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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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News Comments > EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics
36. Re: EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics Feb 22, 2016, 09:44 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 13:45:
Hey I love me some Pc Master race stuff like the next, but the PC elitism in terms of "if only a pc version". Seesh. Bioware do this, do whatever the fuck you want to do, if people like it they'll buy it if they don't they'll buy something else. Make it for whatever platforms you want, jeeze. You own me nothing.

Given how the "tactical" implementation was for Dragon Age Inquisition due to consolitis, I will take PC only any time and bitch as loud as I want about it. Got plenty of historical precedent to justify those concerns too
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2016, 14:49 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 11:55:
While I am in no way, shape or form on the government's side in this story, there is one thing that puzzles me:

Is it POSSIBLE to decrypt this iPhone, or not? Apple kept saying that it was impossible to do, so the government demands a back door which Apple rightfully refuses to do. However, there seem to be hints that writing a custom firmware for the phone will actually still allow it to be decrypted. If so, isn't that already a back door?

As Naga mentioned its impossible. What the Feds want is for Apple to essentially write a backdoor into iOS then trick the phone into an upgrade that would essentially remove the checks.

The argument that there is useful intel on the phone is compelling given the circumstances but does it trump privacy for all? Should Apple and everyone else just ignore historical precedent in the form of government abuse with access to this sort of information?

I say no.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 18, 2016, 11:44 Verno
 
"buy and sell stocks based on rumors and news"

Troll of the year so far but its still early.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
57. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 14:19 Verno
 
OK, that's a phrase I never want to hear associated with Fallout. Or Elder Scrolls.

The combat in those games was jank by comparison, take off your nostalgia goggles. FO4 makes significant improvements in those areas while still retaining all of the relevant RPG bits.

An actual complaint is the mediocre implementation for PC choices. The voiced dialogue is probably to blame.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
28. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 08:57 Verno
 
This is just to get business off impulse customers, I lost count at the number of people yesterday who said they were getting it before it went up in price. The rest of us will pick it up down the road when its cheap and complete.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2016, 13:27 Verno
 
You're on a roll today Blue  
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