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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 14, 2015, 15:01 Verno
 
bhcompy wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 14:29:
I already use NoScript for that. I shouldn't have to enable it on sites I've already whitelisted. Flash serves its purpose and I shouldn't be put out to use websites that utilize it. This is similar to the opt-in Java bullshit that Firefox and Chrome put in. I trust the websites I go to and don't want to enable Java every time I want to use it.

Ok but that's an optional addon, is it fair for them to assume everyone is using that or to make a decision based on their default installation? I don't recall bypassing this being much of a problem in the past, clicking enable and remember wasn't too much work for me when I couldn't update right that second. I'm not sure how you can really trust a website considering the majority run ads from networks they don't control but I digress. Most people who use browsers don't take those kinds of precautions and good luck educating them. Sometimes these things are done with a larger context in mind.

The block notification has an update option if there is one available anyway, the goal is to make sure people aren't running plugins with 0 days which seems fine to me.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 14, 2015, 14:13 Verno
 
It is pretty stupid that you can't even redownload PT if you already have the license for the demo.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 14, 2015, 13:55 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 10:43:
nin wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 09:16:
Mozilla's Firefox now blocks Flash by default.

And nothing of value was lost...


I personally rather it not. If I live in fear from a vulnerability, then I'd live in constant fear.

"The news comes after a seemingly never-ending string of security concerns about the once popular software"

The f'in O/S is a seemingly never-ending string of security concerns.

So manually enable it if you want to use it. Frankly it's a huge problem that needed to be addressed, I'm glad they and others are now forcing this on users and developers so we can move past the shitty Flash era.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
18. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 13:45 Verno
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 13:07:
What the hell? If there's any platform where split-screen makes more sense it's the PC, where it's powerful to run it properly without massively downrezzing the assets.

It annoys me when features are removed on the more capable platform. I often play splitscreen with friends on PC (GRID 2, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, etc). Dick move EA. Not that I ever buy any EA games - I boycott them on principle.

Yeah it's frankly a bizarre decision that doesn't really make any sense. Consoles are the platform with resource problems where split screen should be iffier.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jul 13, 2015, 14:17 Verno
 
Saboth wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 22:03:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 20:48:
As someone in the cybersecurity field, the other item of note (aside from the drug issue/dont work to work for "the man" issue)..is that the DoD/Feds pay about 70% salary compared to civilian sector.

For example:
I make 97k a year right now doing Information Assurance for the DoD (Air Force contractor).. if I switch to the civilian sector, I have a job at 140k right now lined up. Now lower that to 70k for new people (or about there).. versus 100k for the same new person, just in the civilian world.

Why not take the higher paying job? I like the environment and the people.. being prior Air Force myself.

That's because you have cretin...I mean certain politicans that blab on and on about "government spending" and want to underfund the IRS, EPA, and other agencies so they can't compete with the private sector. Instead of wasting trillions and trillions on useless wars in other countries, how about we funnel some of that money back into revamping our cyber security for the entire country? (government and private).

Err why would I do that when not doing it gets me a boat and a cottage paid for by other people?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2015, 14:05 Verno
 
You've declared war on a video game product, its time to step back and re-evaluate things man. If Star Citizen sucks no one is going to sugar coat it no matter what the moderators do on some random forum. There is no need to waste time or emotion on it but whatever floats your boat I guess.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
19. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 14:03 Verno
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 13, 2015, 13:45:
Hint: business leadership is only tangentially about the objective newness or quality of the product being sold.

Even forgetting the fact that he totally missed the point as per the norm...the shape of a product being the only metric that determines its usefulness is the most ridiculous thing I've read in awhile. Sorry guys, smartphones weren't a cool innovation because rectangles. No one made any money selling those because rectangles. Perfect example of why I put him on ignore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 12:04 Verno
 
You must not work in the corporate world if you don't understand that.

No, it's specifically corporate I was referring to. I would never pull out my phone in a meeting with a client but clients do it to me all of the time. Likewise I see colleagues doing it during internal meetings all the time and it's not just at our company either. Maybe you run your employees differently but it's a whole world out there dude.

Again, if you either don't get it or don't want it... don't buy it.

