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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Mar 2011, 18:49
Replies: 38
Views: 8,050
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jagex investment

Maybe they just wanted the established userbase to jumpstart their upcoming sci-fi/space mmo products. Thats what we here where discussing some years ago when PA was initially for sale. Both products...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Aug 2010, 20:57
Replies: 39
Views: 2,751
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: personal data storage

The argument that you "need to supply your real identity, for prosecution in case you commit fraud" is more then a bit ... hilarious.

and for the umpteenth time ... there (usually) is NO anonymity...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 6 Jul 2009, 17:42
Replies: 18
Views: 4,435
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: N00b RAM Question

It is likely a limitation of your chipset. You need to supply us with the name (and probably hardware revision) of your motherboard to answer that. But it is likely that the answer will be, that it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Mar 2009, 19:18
Replies: 49
Views: 5,410
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: To save planetarion

Maybe somebody should evaluate the possibilities of using this: http://mybrowsergame.com/
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 20 Mar 2008, 22:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,841
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 8800gt

These may help:

The Best Gaming Graphics Cards for the Money: March 2008 (http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/03/05/the_best_gaming_graphics/)

GFX card chart...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2008, 01:01
Replies: 56
Views: 2,748
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Googling your name

It is rather obvious that you need to take the source of any information on the web into account. An employer should therefore obviously be careful if they read some fantastic info about your person...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2008, 02:20
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Flip-Floping

Politicians in germany are now officially among the lowest trusted professions in recent surveys. Does it still matter what they say during elections when so many of them openly lied and did the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Jan 2008, 23:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: irc replacement?

Then do the same as nearly every other commercial service does - offer some kind of trial for it just like the free planets are kind of a "trial" of the game. You could allow each person 2 or 3 hours...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Jan 2008, 19:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: irc replacement?

Basically yes.



Ah ok. I have also previously suggested that Jolt could simply offer some kind of "premium" PA account where they offer HTTP(s) tunneled IRC access to netgamers for a slightly...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Jan 2008, 23:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: irc replacement?

I have only browsed some postings, but you may want to check this:

http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=2959126&postcount=14...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jan 2008, 21:38
Replies: 51
Views: 3,034
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: For all those outthere wanting to hear something about brazil

B.M. i found it interesting, thanks :)



haha same here ;)

But a spambot thread with many comments can actually be fun to read on this forum.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2008, 19:23
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New PC

You are honestly making a severe mistake with this approach. Buy a good gfx card now and keep some money for upgrading in 2 years.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 19:47
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New PC

There are several cheap software solutions which allow you to rip a CD/DVD to your hard disk and mount the images in a virtual CD/DVD drive. Daemon tools (http://www.disc-soft.com/home) also have a...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 18:49
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New PC

Just out of curiosity - why the second optical drive?
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 10:26
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Bookish? Inquisitive? Snobbish?

Pro child book Mommy, where do servers come from (http://gizmodo.com/342499/microsofts-brainwashing-childrens-book-mommy-where-do-servers-come-from)
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 10:19
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New PC

Depends on what he uses his 1TB storage for. I just keep seeing people spending much money for PC hardware which often doesnt make much sense (spending the last 30% of the money for increases they...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 07:48
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New PC

Speed > Size - unless you actually _require_ more then 2gb. The faster your CPU is, the more the main memory bandwidth is limiting it. Personally i am a bit surprised that selling 667Mhz ram is still...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 00:55
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New PC

If you use the 2 500GB drives to store 1TB of data instead of using something like a mirror set and you dont buy a backup device, you truly dont seem to need your data for long ;)

667Mhz DDR-2...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jan 2008, 00:09
Replies: 24
Views: 4,505
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Telebid

Interesting concept, but basically Yahwe is right.

ps: i honestly wonder if they can legally forbid this "business method" as its kind of a lottery scheme
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jan 2008, 00:23
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ramihyn
Thumbs up Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Ok, so you dont know what you talk about, but can do it in big english words. Grats ;)

If you make such a radical claim like you did, i challenge you to actually support that by some kind of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 03:14
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

There was an interesting study recently about failures and problems in large software projects. Their summary was that it doesnt depend on the complexity (as most people assume) but directly...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Dec 2007, 10:09
Replies: 49
Views: 19,994
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Emergency Assistance Needed

In general you shouldnt place direct links to pages of suspected "scammers". If somebody clicks the link it will create a referer entry pointing back to this forum/thread. Now i dont know if myspace...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Nov 2007, 00:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: login process suggestion

There is no need for letting the player guess the reason. The message in case the cookie expired can simply state that an auto-logout happened due to security reasons and that the player needs to log...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jul 2007, 16:01
Replies: 41
Views: 2,196
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Laptop Problems

You shouldnt rely on using swapspace nowadays. RAM prices are pretty low right now and 1gig of 667/800 DDR2 so-dimm costs about 40 Euro including VAT here.



The problem with upgrading existent...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jul 2007, 11:17
Replies: 60
Views: 1,917
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Tour the doping

Serious question - how would he be able to cross the border into Italy/mexico (and probably a third country) without it leaving any trace in their documents or gov. registration considering there are...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 21:09
Replies: 41
Views: 2,196
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Laptop Problems

At first it is important that you make sure it is a real hardware problem. Verify that it is independent of your installed OS and driver configuration (a quick and easy test would be to run another...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 14:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: laptop hunt

Please link me to any 7800 rpm notebook drive. The common speeds of 2.5" drives are 4200, 5400 and 7200.

The (exclusive) memory amount on a card can not be used as an indicator of the speed...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jul 2007, 19:00
Replies: 244
Views: 9,180
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: An Open Letter to the Planetarion Players

The standard reply #1 - "we have LOGS and know SO MUCH MORE then you do" (but sadly we cant show you so you need to trust us)

From experience throughout many past PA years, i have no problem...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jul 2007, 09:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: new laptop

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8m.html

http://www.nvidia.com/object/wtb_notebooks.html#eightSeries
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Dec 2006, 17:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: NTLDR Missing

Another way is parsing the file structure to check for corrupt entries.

A batch conversion of all images to another format would be one way. Try Irfanview and either convert the images twice, or...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Nov 2006, 00:59
Replies: 132
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Are you ready?

I cant believe you still preach around here on a "scare the children" level. By now, I can truely relate to yahwe wanting you banned using the "advertisement" clause. Thats all you do with these...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Nov 2006, 00:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,753
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Log In Questions

Making things darker would be as pointless as those silly lines in the background and then giving the chars different colors. Its like proving to everybody that the creator has no clue about image...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Nov 2006, 00:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,753
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Log In Questions

Detecting the text in the upper box isnt any problem.

I fail to see how instead of "enter the char 3" a "click the box with the 3" should make any difference against bots?
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2006, 18:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Mazda 6

Add the PA bot-stopper to the forum login for anybody with less than 3 posts ;)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 Oct 2006, 10:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [Java] Ignoring Letters

And also covers "Yeah", "Yay" etc.

/me cries
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 22:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gripes with loggin in

As mathmatical questions could be solved by any bot if they can decipher the question, you could just replace the mathmatical question with a simple "type this word/number" challenge and have the...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 12:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Windows XP Updates

Only very few of my machines are connected to the internet and none of my laptops, still i manage to post here. It still wouldnt say anything about his friend.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Oct 2006, 14:30
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Same Again

There are half a dozen funny replies in there - considering that we talk about PA.
Forum: General Discussions 14 Oct 2006, 18:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Windows XP Updates

I dont see him mentioning that he or his friend use their installation of WinXP to access the internet so i think some of your comments are a bit "harsh". If you use WinXP to browse the internet, you...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Oct 2006, 16:29
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Saw a movie tonight

It doesnt seem to be (mostly) about the topic, but about how you write about it. Some years ago there was a discussion with science fiction writers why (their) sci-fi generally has only few female...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Oct 2006, 10:51
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Saw a movie tonight

Gender stereotyping isnt "meaningless", because it still applies to the majority of people. For example there are "established" rules about what males prefer in literature and what females prefer and...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Oct 2006, 18:07
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: To Kill or Not to Kill, That Is the Question

The german wikipedia says that due to the increased legal requirements before a person can be killed, the overall costs in the USA are higher than a lifetime sentence.

Other arguments for the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 11:15
Replies: 64
Views: 1,556
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planetarion Articles & News

You could use some of the worthy contributions on the GD forum for some non-game related content on the portal. For example Tomkat has recently done some nice stories which could be used:

The...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 19:56
Replies: 88
Views: 2,631
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Another School Shooting

"Mass-murderers" usually try to kill as many people as they can before beeing taken out. They only commit suicide because of an external reason forcing them and they cant proceed with their killing...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 16:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [Beta] I'm Confused

The combat engine should not rely on testing in the beta. Esp. not if PA still doesnt give out the formulas (no clue if thats currently the case or not). You should use a software test environment to...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2006, 15:51
Replies: 88
Views: 2,631
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Another School Shooting

Maybe. The american way would likely be to encourage 20% to 30% of adults in a school to be trained on and wearing weapons. Add the new "shoot because you feel threatened" law and schools will be...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2006, 12:41
Replies: 88
Views: 2,631
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Another School Shooting

I doubt having metal detectors and an armed guard would help any common school against a mass murderer like this one.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Oct 2006, 00:35
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A new way to play PA!!!

One of the most interesting rounds i had playwise was round4 where i multied madly. With 5 or 6 planets in the same gal you have a lot more tactical options for defence. Beeing able to use...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Sep 2006, 22:27
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planet Graphics

You could start with using a Perlin noise generator (http://freespace.virgin.net/hugo.elias/models/m_perlin.htm) or use some of the source from here: http://shedletsky.com/jjshed/perlin/

One layer...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Sep 2006, 21:05
Replies: 238
Views: 6,504
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: how do you become pa team

That crew isnt too large if you consider that planetarion is a game running 24/7 and contrary to spinner and crew, AFAIK currently nobody works fulltime on PA.

