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Homepage https://steamcommunity.com/id/meanjim
Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2017, 20:03 MeanJim
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 09:11:
I ashamedly admit I didn't. In the new setup there was a link to "Account" and it didn't occur to me I'd get anything different from clicking on the account icon on the opposite side of the screen. Bad assumption on my part.

I didn't notice there was a 2nd page and you had already figured it out when I replied last night. I was wondering if there were different versions of the new YouTube since it randomly switches between old and new for me.

Orogogus wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 13:25:
V55 of Firefox just ganked two of my extensions -- Re-Pagination and DownThemAll -- and all but one are now marked Legacy, and will stop working in November unless their authors update them.

DownThemAll still works for me. It did mark all but 3 of my addons legacy, but so far they all still work.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 31, 2017, 04:49 MeanJim
 
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 21:23:
BTW...i thinks twitch died today....just saying

Are you sure it wasn't your ISP? I was watching you on Twitch today while eating lunch. I saw the previous match from about the mid-point to the end. It was down to you and your friend, you were behind a tree and a guy up at a water tower killed you then your friend came out to throw a grenade and got killed. The next match I watched from the beginning until you dropped out. You killed a guy in a truck which then ran you over after killing him, then the passenger got stuck getting out and your friend killed him and revived you. Shortly after that I lost your stream, but I was able to see other stuff on Twitch. I looked on Steam and didn't see you online, so I figured your connection crapped out.

That was the first time I've watched any PUBG. I thought I it was a first person game. I'm not a big fan of third person games, especially for multi-player. It seems cheaty being able to see around corners, but it's extremely uncomfortable for me indoors. I even felt uncomfortable watching it when you were looting buildings.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2017, 04:21 MeanJim
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 17:43:
MeanJim wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 16:35:
Click the button with the three vertical dots next to the sign in button and select "Restore old YouTube" from the menu.
I suspect you were not being serious, in the off chance you were -- I see no such option.

Change sucks.

I was being serious. Do you not see this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 16:35 MeanJim
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 13:46:
What's with the new youtube, it's just a white page with video. There's no posts at the bottom nor a list of relevant videos on the right. Are we required to log in to turn it off? I never do, hate being tracked.

Click the button with the three vertical dots next to the sign in button and select "Restore old YouTube" from the menu. I use the Self Destructing Cookie addon which nukes all cookies from a page a few seconds after you close its tab/window, so I'm essentially always in safe browsing mode except for a few white listed sites that are allowed to store cookies. YouTube/Google cookies get nuked, so it doesn't save the setting for me. YouTube mostly still loads the old page, but it seems to randomly give me the new page every now and then.
 
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News Comments > Sonic Mania DRM Issues
9. Re: Sonic Mania DRM Issues Aug 30, 2017, 15:27 MeanJim
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 11:30:
I don't know much about Denuvo - what is the problem with it? Does it forbid offline gameplay?

Yes, in a way it does not allow offline gameplay. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has Denuvo, and it's also not listed on its Steam store page. I block everything in my firewall if it's doesn't need internet access, so when I started up DXMD for the first time and got a asked by my firewall if I wanted to allow it access, I blocked it. You can't play it until you "activated" it. There's a way to do it without letting the game connect, it gives you a link to open in a web browser which gives you a long string of numbers to copy and paste to the game. I thought it was a one-time activation so I left it blocked in the firewall, but it will prompt you every week to re-activate.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Creation Club Beta
9. Re: Fallout 4 Creation Club Beta Aug 29, 2017, 14:08 MeanJim
 
Renegades Hang wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 11:44:
Bethesda will work with the modder to implement their mod into the game, including doing quality assurance testing.

Bethesda, quality assurance testing? Giggle
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2017, 22:02 MeanJim
 
YouTube begins isolating offensive videos this week.

Offensive to who?
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Free Weekend
11. Re: XCOM 2 Free Weekend Aug 25, 2017, 13:20 MeanJim
 
I still need to get through the first (modern) XCOM. I hope the 2nd one doesn't have the same bugs as the first. I've tried twice now and I keep running into a bug where the hit percentages start to differ between when you're taking a shot and what it shows on the overview. When it starts, it's just a minor difference, but it gets worse as it goes until one always shows 1% and the other always shows 100%. Here is a screen shot I took the last time I attempted to play it. I bought the DLC during a sale and started a new game, but once this started happening I just quit before it got worse.

Another time I got "rewarded" with a high ranking sniper for a mission. This sniper must have been blind. I gave him squad sight, but he never had a shot on any enemy, even if it was in his face.

I enjoyed playing it, but after two failed games I'm kind of burned out. I was actually thinking of giving it a 3rd go recently. I might just have to grit my teeth and push through it if it happens again. I was playing iron man both times, maybe I'll play easy mode and save scum next time.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
13. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 25, 2017, 12:17 MeanJim
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 11:23:
In practice, I don't expect the final game would go like this, because rarely does a game stick exactly to the script. But I could easily see this being a Half-Life game, and a fun one at that.

