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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 19:18 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 14:04:
While that's true, a country's culture and education level certainly influence how people act. That robot could have been in Japan for decades without someone vandalizing it.

And it could have lasted less than a day if it met with the right person. There is nothing to learn other than if you expect a piece of parts un-manned to make it from coast to coast hitchhiking of all things, chances are it isn't going to make it far and your lucky if you even get to recover any parts.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 12:50 HorrorScope
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 12:19:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 10:18:
Witcher 3 fell off that list. Such an amazing game.

If Steam ever made any effort whatsoever of competitively pricing it, it would sell better. As it stands, a majority of PC players purchased the game elsewhere.

Yes, this is one of those game you are better elsewhere. You can get a DRM Free GoG key for $30'ish, or better known as 1/2 off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 12:43 HorrorScope
 
Julio wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 12:27:
ldonyo wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 11:48:
It is quite hard to see how providing free upgrades to Windows is not consumer-friendly.

The reason for the "free" upgrade is to mine your data and sell it without making it easy to opt out. Not consumer friendly in my books. Whether you like or hate Apple, they've specialized in being idiot proof, which Windows is not.

There are plenty of average consumers who need the type of service Best Buy is providing. I'm not one of them, but the need exists.

Julio correct. I am expecting one of two things here with Win10.

1. We truly are a build it up, tear it down, build it up, tear it down society and Win 10 is in the Build it Up phase.

2. Or people are going to wake up here. It could be great, fast, reliable, Win 8 was to vs Win 7. But man no Start Menu (even though you could download a fix faster than you can take a piss) and all hell broke lose with 8. Reading the stuff one should be doing with 10 to make it ready to use, it is much worse, however I grant you it is faster etc than 8. That said I have plenty of speed and reliability with 7 still, so while improvements, it isn't key improvements for me.

I expect to move to 10, but it is interesting how this BS is getting a pass because when I weight the inets words and what is going on, Win 10 should be the one being put over your lap and getting a massive spanking. But see #1, we are in the positive moon cycle.

I need to wait, I can turn shit off, but does it come back on? Or is there still more hidden shit doing its thing we haven't figured out yet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 12:39 HorrorScope
 
ldonyo wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 11:48:
Julio wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 11:03:
Good on Best Buy, Microsoft isn't exactly making Windows 10 a consumer friendly OS. Apple they are not.
That's a deplorable move by Best Buy and the world is quite grateful that Microsoft is not Apple! It is quite hard to see how providing free upgrades to Windows is not consumer-friendly.

I think it is a fair option for those that fear or don't know how to handle upgrades. The price is reasonable and shouldn't be expected to be done for free by any company.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 12:37 HorrorScope
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 10:04:
CORRECTION: "Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because US CITIZENS Are Terrible"

It crossed Canada and many European countries including Germany without a scratch. US proving once again how barbaric and savage this country really is.

Trump believes an illegal Mexican raped it.

It was bound to happen and it isn't imo right or wrong that it did happen. Robots like drones put fear and threat into people. There are plenty of articles of job loss, what if "AI" scenario's. And well they don't have rights, I'm a big believer if there was a license you could get to hunt humans there would be a surprising number of people who would apply.

We don't expect good results with people hitchhiking, why would we assume better one's with a robot?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 20:51 HorrorScope
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 18:46:
Everyone talking about how they're better than the shriveled pansy-men who don't shoot

Dreaming of some type of civilization breakdown. But reality will be they will die in a bed of old age hanging on to their last breath. This happened recently and from reports I've heard this man wasn't arrested. He's lucky he's not black or he would have been shot.

Hand on gun AND an AK on the other shoulder.

http://i.imgur.com/knFLjw1.jpg
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 20:48 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 20:00:
I want nothing to do with them and their zealotry. Any group of gamers willing to put others on their "kill on sight" list is emotionally unstable in my opinion.

If there is a way to identify backers or closer yet those with high-end ships. I'd like to be on the team that goes after them all the time.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 2, 2015, 14:28 HorrorScope
 
wtf_man too funny. The issue with Win8 was to download and install classic shell, the shit-storm for such an easy fix.

Now everyone is happy joy over win 10 and now we have a dozen other things to do vs 1 in win 8.

1. It does show what a dramatic affect the Start Menu is, it is HUGE!

2. We see why this is given away for free, its a tracking monster. DRM/Tracking advocates must be bouncing off the walls by now.

Then you get to the benefits of it, smaller, faster and the dream of DX12 making a difference someday. The first two to me aren't a big deal, it's not like Win7 is slow and I have plenty of resources. Stability I'm sure for Win7-10 is great. Hopefully DX12 comes through.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 13:48 HorrorScope
 
"I can't quite put my finger on why we stubbornly make this such a dramatic decision around here."

Lol, true.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 2, 2015, 13:47 HorrorScope
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 13:42:
Seems like a good feature for many, but not all. Here's how to turn it off.

How to turn it off

I set mine to only get updates from MS and my local network.

