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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > GOG.com's Windows 10 Support
3. Re: GOG.com's Windows 10 Support Jul 8, 2015, 13:22 Verno
 
I swear, Win10 is the biggest honeypot in the history of technology. That shit is going to rape control and privacy from the user once and for all. >:(

There is a lot of telemetrics but that's just the preview edition, every beta always has that stuff turned on. You can disable the retarded cortana and other web search shit inside of the default UI, no registry editing or etc necessary. You don't need to sign in with a Microsoft account either, just make a local one. Beyond that it's just Windows as usual, what's the problem?

My biggest beef with Windows 10 is that they shrunk the taskbar icons down to 32px from 52px, they look retarded now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2015, 12:16 Verno
 
What the hell? That's an awesome video and clearly a skilled wingsuit user, but surely there are mountains somewhere just littered with the bodies of less talented wingsuiters? That's just a crazy hobby.

Looks fun of course, but also stupidly dangerous.

BASE shit is not exactly a safe hobby, something like 200+ fatalities in the past 10 years alone which is a lot considering how small the community is. I'm a mountaineer and I won't touch that shit.

Giant Robot Duel?! There's no way we're beating Japan at giant robots.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 8, 2015, 10:11 Verno
 
Yeah that's pretty fucking stupid, throwing away all of that brand recognition for the sake of nothing.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated]
140. Re: Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated] Jul 8, 2015, 09:38 Verno
 
You've gone cuckoo IB.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
31. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 16:09 Verno
 
Xero wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 15:58:
What's with all the hate? This looks pretty damn cool.

There is plenty of potential.

Leftovers from when they weren't showing much, takes awhile for the bandwagon to turn around with its wide right turns

I was pretty skeptical before but it looks genuinely cool now and I'm ready to check it out.
 
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News Comments > Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week
24. Re: Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week Jul 7, 2015, 16:08 Verno
 
The mutagen crafting bug was fixed in the last patch. The bug where your mutagen bonuses disappear after reloading a save is still kicking and might be slated for fixes in this patch, not sure though. It's not exactly game breaking but it is pretty annoying when it happens.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 7, 2015, 15:42 Verno
 
Yep and Groove is actually some shitty old enterprise software they had too.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
25. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 14:46 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 14:07:
Yeah, it's like a colorful more whimsical Elite in some respects, but with planetary landings and exploration.

It's good to be skeptical, but this is kind of the holy grail of space games: complete freedom to go wherever you want, do whatever you want without any artificial restrictions or arbitrary invisible walls. I think it looks pretty awesome, and am looking forward to playing this. With open world games like this, I tend to play 40 or 50 hours, then put it down and come back a year later and play another 40 or 50 hours. I expect this game will be the same for me.

Yep exactly. You need some imagination for a game like this and the trick is also not trying to make it the only game you play for 6 months or something silly. As long as they have enough templates to keep things interesting I'm happy.
 
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Hardware > Cut the cord media setups
5. No subject Jul 7, 2015, 14:39 Verno
 
I converted over from Sickbeard to Sonarr last year (also from sabnzbd to nzbget), it has failed download handling support which is really nice due to prevalence of DMCAs now and also can do torrents/etc. Can't get into more detail without violating site policy on piracy/etc. It's pretty swank. Only real problem is the mono requirement if your NAS/server is running *nix.

Only problem is buying new harddrives all the time

Yeah for sure. I have a rule now, if you aren't going to watch it ever again then we don't need it. I thought no way a household of 3 could fill 12TB but I had to clear space already. All of those silly reality shows for the woman!
 
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Hardware > Cut the cord media setups
2. No subject Jul 7, 2015, 12:45 Verno
 
I switched from Plex to Emby, the latter is totally open source and has better management features. The lifetime "donater" license is also less ridiculous than Plex ($70 vs $150). It's got apps for all of the usual devices and supports transcoding and direct play. The library/metadata management is especially robust and I love the control features to prevent kids from accessing adult media. It also has a lot of features for free that otherwise cost money from Plex.