I do hope the number of coders will...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Sep 2006, 20:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 2 Ideas

Just replace "random" with "unpredictable* for observers outside the system**" and you should be fine.***




*: it should be "commonly unpredictable" as in fact some lazy/stupid people use...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Sep 2006, 20:06
Replies: 40
Views: 1,753
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Log In Questions

I (as a new player) would just be annoyed and turned off from a game which tries to lecture me with questions like "What race is a Thief from?".

Quests are a good way to make people learn about...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2006, 12:56
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: #Planetarion on quakenet.

You are right. Even though i dont think it will get PA (much) new players, i think its worth a try.

My experiences during following Fr0stens instructions:

- the number of reserved nicks might...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Sep 2006, 13:03
Replies: 238
Views: 6,504
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: how do you become pa team

Publish a detailed specification about what needs to be done, say it has to be done in PERL and publish a bounty offer like done on https://www.bountysource.com/ between 50€ and 150€.

Its even...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Sep 2006, 21:28
Replies: 84
Views: 4,321
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Expantion OF PA Community.

But it might be difficult to get people to pay who are used to playing for free.

I would suggest that Jolt tries something like offering a free credit to people who come from other games, but it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Sep 2006, 18:10
Replies: 84
Views: 4,321
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Expantion OF PA Community.

- To counter instable networks - choose one server where you and your (main) bots are on

- to counter nick-thieves - educate your users to only talk with your bot when they and the bot are sitting...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Sep 2006, 18:30
Replies: 45
Views: 1,512
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Oh that wacky Pope!

IMHO the pope just got a dose of "his" (meaning the catholic churches) own medicine. Even a citation of a theological question causes a huge uproar and results in members of the other religion...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 17:04
Replies: 54
Views: 1,895
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: omg NOOOOOOOOO

Sad news.



The SLSQ said 17 people in australia died due to stingray attacks since 1969.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2006, 08:48
Replies: 85
Views: 2,470
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Two quick demands

I was wondering if your previous comment refered to S2 or S3 ;)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Sep 2006, 10:51
Replies: 85
Views: 2,470
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Two quick demands

I know it was s|k and like others i have had previous "run-ins" with him. The point is that one of the lies he made up was involving bestiality which is illegal in germany. Most people act like i...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Aug 2006, 04:04
Replies: 85
Views: 2,470
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Two quick demands

That was at least closer to what happened. Still you did put stuff together into context which didnt happen together, you wrongly cite private messages out of context and you make it appear one lead...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2006, 21:51
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Irc and Alliances

Did you consider using a bot on netgamers with a partyline? (dynamic nicknames and IPs for the bot obviously)
Forum: General Discussions 28 Aug 2006, 20:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: aol/google

You are obviously right as you have more reputation points :( My bad.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Aug 2006, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Optical Illusion makes you hallucinate

So ... creating a new link-thread repeating the same stuff is the way to do it ;)

I see. (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=3052936&postcount=37)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Aug 2006, 10:00
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Cheating accusations - not in the open

The legal definition of "censorship" is very specific. Remy is supposing a gentlemans agreement which doesnt include any censorship at all because there is no higher entity like the government, the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2006, 10:39
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Cheating accusations - not in the open

Actually this supposed "gentlemans agreement" would mean "its only cheating if you get caught with enough evidence by officials (and they think it was worth enough to ban you for the rest of the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Aug 2006, 13:16
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Cheating accusations - not in the open

While it is a nice idea just like a "clean" war is a "nice" idea it has a inherent flaw which wont make it work.

PA is a war game. (Dis-)Information is part of war. You can take a war to the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Aug 2006, 12:51
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Bring Back OLD PA!

On a somehow related sidenote.

One part of the problem with discussing changes or suggestions to PA is that "the community" and some from pa-team are vigorously defending how it always has been in...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Aug 2006, 10:42
Replies: 86
Views: 4,133
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Pa is dying

You should have to log in and enable sleep-mode just like you enable vacation-mode - automatic sleepmode would be a bad idea IMHO. When you try to log in while your planet is in sleepmode, you should...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Aug 2006, 14:46
Replies: 86
Views: 4,133
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Pa is dying

A Speed-PA clone allowed a single period of up to 6 hours each 23/24 hour period to go into "sleep-mode". You couldnt enter sleepmode if you had fleet movement towards or from your planet. For a 1...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Aug 2006, 19:49
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Links

Generelly if you use file:// references in HTML documents which arent only for offline/local use, you are doing something wrong.

The description of your problem wasnt precise enough for me to...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Aug 2006, 01:07
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: ADHD - Possibly one of the funniest disorders in history.

Did you actually have a point with your comment about thread creation?

On a sidenote i think people would have been even more negative about it if i made a new thread for this link. The video is...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Aug 2006, 00:48
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: ADHD - Possibly one of the funniest disorders in history.

A few of you kiddies should grow up ;) I thought this version was funny enough to post it, it contains english subtitles and it was new on that site. To avoid crowding the forum with a new thread, i...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Aug 2006, 18:35
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: ADHD - Possibly one of the funniest disorders in history.

A different cut - this time with english subtitles ;)

Angry German Kid Vrs Numa Numa (http://www.filecabi.net/video/angrynuma12.html)
Forum: General Discussions 11 Aug 2006, 13:09
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: So what do we do?

Another core part of religion is that people who do not belong to your own religion are of lesser (or little) worth.



Religion is "the cause"* of some bloody conflicts. What i cant really see...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 12:40
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Muslim hypocrism

Do you have any reliable source for that?
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Aug 2006, 14:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Can't find CD

If you just care about installing ACDSee - using an USB stick is quicker/easier.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Aug 2006, 09:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Can't find CD

It might be an invasive copy-protection like starforce going wild.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Jul 2006, 12:54
Replies: 86
Views: 4,133
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Pa is dying

Interesting idea to increase the universe without* the use of bots. But if those NPPs do not have a fleet and no "bot" alike logic to use fleet i fear that it would be very easy to exploit the NPPs...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jul 2006, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: TFT screens and flies

Use one of these: electric fly swatter (http://www.mosquitoss.de/images/Schl3121202.jpg).

You can get them from 1 Euro upwards and they are very useful. Pressing a button puts electricity through...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jul 2006, 14:04
Replies: 253
Views: 6,893
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 40 Days of Indefatigable Copying and Pasting

:up: :up:

It could spawn some new interesting discussions for example about plagiarism and ethics. When i got suspicious about the postings, i did a web research and pasted freakinlupins yahoo...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jul 2006, 12:34
Replies: 253
Views: 6,893
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 40 Days of Infallible Proofs

I have seen the light now. Im enlightened so much that i was struck with a vision of the infallible proof in day 5.

Day 5 – 40 Days of Infallible Proofs
An author named Dean Overman wrote a book...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2006, 23:10
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

I have read a little paper about it some time ago. Its also pretty useful to spot a zombie invasion ;)
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jul 2006, 11:48
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

There are/where some frequent flyer projects which use retina/iris scans for identification. It is voluntarily and basically provides a "fast lane" for the people participating.
...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 18:56
Replies: 112
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

Great comparision - a mentally disturbed actress against a person who was raped and photographed as a child and who never had any influence about the creation of the photos or the act itself.

But...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 18:46
Replies: 112
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

Actually some of the victims on the photos have serious mental problems realising that their picture is circulating forever on the internet or among certain groups of people and that the abuse they...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 13:31
Replies: 112
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

I seriously doubt that the reaction towards a person would be much different if it would be called "happy consentual girlfriendsex with underage children" instead of "rape".



That might be your...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 10:38
Replies: 112
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

Quite a lot people of child care groups do that. The reasoning is simple - a child (speaking of for example an 8 year old girl*) is not able to consciously consent to having sex because the child is...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 09:46
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

It was already suggested to embed fingerprint detection technology into handrails of the public transport system and key public buildings. Imagine how useful the resulting movement patterns would be...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2006, 00:35
Replies: 72
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Labour, Tony Blair, Authoritarianism and erosion of civil liberties

Once upon a time there was a young man who had to take the bus to get to school. The closest bus station was in an area where the police knew that some drug dealers where doing their business. So...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2006, 23:49
Replies: 112
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Working with a sex offender, could you do it?

If such a convicted serious sex offender is released, there is a certain chance that the person will re-offend. This possibility is significant enough that it actually makes sense for the police to...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jul 2006, 08:47
Replies: 179
Views: 4,121
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Overkill with Negative Rep

Thats true, but if you intended to take over the GD forums because for example "the space game died", paying for it should be the smallest problem. At most 5 Euro a month should easily give you...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 16:34
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Who here remembers playing Elite?

Its already in german stores , got 89% rating and is at #1 of the selling charts at some places :)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Jun 2006, 19:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: CPU's yo

Due to some info from a korean site it seems that the 24th july is the day of AMDs pricecut and the X2 3800 will be at 170$ then (thats likely AMDs price for resellers - you could find the current...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jun 2006, 19:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: anti-floodnet algorithm

I wouldnt call it "adequately" as it results in a disruption of the channel and thats exactly one (or _the_) main reason for "floodnets". It would be slightly less disruptive if the "legal" users...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 22 Jun 2006, 12:10
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: CPU's yo

Qft. You may regret buying just before this price-cut ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jun 2006, 11:24
Replies: 49
Views: 1,549
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Historical Round Data

Races appeared in round6. I have unittables/stats from Tactitus and others along with my own tables of rd5/6 to confirm this.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jun 2006, 11:03
Replies: 49
Views: 1,549
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Historical Round Data

For me the round start date is the date the first tick happens. The round end date is the date the last tick of the regular round happens. You "seem" to include the havoc period into the "end date"...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jun 2006, 10:05
Replies: 19
Views: 268
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How do you interpret this?

From how i read it, this covers working for 12 hours a week (the 34 hours are during "peak times of business") just like it "may" cover working for 48 or 60 hours ("required" to work a "minimum" of...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 19 Jun 2006, 19:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: CPU's yo

You should make sure your video-compression program is able to use dual-core CPUs. Im not sure if simply launching two conversions at the same time is an alternative.

I would definately calc how...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 11:45
Replies: 152
Views: 1,982
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: The world in 50 years; Predictions?

