Company of Heroes Patch 2.600

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Patch 2.600 Overview on the Company of Heroes community site offers up a list of changes coming in the next version of the game, which will also address one of my biggest concerns (check out the review) with Tales of Valor. That is right, a new map for Panzerkrieg mode.

  • Heavy Machine Guns.  We will be introducing a fix to the current delay for an HMG switching windows when in a building and return proper operation for British emplacements and other units that were affected by patch 2.502.
  • Fix the Pak 38 camouflage stacking bonus modifier that increases the gun’s damage beyond the intended effect.
  • Commonly known as the ‘burst fire bug’, we will address an issue that allowed some units to ignore their weapon cooldowns.
  • We are introducing a new map for Panzerkrieg along with a fix for the free defensive infantry bug.  Some balance changes will also be incorporated for the Panzerkrieg tanks.

There are further bug fixes and changes in the patch, such as a reduction to the effectiveness of the T17, but these are the main points.  Please stay tuned for more updates on patch 2.600 including a first look at the new Panzerkrieg map.  We will of course be posting the full patch notes here on the community site once the patch is near release.

Tuesday Wikipedia Trough: United States Military Chocolate

Military chocolate has been a part of standard United States military ration since the original Ration D or D ration bar of 1937. Today, military chocolate is issued to troops as part of basic field rations and sundry packs. Chocolate rations served two purposes: as a morale boost, and as a high-energy, pocket-sized emergency ration. Military chocolate rations are often made in special lots to military specifications for weight, size, and endurance. A majority of chocolate issued to military personnel is produced by the Hershey Company.

When provided as a morale boost or care package, military chocolate is often no different from normal store-bought bars in taste and composition. However, they are frequently packaged or molded differently. The World War II K ration issued in temperate climates sometimes included a bar of Hershey’s commercial-formula sweet chocolate. But instead of being the typical flat thin bar, the K ration chocolate was a thick rectangular bar that was square at each end (in tropical regions, the K ration used Hershey’s Tropical Bar formula).

via United States military chocolate – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Schneier on Security: Software Problems with a Breath Alcohol Detector

After two years of attempting to get the computer based source code for the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C, defense counsel in State v. Chun were successful in obtaining the code, and had it analyzed by Base One Technologies, Inc.

via Schneier on Security: Software Problems with a Breath Alcohol Detector.