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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2017, 13:46 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 22:26:
Seems to me someone was being stupid. I absolutely guarantee you I can move any amount of money you want by check, across the country, safely, even if the package disappears. Just use a certified bank check (also called a cashier's check) and have it made out for deposit only to the bank account of whomever you are sending the money to. If the package disappears, have the bank void the check, and issue another. Easy, peasy.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Errr but that's exactly what was done. You can't specify the depositors account number with drafts in Canada, they are treated as cash. If you want that done you have to use a wire and those have their own set of security issues. Everything else was already done as you described. The issue is that bank is refusing to void the draft without security and UPS is claiming it was just lost. The draft itself could be cashed if it was ever "found" so the bank is just digging in its heels. This is no surprise to anyone who has dealt with TD though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2017, 13:40 Verno
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 18, 2017, 13:33:

The only saving grace has been Horizon Zero Dawn. Not only is the game amazing on so many levels, but it is an excellent game for controller training. HDZ ease me into the controls pretty smoothly and repeats several times what I need to press. I like the on-demand difficulty switch. During particularly nasty boss fights it is nice to change the difficulty from Normal to Story (Carebear mode) on the fly.

Yeah it was a pretty damned good game that got overshadowed by Breath of the Wild. 2017 was pretty awesome.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2017, 13:05 Verno
 
I had a similar incident about 10 years ago, it was a slow drip from an overhead pipe that somehow never exhibited any water damage until the ceiling came down one day. Upon further inspection it was mushy all around that area but it's not like you get up there to check it out often. In my case I got a plumber to just weld the pipe, it was leaking in 3 spots. The drywall patching and painting I did myself, wasn't too difficult but it was incredibly tedious. It's one of those things where you're better off paying someone else to do it. If I never have to mud again it will be a happy life. I've since moved so whatever potential plumbing work remained is a problem for someone else.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 10:40 Verno
 
I don't really use RT much anymore. I was referring to the critical reviews I've read and the word of mouth on reddit. Anyways I'm going to see it so whatever man, let me enjoy my movie  
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News Comments > Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free
2. Re: Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free Dec 15, 2017, 09:54 Verno
 
It was a trainwreck at release but they slowly patched it up to be pretty good. I still prefer the first COH though, broken AI and all. I have something crazy like 400 multiplayer hours in that game, it was the go-to for my group of friends. I think the only game I've put more time into was L4D2.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 09:53 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 09:30:
I was so disappointed by TFA I doubt I will manage to get to the theater for this iteration. I'll just wait for it to hit the movie channels.

I was feeling this way too but I think I'll just go see it at the VIP theater. Keeps the woman happy since its a night out and I get burgers, beer and a nice leather seat. Critics are absolutely gaga for it and early reviews froms are almost all positive so I think it'll be worth it. TFA feedback was much more mixed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2017, 15:31 Verno
 
What's alarming about Ajit Pai is that hes so openly in the corporate pocket and did this knowing full well the damage it will cause. It's reprehensible and frankly should be criminal. This will be incredibly damaging in the long term, in ways we haven't even imagined yet. Very disappointed today.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 14, 2017, 10:44 Verno
 
Hmm ok, thanks for the info man. I will have to do a bunch of research first I guess. Its just intimidating, I don't really know where to start before I butcher a perfectly good Windows install just to do some dev work in Linux. I'm worried this is going to be like Skyrim modding where I tinker endlessly but never accomplish my goals haha.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 13, 2017, 14:17 Verno
 
I had a go with Skyrim VR on a buddy's Playstation 4 Pro w/PSVR. Holy shit. I thought I was done with Skyrim after like 200+ hours in it but VR really does immerse you in a way that is almost indescribable. Sure there is a bit of a graphics downgrade but you quickly forget about it as you're gawking at snowflakes falling while a dragon flies by overhead. It was fucking phenomenal and I really want to pick one up now.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. Dec 13, 2017, 13:07 Verno
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 14:10:

Don't use Hyper-V. Hyper-V is a dogshit hypervisor that is not at parity with the other players in the virtualization space. If you have access to it, use EXSi. If you don't and don't want to shell out the money for it, and I don't blame you, KVM is a superior alternative to Hyper-V. I have used both ESXi and KVM personally and professionally. I prefer EXSi for virtualizing servers but prefer KVM for my personal VMs because I feel KVM allows me greater flexibility in tuning how my VMs run. EXSi is based on Linux and KVM will require a Linux host to run. Stay away from VirtualBox or VMWare Workstation for this project. They're fine for light use but are, in my opinion, rather top heavy for getting the best performance out of a VM that you plan to do passthrough with for gaming purposes.

