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News Comments > DCS World & L-39 Albatros Betas
3. Re: DCS World & L-39 Albatros Betas Oct 2, 2015, 15:51 Bard
MasaIV wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:32:
There was Shahoh's DCS Mustang Racing earlier this year. I don't know if it's still going on.

The development team was up for days getting the update ready to release to open beta. They had said they wanted it out at the end of September, and did absolutely everything they could to follow through.

The update ran perfectly for me. It is gorgeous and my FPS increased significantly with the update to 1.5. I'm really looking forward to the release of the Nevada map.

DCS World is free, and the modules occasionally go on sale. Definitely worth a try for anyone remotely interested in simulators.

Back in the early days of DCS (flaming cliffs) there were serious issues with effects and also the water rendering.

Can you tell me if say, you are in a location where there is no water anywhere nearby, if the water graphics settings still have an impact upon framerate?
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2015, 18:55 Bard
Saboth wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 20:30:
The good 'ol Red Scare...I mean War on Terror. Great at wasting tax dollars and giving the illusion of safety, even better at hurting the US tech and data industries, one of the few prospering industries left in the country.

The Military Industrial Complex don't see it as wasting tax dollars....
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Free on Origin
19. origin? Sep 16, 2015, 16:42 Bard
yeah no.

steam gives me all the functionality I want, and i'm definitely not interested in having an inferior product duplicating the same functionality.
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Sep 13, 2015, 00:19 Bard
Rupert Murdoch buying all the 'documentary' channels to pedal his propaganda.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 1, 2015, 17:47 Bard
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:22:
Individually we all will have our opinions on what is ok or not with collecting our data.

But take this into big corporate world. They are paranoid over their own people leaking, to think encrypted data of who knows what goes to MS and they are ok to do whatever they want with it. It would be silly if they were so tough on their own employees and then let another company just snoop in to their systems and take whatever and you have to assume this goes straight to the gov't as well.

My company would never agree to such terms if brought directly to them. This is interesting.


I spent weeks patching the heartbleed bug, which wasn't a bug at all but a bloody NSA backdoor.

So sick and tired of the NSA thinking it's perfectly fine to put backdoors into things from their throne of chocolate and jellybeans. Real world is that they can't secure those backdoors, and they will be found.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2015, 09:53 Bard
Cutter wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 16:06:
If it were the Mob this kid was helping he still would have been charged. Conspiracy is a crime plain and simple. And trying to help a terrorist organization makes you one by extension. As far as I'm concerned the little prick got off light.

yeah, let's criminalise TALKING.

you don't seem to realise what you're supporting.
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
15. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2015, 09:51 Bard
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 08:37:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 16:47:
Stories like this just make me so tired. I realize people have been saying the end of the world is coming for hundreds if not thousands of years -- but reading stories make me wonder if we can survive the next few decades. Assuming we survive until then, I'd love to take a history class on the first half of this century a couple of hundred years from now.

If you want to learn about history, don't bother taking a class, unless you like biased, propaganda ridden trash.

Indeed - people who watch "History" channel for their knowledge should realise they aren't getting history, but propaganda of the channel's owners, who are zionists, who want to justify the theft of Palestinian land and the ethnic cleansing they are performing.
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
17. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 30, 2015, 12:13 Bard
WaltC wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 11:22:
jimnms wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 22:03:
Krowen wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 16:52:
You need parental features (specifically Family Safety) enabled on the associated Microsoft account and a family account on the OS, it's not like this happens by accident unless you don't read what you're clicking.

Most people don't bother to read anymore. They've been conditioned over to just scroll to the bottom and hit OK.

Really? They seem able to read every sensational, half-true, exaggerated article on the Internet, though, don't they?...:) But you have a point in that most people simply don't know when they're being suckered with click bait. *cough*

"I read it on the Internet so I know it has to be true!"...

IT security professionals know that these 'features' are simply more hooks for surveillance, which will be used on everyone.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 25, 2015, 10:55 Bard
.. and windows 10 basically puts the surveillance right onto your computer.

things are getting BAD.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2015, 18:31 Bard
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 10:43:
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 10:29:
Who the hell would work in such an Orwellian environment? Are you an employee or property?

