Valve's Download Status page shows a peak rate of 5.8 Tbps in the past 48 hours. It looks like they average about 4 Tbps. I looked up prices for commercial CDNs and find prices from 4 cents to 80 cents per GB. Going with the lowest rate of 4 cents per GB means Valve would be spending an average of $20 per second to run their data centers. That's $1.728 Million per day, or $630 Million per year just to run their data centers.
Rhialto wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 20:07:Just block it with a firewall, and they can't collect shit. I'm still not updating until this while mess gets sorted out though.
Audacity notice: We collect very limited Personal Data about you.
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 20:15:
BoP has mentioned there's a fork in the works and 2.4.2 is available.
It's not like 3.0 automatically made the program intuitive or anything.
Steele Johnson wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 18:28:I thought it was canceled after the first season. Just let it die. I watched the first season, and wish I could get that time back. I didn't even know there was a second or third season.
"NBC's Canceled Manifest TV Show Might Return On Netflix"
They have to give Netflix a chance to cancel it too
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 6, 2021, 13:38:I use Audacity a bit and it has never set off my firewall alerting me that it's attempting to send anything anywhere.
Whew, for a second there i thought Audacity sent your data to China and not Russia.
Time to look for another audio editor. Maybe one w/out such an intuitive interface.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 21:54:RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 21:03:
Back button works fine on mobile, how advanced of them.
Works fine on Firefox and Brave on my desktop, too. I guess Epic just loves us Linux users more.
Acleacius wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 14:27:
Nice a drone that can see through the walls in people's houses and it's fully autonomous!
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 19:00:
One thing I do find very strange about the situation in the times we are living in is that the game had a very positive female lead. You would think some of the female executives at these corporations would be in Kate's corner and work towards her rerelease.
coldcut wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 16:19:Blue wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 13:01:Yeah, that probably explains why NOLF Revival has been up for such a long time already without anyone trying to take it down. There, you can get updated versions of NOLF 1, 2 and Contract Jack, all with the latest patches including widescreen support and ready to work on modern systems (although I had some sound issues in cutscenes, it was playing too fast for some reason).
If I recall correctly, no one actually knows who exactly owns the IP.
Fox seemingly wanted money up front to even look through their filing cabinets (which they'd repay if they found they had no rights), so when Night Dive said no to that generous offer, Fox responded by saying (and I paraphrase) "You can bet your bum we'll look in our filing cabinets for free if you start selling it." Activision just shrugged. And Warner? Well, those treats sent Night Dive a "scary letter", threatening to throw lawyers at them if they pursued re-releasing the game, despite the concurrent negotiations they were involved in. SIGH. Night Dive eventually managed to get the two parts of Warner to actually talk to each other, and sensibly ask themselves if they wanted to work out a licensing deal, which resulted in their saying... No.
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 13:30:You know what they say, if you are't paying for it, you're not the customer, you're the product.
If it's focused on free-to-play I don't mind so much since I don't play many of them.
bhcompy wrote on Jul 1, 2021, 15:39:What happens if you block it with a firewall?
NBA 2k20 had unskippable ads on loading screens that would play to the end even if the game loaded sooner, and that shit is unacceptable for a paid game
Luggage wrote on Jun 29, 2021, 18:01:
I love the idea of UFOs.
But I can't work out why their tech is so good it can cross galaxies but their stealth factor is zero. And they keep crashing in Roswell.
Aliens are rubbish, is all I can conclude.
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 29, 2021, 01:21:MeanJim wrote on Jun 28, 2021, 20:21:
Microsoft, please let me remove your xbox shit from my PCs! I have a second PC used for hosting game servers for friends. It doesn't have a monitor, I login using remote desktop. We played Arma3 last week, and Sunday one of my friends texted me and said a couple were up to play and asked if I could start up the server for them. The server should have still been up, so I logged in to see what was up and saw this. The server was still running, but this Xbox shit was all over the place. I don't know why that shit popped up all of the sudden or why it was preventing them from seeing the server either, but apparently the overlay doesn't work right over RDP and I had a hell of a time getting it to close. It seemed to recognize the mouse going over buttons and stuff, but clicking stuff wasn't doing anything. I was about to go reboot it when I somehow finally made close, and then they were able to connect. I had all of that xbox shit disabled, but I guess it re-enabled it during the 20H2 update.
It looks like ya have a 360 controller and hit the X button in the middle or Windows Key + G. Pretty easy to shut it all down.
Acleacius wrote on Jun 28, 2021, 19:39:
Damn, not sure how to feel about EVGA's deal. It's just hard to trust Nvidia is telling the truth after all the lies about rtx production and released cards.
Guess we don't really have a choice, but to accept the LHR cards. Otherwise we might not get a card at all.