The slow progress in AI development is just easily overlooked as statistical learning in combination with neuronal networks readily solves classical "AI"-problems :( Good examples for this are...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Jun 2006, 12:29
Replies: 134
Views: 5,594
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [DISCUSS]Bot Plannets

By now its completely impossible to make bots without having people yelling that they ruin the game and they said so in advance. Basically they should do contradicting things and on top of all - not...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 10:54
Replies: 170
Views: 2,594
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Plastic Brilliance

I did read that but regarding to what i wrote, it doesnt matter how somebody gets access. The point is that there are always multiple ways how unwanted persons can gain access to stored passwords and...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 07:07
Replies: 170
Views: 2,594
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Plastic Brilliance

Passwords shouldnt be stored in any readable/breakable way on a server.
So unless Yahwe manipulated the login/signup process after gaining admin powers or he himself changed passwords - PB should...
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2006, 19:44
Replies: 170
Views: 2,594
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Plastic Brilliance

Its just too bad that most of the times he doesnt post factual content.

GD is very UK heavy IMHO - its so UK centric that i stopped discussing in some threads and rarely join discussions anymore....
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 May 2006, 21:39
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Raid

I regularly use a Raid-0 setup as its great if you have to process large volumes of data and it nearly doubles the speed of the single hard disk. I would certainly question your "10% on average"...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 May 2006, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Raid

Yes - its also often called JBOD (just a bunch of disks) because sector adressing is simply extended across the drives.



Every Raid level is available to every controler/mediatype in general...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 17:37
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How would you produce an animated GIF

Record the "video" with something like Fraps (http://www.fraps.com/), edit it with something like VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org/) and to create a GIF Animation you could use ULeads Gif...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2006, 14:49
Replies: 35
Views: 427
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Big Oil Profits

I cant believe you are serious with this "economy" comparison between apples and oil/energy.



On a sidenote to make americans smile - in germany i currently pay 1.72 US Dollar /L.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 May 2006, 13:32
Replies: 41
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: anti-floodnet algorithm

In which language? Are we discriminating polish, russian, danish, norwegian, klingons and many other types of chatters again? ;) ("Ernst" for example is a quite normal german name)



What...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2006, 13:11
Replies: 88
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gotta love lawyers

Thats what i thought too. AFAIK there are two things you "shouldnt" do in cases like this.

a) "suggest" that the victim really secretly wanted it to happen and provoked it so its really their own...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 May 2006, 07:06
Replies: 41
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: anti-floodnet algorithm

A few random comments:

I dont think trying to find nick/ident/user-masks and acting upon them will help you because its very trivial to counter. Same for the content of what the zombies say. So i...
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 22:21
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Soooo, i had a baby on Friday

Congrats (again)! :)
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 22:18
Replies: 77
Views: 1,303
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A call for mature posting

You should have a deep sincere look at your own recent forum behaviour before trying to lecture others about it.
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2006, 18:00
Replies: 66
Views: 851
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the da vinci code

Even the topic of the movie sounds quite uninteresting to me, but what i find really interesting is the reaction of different churches and groups in different countries. One funny highlight was that...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2006, 17:48
Replies: 88
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gotta love lawyers

No point in further argueing - you think what happened and how the barrister/lawyer acted was perfectly fine and i seriously disagree.
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2006, 15:24
Replies: 88
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gotta love lawyers

I guess thats "mostly" right - unless (currently) any kind of "terrorism" is involved but im certain there are also other examples. But i have a feeling that your definition of "proof" and mine...
Forum: General Discussions 19 May 2006, 16:53
Replies: 88
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gotta love lawyers

Im relieved that the word "ethic" doesnt stop lawyers winning against 17 year old rape victims.

If i had the same lack of morale in my job, i would now happily abuse a flaw in the signature laws...
Forum: General Discussions 17 May 2006, 13:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Sooo, I am 40 today

Happy birthday :D
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2006, 14:33
Replies: 88
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gotta love lawyers

Newspapers are regulated too. I didnt comment just because of the initial article linked or because of the two articles which i quoted but because of 7 or 8 articles i read about the subject...
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2006, 10:10
Replies: 88
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gotta love lawyers

It seems it is just as easy for a lawyer to make baseless claims against journalists innit? ;)
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2006, 10:23
Replies: 65
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: The Da Vinci Code - WARNING! Religeous references

Religious people presenting themselves as radical defendants of freedom of speech is pure hypocrisy to me. Please note that i dont talk about you (travler) personally but about the general group of...
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2006, 09:39
Replies: 30
Views: 503
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: The most hideous website ever?

For more fun - read her guestbook :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Apr 2006, 12:31
Replies: 18
Views: 4,107
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New Fast Dump Processing Code

Jup, very much so. My own tools did use a packed binary data format stored in files and using a 512MB Ram Server meant it could have the whole 45000 ticks of a speedgame in memory or alternatively a...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Apr 2006, 11:20
Replies: 261
Views: 5,011
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: travler

Some years ago i did a bit of research about self-healing and placebo effects.

The most impressive i did read was about a person who had severe cancer in an advanced state and no medical...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Apr 2006, 10:32
Replies: 63
Views: 2,230
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Lose The Questions

Put up 3 or 4 pictures of supermodels and let the user sort them by attractiveness. They might still get it wrong, but its a lot more fun to fail.

Or do a "Spot the Looney" game like Monty Python...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Apr 2006, 22:38
Replies: 261
Views: 5,011
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: travler

I can fully relate to that, but one thing is for sure - this thread delivers. Once in a while it is very useful to get a reality update and read what fanatics of different flavors think. Suddenly all...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Apr 2006, 01:24
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stupid Login Questions..

Also irrelevant to what i wrote and to what i commented on.

The methods i mentioned to counter artificial rotation of objects are the only additional thing needed to beat the current anti-bot...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Apr 2006, 21:28
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stupid Login Questions..

I object. It is "entirely" true.

Humans and computers+software are very different and to conclude that something has to be even harder for a computer because it is difficult for a human, is simply...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2006, 20:50
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: text to speech converters

When i toyed around with the tools of Mac OS X, there was a pretty neat text2speech tool with different selectable voices integrated. I dont know how nice the integration with applications is though....
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2006, 19:16
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: pseudo irc webchat

A Firefox plugin of Gabbly is under "Tools" on their site.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2006, 16:04
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stupid Login Questions..

As "computers" and humans arent of the same "kind", this general assumption is wrong.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Apr 2006, 10:45
Replies: 56
Views: 3,436
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Strip Clubs

The whole "exploitation" idea gets even more weird if you switch the genders.

Now who is rallying to the rescue of the poor exploited chippendale (http://www.chippendale.com) dancers?

With the...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Apr 2006, 11:29
Replies: 168
Views: 1,942
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Men who pay for sex are 'as bad as child abusers' - MP Fiona Mactaggart

What is a child? A person below 18 years in the UK AFAIK. I am pretty sure she doesnt imply that the majority (or even a significant portion) of prostitutes in the UK are below legal age?

Isnt...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2006, 14:57
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: do u want purse free ?

Hmm yes - i wondered if its actually a try to disguise the real URL and infect people clicking the link but it seems like the spam is just buggy ;)

There are 0x93 and 0x94 codes around the URL.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 15:41
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My luck with neighbours...

As a general comment - ask Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence). The "external Links" section seems to have some useful resources regarding the UK and the US (assuming you live...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2006, 08:58
Replies: 36
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Warning to chat room users

Well it really depends. Proxies arent "anonymizers" 'per se' as they "might" forwards identification info on the protocol layer and even if the proxy doesnt log access, your ISP and the ISP of the...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Mar 2006, 16:13
Replies: 36
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Warning to chat room users

AFAIR People in germany successfully sued for words like "idiot" on irc or in Web forums already.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2006, 10:46
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Rocking my Final Evaluation

As much as i sympathise with you and hope it works out - you didnt do "everything" to keep it from happening.

When i had really important dates like that during my study, i was using at least 3...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2006, 22:26
Replies: 45
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Go Bush Go!

Want to bet? ;)

The point isnt if you are factually right, which i already mentioned.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Mar 2006, 22:24
Replies: 45
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Go Bush Go!

N00b ;) Its like saying that the Iranian president doesnt hold the true power. While its factually true, its also irrelevant.

I admittedly begin to admire Georgies Style.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Mar 2006, 23:18
Replies: 82
Views: 560
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Israel prison break

Now THAT is a Strawman.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Mar 2006, 15:38
Replies: 82
Views: 560
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Israel prison break

From what i heard from the general news, china is doing quite a lot and some "extreme" measures to control their birth rates (i call it extreme if it directly or indirectly leads to killing infants...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Mar 2006, 10:39
Replies: 50
Views: 599
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [File Sharing Rant]A change of plans

That the protections are easy to "break" isnt the point. Many of them are so laughable that they dont even work on a linux machine with a SCSI cd/dvd drive. But due to intense lobbying it is a legal...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 23:15
Replies: 50
Views: 599
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [File Sharing Rant]A change of plans

They lose money due to it - i have been a very active buyer of commercial CDs but since they started to screw their customers over by trying to make it impossible to legally play their CDs in a...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 22:52
Replies: 50
Views: 599
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [File Sharing Rant]A change of plans

We actually had a case like that in a demoscene music archive. They have(had?) crawlers running and doing substring scans inside archives and issue automatic warnings. Quite braindead and we had a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Mar 2006, 08:31
Replies: 109
Views: 2,066
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Some facts.

Its probably a good idea in general, but from what has been said in this thread it seems that it wouldnt have changed anything about this round because this wasnt predicted as an outcome even by...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2006, 18:00
Replies: 41
Views: 373
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [BBC]JJ's Idea of a good weekend?

Interesting case. He used his breakes till they where burned out, i think in the interview with the female race driver she mentioned that its a difficult decision if he should have turned off the...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2006, 16:26
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Very Sad Incident

I think im guilty of having a red dot removed instead of added :(
Forum: General Discussions 8 Mar 2006, 12:36
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 8GB Mobile Phone

Flash prices dropped a lot lately, i just bought 2 gig for £45. A 8gig Compact Flash 1 card costs about £219 here. Certainly not cheap but affordable for the top range of customers.



