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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
 
https://i.imgflip.com/17gx3n.jpg

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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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News Comments > New Titan X Released
17. Re: New Titan X Released Aug 2, 2016, 17:23 HorrorScope
 
I can't start to tell you the quality of the pixels this thing puts out.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
235. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 1, 2016, 18:04 HorrorScope
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 07:45:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 10:35:
I've been running 10 since launch and Steam is fine in it. In addition to that, Phil Spencer has already said Microsoft has no plans to cripple external game software this way (Hell, he's said that Microsoft's UWP games will also be sold on Steam) and that it would be suicide for their OS strategy to do so.
While I don't see any evidence to indicate Sweeney's "concerns" have any basis in reality, Microsoft saying they aren't going to do it is not a counter-indication. First, if they were doing it they wouldn't admit it. Second, they are guilty of doing it this against other products in the past.

Agreed. But I can't live in fear about this, because really there are more pressing things I should be worrying about at this time. If it starts to become obvious this is happening, then we can take the steps to understand and move elsewhere if needed. There will have to be a good chunk of time before it just were to poof all over to this closed garden. I file it under, "Things to worry about at a later time when more information is understood to make a sane judgment, while not slippery slopping any subject negatively.".

Sweeney could end up being right, I'm siding that I have time if it becomes very obvious. At this point I'd be tin foiling with no real power to stop it any way.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
15. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Aug 1, 2016, 18:00 HorrorScope
 
descender wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 01:45:
The magnetic strips contain the static payment info of your card and can be stolen with skimmers. This can't be done with the chip cards.

It has nothing to do with online transactions.

Right and why look at a new standard without taking online transactions into account? I guess one angle it they aren't looking at me being robbed of my card and it being used (which has happened to me once) and are looking at someone getting my card numbers in some manner and making a duplicate card and using that (which that hasn't happened to me at this time).

With a 4 digit pin that isn't part of the card, it is a 1 in 10000 chance for someone guessing it right, I suspect you have a few chances before the card locks up.

But if all cards had that, it is a way that works for all possibilities, less a company storing my Pin # entered and that being linked back to the correct card. But a common thief, he has my card but only half of what they need, he won't even try to use it. My Debit card has never been breached and the pin is the #1 reason.

To me it is a no-brainer and without that trivial step, to me it proves they aren't all the serious about stopping fraud around these cards. There has to be some type of write off they get reporting losses like this.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
9. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Aug 1, 2016, 00:19 HorrorScope
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 16:33:
I recently got chipped debit cards. It hasn't been a disaster for me, it just requires getting used to a different way of doing things. It does take longer than the swipe method. Before the chip, during checkout you could swipe your card at any time, put it away and when the cashier was done, enter your PIN, confirm the total, get receipt and go. The chipped card require you to leave the card in during the whole transaction, so you have to wait for the cashier to finish, put the card in, enter your PIN and wait for it to finish before removing the card. The first few times I used it, I kept removing the card out of habit after entering the PIN.

Yep. I don't get how this is more secure though.

1. Online purchses don't use it.
2. A thief can use the card still, they'll stick it in and take the goods.

I have no idea how this is more protection.

The 4 digit pin was a system if you wanted something much more secure. Something that isn't visibility or physically part of the card. Oh and the reasons why were weak sauce, "people will forget", as said our debit cards already have it, but weaker yet "we got to keep track of it for each card!!!", they never bitch keeping tons of other information on you and then say it will costs billions to do so as companies all over the place give out free cloud storage. Nothing adds up there almost like there is organized fraud from the actual credit card players.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
29. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 31, 2016, 13:29 HorrorScope
 
shiho wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 21:06:
I would be a lot more likely to be kind to, or interested in, Windows 10, if it offered a single new feature of use or significance. I've perused many a site, looking for just ONE THING that could make it worth it. Just ONE.

DX12/new hardware support doesn't count - it's typical forced obsolescence by Microsoft.

