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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 9, 2017, 16:54 Orogogus
 
MattyC wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 16:09:
The PS4 took this long to add external HD support? That seems really odd. I just assumed that since the One supported them the PS4 did too.

More to the point, the PS3 supported them. Really, what took so long?
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2017, 15:53 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 15:19:
So China is basically punishing SK for things China itself caused by supporting NK ?

Shouldn't China ban itself, since it is the reason NK can even launch missiles?

It's weird that China wants to be seen as a big important international player in Asian diplomacy, but every time it gets a chance it just doubles down on "I'm bigger than you are, hahaha."

I mean, if China didn't want to stop North Korea, and it didn't want a US radar system in South Korea, then maybe it should have offered to install their own missile defense for South Korea? Or something that reassures South Korea that they won't be eating missile fire? But no, their position is oh well, I guess North Korea is going to do its thing, but fuck you.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2017, 14:34 Orogogus
 
The 2007 rule, and CPNI in general, applies to phone services (including VoIP services from ISPs) and information gleaned from that, not browsing data.

CPNI is defined as “(A) information that relates to the quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, location, and amount of use of a telecommunications service subscribed to by any customer of a telecommunications carrier, and that is made available to the carrier by the customer solely by virtue of the carrier-customer relationship; and (B) information contained in the bills pertaining to telephone exchange service or telephone toll service received by a customer of a carrier

Also, I don't think the wiki page is accurate, in that whole section marked as requiring clean-up. Opt-out used to be specifically for sharing data with other communications companies, and only for the purpose of marketing communications-related services. But the 2007 regulation you cite changed it to opt-in --- not the other way around:

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-22A1.pdf - p3

Joint Venture and Independent Contractor Use of CPNI. We modify our rules to require carriers to obtain opt-in consent from a customer before disclosing a customer’s CPNI to a carrier’s joint venture partners or independent contractors for the purposes of marketing communications related services to that customer.

You can see the industry fighting tooth and nail on pp23-27.

But you're correct that there's no protection in place on your browsing data -- that's what just got shot down. As far as I know there's not even any opt-out option for data.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2017, 01:28 Orogogus
 
WaltC's the one who's big red, pro-ISP. Can he explain why it's a good thing that ISPs can sell their users' web browsing data with no opt in or even consent? Because this looks really fucking scummy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 7, 2017, 22:36 Orogogus
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 22:29:
No, you're right. I'm obviously not ignoring them entirely, but the Ignore system here, if you haven't seen it, allows you to click their name and see what they said. Being 'Ignored' doesn't preclude talking to them again essentially because of this. It's not an all or nothing system nor do I choose to use it that way as is my right.

=-Rigs-=

We all know that. But on every forum that has an ignore system, people inevitably make big important announcements that they're ignoring someone. Some forums don't put in an ignore feature specifically to avoid this kind of post. It's not grown-up.

Like posting about quitting Facebook or Twitter, it's a special snowflake thing to do. Just eat the eyerolls, move on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 7, 2017, 02:13 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 20:12:
You don't have a single non-political post. I'm certain this isn't your first name here, and certain there are better places for your conspiracy theories and sad little quips like "Obozo."

Yeah, I was just thinking, wasn't RollinThundr the same one going on about how good leaders don't blame other people for their failures? Yet here we are, but I'm sure Trump isn't blaming other people, he's telling it like it is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2017, 13:30 Orogogus
 
Running non-VR games on the Rift (and as far as I know the Vive) requires you to either get vorpx to turn them into VR games, or you run them in something like Bigscreen to have a virtual monitor. I haven't bothered, personally, but maybe another VR owner can speak to it.

I was just saying that the Rift has access to the same library as the Vive, since Valve and HTC don't believe in locking people out. So SteamVR is mostly platform agnostic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2017, 13:17 Orogogus
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 12:51:
Damn…this may have pushed me towards the Rift.

I really just want the headset for the first generation so I can do sim racing. I prefer the whole ecosystem that Valve is developing with HTC/LG and the Indie title support through Steam…but for an extra $475 Canadian?

If I go with the Rift, I can basically upgrade my video card to a 1070 'for free'...

Just want to note: the Rift has access to the Vive's library -- it can play games on Steam or HTC's Vivespot. Oculus is the only one with a lock on its library.

Although, without the Touch controllers you won't actually be able to play most of the VR games on Steam other than the racers and cockpit games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2017, 14:12 Orogogus
 
I think it will probably go nowhere. Party Republicans have distanced themselves from several things that Trump and his apparatus has spit out, but their official action has been to shrug and move on. Unless you see Ryan or someone else high up actually saying that they should remove Sessions, not just recuse himself, I don't think anything's going to happen.

Articles about Sessions suggest that his actions don't amount to perjury, that he left himself enough weasel room, even if it looks wildly absurd for the nation's attorney general.

And I don't think Sessions has said he'll resign. He said he'd recuse himself from any investigation of himself. That's not a position that requires extraordinary courage or integrity.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Gets Unreal
18. Re: System Shock Remake Gets Unreal Mar 2, 2017, 14:00 Orogogus
 
sauron wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 12:42:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:42:
sauron wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:33:
BobBob wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:17:
Weapon degradation was a horrible 'feature' in the game.

