Is SCUM’s business model violating EU law?

Well, lets have a look shall we?

-You buy scum from an online retailer (steam)
-To play multiplayer you need a server, this can only be rented by G-portal exclusively even though the dedicated server part is/was part of the game)
Link to someone who setup his own server as the files needed were part of the purchased product 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFz_JU-SCmc

Essentially, to play part of the game you have to rent something that really isnt required, because you could setup a server yourself, but, the developers have removed the capability to do so due to an exclusive agreement with G-portal. It is rumoured that servers files WILL be released at a later unspecified time. At current time they are not available and there is no release date. They argue, the contract with G-portal prevents them from releasing the server-files.

So, in order to rent a server with 50 player slots (something I could comfortably do on my own hardware if the server-files required were not omitted from later builds.) I would have to dish up 41,64USD. pr. Month. Thats a hefty sum for a game I paid 16 EURs for.. That is roughtly equivalent to the power usage of the underlying physcal hardware.

Have a gander:
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They most likely run in a vmware or xen Hypervisor environment with several virtual software servers running on one physical server. With todays high capacity servers, 10 virtual servers on 1 physical is not unusual. This means, each month this server rakes in 10 times its running costs.

Lets look at EU laws…
https://europa.eu/youreurope/business/selling-in-eu/competition-between-businesses/competition-rules-eu/index_en.htm
EU LAW

Conclusion:
-G-portal has exclusive rights(distribution rights) to hosting the multiplayer part of the game.
-They do so, at an highly inflated price and SCUM devs have removed the players ability to circumvent this. It was possible earlier, it is NOT possible now. This yields G-portal a very definitive advantage as the only ones in the world who can host servers.

Hmm, Its a fairly dubious business model I must admit! I am certain none of the above falls under “Block Exemption Regulations”

So the Hammer falls? What do the readers think?

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SCUM Base building – A glorious waste of time.

It was Friday. Wipe Day. The patch that would bring base building to SCUM.
I invested 18 hours. Chopped wood for well, 16 of them to get enough to build a fence and a door. I then went on to lock the door and called it a night.

Saturday after resting. Logging in finding that I do no longer own the stuff i spent 18 hours on building and I find out some dude with a lockpick was able to completely hijack my entire base turning the 18 hours I spent with joy and expectancy into complete waste of time.

I cannot recommend obtaining SCUM if basebuilding is one of the things you think you enjoy. Because you wont…

SCUM time my friends would ask me?
-To what purpose? is now my answer…

 

When people say dumb shit…

Last year i had a conversation with a girl about milk. I like milk and quaff a liter in no time. She did not like me drinking milk from cows, because well she felt pity for the cows, and furthermore she put it: “You don´t drink milk from a cat do you?”

I was initially puzzled and thought she was joking. Unfortunately She was serious. I replied, maybe its because cats dont lactate so much and it would take too many cats and would be impractical. She didn´t seem to understand that…

At some other point she claimed there to be no sugar in chocolate, because its 85% cocoa… Yeah well… what do you think the remaining 15 % is? MILK and SUGAR

So here is her logic:
-Its ok to torture cows if the milk is used for chocolate and icecream to cure girl-depression
-It is NOT ok to drink milk from cows because they are tortured
-It is not ok to drink milk from cows because you also don’t drink cat milk.
-It is OK to kill cows and make leather boots of them, then wear the leather boots.
-85% cocoa means 100% no sugar.

Magic The Gathering Arena: An anoying imbalanced game!

Rarely have I played a game that could cause so much anger as MTGA.
You get to turn 5, you have a decent amount of creatures and enchantments on the board.  …..No, you don´t, you see, you are playing against blue and it is his turn to attack. He casts his magic card to take all cards back to your hand and wupti.. You are left with a bunch of lands and everything that just was on your table in front of you appart from lands are now in your hands. The opponent attacks. You can´t block.. Mr. Blue just removed all your creatures. You are dead.

Another game. Round 2. Enemy has 6 creatures 4/4 merfolk that cant be  blocked. You are dead. Good fun. Thank you Mr. Blue.

Another game. Someone manages to get a planeswalker on the table. 3 turns later, if you dont manage to get rid of it, you lost.

Another game: your opponen only has deathtouch creatures, you cant attack him. He casts a planeswalker,  you are dead.

Another game: You have the best deck in the world, RNG decides you only get lands the first 6 turns..

Another game: You have the best deck in the world, you have 7 creatures in your hand and RNG spits out only creatures from your library…

No matter how you build your deck, there is always something out there that can beat it. And its just one single card that often tilts the entire game and there is simply NO way to get around loosing the game if that single card ends up on the table.

