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Re: Get Total War: SHOGUN II for Free
Apr 28, 2020, 17:25
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Re: Get Total War: SHOGUN II for Free Apr 28, 2020, 17:25
Apr 28, 2020, 17:25
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I got a bit excited and quickly went to get it as I'd like to play that, the first Shogun game was great.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 is already in your Steam library

Oh...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 4, 2020, 17:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2020, 17:41
Mar 4, 2020, 17:41
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I never did really get into Better Call Saul.

I could tell it was good, it should be something I'd like, it ticked a lot of boxes. But, I don't know, it seems to be a lot of investment for low payoff or something, it was difficult to feel enthusiastic about going to watch it.

I haven't made it through the second season.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jan 18, 2020, 17:12
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 18, 2020, 17:12
Jan 18, 2020, 17:12
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Saboth wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 15:04:
I'm still with Intel and Nvidia (mostly because what I have can run most games fine, even on high settings). One reason I haven't thought about AMD is they have had heat and noise problems in the past. I'm not interested in complex rigs or water cooling, and noise and heat is probably just as important as FPS (maybe more so) to me. While AMD has managed to catch up in sheer speed, their thermals still seem to run very hot, unless something has changed in recent iterations.
They've all had heat problems in the past if you go far back enough, imtel is better known for it than AMD in my timeframe.

I finally upgraded my intel 2400k for an AMD 3700X, TDP is only 65w, so it is sitting quietly under the fairly decent stock cooler. Most of the intel and AMD chips seems to be 95w.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Nov 10, 2019, 18:58
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 10, 2019, 18:58
Nov 10, 2019, 18:58
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2019, 20:17:
DG wrote on Nov 9, 2019, 20:02:
Do the authenticators only work for apps/accounts that support them, and do they only support specific apps? The only one I have seems to be specific.
Yes, Yubikey only works with apps/accounts that support them. However, the number of supported site/apps is fairly numerous. Probably all he had to do was have it on his G-mail and they wouldn't have gotten the other information they needed.
Or are we securing up the chain by locking e.g. sim account to a phone and in turn locking phone account to the 2FA?
I'm not sure what you are asking here? The Yubikey acts as a physical 2FA, so even if they steal your phone they don't get into other accounts.
cheers

yeah you answered my Q with your first comment, the 2FA can provide some benefit to unsupported app accounts by securing gmail i.e. the forgot password weakness.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Nov 9, 2019, 20:02
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 9, 2019, 20:02
Nov 9, 2019, 20:02
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Do the authenticators only work for apps/accounts that support them, and do they only support specific apps? The only one I have seems to be specific.

Or are we securing up the chain by locking e.g. sim account to a phone and in turn locking phone account to the 2FA?
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Nov 3, 2019, 18:24
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 3, 2019, 18:24
Nov 3, 2019, 18:24
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RedEye9 wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 13:17:
DG wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 12:43:
I've lost touch with tech, whats the best bang for buck platform for AMD and Intel these days?

I'll keep my GTX970 so just cpu, MB and RAM.

The AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X on the AMD side.
thanks, reviews look good
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Nov 3, 2019, 12:43
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 3, 2019, 12:43
Nov 3, 2019, 12:43
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I've lost touch with tech, whats the best bang for buck platform for AMD and Intel these days?

I'll keep my GTX970 so just cpu, MB and RAM.

I have a 2500+ with a good oc that frankly is still fine as my gaming is pretty much limited to Civ these days, but I have to leave Win7 behind and I'd want it to last.
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Re: PlanetSide 3 Plans Confirmed
Oct 20, 2019, 18:39
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Re: PlanetSide 3 Plans Confirmed Oct 20, 2019, 18:39
Oct 20, 2019, 18:39
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Planetside 2... best worst game ever, or worst best game ever. Never could decide.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 12, 2019, 19:35
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Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2019, 19:35
Jan 12, 2019, 19:35
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There isn't much wrong with that article. Key word is "binge" - though I guess people define that in different ways. I don't think they over-sell the issues and “gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities" is a good quote, though it could do with some expansion on the theme of everything in moderation and perhaps touching on the possibility of there being underlying issues for which gaming is an escape.

The article also correctly concludes it's a child behaviour and parenting issue about setting limits, rather than trotting out something about games being bad or the even game publishers out to steal your kid's brains or whatever.
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Re: EVGA NU Audio Card Announced
Jan 9, 2019, 15:41
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Re: EVGA NU Audio Card Announced Jan 9, 2019, 15:41
Jan 9, 2019, 15:41
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I had one of the Audigy cards too, such a good upgrade and lasted for so many builds.

I thought the use of discrete cards kind of fizzled out around Win...7?

Current build has a lot of background noise from the front ports though, and I can't see any obvious wiring issues.

