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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Paint Shop Pro Feb 13, 2017, 20:52 jimnms
 
That used to be a good photo editing software. I think I bought version 4 and upgraded through to version 9. Then Corel bough it and turned it to shit.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 3, 2017, 19:10 jimnms
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 3, 2017, 18:11:
Hope we can turn off WGM. I don't need another performance hit beyond the ones already occurring in Windows 10. My least favorite is the Draconian updates downloading whenever regardless of what I'm doing. I can't stop this, but I know it's going on according to Resource Monitor. Very annoying.

There are several ways to disable the Windows Updates. Option 1 only works on Win10 Pro, and I don't think option 2 works anymore, but options 3-5 work.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 2, 2017, 05:26 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 21:47:
Well no, that sucks balls. What if you already own the game?

This is probably to stop people from stealing codes from boxes and selling them. I bet that after jumping through the extra hoops, it will still send you a Steam or GOG code that you can trade.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week
9. Re: Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week Jan 31, 2017, 00:45 jimnms
 
Task wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:35:
Do hi-rez textures add story and rpg somehow?

You can polish a turd, but it will still be a piece of shit.
 
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News Comments > Fallout New Vegas 2 Rumor
11. Re: Fallout New Vegas 2 Rumor Jan 31, 2017, 00:41 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:40:
I wouldn't doubt Obsidian is working on something FO but I'd imagine they'd negotiate a better contract this time around. I doubt it'd be Vegas again as there's no reason to return to it. Far better to keep moving around the country or the world for that matter. That would be interesting actually, take it to some other places around the globe. Yeah they deffo need a new engine, although I'd prefer a return to isometric for sure.

I love isometric RPGs, but New Vegas sold me on first person Fallout. I'd like to see a hybrid of old and new. Get rid of the single, large, compressed open world and instead have a larger over-world map like the originals where you click to travel with random encounters along the way. Then have several detailed open world areas that are more closer to scale, but can be as big (or bigger) than the whole of FO3/New Vegas's one area. This way, you can have the game take place over a larger area with more detailed locations to explore.

I'd like them to keep it on the west coast. I though a while back I read something where they said if they got the chance to do another Fallout that they'd like to go back to the LA area. Use my idea above and it could take place in LA and surrounding areas, maybe some of the old locations from the first two games, and even Vegas. Maybe you have to hitch a ride with a caravan to travel between areas or acquire a vehicle of your own.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Wuh?? Jan 30, 2017, 20:58 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 18:05:
Creston wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 17:42:
Fallout New Vegas 2??

Obsidian or GTFO.

This, and give them more than a few months this to make it this time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
27. How to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after updates. Jan 30, 2017, 20:50 jimnms
 
Simply disabling the task doesn't work. Windows Update will re-enable the task if updates are pending, and it gets re-created again after new updates are downloaded. I posted some links to articles showing how to stop the reboots in another topic the other day.

To really stop it, after disabling the task, you need to take ownership of and remove write permissions on the task's file located in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator. This article gives the details if you don't know how to do it.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
22. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Jan 27, 2017, 01:36 jimnms
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 05:56:
jimnms wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 03:07:
It took me 30 seconds on Google and find these:
How to permanently stop Windows 10 reboots after installing updates
Disable automatic reboots after installing updates in Windows 10
Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

Good job, too bad its something entirely different, or, as I said, will be reset every patch.

No it doesn't. I used the above method and haven't had it come back since (Win10 Home). I'm guessing you didn't bother reading them or trying it before declaring it doesn't work. After disabling the task in task scheduler, you then modify the physical task's file permissions (NTFS ACLs) making it read only so that it can't be modified.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
13. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Jan 26, 2017, 03:07 jimnms
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 02:25:
ventry wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 17:44:
Well no.
I had this problem over a year ago.
However I used my brain for cognitive thinking and not for being a pissy win 10 crybaby.
Took all of 20 minutes to solve and has never been a problem since.
So, like Verno said: Fuk orf.
Too bad it comes back every patch.
So please let the world know how you permanently fixed it, Mr. Ultra Brain, or "fuk orf"!

It took me 30 seconds on Google and find these:
How to permanently stop Windows 10 reboots after installing updates
Disable automatic reboots after installing updates in Windows 10
Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jan 24, 2017, 23:42 jimnms
 
KTR wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 21:16:
Woot! Praise GOG for SWAT4.

