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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. Currently, lurking and keeping my mouth shut.
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2016, 21:46 Rigs
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 12:04:
Their page is a bit short on details -- doesn't indicate all the things you are saying. I might be interested when I get to Win 10, until I get more info I suspect I'll stick with Classic Shell.

Yeah, that's typical Stardock for you...the good thing is that there's a 30-day trial, so you can check it out without any fuss and really put it through whatever torture test you can think of to make sure it's what you want. I'm pretty happy with it. I used START8 on Windows 8.1 also and it made that so much more bearable!

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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Aug 5, 2016, 21:41 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 20:28:
LittleMe wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 20:10:
If someone is foolish enough to preorder it, they need to use a service that allows you to contest the charge weeks or months afterwards if it is a disappointment.
If you have zero impulse control and pre-order a turd, you should have to eat it.

Man, that's kinda of a harsh punishment for pre-ordering a game you end up not liking, yes? I mean, being stuck with it is one thing but having to actually ingest the optical media it's copied onto? (especially if it's 'turd' flavored!)...well, maybe the manual wouldn't be too bad. Manuals are only five page booklets at the most nowadays if there is one at all! Lord help you if it comes in a DVD case! Geezus, now we're bordering on sadistic territory!

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'Now we gave you a promise! And we are bound by that promise. And damn you for asking for it! And damn me for agreeing to it! And damn all of us to Hell because that is exactly where we're going!' -John Sheridan, 'And All My Dreams Torn Asunder', B5
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2016, 08:30 Rigs
 
jimnms wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 20:36:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 12:12:
You can still get Windows 10 for FREE.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-10-free-upgrade-assistive-technologoies,32373.html
I'd like to have a working PC to use in case something goes wrong. I installed all of the drivers and was going through the control panel setting things up the way I like when the fucking start menu quits working. It did this to me once on my new PC, but I thought it was something I did while messing around. I never could fix and had to re-install, so now I'm going to have to re-install and set it up again, and hope it decides to work.

I could have knocked a dozen games off my backlog if I weren't fighting with Windows 10.

START10...best Windows Start Menu replacement I've found. Costs a couple bucks but is really customizable and it's by Stardock. There are some others but I've found START10 to be a little less frills but more stable and right-to-the-point. You get the Start Menu, whether the Windows95/98/2000 version, the XP version, the 7/8 version or the 10 version to choose. Don't mess with what MS thinks is a decent Start Menu. Get this and be done with it. And I'm not just a spokesman, I'm also a user*.

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* Rigs was not paid for this endorsement...but should have been!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2016, 14:16 Rigs
 
Family of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin sues Fiat Chrysler for wrongful death.

Yup, seen that comin'...I wonder how many other people have been killed from this? Ridiculous...what a fuckin' way to die, ja? SMH...


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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: My Summer Car -- Steam Greenlight Aug 2, 2016, 22:40 Rigs
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 20:40:
In the video, it shows the ability to drink a beer and also urinate. If you can do both things, at the same time: Game of the Year

This was also leaked to the public a couple of months ago. Apparently, the build that was leaked was a dev build and wasn't in the best of shape, which brought a bunch of negative attention and comments to the (one man) developer, who wasn't happy at all about it. It was posted to the torrent sites pretty quickly but I couldn't get it to run on my system whatsoever. The premise looks nice, something in the same vein as Jalopy. Hopefully this guy knows how to code a little better than the dev of Jalopy because, wow, those first EA versions were horrible...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2016, 17:32 Rigs
 
I think a lot of it has to do with personal feelings and biases as well. Like with Cutter and then Amazon/Best Buy reviews. Like cars, you're always going to find someone that likes something that two other people don't. How do you cut through it? Well, that's the question, isn't it? I think you should put the biases aside, the personal reviews aside and stick to looking at it technically. I also think you should go and look in-person instead of reading on the internet. Take a few hours, go to a few stores. Talk to the reps in the stores, look at the fridges with a close eye on the details. Find out about return policies. Don't worry about going against advice. You see the arguments we have about AMD vs nVidia, everyone has an opinion. You're going to end up going against someones advice at some point. Don't let it bother you. Just concentrate on what YOU want, don't rush yourself and do it in person. It'll be easier this way...


