DotA WTF

dota With the release of DotA v6.36b, a new game mode has been added that, frankly, scares me a bit. This mode is enabled by the blue player typing: -wtf …at which point all hell breaks loose.

-Wtf mode removes mana costs and cooldowns of all spells and abilities. Crazy. I’ve tested this mode out once with Prophet and happily walked up the field creating stream after stream of treants (units the Prophet can control) and zerged my opponent’s base.

The mode is fun, overpowered and hugely imbalanced…but oh its bound to be a sweet, deadly game. Definately worthy of one -wtf mode game a night when my friends and I get together to play on Thursdays.

Google’s Private Internet? WTF Dale’s Back?

I stumbled upon an article on Slashdot that points at Times Online UK. Times Online UK seems to be claiming that:

Google is working on a project to create its own global internet protocol (IP) network, a private alternative to the internet controlled by the search giant, according to sources who are in commercial negotiation with the company.

This sounds like my ‘ole Mennonite friend’s plan of attack. Perhaps he’s gained a foothold in the search giant’s upper echelons with his revolutionary idea that he mentioned to me a couple of months back.

I also am planning, too, to start up a whole new internet as well.

[…]I suppose that you are referring as to “how” all this can and/or could come about – from a technical point of view? Well despite the fact that I do a lot of stuff online, yet in certain aspects, I am still in the dark as to some of the technical aspects in how the net actually functions … but I do know this, that it is a whole bunch of computers all “linked” together, with people using their own computers, seeking information, of which is stored in these “linked” computers. And so, because the “root” of the system will, and can only always be the same, for no matter which internet “concept or idea” comes along, it will all function the same, right. And so, such is the same with my idea, … it will “piggy back” the root system as the “mainstream” internet does. In fact, it will actually piggy back the main internet (or domain system), through “sub” domains. Now obviously anyone who has done a certain amount of internet stuff will know that this system has already been used for a long time already, but it’s in my “philosophical” and “attitude” approach that hopefully will set my “sub” domain “principle” apart from the rest.

Eepah.