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Comment: Re:Proper backup procedures (Score 1) 325

by Osric250 (#27830343) Attached to: Virginia Health Database Held For Ransom
The hospital having the data itself offsite won't screw over the hackers. Because they can just sell all of the information on the black market. Who wants to get prescriptions of anything you want? Since I'm pretty sure out of 38 million prescriptions you should be able to find whatever you want. Add on top of that another 8 million of personal data and they'll get a nice chunk of change out of it anyway.
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Cutting Steel With Flaming Bacon Weapons 73

Posted by samzenpus
from the Kingdom-of-Loathing-gets-a-little-more-real dept.
Ed Pegg writes "Theo Gray demonstrates the Bacon Lance, a flaming meatsword that can cut through steel. Yes, with some ordinary bacon, and some pure oxygen, it's possible to cut through security doors. Form the article, 'I recently committed myself to the goal, before the weekend was out, of creating a device entirely from bacon and using it to cut a steel pan in half. My initial attempts were failures, but I knew success was within reach when I was able to ignite and melt the pan using seven beef sticks and a cucumber.' This comes out right after his profusely illustrated book of science experiments, Mad Science."

Comment: Re:Gameplay mechanics (Score 1) 129

by Osric250 (#27052329) Attached to: Making a Horror Game Scary
That is just plainly not true. I still remember my first time playing through Silent Hill. I was in the last 'dungeon' per say (Don't know what else to call it) and was trying to figure out how to do the puzzle to advance. Well I didn't want to waste all of my ammunition in just killing everything so there would be rooms I left the zombies in because I knew I could avoid them. I'd just gone through one such room and ducked into a 'safe' room that I'd cleared out already and had used a dozen or so times before that. I remember having come to the conclusion that if I don't progress at all the rooms will stay safe. Well that was a mistake to think since I went in and there were two fresh zombies, I freaked out and blasted their heads off with shotgun blasts before I could collect my wits. While this story I just told does involve a more random sense to it, you have to realize that it was scripted beforehand, and someone with infinite knowledge could know that it was there, but to the average player (which I play games a lot more than the average player) this is going to scare them and accomplish what the programmers wanted, even with it being scripted ahead of time.

Comment: Re:Gameplay mechanics (Score 1) 129

by Osric250 (#27052207) Attached to: Making a Horror Game Scary
Which is why many people follow the way I do is horde ammo until you find more that you cannot hold, then it's time to have a little fun with that gun and kill the next few enemies with it. Once that is finished you double back and pick up the ammo left behind. No loss to your ammunition supplies and you get to have fun with your guns all the same.

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