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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
59. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 22, 2017, 10:46 descender
 
Kabylake IS skylake on the SAME drivers, SAME mobos, SAME platform and its ALREADY supported, just with a higher clockspeed.

No, it literally isn't. This is the incorrect assumption that is leading you all down the wrong path. If you have to start your arguments here you've already missed the boat. Even if it was the same CPU that doesn't mean they can just assume it works every time with every patch, they would still have to dedicate a team to testing that particular hardware every time they do an update. Who is paying for that?

You are also making this uninformed assumption about ONE particular CPU. What about Ryzen? What about the next Intel CPU next year or the year after? And every other CPU that is going to be released before 2020? Who decides when a piece of hardware is "different enough" to allow them to drop support for it? You?! How do you think this is even remotely a reasonable request?

You simply will not have full hardware support on ANY OS up to the day it dies. It would be impossible to provide such support. MS gave PLENTY OF NOTICE to consumers about this decision and if you purchased a Kaby/Ryen CPU expecting to use it in Windows 7 then again... you're a fucking idiot.

It's not MS's choice to make which OS we want to run and take risks with regarding the updates.
Wrong again. It is literally only their choice.

It's my own goddamn choice if I want to run windows 95 or 98 or XP or whatever OS on whichever CPU I please
This is the first semi-correct thing in your entire post. Yes, you have that choice... just like they have the choice to support their own software with updates, for how long, and what hardware to support.

You don't seem to understand that "supporting" a CPU doesn't mean "just make sure it turns on" for some random home user. They have to be able to guarantee that it will work across all business applications and environments if they are going to "officially" support it. They are liable for all sorts of damages if they aren't careful, so "just let me install it if I want to" is literally not an option. It isn't your risk to take, it is their risk and their liability.

They aren't "lying", they simply don't have to give any other reason other than "they don't want to support it". That is the only reason they have actually given. You are the ones pushing this fanciful conspiracy that they "could easily support it but refuse to" with zero evidence.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
65. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 21:39 descender
 
Two quality posts. Can't wait to see what else you've got to offer...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 21:27 descender
 
If I buy something on amazon, is my local town getting any money?

Maybe. Some states are now forcing Amazon to collect sales tax at the point of sale. In other states you are supposed to declare all online purchases on your taxes and then pay sales tax on them.

Apple is dodging taxes through shell companies. They sell their own iPhone to their shell company in NZ at the regular retail price ($600) and then sell it for $600 and declare $0 in profit from the sale. What should be happening is Apple NZ reporting their actual cost (say $400) and sale ($600) and $200 profit, but they are shielding the actual cost from the NZ company.
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
54. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 20:58 descender
 
Sure, it will probably work "just fine" most of the time... but what if some future update breaks something on some future CPU that comes out just before the 2020 cutoff? Is MS also forced to update for that CPU and any bugs that crop up for years after? At what point is MS allowed to make decisions for supporting their own software?

In my opinion, this move has little to do with home users at all. They actually did try to cut off updates with Skylake if you will remember. MS actually made an announcement last January saying that "in 18 months they would cut off Skylake support, and wouldn't support Kaby at all". They didn't announce it early enough and many W8 enterprise machines were already sold with Skylake CPU's, so they ended up having to fully support Skylake until EOL anyway.

MS fully cut off OEM sales of W7/8 last year. All new business PC's with one of these CPU's in them are now sold running W10. To me, this is the single biggest reason why you are seeing this push from MS now... right or wrong. They have a clean break on the enterprise side from the old OS's and the new CPU's and they are going to take advantage of it. Hardware support is the first thing to go away before EOL anyway, and we are past that date for W7 so it was going to get "feature locked" soon. It's far easier to perform those EOL security updates with a reduced team after you lock down what hardware you are actually supporting. Anything that isn't directly enterprise related gets a severe backburner. This is a double whammy of EOL situations for home users.

They aren't "lying" as that ex-MS drama queen would have you believe. Anyone that bought a Kaby processor expecting it to work in W7 is basically a fucking idiot. They literally told you this was coming over a year ago. They simply don't want to deal with supporting their old OS's anymore and they won't if they don't have to. It couldn't possibly be more clear, there is no surprise or hidden agenda... they are telling you way ahead of time that there will be no support for any future CPU releases for those OS's. You can't allow home users to install those same patches without dedicating a team of people to testing them. Without extended support contracts from enterprise paying for those updates... they aren't coming.

It doesn't have to be a conspiracy, they simply don't want to support those CPU's because it isn't profitable and they don't have to. They aren't saying it won't work, they are saying they won't support it. There is a huge difference there. A lot of software is actually cutting off support for pre-W10 with their latest versions, but it doesn't get reported that much. AutoCAD is a big one. At the very least... the writing is on the wall for W7. It isn't just MS pushing that.

