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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 31, 2015, 23:47 Silicon Avatar
 
If anyone has a blurry device manager in Windows 10 set your screen back to 100% instead of 125%.

There's a visual glitch that makes a few windows like device manager look weird if you use 125% scaling for your desktop.

The option is under "customize your display". Make sure it's 100 for now. I'm sure there'll be a fix later.

Other than that I haven't noticed any trouble with Windows 10 (and yeah it does try to make Edge the default if you do "express install").

I never do express install for anything. My mouse automatically migrates to custom.

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October
10. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October Jul 31, 2015, 10:07 Silicon Avatar
 
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.

I like the idea of quirks. I'm looking forward to that.

The story is something that's not totally grabbing me for some reason.

I still like the game though. I think I'm just mad that I encountered a bug and couldn't get a big quest to resolve right. I decided to wait for the biggest patch, which turned out to be the Director's Cut.

I'll start over when it comes out and give it another go.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2015, 10:05 Silicon Avatar
 
Is there a way to ignore users? Down-vote? Something? If not, it would be a huge improvement.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2015, 09:40 Silicon Avatar
 
Seriously, shut up, AMD. You can talk smack when you can back up your words with performance.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Jul 30, 2015, 19:50 Silicon Avatar
 
The best thing you can do right now is throw money at the EFF.


 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October
1. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October Jul 30, 2015, 19:39 Silicon Avatar
 
Bummer. I thought it'd be here sooner. That's cutting it kind of close to Fallout's release date.

Maybe I can beat it in a month though.

I'm not complaining really. It's a free update for me.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 30, 2015, 14:29 Silicon Avatar
 
Story on how to disable telemetry

There...

I think the telemetry data is only for apps but who knows.

I hope you guys concerned about privacy in your OS are more concerned about what's happening on the web. It is trivial to fingerprint your browser and follow your unique ID all over the place - and that's just to start.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 30, 2015, 11:25 Silicon Avatar
 
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.

I'll probably uninstall Solitaire just because I never play it.

When an OS vendor has network "cloud" syncing services then there is going to be some tracking involved just to get it to work. That's the nature of it.

Sometimes I think about setting up a dual boot Linux system but last time I tried it still couldn't use the Sound Blaster Z card I have. (It's a long story as to why I still have a dedicated sound card.)

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 30, 2015, 10:53 Silicon Avatar
 
There's an entire privacy control panel dedicated to turning off things that you don't want.

It's worth checking out if you run Windows 10.

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 30, 2015, 09:33 Silicon Avatar
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 02:29:
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 20:05:
Oh, so he's going to commit that sociopath to an asylum where he can get the treatment he so desperately needs?

Sociopaths are not crazy. They can also tell right from wrong, they just don't give a shit. If we started committing people without a conscience to mental institutions, we might as well give up the so called 'free market' economy, since that would include pretty much everyone on Wall Street, and the rest of the world's top bankers included...

Not seeing the downside here..

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA and AMD Windows 10 Drivers
7. Re: NVIDIA and AMD Windows 10 Drivers Jul 29, 2015, 21:21 Silicon Avatar
 
Ran Windows 10 update and after waiting a little bit the Nvidia driver installed itself. Total time was less than hour. No problems so far.  
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's Developer Responds to "Hate"
7. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Developer Responds to Jul 29, 2015, 20:25 Silicon Avatar
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 19:47:
bobbyweenus wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 18:56:
It is pretty brutal there have been, what, four total Five Nights games released in a single calendar year?

At the same time, they're a decent price, people love them and you can't hate on the guy for finding success. It's just, in today's gaming world where more people are paying attention to predatory, anti-consumer practices in gaming, this stands out a bit and catches a lot of flak that the bigger companies deserve much more.
And this is exactly what I wanted to say. I'm happy for the developer that he's found so much success, but releasing 4 games in a year certainly warrants raising an eyebrow.

Why?

What business is it of yours?

If people are buying then obviously somebody wants the product and apparently they want more of it.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 29, 2015, 14:28 Silicon Avatar
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 11:05:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 09:53:
I guess I'll upgrade to 10 and see what happens.

I was going to wait but meh. I can fix whatever breaks.

I'm not telling regular users to update until later though.

Wow you really held out!

I'm waiting for all the feedback, there will be plenty.

LOL. Yeah.

Holding out for me this time was not bothering with the beta.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 29, 2015, 09:53 Silicon Avatar
 
I guess I'll upgrade to 10 and see what happens.

I was going to wait but meh. I can fix whatever breaks.

I'm not telling regular users to update until later though.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
26. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 28, 2015, 14:40 Silicon Avatar
 
So much hate. So many hipsters.  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2015, 14:37 Silicon Avatar
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 13:40:
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 12:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 12:14:
They claim the factory maxed out production and can't make anymore. Sounds like a load of BS to me.

Why? Factories actually are limited in how much stuff they can make in any given timeframe. Since I doubt Bethesda built or hired an entire factory to make pipboys, they likely just rented a production run in an existing factory chain, and said production run was probably for something like 10K units. And if said factory doesn't have availability to extend the production run, then you literally cannot have any more plastic stuff made. (Unless you decide to hire another factory to make more, but that'd be pretty damn expensive.)

It's plastic, If it was an iphone I could see an issue. But plastic, no way. If there is a demand, it can be fulfilled, this ain't the 1800's. It was "pretty damn expensive" hiring the first factory, it's normally cheaper or the same amount the second time around. I worked for a company that never had an issue receiving special order, one of a kind, injection molded plastic parts by the thousands, in a timely manner.
Now if they would have said it's a "limited edition" and we are sold out, or "we can't justify another production run" then meh.
But to blame it on manufacturing capacity is a lame excuse.


I've worked with overseas factories and what Bethesda said is how it works.

Those places get jobs in months and months ahead of time and if you need additional capacity the only way to get it is if the factory can move other jobs around yours. Sometimes they can and sometimes they can't.

You can't just get more factories when one is at capacity. They already have jobs to fill too, not to mention creating new dies, etc.

Maybe if you are Samsung you can output on a dime, but not if you are a small fry like Bethesda with a tiny order of 30,000 or whatever.

If you want to blame Bethesda then you can fault them for underestimating demand.

They aren't lying though.

 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2015, 09:54 Silicon Avatar
 
I can guarantee you someone at Bethesda is working on getting a BOS helmet made now. Fallout merch. is here to stay.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Turns Five
5. Re: StarCraft II Turns Five Jul 28, 2015, 00:08 Silicon Avatar
 
I got bored and never finished the campaign.

The few online games I tried just ended in a race to rush the fastest.

Pretty boring IMO.

Diablo 3 wasn't any better. I'm done with Blizzard now.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 27, 2015, 11:14 Silicon Avatar
 
Soo..

I don't get it. If the rap artist is wanted in Illinois, why is he sitting in Beverly Hills not under arrest?

Something is fishy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 27, 2015, 11:09 Silicon Avatar
 
I've been cable free for 3 years now and I feel like I have not missed a thing.

 
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