Spiteful

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  1. Haven't been around for a while, nor played anything, which pretty much brings my time here to a close. As some of you know my wife passed away last May and now I've got more issues. I've been in and out of the Dr's for a while now, I'm now under the care of 4 different Dr's, and a therapist across 3 different hospitals as well as working with a Palliative Care Team. One of my daughters has moved back home because the Dr. doesn't think I should be living alone for safety reasons and I've had to give up driving. I was on my way to the store one day and suddenly had no idea where I was, where I was going or where I came from, another time I got so confused at an intersection I had to switch places so my daughter could drive so I haven't driven in a couple months. Seems I have something on the Parkinson's Disease Spectrum, likely Lewy Bodies Disease, but the hard diagnosis will require time, observation and more testing. I'm having serious memory issues and confusion as well as Resting Tremors in my right arm, balance and gait issues, etc. I'm also having hallucinations though currently only in dim light situations. It's not overly surprising, except that I thought Alzhiemer's. I've been having symptoms for a few years now but with my wife helping to compensate, after 32 years together she could pretty much read my mind and made a point of adjusting her routine to balance mine. Anyways, I enjoyed my time here, even when at odds, you're a good bunch and I wish the best for all of you.
  2. Thank you
  3. Lewis was one of the Big Six civil rights leaders.... His credentials as far as civil rights isn't a subject of opinion, it's documented fact. On the other hand Lewis is over the top with his "Illegitimate President" talk. At least as PEOTUS Trump is easy to bait, there was no doubt some tweet was on it's way, lol. The thing is Trump could only beat Hillary, and Hillary could only beat Trump. Hillary's 30 years of baggage could never hold up against a strong candidate, and Trump's Populist platform would have fallen to any Dem candidate that campaigned or at least sent someone like the VP candidate to the Rust Belt.
  4. Haven't been around much due to health issues, but these are 2 quotes about the hacking issue that stood out to me: Senator Schumer ~ “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you, So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.” President Obama ~ “I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” We have a Senator saying the Intel Community has no issue with retaliating against a PEOTUS, and presumably a sitting POTUS, and the sitting President intimating that the hacks weren't enough that he would have lost.
  5. That's what happens when you raise a generation or two believing everyone gets a trophy and no one loses.
  6. The EC is laid out in the main body of our Constitution. What it basically says is the States get one Electoral Vote per Congressional Seat, which gives every State a minimum of 3 EC Votes and the votes of the EC are reported to Congress. That's the general outline of the EC. The States can elect the EC how they see fit as long as it is a "Republican" system. So they can have the people vote, or they could even directly appoint their EC reps with no vote by the people of the State. To remove the EC, which is a terrible idea, would require a Constitutional Amendment which would require 2/3 yea in both houses and then 3/4 of the States to ratify. What's funny is the people wanting a popular vote don't seem to realize that they already have one. No one votes for President or against another State. The popular vote is a State vote to elect an EC member and is only counted against votes in that State. The popular vote of the EC is for the President.
