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Comment: Re:Things I learned from this advertisement (Score 2) 123

by Rewind (#42986833) Attached to: Apple Now Working With the NYPD To Curb iPhone Thefts

From the Article "The California-based company then informs the NYPD of the device’s current location — and it can track it even if it was reregistered with a different wireless provider."...they then boast how they have tracked a phone to brazil!?

Nobody, no-one concerned that a Apple is tracking their customers, and can do so without their knowledge.

Seriously "Do no evil?"

You have to opt in and setup Find My iPhone, so I don't see how that is without their knowledge. Unless you are talking about something different?

Comment: Re:Yah (Score 1) 340

by Rewind (#40940853) Attached to: Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked
Best not to bother with trying to run it on XP. It, like most anything with a DOS version, tends to run under DOSbox better/easier than any other way.

Prepare to get super annoyed with the control scheme though. I really feel RTS controls were all rubbish until StarCraft 1, but stuff like Dune RTS and WC1... I honestly don't know how I played it. Then again I guess I didn't try to play it like I do now with RTS games were I like to try and pretend like I have great micro/macro.

Comment: Re:Yah (Score 1) 340

by Rewind (#40940793) Attached to: Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked

Can I please have my single player offline games back?

Speaking just for myself, I'm skipping both StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3, because of the onerous DRM and always-online requirements Blizzard now uses.

I wonder if the DRM and always-online requirements are preventing enough piracy that results in sales, to overcome the loss of buyers like me.

You didn't miss anything with Diablo 3 really. It was ok, but nothing great. A step back for Blizzard if you ask me. With StarCraft 2 it was your own loss if you liked multiplayer. Also it had an offline mode that thanks to internet issues I got to make several uses of.

Comment: Re:Thanks! (Score 1) 340

by Rewind (#40940747) Attached to: Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked

I understand your argument, I really do. however I dont understand any good reason to disable to single player mode from d2 (which the char was not able to play on battlenet, and therefore not able to access the "real money" market activision set up (in convinced this is an activision move, and not something blizzard would have done prior to being bought up) I simply disagree with the way the game was handled. Hell I pre ordered, pre downloaded, and still couldnt play for 2 days after it was "released" all because of server issues. If that the the route all games are going to go.. i guess I am not a gamer any longer. Thats just me, but I will not deal with that, Ill keep playing super mario world and D2 and be happy.

I am not the other guy, but maybe I can clarify: It is an online game. That is a fact. You may not like that, you may not have played previous Diablo games online ever, but Diablo III is sever side. It is an online game. That is not an argument, it is a statement of fact.

You are free to not like that and not buy the game and mention how much you dislike the fact, but it is still fact, not an argument. I agreed with their decision here, but I hope they (like me) look at it in retrospec and say "yeah that didn't really work out as well as we had hoped". I mean I only ever really played D1 and D2 online and I was very happy about very realistic changes to drastically reduce cheating and hacking. I was also excited about the (much less realistic) idea that maybe gold & item spam would be reduced by the RMAH. That said, in the end it wasn't worth it and it didn't improve either enough to justify doing it again. Overall I got enough hours out of D3 that I can't really hate on it too hard, but it just wasn't that good of a game. An ok game if you will, and I agree that I hope they drop online in the future.

Basically, I agree with 99% of what you are saying, but its not just 'add on offline and lan'. The game was server side, that was the way they wanted to go.

Comment: Re:Twitter is only used by a certain sub-group! (Score 3, Interesting) 86

by Rewind (#40847091) Attached to: Twitter Launches Political Index
You seem to have a very odd notion of Twitter and how it is used. A large variety of people use it for an incredible diverse list of reasons. I use twitter, but I never 'tweet'. It just provides me with a simple single page where I can check for updates on various communities/podcasts/webshows that I follow. I have no idea why you think that only 40+ year old men use it.

Comment: Re:Macs have never been malware/virus proof (Score 1) 455

by Rewind (#36171066) Attached to: Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion

Linux may not be popular on the desktop, but I'd say Linux has a very high percentage of servers since roughly 60% of mail server responses are exim, postfix, and sendmail, while microsoft continues to decline. My own vanity domain is "tested" daily hundreds of times, and let me tell you, Iptables and ACL keep my server secure, not obscurity.

But that isn't how this malware is spreading. Users are downloading and installing this, it isn't an attack. That comparison doesn't really work there.

Comment: Re:Who the fuck is Ted Dziuba? (Score 1) 831

by Rewind (#35646774) Attached to: Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

Sounds like an idiot who can't setup a VM. I mean really: "I need to run Linux, whhaaa!!!!" - set up a VM, you utter muppet. What a total retard. And "emacs" OK fine, but does he not know about Coda?

He could have also just used http://aquamacs.org/ or fired up the terminal and used vi... I have done a fair bit of webdev on OS X. Works fine. Terrible article.

Comment: Re:What is the point of OSX server? (Score 1) 365

by Rewind (#35307352) Attached to: Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' Developer Preview Available
While they killed off any enterprise level servers, you can still get a Mac Pro and throw OS X server on it. That would work for many people doing work with Xsan, Final Cut etc. And for just SOHO they can just get one of the Mac Minis with OS X server. Neither is good for a 'we can't have downtime!' enterprise level, but for SOHO? Plenty of options still exist. I see no reason for them to kill it off.

Comment: Re:Long on Rhetoric (Score 1) 217

by Rewind (#35072578) Attached to: Firewalls Make DDoS Attacks Worse

I'm betting he is a CIO that thinks a firewall is a red box from Watchguard they pay too much for to get little in return (pfsense in a cheapie 1u dell server is better than ANY product they sell at Watchguard.)

What nonsense you foul mountebank! Every good CIO knows that a firewall is a wall of fire (hence the name you dolt) that keeps burglars and other brigands away from the server of datas!

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