Knowing Valve, something would have happened near the original release and they'd scrap it and start over, eventually releasing something better 2 years later.

Since Valve has no interest in Half-Life anymore, I wish they'd give Laidlaw the go-ahead to write it and let the team behind Black Mesa make it. At least they run on time similar Valve time, so it could work.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Expansion Next Month
16. Re: Tyranny Expansion Next Month Aug 24, 2017, 06:01 MeanJim
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 05:05:
In the end I played it through and enjoyed it. Once. Re-playability is nearly zero and there is no new-game+ either ;/

There is a lot of re-playability. Unlike a lot of RPGs these days, there is no way to see and do everything in one game. There are four possible endings, with dozens of possible "middle" parts depending on the choices you made during the conquest and during the game.

A New Game+ mode was added a few patches ago.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 22, 2017, 20:00 MeanJim
 
I've been using Sumatra for years now after Foxit became almost as bloated as Adobe's PDF reader.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 22, 2017, 19:44 MeanJim
 
Why is YouTube telling advertisers what they can and can not advertise on? Shouldn't it be up to the advertisers to decide what kind of videos they want their ads to appear on? What if an advertiser wants their ads on a gaming video with guns because their target audience is more likely to watch that type of video.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Eclipse Aug 19, 2017, 17:30 MeanJim
 
Anyone going to view the total eclipse? Where I live we'll only be getting 83%, but I was toying with the idea of driving to one of a couple of locations where it will be 100%. Both are the same distance and time to drive, but I'd have to leave at 4am and hope traffic isn't bad, leave even earlier to plan for traffic or just drive there Sunday and stay in a hotel.

I kind of want to see it since the path of totality isn't too far from me, but I also don't really want to spend 14+ hours on the road to see 2 minutes of a total eclipse, even if it is a once in a life time event.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 16, 2017, 06:48 MeanJim
 
I bought it several years ago after using the shareware version for a while. I don't regret it even though I use 7-zip now, and I've never met anything it can't open. If anyone is turned off by 7-zip's UI, I recommend PeaZip. I believe it supports more file formats for both compression and decompression than 7-zip or WinRAR.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2017, 01:45 MeanJim
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 13, 2017, 18:33:
$2 bills, and the $1 coins, seem to confuse the fuck out of a lot of people, who are of course running cash registers.

The Venn diagram for people who don't know the full list of US currency and people who are employed as cashiers is probably heavily overlapped.

The fact that he got arrested though...and it got to the Secret Service before they let him go... wow.

I've never actually seen one in circulation, i.e. been given one as change. You generally have to go to the bank and request them. I've used them before, but not in years (probably decades). I think I'm going to go to the bank and get a wad of $2 bills just to fuck with people now.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
7. DMCA Used to Remove Ad Server URL From Easylist Ad Blocklist Aug 13, 2017, 17:58 MeanJim
 
That's a huge stretch there. How is blocking something you don't want "circumventing copyright access controls?"  
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News Comments > Euro Truck Simulator 2 Expansion Announced
4. Re: Euro Simulator 2 Expansion Announced Aug 12, 2017, 00:23 MeanJim
 
I wish they would do a little polish on the original map by bringing some of the new features that are in the new maps like the new businesses and drop-off locations.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 12, 2017, 00:16 MeanJim
 
Blue wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 16:09:
Not really. Trains follow tracks. Trucks playing follow the leader is a convoy.

Trains are a lot more efficient at hauling a lot of cargo long distances, plus the don't clog up the highways and streets. Musk would be better off investing in more rail lines, providing electricity along the rails so that trains could run on electricity along the rail rather than the diesel/electric locomotives we currently use. You still need trucks for end-point delivery though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 10, 2017, 16:04 MeanJim
 
Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle...
So, basically a train?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 9, 2017, 19:53 MeanJim
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 14:26:
One broadband choice...yada, yada, yada...;) I wonder when silly liberals will understand that "competition" cannot be "legislated,"

It can, it has, and it worked in the past. Maybe you're not old enough to remember when there was only one telephone company in the US, AT&T, which also owned the largest company that built telephone communications equipment in the US. There was no competition, so prices where high. No competition meant there was no drive for innovation and technology stagnated. AT&T was broken up and forced to compete, which drove innovation for new technology, which drove prices down. Today, if I'm not happy with my telephone provider, there are a dozen or so other providers I can switch to.

Right now, I'm not happy with my ISP. I have been having problems since May. Every time it rains, I lose my internet connection, and it has rained a LOT. I have made over a dozen calls, and had to take time off to wait for a tech to come by over a dozen times to come out and not find a problem because they don't come out when it's raining. Now they're threatening to make me pay for future service calls because they've been out here many time and have not found a problem when they come, even though I call when it rains and the phone tech can see that my connection is down.

I can't switch to another ISP or threaten to switch if they won't fix it, because there is no competition here. There is another ISP in the city, but they don't offer services in my area. They've neatly sliced up the area to avoid competition with a few exceptions of where their "borders" touch and a few lucky people get to have a choice.
 
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