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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Oct 29, 2014, 11:31 jimnms
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 21:34:
NASA needs to play more KSP.

Perhaps they have been playing too much KSP.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Now Available for Xbox 360 Oct 27, 2014, 14:36 jimnms
 
GTA: SA was removed from Steam. I've seen speculation that it's because of a music licensing thing or to do with a remastered edition coming out.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Oct 23, 2014, 03:36 jimnms
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 21:57:
RAGE, is bethesda finally coming back to reality? This is the first time in at least a year (maybe two years), I've seen one of their DLC going for the same 75% off as the game. Shakefist

That's because Rage doesn't have a GOTY edition.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
23. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 21, 2014, 21:05 jimnms
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:18:
Nooooooo!

Steam on capped broadband = total crap.

I reinstalled x-com enemy unknown the other day, I would've needed a friggin 8 GIGABYTES download to even get started and finish the installation. On a 20 gigs monthly cap its a no go. On GFWL at least the whole game would've been on the disc and no additional download would be necessary.

Holy fuck, how do you live on that? My shitty ISP says I have 250GB a month, but they don't enforce it because I go over it every single month. You know Steam has a built in backup tool? You burn them to DVD or buy some external HD's and backup your games so you don't have to re-download them when you re-install.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 John Wick DLC; Game Free with Movie Ticket
4. Re: PAYDAY 2 John Wick DLC; Game Free with Movie Ticket Oct 21, 2014, 20:17 jimnms
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 19:17:
Does it work if you buy one child ticket lol

What does a movie ticket costs these days? I haven't been to a movie theater in years. I prefer to watch in the comfort of my home, not having to pay an ass load for food and drinks, and best of all not putting up with idiots. I don't mind waiting a few months for a BR/DVD release, especially lately when movies get chopped for theaters and released in uncut/uncensored BR/DVD.

Last time I went to a theater it was $7.50 for an adult ticket, which is what the game is on sale for now anyway. I'm guessing it's gone up since then.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Has 100 Linux Titles
9. Re: GOG.com Has 100 Linux Titles Oct 15, 2014, 07:43 jimnms
 
You could already play any of the Infinity Engine games on Linux with GemRB.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 9, 2014, 04:09 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 21:03:
No chance in hell the FAA will allow this. This thing is just a metric shit ton of lawsuits waiting to happen. Cool concept but it'll never materialize in public.

If you're flying it in uncontrolled airspace (generally below 1200 ft AGL and not withing 5 miles of an airport) and for non-commercial purposes, there's not shit they can do about it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2014, 00:52 jimnms
 
I like my Logitech mice. I've found them to be quite durable. I have a G500 on my machine and still have my old G5 on my old system. I have noticed they are very picky about the surface you use them on. They don't like cloth mouse pads.

I used my G5 on the bare desktop for so long that it polished the desk so smooth that the laser wouldn't track anymore. I then bought a large cloth mouse pad, but after a few months it got jumpy, jittery and skipped. I thought the mouse was going out, so I bought the G500. It was doing the same thing on the mouse pad, so I then bought this hard mouse surface and holy shit what a difference it makes. I never used the weights in the mouse, but I had to load it up after getting that mouse pad because it glides across it like ice and needed the weights to keep me from over doing it. There is such low friction on this mouse pad I also had to tie the mouse cord down because with it just hanging off the back of the desk it would pull the mouse up.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptrap Trailer
2. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptrap Trailer Oct 4, 2014, 04:37 jimnms
 
I saw a video of four people playing coop, all as Claptrap. It didn't make me want to buy the game.

