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Web hosting: Advice required in General
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Profile #20
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By the way, would you name that web host you mentioned? I'm still looking around, after all...
The host is http://nearlyfreespeech.net/, they stand out for their pricing scheme, but with the figures you want it'd probably go up to $50/mo or something.

1GiB bandwidth = $1
1MiB storage = $0.01/mo

Their PHP5 support is in beta. Also, you get an entire MySQL server process, as opposed to just a few databases, which is rather cool.

[ Monday, September 04, 2006 06:08: Message edited by: UA ]

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Web hosting: Advice required in General
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We do not offer Shell access on shared hosting due to security reasons.
Hee hee hee. Whenever I see a host that says this, it always gives me the impression that they don't have a clue. I'm not saying it's necessarily true, but if it's so insecure, why do so many reputable hosts provide it? Seriously, I know a web host where you can open an account for like, $3, without any human intervention, and get shell access.

Besides, it's not even strictly true that you need shell access; you can always use scponly.

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Web hosting: Advice required in General
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Profile #8
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Originally written by Drow:

The host I'm currently looking is siteground.com - does anyone here have any experience with them? (And by experience, I also mean having considered them and then decided against...) Their offer sounds suspiciously good (like "my unknown Nigerian uncle died and left me 40 million" good), and I'm trying to find out where I missed a decimal point in the specs (24 GB space, 800 GB traffic?) or a zero digit in the price (5$ a month?) My current web host offers a twentieth of that for a greater price, and I want to figure out the catch.
This is called overselling. It works based on the assumption that for every person who uses a large amount of the resources allocated to them, there will be many people who do not. You can either love this practice or hate it. Based on what you're asking for, you're probably going to be looking at overselling hosts.

I don't really know any overselling hosts that except for DreamHost, which you probably want to look at. Other hosts include NearlyFreeSpeech, Textdrive and ASmallOrange, but none really meet your requirements.

You might want to poke around "the" forum for these sorts of things: http://webhostingtalk.com/

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Abandonware in General
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Profile #27
D/GENERATION is pretty neat, as is Twinsen's Oddysey.

DRoD isn't abandonware, but I might as well mention it anyway.

Oh, and everyone mentions LucasArts, but nobody ever seems to mention Sierra, Space Quest, and so forth.

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Your favorite video game company in General
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Member # 154
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1. Cyan, but for the original Myst and Riven, not for the ridiculous number of sequels spun off them.

2. Bioware, for BGII, and generally being cool.

3. Sierra and LucasArts, for things like Space Quest and Monkey Island.

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My God can beat up your God! in General
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Profile #33
I think life is a joke and should be treated as such, like sailing on a raft to hell, but having as much fun, etc. as you can along the way.

The only gods I 'worship' is myself and my subconcious. I think this makes sense, as the subconcious has a lot of powers which would by most people be considered only usually posessed by someone rather omnipotent.

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The Ultimate Survey in General
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Member # 154
Profile #24
What did you do last night?
—The usual. Stay up late continuously bouncing around all the sites I read regularly - Slashdot, digg, while playing BYOND/SS13.
The last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
—Some LCD fonts. Last major download, Lyx.
Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery?
—Yes
Type of music you dislike most?
—Music containing human voices
Are you registered to vote?
—No
Ever made a prank phone call?
—No
Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
—Not unless due to some freak of reality I became omnipotent and immortal.
Furthest place you ever traveled?
—France. The only three words I learned during my two visits there were "Sortie" and "Passage Interdit".
What's your favorite comic strip?
—Order of the Stick
Best movie you've seen in the past month?
—Muh. MI2. The only movie I've actually seen in the past month.
Favorite chocolate bar?
—Can't even remember any. Not had one in years.
Have you ever won a trophy?
—No
Favorite arcade game?
—Can't think of any
Ever thrown up in public?
—No
Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?
—....I know this isn't the correct answer, but millionaire
If you had to spend a romantic evening with any sw member, who would you pick?
—I honestly cannot answer this. I just don't know.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
—Not really.
Who do you think about most?
—On SW? Probably Djur.
Which celebrity do you think is hot, both female and male?
—I don't know any celebrities. I don't really see what the point would be in finding out anything about them. I mean, what's the point?
What's the worst medical problem you've ever had?
—I assume getting asthma not long after being born. I had to go to hospital a few years ago due to a buildup of mucus on my chest or something... and I can't eat any wheat or dairy products.
What's your favorite sitcom?
—Green wing
Hottest sw male
-I have no idea. But I always thought Alorael was female. There are certain people on the internet I know that for some reason, I just instinctively refer to as female, when they're actually male. Weird.
Last computer/video game you played
—BYOND
Last movie you rented
—Never
Would you rather dump someone or be dumped?
—Dumped, probably. With my current personality, I probably wouldn't even care.
Which sw member has the dirties mind?
—Probably Scorpius.
Have you ever kissed someone and regretted it?
—No

