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Re: New Knights of the Old Republic Rumors
Jan 24, 2021, 21:48
Tom
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Re: New Knights of the Old Republic Rumors Jan 24, 2021, 21:48
Jan 24, 2021, 21:48
Tom
 
Come on guys, obviously it's Codemasters.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jan 16, 2021, 11:44
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 16, 2021, 11:44
Jan 16, 2021, 11:44
Tom
 
When it comes to companies like Trend Micro, it's not like AI could do any worse.
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Re: Nightdive Teases System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition VR Support
Jan 12, 2021, 10:20
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Re: Nightdive Teases System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition VR Support Jan 12, 2021, 10:20
Jan 12, 2021, 10:20
Tom
 
This is the nightmare scenario when it comes to scary games in VR. Yikes.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 11, 2021, 16:25
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 11, 2021, 16:25
Jan 11, 2021, 16:25
Tom
 
Bumpy wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:31:
I'd buy a 3080 today if I could but there has been ZERO positive or confirmed news of gpu supplies improving within any time frame.
There was that story about NVIDIA signing a deal with Samsung. Not super promising, but still, it's something.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 11, 2021, 15:56
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 11, 2021, 15:56
Jan 11, 2021, 15:56
Tom
 
Tomas wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 15:45:
Suppression of speech is something that alarms me regardless of who is being suppressed. Just because it is legal doesn't necessarily mean it's a good thing.
Incitement of violence and hate speech. That's what's being suppressed. Is that alarming? In my opinion it's far more alarming to allow that sort of thing to proliferate unchecked. That's what got us to this point.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 11, 2021, 15:08
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 11, 2021, 15:08
Jan 11, 2021, 15:08
Tom
 
Tomas wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 15:00:
I understand what you're trying to say, but what you said is just wrong. It's 100% censorship, but done by entities other than government. Sure, it's legal, but it's not necessarily good for our republic.
So... you think it would be better for our republic if companies did not have the freedom to decide their own terms of service within the constraints of the law?
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Re: Thousands of cable modems to be bricked as old PKI certificates expire.
Jan 11, 2021, 13:58
Tom
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Re: Thousands of cable modems to be bricked as old PKI certificates expire. Jan 11, 2021, 13:58
Jan 11, 2021, 13:58
Tom
 
There are definitely more than "thousands" of affected cable modems. I'm using one of the affected models now. The firmware to fix the problem is available, but I doubt my ISP would push it. Current firmware is from 2016. Guess I'm going to have to buy a new cable modem for no good reason. Ugh.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Jan 11, 2021, 11:22
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 11, 2021, 11:22
Jan 11, 2021, 11:22
Tom
 
Cancel your Amazon subscriptions and dump Apple. Google/android is not much better, but it will have to do until the Linux phones are finally ready.
Oh man. It's like the Year of the Linux Desktop, but 100x less likely. Keep dreaming, scumbags!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 7, 2021, 15:48
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 7, 2021, 15:48
Jan 7, 2021, 15:48
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Darks wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 12:44:
Well, becasue its used in servers and its a much more expensive ram.
Did you read the article? ECC RAM is typically only 20% more expensive, and that's probably mostly due to artificial market segmentation. If consumer-level motherboards officially supported it, it would probably get used more resulting in higher volume and lower prices. Non-ECC RAM might have fallen by the wayside long ago if not for the artificial segmentation.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jan 4, 2021, 15:22
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 4, 2021, 15:22
Jan 4, 2021, 15:22
Tom
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 14:55:
Trump was actually considering a pardon for him.
Yes, with the requisite corruption worked in there of course:

The pardon would come on the condition that Assange say the Russians were not involved in the email leak that damaged Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 against Trump.
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Re: Epic Games Becoming Mall Rats
Jan 4, 2021, 14:51
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Re: Epic Games Becoming Mall Rats Jan 4, 2021, 14:51
Jan 4, 2021, 14:51
Tom
 
A lot of work can go remote just fine. I think that the past 9 months demonstrated this.
It takes time for the long-term consequences of such changes to become clear.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jan 3, 2021, 12:07
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 3, 2021, 12:07
Jan 3, 2021, 12:07
Tom
 
AI hype goes in cycles.

