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Comment: Re:Pretty Obvious Reasoning (Score 1) 432

by smasha (#32853754) Attached to: Blizzard Backs Down On Real Names For Forums

That would be nice, but Blizz won't fucking do it. In game, if you are an ass, and I put you on ignore, it will not ignore any of your other toons, just the specific one I ignored. Which is fucking retarded. If I ignored you, I want to ignore you personally, including any alts you have also. Throw in a 50 slot ignore list also, and that explains why I canceled and am staying canceled.

I agree completely. This would be a massive win for players since if you ignore someone, all their characters get ignored, which means you can easily ignore an ass with multiple characters, especially those persistent gold sellers that create multiple characters to spam their messages.

Comment: Re:All this filtering... (Score 3, Insightful) 122

by smasha (#32848368) Attached to: Australia Waters Down, Delays Internet Filter Policy

Why don't people in China and Australia just get Cheap Linux Servers in the US and just tunnel into them when they want to hit some blocked content? I use mine whenever I travel and/or use public wifi. Then I know anything I do on the web is encrypted until it his my server in NJ.

That is a valid way of bypassing the filter, but the main point is that we shouldn't have to resort to anything like that to be able to view the internet uncensored.

Comment: Re:Problem with restore from backup? (Score 2, Interesting) 446

by smasha (#32807072) Attached to: Proximity Sensor Presents Latest iPhone 4 Issue

I have seen it written somewhere that the proximity sensor issue affects only those who did a "restore from backup" to transfer their settings from an older phone. I can't verify this beyond stating that, having read this, I activated as a new phone, the transferred settings manually. I have had no proximity sensor problems. Now before I get jumped on for defending Apple, let me just say that, yes, this is a problem, and they should sort it asap. But I figured I'd share a potential workaround in case it helps someone.

When i upgraded my iPhone 3g 3.1.3 to iOS4 (i did restore settings from previous backup), during calls the sensor would turn my screen off (as expected), but after the call finished, the screen would still be blank and non responsive. Later i restored iOS4 again without using a previous backup and everything worked fine again.

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