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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 8, 2017, 23:12 wtf_man
 
We run Enterprise 2016 LTSB on our endpoints at work, with group policy turning off all the phone home / telemetry that it possibly can (and some other tweaks).

Still not 100% fullproof, and I wouldn't even run that at home.

They are rumored to come out with a "Workstation OS" based on Server 2016. I might consider that... but it might just be better to run Server 2016 Standard. I'll have to load some games up on it and see how it does.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 1, 2017, 12:05 wtf_man
 
I agree that it depends on the channel... but there are a lot of them that pretty much have over 30% commercials. Or at least used to.... I cord cut in 2007. MTV is an obvious one... Spike... a few others. Very irritating, which is why I cord cut in the first place. That's when I vowed to never pay for a service with commercials again.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 30, 2017, 16:02 wtf_man
 
Charter is Testing a $20, Sports-Free Streaming Service

No interest. Not paying for commercials on any "service".

And I can get local broadcast channels if I put up an HD antenna. (Not that I'd Want to). Broadcast TV nneds to go back to the 60's when there was only like 10% commercials per show... instead of the near 50% now.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Lode Runner Legacy Next Month
1. Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month Jun 29, 2017, 09:48 wtf_man
 
Actually... there's been a remake out for years, and it's much closer to the original:

ZX Games
 
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News Comments > Raf Colantonio Leaving Arkane
14. Re: Raf Colantonio Leaving Arkane Jun 28, 2017, 09:13 wtf_man
 
Arkane's inspirations was Looking Glass. Arx was their way to pattern after Ultima Underworld.

Dishonored -> Thief.
Prey -> System Shock.

I have no problems with that since I'm a huge Looking Glass fan, and at least someone tried to pick up the ball.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up
24. Re: Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up Jun 26, 2017, 14:01 wtf_man
 
*Yawn*

These guys got my $25 six(?) years ago. Still no Squadron 42.
I've already chalked it up as a loss, and moved on.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Delays Xen Again
8. Re: Black Mesa Delays Xen Again Jun 20, 2017, 15:45 wtf_man
 
Darks wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 10:47:
Well, thats a bummer!!!

I've been holding off playing this just so I can go through all of the content.

Ditto.

Not sure why everyone poo-poo's Xen... I enjoyed it as much as the rest of the game.

Then again, I'm also one of the few that actually liked the Single Player game of Return to Castle Wolfenstein... which a lot of folks also poo-poo.
 
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News Comments > IO Interactive Goes Indie; Owns Hitman
10. Re: IO Interactive Goes Indie; Owns Hitman Jun 17, 2017, 10:25 wtf_man
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 10:23:
Id like to see a big open world Hitman RPG like Witcher 3 style... that could be very cool in a modern setting

Yeah... that would be cool.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 16, 2017, 09:14 wtf_man
 
Is there still a paywall to access netflix and other apps?  
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Released
23. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Released May 31, 2017, 09:07 wtf_man
 
Call me when there is a non-VR version of this game.  
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News Comments > Memorial Day Tech Bits
9. Re: Memorial Day Tech Bits May 30, 2017, 09:30 wtf_man
 
Upgrading has slowed way down for me in the last decade.

I went from a Conroe to an Ivy Bridge, and still don't feel the need to upgrade my CPU.

I went from a 8800GTX to a GTX680, and since my monitor is only 1080p I'm barely feeling the need to upgrade the graphics card. I will probably get a 2060 or whatever the Volta 1060 is called, next year. I have no intention of ever gaming at 4k... so, I finally don't need to buy "top of the line" anymore in order to get several years out of a graphics card.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Sunset Sale
21. Re: Alan Wake Sunset Sale May 13, 2017, 11:19 wtf_man
 
WaltC wrote on May 13, 2017, 10:37:
Checkpoint saves--ugh--no sale!

And side cam 3rd person which I absolutely can't stand.

Unfortunately I bought a copy a long time ago from Steam without doing my homework... played 5 minutes and deleted it. Unfortunately that was before you could get refunds from Steam.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
22. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2017, 09:18 wtf_man
 
Two obvious reasons tablets are on the decline...

