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Comment Re:Only affected the PC version (Score 1) 214

Until the new PS4 is released and bricks your system with a patch (or makes it less functional).

Kind of like how my windows 98 system was slowly breaking more and more things with each "windows update" after windows xp got released (however, I am seeing few problems after the win 7 release so praise for that). How else would they force you to pay for the next thing? Obsolete their old product.

Comment Re:Is there no escape... (Score 1) 95

It sounds like you weren't playing games for fun, but merely ego. If your only reason for playing the game was getting an uber sword, then I guess you were doing it wrong and games aren't for you anyways.

Please also note: not all games are RPGs, and not all games are WoW. Saying you were obsessed with gaming, but the only thing you played was WoW, doesn't truly mean you were a gamer, because that would mean you played games (plural).

Comment Re:Ugh, here we go again (Score 1) 183

which was bulky as shit

So, you bought new technology, and are upset that it had improved a few years later?

You wouldn't get upset if you bought a quad core and found out that a 16 core came out in a year or 2. Yes, I understand that old technology just "sucks totally". You know what you are paying for, no reason to complain.

Comment Re:Link to TFA (Score 1) 122

"Southwark crown court was told how public-school-educated Webber, the son of a former Guernsey politician, was using an offshore bank account in Costa Rica to process funds from the frauds. After his initial arrest, Webber threatened on a forum to blow up the head of the police e-crimes unit in retaliation, and used his hacking skills to trace officers' addresses."

The entire article is a must read...

Intel's New Core I7-990X Extreme Edition Tested 149

MojoKid writes "Intel recently launched a speed bump of their flagship Extreme Edition Core i7 processor, known as the Core i7-990X. Its multiplier is unlocked and it's clocked at 3.45GHz stock speed with a Turbo Boost top-end speed of 3.73GHz. Intel claims its the fastest desktop chip on the planet; like geek tiger blood for your PC. The new Core i7-990X is also based on the 32nm Gulftown core and the performance metrics show it's easily the fastest 6-core chip for the desktop currently but of course it'll cost you as well."

Comment Re:News at 11 (Score 1) 409

Now, suppose the attacker has gained root and now knows the salt. How long will it take to generate a hashtable which can be looked up to find user passwords. TFA argues that this will now take only 33 days on a single machine using GPU computation. That's ~24 hours with less than 50 GPUs. Salt or not, these hashes are crackable in hours, not years.

This assumes it's "password+salt" -> MD5
Which, yes a hashtable (raindbow table) would be used to get all possible values for a reverse lookup to ALL logins.

Now assume you use the "one-time pad" type of method, ie, something unique per login.
"password+salt+(username)" or "password+salt+(usersignupdate/time)" some unique value that doesn't change, but is different between users, or just store a "randomkey" field that gets generated per user. Sure you could spend 33 hours to crack a password, but you would only get ONE password/login. No rainbowtable possible, no reverse lookup.

Comment Re:Interesting remark on IPv6 (Score 1) 62

In short:
Server is already dropping the client's packets regardless.
Server only needs to send a response to buzz off.
Router receives the buzz off request, and simply verifies that yes, client sent a packet to the server. Block him (possibly log it, and when there are too many blocks for that client shut them off), opposed to forwarding it on to 20+ other routers, and a server that would drop it regardless. All ISPs would benefit, so it should be a mutual deal.

Not all routers would be able to perform this due to UDP and different routes being taken, however the last mile routers (ISP basically) would be responsible.

Comment Re:The privacy/security scale tips again. (Score 1) 647

1) Subways can't be aimed at any building they want (WTC/Pentagon)
2) Subway bombings have been a common theme in movies, this idea isn't new. However some reason it is rare, possibly because:
3) Subways are uncommon all over America, while big cities certainly have them, most places don't sadly. So "no one is safe" fears cannot be introduced.

But because of #1, this analogy has flaws. It was a WTC bombing, and not a plane bombing. They went for the most "devastating" and largest of targets. Bombing a subway would merely kill hundreds, no falling towers.

A Hijacked plane is far scarier than a hijacked subway train.

Comment Re:Engineering aspects: (Score 1) 322

It will not take much wobbling of the laptop to create a large amount of shear stress on the usb stick leading to failure.

I just figured geeks could do everyone a favor and just stick gum in them/or water and rust them/paint/etc... Setting up a wifi storage is far more beneficial.

Comment Re:A shame I won't be playing it. (Score 1) 187

For all the people out there who haven't played Diablo II in a while, I suggest you patch to 1.13 and try it again. You can respec your stats and skills after completing the den of evil quest (once respec allowed per difficulty level). This is every bit as money as it sounds; it's way easier to power through normal difficulty and then respec to make your character more robust in nightmare and hell. Game on!

Yet, If i did this in patch 1.12 or earlier with my own cheat (Jamalla editor anyone?), under current TOS (SC2) I would be banned from playing.

Or perhaps any D2 mod I installed (like my favorite gem mod) I would be banned... D2 was only fun for the mods. Torchlight shows many aspects from mods, I am not sure if it was inspired from them or not though.

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