Thanks for all of the info. I need to take some time and wrap my head around it I think. I think where I'm mentally stuck is how the physical resources are allocated between the VMs. Like if I passthru my GPU to the Windows VM, I assume that means I need another card or iGPU type thing for Linux? Can I share a single monitor between them or do I need 2? I want a Linux VM as well for programming and hosting my home server crap. Same thing with storage, it sounds like I should really just put them both on separate SSDs. Then I need a physical KVM or Synergy to control it all. What do I even bridge, just the networking and input devices? At that point I guess I'm wondering why am I not just building two systems?

Maybe I'm thinking about this wrong though. I've only dabbled a bit with VMWare at the office.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked?
4. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked? Dec 12, 2017, 13:42 Verno
 
BC2 is one of my franchise favorites, had so much fun taking down buildings and farting around in it. Great atmosphere and solid map design. Also no skylords fucking everything up, I include myself as a major jet whore in that assessment  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. Dec 12, 2017, 12:40 Verno
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 08:32:
Hell yes it is. For me, 64GB is the minimum I am willing to entertain for my personal workstation. As I have said in the past, I do game on my workstation but that is not the only use for it. A lot of my work is done in virtualization where RAM and core count are kings.

Besides, there's a certain joy in knowing that I can use my machine without all of Windows' bullshit and only use it when I want to play a game that doesn't have a native game client or doesn't work properly in WINE.

Is gaming performance near native? Don't some games now detect if they're being run in a VM as an anti-cheat/piracy measure? I hear disk performance (writes) isn't great either.

I'm intrigued by the concept and would like to dick around a bit with HyperV but I'm worried I would just end up reinstalling Windows later due to all of the little VM related issues compounding.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 11, 2017, 10:10 Verno
 
Cutter if you had a Patreon and promised not to post here anymore I would support you monthly.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2017, 09:14 Verno
 
Eli was 31 for 46, not a bad game at all considering what he has to work with both on his offensive line and WR core.  
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News Comments > World War Z Game Announced
2. Re: World War Z Game Announced Dec 8, 2017, 11:08 Verno
 
I mean, it doesn't look totally awful but I thought the movie was utter dreck and the worst adaptation I've seen in a long time. Just pissed all over Brook's amazing book, I still can't believe that turd even made money. The zombies in the audience approved I guess.

*takes a minute long drag from a can of Pepsi in slo-mo during movie climax*

 
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News Comments > Dying Light: Bad Blood Battle Royale Expansion
3. Re: Dying Light: Bad Blood Battle Royale Expansion Dec 7, 2017, 11:41 Verno
 
I don't think it's a good fit for this game at all but uhh ok.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2017, 11:23 Verno
 
Re Bitcoin:

Gamblers like to gamble apparently, this is news.

Also Google and Amazon are continuing their little spat. Amazon refuses to stock the Google Home so Google is nuking Youtube on the FireTV on Jan 1 2018.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2017, 11:16 Verno
 
Reason #1 - actually has games.
Reason #2 - dogshit OS and store on the Xbox
Reason #3 - You can now play the few remaining Microsoft exclusives on the PC.

I see the article agrees with me on two of these.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 6, 2017, 09:10 Verno
 
I got fed up with this crap when the NES classic happened last year so my solution was to write a Python app to do the same thing for future products. I got my SNES classic without any effort thanks to my own "bot". Since Nintendo won't do the large drop shipments necessary to combat that sort of behavior and online retailers pretend they're helpless, you just have to fight fire with fire.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2017, 14:02 Verno
 
McAdoo and Reese both got canned, can't say they didn't earn it and then some.  
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