1. They are media consumption devices... not work/creation devices... they have had more than enough power and features for media consumption for years... there's no need to upgrade or replace.

2. Phablets do the job just as well, if not more convenient Why carry 2 devices?.

As for the larger size tablets, I'd rather have a real Ultrabook than a tablet or a 2-in-1. Touch screening on a large screen, and anything beyond media consumption, just doesn't work out for me.
 
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News Comments > TERA Turns Five
5. Re: TERA Turns Five May 7, 2017, 12:16 wtf_man
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on May 5, 2017, 21:02:
this game is total fucking garbage

Unfortunately, Korean MMO's are more "action RPG" than "RPG". The whole game is focused on nothing but mindless killing. Whereas Western MMO's *try* to mix in some story/adventure to alleviate some of the tedious repetition.

Elder Scrolls Online was the last MMO I played, and probably will be the last I ever play. While I enjoyed it, after 20 years of MMO-ing I have found that I have zero tolerance anymore for nerfs, re-engineering forcing re-specs, and moving the goal posts (Adding more levels after maxxing out). Unfortunately all MMO's MUST suffer this via their business mode . None of this shit happens in single player RPGs, so I will just stick with them. /shrug
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Flow Video
14. Re: NVIDIA Flow Video Apr 24, 2017, 09:17 wtf_man
 
Really? You're gonna call a lot of folks that have been here a long time, "shills", when they have often also posted negative things about nVidia as well? They're all "ignorant" just because they disagree with you?

You from California or something? Rolleyes

As for the tech... I am unimpressed with anything DirectX12. Show off that shit in Vulkan and I might be impressed. Fuck Microsoft.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 28, 2017, 09:24 wtf_man
 
If stuff like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, etc. is still behind a Microsoft Paywall... I still wouldn't own an XBone.  
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News Comments > Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Countdown?
12. Re: Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Countdown? Mar 28, 2017, 09:22 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 21:43:
Has anyone played the BG enhanced editions? Were they any good?

I've done Baldur's Gate. I have Icewind Dale too... but haven't played it yet.

If you don't want to bother installing all the mods to get the thing to work on modern systems and resolutions... the Enhanced Editions are your ticket. They also appear to be less buggy than the old versions all modded up.

I can't speak for the extra content since I wasn't into these games when they came out.
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta
23. Re: GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta Mar 22, 2017, 19:42 wtf_man
 
1. I don't want another client.
2. I don't want to store my shiznit in anyone's cloud.
3. I don't want to be datamined by my "game store".
4. I don't give a shiznit about "achievements, my friends list / chat / what games they have / any other social network crap / etc.
5. I don't want any "service" other than initially downloading what I pay for. (and game patches, *IF* I want them)

That said... if it were up to me... all my games would be GOG games without the "galaxy client". But as it stands I do have a Steam account and have to put up with the above shiznit. I do, however, constantly run steam games in offline mode with my NIC disconnected to avoid some of the crap.

So, as long as GOG keeps that client optional for folks that see value in that stuff... cool. The moment they make it mandatory (if ever), I will dump them.
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
42. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 17, 2017, 15:39 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 13:39:
It makes perfect sense. MajorD is suggesting that because MS won't let him run a 7 year old version of Windows on a brand new processor, he might switch to Linux. So it's a fair and logical question to ask if he wants to run a 7 year old version of Linux on a brand new processor.

I believe the point is, if he wanted to... he could. Maybe there's some "favorite obscure distro" that hasn't been ehnhanced / maintained in the last few years. (Windows 7 may be 7 years old, but you have SP1 after that... which would essentially be a dot release of a linux distro.

So, yes...if one wanted... they could run a 7 year old Linux distro on a latest generation processor.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
38. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 17, 2017, 09:06 wtf_man
 
I'm sure there will be some sort of lawsuit. They can't withhold SECURITY updates from an OS that is not officially EOL, especially in the enterprise. Drivers and shit from Microsoft Update... who cares? I'm sure there will be motherboard manufacturers that will still release drivers for older OS's for a little while.

That said... putting up a WSUS server or downloading and manually installing patches from the Microsoft catalog may be the only work arounds.
 
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