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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 6, 2016, 20:59 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 17:53:
The problem isn't that they get access to our devices. We have mechanisms in place to prevent blanket access, like warrants. They have access to our houses, for example. The problem is requesting tech companies to create backdoors into encryption that the government can use, which makes encryption much less secure and useful and dangerous.

Which also creates blanket access. If they don't want to use a warrant, they won't. Look at the situation with the StingRays.

I'm saying, as citizens, that we don't want to give them ANY potential blanket access, which backdoors would create.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 6, 2016, 15:54 wtf_man
 
Comey says encryption technology makes it impossible in a growing number of cases to search electronic devices. He says it's up to U.S. citizens to decide whether to modify the technology.

I thought we already told them to pound sand.

How many times do the "U.S. citizens" have to tell them that they aren't going to get blanket access to all of our devices? Talk about Orwellian!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions Jul 29, 2016, 19:54 wtf_man
 
Since Cortana is acknowledged to be too much spyware on our Kids...

Cortana removal will not be tolerated in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Pro Anniversary update tweaked to stop users disabling cloud ads

Enjoy your Windows 10 Non-Enterprise Anniversary Love!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 27, 2016, 14:52 wtf_man
 
Not sure what adblocker you are using but I can see the whole article fine with ublock origin on chrome.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
118. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 20:38 wtf_man
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote:
As anyone with half a brain knows, all the good games are on mobile. I don't know why everyone is up in arms about this shit. Back to Candy Crush for me.. you kids have fun. <3

/ROFL
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
108. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 18:40 wtf_man
 
**looks at his Windows 7 Gaming Rig**

It's not like I'm ever going to run a UWP / Metro App anyway.
DX11 or Vulkan is fine by me.

/shrug

 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 17, 2016, 18:06 wtf_man
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 17:47:
Some states allow you to defend your home with deadly force no matter the circumstances. And frankly it is in your best interest to kill in that situation (as opposed to just beating him up or shooting him in the leg or something), so the asshole home invader doesn't come back and try to sue you thereafter.

True, but they were not on his property... they were in a car on a public road.

That said... this fucking pokemon go game needs to get some sort of restrictions. There is a local Navy Air base that had to post signs to the public that no pokemon go playing on the base... non-employees were walking around out on the tarmac with their cell phones. (Employees know better, and would probably be fired (civilian or military))

From the sounds of it, trespassing potential is very high, and I wouldn't be surprised if someone eventually does get shot.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
40. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 23:33 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 22:06:
Not quite sure I follow the analogy, so corporate America doesn't care if Microsoft spies on then as long as they have a working OS? Win 7 already works without the spying, right?

That's why the Chinese government got a "special version" of Windows 10.

Enterprise LTSB is the only version that has most of the crap turned off by default (Still have to do work to create an image to get the rest of it turned off)

I'm still in total shock Microsoft put Candy Crush on the 1511 Build of the Enterprise version. They HAVE to be smoking crack over there.

That said.. while we haven't deployed Windows 10... a locked Down Enterprise LTSB version is the only version we will consider at work.

At home... I just plain don't run it.
Windows 7 + Aegis is much easier to keep the data mining out.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
36. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 11:43 wtf_man
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:04:
*Points to your router* You know... this thing which isn't subservient to your computer OS and can, OMG, BLOCK whatever it wants no matter what your OS does? Please... stop with the fearmongering. I had numerous problems with win 10, but none to do with its supposedly Orwellian tendencies. Those can be dealt with very easily, it just takes time and a bit of effort.

It's a lot more phoning home than you think, and it's a lot more effort than you think.

MS TechNet: Manage connections from Windows operating system components to Microsoft services

No privacy tool nor amount of firewall blocking covers everything... and there will be future IP addresses to block. You really want to play that cat and mouse game?

Or just run an OS that doesn't do that crap?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 8, 2016, 14:16 wtf_man
 
Avast to Buy AVG for $1.3 Billion to Add Security Software.

Crap + Crap = Double Crap.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Kickstarter and Demo
11. Re: System Shock Kickstarter and Demo Jun 28, 2016, 20:49 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 18:05:
I'm in for $50 and will go from there...


Ditto
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 4 Win10 Exclusivity is 90 Days
41. Re: Dead Rising 4 Win10 Exclusivity is 90 Days Jun 17, 2016, 19:45 wtf_man
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 16:49:
Yes, really. Pretty much all of those items in that page are a complete non-issue for most people.

It's not a non-issue to people that are really aware of it, and there is no real opt out-for 99% of that other than "hacking your OS".

I do admit some of that is a non-issue, like the time server, getting defender definitions and windows updates. That page is FROM microsoft dedicated to give admins the info they need to make proper images for their enterprises, and if they so desire, cease all network communications to Microsoft.

Tell me... WTF is "candy crush" doing on the later build pro versions, in the first place?

The point is... the "privacy opt-out" functions in the settings panel are a FARCE.

Malware acts like that.

and you think it's OK for MS to do it.
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 4 Win10 Exclusivity is 90 Days
27. Re: Dead Rising 4 Win10 Exclusivity is 90 Days Jun 17, 2016, 16:08 wtf_man
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 12:11:
Windows 10 isn't as nearly bad as people here make it out to be anyways.

Oh Really?
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
63. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 18:20 wtf_man
 
Maybe they will used the iD Tech 6 engine (If it renders outdoors well enough). I mean... the snap map stuff is very similar to how they build TES games... and why own a engine for just one studio?  
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News Comments > Serious Sam VR Announced
21. Re: Serious Sam VR Announced Jun 13, 2016, 18:37 wtf_man
 
Ugh. Most useless IP ever. They can't seem to make anything different in the last 15 years other that The Talos Principle.  
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News Comments > Star Trek VR Game Plans
12. Re: Star Trek VR Game Plans Jun 13, 2016, 17:48 wtf_man
 
I want a TOS Bridge Commander... Preferably either the '60's Bridge or the STII Bridge.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Jun 13, 2016, 17:44 wtf_man
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 17:34:
But since I'm generally known as a nice guy and exemplar to society I shall answer your question: YES.

However, one has to have purchased ALL the add-ons.

I've never bought any, so it will depend on which is the cheaper route to go at the time, for me.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
2. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 09:48 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:37:
Later he expects bots to be added to the game.

Awesome! Doom has been surprise of the year, so far...amazed how well it turned out.

How is the single player? I mean I know it's fairly good... but is it too short for the denero?
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Countdown
5. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Countdown Jun 6, 2016, 20:05 wtf_man
 
I didn't think it was all that bad. Of course, I bought it like 1.5 years later, patched up, and on sale for like $20, since everyone was complaining about it... and my expectations were fairly low.

I'd say it was mediocre and over-hyped.... not necessarily a terrible game... like Dungeon Lords bad.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 6, 2016, 15:57 wtf_man
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 11:17:
SLI and Crossfire were always a horrible value proposition. You're paying literally two times as much for two matching cards and if you're lucky and the game is very well optimised for it, getting a 50% performance boost. Even in the best possible case scenarios, you've paying twice as much for 1.5x the benefit and in most cases, it's way worse than that. Like you said, you're better off buying a higher-end card for less money than two lower cards and upgrading more often.

And you paid for micro-stuttering, that doesn't happen with single GPUs. With SLI / Crossfire a game could be running at 300fps and still stutter because some frames didn't sync exactly.

Other than 2 voodoo cards in the early days, I have never run dual+ cards for gaming because of the micro-stuttering issues that always existed.

I don't know if it has been eliminated by now since this issue got major attention in the last few years, but I'm not going to pay to find out.
 
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