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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 3, 2016, 13:02 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 12:25:
My Win7 install is pretty old and getting slow, and I just picked up a fat SSD. Was going to install a fresh instance of Win 10. I figure they've ironed out the bugs by now. Any reason to stay on Win 7?

It's much easier to avoid Microsoft Spyware with Windows 7 than Windows 10...

Remove Window 7 Spying Updates

VS.

Microsoft Technet Article to Disable most Windows 10 phoning home

The reason the latter is an article and not a "suggested privacy tool"... is that one needs to see exactly how much work / garbage to disable to clean up windows 10. This is from Microsoft themselves!!!

Also, not all Win 10 privacy tools do everything.

And it's pretty much impossible to turn everything off in 10 without breaking updating.

While I have to support it at work... I will never run it at Home.

/shrug

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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends: Rage of Demons DLC Released
2. Re: Sword Coast Legends: Rage of Demons DLC Released May 18, 2016, 22:52 wtf_man
 
According to the Steam forums, if you start the game with steam offline you can play the game / create maps without having to make an account.

Some of the folks saying the gameplay is "meh" is what is stopping me from pulling the trigger.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup
19. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup May 17, 2016, 12:15 wtf_man
 
Not one review has a triple panel setup.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse May 12, 2016, 20:29 wtf_man
 
"Producer Beatdown" deemed too edgy.

How about "Black Eyed Peon"?
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
35. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 7, 2016, 19:13 wtf_man
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 7, 2016, 19:02:
That was neat, yes, but don't forget that right after that they showed how that same technique is used to eliminate warping in VR, by compositing 4 angled views on each eye. All eight of those perspectives are supposedly done in a single pass, which is more efficient than the way it's done now, where the two different versions of the same frame are rendered completely separately.

His exact words were "for free," meaning there is no loss of performance in VR versus a single monitor, but I dunno about that... The demo they showed depicted a VR scene varying between 60-70 fps until they activated this new rendering mode and maxed it out for a solid 96.

Oh, I agree.

I just personally have little interest in VR. True / un-warped / un-distorted surround screen gaming interests me a lot more than standing / walking around a room with a headset on.

But there's no doubt that the tech is great for VR too.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
30. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 7, 2016, 18:07 wtf_man
 
Well... I actually watched the whole reveal last night... and that simultaneous multi-projection tech is pretty neat... can drive 3 monitors with 2 angled in and no distortion / warping (perspective is corrected).

That might be worth the upgrade for me from my GTX 680 with only 1 monitor.

1080 Reveal

Go 51 minutes into the video and watch till 58 minutes.

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News Comments > DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements
22. Re: DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements May 6, 2016, 09:29 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 5, 2016, 21:47:
Wiki says this is built on the new id Tech 6 engine. Nothing much known about it.
Both Wolfensteins and Dishonored 2 use the id Tech 5 engine, i did not notice much texture popping in either Wolfenstein.

I have The Old Blood, and unfortunately I see texture popping in the distance. So far this has only happened outside, and for objects at a far distance, so it's not that bad. But at the same time, it's still annoying, and I would expect better from iD's tech.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements
6. Re: DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements May 5, 2016, 21:16 wtf_man
 
Looks ok to me.... especially if they got rid of the Tech 5 texture popping shit.

I don't really care about the multi-player.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases
1. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases May 4, 2016, 10:02 wtf_man
 
Dammit. I just bought The Old Blood the other day for $20.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 1, 2016, 20:41 wtf_man
 
Not sure they need SoC, even though separate chipsets, Roms,Bios,etc. take more room.

The article already states:

Many PC makers are already choosing Intel's Skylake Core M processors over Cherry Trail for hybrids and PC-like tablets.

Pretty much only the Surface 3 was using an Atom. Apparently other Windows Tablets are using the Core M.

But we'll see... what you say definitely makes sense for phones and "embedded gear" as you out it.

I think we all can agree that the Atom was going nowhere because it it was too under-powered. Well... I don't have any experience with recent Atoms, I'm talking about ones from a couple years ago.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 1, 2016, 12:14 wtf_man
 
I don't know if they are really "giving up" the smartphone / tablet market.

The Skylake Core M3 and M5 makes the Atom obsolete for most of the devices, and probably another iteration / die shrinkage would work in phones and smaller tablets.

