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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
58. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 26, 2016, 10:52 Verno
 
Now they have a list of all my Steam games...

I don't know, I care about other things a lot more than I care about Microsoft knowing whats installed in Steam. You give away more info every day just through your regular cell phone usage even. They make the operating system you use every day, that's a huge pile of trust on your part. If you don't want someone even knowing whats installed then I'm not sure why would even risk using software connected to a network or by a company who you deem untrustworthy. I guess I really don't understand what people are going for here, whats the end goal? We trust Valve and EA but not the company who makes the underlying OS we rely on?

We're not back in the days where software was an entirely disconnected experience. The genie is never going back in the bottle either. To me what is more important is disclosure and choice. Transparency about what information is collected, how it is disclosed to both internal and external users, is it anonymized, etc. Give users the options to disable these if they want. Basic telemetry on crashes I don't really care about but real data collection better be optional.

My beefs with Windows 10 have been more related to their idiotic handling of these things. Instead of getting out in front and being transparent they've hidden behind vague settings and other nonsense. Everyone collects shit these days, users are conditioned to it. Just be transparent about it and let users make up their minds. Just put a toggle on the damned thing saying "Opt out of Ads". Enough with the marketing speak and filtered bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
42. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 14:58 Verno
 
sure you could, its called the headless horseman.

Hahaha well played, I love it. There you go Darks, why can't you always be that light?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
40. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 14:49 Verno
 
You can get off the high horse right now Verno
Yea, its shrinking because they are force feeding Win 10 down everyone's throats. if you pulled your head out of your ass for one min you would see that.

I can't remove my head from my ass while I'm riding this high horse
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
38. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 14:32 Verno
 
http://i.imgur.com/E1q1LzF.gifv

Edit: Oh whoops, wrong thread. Still a funny gif I guess.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 25, 2016, 14:20 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:16:
The Last of Us is a fantastic game. I have always meant to go back and finish it. It kinda got lost in the holiday backlog and I forgot to go back to it.

Oh man, it has a great ending
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
36. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 14:06 Verno
 
That is pretty much my take on Win 10. Once you scrape away all the shoe horned in crap it's a solid OS. They must have too many upper level managers at MS, cause it seems like there's a lot of bad ideas that get generated so people can justify their bloated salary.

Remnants of the Ballmer era. Huge levels of middle management and departments trying to force policy on unrelated products.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
35. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 14:03 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 13:45:
You can get off the high horse right now Verno, this isn't about being a fanboy. I'm a Network Admin, and I see the OS for what it is. Users completely hate the OS. Microshit in their usually fucked up way always change things around and making the new OS more difficulty to use all the time, now they want you to use the search function instead of using the UI like it was designed for.

Nah I don't believe anything you said, you don't sound the slightest bit credible. Between vague rants about the start menu, typing "M$" and "microshit" like a 14 year old you didn't really do yourself any favors there. Some people still use XP themes with Windows 7, preferences about visuals are subjective and unrelated to the topic. Many people don't like any kind of change, good or bad.

As for what people are doing there are over 200 million Windows 10 installations so far and Windows 7 market share is shrinking. So I don't think many people are downgrading, sorry.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 13:17 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 13:02:
You can try and spin that all you want, but the fact is Win 10 is a POS OS. All the Bullshit laden crap in it, the lack of features and functionality and the lame assed touch screen bullshit screens that are oversized and poorly implemented. A color scheme that looks like something ripped right out of Windows 3.1 No, sorry but win 10 is a shell of what Win 7 is that went in the opposite direction of usefulness compared to Win 7.

Spin what, your own words? Haha. Don't put it on me, I didn't come to your place and hammer that out on the keyboard, you made the claim. If there is nothing good about Windows 10 then there is nothing good about Windows 7 or Windows 8. That's because the majority of the features are exactly the same or improved. If anything Windows 10 improves on features that suffered in Windows 8. The few areas it differs in are extremely technical or new additions, most of which are optional. Performance wise its largely above either of them and peripheral support is even better.

