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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 29, 2013, 01:27 jimnms
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 28, 2013, 16:37:
That tool is completely useless if you have many online accounts and want to use them over half a dozen machines unless you fancy copy and pasting passwords (or the entire password database) around.

Lastpass or 1Password are the only real choices you have if you want a secure online vault. As long as your master password is sufficiently impossible to crack (talking 20+ length) the security is as high as it can get. Best of all, if you use an USB based auth method.

Like this one (Lifehacker)

I only have a desktop and a notebook, so using a local password database has worked fine for me. I've used Password Safe for years. I just copy the database to my notebook when I'm about to go out of town. I feel the less places my passwords are stored the better. I wouldn't want to log into an online site using someone else's computer even if I knew the password.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Amazon.com Gold Box Deals May 28, 2013, 12:25 jimnms
 
That's not the Gold Box I was thinking of.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2013, 00:44 jimnms
 
ledhead1969 wrote on May 27, 2013, 12:37:
"Water is the most abundant substance on the planet. If anyone canít get it, its likely because...

You do realize that of all the water on the planet only 3% of it exists as fresh water. Then out of that 3%, only 0.3% of that exists as liquid water on the surface, the rest of it is either underground, or the majority of it (~70%) is ice. And then what water that is available isn't evenly distributed across the planet.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Metaverse
2. Re: Memorial Metaverse May 28, 2013, 00:20 jimnms
 
I'd be all over Amazon Grocery delivery if it were available. I hate going to the grocery store.  
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News Comments > Terraria Content Update Plans
28. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 18:51 jimnms
 
Nice timing. I fired up Terraria the other day because I was bored. Way back when I started out, I was playing with a friend, but he decided he didn't like it after a couple of times playing. I haven't gotten very far in the game. I haven't even beaten the first boss, the Eye of Cthulhu. He showed up one before I quit playing and slaughtered me.

I think I have a crappy world and/or starting position. The corruption is just a bit to the right of where I started, and to my left is a large desert. On the other side of the desert is a castle where I got murdered by something when I entered it. If I go over the castle and continue going left I run into the ocean. I used a water walking potion and ran until it wore off and I don't think there is anything past it.

I have a mixed set of iron and silver armor, and gold tools. When I quit playing I remember I was trying to get to the other side of the corruption because I think I've pretty much mined every ore there is between the corruption and the castle. I have a grappling hook and the jumpy boots, so I thought I could just run and jump my way through it. That didn't work, I fell in a dark hole, I couldn't see and couldn't grab anything with the hook, so I went splat after a long ass fall (a seriously long fall, I think it was 30 seconds before I hit bottom).

The last thing I remember doing was trying to dig my way under the corruption. So when I started it the other day, that's what I did. I played for 4 hours and finally made it. I didn't bring any sunflowers to plant to stop the corruption, so I need to go back to get them. I made a little house, plopped a bed, set my spawn and stopped because I really didn't intend to play that long. This is one of those games where you think you're just going to play for a little while, and you just can't stop once you start.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
7. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers May 23, 2013, 20:20 jimnms
 
Gib007 wrote on May 23, 2013, 17:09:
Running it without a hitch on two overclocked MSI Twin Frozr III GTX 570s in SLI. The process to upgrade drivers need to be (to avoid issues):

1. Ensure "NVIDIA" folder is deleted from drive C: root.
2. Uninstall any overclocking software (e.g. MSI Afterburner).
3. Uninstall current one from Control Panel. Reboot.
4. Uninstall anything left (e.g. HD Audio Driver). Reboot into Safe Mode.
5. Use "Driver Sweeper" to scan for "NVIDIA - Display" and clean everything. Reboot into Normal Mode.
6. Install new drivers. Reboot.
7. Configure drivers to your liking (e.g. enable SLI).
8. Install any programs for overclocking (e.g. MSI Afterburner). Reboot if asked/recommended to do so.
9. Configure overclocking to your liking. Reboot for good measure.

If this is followed each and every time you upgrade drivers, you're guaranteed no problems. I've never even had issues with Beta drivers using this method. If problems are encountered, I suggest you look at either your card(s) or whatever mess Windows is in on your computer.