When I saw that on GOG this morning, I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough, even though I still have my boxed copy and disk. Why doesn't anyone make good tactical games like SWAT3/4 and the old Rainbow Six games anymore?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jan 21, 2017, 16:09 jimnms
 
Aero wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 00:28:
That's useful and strange that it hasn't been in there longer since it probably took one developer a day to implement at most. It's was always a pain in the ass doing this manually. Frequently is was more convenient to just delete a game and redownload it to where I wanted it moved.

What exactly was a pain about doing it manually? You just had to move the game's directory and its appmanifest.acf file and restart Steam if it was running. Sure this way is easier if you just want to move one game, but doing it manually wasn't difficult, unless you were doing it wrong, and is certainly faster than re-downloading several GB. It's still easier to do it manually if you want to move multiple games in one go.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Steam Quietly Adds the Ability to Move Game Install Folders. Jan 20, 2017, 22:04 jimnms
 
There wasn't anything quiet about it. The new feature was listed right there in the change log when the Steam update window popped up. It was added to the Beta client a couple of days ago.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
21. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 9, 2017, 04:43 jimnms
 
saluk wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 20:12:
They did piss me off last year when they stopped supporting the amazing tab groups feature that no one except me seemed to use.

That thing was amazing. There are add-ons but I haven't found any that work as well as that did.

I used that as well, and still do. The announcement that they were dropping it from a built in feature recommended Tab Groups for those that used the feature. It is based on the original Mozilla code. It used to be an addon before Mozilla integrated it, now they've spun it back off as an addon. I'm actually glad they did because now with it as an independent addon again it has been updated, new features added and it is so much better now. It seamlessly imported my tab groups from Firefox and it's like nothing ever changed for me (except the improvements). Firefox tended to corrupt the tab groups and I'd have to edit my session.js to manually repair it. This hasn't happened any more, but it has a backup feature so that you can restore a previous backup if it does.

As for tabs, memory usage and stability, Firefox's reliability has been rock solid recently. I have 4 tab groups (the main window and 3 saved that I use frequently). I hardly ever close Firefox. I currently have 62 tabs open among the 4 groups (34 on the main windows). Firefox has been running for 8 days and is using 1.8GB of memory.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2017, 01:18 jimnms
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 20:58:
I have a close relative who must eat black-eyed peas on New Years Day - that is somehow going to make the coming year better.

That's a thing around here too. You're supposed to eat cabbage and black eyed peas on New Years day for some reason. I remember the cabbage was supposed to bring you money or something, but I forget why the black eyed peas. If you go to the grocery store on New Years eve/day, the shelves will be empty of black eyed peas and cabbage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears. Jan 4, 2017, 16:10 jimnms
 
Because it says not to on the box?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jan 2, 2017, 22:03 jimnms
 
When they showed the closeup around 3.5 minutes I was pretty sure I knew how it was done, and I was right.  
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News Comments > New Grand Theft Auto Online Mode
6. Re: New Grand Theft Auto Online Mode Jan 2, 2017, 14:10 jimnms
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 12:40:
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 12:10:
Out of curiosity, does any of the online stuff like new cars etc show up in the SP game too?

Yes you can

Do you have to start a new game for that? I only see the vehicles I gained access to during the single player game in my garages.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 1, 2017, 23:20 jimnms
 
Why is the "Radioactive Boy Scout" on that list? He wasn't a tech pioneer, he was a careless idiot.  
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News Comments > Christmas Tech Bits
13. Re: Christmas Tech Bits Dec 26, 2016, 14:11 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 26, 2016, 02:50:
Just subsidize solar roofs and windpods and that's the problem mostly solved right there. How many houses could that little strip of road done that for? Several hundred? All making real energy and sending it back to the grid.

They do, at least here in the US. There is a federal solar tax credit, and every state has renewable energy subsidies available. I looked into it this past summer after having multiple power outages lasting 2-3 days. After being without power for a couple of days last week, I'm looking at it again.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Tech Bits
6. Re: Christmas Tech Bits Dec 25, 2016, 19:59 jimnms
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 18:15:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 13:16:
World’s first solar road....
That's pretty ingenious, if all buildings and roads had solar panels, there would be no need for nuclear or coal and probably water diversions for hydroelectric. Massive job increases for education, design, installation and service, could sustain a whole country easily.

It's wasteful unless you live somewhere near the equator where the sun is perpendicular to the road most of the year and has 300+ days of sun.

It's also stupid to spend gobs of money to reinforce solar panels so they can take tons of weight without breaking when there are still buildings to put normal solar panels on. Roads should be the last choice for solar panels.

It's also the dumbest place to put solar panels, under cars. Korea has a better idea with this.
 
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