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Signed On Apr 5, 2002, 20:41
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2013, 14:38 Steele Johnson
 
I still don't understand why people call Win8 schizophrenic when using keyboard and mouse. I NEVER use the metro based screen that's used for touch screen purposes. My machine boots right to the desktop just like win7. No difference. And all the commands that I need that were once accessed through the dumb start menu (something I've always hated about older windows os versions) can be accessed from the desktop without the start menu. If you can't adjust to new things, don't complain about them. It's your own limitation.

After watching (listening) to the video, I really just walked away thinking that the guys refused (or was too stupid) to learn anything new. He might have had a couple good points, but most of what he said was just ignorant. Going on and saying that no one uses the Windows key was the best part. Well, no one uses the Windows key in the previous os versions is because it wasn't that useful. If he spent the time actually learning what it can do in Windows 8, I think he's be surprised how useful it finally is!! DOH!

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
38. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2013, 17:09 Steele Johnson
 
I love Windows 8. So many improvements over Win7. It's too bad everyone is listening to the naysayers. Here are some of the things I really like:

- Boot time and shutdown time is nearly instantaneous. While your Win7 machine is chugging along loading drivers and allocating resources during boot, I'm already in a game playing.

- Syncing my settings between home machine and work machine. If I make changes on one, I can enable the change on any number of my machines without having to drill through the settings all over again.

- No more 3rd party antivirus. The new Windows Defender is built right in and doesn't bog down your machine (and actually works quite well).

- Factory Reset (i.e Refresh)! If something goes wrong, no need to dig around for installation disks, etc,. Everything is there, hidden away for a clean reset.

- Native ISO support.

- Way better resource management. All my apps that are resource hogs run much faster under Win8. Including a lot of my games.

- The Task Manager is actually useful now.

- Search functionality makes way more sense and is much faster.

- Keyboard shortcuts are so useful. You rarely need the mouse to get around the system and it's actually a faster way to navigate.

- Who needs a start menu when you have a nice small menu that has everything you need? Right-click lower left corner and voila! Everything you need.

- File History. Much better than Windows Backup and Restore. Makes way more sense!

- You can disable the Metro interface if you don't want to use it. I configure to boot right to the desktop.

- Windows To Go. If you want to use Win8 on your friend's slow Win7 machine, just plugin your flash drive and everything is compatible.

- Create your own app groups for easy access. Again, no need for a start menu or a cluttered desktop. All your most used apps are grouped nicely and easy to find.

- Multi-monitor support is MUCH better!

- SkyDrive is seamless and very useful!

- Storage Spaces is quite nice. Pool both internal and network drives to appear as one drive on your system (no more of that tedious drive letter navigation crap).

- Supports a lot more file types natively without having to download 3rd party readers, etc (e.g. PDF reader, etc).

I could go on and on. I thought I'd offer something a little positive over the average negative naysayer who's afraid of change.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 20, 2012, 08:50 Steele Johnson
 
Tablets are just way more convenient than a laptop and specifically a desktop. Desktop pcs are only for people who want the monster size graphics card (pc enthusiast), and most laptops don't have a good touch screen. The best thing MS can do is push their business software as much as possible. Build its office suite and make it really easy to sync those apps with all devices (phone, tablet, laptop). That's really the only way they can catch up to Apple and Google. Otherwise, all consumers will eventually be using iOS or Android. Why buy a pc when you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device? There's just no reason unless you need it for something those platforms don't offer. In this case, business software. So yes, in the end, it's all about the software, not the hardware.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 18, 2012, 19:18 Steele Johnson
 
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 11:53:
Nice little update to the ToS there, Facebook. Being able to sell someone's photos in perpetuity? Sounds classy.

And yet hundreds of millions of people will gladly bend over and take it up the ass, because, well, after all, there's a Like button!

Creston

I love how all the people who have pirated software for years are now complaining that some company is selling their photos. LMFAO!!!!! Now there's karma biting you in the ASS!!
 
