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CES, Reporter Breaks "Unbreakable" Mobile Phone

The Orange Mage Re:What's with the nationalism (316 comments)

You all have it wrong, technically he apologised.

more than 4 years ago

SSL Renegotiation Attack Becomes Real

The Orange Mage theregoestheinternet? Not so fast! (97 comments)


Most, if not all, major web applications have implementation level protections against CSRF, such as random nonces in web forms that must be submitted along with any request. Those protection measures are effective against this new SSL man in the middle attack. Therefore, this vulnerability has minimal security impact for most websites and Internet users.

I know this is /., but come on and at least check when it's a claim as big as "theregoestheinternet."

more than 5 years ago

XP Users Are Willing To Give Windows 7 a Chance

The Orange Mage Re:Windows 7? (720 comments)

They arrived at 7 for the version number in this way: Windows 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 lines are self-explanatory. The NT4 and Windows 95/98/ME family were all part of the 4.x version of Windows. Win2000 and XP were 5.x, so naturally Vista was 6.0. That leaves us at 7 for the new Windows.

more than 5 years ago

America's Army 3 Has Rough Launch, Development Team Canned

The Orange Mage When it works, it's actually pretty good. (150 comments)

I managed to get in a few servers and get a half hour of combat in. It's very intense and really a good tactical shooter. If the auth server had any stability or capacity there would be no story here aside from a few bugs that can be eliminated quickly. (Such as having two main menus up at the same time in-game, a few minor animation bugs, etc.)

more than 5 years ago

When Does Gore Get In the Way of Gameplay?

The Orange Mage Mortal Kombat, anyone? (141 comments)

Yeah, Mortal Kombat.

I can't think of a single game that was successful to such a high degree based only upon the amount of violence in it. Not only that, but for the first 3 or so titles the only differences between characters were their 2-6 special moves and their finshers. They were still wallowing in awful, shallow gameplay and raking in millions while 3D fighters were coming in, and didn't even get things right on the 3D front for a long time.

Oddly enough, the only place (apart from gore) that Mortal Kombat shines is in the story department. Those guys at Midway actually try to make a decent comic-book-ish plot out of things.

more than 5 years ago

I'll keep my castle secure primarily with ...

The Orange Mage The Dwarfy Response (828 comments)


more than 5 years ago

The Survival of Survival Horror

The Orange Mage Re:No (57 comments)

I agree on the lack of scare in these newer games, but I'd like to have my scares while having some semblance of decent controls. The genre essentially says "Here's the game, here's the archaic and awful controls with which we cripple you in order to make the game scarier."

more than 5 years ago

Mechanical AI Made In LittleBigPlanet

The Orange Mage Yeah, but... (65 comments)

...wait until the level gets taken down by Sony with no explanation!

more than 5 years ago

Aussie Censorship "Live Trials" Won't Be Live

The Orange Mage Re:What's the point? (148 comments)

You've never tried Censoring the Internet until you've tried Australian-Rules Censoring!

about 6 years ago

USPS Server Meltdown

The Orange Mage Knew it wasn't just me (238 comments)

I work at a small used bookstore and we use USPS's own Shipping Assitant program for labels, and I had to do weverything by hand the past two days because the program was whining about some connection error. Lol.

about 6 years ago

Resurrecting the Mighty Mammoth, Cheaply

The Orange Mage Re:1968 science fiction (322 comments)

on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

about 6 years ago


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