There is no requirement for alot of brains in this game, everything is decided by RNG and you either hit the jackpot with RNG or not.

I do not recommend this game. All it does is to create anoyances with bullshit hypercards that just plain and simple ruin the fun. Go play hearthstone instead.

“Don´t bring her.” A thought that leads to pondering.

The time and venue was a pub in my hometown. I was there with a friend and we went to have a beer while waiting to go to a third friends birthday BBQ in a park somewhere close. It was sometime in 2015 late summer.

At some point while standing there, my friends phone rang. It was his ex-girlfriend calling for whatever reason. I not being particularly fond of the girl, thought to myself “Don´t bring her (along for the BBQ red.)”

When the phonecall was subsequently over, he hung up, turned and looked at me saying. “I won´t bring her.”

I asked him: “Why do you say that?” puzzled that he responded so precisely to a thought I just had but hadn´t verbalized.

His response was odd. “You just said that I shouldn´t bring her.”

My puzzledness turned to amazement, I started pondering wether or not I had said it out loud, I was certain I did not.

I laid it out as it was, I had the thought but never said it out loud. He told me that it sounded totally like as I had asked him (with mouth moving and sound coming out) not to bring her.

Quite interesting.

Lyver politiet om situationen i Espe?

Lad os se på det 🙂

Hvis man læser denne artikel finder man følgende underlige oplysning:
– Politiaktionen i Espe fandt sted på baggrund af oplysninger om, at den efterlyste bil havde befundet sig i byen. Det har efterfølgende vist sig at være fejlagtige informationer, som er givet på grund af en defekt på bilens antenne, der har påvirket bilens gps-udstyr. Det ligger således nu fast, at køretøjet ikke har befundet sig i Espe.
http://nyheder.tv2.dk/krimi/2018-11-05-vi-har-hele-tiden-vidst-det-var-en-fejl-siger-lokal-i-espe-om-politiaktion

Fakta tjekker man lige, om en GPS (reciever) enhed i en bil udsender et GPS signal, vil man finde et rungende NEJ.. Satelitten sender til modtageren i bilen, ikke omvendt. Derfor kan politiet ikke “modtage fejlagtige GPS data fra recieveren i køretøjet.” GPS satelitten ved ikke engang at den sender til enheden da der ikke er nogen “sessions” forbindelse.

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Konklusionen må derfor være. Politiet fortæller ikke helt precist hvad der er foregået, eller de anvender dette som en teknisk umulig undskyldning for et fuckup… Jeg ved det ikke. Men det lugter lidt gør det ikke? Er der andre systemer i en volvo som sender noget som helst ud af bilen?

Ja, det er der. Det hedder Sensus Connect. Det kræver et aktivt abonnement, samt et simkort. Der er altså tale om et modem der skal kontakte et 3g data netværk såsom TDC´s mobil netværk. Politiet burde vide at de kan triangulere dette modem via mobilmasterne og på den måde finde bilen. Politiets søforklaring er altså stadig ikke specielt overbevisende… lidt mere om triangulation længere nede. Først kigger vi på storebeltsbroen 🙂

Man kan her se hvor simkortet sidder.
http://volvo.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9744/

Lidt mere om triangulation længere nede. Først kigger vi på storebeltsbroen 🙂

Storebeltsbroen har et smart system der scanner alle nummerplader. Derfor, ville det være meget let at finde ud af at volvoen ikke er kørt fra sjælland til fyn. Altså, igen en fail fra politiet?

https://www.storebaelt.dk/oplevdanmark/artikler/nummerpladen-nyt-betalingsmiddel-paa-storebaelt

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Sådan laver man triangulation 🙂

3 Towers at 
 tx1,ty1 
 tx2,ty2 
 tx3,ty3

With signal strengths s1, s2, s3

We calculate the weight of each signal. Essentially a number from 0 to 1 for each tower where the sum of the weights adds up to 1.

Weighted signal w1, w2, w3 where:
 w1 = s1/(s1+s2+s3)
 w2 = s2/(s1+s2+s3)
 w3 = s3/(s1+s2+s3)


User will be at
x: (w1 * tx1 + w2 * tx2+ w3 * tx3)
y: (w1 * ty1 + w2 * ty2+ w3 * ty3)

Source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10329877/how-to-properly-triangulate-gsm-cell-towers-to-get-a-location

A surprising coincidence on a night walk.

Allright, I admit it, my hometown is not particularly big. However, it is big enough to get lost in.

