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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 14:18 wtf_man
 
Please read my edits.... has nothing to do with laptops and phones.

As for 5G... the world can wait for someone that isn't manufacturing Back doors built in.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 13:51 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 13:26:
The USA spies on literally everyone on the planet... so you are saying Europe should blacklist Google, Apple, Facebook and Nvidia and Intel too? Because I am all for that.

Everyone spies on Everyone (Country Governments). That has nothing to do with manufacturing communications infrastructure devices that puposely allows blanket easy access to spy on communcations. Also you need to realize the difference between "marketing privacy invasion" from companies that want to "monitize" you, vs. a foreign power that wants to undermine your government in any way possible. The reason for the ban is because of infrastructure equipment (Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Cell Tower Tech)... NOT because of consumer phones and laptops.

You really need to get out of your "Trump Derangement Syndrome" on this topic and focus on the issue, which has been going on long before Trump got into office.

If the Obama Administration had instituted the Ban... it still would have been a good thing.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 13:21 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 11:39:
To be honest I hope China completely and violently retaliates for this. This isn't a trade war, that is literally a declaration of war. Especially since the orange hamster hasn't produced a single proof.

Really?

Apparently you haven't been reading the oodles of security tech news that have been exposing the Huawei "back doors" over the years.

Lets go all the way back to 2012 (Obama Era)... Former Pentagon analyst: China has backdoors to 80% of telecoms
 
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News Comments > Wanking Simulator Announced
10. Re: Wanking Simulator Announced May 14, 2019, 09:54 wtf_man
 
Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 13, 2019, 14:26 wtf_man
 
Don't think they need to smear him at this point. They are going after him for "inciting a member of the military to commit the crime"... not that he published the stuff.

In other words... whether or not you believe the reason the US is extraditing him... I wouldn't think they feel the neeed to go to Sweden to re-open the rape thing. It's probably more along the lines of how the UK is jailing him for defaulting on his bail.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 13, 2019, 11:49 wtf_man
 
Uhh... not sure how Sweden is bending to U.S. will... I mean the U.S. wants him extradited to here... not to go back to Sweden after his sentience in the UK.

That said, I agree that the rape charges are probably bogus. But then again... so is alot of the #MeToo Movement. I feels sorry for the ladies that actually have a legit claim.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews May 11, 2019, 12:24 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2019, 12:20:
Harassment in the workplace by your boss is literally not ever a "prank".

A "wet willy" encounter and a "shove" from a argument... Not saying it's right, nor that there shouldn't be any HR type repercussions... but not accepting work until a public apology... "wahhh". Grow a pair.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse -Firefox May 11, 2019, 12:21 wtf_man
 
Jonjonz wrote on May 11, 2019, 06:41:
One of the man reasons Firefox comes in a poor second to Chrome is they have a long history of breaking add-ins that people depend on, and they show no indication of ever putting add-in longevity as a priority.

Great example of a tech product where the direction is set to make the devs lives easyer, so much of their PR blather in recent years is all about streamlining development over actual product value to the consumer.

Everything going Chromium ain't a good idea either... even the alleged "de-googled" versions (which most aren't entirely) out there.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews May 11, 2019, 12:05 wtf_man
 
Everyone pretty much knows that Pitchford is an @sshole and a liar.

This is just another potential example if Eddings is telling the truth. Credibility-wise I'd probably believe him over Pitchford.

That said, he's also kind of being a pansy about pranks and wanting a public apology before accepting work. Just goes to show how much America has been pussified by Political Correctness. (And yes, I'm probably the last person that will ever be politically correct! )
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 10, 2019, 16:34 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2019, 13:55:
I think you mean the government needs to figure that out and regulate it. MS (FB, Google, etc.) would never do such a thing voluntarily.

Unfortunately that won't happen either. Even California is looking like they're going to soften their privacy law: Tech Lobbyists Push to Defang California's Landmark Privacy Law
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 10, 2019, 12:04 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 10, 2019, 11:11:
So Microsoft finally figured out the pc is an open platform. Tying programs to a single source was never going to work.
idiots


Now they just need to figure out people don't like mandatory telemetry / spying / data mining.... need to have a complete and easy opt-out... and the full ability to uninstall uwanted apps... xbox, cortana, etc. etc.

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News Comments > EA Financials
3. Re: EA Financials May 7, 2019, 19:36 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on May 7, 2019, 19:26:
Live services, live services, free to play, live services, live services, player engagement, live services, live services, live services, live services, live services.

It's very similar to Microsoft's original Xbone announcement. "TV TV TV TV TV TV TV SPORTS TV SPORTS TV TV TV TV TV CALL OF DUTY TV TV TV TV TV"

And not a fucking word about making great games.

