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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
4. Re: Intel's Sep 25, 2017, 11:56 NewMaxx
 
It's the best CPU ever!!!¹


¹changing motherboard every nine months for no reason may cause rectal bleeding
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 24, 2017, 18:13 NewMaxx
 
Dirwulf wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 14:42:
Considering Amazon started this in 2008, I'm pretty sure they didn't steal the idea from Shark Tank.

I was being facetious. My point is that it's not a ground-breaking idea. From the article (emphasis mine):

“Jeff Bezos has predicted that, by the year 2020, one out of every four workampers in the United States will have worked for Amazon.”

I find it interesting more as a solution to peak/valley demand swings, something the cloud was supposed to do for servers.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 24, 2017, 14:26 NewMaxx
 
Amazon's pseudo, mobile "cottage industry" is of course not a new idea, but more specifically they borrowed a page from Shark Tank.  
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News Comments > Ultima Online Turns 20
2. Re: Ultima Online Turns 20 Sep 24, 2017, 14:16 NewMaxx
 
Yep, great game, could be hard as hell and I got in over my head back then but it was definitely unique. It's interesting to note how many features it had that would take time to be introduced into newer MMOs. I consider it the archetype of the traditional, graphical MMO - I tend to think WoW was/is closer to a MOBA in many ways in comparison - and such games never have true mass market appeal. It's still challenging to find a comparable experience to UO (and Shrouds of the Avatar does not do it, IMHO).  
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Underway
5. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Underway Sep 23, 2017, 18:42 NewMaxx
 
GamersNexus also did some benchmarks a while back and the Battle.net client caused significant performance issues when running on Ryzen. Of course, Ryzen has had lots of strange issues like that (early Ryzen chips have been RMA'd for those that didn't know) with its host of teething problems (mostly memory-related and mostly alleviated with BIOS updates) but nonetheless worth noting the first point in this post.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Bans Coming
7. Re: etc. Sep 21, 2017, 21:03 NewMaxx
 
Pigeon wrote on Sep 21, 2017, 11:56:
I've heard it's a thing for highly ranked players to have other accounts so they can grief the lower ranks (among other reasons).

Happens in many games and is known as "smurfing."
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: etc. Sep 18, 2017, 02:18 NewMaxx
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 17, 2017, 19:02:
No where in there does it say anything about the person who won the popular, fair and square, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Wow.
 
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News Comments > Two Steam Concurrent User Records Broken
3. Re: Two Steam Concurrent User Records Broken Sep 17, 2017, 19:03 NewMaxx
 
Osc8r wrote on Sep 17, 2017, 18:58:
KOTK was often in the steam to 10 and the game was a stinking POS that got progressively worse every patch. This was enough of a clue that their was huge untapped market right there...

BG is more accessible and appears to be run by a company that knows what they are doing - with the game constantly changing/improving.

Exactly. Knowing your audience is a big part of it. The difference between a success and a huge success is often found in staying power...and that is largely due to community engagement.
 
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News Comments > Warframe Plains of Eidolon Trailer
3. Re: Warframe Plains of Eidolon Trailer Sep 16, 2017, 21:16 NewMaxx
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 19:11:
I guess I should get around to trying Warframe, and forget about the Destiny 2 nonsense.

Valid decision.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2017, 18:08 NewMaxx
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 13:16:
Good luck, keep us informed. You too, Shok.

The place I was staying at was going to be evacuated so I ended up driving right back the next day. Fun! At least I'm prepared.

Note: you start to see the reality of human stupidity and greed when evacuating. Cell towers and gas stations were overwhelmed the entire way largely due to people watching YT and stupid shit and idiots blocking gas pumps. I'll also add there was a 3-hour delay due to accidents all caused by people using the shoulder as a third lane - despite signs saying only to use in emergencies. Starting to see the benefits to auto-driving cars (far better traffic flow) and the failings of net neutrality (priority should have been given to people checking forecasts, bookings, etc).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2017, 17:15 NewMaxx
 
Out near Jacksonville. Finishing up the storm shutters this evening, every piece of glass will be covered with corrugated steel. Got a cement-reinforced fence and environmental cover on three sides, also up the highest in the neighborhood. Headed Northwest at first light. Best I can do.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
15. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 4, 2017, 10:37 NewMaxx
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 09:30:
Y'all think Win10 is bad about forced reboots? Try Server 2016 which has the same forced reboot policy. "B...b...but you can set active hours!" Yeah, about that, see when you have a PDC and you have users that access your network 24/7/365 from both local and remote locations and you use AD as your authentication schema, that becomes problematic.

