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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 13:16
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

First of all, the manual is not and has never been the signup agreement. Its a guideline at best - nothing more. Referring to it to back up a point is a waste of time because it is not applicable....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 13:11
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

Ive noticed something in the jagex terms as well - theyve got a nice catch all too



So basically, they dont even have to abide by the rules of their own eulas in any jagex game.


the manual...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 12:41
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

the manual isnt the user agreement.
the user agreement allows them to set arbitrary punishments ( see above )


Argumentum ad ridiculum


it is a whine, seriously. How many current and ex mh...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 12:24
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

Ok, so you broke the rules, were punished appropriately - and the punishment was then explicitly listed for everyone else via the mechanism for clarifying the eula instead of leaving it as mh...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 12:09
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

the definition for abusive says nothing about requiring a tactical advantage.
Are you trolling, Paisley?
trolling is probably banned by the forum rules somewhere, they are quite comprehensive in...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 11:56
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

That, to me is a confession of guilt wrt breaking the rules.
which in turn suggests that you accept that you broke the terms and conditions
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 11:53
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

you arent sold a product, you're sold a licence to a service which can be withdrawn at any time
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2011, 11:50
Replies: 70
Views: 5,362
Posted By Phil^
Re: It becomes quite amusing

Frankly, you have no leg to stand on and a ban from messaging is very lenient.
i'd have closed you considering your history in enforcing the rules
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2009, 20:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,420
Posted By Phil^
Re: From #munin comes Merlin

must admit, some of the source code has amused me tonight as i've been poking around through it.

this for instance (sms.py l48)
if receiver.name.lower() == 'valle':
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2009, 21:37
Replies: 93
Views: 6,529
Posted By Phil^
Re: Explanations of new closure rules by MHs, plz?

He's also got himself a perm ban from #planetarion, iirc for similar reasons.
he really isnt the sort of person you want to be trying to defend, wishmaster.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2009, 12:23
Replies: 35
Views: 3,914
Posted By Phil^
Re: PAteam and top rate comedy

Whereas my comment was regarding the so-called 'major' changes this round and taking issue with your belief that they could have code changes worthy of that title.
Of course, dont let that stop you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2009, 01:07
Replies: 35
Views: 3,914
Posted By Phil^
Re: PAteam and top rate comedy

What?
You cant seriously be thinking that these changes are 'major' in any way on the coding side unless they have forgone any primary keys on tables; something that isnt the case.

- Signup...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2009, 10:43
Replies: 101
Views: 4,991
Posted By Phil^
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

I would say im shocked and surprised... but im really really not given the level of contempt for rules shown by them.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Apr 2009, 10:25
Replies: 102
Views: 10,600
Posted By Phil^
Re: New Portal & Skins

http://www.twinhelix.com/css/iepngfix/
You'd have thought that certain members of pateam would, you know, search for a solution instead of complaining that it *just cant be done*.
For that matter,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Apr 2009, 14:39
Replies: 94
Views: 6,451
Posted By Phil^
Re: AD mods

Who are they accountable to then?
Ultimately the moderators,asc or not are accountable to pateam
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Apr 2009, 14:27
Replies: 94
Views: 6,451
Posted By Phil^
Re: AD mods

You could copy the text into a locked thread if you wanted to, but thats not a very elegant solution for it :S
Cant remember if there's a vbulletin option to mirror deleted posts to a specified place
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Apr 2009, 14:07
Replies: 94
Views: 6,451
Posted By Phil^
Re: AD mods

A forum requires active posting to remain alive - people reading posts isnt going to cut it unfortunately. Active posters, active threads and active topics are its lifeblood. When people arent...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Apr 2009, 13:29
Replies: 94
Views: 6,451
Posted By Phil^
Re: AD mods

You're surprised?
Ultimately the moderators,asc or not are accountable to pateam ( even though at times it seems like its the other way around )
Its not the community they need to ask for...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 13:31
Replies: 32
Views: 4,870
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 31+ Proposed Downtime Procedure

you'll want a case in the unplanned section to cover database corruption which demands a rollback regardless of how many ( or few ) ticks are affected, just to ensure database integrity
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 22:54
Replies: 50
Views: 3,222
Posted By Phil^
Re: Bashing.

no it wasnt, it just redefined what bashing was.
big planets picking on small planets is not a formulaic problem - it is a human one
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 21:04
Replies: 112
Views: 7,187
Posted By Phil^
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

P10 is the protocol that ircu (what netgamers uses) servers use to 'speak' to each other. its different from rfc1459 which describes a client-server protocol. the specs are necessary to create an...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 20:47
Replies: 112
Views: 7,187
Posted By Phil^
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

what you described is a single param tag added to the html code per irc command to perform on connect ( such as join, msg )
They could do it now without having to modify the chat client itself
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 20:04
Replies: 112
Views: 7,187
Posted By Phil^
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

thinking about this a little more - from the point of view of coding your own chat client.
http isnt entirely compatible with irc, as it isnt persistent. odds are you are looking at having the irc...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Mar 2009, 19:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By Phil^
Re: prescreen the ad feed

so much for the beeping advert having been removed
Forums again, top banner area


<object width="728" height="90" wmode="transparent" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" loop="false"...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 19:22
Replies: 112
Views: 7,187
Posted By Phil^
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

You missed an option
4) You extend the java chat system which currently exists to your own goals
Given that ive done something similar with one on a site i work with, it is a definite possibility....
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2009, 11:42
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Phil^
Re: Dating Software Script Asp/Access

asp + msaccess.
lol, amateur hour?
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2009, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Phil^
Re: for elderly people

as a cleaner perhaps
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Feb 2009, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 3,467
Posted By Phil^
Re: iPhone application

See http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=197455 from posts 7 and downwards as for why an iphone application is not a great idea without a means of it recovering the costs involved.

A...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Feb 2009, 22:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By Phil^
Re: prescreen the ad feed

forums, right side vertical ad bar
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Feb 2009, 20:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By Phil^
prescreen the ad feed

One example of a horrific flash ad:...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Feb 2009, 20:35
Replies: 49
Views: 5,429
Posted By Phil^
Re: To save planetarion

Have you seen the price of macs lately? They arent exactly an insignificant expense - and with the fee for even developing on the iphone there needs to be a clear business model that will make a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Feb 2009, 20:20
Replies: 49
Views: 5,429
Posted By Phil^
Re: To save planetarion

iphone applications are coded in objective C, you need the iphone SDK to compile and test your application for the iphone platform (legally) and that is only available for macs.
The developers fee...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Feb 2009, 20:04
Replies: 49
Views: 5,429
Posted By Phil^
Re: To save planetarion

re: the iphone application - who'll be buying the mac to develop on and paying the developers fee to apple?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Feb 2009, 00:16
Replies: 57
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phil^
Re: Fubra / Pete

oh grow up.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2009, 19:49
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Phil^
Re: When to stop...

utter bollocks.
You get power through usb regardless of drivers. If that is registered by the device is another matter entirely.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 30 Jan 2009, 15:59
Replies: 2
Views: 3,481
Posted By Phil^
Re: Logonui.exe fkd up :o

did you back up the original before replacing it.
Can you get to a recovery console

have you tried *copying the original one back* through said console

have you considered that a repair...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2009, 14:48
Replies: 105
Views: 9,937
Posted By Phil^
Re: Omac

its a bit of a misnomer to blame omac for things anyway - Jolt are the ones who killed the game through a continued lack of investment and support. Omac have simply put the game out of its misery.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2009, 00:28
Replies: 105
Views: 9,937
Posted By Phil^
Re: Omac

terms for purchase are quite clear, its very unlikely you'll get your money back from them - your only bet would be to go via the cc company i guess and even that is a bit iffy
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jan 2009, 23:52
Replies: 105
Views: 9,937
Posted By Phil^
Re: Omac

doubt thats different enough to satisfy lawyers
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Jan 2009, 19:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,714
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planetarion on iPhone - try it

menu->view->zoom level->largest/larger/default/smaller/smallest

anything using ajax/dhtml/javascript will be lol-tastic though. ( its ie5 rendering engine or something )
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Jan 2009, 19:32
Replies: 29
Views: 3,714
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planetarion on iPhone - try it

It could also be that his mobile operator is caching images at their http proxy
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Jan 2009, 14:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil^
Re: Change to Scan IDs

Im assuming they are using perls rand() funct , which seeds on first use if not done already. Its hard to mess up if you are using a single function call without deliberately sabotaging your own...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Jan 2009, 19:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil^
Re: Change to Scan IDs

those samples dont look case sensitive to me, does the implementation include capitals as well?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Jan 2009, 15:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil^
Re: Change to Scan IDs

it boggles the mind as to how on earth something which should be as simple as a random number can be implemented wrong
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jan 2009, 19:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil^
Re: Change to Scan IDs

tbh i would go the other way and generate a fake scan for those bombarding it with urls - just to mess with them.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jan 2009, 14:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By Phil^
Re: Change to Scan IDs

Probability of guessing a 10 character alphanumeric ( case insensitive ) : 1 / 36^10 = 1 / 3656158440062976
Probability of guessing a 10 character alphanumeric ( case sentitive ) : 1 / 62^10 = 1 /...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jan 2009, 17:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,982
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planet Names

that if they change the current format, everything that parses text from them will need updating.
Also, that I wont be doing one of them.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jan 2009, 12:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,982
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planet Names

also if they are *still* using the olde mh tool, designed for r11-15, which i said a few rounds ago should have been replaced/retired by now;
that'll need its parser recoding.
and no, im not doing...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 3 Jan 2009, 18:17
Replies: 1
Views: 3,994
Posted By Phil^
Re: Xbox 360 - Use wired and wireless options?

