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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description A+-certified Master PC builder and Lifetime PC Master Race card-carrying member. A wannabe Journalism major, weather fanatic/storm spotter, WW2 buff (Pacific Theater) and rambling post writer extraordinaire!
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2017, 04:51 Rigs
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 03:05:
A Star Trek Tarantino movie? Well why the fuck not? I mean how much worse could the franchise get? At least Tarantino might be able to surprise us all...

I rather liked Beyond *ducks*...it slowed down in the middle a bit but I thought it was a good extended episode-like, certainly better than Into Darkness and there was a lot more humor in it this time. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is that they destroyed the fucking ship...again! Geezus, naming something Enterprise is going to take on the same dread as something called 'Challenger' or 'Titanic'. I saw no reason why it had to be destroyed. They could've just disabled it, with some kind of technobabble reason to force them planetside. But no, let's just shred it to pieces in only it's third outing. And I'm not really sold on the new '-A's' design, either. It looks like the design philosophy actually went backwards rather than forwards. Check this out for info on that...

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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Adds New Chapter with VR Support
5. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Adds New Chapter with VR Support Dec 6, 2017, 04:38 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 20:13:
It's not a tomb-er!

Ok, Cutter, I'll give you that one, that got a giggle...

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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Released
1. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Released Dec 6, 2017, 04:36 Rigs
 
*crickets*

Destiny 2 on PC, everyone! Hope they got more ink for the money printer...

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News Comments > Star Control Rights Follow-up
18. Re: Star Control Rights Follow-up Dec 5, 2017, 22:32 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 13:43:
Mgshadow wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 13:04:
Im with you, Brad is being very careful with his wording and attitude. I feel he has done nothing wrong. No finger pointing or anything.

I don't think either has done anything wrong, though Brad is clearly much more savvy in these regards (which seems like a duh, given that he also retails.)

Until there's proof, Brad isn't doing anything wrong. But the lack of proof doesn't mean that Toys for Bob is wrong, either. But it does mean they're less actionable. Rights issues like this, where it isn't clear who has what, are fairly common.

Hmmm, so if I someone takes a dump on their neighbor's lawn, who owns it? (Asking for a friend!)

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News Comments > Steep Road to the Olympics Hits the Slopes
1. Steep Road to the Olympics Hits the Slopes Dec 5, 2017, 22:19 Rigs
 
Can I play as a Russian or do I have to register as an 'independent?'

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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
15. Re: Who Controls Star Control? Dec 4, 2017, 06:44 Rigs
 
rawbelly wrote on Dec 3, 2017, 21:11:
Kick me in the face Rigs. I thought you were joking. Then I Googled. Sheesh.

I'm gonna put my Groupy tabs into Sets. That'll be somthin.

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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
7. Re: Who Controls Star Control? Dec 3, 2017, 19:54 Rigs
 
rawbelly wrote on Dec 3, 2017, 19:39:
I just want Groupy without having to purchase Object Desktop

What, you don't want to wait for MS's version, Sets? Soon we'll be in up to our ears in tabs...

Anyway, everyone needs to keep a hold on things. I don't know how it all got our of whack, but someone needs take command of the situation before it goes completely bonkers! That said, I don't think some of these people have very good authority over their emotions and it's getting in the way of their rule of the situation.

And I didn't even have to use a thesaurus!


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2017, 21:40 Rigs
 
Blue wrote on Dec 2, 2017, 20:25:
Rigs wrote on Dec 2, 2017, 19:48:
Ah, I see. I had a somewhat similar problem a few weeks ago where it would update, supposedly, and that was it. It wouldn't log in or start proper, it would just keep trying to update (and seemingly fail). My solution was to reinstall STEAM under safe mode. Later on, where I got hit again, I just ran the update under safe mode and logged in also under safe mode and there after I haven't had a problem. Try doing it in safe mode and see if it helps any.

Worked like a charm. Thanks very much.

You're very welcome! I'm glad it worked out.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2017, 19:48 Rigs
 
Blue wrote on Dec 2, 2017, 19:00:
Rigs wrote on Dec 2, 2017, 18:41:
Blue, are you having trouble staying online tonight or is STEAM giving you a hard time? I've seen the notification 'Blue is online' about twelve times in the last two hours. Not complaining, just concerned...and curious.