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News Comments > Fireforge Games Bankruptcy
2. Re: Fireforge Games Bankruptcy Aug 1, 2016, 13:38 Rigs
 
Just so we're clear here, define for me 'Social Media Platform'...because I'm at a loss...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Another day, another passing... Jul 31, 2016, 13:56 Rigs
 
While still reeling from the loss of Jerry Doyle (Mr. Garibaldi on B5), there's been another passing that hit me pretty hard - Dave Schwartz, one of the veteran on-air meteorologist at The Weather Channel, after a 10 year (!) fight with cancer. He started doing the whole on-air thing with TWC a couple years after I started watching religiously. (Yes, I'm a weather geek and at one time, a TWC fanatic, before they went downhill)

This shit just doesn't end...I hate to wonder who's next...

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 30, 2016, 10:50 Rigs
 
I've never understood the appeal of using Windows Search to open programs. I never use Search at all, typically. In fact, I've disabled it several times while following BlackViper's Services List (of non-essential Windows services that can be disabled). However, now with nearly 5tb of space, I've found myself using it more often to find certain files (that I swear I just freakin' downloaded in the last day or two and where the hell did they go?!? And get the hell off my lawn! )...

I realize some people are into macros or keyboard shortcuts but for me, the 'official' 'long way' is good enough. I feel that it encourages more casual (or those learning) users that may be watching to do it the 'right way'. Of course, this is all subjective on preference. I'm not saying your way is not as good as mine, just that for me, myself, and I, the long-way around is adequate.


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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
15. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 30, 2016, 09:20 Rigs
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 09:26:
Rigs wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:58:
and noticing they made a point of including the new female farmer because feminism...

They probably made a point of including her because it's a video about a new version of their game, they're probably going to feature new stuff - but more significantly, your tone seems to be dismissive of feminism yet if "because feminism" is the reason why games don't ignore women's existence then feminism in video games is very important.

Cool your jets, mate...I was just channeling my inner John Oliver, not making a quasi-political statement about the depiction of the opposite sex in video games. My 'dismissive tone' was on purpose, not a declaration of personal opinion and/or feeling...we don't need to start putting formal disclaimers in our forum signatures, I hope... Inquisitive


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2016, 08:25 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 07:17:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 04:27:
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 23:18:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 20:08:
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 15:16:
Fuckin tool rentals. I need a hammer drill for 2 concrete walls for furring strips, how much to rent it for four hours? $70 or $100 for the day. I can buy one for that. How do those companies stay in business?
You should have got it from g2a.

I bet drill rental in Thailand is a faction of that price. Maybe he could check it online and try offering that.

OMG, you guyz are killing me.

Hey Cutter, you can rent a hammer drill in Russia for $10 / day. Why aren't you paying $10? It's a fracking mystery!
And this, amongst other things, is why i am a daily reader of Bluesnews.

*nods enthusiastically*


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Goodbye, Mr. Garibaldi... Jul 29, 2016, 10:17 Rigs
 

R.I.P.: Jerry Doyle, 'Babylon 5' Actor and EpicTimes Founder, Dies. Thanks Neutronbeam.


I have no words. Just...so fucking tired of losing people...
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
10. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 29, 2016, 08:58 Rigs
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 17:28:
So they made the graphics a bit more shiny, made the animations a bit smoother. The Equipment is looking fantastic. But I just do not see any improvement from the older farming sim games.

Its like farm equipment porn. Throw in some terrain deformation, or make it like Spintires where the ground gets messed up the more you use it. Or allow you to customize the farm land. Something! its just driving farm equipment around a plastic map. I give up.