Unsure why it doesn't count, but oh well, I don't really care what o/s y'als use, it's not like I'm an O/S salesman.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 29, 2016, 21:10 HorrorScope
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 20:45:
We were forced into Windows 10 laptops at work because the Win 7 licenses weren't being renewed. I fucking hate 10. It's been nothing but problems for a lot of people. I disabled Cortana on mine, and I lost the ability to search from the start menu. WTF? Why the fuck is it tied into that? Now instead of just hitting windows key and starting to type "printers" or something, I have to click the control panel link and find it from there. It's an extra step but worth it to not have that stupid shit bugging me constantly.

Anytime someone states things like this... you can bet there is a follow up with a person stating the hotkey for said functionality. Window Key + S.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
199. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 29, 2016, 13:08 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 12:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 11:59:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 11:51:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 11:07:
Of course 10 breaks sleep so I will have to put the 7 image back on the laptop but that's another issue.

What is broken going into sleep? Coming out of sleep on its own randomly? Not recovering from sleep when you try to wake it up?

There are a lot of possible sleep issues in general with each O/S. It is something I always put focus on because ideally I would like the system to go into sleep after 1 hour of no action by me and quickly come out of sleep when I want to use the system again, 1 second boot times FTW.

I have been playing with Win10 and sleep on my systems the last couple of days getting it all working. The issue I was having with the systems was NOT "going into sleep on non-action". There is a command you can run that will show you any process that stops the system from going into sleep automatically. USB headsets are one for example, you can run a command to tell Sleep to ignore any of these services running that impede auto-sleep.
It locks up on wake-up. I spent a week with microsoft forum techs when 10 first came out. My time is too valuable to waste troubleshooting the issue any longer. But thanks.

But i am a sucker for punishment. Off the top of your head, Do you know what commands you used or should i just google it.

To me this is part of the pc experience, you have the ability to really dig in to make things better or fix things. Sleep can have a lot of possibilities, here's one of the more unique things to review:

http://www.jasonhartman.net/2012/06/windows-7-wont-go-to-sleep-mode-audio.html
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
196. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 29, 2016, 11:51 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 11:07:
Of course 10 breaks sleep so I will have to put the 7 image back on the laptop but that's another issue.

What is broken going into sleep? Coming out of sleep on its own randomly? Not recovering from sleep when you try to wake it up?

There are a lot of possible sleep issues in general with each O/S. It is something I always put focus on because ideally I would like the system to go into sleep after 1 hour of no action by me and quickly come out of sleep when I want to use the system again, 1 second boot times FTW.

I have been playing with Win10 and sleep on my systems the last couple of days getting it all working. The issue I was having with the systems was NOT "going into sleep on non-action". There is a command you can run that will show you any process that stops the system from going into sleep automatically. USB headsets are one for example, you can run a command to tell Sleep to ignore any of these services running that impede auto-sleep.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
194. Re: My start menu is not as ugly as yours Jul 29, 2016, 10:56 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 09:42:
Beamer wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 09:04:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:29:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 00:31:
My Win10 desktop after a couple days work so far:

https://postimg.org/image/eu4hdsddj/

Clean.
Except for that ugly ass excuse for a start menu that takes up 28% of the screen.

But it's only open when you click to open it, and you only click to open it when you need it, and if it's getting him to what he wants faster...
It's like doing the nasty on top of a fat ugly beast, you want it over with as fast as possible.
My beautiful thin Windows 7 start menu get's me there just as fast, but I don't have to be ashamed when my friends find out.

Well I've just moved from 7 all these years which I loved, but the entirety of Win10's Start menu is nothing but a large improvement over 7. From a better managed Apps list, to right clicking Start giving you many more immediate handy options, to setting up the tiles like a on-demand desktop, there is really nothing imo not as good or better with Win10's Start vs Win 7.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
193. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 29, 2016, 10:48 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:29:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 00:31:
My Win10 desktop after a couple days work so far:

https://postimg.org/image/eu4hdsddj/

Clean.
Except for that ugly ass excuse for a start menu that takes up 28% of the screen.

That's a sour statement since it is only there when you need it and all of it is gone when you don't. I can't find a fault with a Desktop working that way vs always there and static if I'm using it or not.

I've referenced heavy desktop icon users as the virtual equivalent of messy bedrooms. Tidy is tidy.

Yes in the case others don't know, you can adjust the start screen to any size you want and get rid of the tile side entirely if you don't like it.
 
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