Im not certain how the xbox handles the wifi adaptor, either as a replacement for or in conjunction with the ethernet port.
But, in order to get it working the way you want, you will probably have...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 30 Dec 2008, 18:45
Replies: 18
Views: 4,507
Posted By Phil^
Re: N00b RAM Question

its 4 gig, but included in that is graphics card memory and so on, every bit of additional memory that needs addressing - so say you had a 256mb graphics card, you would get 3.75gb of ram available...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2008, 17:43
Replies: 19
Views: 3,352
Posted By Phil^
Re: Isaac - A Cheap Galaxy Bot

you shouldnt even need cygwin, there is a native windows version of python
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Dec 2008, 23:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,352
Posted By Phil^
Re: Isaac - A Cheap Galaxy Bot

Something you might want to think about. At the moment, the bot performs an action only when the users access equals something. Surely you want to have fine grain control of access permissions so...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Dec 2008, 17:18
Replies: 24
Views: 2,339
Posted By Phil^
Re: Exception system a huge failure?

To a large extent its real life, and not anything related to the game which is causing PA to hemorrhage players
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Dec 2008, 13:42
Replies: 24
Views: 2,339
Posted By Phil^
Re: Exception system a huge failure?

Treating each case differently will result in claims of bias.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 15 Dec 2008, 13:20
Replies: 20
Views: 4,549
Posted By Phil^
Re: PHP IDEs

6.5 isnt in beta anymore, its released
Also has a beta plugin for python work now too
Forum: General Discussions 9 Dec 2008, 15:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By Phil^
Re: e-fail

refenece...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2008, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Phil^
Re: kill that beeping advert

adblock/noscript.
If they put obnoxious ads on the page, you arent forced to download or execute them if you dont want to
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 Nov 2008, 17:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,649
Posted By Phil^
Re: PHP and DB connection.

i dont think its a massive overhead really - but its still an overhead. (theres also the whole max-connections thing in mysql to consider )
The problem is - if you keep and re-use a single...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 25 Nov 2008, 11:22
Replies: 7
Views: 4,143
Posted By Phil^
Re: PC issue - Trojans

spybot search + destroy is another option.

There is also the manual way of removing them via tools such as sysinternals process explorer + autoruns ( http://www.microsoft.com/sysinternals ), but...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Nov 2008, 19:25
Replies: 35
Views: 2,131
Posted By Phil^
Re: How to make universe bigger - More player (to admins aswell)

theres also a reason people block ads - they are offensive and intrusive.
Take away that reason and the blocking will quite probably decrease ( so, text based ads etc. no flashy images and under no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Nov 2008, 13:22
Replies: 89
Views: 7,630
Posted By Phil^
Re: Cluster 200 ftw?

There is, if they stay there too long they get deleted...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 2 Nov 2008, 01:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Phil^
Re: Portal issues

theres a limited number of people in those circles that tag away in square brackets, with a capital A.
the only possible excuse for it would be that each manual is on a seperate server for seperate...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Oct 2008, 13:41
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Phil^
Re: Ide?

make sure you arent slotting the drive in upside down
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Oct 2008, 13:32
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Phil^
Re: Ide?

do you have a closeup of the connectors on the drive?
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Oct 2008, 09:41
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Phil^
Re: Ide?

is the connector for the drive case smaller than that on the drive itself, or the other way around?
They should both be long blocks with lots of pins/holes
Looking at the image it looks like you...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Oct 2008, 14:59
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By Phil^
Re: Login question

they dont have to all code a bot, it only needs one person to make one - that others simply use.
its not like you coded your irc client from assembler now is it, or that everyone in every alliance...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Oct 2008, 21:31
Replies: 2
Views: 2,302
Posted By Phil^
Re: Bug forum

in addendum - an unconfirmed/confirmed/cannot replicate/developing/testing/fixed tag type system to indicate which are being worked on / have been corrected, and which need further information to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Oct 2008, 12:13
Replies: 48
Views: 6,253
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 29 Name Competition

be glad you didnt see those names which *didnt* get through the reps stage
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Oct 2008, 12:00
Replies: 48
Views: 6,253
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 29 Name Competition

You should submit that as a round name next time :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Oct 2008, 18:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By Phil^
Re: Captured Roids Return with Fleet

You are correct, the only drawback ( other than the lack of an immediate benefit ) is more of a semantic problem
'what happens if they capture roids, but are entirely stolen so there is no fleet to...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Oct 2008, 20:25
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Phil^
Re: Practical Ethical Question

it wouldnt work, the daleks would transmat you out before you could detonate.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2008, 20:21
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By Phil^
Re: Redrawing the Planetarion Universe

So it might happen on occasion that one person cant attack one specific other, big deal - they can attack someone else in their galaxy if necessary or organise a second attack on a different one to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2008, 16:58
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By Phil^
Re: Redrawing the Planetarion Universe

oh, but they are :D

Basically Ave, to borrow a saying - you can lead a horse to water but you cant make it drink.
They dont have to work with each other if they dont want to, and a dysfunctional...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2008, 16:49
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By Phil^
Re: Redrawing the Planetarion Universe

Yes they can. They don't have to lift a finger to help their enforced alliance and can send defence normally to anyone they want, such as "friends". As for attacks - well its just a happy coincidence...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2008, 15:18
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By Phil^
Re: Redrawing the Planetarion Universe

alliances cannot be created through dictation of which one you belong to, only through choice.

People will simply continue with their own unofficial alliance structure and ignore an imposed one if...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2008, 12:02
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By Phil^
Re: Redrawing the Planetarion Universe

by tripling the number of planets a player has to manage ( and thus fleets, research queues?, construction queues, production queues, scans, etc ) , arent you worried that you might be introducing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Sep 2008, 18:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By Phil^
Re: The worst attack I have ever seen.

im wondering if this was a storebo moment
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Sep 2008, 19:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By Phil^
Re: Public Arbiter

Do you have an idea of how you are going to tie random JGP scan links into a definitive whos-who of alliances ( and indeed people within those alliances ) without additional contextual information...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Sep 2008, 19:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By Phil^
Re: Public Arbiter

If editing the database is restricted - isnt this going to be a case of 'dump your scans here and we'll do the work of telling you where everyone is' , or more a case of everyone can edit but those...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Sep 2008, 13:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Phil^
Re: 'covered' button

*another* element of complexity? :/
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 14 Sep 2008, 15:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By Phil^
Re: Forum Mods?

there isnt, unless you count GD but its not advisable to do so there
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 14 Sep 2008, 15:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By Phil^
Re: Forum Mods?

This isnt the right subforum for moderator related complaints or prods so dont be surprised or claim 'omg abuse' if the thread is moved or deleted.
If you dont like how the mods handle something,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Sep 2008, 10:43
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By Phil^
Re: Login question

Why should they even be placed in a position where they have to?
Would you like to manually investigate and close an infinite number of planets at a rate which far exceeds what you can cope with?...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Sep 2008, 19:12
Replies: 29
Views: 3,507
Posted By Phil^
Re: Login question

What makes you think people will restrict themselves to one bot?
As for what would be so wrong - well for starters you could have an effectively unlimited number of farms, support planets, def...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2008, 15:42
Replies: 17
Views: 5,268
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 28 staff openings

There are none.
(unless you count getting access to betas and your account upgraded all the time, but its not like you can *play* it)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Sep 2008, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Phil^
Re: Moar Buttons

This is where i would post a link to HCI good practises for web design that mentions how many elements should be on screen at once without overwhelming the user, but i really cant be bothered to.
If...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Sep 2008, 16:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By Phil^
Re: More "realistic" fleet sizes and prizes

They also give the illusion that theres more interaction happening in the game than there really is.
"ooh 1 million ships, i must have half the universe after me" etc
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2008, 16:28
Replies: 34
Views: 4,270
Posted By Phil^
Re: Jumping through hoops

aaah. bureaucracy. How useful.

Is Heartless at his channel registration limit? Might be an idea for him ( or JBG perhaps ) to get the channel registered?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2008, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planetarion on the Iphone

double check your time/date as well, it could be that the cookie is simply expiring which drops you back at the login page again
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2008, 12:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planetarion on the Iphone

it might be being cached on the network operators end though (forcing all users through a caching proxy) , for which you cant clear
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Aug 2008, 22:11
Replies: 32
Views: 9,366
Posted By Phil^
Re: Capping roids

*sigh*
do i need to mention unit testing once again developers?
i've done it god knows how many times already :/
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Aug 2008, 22:07
Replies: 32
Views: 9,366
Posted By Phil^
Re: Capping roids

Ok, i'm looking at the r28 changelog trying to find a logical explaination ( after all, simple ratios arent exactly at a quantum physics level of difficulty ) and i cant see any tinkering with the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Aug 2008, 21:53
Replies: 32
Views: 9,366
Posted By Phil^
Re: Capping roids

Oh dear god...
confidence will soon be suffering a negative integer overflow :/
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Aug 2008, 13:49
Replies: 29
Views: 3,265
Posted By Phil^
Re: Orbit in R28

Indeed, there is a distinct lack of forest these days.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Aug 2008, 13:48
Replies: 50
Views: 4,632
Posted By Phil^
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Aug 2008, 08:09
Replies: 27
Views: 2,232
Posted By Phil^
Re: The Billion Resource Problem 18/8

Short of restricting that admin page (havoc_admin iirc) to selected people ( which was already done ) , or having a 'really sure?' checkbox on it - there isnt without making it tricky for yourselves...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Aug 2008, 08:06
Replies: 27
Views: 2,232
Posted By Phil^
Re: The Billion Resource Problem 18/8

it wouldnt be PA without something going tits-up within the first few days of a round
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Aug 2008, 09:26
Replies: 42
Views: 3,808
Posted By Phil^
Re: Make the manual a Wiki

Making it a wiki will only ensure that its 'current' if there are people willing to update it.

