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Nigerian Scam Artists Taken For $33,000

oneplus999 Misleading summary on /.? That's unpossible! (229 comments)

She didn't steal it from the scammers, she stole it from the victims and then just didn't forward the money to the scammers like she was "supposed" to. This isn't a story of comeuppance or anything... just someone other than Nigerians ending up with the money. And of course the Nigerians didn't file the complaint... the victims did.

more than 2 years ago
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Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

oneplus999 Re:Apex of wow was Wrath of the lich king (276 comments)

WOTLK was pretty casual friendly, for raiding. Cata has definitely NOT been. The top guild that took down the lasts raid boss (I forget which guild) took 500+ tries to do it in. So, while they may have done it about a week after it came out, it was definitely not "casual friendly". Fortunately, with the introduction of the raid finder next tier, they will have a new mode that will be casual friendly, while keeping normal and hard mode for the hardcore raiders. Next expac, at launch, will have 3 new raids, i think 9 new 5mans, 2 revamped old 5mans, new challenge modes for those, and a new group questing scenarios thing, while pvp gets 1 new battleground and a dinky looking pokemon clone, so, while the plot might end up involving more faction-conflict (which was actually a BIG theme in WOTLK too), there's no sign that the gameplay will be more pvp focused.

more than 2 years ago
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Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

oneplus999 Re:Whole lot of meh (276 comments)

Pandarens as a race don't fit the world

Yeah, talking pandas? How silly... but talking cows, jamaican trolls, eskimo walruses, and fish-frog men? Totally legit.

more than 2 years ago
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Throwable 36-Camera Ball Takes Spherical Panoramas

oneplus999 In soviet russia... (140 comments)

balls take photo of YOU!

more than 2 years ago
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EVE Online Ponzi Scheme Nets $50k Worth of In-Game Currency

oneplus999 Re:Don't understand spending time/money on game as (171 comments)

It makes as much sense as someone paying thousands of dollars for a single club instead of buying a $100 set of clubs off ebay. They're playing the same game as everyone else either way, but some people are very competitive and willing to pay for an advantage.

more than 2 years ago
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Bookmark Synchronizer Xmarks Hangs Up Their Hats

oneplus999 Re:Eh, good riddance (225 comments)

what was saved and will that be getting sold off after they "close" ?)

I've been using their service for a while, including password saves on pretty much everything but banking sites (so email, amazon, newegg, etc) with no issues. From one of their pages on the closing, http://www.xmarks.com/about/shutdown :

Privacy and Your Data We understand that you have entrusted us with the task of storing your personal browser data and we take that responsibility very seriously. * We will never sell or release your personal data, and we will make sure to delete all user data once the Xmarks service shuts down. * If you'd like to take immediate action, click here to immediately delete your account and user data. (Make sure you have all your data first!)

more than 3 years ago
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Bookmark Synchronizer Xmarks Hangs Up Their Hats

oneplus999 Re:Overkill? (225 comments)

At least on Firefox, your bookmarks are no longer saved as a simple file. As such, a "very small shell script" would not do the same job.

go to about:config, change browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML to true.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Computer Science Students Cheat

oneplus999 Re:CS classes need to be in the real world. (694 comments)

This is intro level CS classes that they are talking about. You don't graduate from GT with a CS degree (as I did) without taking several classes working on teams of at least 4, so your coworker has no excuse.
The purpose of these classes is to teach the basics of programming, not how to reuse other people's code or to work in teams, as those are obviously higher level skills taught in higher level courses.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Scientists Create a Three-Parent Embryo

oneplus999 Cloning (201 comments)

Sounds like what they actually did was clone the baby of two parents using a second woman's egg to grow it in.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubisoft's New DRM Cracked In One Day

oneplus999 Re:Ubisoft hates Troops (678 comments)

I hope this DRM fails and fails hard, if only to scare other publishers away from something that is truly anti-customer (not consumer).

