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Homepage https://steamcommunity.com/id/meanjim
Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Fallout Turning 20: Get a Free Copy
5. Re: Fallout Turning 20: Get a Free Copy Sep 29, 2017, 23:49 MeanJim
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 21:20:
Heads up that this is the censored version. Though FIXT works to uncensor it.

All digital versions of Fallout 1 are censored because they use the UK version 1.2. When Bethesda removed the original Fallout games from all stores before re-releasing them (after adding Bethesda logos to them), they bundling it with the high res. patch, so I don't understand why they didn't add the children back.

Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 21:41:
Thanks for the heads-up on the FIXT mod too, Mashiki. That seems to be like a good addition to playing the game properly after reading up on it over at ModDB.

There is a stand-alone patch that just restores the children if you want to play pure Fallout (bugs and all). The unofficial patches from TeamX also add them back. Fixt is pretty much all you need though. It's basically a compilation of just about everything in an installer that lets you chose what you want.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2017, 13:12 MeanJim
 
Scheherazade wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 11:53:
Moores law has been a thing of the past for a while now in CPU land.

My 6 core CPU from ~2011 performs indistinguishably similar against the latest offerings in real world application. It's been half a decade.
(Barring esoteric stuff like video transcoding - in which case it's only /most/ of the speed of the latest offerings.)

I'm not that old, but I remember when speeds would double every year, and that was so normal that it was expected like the way people expect the sun to rise next morning.

Moore's law isn't about speed, it was an observation that the number of transistors on a chip double roughly every two years.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Special Edition Adding Survival Mode
16. Re: Skyrim Special Edition Adding Survival Mode Sep 28, 2017, 13:18 MeanJim
 
Retired wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 22:38:
Correct me if I am wrong, isnt this already a free mod?

Bethesda is trying to "fix" that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 25, 2017, 23:05 MeanJim
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 16:54:
If you are paying an ISP $100 per month for 10mbits down, 1mbit up--you need to get a new ISP!

Get a new ISP??? Are you serious or trolling? Do you even live in the US?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 25, 2017, 12:21 MeanJim
 
Why can't they lay cable like that all over the US?  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold
11. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold Sep 19, 2017, 03:15 MeanJim
 
Eurogamer notes this has caused a struggle to keep servers up at first...

What servers?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2017, 03:33 MeanJim
 
Did Windows 10 change its update again? Early yesterday morning it downloaded updates and notified me it would reboot after active hours (which it won't because I've disabled that). I had to go run some errands that afternoon and when I clicked the Start button, Power and selected Sleep, instead it applied updates and shut down. I had a bunch of stuff open, but everything was saved so I didn't lose anything. It was just annoying to have to have to start up and reopen everything the way I had it.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 13, 2017, 12:21 MeanJim
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 20:53:
The exploit worked against Windows 10
I thought a free OS like Windows 10 with DirectX 12 was supposed to be more secure.

The vulnerability was in the .NET framework, so Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 were also vulnerable.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 4, 2017, 00:27 MeanJim
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 21:27:
MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:28:
I generally like a clean boot and don't run things on startup, but I do have a couple of programs that I set to run at startup and no update stopped them.

The Creators Update broke a number of methods used for services such as NSSM. As I said we did find workarounds for all the issues but when you're running a server doing tons of things and it reboots from an update with half its shit not running it's a tad inconvenient. I had no problem with it on my main machines but other updates did cause various issues. The USB issue I mentioned was one linked to the Enterprise version (which I run on my workstation) as they didn't roll out the update like they do on consumer machines and the manual update was borked. The backup issue was caused because they essentially use the Windows 7 form of backup but when you work with UEFI it can mess it up.

I never said these were typical issues but for any serious user it's been a drain on resources. Like I said - it's fine for gaming but I'd steer clear of it otherwise. If you use it for a dedicated gaming machine or for light work, sure, but to say the updates haven't been a complete f'n mess (pardon my language) for serious work is a different matter...I could rally off a half dozen other issues in that arena.

