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Nickname ventry
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Signed On Mar 25, 2006, 22:49
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News Comments > Cricket Captain 2016 Released
9. Re: Cricket Captain 2016 Released Jul 6, 2016, 18:33 ventry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 05:55:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 05:10:
ventry wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 20:04:

That would be anyone born outside of the USA.

Erm...no.

Particularly since I am.. you know, European, and nowhere in Europe (UK/NL aside) do we play Cricket...

You sure about that?
Get on Google and do a search of "European Cricket Council", read, get educated and come back with an admission of being wrong.
Just because you don't play doesn't mean others don't.
 
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News Comments > Cricket Captain 2016 Released
4. Re: Cricket Captain 2016 Released Jul 5, 2016, 20:04 ventry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 18:42:
Clearly made only for the people who know what it even is...

That would be anyone born outside of the USA.
Even Canada has a team. As does China.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 28, 2016, 19:31 ventry
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 05:42:
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 20:49:
For the last 3 months I have been doing an experiment.

Your experiment is meaningless because Microsoft has already admitted this behavior

Source? Or do you expect me to take your word?
The "ComputerWorld" link has a reference.
However the window in question that they show at the end of the article is the one you get AFTER you have agreed to the upgrade by clicking the taskbar "nagbox". Clicking the 'x' then is useless.


decender wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 10:49:
There have been shady and misleading windows, but the existence of stupid users on the internet doesn't disprove the reasons why they are stupid.

Amen to that.

@ the rest.
Web sites are not above posting dodgy news items. You know? "Clickbait".
I've heard many of you over the years complain about this.
So, Am I to believe the internet can't generally be trusted except when it piles shit on MS or Win 10?
Ah OK Got it..

As far as Win 10 goes we will have to agree to disagree.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 01:05 ventry
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 23:56:
It's a known fact that pressing the X actually accepts the update

I contest that "known fact".
My experiment proves that statement to be BS.
Please explain to me how it is (or can be) different for you from me.

The funny thing is when I question any of these people who believe that they clicked on the 'x' and got the upgrade regardless they can't provide any proof and resort to calling me a "Microsoft shill or employee".
Neither is true.

ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 23:56:
I don't know what my gf did exactly

Then you can't arbitrarily blame MS.

I will give you that MS has stepped over the line with how pushy they've been with this upgrade BUT, most of what I've read about it is pure "Internet Hysteria" and fantasy.

If you know so much about computers and how "evil" MS is then why didn't you run "Never10" on your girl friends lappy??
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 27, 2016, 20:49 ventry
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:57:
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:33:
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:23:
My girlfriend fell asleep while watching Netflix. She woke up and her laptop now had Windows 10. It wouldn't start though. It couldn't connect to wifi to complete the installation. The next day, I had to connect it with a cable in order to fix the issue. If you don't have a cable, you're shit out of luck. No more laptop for you.

I call bullshit.
Your "girlfriend" obviously was very sloppy with her mouse clicks and clicked the nag box instead of the 'X' in an attempt to close it thus accepting the upgrade.
The upgrade is scheduled for 3am unless changed by the user.
Result: Your "girlfriend" got updated while she slept.
Not to mention the final message box that appears the day before the upgrade to let the user know that the upgrade will take place the following morning.
I have no real love for Microsoft but, you are a hater.

So yeah, it's quite possible to get upgraded without actually doing anything.

For the last 3 months I have been doing an experiment. I have 8 machines set up in the back of my workshop. 4 laptops and 4 desktops.
All with varying CPU's, ram, etc. With a mix of Win 7 installs. (Basic, Home Prem, Pro and Ultimate) Mix of x86 and x64.
All conected to the net, all updated fully and set for "automatic update".
Each and every weekday i turn on these machines and each and every weekday I click the 'x' on the Win 10 nagbox when it appears.
103 days and counting there has been NO automatic updating to Win10.
That is 824 turn-ons and nagbox 'x' clicks. (<--- Whoops my bad. minus weekends)
I fully believe that this phenomenon is down to peoples sloppy mouse pointer use. (especially where laptop mouse pads are concerned).
i.e getting the nagbox rather than the 'x' to close it.
This also doesn't include the win7 machines I have for sale in the shop also connected to the net.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 27, 2016, 19:33 ventry
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:23:
My girlfriend fell asleep while watching Netflix. She woke up and her laptop now had Windows 10. It wouldn't start though. It couldn't connect to wifi to complete the installation. The next day, I had to connect it with a cable in order to fix the issue. If you don't have a cable, you're shit out of luck. No more laptop for you.

I call bullshit.
Your "girlfriend" obviously was very sloppy with her mouse clicks and clicked the nag box instead of the 'X' in an attempt to close it thus accepting the upgrade.
The upgrade is scheduled for 3am unless changed by the user.
Result: Your "girlfriend" got updated while she slept.
Not to mention the final message box that appears the day before the upgrade to let the user know that the upgrade will take place the following morning.
I have no real love for Microsoft but, you are a hater.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2016, 18:22 ventry
 
New discovery.....
Living causes cancer.
 
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News Comments > Crackdown 3 for Windows 10
8. Re: Crackdown 3 for Windows 10 Jun 14, 2016, 00:14 ventry
 
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 22:28:
There's a difference between sneaking it via patch into an OS you bought years ago VS installing an OS you know has it, right off the bat. You know that, right?