Also, it will run into the problem of wiki vandalism. If the manual isnt being updated as it is, do...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 12:27
Replies: 57
Views: 4,841
Posted By Phil^
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

The same one you've carried further to even more simplistic games; That its not the progression of learning a games tools which makes it addictive
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 12:22
Replies: 57
Views: 4,841
Posted By Phil^
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

Planetarion in the early days was FAR less complicated with far less progression in the game, and yet people still got hooked.


Theres nothing which says you need to use scans, or covert ops, or...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 11:45
Replies: 57
Views: 4,841
Posted By Phil^
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

watching forum mods who should really know better, use ad hominem attacks instead of defeating an argument on its merits brightens up mine.

Go ahead JBG, justify why bugs make the game more...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 11:12
Replies: 57
Views: 4,841
Posted By Phil^
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

how does leaving a bug/exploit in the code simply because " you cant be arsed" to fix it, or if you are using it as a test to see "how many others report it" improve the game?

Fact is, any bug...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 10:59
Replies: 57
Views: 4,841
Posted By Phil^
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

either by introducing a pause button to pause orders, or by removing the exploit which allows this to work
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 10:37
Replies: 57
Views: 4,841
Posted By Phil^
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

Its more likely that cin couldnt be arsed to fix it preround and just left it as an "intended feature" for now
Its an exploit of the production system imho. If orders were truely allowed to be...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Aug 2008, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Phil^
Re: say sorry!

the church as an entity will become obsolete anyway given enough time.
All they can do is hang on for as long as they can - and given the way they handled paedo-priests, i dont see them apologising...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2008, 14:50
Replies: 41
Views: 3,775
Posted By Phil^
Re: How much is PA worth? really!

They bought jolt. (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=196647)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2008, 14:39
Replies: 41
Views: 3,775
Posted By Phil^
Re: How much is PA worth? really!

you mean omac...
Not sure how many of those players would follow through on any boycott mind
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Jul 2008, 09:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,265
Posted By Phil^
Re: Restrictions on bot-planets 'abuse'

So hardcode the bot planets to be crappy targets for anyone other than newbies.
Severe lack of roids and all that.

problem solved without requiring regulation
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2008, 12:26
Replies: 41
Views: 3,775
Posted By Phil^
Re: How much is PA worth? really!

A: £1000 tops
B: Its a game which is a terminal decline imho. A smart investor never invests in something that will lose money in the long run, so 1000 should be sufficiently small to be covered in...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Jul 2008, 16:19
Replies: 41
Views: 2,586
Posted By Phil^
Re: Alliance Flags, (New) Battlegroups, and in-game politics system

Godwins law. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2008, 10:50
Replies: 106
Views: 10,152
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

its replies like these which make me wonder if it would be a better idea to simply close the forum down entirely and save money on servers, bandwidth and licensing for vbulletin.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jul 2008, 11:05
Replies: 19
Views: 4,604
Posted By Phil^
Re: Planetarion Quit Thread - If you stopped playing, please read and reply

I quit because i have better things to be doing with my life than devoting it to a web based browser game.
I am highly unlikely to return to play or assist as i do not agree with the direction the...
Forum: Forums Issues 17 Jul 2008, 17:02
Replies: 33
Views: 26,253
Posted By Phil^
Re: Forums upgrade

Thats correct.
Screenshot of the distorted input box with firebug open at http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6717/94339550pj2.jpg
submission of text seems to be working now
Forum: Forums Issues 17 Jul 2008, 11:30
Replies: 33
Views: 26,253
Posted By Phil^
Re: Forums upgrade

On firefox 3.0.1, using Planetarion 2,0 skin the quickreply box is 314x134, and does not submit text - dropping you at an error message asking for 1 or more characters
The normal input box has...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2008, 09:29
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

evidently not ( as none of it applies ), that was one of the subtle points i was making.
:rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2008, 09:13
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

On the contrary, it is highly constructive to work at removing cheats from this game.
You do it yourself, remember?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jul 2008, 21:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By Phil^
Re: Scanning code

agreed.
presumably it also checks the 'type' of scan requested against if you have the appropriate research to do it
you know, since the game accepts GET headers and all for them...
might be an...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2008, 16:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By Phil^
Re: [ORBIT] Press Announcement (PR - PAID)

someone needs to resurrect Project: Zhil top 100.
Its surely much easier to do these days
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2008, 16:19
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

On the contrary, they inform you of a chain of events that would happen under a different set of circumstances, and serve as a pointer for others as a suggested course of action.
Your collective...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2008, 12:36
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

aaaaaaaaaaaand there goes my patience with you. If i was still in charge of support team i would be pulling you aside and asking you to improve your public behaviour.

You cant proclaim a topic...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:58
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

oh thats mature.
Seriously, i really think that HC these days dont have a clue about PR.
you dont ever ever ever try to stir up a hornets nest on an issue where your 'side' was found in the wrong...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:43
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

you have roids dont you?
this is a war game isnt it?
you are hc in an alliance which really should have screened this sorlid affair out at an early stage arent you?

do i really need to spell it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:37
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

theres a difference between being accused and being found guilty
masta_mark was found guilty, end of discussion.

edit: oh, and hey - from reading the other thread on this issue he's even went and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:33
Replies: 62
Views: 3,756
Posted By Phil^
Re: Abuse of Position?

this forum needs a drama llama icon.
it really does.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2008, 18:25
Replies: 138
Views: 8,492
Posted By Phil^
Re: Ascendancy ‘giving something back’

and here i was, thinking that the only thing ascendancy gave to the game was an STD...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2008, 22:41
Replies: 100
Views: 7,752
Posted By Phil^
Re: For nothing can seem foul to those that win

does he consider himself human, more to the point
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2008, 12:12
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By Phil^
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 19:17
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By Phil^
Re: Will the world end in 2 days ?

No, it wont.
The people thinking that its capable of producing anything remotely dangerous dont quite have a solid grasp on physics, or indeed reality.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jul 2008, 20:14
Replies: 100
Views: 7,752
Posted By Phil^
Re: For nothing can seem foul to those that win

One word, and one word only applies


SCUM
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2008, 18:49
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

Yes, i know that - and the moment it does its forbidden ( as i noted above ) as its directly interacting with the game.
In order to *perform* the full http request it needs to authenticate as a...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2008, 12:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Phil^
Re: Living Expenses

about half
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2008, 17:11
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

You would be surprised at how little emotion i have over denial, the alliance, as a whole. I really dont care about any alliance these days as a matter of fact.

Cheats on the other hand; theres a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2008, 16:38
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

Really? It looks like you are doing this entirely to yourselves through trying to defend the indefensible. If you had half a brain or an iota of leadership you would simply try to let the thread die...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2008, 16:26
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

If the very very simple explaination for why its pissed me off so much escapes you, despite being made very easy for you and over multiple posts; then why on earth do i need to go and repeat myself...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jun 2008, 16:19
Replies: 30
Views: 2,802
Posted By Phil^
Re: pateam

the playerbase is small enough as it is without fragmenting it further
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2008, 16:15
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

amusingly thats the first ive heard about koks being referred to me, so no - thats not where ive got so angry.
It was the fact that people had even *tried* to appeal after being found guilty and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 21:00
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

That the scan system in its current form did not breach the eula as it did not directly interface with the game.
That it didnt really give much of an advantage beyond all of 5 seconds saved entering...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 20:52
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

hey, i had dinner to go eat and couldnt be bothered combining them :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 20:44
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

Its already far too late for denial to quit while being 'moderately behind' , hence the post i made about watching a car crash in slow motion.
How bad are you guys going to make it for yourselves?...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 20:43
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

or, option #3 - the people in #multihunters who discussed this very topic...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 20:42
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

They tried to appeal against their punishment, Thats what pissed me off rather a lot last night and resulted in a bruising post.

Its possible to use the same technique to speed up getting scans in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 20:40
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

Did you bother to figure out how the technique works?
Its not something that directly interfaces with the game. The moment it does - its forbidden.
Its also something that trivial to prevent in the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 19:10
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

This was actually something i discussed in another channel several days previously and came to the same conclusion that ive said above - its not something 'made up' as a propeganda post. Hell - you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 19:02
Replies: 30
Views: 2,802
Posted By Phil^
Re: pateam

someone call for a waaambulance :/
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 18:49
Replies: 85
Views: 4,190
Posted By Phil^
Re: Interpreting the EULA.

All it does is assemble a url with the parameters for scanning pre-populated instead of letting the scanner punch those details in manually.
its not possible for it to use anyone elses accounts in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 13:16
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

they were deliberately chosen. High impact, connotations about what else they could do if they didnt see what they did as wrong, etc. Its a sentence designed to make people think.
There are no words...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 12:58
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Your questions were answered, you are simply incapable of reading through those [in denial] blinkers youve got on.

