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Comment Re:No posts? (Score 1) 67

Part of the problem with a lack of servers is the way the game checks to see if you are able to host a game. If you are behind a NAT firewall, when you connect to a server you use a random high port to the router and the router Translates that into the Address and Port you want to goto on the intertubes. The game checks the port of the outgoing packet (which is a random high port) then the master server tries to connect back to the game via that random high port instead of the port that the router is using, which of course is not the port your firewall has opened/forwarded so it fails....

I might not be explaining 1000% correct but enough that you'll get the jist of the problem...

Comment Re:Yeah right (Score 1) 857

There's something before 'Probable Cause' called 'Reasonable Suspicion' that basically let's the cops do anything they want. Sure you might get it thrown out in court, if you can afford a really good lawyer and happen to be in front of the correct judge....

[R]equires less evidence than probable cause, the legal requirement for arrests and warrants. Reasonable suspicion is evaluated using the "reasonable person" or "reasonable officer" standard, in which said person in the same circumstances could reasonably believe a person has been, is, or is about to be engaged in criminal activity; such suspicion is not a mere hunch. Police may also, based solely on reasonable suspicion of a threat to safety, frisk a suspect for weapons, but not for contraband like drugs. A combination of particular facts, even if each is individually innocuous, can form the basis of reasonable suspicion.

Comment Re:Find Your Senators and Reps here - (Score 1) 857

So I'm at Chuck Schumer's Contact Page and I can only select from a number of items to comment on, which in turn has a sub-category I need to select... None of which apply to Technology or Stupid Bills we're thinking of passing.

Guess I need to pick Defense/Personal or Education/Other (as in his)?

After I RTFA, to refer to the correct Bill (S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House), I see this bill is call "Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act," or Internet Safety Act, more Think of the Children BS. Guess I know what category to use now....

Comment Re: "Commies" (Score 1) 717

in the 1990s sign a paper indicating that I was not a member of the Communist Party or any organization allied with Communism. Everyone who joins a union today still has to sign such a statement.

Well, (unfortunately) I've been a member of a few unions and was never asked to sign a piece of paper that stated a I was or wasn't a member of any political party. They were all just interested in a cut of my paycheck.

Comment Don't hold your breath (Score 1) 102

I'm waiting with bated breath for the suits demanding reimbursement for lost (legal!) revenue

While it's a nice thought, it's not gonna happen.

Amendment XI

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commence or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

Which is generally interpreted to mean states have immunity from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders.

Comment Re:Sorry if I'm not impressed... (Score 4, Informative) 135

TF2 used to be balanced. Then they started rolling out updates for classes on at a time. And if you don't have the new unlocks you are at a disadvantage. Even worse they tied to unlocks to lame ass achievements, alot of which require you do stuff that is counter to the whole team concept. Of course that just leads to achievement servers where you don't actually play you just do what you need to to unlock the weapons.

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