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Sunday Morning Funnies: Party time {WoW}

Oct 12th 2009 7:44AM HAHAHAHHA The next DLC

http://www.darklegacycomics.com/209.html

Comedy Gold :)

Patch 3.3 PTR updated patch notes {WoW}

Oct 8th 2009 3:13AM An issue effecting certain installations and linked libraries appears to be fixed for this build as well.

It effected both Mac and PC and basically meant the PTR client would not launch at all.

So some people who were not able to get on before now can :)

Breakfast Topic: Why Blizzard should make authenticators mandatory on Battle.net accounts {WoW}

Sep 13th 2009 10:15AM Wow 14 pages of comments in such a short time :)

Well having read all the comments the one thing that worries me more than anything is user complacency.

[sarcasm]
I'm talking of the attitude of not needing more security on your account because "I HAS AN AUTHENTICATOR"

I don't need to worry about having lengthy hard to guiess password - I'VE GOT AN AUTHENTICATOR!!

I don't need to worry about regular trojan / virus / keylogger scans - I'VE GOT AN AUTHENTICATOR!!

I'm going to put my wow account user name and password into a non blizzard website - I'VE GOT AN AUTHENTICATOR !! so I have nothing to worry about !!

I'm going to use this .exe program to install the latest version of Recount. No worries because I'VE GOT AN AUTHENTICATOR!!
[/sarcasm]

Don't read me wrong here. Having an Authenticator on the account is a great security measure. Two password dongle based authentication is a pretty strong security method.

But it should not be the ONLY security method you use. It is not the Be all and End alll of security methods. What if you get mugged and your wallet has your email address in it ?

Personally I'ld find more value in this whole enterprise if Blizzard included a DVD/CD on security along with the Authenicator. This DVD/CD could be very well designed and have FAQs and tutorials on what good account security practices are as well as instructional videos. Videos on things like : choosing a good password , how to install addons , how to tell if a site is a Blizzard site or not , good account security . It could even have links to installing free software to scan your computer for Trojans and Keyloggers.

Educate the user of the authenciator don't just hand them one and expect them to learn good security practices straight off the bat.

New WoW Model Viewer available {WoW}

Sep 9th 2009 7:25AM I appear to of made the wrong impression here.

I'll expand my question :

What kind of work needs to be done in order to build a Mac version ?

That is I am perfectly willing to attempt to put it together if the source code can be ported to the Mac easily.

I wasn't asking someone to do it for me. On the contary I was wanting to know how much work would be involved getting this to work on the Mac.

Is it going to be as easy as opening it up in Xcode and clicking compile ?

New WoW Model Viewer available {WoW}

Sep 9th 2009 2:04AM Hmm.... Interesting...

My question : How to build this for OS X (Mac) ?

Security researchers to unveil iPhone SMS vulnerability later today {TUAW.com}

Jul 31st 2009 9:03AM From the article

"The two researchers plan to demonstrate how a series of 512 SMS message"

Pretty expensive hack IMHO as it sound like the hacker would have to send 512 text messages to exploit it from what I'm reading from the article.

Wowhead launches Premium service {WoW}

Jul 26th 2009 3:01AM @Greg

"Additionally, I wonder how long it will be before they receive a 'Cease and Desist' letter from Blizzard?"

Mr Greg you need to realize what being a part of the "US Blizzard Fansite" program means and the implications for that for a website. It means the site can not contain or link to content which violates or encourages violating the World of Warcraft Terms of Use.

It also means there is constant communication between the fansite admins and Blizzard. So before Wowhead even brought this out to the public they would of had to run it by Blizzard first. They would of asked "Hey guys you cool with this?" and if Blizzard has said "No way man !" they would not of come out with it at all.

Those other sites that got shut down ? They are not part of the Blizzard Fansite program and Blizzard did not like what they were doing and got shut down.

Wowhead launches Premium service {WoW}

Jul 26th 2009 2:40AM Well guys I don't know about you guys but there has been one site that's always been there for me over 2 years of playing.

Who's offered me help with quests, what loot award is better for my class or not, where to go to farm a particular item , how long I can get skillups for a trade item and a ton of other value added service making the site invaluable. It's one of two wow sites I have permanently set up in Keywurl for Safari so I can make wow-related searchs quickly.

What site is this ? wowhead.com

Now realistically I know that servers don't run on sunshine and rainbows. Fast bandwidth doesn't come cheap particularly bandwidth that comes as fast and responsive as wowhead is. It's virutally never down for long - there are maintenance periods but they are never very long. In fact their maintenance periods are shorter then the official wow forums site :D

I've wanted to make donations to Wowhead for ages but could either never work out how or couldn't afford it. I'm pleased to finally be able to afford it and honestly I spend more at the comic store/magazine shop (newstand to your americans :D)

Yes I know not going to get anything for it that I can't get for free.

But I don't look at it as a subscription that I pay and get very little benefits for (yay custom forum avatar).

I look at it as a "koha" or donation I pay. The fact I'm getting perks for it like a Customer forum Avatar or more posting stuffs are just merely added extras that at the end of the day I don't care about. They're nice but to be honest they could of just put up a giant "donate" button and I would of clicked it :D

PS To the people accuse me of being paid by wowhead to make this post. Go to their website. Take a tour of it . See what services they offer. Now don't you think they offer a "tip" or "donation" for this ? You accusing me of being a paid toddy doesn't change the fact they do operate a fast , free , well put together site with awesome tools.

WoW Moviewatch: Gnome Overboard {WoW}

Jul 10th 2009 12:49AM Vimeo Version here :

http://vimeo.com/5448267