Go ask the planets who were closed. If they got reopened again then they will...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 12:39
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

Without your knowledge - no, i cant see why you would be held directly responsible.
With your knowledge, consent and help - absolutely.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 12:31
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

you *are* aware that fiery is american, arent you?
its not 5am where she is

No, thats pretty damn obvious when you have the information staring you in the face from both signup details and ip...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 21:44
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

only a fool would do that.
Theres nothing stopping denial members who are also fed up with their ethically bankrupt HC from jumping ship to other alliances either ....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 21:37
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

No, you're only going to succeed on an appeal if you can prove your innocence beyond a reasonable degree.
Theyve confessed already, as far as appeals go its game over for them. The fact that they're...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 21:27
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

You know, im finding it hilarious that the denial HCs have the *audacity* to appeal against the punishment brought upon them

you were found guilty
you confessed your own guilt
appeals are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 11:20
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

cheating can only be fun for those who are cheating. For everyone else its distinctly not fun.

They used something that rewrites sections of the page so that they could send variables to the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 11:10
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

Thats a depressing point of view :(
I think there is a culture of 'push the boundaries as far as they go' which is concerning but i wouldnt go as far as to say most people cheat.
Now, i dont quite...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 11:00
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

Its hard to comment on something when you dont know the details of it, Care to elaborate?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 10:58
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

No, and as ive said numerous times throughout all of this, had i been the one to handle the case i would have closed them and left them to be deleted by the ticker.
Theres no excuse for what they...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 10:55
Replies: 34
Views: 2,003
Posted By Phil^
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

Dont worry, he just didnt notice the decimal point in the middle of it
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 22:45
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Its been a case of some closed some reset.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 18:58
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

How so?
Care to explain the flaw in the logic of pointing out that there is a perfectly acceptable way for other players to punish one another.
Persistant incoming for one?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 18:56
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

in the game, no as theres no clause in the eula preventing it.
However.
You may not be aware of these little things such as computer misuse laws and generally one of them covers accessing things...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 18:51
Replies: 188
Views: 9,299
Posted By Phil^
Re: Official Denial Statement

the planets involved were punished through a combination of closure and resets.
If the rest of the community doesnt feel this was punishment enough, you can always go and punish them more ingame.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 23:12
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

I would think not. Would *you* like to identify everyone potentially affedted.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 16:22
Replies: 34
Views: 2,003
Posted By Phil^
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

I would somewhat doubt you earn more than yahwe
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 16:14
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Disagree.
They should be closed and left closed. anything more is overkill and anything less is worthless.
Since it would probably cripple the alliance, tag wise if the hc accounts were deleted...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 14:26
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

:rolleyes:
Someone to pre-emptively close i suspect :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 13:47
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Denial members might want to consider new HCs or a new alliance...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 13:07
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

It sounds like a nasty pattern. I wonder what else isnt checked server-side.

Hint to whoever coded it.
When you recieve a post form for production orders ( or indeed anything ), you dont trust...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 12:56
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Utter rank incompetance in the coder
There is no excuse whatsoever for this bug
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 12:17
Replies: 166
Views: 7,958
Posted By Phil^
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

If they have exploited something ( which is clearly for their own gain ) they should be closed and left closed.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 19 Jun 2008, 05:17
Replies: 5
Views: 7,301
Posted By Phil^
Re: Printer USB Hub

speed probably, with parallel ports being slower than usb.
another is how many devices you can plug in - generally parallel ports are 1:1. usb buses can have up to 127 devices on each ( ofc you...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 3 Jun 2008, 06:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By Phil^
Re: hard-drive protection

it does work on secondary drives, not only the one windows is installed on.
it also works on removable drives like usb flash disks or usb hard disks, other partitions on the disk, volumes stored on...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 3 Jun 2008, 02:40
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By Phil^
Re: hard-drive protection

truecrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org/)
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2008, 06:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By Phil^
Re: There's Way Too Many People With My Name Out There

what a waste of a minute this thread was to read :(
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 May 2008, 01:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Phil^
Re: Wallpaper

like i said, it sounds like the logon wallpaper.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx is a link to some powertoys, you want tweakui to alter it.
You can find out...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 29 May 2008, 14:53
Replies: 5
Views: 7,301
Posted By Phil^
Re: Printer USB Hub

Yes, you can plug all the printers into a generic usb hub and plug that into one machine which could share those printers across a network.
Drawback is, in order to print to those printers, the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 May 2008, 22:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Phil^
Re: Wallpaper

i think you are on about the logon wallpaper.
Get yourself the tweakui / tweakxp powertoy from microsoft and set it via that
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 22 May 2008, 22:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Phil^
Re: Netgamers Problems

The netgamers DNS is apparently down. You can use the following IP address for london.uk.eu.netgamers.org if you want
195.149.21.43
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 May 2008, 22:06
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Phil^
Re: Netgamers Problems

The netgamers DNS is apparently down. You can use the following IP address for london.uk.eu.netgamers.org if you want
195.149.21.43
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 May 2008, 23:37
Replies: 105
Views: 5,340
Posted By Phil^
Re: Alligations of Admin Abuse

Indeed I have, these simply speed up the process of breaking a hash into potential source strings. They do not give a 100% method for reversing a hash.
Rainbow tables are stored results of string ->...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 3 May 2008, 22:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By Phil^
Re: Burglar Bob

there are several layers when it comes to securing things that you need to consider. Added security comes at added costs, so you need to balance your security needs against the cost that comes with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 May 2008, 22:25
Replies: 105
Views: 5,340
Posted By Phil^
Re: Alligations of Admin Abuse

You also get a large, if not infinite number of possible strings that would result in that hash, as you would know if you understood the mechanism behind one-way hash functions. Being able to crack a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2008, 12:16
Replies: 105
Views: 5,340
Posted By Phil^
Re: Alligations of Admin Abuse

You dont need to change internal workings of programs - merely intercept the traffic at the network layer. That is what he was getting at, since irc traffic is plaintext unless done over ssl
Im...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2008, 09:24
Replies: 105
Views: 5,340
Posted By Phil^
Re: Alligations of Admin Abuse

If the arbiter uses one-way hashes to encode the passwords used for login ( I think this likely, its like a standard method of doing simple authentication ) , and there was not a brute force attack...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2008, 01:16
Replies: 105
Views: 5,340
Posted By Phil^
Re: Alligations of Admin Abuse

This should really go in announcements along with any official comments from pateam and recommendations for those whos passwords were infact compromised - ie change them.
If they used the same...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 22:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By Phil^
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=195461
its really quite old tomkat.... It was out back in september and picked up in the above thread in october. You even posted in it!
Now - the...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2008, 16:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By Phil^
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Apr 2008, 15:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Phil^
Re: interesting

curiosity. Im really regretting wasting my time like this now though
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Apr 2008, 15:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Phil^
Re: interesting

simple things for...
edit: Just what do you find interesting about it CBA?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2008, 18:23
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Phil^
Re: Vista SP 1

You might want to hold off on sp1. there might be * yet another * problem with it if http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/16/vista_defender_sp1/ is any indication.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2008, 12:14
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Phil^
Re: Vista SP 1

You can probably order it on disk for either free + postage or a nominal fee. Also odds are that pc magazines may end up putting it on their cover dvds assuming microsoft arent anal about how it can...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2008, 04:00
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Phil^
Re: Vista SP 1

do the obvious full backup of things just incase etc. The first time sp1 was released it caused some machines to go into an infinite reboot loop before it was pulled from the update site.
Forum: General Discussions 14 Apr 2008, 10:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By Phil^
Re: I found another Jesus (religion)

qft. You cant expect coherent text, let alone an attempt at argument from them there
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Apr 2008, 12:05
Replies: 33
Views: 4,098
Posted By Phil^
Re: Stoom

someone needs banning for crimes against stoomanity
Forum: Programming and Discussion 15 Mar 2008, 19:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By Phil^
Re: New to Programming

Also look at jsp/servlets if you are using java already as part of the course for developing websites.
Ultimately, you have to use the right tool for the right job and the choice of what the right...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2008, 19:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Phil^
Re: I know nobody cares

send a bug report into those who coded it:
http://www.dynamogames.com/contact.htm
Include as much information as you can to help them track down the problem etc. if youre lucky they might give you...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 Feb 2008, 15:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By Phil^
Re: New to Programming

yes.
also look into c# and java
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 18 Feb 2008, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,860
Posted By Phil^
Re: Broken Ipod

sounds like it might be hardware then. Take it to an apple store and see if they can get it working ( or if not, replace )
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 18 Feb 2008, 17:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,860
Posted By Phil^
Re: Broken Ipod

try it on another machine , and if possible with another cable
that'll rule out two possible causes ( the computer/software , and the cable )
Forum: General Discussions 17 Feb 2008, 19:19
Replies: 58
Views: 2,588
Posted By Phil^
Re: Top 5 Comedians

not in any particular order:

Billy Connolly
Frankie Boyle
Jimmy Carr
Jack Dee
Bill Bailey
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2008, 17:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By Phil^
Re: New feature; blow up your own constructions

afaik, every covert op is already logged and trackable, and it is trivial to automatically check to see if they lower their security prior to a covert op and then raise it again straight after.
its...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2008, 16:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By Phil^
Re: New feature; blow up your own constructions

'oh no, i should be allowed to have my fleet instantaneously appear at a targets planet when im attacking them and let it stay there for 50 ticks. Its freedom of choice - i dont like being told i...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2008, 16:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By Phil^
Re: New feature; blow up your own constructions

Its a tactical choice how you build up your constructions. Therefore forethought should be put into how you build them up. Im opposed to allowing people to cherrypick their structures at a whim.
...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 13:55
Replies: 38
Views: 1,311
Posted By Phil^
Re: Valentines

who says the art of romance is dead.
well played sir.


