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Comment: Re:INFORMATION (Score 1) 202

by minijedimaster (#42674291) Attached to: Multi-State AT&T U-Verse Outage Enters Third Day

--- anonymous uverse tech This is whats going on, any new gateway or exisiting gateway that is restarted will not be able to obtain service. The DHCP servers are overloaded and over capacity, CMS has disabled their northbound API so no provisioning can get thru in order to lessen the load. Its not affecting everyone in the affected areas, and as a precaution NO ONE should attempt to powercycle or reset their gateway for any reason.

LOL, I bet Level 1 tech scripts are really useful now. Sir, have you rebooted your router? Please reboot your router, awwww

Comment: Re:Basement Dweller (Score 1) 337

by minijedimaster (#42417169) Attached to: How To Make PC Gaming Better

My apologies, I did not realize you were mentally deficient. I didn't mean to make fun.

Let me explain so even you can understand. Hypothetical situation (means not real, but could be): I install Linux on a spare PC I have laying around. I attempt to install the driver for the graphics card in this spare PC. I click the button labeled "click here to install just works graphics driver". It doesn't work, gives an error message. Do some reading online, find other people with same problem, they say go to CLI and type this to make it work. I do so and it now "just works". This is my personal "experience" with installing a driver in Linux.

You do the same, click the "just works" button. And it works. This is YOUR experience with installing a driver in Linux.

There ya go, go drink that chocolate milk your mom just brought down to you.

Comment: Re:Simply not true (Score 2) 337

by minijedimaster (#42416909) Attached to: How To Make PC Gaming Better

But it's still crashy both on video drivers and API being badly implemented in it, and you still need fairly deep knowledge of the OS to get stuff properly installed, configured and running.

Do you know what I did to get my graphics card up and running on Linux...NOTHING. You clearly have never used Linux.

Yes because your personal experience with Linux equates to what everyone experiences with it. Yep, no differences. You clearly haven't left your mom's basement in a VERY long time.

Comment: Re:This will obviously help. (Score 0) 511

by minijedimaster (#42352987) Attached to: New York Culls Sex Offenders From the Online Gaming Ranks

You are preventing them from engaging in commerce and public life.

It's basically Amish shunning or Hawthorne's Scarlet letter but without the obvious initial "buy in" of joining an extremist religious cult first.

The sacred cow will ensure the precedent is set in general so that it can be applied to YOU next time.

I believe the intent is to prevent pedophile pedators from clandestinely communicating with potential underage prey. However, since sex-offender status is applied to more than just pedophiles, I would think that this is overly broad.

But since creepy and pervy is so creepy and pervy and decent people don't want to be associated with creepy and pervy and doing so may alert law enforcement, I doubt anybody will actually object to this treatment. They basically adopt the "don't do kiddie porn, don't fark teens and kiddies, don't rape or grope anybody and don't expose yourself in public if you want to play online games" attitude.

"Creepy and Pervy" is a slippery slope. Person A calls themselves a christian and as such doesn't agree with the lifestyle choices a homosexual makes. BAM, hate crime! Kick em off the internet! Can't have those horrible creepy ideas making their way out to other people! We're a civilized society.

Comment: Re:But if GOOGLE does it (Score 1) 278

by minijedimaster (#41981089) Attached to: Motorola Wants 2.25% of Microsoft's Surface Revenue

In this specific case, I feel the ends justify the means.

Well enjoy the fallout that comes from this. If Motorola wins by trolling with FRAND patents you can be sure other parties will turn around and do the same back at them and Android.

If the fallout entails a fixing of the patent system then we all will enjoy it, thanks.

Comment: Re:Why not use RSA? (Score 1) 218

by minijedimaster (#41239759) Attached to: Ubisoft Ditches Always-Online DRM Requirement From PC Games

Companies for years have been using RSA-like security for their VPN clients and now MMORPG's like Star Wars The Old Republic have come up with iPhone and Android apps as additional security to passwords. Why not use this type of authentication with a CD key?

Are you talking about a randomized "Key" to install/start the game? Or are we back to needing a randomized number tied to your online account thus requiring always online? Sort of like Diablo 3, with their authenticator app?

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.