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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > The Evil Within and Rage Sequels Possible
8. Re: The Evil Within and Rage Sequels Possible Aug 9, 2016, 10:40 HorrorScope
 
If they were to make Rage 2 do you see more blurry textures and invisible walls? Or do you think those are the types of things that would be improved for version 2?  
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
48. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Issues Aug 8, 2016, 17:46 HorrorScope
 
shiho wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 15:52:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 14:53:
I am glad people recognize my superiority, it makes me feel good.
But it is ok to question me no matter what some might think.

If you turn off automatic updating, and you don't remember to be vigilant, your PC will rarely if ever get patched. You'll be one of a minority with wide-open security holes.

Most of which can't even reach your average PC behind a router. And are faster stopped by an antivirus with network intrusion detection than laggy Microsoft patches. And have new security holes or plain instability in them, which could as well be more severe than the old ones, given Microsoft's lackluster QA.


Exactly. A protected browser, firewall etc does the trick. Since I run with image backups, I can also be loose, I'm 30 minutes away from being clean.

I don't have real-time protection on, I use Firfox with a few protective addons, systems have been clean for not a couple years now, but many years, I do clean up some adware say once a month. I'd probably go as far to say if I ran with real-time protection it would be catching false positives of apps I do run and ok.

If MS thinks it has to give me a monthly release of "critical security updates" that tells me there is really no security at all if we have to get down to the minute nitty gritty. It's just a ship full of holes, but at the same time it isn't nowhere near as dangerous as some think if you play it a little smart, I also don't feel like a target.

My main Win 7 system was probably a good year out of updates, perhaps some of my off systems going on a couple years. These updates aren't all that. Perhaps I have to manually update a .net dependency if an app needs it, GPU driver etc.

We all have to do what we do, but I can attest you can have a clean system running much looser than what is considered safe, with a good browser and habits. Keep a system running for months, being smart with sleep. Win7 was a breakthrough and 10 so far is keeping up with the same, simply solid reliable performance.

Probably been 3-5 years since I've seen a hint of a virus, probably been 15 years since I've seen someone hack into my system. My systems aren't all that exciting for someone to want into.

Where I do get hacked? On commercial sites that get hacked and get my login credentials, that is really the place where I've been vulnerable and have seen it, haven't been bit badly yet there though.

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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
41. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2016, 12:40 HorrorScope
 
NetHead wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 12:26:
LiTh wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 15:16:
Nothing more enjoyable then watching Blues posters bitch and moan about microsoft as they post from their microsoft OS's.

So people shouldn't, bitch and moan, about thing they use causing problems?

Especially when there are so many alternatives...

Infallible logic you have there.

I don't see that many alternatives if any for what I do at this time.

One thing we have to protect ourselves from in general, is taking a report on the internet and assuming it affects a lot of people.

We have to think everyone that has upgraded anything, windows, linux, that a person out there has seen a fairly unique issue from all sorts of things.

When one is on a witch hunt you look for a problem and magnify it, but reading about someone losing a linux partition, a controller not working, steam not displaying right. Well with millions of people there are going to be reports of all kinds of problems but are they widespread?

If I want to gravitate to any issue a random person reports, I can find every O/S to be a complete fail, because random people everywhere have random issues on everything.

That said, I am willing to find fault with Win10 if it deserves it. I get those that don't want to touch it due to spying if you will. As others have said, you should pretty much count on Win7 and Win8 as a spy machine as well, it's what they do. But if you are like me, measure what you are doing, recognize I do have smart phones as well that spy. I was able to overcome that obstacle.

So now I'm dealing with more general nuts and bolt of daily use, I can tell you early reports... it isn't a struggle.
 
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News Comments > No Man Sky Patch & Plans
19. Re: No Man Sky Patch & Plans Aug 8, 2016, 12:18 HorrorScope
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 08:14:
I didn't care much for this game, but as the release time approaches I am getting excited for it.
I think I will pick it up.

I'm definitely interested in the details and their road map.

I get the thought on where procedural coding could be a huge snore feast and I'm not excited about mega huge worlds, as I feel they can be too big for their own good. But at the same time, I have no skin in the game and have no real ill will for them, so I hope its good, there can still be fun things to be had.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 8, 2016, 11:19 HorrorScope
 
Games like 7D2D what they did was just called a specific version "The Console Version", called it final. Kept PC in early access and will continue to patch the "console version" as well. So it's all in the name.  
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
29. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Issues Aug 8, 2016, 00:46 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 23:13:
You should never disable Windows Update.


