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Comment Slashdot is so full of hate these days (Score 2) 62

M-Saunders, please ignore the hate and thanks for your enlightened views on publishing. I was disappointed when you guys "forked" LinuxFormat but I have enjoyed what I have consumed of the new magazine and podcast. I hope your business model is sustainable and look forward to catching up with the issues I've missed.

Comment Re:So go ahead - what are the legitimate uses of t (Score 5, Interesting) 251

I doubt there will be any "legitimate" uses of this particular technology.

However, it may be a model on which we can base future online retail. The existing model is utterly broken: I really don't want databases all over the world holding my username, password, credit card details and billing address waiting for the next SQL or SSL vulnerability to vomit the information into the hands of criminals. Nor do I want to trust, use or respect services like paypal.

View this as an iteration towards a more secure and decentralised system for legitimate commerce which keeps credit card and escrow companies out of the equation. Surely that is a good thing?

Comment I'm obviously in the dark ages (Score 1) 543

I christened my main box "beast" because I put in a whopping 2GB of DDR RAM. It continues to serve me well. Hardly ever swaps (I even ran it for about a year with no swap space - by accident - with no noticeable ill effects...). The processor is the choke point but not that I notice unless I'm editing video.
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Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.

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