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Comment: Re:I recommend non - MMO (Score 1) 555

by luvirini (#45501179) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

Very true. Most of the new high level content is kind of "bleh" and there is no end game in DDO currently.

But most of the earlier, lower level adventures are a blast of fun. Also there is some hope, as the newest update had a high level quest "Study in Sable" that is definitely a classic D&D adventure.

The character customization options in terms of the different builds are amazing. (13 classes, where you can mix and match up to 3 of them, 8+4 races with racial abilities, 21 skills, 2-4 enchantment trees/class+1/race, dozens and dozens of feats to chose from..)

To add to the fun they have a Reincarnation system where you can after running through the fun parts of the game (reaching level 20), you can "Recycle" your character and start again at level 1, with (slightly) more power. And for those of us who are addicted, that process can be repeated again and again, each time gaining bit more power.

Comment: The forced registrations on many sites drive reuse (Score 4, Insightful) 129

by luvirini (#43759247) Attached to: Password Strength Testers Work For Important Accounts

The growing number of places you need a password on just to access some content is a sure cause for increased password reuse.

Humans are simply not suited to remembering random enough password to cover all the sites on internet.

The save password option on the browser might help...

but more and more sites use the "no not save passwords" option.. forcing people back to reusing passwords.

Well, personally I just use fairly random passwords and "rememberpass" extension on firefox to force saving password even when the site does not want you to do that.. as the lesser of the evils.

Comment: Re:File a police complaint for littering (Score 2) 357

by luvirini (#43083735) Attached to: Don't Want a Phonebook? Give Up Your Privacy

If corporations want the rights, they should also have the responsibilities.

So if an employee is killed through negligence for example the corporation would have everything they own held (as in all factories stopped from producing and such) for the duration of the prison sentence that a natural person would get for the same thing....

The same thing for any other crime that a corporation does. If they do not want that then they should not have the rights either.

+ - Proposed law to curb copyright enforcement excesses gets a good start in Finland->

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luvirini (753157) writes "There is a push in Finland to get a citizens law proposal to curb copyright enforcement excesses to be a law. There exists a fairly new mechanism where citizens can directly propose laws if enough voters give their support to that proposal. The proposals then go to the Parliament for voting as any normal law proposal from the government. The proposal has been up for slightly more than two weeks and has almost third of the needed support, so seems to be on good way as the time limit to gather enough support is six months. You can read the google translation of the proposal in here and if you are a Finnish voter you can support it on the Justice Ministry's pages"
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Comment: The real problem is the lack of choise (Score 4, Informative) 37

by luvirini (#41593777) Attached to: UK Broadband Plan Set To Clear EU Approval

As I understand the situation, the councils that want to get part of the rural broadband money have to use "approved suppliers" and there are only two of them.

There is really not that much competition with only two companies available, though I am sure other companies could also do some of the projects.

The problem is thus that because it is a national program with only central authorization of suppliers with pretty high barrier of entry given the types of documentation and other things required to "prove" that you are capable to doing such on national level, this leads to companies that have only a regional presence not really being able to be suppliers...

Comment: Re:Too good credit rating anyway (Score 1) 1040

by luvirini (#37021130) Attached to: S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake

In a sane banking environment they get loan amount that maxes out at lower than the expected easy resale value of the home.

It is when markets go overheated that people get too high loan amounts compared to what the homes would sell for when times are bad and they often do go insolvent if they lose their income while there is a market disruption.

What easily sellable assets does US goverment have to cover their debts if suddenly there was no further loans incoming? I know they have a lot of assets, some are even resesable, but in such a bust situation, how likely are they to be able to raise the money to pay off all the loans without davaluating the whole currency massively by "printing money"?

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