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    In part, I think a lot of companies have...

    In part, I think a lot of companies have forgotten that after the development of megaphone-friendly social media, e-mail continued to exist and have many, many advantages. In addition to that, I...
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    Sticky: Just started Zork. It's really fun just trying to...

    Just started Zork. It's really fun just trying to map the place! I started drawing a map, and the geometry of the place is really interesting and tricky.
  3. I can admire a brilliant game from a distance;...

    I can admire a brilliant game from a distance; for my actual play time I prefer games that play brilliantly to games that simply are brilliant. The second is at a lot easier to accomplish, I feel,...
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    I really like the implications of "Burnout...

    I really like the implications of "Burnout Paradise," "Final Fantasy [number greater than 1], and "Just Cause 2."
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    Fair enough. Worst case, changing your password...

    Fair enough. Worst case, changing your password now can't hurt. You just might have to change it again.
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    You could always change your password now in case...

    You could always change your password now in case they were vulnerable but no longer are ... and try to get in touch with them to see if they are still vulnerable and thus if you'll need to change...
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    Another World. The Longest Journey.

    Another World.

    The Longest Journey.
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    A lot of banks use proprietary or outdated SSL,...

    A lot of banks use proprietary or outdated SSL, not open SSL. You should be ok, but as mentioned there are online checkers that can help you out. Last Pass also put one out, which is a little more...
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    Or using a pay-for solution. A lot of businesses...

    Or using a pay-for solution. A lot of businesses avoid open source stuff because they get marketed at by people hawking superficially fancier wares and appreciate the apparent stability of slower...
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    That's awesome! So, I guess definitely change...

    That's awesome!

    So, I guess definitely change your passwords on anything important. The whole "odds of it affecting you personally are slim" thing still holds, so decide for yourself what is worth...
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    There are a number of tools to check if a given...

    There are a number of tools to check if a given site is vulnerable currently and/or was vulnerable before.

    Two such tools:
    http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
    https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/

    So...
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    Except for things you don't care about, no not...

    Except for things you don't care about, no not really.

    Hell, even for things you don't care about you can just have your browser remember you passwords.
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    Fair enough. A company recently announced...

    Fair enough. A company recently announced somewhere that they'd been trying to do this to themselves for a while now and they haven't managed it. So it's definitely at least *hard.* And there's no...
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    Notice, too, that this flaw here? Nothing to do...

    Notice, too, that this flaw here? Nothing to do with passwords. It's an infrastructure flaw that can be exploited to access all of the data passwords and authenticators are supposed to protect. It...
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    They are designed modularly. You can fix one...

    They are designed modularly. You can fix one password for one service and not affect the others. You can be hacked in one place rather than all twenty.



    Incorrect assessment. Locks are pickable...
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    I mean ... you don't have to. Odds are it won't...

    I mean ... you don't have to. Odds are it won't come back to bite you personally. It's up to you whether or not the exertion of changing your password in affected services is worth avoiding the risk...
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    It's relevant to PC Gaming for two reasons: 1)...

    It's relevant to PC Gaming for two reasons:

    1) Very important PSA, with this being the highest traffic area of the forums.

    2) Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Gamersgate, good old games, etc.

    Of...
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    Every now and then a vulnerability is found in...

    Every now and then a vulnerability is found in keepass at various points along the way. The passwords are hashed, sure, but as some point they have to be un-hashed** to be given to the relevant...
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    User names and passwords are a great system. ...

    User names and passwords are a great system.

    Think of it this way: you're effectively suggesting we use a single key for all of our locks. Once our key is compromised, our place of residence, our...
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    The distinction becomes more blurry when you...

    The distinction becomes more blurry when you consider the value of obtaining those keys.

    Once you have access to the data most vulnerable to heartbleed, you can decrypt secure web traffic going...
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    Yes, I have this sort of issues intermittently. That's what put me off the game on attempt one. I tried Dinput, emulated Xinput, Xinput and keyboard (DO NOT). Eventually I tried the game again and it...
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    Sticky: Lucky bastard. Steam games definitely count...

    Lucky bastard. Steam games definitely count toward my download limit.

    At the very least my feudal lord is, thank god, not Comcast.
  23. I LOVE that kind of thing, but I greatly dislike...

    I LOVE that kind of thing, but I greatly dislike the combat system in Dark Souls and I didn't get far enough to really start enjoying that aspect in spite of the combat.



    I've played games...
  24. Wait. You're pulling alpha-nerd AND using lazy...

    Wait. You're pulling alpha-nerd AND using lazy sexist slurs? That is decidedly unexcellent. Please stop. That sort of behavior is very unbecoming and it makes me uncomfortable.

    What about it makes...
  25. I didn't find it very satisfying. The combat was...

    I didn't find it very satisfying. The combat was odd to me. It didn't feel right. Didn't click with me. I didn't enjoy the flow when I was doing well and I felt frustrated when I wasn't.

    I like...
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