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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 23, 2018, 13:20 Mordecai Walfish
 
I found a racing wheel on Amazon I had my eye on for a couple months now with an incorrect price listed, and got it for roughly half of retail cost, and saw they corrected the listing like a half hour later. Will they still honor this? My receipt shows the correct name for the product on it.

Edit: This Dell Ultrawide with G-Sync is running a pretty good discount. (~$200 off normal price)

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News Comments > Diablo IV in Development Hell?
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 23, 2018, 00:44 Mordecai Walfish
 
Reactor wrote on Nov 22, 2018, 23:14:
So many weird ideas... just release an enhanced version of Diablo 2 - keep it moody like Diablo 1. The fans will eat it up. Itís just too much overthinking at this point.

That's the thing though.. you will never see a dark and moody diablo like that because Blizzard has gone the Disney route with their design in order to appeal to the general consumer audience. The darkest you will see is disney villan type shit in their games, along with an equally pg-rated atmosphere.
 
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News Comments > Diablo IV in Development Hell?
12. Re: Diablo IV in Development Hell? Nov 22, 2018, 23:01 Mordecai Walfish
 
I think they realize that their "real money auction house" was mobile all along, because it's a shitstorm of malicious monetization strategies already and they will blend right in. Devs are probably wishing they would have went with mobile for D3 at this point. Better late than never right?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 22, 2018, 13:44 Mordecai Walfish
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 22, 2018, 07:39:
How difficult is it to find a 1080p monitor with 120hz at a reasonable price?

Most nowadays come in 144hz at the low end, but support 120hz modes. Not many just come straight up 120hz anymore, but some televisions do have true 120hz now. Look for a feature called "lightboost" or ULMB, especially if you used to game on CRT monitors. The smoothness is incredible. Played through Borderlands 1 again recently with everything supersampled from 4k (perfect because there is no proper AA in the game) with 100hz v-sync and the ULMB/low persistence mode. It is just so gloriously smooth. I'd love to try variable refresh rate/GSYNC alongside that stuff, but there are workarounds to getting as smooth an experience with just as little input lag. RTSS 7.2.0 released recently with some pretty big advancement in this field, via some persistent nudging from the helpful wizards at BlurBusters
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Free Visions Update Tomorrow
44. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 22, 2018, 13:35 Mordecai Walfish
 
I just picked this up recently for hella cheap & am planning on doing my first solo run soon and then try some of the multiplayer stuff.

Thanks to all the early adopters for funding it =)
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 22, 2018, 13:25 Mordecai Walfish
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 22, 2018, 11:31:
Canadian cannabis investor gets lifetime U.S. entry ban as conference goers face scrutiny at border
USA USA USA

"America First" A.K.A do everything you can to stifle the most profitable upcoming industry in this country. If the Saudis were coming to check out weed farms for investment, you can bet they would never have to deal with any of the shit our frosted northern hippie friends are facing now.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
1. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 22, 2018, 12:52 Mordecai Walfish
 
"Launching Dongles"

I don't know what genre it is.. but I'm pretty sure it's a band name.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2018, 18:13 Mordecai Walfish
 
Been rocking 120hz 2ms response monitor for about 7 years now, and the BenQ is still running perfectly, but that KG251QI @240hz with .5ms response time may make me upgrade the 1080p competitive monitor to something new.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2018, 05:30 Mordecai Walfish
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 21:18:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 21:02:
Young People Are Having Less Sex.

That article is pretty much required reading to understand the state of relationships in the US. So well done.
The porn part made me recall something I saw/read about "Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction". Basically, men who watch porn and masturbate, over time they need more and more simulation, eventually reaching the point where they aren't excited when they are laying next to a naked woman. I remember when I saw/read it wondering if there was going to be a large portion of a generation of men in the Western world who effectively would stop having sex...

Japan's culture has been innundated with porn for many decades now, with oddities such as vending machines to buy panties to sniff.. and the birth rate is a record low right now. Is that where we're headed? I dunno.. but the panty-sniffing machines may save us all from the dangers of overpopulation.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2018, 05:07 Mordecai Walfish
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 21, 2018, 02:04:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 18:17:
I jumped on one when they were $9 w/shipping during the steam summer sale. Wish I would have gotten 3 or 4 of them though.

Well, they're not going for much more than that right now on Steam -- $2.50 + $8 shipping = $10.50. But it does say stock is low and the order volume is high.

LOL I thought they were selling for full price again. Thanks for the heads up. Ordered 3 extras so I hopefully never need to order a cheap chinese adapter for the psp in my life again, and if the steam link breaks.. well guess thats not gonna be an issue either =)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2018, 04:50 Mordecai Walfish
 
Nice try Codemasters. Still won't pay $10 for Dirt 4 even with all the free indie games with high ratings offered along with it this time.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2018, 04:42 Mordecai Walfish
 
You know what they say.. when the profits go up, the prosperity trickles down!

