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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
19. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month Sep 3, 2017, 20:21 Dev
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 18:44:
Does this mean that Windows is going to re-enable all of the "features" I disabled to make it less annoying to use? Does mean everyone that knows me is going to be calling (again) after this update wondering why shit changed? It happened with the Anniversary Update, but I had installed that before it was forced out. I skipped on updating early, so I don't know what changes will be visible. There are some under the hood changes I know are coming and I'm looking forward to those, but it's the stuff you see (UI, etc.) that I'm dreading. It feels like I just got everything the way I want it.

Well keep in mind MS wants you to do a system upgrade twice a year like the anniversary update, creators update, etc. So yeah, I'd bet everyone of those twice annual upgrades are a good chance for MS to screw the settings around.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 14:19 Dev
 
Huge surprise at number 1! lol

I've been having a lot of fun playing xcom2 WotC.
If anyone mods, here's a nice list of mods compatible with the game
https://www.reddit.com/r/Xcom/comments/6wrkgz/wotc_compatible_mods_master_list_please_submit/

Haven't seen if this AMA was posted, but it's a fun read
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6wkiqj/were_the_developers_of_xcom_2_war_of_the_chosen/

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 16, 2017, 15:46 Dev
 
Hoop wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 15:38:
Sally could'nt understand the sudden deluge of energy drink & battery company promotions filling her inbox.
Actually, that's possible what with the leaks of personal info from HBO and actors in that hack.

But since HBO has accidentally let an episode go early before, it's likely that's all it was.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Battle.net Brand Returns
15. Re: Blizzard's Battle.net Brand Returns Aug 16, 2017, 00:01 Dev
 
Task wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 21:55:
Probably off topic, but since the SC Remaster was released yesterday I was looking around my older hard drive and realized I still have the original SC patched to 1.16.1 on it. And what do you know, I was digging around and found the discs on my shelf too.
Thanks for reminder, installing my pre-order now.
And I still have disks too... original legit retail disks SC and expansion, diablo 1/2 etc.
 
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News Comments > Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released
6. Re: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released Aug 15, 2017, 23:54 Dev
 
13 positive reviews, no negative ones seems objective to me. I'm not going to pay that much for this, but some are.  
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Jul 30, 2017, 15:40 Dev
 
Probably from the generator that was presumably used. Mfers probably didn't have it ducted properly to exhaust out. Probably just scratch built the stuff in a trailer with a random minimum wage dude who didn't know anything about it.

(couldn't get video to play, skimmed article)
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 15, 2017, 03:03 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 20:22:
That's why i use incognito mode.
You realize that that only protects on the client side? Server side google can still track you and your IP
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2017, 22:20 Dev
 
MeanJim wrote on Jul 12, 2017, 20:17:
I've had my share of annoyances with Win10, but I haven't experienced any of those problems.
Does your workflow include what he describes? Such as 3 screens including one from a laptop, and hiding taskbars?


MS is pretty terrible at testing their crap, especially when it's not default. Like I've tried the whole accessibility thing with having stuff at 125% and it's terrible. MS's own products don't comply with that setting and frequently have screwed up dialog boxes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
45. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 12, 2017, 01:16 Dev
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 20:27:
but I'd have thought a smartphone would probably be too low power so the worst thing would be the lights in the house go out as the fuse shorts out and the phone dies but not the person.
Yep anything electrical basically that's plugged into wall..
That's the point of the EFI circuits, to have a circuit breaker that trips earlier to save your life.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2017, 00:12 Dev
 
Saboth wrote on Jul 9, 2017, 22:34:
I wonder if once this Etherium thing crashes and burns if the markets will be flooded with used high-end video cards for cheap. I can't imagine these people would want to sit on 5, 10, 20 video cards once they are making a $1 a day. Better to sell the cards and get some of their money back, than wait until a year or two when the cards are selling for 1/2 of what they paid.
That's what the article speculates.
If so, I look forward to it.
 
