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Re: Activision Blizzard's Lawsuit Response
Jul 23, 2021, 13:05
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Re: Activision Blizzard's Lawsuit Response Jul 23, 2021, 13:05
Jul 23, 2021, 13:05
 
Wasn't Riot as emphatic about treating employees well and taking all claims of inappropriate behavior seriously? And Ubisoft, as well? Yet all of these companies are ending up in court because nothing ever changes.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Knew Warcraft III: Reforged Wasn't Ready: Report
Jul 22, 2021, 14:52
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Re: Activision Blizzard Knew Warcraft III: Reforged Wasn't Ready: Report Jul 22, 2021, 14:52
Jul 22, 2021, 14:52
 
This seems to be the state of most games at launch. Just about every AAA title shipped in the last five years could have used at least another six months of bug fixing before being shipped, and most would have been better off with another year of bug fixing and polishing before being released. QA is a completely lost art in all things tech-related anymore.
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Re: Dead Space Remake Confirmed
Jul 22, 2021, 14:41
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Re: Dead Space Remake Confirmed Jul 22, 2021, 14:41
Jul 22, 2021, 14:41
 
ExGemini wrote on Jul 22, 2021, 14:21:
70$ for the game and 120$ of DLC including the ending.
You can get all three of the original games for $55 (+ tax) on Amazon for physical copies, $17 (+ tax) for download copies. Most of the bugs have been fixed by now, too.
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 2, 2021, 12:27
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Re: Op Ed Jul 2, 2021, 12:27
Jul 2, 2021, 12:27
 
Written by someone who put gigantic blinders on before sitting down at the keyboard to type this drivel out.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 23, 2021, 13:20
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 23, 2021, 13:20
Jun 23, 2021, 13:20
 
It's way too early to compare the differences in performance between Windows 10 and Windows 11, unless you're just in it for the clicks your clickbait article will generate.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 16, 2021, 11:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2021, 11:28
Jun 16, 2021, 11:28
 
Happy birthday to Mrs. Blue! Very glad you're okay, Blue! I wish you all the luck in Ireland that you'll be able to find a replacement vehicle that hasn't had its price jacked up too much due to scarcity.
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Re: US Lawmakers Target Internet Giants
Jun 11, 2021, 18:18
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Re: US Lawmakers Target Internet Giants Jun 11, 2021, 18:18
Jun 11, 2021, 18:18
 
While they are correct that laws need to be updated (a decade ago) to reflect the realities of the digital economy, I can't help but think that a bunch of grumpy old people with axes to grind are not going to come up with a non-punitive solution for this.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2021, 18:16
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 11, 2021, 18:16
Jun 11, 2021, 18:16
 
So EA's security is as solid as their games are on launch. Good to know.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 8, 2021, 13:20
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 8, 2021, 13:20
Jun 8, 2021, 13:20
 
AT&T is under the rash assumption that Stadia will be around for another six months.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jun 1, 2021, 11:29
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 1, 2021, 11:29
Jun 1, 2021, 11:29
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 31, 2021, 08:24:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 30, 2021, 20:42:
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2021, 18:39:
Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

Just what I want: to be responsible for my neighbor's internet usage. Gonna suck for people on data caps.

People will be lucky if it's just the data cap, and not somebody using their wifi/internet service to look some horrific shit and get them put on a watch list, or earning them a visit from law enforcement.

Never have open or even guest Wifi at your house or business, unless it's heavily filtered, even then it's just not worth it.


Well, to be fair, that's not how this works and the headline is misleading clickbait. Sidewalk just allows nearby Amazon devices to mooch bandwidth during outages, or if they're out of range of your access point, but within range of your neighbors. It also supports their location trackers like their pet tracker. It's not an open Wifi access point for anyone to use, it's just for Amazon devices that support Sidewalk.

I agree, this should not be opt out, but that's the way things are here until we get stricter privacy laws like the EU.