+1 Nod

Indeed, while watching (and noticing they made a point of including the new female farmer because feminism... #feminism #farmthisbitch), all I could think about (beyond wondering why the female farmer didn't resemble Lara Croft and/or Kim Kardashian (#bigbootyfarmgirls #citygirlslikeredneckstoo)) was when they were going to get around to actually employing real-time physics to the various plants and vehicles? (not to mention certain other physical attributes (#farmersdaughtersgonewild)) Having terrain deformation would be a huge step in the right direction. I mean, Red Faction did this how many decades ago?! Why isn't this a standard feature in all simulations nowadays? Nearly every FPS has individual plants and many are destructible, so why not here? It's a major part of the game! This just looks like a pretty mobile game at best...someone wake me up when they decide to actually get serious... Bored


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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 24, 2016, 20:17 Rigs
 
10 Things I Hate About Click-Baity Articles In Modern Online Media


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 24, 2016, 20:15 Rigs
 
Who the hell keeps buying GTA5?! I know it was on sale but damn...it's old news now, FFS...Bring on GTA6!

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News Comments > Shattered Skies Launches
10. Re: Shattered Skies Launches Jul 22, 2016, 03:42 Rigs
 
Kegaro wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 01:05:
I'd be a bit leery of this title. It's brought to you by the mastermind behind such wonderful games as Infestation:Survivor Stories and Romero's Aftermath... Sergey Titov

I'd wait to see what the reviews say next week. Most of the current reviews are by beta testers.

Oh Christ on a cracker, he's at it again?!? Fuckin' hell, this guy just doesn't quit! This is what? Like the 4th different game with the same premise? Someone needs to lock this guy up in a padded room and throw away the key. I had ALL of my fill with WarZ...I still watch TotalBiscuit's one time play-through of it whenever I need a good laugh.

(On a side note, I'm gonna really hate losing that man, last I heard he wasn't doing well at all...'course that was a few months ago, I've been on a very restricted internet connection since, so WTF do I know, eh? )

Anyway, this needs to stop. STEAM/VALVE need to put this guy in check...someone sic Jim (Fucking) Sterling (Son) on him!

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 20, 2016, 19:16 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2016, 05:19:
Rigs wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 20:13:
"Man Threatens Pokémon Go Players, Arrested For "Terroristic Threat."

'Get the hell off my lawn!'


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That was you, wasn't it Rigs.

I've been advised by counsel to invoke my 5th amendment rights under threat of self-incrimination...

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 18, 2016, 20:13 Rigs
 
"Man Threatens Pokémon Go Players, Arrested For "Terroristic Threat."

'Get the hell off my lawn!'


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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
26. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 20:06 Rigs
 
Be sure to download and read my new e-book, 'How to Live and Prosper in a World of Florps', purchased wherever reputable e-books are sold! And look for my add-on book, coming soon, 'Florps, Profits and YOU!', which is free to Florp Season Pass holders!


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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
36. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 18, 2016, 01:56 Rigs
 
Dev wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 11:36:
Rigs wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 03:23:
I think what it is, though, especially with Roberts, is that he's seen what little he can do and the reaction he gets from it. Pushing out dreams is so lucrative that having to actually make those dreams reality is too much effort. He got to eat his cake, he doesn't want to have to do the dishes now. The man is creative, there's no doubt about it and if he could write as well as he can world-build, he'd be a master novelist, up there with the likes of Clancy, Crichton, Clarke, Tolkien and Martin. He's good at convincing people to trust him. A master manipulator. But like George Lucas, he can't stop himself from tweaking his dream to fit everyone's tastes. And as such, it's never realized, never finished. The man probably does want everyone to have the ultimate space-trading-combat-sim but I don't think he knows where to stop. He doesn't understand that you can't please all the people all the time. Him and Peter Molyneux are two peas in a dream pod. They want everyone to have the game they've always dreamed of but it's just not possible. Even when you throw unlimited money at it.

Rigs, you have a great take on this. I've believed it was more this (incompetence rather than malicious scam). And an apt comparison to George Lucas.

Well, thank you! It was a little disjointed but it all just came flooding out of my head at once and I was typing as fast as I could before I forgot what I wanted to say...lol...They should tell aspiring writers in college that that is probably how your best work will be written - in a caffeine-fueled flash without warning and typically almost never with an adequate writing utensil around to capture it. I just got lucky this time...

KS wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 09:25:
Add a few paragraph breaks and this is a decent article for a game web site.

I'd be more than willing to sign-up to be Blues' first official games reviewer and simulations columnist...

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