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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 27, 2017, 01:04 SmyTTor
 
At one point after the fall of the twin towers the federal government began a program to illegally record every phone conversation and intercept every wireless transmission while giving full protection from prosecution to the communications companies that cooperated and kept all knowledge of it from the citizenry until it was leaked to the press by a whistleblower.

And already evidenced corporate collection of data is crazy?


Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 17:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 17:28:
ventry wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 17:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 14:29:
Hopefully one day you will get a clue, but it's beginning to look like you're drain bamaged.

Funny but, this is exactly what I think every time you have a cry about Win 10. LOL!
Telemetry in Windows 10 is a massive departure from every other build of Windows to date. It is full blown NSA class spying! Windows 10 is preconfigured to grant itself Super User access to my PC, keylog every word I type, every website I visit, sell my "profile data" to companies, use my bandwidth to push content to other pc's, offer no choice in selectively patching the O.S., and scan / backup all my personal documents, emails, and content. Microsoft will share all of it "at their discretion" with the proper authorities?! Again, I stress this is a massive departure from privacy we have long took for granted and have had (up until Windows 10) from Microsoft O.S.'s for decades. You seriously need to read the Windows 10 Terms of Service and Privacy Statement to fully appreciate the spectrum and gravity of changes.

To get you started, here is a "word for word" excerpt from Windows 10 Privacy Statement (see below). Put bluntly, your data (ALL of it) is open to and being collected by Microsoft!

"Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to: 1.comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2.protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3.operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement."

Still funny?

I bet ya'll did not know it was possible to pack so much crazy in such a small space.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2017, 16:15 SmyTTor
 
Oh look, a whole lot of non-cited, unsubstantiated bullshit passed off as established fact~

Do carry on, pls.

By the way, I fully believe that time viewing, as conjectured by Einstein, has been achieved because there is no way "Idiocracy" and "Children of Men" could have been this accurate about the future having been made over a decade ago.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Forums Closing
12. Re: BioWare Forums Closing Jul 30, 2016, 01:57 SmyTTor
 

It's called controlling the message.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 21, 2016, 22:10 SmyTTor
 

The second you put on either the red jersey or the blue jersey you've already lost.

Tribalism.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
57. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 23:36 SmyTTor
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:33:
Cpmartins wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:23:

Why is SHE not banned? Why?

I thought this was going to be real bullying or something. You have to be kidding me. This kind of shit is completely unacceptable. Complete lopsided hypocrisy.

No, no it is not. Aside from being a comedian doing what many comedians do, whether anyone considers it funny or not, she did not personally go after any one single person nor direct other to do so.

That's a pretty damn big difference to not grok.

You can be the head of the KKK or New Black Panthers and preach all the hateful rhetoric you want (apparently), but directing at a specific individual is something entirely different and not covered under freedom of speech, which doesn't matter anyway since it is a private social media company involved in this incident.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 30, 2016, 02:10 SmyTTor
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 21:33:
Well, the fact there were pop-ups where the software considered closing the dialog with the "x" as confirmation makes it pretty easy to see how someone might "okay" the update even when they thought they were canceling it. Frankly, in my mind that borders on criminal behavior by MS. It isn't, but I kinda wish it was.

Know the difference between legal and criminal behavior? About 8.5million a year in congressional lobbying.

https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000115

 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 28, 2016, 06:34 SmyTTor
 

Who's definition of "extremist"?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 05:01 SmyTTor
 
I've been working in tech since the early 90's. I have almost primarily worked with Microsoft products and have no reason to bite the hand that feeds me. I can 100% accurately and confidently say I have experienced two workstations updating without any input being possibly entered into them as the KVM cables had been removed for use in another lab. They were running on their own in that state for a period of two months, when new sets of KVMs were finally ordered.

Also, it IS common knowledge to anyone in residential tech support that the "X" issue caused a rash of incoming support calls and walk-ins.

Google has easy access to the endless coverage~

ExtremeTech

ComputerWorld

http://bgr.com/2016/05/25/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-trick/

PCWorld

SiliconAngle

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Op Ed Jun 24, 2016, 21:37 SmyTTor
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 07:36:


Wait, right, that thing about not feeding trolls.

Word.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 23, 2016, 00:36 SmyTTor
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 00:24:
Where is Mateen's wife? Good to see Dems have their fucking priorities straight. Losing Mateen's wife perfectly sums up President Momjeans.

Que?
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2016, 23:42 SmyTTor
 
This year China may hit the billion mark and you may see studios making film decisions geared towards pleasing Chinese audiences over Western ones.

