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  1. So... Reading about the levels of tech that you guys have got, have I attacked the alien base too soon? I have Carapace, but no upgraded weapons. It's tough going...but I also can't withdraw. Am I boned?

    As an aside, in reply to the poster that said steam won't ban your accounts for using a VPN to play games early (rahter than buy them cheaper) if they find out, they will terminate your account; someone posted on steam forums and a valve employee replied:

    It violates section 3A of the subscriber agreement:

    "You agree that you will not use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on game content, to purchase at pricing not applicable to your geography, or for any other purpose. If you do this, we may terminate your access to your Account."

    Not saying this will happen. But it might.

  2. Has anyone played this new X-Wing: Minatures game? It seems like a lot of money for what you get (1 x-wing, 2 TIEs), (with add-ons that cost a fortune), but also reviews as pretty fast and fun. So - for those who have played it, is it worth it?

  3. Neat little thing about Powerline Adapters that few people seem know about... you know who ELSE is on the same power grid as you? The rest of your neighborhood. It's possible sniff and capture traffic from nearby houses in a lot of suburban areas. Generally I'd say only use it as a last resort.

    This is a good thought, and not something that I'd ever really thought about. As soon as I plugged them in, I configured 128bit AES on them - think it was default actually, so it was pretty much plug and play. If it comes as default, I can't imagine many people being caught out by this, but worth looking into, thanks :)

  4. Good stuff. Always connect your modem into the 'master socket' and network the rest using Cat5/6. In the UK at least, phone extension wire is not data quality, so you will get slower speeds plugging your modem into the extension socket. Sounds like you're going ethernet anyway.

    I use the DLAN homeplugs, they're quite old, but they give me around 280/300 mbps, which is plenty, considering I live in the country and my ADSL is only 8mb. All other internal networking is done via wireless N, which is the bottle neck.

  5. This game was driving me nuts last night. Played for 5 hours straight, been a long time since something has held my attention for that long. Not tried on easy yet - just playing normal. It's hard.

  6. DNA still has written some of my favourites lines in books that stay with me for years:

    "The daylight shouldered its way in like a squad of burly policemen, and did a lot of what's-all-thising around the room."

  7. Here are my Leeds museum shots, or at least half of them (plus a few of the hotel room):

    When you posted pics of that festival, I thought, "That looks like Chapeltown Festival at Potternewton Park", but also thought that can't be it. Then you posted Leeds museum pics... so was it Chapeltown Festival?

  8. Yup, great first book. I didn't like the second one as much, but have read them both, twice. Lynch is about as slow as GRRMartin in writing new books, so we will just have to wait it out.

  9. This whole set is great. I think I've read them twice, and was considering a 3rd after talking to someone who has started the first book fir the first time about 2 weeks ago. It made me all excited about them all over again. So yeh, they are high quality, for anyone that was wondering. I know that's a fairly wooly and generic 'great', with no specific examples ('cos of potential spoilers), but am kind of hoping that I'm considering a 3rd read through is enough :)

    Am a bit worried that MArtin will croak before he finished the series. :getmecoat