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News Comments > Project Space Sector Renamed; Preorders Soon
7. Re: Project Space Sector Renamed; Preorders Soon Jul 4, 2017, 09:57 Dev
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 23:29:
"Random tech trees"? Pass.
Even the great MOO2 offered that as an option
 
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News Comments > More on PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Success
10. Re: More on PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Success Jun 26, 2017, 02:24 Dev
 
Overon wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 14:21:
Get ready for a shitload of clones in this new sub genre.
I thought there already was lots of lesser clones of this kinda game?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jun 24, 2017, 00:29 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 21:41:
Snagged Jalopy too but refunded it after 90 mins. It's not bad, but it's way too minimalist for my taste and doesn't seem like there's really much of anything to do.
I have a friend who went nuts into My Summer Car when I gave it to him for Christmas. Might be worth checking out if you are into that category.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 4M
6. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 4M Jun 24, 2017, 00:27 Dev
 
Week after week of top steam charts... actually has meaning. In this case, 4 million copies meaning.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Thursday
31. Re: Steam Summer Sale Thursday Jun 21, 2017, 22:54 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 21:41:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 21:33:

Oh. And fuck Valve in advance for still not being able to properly scale up their network to meet the demands of a sale onslaught. Losers.

I never had a problem playing games during Steam sales. The store page is always completely f'ed though.
Different servers. Content/authentication vs frontend web servers.

They used to have a content server status one could check for more info. And yes EVERY SINGLE BIG VALVE SALE they have issues with the web servers or processing the payments, etc. It's sad and only the first couple times excusable. After it's gone on many years with plenty of data to predict size of sales growth? Not so much
 
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News Comments > John Guthrie Leaves Valve?
11. Re: John Guthrie Leaves Valve? Jun 17, 2017, 11:31 Dev
 
MajorD wrote on Jun 17, 2017, 11:17:
2) Valve decided to quietly walk away from developing/releasing games and let the cash cow (Steam) roll in the money, which forced all these talented people to say, "F this, if you're not in the business of making great games anymore, we're out of here!"

Sad, I wonder if 'The Freeman' will ever show his face again.

There is no "valve decided" you speak as if everyone is under a central direction. Valve has a flat management structure, no one is in charge of anything, they just wheel desks over to what sounds interesting.

Sadly, this is not at all good for getting games out. But it's fun to work there I'm sure!

IMHO, they need to subcontract out game development to a 3rd party to get the stuff done if they aren't going to bother.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Ends; Steam Direct Next Week
3. Re: Steam Greenlight Ends; Steam Direct Next Week Jun 6, 2017, 22:19 Dev
 
Prez wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 21:38:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 20:21:
Greenlight by any other name...

I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't think the same thing. Greenlight was $100 submission fee and zero curation. Direct has 100$ submission fee and Valve has essentially admitted there will be no curation by them.

But without any community voting... so less overall curation
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 3, 2017, 12:27 Dev
 
mag wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 10:35:

These are the same prices that Micro Center has been selling them at since release. It's just Amazon cutting prices to match the rest of the market.
You realize those are below cost, right? That's why micro center only sells CPUs locally, not online. They want people to come in for bundles so they can make up the costs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 1, 2017, 00:32 Dev
 
NKD wrote on May 31, 2017, 18:16:
Cutter wrote on May 31, 2017, 12:38:
Fuck Doctorow. Typical lazy parasite that wants to work once and get paid forever. In what universe is copyright for life plus 50 years fair or sensible? I so fucking hate that dick and his dick site.

Man I love these Cutter posts where he takes a strong opinion on an article he didn't read or understand. His personal attack on Doctorow is nonsensical because Doctorow doesn't support lengthy copyrights.

Also it's two proposals. The industry one where they spy on all your traffic to stop you from uploading anything copyrighted. Or the sensible one where copyright is capped (sure it's still long, but it's progress!) and your media is inheritable by your family.
 
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News Comments > Old Steam Forums Closing
2. Re: Old Steam Forums Closing May 30, 2017, 22:08 Dev
 
Alamar wrote on May 30, 2017, 20:43:
Deleting them? What a lack of forethought...
Well since it was done by random guy on a wheeled desk, and he had no management to tell him otherwise...

Then again, management probably would have told him the same if it existed.

The best thing to do would have been to give plenty of notice in case someone wanted to archive, or migrate it. Like I'm sure I've participated in valuable discussions while I was there on old games, but I have no time to search before the deadline.
 
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