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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC Released
11. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC Released Feb 24, 2015, 15:53 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 14:43:
Creston wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:24:
I'm definitely going to wait for an All-In-One edition, but it's good to see them supporting it with story DLC rather than the usual "Here's anew skin lolz!" shit we get.

the main game was so short, this seems like the epitome of the pre-planned DLC bloat phenomena.. like they planned on making the full game only available through DLC..

so thats disappointing

i mean... the main game is ridiculously short dude

Now I'm going to wait twice as hard for the All-In-One version.

 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC Released
5. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC Released Feb 24, 2015, 13:24 Creston
 
I'm definitely going to wait for an All-In-One edition, but it's good to see them supporting it with story DLC rather than the usual "Here's anew skin lolz!" shit we get.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2015, 10:52 Creston
 
So they delay it for 3 more weeks, supposedly because a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.

And then in the same announcement: "As always, we ask for the GTA PC community’s understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform."


So which is it, Rockstar? Do you need 3 more weeks because you need to polish, or are you not polishing and expecting it to run like crap anyway?

Whatever, I've long since lost interest. I'll pick it up for 5 bucks at the Christmas sale.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
26. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 24, 2015, 10:22 Creston
 
PropheT wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 20:34:
Cronyism in tech is fucking rampant.

Absolutely. I'm sure there are sexist workplaces out there, but that's not specifically a tech issue. Tech / IT's problem is absolutely that it's all just cliques and good luck going anywhere if you aren't one of their suck-up buddies.

It's been that way at basically every IT department I've worked for, and that's been about 15 or so over the past 25 years.

It's not just women that aren't advancing in these places.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2015, 10:12 Creston
 
Harrison Ford speaks TRUTH.
 
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News Comments > SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week
19. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 23, 2015, 22:42 Creston
 
I thought they'd said they weren't going to do a VR headset anymore, and instead were just going to focus on like an API?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 22:34 Creston
 
vacs wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 18:08:
What's all this talk about improving boot times? Are you guys booting like 30 times a day that it matters at all?

I boot my computer once a day and I really couldn't care less whether it takes 20 or 30 seconds to see my desktop because I need 60 seconds to get my coffee ready before I start to work on my PC... Seriously guys, first world problems

In the office, of course, who cares, but at home, THAT MEANS FIVE EXTRA SECONDS OF GAMING TIME!!!

In any case, I did an actual shutdown and boot just to see if it made much difference, and after a full shutdown (by command prompt) it takes windows 8.1 ~6 seconds after UEFI to get to the CTRL ALT DEL prompt versus the 4 it takes from the hybrid shutdown.

Still noticeably faster than Win7. (Yes, I know, who cares, it's just for the sake of the argument.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 17:59 Creston
 
Fantaz wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 16:51:
I might get a job at AMD (graphics)... so excited!!


Sweet! Good luck!
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
45. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 16:17 Creston
 
Shineyguy wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 15:58:
Creston wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:33:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:29:
I'm all for holding companies accountable but there's zero evidence of intentional false advertising here.

I don't think whether it was intentional has anything to do with it, it's still false advertising. And while everyone and sundry keeps going "Who the hell buys a card based on # of ROP?" that's beside the point. If you say your card has 64 ROP, it needs to have 64 ROP, not 56. If you say your card has 2MB of L2 cache, it needs to have 2MB of L2 cache, not 1.75.

Here's the thing though, it wasn't actually ADVERTISED as having those specs. That's just what nVidia was telling the review partners that those were the specs. On the acutal retail packaging none of that is mentioned, only the 4GB of VRAM, which it indeed has.

That's a fair point, but advertised doesn't just refer to actual advertisements, it also refers to stuff on the box. I'll have to check the box when I'm home to see what it says.

Edit: My box actually makes no mention of ROP or L2 cache, so that's a very fair point regarding the fact that they didn't advertise it. I guess it'd come to a judge ruling on whether numbers revealed to reviewers is considered to be advertising (I would say it is, but who knows what a judge will say.)

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 14:53 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 14:07:
Creston wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 11:21:
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I'm pretty sure the shut down is just that, a shut down. I've shut 8.1 down and pulled the power to open the case and mess around a bit inside, then when it comes back on, it boots at the same speed?

Windows 8+ uses a new mode called hybrid shutdown. It's like a partial powerless hibernate. When you force a classic cold start it takes longer to start, though it is still faster than 7 thanks to the more modern UEFI support.

Any day in which you learn something is a good one. Thanks
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
36. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 13:33 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:29:
I'm all for holding companies accountable but there's zero evidence of intentional false advertising here.

