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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013

Windows 8.1 Mouse Fix

Microsoft has issued a new manual fix for mouse issues in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (thanks Verno). Here's word:

  • There are certain other issues in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 that have similar symptoms to the issue that is described in this article. To fix these issues, go to to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

2907016 Mouse input in some games is incorrectly scaled on high-DPI devices
2907018 Button clicks for internal touchpads and pointing sticks are not responsive while or shortly after the keyboard is used

  • For a list of games that are known to encounter this issue, see the "Games that the update applies to" section.

Steam Top 10

Valve offers the following list of the top-selling games on Steam for last week:

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  2. Football Manager 2014
  3. State of Decay
  4. Total War: ROME II
  5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  6. Assetto Corsa
  7. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
  8. XCOM: Enemy Within
  9. Space Engineers
  10. Nether

Sunday Metaverse

Hardware Reviews

  • Fractal Arc Midi R2 Midtower Case on Modders-Inc.
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition on ocaholic.
  • HIS R9 280X IceQX2 Turbo on Bjorn3D.
  • Synology DS214Se 'Special Edition' 2-bay NAS on eTeknix.

Out of the Blue

The reports of the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines are startling, but not that surprising when the scope of the storm is described as being hundreds of miles across carrying sustained winds of 147mph, gusts of 170 mph, and waves as high as 45ft. It seems almost impossible to imagine such forces at work until you see the photos and see the devastation. Here's hoping as much help can come to the victims of this as quickly as possible, as food and water are immediate issues, and one can also only hope that the dire projections of loss of life from this turn out to be overestimated.

Stormy Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Bomb Besieger.
Links: Star Wars, Hunger Games Theme Parks Coming.
"Huh" is the universal word. I thought bird's the word?
Stories: Man buried alive, discovered by cemetery visitor.
The Olsen Twins Retire From Acting. Oscars on hold.
The Price is Right Welcomes Back Barker For 90th Birthday. Thanks reddit.
Science: The brain-fixing machine in Ender’s Game is real. Thanks Linux Today.
Polywater history and science mistakes- The U.S. and USSR raced to create a new form of water.
Obama’s Portable Zone of Secrecy (Some Assembly Required). The cone of silence!
Images: South Park’s WoW Guy Cosplay from the Blizzcon.
Media: Whose Plane is it Anyway?
Electrical fireball in Lachine.
The Funnies: FoxTrot.
Gaming, Then & Now (Part 3). Thanks JDreyer.
Pixel’s depression. Thanks TheFlyingPenguin.
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