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Comment: Re: And in other news... (Score 4, Insightful) 506

by iCEBaLM (#46359359) Attached to: Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

shut the fuck up asshole. we all know english people won't make any efforts to learn french even if the live in france directly.

I am Canadian, I live in Ontario, I am an anglophone, and I went to french immersion school for 4 years, with about 90 other students in my class, and studied with Rosetta Stone for two, but I live in an almost exclusively english area.

I can read french pretty well, but I can't really speak it well due to lack of practice. So anyways, english people do make efforts to learn french. It's usually the French people who put us off of it with attitudes like yours.

Comment: Re:Non-comprehensive list (Score 1) 555

by iCEBaLM (#45497955) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

So you post a bunch of stuff about each game, then a disclaimer that it could all be inaccurate and you think that's OK?

Planetside 2 is not pay to win. A pay to win game allows you to get some kind of superiority over other players by paying real money. You cannot do this in Planetside 2. The only things you can buy that you cannot get from playing the game are cosmetics, and XP/Resource boosts, and these do not make you better than other players, they do not grant you extra abilities or allow you to do anything any other player cannot do.

Comment: Re:Non-comprehensive list (Score 1) 555

by iCEBaLM (#45497555) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

Planetside 2:
Pros: huge maps, has tanks, has motorcycles of sorts, has flying vehicles, pew-pew PvP, massive PvP.
Cons: P2W galore, rubberbanding massive fights, vast areas feel devoid of... well, everything.

As a semi-competitive Planetside 2 player, if that P2W stands for pay-to-win then I'm pretty sure you're not playing the same Planetside 2 that I am.

Comment: Re:Orders of magnitude errors dont inspire confide (Score 2) 534

by iCEBaLM (#45432937) Attached to: Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated By Half

Regardless, if we spend money to reduce our greenhouse gases and it turns out global warming was a myth, no harm no foul, and as an added bonus, we have less smog!

If we don't spend money to reduce our greenhouse gases and it turns out global warming is real, we're boned.

Comment: Terrible Laws (Score 0) 599

by iCEBaLM (#45333763) Attached to: Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

This is California Pen. Code, 1 Â 502, subd. (c)(5) of which Terry was found guilty:

(5)Knowingly and without permission disrupts or causes the disruption of computer services or denies or causes the denial of computer services to an authorized user of a computer, computer system, or computer network.

Operate a back hoe and go to jail? Pull the wrong patch cable and go to jail? Tell someone "no, you can't use this computer right now" and go to jail?

This law is ridiculously broad, glad I don't live in California!

Comment: ChunkVNC + Instant Support (Score 5, Informative) 116

by iCEBaLM (#45312313) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?

ChunkVNC + Instant Support is great and can be found here: http://www.chunkvnc.com/ Do yourself a favor and click the "Help" at the top of the page to get to the forums and look for rat's 4.0 fork.

Basically what you do is run a repeater on an internet accessable box, use the scripts to customize and create a small (2mb usually) "instantsupport.exe" that you can link on a website somewhere, and then when the user runs it, they either pick a support technician, or get an ID number that you use to connect to them, through the repeater, using the chunk viewer.

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