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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 17, 2016, 12:21 Pigeon
 
Thompson did not say one word in his keynote address about the significant security benefits of ad blockers, which is ironic, because his paper was one of several news organizations that served its users ransomware—a particularly vicious form of malware that encrypts the contents of your computer and forces you to pay the perpetrators a ransom in bitcoin to unlock it—through its ad networks just a few months ago.

In his defense it would take a lot of time and money collaborating with their ad networks to deliver safe and effective advertisements on their site. It's far easier and cheaper to blame the consumer, and if the ones that don't ads get hit by nasty malware, oh well, no skin off their back.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 7, 2016, 13:20 Pigeon
 
Cameras could potentially be awesome, specially if implemented correctly. The only thing I'd worry about is if they don't render head-checks unnecessary people will be overly reliant on them. I already see this issue with back-up cameras, which are great, but they don't show people everything they need to see when backing up. Many seemingly only look at that when backing up.  
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News Comments > Witcher III: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition Plans
4. Re: Witcher III: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition Plans Jul 6, 2016, 11:50 Pigeon
 
Huzzah!!! This is pretty much what I've been waiting to hear. Now I just need to pick up a beefier GPU and maybe a better monitor so I can enjoy it in all its glory.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 14:05 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:57:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:36:
The 1902 invention of air conditioning has long been hailed as one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, one that has forever changed the way we live.

Yeah, I dunno about that. AC is nice but hardly necessary - for me at any rate. I'd argue that the really important inventions are the refrigerator and toilet paper. I could live without most modern trappings but not having a fridge and TP would really suck.

Depends on the climate... a lot of the world would be/and is an absolute humid hell without air conditioning. Definitely one of the most important inventions, not the most important invention of the 20th century.

Hooray, not so minor improvements in the quality of life!


I can't imagine living where I do without AC. The feels like is 109F, and the lows at night are generally like 79F with 80% humidity. This is a consistent pattern that can last from early May to late October. The only thing that can break that in the thick of summer is a hurricane, which you better hope your power is back after 2 days, cause then it really gets hot. Think of it like this Cutter, if it weren't for AC all of us southerners would be up where you are, getting in your personal space.

Also I agree with the Fridge and TP. Granted there are more hygienic options, but TP is cheap and much more hygienic then what a lot of the world uses... their hand.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2016, 14:19 Pigeon
 
A short story from Tales of: There's nothing actually wrong with your computer so don't fuck with it:

My CPU temps seemed a little high, and I wasn't really satisfied with how my last application of thermal paste went, so I decided to give it another try. Opened my case, pulled out the heat sink and cpu, cleaned the old paste off, and went to reapply the paste I had bought about a month ago and... something with the consistency of silly putty came out. So off to Fry's which had a disappointingly small selection; grabbed the antec formula 7 OMG DIAMONDS, applied it, and now I'm up and running again. I will say it was easier to apply, I suspect the previous stuff was too dry even when it was 'new'. Maybe shaved 2 or 3 degrees off temps, but too early to tell. I'm also not exactly testing with laboratory methods here. Probably would have been better off just leaving it be, live and learn I guess.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 11:31 Pigeon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 11:05:
The biker video seems surreal. Ok you have the merge issue, like that shit happens a lot even with cars and to be honest he swears way to much at a stranger, that right there is going to raise the I don't give a shit stakes for the recipient of such abuse.

But the part that doesn't seem real, he waves and goes over to a police officer and in just a matter of a few seconds, the cop buys in and is able to quickly stop the driver. Where I came from that would be minutes to explain and almost assuredly they wouldn't have done anything but say "we'll keep an eye out".

This guys says "I got on video a lady trying to run me over at the merge, I got in on video"... Cop "Ok follow me". I don't think I've seen a cop be so attentive but also just so gullible to a citizens request, unless this is a biker sting going on with the cops.