Common...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Mar 2006, 00:34
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 8GB Mobile Phone

The press release (http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20060306_0000237511) clearly says it has a hard drive. It also mentions it can be utilised as a removable hard...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2006, 20:58
Replies: 69
Views: 617
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Glitter

He could be out of jail before this x-mas already.

About fines ... well ... it depends where they go to. Glitter did already pay twice 2000$ through his lawyer to the two childs families. The 315$...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2006, 15:03
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A game worth playing

It seems so. It seems like the player initiates the interaction by visiting planets which have content created from other players. This basically makes it a single-player game as it means you wont...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Mar 2006, 17:16
Replies: 70
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: MPOGD.com

Well their list of games seems pretty crowded. I wonder if they would notice it if you submitted "Funetarion" or something similar which is simply pointing to the planetarion resources on a different...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 21:48
Replies: 32
Views: 544
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Encryption

The "usual" way to use this is that you generate a media like a DVD, a DAT tape or even a hard disk full of really random data and meet with whoever you want to exchange secure messages for example...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 07:56
Replies: 32
Views: 544
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Encryption

Actually from what i remember about the UK RIP act, gordon is right. There is a reason why features like "Hidden volumes" are showing up in recent crypto software (check the TrueCrypt manual section...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 07:40
Replies: 32
Views: 544
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Encryption

Verifying security software can be a lengthy and tedious task. Personally i wouldnt trust any closed security software coming from the US or the UK (or several other countries) because they have a...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 27 Feb 2006, 16:46
Replies: 10
Views: 4,667
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Boot drive failure

Which Fdisk do you talk about? The Microsoft FDISK uses standard int13 calls (im not even sure if a version supporting extended int13 is available yet). Int13 doesnt mean that it talks "directly to...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2006, 22:58
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: ADHD - Possibly one of the funniest disorders in history.

Some translation:

"i want to play"
"start the damn game"
"Oh my god - what is this? what happened?"
"start T H E DAMNED GAME you son of a bitch"

"where is the Escape key?"
"i dont need no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Feb 2006, 18:58
Replies: 70
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: MPOGD.com

But they have an interesting list of sites they are listed on:
http://www.daimonin.net/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=10

So who makes sure planetarion is on each and every one of...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2006, 12:33
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Prison Break

It might sound stupid but i assume the judges would simply apply the law and likely stick to the minimum sentence possible (depending on how everything happened - we assume they didnt strangle a...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2006, 21:17
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Freedom of speech?

A german court just decided about a person who did print the name of the Koran on toilet paper (http://www.heute.de/ZDFheute/img/29/0,1369,2658429,00.jpg) and sold it for 4 euro a piece saying that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Feb 2006, 14:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Make PA £1 a go

Its not that difficult to create a simple portable standalone browser with added functionality. Examples of how to do it including sourcecode are here:...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2006, 11:33
Replies: 106
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: to increase activity 2 (political compass again)

Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.85

Close to Ghandi? - thats ridiculous :(
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2006, 00:44
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Freedom of speech?

You are severly oversimplyfying things.



No, it is illegal to state them in a certain way in public - not having those "ideas".



You are wildly mixing different countries laws. Posting...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2006, 19:30
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: I like the way the BBC makes this point

You think its stating your opinion and the government sees it as incitement of the people or something equally weak defined like Article 301 of the Turkish penal code or §166 of the german StGB.

...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2006, 12:59
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: US tells UN to **** off. World not surprised.

You want to read up about the history of the UN - esp. its foundation and principles. - Nah actually you dont WANT to but you should.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2006, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: I like the way the BBC makes this point

At least terrorist material is certainly true - it just depends on your individual definition.

I guess its the same about the "nobody has been arrested for posting their opinion on the internet"....
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2006, 14:35
Replies: 137
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jihad. Reality or Stage-Managed Psychological Warfare

So basically they announced that they will "defend" the prophet worldwide, cant forgive, be silent or ease up about insults against their prophet and their sacred values and plainly state that they...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2006, 13:54
Replies: 34
Views: 654
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Halo 2 to be restricted to Vista

Its about HDCP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDCP) and basically the same try of the content industry to fully control what the users are allowed to do with content as with DVDs. My prediction is...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Feb 2006, 13:47
Replies: 34
Views: 654
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Halo 2 to be restricted to Vista

I didnt even look at Halo on the PC even though i liked the game from the videos, because when it finally was released it was outdated. Same for Halo2 - who cares about a then 2 1/2 to 3 years old...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Feb 2006, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: AI? or a strange problem

I assume you are not connecting the machine onto any network via cable? Otherwise that behaviour can easily happen.

Its hard to say something without more detailed specification of the phenomena...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2006, 22:06
Replies: 137
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jihad. Reality or Stage-Managed Psychological Warfare

We will see if the story of the additional 3 or 4 cartoons which where supposedly the main reason of the uproar will prove true during the following days. If it proves true and also whats beeing said...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2006, 21:38
Replies: 137
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jihad. Reality or Stage-Managed Psychological Warfare

Take the embassy attacks for example - do you seriously think that with 2 days of warnings a government cant protect the most threatened foreign embassies in their own country from like 30 to 60...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2006, 21:32
Replies: 137
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jihad. Reality or Stage-Managed Psychological Warfare

Thats a major point some journalists mentioned too - make a cartoon like that and you have Imams worldwide and even governments react in very strong words and actions (somebody said there are now 20+...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2006, 21:26
Replies: 137
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jihad. Reality or Stage-Managed Psychological Warfare

There was an ongoing discussion about Muslims getting the german citizenship and about the questions asked during that procedure in germany anyway. Today something funny happened when a minister...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2006, 03:21
Replies: 36
Views: 782
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Fuss about Danish Drawings

You are now doing exactly the kind of nitpicking i expected. Very constructive regarding this topic on this forum. You would have a lot of "letters to the editor" to write if you would do the same in...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2006, 02:44
Replies: 36
Views: 782
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Fuss about Danish Drawings

Then obviously some people seriously disagree with you as they think freedom of expression is a necessary foundation for democracy even.

Obviously we would need to exactly define "freedom" and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Feb 2006, 22:56
Replies: 38
Views: 1,801
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Creators Hour log

Im really sick of reading this whining about unfair neg reps and argueing that reputation therefore must be removed. Would be nice if it was kept to one thread which i can ignore :(

Somebody was...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2006, 16:12
Replies: 96
Views: 1,880
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: P2P downhill in UK

wu_trax + Radical Edward

In less then a year you will seriously regret for being in germany about this topic. Germany is strongly on its way to make "informationelle Selbstbestimmung" the same...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Jan 2006, 14:35
Replies: 36
Views: 2,156
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Secret Questions

Hehe i know that study - one of the interesting ones last year :)

Well i would try to use a english word database and reverse apply the rule and i guess it would work well as you have the exact...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Jan 2006, 14:27
Replies: 36
Views: 2,156
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Secret Questions

That really depends - my own "PA-OCR" learns to read the text. Then it collects all botstopper questions and parses them into a database. Answers are added later unless the bot cant answer itself...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Jan 2006, 14:12
Replies: 36
Views: 2,156
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Secret Questions

It really should be obvious that stuff like "contrast" only annoys humans - not OCR software. In fact contrast is helping OCR.

Annoying a bot writer with using oodles of TTF fonts, just results in...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Jan 2006, 12:10
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: XBox 360 Development

Why not ask Microsoft?
http://www.xbox.com/en-us/dev/default.htm
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Jan 2006, 00:55
Replies: 10
Views: 4,667
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Boot drive failure

The chances of any repairtool or software helping are very very small if your master drive isnt found from the BIOS.

The drive letter change is just how Windows/Dos automatically assigns...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 24 Jan 2006, 00:40
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Windows IRC Server

There is at least a commercial one with company tailored features ...
www.chatjet.com
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jan 2006, 20:20
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: British spys, Russia, and an electric rock

First you kill the whale and now this :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jan 2006, 23:16
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: "Advanced" Battlereports

On a sidenote - i really dislike the "it increases the tick time" argument by now :(

http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=2939127&postcount=24

In that thread we are assuming a 10min...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jan 2006, 22:28
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: "Advanced" Battlereports

I assume that the simple battle report contains a full list of participating entities (ships, structures, roids) which is stored anyway. The only thing a dynamically (if user clicks "show me how it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Jan 2006, 11:29
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: "Advanced" Battlereports

Then why not make a function which dynamically creates the extended battlereport from the stored simple report ;)
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 15:37
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Bin Laden offers truce.

Hehe - just like "International law? *LOL* Do i need to get a lawyer now?".

Anyhow - JJ fixed it.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 11:34
Replies: 64
Views: 2,230
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planetarion Slogans

Planetarion: Why kill people if you can wipe out whole planets?

Planetarion: You kill people? - We wipe out whole planets.

Might get the attention of some CS players and what we call...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 11:19
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA auto-signout

Unless somebody made a big screwup with doing PAX, that shouldnt be possible.



Its not that hard to parse the graphic and get the text question from it.



Those anti-ocr measures dont...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jan 2006, 15:32
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: I should have done this before

- Look up some kind of 2 or 3 line quote to write down in case they have some book where they want every participant to sign and write something into.
- think about a good excuse in advance if you...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jan 2006, 15:18
Replies: 53
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gym Buddies!

Get some calve implants for a quickstart then ;)

(yes some ppl really do that ...)

ps: welcome to the community where with each training session your IQ drops (according to "some" ;)
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jan 2006, 15:05
Replies: 53
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gym Buddies!

IMHO 5 is seriously too low. You are risking tissue damages and that will lead to no training at all for a while.



"No pain - no gain" ;) but overtraining is counter-productive. Generally dont...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jan 2006, 13:30
Replies: 53
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gym Buddies!

Ahhh the annoying warmup issue. Over the years i have heard several tips and heated discussion about what and how to do it without affecting your training effectiveness and i was always dissatisfied...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2006, 20:06
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Glug glug glug...Kennedy's leadership finally gets call for last orders?

On a funny sidenote - one federal state of germany implemented a 30 question catalog to determine if muslims wanting a german passport are enemies of the german constitution. One question asks them...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2006, 19:56
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Glug glug glug...Kennedy's leadership finally gets call for last orders?