And I see they still have that shitty ass console UI.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 2, 2014, 21:54 jimnms
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 12:15:
Smallest and fastest PDF reader I've ever found.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/free-pdf-reader.html

I ditched Foxit years ago for Sumatra when I noticed Foxit piling on the bloat each release. Now if I could get them to stop emailing me when they release a new version. I must have accidentally given my email once when downloading it. The email just contains a title "New version of Foxit available" or something like that, but there is no body text. It comes from a noreply@something type address, and I can't find an unsubscribe link on their page.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Windows 9? Oct 2, 2014, 21:45 jimnms
 
I'm a bit behind on the news. I've briefly scanned some articles, but have tabs open going back over a week of stuff I want to go back and read. Wasn't it announced a few days ago that Windows 9 might be a free upgrade to Windows 8? Then a few days ago I swear I saw an article about the next version of Windows will be Windows 10 and that they will be skipping Windows 9. Did I dream that or get something mixed up while skimming articles?

I really wish they would bring back the Aero theme. I hate the dull, flat look of things in Windows 8, it reminds me of Windows 3.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 30, 2014, 22:53 jimnms
 
How did you do that? asked someone else. I used my hands, I said. I think its kinda cool they make it so it bends, another said.

Ucrazy
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 19:22 jimnms
 
Creston wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 11:52:
Wow, free upgrade to Windows 9? What happened to Microsoft? It's almost as if they've started caring just a little bit about their customers...

Nothing new, they offered free Windows 7 upgrades to Windows Vista users.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2014, 21:22 jimnms
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:09:
I also always try to buy "Enterprise" class drives whenever possible. Highest tier I can get my hands on, not the budget models, for sure. Data integrity is a pretty damned important aspect of any system, and there's no reason to skimp in that regard.

Didn't read very far into the article did you?
All the drives are "consumer grade" rather than "enterprise" drives, because enterprise drives are more than twice the price. Backblaze says: "Even if there were no warranty, a 15 percent annual failure rate on the consumer 'desktop' drive and a 0 percent failure rate on the 'enterprise' drive, the breakeven would be 10 years, which is longer than we expect to even run the drives for."
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2014, 17:07 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:45:
jimnms wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:01:
I hope I'm not about to jinx myself, but I haven't had a HD failure in a long ass time, with either WD or Seagate. Although, the last Seagate drive I bought was a 400GB drive about 10 years ago, it is still working and in use.

It's all relative. Everyone has a HD horror story, each from a different brand...

Oh I've had my fair share of failures from both brands, it has just been a long time. Thankfully I'm a bit anal about backing important stuff up and I've never lost anything due to a HD failure. I just remember either me or friends having drives dropping left and right back in the mid 90's to early 00's, but in the past 10 or so years, not so much.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
8. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Sep 25, 2014, 17:00 jimnms
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:58:
No. "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware. [Close]"

Thanks, you saved me a bit of time. I was going to try it tonight since I never got around to installing 344.11.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
5. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Sep 25, 2014, 15:09 jimnms
 
C I Systems wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 14:44:
These drivers are for 900 series cards only. They wont even show up for you for anything else.
I bet they'll still work on other cards, the size is about the same size as the 344.11. I've never bothered to select my specific card, I just go with the newest card listed (which is usually selected by default) and download the latest WHQL driver.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2014, 15:01 jimnms
 
I hope I'm not about to jinx myself, but I haven't had a HD failure in a long ass time, with either WD or Seagate. Although, the last Seagate drive I bought was a 400GB drive about 10 years ago, it is still working and in use.

I had a 2TB WD Green give me a scare a couple of years ago. At the time it was the biggest drive I owned. It had been powered on and in use for over 5 years. It was practically full, and I was worried because I had no way to backup the stuff on it if it got worse. It turned out to be just an NTFS file system error, which I was able to fix, but the SMART log showed a few reallocated sectors so I replaced it anyway. After replacing it, I ran the WD diagnostic tools which put the sectors marked bad back in use, then did a full scan and found no errors. I'm still hesitant to use the drive for anything due to it's power on time though.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
1. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Sep 25, 2014, 14:35 jimnms
 
Two WHQL driver releases from NVIDIA within a week?  
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News Comments > Steam Music Leaves Beta
2. Re: Steam Music Leaves Beta Sep 24, 2014, 21:35 jimnms
 
It still lacks essential features like loading playlists you've already created with other music players/managers.  
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