I don't think whether it was intentional has anything to do with it, it's still false advertising. And while everyone and sundry keeps going "Who the hell buys a card based on # of ROP?" that's beside the point. If you say your card has 64 ROP, it needs to have 64 ROP, not 56. If you say your card has 2MB of L2 cache, it needs to have 2MB of L2 cache, not 1.75.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 13:11 Creston
 
DG wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 12:45:
Not sure what happens in Win8 but it is possible to suspend and unplug the power because some methods (basically) dump ram onto HDD and all it does on "boot" is put it back into RAM. Obviously your BIOS routines still run but the o/s doesn't load fresh.

That's possible. I'll try it by booting into safe mode, which shouldn't be possible from hibernate, afaik.

Speculating, but the keyboard thing might be a deliberate by MS to prevent USB payloads executing before the OS is fully loaded. a USB stick firmware can pretend to be a keyboard in order to bypass security restrictions. I'm guessing this because my kb started being delayed like yours around the time MS released updates targeting USB autorun exploits.

Hmmm, interesting. I didn't think about that. Makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $73M; Rental Equipment Credits Controversy
117. Re: Star Citizen at $73M; Rental Equipment Credits Controversy Feb 23, 2015, 12:35 Creston
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 01:54:
Easy you just put a little tag in front the ship name [Heirloom] and everybody's good.

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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
28. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 12:33 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 12:23:

You might get a voucher for GTA6 Half Life 3 though!
Fixed

That'll be the world's longest lasting lawsuit then!
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
27. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 12:30 Creston
 
Talked with Amazon and though they didn't offer me a 20% discount (SAD FACE), they did authorize me for a full refund.

I doubt I'll take it, as the card so far destroys everything I throw at it, but it's excellent customer service. If you got one from Amazon and you're annoyed at this issue, you should be able to get a refund.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
24. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 12:15 Creston
 
Xero wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 12:11:
YES! Free gaming voucher for GTA5=60 bucks worth, I'm game for that

I think you're being slightly optimistic as to how fast this class action lawsuit will come to fruition.

You might get a voucher for GTA6 though!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2015, 11:57 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 11:27:
Interesting link in the comment section in relation to that Adria Richards thing:

https://amandablumwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/3/

Apparently, getting offended, not telling anyone, and causing a huge shitstorm on the internet is her MO.

Adria Richards, judging by this article, is truly just a miserable piece of shit out to hurt other people. She didn't give a shit about the guy getting fired because he made a stupid joke to his buddy (Here's a fucking hint Internet, just because you heard a joke DOESN'T MEAN IT WAS FUCKING AIMED AT YOU.) but then when the tables are turned and SHE gets fired, omg, worst thing in the world, and it was the guy's fault. Her "I felt they were going to kill me or rape me" bullshit was just worthy of the world's biggest fucking eyeroll. Yeah, they're going to jump up and rape you RIGHT THERE in the midst of 2000 other white guys, all of whom are just going to stand around and be like "Hahahaha RAPE THAT BITCH!" Rolleyes


As for Lindsay Stone, I found that picture pretty damn offensive (No, you're not just being a douchebag in front of a sign. That sign means something. In essence, you're saying "Fuck everyone who died in military service.") Not everything can be turned into a joke. These are men and women who **died** in service to their country. They deserve respect, not to be turned into a fucking joke on your goddamn facebook page so you can get a few likes from the clowns who like your written diarrhea.

But she didn't deserve to get fired over it, nor have her life tarnished because of it.

Interesting article. The gist of it really is: Don't be on fucking Twitter, and don't post stupid bullshit on your Facebook page.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 11:21 Creston
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:34:
Flo wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:38:
I switched to Win 8 right away due to the faster boot times.
Who cares about a few colored tiles when you get SPEED.

The faster boot times are bullshit.
You aren't really shutting down fully by default... you are hibernating.

?

I'm pretty sure the shut down is just that, a shut down. I've shut 8.1 down and pulled the power to open the case and mess around a bit inside, then when it comes back on, it boots at the same speed?

It took my windows 7 install roughly 9 seconds from the time UEFI was done to boot to the CTRL+ALT+DEL screen, and in Windows 8.1 it's really no more than 4 seconds. (additionally, for whatever reason—my crappy motherboard / drivers most likely—it took another 5 to 10 seconds for Windows 7 to finally take my keyboard input so I could actually put in my pw, whereas in Win8.1 it's immediate.)

I would never recommend anyone upgrade for a 5 second boot difference, but it's definitely noticeable.


A full boot on either OS on an SSD is about the same. 8,8.1 is probably slightly faster, but negligible. Not enough for me to switch.

YMMV. It's possible my Win7 booted slow for some reason (though I got about the same boot times right after a fresh install versus a year down the road). But yeah, I wouldn't upgrade solely for that 5 second less boot time.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
17. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 11:14 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:17:
havent had any trouble at all with my 970 - in fact it absolutely crushes every game i throw at it

but yeh, gimme some free money.. hell yeh

Oh yeah. The card is incredible, but there's no denying that Nvidia flat-out lied about this card. It'd be nice if they have to fork over 50 bucks to all their customers.
 
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