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Dan Nelson
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April 18, 2010
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift
Dec 25, 2021, 12:26
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift Dec 25, 2021, 12:26
Dec 25, 2021, 12:26
 
This game is worth paying for.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop
Oct 27, 2021, 20:07
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Re: Cowboy Bebop Oct 27, 2021, 20:07
Oct 27, 2021, 20:07
 
So far I haven't heard anyone say whether this show is going to be remakes of the original episodes, or all new ones. The first teaser included a lot of references to the original, but a lot of them were late in the series so they could have just been one-off 5-second bits for the teaser. Also Edward is conspicuously absent and some of the episodes would be hard to do without her. All-new episodes set after the original series wouldn't have that problem.
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Re: Call of Duty: Vanguard Story Details
Oct 11, 2021, 23:11
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Re: Call of Duty: Vanguard Story Details Oct 11, 2021, 23:11
Oct 11, 2021, 23:11
 
They really named the British guy Arthur Kingsley?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 29, 2021, 20:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2021, 20:09
Sep 29, 2021, 20:09
 
Farscape was good, but maybe should have ended a season early. I remember a lot of bad Scorpius episodes.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Sep 23, 2021, 20:28
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 23, 2021, 20:28
Sep 23, 2021, 20:28
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 16:12:
If I was an Apple customer I think I'd be more annoyed a charger wasn't included with a phone than the fact they use an Apple specific port...
Part of the EU proposal is unbundling chargers from sales of all devices, since most people already have too many of them.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 3, 2021, 20:17
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 3, 2021, 20:17
Sep 3, 2021, 20:17
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2021, 15:23:
I recall there were a few cookie clicker addicts around here at once time...

hmm, could be...

Legacy started: 2,699 days ago, with 141 ascensions
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Re: Get Yoku's Island Express for Free
Sep 2, 2021, 22:19
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Re: Get Yoku's Island Express for Free Sep 2, 2021, 22:19
Sep 2, 2021, 22:19
 
I bought this game a few years ago on Steam. Totally unique gameplay - the only pinball metroidvania in the world, and the music is excellent.
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Re: The Truth Behind the Amazon Mystery Seeds From China
Jul 18, 2021, 14:31
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Re: The Truth Behind the Amazon Mystery Seeds From China Jul 18, 2021, 14:31
Jul 18, 2021, 14:31
 
That mystery seeds article is neat. Many of the people contacted by the journalist actually did order seeds from Amazon (but didn't look too closely at the Chinese seller), forgot about the order, the pandemic slowed down shipping from China, then all the orders arrived at once.
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Re: Steam Deck Fuels FOMO Fever
Jul 17, 2021, 17:15
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Re: Steam Deck Fuels FOMO Fever Jul 17, 2021, 17:15
Jul 17, 2021, 17:15
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 17, 2021, 16:26:
First thing I need to know is if this version of SteamOS is running atop Debian like the last PC version.
According to the Steam Deck FAQ at https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/steamdeck/faq , it's now Arch Linux-based, but it's just a PC in a small case. I haven't seen any indication the system will be locked down at all, so you should be able to do things like repartition the internal drive and install Windows in the empty space, or boot off external USB storage, etc.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 13, 2021, 20:43
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 13, 2021, 20:43
Jul 13, 2021, 20:43
 
Bent wrote on Jul 13, 2021, 10:47:
On Windows, updates can now be applied in the background while Firefox is not running.

If it can do that then it is, indeed, running.
It's only running when it does the update check, then it exits. After you enable background updates, if you check your Task Scheduler, you'll see a task called "Mozilla\Firefox Background Update [randomnumber]" that's set to run every 7 hours. That's what does the update check. Chrome and Edge are the same; they actually run two scheduled tasks, one daily, and one every hour. You can disable autoupdates in all three browsers either manually in their settings, or via group policy.
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM
Jun 27, 2021, 10:51
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM Jun 27, 2021, 10:51
Jun 27, 2021, 10:51
 
From what I've read, Windows doesn't require a physical TPM module if there's CPU support for a secure environment via "PTT" or "fTPM" (Intel's and AMD's names). See https://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-11-tpm-enable-bios-uefi , for example.

Edit: I've got an i5-8400, and after enabling PTT in my BIOS, tpm.msc says I have TPM 2.0 capabilities, and the windows 11 health check said I was okay. ark.intel.com doesn't even list my CPU as having Trusted Execution Technology, which is what I thought PTT used, so it's worth checking to see what your BIOS options are.