Nothing gullible about it, the cop is following up on a complaint like he's supposed to. Not the worst merge I've ever seen or experienced, but it was clear who had the right of way. Maybe the lady wasn't initially paying attention, but she sure as didn't give a shit when it became obvious.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 10:46 Pigeon
 
Microsoft has clearly learned that its ambition to have one billion machines running Windows 10 isn't worth losing the trust of its customers over.

Have they though? I would propose that they have not learned that lesson. Them backing off slightly on the aggressiveness of the campaign is probably because the lawyers convinced the executives they could be libel for the damages a forced upgrade can cause. I'm honestly surprised there have not been more suits, or maybe there are and MS is asking people to be quite as part of a settlement.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 27, 2016, 08:28 Pigeon
 
Numinar wrote on Jun 26, 2016, 19:15:
Bought Wolfenstein after enjoying Doom immensely.

Lame port though, I can run Doom up in the 80-90 FPS zone at 1400p with freesync preventing tearing, but Wolf runs super fast with tearing or super janky with vsynch on. Haven't refunded as I really want to dig my teeth into the awesome setting but I'm super pissed off.

Anyone with a 390x or similar work these issues out? Doom was a dog at launch for this card as well but a driver update a little while afterwards made it perfect.


I've seen a lot of people complaining about the tearing and vsync issues. Vsync worked for me, but I'm only running at 1080 60Hz; I've seen some things that suggest high refresh rate monitors may run into more problems with vsync. It's a fun game so you may want to poke around various forums and see how people have or haven't fixed the issue, but if you can't get rid of the issue I certainly can't fault you for refunding it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 26, 2016, 19:01 Pigeon
 
Only thing I've bought so far is bioshock 2, I've played the 1st and 3rd installments so figured for $4 might as well play the 2nd.

On another note, actually just finished Wolfenstien: New Order that I bought in last year's summer sale. Stopped playing it back then because something frustrated me, something about the collectable, no idea why cause when I started playing again I had a blast.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 22, 2016, 10:17 Pigeon
 
This is no surprise at all. Actually I'm pretty impressed only 5 shops charged for parts not needed, Austrians must be more honest than the typical repair place in the US. In my experience the problems most people have is because they've done something to fuck up the OS, new hardware was almost never needed. Well the OS and coffee were the top problems. When I was a tech repair monkey it was amazing how many older machines/monitors would just stop working, and upon opening the machine, surprise, things were covered in coffee. Nobody ever remembered coffee being spilled and it never seemed to happen to the new looking machines; a damn mystery it was .  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 21, 2016, 13:13 Pigeon
 
...found posts suggesting that Gegury has received death threats over her abilities, and that some pro players quit the game after their accusations against her were proven false.

Death threats and rage quitting, that's how you know you're rockin it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Jun 21, 2016, 08:36 Pigeon
 
Tom wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 23:02:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 21:38:
If they're going to claim video games and other media cause violence, can I claim day time talk shows cause stupidity? At least video games don't try to pass fictitious entertainment off as reality.
Yes, you can claim whatever you want to claim, just like them. But the difference is, they got you to watch their stupid claims. You bowed to their will. They achieved exactly what they set out to achieve. You would do well to remember that.

I bowed to their will? That's a bit of a dramatic thing to say. I'm not sure what they gained from me watching a 5 and 1/2 minute ad-less clip. I would suggest there is value in knowing what others think, even if it is ignorant and insipid.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 20, 2016, 21:38 Pigeon
 
Wow that was hard to watch. One moronic claim after another, and what the hell was the lady in blue going on about. Sounded like she was making up a story based on her flawed knowledge of Asperger's and trying to pass it off as something that actually happens.

If they're going to claim video games and other media cause violence, can I claim day time talk shows cause stupidity? At least video games don't try to pass fictitious entertainment off as reality.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 20, 2016, 19:22 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 17:10:
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 09:50:
Jesus, just scroll down on that KTLA website. Every page you go to links to a dozen more stories of rape and mass-murder. Wtf is going on down there?

More people died from "civilian" shootings in the US than US soldiers died in Vietnam and WW1 combined. That is what is going on there. Remember those were wars. The US suffers from a perpetual civil war, no wonder everyone wants a gun there.