It once again shows that they didnt yet understand the internet - the high resolution pictures arent even bikini shots :(
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Jan 2006, 12:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: External DVD Writers

Sony has a long history of crippling hardware and software - quite a few people i know avoid Sony because of that (me included). Lite-on was the producer of choice for a while because their drives...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jan 2006, 11:50
Replies: 59
Views: 2,544
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Round vs Alliance Competition

I dont know how the free round is planned exactly, but wouldnt a 10 day havoc appended at the regular round serve that purpose? Surely havoc is a time when there is hardly any organisation and...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2006, 13:24
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Double standards ahoy

I disagree with the absoluteness you and (partly) Nodrog make this point. I dont say you both are completely wrong - but you are oversimplifying it.

It was interesting to watch the tip-toeing of...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 4 Jan 2006, 10:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

No matter which of the different windows (game) emulations you use, you wont be able to run _all_ windows games.

Cedega/WineX seem to be the major windows game compatibility suites -...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2006, 02:19
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Double standards ahoy

There certainly is a lot of double standard judgement in this thread o/
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2006, 00:14
Replies: 70
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Double standards ahoy

While following the whole incident it was interesting to hear that the Ukraine government even subsidized the energy prices for their own industry. So they get gas for less then a forth of the market...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2006, 01:50
Replies: 43
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free PA round - Late?

Some people will likely argue against extending a round because it is very probable that the end of the round will see extended stagnation due to one group dominating the universe. That means a...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 3 Jan 2006, 01:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

I know :(

It is likely something you can only avoid with luck, criminal energy or quite some time spend. The best free resizer is FIPS but thats the one the linux installations use, you may be...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2006, 01:28
Replies: 43
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free PA round - Late?

I wrote the "we" in quotations because AFAIR somebody seemed to agree with me on that. Reading back this thread, it was KingAlans reply which (to me) indicated that he agreed to my post (maybe he...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jan 2006, 23:47
Replies: 43
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free PA round - Late?

and i wholeheartedly disagree with him in this case :(

His reply completely missed the point that "we" didnt argue to move the round from mid-february to begin earlier but "we" suggested to have...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 2 Jan 2006, 22:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

If your problem is the resizing of the windows XP partition:



Both should solve your resizing problem so you can proceed with the partitioning using the Suse tools.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jan 2006, 14:39
Replies: 43
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free PA round - Late?

Indeed - 6 to 7 weeks before the free round ticks start is way to long.

If you want to add bug fixes and tweaks - why not just starting a fun 1 hour tick round with the existing code like ......
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jan 2006, 03:17
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A Free PA round eh?

Or even easier like this:
http://www.reconstructor.com/paclient/pairc.jpg

A single downloadable tiny windows/linux client with an attached IRC window automatically putting people on netgamers irc...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 2 Jan 2006, 03:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Thats a religious question ;)

In the past it has been true that KDE needed more resources (cpu/memory) then Gnome, so if your computer has trouble running KDE it may run Gnome fine.

IMHO KDE is...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 2 Jan 2006, 03:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Any change between different linux distros because of this problem would be totally pointless because none of them develops their own filesystem tools and the problem here is the NTFS filesystem...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 1 Jan 2006, 19:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

From section 1.8 of the manual:







Yast is likely using FIPS (code) to resize the partition. FIPS never fully supported NTFS just like other linux drivers or tools never did.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jan 2006, 12:24
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Minesweeper 3D

Its not "often" 50/50 and level 9 is even 30% bombs :)

Its very neat - im nearly tempted to do a multiplayer version with some kind of league :D
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Dec 2005, 03:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Just follow the SUSE installation manual if you want to do it without spending money.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Dec 2005, 19:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

If you have a hard disk with an existing system installed on it and you want to keep it, you likely need to resize the existing partition(s) first to make some space on your hard disk. For Linux a...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Dec 2005, 14:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Any Operating System you buy should have a partitioning tool included.

If you want a more comfortable and powerful partitioning program then "Partition Magic" from powerquest or "Acronis disk...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Dec 2005, 00:07
Replies: 58
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Built like tanks...

It seems you have missed two points - the fact that "the art of war" is cited everywhere nowadays in business and is "supposedly" been read by many "managers" and therefore regularly cited plus the...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2005, 21:54
Replies: 58
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Built like tanks...

Visit me and spend a saturday evening with me in some clubs and i guarantee you that some fighting with drugged people will happen. To think they all end up in jail is naive at best. I guess it...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2005, 15:00
Replies: 58
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Built like tanks...

Well if you want to talk seriously about it - no amount of "reps" or weightlifting will do that for you. From a certain point on building more muscle mass means you get slower. 30% weight- and 70%...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2005, 14:38
Replies: 58
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Built like tanks...

sure ... and because of that, we all know that anybody who ever claimed they have been stalked, pushed around, bullied, pressured or threatened is lying - because the law forbids it.



And you...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2005, 09:45
Replies: 58
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Built like tanks...

Its fun to bully the security personal at your local discotheque ;)

It is like driving a overpowered engine instead of a regular car. Your overall life quality increases.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Dec 2005, 01:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How would you do a pa bot??

You can interface with PA without having to change code everytime the pages change - did that with my bot during several rounds and it was surprisingly compatible (which means that under the hood the...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2005, 01:11
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: I've been waiting since 2001

I really love MP2 (never seen #1 for personal reasons) but thats why the movie will likely be a disappointment for me :(

But i thought the same about "Lord of the rings" and was pleasantly...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2005, 06:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How would you do a pa bot??

Basically because it would exclude any community participation because accessing the holy database would be off topic and hard to restrict/control. That would mean that it is hardly likely to happen...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Dec 2005, 11:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How would you do a pa bot??

Bad idea - but \o/ ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2005, 20:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How would you do a pa bot??

Bots work in all kind of games - in fact in nearly all games you can buy. I never understood why people thought PA is the only game where they wouldnt work and for those who "really" would quit when...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2005, 02:40
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Space & Spaceship images

Recent Spacegame screenshots

Dark-Star
http://scr3.golem.de/?d=0512/darkstar_one&a=42193

X3
http://scr3.golem.de/?d=0508/x3_gc2005&a=39986
http://www.egosoft.com/games/x3/screenshots_en.php
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Dec 2005, 19:22
Replies: 109
Views: 2,590
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Future Alliance System

Our -={BP}=- toolbox had a non-public feature to show lists of attackers with ticks summarised upon planets where the data was automagically extracted from newsscans pasted into the webpage by...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Dec 2005, 07:06
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Terror Laws

Its really just political mindf*ck.

The selective and temporary loss of memory about signed international conventions fits Mr Bushs view on international law and relations perfectly. He acts like...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 15 Dec 2005, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: odd hd situation

There always is logic behind it - it is often just too complex to be "obvious".

Most of the times its not worth the effort to really dig deep and find the exact reason and most people dont even...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2005, 17:08
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: What kind of scam is this?

No, sounds like onf of the usual boring scams. If you want a real challenge then try to scam a few bucks from one of the "nigerian" scam people ;)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 Dec 2005, 10:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Problems with boot sector

My mistake - the moment i read "Repair" i panicked and posted :D even though it was clear by the rest of your posting that you meant the recovery console.

The recovery console is less evil, but...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 20:50
Replies: 67
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams (hey dda!)

I personally think thats pretty likely (not so much the US courts but the lawyers of Mr. Williams) - and i mentioned that in a previous posting. However your reply was pointed at somebody who...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 20:22
Replies: 67
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams (hey dda!)

The ad hominem is not to be confused with various measures that are prudent to take when delegating cognition to others, such as checking people's credentials before relying on their testimony.
...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 20:19
Replies: 67
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams (hey dda!)

I have the bad feeling that given this case, his history of denied clemencies and "political tradition" Gov. Schwarzeneggers campaign team is already looking for the right one to grant clemency to -...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 20:05
Replies: 67
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams (hey dda!)

Both sentences for sure are true, so if Gov. Schwarzenegger would have been asked to judge if the guy was more useful to society dead or alive, things might have come out different. Didnt matter...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 13 Dec 2005, 15:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Problems with boot sector

Whenever somebody advises people to use the WinXP Repair Option, i feel obliged to mention that it has screwed up quite a lot people royally. Even Microsoft in their knowledgebase warns about that.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 15:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: rollback?

Well its a pretty stupid idea in more then one way to store backups to the same physical media and i give PATeam enough credit to not seriously think they do that ...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 13:06
Replies: 35
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: rollback?

Its even worse - they also dont back up after each change in the game (fleet prelaunch, production, research, messages, votes etc. etc. etc.). I think that clearly shows the cold-heartedness of the...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2005, 12:30
Replies: 67
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams (hey dda!)

Check the last paragraph of this article about his previous clemency plea in 2002 here http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/09/11/BA91326.DTL

Williams didnt...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 13 Dec 2005, 03:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Problems with boot sector

If you have installed WinXP on the second HD while having another installed WinXP on the first one - or if you even just booted with two visible WinXP installations, you _may_ have created a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Dec 2005, 17:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 3D evolution

Neat - but i miss visible guns and a (more or less) visible cockpit.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Dec 2005, 01:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: People finally figure out wikipedia is shit

More like a pathetic way of trying to promote his own name by making up a "story". He is a bit late though as some respectable people of commercial encyclopedias already acknowledged wikipedia.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 4 Dec 2005, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Benchmarking

Hmm everybody else seems to be too lazy to reply ;)

http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html?dir=&location=downandbuy&langx=en&a=
http://www.dr-hardware.com/

The reference benchmark for 3D:...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2005, 01:42
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: mobile phones

Depends on how you want to use your handy, but check out this: https://www.easymobile.de/ and consider getting a handy from ebay or from a friend who has a spare one if you want it really cheap :)
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2005, 10:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear & Loathing had a lesson about the psychology of a highway policeman though ;)

The movie is one of the best - i wouldnt watch it on TV though as (at least german TV) heavily censors movies...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 29 Nov 2005, 14:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Kernal_stack_in_page_error

You didnt provide us with a screenshot or info about the BSOD but if you are willing to invest some work you should be able to find the reason with using these tools:
...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 12:43
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

I admit im baffled.



