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Signed On Apr 12, 2002, 13:37
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
11. Re: Watch the watch Dec 2, 2015, 06:16 Armengar
 
a watch that needs charging so regularly is just pointless.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2015, 11:20 Armengar
 
into the darkness made the mistake of letting Abrams fucking murder it.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 1, 2015, 11:18 Armengar
 
the whole article is just a set of opinions on a very small subset of predominantly inner city expectations.

My dad had quite a few jobs in his working life - at least 4 that I know of (military, joiner, holiday park warden, high end car delivery driver/service car driver). Ive had so many ive lost count, military, tech support, college lecturer, dell field service, college lecturer again, school sysadmin, uni sysadmin and in all the above ive been coding on the side (plus reserve military).

My kids are almost Uni age so cannot say but the careers they are looking at are pretty "mono" - vet and doctor so they wont be changing career much I imagine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: A Car Dealers Wonít Sell: Itís Electric Dec 1, 2015, 06:01 Armengar
 
HP is an awful measurement really and electric motors do not have "less" HP than diesels or petrols - it depends on what RPM you are talking. It also depends on what you want to do but don't forget that trains and ships use electric motors with diesel engines to power them, precisely because the torque is so uniform and PEAK at low RPM, there is no reason (other than cost) that cars cannot have direct drives to do the same thing. You don't see many "geared" electric cars (as there is no point for the price and application) but you could have geared (geared down) electric motors to shift HUGE loads if necessary - think electric trucks, or regular geared for race cars.

For reference look at the tesla power curve. It is mental to about 60mph then dynamics of motor design show. If it was GEARED then it would be a beast.

However, there isn't a point as it is still cheaper to put a lumping great diesel in there instead of a smaller diesel, batteries to soak up the surge, electric motors for powering, reduction gears as appropriate etc etc. In a train or ship then it is more economical to do this and simpler in the terms of building them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 23, 2015, 02:29 Armengar
 
Are these metrics based on sales or activations?  
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News Comments > Free Armored Warfare Tank
1. Re: Free Armored Warfare Tank Nov 12, 2015, 07:05 Armengar
 
having fun in AW, it was nice that they reset the "premium" too, I have easily got my £10ish preorder monies worth. I used to play a lot of WoT but got sick of the reliance on mods (I was a vanilla player). I only hop in to lead our clan strongholds and play CW but don't bother with randoms any more. Im leaking credits doing this as only makes money on T6 SH. Once im out of credits im done.

AW is fun, the MM is better and there is PVE when PVP is on a crazy day but it just doesn't have the same pull that WoT gave me. I do prefer the gameplay of AW but something is missing and I cant put my finger on it.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Bot Maker
12. Re: Meh, pointless. Nov 12, 2015, 06:19 Armengar
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 11, 2015, 21:42:
I played on a World of Warcraft free server that was making over $500,000 a month in "donations". After years of doing it, Blizzard sued them for a massive amount of money.

End result? They closed the server, paid Blizzard nothing, laid low for a couple months, then reopened the server under a different name.

Back to making millions, Blizzard has never bothered to try again.

This stuff isn't an effective deterrent whatsoever.

any idea why they didn't go to court? It isn't as if blizzard have no lawyers onboard and they probably spend more on chasing these guys than actually stopping them. I assume the "free" servers and programmers were in Russia or China etc.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preloads
20. Re: Fallout 4 Preloads Nov 7, 2015, 12:10 Armengar
 
Ill wait till next year when both patches to fix the bugs and a steam sale are on.

Post wise ive been here for a very long time and probably only have a few hundred....
 
