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comment by tehpoptart in AskReddit

2 years, 8 months ago

I actually did something very similar at my school, except I didn't need a thumb drive and it wasn't counter strike. I put doom 2 on literally every computer in the high school. You see the school servers could be accessed from any computer so I decided to put doom 2 deep in a folder on it. Many of classes were spent me playing doom 2 whenever I could.

We must deactivate the DRM using GOG

comment by Gorexxar in gaming

2 years, 8 months ago

>sending your information to the company's servers for verification

That is not always the case for DRM; other examples of DRM would include: - a Physical means of DRM that came with the game. For example, in Master of Orion 1, The Game asks you to flip to a random page in the manual to type out the Xth word on the Nth paragraph. - Just a CD Check; the game demands you have the related CD in your CD Drive while playing. - Registration Key (This can be verified through mathematical calculations); see Star Craft 1 (Before the Account stuff).

DRM simply evolved to become more and more complicated. GOG and CD Projekt approaches the issue with "Give users a bone, they will throw us a bone. There are more uses so we will have ALL THE BONES!" (And save money buying expensive, and eventually ineffective, DRM Software)

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comment by corrigun in food

2 years, 8 months ago

100 is body temp not warm, at least not to me anyway but YMMV. I have NEVER heard a server say "would you like a warm red center"? However I have heard a zillion of them way warm pink center.

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comment by thedevillives in funny

2 years, 8 months ago

That really is so nit picky its stupid. The SP3 is far and away the best portable device I've ever used. I'm in IT and in school for IT. Take all my notes on it, have most of my books on it, run any application I've ever tried to run including multiple VMs, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, played Steam games on it... The thing has made my life so much easier.

So tell me, how exactly does a laggy cursor make it "OK"?

I think we're forgetting something...

comment by JermVVarfare in gaming

2 years, 8 months ago

TIL a server browser is a "PC feature"... I guess as a console gamer I shouldn't have expected one or been disappointed by it's exclusion? I learn so much on reddit.

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comment by Cableguy87 in InternetIsBeautiful

2 years, 8 months ago

In some dimly lit poorly air conditioned room there are servers on fire and a fat guy named Kevin yelling " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

ELI5 how does a ddos attack work?

comment by Cant-Find-Username in explainlikeimfive

2 years, 8 months ago

It doesn't benefit them, it just annoys the victim. It works by sending fake requests to a server. Imagine sending a million emails to the IT department and expecting to get something fixed. They get overloaded and crash, same thing occurs in a DDOS attack. The 'Hacker' sends fake users to a single location and it becomes overloaded and shuts down.

We must deactivate the DRM using GOG

comment by CombativeAccount in gaming

2 years, 8 months ago

Totally. Basically DRM, or Digital Rights Management, is a system that prevents users from running unverified copies of the game. Basically it means that you must pass a "legitimacy check" to play the game - sending your information to the company's servers for verification - before you can play. This is part of the purpose of a platform like steam, it's a great platform, but also a verification service that says "Yes, you got this game through legitimate means, please proceed."

GoG, or Good Old Games, is a distribution platform that doesn't make you do these checks. So instead of launching the game, then passing through a 'server connection' screen, then playing. You just launch and play. It's basically the way things used to be: you got the files? You play the game.

GOG is all about DRM free. Because DRM isn't just about being legal, sometimes DRM worsens the game experience (constant server bullshit) or sometimes DRM might even cause issues with gameplay. Furthermore, it kinda treats customers like untrustables even after they've spent their money. So gamers who prefer to be treated with dignity, and given copies of the game that won't hassle them, tend to go for DRM-free.

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