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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 17, 2019, 13:58
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 17, 2019, 13:58
Jan 17, 2019, 13:58
 
As a "Toxic Masculinity Male" that uses Harry's razors... I'd wear a penis swastika logo.

(Please note the smileys)
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Re: Can You Actually See Ray Tracing?
Jan 15, 2019, 14:02
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Re: Can You Actually See Ray Tracing? Jan 15, 2019, 14:02
Jan 15, 2019, 14:02
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 15, 2019, 13:29:
But you don't play GFX you play immersion. And if a graphics feature does not add anything to your immersion it should be disabled (like any god awful motion blur, depth of field or blur aa)

This.

How accurate the "light and reflection" is on glass, chrome, or water has little to do with immersion within a game. Same goes for shadows at the highest settings.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 10, 2019, 11:42
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2019, 11:42
Jan 10, 2019, 11:42
 
The pricing is stupid for both AMD and nVidia... mostly due to HBM2 and GDDR6 memory costs.

If AMD made a VII with only 8GB, and a couple hundred dollars off the price... 1080p gamers would snap them up.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 2, 2019, 12:25
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2019, 12:25
Jan 2, 2019, 12:25
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 11:46:
Four and a half years of being put on new machines finally gives win 10 an edge. Not to mention being given away for free, so they could steal everyone's personal data.

I'm liking server 2019 as a workstation OS... full dekstop experience. It spies even less than Enterprise LTSB/LTSC by default. Pretty much what a real Enterprise SKU should be.
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Re: We’re all Just Starting to Realize the Power of Personal Data.
Dec 28, 2018, 12:44
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Re: We’re all Just Starting to Realize the Power of Personal Data. Dec 28, 2018, 12:44
Dec 28, 2018, 12:44
 
Bard wrote on Dec 28, 2018, 12:18:
I'd like to be able to keep my personal data personal, except it is literally impossible if you still want to use a device like a tablet or smartphone or a computer.

It's simply not possible - regardless of how educated you may be - and those educated usually work in the tech sector so are reliant on technology.

It's not possible to entirely keep all of your personal data personal...true.

But it is possible to thwart a majority of unwanted tracking.

1. ublock origin with 3rd party scripts and frames gloabally set to blocked (acts much like noscript), and block remote fonts (on top of all the ad, social network, and privacy filters enabled).

2. Use a vpn like "private internat access" so your ISP can't watch your data in combination with a DNS service that doesn't log... cloudfare 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 is the fastest. (By using a VPN, even your DNS lookups are encrypted from your ISP's eyes)

3. Don't have any social media or cloud accounts that tie into social media.

It's a little more difficult to do on a phone, but you can still do it. I just run an ad blocker / marketing tracker blocker on my phone, which isn't as thwarting as my windows and linux devices.

That said... no you aren't going to stop the NSA from snooping. But the question is... what is it you are targeting to thwart?

For me, it's unwanted marketing and social media tracking that's monetizing me without my permission. The more I can put a wrench in the works... the more I giggle my @ss off.

Google is the hardest to avoid. You go to sites that are running gstatic, googleapis, or ajax.googleapis just to render the web site... you're screwed because you have to temporarily unblock those to see the content. It's a pain to do it temporarily per site... but that's what I do.

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Re: CliffyB: The Musical
Dec 27, 2018, 12:15
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Re: CliffyB: The Musical Dec 27, 2018, 12:15
Dec 27, 2018, 12:15
 
Not going to dis the guy for trying something else.

I'm just glad he's trying something else, because apparently him and a huge chunk of PC gamers have a immense loathing for each other.
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Re: Boxing Day Tech Bits
Dec 26, 2018, 17:45
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Re: Boxing Day Tech Bits Dec 26, 2018, 17:45
Dec 26, 2018, 17:45
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 26, 2018, 16:53:
I am pretty much done with anything labeled Nvidia including used 1070 cards.

Well my previous 5 year old card was getting long in the tooth, so I really couldn't wait for AMD's response.

Anyway, my point was given the higher MSRPs of the high end 20xx cards, the 2060 6GB will probably be more than the launch price of the 1060 6GB, which was $250 MSRP. So, say $300.00 MSRP as a guess.

Early rumor shows the 2060 to be 6% slower than the 1070.
Toms Hardware Article

So, a used 1070 at below new 1060 6GB MSRP is a lot of bang for the buck. Especially if you are still a 1080p gamer like me, and have no real desire to go 4k.

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Re: Boxing Day Tech Bits
Dec 26, 2018, 13:50
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Re: Boxing Day Tech Bits Dec 26, 2018, 13:50
Dec 26, 2018, 13:50
 
After the crypto-currency crash... picked up a slightly used GTX1070 on Ebay for $231.00 shipped.

Latest Christmas discount I saw for the 1070 was $305, new.