EDIT: Make that fourteen times now.

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I'm battling Steam right now. I noticed a client update notification, which is for an October 11th patch. I tell it to install, and it retarts, but still says the same update is available.

I can still play games, which is different from all the posts I've found about client update problems. I've tried restarting my computer, and I've tried deleting the download cache, but the problem persists. Hence all the restarts.

This was my way of seeing how deficient Steam's support section seems to be. There's a Steam Client area, that has no option to cover my problem, and no way to research a problem they don't list.

In desperation I've turned to the Steam Support forums. We'll see what happens.

Ah, I see. I had a somewhat similar problem a few weeks ago where it would update, supposedly, and that was it. It wouldn't log in or start proper, it would just keep trying to update (and seemingly fail). My solution was to reinstall STEAM under safe mode. Later on, where I got hit again, I just ran the update under safe mode and logged in also under safe mode and there after I haven't had a problem. Try doing it in safe mode and see if it helps any.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2017, 18:41 Rigs
 
Blue, are you having trouble staying online tonight or is STEAM giving you a hard time? I've seen the notification 'Blue is online' about twelve times in the last two hours. Not complaining, just concerned...and curious.

EDIT: Make that fourteen times now.

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News Comments > Get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Free
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2017, 01:01 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 17:30:
And no, it's a good game.

Well, that's it, really. Cutter has spoken. When Cutter says the game is good, the game is good, fuck your opinion! Why are we even here?! Hell, why do I even have a brain?!

*grabs drill*

Here, Cutter, you think for me for now on...do I need to take a shit? Fuck if I know, what do you think, Cutter?

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 1, 2017, 20:15 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 17:13:
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 13:45:
Cutter wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 11:54:
these extremists already exist in the mainstream

Do you know what these words even mean?

Yes I do. From the sounds of it you certainly don't. There's nothing contradictory about large groups of extremists comprising the mainstream. Entire nation states like NK, mulsim caliphates, et al are all extremist and the mainstream. This sort of xtian theocratic view is prevalent among xtians everywhere which is about 60% of Americans. I don't know how you can not grasp something that simple. The National Socialist party in Germany, extremists that ran the country. See how that works? Getting it yet?

Do you get that you can have a discussion with people about a subject and they can disagree and you don't have to be a dismissive asshole about it? Get it? DO YOU GET IT? AM I GETTING THROUGH TO YOU YET?! FFS...Grow Up!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2017, 01:32 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 01:07:
Bought a pair of LG 27" 4K UHD IPS screens. I now have a 7680 x 2160 4K display. And Oh. My. Goodness! It is ever so beautiful!

Nice, though I think I'd rather have a higher refresh rate at a lower rez than 4k, but that's personal preference. ('Course, it would be nice to have 4k/120 or even 4k/240 but that won't happen anytime soon) I've been looking for a cheaper 24"-27" G-sync 120-144hz screen myself now that I have a 1050ti/4gb. (I know there's no way my poor i5-750/16gb DDR3/1050ti/4gb is every going to pull off 4k sufficiently...or VR, for that matter)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2017, 22:59 Rigs
 
Not to steal the thread away but has anyone noticed that you can't seem to buy F1 2013? I was kinda excited in the new Humble Racing Bundle, which is all Codemasters stuff that I might be able to get it and well...everything but F1 2013! WTF? Even STEAM is the same, everything but F1 2013. I can't find anywhere that has it for download except for some site called 'Buy First Games' for $100! Am I missing something here?

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News Comments > Destiny 2 Ghost Comes to Alexa
10. Re: Destiny 2 Ghost Comes to Alexa Nov 30, 2017, 21:53 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 17:13:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 15:33:
Cutter wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 11:36:
I can't believe people not only allow these spying devices into their homes but willingly pay for them.

While I don't have one for this reason, the argument is...

What are they going to actually record that's so bad? Most people don't say their credit cards out loud or addresses other identity thieving shit.

I mean what, someone's going to love hearing you have a rage fit? Wooptie doo.