( although next year you will struggle to top that )
Forum: General Discussions 15 Feb 2008, 15:44
Replies: 56
Views: 2,522
Posted By Phil^
Re: Your Worries

and what is it that your boss wants it to do
Forum: Programming and Discussion 14 Feb 2008, 12:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By Phil^
Re: best war mircs

using exploits in other clients (that more often than not, cause them to crash ) is a breach of the CMA Achilles, read section 3, part 2b,c. and section 3,part 5
it also is covered under section 2...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 19:35
Replies: 38
Views: 1,311
Posted By Phil^
Re: Valentines

probably nothing, but theres a valentines day pyjama party at the students union i might consider O_o
Forum: Programming and Discussion 12 Feb 2008, 02:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By Phil^
Re: best war mircs

war irc clients are bad. They invariably contain things such as channel takeover scripts, through flooding and port scanning onto more nasty things such as exploits in irc clients.
using one on...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Feb 2008, 18:49
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By Phil^
Re: Petty Arguments.

"but not limited to"
You would think people would read the eula, wouldnt you?
oh dear!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Feb 2008, 17:46
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By Phil^
Re: Petty Arguments.

who's the multihunter again?
the gain to you was from you losing a construction you didnt want, but its a pretty low gain regardless that could have been achieved just as easily through hostile...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2008, 17:13
Replies: 55
Views: 3,025
Posted By Phil^
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

I cant find any telltale signs after a bit of poking around, its still a possibility though. mods are in a better position to tell etc
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2008, 16:38
Replies: 55
Views: 3,025
Posted By Phil^
Re: Tramps Tramps Tramps

quite a few of these 'tramps' arent genuinely homeless half of the time. There are a lot of buskers who just do it for extra cash rather than because they have no choice. Also there is also the...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2008, 12:36
Replies: 30
Views: 1,623
Posted By Phil^
Re: So what the hell happened to that spastic horn?

maybe he's using steganography to hide his porn inside some other porn?
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2008, 18:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,623
Posted By Phil^
Re: So what the hell happened to that spastic horn?

wonder if a version made it into google cache or archive.org...

edit: nothing on archive.org that i can see, but there are google cache results for "horn sister site: pirate.planetarion.com"
...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 3 Feb 2008, 21:56
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By Phil^
Re: Traceroute Related Question

the more hops, the longer ( generally ) it takes for a packet to get there as it has to traverse each hop. The total time being the sum of times for each hop.
its like how a train from A to Z is...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 22:13
Replies: 56
Views: 2,752
Posted By Phil^
Re: Googling your name

Ofc you can. If you have candicate a, and candicate b. Both are equally qualified, pleasant, etc - but one of them has an interest in the area they'll be working in; which would you choose?
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 22:07
Replies: 56
Views: 2,752
Posted By Phil^
Re: Googling your name

you can get turned down for one though on the basis of not having interests that propel you above the other candicates and are beneficial to the job
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 20:54
Replies: 56
Views: 2,752
Posted By Phil^
Re: Googling your name

the first result thats actually about me, is the press release from my uni about my winning an award in first year for being the best student, so :happy:
besides you can exercise your rights under...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 20:14
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By Phil^
Re: Something has Got to Give

ever considered that perhaps the reason people get so many waves is because there just arent enough targets to go around and have a reasonable distribution over them all?
cowardice may not be the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2008, 11:43
Replies: 55
Views: 2,235
Posted By Phil^
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

didnt misty come up with a design document some eons ago?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 21:00
Replies: 101
Views: 4,461
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

sure you can, by leaving the rule in place you can act against both groups :)

as an aside ( and after reading kargools rant in #alliances that was linked to in #planetarion ) - I would be...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 19:06
Replies: 101
Views: 4,461
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

making free planets only capable of defending in-gal or in-alliance solves the problem of free ( and thus numerous ) support planets for defending, but it wont help against support planets being used...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jan 2008, 17:16
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Phil^
Re: Payment gripes

its slow because every single transaction is manually approved before the credits appear on your account.
You can thank those people who did credit card fraud in an earlier round where planetarion...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 23:53
Replies: 89
Views: 3,955
Posted By Phil^
Re: Best rep thread ever

spinners smiley has a nose. those dont.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 20:58
Replies: 101
Views: 4,461
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

it will all end in tears and farce
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 20:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Phil^
Re: Personal Territory

perhaps they took longer to drive off because that waiting car was in the way - so they had to reverse out slowly and carefully?
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 13:28
Replies: 89
Views: 3,955
Posted By Phil^
Re: Best rep thread ever

[/URL]
[URL="http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?p=3134096#post3134096"]brave man died along... (http://pirate.planetarion.com/STYLES/Planetarion2/reputation/reputation_pos.gif) 1 Jan...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 00:07
Replies: 89
Views: 3,955
Posted By Phil^
Re: Best rep thread ever

You arent prepared to stand by your own principles either it seems, since you never signed the neg rep you left me back in november.
:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2007, 16:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,688
Posted By Phil^
Re: Petrol prices and how i started to question the car

i quite liked the top gear awards take on the state of motoring in the uk
( uk only ) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008m4dy.shtml - around 36:42
Forum: General Discussions 19 Dec 2007, 14:25
Replies: 47
Views: 2,716
Posted By Phil^
Re: brave man died along whit the time we had the time all of it

there is nothing wrong with canadians.
french canadians however...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Dec 2007, 20:36
Replies: 26
Views: 2,688
Posted By Phil^
Re: Petrol prices and how i started to question the car

and just think, half of that is tax ( oh and americans would be paying $50-80 for the same amount )
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2007, 02:50
Replies: 56
Views: 2,272
Posted By Phil^
Re: little joke

detective furball - not a chance.
detective idimmu however has the skills...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 18:55
Replies: 56
Views: 2,272
Posted By Phil^
Re: little joke

a what?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 15:45
Replies: 56
Views: 2,272
Posted By Phil^
Re: little joke

have you tried running it against an open proxy scanner by chance?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 01:48
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Phil^
Re: *Free* text to speech readers....

windows xp has one built in.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Dec 2007, 20:03
Replies: 56
Views: 2,272
Posted By Phil^
Re: little joke

furball assures me its not a gimmick.
its just unbelievably shit
Forum: General Discussions 11 Dec 2007, 16:03
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By Phil^
Re: Best Game Review Ever

its still a waste of my bandwidth to read its posts.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Dec 2007, 11:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Phil^
Re: Fcuknig Cheeky Bitch

it wont stop them restarting the machine since they think " its broken, and not letting me log in "
Forum: General Discussions 11 Dec 2007, 09:55
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By Phil^
Re: Best Game Review Ever

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2541-Zero-Punctuation-The-Orange-Box
better review :)
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2007, 10:15
Replies: 49
Views: 20,056
Posted By Phil^
Re: Emergency Assistance Needed

its a scam, i really am surprised you needed to ask
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Dec 2007, 16:18
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

da o yuo want spelappee? (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=184084)
Forum: General Discussions 4 Dec 2007, 09:59
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

pics from my camera up at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/philip246/London2007?authkey=vr8VLlJNNS8
Seems i didnt really need the silly amounts of storage that I brought
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Dec 2007, 19:26
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

canada has its fair share of migrants too, unfortunately its not that simple :/
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Dec 2007, 11:08
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

You are confusing ports with ip addresses, and trojans with vpn/vnc/etc - and get yourself a firewall if you dont want external people on the internet accessing your webcam
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Dec 2007, 11:05
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

if that proxy gzips the content perhaps
Also if its a proxy used by an isp it saves on *their* bandwidth since they can keep a cached version in their own intranet and not have to fetch a new one...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Nov 2007, 16:06
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

by the way, credits are tied to the email address. by tying the ban to that email address also it means if they want to claim any credits on that - they have to sign up to a 'banned' status.
Granted...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Nov 2007, 15:59
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

Oh how wrong you are. There are many many other ways to catch them in the act - I should know, i coded the tool that the MH use to catch cheats with
no
the eula is air-tight on this part, so no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Nov 2007, 15:55
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

yes you can. You obviously dont understand whats possible with coding.


Read the eula. Such situations have procedures to follow - and if you dont its considered cheating.


