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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
38. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 13:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Slick wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 12:43:
as usual, the knee-jerk bluesnews reactionary brigade is out in force today...

can i assume that NONE of you posting here are microprocessor engineers? no? probably not.
Peh. I used to write and program PLC's for a living back a decade ago, so I've got some idea of where this is going. This is back when Siemens was in their *glorious* phase of trying to tell us that integrated and locked IO module would help us. Never mind that to reprogram it, you'd need to have someone on site who knew what they were doing, or have access to reprogram the PLC, or send someone out to do it for them. Yeah good plan.

Lasted 6 months. Then they went back to replaceable IO modules because of the failure rate, and people switching to Mitsubishi.

You know what the problem is in PC gaming though and 7 year old hardware? Developers. They don't take risks, they'd rather suck at the tit of consoles, and all the rest. But let's be realistic, the PC industry isn't dying. Though I've been hearing that once since before I was in highschool.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 26, 2012, 00:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 17:37:
I don't see any solution that will ever be social-engineering proof. If you have a gatekeeper, and that gatekeeper is human, that security system, no matter what it is, can be compromised.
Keyfob, the only way then is to physically take the device from the person. I don't mean a keygen token like what we're using now, but a unique keyring fob tied to you. We'll probably get there in another 30 years.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 25, 2012, 13:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:04:
The real issue: Using the email as a username. Which is absolutely stupid!
Bingo. A sting of characters works fine to protect us, the problem as you simply point out is tying accounts to an email address. Once someone has that, you're effectively screwed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach All-Time High Nov 20, 2012, 16:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Prez wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 16:18:
How did we go from Britain's oppressive anti-free speech law to greenhouse gases? Hellbinder makes like one post every six months yet he can still with one insane, rambling post completely hijack a thread. Truly a master troll at work. I am in the presence of greatness.
Well to bring it back onto topic, this is the end result of hate crime laws, and political correctness run amok. Especially where there are kangeroo courts like human rights commissions who exist outside the normal legal framework. In Canada we've been stripping our HRC's ability to nail people for speaking their opinion, even if it's offensive.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2012, 13:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Kills new car smell? What? The new car smell is the best part about a new car.  
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
116. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 05:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 05:28:

Apparently the shortcuts are different as alt + x doesn't work. If they even use shortcuts. I just tried it again and I still have no f'ing clue how to close it.

I was tempted to try fist + screen but decided against it Tongue
alt+f4 apparently works, I just tried. I don't really have much time to play around with anything else with the drugs making me doped out so I'll screw around tomorrow and see if there's something else. But alt+f4 does seem to force close any app that's open still including that bloody xbox thingy.

also left corner up or down will let you swing back to whatever your'e working on. dragging in the area where it's playing will also let you make a custom work/tileset.

This will probably help:
100 windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

This comment was edited on Nov 18, 2012, 05:42.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
114. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 05:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 05:14:
Every other evolution of windows I had no issues learning. That told me everything I needed to know. I'm able to accept the idea that I'm simply stuck in my ways. My ways work though.
Really MS could get around this by giving people a list of quick keyboard shortcuts when the installer is first being setup. Though to be honest, I've almost never used them up until 8.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
113. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 05:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
vrok wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 05:12:
Either you need to explain yourself, or you're really confused about what hot corners actually are.
That was supposed to be "without" sort of a joke, but with half a word missing it makes no sense.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
110. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 05:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
vrok wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 05:00:
Hot corners... Worst design for a desktop OS ever.
You know, we survived Win 3.0, 3.1 and all the way up to XP with hot corners.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
108. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 04:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 04:43:
I've been running Win8 since it was released - It certainly seems like the superior OS to Win7 in just about every way (and Win7 was just fine).
It is better, but finding your way around the OS itself is a pain in the ass. But to be honest, it's a bit easier when you're drugged(go tramadol go) up a bit. Maybe because you're not thinking as clearly. Hah.

The UI does make it harder to get around especially after what? Almost 20 years of having a start menu, big change for a lot of people. Hell it took me nearly a month to figure my way around my smart phone.

Oh and superior? Speedwise? Yes. Other misc stuff? Yes. Some of the nitty gritty stuff, even better. Not so grindy at doing maintenance either. Hell, it said I needed to reinstall the language packs for japanese on my machine, but it did it for me. Oh and I said maintenance stuff? Yeah, maintenance stuff is much better than XP, Vista or even 7. I just got a notification that my "I:" drive(logical device 4) had corrupted blocks in it's file structure and needed to be repaired and that I should do a scan now to prevent data loss.

This comment was edited on Nov 18, 2012, 05:08.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
105. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 04:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 03:18:
Want to know whats really grinding my gears with 8? Aero glass is gone. Every other moronic decision they made is fixable with programs except that. What they have instead is bland, boring and flat. It shouldn't bother me as much as it does since its purely visual but every time I look at the screen it just looks wrong. "Leave the option in? Nah, we don't do the "options" thing anymore."

