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Comment: Re:My Review (Score 1, Interesting) 545

by big_groo (#26037853) Attached to: Review: <em>Wrath of the Lich King</em>

I'm *glad* your multiboxing doesn't work. I think multiboxing should be banned. Totally unfair when it comes to PVP. Never mind when someone like http://www.dual-boxing.com/forums/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=14611&pageNo=1 this enters your zone, you don't stand a chance at questing anywhere near him(her). Think of it like the proverbial 'Bull in a China shop'. (He's on Aegwyn, incidentally...)

I don't care what argument you use, you're not in control of each of your characters. Proof? Your own words:
...it almost always breaks "/follow" which means I have to stop and manually move my followers forward till my main appears then re-follow.

The argument for allowing multi-boxing has always been 'well, the players are in control of all the characters'. No they're not. Do you manually cast each spell (if you're a caster) on each toon set to '/follow'? No. You don't. All spells are cast from the main.

So, I can't say I'm disappointed that you're having problems with your multi-box setup. I also understand that this is the way you enjoy the game, but please understand that it takes the enjoyment *out* of the game for many others.

Bliz won't do anything about it as they're happily collecting revenue from each account.

Operating Systems

+ - How to flash motherboard BIOS from Linux?

Submitted by zlatko
zlatko (222385) writes "You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to solve..."
Education

+ - Student protests "Racism"; threatens Educa

Submitted by
Fred
Fred writes "Through education, we've improved our ability to understand one another and grow more tolerant towards racial, ethnic, political and religious differences. Today, we're finding it more and more difficult to distinguish between racist speech and intellectual discourse in academia. Below is an article on point, it discusses a recent University of Wisconsin Law School controversy: a student demands an apology from a law professor for his in-class commentary on race and our legal process. Title: "Is speech really free? www.racism.edu" The author contends that neither the Professor or his comments were racist and to determine otherwise and punish the scholar for his remarks is a threat to our educational learning process about race, tolerance and general cultural differences. Published in the Badger Herald Professor Kaplan allegedly said, Hmong men have no talent other than to kill and All second-generation Hmong end up in gangs and other criminal activity. Also, All Hmong men purchase their wives, so if he wants to have sex with his wife and she doesnt consent, you and I call it rape, but the Hmong guy is thinking man, I paid too much for her."

Cambridge Breached the Great Firewall of China 250

Posted by Zonk
from the didn't-work-against-the-mongol-spammers-either dept.
Darren Rayes writes to mention a ZDNet article on Cambridge academics' claims that they have breached the great firewall of China. They also claim that by misusing the firewall they can launch DDoS attacks against IP addresses behind the wall. From the article: "The IDS uses a stateless server, which examines each data packet both going in and out of the firewall individually, unrelated to any previous request. By forging the source address of a packet containing a 'sensitive' keyword, people could trigger the firewall to block access between source and destination addresses for up to an hour at a time."

Slashback: Oklahoma Spyware, FSF DRM, Lenovo Linux 135

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the name-calling-always-looks-good dept.
Slashback tonight brings some corrections, clarifications, and updates to previous Slashdot stories including Oklahoma's Spyware Bill dies a quiet death, Lenovo denies ditching Linux, Mars rover escapes again, RIM CEO speaks out against unlimited wireless, Microsoft LiveMail gets ads, FSF anti-DRM campaign expands, and AT&T calls Wired to task over leaked documents -- Read on for details.

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