NAO and other public servers start an individual process for each player, there is no NetHack server process in the usual sense.
Well, wizards are probably the easiest class to play genoless because Magicbane will absorb almost all the curses from the Ls, and you have more than enough ranged attacks to choose from to deal with the
Nethack needs full multi-user, and an overhaul on the generated story (what there is of it), so that the core process can be daemonized, and users attaching to the system can play against each other.
There's a fork called NetHack 4 that is pretty much identical to vanilla as far as gameplay is concernced, but provides a client-server architecture. While I don't think that NetHack can ever be turned into a massive online game with thousands of players meeting each other, small scale PvP or co-op mode might be doable and actually fun.
I'm all for removing artificial barriers, but once they are down we're gonna have to accept that maybe girls really do want to be princesses
That's the naturalistic fallacy right there. Little kids really want all sorts of things (like lots of candy, for instance), but this doesn't mean that it's a good idea to let them have their way. If the parents believe that their kid shows a behavior that could lead to a disadvantage later in life, then they have to take action. It's called parenting, by the way.
Hilarious. Reminds me of a usenet discussion we had back in 2003, but I never thought about playing this game to claim factorization of absurdly large numbers.
There is a 15 to 18 point gap [wikipedia.org] in IQ test scores in America between blacks and whites.
There's an obvious difference between such a gap and being mentally retarded.
It tells me that IQ scores are related to other things besides genetics. Of course children who are educated, raised in a stimulating environment, and have years of practice at critical thinking are going to do better at these tests.
Sure, but that runs against the racists' "blacks are genetically stupid" claim.
That Africans have, on average, lower IQs, is a scientific fact
Which only tells you that IQ tests do not measure intelligence. Some people have even reported average scores for sub-Saharan countries that would qualify as mentally retarded in the Western world. This clearly does not make sense as the same group of people tends to do just fine when being raised in a first world country.
Arrest records are public information
Not in the UK. This is a blatant violation of the Data Protection Act and also goes against everything the European Court of Human Rights has decided on that matter.
There is marketing research that shows that people remember words with hard consonants better. So a word like "Nokia" or "Kodak", is in some ways a measurably better brand than a word like "Lumia".
If you only care about people rembering your brand name (and not about the associations that come with it), then "Ebola" would be even better.
Given the new information, then it doesn't matter. AWS is running at some sort of loss, but the question is why are they running at a loss.
Everyone is running cloud services at a huge loss because prices have been driven down so much that it is simply impossible to run a profitable cloud service. Of course, the companies are doing that to drive their competitors out of the market and profit afterwards by using a combination of price hikes and vendor lock-in effects.
I just tried and successfully passed the variable "_BASH_FUNC_thingy" with the value "my_attack" through my apache web server to a CGI script using a url entered into a browser.
No, you get something like QUERY_STRING="_BASH_FUNC_thingy=my_attack", which is harmless because function definitions inside QUERY_STRING are not being evaluated after the last update.
Unless of course the malefactors know this and stick BASH_FUNC_ in front of their exploit strings.
This won't work because an attacker will only be able to manipulate the content of some environment variable, but not its name. And being able to manipulate arbitrary environment variables has always been equivalent to being able to execute arbitrary code. Think LD_PRELOAD or IFS, for example.
How about releasing a version of bash that has function passing disabled.
People are using this feature and taking it away will break stuff. The latest update (not sure whether Apple already ships it) stores all function definitions with a prefix of BASH_FUNC_, and function definitions are disabled for all variables not starting with the prefix. This allows to retain the feature, but prevents the execution of malicious code at the same time.
I love 1984, but I'm tired of hearing how it's banned. I've never seen it banned.
Well, then you apparently don't have a Kindle.