And privacy is a thing, Just because I leave my door open or the windows unblinded that's not an invitation for anyone to walk in or start looking through the windows in earnest. The reason we need privacy laws is precisely because some people don't understand that it's a thing and need to be made to understand that.

I completely agree with you.

I have to think that some of these articles are part of a broad "re-education" process. People don't seem to realize how we, like computers, are constantly being reprogrammed to think a certain way.

Indeed we are.

15 years ago cross site cookies were a big issue, now we're being completely fucked over, and completely under surveillance, for no other reason than to be sources of income for others, or in the worst case - to have whistleblowers, journalists and activists imprisoned or worse (R.I.P. Michael Hastings).

This is about a full surveillance system to allow the power elite who are increasingly having their criminal activities exposed to hunt down those who expose them.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2015, 18:25 Bard
"You will not be able to keep a track on us, like we can keep a track on you" - Corrupt Politician.

It's becoming more and more obvious we're being screwed over day by day.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 24, 2015, 16:20 Bard
Alienware - where Dell won't update your video card drivers after 12 months, leaving you screwed as they won't work with the chipset reference drivers.

Yeah, I've had two alienware laptops - and have manually hacked together drivers from the chipset references to get things mostly working - but for 99.999% of people they're simply screwed.
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Delayed
1. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Delayed Aug 18, 2015, 17:18 Bard
.. more recruiting computer games.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 11, 2015, 12:16 Bard
Pigeon wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 08:57:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 21:36:
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 20:47:
“They say SOPA, and hope the peasants cringe,” the filmmaker adds. “Thus, the EFF invests tremendous energy in this strategy, breathlessly warning us about the inevitable doom that will surely follow if, heaven-forbid, the rule of law might apply to trade across our precious tubes.”

So this David Newhoff guy thinks we're peasants. That's nice.

All that being said, make your shit available somewhere for a reasonable price, and this issue would be largely mitigated.

But it's easier to claim the theoretical loss of hundreds of millions due to piracy than it is to develop an effect marketing solution and risk finding out your product isn't nearly as desirable as you'd like to think. Case in point, Pixels would be an unmitigated success if only those filthy pirates wouldn't confuse the consumer by putting the word pixel all over the internet.

Greedy bastards.
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
2. Re: Saturday Previews Aug 8, 2015, 12:46 Bard
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 12:26:
The writers at Ars must be smokin' the crack! X-Wings and TIE fighters have the same maneuvering and weapons? Missiles are on a 10 second cooldown (with infinite respawn)? Maneuvers (like "180 loops," i.e., an Immelman or S-Loop) are also on a cooldown timer? And this is "damn close" to X-Wing?!?!?

I really hate these bought-and-paid-for games "journalists"...

EA has a lot of power when it comes to um... advertising.

I like the look of eve valkyrie far more.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 6, 2015, 11:53 Bard
yeah - so how can we stop private industry location tracking anyway?

The only person who needs to know where you are is you and the apps you use.

There's no reason your apps can't query online databases to provide the data necessary from third parties for their applications - without that third party recording either the request past the period where that request is served, or provide that data to anyone else.

We need a universal bill of digital rights to prevent private industry doing what our governments cannot legally do - because there is no functional need to keep and store that data, because it cannot be secured, and because our governments have PROVEN themselves not above illegal activity to steal that data from private corporations for their intelligence services.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2015, 17:58 Bard
The UK is really pushing copyright protection, and then claiming the government has copyright on materials whistleblowers bring out and using that as a mechanism to harass and terrorise those who already have blown the whistle and chill those who are afraid to do so.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 5, 2015, 17:48 Bard
Maybe they should have called the robot 'Freedom'.

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced
9. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced Aug 5, 2015, 11:35 Bard
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 10:12:
Is this where they finally make it fun or nah?

I have a lot of fun in this, but I am playing multiplayer with friends.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
32. I had privacy once... Aug 4, 2015, 18:11 Bard
...and what our governments weren't able to do legally, private companies started doing. that the infrastructure is there to put us ALL under surveillance (you love your government++ don't you?) courtesy of private enterprise.

...we have no need to create laws to protect our privacy

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