Thats wrong - in germany there have been several confiscations for media been ordered by courts. I only know a incomplete list of them (it can be hard - up to impossible to...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 17:55
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

QFT

You might be surprised how relative large numbers of paedophiles there are. The number of those who actually end up in newsstories is a tiny small fraction from the best knowledge we have. I...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 14:40
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

I know and agree - thats not what i meant and i havent stated my personal opinion about the topic yet anyway ;)

What i meant to point out is the inherent problem with any discussion about free...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 13:46
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

What kind of healthy society do you talk about? One which wouldnt ever lead to people mass killing other people anyway?
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 13:02
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

You ever read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_denial ?
Or even heard about stuff like the Lipstadt affair?

Nevertheless this isnt a thread about the holocaust but about free speech....
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 00:32
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

Actually some people want to extend it on other massacres too. Right on/after 9/11 there where a few occasions where people where taken into arrest saying stuff like "it was their own fault" about...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 15:39
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

Disclaimer: this is about german law, where possible i try to do appropriate translations



GG 5 (3) is what i refered to regarding limitations of freedom of science :)

§18 has been used in...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 01:45
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

There is also a law in germany making it illegal to praise the nazi regime and saying something like your example may well be constructed as praising the nazi regime :O

Again excuse me that im too...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 01:39
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

You can not write "whatever you want" in a scientific book because the freedom of science doesnt unbind you from "der Treue zum Staat" ;) (im too lazy to lookup the exact phrase now)
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 16:29
Replies: 156
Views: 3,884
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Free Speech In Europe

There are many limitations to free speech all around the world.

Even the most avid defenders of freedom of speech or freedom of expression usually admit at some point that free spreading of child...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 16:04
Replies: 385
Views: 20,170
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New Rule

I doubt this rule changes anything for a dedicated cheater like a multi you describe - first there are more ways then just defending to help your "main" planet and second you could simply spread your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 13:53
Replies: 385
Views: 20,170
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New Rule

To me thats actually a major point against this rule - the "intend guessing" which makes it depend on who i defend and how often plus which ships i did build and then a game admin mixes it all up and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Nov 2005, 13:10
Replies: 385
Views: 20,170
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: New Rule

I dont like this new rule at all. It feels to me like the biggest reason behind this rule is "We think they cheat, but there is no way we can prove it" (meaning that many of those "support planets"...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Nov 2005, 12:38
Replies: 54
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Call me an old man but....(over 16's only)

I did read the thread and i did re-read it because your reply to me puzzled me and see - everybody else in this thread goes on about the butts - just 2 other people even mention the curseword _among_...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Nov 2005, 11:40
Replies: 54
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Call me an old man but....(over 16's only)

If your point is mainly about the word "bullshit" - then reading this thread makes it obvious that you talk about something different then most other posters in this thread *rolleyes*

I dont know...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Nov 2005, 11:14
Replies: 54
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Call me an old man but....(over 16's only)

I resigned up this round and noticed that advert again - even mentioned it on irc. We already had a discussion about that banner in rd 9 or 10 but where told that the banners used for advertisement...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Nov 2005, 02:40
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Xp home --> xp pro

Thats difficult to answer "in general" - it depends on the installed applications/services/patches :(

Lets say that the "upgrade" of the OS while keeping the installed applications and data on it,...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Nov 2005, 19:36
Replies: 44
Views: 806
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Chemical Weapons. Iraq.

Actually from what i did read, WP isnt "grey area" - there is a addendum treaty to ban WP as a weapon but the US hasnt signed it. I havent researched if thats true though.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Nov 2005, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Xp home --> xp pro

Avoid upgrade options in case they are offered.

Back up your savegames, personal files, software keys etc. - during the XP Pro installation you delete theXP Home partition, create a new one and...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Nov 2005, 10:23
Replies: 58
Views: 1,130
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Are we, as a species, screwed?

Some say that electricity and the resulting availability of cheap artificial light anywhere anytime had a significant evolutionary effect on the human species.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Nov 2005, 09:52
Replies: 44
Views: 806
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Chemical Weapons. Iraq.

http://www.opcw.org/html/db/cwc/eng/cwc_menu.html

Start with Article 2 and proceed to "Annex on chemicals" if need be.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Nov 2005, 14:05
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Greater PA / IRC integration

Actually after doing the pa-client proof of concept thing, i thought about how it could be used to make planetarion better for the players. The thing which immediately came to my mind was attaching a...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Nov 2005, 13:58
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Hold on there fella's...

Be careful with such "news" before you know how his diagnosis happened.

According to info from the "institut für medizinische Mikrobiologie und Immunologie der Universität Hamburg" from 2004, the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Nov 2005, 14:34
Replies: 176
Views: 4,945
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Closing an account because of gal pic - too extreme?

Such a picture is walking a very thin line depending on country law.

http://ue.eu.int/cms3_Applications/applications/search/jaiDocDetails.asp?cmsid=245&dockey=ST10748/03ORI&doclang=EN&lang=EN
...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Nov 2005, 01:37
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

I think several people in here (including me) have given a very definitive reply. To sum it up:

Gender of parents cant/shouldnt play the decisive role about if or if not a couple can adopt a child.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Nov 2005, 01:34
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

It may happen due to prejudice by others that the child gets singled out. Hardly the "fault" of the gay/lesbian couple, but thats what you have to deal with during a period of transition where...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Nov 2005, 00:08
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

Yes i think in some cases this should happen. I will explain my reasons below.



There are people to who killing (aborting) their child - a new live within them - is a impossible ethical choice....
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2005, 23:53
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

Well i thought that if a person/couple gives their child into adoption, it always involves the government. The government certainly should have a say about who finally is allowed to adopt the child....
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2005, 23:40
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

On a sidenote - as the young mother is likely pretty broke - if the mothers parents who refuse to help are wealthy - the government should at least have the option to get part of the funding from the...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2005, 23:34
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

No - the government should try ANYTHING to help the young mother. Only if she is incapable of raising up her child with all the help she can get and that it is clear that the child is getting...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2005, 23:28
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

But if you regularly have more orphans then parents willing to adopt them, you are denying the children their right to be raised in a family if you simply deny all lesbian/gay coupls to adopt...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Nov 2005, 23:21
Replies: 60
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Gay/Lesbian adoptions

Shouldnt it simply be a question of whats better for the child?

Personally i think the same about it as i think about adoptions by "older" people. In germany already a 36 year old wealthy couple...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Nov 2005, 11:43
Replies: 75
Views: 5,872
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Somethingawful vs ebaumsworld?

Yeah ...

Who else keeps wondering if these kind of "clashes" are their very own silly kind of "viral marketing" ;)
Forum: General Discussions 6 Nov 2005, 11:17
Replies: 75
Views: 5,872
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Somethingawful vs ebaumsworld?

Thats just a very unfriendly interpretion of his answer. I also disagree with him and it doesnt have to do with races or gender or any of the other "not to be discriminated against" attributes. Could...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Nov 2005, 11:28
Replies: 75
Views: 5,872
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Somethingawful vs ebaumsworld?

Hehe what a lovely fellow ;)

However instead of moaning, i would just filter "referred" requests from his site and that would make the whole "attack" pretty useless. The SA admins should just take...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Nov 2005, 11:49
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 0 or 8 in the security question

Actually it is vice versa. A computer program can spot tiniest differences rather easily while it may be very hard for a human. I smiled when a certain other MMORPG used a tiny 6-pixel font for some...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Nov 2005, 10:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: [Yahwe] Computer Misuse Act 1990

Why do you think that "Removing this one causes damage to the system as well"? There are a few cases when rootkits or other "hostile" software actually cant be removed without causing harm to a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Oct 2005, 11:18
Replies: 67
Views: 2,887
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Comments on payments and paypal

I thought the main PA business is in coffee mugs and t-shirts anyway. Who seriously could expect it that the orders for credits outranked the coffee mugs after a year ;)

ps: not that i could even...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Oct 2005, 11:09
Replies: 67
Views: 2,887
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Comments on payments and paypal

Im not sure i understood what you mean - do you mean something like the western union money transfer? (http://www.westernunion.com/info/faqMT.asp?country=DE#tstfaq0_1)

Other types of "money...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Oct 2005, 09:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Kargools extended suggestion thread

Technical solution:
Define three different text sections for each type of action. Types of action could be "collecting roids", "destroying ships" and "destroying structures". For each of the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Oct 2005, 09:18
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Creators Hour

Quoted for truth :)
Forum: General Discussions 30 Oct 2005, 09:09
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Killing palestinian terrorists

... and i thought the IRONY tags wherent needed. I'll try to make it clearer though it probably wont work due to my limited english vocabulary :s



This paragraph is just utterly stupid and an...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Oct 2005, 01:28
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Killing palestinian terrorists

I hear what you say - kind of like the US is the 'pet' wild beast of the intellectually soft netherlands.



Applying sentences from wiser people to whatever comes along, doesnt always work...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Oct 2005, 21:34
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Killing palestinian terrorists

I disagree :) Pointless to start discussing it without detailed info about the raid though.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 29 Oct 2005, 16:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 'interesting' Windows sound problems

A better source for info are the newsgroups - check www.dejanews.com.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 29 Oct 2005, 16:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 'interesting' Windows sound problems

I dont have the time right now to help you with this problem but i DO need to make a little comment to this:



Be very very very very careful about using the recovery console - more often then...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Oct 2005, 15:42
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Killing palestinian terrorists

Well i have seen military combat scenes where loads of bullets where used and it looks very ugly. Blood, bones, human pieces everywhere. A burned out destroyed car looks much cleaner (after it burned...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Oct 2005, 23:21
Replies: 51
Views: 2,158
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Holy shit this is the best optical illusion I've ever seen

Really neat - but where is the accurate description why it happens? :D
Forum: Programming and Discussion 27 Oct 2005, 22:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Crappy quick PA client hack

It is really becoming rather silly by now, but on we go...



a) no you CANT sniff or "trace" two hashes and then happily reuse them "fixed". The answer why that doesnt work is in this thread...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 27 Oct 2005, 03:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Crappy quick PA client hack

As i mentioned earlier:



You simply redo the second hash serverside and verify if it matches the transfered part of the MachineID.