In a way, though, it has been a blessing in disguise. It has finally woken up some of my fellow sysadmins who have had their heads shoved way up MS' ass and we're looking at better, Linux based solutions for a lot of what we do.

Pretty much. I run Enterprise on my main workstation and it's been a pretty poor experience. I unfortunately have a lot of purchased software that runs on Windows so I tossed it on my one server and that has proven to be a mistake, definitely a lot more downtime. All my VMs are Linux of course but my server would be, too, if I didn't rely on so much Windows software for the pre-existing setup. Microsoft is at least aware of these issues and supposedly will be changing their approach. I think we've heard that before...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
14. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 4, 2017, 10:34 NewMaxx
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 00:27:
So it's the Creators Update that's being pushed out to everyone next month that breaks startup programs? Great, more fun to look forward to...

The upcoming update is the second (Fall) Creators Update. I'm an early adopter and a power user so I have issues that most people won't, but now we have options like the bloatware free edition and Microsoft will be allowing an opt-out on pushed updates which were a large source of concern. The average user won't have too many issues (or really any more than past Windows OS) but it's worth exercising some caution before jumping on updates.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2017, 21:34 NewMaxx
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 18:57:
So what's the catch? I removed Windows updates. Why? Because it will break the first time one of those stupid cumulative updates tries to install.

Bingo, this guy gets it. Major Geeks's Bloatware Free edition is a good image to start with if anyone is curious.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2017, 21:27 NewMaxx
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:28:
I generally like a clean boot and don't run things on startup, but I do have a couple of programs that I set to run at startup and no update stopped them.

The Creators Update broke a number of methods used for services such as NSSM. As I said we did find workarounds for all the issues but when you're running a server doing tons of things and it reboots from an update with half its shit not running it's a tad inconvenient. I had no problem with it on my main machines but other updates did cause various issues. The USB issue I mentioned was one linked to the Enterprise version (which I run on my workstation) as they didn't roll out the update like they do on consumer machines and the manual update was borked. The backup issue was caused because they essentially use the Windows 7 form of backup but when you work with UEFI it can mess it up.

I never said these were typical issues but for any serious user it's been a drain on resources. Like I said - it's fine for gaming but I'd steer clear of it otherwise. If you use it for a dedicated gaming machine or for light work, sure, but to say the updates haven't been a complete f'n mess (pardon my language) for serious work is a different matter...I could rally off a half dozen other issues in that arena.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2017, 16:58 NewMaxx
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:12:
Windows 10 has so many annoying intermittent issues that Win 7 never had.
- put to sleep, and it will hang indefinitely with the hard drive running. Have to reboot.
- wakes up from sleep and the network driver is completely missing. Not deactivated, but gone entirely. Have to reboot.
- sometimes it loses the ability to recognize USB devices. Even if I replug them, it won't see them. Have to reboot.

This was a clean install. My hardware is pretty standard. I don't have a lot of software other than games loaded.

I had two major problems with it so far. Well, actually, three. The first was when I upgraded to the first major pack and it removed my USB filters. This wiped all connected USB drives (my eSATA ones were fine) so I had to restore one or two TB manually. Later, when restoring a backup, it wrote to the wrong drive (when it rebooted to the process) and that drive was one of two in a RAID-0. Again, had to restore 1-2 TB of shit because of that. Third, I stupidly put it on my one server, where I discovered that update basically gimped your ability to directly run things on startup. Yes there are ways around that but it's ridiculous that I was cost about a week of work over those issues in the last YEAR. I did get it for gaming reasons but so far there's really no gain for that despite the promises, even on proper DX12 cards (AMD) you don't really gain anything you just lose less.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Early Access
10. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Early Access Sep 1, 2017, 14:48 NewMaxx
 
This developer is very focused and communicative with the community. It isn't your typical early access moneygrab. That being said, the entry price of $45 is pretty steep for EA, IMHO, considering that is 10% down from $50, so you have to wonder what advantage early access has (will it be $60 at release?) - again, though, the ability to give feedback with direct developer interaction seems to be one of the benefits.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 30, 2017, 18:35 NewMaxx
 