Fuck you for what you have turned the game industry into, EA. Die in a fucking fire.

Call-A-Doodie, Call-A-Doodie, Call-A-Doodie, Call-A-Doodie, Call-A-Doodie, Call-A-Doodie, Call-A-Doodie, Bioware-Go-Home!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 4, 2019, 00:15 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 3, 2019, 20:07:
wtf_man wrote on May 3, 2019, 19:22:
Unfortunately Blackbird has not been updated in a long long time, and I think it's no longer maintained.
Never heard of Blackbird prior to this, but according to what is on getblackbird.net it was updated on 26 April 2019. If it is still being maintained and does what it claims, that could be good to know. Their Patreon page is looking a little neglected...

Cool! Iíve used it on Win 10 2016 LTSB, but nothing newer since it looked like they stopped supporting it for a while.

Win 10 2019 LTSC + Blackbird maybe the new ez combo.

But Iím still more likely to go with a server OS if I replace Win 7 on my personal rig.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2019, 19:22 wtf_man
 
Joss wrote on May 3, 2019, 19:18:
Well, I said I was going to wait until 2020, but I had a lazy weekend and installed Win 10.
Didn't make an account with Microsoft upon finishing the install, and quickly got Blackbird on there to neutralize Cortana & all the telemetry bullshit. So far so good.

Unfortunately Blackbird has not been updated in a long long time, and I think it's no longer maintained.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2019, 14:28 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 3, 2019, 12:57:
wtf_man wrote on May 3, 2019, 11:04:
Sounds like you got it figured out.
I am thinking of nuking my W7 install on my HP laptop and restoring it back to day one.
Do you have a site that lists all of the telemetry updates to avoid?
Or will all that shit be impossible since they went cumulative...

Tlemetry Updated list

The first few rounds of installing windows updates will be indidvidual updates, however at some point it will start going to cumulative, which you will have to uninstall that cumulative update once it does that.Either avoid the KBs listed or uninstall them prior to the first cumulative update.

Hope that helps.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2019, 11:04 wtf_man
 
Kain wrote on May 3, 2019, 10:49:
Windows 7 has had telemetry for several years now. Same thing with Windows 8 if anyone is still using it.

Which is why you avoid those specific updates and rely on 3rd party security products. Unfortunately they went to the cumulative model about a year ago.

My gaming rig is win7 sp1 without "telemetry specific updates" and without any further updates once they went to the cumulative model, except for .NET installs by games. Of course, I mostly keep it offline other than downloading a new game from Steam or GOG (or patching a game via steam).

My everything else machine... Linux Mint.

That said... if I ever do upgrade... I'll probably run server 2019 as a workstaion OS to eliminate a majority of the spyware out of the box... then lock it down from there.

Paranoia on my part? No... more like "fuck you too, microsoft"

 
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News Comments > BioWare "100% committed to Anthem"
3. Re: BioWare May 3, 2019, 10:49 wtf_man
 
Bioware: Some of us are in the boats.... some of us are arranging deck chairs.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 2, 2019, 19:09 wtf_man
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 2, 2019, 17:56:
Could the death of UWP apps spell the end for the Microsoft Store?

Yes, please.

And I'm going to laugh my ass off if that happens and people lose all their games again like when those MS fucks shut down GFWL.

Heh... I guess we all went through Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 crap UI issues for nothing!

Next thing you know, we'll have Non-flat looking AERO again in Windows 10!!! (Which will be Windows 7 with Spyware! Yay! )
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Gameplay Trailer
5. Re: Borderlands 3 Gameplay Trailer May 1, 2019, 19:48 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 1, 2019, 18:59:
Looks like a cell-shaded rage with cooler weapons.
SWEET

OW! OW! OW! OW! My eyes!!!

Some of the enviroments looked ok, but the characters and the closer up objects.... OW!

To each his / her own, though... if that cel shading thing is your cup o' tea.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal
7. Re: Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal May 1, 2019, 18:34 wtf_man
 
Total-Khaos wrote on May 1, 2019, 16:07:
Am I the only one who is generally not interested in this game (Epic Game Store exclusivity aside)?

Cel shading for a game like this makes my eyes bleed, so I have zero interest in the series, let alone this game.

That said... even if it was my most favorite series... I'd wait until the exclusivity expired. Not because I really give a shit about Steam, Uplay, Origin, etc. etc. as "Stores", But because I refuse to install yet another DRM launcher on my gaming PC. (I only have Steam and Uplay through games from Steam... no Origin)

GOG FTW!
 
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