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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

mobby_6kl Re:How do they know who's camp it is? (134 comments)

If you RTFA, you'd see that they referenced ISIS PR videos, so it's not just "oh that looks like it might be training camp" but "these geo features from the videos correspond exactly to this thing here on the map" type of analysis.

about two weeks ago

US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

mobby_6kl Re:What a bunch of pansies (409 comments)

Do you really believe the USA governments health agency carries an US citizen into the US if it was not perfectly safe? In what paranoia 1984 world do you live?

Is that the same USA governements health agency that deliberately withheld treatment and information about syphilis from infected patients to see what would happen, or a different one? That was a while ago so probably not. But perhaps it was the one that exposes its scientists to anthrax? Or avian influenza? Or leaves smallpox samples chill in a random warehouse?

It's perfectly safe guys, please move along!

about a month ago

Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

mobby_6kl Re:Considering his history... (144 comments)

Do you like movies about ponies?

Yeah. I don't really dislike superhero movies, but honestly the constant stream of super avenger-men movies made the whole thing kind of boring. It's like when all games were WW2 FPSes, except worse because Nazis are more interesting than comic book villains.

about a month ago

Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

mobby_6kl Re:Send a robot (84 comments)

You're welcome! I actually came here expecting the most obvious joke to already be made, but nope. I guess if you really want something, you have to do it yourself :)

about a month ago

Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

mobby_6kl Re:Send a robot (84 comments)

Send Bruce Willis.

He's already trained and isn't doing us any good here on earth anyway.

about a month ago

Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

mobby_6kl Re:Gull Wing Doors? (247 comments)

Why does everyone assume gull-wing doors are somehow particularly bad at this?

Here's a video of a guy opening one next to some truck or a wall. If it does require any more space than a regular door, it's not significantly so, but I doubt even that is the case. Remember that a door is maybe 10-15 cm thick, so that's the minimum you'll need to have for a single mm of clearance with a regular door, not to mention all the inches for your fat ass.

about 2 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

mobby_6kl Re:Quid pro quo here. (1116 comments)

Ok, let me shut this shitshow of a discussion down:

It's now officially cool to endorse Hitler because you agree with his views on vegetarianism.

about 5 months ago

UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

mobby_6kl Re:... really 13 years to update? (341 comments)

So they have 800,000 machines all running microscope software? And what's the excuse for still using Exchange 2003? They're using some special x-ray carrier pigeons?

about 5 months ago

Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

mobby_6kl Re:Statistically Insignificant (137 comments)

What are you basing your judgment on? Please show your work.

about 5 months ago

Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

mobby_6kl Re:Problem with Kickstarter (535 comments)

It's not necessarily that it was unclear, it's just that it's a shitty deal - you put up your money in the hopes of possibly maybe seeing something for it, perhaps years later, but if the authors strike big based on the support provided by your money, you get shit.

about 5 months ago

Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

mobby_6kl Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

Sadly I suspect that a sufficient proportion of Russians would eat it up, and what everyone else thinks doesn't matter because nobody's going to lift a finger over Crimea/Ukraine.

about 5 months ago

Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

mobby_6kl Re:Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

Bow sounds like a pussy weapon. It's spears or nothing!

about 5 months ago

Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

mobby_6kl Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

2) Russians can not rightfully claim anything if they are already inside Ukraine, threatening a base, and being fired upon within Ukraine. That is utter bullshit.

Well you see, those aren't Russian forces attacking the bases, they're Crimean Self Defense, and if Ukrainians start shooting, Russia would have to step in to protect the ethnically Russian population from the Nazi Ukrainian threat. This is more or less literally what I heard some Kremlin shill say in an interview yesterday.

about 5 months ago

Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 Ready For Pre-Order Today

mobby_6kl Re:I think this is dangerous (100 comments)

The iPad does make me physically sick!

about 5 months ago

Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

mobby_6kl Re:Sounds like a whiner. (381 comments)

>Kurt Sutter seems to be a whiner

You have no idea! He's a bitter asshole who's constantly butthurt over his shitty show losing out critically to Justified, as actors have input on the making of that show, unlike his baby which is a pure reflection of his stupid vision. He goes on asinine rants and recruits actors from other shows only to kill them off in humiliating ways.

about 6 months ago

Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

mobby_6kl Re:Heat is pretty awesome (393 comments)

Correct, since that's how the joke makes any sense. I didn't want to explain it further as I thought that'd ruin it, but obviously this didn't work out much better.

about 7 months ago

Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

mobby_6kl Heat is pretty awesome (393 comments)

So I'm really glad Mann is standing behind his work.

about 7 months ago

Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

mobby_6kl Re:Isn't just the keyboards (459 comments)

Lenovo really got on my shit list withe the two latest generations of ThinkPads, and this is one of the primary reasons.

The T520 that I had up until it got stolen last Christmas was pretty much perfect - a 15" laptop with a centered keyboard, whose only deviation were oversized escape and delete keys. Excluding that, it was almost exactly the same as on my T61 and X32, and apparently all the way back to the ancient 700 series.

Yet in two generations, they
- Moved to island-style buttons (ok, but why?)
- Dropped the 7th row, and consequently had to
-- Bunch up all the F-keys together, making them more difficult to touch-type
-- Re-shuffle the former occupants, sticking them in stupid places and losing some completely
- Dropped the trackpad buttons
- Dropped the trackpoint buttons, making the whole trackpad act as a loud and awkward button
- Lost the dedicated mute/volume buttons.
- Removed the ThinkLight
- Added a fucking numpad, thus moving the keyboard off-center
- Move speakers god knows where

All this bullshit makes me much sadder about the loss of my dear T520, which otherwise would've been a good excuse for an upgrade.

about 7 months ago



Ubisoft's new DRM system cracked within a day

mobby_6kl mobby_6kl writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mobby_6kl (668092) writes "The previous article on this topic got even more attention from slashdot posters than the original confirmation of Ubisoft's new draconian DRM system, but one of the first games to implement this has been released recently, and, perhaps to the surprise of few, was cracked on the very same day, according to Eurogamer and many other sources. Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic was supposed to implement the system under which a constant connection to Ubi's servers was required in order to play the game, but contrary to the article linked in the previous submission, it appears to have been much more vulnerable than expected.

So far Ubisoft denies that the game has been really cracked, and while it is indeed too early to tell which part of the protection was circumvented, and whether it was a weakness in the specific implementation, it is hard to argue with the ability to play the game after the rather standard process of installing the game and then overwriting the executable with the one provided. It should also be noted that the patch which was rushed out to address some of the game's technical issues fared no better than the original release."

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