had an offline mode that thanks to internet issues I got to make several uses of.

more than 2 years ago

Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked

Rewind Re:Thanks! (340 comments)

I understand your argument, I really do. however I dont understand any good reason to disable to single player mode from d2 (which the char was not able to play on battlenet, and therefore not able to access the "real money" market activision set up (in convinced this is an activision move, and not something blizzard would have done prior to being bought up) I simply disagree with the way the game was handled. Hell I pre ordered, pre downloaded, and still couldnt play for 2 days after it was "released" all because of server issues. If that the the route all games are going to go.. i guess I am not a gamer any longer. Thats just me, but I will not deal with that, Ill keep playing super mario world and D2 and be happy.

I am not the other guy, but maybe I can clarify: It is an online game. That is a fact. You may not like that, you may not have played previous Diablo games online ever, but Diablo III is sever side. It is an online game. That is not an argument, it is a statement of fact.

You are free to not like that and not buy the game and mention how much you dislike the fact, but it is still fact, not an argument. I agreed with their decision here, but I hope they (like me) look at it in retrospec and say "yeah that didn't really work out as well as we had hoped". I mean I only ever really played D1 and D2 online and I was very happy about very realistic changes to drastically reduce cheating and hacking. I was also excited about the (much less realistic) idea that maybe gold & item spam would be reduced by the RMAH. That said, in the end it wasn't worth it and it didn't improve either enough to justify doing it again. Overall I got enough hours out of D3 that I can't really hate on it too hard, but it just wasn't that good of a game. An ok game if you will, and I agree that I hope they drop online in the future.

Basically, I agree with 99% of what you are saying, but its not just 'add on offline and lan'. The game was server side, that was the way they wanted to go.

more than 2 years ago

Twitter Launches Political Index

Rewind Re:Twitter is only used by a certain sub-group! (86 comments)

You seem to have a very odd notion of Twitter and how it is used. A large variety of people use it for an incredible diverse list of reasons. I use twitter, but I never 'tweet'. It just provides me with a simple single page where I can check for updates on various communities/podcasts/webshows that I follow. I have no idea why you think that only 40+ year old men use it.

more than 2 years ago

Researcher's Tool Catches Net Neutrality Cheaters

Rewind Re:Very cool tool (131 comments)

In most areas people can hardly "vote with their money" on internet providers already due to monopolies. I hardly see how this tool changes that. Also where do you live with your "violent State"?

more than 3 years ago

Fake Apple Stores Mushrooming In China

Rewind Name (241 comments)

Can the fakes be spotted by looking for the R in Appre?

more than 3 years ago

School District Hit With New Mac Spying Lawsuit

Rewind The webcam light... (330 comments)

Did he never notice the webcam light turning on? It is kind of hard to miss on all the Mac laptops I have seen.

more than 3 years ago

Activists Destroy Scientific GMO Experiment

Rewind Re:Sounds like (1229 comments)

Except in EU, and there is ONE BIG exceptions in USA. Do you know it? It is called aspartam. Try to google it, but be warned, it could make you stop drinking Coke, forever.... Makes it sound pretty safe tbh. Have anything else?

more than 3 years ago

Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion

Rewind Re:Macs have never been malware/virus proof (455 comments)

Linux may not be popular on the desktop, but I'd say Linux has a very high percentage of servers since roughly 60% of mail server responses are exim, postfix, and sendmail, while microsoft continues to decline. My own vanity domain is "tested" daily hundreds of times, and let me tell you, Iptables and ACL keep my server secure, not obscurity.

But that isn't how this malware is spreading. Users are downloading and installing this, it isn't an attack. That comparison doesn't really work there.

more than 3 years ago

FCC Commissioner Leaves To Become Lobbyist

Rewind Re:Money buys power -- regulatees capture regulato (309 comments)

According to the people who wrote the US Constitution, consolidated power == tyranny.

Progressives have a lot to answer for.

What does this have to do with progressives?

more than 3 years ago

Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

Rewind Re:Who the fuck is Ted Dziuba? (831 comments)

Sounds like an idiot who can't setup a VM. I mean really: "I need to run Linux, whhaaa!!!!" - set up a VM, you utter muppet. What a total retard. And "emacs" OK fine, but does he not know about Coda?

He could have also just used or fired up the terminal and used vi... I have done a fair bit of webdev on OS X. Works fine. Terrible article.

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' Developer Preview Available

Rewind Re:What is the point of OSX server? (365 comments)

While they killed off any enterprise level servers, you can still get a Mac Pro and throw OS X server on it. That would work for many people doing work with Xsan, Final Cut etc. And for just SOHO they can just get one of the Mac Minis with OS X server. Neither is good for a 'we can't have downtime!' enterprise level, but for SOHO? Plenty of options still exist. I see no reason for them to kill it off.

more than 3 years ago

Firewalls Make DDoS Attacks Worse

Rewind Re:Long on Rhetoric (217 comments)

I'm betting he is a CIO that thinks a firewall is a red box from Watchguard they pay too much for to get little in return (pfsense in a cheapie 1u dell server is better than ANY product they sell at Watchguard.)

What nonsense you foul mountebank! Every good CIO knows that a firewall is a wall of fire (hence the name you dolt) that keeps burglars and other brigands away from the server of datas!

more than 3 years ago

Do You Really Need a Discrete Sound Card?

Rewind Re:Yes (520 comments)

I just use my 'motherboard sound car' :p for the optical out to a receiver. The receiver does all the work so the quality of the onboard is almost totally irrelevant.

On top of that I would bet my bookshelves powered by a receiver from onboard audio sound better than many high end sound card to computer speaker setups.

more than 3 years ago

USB Is the Devil's Connection

Rewind Re:it always looked to me like... (474 comments)

The naming convention behind SCSI was originally intending on it to be pronounced Sexy (secsi).

I believe Steve Jobs was behind that proposed pronunciation. The properly descriptive "scuzzy" won out.

I have seen a couple of people comment that on this story, but no source for it. The linked (entirely too often in this thread now) seems to disagree. I mean it IS wikipedia so it could be wrong, but I haven't seen any better source.

more than 3 years ago

Information Rage Coming Soon To an Office Near You

Rewind Re:Oh, it's Australia (201 comments)

Well, seeing as it is from Canada, I always assumed it was more of a Canadian act of war on Australia than a product actually intended for consumption.

more than 3 years ago


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