  7. At the very least, he directly implied it.
  8. Doesn't Tokyo already have Air vending machines?
  9. Yea that's strange. It's not like we have different servers, etc for different regions so the email shouldn't have been US only. I don't mind the Store adverts since we don't have them in game. The only Store mentions in game I can think of is there is one early deed that gives you Points for the Store, and if you find missions that aren't part of the base game the tool tip also tells you what Issue you need to open it. Other than those you have to go to the menu to get to the Store or you can hot-key it. Here's a copy of the email, pretty much an exact copy of the other notifications. Important notice regarding Funcom forum data breach Inbox x Funcom <newsletters@newsletter.funcom.com> Aug 24 (4 days ago) to me Data Breach on Funcom Forums Having trouble viewing this email? Data Breach on Funcom Forums On August 24th, 2016, we discovered that user data associated with forum accounts on TheSecretWorld.com,AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com andLongestJourney.com have been compromised by a third party. We regret to inform you that the data breach includes e-mail addresses, user names, and encrypted passwords associated with forum accounts on these forums. Even though passwords were encrypted, these can be cracked and should be considered compromised. It is important to note that forum accounts and game accounts are separate and are stored on different servers using different security systems. Game accounts have not been compromised. The breach was possible due to a security fault in the vBulletin forum system. This security fault was corrected on our forums on August 19th, 2016, but we are unable to determine exactly when the data breach occurred prior to the fix. As a temporary security measure, we have reset all passwords for every forum account on TheSecretWorld.com, AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com and LongestJourney.com. The next time you try to log in you will be told your password is incorrect and you will have to reset your password to continue. If you have used your old forum account password on your Funcom game account or any non-Funcom accounts, you should also change your password on those immediately. We take this incident very seriously and will be taking measures to ensure it does not happen again. The bug that made this data breach possible has been corrected, but as a precaution we have taken our forums offline so we can conduct further investigations and ensure there are no more security issues before we bring them online again. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. If you wish to talk to us, please get in touch with our customer service representatives via http://help.funcom.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your attention. Best regards, Funcom
  10. The difference is that FunCom has a history of being fairly honest and open with the playerbase. No double speak or it's what they didn't say that matters. They're very consistent on yes, no, not sure, let me get back to you. IMO, and others, they have earned and deserve the benefit of the doubt. When and if they break that trust, my opinion will change. Obviously they can't tell us everything or every detail but even then the Game Director has come out and said "I can't talk about that because of marketing." or whatever dept is holding up info. Not sure why you didn't get an email, I did, and everyone I play with did. It was sent on the 24th, the same day they found it. It's kind of strange that you got the Retrobag ad on the 26th since it was sent on the 25th.
  11. No. vB released a patch to fix the problem, FunCom deployed the patch, then a few days later they found that they had been compromised before the fix was installed (They said this directly in the post, though they did say corrected rather than patch ). They specifically said they didn't know the exact date the breach occurred. They also told us what data was where, 2 different servers for forums and game. They found out and reported all the info to us the same day,on the forums, social media and by direct email, no need to read it all skewed like it's Turbine.. Yea it seems I continually hear about vB security issues. Since I don't ever deal with that kind of stuff why do so many companies run vB and not something with less problems?
  12. Data Breach on Funcom Forums Published on (2016-08-24) To all Funcom Forum Members, On August 24th, 2016, we discovered that user data associated with forum accounts onTheSecretWorld.com, AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com and LongestJourney.com have been compromised by a third party. We regret to inform you that the data breach includes e-mail addresses, user names, and encrypted passwords associated with forum accounts on these forums. Even though passwords were encrypted, these can be cracked and should be considered compromised. It is important to note that forum accounts and game accounts are separate and are stored on different servers using different security systems. Game accounts have not been compromised. The breach was possible due to a security fault in the vBulletin forum system. This security fault was corrected on our forums on August 19th, 2016, but we are unable to determine exactly when the data breach occurred prior to the fix. As a temporary security measure, we have reset all passwords for every forum account onTheSecretWorld.com, AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com and LongestJourney.com. The next time you try to log in you will be told your password is incorrect and you will have to reset your password to continue. If you have used your old forum account password on your Funcom game account or any non-Funcom accounts, you should also change your password on those immediately. We take this incident very seriously and will be taking measures to ensure it does not happen again. The bug that made this data breach possible has been corrected, but as a precaution we have taken our forums offline so we can conduct further investigations and ensure there are no more security issues before we bring them online again. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. If you wish to talk to us, please get in touch with our customer service representatives via http://help.funcom.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your attention. Best regards, Funcom
  13. thanks Bhoris I'll have to update and log in to check it out soon
  14. Well I know the entire thing has been cleared, no mechanics on last fight yet. I do think the entire thing was done on challenge also though. I heard in the background narration that this was after the Witch King was defeated? Did I miss them showing this in game?
  15. So I see the new Raid has been beaten on Challenge while still on BR, lol. Honestly not surprising I suppose. Apparently they found the money and tech to do housing hooks?