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Comment: Re:Blizzard Shizzard (Score 1) 252

by psycho12345 (#47062667) Attached to: Blizzard Sues <em>Starcraft II</em> Cheat Creators
Umm... you CAN mod SC2 games, the editor ships with the game. To make a "Maphack" mod in the SC2 editor is literally 2-3 lines of code. So if you want to make a mod that does maphack, go right ahead, takes 0 effort and time. And can be applied to any melee map. The mod in this case is designed purely to cheat in ranked ladder games, nothing more.

Comment: Re:IANA Physicist, So... (Score 5, Insightful) 630

by psycho12345 (#46707027) Attached to: Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7
The range means you can fire it from beyond the horizon, so radar can never spot the firing. The speed means you have no way in hell of dodging it or shooting it down. And the kinetic energy of it means no armor will block it, short of armoring the ship to the point it can't move. Just take aim at the power plant or armory of the other ship and you get a guaranteed kill. I think the key advantage is the inability to be dodged or shot down like a shell, but the range of a missile. Also, I imagine detecting a missile launch is easier then detecting a railgun firing.

Comment: Re:Buy samsung instead (Score 1) 255

You do realize, by the way Korean conglomerates are structured, that it is completely impossible for anyone to buy Samsung? You would have to buy out the entire Samsung Chaebol, which includes a large bank, large ship building company, large insurance company, and the electronics company, which combined represents like 1/5th of Korean GDP

+ - Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion-> 1

Submitted by davidannis
davidannis (939047) writes "

Comcast is expected to announce on Thursday an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country. For Comcast, which completed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the television and movie powerhouse, from General Electric less than a year ago, the latest deal would be its second big act to radically reshape the media landscape in the United States. And the merger is almost certain to bring to an end a protracted takeover battle that Charter Communications has been waging for Time Warner Cable.

For consumers, this means an even larger company with a reputation for poor customer service aggressively lobbying against things like net neutrality."
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+ - US Government Requests for Google User Data Double

Submitted by Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "In the first six months of this year, Google received seven wiretap orders from the United States government and complied with all of them. The company also received 207 pen register requests in the same period and complied with 89 percent of them, according to Google’s new transparency report.

The company’s latest report reveals a fairly dramatic increase in the volume of user data requests from the U.S. government since the beginning of 2010. In the first half of that year, Google received 4,287 requests for user data. In the latest reporting period, the company got 10,918 requests. However, the percentage of requests that Google complies with has been dropping over time, with the company providing some data in 94 percent of requests in the second half of 2010 and 83 percent in the first half of 2013. Overall, requests from all governments have more than doubled since 2010."

+ - CyanogenMod Domain Stolen->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The team behind CyanogenMod, one of the most popular community-driven, Android-based operating systems for phones and tablets, has announced that they're moving to after their .com domain was held ransom by a community member. He had been in control of the .com domain name for some time, but the team found out he was impersonating Cyanogen to make deals with community sites. When they removed his access to other parts of the CM infrastructure, he demanded $10,000 to relinquish control of the domain and threatened to change the DNS entries. When they refused to pay, he went through with it. The team is now disputing control of the domain with ICANN. They said, 'We will continue to be open about the what, when, how, but unfortunately, we may never know the "why" – though greed comes to mind. The team itself has not made a profit off of CM and that is not our goal. But to have one of our own betray the community like this is beyond our comprehension.'"
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Comment: Re:Same player in local and multiplayer: cheating? (Score 2) 221

by psycho12345 (#41481151) Attached to: Game Review: <em>Torchlight 2</em>
It is. Basically since it is fully moddable with no server of any kind really (the game runs P2P), there is nothing stopping people from changing their char to anything. Runic did already disable console commands in multiplayer and do have a way to show that you are using a modded char, but since everything is client side, that will almost certainly be bypassed. Basically, TL2 and D3 took the 2 halves of D2 game play and went full bore in opposite directions. TL2 has no secure server of any kind, whereas D3 is only that. Both gain some advantages from that but they also emphasize the disadvantages. TL2 will never have any large scale anything, there is 0 point to PvP or trading with anyone, or with ladder seasons. The game pretty much is for solo play, LAN play and for small groups of trusted people. Otherwise it is no differnt then D2 Open aka a Hackfest Free for All. D3 will obviously not have offline play and LAN, but for the most part, people can reasonably (not perfect of course) trade and (when they get it patched in) PvP.

Comment: Re:I don't see a problem (Score 1) 148

Umm those Heros are all late game carries or tanks, and are all very vulnerable to chain disables early on. Int are early game pushers/gankers and late game support/disablers. Ever tried fighting Rhasta + Lion? It's not fun, you chain disabled for 30 seconds (and dead nearly every time). Good teams recognize the carries and kill them to prevent them from getting powerful.

C makes it easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes that harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. -- Bjarne Stroustrup