The best way to protest nVidia's ridiculous pricing is to go after the used last gen higher end cards from private owners.
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Re: BioShock and BioShock 2 on GOG.com
Dec 17, 2018, 13:06
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Re: BioShock and BioShock 2 on GOG.com Dec 17, 2018, 13:06
Dec 17, 2018, 13:06
 
Ahhhh... more of my library to convert off Steam! Awesome!
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Re: John Romero Game Announcement Tomorrow
Dec 9, 2018, 17:41
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Re: John Romero Game Announcement Tomorrow Dec 9, 2018, 17:41
Dec 9, 2018, 17:41
 
I hope he pulls off something fairly good. I think he's been punished enough for Daiktana and his dumb words. Only something decent could redeem him, and so far he hasn't accomplished it.
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Re: Epic Games Store Launches
Dec 7, 2018, 11:21
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Re: Epic Games Store Launches Dec 7, 2018, 11:21
Dec 7, 2018, 11:21
 
So is this DRM-ish like Steam, Uplay, and Origin where you have to have thier application running with the game? Or is it like GOG where you can opt to download the games and run them without runing thier app (Galaxy).
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Re: Epic's Online Store To Undercut Steam Royalties
Dec 4, 2018, 19:47
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Re: Epic's Online Store To Undercut Steam Royalties Dec 4, 2018, 19:47
Dec 4, 2018, 19:47
 
I pretty much TRY to do everything through GOG.

I had Steam first, so I still ocassionaly get a game from them that I can't get on GOG.

That said... I wouldn't sign up for another DRM store... ever.
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Re: Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019
Nov 19, 2018, 13:12
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Re: Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019 Nov 19, 2018, 13:12
Nov 19, 2018, 13:12
 
chickenboo wrote on Nov 19, 2018, 12:37:
I don't regret this Early Access purchase, even though it goes against my personal views of not to buy until it's done. I'm also eagerly awaiting Xen, as I personally enjoyed those levels of the original game. This trailer makes it look great and I fully intend on playing through Xen on the big screen TV, Steam Controller in hand, all lights off.

Well... the reason I'm waiting is twofold... 1. It takes them a really long time to get anything done (not a criticism... just a fact), and 2. I don't want to spoil the experience of the complete product when it's done.
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Re: Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019
Nov 19, 2018, 11:45
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Re: Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019 Nov 19, 2018, 11:45
Nov 19, 2018, 11:45
 
I guess I'm one of the few that actually liked Xen.

I will gladly purchase Black Mesa when it is complete.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 18, 2018, 15:25
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 18, 2018, 15:25
Nov 18, 2018, 15:25
 
IgWannA wrote on Nov 17, 2018, 13:08:
At what point can we all get refunds for non delivery? I paid my $35 back in 2014 and the completion date keeps getting pushed back indefinitely. If they still haven't released a working game by 2024 can we all get refunds? How long can they go on like this, making more ships and not finishing the game?

You pretty much can't get a refund from crowdfunding. You are making an investment (Not pre-purchasing the product)... if the company goes belly up trying to make the product... you lost your investment. Period.

About the only way refunds have been issued are either outright scams (zero to no effort in making said product), or creating something completely different than was initially pitched.

CIG definitely has more than enough evidence of trying to create the game... so you can't get them on that.

I think there was a period of time that you could get a refund because they changed what they initially pitched... but that deadline expired a long time ago.

So, as everyone else has said... no you can't get a refund. You need to understand the difference between investing in a game vs. pre-purchasing one.
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Re: Cliff Bleszinski:
Nov 16, 2018, 11:52
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Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 11:52
Nov 16, 2018, 11:52
 
Other than a couple of the unreal games... never played / purchased his stuff. Pretty much zero interest.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Nov 8, 2018, 15:38
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 8, 2018, 15:38
Nov 8, 2018, 15:38
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 15:09:
https://linuxmint.com/

Amen.
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Re: Blood Revival Tease?
Oct 30, 2018, 17:15
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Re: Blood Revival Tease? Oct 30, 2018, 17:15
Oct 30, 2018, 17:15
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2018, 17:01:
Upon further inspection, these are loafers this company does direct ports to modern systems, not updates or remakes or new sequels. My earlier rant wasn't applicable and I should have looked into it first.

They do both direct ports and remakes... well they are working on ONE remake after already doing a direct port... and that is System Shock.
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Re: Blood Revival Tease?
Oct 30, 2018, 14:04
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Re: Blood Revival Tease? Oct 30, 2018, 14:04
Oct 30, 2018, 14:04
 
How about finishing the fucking System Shock REMAKE (not the enhanced edition) that had to be started over, first?

System Shock Remake kickstarter
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Re: Shroud of the Avatar Goes Free-to-Play
Oct 30, 2018, 10:46
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Re: Shroud of the Avatar Goes Free-to-Play Oct 30, 2018, 10:46
Oct 30, 2018, 10:46
 
It Launched? I thought it was still in beta. Goes to show how much I was paying attention to it after a $20 original backing and playing 1 crappy beta build very shortly. LOL
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