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Comment: Re:Say what? (Score 5, Informative) 210

Yeah, pretty much. Watch Dogs doesn't look nearly as good as plenty of PC games out right now, and runs worse than most.

This is nothing more than a deliberately handicapped, badly ported console game. The author is being a shill for the XBone, but the truth of the matter is that he's hiding Ubisoft's dirty downgrade of the game.

PCs were capable of far more than these machines a year before they were released. Now the comparison is just a bad joke.

Comment: Re:The cloud (Score 3, Insightful) 387

by rwven (#47263473) Attached to: Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

It has nothing to do with the cloud. It could have been any un-managed hosting.

The fact that they went with un-managed hosting in the first place is what really screwed them. If they had a real support team they could turn to, steps could have been taken to keep this from happening as soon as the DDOS started, and they would have had "offsite" or at least "offline" backups.

This happened because it appears that code spaces had some knee-jerk reactions and didn't think through how they were handling this (like changing the password before making sure there weren't other methods of access already established). They should have straight-up called amazon, explained what was going on, and paid for support for amazon put access to their account and instances on lockdown until the situation was resolved. Shoulda, woulda, coulda though...

Comment: Re:Two-factor on GoDaddy? (Score 2) 448

by rwven (#46100695) Attached to: Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

Godaddy would have just removed the 2nd factor for the same reason they handed over the "1st" factor. Hiroshima pretended he was the user, who has lost the ability to log in. They would have just reset the password and removed two-factor authentication from the account after the identify was "verified."

Comment: Re:the moral of the story (Score 4, Insightful) 448

by rwven (#46100645) Attached to: Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

Two-factor probably wouldn't have helped here. They reset the account credentials, assuming the owner lost the ability to log in. That would have included resetting any "2nd factor."

I don't think any action on the user's part would have helped any of this other than maybe his comment about the TTL on the MX record.

Comment: Re:For PC? (Score 1) 103

by rwven (#45160471) Attached to: <em>Myst</em> Creators Announce <em>Obduction</em>

There's a UE4 game already being worked on that is coming to linux: http://linuxgamenews.biz/tag/unreal-engine-4/

Also, with the announcement of Steam OS (linux based), it would be very surprising not to see an officially produced and supported version of UE4 for linux.

I think we have a lot of great stuff to look forward to on that front.

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