Your smart phone spies/collects/sends telemetry on you 24/7 despite what options you turn off.
You know that, right??

Selective caring hurts credibility.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Windows 10 red X now does the upgrade Jun 3, 2016, 20:05 ventry
 
I have about 12 computers in my shop.
5 of them are running Win 7 the others Win 10
They are all connected to the net.
Every morning I turn them on and the Win 7 machines display the Win 10 nagware.
Every morning I use the 'x' to close said nagware.
Never has any of those machines auto updated to Win 10.
This also includes every Win 7 machine I have sold in the past 6 months.
"Auto-updates" stays on the "internet hysteria" side of the page until I witness it personally.

p.s
I also find it hilarious when people bitch and whinge about Win 10 privacy when their smartphones are spying on them 24/7 EVEN when you think you've turned it all off.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 19:56 ventry
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 15:19:
Well... DX12 isn't actually "far away" by any means (less than a year, 2-3 years for games to drop dx11 entirely) and a lot of people are going to be feeling pretty stupid for not saving themselves $120 over something they don't even remotely understand.

This. 100X this.
I am getting tired of having to explain to customers that the majority of internet "Win 10 whingers" are clueless numbnuts.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 5, 2016, 19:01 ventry
 
What a bunch of numbnuts.
It takes all of 5 mins. to fix this.
My Win 10 install NEVER updates without my say so. Nor does it install or reset without my say so.
However don't let that get in the way of your ravings.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week
14. Re: Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week Apr 6, 2016, 18:29 ventry
 
Awesome. more stuff the settlers WON'T be able navigate properly.  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
77. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 18:58 ventry
 
Julio wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 18:45:
Hopefully someone in the marketplace will create a worthy successor to Windows and we can watch Microsoft die.

I wouldn't recommend holding your breath waiting for that to happen.

ROFLMAO! Doesn't really do justice to the tears of hilarity running down my face at the antics of the "tin foil hat" brigade.
Wow! Just Wow!
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
38. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 19:16 ventry
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 18:46:
As for getting a clue: Its probably because some people seriously work with this OS, and some just use it for general crap. Youre obviously one of the latter.

Well you'd be wrong Quiz Kid.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
35. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 18:33 ventry
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 15:51:
WinXP to Win7 at release date was smooth sailing, Win7 to 10 at release date was a complete NIGHTMARE.

You can't be much of a tech.
I have to date updated 25 desktop PC's and 13 laptops and had only 1 major problem that was fixed within 5 min via google.

I have been running Win 10 on my home system since August 2015 (updated from Win 7 Ultimate) and had only 2 of my major programs fail.
A reinstall fixed one and about 30 Min of research on google provided the answer on the other.
Been rock solid ever since.
Get a clue and you will be fine.

The other thing I fine amusing is those who bitch and whinge about so called "spying".
I bet those same people own a mobile phone with either IOs or Android on them. All those apps you put on them and use spy on you far more than M$ could ever imagine.
Hilarious.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Plans
41. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Plans Nov 20, 2015, 17:18 ventry
 
Aero wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 19:27:
I'd say there's about a 75% chance if I use a terminal, I'll get stuck to it. I understand that's common enough to cast some serious doubt over their QA effort.

Well that's the funny thing.
I have never been stuck to a terminal.
My 2 sons have never been stuck to a terminal.
My friends son has never been stuck to a terminal.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
59. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 18:04 ventry
 
Well... So far Bethesda get a pass on everything except KEY MAPPING!!
Sure. You can re-map movement keys BUT, if you do you can no longer move you character while in "build mode".
"Build mode" keys are hard coded and override your movement key mappings.
VERY ANNOYING to have to set controls back to default to "build".
They need to fix this.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preloads
32. Re: Fallout 4 Preloads Nov 7, 2015, 17:32 ventry
 
WHAAAAAAAA!!!! The GFX!
WHAAAAAAAA!!!! The conversation choices!!
WHAAAAAAAA!!!! The story writing!!!
WHAAAAAAAA!!!! The dog hair!!
WHAAAAAAAA!!!!
WHAAAAAAAA!!!!
WHAAAAAAAA!!!!

Some of you people are the most pathetic I've ever seen.

Me?
I'll be putting 300+ hours into this as I have done with every other Bethesda open world game.
(*Maxwell Smart voice*) AAANNNDD LOVING IT!!!
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Website
3. Re: Fallout 4 Website Jul 18, 2015, 19:57 ventry
 
Just finished reading comments in the previous Fallout 4 story.
Wow! What a bunch of whinging, bitching, pissin' & moanin', complaining, crying, grizzling, self-entitled, spoiled rotten BRATS!

Everything we have seen so far has been from console version.
Q: How do you know the PC version will be the same?? (re: textures, lighting, etc.)
A: You don't know shit.

There's an old saying here in Australia:
"Wait until your bit before you start screaming."

 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
78. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 3, 2015, 19:46 ventry
 
Graphics shmaphics.
Don't give a rats arse about graphics. (as long as they serve the intended function).
I have put hundreds if not thousand hours into Bethesda open world games.
I have little trouble seeing myself putting hundreds into FO4.
Bring it on.
 
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