Had a G700s for years and I really only got a decent day of gaming out of it. My G900 gets 3-4 days depending. I don't run the lighting high, either. I know G602 owners like to brag but they're not even in the same league. To be fair, though, the G903 (G900 variant) and G703 can be wirelessly charged so that becomes a non-issue I guess. And the G603 has a similar sensor as the G900/903/703 (but apparently more energy-efficient). Logitech did really get amazing performance out of the wireless side. I mean, the G900 mouse is the best I've ever used (DeathAdder would be the second). I know a lot of people prefer low-DPI mice but I run 6400 bare minimum (I used to run 8500 or so in Planetside 2) and you really need that higher polling rate. (for those who feel no difference in polling rate - keep in mind the majority of sensors didn't do 1000 Hz properly even when the mouse supported it, and the leap from 125 to 500 is the larger and more important one, anyway)  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
54. Re: Destiny 2 Open Beta Aug 30, 2017, 13:49 NewMaxx
 
Darks wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 12:49:
I'm having a hard time understanding your complaints about the End boss for the strike mission fight. Why is it so bad to have to run around dodging the boss and trying to survive a hard fight like that so bad?

I dont understand this complaint. This is whats good about the fights, being tactful and not standing there just face blasting the enemy. Anyone can do that. Its the challenge of the fight that makes it fun and worth it.

There's challenge and then there's the veneer of challenge. If you played this strike and actually felt like tactics won or lost it for you then I have to question if we did the same beta. Now I realize that these strikes are only 3-man (and thus it's not fair for me to compare it to 2005 vanilla WoW, for example, which had 5-man at the minimum) and it's a fight you jump right into without much preparation. But then people laud its verticality and mobility when the arena is actually small as shit and the mechanics are simple. And for PVE players, and defenders keep telling me this is a PVE game first, even after console beta changes the balance feels off. "It's just a beta" - but when I suggested more content and/or variety was needed to get a feel, I get hate from people.

I echo some other sentiments people have posted here with "boring" and "feels off" at the top of my list. Again, not a Destiny or console player. Maybe this passes as amazing for those fans, I don't know. I just expect more - and I'd be willing to give it a chance despite these shortcomings if the PC launch wasn't delayed and if Bungie wasn't determined to unify PVE and PVP, which has already caused an auto-aim crisis after one day. All of that impacts my experience and the one potential saving grace - the strike - felt mired by strange weapon choices (several of which are already headed for a nerf!) and watered-down abilities.

It's not my type of game though but everybody can go try it themselves and make their own determination, but I'll repeat that you should get it on console or wait for a sale on PC.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
52. Re: Destiny 2 Open Beta Aug 30, 2017, 11:41 NewMaxx
 
Sempai wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 03:00:
As one who played entirely too much D1 on Ps4, this beta client is surprisingly refreshing and solid AF.

The bone dry beta content aside, the Strike is fantastic. The sheer scope and verticality are a significant step up over the first.

In the end it is just more Destiny, but finally having the option to run it on a proper PC in 4k@60fps is glorious. It feels like a different animal altogether. And that Hunter(exotic)hand cannon they give you at the beginning made me giggle like a goddamn school girl, watching Cabal heads pop like a grape in a fiery explosion. So good..

I was planning on picking it up on ps4 to join some friends, waiting for their goddamn horseshit staggered release, but after playing it on PC, i'm much less motivated to ever go back to ps4..friends be damned. ;)

I guess that's part of the problem for someone like me (never played the original). The Strike itself was pretty cool but the boss fight is what kind of killed the game for me. Bungie has stated they made the game 30 FPS on consoles so it could be larger with more enemies. The more enemies part I got, but the boss battle felt ridiculously constrained to me. I spent the majority of the time running around, ducking, dodging, avoiding fire, trying to stay alive or rezz allies, sometimes taking down "adds," all the while hating ammo limitations and ability cooldowns (and what's worse, I hear the console beta was even tighter in both regards). Quite frankly the mechanics kept me from enjoying the splendor of the fight and, in any case, for a game where I wanted to embrace mobility, the arena was small and I was hiding behind shit half the damn time. If that's Destiny then, pardon my language, f*** that s***. I can take a time portal back to 2005 and just enjoy Ragnaros, thank you very much.

However it was REALLY nice to see a game run properly on PC. It really was polished and smooth, and I even embraced the UI. I liked the handcannons but frankly most of the other weapons felt weak to me. Don't get me wrong I'm used to "bullet sponge" in these games but I switched up weapons many, many times trying the strike and most of them felt pretty terrible to use (when I wasn't meleeing to conserve ammo). I agree it's a shame the PC version comes out much later as one thing that might've motivated me was being able to explore/learn right from the get go, but now that I know 99% of shit will be done by the time I'd get a copy, I'll wait for bargain bin. I think the amount of people who both really want this game and are willing to wait for the PC version are few and far between - which is kind of a shame.
 
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