They tend to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Nov 2007, 15:45
Replies: 70
Views: 2,928
Posted By Phil^
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

if you cant ban them from the game itself due to it putting the number of players down even more, ban them from the rankings in future games?
perhaps attach a 'penalty' stigma to their account which...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Nov 2007, 16:56
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

I do hope you realise that you are arguing on the *internet* over who has less of a life
Forum: General Discussions 29 Nov 2007, 16:33
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

quod erat demonstrandum
Forum: General Discussions 29 Nov 2007, 15:26
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

You really need to get a life horn, and coming from me thats saying something
Forum: General Discussions 29 Nov 2007, 05:05
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

steven segal never said that, that was the bad guys line
Forum: General Discussions 29 Nov 2007, 04:37
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

and here i was, about to go in tshirt and jeans...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2007, 10:52
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

i have a camera and 2 x 2gb cards so there should even be videos!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Nov 2007, 03:06
Replies: 77
Views: 6,240
Posted By Phil^
Forum: General Discussions 20 Nov 2007, 13:44
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

probably best not to in london. they are after all mini explosive devices.
Dont want the twitchy police to call in armed reinforcements now do you? :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Nov 2007, 22:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Phil^
Re: PA on Mobiles - Sony Ericsson K850i and Vodafone Live

have you made sure the clock on it is accurate?
oh, and opera mini
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Nov 2007, 16:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By Phil^
Re: Way to increase player base by many times

willing, and will actually do it are two different things entirely
plus making it compatible with facebook ( ie playable within it ) means they would need the same level of information about the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Nov 2007, 03:10
Replies: 77
Views: 6,240
Posted By Phil^
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

Dont feed the trolls :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Nov 2007, 09:36
Replies: 53
Views: 2,643
Posted By Phil^
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Nov 2007, 02:10
Replies: 53
Views: 2,643
Posted By Phil^
Re: The fantastic secret abundance of crap planets in 1:1

its hardly a secret if its in plain sight for anyone to see
Forum: General Discussions 12 Nov 2007, 20:16
Replies: 442
Views: 22,331
Posted By Phil^
Re: A Plane Problem

I was thinking in terms of props, mounted on the wing in front. Those push air ( in part ) over the wings surface - and if this thrust was sufficient vertical flight from it would be possible. Since...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Nov 2007, 20:06
Replies: 442
Views: 22,331
Posted By Phil^
Re: A Plane Problem

If the engines being placed on the wing was sufficient for takeoff then planes would be able to take off vertically, with no downdraft required. Simply put the wheel brakes on - set engine to full...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Nov 2007, 19:02
Replies: 77
Views: 6,240
Posted By Phil^
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

I thought all mods ( and by extention, supermods ) could see who voted for what, regardless of the poll type.
Anyway this thread is dire, as is the other 'most hated'.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Nov 2007, 02:33
Replies: 59
Views: 3,481
Posted By Phil^
Re: Remembrance

leave remembering the dead to the individual to choose. Hold a rememberence service if you must but dont attack those who think there are better ways to remember the fallen.
If people want to mock...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Oct 2007, 23:48
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

Im booked, bus and hostel.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Oct 2007, 16:35
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

tomkat, cheap places to stay the night. thoughts?
Forum: General Discussions 31 Oct 2007, 00:14
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

accomodation for saturday night?
recommended cheap hotels/B&bs?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Oct 2007, 03:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By Phil^
Re: Local time

Or, just simply assume that "gmt" means game time.
Different countries change from summertime to wintertime on different dates, it would be somewhat more involved than a simple subtraction/addition...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Oct 2007, 13:25
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By Phil^
Re: Preventing Iran from getting 'the knowledge' to build nuclear weapons

if its about preventing them from getting the knowledge, they're both naive and too late.
A decent physics student from university graduates with enough of the basics to build one if they have to...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Oct 2007, 13:09
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: Copywrited material

Funny, cable tv companies dont seem to have a problem with the subscription model and making money. Granted the content also appears up online but its not stopping people from subscribing
Forum: General Discussions 26 Oct 2007, 11:33
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: Copywrited material

I think it'll simply shift from a sales model to a subscription model, with everything on-demand over tcp/ip
Forum: General Discussions 25 Oct 2007, 21:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Phil^
Re: Man's Benefits of Getting Married

he is the punchline.
Seriously, you want respect from a partner? - try not referring to them as "bitch" all the time.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 00:45
Replies: 178
Views: 5,158
Posted By Phil^
Re: OiNK closed down...

except he didnt
tvlinks provided links to other places who then distributed it.
If they had a solid case on him distributing copyrighted material they would have used the copyright laws
Forum: General Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 00:31
Replies: 178
Views: 5,158
Posted By Phil^
Re: OiNK closed down...

and that he wasnt arrested for distribution or anything.
Hell they had to arrest him under the trademarks act - desperately stretching it to see if they can pin something on him regardless of the...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 00:17
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Christmas Meet

I shall consider it, not certain i could make, or afford it though
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 20:33
Replies: 112
Views: 3,897
Posted By Phil^
Re: Its things like this that make me wish i was still a student :(

they genuinely used an exclaimation mark in the email they sent
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 18:30
Replies: 178
Views: 5,158
Posted By Phil^
Re: OiNK closed down...

it gets even more interesting when you hear what he was arrested for (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/23/tv_links_trademark_law/)
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 15:55
Replies: 178
Views: 5,158
Posted By Phil^
Re: OiNK closed down...

one of the last flailing grasps of a content industry that has lost its way.
The middlemen are no longer required, the artist can go direct ( like radiohead has done, and well played to them ) - yet...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 03:53
Replies: 112
Views: 3,897
Posted By Phil^
Re: Its things like this that make me wish i was still a student :(

bump

Just for those who ordered it, but werent able to get a physical disk during the ordering process - i recieved this in my uni mail not long ago:
The offer expires on the 29th Oct
Forum: General Discussions 22 Oct 2007, 00:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By Phil^
Re: ww3 closer than u think!?

No, since theres no suggestion that its in any way a threat of him starting it, and not the blaringly obvious suggestion that iran will start one with israel or vice versa the moment iran has a nuke....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2007, 15:02
Replies: 78
Views: 4,359
Posted By Phil^
Re: eXilition, whats going on?

One can only wish they were still banned :rolleyes:
Ladies and gentlemen - for your own amusement, PA forums is ashamed to present - Keizari and the swallowing foot act.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2007, 14:43
Replies: 78
Views: 4,359
Posted By Phil^
Re: eXilition, whats going on?

cant you read?
Ive not said they are still banned fs, All ive said was that they were at one point and tried to remember the reason for it, for JBG's benefit.
it was Spritfire who said they were...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Oct 2007, 18:16
Replies: 78
Views: 4,359
Posted By Phil^
Re: eXilition, whats going on?

it was someone who was a dreadful poster anyway. Im only half remembering it, and lets face it - its not that important anyway
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Oct 2007, 18:08
Replies: 78
Views: 4,359
Posted By Phil^
Re: eXilition, whats going on?

wasnt the ban on exilition people going on AD more about those who used to be in there, like robban who came on here sprouting absolute nonsense?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Oct 2007, 11:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By Phil^
Re: Cookie lifelength

if you are logged in for infinity, bots only need to defeat the bot stopper once.
its two hours for good reason.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Oct 2007, 21:59
Replies: 62
Views: 3,193
Posted By Phil^
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

Then explain/define it.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Oct 2007, 15:35
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Phil^
Re: This is interesting!

delete thread, ban bot, mutilate corpse of creator
Forum: General Discussions 8 Oct 2007, 19:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By Phil^
Re: Events Day - Need your help!

like i said elsewhere, a lego mindstorms tourney
Forum: Programming and Discussion 7 Oct 2007, 18:44
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By Phil^
Re: mIRC code for Planetarion dumps

alias dump {
sockopen pa game.planetarion.com 80
write -c planet_listing.txt
echo -s *** Connecting Socket ***
}

on *:sockopen:pa:{
sockwrite -n $sockname GET...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Oct 2007, 13:35
Replies: 112
Views: 3,897
Posted By Phil^
Forum: General Discussions 6 Oct 2007, 23:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil^
Re: 22 year old guy having sex with a 16 year old girl

even if they changed the nick for each forum, and altered the message slightly, they can still be detected for the utter and sheer randomness of the topic for a place like this, especially for a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Oct 2007, 00:50
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By Phil^
Re: Free credits for coders

and are you offering to stump up the cash for the credits?
these are third party tools, not something that pateam controls or is responsible for. Why should they give out free credits for things...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2007, 14:39
Replies: 40
Views: 1,688
Posted By Phil^
Re: tackling def whores

Thats what i was getting at - let the multihunters do the investigating of them and just give them a pointer at someone to look at :)
Otherwise, fleetcatch them
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2007, 14:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,688
Posted By Phil^
Re: tackling def whores

the best way to tackle defwhores is to make them overcommit, and then fleetcatch them on their way back. Not through any limitations on fleet composition.
Incidently if they are building a fleet for...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Oct 2007, 12:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil^
Re: 22 year old guy having sex with a 16 year old girl

no, the nick used to register with.
Most spam bots ( like this one ) arent clever enough to change them
Why the threads not being deleted, the bot banned, or even the url edited out however ive no...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Oct 2007, 10:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil^
Re: 22 year old guy having sex with a 16 year old girl

you sure get around dont you?
http://www.techimo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192079
http://www.islamicaweb.com/forums/love-relationships/1159-22-year-old-guy-having-sex-16-year-old-girl.html...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2007, 12:31
Replies: 112
Views: 3,897
Posted By Phil^
Re: Its things like this that make me wish i was still a student :(

Yes, but they dont teach you access because lets face it, access sucks for most things.
they teach you sql and relational database theory so you can use it on multiple *proper* database systems....
Forum: General Discussions 1 Oct 2007, 10:39
Replies: 112
Views: 3,897
Posted By Phil^
Re: Its things like this that make me wish i was still a student :(

I got it back in september. They dont give you a dvd ( despite claiming theres an option for it ) but you can download the thing and they email you the product key for it.
£39 is better then £600 -...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Sep 2007, 20:40
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Phil^
Re: Snap uk election?

perhaps a close eye is needed for any upcoming honours
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Sep 2007, 02:17
Replies: 75
Views: 2,914
Posted By Phil^
Re: Fake Nicks and What They Really Mean

7) Im infamous and dont want people pestering me just yet
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2007, 12:22
Replies: 160
Views: 6,473
Posted By Phil^
Re: Madeleine MCcann

It'll also make an interesting twist to their libel case :)
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Sep 2007, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Phil^
Re: Vista Sound Issues

You have forgotten to set the line in device as the recording input
on xp you would:
go to "volume control" , then properties
adjust volume for recording and check the box below line in
this will...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 5 Sep 2007, 13:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Phil^
Re: Vista Sound Issues

could be the soundcard doing the checking and passing the info to vista. The onboard soundcard in my dads computer checks the configuration of its output ports and reconfigures the mode for 2/4/5.1...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Sep 2007, 20:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Phil^
Re: Unreliable NetGamers

the obvious choice would be to install a secondary dns on london - from pa's perspective anyway.
iirc that server is also on jolts network so it is likely to still be available if pa is.
There was...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Sep 2007, 20:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Phil^
Re: Unreliable NetGamers

the only thing the royal mail is good for is to combat the spread of anthrax by post.
By the time it arrives, it will have died.