In the 90's it was going to be about speech recognition and natural interfaces, if only CPUs were just a bit faster. Guess what, computing resources have expanded by several orders of magnitude, "virtual assistants" are all over the place now, and the technology still sucks balls.

And Google Photos still can't tell a person from a building from a tree.

So we're totally ready for self-driving cars, right? Can't wait to see how that goes, under the ever-present microscope of social media.
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Re: FireWav Trial
Dec 29, 2020, 23:20
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Re: FireWav Trial Dec 29, 2020, 23:20
Dec 29, 2020, 23:20
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Sounds right up there with the Killer NIC.
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Re: CD PROJEKT Facing Possible Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit
Dec 20, 2020, 22:43
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Re: CD PROJEKT Facing Possible Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit Dec 20, 2020, 22:43
Dec 20, 2020, 22:43
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WaltC wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 18:37:
CP2077 isn't a month old, yet. If you are a customer and you don't like the game at all and you get your money back you have not been financially damaged and financial damages must exist if a lawsuit has any hope of collecting.
Ok, so setting aside the lying to investors, who gets to decide what the appropriate window of time is for CDPR to fix this before financial damages are considered to exist?
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Re: CD PROJEKT Facing Possible Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit
Dec 20, 2020, 17:50
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Re: CD PROJEKT Facing Possible Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit Dec 20, 2020, 17:50
Dec 20, 2020, 17:50
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If management lies on investor calls about the state of the game, and then they botch the launch and have a subsequent stock drop, it's natural that someone is going to try to hold them responsible for those lies. What is weird or ambulance chasey about that?
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Re: More Cyberpunk 2077 Fallout
Dec 16, 2020, 23:35
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Re: More Cyberpunk 2077 Fallout Dec 16, 2020, 23:35
Dec 16, 2020, 23:35
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I haven't touched this game yet. I'll wait at least a year or two until the game is fixed and new GPUs finally become available. (Which will come first?!)

Having said that, a lot of the more intense whining (e.g. the VentureBeat article) is mainly about how poorly the game runs on previous-gen consoles. This should not be very surprising to anyone given the ambitious scope of the game and the age of that console generation. Not everyone is able to work technical miracles. However, I do think Microsoft and Sony deserve some blame for allowing crap to pass certification if it's as bad as they say. What's the point of certification if it's so easily tossed to the wayside for the sake of some short term profits?
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 15, 2020, 01:15
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 15, 2020, 01:15
Dec 15, 2020, 01:15
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Classic Microsoft.

The lie:
"Your PC has hardware that isn't ready for this version of Windows 10"

The truth:
"Your PC has hardware that this version of Windows 10 isn't ready for"
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Re: Evening Tech Bits - Win10 Cascade
Dec 12, 2020, 11:49
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Re: Evening Tech Bits - Win10 Cascade Dec 12, 2020, 11:49
Dec 12, 2020, 11:49
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It's been like that since Vista, I think? You have to go into the "Ease of Access" settings, Keyboard section, and turn on "Underline access keys when available" to get them back.

Somewhere along the line at Microsoft, access keys became an "accessibility" feature lumped in with the other settings for disabled people. I guess someone made the case that all those underlines were too darn confusing to the unwashed masses. Pretty sad.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launches
Dec 10, 2020, 09:20
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launches Dec 10, 2020, 09:20
Dec 10, 2020, 09:20
Tom
 
I think input binding problems are more and more common in modern games because the probability of having competent staff assigned to that part of the game has decreased over time. Nobody wants to work on a mundane, thankless, and boring task like input binding. Plus modern games tend to use big bloated buggy complicated engines that are shared across multiple games (sometimes hundreds) and have extra complexities of their own that need to be understood, issues that need to be worked around, and the inexperienced staff assigned to input binding is just not up to the task and/or doesn't care to go beyond the bare minimum to get the game out the door. There are also challenges that come with supporting a number of platforms, and PC support often takes a back seat to consoles.

There are plenty of old games that have really crappy input binding too. But it does seem to be getting worse over time.
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Re: Into the Black
Dec 8, 2020, 21:05
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Re: Into the Black Dec 8, 2020, 21:05
Dec 8, 2020, 21:05
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RIP Harold Budd. He made some really great stuff, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Yt4NPliXc
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