Also, on the coincidental timing front, R.E.D. is getting rebooted, but for Indian audiences.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2016, 14:36 SmyTTor
 

But it isn't a bad movie, though. The story was easy enough for people unfamiliar with the games to follow, the casting was decent enough as well as the acting, the CGI and special effects were above par, and the score was decent.

This movie was given the stigma of "video game movie" early on by critics, like comics-based movies of the past, and it is just a bum rap.

It's a solid 3/5.
 
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News Comments > PC Destiny Still Possible
42. Re: PC Destiny Still Possible Jun 17, 2016, 15:19 SmyTTor
 
I dunno... I kinda thought the main thing that made Bungie famous was being pretty much the only real Mac game developer back in the day...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: vpns Jun 1, 2016, 21:30 SmyTTor
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 11:57:
I have been satisfied with privateinternetaccess
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

Agreed. PIA works great and I made it my go-to, just make sure you don't use an internal 10.x.x.x network address range. Tried out BT and TorGuard, but if you're traveling and want to stream Netflix or anything other services damn near every gatekeeper seems to block TorGuard.
 
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News Comments > Competitive Overwatch Delayed; Balance Changes Discussed
30. Re: Competitive Overwatch Delayed; Balance Changes Discussed Jun 1, 2016, 21:20 SmyTTor
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 14:39:
One thing I think needs actual addressing is having more then 1 or 2 of the same char at the same time. I ran into a 5-man Torb(Engy) team with an army of sentries to back them up. Only a D. Va Mecha-bomb could stop them as well. I really wonder if Blizz can contain the monster's they unleashed with these heroes. But at least they can see the writing on the wall when one of these characters is really crap, for better or worse.

I came across a Torb team with a Mercy. Widowmaker MVP of the match~

Same thing with the all Bastion match.

Just about everything has a counter, but fuck McCree. Every once in a while on Roadhog I'm able to hook one of those McCree bastards before they get the fan off.

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
20. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 25, 2016, 14:31 SmyTTor
 
Oh, I get it. Some people that went in for Battleborn are not content with the number of players at launch, or got burned by some WoW related experience. *shrug*

Regarding Battleborn, it's really a different style of FPS, though there are lots of areas for comparison. I found it to be the weaker in those areas, but hey, that's why I decided to buy one and not the other after playing them both.

I see so many unqualified comments, it's astonishing. It's a TF2 clone (like there's no game worth playing anymore that doesn't ever copy or borrow from those that have come before it)! It's Blizzard, the herald of Mammon (because there are just sooo many more gaming companies out there that are purely about the end-user~)! I played "x" and my opinion is more valid than yours about "y" (everything is relative, I guess)!

There aren't that many things to criticize Overwatch about as it is pretty well polished. Badmouthing something just based on personal opinion has always been de rigueur here, but keep it in perspective.

The only thing that matters: is it fun, do you like it? Good for you; enjoy. You don't like it? There's a shitload more games for you to play. Yay!

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
6. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 23, 2016, 19:14 SmyTTor
 
Gib007 wrote on May 23, 2016, 18:37:
I can't help but try to be excited for Overwatch but fail to. The mechanics seem overly simple and catoony. I'd like to love it but... I've not tried the Beta so I don't have a good basis for my opinions, just what I watch on YouTube gameplay videos.

I hope you understand just how wrong and damaging this type of thinking is (about any subject)~ You want something to fail because you dislike the game (company?) without even playing it?

I went in not expecting much at all, no intention of ever buying it, but after playing the beta for a weekend I bought it. It's well balanced. It's got charm. It's just fun.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 15, 2016, 17:02 SmyTTor
 
Maybe a bit more context will put it into perspective: there is little to no competition to keep markets honest. Prices are inflated with unnecessary schemes, like data caps, for which there are no legitimate reasons for their existence. Conglomerations that have enveloped companies in other service areas use what is in effect extortion to get customers to use multiple services regardless of the customer's original intent.

It's one giant conflict of interest and entirely anti-consumer. Before the 1980's, these actions weren't just frowned upon, they were regulated to keep people from being taken advantage of.
 
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News Comments > 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta
28. Re: 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta May 13, 2016, 09:47 SmyTTor
 
Flo wrote on May 13, 2016, 04:10:
Jackplug wrote on May 13, 2016, 04:06:
9.7m might of played it, but 9.7m wont buy it or reinstall it if free.
Are you kidding? I am an old school Quake/UT player. I wanted to hate it but it was awesome. Instant buy on release.

That's more or less how I cam away from the beta. It was just fun. Even playing vs the AI was fun. It was well balanced for the amount of classes and abilities. It has some charm to it. So I ended up deciding to get it.

I can't say anything close to the same for Battleborn.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews May 11, 2016, 04:51 SmyTTor
 

Pr0n, pr0n will decide VR's fate, as with all technology~
 
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