Jul 10th 2008 6:36PM Old post, probably obsolete but still
"When customs see a cargo that is questionable( point of origin, point of delivery, a manifest that doesnt check out), these people from the goverment have the right to open said cargo. So why shouldn't the same logic apply to the internet."
This is the case with internet already. If the government suspects you of something illegal, they can get a search warrent and have your line tapped.
That's different from sniffing everything by default and then seeing what comes up though. That's like the government keeping 24x7 police surveillance on you to see if you're doing anything illegal.
Jul 7th 2008 7:35AM @Bashfullson:
"2. But claiming that its impossible to make this distiction is a flawed argument to just let all the stuff go through. If we followed that logic with other illigal traffic like drugs, it would be pointless to attelpt to stop these goods getting into the country"
LOL, whut? You can't compare p2p filesharing with drug trafficking. You can see whether something is a dvd or a packet of drugs. Of course, it gets tricky when it's a shipment of medicinal products and surprise surprise, that's how a large part of the drugs enter certain countries.
Basically, what you're advocating is that no data traffic should be encrypted and if it is, the government should have the right/ability to decrypt that traffic and to analyse it whether it's legal or not. So much for privacy, I guess?
Jul 6th 2008 3:37PM Btw, copyright and patenting is something that's not going to last for much longer, IMO. In the music industry you only need to look at bands/artists like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails to see the future of recording artists. I'm not saying things will change in the next year or even five.. but give it another 20 and I doubt whether copyright will still exist.
Jul 6th 2008 2:28PM First off... EU regulations.. seems to me a paradox in saying.
Secondly, there is, as of yet, no foolproof way of detecting what is legal and what is illegal filesharing. The only way to detect it, is to sniff the bitstreams themselves, or to hook yourself up as a seeder and see who downloads from your connection (which is basically entrapment, and is illegal in my country).
Add to the fact that within a couple of years, most filesharing will have evolved into encrypted connections, I doubt that enforcing copyright laws will be a top priority for most member states in the near future.
Jun 15th 2008 7:48AM If the power goes out, I get up from my chair, go get myself a beer, and go look at the pretty lightning.
"So if you're in an area that has lots of storms and power fluctuations, I highly suggest you do this if you don't want your group-mates yelling out in frustration every time a storm passes by."
I'm sure my guildies can handle themselves. And yes, I'm one of the MT's as well and don't envy my guildies doing MH without me, but hey... c'est la vie.
Jun 14th 2008 6:49AM Fortunately, there's this thing called DKP, which more or less sorts out who gets to loot what.. assuming you implement it correctly. :)
As for everyone looking the same, I reckon it's about time that Blizzard implemented a "dyeing" system, wherein you can choose different color schemes for your gear.
Jun 6th 2008 6:12AM Sadly, that's pretty much the case. Looking at my prot pala and my destro warlock, I'm pretty confident in saying that my warlock is so much easier and less demanding to play than my paladin.
But tbh, I love tanking in 25-man raids. There's nothing quite like the thrill when you're pumping out threat and having 3-4 nuttcase warlocks on your tail, fighting you for threat and forcing you to give everything you have to stay ahead.
As a tank, the entire fight revolves around you. If you make a mistake, the raid wipes. If you die, the raid wipes. But if you enjoy being the lynchpin of the raid, then tanking is the thing for you. :)
May 23rd 2008 2:41PM Death Knight, as I see it, is someone who fell under the control of the Lich King and then broke free. Anyone can fall and succumb to the darkness within them, and only a few manage to climb back from that pit of despair.
Ofc, it's still highly illogical that Death Knights are trusted or even accepted in either faction (because how do you know they really aren't under the Lich King's control?)
Then again, do people run around with a huge neon sign saying "DEATH KNIGHT" over their head? Until someone uses his abilities, you probably couldn't tell the difference between a warrior and a death knight?
And concerning draenai's Gift of the Naaru and Heroic Presence, well... maybe those abilities were given back once they broke free from the Lich King's control?
May 15th 2008 5:08AM I think it's kinda funny how some people advocate the "old world 1-60" content. It makes me wonder if they actually ever played the game long before the expansion.
Personally, after about 3 years, I'm sick and tired of the old world. I can probably _dream_ every nook and cranny of the old world and all its instances. I sometimes feel like a living, breathing version of Wowhead, due to the simple fact of having leveled ~5-6 characters to 60 already.
Things left undone? I can safely say that I, personally, have none. Well, maybe the last few bosses in Naxxramas... :(
May 14th 2008 7:39PM Drama is entertaining? Seriously, I read this article and thought, "Who the fuck cares?".
Besides, for all we know the person who left might've had a valid point. He might've macro'd his gquit message because the guild channel is one big cesspool of chaos where [Dirge] is linked 15x by the time you write your next line of text.
All in all, after having read this post, I'm just left thinking... Wow.. that's another 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back...