The chip isn't all that much more expensive than the Atom, and is WAY more powerful. (Desktop quality processing)

It won't be the Xeon D (45 Watts). The Core M3 and M5 uses 1/10 that power (4.5 Watts). The Atom x5-Z8300 uses 2 Watts (Thermal) by comparison.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 21:02 wtf_man
 
DarkCntry wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 17:48:
Well, there is the whole "connected to the Internet" bit about transmitting of data...if you're connected to the Internet I'm pretty sure you've already transmitted enough data to various entities to supply them with information to last until your great-grandkid's grandkids are long dust.

True... and I proactively do my best to thwart most of it on every device that I have. I also don't use any social media. Is it 100% fullproof? Nope. But I almost rather have the NSA track me than these fsckin marketers that monetize me without my permission, especially the ones that ignore browser's "Do not Track". As far as I'm concerned they are just as bad as the asshats that ignore the "Do not call" list.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 16:54 wtf_man
 
descender wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 14:24:
All of those words, that's exactly why it's a "tin foil hat" concern. You don't know what data is being transmitted or it's purpose, you just know you don't want it transmitted no matter how useful it may actually be.

That line was actually directed towards Cortana itself and not the telemetry stuff anyway.

I think you misunderstood.

I didn't say I didn't know what the data is... I meant I don't care.

Tinfoil hat usually refers to someone that is "paranoid" about something being transmitted about them.

My attitude is... if you take away my control over the OS on MY machine (aka, don't give me a true opt outs), then fsck you... I won't give you anything.

That's not paranoia, my friend.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 14:18 wtf_man
 
descender wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 11:19:
Power users are the only people who disable it, and only because of tinfoil hat concerns.

I don't see how not truly being able to opt out of all the phoning home is a "tinfoil hat concern". I don't care what the data is or is not, I want full control of my machine, and forcing unwanted communications down my throat rubs me wrong, and makes me not want to give ANY (Including innocent telemetry).

So, I completely uninstall all offending modules, which is the only real way to ensure that the crap stops. Unfortunately, it also breaks cumulative updates. So, I'm mostly left with using Windows 7 at home and NOT installing the spyware and nagware updates.
 
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News Comments > Arcade Classics on Steam
5. Re: Arcade Classics on Steam Apr 23, 2016, 19:24 wtf_man
 
I wish these companies would just sell "official" MAME ROMs. Usually around 50 kilobytes in size for the older games, and no BS artwork around the screen.

That said, I have 65 MAME games set up on an INTEL NUC and a 60" LCD TV in our bar room, and I configured them to work with the Logitech F710 Game controller, which works pretty good for most of the games.

Needless to say... it's a lot of fun to have a few friends come over, get a good alcohol buzz going and watch each other be terrible at these classics!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 19, 2016, 15:11 wtf_man
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 14:46:
Got to say, it's no surprise with quality shows like House Of Cards and Daredevil on Netflix. Had my netflix account since 2008 (it used to suck) but now it's pretty much the future.

Looking forward to more of their future shows.

Actually, I'm thinking about cancelling because their non-in-house library is starting to suck. It seems to get worse every year, and I cord cut in 2007.
 
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News Comments > New John Romero PC Shooter Teased
5. Re: New John Romero PC Shooter Teased Apr 15, 2016, 20:41 wtf_man
 
It's gonna be called: "Yore Maih Biotch!"... and you play the 'Stuck SuperFly' as the protagonist.

Sorry... couldn't resist.

I hope he finally makes something good after all the crap from Diakatana, onward.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2016, 20:01 wtf_man
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 19:38:
He kinda reminds me of George Lucas. He made good films when he didn't have a huge reputation and ego and the people around him could tell him when he was making a mistake. Creative types need freedom but they also need to be criticise-able.

Great screw ups spawn great comedy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 22, 2016, 20:59 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 18:01:
So,

1) A company that scans your email and targets ads based off of stuff in your emails as well as sells your email contents to third party advertisers, and Datamines you from just about every web site. And...

2) A company that completely rolled over and sucked the NSA's dick so hard that even the NSA went "Shit, guys, take it easy!", and datamines you even more with their new OS. And...

3) The douchenozzles known as Yahoo, that made you turn off your adblocker to use their e-mail, but can't datamine you as well since no-one uses their shit...

are making a new email encryption protocol!

Fixed.

 
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News Comments > Day of the Tentacle Remastered Released
15. Re: Day of the Tentacle Remastered Released Mar 22, 2016, 15:27 wtf_man
 
I don't mind buying "finished" reworks of my favorites like Grim Fandango. So, I will probably get this.

However, I will definitely never ever again pledge / pre-pay in any way shape or form... from anything Tim or his studio "pan handles" for.

Broken Trust is the real name of the game.

/shrug
 
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