What is this, the Rube Goldberg method of driver updating? I've never had a problem just installing the new driver, and you don't even have to reboot.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide Going F2P
6. Re: PlanetSide Going F2P May 21, 2013, 11:29 jimnms
 
I installed PS2, but never got to try it. It was something like a 10GB download, which took all damn day. When it was finished, I didn't have the time to try it. It was a few days later when I decided to give it a try, but when I started it up it began downloading another 7GB. I let that download while went and played something else. I got caught up in whatever I was playing, so once again I didn't feel like playing by the time it finished its download. A week or so later I once again had a little time to play some MP. I fired up PS2 and now it starts downloading 8GB, so I uninstalled it.

I didn't download it through Steam, but I don't think that matters. Doesn't it use it's own updater? Does this thing receive that much patching that you end up downloading several GB each week or so?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2013, 23:41 jimnms
 
Fibrocyte wrote on May 19, 2013, 16:54:
Don't Starve is good but... when you die you lose everything and that's very discouraging. I don't think they should change that, but perhaps up the survivability a little. I spent a lot of time exploring the game w/o reading anything online so I died when night came... and I died when sanity got too low and my hallucinations were attacking me... and I died when the hounds first came because that was very unexpected... and I died by freezing once because I thought I had a little more time to reach my campfire at base.

Now that I know most of what will kill me, it's stupid mistakes that end up getting me. For example, I was collecting manure and accidentally clicking a beefalo instead of the manure pile and the entire herd massacred me in 1/2 a nanosecond.

Still, the game is very neat and well done. I've also not touched Adventure mode, yet.

I've having a bit of fun with it. I've watched a few videos of it before, so I had a basic understanding of it going in. I have yet to find any beefalo in my several plays. My last play was probably my longest yet. I was doing pretty good, when I found SPOILER TEXT: a grave yard and started digging up graves. I was finding all kinds of goodies, but by the time I realized this was draining my sanity it was too late. I started a new one today and spawned right near a wormhole. I'd never seen one of these before, so I went in only to get killed by some walking eyeball thing within minutes. I finally decided to take a peek at a wiki. I only looked at the descriptions of the stuff you can build and a few other things, mostly stuff that you already see in the game's description anyway, but I keep starving to death trying to read the tool tips in-game. It seems like finding beefalo is key to setting up sustainable source of food. You can't survive very long on just berries, rabbits, seeds and the occasional turkey.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Steam Trading Card May 18, 2013, 21:24 jimnms
 
I somehow got into the Steam Trading Card beta and have three invites to give away. If you want one, hit me up on Steam.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 17, 2013, 23:16 jimnms
 
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 09:55:
Acleacius wrote on May 17, 2013, 09:52:
Anyone tried this for Steam or is there a better method?
Finally! A method to DELETE files stored in Steam Cloud servers!

Oh wow, never heard of that...gonna bookmark that, if it works...Thanks!

I bookmarked it a while ago, but never got around to trying it. I used to disable it for certain games that had huge save files (Fallout, Skyrim), and I remember an issue at FNV's release where it would overwrite your saves with old files. I finally disabled Steam cloud completely a while ago. I had a problem with one game (I forget which) that I had played before and had saves in the cloud. I started a new game, but every time I quit, it overwrote my new game with the old games. I only play games on my gaming machine anyway.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 16, 2013, 23:15 jimnms
 
TBS and TNT are still around? I thought they went through some name changes.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
15. Re: Game Reviews May 14, 2013, 23:49 jimnms
 
I got the Metro: 2033 free with a video card. I loved it, and was close to pre-ordering this one. Then I looked at my Steam page and saw that I finished it in 17 hours. I looked at the friends view that shows your friends time and notice no one else had more than 17 hours on it either. Even with GMG's 25% off I didn't think it was worth it for a < 20 hour game, so I'll wait for it to hit ~$10.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Vulnerability
14. Re: Bethesda Game Vulnerability May 12, 2013, 13:05 jimnms
 
Since when do you need an exploit to crash a Bethesda game?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Sticking with South Park: The Stick of Truth
9. Re: Ubisoft Sticking with South Park: The Stick of Truth May 3, 2013, 15:19 jimnms
 
I just hope they don't infect it with Uplay.  
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News Comments > Valve Steampipe Conversions
10. Re: Valve Steampipe Conversions May 2, 2013, 23:46 jimnms
 
I haven't played TF2 in a while, but I launched it and let it update this morning. Then I checked each Source game, and there were a couple of others that needed the conversion. Check your steam/steamapps/<USERNAME> directory because after the conversions, it didn't remove the files from there like it said it would. It did copy/install the files to the common directory, but it left several gigs of stuff in the username directory.

