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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
134. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 1, 2012, 19:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 14:06:
So, aside from class actions which I think are pretty bullshit, how does everyone feel in general about terms of service changes when the company has hundreds or thousands of dollars of your digital licenses held at gunpoint?

Should they even be able to change it on you at that point?
Not legal here, so it really doesn't affect me at all. So really, it sucks for people that it does. Should they be able to though? Nope. It's a failure of law, because it hasn't caught up with technology.
 
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
64. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 1, 2012, 00:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Warskull wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 00:12:
It is a huge win for corporations because they can basically write lawsuit immunity into all their license agreements. In 20 years times this will seriously fuck everyone over.
Get consumer protection laws then. Canada has them, Europe has them. Kick your state legislators in the chops and get them to write laws to protect you from such things then. If you have to, "copy" laws from other provinces/states to do it. Ontario's is good, so is Quebec's, and so is Denmark and Germany's.
 
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
58. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Jul 31, 2012, 23:56 Mashiki Amiketo
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 23:52:
Wow, way to go Kotaku... http://kotaku.com/5930705/now-valve-is-trying-to-stop-people-suing-them-too
Classy there Kotaku. The only thing missing was some WWII propaganda theme music from Germany.
 
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
44. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Jul 31, 2012, 23:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
One of the few times I'm happy I live in Ontario. These terms are not valid here.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
46. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Jul 31, 2012, 20:04 Mashiki Amiketo
 
deqer wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 19:49:
and to the guy that's saying "release more content at more intervals", just be quiet. Who the fuck wants to play a game that doesn't end? Just release the game once, and stop changing shit.
Yeah WoW, EQ, EVE, etc and so on must be terrible games. I mean...people just keep playing these games, and they never end!
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
21. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Jul 31, 2012, 18:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
So....

Can we have KoTOR3 now?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2012, 17:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
kanniballl wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 14:59:

But 3 films? Really?

The book is great, but it isn't THAT long.

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They could have made LoTR, 6 movies long for all the material they cut from the books. I was sorely disappointed that there was no Tom Bombadil.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2012, 17:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Veterator wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 17:38:
I wait for the day when Amazon or some other big storage/computing site has a catastrophic failure and all that business data is just gone, and all those companies who became completely reliant on it are now completely fucked overnight by something they can do absolutely nothing about. But they saved 10 grand a year for the past 5-10 years and it only put them out of business overnight!
Done: Amazon outage raises serious questions basically discusses the problems with cloud storage and all that jazz. There was another thread on /. too, where a whole pile of companies got left with their asses hanging in the air.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
14. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Jul 31, 2012, 17:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
RailWizard wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 17:30:
EVE is basically FP2 too, you just have to work for it in game. Though to get started you do have to pay.
Or you could just be a filthy stinking pirate, and try to get lucky. There's nothing really stopping you from doing that in game of course, except perhaps everyone else piling on you, and well concord.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2012, 11:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Computerworld article is terrible. Though the two worst offenders in there were the cloud and fortran/cobol sections. Fortran/cobol? Yeah there guys, that's why they're looking for 8-15k new FT/CB programers a year...legacy is still running the world, nearly 40 years later.  
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
18. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 11:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 10:52:
Since when does freedom mean everything is free?
It doesn't. This guy is out to lunch and always has been, Stallman doesn't have a book inside reality. As many people have already figured out. Funny enough he doesn't seem to have a problem with WINE. Umm...k? Doesn't that mean the same thing.
 
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News Comments > Uplay Patched
12. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 30, 2012, 23:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dev wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 22:41:
Snabel wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 21:05:
Class action?
Probably all they'd have to do is put in the TOS no class action
Can't revoke remedies via eula in europe or canada.
 
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News Comments > Uplay Patched
8. Re: nephthys210@gmail.com Jul 30, 2012, 21:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Don't install chrome, install chromium.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 30, 2012, 14:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 06:22:
When there's a virtual monopoly on ISPs, there's no way they'll spend the money to improve the service.
Yeah, talk to the Liberals on that one and their desire to "protect canadian industry" sorry I mean "screw us all in the face" back when they imposed the business ownership rules. At least since I'm on teksavvy, I get the same speeds, 300GB/mo, and pay the same price as I would on rogers. If I blew through that I could get actual unlimited at 28/1 for less than what rogers charges for 28/1 with a 120gb(or is 150GB cap).
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
34. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 30, 2012, 14:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Genesys wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 11:35:
I think SSDs without TRIM support are still an order of magnitude faster than any HDD. So it may wear out a year earlier than if you could use TRIM, but at $70 (and falling) for a 64gb drive, who's counting? It's almost as cheap as a tank of gas.
They sell drives without TRIM support? Hell my 3 year old OCZ vertex supports TRIM.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 30, 2012, 14:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 23:57:
Open GL is far from dead and really could take over this DirectX crap.
OGL is dead in the water right now, there's no mainstream adaption for it. It's available, some companies use it. But right now, until developers get tired of taking the MS DX royalty fees out the ass, that won't change.

My other point, like this one on the drivers stand as well.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 29, 2012, 21:22 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 19:59:
LOL, goggle is showing them something they don't want to see.
Maybe they can show rogers and bell up here in Canada how to do it too. And we can get off 1999 technology.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jul 29, 2012, 21:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 19:27:
Question:
If Linux is saying 'Fuck you!' to Nvidia due to bad drivers, why would I want to go to a brand spanking new OS, with bad driver support?
Linux isn't. Torvalds is throwing his usual hissy fit over it like usual. And it isn't any worse or any better than ATI, so where does that leave linux in the end? Not much of anywhere really. Though it does appear that both nvidia and ati were listening to the complaints over what he had to say.

The real problem with linux, is the support between the driver and the api. Wine does this pretty well, though native support for games would work better, valve does seem to be committed to it. Especially since they're working to port all of their games natively.

bhcompy wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 20:07:
Steam on Linux isn't a hedge against Windows 8. It's the next logical progression from converting their engine to OpenGL for Mac and PS3. Why not add other platforms that support OpenGL and promote cross OS play when you have that capability already?
Chances are they won't have to hedge against windows 8. It'll be dead in the water as an OS, failing worse than vista. And getting developers to play nice back on OGL again is like pulling teeth, because as one of my buddies put it: "It's so fucking political, that even the politicians that run it, aren't sure if their heads are in their assholes, or if their assholes are their heads." It'll happen eventually, since the fiasco of OGL3, the bickering has gotten less, and all that. But until they can get more people back on board from the 1.1/2.0 days, OGL is dead in the water still.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 16:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah they're calling for the same here. We're sitting at 60-80% under normal, I was out talking with a buddy who was doing maintenance on his field pumps. Next year he's going with an underground feeder system, but he's dug a 3rd and 4th pond just incase, as he likes to put it. Better to be paranoid and prepared than not. On the upside, his soy and corn are going to sell very well.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 29, 2012, 16:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 15:44:
Freezer trick works great, whether they like it or not. Got 10 gig of data back for a programmer that way years ago...
That trick works because it's usually a crack in the PCB or a crack in a joint somewhere on the guts inside. And it can still sometimes work on modern ones. Heck even the swap PCB trick will work. But head crashes? Nah. Best advice? Backup, even after the flooding in Asia HDD's are cheap enough you should have at least a few drives to back up important stuff on.

As for the other story: Does it make sense to buy a desktop PC? The answer it of course yes. A laptop still won't cut it for gaming. It's close right now, but the gap will swing back out once the next generation of consoles come out to widen it again. People especially writers seem to forget that consoles have been holding back gaming on the PC for the last decade.
 
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