Edit: This makes me feel better
Yep I gotta agree, I like areo. I like it quite a bit, I just finished upgrading my gaming machine to Win8(since I got a copy for free from work). So far, so good. Everything works, including stuff that "isn't supposed to be compatible" like warcraft 3 and WC3TFT. No 3rd party software required.

Still deciding on whether or not I'll use start8 or not, or try working around on this. We've got half a dozen machines at work that have win8 on them now so I need to get used to them, but they're all for development and for people to screw around on. Well as long as the company keeps the KMS server up, I don't really care.

Verno wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 03:46:
I suspect its related to tablets and power consumption though which again brings up the whole point of why do desktop users have to keep making concessions for tablets. I get that tablets are an emerging market but there are billions of PCs and laptops in the world, make that shit an option.
No man you're probably spot on with that. Areo sucks up a good chunk of GPU power, around 10-25% depending. Which makes it stupidly power hungry on tablets and phones. They should have left it as an option, but I expect someone will figure out a way to hack n'slash it in, in a few months that is if someone already hasn't done it. The other side is, it's also detrimental to gaming performance. You know that whole bit with the driver restart? So the driver would be a force-restart instead of a BSOD 99/100 times for the OS. From what I understand one of the reasons why that was done was because of areo and games.

But that's simply a driver issue, and effects both nvidia and ati. If they ever got their heads out of their asses, maybe they could write something that wouldn't crash when you alt-tab and the card ran out of memory while thrashing against the disk.


Oh and anyone looking for a sc2 spectre razer mouse? You can grab one cheaply from ncix's pre-blackfriday sale. linky here for $29(reg. $79)

This comment was edited on Nov 18, 2012, 04:38.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
91. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 02:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ChandlerL wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:05:
So I'm supposed to side with Croteam's chest-beating while they release games on the closed systems of Xbox 360, Apple iOS, and Sony PS3? Seems to me they're talking out of both sides of their mouth.

Yeah but...consoles aren't "closed" according to that mindset, it's DRM and that's okay.

*flying leap of logic into the abyss*
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
85. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 02:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
FloodAnxiety wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 01:36:
Average users never discover those places. Developers want exposure to non-techy folks to grow their market.
Wow. I hope you're joking, cnet, and other places like tucows and softpedia grew because of the non-techy folks. That's their bread and butter, us 'techy folks' have always been on places like sourceforge, github and codeplex.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
69. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 22:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 22:12:
How do these people find us?

It's sure not the cookies. They're dangerous to eat.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
61. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 21:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MS could try and 'forbid' anything they want. And it would work about as well as them flushing their heads in a bucket of water.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 17, 2012, 21:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Charlotte huh? I pay $51/mo for 10/512 at my winter place in Zephyrhills, FL. I pay $42.25@300GB for 25/1 in Ontario, lack of competition is what is going on. Soon as there was competition here in Ontario and the rest of Canada caps started dying, and speeds started going through the roof. It wasn't all that long ago that cable was at a max speed of 3/256 or 5/512 at $50/mo here, with a 60GB cap.  
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
41. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 17, 2012, 19:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dev wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 18:32:
No, it will not be viewed as a failure,
You misunderstand what I describe as a failure, and that will be their app store. The OS itself won't be, the store itself will be. I'll hazard a guess because apple is entrenched, but android is heavily eroding it with the whole "open concept" stuff.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
26. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 17:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 16:53:
]See above. Just because they haven't come under much scrutiny yet that doesn't mean they shouldn't. The EU was in the process of investigating Apple with regards to iTunes' DRM restrictions, unless Apple dropped it altogether.
And yet they haven't, and in turn other companies are emulating said behavior because regulators aren't regulating. Apples DRM restrictions though aren't the same thing as the app store that Apple runs, Google runs, or now that MS runs either. Though there appears to be more competition in terms of apps, and 'who can run what and where'.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
21. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 16:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 15:52:
I'd be incredibly surprised if Microsoft didn't come under regulatory scrutiny, as the requirement to use the Windows Store to distribute WinRT apps is fundamentally anti-competitive. I honestly don't understand why Microsoft thinks it can get away with it.
So, has apple come under regulatory scrutiny yet?
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
12. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 14:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I wonder if they've ever written any apps for which go into apples "walled garden" and if they feel the same way. Or if it's only MS that they have this problem with. Personally I have no problem with certification as long as it's either free, or comes out of the cost of the product sold(3% should be more than enough). But MS seems to be taking the DLsite.com(nsfw) approach which is 40-50%. With friends that publish their games on dlsite, that margin is steep.

Though MS is going to realize that this is a failure, even Google is implementing a check system for their app store. But at least you can sideload without going through them if you want.
 
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