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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

4. Windows 10 is worse than Vista.. Nov 5, 2019, 16:48 Bard
 
...or windows Me for that matter.

when the focus of the operating system is on surveillance and data theft instead of on reliability you get SHIT reliability.

Windows as a privacy ignoring service is the stupidest idea ever to come out of Microsoft.

There's a reason MS won't make linux compatible versions of office - it really is the single suite stopping tech pros from migrating their user systems to linux - not being able to get 100% compatibility out of the alternatives.
 
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News Comments > Morning Multiplex

13. Re: Morning Multiplex Oct 29, 2019, 09:44 Bard
 
Armengar wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 11:31:
If you like grind and spending money you will love it.

I don't spend a cent because wormhole space is lucrative enough to pay for your account in a few hours so there is no grind. I spend maybe 3 hours a week making ISK, and the rest of the time is hunting and killing.

The riskier area you play, the easier it is to play without grinding.
 
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News Comments > Morning Multiplex

12. Re: Morning Multiplex Oct 29, 2019, 09:41 Bard
 
Eve is a game different to everything else I've played.

It's more a simulation than a game. Which has upsides and downsides.

One of the downsides is the amount of thought required. It's not easy and it's not simple, and it can be quite a bit of work sometimes.

The upside is that once you get out of the high-sec safety bubble where the unwitting are ganked by the lesser skilled players, the gameplay can be awesome, whether it's the tactics of small gang PVP, or the spectacle of the huge sov battles.

But really, where the game absolutely shines is wormhole space. No display of who is in the area, so you never know who is out there so it is all very cloak and dagger. Ambush, Counter Ambush, Counter-Counter Ambush are almost daily occurrences in my gameplay.

Even scanning your way through a wormhole chain and the sites brings risks - an enemy may not know what you're in, but they'll know you are present if they are paying attention and see your probes on scan, and the hunt begins.

High-sec is mostly boring and safe.
Null-sec has it's glorious epic moments.
Wormhole space - gloves off pure awesome.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 9, 2019, 13:22 Bard
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 11:24:
"If you ever do that again, we'll send you another sternly worded letter!"

That'll show 'em.

It seems the law only applies to the plebs.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

1. The four big US carriers want to help you get rid of passwords. Oct 5, 2019, 02:00 Bard
 
sure! just allow the carriers to authenticate as you any time....
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits

21. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 29, 2019, 21:51 Bard
 
Armengar wrote on Sep 29, 2019, 08:48:
Yup AD and GPO are the only things stopping us moving to linux. Unfortunately desktop linux is just too much hard work vs simplicity of GPO management.

for us it's driver support for business multifunctions and legacy windows apps that just don't work right under linux.

I'd dump windows in a second if my clients could.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits

20. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 29, 2019, 21:49 Bard
 
i am sick and tired of all the issues microsoft has caused lately with patches.

i look after a couple of thousand machines on managed services and one of my duties is patch management.

the last couple of months has been a freaking joke.

it's not just the windows 10 service (that bloated piece of surveillance shiteware) - but even the last decent desktop OS they made - windows 7 - that is suffering their mismanagement.

oh - true story - two weeks ago i had microsoft support completely screw up one of my client's networks because their support rep working in an IT sweatshop in Pakistan forgot to strip out details from the source of the script he was using and broke Active Directory which was now reporting itself to be a technical college in lehore pakistan.

awesome.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2019, 15:05 Bard
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2019, 11:45:
Greed brought down the 737, nothing but unbridled greed.

Yep. A conscious decision to sacrifice safety in chase of profits.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 6, 2019, 17:03 Bard
 
I don't think it's in US interests to force an alternative to android and IOS into the market - it would really screw with all the fine work being done by the NSA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 6, 2019, 10:42 Bard
 
Skip to the TL;DR paragraph if you're easily bored....

Facebook were promoting two fake news sites as trending, though the sites were essentially lapsed domains grabbed a few months before the election, had RSS fed content systems installed and garbage stories injected until just before the election, where they started spreading a whole heap of nonsense targeting Trump.