Search and replace "assassin's creed" with "spore". No, they will not learn.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Closed Beta Begins

oneplus999 Re:My wife's on fire (268 comments)

Or was it my life for A'jur?

aiur, actually, was the name of the protoss homeworld. i always thought dying dragoons sounded like they were saying "fuck you".

more than 4 years ago
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Subversives In South Carolina Mostly Safe

oneplus999 revoke mod points? (200 comments)

does this mean we can revoke all the mod points gained by the tin-foil-hat wearers when the first story was posted?

more than 4 years ago
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Subversive Groups Must Now Register In South Carolina

oneplus999 Re:Easy way to "democratically" jail and fine diss (849 comments)

Don't like someone badmouthing the government? Require them to register. Then when they (obviously) don't do it, stick 'em in jail and take their money.

badmouthing the government != subversion, since you aren't, you know, actually subverting anything. not saying the law makes sense or anything, but even if it did include that, first amendment > sc laws, so it wouldn't hold up in court anyway. try again.

Enjoy your democracy, guys.

thanks i will.

more than 4 years ago
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The Most Obvious Scientific Discoveries of 2009

oneplus999 people's beliefs in god are really just their own: (23 comments)

they missed one. http://www.pnas.org/content/106/51/21533.short
"In particular, reasoning about God's beliefs activated areas associated with self-referential thinking more so than did reasoning about another person's beliefs. Believers commonly use inferences about God's beliefs as a moral compass, but that compass appears especially dependent on one's own existing beliefs."

more than 4 years ago
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Man "Beats" World of Warcraft

oneplus999 Re:I fear the day (655 comments)

it was almost entirely by pugging heroics

That is, until I could run Toc10, which is also puggable.

more than 4 years ago
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Man "Beats" World of Warcraft

oneplus999 Re:I fear the day (655 comments)

Apparently giant wall of text = insightful? You don't know what you are talking about. Any fresh 80 can get geared up in a matter of weeks to be running the current raid content, thanks to the way Blizzard uses emblems. How do I know? Cause I've done it. Got my druid to 80 at the beginning of this patch, and now I'm the best geared healer in my guild, and I it was almost entirely by pugging heroics. O well, news is a day old now so I guess no one cares.

more than 4 years ago
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Man "Beats" World of Warcraft

oneplus999 Re:I fear the day (655 comments)

Ya know, MMOs have life cycles. They get born, they age, they eventually die. ...I'm quite sure that two or three expansions will still be in the fold for WoW. But eventually, the game mechanics will break apart (they're creaking already when you look at the wiring under the board).

And I quietly wonder what will happen to the WoW addicts that suddenly lose the last bits of meaning their life has...

Do you even play WoW? Game mechanics are better than they have ever been. PvP isn't at its peak, but thats a minority of the players. I think it's pretty clear that generalizations taken from other MMOs simply do not apply to this game.

more than 4 years ago
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Man "Beats" World of Warcraft

oneplus999 Re:I call BS (655 comments)

I know for a fact there are achievements for "Server First Max Skill XXX" where XXX is some tradeskill. I contend that is impossible for one player to become the server's first max skill leatherworker, blacksmith, alchemist, enchanter, and engineer (plus there's a few more) so there is no possible way he could attain "ALL" the achievements.

These are "Feats of Strength" and do not count towards the "Achievements" that they are talking about here.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Is It So Difficult To Allow Cross-Platform Play?

oneplus999 Re:My prediction (389 comments)

One may be more comfortable, decreasing the cognitive dissonance associated with translating mental (re)actions to hand actions.

That's not what cognitive dissonance is. Cognitive dissonance is when you take an action that contradicts or is not explained by your beliefs about how you should have acted, and you change your beliefs after the fact in order to explain the action you took. It is not just when you have some kind of mental uncomfortableness. I'm sure wikipedia has examples.

more than 4 years ago

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