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BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

shineyboy Re:Yay (60 comments)

Yes, IT is fully aware, and they even set it up for me after I requested permission and pitched BitTorrent Sync's merits. My role has me working with anywhere from 20 to 60 external vendors at a time and transferring massive files that are stored on the network, and that's not something I could sneak by IT. ;) Besides, I respect IT enormously, and I vet absolutely everything involving network security and resource considerations by them before I do anything.

I also have an FTP, but only as a backup. In my role, I'm dealing with several gigs of transfers per day that need to be individually reviewed, and all of the files are coming from majorly offset time zones like China and India. The end of their day when they submit their work is roughly the beginning of mine, and vice versa. With an FTP, I have to manually trigger a download that may take all day to complete. If the files for review don't finish transferring until 5pm, my artists and I will be rushing to try to review the work before we go home and before my overseas teams get online. With BitTorrent Sync, the files are already synced by the time I get into work. That's 4 to 8 hours of time savings per day, which is hugely important to the schedules I'm working with.

3 days ago
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BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

shineyboy Re:Yay (60 comments)

I use BitTorrent Sync heavily at work for transferring extremely large files daily with a variety of external vendors in China, India, and Sweden. The cloud storage costs would be astronomical with the amount of data I'm syncing, and Google services generally don't work in China without a lot of headaches. And that's to say nothing of all the company-specific IT security and permissions I have to navigate to transfer files reliably and get them when I need them. BitTorrent Sync has always basically just worked with very little headache. I'm a huge fan, and have used it since it launched and watched it improve steadily over time.

about a week ago
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3D Realms Sued Over Failed Duke Nukem Forever Plans

shineyboy This isn't as cut and dry as you think. (180 comments)

What most people don't realize is that Take 2 NEVER paid 3D Realms directly for development on DNF. 3D Realms self-funded ALL 12 years of development. The money they're suing them for was for publishing rights purchased from GT Interactive and Infogrames several years ago. This is completely separate from 3D Realms.

Most people assume this is a typical publisher-developer relationship, but it's not. Take2 doesn't own the rights to the game or any of the content in it... only the rights to publish it whenever it's done. 3D Realms ran out of money, asked them for some, were denied, and had to close down for lack of funds and all their employees are now looking for new employment in a horrific economy.

It's a shame 3DR couldn't have gotten it together sooner.

more than 5 years ago
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What Are The Best Free Games Online?

shineyboy NCsoft's Dungeon Runners (389 comments)

[Disclaimer: I work on this game. Not a marketing shill, I just make art for it and actually enjoy playing the game for free.]

Dungeon Runners is a totally goofball free-to-play casual MMORPG for people that don't have 8 hours a night to devote to WOW raids. :) It's designed to be fun to play in 15 to 30 minute chunks if that's all you have. There's an optional $5/mo subscription for stacking potions, a bank and premium items, but all the actual world content and dungeons is available to everybody. We have a large amount of free players that enjoy it without ever paying a dime.

about 7 years ago

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