I'm almost tempted to delete Steam and only re-install what I'm currently playing. When I install a game I never delete it in case I want to go back and play it again. I've also installed quite a bit that I intended to play, but haven't played at all yet. My Steam directory is almost 400GB, and I'm getting lower on disk space every day. I know I could clean out a couple of hundred gigs elsewhere though when it comes to the point when I really need it.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FEZ
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FEZ May 1, 2013, 21:24 jimnms
 
Bradley wrote on May 1, 2013, 21:08:
I really wanted to play this when I first heard about it. But now that I know how much of a douche the developer is I'm going to have to think about it.

It will probably eventually be on an indie bundle. Just wait and grab it then and give the money to charity instead.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Negative people 36 percent better at responding to emails Apr 29, 2013, 23:42 jimnms
 
I bet negative people get less email too. As a negative American I don't get much personal email anymore, and I feel that is a good thing. I used to get a ton of shitty emails from friends and family forwarding political BS, chain mail, etc. They always send it to dozens of people, and I got fed up with it. I began replying to every one of them by replying to all and making them look like an ass by correcting the BS they were trying to spread. I actually got some positive replies from some of the people that were probably also sick of getting the BS, but too nice to reply.  
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News Comments > XCOM Now The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a TPS Due in August
22. Re: XCOM Now The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a TPS Due in August Apr 26, 2013, 15:20 jimnms
 
Soulburner wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 12:14:
Third person shooter? Back when it was a first person shooter I thought it was very interesting. Now... I don't.

That was pretty much my thoughts when I saw they were switching to 3rd person.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Apr 26, 2013, 02:48 jimnms
 
I played the first CoJ, and enjoyed most of it. I picked up the 2nd one in the bargain bin for $5 a long time ago, but never got around to playing it. It's on one of those ancient round shiny things I think they called a DVD.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
9. Re: Morning Patches Apr 26, 2013, 02:43 jimnms
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 10:51:
The real problem for me is that it doesn't have a main quest or just something that you have to complete. I like to mess around in an universe, but I need to know in the back of my mind that all of it will help in some meaningful way, like in solving the main quest later.

There is a main quest. Unless you pick the fighter ship, you get a message when you start the game telling you to to meet at a space station orbiting a planet somewhere. It's not far from where you start, but when I first played the game I was kind of overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I set the nav computer to the station and tried to go there only to be told it was too far for my jump drive. I assumed I needed to do some odd jobs and upgrade my ship first. After doing some jobs and mining asteroids and selling the stuff, I upgraded my ship, but still couldn't make the jump.

I went to the website and read the guide to understand better. You can make the planet at the start by just making multiple short jumps, or use the nearby jump gate thingy that takes you close. In the forums are some stick posts with info for new players that is full of good info, but also some spoilers.

From what I've done of the quest so far, it's just tutorial stuff like having you mine asteroids, clean solar arrays, deliver cargo, win a race, etc. I got to the combat part and of the quest and am stuck. I believe the game scales the mission's difficulty based on your ship's worth and how much money you have. I'm doing pretty good, as I have upgraded my ship, hired a couple of crew and have a good bit of pocket cash.

I watched a video tutorial of someone going through it, and when they get to the mission I'm on, they only have to deal with two weak enemy ships. For me I get three or four tougher ships, and they kick my ass. I can usually take out two of them, but my ship is not built for fighting, I wanted to explore and trade and and only have good enough weapons to defend myself and keep out of trouble.

I tried dozens of times before quitting. The location is random, and it's always three or four ships. I saved before accepting the contract, so I can reload until I get the one with only three ships. The closest I got was taking out two of them, but I had heavy damage. The location was near a space station, so i was able to retreat to the station and repair my ship. When I went back to where the enemy ships were, the last one had wondered off, and I couldn't finish the mission.

You can hire other ships to help you, and that's probably what I need to do to get through this mission. I've got the money to do it, but I'm such a tightwad. Now I feel like going back and trying again, but this time hiring an extra ship or two to help me out. I haven't played in a few months though, so it might take a few hours to get competent at it again.
 
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