Do you mean that I can't take some age-old idea, process or system, add "on the Internet" or "with a computer" to it and patent it?
Dog-walking on the Internet sounded so promising too.
You're not missing out. After being intrigued by the trailer showing the solo campaign and the pretty cool gameplay and graphics, I bought it Saturday and let it download overnight. Installed it this morning and started it up, but the tutorial crashed. Restarted it (remap the keys again because it didn't save them) and launched the campaign mode . . . which is online and multiplayer only. WTF?
Apparently, "campaign mode" now means "goal-oriented multiplayer modes with no story" like conquest while "classic mode" means "standard multiplayer games with no story" such as team deathmatch or capture-the-flag.
Twenty-four hour return policy activated, and good riddance. You'd think with all the cash EA has they could produce an online store half as good as Steam (much as that raises ire for some people), but alas that is not the case.
BTW, that browser extension was the server browser. I have no idea what it bought them to write a bunch of C code in a browser extension rather than packaging it up into a regular executable, but the major downside is that every time you join a server the entire engine has to be loaded and initialized. If these were the good ol' days of 2 second startup times it would be no problem. I gave up on BF4 pretty quick as it got so tiresome waiting for the game to reload every time you switched servers.
Oh nothing at all. http://fredw-catharsisours.blo...
Except with regard to unserved areas, a municipality may not, directly or indirectly: (1) Offer to provide to one or more subscribers, video, telecommunications or broadband service; or (2) purchase, lease, construct, maintain or operate any facility for the purpose of enabling a private business or entity to offer, provide, carry, or deliver video, telecommunications or broadband service to one or more subscribers.
Ya know? Slashdot.jp with google translation is not bad at all!
Yes I'm half-serious.
Even has crawlingw errrr...trolls.
I prefer a hostsfile myself.
Blocking at the router means that I don't have to tweak several hosts files, plus it covers my Android devices that don't have easily accessible hosts files, but do have pre-installed Facebook apps that call home every night with huge permissions that send who-knows-what, and can't be uninstalled. (When I finally rooted the tablet, I did some cleaning.)
Even the simplest home router can do that. They usually have a parental site blocking feature.
I think someone just wants to build the biggest botnet ever! (Kidding...)
Avast is starting to suck donkey balls with all their advertising and tricks into upgrading unsuspecting non-computer literate people.
- Yo Grark