Back on topic:
Netgamers isnt all that bad, Yes it occasionally...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2007, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By Phil^
Re: Immobilisers and insurance

You should be glad that theres no mail server listed there - if there was then you could have given out your insurance details to a cybersquatter. presumably all the revelent details would have been...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Aug 2007, 22:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By Phil^
Re: Hey guys I can't get on irc

/server 195.149.21.43 ( = london )

the netgamers dns is borked
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2007, 13:06
Replies: 50
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phil^
Re: The open source idea

Highly unlikely

Im not certain, but without the permission of jolt it doesnt matter in the end anyway
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Aug 2007, 01:16
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Phil^
Re: Round 23

its the jolt ad rotation banner - the same one which gets shown on other jolt sites.
Ofc they are going to advertise their other services on it

btw if you hit refresh enough you can see the pa...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Aug 2007, 17:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By Phil^
Re: Why is vista doing this to me?

Its a feature, apparently to aid usability
http://shellrevealed.com/forums/thread/360.aspx details some reasons why
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Aug 2007, 16:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By Phil^
Re: Why is vista doing this to me?

Does it happen for all applications or just opera?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Aug 2007, 09:19
Replies: 63
Views: 3,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Jenova: As its over, how many planets?

Indeed, that should have been the first step in the process.

Chances are the scan thing is the result of an automated tool. Similarly the analysis tool i coded back in r12-13 is capable of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Aug 2007, 07:54
Replies: 63
Views: 3,357
Posted By Phil^
Re: Jenova: As its over, how many planets?

Thats still 10 too many.
The alliance limit is there for a reason - going over it with what are effectively support planets is unacceptable ( to me at least ).

Evidence that cannot be directly...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 11 Aug 2007, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By Phil^
Re: Old laptop hard drive.

you can get a 2.5" to 3.5" ide adaptor - and plug it into a desktop computer
Forum: General Discussions 11 Aug 2007, 00:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By Phil^
Re: Surfing teh interweb

the 'going black' thing will do nothing where the computer has an LCD screen, it will only have an effect on CRTs and - lets face it, within a couple of years there wont be (m)any of those left. Any...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2007, 06:43
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Phil^
Re: Reformating laptop

if he cant boot off an external cd/dvd drive ( USB presumably ) then he wont be able to boot of a flash memory stick that also works via usb. Its probably a limitation of the motherboard/bios
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2007, 04:02
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

I wasnt aware of that myself, since i dont use vista. Still its one less step if you like the old ways better - and since the author of that tool seems very efficient (coded within hours of a...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2007, 03:11
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

Yes. The thing i linked to disables the clicking on the address bar part and returns it to the old style functionality - its not a fix for the lack of an up arrow for previous directory
Forum: General Discussions 10 Aug 2007, 02:38
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

If you dont like the address bar feature - seems you can disable it now if you want to via this : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-explorer-breadcrumbs-in-windows-vista/
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2007, 17:33
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

and if its just an automated system that flags you for investigation? :)
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2007, 10:29
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

worrying about transparency does not a geek make.
Worrying about the lack of a decent command line interface to things on the other hand...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Aug 2007, 01:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By Phil^
Re: support planet issue??

support scanners are perfectly easy to detect, with a little bit of analysis work
Scanners usually are busiest around when attacks are being planned, or an attack is happening on the alliance they...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2007, 00:49
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

itunes and quicktime use their own stying engine. Does it disable transparency for everything else ( which would be gay ) , or just for them apps?
Either case, the blame lies with apple
Forum: General Discussions 9 Aug 2007, 00:27
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

XP, 2000, ME, NT, 98 and 95 ( possibly 3.1 too ) did that as well.
It will only select the file extention if you actually turn on "show file extentions" as an option
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2007, 10:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,129
Posted By Phil^
Re: So, supportplanet rule and r23.

Im leaning in the general direction of supporting it as well, It would just be so much better were it hardcoded as well. Less workload for the MH as a bonus
Forum: General Discussions 7 Aug 2007, 08:40
Replies: 53
Views: 2,064
Posted By Phil^
Re: top 5 tv shows of the 1990s

Babylon 5
Stargate SG1 ( i think this first came out in the tail end of the 90s )
Deep space 9
Futurama
Family guy
Forum: General Discussions 7 Aug 2007, 06:32
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

the solution is a simple text file to store settings a-la- /etc/ in *nix that could easily go in /documents and settings/username/application data/app
Heck it could even be xml formatted to make it...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Aug 2007, 19:29
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

It will probably be a memory card reader. One of these 5-in-1 things. It appears as 5 seperate drives to windows and probably is usb connected
Forum: General Discussions 6 Aug 2007, 19:09
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By Phil^
Re: Oh. My. God.

This is a good thing, just poorly implemented.
Its about time windows started to bug people about running things as admin, and about time other software developers started working on not requiring...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 21:15
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By Phil^
Re: Laptop Problems

I had a similar problem with my laptop after one particularly bumpy bus ride. Sent it off under warranty repair.
Turns out the cable that connects to the lcd inside the monitor housing had came...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 20:56
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Phil^
Re: Opinions Please

of the two, i prefer #2 ( and had decided on this one within the first few seconds of hearing it )
Its got a nice intro style to it imo
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 Jul 2007, 20:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By Phil^
Re: XP SP2 Performance Issues

any performance increase you get is likely to be negligable unless you have a ton of unnecessary programs which eat ram, or some sort of folding/ seti at home/ etc software you left running in the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 20:01
Replies: 142
Views: 3,938
Posted By Phil^
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 19:58
Replies: 142
Views: 3,938
Posted By Phil^
Re: The Nature of the Support Planets Rule and other such extended discussions

Its in my view less of a movement and more of a reaction to the arrogance and verbal bullying that goes on from members there.
God knows how you can call people like robban1, or stoom one of the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 19:51
Replies: 142
Views: 3,938
Posted By Phil^
Re: Who watches the Watchers?

from the rules you mods have to uphold : ( clause 4 )

So far i see a large group attacking red- ( although its painfully obvious why, both to read the cause and resulting posts ) and mods actively...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 01:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By Phil^
Re: Broadband

I'm on them ( used to be freeserve who were bought by wanadoo who rebranded to orange etc etc )
Not had any major issues with them, speed seems reasonable although im supposed to be on 8mbit but...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 01:06
Replies: 142
Views: 3,938
Posted By Phil^
Re: Who watches the Watchers?

Obviously no, it isnt.
The insults, regardless of how warranted they may have seemed is not something any moderator of a pa related forum should be doing - and especially not someone with supermod...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jul 2007, 19:52
Replies: 99
Views: 6,883
Posted By Phil^
Re: Assassin

Get well soon assassin
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Jul 2007, 19:46
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By Phil^
Re: Make Multying Legal

one word answer for this suggestion :
no
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 10 Jul 2007, 08:20
Replies: 13
Views: 8,120
Posted By Phil^
Re: [BSOD] STOP: 0x000000f4

when you are installing a program, is it to the C: drive?
are the C and D Drives on the same physical disk?
do they use the same IO bus controller?

The error message will change each time since...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jul 2007, 18:59
Replies: 244
Views: 9,231
Posted By Phil^
Re: An Open Letter to the Planetarion Players

erm? Pateam?
They develop the game, dont you think that gives them the right to determine what is and is not fair in it?


thats sort of what the eula tries to do. it lists actions which are...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jul 2007, 18:37
Replies: 244
Views: 9,231
Posted By Phil^
Re: An Open Letter to the Planetarion Players

Actively scanned for an alliance he was not part of ( since it seems you dont want to confess that its just a support wing of the same group )
Specific - check ( Scans )
Repeated + Dedicated -...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jul 2007, 18:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,215
Posted By Phil^
Re: The Support Planet Rule

Hardcode it. actively prevent people in one alliance from becoming a support wing of another.
Alliance limits are there for a reason ( ensures a fair and level playing field for alliances ) ,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jul 2007, 18:06
Replies: 244
Views: 9,231
Posted By Phil^
Re: An Open Letter to the Planetarion Players

Not quite. Its drafted by pateam and maintained by them.
The multihunters are not part of pateam, there is only one who is a member of both groups
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 7 Jul 2007, 05:08
Replies: 8
Views: 2,069
Posted By Phil^
Re: Atupid vista argh!

my advice for anyone who wants to get vista has remained more or less constant.
Preferably dont, but if you must then at least wait for the first service pack or two to come out and iron out all...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jul 2007, 00:28
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By Phil^
Re: Phone Contract Query

What are the contract early termination charges and would it be cheaper to pay those, and go with a cheaper contract - even with another provider?
you might want to casually mention you were...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2007, 23:17
Replies: 106
Views: 4,258
Posted By Phil^
Re: [F-Crew] bite me

I couldnt care less about what markie does or does not do, nor what alliance he is, is not or was in and despite what you may think i dont have the time or the inclination to read every single thread...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2007, 21:29
Replies: 106
Views: 4,258
Posted By Phil^
Re: [F-Crew] bite me

Nah, its just the mods ( atm ) have no intention of removing it as mentioned here (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=3113909&postcount=50)

Not sure why they wont do their jobs, as the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jul 2007, 17:29
Replies: 71
Views: 2,482
Posted By Phil^
Re: End of my round allready. thx guys!

