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  • Yea, I haven’t seen many honor duels in the wild since dark souls 1 because they’ve pretty much included some form of dueling mechanic since the Dark souls 1 DLC onward. It especially never happens in Elden Ring because as you noted, invasions typically go through to someone with a summon, so honor fighting is pretty much immediately thrown to the wind out of caution.



  • In Dark souls 1 did invaders not invade you to attack you at range while you were dodging traps in Sens Fortress, or try to lure you to the Darkroot Garden ladder to kick you off of it, or block the archer path in Anor Londo, or shoot you off the bridge in Oolacile Township, or move swap a rapier with the dragon tooth, or dead angle WOG you, or TWOP you, or DMB Power within R1 spam you, or etc, etc, etc?

    If they lure you, don’t follow them. If they range you, use a shield, dodge, stand behind a tree, move in a zig zag. You’re the host, they have to come to you to get what they’re there for if you make them.


  • Wow good job Spain.

    I guess this works because email doesn’t exist.

    I guess this works because file sharing applications and websites don’t exist.

    I guess this works because VPN’s free and paid don’t exist.

    I guess this works because Tor, i2p, Freenet, and Yggdrasil don’t exist.

    I guess this works because torrenting doesn’t exist.

    I guess this works because black markets don’t exist.

    I guess this works because chat applications don’t exist.

    To be a fly on the wall of these government meetings where they talk about this shit would surely be the funniest fucking thing in the world.




  • golden_zealottoPrivacyDrones trespassing in my property
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    20 days ago

    Unless it’s a shotgun firing birdshot. This is why in many places you can hunt birds, it’s really the only type of firearm you’re allowed to use, because when shot at an upward trajectory, the pellets do not maintain enough velocity to be harmful when coming down and harmlessly fall to the ground. Anything rifled though is a different story, because its that spin on a bullet or a slug which allows the projectile to maintain its velocity and be dangerous when coming back down.






  • From when I worked in IT:

    -In your ticket, do not give a vague description and a time you want the problem fixed and then expect anything to get fixed. Often times we very much need to work with you directly to understand your problem thoroughly to investigate and fix it thoroughly.

    -If you have some weird problem, it might be just as weird to us when we first look at it. We are not omniscient. What we are good at is researching possible fixes, applying them, and measuring the effect they have in actually solving your problem.

    -If we didn’t install it, don’t expect we know anything about it. You might really like to install and use Fusion 360 over AutoCAD or something, but that doesn’t mean I know where Fusion 360 is storing its configurations, or that I have a phone number to call to get support from that company as a vendor, or that I have ever troubleshot this application.

    -If you’re really nice to us, we might be able to offer you suggestions for problems on personal computers, but sorry, we cant usually touch it, especially if we are outsourced IT. The moment we touch your personal computer it opens us to a shitload of liabilities and it could lose me my job.

    -We understand very much that typically the only time you’re talking to us is when you’re mad because some shit is preventing you from working, but we don’t want that either so don’t be mad at us about it, we would prefer you never had to put in a ticket for anything except configuration change requests.

    -Pay attention to our recommendations. If we say you have to have your laptop on at a certain time of day weekly for updates, we aren’t just asking for our benefit, we’re asking this because if you ignore it, eventually when you power on your laptop, windows is going to force all those updates to push at once and suddenly you’ll be without your computer when you’re supposed to be doing an important presentation because its going to take 4 hours for a years worth of updates to apply. We have little control over this.




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    Comparing the allegory of my argument to yours, there is a very wide breadth between not going outside because something bad might happen and going outside and setting your cars driver seat on fire to show your wife that someone could potentially set your entire car on fire, leading to your wife calling the police, the police checking your neighbors security camera you didnt even realize existed to notice that you set the drivers seat on fire, and then charging you with mischief, arson, and public endangerment.



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    My counterpoint to that is that if you’re a good security professional, you wouldn’t take such risks because your entire job revolves around mitigating risks.

    If you break into a network, or have someone do it for you, it’s very difficult to completely remove all evidence of that having occurred, and because there’s just so many variables, there will always be a non-zero percent chance of it being traced back to you.

    Your company can hire an entire security firm of security professionals to look for this evidence. I don’t care who someone is or how good they are at their job, very few people, unless they have narcissistic personality disorder, would trust that their individual skill completely outweighs the combined skill of an entire team of people who do that every day as their occupation.

    Furthermore, taking such extreme risks with ones future just screams that they have some mental problem which they should probably be talking to a professional about, because a typical person would consider taking any risk of being imprisoned for years for computer crimes too big of a risk.



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    Yea I don’t trust the opsec of some random 4chan user to cover their tracks and therefore mine in that scenario.

    I’ll just take the option that guarantees I can’t go to jail and ruin my entire fucking life lol.