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News Comments > HAWKEN Beta Opens
14. Re: HAWKEN Beta Opens Dec 13, 2012, 19:42 Steele Johnson
 
Here we go again. The insatiable gamer trying to sway any hope that a currently unfinished game is destined to fail. Geeze, just by watching youtube vids of the gameplay shows that this game definitely requires skill-based strategy. Looks good to me so far!  
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News Comments > The Secret World Subscriptions Now Optional
24. Re: The Secret World Subscriptions Now Optional Dec 12, 2012, 19:30 Steele Johnson
 
Planetside 2 does this and I ended up buying a 6 month subscription because I tried it and liked it. It's as simple as that. If you make a fun game, it will sell. That has always been the golden rule.  
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
10. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 9, 2012, 15:35 Steele Johnson
 
Bad move. It's the tv that will be the computer in a year or two. He should be working with the tv manufacturers to sign deals to have steam a default app on the tv. Why waste money on a another console type thing? Gabe needs to rethink his plan.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 5, 2012, 23:55 Steele Johnson
 
Hellbinder wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 21:29:
I'm using windows 8 right now. I think its awesome. Its really and updated windows 7 with a new user interface and its faster that greased lighting.

I'm surprised people hate it so much. I like it more and more every day. in fact going back to windows 7 and the older style start menu and controls seems dated and old to me now.

I don't have a single bad thing to say about it.

People always hate new things because they are frightened by change. I'm running win8 and it's the fastest and most stable new version of windows to date. And all of my 50 or so Steam games run perfectly fine on it. In fact, they actually run better than they did on my win7 machine. These articles are created by MS haters and nothing else. And all the morons who complain about the UI are clueless. My machine boots up right to the desktop. No metro ui nothing. And it boots to the desktop in about 6 seconds.
 
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News Comments > Steam Big Picture Mode Launches
24. Re: Steam Big Picture Mode Launches Dec 4, 2012, 00:12 Steele Johnson
 
I've got to hand it to these guys, they're getting ahead of the game. In 2 to 3 years, you won't even need a pc or console, the tv will be poweful enough and they'll already have games in the right format.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 2, 2012, 23:38 Steele Johnson
 
PC sales are down because tablet sales are up. The average user doesn't need a pc anymore. It has nothing to do with Windows 8. The disadvantage microsoft has is that their attempt in releasing a user friendly tablet in the past failed, while Apple and Google succeeded. On the other hand, the direction MS is currently going is actually better than both Apple and Google because one OS runs on any platform (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop), where Apple still has 2 separate operating systems, and Google Chrome OS barely exists. But again, from a marketing standpoint, MS early tablet failure was the nail in their coffin. The best thing that MS can do now is stay business focused (i.e. business software) and embrace cloud technology, and possibly reinvent the TV. But I think Apple will beat them to it. You can expect to see Apple release some type of large screen device in about a year or so, and then everyone will copy them... as usual, and they'll also make consoles obsolete.

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News Comments > Gollop on X-COM Remake
31. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 17:42 Steele Johnson
 
goty for me so far. I've spent more time playing this game than any other. Very addictive!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 16:42 Steele Johnson
 
I'm loving Win8 with my new system. 10 second boot time and even shutting down is almost like turning off a light switch. The resourse management is reasly good and all my games seem to perform really well. I was surprised that all my drivers worked when they did. IMO, this is the best Win OS yet. And who really cares about the tiles? I just go directly to the desk top app when the system launches. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. The Windows key finally makes sense now.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
41. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nov 13, 2012, 13:38 Steele Johnson
 
Darks wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:33:
MajorD wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:27:
Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:09:
Why do something different if each iteration continues to sell millions of copies? People love these games, and if you don't, it's tough sh1t for you. Go complain about WoW clones or something.

I guess there are A LOT of people that just like to keep shelling out money for the same ol' recycled CoD games that have nothing really new and/or creative when it comes right down to it. My Nephew told me the setting of BO2 is in the future, but to me that is kind of like spraying perfume on a turd to mask the smell, even though its obvious it is still a turd.


Okay, first off I donít see any relevance to your answer here. The previous COD took place in the past and in Afghanistan and a completely different war. This game takes place in the future and in LA with our own weapons being used against us.

So how does this game in any way translate to being rehashed? Iím confused about your comments!! And letís set the record straight, this is Black Ops, not Call of Duty. Two complete different games.

That's just ignorance of the game bashing troll, who probably got his ass handed to him when playing a previous version of the game.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
40. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nov 13, 2012, 13:36 Steele Johnson
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:27:
Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:09:
Why do something different if each iteration continues to sell millions of copies? People love these games, and if you don't, it's tough sh1t for you. Go complain about WoW clones or something.