This comment was edited on Jun 27, 2021, 15:34.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 19, 2021, 12:45
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 19, 2021, 12:45
Jun 19, 2021, 12:45
 
What continually bugs me about the Settings app is that it's a single-instance program. There's no way to have the System->Display and the Personalization->Colors screens up at the same time, for example, or System->Sound and Devices->Bluetooth. Let us open multiple windows!

Speaking of devices, let us rename them! I've got something in my list that just says "dongle". I know it's important but never remember what physical device it is. There's also a "Texas Instruments USBtoi2C Solution", which I think is what lets me upgrade my monitor's firmware.
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Re: etc.
Jun 14, 2021, 21:04
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Re: etc. Jun 14, 2021, 21:04
Jun 14, 2021, 21:04
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 17:48:
Lode Runner was one of my favorite games back in the late 80s.
If I remember correctly, on the C-64 version, if there was a gold bar on the top row of the screen and you were able to get that one last and also start drilling at the same time, the drilling sound would persist as it loaded the next level :)
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Re: Get Control for Free
Jun 10, 2021, 20:16
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Re: Get Control for Free Jun 10, 2021, 20:16
Jun 10, 2021, 20:16
 
GinRummy wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 19:58:
Dang, I hate it when they offer a game that I had already paid for a while back, but I've actually been lucky in that regard, Control being one of the very few Epic freebies that I previously gave up cash for, even though it was at a discount. I tried to play Control twice a few months apart, and just got frustrated with it when getting stuck on a boss fight with no motivation to keep at it. Just okay gameplay for me, so I wish I'd waited for now. Genshin was fun for about a month for me, until it turned into a boss grind for rare levelling mats. Might come back some times and check out the new areas added since.

There are 'invincible' and 'one-hit kill' options you can turn on during particularly annoying boss fights (Tommasi). Definitely helps reduce the number of rage-quits.
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Re: The Good Life Delayed
Jun 5, 2021, 19:47
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Re: The Good Life Delayed Jun 5, 2021, 19:47
Jun 5, 2021, 19:47
 
From reading earlier articles on this, it's certainly got some interesting elements, but I hope they can afford to redo all those low-poly models. Everything looks like it came out of a 2000's-era game like NOLF.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 21, 2021, 23:03
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 21, 2021, 23:03
May 21, 2021, 23:03
 
That superuser.com question was asked 8 years ago and the answers all seem pretty low quality, but your 2nd link has the most plausible explanation I've seen so far: "Data tracks on the platters are too small to allow all of the heads to align simultaneously." Although modern HDD arms can have more pivot points than just the one controlled by the voice coil, so those other pivots could be driven independently to align all the heads onto their own tracks at once.

https://blog.westerndigital.com/hdd-magic-20tb-18tb/ mentions triple-stage actuator arms, for example.
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Re: Seagate Lists the Mach.2: The World's Fastest HDD
May 21, 2021, 20:41
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Re: Seagate Lists the Mach.2: The World's Fastest HDD May 21, 2021, 20:41
May 21, 2021, 20:41
 
One thing I've never seen explained about hard drives is why only one head is active at any one point in time. Why not have all the heads active at once, reading or writing in parallel? That would let your throughput scale according to how many platters are on the spindle. You could even do error-correction across the heads, so if there's a dropout on one platter the data is recoverable. IOps would stay the same, though, since all the heads are still on the same arm.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Mar 24, 2021, 20:31
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Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 24, 2021, 20:31
Mar 24, 2021, 20:31
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2021, 13:12:
That's the first I've heard of massless batteries. Fascinating.

Definitely the first time I've heard of the excellent marketing term "massless battery", but I've seen structural batteries mentioned before. There was an Ars Technica (actually Wired) article last year about them here .

The commenters quickly found some major issues with the idea - it'd be harder to recall/replace/recycle batteries since they're now part of the chassis and not detached commodity parts, body damage turns into a dealer-level repair since you're not just welding/bending metal anymore, it's harder to cool/heat them if they're not all in one place, etc.
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Re: Google Closing In-House Stadia Studio
Feb 1, 2021, 20:05
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Re: Google Closing In-House Stadia Studio Feb 1, 2021, 20:05
Feb 1, 2021, 20:05
 
Well, that didn't take long, did it? Yow. 150 developers.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 20, 2021, 20:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2021, 20:58
Jan 20, 2021, 20:58
 
I've had four iPhones (3GS, 4S, SE, SE 2), and only had a case on the 3GS. I have dropped the others occasionally, but have always been able to get a foot under the phone before it hit the ground, so I've only ever gotten corner dings and minor screen scratches. The SE2's glass back makes it slide all over the place if you don't put it on a level surface, though, so I am thinking about getting a thin case/wrap, or maybe a couple strips of electrical tape just to add some friction :)
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