NO price on this but fair guess it'll be expensive. Any ideas for say £50 / $65 these days? Only have £50 earphones and debating ~£100 cans so not much point going higher.
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Re: Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes
Apr 11, 2018, 13:41
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Re: Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes Apr 11, 2018, 13:41
Apr 11, 2018, 13:41
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Chipp0r wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 13:19:
I assume this is because of the new EU directive on data (GDPR) as it becomes enforceable in May.

Many companies are beefing up their account options to allow better visibility of what data they collect and give users control over it.
Yeah this, the UK implementation at least is substantially stricter and enforceable with much bigger fines than we had previously - which I read was already much more than the data protection in US.
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Re: SIM cards
Feb 21, 2018, 13:41
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Re: SIM cards Feb 21, 2018, 13:41
Feb 21, 2018, 13:41
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Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2018, 12:48:
Erm, and then what do you do when you need to get a new SIM installed in a phone? Buy a new phone?
download it via wifi?
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Re: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB.
Dec 11, 2017, 18:20
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Re: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. Dec 11, 2017, 18:20
Dec 11, 2017, 18:20
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 18:04:
2 questions.
I've been out of the loop on hardware for a bit, but I think the answer might still depend on what you're running the cpu at. I don't think it matters as much as once upon a time, but I think there's still diminishing returns from having ram bus speed higher than cpu bus. So I think they're going to ask you what you're running your cpu at.

Or I'm interested in whether that still matters, anyway...
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Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
Nov 23, 2017, 15:46
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Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 23, 2017, 15:46
Nov 23, 2017, 15:46
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Cutter wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 13:04:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:26:
That sucks. It's one thing to be told the party's over, it's last call, get your shit together soon... But then you're sacked 5 weeks early with no severance or anything? Time to lawyer up, if there's anyone left to sue.

It's pointless. Employees are always last to get anything if anything is left. That's something the law should have been changed on, everywhere, long ago. The reality is you can be terminated at any time without notice and there's sweet FA you can do about it. The only time a labor lawyer will do anything is if you're an exec and you have stock, etc.
Here in UK the employees are 2nd in the queue, only secured creditors are in front of them - though this is usually a major creditor (the bank loan) with security over the major asset (property).
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 12, 2017, 08:23
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2017, 08:23
Nov 12, 2017, 08:23
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Armistice Day is a fairly big deal here in UK, though more so Remembrance Sunday. The Royal British Legion and their poppy appeal is due a lot of credit for that, the poppy has lent itself well regularly to some installations such as this one at the Tower of London a few years back https://youtu.be/KMxF3L2G0-4
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Re: Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free
Oct 26, 2017, 18:08
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Re: Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free Oct 26, 2017, 18:08
Oct 26, 2017, 18:08
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ItBurn wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 15:38:
DG wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 13:29:
this OK base game without any DLC? the season pass bundle is £18 which I'm balking at for a "on offer" price s I don't have much time for gaming anymore but I did like DX:HR.

On bit of an old machine too I guess, 2400+ @4ghx and a GTX970. I even had to run CPUID to check that

The DLC are separate from the main game, so you can't carry your character. I didn't play the DLC myself and I thought it was worth it.

thanks!
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Re: Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free
Oct 25, 2017, 13:29
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Re: Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free Oct 25, 2017, 13:29
Oct 25, 2017, 13:29
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this OK base game without any DLC? the season pass bundle is £18 which I'm balking at for a "on offer" price s I don't have much time for gaming anymore but I did like DX:HR.

On bit of an old machine too I guess, 2400+ @4ghx and a GTX970. I even had to run CPUID to check that
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 3, 2017, 18:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2017, 18:09
Jun 3, 2017, 18:09
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Hmm, pretty sure I'd read something science-y that dogs can tilt their heads to more precisely locate the origin of a sound. A physical explanation broadly similar to triangulating on the vertical axis. Though, they then went on to say that didn't exclude the possibility that dogs formed a habit out of it when curious about certain things. So who knows, maybe they've taken it a step further and have formed it into their body language. It all seems like conjecture.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
May 21, 2017, 07:39
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Re: Saturday Mobilization May 21, 2017, 07:39
May 21, 2017, 07:39
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Studios and distributors. Perhaps partly to do with piracy risk but I'm thinking very much due to regional restrictions. It's very important to the industry structure to be able to control distribution rights and region-locking is integral to that. Region-locking by where you're connecting to the internet from means you can't pre-load videos before you go on holidays.
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Re: Civilization VI Fall Update
Nov 19, 2016, 11:12
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Re: Civilization VI Fall Update Nov 19, 2016, 11:12
Nov 19, 2016, 11:12
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Fixed an issue where AI would counter gold changes with the change desired, rather than the total amount of gold desired.

Kind of sad they fixed that, given how much of a dick the AI can be at trades.
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