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Everything posted by Scrobbs

  1. Sony Shitshow

    A bit unfair that. Of course they have to request a code to make a purchase - otherwise it won't work - and they've made it clear it isn't stored. Ok, so the statement is incorrect, but to say they they're lying is stretching it to fit your view of them.
  2. Sony Shitshow

    I'd be very surprised if Sony stored passwords in plaintext on their db. Oracle used to set it like that as default iirc, but these days it's set encrypted out of the box I think (assuming they use Oracle. Everyone else seems to these days for enterprise applications). You don't have to crack the passwords - you just need to compare the encrypted format against an encrypted wordlist to see which ones match. This explains why passwords made of dictionary words are very weak. It is *extremely* unlikely that the passwords would be able to be decrypted, even if the salt had been exposed. As an aside, I had an email from Credit Expert (a subscription I pay monthly for from Experian) to say there was unusual activity going on with my accounts. Co-incidence? Turned out it was. It was nothing to do with it. Which is nice. I'm not cancelling my card as yet, as it's a pain - it would be nice, however, for Sony to tell us exactly what was downloaded and what wasn't. There's the obvious PR reason, as in, "Oh fuck, how do we spin this?" or there's the possibility that the forensic company that they've called in hasn't finished their investigation. I imagine it's quite a big job, and a flurry of activity from 'named' company calling in as many guys as it could for an all out push on the disks. Imagine it's a herculean task to complete WITHOUT the insane pressure.
  3. Sony Shitshow

    If Reddit is to be believed (re: attack vector), it's quite a sophisticated attack.
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    Spartacus was good fun, but at the end of the series it loses something. Not sure what it is, I just found myself getting bored with it. Maybe they relied on the sex and violence too much to carry the series after the story threads starting tying themselves up.
  5. Game of Thrones (TV show)

    Was going to mention GoT, been waiting for a year! Only disconcerting thing is that the book is so big, the series might move the material a little fast. More importantly, he's finally finished the manuscript to 'A Dance With Dragons'.
  6. Movie/TV recommendations

    I thought it was good fun. I like Downey Jr. About to watch Jackboots on Whitehall
  7. Game reviews

    Heh. I read reviews all the time, but mainly 'cos the journo's themselves are good - i.e. I read them for the pleasure and general interest, rather than to find out if the game is any cop. I simply don't have the time to play every game I'd like to. So that narrows it down to RPS really, and sometimes Gamasutra.
  8. Movie/TV recommendations

    Does it matter? I thought the subject under immediate discussion was Disney's creativity (or lack of it). All the main characters that started them were original weren't they? Donald Duck, Goofy etc.
  9. Movie/TV recommendations

    Wasn't Steamboat Willie (aka Mickey Mouse) original?
  10. Buying a New PC

    The hard disk will always be your bottleneck while you stick with spindles. SSDs are the way to go if you want tit-ripping speeds, but dig deep for a useful size, otherwise you will be stuck with just putting the OS and pagefile on there.
  11. Idle Thumbs Camping

    Good work on the reflection
  12. Idle Thumbs Camping

    Apologies. Here's a smaller one .
  13. Non-video games

    Quality! Must get this.
  14. Idle Thumbs Camping

    This is where I work now.
  15. Buying a New PC

    Ah, yeh. I think I've got that. PC is in sections at the moment, as have just moved house. I will check it out though. Cheers
  16. Buying a New PC

    The dual core that's in mine was apparently the most overclockable of it's day, if that's any help to identify it. Maybe I should just do that! There's a huuuuuge heatsink on it.
  17. Buying a New PC

    Out of interest, I have a socket 775 mobo, with a core 2 duo 2.66 chip. Would I notice a massive difference upgrading to, say a 3.33Ghz Core 2 Duo or a 2.8Ghz Core 2 Quad? It's a 2.66 E6700 (Conroe)
  18. Portal 2

    I think I'm going to unsubscribe from this thread. Successfully avoided Heavy Rain spoilers for 10 months - although I'm not planning to wait that long here!
  19. Portal 2

    Wait - you've finished it already?
  20. Idle Thumbs Camping

    Finished 9 mile canoe trip. Gorgeous day, beautiful river Severn. Off on 14 mile trip tomoz!
  21. Portal 2

    'Cos I've just moved (and parents who were supposed to have gone away by now) the new house is in total turmoil. PC not yet up and running, everything in boxes, TV not yet unpacked etc. etc. etc. I'm sure you know the deal. Anyhow, upshot it, no console or anything ready, just MBP. Tbh, I might wait and just buy it on my PC. Not like I'm going to have masses of time right away!
  22. Portal 2

    If I buythis on my mac, will it work on my PC as well, or would I have to buy it twice?
  23. Non-video games

    Must admit, being the keeper attracted me more than investigating!
  24. Magicka

    The glitches mostly occur when trying to play MP - which is the only way to play it really.