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internet connection in General
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Member # 154
Profile #33
5410: It depends. If someone has a wireless network which is broadcasting SSID beacons, has no encryption, and isn't something like "private_network", then you could argue that the network was effectively advertised as public. This would be similar to a car with no locking mechanism whatsoever on it, parked on a public road, with enough other similar things for there to be effectively a blatant implied "community usage permitted" label taped on the front. But since there is far less metadata broadcasted by an access point for humans to make decisions unlike the visual cues that can be used by a human analysing an actual scene which is of course rich on data, being visual, it's easier for an access point to be "mistaken" as for public usage.

But if the access point uses WEP with a one-letter pre-shared key of "aaa", then breaking that would be bad, yes. Analogous to a car with a very bad locking mechanism that's very easy to break. No matter how ridiculously easy to break, some security is better than no security, because it still removes reasonable doubt from the whole "authorized for public use" legal thing.

[ Thursday, May 18, 2006 19:56: Message edited by: UA ]

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Dreams in General
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Profile #70
This is the only dream I can remember:

I turn on the computer, and type the first few letters of my password, when an independant, smaller login screen pops up that I've never seen before in this situation. It's popped up over the standard Windows login screen.

A few letters of my password have already gone into the password box of this new window. I'm still typing, and I look up, and I see it, and I suddenly stop, noticing it. I get this terrible feeling that it's already snagged the letters of my password which I've already accidentially typed into it, something like the first three letters or something, not having noticed it pop up, and make to hurridly remove the letters from the password field of this new window.

I close the window, and continue typing my password into the real password box, much slower in case the fake box should pop up again. A second or two later, it does, trying again to intercept my password. At this point I'm quite scared. The fake box is so obviously fake, and I've never seen it before. I'm scared because I don't know what this means or what else might have gotten on my system.

I can't remember anything more. The sad thing is that this was probably the only dream that scared me enough for me to remember it.

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From that scene, the dream seamlessly went to a conversation I had with someone about "Nodula", which is apparently a powerful web content management software whose only drawback is that it doesn't exist.
This was one of the few things that actually made me laugh out loud. Really, I think that's hilarious. Do you often dream about Nodula, or do you simply desire a node-based CMS?

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Stereotypically Yours in General
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Member # 154
Profile #73
heh. that's interesting.

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 20:44: Message edited by: Polyester ]
Posts: 612 | Registered: Saturday, October 13 2001 07:00
Transferring Registration from Windows in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 154
Profile #0
Hey.

Having recently obtained a Mac, I'd like to copy (not pirating, just want to be able to play it on this computer) my registration file (BladesOfAvernumData.dat) from Windows to Mac, but I'm not really familar with the Mac filesystem yet and don't know where to find the appropriate file to overwrite (if they're even compatible).

Is there some way I can copy my Windows registration file to a Mac?

Thanks.

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General chat times poll in General
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Member # 154
Profile #23
Any day other than Monday-Tuesday is good for me within say, 12PM-1AM GMT.

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Blades of Exile - 9.82 (10.0/7.0) in General
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Member # 154
Profile #24
9.2. If one fixed the bugs, maybe made it as flexible as BoA (while keeping the atmosphere of BoE), and more polish, 10.

[ Sunday, March 12, 2006 07:11: Message edited by: Polyester ]

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Equip your tin foil bonnets... in General
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Member # 154
Profile #3
This is funny, because I can now access Ermarian.net (i.e. I get the login prompt). Previously, I was mysteriously unable to access any of it.

Edit: How the ... hell did I get 598 posts? Last I checked I was at like 180. My memory really sucks at times.

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 17:01: Message edited by: Polyester ]

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Avernum 2 - 8.54 (9.7/5.5) in General
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Profile #7
Where is the A3 topic? There's an E2, E3 and an A2 and A4 topic, but I don't see the A3 topic anywhere. Also, what about E1/A1?

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The Six O'Clock News? in General
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Member # 154
Profile #9
Avast is good and free.