The major problems with Windows 10 are not really related to performance or usability, they are related to privacy and I even complained about it in this thread. Some of you need to learn how opinions can be nuanced and not just OMG AMAZING or IT SUX. You can like them something while still finding fault with it and you can dislike software or a product while still admiring something it does well. I don't think Windows is perfect but it does a lot of things very well. Just like I don't think Linux is perfect but there many things I enjoy about it. The fanboy shit is really silly and immature.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 12:28 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 11:57:
There is nothing great about Windows 10. Nothing!!!

Then there was nothing good about Windows 7 or Windows 8 considering the huge amount of legacy code and features Windows 10 is built on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 11:08 Verno
 
I criticize Microsoft fairly frequently, this morning in a different thread even. Sorry you have such profound reading comprehension problems but that's your issue not mine

You're duplicating your posts BTW. Click the edit button.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 10:49 Verno
 
No, i tried it, twice. Keep chugging that free kool-aid Vern.

I doubt it and you're just showing your ignorance again, I work with *nix stuff and only use Windows at home for games. Hahaha "koolaid". I just don't subscribe to silly "omg M$" stuff from brand loyalty tards and evaluate things based on performance and usability.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
8. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 10:41 Verno
 
I'll be the glass is half full to your glass is half empty I guess

It's progress, slow but still progress. More than a crazy DX12 first bells and whistles game I want the Windows Store redesigned, its a fucking travesty and should be embarrassing to Microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 10:39 Verno
 
Its on by default in Windows Spotlight which was turned on by default after I installed Windows 10. The actual setting is not obviously labeled IIRC but I can't check right now since I'm on a BSD box at work, I believe it said "Turn off tricks, tips...". It did not say "Turn on or off advertisements for your lock screen" or anything similar.

It is easily disabled but the practice itself is annoying and not a great sign of things to come IMO. All the same as long as I can disable it then it doesn't affect my day to day and life goes on. Windows 10 is otherwise stellar, I wish Microsoft would stop getting themselves into this avoidable PR silliness. Is the few extra copies of Tomb Raider sold worth the negative PR and erosion of trust with users? Telemetry I'm not a fan of but I can see the argument for crash info and etc, this is just pointless.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 10:28 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:20:
WTF "a great version of Windows". The kool-aid is strong that quote.

Ah, the price of free.

The ignorant derp is strong with that quote, have you even used Windows 10? It is objectively superior to Windows 7 and Windows 8. The few problems with it have stemmed from telemetry and idiotic policy initiatives like this.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
5. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 10:20 Verno
 
Quantum Break with rumors of Forza, the new Gears and etc to follow. I'm referring to the seeming intent of bringing their games to both platforms instead of just on the crapbox.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 10:07 Verno
 
That's fucking ridiculous, they need to revert that shit. They hide it away too, its not an obvious toggle setting to undo for casual users.

They make a great version of Windows and ruin it with stupid initiatives like this.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
3. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 10:06 Verno
 
I'd rather see more PC games than less and getting previously exclusive games on the PC is really nice. The Windows Store is a fucking joke and a nightmare to use but hey, its progress.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2016, 14:25 Verno
 
I haven't started season 2 yet due to my love for American Crime Story but hopefully this weekend I'll get around to it. If you have Prime you should check out the remake of Mad Dogs sometime Blue, I suspect you'll be a fan.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2016, 14:33 Verno
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 13:32:
Blue: "At least they asked an objective legal expert."

Right, and Tim Cook is one? Nope. Gates schools that motherfucker.

What does he school him in?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 22, 2016, 11:58 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 22, 2016, 10:39:
The chip is fucking stupid, a pin is fucking smart. You steal my card physically you have the chip just like my number. If you use a chip card online it doesn't validate the chip then. HELL-O?

You steal my card with a pin associated to it, you essentially get nothing and a criminal wouldn't be targeting you for credit cards. Continue with the charade though...

You need both. The chip ensures the card can't be easily cloned. With a pinhole camera you can capture the PIN and easily clone the card with a reader. With the chip its much more difficult to pull that off. The banks have years of practice on this in other countries, cards with both chip and PIN are much less likely to be compromised. Not impossible but a lot less likely than cards with just a PIN associated.
 
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