LOL, the 90's called, they want their "You Can't Back Page" back, another strike. lol
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Aug 2, 2015, 13:45 HorrorScope
 
heroin wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 12:42:
How is it that on the Steam page this is listed with a "Mostly Positive" outlook when the majority of reviews are a big thumbs down.

You can see the count:
Positive: 6240
Negative: 2630
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 13:43 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 12:39:
That NYC subway video was amazing. And what never ceases to also amaze is how city workers get paid for not working. Look around the 5:12 mark on that video and you see 7 guys standing around watching 2 guys work. And people wonder why it takes forever and costs a fortune to get anything build in a city. They need to start hiring overseers that just constantly patrol and make sure everyone is actually working. If not dock them or send them home. City work is so inefficient and corrupt it's ridiculous.


Cool vid., how can you tell there aren't over-seers in that shot? Those are probably different trades there, one for this, one for that etc and most importantly it is a 5 second shot, you can't really tell jack. Who knows what they were just doing or what they will do next. It is union work, everyone has their very narrow role, it adds up in head count. Fuck these guys deserve it, just above them there are people making millions trading paper.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 00:34 HorrorScope
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 23:27:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 19:19:
Blue wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 11:25:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 20:52:
Notify if a comment is added to a post you commented on. Keep the shit goin...


Already present.

Anyone, how does this work? Unaware.

Right next to the "Post Comment" button is a checkbox labeled "Email me when this topic is updated." Simple as that.

Sorry, got it. I'm talking about a message system within Blue's, emails being sent is messy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
53. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2015, 19:19 HorrorScope
 
Blue wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 11:25:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 20:52:
Notify if a comment is added to a post you commented on. Keep the shit goin...


Already present.

Anyone, how does this work? Unaware.

For mobile, you need to make it narrow and have adds in that narrowness, the fatter you make the site the smaller the text is and then one is always resizing every page.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2015, 13:50 HorrorScope
 
Blue wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 11:25:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 20:52:
A Like system. Fosters community and easy to do.

At this point I'm looking at changes to the main page, the forums are going to be a whole other sticky wicket. But I'll comment on these suggestions.

Increase URL length limits.

Long URLs break the forum format, so the URL code is to fix that... just that people have a hard time working it.

Notify if a comment is added to a post you commented on. Keep the shit goin...

Already present.

Secondary, embed photo's/movies. Adds spice.

And porn, and more moderation issues. May be a tough bridge to cross.

Otherwise look and feel is good.

Other than that, how did you enjoy the show, Mrs. Lincoln?

Blue yah just suggestions. I go to a lot of forums with pics/vids and porn isn't an issue. It is a strict ban, I have to assume all the posters here get around various places and act according to site rules. To me a lot of pics/vids add whit and humor. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2015, 20:52 HorrorScope
 
A Like system. Fosters community and easy to do.

Increase URL length limits.

Notify if a comment is added to a post you commented on. Keep the shit goin...

Secondary, embed photo's/movies. Adds spice.

Otherwise look and feel is good.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October
4. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October Jul 30, 2015, 21:07 HorrorScope
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 20:09:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 19:39:
Bummer. I thought it'd be here sooner. That's cutting it kind of close to Fallout's release date.

I'm not complaining really. It's a free update for me.

Between the Director's Cut of Wasteland 2 and Fallout 4, I'm much more interested in W2DC. That game was great in spite of being a buggy mess on release day, it'll be amazing(hopefully!) with the added content and other patches.

D:OS EE will be in that time frame as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2015, 12:00 HorrorScope
 
Drones go down a similar but not totally equal path that we are discussing with privacy and win10.

On one side I'd love to have a setup where I have drone, go pro, controller and first person goggles. That looks amazing, simply amazing to pilot.

However if even enough people did it, it would be insane. Then the privacy. Then the safety. So who gets the rights to fly? What will be limits in all aspects? So many questions and the issue is too many will break the laws around them going straight into privacy and safety rules.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2015, 11:56 HorrorScope
 
Tumbler wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 11:18:
I'd heard someone suggest these were not tiny recreational drones, these might have been heavy duty commercial drones that a news station might put up there.

Probably more like a commercial freelance that would sell it to the news stations.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 30, 2015, 11:48 HorrorScope
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 11:25:
I log in to Win10 with a local account and disable anything that looks like it could leak private information. It's pretty up front though. You're not having to dive into the registry to make these changes.

This is assuming there are no additional hidden shenanigans, which I believe we have right to question due to recent history. Or do we have different levels of concern? Gov't being fed data vs Commercial Companies getting data sold to them? Are they different to you? One worst than the other?

Personally I have settled that if my computer is connected to the Internet anything on it and anything I do is considered "doing it in public". I have to assume my actions are being or can be recorded at levels I'll never understand.

I can not like that and I do not like it. But then there are realities, if they can't just call it for what it is I can. The only way to accept it imo is to take my position, that your internet connected pc is public.

Now for the person that hates this to the point they can't live with it. Then imo you have to think a lot more then I do, you have to use another O/S and really question if the PC can really be hooked to the internet and be safe no matter any O/S. Personally I assume that anything connected to the internet is unsafe in terms of one thinking they are totally private.

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