Why?
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
22. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2016, 17:14 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 17:06:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 16:37:
For example this article shows what I think we all know, stop Update Service... and if that works, then really what in gods name is all the fuss about? This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. I assume there is something funny going on where it doesn't work, system goes in and stealth starts it any way, otherwise the "You can't stop updates" is one of the most grossly reported issues in the history of Windows feardom.

http://mspoweruser.com/turn-off-windows-update-windows-10/

The update service isn't actually RUNNING on W10 all the time. It gets turned on by something, presumably in the registry, but could just as easily be something hardcoded somewhere, checks for updates, installs them, then the service gets turned off again.

Simply disabling the service does exactly 0% against stopping those updates from being installed. (on Home Premium anyway.)

Any link to that? I'm not disagreeing though, I assumed some funny business has to be happening with what you hear. However I have links of doing this and MS confirming it works to, articles from this year. They warn you against doing it because it could stop critical security updates, but I don't fear those.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
21. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2016, 17:12 HorrorScope
 
Reading up on some more about rolling back... one person here mentioned if you get the anniversary version and have issue you can roll back and that is only now good for 10 days, that seems to be true.

But ok... how does that even work? Lets say I roll back, well hell-o! I'm still then on the last version of Win10 and it seems I need to update to Anniversary. So why wouldn't it try again at that time, creating a vicious circle? Info?

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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2016, 16:37 HorrorScope
 
LiTh wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 15:16:
Nothing more enjoyable then watching Blues posters bitch and moan about microsoft as they post from their microsoft OS's.

And most likely not on Win10. But whatever... the update hasn't kicked in on my units yet, no idea when/if it will happen. I do have the update service turned off and the system rarely reboots in case it does a reset of the service at that time. So I'm not sure how updates work in a scenario like this.

For example this article shows what I think we all know, stop Update Service... and if that works, then really what in gods name is all the fuss about? This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. I assume there is something funny going on where it doesn't work, system goes in and stealth starts it any way, otherwise the "You can't stop updates" is one of the most grossly reported issues in the history of Windows feardom.

http://mspoweruser.com/turn-off-windows-update-windows-10/

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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears
15. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears Aug 7, 2016, 16:33 HorrorScope
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 16:27:
Kajetan wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 15:11:
El Pit wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 14:35:
But remember: only few people reach the age of 80 years and over.
I will bequeath my SC account data to my eldest

Well, unfortunately, the TOS you agreed to made it so you can't transfer account ownership. Your eldest will have to become a backer if he wants to play. Whenever that is...

And my TOS says I'll pass over user/password to anyone I damn well feel like whenever I like.
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans
37. Re: PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans Aug 7, 2016, 11:14 HorrorScope
 
Tachikoma wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 05:53:
It`s quite sad to see that majority (at least judging by comments here) of once-leading in innovation PC gaming community are locked in a baseless hate exercise, which stands against all the previous achievements.

Agreed. Even if this game is shit, so what? This actually started with player hype which the publisher jumped on. Lets see if it is shallow as we think it is first.As for a 3 day delay big whoop. I do agree though $60 is steep, well unless it does have a lot more gameplay than what many think.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 6, 2016, 21:55 HorrorScope
 
How does a national talk work? I heard they need one between police and inner city African Americans as well. I just never seen one, but they are being alluded to. Is it conducted by Glenn Beck or something?  
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans
20. Re: PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans Aug 6, 2016, 21:52 HorrorScope
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 18:45:
Spoiler alert! At the center, you find a decoder ring and a message that says, "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

Oh I thought it was God in the need of a space ship.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 16:33 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 13:15:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 12:30:
It is incredible what Win 10 customers have to put up with, free "upgrade" or not.

It's even more incredible how some people will keep defending it...

Because we have different needs, so far I'm good with it. I like the improvements overall. Things that could bother one are an non-factor to another. What more can I say?

I have stored Win7 images of each system I upgraded, if somehow Win10 goes completely sideways and 7 is still the last bastion of freedom we know, I'm about 30 minutes away on each to be a Win7 household again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 16:25 HorrorScope
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 12:30:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 11:56:
So he mentions two issues:

Puts skype back on your system. Yeah we all rather not be bothered with an app we don't want. I assume you can just take it back off?