It's bizarre to me that so many people here would want to legally force MS to update their software. Should they have to legally support every single new piece of hardware until 2020? Who determines what hardware to enforce updates for? Who decided that the 2020 date was "long enough" in the first place? It would seem there is a lot of self-serving bullshit in this thread... with no regard at all for how a company should actually have to act supporting a product they no longer sell. They can't just "support all hardware forever in every OS", so there has to be a cutoff point and MS have to be the ones to make that call. Whenever they decide to make that call someone is going to be upset... it just happened to be now. Don't say they didn't warn you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
17. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 15:33 descender
 
Obvious (nonsense) reason: The TSA doesn't run the security checkpoints in all of the other countries and can't verify what is being placed in the cabin of planes.

Tinfoil reason: This is a Muslim ban via a thousand cuts, essentially making air travel to the US inconvenient for people in those countries.

My brother works for the TSA... he says their real focus is on people transporting money/drugs. They rarely ever focus on explosives in their training. They are truly no more than a jobs program used to get the American public accustomed with screening and checkpoints.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 15:24 descender
 
I don't really know what the cops/prosecutors should do. They need to establish precedents that don't violate your rights before they try to incriminate people with them. Not starting with a compromise of your rights and then sort out the details with the ACLU later.

How could a court determine the difference between forgetting and withholding information? It would be far too subjective for any sort of legal precedent. They are simply going to have to find ways to try the case without requiring the defendant to incriminate himself, just like in all other court cases. Digital passwords are no different than a padlock and the cops simply need to get on board with that. You can't compel me to produce a key or a combination of numbers, why should I give you a password?

If a court could somehow prove that a person knew something it would eliminate the need for most trials. Contempt is designed to be used for forcing the reveal of anonymous sources, not for self-incrimination.

What likely happens here? The court finds him in contempt, he goes to jail for a few days/weeks while the court loses the contempt case. He goes free because they have no legal authority to compel him to testify against himself.

This is my armchair novice lawyering at work here... The problem I see with this case is they tried to prosecute him for possession of the images and they didn't actually have any evidence of that. Child porn laws exist for "possession, distributing, or receiving such images. Instead of prosecuting him for receiving the images (which they have already proven), they tried to compel him to admit possession. He doesn't legally have to do that... so IMO the prosecutors fucked this case up.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 14:45 descender
 
"Your Honor, the defendant knows he killed the victim... he just won't tell us he did. He remembers everything else he did that day except for the part where he is accused of committing murder."

Yeah, that'll work well! Rolleyes

The courts are really struggling to get acclimated to this new digital paradigm.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 17:27 descender
 
IIRC that Uber president was specifically brought in to help put their PR fires... apparently the fire was too big. :p  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
69. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 17:06 descender
 
Verno wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:51:
Mass Effect: Racist Space Jesus

I'd buy it!

Pretty sure they did this already, he was called "The Illusive Man". :p
 
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News Comments > etc.
27. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 16:48 descender
 
Something that struck me during this nonsense... isn't Mass Effect as a series largely and wholly centered around dealing with racism (speciesism?) and stereotypes and overcoming them to bring people together to save the day?

Since almost all of the drama in the series is centered around dealing with one form of bigotry or another, it would seem that someone with some first-hand stereotypical viewpoints might actually be a great contributor to write that type of story.

It just seems really bizarre to me that you are boycotting a game that is largely about racism because a racist person may have worked on it.
Shouldn't you be complaining that major plot points from every one of these games is centered around that which you hate so much? The more I think about it the more I realize that the entirety of Mass Effect and Dragon Age are ripe with "racism as gameplay". It seems to be Bioware's "thing".

It must be hard damn work to get through the day with constantly asking people to affirm that every person involved in a company confirms to your beliefs before you spend any money there... Do you think that racists only work on video games that you boycott, or do you think it's possible that you actually deal with them on a regular basis and it isn't the end of the world when it happens? How many days did you spend vetting every employee at CIG for racist tendencies before you sent them close to $1000? I'm guessing zero days. It's far easier to boycott something you don't actually want.

I'm sure the "I'm sorry for wasting all of your time with something Bioware actually took care of a month ago" post is coming soon too...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 10:19 descender
 
I wasn't looking for talking point highlights. You seemed to have missed the "people who were defending the game" part. Where are they? They aren't here. We've had 2 (maybe 3) people post about having actually played the game and about how none of those complaints are actually game-breaking.