I go through ting and pay $20 - 40 most for the same speeds I used to pay double or more for.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 20, 2018, 22:12 Mordecai Walfish
 
The Vive wireless issue isnt affecting all Ryzen processors apparently, just some mobo/cpu combos. They are having an extended return period for anyone who has an issue with this, so it may be a good way to get a demo =)  
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Nov 20, 2018, 18:17 Mordecai Walfish
 
I jumped on one when they were $9 w/shipping during the steam summer sale. Wish I would have gotten 3 or 4 of them though. The AC adapter alone is worth that price,as I found it is the perfect spec for a replacement PSP charger and is easily 5x the quality of any charger you can buy for that system now at even double or triple the sale price of those steam links. Figured I'd snap up a couple more next time they go on sale, but maybe I can find some cheapos on eBay.

As a bonus the steam link worked wonderfully as well. Great for all but the most timing-sensitive of games. Extremely playable even with some of the more hardcore shmups.. and with the boot hacks can carry 35-40mbps without much lag. Also recognizes every game pad under the sun, even obscure early 2000's arcade sticks and other oddities that modern PC's seem to struggle with, it had ways of making work relatively easily.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 20, 2018, 18:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 13:43:
Make jokes about MS having update issues if you like, but I'd rather they recognize the problem(s) and pull the update as many times as needed rather than not notice (or not care) and release it.

They did release it though.. that's the thing. Both of them. There is also evidence that they had ample notification of the massive bugs while it was being tested and they simply did not take notice or just didn't care, and then they released it.

I have a hard time finding any reason to praise them for this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 20, 2018, 17:06 Mordecai Walfish
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 14:37:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 14:14:
Finally broke down and made a custom-stripped version of Windows 10 after getting fed up with all the bullshit thats included with it, and all the issues I was having since the october patch.

Used the MSMG toolkit to make a custom ISO and then burn it to a usb stick once I realized my rarely-used DVD-RW drive had kicked the bucket.

Found instructions here on how to make this custom installer for Win 10. Much better route than dealing with some shady 3rd party iso download.

There's programs to uninstall the metro apps, completely removing the store might be a mistake - there's always that extremely slim chance that you might want something from it.

I haven't checked but I can't imagine they're taking up a ton of space, most of these utilities that strip features from Windows 10 to make a lite version go to far and break too many services.


Your train of thought was exactly why I went with a custom installer to prevent the damn apps from installing in the first place. I made the mistake of removing stuff later via registry hacks and various programs, and while it worked for individual things, it was breaking other things along the way as well.

I only left apps in for gaming, and a few others that I might use, and kept a couple others that could potentially break things (Cortana, a couple telemetry settings, store, embedded services, etc), but disabled portions of them that were safe to (kept search but disabled cortana interaction, for example).

All the default garbage that I could manage is stripped out, like the tv/movies app and "groove music", paint 3d, touchscreen apps, and most of the useless apps like weather and msn and all those 'fun' icons that would act as installers when you first clicked them in your start menu.

Windows installed with a clean error log and I feel much better about this install, without all those nasty hooks left by the pre-installed OS bloatware and no more remnants of the broken update from last month (hopefully!) The october update broke the ability for me to run things as administrator from the context menu, for example.

This whole experience just serves as another reminder of how much of a fucking scam MS is pulling with Win10. "Hey it's gonna cost you now, but yeah.. we're still gonna harvest your information". No way in hell I'd ever pay for this shit. I've even updated my pihole to tackle some of the telemetry stuff without having to disable it outright in Win10 and potentially cause issues.

The fun never ends.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2018, 14:14 Mordecai Walfish
 
Finally broke down and made a custom-stripped version of Windows 10 after getting fed up with all the bullshit thats included with it, and all the issues I was having since the october patch.

Used the MSMG toolkit to make a custom ISO and then burn it to a usb stick once I realized my rarely-used DVD-RW drive had kicked the bucket.

Found instructions here on how to make this custom installer for Win 10. Much better route than dealing with some shady 3rd party iso download.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2018, 13:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
The irony of an individual who is anti-science stating that a majority of scientists around the world have a failure to grasp "historical context"..
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Launches
19. Re: Battlefield V Launches Nov 20, 2018, 13:35 Mordecai Walfish
 
the hit for RTX makes the feature almost unusable except for single player and screenshots. The difference between off and on is nearly equivalent to 1080p vs 4k.

BTW, what's this $15 talk? Is that some battlefield insider pricing or some shit?
 
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