I guess there are A LOT of people that just like to keep shelling out money for the same ol' recycled CoD games that have nothing really new and/or creative when it comes right down to it. My Nephew told me the setting of BO2 is in the future, but to me that is kind of like spraying perfume on a turd to mask the smell, even though its obvious it is still a turd.


Yes, people shell out money for games they are familiar with and enjoy playing, even with slightly new features like gfx upgrade, new gameplay modes, etc, etc. I can think of at least 10 old games I wish I could play right now that were remade and polished to meet today's platform and gameplay standards. So yes, you hit the nail on the head. That's why they keep selling.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 13:31 Steele Johnson
 
This guy did a great job! I think Windows 8 is definitely the right direction for MS. They now have one over on the competition; 1 OS for all platforms. That is generally the only way for MS to pick up the pace and catch up to Apple and Google. I've got Windows 8 installed at work and absolutely love it! Sure, the UI takes a bit to get used to (because it's new), but the underlying management of resources, etc, etc, is so much better than previous versions.

And complaining about a missing button just shows how ignorant you are and how easily confused by new technology. Go back in your cave.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
33. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nov 13, 2012, 13:09 Steele Johnson
 
Why do something different if each iteration continues to sell millions of copies? People love these games, and if you don't, it's tough sh1t for you. Go complain about WoW clones or something.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 27, 2012, 10:50 Steele Johnson
 
I think I'm the only one that likes the new OS. The new resource and memory management alone makes me like it better than 7. I installed it on an SSD, and boot time is like turning on a light switch. I've also downloaded an addon that gives me the start menu. But you know what? I uninstalled it and I'm just using the new interface. Once you get used to it, you realize that on a day-to-day basis, you only use about 20 apps and they're all easily accessed right on the first screen after bootup. So I really don't know what everyone is talking about. It's different, but it's really easy to use.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Next Month
25. Re: PlanetSide 2 Next Month Oct 19, 2012, 15:35 Steele Johnson
 
NicklePop wrote on Oct 19, 2012, 12:47:
I couldn't disagree more with the majority of responses here. I've put in well over 100 hours into the game.

There are absolutely massive battles going on, at LEAST 200 v 200 in a a small area. Now that the Sunderer is essentially an AMS (spawn point) people are parking them right outside bases and the team flows in at a massive rate.

Shooting mechanics are vastly superior to PS1, almost on par with BF3.

Certs are a little dicey yet, and draw too much from BF3. Also the fun little things about PS1 like nanite runs and other support related tasks are missing (thank the 'new' moron gamer).

Squads/outfits/platoons have voice chat in game, very nice.

So in summary, what this game needs is a bit more PS1 meta game and some more interesting and distinctive certs, and will be legendary.

^ this will probably happen.

So ... why they are releasing now? Not sure, but I hope it doesn't hurt the game, because it's going to be fantastic in 6 months.

I agree with this. I'm not sure what you other guys have been playing. Just the other night I was in a massive battle as soon as I logged in and it was incredibly fun! There's so many ways you can help your faction take control... it keeps everything really interesting!

I hope that the people who have never played it and are still on the fence don't base their decision on the naysayers. This game has the potential to be one of the most memorable games in the past 10 years. I do agree about the certs; a minor detail to fix. And I think they can still tweak armor/firepower, but those are the kind of things that always require adjustments out of the gate. Can't wait for this to go live!!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: PC Marketing blah blah Oct 12, 2012, 17:11 Steele Johnson
 
Zanderat1 wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 12:09:
Ya, I need firepower for both my work and my gaming that tablets and phones simply can't deliver. I expect the next generation of gaming consoles will have a trickle down effect of boosting pc hardware needs in order to keep up.

Yeah, but I give it another year or two (given the Intel pipeline), and mobile devices will have more than enough power to do most tasks. Just a matter of time... you'll see.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: PC Marketing blah blah Oct 12, 2012, 17:09 Steele Johnson
 
You don't need a pc for typing. You can currently buy a doc for your iOS or Android phone that has a monitor and a keyboard. So yeah, the pc and Mac are generally not needed anymore for the average consumer (especially with things like MS Office coming to iOS, Android, and WinPhone8).  
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