The clients are all FireTVs, most of them run Kodi with the Emby Addon. We chose FireTVs for the ability to run all of the streaming apps and Kodi/emulators. It ties the Emby database directly into Kodi (it writes to the Kodi SQL database) which means all of the watched tags/etc get preserved which is nice. It's all controlled with Logitech Harmony remotes.

I have various streaming sports packages for taking care of my football/etc needs. We don't bother with OTA stuff anymore since we use Usenet. My system is entirely automated, you just feed it what you want then it gets grabbed, renamed and sorted. It's the ad free, on demand setup that I wanted from TV but could never get until now.

We also have the various consoles/etc, not really worth mentioning those. I'll take some pics of our setup later, lord knows I spent enough time and money on it. Just the basement alone took me a month last summer.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 7, 2015, 10:12 Verno
 
Confusing branding from Microsoft? No way!

Windows Live MSN Hotmail Live.com OneView Outlook Live Xbox Live.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
1. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 10:10 Verno
 
Finally! That's what I needed to see. It almost feels like they were shooting for an Elite feel to some aspects. I don't expect a big guided experience, just the exploration and upgrading aspects alone will keep me occupied for awhile.  
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News Comments > Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week
20. Re: Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week Jul 7, 2015, 08:40 Verno
 
About time, the UI and inventory stuff was definitely the low point of this game.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 6, 2015, 12:52 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:18:
That other Sony article is even worse.. the headline does not agree with the actual content ;p

"The biggest downside to PlayStation Now is that it's just so darn expensive"

So how does it turn a Smart TV into a fun gaming system?

What is so difficult to understand? He's saying its fun but too expensive.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
84. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 6, 2015, 11:38 Verno
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:23:
Verno wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:14:
I'm still not convinced its going to be made with this model either but I'm an optimist and willing to wait
Fair enough, but nobody was forced to pledge money.

As Quboid noted, people pledged for a different game. I've heard all of the arguments about how much better it will be later but that doesn't really help people who pledged for one thing and got something else entirely. Regardless of how good you personally feel about the direction of things its a valid concern, a huge amount of unnecessary risk and time delays were introduced.

Anyways we'll see what happens. I hope everyone ends up happy but these huge projects have a hard enough time at publishing houses who are used to it, let alone whats being attempted here.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2015, 10:20 Verno
 
One less moron to suck up resources that were clearly better spent elsewhere. "Fuck the alligators" indeed Tommy.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
81. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 6, 2015, 10:14 Verno
 
I'm still not convinced its going to be made with this model either but I'm an optimist and willing to wait  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
14. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 6, 2015, 09:15 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 04:26:
all the standard expected responses, as usual

like clockwork

A place for everything and everything in its place.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 6, 2015, 09:12 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 03:21:
Fletch wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 01:41:
There are no fun console games.

I wouldn't go so far as to say "no" fun console games, but I'm really wondering how much longer I'm going to be buying consoles for. It's getting to the point where I'm lucky if I buy more than 5 titles over the course of the console's life. That's just not worth the investment.

It's just better to buy in at the end of a console gen, you get it for cheap and there are a ton of great games out. It's only a problem for multiplayer games where the community has moved on but I don't play a ton of multiplayer on consoles anyway, hell I find the silly annual things totally unnecessary since I get so little out of them. The PS Plus I do just for the free games but even that I might not bother with in the future since the quality has gone down.

There's a lot of great console games IMO and I rarely regret the "investment". I do however regret buying in at the beginning of a console gen where things are few and far between. The 4 year mark is when to do it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2015, 17:19 Verno
 
Yeah things were pretty subdued, I went up to Ellicottville with the family and we did a big wing fest with some others but there was little to no fireworks. It was great since we had about 20 dogs between the 50 people there.  
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