Nothing in a review is going to change a personally formed opinion. Who gives a flying fuck what these reviewers say anyway? Was that really going to change your purchase? Haven't we spent the last year or two going over how utterly biased and unreliable game reviewers are?

I'm only questioning why you started this thread with "does anyone want to come defend this game so I can make fun of you". Was that constructive?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
6. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 09:56 descender
 
Well, since there is literally no one here doing that... what are you talking about? People are so bizarrely tribal about shit like this... I just don't get it.

Did you actually read all of those reviews or do you just assume that they all agree with your preconceived notions about the game based on one shit RPS article? They certainly aren't all doom and gloom... I've no dog in this fight, I was never going to buy this game after ME3 no matter what they did... but the demo was far less of a tragic experience than most of the early reviews would have you believe.

It's no worse than ME2 or ME3 in any way I can see... but it's certainly no better either. Don't let the armchair novelists fool you, the writing was never particularly good in this series... it was always quite terrible.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
3. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 09:46 descender
 
Have you guys ever seen something you can't turn into "us vs them"?
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
51. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 19, 2017, 02:23 descender
 
If you say that Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 and Win 8 until 2023 or whatever, you can't (or at least shouldn't be able to) then go "but only if you're not on a new CPU!"

They only guarantee security patching and technical support up to those dates, it has nothing to do with hardware support.

How long would you legally force them to support the software? Who decides which versions of the OS have to be upgraded forever? Who pays for the labor the company has to put in to keep those old versions up to date?

You simply can't force any software company to update any software to support any particular hardware.

The IE anti-trust lawsuit would be laughed out of court if it were heard today.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
38. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 19, 2017, 02:04 descender
 
"internet tough guys are pieces of shit" says the abrasive, unnecessarily mocking, lashing out for no reason "internet tough guy" trying to talk someone down from a new troll account. Fuck. You. Dude.

The lack of self-awareness in that entire post is just astounding.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 19:18 descender
 
The image was not rendered on Yahoo or Bing, according to the documents

What the flying fuck does that even mean?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
12. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 17:19 descender
 
a hard science-fiction based multiplayer space combat simulator
fantasy

Anything involving space dogfighting is automatically "fantasy". They seem to have forgotten they are a making a fantasy game and marketed themselves as a space combat simulator, though. That would make it "not OK".

If they released a game called "Medieval England Castle Simulator" with dragons and magic and shit... same problem.

Is it so egregious that I desire something a little more intelligent? I'm sorry that bothers you so much... but "whatever" would perfectly sum up my feelings about it too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 17:05 descender
 
Well... "we" understand it... but not enough of "we" that stops developers from selling this stupid fantasy to the public.

That being said, we still enjoy playing WW2 fighter games, even though the last time the USA had a gun kill was 25 years ago.

Yeah, but at least the WW1/2 dogfights were a thing that actually happened. I just don't appreciate the complete disregard for orbital physics in "hardcore space sim bulshitbullshitbullshit flight simulators". :p

Addendumn: Space "combat" is going to be a horrifying blend of extremely high-energy, extremely small non-explosive projectiles (like a bowling ball traveling at a fraction of the speed of light) and energy based weapons that you can't even see coming that can be launched from half a solar system away. Space combat maneuvers are going to involve staying as far the fuck away from whatever shit you are attacking as possible and hiding behind planets/moons/gravity wells... Whatever you are attacking will either be long dead before you get there, or you will.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 17:00 descender
 
This does absolutely nothing to "ensure agencies get back to their actual focuses". How naive could you be?

The "debt clock" has absolutely no indicator on it that says "overspending on science and research, make cuts". Mostly because that's an insanely stupid thing to do and completely contradictory to economic principals. Science and research are the best places you can spend your budget dollars for reinvestment in your economy. They are literally the last dollars that should be cut from federal spending... but idiot conservatives don't understand that.

Blindly cutting budgets without looking into the details of who is overspending in what ways will never, ever work in any way.

When scientists are acting like the sky is falling... the rest of us should be paying attention... not being snarky assholes about how "it isn't a big deal". It is a fucking huge deal.
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
43. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 16:01 descender
 
I don't think anyone here appreciates how much work actually has to be done by MS to optimize their OS for new CPU hardware. Work that they have to put in and essentially receive zero compensation for. CPU support is nothing like a graphics driver where the manufacturer is solely responsible for the compatibility.

They were ready to cut off Skylake CPU's at W10 last year, but the blowback got them to move off that stance. Given the pure unnecessity of KabyLake performance and the design flaws/issues in Zen I highly doubt they'll get enough blowback about this to change their stance this time around.
 
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