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Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which Shares Better?

The Moof Re:Who Gives a F*** Which Shares Better? (174 comments)

Can you completely disable/ignore content shared by other users if you're playing against them online?

Yes, nothing shows up during actual gameplay.

You misinterpreted the question. If I don't want any video of my gameplay shared, but I'm playing against some kid who records and shares his uber-mad-leet skillz all the time, does his game not record the gameplay featuring me because of my preferences? I believe I'm SOL in that case and the footage of me gets shared against my wishes.

about 8 months ago

Game Review: Path of Exile (Video)

The Moof Desync get worse. (177 comments)

The only real downside I experienced is that the client will occasionally desync from the server, so your character will seem to be in another place than it really is. It doesn't happen too often, but it's an annoyance when it does

Early on, I had the same thoughts regarding the desync issues ("it's so rare, doesn't seem too bad"). However, as I progressed to higher difficulties with a lot more enemies on screen with a lot more going on, it got really bad. It's nice that there's a workaround if you suspect it's happening ('/oos' in the chat window), but on more than one occasion a boss/mob has murdered me while I was elsewhere in the map.

about 9 months ago

User Alleges LG TVs Phone Home With Your Viewing Habits

The Moof Re:Great thing about being old (286 comments)

Not anymore. According to my mechanic friends, they've started adding something to make the flavor bitter to avoid accidents (ie, pets drinking a small amount of leaked antifreeze and dying).

about 9 months ago

Legislation Would Prohibit ISPs From Throttling Online Video Services

The Moof Re:Not going to happen (222 comments)

when i had att this never happened.

I currently have AT&T, and this still happens. I can't watch video higher than 480, and it will stop transferring after a certain amount of the buffer loads.

about 9 months ago

Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?

The Moof Re:smash bros (277 comments)

I'd say so, since you bought a PS3 exclusive for your Xbox.

about 10 months ago

Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

The Moof Re:Doesn't matter ... (216 comments)

Then why do they keep removing all the heinous features everyone complains about?

They were very stubborn in their defense of the heinous features... until pre-orders opened up for both consoles. The PS4 was trouncing the X1, which likely was their "oh shit" moment. Since then, they've been slowly rolling back the features. I think it's too late to recoup the lost pre-order sales, but may save some face for sales down the road.

1 year,15 days

Stop Fixing All Security Vulnerabilities, Say B-Sides Security Presenters

The Moof Re:A better way to phrase it: (88 comments)

move on to an easier target after his first several attacks fail

Of course, it's simply a matter of a lucky attacker choosing one of the "low priority fix" vulnerabilities as an attack vector and figuring out how to use it. Suddenly, that unfixed vulnerability made that difficult target into an easy one.

In terms of your analogy, the lock may be exceedingly difficult to pick until the thief realizes they can crawl into the open window on the second story. They just needed a ladder.

1 year,20 days

FreeBSD, Ubuntu Offer Same NVIDIA OpenGL Support As Windows

The Moof Re:Grain of salt (74 comments)

I completely blanked on the fact that you were talking about Ubuntu and not FreeBSD. Have you tried using the kFreeBSD kernel under the Ubuntu userland? I'm not sure how difficult it would be (looks like Ubuntu 10.04 had a package for it, but nothing newer).

1 year,27 days

FreeBSD, Ubuntu Offer Same NVIDIA OpenGL Support As Windows

The Moof Re:Grain of salt (74 comments)

This article seems to be talking about newer hardware and the NVIDIA binary blob driver. If you're stuck with Nouveau and an older NVIDIA card, your performance is going to be much worse than Windoze.

How old are you talking? NVIDIA has been providing blob drivers for FreeBSD for a long time. Even your GeForce MX 440 has drivers available.

1 year,27 days

Hackers Using Bots, Scripts To Lock Down Restaurant Reservations

The Moof Re:This isn't hacking (214 comments)

It was probably even easier than that. Given today's WWW climate of everything being JSON/AJAX driven, you can just query the site and have the seating information delivered ready to use.

about a year ago

Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

The Moof Re:No 512 option? (587 comments)

my current 8192 million kb

Your math is a bit off unless you're running a system with ~8TB of RAM.

about a year ago

Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders

The Moof Re:Think a little harder (749 comments)

After all, if I am innocent, then you have no logical reason to spy on me.

Perhaps you are innocent, but match a behavior profile just enough that they monitor you. What does the profile consist of? That's the beauty of secret programs - we don't know. For all we know, it gets modified to suit a purpose as needed.

about a year ago

Fedora 19 To Stop Masking Passwords

The Moof Re:Arrogant maintainers... (234 comments)

A good approach to the problem I've seen is masking the password except for the last character entered, put a timeout on that character (5-10 seconds), then mask it too. It lets you see what you've typed in, and you're no more at risk than someone just watching you type the password.

about a year ago

How much I care about GMO food labeling:

The Moof Re:If they're safe, what's the problem? (461 comments)

If it is truly safe, then labeling the product as containing genetically modified ingredients should be a selling point

This assumes that people are entirely rational, educated on the issue, and not persuaded by FUD. I find all three of those assumptions to be false most of the time.

about a year ago

EA Repeats As 'Worst Company In America'

The Moof Re:Simple (346 comments)

This is also the reason that EA won over, say, BofA. The majority of the population doesn't notice EA's shenanigans, but banks tend to have a direct (and larger) impact in their lives.

about a year ago

The FreeBSD Foundation Is Soliciting Project Proposals

The Moof Re:ZFS boot support (58 comments)

Traditional FBSD practice doesn't place /usr and / on the same partition. I usually take it a step further and put /usr/ports onto its own partition due to the nature of that beast.

about a year and a half ago

USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

The Moof Re:Maybe... (1121 comments)

It's possible, but we're taking a lot of this "study" on blind faith from Athiest Shoes. They didn't explicitly spell out their methodology. I find a sample size of 168 packages pretty small given the volume of US mail there can be.

Once scenario is that someone saw the tape and used that as a visual reference to organize the packages. If all of those were sent out as a group in a single shipment, that would skew results to appear that the labeling causes the delay (technically, yes, it did, but not because of some misguided religious notion). The other packages were simply not labeled at all, and wouldn't have been lumped into a single group using the same visual indicator (the tape) above.

So package group A (with the tape) would act as a single shipment, and a single delay causes a delay for everything. Package group B gets dispersed among many shipments, allowing more tolerance for delays - a single delayed shipment affects a smaller percentage of Group B.

We could sit here and pick apart each others' analysis, but the bottom line is we're looking at a pretty vague inforgraphic and extrapolating some pretty sweeping generalizations from it.

about a year and a half ago

USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

The Moof Re:Maybe... (1121 comments)

If weather conditions or other natural factors played into the shipment delays, wouldn't you expect the delay to affect both packages sent on the same day to the same address?

No. It's possible that the two packages were split into 2 separate shipments due to truck capacity (as an example). Shipment #1 ships out on the last truck at the end of a business day. Overnight, a snowstorm could hit, causing Shipment #2 on the first truck out the next day to be delayed because of poor road conditions.

about a year and a half ago


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