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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > System Shock 2 Community Patch
9. Re: System Shock 2 Community Patch Nov 11, 2014, 13:45 wtf_man
 
JayDeath wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 13:41:
I have this classic sitting in my Steam library and I've never played the game. Maybe now is the time.

Better not. You'll quickly find out how lacking modern games are (game-play-wise).
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 3, 2014, 09:34 wtf_man
 
I find it interesting that everyone said (pre-launch of both consoles) that graphics would be dumbed down to the lowest common denominator and you wouldn't have any advantage with PS4's processing power... then a good chunk of developers have instead decided to dumb down the xbone's resolution to make up for the lack of power.

...and yes... being able to attain native resolution on a display makes a noticeable difference. If you play on an older native 720P TV, your golden with an XBone.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
11. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 2, 2014, 00:27 wtf_man
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 23:32:
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 20:33:
Just don't understand all the incredible revulsion people have for the Xbone.

It shouldn't be difficult to understand. They shipped a weak system on purpose and tried to force people to use their gimmicky camera crap. Then they tried to charge a premium for it. They took a dump on customers with DRM and had to back peddle. Their entire strategy has been a series of missteps and shitty PR. At the same time Sony capitalized on their errors by taking opposition stances to pretty much everything Microsoft did. It should be no surprise that people don't like the system that tried to force unfavorable choices on them.

Microsoft has made some good decisions since then but they have a long way to go with customers before that trust is regained. They spent an entire generation building goodwill and pissed it all away in 3 months. It was a very impressive trainwreck.

QFT
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 31, 2014, 13:57 wtf_man
 
I was sort of interested in the Google-Free Fire phone (rather let Amazon data mine me since my wife and I do use a lot of their services)... but unfortunately it's the AT&T exclusive that kills it for us.

Not that I think Verizon is any better... however, in my case Verizon has much better coverage in our area, especially when we go motorcycle riding in outlying areas... so, yeah... "it's the Network" for me.

So, I'm guessing our next phones will be CyanogenMod versions of Android.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
28. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2014, 17:06 wtf_man
 
...so I'm, guessing they are going back to the old rainbow colored Apple Logo?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2014, 20:07 wtf_man
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 12:34:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 10:45:
PS4 Finally Gets YouTube App

Not real happy with the fact that you have to sign in to PSN just to watch videos. The fricken datamining needs to stop!

Create a second Youtube account specifically for the PS4. Google/Youtube will know it's you if you use the same email address but PSN will only have access to the account you link.

There's no youtube account involved... it's just Sony making you sign in to PSN, and of course they are sharing info with Google... so it's both Sony and Google datamining you at the same time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2014, 10:45 wtf_man
 
PS4 Finally Gets YouTube App

Not real happy with the fact that you have to sign in to PSN just to watch videos. The fricken datamining needs to stop!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2014, 10:41 wtf_man
 
Craigslist ad thing is pretty funny.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 25, 2014, 00:11 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 00:00:
Internet providers to U.S. senator: Here, have some money.

U.S. senator to himself: What was I saying again? I forgot. Time to buy another summer home.

Or...

"Keep your promises like we politicians keep ours... Wink wink nudge nudge knowwhutimean?"
 
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News Comments > NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+
15. Re: NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+ Oct 24, 2014, 09:31 wtf_man
 
Still playing ESO and loving it. The weird thing is that it has lasted longer then GW2 did for me, and it's subscription based. I swore off of subscription based after GW2... I was wrong.  
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News Comments > John Riccitiello New Unity CEO
5. Re: John Riccitiello New Unity CEO Oct 22, 2014, 15:42 wtf_man
 
John secretly didn't really leave EA... you will now need an Origin account in order to use the developer tools and access the asset store, for the Unity engine. Middlefinger  
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News Comments > Metallica to Close BlizzCon
28. Re: Metallica to Close BlizzCon Oct 21, 2014, 20:40 wtf_man
 
With an exception of a few songs (and garage Inc, disc 2), pretty much everything past the black album is utter shit, IMO.... and everything before was gold.

That said, after the WoW gig, I guess they will be playing at weddings and birthday party's next.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 09:54 wtf_man
 
I mostly research and shop online.
A majority of the things I purchase ships for free with Amazon Prime.

Of course, this all depends on the on the type of items and the cost savings.

I just bought an 8x10 shed from Amazon @ 51% off MSRP. Free Shipping with Prime (250 Lbs). It will be here next Monday. I bought as bunch of pavers, and some 2x4's from a local Lowes for the base. I wasn't going to save all that much doing that online, and I definitely needed the items before the shed arrived. I wouldn't exactly classify that as an "impulse buy", but more of a "immediate necessity buy". Also, while my local lowes had some nice sheds, they would have sold this exact one closer to MSRP.

As for "regular non-grocery shopping"... we pretty much do it all online. Most of the time, we can wait for the item to ship. And I don't do well (stress-wise) in crowded stores with long lines and jammed parking lots... especially during the holiday season.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
37. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 15:30 wtf_man
 
...to realistically bump-map Kevin Spacey

Well that visual made me cringe. Thanks, Blue!
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Has 100 Linux Titles
2. Re: GOG.com Has 100 Linux Titles Oct 14, 2014, 09:31 wtf_man
 
Are these native ports? OR just preconfigured Dosbox / Wine emulated?  
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News Comments > DICE: BF4 Launch "Absolutely" Damaged Player Trust
23. Re: DICE: BF4 Launch Oct 8, 2014, 13:26 wtf_man
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:14:
I had zero issues with the BF4 launch.

But maybe that's because I refuse to use Origin and thus never tried to play it. Still, no issues.

Ditto.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
25. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 11:04 wtf_man
 
Wildone wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:37:
AND IT STILL PLAYS LIKE *SHIT*! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL....Elite Dangerous all the way

I only have $20 invested, and if I get my money's worth out of Squadron 42, I'll be satisfied.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
17. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Oct 4, 2014, 22:06 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 19:56:
All I care about.. is something they haven't touched yet at all.. Squadron 42 will be SP.. but what about a stand-alone OFFLINE persistent sandbox?

This Ditto'd 10x.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 2, 2014, 09:51 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 09:33:
Oh yeah, she's a winner...link from the comments in that article:

http://tweetsave.com/leighalexander


Wow, she's effin' nuts!

I didn't understand why her article was such a big deal... but I guess it has more to do with her tweets.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 2, 2014, 09:28 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 23:40:
The OS upgrade isn't the big issue (and MOST enterprises would install fresh anyway.) The big issue is "Do all my old legacy apps still work, and if not, how do I keep them working so Legal doesn't go apeshit because this piece of shit database they bought in 1972 won't work anymore..."

I didn't mean to imply that it would be the only reason. Of course compatibility is a major issue.

However, for some of us that have a large number of machines scattered throughout a large geographical area, some with shit connections that will never see decent speeds... Deployment of a new OS is a very heavy issue.

We just got everything off of XP a couple of months before the End of Life. It was a 2 year ordeal.

Granted... we normally would start with fresh images... but if the upgrade works as smoothly as it did on my test laptop, and everything turns out to be compatible... rolling out an update through WSUS for existing machines, even ones on a shit connection in the middle of the sticks (using BITS), becomes a major plus. Since we replace machines that are 5 years old anyway, all machines would have a fresh image by the end of that rollout. But the major take-away is we could have the upgrade deployment done within months instead of years. (Staggering the rollouts, and re-imaging only problem machines)
 
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