Yeah, well what happens if you're discussing something illegal - not actually plan on doing it - with someone. What is you're drunk and just spouting off to a buddy and say, 'Man, I'l like to assinate the Prez!' and few days later the Secret Service shows up at your door? Now Google may say they'll never do that but we already know they do for a fact - look at the recent bullshit with tracking people on Android phones against their explicit wishes. There are so many way that this sort of thing can bite you in the ass that you couldn't even consider before buying one. Just look at the murder case involving this.

I got a better one, what if you were campaigning for some Senate seat or something really important, or maybe going to interview for CEO of some high profile company and a few years before you were drunk at a party/bar and said some outrageously sexist/misogynistic things like 'Oh wow, I'd love the >beep< the <beep> on that girl and then <beeeeeeep>' and someone hacked a server that (maybe an opponents hires someone from Russia) this convo has been archived on and it's not secure and it gets out. Now, it was 'just' 'guy talk' but in this climate? Right or wrong, say goodbye to your career.

Or...

Think if you were to go against Google is some kind of legal fight and they 'just so happen' to leak a convo like this to the public but don't acknowledge any wrong doing? Which do you think the public will turn on - Google for 'allegedly' leaking it or you for being a 'sexist asshole'? You see where this could go...

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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and DOOM VFR Specs
6. Re: New GeForce Drivers and DOOM VFR Specs Nov 30, 2017, 21:14 Rigs
 
Hoping these drivers work better than the 388.13/31's...I'm still having 'Driver has been reset' problems with video, now including Youtube. (The .13's didn't have a problem with Youtube, for some odd reason) I had two resets last night while watching Youtube. Very annoying to be watching something and the whole damn screen going black, especially in a dark, unlit room. Felt like the power went out, only the sound was fine. *sigh*

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2017, 03:50 Rigs
 
I'll second (third) that Firefox Quantum suggestion, been using it for about two weeks now and I'm very happy with it. Coming from Chrome after a few years, it's nice to get back to the Mozilla ecosystem. I originally dropped it because of the excessive RAM usage and Chrome had the added spice of being logged in to my Google account, which I could access on my phone as well. Now with FF Sync, I can do the same thing and have been. Chrome is just way too resource hungry anymore. And it's insistence on canning Flash and Java is a PITA. As long as you have them updated, I don't see why they can't be included. Just run a check to make sure you have the latest version and if not, insist on downloading it otherwise deactivate it, don't throw the baby out with the bath water, especially with Java.

Anyway, even with like five or six tabs open, Chrome was getting out of hand and when I've seen people have 50, 70, 100(!!!) freakin' tabs open at a time, I don't see how. I have 14gb of RAM and even when I had 20gb, it still ground my desktop to a crawl with more than 10 tabs open, especially if it was a resource intensive page. You people are nuts! Performance seems much better with FF Quantum now and I think I'll stick with it until Chrome steps up it's game. They have valid competition now, which was sorely needed...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
72. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2017, 00:08 Rigs
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 23:52:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 23:37:
Here's 4 TB of 7200 rpm goodness for $100.
Technology is so cool. I remember how amazing it was the first time I was able to buy 1 GB drives for $100.

I didn't even know what a hard drive was until I got my IBM PS/1 in '92. Up until then I'd been using a Tandy CoCo3, which only had 128k of memory and two 5.25" drives. When I got my P2/400 in '97, I had a 6gb hard drive and thought I'd never fill it!

I'm actually looking hard at Seagate's hybrid SSD/HD drives (SSHD). They have a 1tb SSHD for $90, which isn't bad. And NewEgg has the 1tb 850Evo SSD's for $230, which isn't bad either. A 1tb SSD? Wow!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2017, 00:10 Rigs
 
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News Comments > Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2017, 18:20 Rigs
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 14:14:
lol when "Free" is too much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8BcB2cbYuA

"I ain't got time for that"

*captured at 60fps, game barely reaches 20*

*fires in engines sound like a nice, quiet nap next to the camp fire*

*loads up X-Plane 11 instead...then reinstalls FSX and loses six hours while looking for interesting mods*

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