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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2015, 15:22 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 14:10:
Julio wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 13:25:
4K and 8K are DOA as well. I mean, there's still DVDs being sold...

4K is inevitable, and I assume 8K is as well, even though neither represents huge leaps in visual quality from a viewer standpoint. I can barely see the pixels now on 1080P. 4K looks nice when you're 2 feet from the screen, but no one watches TV that way.

Inevitable to manufactured? Yes
Inevitable to be accepted mainstream? I doubt it. At least nowhere in the near future.

From my personal perspective:
1. 1080p is good enough (like you said)
2. I have no desire to pound my Internet connection with 4k Streams, nor to pay more for a fatter pipe.
3. What movies I do own, I have no desire to re-purchase in 4k format.

I would guess that most folks feel that way, just like most folks couldn't care less about 3D TV.

If 25Mbps becomes the new bottom end package for $20 a month, and 4k Digital versions are available to store on your Home NAS... I might reconsider... but until then... no way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 28, 2015, 10:16 wtf_man
 
YouTube ditches Flash for HTML5 video by default.

Didn't work for me. I had to disable flash for it to fall back to HTML5... and I still get a brief error on the video windows as it falls back. (OSX Firefox)

That said... I can't wait for the day I don't have run / constantly update Flash.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 15:27 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 11:17:
You know, I never even thought about that. Isn't Server more performance hungry, though?

Actually it's less performance hungry, since it loads less by default.

But yes, you could load server roles that would be performance hungry. Since you wouldn't be using it as a server... then there is nothing to worry about.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 11:19 wtf_man
 
True, however I'd just use one of my Technet keys, which I realize that not everyone has.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 10:01 wtf_man
 
Hands-on With Windows 10ís Preview Build 9926...

I've been playing with Windows Server(10) and may go that route for my next OS, in a Workstation capacity.

~ There's no Metro Tiles or Apps. (So Far)
~ There's no Bing Search (IE is locked down as usual... probably would install FF anyway)
~ There's no Stupid Cortana
~ There's no Sky Drive Cloud shit
~ There's no trying to force people to logon with a live account out of the box.

Seeing how some folks have used 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 successfully for their gaming rigs... I don't see why the new Server OS wouldn't work.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
65. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 22, 2015, 10:20 wtf_man
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 08:16:
Julio wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 06:25:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 01:11:
Julio wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 17:25:
They'll pry Windows 7 from my cold dead hands. This "offer" just shows that Windows 10 is going to be crap. Microsoft has no confidence in it.

It could be purely financial: the cost of giving it away free and not having to support Win 7, 8, & 8.1 anymore is cheaper than having to support all of those and Win 10 well into the future.

Well it would definitely work for Win 8, I can't see anyone keeping that over Win 10. But given the news that Win 10 is going to include a lot of spyware/cloud type applications...who knows.
If you are paranoid about spyware and stuff I think Win10 is the least of your worries.

It's not paranoia. It's not wanting to "become the product". I'm getting sick and fucking tired of all the data-mining / selling my info without my permission (or not given a choice).

I want the option to pay for a product without becoming the product.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
51. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 20:52 wtf_man
 
Wow... the phone home crap is just getting ridiculous. I don't want One Drive storing / synching my shit, nor "Bing search" on everything embedded in Windows, nor Cortana telling MS everything I'm doing.

Better be an easy way to SHUT all of these so called *SERVICES* off!
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft on Watch Dogs 2 Expectations
4. Re: Ubisoft on Watch Dogs 2 Expectations Jan 16, 2015, 10:01 wtf_man
 
Did they ever fix the driving with a keyboard / Mouse?  
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
7. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 09:50 wtf_man
 
...but we know that we have fans and gamers that also play on PC and phone

PC != Phone

I would think they would have gotten that through their thick skulls after Windows 8 / 8.1 Metro failures.

DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE SAME SENTENCE FOR GAMING! Furious2
 
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News Comments > WildStar Changes Planned
11. Re: WildStar Changes Planned Jan 15, 2015, 15:28 wtf_man
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 13:33:
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 12:47:
Yeah. I think Vanguard suffered from some of the same problems. Well, it suffered from a lot more problems, but still...

People may talk about the "good ol' days of MMORPGs" where you spent 3 days camping a rare mob spawn who dropped the 12th component for a 35 component chain quest that awarded you with some new +10 sword...

They might talk to their guild mates about how epic it was to lead a raid of 40 morons though Molten Core week after week sometimes not downing a single boss or just farming trash to get fire resistance up in order to even have a chance...

