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Signed On Aug 19, 2007, 13:42
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2013, 15:08 Fibrocyte
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 15:03:
Hobeaux wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 10:08:
actually, yes. I've read several articles over the years that the Mac hardware runs Windows better than many/most/all (depending on the year) PC hardware. There are a couple of options, such as VMWare or Parallels, so one could have Windows running in a VM inside the OS Xóbut Apple provides a solution called Boot Camp that allows a user to choose OS X or Windows at boot so you get the full native experience.

That said, it's not a guarantee that Windows will understand some of the hardware components, so YMMV.

You've been reading far too many Mac-oriented publications...;) I suggest you broaden your horizons and get away from Apple for a couple of years--if you ever want to learn anything besides Mac propaganda, that is. First of all, Macs, including this hideous monstrosity (looks like a spittoon from the top and a coffee-maker from the side)use the very same hardware you find in PCs--it's called x86 Intel. Bus standards, hard drives--the works--it is all 100% Intel bog standard off-the-shelf.

The major difference is that Macs--those few that can be called desktops, that is--support only a fraction of the hardware Windows supports. Windows, btw, runs natively on the Mac--it is not an emulation--it runs just as natively on a Mac as OS X. Bootcamp simply automates the Windows install process since the great majority of Mac owners are clueless when it comes to setting up systems that dual boot between two OSes.

But, yea, you can run Windows natively to get the real experience of a personal computer--which means that all that Windows software that is published which doesn't support OS X (a lot!) can be accessed and enjoyed by Mac users, too--provided they've installed Windows. If you want to run Windows, though--best not buy a Mac at all, frankly. Like someone said earlier, Bootcamp hardware drivers (which have to be supplied by Apple) are generally not up to par. WIndows supports at least 10x the amount of hardware that Apple supports in OS X and builds into its Macs. IE, buy a Mac and your choices of hardware are severely diminished.

It's posts like yours that let me know that the RDF is still powerful and thriving in Apple land...;) Keep it up, though--always amusing to read stuff like this.


Ouuuuch!
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Open Beta Delayed
6. Re: Hearthstone Open Beta Delayed Dec 20, 2013, 12:58 Fibrocyte
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 12:48:
It's fun, but it's designed to suck your wallet dry rather than be a long lasting game. You can play for free all you want, but you will lose to anybody that spent money on cards. Kind of like Magic the Gathering. Which is why I quit that game a year after it started.

Is Scrolls pay-to-win? I guess I need to research it a bit...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2013, 09:47 Fibrocyte
 
That Mac Pro looks slick. Can it run Windows well?  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Open Beta Delayed
1. Re: Hearthstone Open Beta Delayed Dec 20, 2013, 09:44 Fibrocyte
 
Dammit I want to play this... or scrolls. I've spent enough $ on games this year.  
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
20. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 20, 2013, 06:01 Fibrocyte
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 22:07:
Never buy a broad jewellery. Enh, nothing good out of the gate so far on any of the sites. Let's hope it gets better.


Unless you're competent. Then you can buy a "broad" jewelry.
 
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News Comments > Gift Copies for Scrolls Owners
8. Re: Gift Copies for Scrolls Owners Dec 19, 2013, 16:23 Fibrocyte
 
Wetworks wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 15:39:
I bought Scrolls when it first came out but it wasn't worth it to me to keep playing it. For some unforgivable reason Scrolls doesn't work with Avast antivirus. I have to disable Avast just to play Scrolls, even after all these months the problem hasn't been fixed yet.

Doesn't really matter, I'm having so much fun in Hearthstone that I doubt I'll ever go back to playing Scrolls.

I suspect I'll like Hearthstone more, too. But in the meantime Scrolls might hold me over.
 
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News Comments > Gift Copies for Scrolls Owners
4. Re: Gift Copies for Scrolls Owners Dec 19, 2013, 14:36 Fibrocyte
 
This was nice of Mojang. As with Half-Elf, I'd love to jump into this game if anyone has a spare key they don't need.  
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News Comments > DayZ Character Wipes
5. Re: DayZ Character Wipes Dec 19, 2013, 14:34 Fibrocyte
 
Darks wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 10:14:
The forums were alive with people complaining about the game. Most were saying the mod is better. I personally donít care for this kind of game because of all the player killing that goes on. It get to out of hand with people who like the camp and are being asshats about it.

PVP is a huge (intentional) factor in this game. You should expect the worst from most people you run across.

However, spawn camping is nonsense and you have the option to switch servers when that happens.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Wang
8. Re: Rise of the Wang Dec 19, 2013, 06:47 Fibrocyte
 
harlock wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 23:51:
its all in the reflexes

+1 for BTLC reference.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Sales Soar
27. Re: DayZ Sales Soar Dec 18, 2013, 16:26 Fibrocyte
 
Fly wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 14:39:
Incredible game. There's just nothing like it and the scope will be enormous. Will take time, but will be worth every step of the way.

