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In Topic: Islamaphobia in the United States

Today, 02:13 AM


Just saw this :)

In Topic: Question about encryption and ransomware.

21 May 2016 - 07:56 AM

A variant of crypto virus had been easily decrypted as one of the servers had been exposed so most people could easily retrieve file using keylists. But it is not always an option (that current keylists will work) so other than trying known keys and possible workouts ( like using a subset as Alan Turing did in movie while breaking enigma ) I doubt other methods are feasible.

In Topic: Question about encryption and ransomware.

21 May 2016 - 01:03 AM

I recently witnessed two computers hit by Crypt0l0cker ransomeware. One of the best thing to do is getting rid of vssadmin.exe in your computer as first thing virus does is using it delete shadow copies of files to ensure you'll not get most back. Other than that there are utilities like Hitman Pro although I am not sure howw effective they are.


And for encryption, most of them aren't RSA2048 or that strong as they claimed, for the oldie but goldie ransonwares it's feasible to try brute forcing as there are utilites helping it since mechanisms are partly revealed.


But for the newer variants, there is no public information. Your sole option afaik is reaching Dr. Web ransomware service, you send them files (they especially ask for XLS and DOC files so this might give some hints) and if they can get the key, they ask 120€ for decrypting and 2 years of Dr.Web software named as "Rescue Pack"

In Topic: i keep buying games and they're not what i expected

15 May 2016 - 11:54 AM

I am too old to remember about Simcity 3000 (but I remember that I like one city challenge instead of region logic) but at Simcity 4,


You don't have to provide water (which limits growth) and never seen anyone rioting. You also don't have to lay pipe to every house, pipe has effective area just like electricity. And if water services funding is less than ideal, you experience pipe issues time to time.


It is easy to bankrupt if you don't micromanage your services (fine tune school funding, delay services like police, firefighters etc until it's a real issue) and expand quickly without human capital infrastructure. And game offers you options to get out of debt (casino, missile ground, military base, maximum security prison etc buildings with monthly income but with negative effects)


And yes,


Simcity 2013 was a bad game in city building game standards imo , after online playing experience EA later changed game also allowing single player in few time after saying that "It is impossible to make single player because it uses too much element from serverside" :) Problem with SC2013 is it was classic EA game, not a Maxis one, people didn't like very small space at first and DLC oriented logic.

In Topic: i keep buying games and they're not what i expected

15 May 2016 - 03:37 AM

Seems you are on the verge of blasphemy :/


Among Railroad series, Railroad Tycoon 2 (preferably Platinum edition) is the best game. And it is an amazing game not deserving to be stoned due to these expectations, I still play it :)


KOTOR is the first RPG game I played and it is a legend, both game and story wise. And yes that's combat :) , you can pause anytime and give orders to any party member. If you seek an FPS experience, you can look at ancient Jedi Knight series (especially JK:II and JK:Academy)


And for Simcity 4, I still believe that it's the best game in known universe and no better game will come in next x (x >= 10 no matter which year we are in) years. After 13 years, it aged ofc but especially with lots/plugins it is an endless game. Btw, I assume that you already handled custom resolution and hardware renderer from command line so refer other things by aging.


Finally, if you won't find things to be disappointed :) , I can recommend openTTD (open source as name implies) , Capitalism Plus (oldie but goldie) , Time Commando (ancient graphics but good game) , Fragile Allegiance, TransOcean and Medital Total War 2 (if you didn't play before, I didn't like regional management of Rome 2)


Disclaimer : Please watch gameplay videos , reviews etc before so don't swear at me after :)