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I'm not saying any of this is great, I'm just not so sure it is all that different then it has ever been. The only real difference is their persistence on wanting to update you.

It did not just (re-)install Skype but the entire Microsoft shit app catalogue of a dozen+ apps from 3D Builder to the Store to the Shitbox app (even if or especially if you had previously uninstalled them). No option, no user prompt, nothing. Boom. Apps back again. Suck it up, maggots!

And you're saying this is no different than before? Really? So, when did Windows 7 dump a ton of crapware/spyware programs right on top of ya? When did Windows 7 update and reset your VGA driver (as the anniversary update did)? When did Windows 7 update and -without user consent- change a bunch of settings or remove the ability to change them back (removal of certain group policies etc.)?

Sorry but the disrespect Microshit is sporting with regard to their users is at a new all-time high. It is incredible what Win 10 customers have to put up with, free "upgrade" or not.

Well I won't say times aren't changing, they are. For some reason I didn't uninstall/remove their apps because I figure they are core enough to the overall O/S good or bad. I just don't use them.

I get your point though and it isn't wrong.

I guess it's going to be can you see their goal and are ok enough with it or have they crossed the line in the sand and no more of any of this!? I'm sort of the prior, I can see why they are doing this. I think more of the power user computer people will find more issue to these stronger armed tactics. But there are millions that need a tighter controlled system for their systems to stay functioning.

Personally I haven't hit the point that their issues can't be overcome with a little more work on my end after an update. But again, I get your point certainly. Yes this could all go tragically wrong, but I don't want to cry wolf too early either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 11:56 HorrorScope
 
So he mentions two issues:

Puts skype back on your system. Yeah we all rather not be bothered with an app we don't want. I assume you can just take it back off? Also he mentions that it logs you in automatically and things just start to happen. What if one doesn't have a skype account?

Then it hides classic shell, it seems possible that it may not be compatible as it once was since they made start menu changes, so they decide to turn it off. If true that it wouldn't be compatible you would want that to happen vs something starting to glitch.

He mentions Win10's Start menu is bad, but it seems like Win7 on steroids to me.

States the search won't find Classic Shell afterwards, well Windows has been bad a search since at least XP. It is slow and seemingly only wants to show you what it does. That is why choosy choosers would choose something like Search Everything app, which is immediate in results and you can search up Windows sphincters if you like.

I'm not saying any of this is great, I'm just not so sure it is all that different then it has ever been. The only real difference is their persistence on wanting to update you.

I have read issues with steam after the update, but I believe an update to steam fixes most of that. Another were partitions are removed and boom there goes someones linux dual boot.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
263. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 2, 2016, 23:26 HorrorScope
 
But free in this case means I pay nothing upfront and get mined. Or I pay for that same something later and still get the same amount of mining. So Free still has a value, it isn't like you can buy your way out of what you want or not. As far as comparing it to Linux, if one feels that is their best option, please go there. Grass super green. Welcome friends awaiting.

I thought a smart things some were doing was cloning win 7, upgrade win 10 clone that, then move back to win 7. So when if they want to go to 10 it will be free for them.

I am hearing the Anniversary Update is causing some Steam headaches and others, some of it goes in line with what Sweeney was stating, but again... I'm going to wait before I freak.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
260. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 2, 2016, 17:53 HorrorScope
 
To continue the carnage...

If any one against Win10, updates to it any time now in the future and pays $$$, you then were wrong at this point not upgrading for free. I write this just to make sure you double down never upgrading to 10, to make sure I'm not going to be right. Because like I really care if you update or not or use a MS product or not. There is a good chance no MS O/S will ever have the freedoms you are looking for again, so I guess for you it is Win7/8/other os for the rest of your days, cheers. Care level, low.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 2, 2016, 17:37 HorrorScope
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 2, 2016, 17:34 HorrorScope
 
Right, you knew they were going to drop the child porn card, like as you said all reasonable people, very high percentage are already and forevermore would be against that. But they'll want to bite off way more than that most likely. They say a lot of Trump's support is uneducated white people, we'll a lot of those people would not be happy if internet porn was somehow just gone. But really I need an even clearer definition of what they are after, I don't just want to slippery slope it.  
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