Well sure but we're also going to talk about how silly it is
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 11:29 Verno
 
descender wrote on Jul 13, 2015, 10:53:
If it's in a pocket or a bag and I just want to glance at the message or who sent it without being so fucking rude as to pull out my phone during a meeting or something similar... yeah, the watch display would come in quite handy. Especially since I'm already wearing a nice watch, it could do a little bit more for me than tell me the time.

I don't know, I guess from my perspective that seems like its still too limited to be useful due to the small size of the screen. Make it any bigger and its too obnoxious/bulky. It just seems like a solution in search of a problem.

The social dynamics around phones during meetings and whatnot is changing anyway. I regularly have clients and other subcontractors we deal with pull out the phone to read an email or text. What I consider rude is taking a call unless its important but even that seems to be shifting.

I don't know where we go from here with wearables, its a weird stage in technology and I don't see a lot of the proposed stuff ever being truly useful.
 
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News Comments > R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata
10. Re: R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata Jul 13, 2015, 11:06 Verno
 
The 3DS was only a launch disaster, its rebounded quite well. The Wii U isn't doing great but it's performing ok now, sales are up the past few quarters and software sales are strong. It's closest competitor is ironically the Xbox One LOL.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2015, 09:32 Verno
 
Pretty sure they decided not to offer that anti-vaccination course due to all of the press hoopla (it was making the rounds last week) - http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/office/Provostial_Statements/July72015.htm

The UTSC Health Studies Program has indicated that the course in question will not be taught in the 2015-16 academic year, or over the summer term.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 09:30 Verno
 
The Watch is flopping because people already have smartphones which do a lot more. The future of wearables was not going to be something already outmoded. They just aren't very useful, tiny ass screen, limited functionality and absurd price tag.

They're just chasing their tail around under Cook, Jobs may have been a prick but at least he had some direction for the company.
 
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News Comments > R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata
1. Re: R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata Jul 13, 2015, 09:26 Verno
 
Damned shame, he really helped shape the industry.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
17. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 13, 2015, 08:43 Verno
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 13, 2015, 08:27:
You're forgetting that people still need to buy new computers, new tablets, and new phones as their existing devices get outmoded. This is how Microsoft has made their money from consumers in the past, and it will continue to be so in the future. It's not like OEMs are getting free full install copies of Windows 10.

New phones maybe. Sadly I don't see a lot of people in this area replacing PCs anymore who aren't gamers. Laptops still seem to be selling although they're mostly Macs now. A friend of mine who is a Prof said its just a sea of Apple logos staring at him when he lectures.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm - False Positive Bans?
1. Re: Heroes of the Storm - False Positive Bans? Jul 10, 2015, 11:54 Verno
 
I have this sound card and seem to hit all of those variables, be interesting to see if I get banned. I regularly livestream so people can tell I'm not cheating anyway but I doubt Blizzard will accept twitch streams as evidence of anything  
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
133. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 11:09 Verno
 
Agreed. He has little credibility here, it's just people excited to have someone with a speck of public visibility agree with their opinion on this game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2015, 10:43 Verno
 
Blue wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 10:02:
Not the way to honor Kenny. That would be this one.

It's funny I never saw tape on that play, only heard about it from others.

Counting down the days til September!
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jul 10, 2015, 10:40 Verno
 
Ken is going to get skin cancer from all of those sessions in the tanning salon.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2015, 09:48 Verno
 
Stabler was a great guy, his foundation raised a lot of money in Alabama for sick kids/RMH. Somewhat related, anyone remember this play? Still nuts all these years later.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
19. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 9, 2015, 16:24 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 14:09:
He would have crashed and burned regardless, just to far greater effect. Smart captained the Exxon Valdez, Roberts is captaining the Deepwater Horizon (or whatever the oil rig analog of a captain is).

Smart is only chirping up again because he has pulled out a lawn chair and a beer to watch the Hindenburg of a game that is Star Citizen go down in flames.

Yep exactly. It's actually kind of gross how much idiot worship hes getting for repeating forum canards. Smart criticizing anyone for not completing a project is comedy gold, I guess its been so long there are people truly ignorant of his history.

Oh well, time to stop clicking and enabling this shit.
 
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