I'm not sure what you mean exactly. If everything works...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Oct 2005, 14:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Crappy quick PA client hack

I dont know under which assumption you ask this question.

If you know how to do the hashes and how they compose the MachineID, you can freely fake both of them.

If you dont know how to do the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Oct 2005, 08:50
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Multiple Planets on the same IP / exception problems

http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=2949690&postcount=9
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Oct 2005, 08:38
Replies: 67
Views: 2,887
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Comments on payments and paypal

Hmmmm the problem i see with such a suggestion is that because this would be integrated into the game and website of planetarion - which Jolt is fully responsible for - it would be seen as a official...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 24 Oct 2005, 15:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Crappy quick PA client hack

Only if you break/imitate the algo which creates the MachineID by debugging it.

For example to create a MachineID i would do the following:

- create a empty buffer of for example 512 bytes...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 23 Oct 2005, 18:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Crappy quick PA client hack

Preferable sync the timestamp with the webserver so a little script can check if the MachineID timestamp and the server log entry time roughly match. Would be elegant to sync the timestamp seamlessly...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 Oct 2005, 09:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Crappy quick PA client hack

I dont know it that would still be possible but you would have to answer the bot-stopper question anyway. With a little client like this it would be 5 minutes of work anyway to make it login...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2005, 13:23
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Multiple Planets on the same IP / exception problems

Yes, you can play anywhere you want with this client - as long as it runs on your operating system :) (not sure about your smartphone with Windows Mobile 2003)

You could fully ignore this client...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 Oct 2005, 23:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ramihyn
Crappy quick PA client hack

http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=2948222&postcount=4

Might be of interest for some here. Its only a proof of concept but shows how a rather simple language like PureBasic can do more...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Oct 2005, 23:26
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Multiple Planets on the same IP / exception problems

It seems that my suggestion was misunderstood by most. The suggestion is not to find multis, it is not for cheating either - it is a standalone client which appends a unique Machine-ID to every URL...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Oct 2005, 23:19
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Multiple Planets on the same IP / exception problems

This is a proof of concept of the mentioned standalone "PA client". It creates a simple window with a Webclient area where it opens "www.planetarion.com" initially. It implements the more complex...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 19 Oct 2005, 21:11
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Java stuff

You should seriously invest more time in understanding the concepts you try to use...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2005, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My Planet's 'Home' Computer

That would partly surprise me - usually they should just use the directx functions as otherwise the game would have to deal with heaps of specialised controllers or simply wouldnt be able to use...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2005, 19:52
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My Planet's 'Home' Computer

Because of that, i would obviously not look for port numbers, process names or even do code hashing. I would probably do a rejection test on all processes with data connections, then find which one...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2005, 15:38
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My Planet's 'Home' Computer

VNC connections are visible to such a client. Im not sure if its a good idea to hunt them, but technically it is possible.

Oh and i assume that no matter what solution is suggested, there will...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Oct 2005, 09:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Buying Computer parts in Germany

www.km-elektronik.de
www.mix-computer.de
www.mindfactory.de
www.alternate.de

Alternate arent the cheapest, but i regularly buy from them because of the speed, reliability and quality of their...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2005, 23:22
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My Planet's 'Home' Computer

In a stand-alone client you could detect if VNC is running and in use if you care about that. There are probably other ways to make logging in impossible through VNC (sound?/hardware overlay use?/a...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 18 Oct 2005, 22:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: 16mb cache?

Personally i wouldnt buy a 2mb cache drive anymore - 8mb cache upwards for me but it depends on what you do with your computer to judge how much the performance depends on your hard drives cache.
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2005, 20:13
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My Planet's 'Home' Computer

I doubt it would be a problem but it is easy to avoid - as the client wouldnt make login/passwort obsolete, you could just load the login-url of PA into the client and do the PC validating while the...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Oct 2005, 20:07
Replies: 33
Views: 2,573
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How to beat Websense

If you are paranoid like me, something like that wont help you. Even if they dont occasionally use remote access software to do stuff on your machine they may still logon remotely to update/patch...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 18 Oct 2005, 18:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: ATA133 Controller...?

I'm even connecting ATA133 drives through old ATA-33 cables on ATA-66 controllers without a problem. You just get a warning from some BIOS versions because of the cable in that case. You shouldnt...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Oct 2005, 07:59
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Multiple Planets on the same IP / exception problems

If you work with configuration "strings" - yes it would. The flag however shouldnt go off when different planets play from the same computer (though that might be a interesting additional information...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Oct 2005, 02:12
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ramihyn
Multiple Planets on the same IP / exception problems

Running several planets "on the same IP" obviously is a problem MHs and players have to deal with. Exceptions may result in "limited legal multying" while still having legal players be deleted which...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 13 Oct 2005, 07:40
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: USB Computers.

Laser projected keyboard ;)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 13 Oct 2005, 07:39
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: USB Computers.

That Yahoo article is heavily exaggerated and it is quite amusing to read it and knowing the trouble inside the U3 forum.

Limited lifetime, limited bandwidth, high-costs per MB and possibly new...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Oct 2005, 09:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: congratulations PA team

The same is true for games like Eve or actually i guess for any kind of software.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Oct 2005, 09:19
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: German Law (Gründen der Kulanz)

Oh and before you do stuff like cancelling their monthly pay, you should make very sure that they dont have the right to charge for another 6 months. Because it is very easy in germany to get kind of...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Oct 2005, 08:51
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: German Law (Gründen der Kulanz)

Your understand it right. It is just standard business "mindf*ck" to have them tell you that it is "Kulanz" that they "only" charge for another 6 months - i mean - without any time limit ... couldnt...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Oct 2005, 11:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Is this real?

If you are worried about death, you may want to read about Epikur's "philosophical medicine" (for example his letter to Menoikeus).

My english is too limited to precisely express the following, so...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 27 Sep 2005, 00:25
Replies: 37
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: What Language is the "best" to learn?

Well ... it would take a lengthy posting to explain in detail why i think so. I will try a brief answer.

I remember other numbers then 10 minutes but lets assume it was 10 minutes. That means it...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Sep 2005, 22:49
Replies: 37
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: What Language is the "best" to learn?

Learn Lisp, Prolog, C and Java and say again that "the programming concepts are the same" ;)

C++ and Java are the same language "class".

ps: im generous and put UPN languages into the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 23 Sep 2005, 10:54
Replies: 37
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: What Language is the "best" to learn?

The main thing which allways stunned me as a software developer was the slowlyness of the ticker. This probably just had to do with the concept, implementation and use of SQL.

Having a good...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Sep 2005, 00:33
Replies: 98
Views: 3,619
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Alliances bashing players and making them quit

Tbh i am watching all these discussions about (new) players leaving the game because of getting bashed with a raised eyebrow for a while and i find them esp. funny if a "high-ranked"/respected person...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2005, 13:21
Replies: 49
Views: 2,425
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A note to Mr. Jolt

Well you seem to be quite active in PA and beeing able to use PayPal so it sounds like the only think you need to do is buy a handful of tickets in advance, offer brazilians to buy them via Paypal...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2005, 22:49
Replies: 98
Views: 3,619
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Alliances bashing players and making them quit

Thats why Zik owners should choose their targets wisely - landing on just anybody without planning will leave you with a bad fleet over time - only bad players do that and those shouldnt complain but...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2005, 13:52
Replies: 98
Views: 3,619
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Alliances bashing players and making them quit

And to be honest after reading this many comments how bad and mean structure killers are - up to the point that they are frowned upon and used as reason to remove players from alliances - i think to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2005, 13:46
Replies: 98
Views: 3,619
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Alliances bashing players and making them quit

Im refering to rd3/4/5 in this reply :)



I'm not sure about which kind of relation of big->small everybody is talking here. For a big planet it wasnt much a problem about Eonium to bash a small...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Sep 2005, 10:57
Replies: 49
Views: 2,425
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A note to Mr. Jolt

Oh come on - while i agree that its not the best situation to be in as a customer or somebody to bring new players to the game, from the replies you should understand the problem Jolt has.

Instead...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Sep 2005, 22:52
Replies: 108
Views: 3,735
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Xontas

No offense meant but anybody who is doing voluntary work in their free time should realise that:

- if its not fun for you - dont do it - but dont complain later that it was so bad and you invested...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Sep 2005, 01:16
Replies: 108
Views: 3,735
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Xontas

Don't be silly - dont start such thing on here or we will have a discussion pateam will regret.

Its maybe best to close this thread now...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2005, 22:19
Replies: 108
Views: 3,735
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Xontas

I seriously wonder what some of you people want or how they think a commercial project should/can be run.

A disagreement happens and somebody leaves angrily or is removed. Given the amount of time...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Aug 2005, 14:13
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How can this be? Change your passes...

It really hurts to read this large amount of misinformation :s

hashing isnt encryption.

MD5 was considered weak in 1996 already and migration to SHA1 was advised for a decade.

Since at least...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Aug 2005, 12:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Stupid Exception

... i hope that doesnt mean the players had to live 14 days with that confirmed bug ...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 19 Aug 2005, 00:59
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Login Issue

Computers are just "mostly" deterministic - unless the bug doesnt reappear, dont worry about it. There actually is something like "thermic" aging of components and there is a reason why for example...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 21:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Along the Lines of the Jolt/NG thread

There doesnt seem to be one simple answer to that question. From what i read last year from game publishers is that in general US players take much less time to look into a new game then german...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 21:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Along the Lines of the Jolt/NG thread

Note: I am using "you" in the following reply mostly not directed to Kal but in general to "the persons at charge" of PA development. This goes from spinner/FS to biffy/Jolt.



