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Signed On Apr 11, 2001, 15:27
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 19, 2012, 22:15 Shok
 
I would have bought my wife a new laptop for Christmas except for two reasons:

Every laptop sale online has Win8 and no touchscreen
No option to configure it for Win7 instead
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Dec 19, 2012, 15:21 Shok
 
I like how they have all these forum rules in their STEAM forum and one of them is no referring to people as "Care Bears", "trolls", or "fan boys", yet the actual dev in one of his responses on the Kotaku article refers to fan boys. Hypocrite much?

there're still DayZ fanboys out there who just can't accept fact that similar concept doesn't mean being copycat...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2012, 20:35 Shok
 
Yeah, sounds like at least one ISP understands the situation...or reads Mike Masnick's blogs at Techdirt

EDIT: LOL, and Mike already has a post up about this
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 17, 2012, 16:29 Shok
 
I've only used it at work but I actually like Microsoft's imagex utility. And since it is file based there is no need to back up the pagefile and other temp files on a drive. The whole process is kind of a pain to create a PE bootcd with imagex and the bcdboot utilities but once you've got that it's not bad at all.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
10. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 16, 2012, 18:56 Shok
 
I have a kindle keyboard and kindle fire. E-ink is so much better on the eyes for reading than any backlit IPS screen imo. I predict there will eventually be a roll-up or fold up e-ink display and that's what I want to be using to read with  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2012, 16:26 Shok
 
I'm think I'm actually going to miss all the antivirus puns in John McAfee news story comments.  
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News Comments > SimCity Trailer
15. Re: SimCity Trailer Dec 12, 2012, 09:03 Shok
 
Just the fact that it requires Origin means no buy for me.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Dec 11, 2012, 22:18 Shok
 
Lol, thanks for that info eraser. I might have bought it if I found it somewhere for $5 or so but after reading this hell no! (well, if they were to patch in an offline mode then I might buy it rofl)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Shyamalan's new sci-fi flick Dec 11, 2012, 09:50 Shok
 
I would love to watch the trailer for that new flick but it looks like the Sony copyright bots took it down from youtube. Great marketing there guys.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2012, 11:02 Shok
 
Plants vs. Zombies the FPS...with multiplayer! Did I mention it has ZOMBIES???  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Dec 7, 2012, 23:14 Shok
 
I would love for once to read something on reddit and not have stupid little joke comments with a play on words or other immaturity dominate the top posts in the thread.

Or maybe I'm just getting old and don't find classroom banter funny anymore.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days
6. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:49 Shok
 
Look on the bright side: at least it's not Sims 4 or something that is making $1B or that silly Molyneux curiosity "game".  
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Released; Patched
9. Re: Far Cry 3 Released; Patched Dec 4, 2012, 22:27 Shok
 
Does a Uplay disconnection cause the single player to kick you out?

Can this be played entirely offline?

I'd really like to get this game but only if single player can be played entirely offline since my internet is too flaky at times. Otherwise I may buy it bargain bin in a year or so and use a 3rd party *ahem* enhancement to make it offline capable.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Reference Drivers
48. Re: New NVIDIA Reference Drivers Dec 4, 2012, 18:29 Shok
 
shihonage wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 18:20:
NVidia drivers under Win8 may be experiencing a similar problem to what's happening under WinXP.

Here's something that may work for you (the only thing that worked under XP for me, and I tried everything from safe mode to manual driver installs):

1) start normal nvidia install
2) at about 80% of the install, go to task manager and end process tree for nvidia setup stuff
3) reboot

It really works... at least on XP. There's some bug in the installer that uninstalls the driver at the very end, so stopping it beforehand works.

No, just no. That is some of the worst advice you could give someone. You don't go pulling the rug out from under an installer while it is updating device drivers. See comment 31 from Soulburner, that is the best solution here:

Soulburner wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 16:02:
To anyone that has problems with the installer failing - you have to:
1. uninstall the current drivers and reboot
2. extract the drivers installer with Winrar or 7zip
3. open Device Manager and find your graphics card. Double click it and select the "update driver" button, then point it to the extracted files
4. The system will install the driver only - reboot just in case
5. NOW, run the installer normally. It will complete without failing.

It's weird. Earlier, I've tried only uninstalling the drivers and running DriverSweeper, but that did not help.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot Dec 4, 2012, 18:23 Shok
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 17:15:
Yeah, I didn't buy the last one either. I'll wait for them to go on sale.

Yup, that's what I did for Civ5; bought the "gold" edition or whatever it was called in an Amazon sale and redeemed it on Steam and it gave me all the DLC. I guarantee 2kgames will do the same thing with X-com as well eventually. I'll just wait till then or grab it on a nice sale if I really can't do without.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2012, 11:29 Shok
 
Verno wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 11:06:
THE JETS WOOOOT!

A win is a win but didn't I see on the sports ticker that Sanchez had 3 INT's? egads...
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
45. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Nov 30, 2012, 17:52 Shok
 
I buy something on steam, I have to have steam running to play it. It's really not any different.

Wrong. Some Steam games can be run from shortcuts and not require Steam to start up at all. AI War is one that comes to mind off the top of my head.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 30, 2012, 14:11 Shok
 
Startup paid Black Friday shoppers to snap up cheap hard drives



So, all the time and labor to remove the drives from the USB housings is worth the savings? And any defective drives are out of their housings so no warranty I would guess...
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
9. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Nov 30, 2012, 12:48 Shok
 
I'm pretty sure Uplay is only required if you buy it outside of Steam. I think the video review Blue posted yesterday mentioned that but I can't be positive that's where I remember hearing it. Nevermind, the Steam page says, "Requires a UPlay account". Fuckballs! as Debra Morgan says...

In any event, I agree with giving Ubisoft the finger whenever possible because of their past DRM bullshit. Vote with your wallet though or it will never change.

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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Trailer
2. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Trailer Nov 29, 2012, 21:16 Shok
 
I see their doing that tiered pre-order thing on Steam like X-com did. X-com had a lot of gameplay videos to go by so CoH2 would be smart to do that also if they want my pre-order...  
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