Meanwhile, already turned off a while ago on my Ring account (there's a toggle for it in the Ring app settings), which is the only Amazon devices I use (long time Ring user, from before they were swallowed by Amazon), and they're all restricted to guest networks on my LANs, isolated from the main network.
The fact that you can only opt out using their fucking app is complete horse shit. I opted out when this first hit several months ago, then deleted the app from my phone. I'll probably download it one more time in a couple of weeks to make sure I'm still opted out, then nuke that thing again.
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Re: People Can Fly Veterans Form Gruby Entertainment
May 28, 2021, 13:22
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Re: People Can Fly Veterans Form Gruby Entertainment May 28, 2021, 13:22
May 28, 2021, 13:22
 
If it's anything like Painkiller was to shooters when it first came out, it should be pretty awesome!
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 25, 2021, 11:56
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2021, 11:56
May 25, 2021, 11:56
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 24, 2021, 19:39:
Teddy wrote on May 24, 2021, 18:36:
It's seriously the only thing that they need to do to get rid of idiotic laws like this. Flex their muscle, explain to the public in one final message that the state has enacted a law that makes doing business within Florida a detriment to the company, then cut all access to twitter within the state of Florida. Wait for the screaming hordes to descend upon the politicians because the people have lost a convenience they want, and that law will vanish in a heartbeat.
Florida is not the only state where Republicans are destroying societal and ethical norms.

The lowly texas governor will go against the wishes of law enforcement agencies who claim a bill endangers both the public and the police.
When it signs the bill
You'll be able to carry a handgun in the state of Texas without a license, background check or any training. It goes w/out saying that gun control groups also oppose the insanity. Jesus Fucking Christ we are doomed.

Arizona has had this for several years now and, as you would expect, shootings increase year after year. The knuckle-dragging mouth breathers claim, as is their wont, that more guns are the answer. They are, of course, completely wrong.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
May 18, 2021, 11:24
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Re: Evening Safety Dance May 18, 2021, 11:24
May 18, 2021, 11:24
 
The Windows 10 block is simple to turn on and did not require or request a reboot.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 5, 2021, 13:40
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 5, 2021, 13:40
May 5, 2021, 13:40
 
Shouldn't you be required to know how to communicate before you launch a 'platform' for doing so?
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
May 5, 2021, 13:39
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 5, 2021, 13:39
May 5, 2021, 13:39
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 5, 2021, 13:25:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 5, 2021, 13:15:
Also, never connect your phone to anything with Bluetooth, for fuck's sake.
How about ear buds?

If it requires you to turn on Bluetooth on your phone, you're opening yourself up to having your phone hacked. Bluetooth is about as secure as a wet paper bag.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 4, 2021, 14:38
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Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2021, 14:38
May 4, 2021, 14:38
 
That was a very long setup of a pretty good joke, Blue!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 4, 2021, 14:00
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 4, 2021, 14:00
May 4, 2021, 14:00
 
Nullity wrote on May 4, 2021, 13:07:
Free Audio Editor Audacity Has Been Acquired By Muse Group
I don't use it very often, but Audacity is great. I don't know anything about the Muse Group or their other products, but something tells me I better download and save a copy of the current version, as these things never seem to go well.
I've had a premium membership on Ultimate Guitar for a few years now and it's pretty awesome if you play but have a tin ear. The folks that run the sight take requests for creating tablature of songs, as does the community at large. If you're interested in that sort of thing, check out https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/. According to the release, Audacity is going to remain free. We'll see how that goes...
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
May 4, 2021, 13:51
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 4, 2021, 13:51
May 4, 2021, 13:51
 
I hate 'contests' that are subjectively judged or depend on getting votes from others, so I won't be trying to 'win' anything from the Razer/GOG one.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 12:14
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 3, 2021, 12:14
May 3, 2021, 12:14
 
Bill Maher is a caricature of his formerly funny self at this point. I'm surprised HBO still wants him around.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Apr 22, 2021, 11:18
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Re: Evening Multiplex Apr 22, 2021, 11:18
Apr 22, 2021, 11:18
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 22, 2021, 10:36:
Armengar wrote on Apr 22, 2021, 09:51:
5e Bards are great. Vicious mockery cantrip is a staple opening move. Low wisdom mobs are basically on disadvantage permanently - very strong. Dissonant Whispers is great when your party can all take attack of opportunity as they flee. Faerie Fire is a bard/druid spell and gives advantage instead, another great one.

They arent heavy hitters but are very capable. With the 5e direction on magical armour, they arent as squishy as other spellcasters either.

With polymorph picked they can be very heavy hitters and have extreme durability too. Now if only 5e would fix the races, because elves are absurdly OP (4hr rests, dark vision, immunity to charm)
Elves have had immunity to sleep and charm, infravision (now dark vision in 5e), and do not need to actually sleep for over 40 years. They are great for prolonged dungeon delving, as they can be on watch while everyone else gets all their spells and such back, so the party doesn't have to leave and return again.
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