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News Comments > Steam Security Tips
10. Re: Steam Security Tips Nov 1, 2015, 10:28 Armengar
 
so whats the difference between this and the email code I get when I log onto steam from an unauth. pc?  
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Mannpower Mode & Halloween Event
1. Re: Team Fortress 2 Mannpower Mode & Halloween Event Oct 30, 2015, 09:52 Armengar
 
CTF and grapple? Hmmm. Im having flashbacks to a faster paced era.  
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
3. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 10:20 Armengar
 
I was playing empire at war the other week too, that had safedisc I believe.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
17. Re: Diablo III Patched Aug 26, 2015, 15:33 Armengar
 
Been playing diablo since the beginning (including hacking the original dual wielding monk in). D3 has gotten more fun each patch. This patch is great. My barb is now breezing gr43 and ive solod a t9 with no issue at all. Kanai is excellent, plenty of build diversity now. Split farming got me 8 of each mats in 30 mins so that was easy.
Good times.
 
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News Comments > D&D GOLD Box RPGs on GOG.com
15. Re: D&D GOLD Box RPGs on GOG.com Aug 21, 2015, 04:35 Armengar
 
EOB 1&2 were excellent, EOB 3 was meh. Sadly DnD 2nd edition has not aged well; I cant believe I had most of those convoluted XP tables memorised at one point. Didn't play the "collection 2" at all but again I doubt they have aged well - I still drop into NWN occasionally and that is just about bearable.

Good stuff though.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
42. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 19, 2015, 08:31 Armengar
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 07:58:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 07:19:

Illegal in Canada, so it really means absolute shit to me. If it's that much of a problem where you live, perhaps you should consider pressing your local government to enact laws that protect your privacy rights.

Illegal in Canada? Yet Microsoft can still make you sign this illegal document and do business there without any repercussions? Sweet...

Same in EU, this would not be enforceable. Sure they can make you sign anything you want but NOTHING they make you sign can sign away your rights.

EDIT: I still have HL1 CD, its the carte blanche way of recovering my steam account. I have a very old 5 digit steam number (back when you had to use an email address as the login and recovery address). I lost the email when the hosting company went belly up. The only way I could recover the steam account (some years ago) was with the HL1 CD! So ive kept that for shit'n'giggles.

I imagine I could do the same with a CC ive used for purchases (always the same CC).

Plus, how exactly are they doing to MD5 each set of game executables? How many do they need to keep for each patch revision of each game? Some are in EXE but some are in DLL etc.

Whilst they might know about SOME of their games, it simply isn't feasible to maintain a database of all games (plus their patched revisions).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2015, 14:38 Armengar
 
GO FOR THE EYES BOOOOO  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
56. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 09:59 Armengar
 
I have been using a combination of squid and diladele to cache and filter ads for years (it is easier to filter the source than each individual PC, plus it means things are generally sped up). I don't see any adverts anywhere (there is a slight lag between new adservers and an updated list but normally only a day or two), the sites are blocked at source and replaced with white picture. I detest being tracked so the tracking servers are also blocked. I do not intend changing this.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
2. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 20, 2015, 09:53 Armengar
 
and the porcine aviation division is also on standby.

Big leap in content if it does happen though.
 
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News Comments > World of Warships Open Beta
4. Re: World of Warships Open Beta Jul 2, 2015, 11:08 Armengar
 
thing is, grinding 2500 games to get a tier X is a good thing. The number of poor players who shot up the tiers rather than learn the game shows. If people played the game properly and played the tiers with experience then it would be better for everyone.

I for one hope it does have a similar curve to WOT (for the record I have a single IS-7 at t10 and about 6k games. I have spent about £30 in the game and don't run premium)

I don't find WOT particularly grindy. sure if you WANT to rush then you will need to spend money, if you don't mind playing your garage then I find it is quite fine doing the "grindy" bits on x2 or x5 days.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 26, 2015, 05:32 Armengar
 
im guessing the flag will feature in various factual apps too.  
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News Comments > Total War Free Weekend & Sale
6. Re: Total War Free Weekend & Sale Jun 26, 2015, 05:17 Armengar
 
brings back memories of darth mod + massive new map and territories.  
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