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#212

You all set up a new thread and tell me which posts to move and I will do it. I am not going through over 200 posts. I don’t have the time to research it.


#213

Don’t even worry about it.
We’ll just stop having fun so there wont be an issue, a separate thread for a handful of spoof posts is entirely pointless.


#214

SURE! It was a test…


#215

it’s always awesome when robots get in the christmas spirit ahead of the new year’s uprising


#216

Spider Fossil was a Crayfish with legs painted on

Original article (locked behind a paywall, but you can still read the abstract):

https://www.mapress.com/j/pe/article/view/palaeoentomology.2.5.15


#217

Florida man awoke to discover another Florida man sucking on his toes, police investigation is… afoot.

https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/crime/article238935108.html


#218

Oh wow.


#219

#220

yet, there were ice ages both before that and after that

it almost seems like Earth goes through cycles of global warming and global cooling and has been doing so long before humans were around and started driving cars and shit


#221

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-04-18-riot-offers-hackers-up-to-usd100-000-to-find-valorant-anti-cheat-vulnerabilities-amid-privacy-concerns

Sounds fun


#222

Yeah these ring 0 anti cheat systems are a terrible idea, worth noting that Black Desert Online uses a similar thing XingCode which also do not uninstall itself and keeps running forever until you take a weed-whacker at your system folders.

Also worth pointing out that Riot is not the first company to try to use these things. Sony tried to do it to prevent people from copying DVDs and that was a real shit storm.


#223

Ironically enough my Sony DVDs probably run decently enough (well the Sony Home Entertainment logo stutters but peeking back makes it run normally) compared to my Isle of Dogs DVD on VLC. Or maybe that dvd was defective to begin with.


#224

Are their harmful ?

I have Black Desert Online sitting in my Backlog , been wanting to try it out for some time now once i have some time for it , but if it does install some harmful shit along side it i might as well just remove it from my acc all together.


#225

Well that’s a good question and the answer is we do not, can not, know. Anyone who asks the question tends to get shouted down by people ridiculing the idea that people should be concerned about privacy and cyber security at all.

The few decent threads I’ve managed to dig up on this sheds some light at least. I think it is safe to assume two things about it, it uses the USN Journal to keep track of all changes done to files and folders on your hard drives and it sends SOME sort of data back to the developers of the anti-cheat program.

What is sent back and what they can or can’t do with it is unknown but largely pointless to quibble about. It’s spyware and you have to trust that there’s no one malicious or incompetent at the other end of it. Considering that ALL major companies providing online services have been breached at one time or another that’s really not a gamble an ant-cheat system should make on my opinion.

My personal take on it is that I probably already own more games than I will have the time to play in my life time and so I do not have to trust BDO or Tencent owned Riot with this sort of thing in order to play their games.


#226

I know everyone is worried about their online security. But then I see people still using google chrome and think that google is not pulling their data?

As far as riot games, I recently found out that Hytale has a “relationship” with riot games. And that really worries me that they will ruin the game that I’ve been anticipating since I found it a year ago. They tried to allay our fears with this FAQ but who’s to say what will really happen. It really bums me out.

I can already see it. No bones. No blood. No ghosts. No pro-HongKong messages. And all those other censors. The only way I can trust the game is if they get banned in China like Animal Crossing.


#227

It will continue to operate as an independent studio, with Riot as its parent company.

Remember when Blizzard was going to continue to operate as an independent studio, with Activision as its parent company? That went well.

Who will be in charge of Hypixel Studios after the acquisition?

Whoever holds the purse strings. FTFY

First time I hear about this game, shame to hear about it’s affiliations.


#228

So is Microsoft. But my opinion is the more holes in the ship, the faster it sinks.


#229

Is Tencent involved with BDO as well or you just used it as an example? Because if it is i’m out definitely.


#230

No I said Tencent owns Riot. I’m pretty certain they do not own Pearl Abyss, though it’s certainly possible they’re among their investors.


#231

BDO is by a Korean company. And if there is one thing you can be sure of, it is that Japan and Korea hate having China in their business. Especially if China gets data on their citizens.

However, they all do their own version of data collection at varying degrees. But at least Korea and Japan are allies and democratic countries.

Note that I haven’t played BDO or kept up with their news. I’m just stating the relationship between their countries.