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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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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 26, 2019, 16:00 wtf_man
 
Holiday Season 2020 is more than a year away, and what all the rumor sites have been saying all along.  
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
10. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 21, 2019, 13:24 wtf_man
 
Chris Roberts fix for Anthem:

Sell pay-to-win virtual items online... and never finish / produce them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 11, 2019, 10:31 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2019, 08:25:
But here you are, all kinds of offended over words never even said. Yes, people can be offended over what is said, but you're imagining things to be angry. This is how sensitive and emotional you are.
If you step back and go "hey, maybe this isn't what's being said," you'd be a lot less emotional and a lot more able to think clearly about it. Instead, you're very determined to be slighted and belittled by words not slighting and belittling you.

Of course one gets emotional when they are offended.

Foreget the white nationalist bit for now... no one ever called me one to my face, but I'm sure if I went to some conservative event (whether I agreed or was just curious) I would be labled as one.

On the White Privilege thing... the bottom line is this... we are talking about a "Measurement by skin tone". It doesn't matter what that skin tone is, to be discriminatory. In this case... you said "Measure of whiteness", which I think is ludicrous.

You say I'm taking it personally... ok... the media liquid feeds us with constant comentaries and interviews regarding "white privilege", just for being white. How does a white person not take that personally? How does a person who busted his/her ass for years not get offended by a term that appears to dismiss their accomplishments as being "easy"?

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2019, 16:29 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2019, 15:03:
You are being overly sensitive about this and not thinking clearly or rationally about it. And you probably won't to this feedback, either, but once you trot out the "all" argument, you should recognize that you're leading with your emotions, not your rational side.

Overly sensitive?

Just like every other "Politically Correct" nuance out there to what is deemed "offensive"?

It's ok for others to be offended by whatever circumstance or speech, but not me because I'm a white male?

So I'm overly sensitive... yet anyone else that is offended by whatever act / verbage is justified.

The funny thing is that likeminded folks of your point of view don't see the reverse discrimination in this attitude. You just say I'm (we're) whining.

As for being offended by the term, and "supposidly not have accomplished anything"... it's taken my wife and myself over 20 years to reach a slightly upper middle-class income, and it was done all with hard work, continuing education, slowly climbing the ladder, and typical financial ups and downs. Anyone claiming it was "practically given to us" since we're white, needs to examine their own work ethics.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2019, 14:08 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2019, 13:58:
Cutter wrote on Apr 10, 2019, 13:08:
All this white male bashing is the real racism and bigotry.

Yup, ladies and gentlemen, here we are. Cutter literally, unironically, said the real victims of racism an sexism are the white males.

Technically... he's right.
There is a small percentage of freak groups like "neo nazis" and the "kkk", but all white males (especially ones that disagree with socialistic policies)are labled as "white nationalists" and "racists".

That's like saying every <insert minority race here> is a criminal.

It's bullshit.

The stereotyping needs to fucking stop.

All this "white priviledge" crap also needs to stop. It's taken folks many years to work up to what they have, and saying it's all "white privelege" diminishes what they ACTAULLY EARNED / ACCOMPLISHED.

Which is also bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Ex-Valve Dev on Epic Games Store
31. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Apr 8, 2019, 13:43 wtf_man
 
Avus wrote on Apr 8, 2019, 13:23:
There is a reason why EVERYONE here has much more PC games in your Steam account than any other digital store.

Actually, my GOG collection is larger, but I have re-purchased quite a few games that are also in my Steam collection. The reasons mainly to support GOG, get a DRM-Free version, and to phase out Steam as much as possible.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 5, 2019, 16:48 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 16:08:
The first I heard of LTSC and LTSB was in this topic. However, from what I've seen you can't get those versions without having an enterprise license. Am I missing the obvious way of doing that? And do I understand correctly that those versions do receive security updates?

Win10 LTSB / now called LTSC is for a volume licensed Entreprise SKU only. However you can get it via Visual Studio Subscriptions (foremerly MSDN). That is fairly expensive too.

The cheapest non-pirate solution is to buy a copy of server 2019 LTSC, and do the workstation tweaks I linked.

It's still more expensive than buying Win 10 Pro... but it will last 10 years in security updates.

And yes... LTSB/LTSC versions only get security updates monthly. No "twice a year" feature "builds". 5 years for MS support.... Another 5 years for security updates only (No MS Support).

Also - No Cortana, No Edge, No BS Preinstalled crap Modern APPs, Telemetry can be fully turned off, etc. etc. You know... how an OS is SUPPOSED to be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 5, 2019, 15:52 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 13:39:
It is a good step forward for Microsoft. I still think the entire idea of an OS as a service is a bad idea, but at least they are finally responding in a useful manner to on going customer complaints. It gives me hope that when I'm forced off Win7 in January, Win10 will be an option I can manage to "live with".

Honestly, if you don't want all the baggage... just install Server 2019 LTSC as a workstation OS and be done windowsworkstation.com. Especially if you have access to MSDN or something similar.

Can you beleive they've also come out with a windows-server "Semi-Annual Channel" OS too? WTF are they thinking? Infrastructure NEEDS stability... not new features every 6 months. It's just as stupid as candy crush being loaded by default on non-ltsb enterprise SKUs.

I don't think they remember what an Enterprise is.
 
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