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News Comments > Valve on Countering Cheats
4. Re: Valve on Countering Cheats Feb 15, 2017, 12:39 Creston
 
The good news is that we’ve started this work.

The bad news is that the guy then wheeled his desk away to work on an easier way for all of us to order lunch.


Joking aside, that is a serious amount of processing power they need.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Workarounds
7. Re: For Honor Workarounds Feb 15, 2017, 12:34 Creston
 
Look how easy it is to work around all the easy anticheat problems!

[PC] User may be unable to quit to desktop

User may be unable to quit to desktop after getting a "connection has been lost" error message while being idle on matchmaking.
Workaround: Player must restart the game.

Sigh

"Yo Dawg, I heard you can't quit your game!" etc.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Playboy Feb 14, 2017, 16:44 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 10:59:
I mean, who buys porn? Who buys magazines? Who buys porn magazines? Playboy realized that their content was literally the only draw anymore, because the naked photos, well, they have literally no value due to the internet. So, by getting rid of them, you can expand your market to those that wouldn't be comfortable reading the magazine due to the stigma around the photos.

But can you? I mean, I 100% agree that there's no value in the nudity anymore, because I can't imagine that anyone still buys Playboy for that, but on the flipside, that's what the NAME is known for. So if they no longer have nudity, are people going to be comfortable whipping out a playboy at lunch hour in the company cafeteria? How many people who see that actually KNOW that there's no more nudity in it? Or, for that matter, that the issue you're reading doesn't have that.

They're just stuck with what they are. There's no way to re-brand that. And they're just going the way of the dodo.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 14, 2017, 14:03 Creston
 
My wife's phone died, so I sent her to Verizon to get a new one. She likes the Galaxy, so I had her inform about the S5 or the S6. I didn't want to get her an S7, because I hate paying 800 frikking dollars for a phone.

Turns out, the S5 and S6 basically still sell for S7 prices. It's a difference of a few bucks a month. The Verizon sales guy was also offering $160 in credit for her broken S4 if she got an S7, whereas if she got an S6 or S5, she'd get 5 bucks in credit.

Okay, sigh. Fine. So she comes home with an S7, and says "He said after this month our bill should go down!"

I laugh. Sure, we get 27 bucks a month added to our account for your new phone, and our bill will go DOWN. Haha.

New bill comes. Bill has gone down from $89 a month to $53 a month.

I'm sure someone did some math wrong, but whatever. I'll gladly lower my bill from (essentially) 89 to 26 a month.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 13:59 Creston
 
Spektr wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 13:05:
what could avoid negative reviews is game studios hiring game testers?

They already do that. They're called customers. Well, except the game testers pay the studio for the honor of doing the testing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 13:58 Creston
 
We don’t know why it is this way

Because nobody at Valve gives a shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 13:17 Creston
 
Congrats, Blue and Mrs. Blue!

Make sure that, before you wind up buying any kind of place, you get it IN WRITING from whatever ISP promises to get you internet access, and that they understand that you buy this house contingent on the belief that you can get XX internet speed from them.

There have been way too many horror stories from people where Comcast/AT&T/Time Warner/Charter/Verizon go "oh yeah, no problem, we can get you 300Mbps up and down for $50!" and then when push comes to shove, they wind up being able to MAYBE get 1.5mb DSL for $140.

With it in writing, you can then sue if that happens and (hopefully) get out from under the costs of buying that house.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. New FCC boss Feb 13, 2017, 13:11 Creston
 
Should die in a fire.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 13, 2017, 13:10 Creston
 
"unlimited" data plan.

But hey, at least competition worked. They were losing customers to T-Mobile, so now were grudgingly forced to offer the same deal.

It'd be so nice if we ever got competition in fixed wireline internet. Oh wait, I forgot, haha, we already have a "vibrant, competitive market." Even our glorious paid gimp FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, says so.


 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access
9. Re: Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access Feb 13, 2017, 13:07 Creston
 
Oh look, another trailer with no gameplay. BUY NOW FOR $1000!!!

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 13, 2017, 09:55 Creston
 
According to Kirschner, Munich's IT problems are not so much down to the use of free software as they are the result of poor management and organizational structure, a view backed up by Accenture's study.

Something which CLEARLY would not be an issue if you move to Windows? Confused


I mean, I get why you'd not want to move from Windows to Linux. Your support staff is likely incapable of dealing with it, support overall is limited, etc. But after ten years, I'm sure those kinks at least have been worked out. So why switch back now? There's literally zero benefit, and it will cost a shitload of money in licensing fees.

I wonder if Lord Major Dieter Reiter got some MS perks thrown his way. And by perks I mean cold hard cash.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
25. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 11, 2017, 12:09 Creston
 
We had record profits! Quick, fire a bunch of people!

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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
34. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 19:29 Creston
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 19:02:
Am I the only person on earth who doesn't care that there are garbage games on Steam?

Do people really just buy games like they're renting a video in the 90s, aimlessly wandering around?

Not anymore, no, because now it's just endless rows of garbage. It used to be fun to browse through indie games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2017, 16:19 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 18:16:
I want an augmented VR, but make it an 'anti-reality'. I don't want to see more things, I want to erase them. Annoying chatty person in coffee shop, poof. Obnoxious car stereo, muted. Tourists on sandy beach, vanished, and replaced with a flock of seagulls. Etc.

I have long had a Joe Buck filter in my brain. It just takes the voice and image of Joe Buck and replaces it with a random, smoking hot cheerleader.

Well worth it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 10, 2017, 16:11 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 16:02:
Creston wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 15:55:
Man, we need to pre-order our vaccines now? This Gamestop bs has to stop!

Make sure you preorder, otherwise they'll claim they don't have it and try to get you to buy a Preowned Vaccine.

LOL.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 16:09 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:45:
Is there a lack of preparedness or an infrastructure problem in America, or do we get worse winters than Europe?

Both, really. Also, in my experience, it was never really a huge news item if flights got canceled for weather in Europe. But I rarely recall Amsterdam airport being closed or having huge delays, and I lived basically right beside it for 30 years.

But for a country that routinely gets snow dumped on it, or gets torrential downpours, the US always seems terribly ill-equipped to deal with either. (which is also likely caused by lack of money.)

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 10, 2017, 15:55 Creston
 
Man, we need to pre-order our vaccines now? This Gamestop bs has to stop!
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
14. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 15:52 Creston
 
I think the fee should be low. I mean, Steam is still getting its 30% cut, so there's no need for them to make money off the submission fee. However, the barrier to entry needs to be high so that we can get rid of all these blatant "stealware" games, where they put 2 hours of code together and are just trying to get a few hundred people to put money into it.

So I'd suggest they make a system where the cost of putting up a game is $5K, and then on your first $15K of sales, you earn back $4500 from the cut that Valve normally takes.

That should hopefully stop the absolute avalanche of garbage that's been infesting Steam.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Feb 9, 2017, 12:22 Creston
 
Luke Cage was absolute garbage, tonally correct blacksploitation (sic?) notwithstanding.

I sure hope this is better.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. 130lb tumor Feb 9, 2017, 12:12 Creston
 
That is effing INSANE!!  
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