People talk about that a lot. Do they ever want to do that shit again? HELL NO. No one does. We did it because that was the only option at the time in a very limited market and most of us were in college. This generation of college gamer doesn't have to grind reputation for weeks on end to see the next big thing in their video game because they have options and can always just go play something else that doesn't suck away their will to live.

Making a MMORPG designed for predated notions of what a HARDCORE MMORPG player is was doomed to fail from the beginning because that player only existed because they had no other options. Playing EQ was suffering, but it was that or UO. There was no Hardcore or Casual. Just pain.

Good to see them realize that.

Yeah there is definitely a lot rose colored glasses going on when people talk about the good ole days of MMOs...

...or they completely have Blinders on
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway
6. Re: Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway Jan 13, 2015, 09:36 wtf_man
 
I'll probably get it since I loved that game... even though I still think the Broken Age debacle makes Tim undeserving of my money.  
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News Comments > Universal Combat Advanced Announced
7. Re: Universal Combat Advanced Announced Jan 13, 2015, 09:32 wtf_man
 
Wonder if anyone plays that Alagaminom (or whatever) MMO that he stole/inheritied (depending on whom you believe) from that other freak David Allen.

Talk about double damnation for a game! LOL
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 10:13 wtf_man
 
I wouldn't be too ecstatic yet... the assholes in Washington (both parties) are trying to come up with a bill to head off Title II.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $69M
27. Re: Star Citizen at $69M Jan 8, 2015, 15:26 wtf_man
 
Julio wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 11:53:
wtf_man wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:05:
I don't get how they keep raking in the cash.

Pay-to-win. It's pretty lucrative.

If the game actually existed, I'd agree. Heck... I might even buy some ships if I like the game enough. (But I doubt it)

But other than initial backing... I don't get why folks would dump tons of money into something that doesn't exist yet.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $69M
2. Re: Star Citizen at $69M Jan 8, 2015, 10:05 wtf_man
 
I don't get how they keep raking in the cash. Yeah, I put in $25 for Squadron 42 a long long time ago, but I haven't bought one extra thing.

I mean... didn't anyone see Wing Commander? (the movie)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2015, 16:29 wtf_man
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 12:31:
And what makes anyone think it'll change anything? Short of slashing their absurd budget nothing else will make them stop.

Not even that would work. They'd just be resurrected under some other existing secret agency (CIA?,HLS?,ONI?), or a totally new one... and keep doing the same "surveillance without warrants" thing. Probably some of these other agencies already do that as well.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight
28. Re: Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight Dec 30, 2014, 13:53 wtf_man
 
Since I play games mostly for the immersion... this one is a bit over the top for my tastes, so I wouldn't buy it.

That said... the weird thing is a Death Race 2000 / Carmageddon game doesn't affect me the same way. It must be the cheesy humor from the old movie that makes it feel different... which makes it more fantasy-like than realistic sadism.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 25, 2014, 12:50 wtf_man
 
10 is what 8 and 8.1 should have been, desktop interface-wise.

But if MS goes subscription on the OS, and/or everything is phoning home to Bing... they can fschk off, as far as I'm concerned and I'll stick with 7.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 23, 2014, 13:38 wtf_man
 
Pee-Wee's Big Monkey Spankin' Adventure!

Coming to an adult theater near you! (Or maybe just Florida)



For those of you too young to know what I'm referring to:
Wack Job Pee Wee

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 11:48 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 11:35:
They may have nukes (this has never been verified, afaik), but they have no delivery methods. The last time they tried to launch a long range delivery missile, the thing basically just shot straight back into the ground.

So for now, all they can do is hand deliver these nukes to... I dunno, China, I guess?

India and Pakistan have nukes, and when they say crazy shit everyone just goes "Oh, those crazy Indians/Pakistanis."


But oh no, the hybrid mongoloid that runs North Korea says something and the entire world is in panic. Seriously, fuck those guys. We haven't given two fucks about North Korea in fifty years, and now that we've tried to open a dialogue with them suddenly we have to be afraid? How about we go back to just ignoring the fuck out of them?

They are also protected by China. While it wouldn't be in China's best interest to nuke us... they could always call in an 18? Trillion dollar debt and wipe us out financially. Granted, they probably wouldn't do that either because it would destabilize the whole world (way more than the housing bubble did)... but they could bleed us enough, if they wanted to, financially.

Thank the assholes that keep printing money up, in Washington for that. (Both fuckin parties).
 
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