Once in a while though, odd coincidences happen that fall outside of statistical probability.

I had met a girl at some summer vacation homes she moved in next to me while I was on vacation. I had several good conversations with the person.  I had asked her where she lived, she explained she lived in an appartment complex for young people in my hometown. That left me little clue as to where that actually was specificly. She also never gave me an address, well I did not need it so I did not ask about it. One evening when out walking after having returned from vacation, I walked past a house. I found myself remembering an afterparty 17 years ago in that house and replayed the events in my mind.

While thinking about that incident 17 years ago, I stare at the list of inhabitants  but I do not read the names for a good 10 seconds while replaying the afterpart. To my surprise, I was staring directly at the exact same girls door phone.  It was in fact the only place I had stared the entire time witout realizing it..

I found that abit spooky and hurried away pondering this surprise.

To this day, I still cannot explain exactly why I ended up there. It was definitely not intentional. From my perspective, I had walked randomly  picking random directions. I was puzzled. Was this a so called “Synchronicity” and why? The person was not even on my mind when I walked past the house.. needless to say, this incidence changed that. She was now on my mind.. How often do you meet someone on vacation just to randomly stand before their house a week or two later? It has not happened to me before.

Natural remedy for Sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases

Sclerosis is a not well understood auto-immune disease in which the immune system, and I am generalizing, is attacking the myelinsheating around the axons. If we translate this to electical engineering, it is essentially the same as a wire transmitting electricity. This is a simplification. The wire is insulated with rubber normally. This compares to the m.sheath. As the condition of sclerosis breaks down the “rubber insulator”short cuircuits will appear. In a computer this will lead to erroneous output results that the computer itself is not aware of. In humans, it leads to behaviour that is somewhat outside the regular. It can be healed quite easily by self.

I have compiled a list of natural herbs that can help protect the nerves in co-operation with two doctors M.D.

Vitamin D You get this from the Sun amongst others. Investigate “sungazing”

Omega fatty acids  (Flaxseeds/oil, Chiaseeds, Fishoil, Eggs, fish)

Tumericroot extract  (300 mg Tumericroot extract/Curcumin) 1 cap. 3 times daily
Must be taken in conjunction with black pepper or the curcumin cannot absorbed in the stomach lining. You can read more about this in one of my previous posts.(opens in a new window)

Organicly bound magnesium

CBD Oil 20-40%  1 droplet 3 times daily.

-B-Vitamin combination

-Lipids (Coconut oil)

-Thistle tea

-Apply this diet: (Opens in a new window)

-Meditation

Source: Rune B. Lorentzen, MD, Psychiatry et al.

A normal Friday.

So I went to the beach to meditate abit.

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The perfect spot for meditation.

-I walked along the beach and met an elderly nurse who I talked to for a while. She had some grains of wisdom for me. And she was in a place where I could roll a cigarette so I asked if I could join her for a few seconds.

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After a while I found Poseidons reef. I started looking for his trident, but it was nowhere to be found.. Gotta go dive for it I guess.. I was deep sea diving wednesday someplace else, but there were just very odd looking fishes and other interesting stuff. Sadly I could not take pictures as I did not have a cam that could film the little buggers :=) we went diving very very deep.

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I found a boy and his dad fishing for crabs. Fun father/son activity 🙂

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I found a family doing “crab racing” in a wierd contraption.
The crabs would eventually plummet into the sea.

Then I got remided of an bet I made with a girl. She said “It is impossible to grow palmas in Denmark”
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If you ever read this Evija G. I proved you wrong 😉 Remember lauric acid and tumeric extract!

Subsequently I met a few old friends, made new ones and found a marching band playing! Awesome! I almost resisted the temptation of playing along 😉

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Thanks to Mr. T for the last moment toilet rescue 😀 (Just in time delivery)

At this point, the pathfinder arrow started pointing homewards.  “Come home was the message” I met a neighbour at home whom I had not seen a while and had a brief talk.

Eventually it was time to go for night shift activities at CrossBorder E-sport

How I reduced the amount of toxins I inhale. (Fake joints)

I went from
-an additive filled cigarette to a non additive filled cigarette
-a non-additive filled cigarette with less nicotine to rolling my own “fake-joints” with zero additives, organic paper and organic filter tips. They look like this:

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Most cigarettes have additives in them. here are some of their effects.
-They enhance nicotine uptake in the receptors
-They conceal odors in the environment
-They create more addiction.

Read more about the dangers of cigarette additives.: (opens in a new window)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2040350/