Thats exactly the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 11:17
Replies: 87
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

That argument from Kal isnt void - redundancy in codebase is one of the worst things in any project (unless you do high-security software ;). There is no upper limit for bugs for any given project -...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 11:13
Replies: 87
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

PHP isnt hard - any decent perl coder should be able to change PHP code in short time. Not necessarily vice versa :O



Keep all libraries in perl and use the PECL package in PHP:...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 11:03
Replies: 87
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

I havent used PHP for 2 years but even if TIME_SLEEP_UNTIL() hogs the cpu and also SLEEP() and USLEEP() do, why not just use something like:

$num_seconds = 3;
$result = shell_exec("sleep...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 00:22
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Ramihyn
Thumbs up Spinner is back? :D

www.managerleague.com

Domain name: managerleague.com

Registrant Contact:
Fifth Season AS
Christian Lassem ([email protected])
+47.23336322
Fax:
Lillosetveien 13 A
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 00:08
Replies: 87
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

Not another discussion about a complete re-code in another language :/

Considering the past years of re-development, discussions and request for volunteer coders it would seem that people see a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Aug 2005, 23:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Along the Lines of the Jolt/NG thread

Quoted for stupidity.

Seriously - the amount of utterly clueless Jolt bashing on these forums sickens me.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2005, 06:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Battle Calculators

Which would mean that "the others" can use it to run on their own private servers. People shouldnt underestimate a decent cloaked backdoor - assuming that "i got the source" means that you understood...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2005, 09:40
Replies: 231
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the NEW exeption system!

;)

Come on - its not even as if a person would need real access to the second email account. In fact it is only once or twice that the other person would need to forward a mail.



Sure you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2005, 22:38
Replies: 231
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the NEW exeption system!

At my old university it wasnt a problem to have several different email-addies. In fact it was quite common for some people who where active in different university parts and projects.

Even if it...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jul 2005, 01:17
Replies: 197
Views: 5,222
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Amusing reps

Kind of funny how at the same time half of your posts claim that you dont care about neg reps/comments while showing a enthusiastic and childish fun about them like a kid realising its been locked up...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jul 2005, 10:03
Replies: 56
Views: 5,412
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Why is the new game @ game.planetarion.com

Well obviously most companies dont want their employees to play games during worktime. If you seriously wanted to harm PA's customerbase, then make sure the planetarion URL is put into the "gaming...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jul 2005, 09:59
Replies: 56
Views: 5,412
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Why is the new game @ game.planetarion.com

It is just likely that somebody noticed that some people did spend a lot time reading and posting in forums (of some kind) at work and demanded to generally close forum access therefore...

The...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jul 2005, 23:35
Replies: 56
Views: 5,412
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Why is the new game @ game.planetarion.com

I am not sure if you mean it this way, but if you want to use DNS entry changes to replace a faulty server then your "immediately" usually translates into "24 to 48 hours" (or even 72 hours). Seeing...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jul 2005, 22:19
Replies: 231
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the NEW exeption system!

Name them so we all can publicly call them N00bs ;)



Yes thanks - good to hear.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jul 2005, 21:35
Replies: 231
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the NEW exeption system!

I am not constantly following PA so the following may just apply to me, but i didnt know that basically the rules for MHs where changed to such a restrictive way that two planets on "the same IP"...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jul 2005, 19:36
Replies: 231
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the NEW exeption system!

Probably the only way to find some cheaters is social engineering - a spy they trust and talk to.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jul 2005, 17:38
Replies: 231
Views: 5,237
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: the NEW exeption system!

I think the base idea is a bit flawed. I can understand that trying to improve your game against cheaters leads to such simple solutions and it probably is tempting to implement them if you dont know...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jul 2005, 12:33
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How to prove ship farming ?

To answer your question - yes it can be spotted. There are basically two javascript's running which can spot "intention" and "purpose" in human activities with a certainty of 87% and for rd14 i heard...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jul 2005, 12:26
Replies: 61
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: How would you catch this? (attn: xontas)

What exactly is your motivation with this thread?

Did Xontas claim anywhere that the rules mentioned in the exeption thread make multiing or account sharing impossible?

Your scheme is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Feb 2005, 18:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Suggestion for round 14

I do - and everybody who realises that having a clean modular and flexible codebase means that you can actually create derived versions with old rules/interface or special versions or the next round...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Feb 2005, 18:15
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Suggestion for round 14

If that was in reply to my remark about flexibility and modularity of the current codebase, i dont know how your reply is supposed to be related to my remark?

I wasnt talking about using old code...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Feb 2005, 18:09
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Suggestion for round 14

Now would be fine as R13 code seems to be basically "fixed" now (at least thats the impression i got from #planetarion lately). You could possibly argue that "now" is already a bit late since the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Feb 2005, 18:01
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Suggestion for round 14

I hope that is just your personal opinion - because a "it would have to be recoded from scratch" admission is one of the worst statements you can do about the current codebase regarding modularity...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jan 2005, 14:18
Replies: 128
Views: 4,341
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: www.planetarion.com

After beeing puzzled about the change, i like the new order :)

Nice collection below "planetarion tools". A constructive change - well done IMHO.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2005, 23:18
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA clones

a) thats not true, for a long time the myphppa code wasnt even released and there where/are some "clones" which arent based on it. Ofc once a stable, easily installed/maintained codebase is released...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2004, 13:50
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA clones

What you could do is asking the more popular "clones" to add a banner for PA on a prominent place in their game for free. It could be used to remind players which already know PA but arent aware of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2004, 00:20
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA clones

Indeed.



No argueing about it - some "clones" went too far with "borrowing" things.

However IMHO if a commercial game has trouble competing with people doing "clones" in their sparetime,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2004, 00:08
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA clones

Before you drift into wet dreams about how you could just sue others away if just the law would be more "strict", you should also think about the oodles of lawsuits you would get knocking at your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Dec 2004, 23:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,842
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Shambles

Indeed, just send me the access via board-pm and i'll take care of it :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Dec 2004, 12:48
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA clones

I wouldnt just look at every "clone" as a threat or a reason of customer loss. The ones worth mentioning, developed further themselves and i would keep a close eye to what they changed and how the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2004, 20:16
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: My apologies

Ummm ok - that "voting thread" was confusing but not as confusing as other threads on here which seem to carry on from some irc or ingame chat ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Dec 2004, 00:01
Replies: 135
Views: 10,447
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Rounds 1-6

*linger*

mid-r3 n00b

ps: we utterly pwned you in r5 :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Dec 2004, 21:44
Replies: 64
Views: 2,319
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Please could we have access to the full PA code

There is hardly need for full source access just because somebody wants to add one or two functions or rewrite an existing part. It just takes a bit planning and organisation to modularise your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Dec 2004, 21:09
Replies: 64
Views: 2,319
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Please could we have access to the full PA code

Certain lazy people who had the same problem with a clone, simply cutted out the handfull of relevant codelines which included the formulas and let other people from the community explain them.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Oct 2004, 16:51
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Voice activated irc

You probably mean Teamspeak or Ventrilo.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Sep 2004, 17:50
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Java

http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/index.html
http://www.eclipse.org

Just in case you where talking about a java development environment - but in that case you need to get your terms...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Sep 2004, 23:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: A way to bypass the bot-stopper

If you want to get slightly more serious about this problem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha
http://www.captcha.net/
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2004, 07:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,337
Posted By Ramihyn
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Aug 2004, 17:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: PA dumpfile analysis code (alliance techies?)

If i think back looooong ago when there was a try to find coders for a official PA toolkit, one of the preconditions was that the author basically had to donate the rights of all code to FS/CCP...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Aug 2004, 08:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planetarion - The Computer Game

<sarcasm>
Yup, it will be great. Now just shell out the 250.000 to 500.000$ license cost to be able to produce and release a Xbox title.
</sarcasm>
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Aug 2004, 13:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planetarion - The Computer Game

I always thought about a single-player planetarion version as a free promotion to drag people into the "real" multiplayer version. Something to be added on mag-CDs so it would reach lots of players....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Aug 2004, 12:16
Replies: 43
Views: 2,130
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planetarion Downtime

Nildram->Jolt->PA

See http://status.nildram.net/ for a support ticket about a faulty core switch.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2004, 12:27
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Kal:

If i where Jolt, i would generate some articial data from the behaviour of free planets and compare them with their upgrade behaviour. I would make sure that i know since when a free planet...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Aug 2004, 00:39
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

I know exactly what i am - i just couldnt believe that YOUR foundation for all the claims and things said in this thread was paying a few bucks to play a game.

I agree with Wakeys "deluded"...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Aug 2004, 17:06
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

I finally bothered to look up the exact translation of "stakeholder" and now i am puzzled. Maybe i misunderstood it but on which base do you think you are a "stakeholder"? Upon buying a credit for a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 12:14
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Yes it is and in the lowcost segment where I am talking about now, i wouldnt do it in 80% of the cases. It is more practical to just move on and spread the news about what happened.

There really...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 11:38
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

I dont see the point?

You restrict yourself to a number of countries where you know that they actually enforce contract law, you restrict your choice of hosters to those who are in the business...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 10:33
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

a) clientside software doesnt necessarily need to be "installed" in the traditional meaning

b) clientside software does _NOT_ mean PA cant be accessed through a normal webbrowser anymore
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 09:54
Replies: 262
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Interesting thread.

About two years ago when there where talks (again) about PA's financial problems, i offered help/solutions to reduce the cost of bandwidth as just like in this thread, people...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jun 2004, 18:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: GOD &%*$ing &$*#it

I think the worst i ever heard was getting 7 or 8 in a row wrong and that person was totally drunk :D

Yes - some questions can't be answered right on the first try, but with 10 tries it is really...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Jun 2004, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Anti-bot questions to login page

Indeed - however i now looked at the login page of that other game and couldnt believe it. I made some screenshots for my "Completely pointless implementations" collection and highly recommend that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jun 2004, 23:18
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Anti-bot questions to login page

That is the whole problem with this suggestion. If you put the login/password and anti-bot question on the same page, a bot/script can see if he likes the question before having to give the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jun 2004, 18:41
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Anti-bot questions to login page

It could do that. Thats why AFAIK the ppl who do the questions, prefer the common knowledge questions a lot. As they "assume" that a bot would need to use a maintained database with answers to login....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jun 2004, 17:59
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Anti-bot questions to login page

Im not sure if i understood you right - you want the entry field for username, password and anti-bot question on the same page? So you can fill out all three fields at once?

In that case, here is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2004, 08:33
Replies: 66
Views: 55,304
Posted By Ramihyn
Re: Planet Dumps (and the like)

And specifically target all planets of a certain size of a certain race :D
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