Agreed. In SS2 you could turn it off. I think they added that in one of the patches.
That, and I think you could turn off the respawning too with another patch... if I am remembering that right, hell it was a looooong time ago when I played SS2.

Yes, I am pretty sure you could do that too.

I might have to fire it up again - it really is a fun game and I'm intrigued by the upgrades.

I don't think you can shut off respawning completely, only tone it down (substantially). I believe the System Shock and Bioshock games rely almost entirely on spawned monsters, there are only a handful of triggered or pre-placed monsters.

You can shut off weapon degradation entirely, though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: good by Feb 28, 2017, 14:25 Orogogus
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:49:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:40:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:13:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:09:
I must be missing it. Where do you see the option?
You click on a user's name, then for me it appears several lines below the "Limit results:" as a link labeled "Ignore this user"

For some reason, my ability to ignore a user has been disabled. The feature isn't available.

I'm using Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit).
Works fine here with Version 56.0.2924.87.
It does not appear because you are not logged in when you go to the users page. As a test I opened an incognito window and there was no option to ignore, but it worked fine in a standard browser window when the Remember Me box is checked.

Hmm. I don't have a 'remember me box'. Am I looking at the wrong page? I'm clicking on "User Settings" and if I go to "Manage Ignored Users" the page doesn't load.

Not User Settings. Just every time you post. If you let your browser remember your email and password for you you've forgotten about it. It a checkbox to the right of where you put in your password.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
36. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 28, 2017, 00:16 Orogogus
 
Slick wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 21:03:
The Witcher was just generally handled in a very mature "adult" way. I don't think that say Dragon Age reached the same level of maturity. I'd Say dragon age was like PG-13, while the witcher was R. We need more R games that are thoughtfully produced, and not just the "GTA" R-rated games which almost feel like they're being subversive because they can.

Well, The Witcher, as in The Witcher 1, was kind of that way. The one with the trading cards of naked ladies. That's why Fion singled out 2 and 3, I think.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 16:25 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:13:
Amazing truck save GIF. Oh my goodness! That's some serious pro driving. Race

The driver deserves a 10-cent per mile raise.

I don't know, it seems like luck more than anything else that he didn't take out that black car in the left lane.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 13:37 Orogogus
 
It seems like noted lawsuit factory Zenimax (actually Bethesda, same thing) sent the Cheat Engine guy a notice of infringement, which is just about their level of absurd litigiousness. It's also getting DDoS'd, but that could be a coincidence.

EDIT: Ah, might be the ESA, not Zenimax. Also not a useful collection of carbon molecules.
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction
4. Re: ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction Feb 24, 2017, 21:48 Orogogus
 
I don't think it's necessarily grim unless the court grants the injunction.

As to whether Zenimax is making anything -- Fallout 4 VR is the big one. Earlier this month they also acquired Escalation Studios, mostly known for mobile games (including a few mobile VR titles) and the new DOOM's SnapMap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2017, 20:45 Orogogus
 
The most well-known portion of the privacy order requires ISPs to get opt-in consent from consumers before sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other third parties. The opt-in rule is supposed to take effect December 4, 2017, unless the FCC or Congress eliminates it before then.

Pai has said that ISPs shouldn't face stricter rules than online providers like Google and Facebook, which are regulated separately by the Federal Trade Commission.

That's kind of... well, insane. Who believes that Google and Facebook have equal access to your data as your ISP?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 23, 2017, 15:21 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 15:08:
Speaking of Nintendo I wonder how quickly the Switch will get owned for piracy.

I haven't followed the handhelds closely, but I was the impression that 3DS software was pirated a lot less than software for the DS and Gameboys.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Drops Course Requirement
24. Re: On Sale Feb 23, 2017, 12:45 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 02:29:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 18:02:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 17:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 17:42:
TLDR The naysayers can be safely ignored.

You need to stop using words incorrectly. People who engage in dialog about why VR may fold due to lack of support are not naysayers; they are analytical. Naysaying means to "deny, refuse, oppose, or be cynical about something." Your constant naysaying against my posts is a good example of proper use.

This particular chain, if you follow it down, doesn't seem to be directed at you.

Perhaps. However, the proximity of it is suspicious.

Not really; people reply whenever they reply. There's one guy who constantly "(doesn't) read the article, misread(s) the headline or (has) no understanding about the technology." It's not you.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Drops Course Requirement
16. Re: Steam VR Drops Course Requirement Feb 22, 2017, 18:02 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 17:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 17:42:
TLDR The naysayers can be safely ignored.

You need to stop using words incorrectly. People who engage in dialog about why VR may fold due to lack of support are not naysayers; they are analytical. Naysaying means to "deny, refuse, oppose, or be cynical about something." Your constant naysaying against my posts is a good example of proper use.

This particular chain, if you follow it down, doesn't seem to be directed at you.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week
10. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week Feb 22, 2017, 13:25 Orogogus
 
Wolfen wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 05:29:
Rhett wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 20:20:
Cool that it's free. TW:Warhammer has been getting hammered by people whining that there's too much paid DLC, when it's not like it's competitively necessary or anything. It's there if you want it.

Not so much all the DLC... but a dlc for "blood" was just... ridiculous.

People explained this before -- the blood content pushes the game into a higher rating, and they can't get around it by giving it away for free.
 
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