...So I was looting some town in the dark of night, far North of Elektro. The wind rustling through the bushes beneath the trees. Faint sounds of wildlife stirred my nerves under the moonlight. The sound of my footsteps upon the wooden floor, creaking ever too loudly.
I crept out from a shanty town house and nearly fell out of my chair. The screams of zombies beyond the door shattered my nerves. Through the window, I could have swore I seen a survivor. Their flashlight beam reflecting off the wall. Much like my blood as the zombies tore at my skin. Unconscious, I became. Respawn.

Aaaaand... sold! I'll give it a go.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Sales Soar
15. Re: DayZ Sales Soar Dec 18, 2013, 10:54 Fibrocyte
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 10:11:
Fibrocyte wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 05:22:
This or RUST? I'm not buying either right now but I suspect I'll eventually own RUST.

I'd throw 7 Days to Die as well. Which will be The One?

I already backed 7days2die. I'm just waiting for release instead of jumping into it early.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Sales Soar
12. Re: DayZ Sales Soar Dec 18, 2013, 05:22 Fibrocyte
 
This or RUST? I'm not buying either right now but I suspect I'll eventually own RUST.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay
14. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay Dec 17, 2013, 10:47 Fibrocyte
 
I'm still on the fence about supporting this game...

Can anyone recommend a controller/flight stick to use with it?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Dec 17, 2013, 08:44 Fibrocyte
 
Rhino wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 05:34:
Kosumo wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 01:31:
You guys remember back in the day, before that sale; when Rhino used to have money, he was so happy then.

What happened?

Crazy Coughing Paperbag

Heh heh. Ah, I'm just on a high at the prospect that that pathetic, over dramatic, attention seeking, whiny, food devouring blob might be getting out of here. I'd kick her out if she weren't watching the kids during the day while we were at work. Though her stupidity and ignorance have lead to some amusing moments.

Mother in Law: "Oh, she's looking at you with bedroom eyes!"
Me: "That would mean that our infant daughter wants to have sex with us, and that's not happening, here."

**************************************************************

My Mother in Law), sitting on the floor with one of the kids, staring at one spot on the floor in front of her. My wife and I noticed this.
Wife: "Mom, is something wrong?"
Mother in Law: "Oh, there are a couple of centipedes here on the floor."
A few seconds go by.
Me: "...maybe you should DO something about that."
Mother in Law: "Oh, they're burrowing in and out of the carpet."
Now I know she's looking to be dramatic. It's carpet, and centipedes aren't tunneling into the floorboards at such a rate that they can't be scooped up with a tissue.
Me: "Jesus Christ, here, I'll do it.
...
*sigh* Those aren't centipedes."
Mother in Law: "Sure they are. I saw them all of the time growing up. Those are centipedes."

Let me describe these centipedes:
Their bodies consisted of three segments. These three are oval in shape, roughly. The head segment had a pair of antenna, and the creatures had six legs.

And it goes on and on... those are just a couple of the amusing ones. I don't want to think about the ones that made me almost abandon my policy of non-violence.

Fun story!

Using the cardinal latin numeral prefix I'd guess those insects were sexapedes.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 15, 2013, 13:39 Fibrocyte
 
Starbound deserves to be up there. Great game with excellent developer support.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 14, 2013, 19:22 Fibrocyte
 
*tumbleweeds* for the 6 people who actually read bluesnews, but the millions who still play WoW probably care.  
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News Comments > Metal Gear Solid Revengeance on Steam "Any Day Now"
6. Re: Metal Gear Solid Revengeance on Steam Dec 14, 2013, 13:41 Fibrocyte
 
Revengeance is such a stupid word.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M
33. Re: Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M Dec 13, 2013, 12:54 Fibrocyte
 
jomisab wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 10:40:
I'm sure it's easier to get funding when someone like John Carmack is your CTO.

That's correct. When you build a company, you build it to be successful. What's the problem?
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
82. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 13:46 Fibrocyte
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 13:11:
Beamer wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 12:48:
BitWraith wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 11:46:
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 11:42:
BitWraith, I didn't know you were an architect.

I'm not. It's a hypothesis. I don't have any way to prove it to be true myself, so a hypothesis it remains. It seems reasonable to me, but I'm not out making videos and websites about it, either. Since it came up in conversation, I don't mind discussing it. Believe whatever you want.

It seems reasonable to you because you aren't reasonable.

Did you really say that the Twin Towers look like a controlled demolition, therefore it reasonably may likely have been such?

Jesus, man. Jesus. I don't even have words beyond that.

You don't know me, so you don't know that I am, in fact, reasonable.

I didn't say that the Twin Towers look like a controlled demolition. I said that WTC Building 7 looked like a controlled demolition, which is completely different from the words you're inserting into my mouth. And it does, BTW, look like a controlled demolition.

So you do controlled demolition for a living? I trust your trained eye in this matter.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
76. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 12:56 Fibrocyte
 
TheGenk wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 11:54:
@Fibrocyte: (Quote got lost somehow)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi
Read some history, go on, read it!

With todays technology and the amount of spying they are apparently doing the NSA is capable, should they decide to, to take over the US government(openly or covertly).
What should scare you is the fact that it might have already happend and then there is nothing you can do about it because any attempt from your side to challenge them will result in them using their detailed information about you against you.

I've already watched V for Vendetta. Do I still need to read that whole thing?
 
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