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2926  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 27, 2011, 08:21:41 PM
Yeah, not much of a cultist if you didn't even know that ;)  But the game is Digital Devil Saga.
2927  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 27, 2011, 08:03:22 PM
It's doesn't.  Really ought to be in a different thread.
2928  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 27, 2011, 04:52:53 PM
It doesn't matter how careful or selective you are... giving credit card numbers is risky no matter what.  We all thought we could trust Sony afterall..

Certainly giving your credit card number out always carries some risk, but to imply that all sites are equal and that it "doesn't matter" who you give it to is untrue and irresponsible.  This isn't some random act of god.  Despite what some people say not all sites get hacked eventually.  Crackers go after low-hanging fruit.  They look for things that are easily exploited.  There are plenty examples of sites that have been doing business on the internet for a long time without an exploit.  And even among those that do get exploited you can learn a lot from how they handle and react to the situation.  Sony, on the other hand...not only was their system completely full of holes but they knew about it months ago and didn't do anything to fix it.  The more I learn about just how bad their security was the thing that surprises me most is that this didn't happen sooner.  Not only that but the way they have responded to the situation is simply inexcusable.  They keep completely silent at first, not even telling people why the PSN was taken down.  One week later they finally acknowledge that personal information was taken.  Even if they were still investigating the extent of the intrusion they must have known that they were storing that shit completely unencrypted and it was ripe for the taking.  You can't hide behind this investigating nonsense when the relevant information is sitting right out in the open for anyone to take and you fucking know it!  We should have been informed immediately when an intrusion was detected.  They could have have screwed up their handling of this situation more if they tried.
2929  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 27, 2011, 03:26:47 PM
So apparently you can buy PSN cards from Amazon and they just instantly send you the code electronically.  No need to wait to get the physical card.  I know what I'm doing in the future.  Amazon has had my billing info on file for 15 years now and they've yet to screw up.

I'm extremely paranoid about my personal information and always have been.  Whenever I sign up for something and it asks for things like birthdates, etc. I always enter nonsense information unless I think they have a good reason for actually needing to know that (this is almost never the case).  But when it's a company you buy stuff from you can't use nonsense information for your billing details...well, Sony clearly can't be trusted to keep my info safe so there is no way I'm leaving it in their hands again.
2930  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 27, 2011, 03:28:45 AM
2.  What kind god's name is wrong with Sony's security model such that this is even an issue?!  E-commerce has been alive and well for 20+ years with totally untrusted clients (i.e., any PC ever).  You should never under any circumstances trust the client to that degree.  Even if the PS3 itself was never hacked there would still be the possibility of man-in-the-middle style attacks.  My jaw hit the floor when I realized that somebody would even have a security hole like that in this day and age.  No wonder Sony freaked out so much over PS3 hacking.  Their system is a mess and they know it.

Quoting myself because this now seems even more true...Sony's security model seems to be a complete clusterfuck.  It's one thing to say "oh everybody gets hacked sometime", but when you start the recognize the giant gaping security holes in the system you can't help put put some of the blame on Sony.  Imagine if a bank used a screen door for their vault and then got robbed.  Does that make the robbery OK?  Of course not!  Clearly the robbers are in the wrong regardless.  But at the same time...it's a fucking screen door.  What did you expect would happen?
2931  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 27, 2011, 02:56:05 AM
As for why he's in this rather than working on MML3, look no further than this ==>http://www.siliconera.com/2011/04/22/mega-man-legends-3s-development-hinges-on-the-prototype-versions-reception/

Uh, Inafune left Capcom.  He's not going to be working on MML3 regardless.

Next time, try reading the parts I quoted before quoting me.

What the hell?  I did read it.  Then I read it again.  The message I got from your post was that he was doing this since they were waiting for the go-ahead on MML3, which is obviously silly.  Perhaps you intended to say something else but it certainly isn't clear.
2932  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: UnchainBlade ReXX on: April 26, 2011, 09:49:29 PM
The stupid name?
2933  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 26, 2011, 07:57:12 PM
I can't imagine not using a credit card with services like this.  I don't know how you guys who use prepaid PSN cards do it...
2934  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 26, 2011, 05:30:09 PM
I'm pretty sure Geohotz caused the holocaust.

Seriously, though, sometimes it seems like Sony is actively encouraging Geohotz-blaming.  But what can you do with a jailbroken console that you can't do with a PC?  Sony's shitty security isn't Geohotz's fault.

BTW, new credit card is on the way.  Don't hesitate, be paranoid.  Credit card companies are sympathetic to this kind of thing.  After all, it's a lot cheaper for them to send you a new card than is is for them to deal with fraudulent charge complaints.
2935  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: April 26, 2011, 05:09:55 PM
Time to ask my bank for a new credit card...
2936  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 26, 2011, 03:10:45 PM
A little while ago someone told me my food is too manly. Too spicy, too filling, too much on the plates. It's been bothering me, so I tried something different today. I made tomatosoup and it tasted pretty good, but I failed. It's still too manly T_T

Spicy - Good
Filling - Good
Lot's of it - Good
On a plate - Good

I don't see the problem here.

I completely agree.  It that makes it 'manly' then let's hear it for manly food!
2937  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFIV Complete Collection for PSP on: April 26, 2011, 03:07:14 PM
Most RPGs have a number of battles in the hundreds and ~10 or fewer actions per battle.  That puts you in the thousands, not tens of thousands.  Going by your own estimate of 90 actions in 'one little section', is that section less than 1% of the game?  I don't think so.  So that still puts you in the thousands.

Face it, you were off by an order of magnitude.  A little common sense would have confirmed that too, since you were estimating ~40 hours watching attack animations.  Most JRPGs are only ~40 hours long in the first place, so either FFIV is an exceptionally long JRPG (it isn't) or there was something off about your numbers...
2938  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFIV Complete Collection for PSP on: April 26, 2011, 12:55:53 PM
ZeronHitaro's ridiculous estimate aside (75,000 actions?  Really?), the abstract attack animations have really never bothered me.
2939  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 26, 2011, 12:50:37 PM
As for why he's in this rather than working on MML3, look no further than this ==>http://www.siliconera.com/2011/04/22/mega-man-legends-3s-development-hinges-on-the-prototype-versions-reception/

Uh, Inafune left Capcom.  He's not going to be working on MML3 regardless.
2940  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: April 26, 2011, 02:34:13 AM
I don't understand all the hate for sewers.  They can be done well or done poorly, just like any dungeon.  I guess they do tend to be a bit more mazelike than a lot of dungeons, but I like mazes.
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