Ben_H's forum posts

#1 Posted by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

Just think, a few inches backward and he could've seriously hurt himself. All for a dumb little video.

It's a train. I think "seriously hurt" is a touch of an understatement.

#2 Posted by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

Same way I handle everything: be really mean to myself and beat myself up over how crappy I am.

Self-loathing is an amazing catch-all.

#3 Posted by Ben_H (3200 posts) -


#4 Posted by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

We used to fight constantly but my brother moved out for a year, and then when he moved back in we got along really well and have ever since. It's really weird.

#5 Edited by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

@mattyftm said:
@shadowskill11 said:

Wasn't that game called Sid Meiyers Alpha Centauri about 10 years ago?

Yeah, this is essentially Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri 2. I believe EA own the rights to the Alpha Centauri franchise, though, so they couldn't use that name because Firaxis is a 2K house now.

Correct. In the article on Ars Technica, the people making it said it is very much in the spirit of Alpha Centauri but simply under a different name since they don't own the rights to the name anymore.

#6 Posted by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

From what I remember, EA licensed the GameSpy code, but ran their own servers for it, and thus they may not be affected. I'm not 100% sure about this. However, it does look like there will be ways to play these games after the fact even if they were affected.

@skyfire543 said:


@thatdutchguy said:

No more SW Battlefront 2 ? FUCK

Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront II are already on GameRanger, so you'll still be able to play them.

Thank you for the response. That is reassuring.

#7 Edited by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

@aegon said:

Why would changing your password help? If the problem is that they can listen to the password in transit, then they can listen to a changed password as well.

The idea is that you change your password after the bug is fixed, not before, which is why they say to wait until it is fixed for a given site before changing. There's no point changing it before.

#9 Edited by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

Yay for password managers! Switching from one gibberish password to another takes like 2 seconds per site luckily. I'm switching everything just to be safe. After it is confirmed that the bug is fixed on a given site of course.

@m4r71n2012 said:

I'm guessing if you use two stage authentication that would at least stop anyone using an account even if they have the password?

Yes, as long as they don't have access to the other form of authentication. For stuff like Blizzard's 2-factor, where you have a mobile phone app for the second factor, or Google, where they text you the information for the second factor, you are good. But for stuff like Steam, where they simply email you the second key, it is a bit less secure if your email is compromised. If your email is not compromised then you are fine.

#10 Edited by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

Hire the A-Team.

Unless I AM the A-Team of course.