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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2020, 17:40 Bard
 
bigspender wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 16:54:
The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk

Stop eating animal products and highly processed foods, and you'll never eat antacids again. ForksOverKnives.com

And coincidentally this lowers your cancer risks on top of not needing those antacids.

Aspartame.


 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Metaverse

7. Re: Christmas Eve Metaverse Dec 26, 2019, 02:08 Bard
 
Jonjonz wrote on Dec 25, 2019, 06:20:
So Valdimir is afraid some other country might try to influence things in his country like elections.

The pot calling the kettle black.

Check out New Knowledge - you'll find that what you're saying is based on bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Metaverse

6. Re: Christmas Eve Metaverse Dec 26, 2019, 02:06 Bard
 
The facts of the matter are these..

1 - Russia hacks accusations were a distraction from what should have been the issue - the corruption within the DNC. From a cybersecurity standpoint the biggest threats are the US, Israel, China.. in that order. Russia's state capabilities are pretty terrible..

2 - The US holds the keys to the internet with their control of the DNS root structure. This makes EVERY country subject to their policies,and the last half century shows that the US is an absolutely terrible international actor.

What we have is a new red menace narrative - a narrative of bullshit that both justifies the increased surveillance being put into place to stop whistle-blowers, journalists, activists and people of conscience... and the obscene profits being made by the cybersecurity industrial complex.

Unfortunately people don't learn from history, or from technical people, but from the Media, which is by and large full of reporting by people who know barely anything, owned by people with a vested interest in perpetuating industry friendly narratives to line their own pockets.

Look into New Knowledge if you want to find the tip of the shitberg that is the utter nonsense we're being fed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 4, 2019, 14:02 Bard
 
windows 10 patch is best yet?

That's a really really low bar - syphillus is better than cancer.

can't wait to see how badly it breaks all my client's machines.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 3, 2019, 18:21 Bard
 
Faceapp...

Seriously - we have the US and allies absolutely SHAFTING our privacy with no restrictions....and with complete disregard to our safety and security..

Then we have an app that happens to be made in Russia - that uses photos.. and it's a security threat?

This new cold war BS Russia narrative is a complete crock aimed at convincing INFOSEC ingorant into justifying funnelling of taxpayer money into the new profit complex.

BBC go home - you're drunk.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx in March

31. Re: Half-Life: Alyx in March Nov 21, 2019, 17:10 Bard
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 21, 2019, 14:58:
Wouldn't be the first time i'd spent $2k to play a $60 dollar game.

Hell i dropped that much to NOT be able to play a game (Lock On Modern Air Combat: Flaming Cliffs)...
 
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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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