Site analytics showed they had basically zero traffic history. It was later discovered (in unrelated stories) that Facebook trending articles aren't actually trending stories, but those the facebook team themselves chose to promote.

The people who bought the lapsed domains were sloppy and didn't anonymize their grabbing of those domains at first - but DNS transfer history showed they were a PR firm in Washington before they anonymized the registration info.

Essentially we had the Clinton campaign hiring a PR firm in Washington to spread fake news about Trump, and Facebook themselves choosing to promote those fake news stories as trended articles.

When I contacted the PR firm responsible, and posted on both the fake news sites facebook accounts the websites went offline and the facebook accounts disappeared.

TL;DR version - Facebook has a history of promoting fake news, and I expect their putting money into detecting deepfakes is directed at making better ones.

 
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News Comments > Land of War: The Beginning Revealed

3. Re: Land of War: The Beginning Revealed Sep 1, 2019, 20:25 Bard
 
MattyC wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 09:55:
I think you are being pedantic considering the whole thing was barely over a month long. The Germans invaded on the 1st of September, but the Soviets didn't get involved until the 17th. The text makes it pretty clear you are fighting the Germans. It makes more sense to be focused when dealing with such a short overall duration, plus it reduces the number of art assets that would see minimal use.

At any rate, the studio is Polish with a .PL website that is in Polish. I am pretty sure they don't need lessons in their own history.

.... but hey.. why should we start getting accurate history anyway...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits

1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 1, 2019, 17:33 Bard
 
pity windows 10 is the biggest piece of spyware we've ever been hit with...
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 29, 2019, 09:59 Bard
 
hmm..

Facebook were caught pushing into people's feeds fake news sites on behalf of the Clinton campaign.

I don't feel confident that Facebook is to be trusted as arbitrators of rules...


 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Steam Business Model "Unrealistic"

4. Re: Ubisoft: Steam Business Model Aug 28, 2019, 10:47 Bard
 
steam is #1 for a reason..

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2019, 17:04 Bard
 
ALL the useless features?

sounds like the guy hasn't supported it.. Feels more like 50% of the features are useless
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

36. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2019, 10:58 Bard
 
Nullity wrote on Aug 23, 2019, 13:44:
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2019, 12:50:
One down, one to go.
Damn, that's exactly what I came here to say.

mch wrote on Aug 23, 2019, 11:38:
I wonder who inherits his senators?

Just kidding, I'm sure his brother does.
I lol'd.

The only thing that gives me hope is that the rate of death of these guys exceeds the raising of new idiots.
 
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News Comments > Red Wings: Aces of the Sky Announced

1. Re: Red Wings: Aces of the Sky Announced Aug 20, 2019, 13:38 Bard
 
Let's make an aircraft game, but let's limit our audience even further by eliminating the aircraft sim players too!

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 17, 2019, 03:42 Bard
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 20:05:
After reading the article i doubt paper ballots would be much better.

The problem with Democracy is that a large portion of the populace are stupid.


paper makes it harder to rig.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

15. Re: Kremlin lauds 'heroes' who landed plane in cornfield after gull strike Aug 16, 2019, 01:05 Bard
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 16:53:
American pilot lands aircraft in a river, saving everyone, he's a Hero.

Russian pilot lands aircraft in a field, saving everyone, he's a 'Hero'.

Those double standards...


Guardian has become more and more a mouthpiece of the idiots in charge of the west... this is exactly the kind of stupid reporting we get on anything Russia/China these days.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 12, 2019, 14:08 Bard
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 12, 2019, 13:52:
Pigeon wrote on Aug 12, 2019, 13:24:
One can only hope whoever made the report gets caught. It'd be nice to think there was some heuristic to help classify these kinds of reports as possible hoaxes. I realize they have to respond, but maybe if they knew there was a possibility it was just some kid playing video games they'd not be so trigger happy.
Swatting should receive the same sentence as attempted murder.

...especially going by history.
 
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