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1  General Category / Hi. My name is... / Re: Back... on: June 26, 2011, 08:05:40 PM

Always been Witcher.  12
2  General Category / Hi. My name is... / Re: Back... on: June 26, 2011, 04:16:49 AM

Some things never change.

3  General Category / Hi. My name is... / Back... on: June 25, 2011, 07:29:55 PM
The Witcher

Is back...
4  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Delete Account Option on: October 21, 2008, 05:28:49 PM
Well, I'm done here and I plan to destroy all my servers before I go. It would be helpful if there was a delete account option, kinda tiresome to install and execute all that malware before leaving.
5  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Re: " UnUpgrade " on: October 17, 2008, 01:49:10 AM
The biggest problem I have with this has to do with Malware...

You see one of those nice little overload bombs hitting your huge server... and so rapidly downgrade it to newbieness before the malware hits!

6  General Category / HP History / Re: Tho whomever disinfected *.*.13.247 on: October 14, 2008, 09:02:33 AM
The world needs more gas and matches.

Less Dents too.

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(Sowwy couldn't resist)
7  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Re: Botnetting and Mainframing on: October 14, 2008, 08:57:46 AM
first one, botnetting, is proabably already thought of once,
it's simple, more like a question, a prog that 'steals' cpu and memory, (the costs to run the process)
and some bandwidth to communciate with the host,
as is said proabably suggested already, but why was it (probably) rejected?

Actually though this might have been suggested before I don't recall it, at least not in the way I interpret it - let's give it a bit more flesh...

Fact: Programs, particularly v100 + programs suck a significant amount of resources.

Fact: We have a lot of servers out there which can be used fundamentally only in two ways - 1) Install Virii to collect cash. 2) Used as bounces to hide our path through the net/or sniffer nets to find out who has been going through the net (information hubs)

Fact: A young and eager player who gets his hand on high level software is unlikely to have the hardware to run it.

Fact: Today distributed computing is possible - think of things like the SETI project where thousands of computers run part of the program.

So my interpretation on this is to have a means, probably through something like a botnet virus to allow the use of the hardware resources which are laying around unused.

Things to consider:

1) Distributed processes should cost a little more than running local - e.g. 10-20% more or to put it another way, a server with 1000 cpu (lets say there is lots of extra memory) would while running at full capacity only allow 900-800 effective CPU to be contributed to the botnet project.

2) You always need bandwidth for this. Always. One nice way to solve this is to have the botnet virus itself use a certain amount of bandwidth, and be able to manage only a certain amount of "slave" resources (memory and cpu) e.g.

Botnet virus

v 0.1 stats:

2 bps
100 cpu
5000 memory
100 MB

Can effectively "slave":

1000 cpu
50000 memory

all factors scale up linearly with the version of the botnet. (Yeah I know that's not how bots REALLY work - but it would fit into the game environment/balance that way)
8  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Re: newbies on: October 12, 2008, 05:46:26 PM
Not really a "newbie" mission being requested here but rather a tutorial mission to walk you through your first mission.

Only one comment - should be entirely optional if implemented.
9  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Re: Setting a download speed limit. on: October 10, 2008, 03:54:40 PM
Ya, I forgot to say that it only effects the Public download. That was accualy the main reason for this idea.

In that case it does make a lot more sense - it was in fact implicit in your first post but I half missed it - sorry about that.
10  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Re: Setting a download speed limit. on: October 10, 2008, 06:11:24 AM
I love this idea! I could set the download speed on my servers to the minimum (0.1 bps) and then never ever have to worry about anyone trying to steal my software ever again!!!

(hint - anyone spot the problem here?)
11  HP Info Terminal / News & Updates / Re: Passwd breakers UI update on: October 09, 2008, 01:11:58 PM

Ok so what am I going to do now with my scaled collection of Password breakers???? Humbug.
12  Feedback Terminal / Suggestions / Re: How about some more depth? on: October 09, 2008, 10:46:20 AM
You know... I hadn't actually realised just how incredibly bored you guys all are till I read all this.

Have one of these -  drink
13  General Category / HP History / Re: May You All Bear Witness To The Largest Hack In Hacker Project History. on: October 08, 2008, 01:29:42 PM
You are targeting him only because he has big servers?
Or has he in some way wronged SGP?

As someone with moderately sized servers I'm curious about this too.
14  Hacker Project Café / Whatever / Re: Geek required reading/Watching on: October 06, 2008, 07:32:14 AM
eye of the beholder ( i used to play this with pager n pen lol)


Yes Eye of the Beholder... what memories...

(nb: Don't pay much attention to Seb - great that you share this stuff with us)
15  HP Info Terminal / News & Updates / Re: Quick change owned server on: October 06, 2008, 02:58:55 AM

Now this makes my life easier.

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