Not really. Ive not done any beta testing etc or even played the game for ages so im not really in a position to bitch at pateam now am i?

Fixing it would involve a midround change and those have...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jul 2007, 17:17
Replies: 71
Views: 2,482
Posted By Phil^
Re: End of my round allready. thx guys!

You didnt, They just assumed you were getting at them ( which you werent really. you just reiterated what they have said before - that they play for fun and not seriously ) and started their 'holy...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2007, 18:02
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Phil^
Re: Under Siege : Glasgow

go away, please.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jun 2007, 22:08
Replies: 56
Views: 2,789
Posted By Phil^
Re: Multihunters on hunt for new hobbies?

Allfather, can you stop being predictably shit as of late?
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 24 Jun 2007, 16:40
Replies: 5
Views: 2,854
Posted By Phil^
Re: The plot thickens!

i would say it'll be fixed within a week
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 24 Jun 2007, 15:43
Replies: 5
Views: 2,854
Posted By Phil^
Re: The plot thickens!

the problem is with your ISP, it should resolve itself in time as they fix whatevers causing it.
If you find a proxy that works then let the multihunters know about it , and which one you are using....
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jun 2007, 13:04
Replies: 53
Views: 1,672
Posted By Phil^
Re: I'm SO moving to Scotland

says the person living/studying in wales... :p
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jun 2007, 13:03
Replies: 53
Views: 1,672
Posted By Phil^
Re: I'm SO moving to Scotland

basically scotland gives all its money and resources to england, who give a figure back as calculated by the barnett formula
The english say they give too much back to scotland
The scottish say the...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jun 2007, 01:13
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Phil^
Re: China overtakes US as world's biggest CO2 emitter

what is it with the recent "but they did it too" style justification coming from america these days?
Forum: Programming and Discussion 12 Jun 2007, 16:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Phil^
Re: Autrun cd

visual studio should be compiling everything to an executable for you already, assuming you are coding in c/c++/c#/vb
it'll be in the /bin/debug or /bin/release directory buried somewhere in the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 12 Jun 2007, 15:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Phil^
Re: Autrun cd

autorun.inf , in a word.
its the file you need to include on the cd to make it auto-runnable

http://autorun.moonvalley.com/autoruninf.htm has some details which may be useful
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jun 2007, 15:08
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules!

if you are going to make major modifications to the eula, why not go the whole hog and make it simply a list of ingame actions which are only permitted instead of a list of those that are not.
its...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jun 2007, 09:57
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

:rolleyes:
I dont think ive quite sank to your level or that of others affiliated with you.
Heres a thought - try to make it your aim in life to balance one insult with two insightful/constructive...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jun 2007, 09:45
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

Keizari has managed to post reasonably in this thread without resorting to insults, as has Almedia and Appocomaster. Why cant others?
Besides im not saying they are wrong *because* they are...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2007, 01:53
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

I think ive had a fairly open mind while posting on this thread.
You, and those who choose to troll/insult/jibe/flame instead of contributing however...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 17:04
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

You have misinterpreted.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 14:47
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

the multihunters always have been undervalued / hated / insulted / etc. Its a nasty job which only ever grinds you down. Very unrewarding work :/
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 14:36
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

If thats what you are interpreting from me, then it is a bit off from what my intentions were.
All im trying to do is point out the procedures to go through for certain situations and ultimately who...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 14:14
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

It is, to an extent. Things are suggested, discussed and then pateam decide if they want them in the game or not - they implement them in the way they see fit too.
Its not the case that the game or...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 13:59
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

Pretty much, their game, their server - their rules.
the same could be said of any game really which has a multiplayer component, or any forum for that matter on the internet.
You play/post on...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 13:34
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

No jer, he didnt.
Had he actually tried to read my posts with an open mind he wouldnt have come to the conclusion that im trying to justify what the mh did or did not do.

key points of what ive...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 13:17
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

I really do wonder at times if you are capable of forming a logical, coherent thought without giving up and just resorting to insults instead.
try reading with an open mind, no preconceptions or a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 12:50
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

what should be done is clear. If bintara feels his case hasnt been handled well, he should take it to fiery as head of the department for a final say. Not to the forums in an attempt to get mob...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 12:49
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

Of course i can see that inconsistancies are annoying, i find them annoying too but its an imperfect world.
It would be great if they could be enforced 100% in all cases equally - this is a highly...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 12:13
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

That may have been the *intent* but as i pointed out, bintaras case has simply become a bandwagon for people to jump on.

Currently in this thread, you have smudge railing against fiery, keizari...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 12:02
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

How diplomatic of you :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 07:27
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

It doesnt, the intelligence part comes into it for those who want to believe "he isnt stupid enough to have actually been trying to do it for real"
Personally, i think that part is entirely...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 07:05
Replies: 58
Views: 2,499
Posted By Phil^
Re: Rules enforcement

its been oversensationalised by those rallying to his cause.
The only agenda here is that carried by those people trying to 'stick it to the man', not of any genuine concern or belief that he is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 May 2007, 08:49
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

You would have to be pretty stupid to propose farming over ingame mails, a subtle point thats clearly lost on you in your mini rant.
All ive said is that he broke the eula ( which he has ) , and is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2007, 22:50
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

Smart people would, he clearly is not.
I have seen and closed others who arranged such things via ingame mail and even on gal forums before. Never underestimate stupidity
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2007, 22:40
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

its not as harmless as he maintains imo, there is clear intent in his end.
thats not simply friendly banter imho, thats an attempt to form a mutually beneficial arrangement for roid and xp farming.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2007, 22:20
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

it makes cooperative farming of ships, roids or xp illegal.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2007, 21:46
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

and over-used
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2007, 21:39
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

you'd be on your very last one then, tread carefully
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2007, 21:34
Replies: 116
Views: 6,336
Posted By Phil^
Re: OMG , im CHEATING

like it or not, you did break a rule.
I'd have probably warned you and recalled your fleet to make my point, and if you had done it again closed for good.

you were warned initially instead of...
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2007, 09:59
Replies: 61
Views: 2,728
Posted By Phil^
Re: Radio 1's Ten Hour Takeover

indeed.
they're playing sodding ant and dec ( pj & duncan ) now :/
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2007, 09:55
Replies: 61
Views: 2,728
Posted By Phil^
Re: Radio 1's Ten Hour Takeover

oh dear me. who let them on :(
they're picking songs to play when someone dies from the sound of it now from requests :/
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2007, 02:21
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

oh kila, theres so much you still have to learn.
Im not trying to troll JBG, simply to point out the flaws in his not-terribly-serious-threat to ban people
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2007, 01:33
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

thats not in the rules either... :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 19:20
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

uh huh. Remind me, where in the forum rules is 'fagging up a thread' defined or even listed as a bannable offense? Clause one only deals with actions to threads, not actions to users.

amusingly...
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2007, 21:33
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

oh yahwe, dont give up now :(
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2007, 21:14
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

I had already gathered your opinion was different to mine yahwe. It would be nice if you could actually elaborate instead of reiterate.

Inaccurate.


[/U][/B]Admit to something you have...
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2007, 20:55
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

I thought it was more that dace took the thread, added some humour and ran with it, not for the reaction tsm had

As opposed to GD?
Both forums have their childish members who drag the average...
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2007, 20:31
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

ur fukken ded (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=183888) ?
its hardly alone.
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2007, 20:13
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

and whats GD? Brookside?
edit : looking at the wiki entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside) for it, its actually much closer to the mark then i would have thought...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2007, 20:24
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By Phil^
Re: Internet forums

this thread and the replies by so called prominent members demonstrates precisely why GD is on its way to insignificance.
Too much piss taking, not enough conversing.
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2007, 22:36
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Posted By Phil^
Re: How to be a Better Human Being

JBG has been trying to be funny at the internet for so long thats all he is capable of anymore.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 May 2007, 19:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Phil^
Re: Java 2D GUI Drawing

The function is there for general path ( a series of lines ) so presumably it works for it. A similar function exists for Line2D...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 May 2007, 14:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Phil^
Re: Java 2D GUI Drawing

the z-depth method is what i would use for determining which line is on top and clicked, but the problem comes in determining if a given point is part of a line - since they can be varying shapes...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 May 2007, 22:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Phil^
Re: Java 2D GUI Drawing

the java2d libraries are probably your best bet then ( ie the ones you already know about )
Aint going to be easy to manipulate them though, it'll require some fancy computation to determine which...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 May 2007, 22:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Phil^
Re: Java 2D GUI Drawing

what do you mean by lots of dots and lines? Graphs or just randomly placed dots on a canvas type thing where the interface is constructed from them?
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