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Website in General
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Member # 154
Profile #16
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Originally written by VCH:

Does nobody have it bookmarked. Why type when you can click?
My bookmarks list is so long that to find the appropriate bookmark on it would probably take a good 30 seconds longer than typing it.

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Website in General
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Member # 154
Profile #2
The hell? Spidweb.com is far shorter, whereas spiderwebsoftware.com is needlessly verbose and I can't be so bothered to type it. :P

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Hanged? in General
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Member # 154
Profile #19
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Originally written by Arancaytar the Grey:

It is impossible not to agree that Something Must Be Done™.
No, it's not. Like the others posting in this topic, I think that the judgement that was made is a bad thing, in general. This does not instantly give other countries the right to interfere. If the people IN that country don't like it, it's THEM that complain, not some external country deciding that a country doesn't have a right to it's own ways. (Also, didn't the US give Iraq democracy, and everyone in general voted for what the country was already like? Or so I recall someone telling me.)

By all means, bug the people IN the country and tell them how much their government sucks, sure. But if a country isn't annoying your country, I don't see what [moral] right your country has to go interfering.

I also find it ironic that the US threateans to invade countries planning on developing nuclear weapons and so forth. By making the threats they give those countries an actual reason to develop nuclear weapons; to have a better chance at defending itself against those potential invasions.

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THE ABOMINABLE PHOTO THREAD REVOLUTIONS in General
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Member # 154
Profile #88
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Originally written by demonslaeyr:

Yea... I finally got around to taking a picture.
IMAGE(http://myspace-325.vo.llnwd.net/00444/52/36/444426325_m.jpg)

Yes, I'm in the bathroom. But I'm not USING the bathroom, I just loved to stripes for my artistic styles.

Are you standing on the toilet or something? Because that room is damned small, and there's definitely not a door in the half of the room the camera is facing...

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how did you find out about spiderweb games? in General
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Profile #9
I found Exile 2/3 on a shareware CD.

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Yarrr... Linux! in General
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Member # 154
Profile #16
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It's product "Winblows haXP" is a very poor operating system
No, it isn't. People are just determined to hate Microsoft.
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which is easily penetrated by your favorite flavor of malware.
I've never had any viruses on my XP and 98 systems (I only recently installed anti-virus as an 'oh, what the heck') and no spyware since I secured them several years ago, which didn't even involve switching from IE. I only switched browsers relatively recently, I must have been using IE for 2 years at least after securing it without getting anything nasty from it.

As for ports, I believe someone once said that the Windows version of Exile III under WINE runs better than the Linux port of Exile III itself runs. Does WINE not work on the Avernum series or something?

Like Edlibs says, Windows is only a victim of it's success.
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Actually, since Linux is open-source, it would probably be easier to write malware for it, since you would be able to see all the security flaws, and because the average user wouldn't be improving their security code.
A common point, but that's also the reason it's secure, too. Sure, it's perhaps easier for exploiters to find vulnerabilities, but so is it for kernel developers and whatnot. And I'd imagine kernel developers know the source better than someone looking to just exploit it, it strikes me that they're more likely to pick up on vulnerabilies first. And like has already been said, it seems there are more kernel developers than people trying to exploit it.
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This will always be a problem for MMOs.
Yes, but it shouldn't. Any protocol which can be hacked simply by having information on it is not fit to be on the internet, or for that matter, almost any network. It's like MMOs are excused from being secure and are allowed to push it all under the 'security by obscurity' rug. It's not like common protocols like POP3 and so forth are comparatively insecure; if MMOs can get hacked simply by people knowing their protocols, it's their own fault.

But yes, I think he was referring to the fact that it would be easier to crack registration.

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I've been told that Spiderweb's games run absolutely fine on emulators available to Linux users.
Assuming you're talking about WINE, WINE isn't an emulator, it's a compatibility layer.

[ Sunday, January 15, 2006 06:10: Message edited by: Polyester ]

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2016 in General
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Profile #33
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Originally written by Slartucker:

The North and South poles aren't going to melt yet. But by 2016 we will probably start to see tropical diseases appearing throughout the globe. Yeah global warming!
Indeed. I heard it's triggered quite a global warning.

:P

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Looking for similar games. in General
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Profile #27
Hmm. Being able to set your Deity in NWN is quite fun. I just made a character named 'Obligation Shifter' that worships 'AAAAA Electrical & Plumbing Corporation'.

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Looking for similar games. in General
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Profile #23
So Interplay died - how comes?

http://interplay.com/ looks pretty strange, nothing like I remember the site as.

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