Historical social and economic repression of specific groups of people, a criminal justice system based on revenge rather than reformation, a war on drugs that most frequently punishes the users, while making the sale extremely lucrative and a political system where ideology and ignorance will trump fact and reason 9 times out of 10. There's undoubtedly more, but those are a few of the big reasons.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2016, 18:22 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 17:02:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 16:12:
I bought a Nissan Altima in 2008 with a manual, it was tough to get. I think that might have been the last year they were available. I don't think there's a car now that costs less than $60k I'd care to own which comes with a manual.

I've been pricing lately (Honda, Hundai, etc), and everything I've seen here in the US is 1K more for automatic...


A lot of manufacturers still offer manual options, but it is often in the lower tier trims, and dealerships normally don't carry many. So it can be hard to find what you want with the options you want. Honda and Mazda have mid level trims available in M/T, not sure about American cars though. I prefer auto, but I understand the allure of an M/T specially if you don't live in a city.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2016, 12:55 Pigeon
 
I wasn't aware intimate knowledge of quantum superposition was considered rudimentary.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jun 18, 2016, 12:16 Pigeon
 
I don't even know how they're able to claim the song, Guthrie was pretty well known to issue anti-copyright statements:
This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.

Then again copyright law in the US seems like it is less about protecting an artist's creative rights and more about giving greedy assholes another way to squeeze money out of people.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2016, 18:43 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2016, 14:37:
Jimmy Page Testifies as Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Heats Up.

WTF??

Shouldn't any statute of limitations for something like this have long passed? How can any witness have modicum of reliability 47 freakin' years later?


Good point, eyewitness accounts aren't particularly reliable 5 minutes after an incident let alone the 40 some years it's been. Maybe they can rename one of those song 40 years gone
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 15, 2016, 10:54 Pigeon
 
NetHead wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 10:18:
There's another patch for Adobe Flash that makes it much more secure, it's called

Dont.Install.That.Crap.v1

If it had an advertisement it would sound like one of those unbelievable products...

-Will make sites load faster.
-Makes devices faster.
-Saves you money (Lowers bandwidth usage/costs).
-Fewer annoying adverts.
-Makes you more secure.
-Improves stability.
-Fewer LOUD NOISES adverts.
-Longer battery life.
-Increased RAM (by not having Flash waste it).
--All for the low cost of completely FREE!

Order now and get a free JPEG telling flash to go F itself.
http://i.imgbox.com/fVdHbZr4.jpg

Though in this case, it's all true :O



Fortunately a lot of sites have moved away from flash; it has become less and less of an inconvenience not to have it. Unfortunately it has not been completely abandoned by web designers, and the march away from it is slow.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2016, 14:33 Pigeon
 
BobBob wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 13:46:
We’ve seen this before: San Bernardino, Orlando shootings share similarities

When are the people of this country going to be so tired of psychopaths running the streets and hurting people that we will finally take mental health seriously? Don't give me the red herrings - guns, religion, conspiracies, groups, hate, being disenfranchised, bad childhood, etc.

A normal, sane, person hasn't and won't go on a rampage.

One major problem is the horrific state of our mental health institutions. Laws and legislation has been passed and repealed that prevent mental institutions from involuntary committing people who can cause others harm. Instead they are either arrested, temporarily incarcerated (to socialize with other psychopaths), and released.

Whether you include guns or not, religion or not, belief systems or not, they are mere correlation - incubators (or catalysts) for the violent psychopath who will eventually do harm. When will people finally take a stand to say enough is enough? We need better mental health institutions, we need mandatory commitments, and we need constant intervention.

/rant

There is a pervasive ignorance surrounding mental health in this country that causes significant barriers to seeking and obtaining help. Until the large majority of the country can start to see the mentally ill as people who are just suffering form and ailment instead of personal defects; people that just don't have enough Jesus, or are just feeling sorry for themselves and need to man up, we will never see change. We won't have laws that encourage treatment, we won't have a health insurance that actually covers treatment, and most importantly we won't have people who seek treatment without fear of stigma.
 
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