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Comment: Re:fake website (Score 1) 85

by Fr33z0r (#46725413) Attached to: Stung By File-Encrypting Malware, Researchers Fight Back
I haven't seen one of those for a while, but the right-click menu comes up on release. On sites that pop up a "right click disabled" messagebox on *click* you can just hold the button down, OK the popup, and then release the right button to trigger the menu.

Of course that doesn't work on sites that disable it silently.

Comment: Re:Ohhh... they just invented MultiMUD (Score 1) 75

by Fr33z0r (#46620531) Attached to: <em>Ultima Online</em> Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG
I agree, I used a stealth/mage/fighter/healer combo for any duels that happened to crop up pre-trammel (my house was in a hotspot of PvP activity and my guild had a way of making enemies) I didn't come anywhere near grandmastering a single skill on him, but that class was built for murder and served me very well against hardened PvPers over the years.

Skill locking didn't enter into things for a few years though, in the good old days you could spend forever GMing your main skills, then walk past somebody playing a harp and passively gain musicianship, losing hours upon hours of progress in a second.

Comment: Re:well that was new... (Score 1) 75

by Fr33z0r (#46620225) Attached to: <em>Ultima Online</em> Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG
Even an on/off switch for PvP would have been better than what they did. What they did was create a second copy of the map, they left the original unchanged and made the second strictly PvM.

The result was that rather than toggling PvP off and going about their business, when people wanted to go out and do stuff without the risk of getting jumped, they just hopped over to the PvM world to do it.

So instead of having one interesting, bustling world where everybody played alongside each other in a manner they chose. We ended up with a dull, sterile PvM world, and an interesting but empty PvP world.

Comment: Re: Ponzi scheme (Score 1) 357

by Fr33z0r (#46564011) Attached to: Cryptocurrency Exchange Vircurex To Freeze Customer Accounts
MtGox, Vircurex or any other exchange getting hacked is a tragedy, but those are problems with their code rather than the underlying technology. Pointing at dead exchanges and proclaiming it to be the downfall of bitcoin, is like pointing at IIS when a new exploit comes out and yelling that HTTP is doomed.

Cryptocurrency is a genie that's out of its bottle, you would do well to try to understand it for what it is, rather than the get rich quick scheme you're interpreting it to be, because it really is a revolutionary technology, and it's not going away.

Comment: Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (Score 1) 173

by Fr33z0r (#46542315) Attached to: Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

Sorry, but some of us have always looked at BitCoin and thought some combination of "why?" and "no frigging way".

I used to be one of those guys, then I really looked into what it is and how it works and was really, *really* impressed.

This whole thing sounds like it's several years away from being trustworthy, by which point it will either be regulated by governments, or controlled by corporations.

This says it all - it *sounds* like it's untrustworthy, but the reality is that it isn't, otherwise it would be worthless by now (it's open source after all - if it could be picked apart so easy it would have been)

What you're noticing is a slew of bad news tangentially related to the core technology. CPUs aren't at fault for Windows' security failings, HTML's not at fault for IIS, and BitCoin's not broken because MtGox wrote bad code.

Comment: Re:HEY (Score 1) 268

by Fr33z0r (#46427301) Attached to: It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music

So very little music you hear out today can be considered "musical" at all.

That's always true, and there's always plenty of good music being made, we just tend to have an emotional attachment to music that we associate with the time in our lives when we were listening to a lot of music and going out into the world and doing new things, and obviously since they're lasting musical choices, our kids end up hearing them and liking them because they're stuck in the same house with us (and the bands we enjoyed in our formative years are genuinely good)

I'd recommend giving some good stuff made in the last decade a listen to see how you get on. Anything by The Black Keys or Cold War Kids is a safe bet. If you're a fan of albums as complete experiences, try Everything All The Time by Band of Horses, Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter, Teen Dream by Beach House, Glory Hope Mountain by The Acorn, Becoming a Jackal by the Villagers and plenty more.

There's never been a better time to love music than now - we have the internet, we have a world of music at our fingertips. There are plenty of bands in all different genres keeping it real all over the world. You're cheating yourself out of a world of fantastic music if you stick with decades old American rock.

Comment: Re:Oy! It's like ready two different conversations (Score 1) 396

by Fr33z0r (#45905411) Attached to: A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin

Indeed. The only use for Bitcoin (other than gambling) is immediate money transfers that do not need to be anonymous. But I can do those with my credit card already, and at far lower risk.

All a site needs to do to accept a bitcoin payment is generate a wallet address for that session and present it to the user - all they need to do to know they've been paid is see the funds hit that wallet on the address they generated for your session.

You don't need to give them your email address, a card number, an expiry date, a security code, your address... they don't even need to know your name.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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