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Hackers' 'Zero-Day' Exploits Stay Secret For Ten Months On Average

vortoxin Just wait 2 more days (74 comments)

If they just wait 2 more days (per the sumary) it can be a PI day vulnerability at 314 days.

Then everyone would take security seriously protecting their pi. I mean even the Amish have Pie safes.

more than 2 years ago

Study Shows Teen Gamers Like Tech, But Don't All Crave IT Jobs

vortoxin I can see their point (227 comments)

I like good looking women.

But that doesn't mean I want to be in Pr0n.

I remember an old Sensai wo said he loved his martial art but his turning it into a career teaching kids killed his love of it.

more than 2 years ago

How many countries have you visited?

vortoxin Re:10+ is winning....Meet intersting people and... (958 comments)

Being my term of visiting also means shooting at or dropping ordinance on those countries, then yes +10 is winning. Heck in Unreal terms, it would be considered dominating or killing spree.

You all can finish the Steve Wright 1 liner from the title.

more than 5 years ago

Can Video Game Accessibility Go Too Far?

vortoxin It is the new easy mode. (164 comments)

It is how I look at most games. I like a challenge, but I do not want to have to allocate project management, tons of research, and bringing my A game every time I play it. This is just a new easy mode, same as a cheat for God mode, or turning down difficulty a ton like a combat slider in Oblivion.

I want to be involved in the game story, get some enjoyment out of it, and not miss some part of the game because a different minority wants me to suffer through a game to get the best items or game play experience just because they had to.

I give Progress Quest as an example of the game will play itself, you will watch it, and you will be amused as an example of this. http://www.progressquest.com/ It has a following, so maybe there is some truth in the matter.

more than 5 years ago

My Advanced Personal Robot Will Mainly Be Used For...

vortoxin Haven't we learned from HAL andThe matrix (394 comments)

In support of robot rights. I would probably have my robot as a roommate, be a viable part of society, and allow him/her to be fallible (aka run on windows). I'll use the pronoun "him" for the rest of the example.

If it were interesting enough I would push to turn it into a reality sitcom, think perfect strangers with Data from Star Trek as a roommate. Eventually though I would get married and it would be difficult to find another robot to pimp out my robot to, so he is not moping around the house. But depending if I built the robot he would feel he would be more like a live in relative. Wow the rest just writes itself for about 3 seasons or sci-fi channel goodness.

But I feel if we hold to the above we can have a truly peaceful co-existence with our robots rather than all the movies that failed to teach us from our made up follies.

more than 5 years ago

When Politicians Tax Violent Video Games

vortoxin Any Electronic Entertainment? (315 comments)

I am picturing an Air Force general getting pissed slamming his hand on a desk screaming, "How did my missile targeting system for F-22's and interactive guidance systems for drones to drop bombs go up by X amount of dollars?"

It is not quite out on console yet, but I do wonder how they will legally classify a taxed video game from a non-taxed one.

more than 5 years ago

Happy 40th Birthday, Internet RFCs

vortoxin Do newer apps even follow RFC's anymore? (58 comments)

With everyone trying to create the newest and greatest thing to make money from, do people even follow or refer to RFC's for compliance?

Try to proxy and recreate most protocols or data sessions. Many will break on the other side of a proxy once it gets created according to RFC specifications. HTTP versus out of banding garbage over port 80 is one of the better examples of how developers never seem to follow RFC's anymore.

more than 5 years ago

Games Need More Artfully Story-Entwined Gameplay

vortoxin Re:We Need Better Characters First (145 comments)

This would of course depend on the genre of the game. (Capt obvious comment)
But in games like Sims where my character progression is the story, be it how banal or dramatic it may range. Simply playing the character is the story.

Where as an FPS, to take from Slayer, the final swing is not a drill its how many people I can kill. There's a story?

Yet even in games or other story containing media, the story and characters are perceived in different ways. Look at Harry potter and Snape. Snape is supposed to be the main character's antagonist, yet most people love Snape as a character more than any other, even though Harry hates him. That perception of character is not something you can force. Be it if a story is linear or force fed.

more than 6 years ago



AT+T Censors Pearl Jam live concert lyrics

vortoxin vortoxin writes  |  more than 7 years ago

vortoxin (213064) writes "A recent AT+T BlueRoom Concert of Pearl Jam was censored during a live concert stream containing certain politically motivated lyrcis.

Information can be found here on Pearl Jam's Site: http://pearljam.com/news/index.php?what=News#195

Have not seen a posted story or release from AT+T to post their side of the story.

This can be seen from 2 angles. AT+T admits to taking out some of the content, both sides admit that fact. Now is it AT+T backpedaling trying to save face? Or is it a case of never attributing to malice to what you can account for one of the AT+T censors screwing up?

But if its live streaming Internet content, why do they even have censors? Maybe Pearl Jam should have taken a page From Elvis Costello?"

vortoxin vortoxin writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Yomamatron the jive talking robot (213064) writes "Around the scuttlebutt this with morning some of the legal, marketing, and IT folks, we discussed a certain comedian making fun of "geeks" during the Spike Video game awards. Some of the guys poked some fun at me too because I play WoW, in reference to her comment against other WoW players. I thought it was funny skit, but has things like this already stigmatized us who like tech stuff as geeks and second class citizens in the main stream.

But from that point, we then seriously discussed this topic as would that be considered against corporate policy as racial disparagement. We spun off on topics of 'could people start suing for defamation of character if you called them a nerd, geek, or hacker'?"


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