So it's the Creators Update that's being pushed out to everyone next month that breaks startup programs? Great, more fun to look forward to...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2017, 19:32 MeanJim
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Welcome to last year Cutter.

Doesn't he live in the past?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2017, 19:28 MeanJim
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:58:
Windows 10 has so many annoying intermittent issues that Win 7 never had.
- put to sleep, and it will hang indefinitely with the hard drive running. Have to reboot.
- wakes up from sleep and the network driver is completely missing. Not deactivated, but gone entirely. Have to reboot.
- sometimes it loses the ability to recognize USB devices. Even if I replug them, it won't see them. Have to reboot.

This was a clean install. My hardware is pretty standard. I don't have a lot of software other than games loaded.

jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:12:
I had two major problems with it so far. Well, actually, three. The first was when I upgraded to the first major pack and it removed my USB filters. This wiped all connected USB drives (my eSATA ones were fine) so I had to restore one or two TB manually. Later, when restoring a backup, it wrote to the wrong drive (when it rebooted to the process) and that drive was one of two in a RAID-0. Again, had to restore 1-2 TB of shit because of that. Third, I stupidly put it on my one server, where I discovered that update basically gimped your ability to directly run things on startup. Yes there are ways around that but it's ridiculous that I was cost about a week of work over those issues in the last YEAR. I did get it for gaming reasons but so far there's really no gain for that despite the promises, even on proper DX12 cards (AMD) you don't really gain anything you just lose less.

I've had issues with Win10, but none of those. I put my system to sleep when I'm not home or sleeping myself, and usually reboot only once a month. I've had a few hangs when it tries to sleep, but it has always been caused by a misbehaving program.

I generally like a clean boot and don't run things on startup, but I do have a couple of programs that I set to run at startup and no update stopped them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 18:53 MeanJim
 
Nice to see Divinity: Original Sin 2 on this list.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 3, 2017, 18:49 MeanJim
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 10:07:
No, most people put their phone number, for "security."
Apps can only harvest what you give them permission to, anyway.

Does the app require access to the user's phone number? I know apps can only access what they have been given permission to, but like EULA's, most people don't pay attention to that when installing an app and will obliviously sell their privacy to get it.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
18. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month Sep 3, 2017, 18:44 MeanJim
 
Does this mean that Windows is going to re-enable all of the "features" I disabled to make it less annoying to use? Does mean everyone that knows me is going to be calling (again) after this update wondering why shit changed? It happened with the Anniversary Update, but I had installed that before it was forced out. I skipped on updating early, so I don't know what changes will be visible. There are some under the hood changes I know are coming and I'm looking forward to those, but it's the stuff you see (UI, etc.) that I'm dreading. It feels like I just got everything the way I want it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 2, 2017, 19:19 MeanJim
 
Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 10:48:
Why on earth would you ever put your PHONE NUMBER on a social media website???

I don't use Instagram, so I may be wrong, but don't you have to use an app on your phone for this? If so, they didn't put their phone number on the site, it was harvested by the app.
 
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News Comments > Sonic Mania DRM Issues
15. Re: Sonic Mania DRM Issues Sep 1, 2017, 06:24 MeanJim
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 01:53:
MeanJim wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 15:27:

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.

It doen't use denuvo. It only uses the steam-drm, you can find that out yourself by using a skiffer. The pre-release copies given to game journos/reviewers used denuvo to stop leaks.

Then why do you get an error, which then sends you to this page when it can't "phone home," either because you're offline or blocking it with a firewall?

ViRGE wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 11:55:
As for online activation it's a one-time online access to to fetch the necessary functions.

It's not a one time activation, at least for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Like I said, I have it blocked in my firewall, and it prompted me once a week to activate it. I did try letting it connect once to see if it did "permanently" activate it, but it didn't.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 31, 2017, 22:08 MeanJim
 
headshot wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 06:20:
a really detailled, if not a bit creepy, recollection of his stream.

I was only watching for about 10-15 minutes, and it only just happened yesterday.
 
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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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