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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 10:49 descender
 
I have to agree with ventry, my company monitors hundreds of computers and not a single one of them has "automatically" updated itself without user interaction. Not all of them are on domains with GPO's blocking it either. I can absolutely find the event log entry where you clicked the button that allowed it to happen though.

Users are always wrong or lying or both. Always.

If it switched from Doom to some other window, hijacking my inputs, then that's absolutely Microsoft's fault.

This highlights exactly how (incorrectly) a user thinks windows works. You accepted and scheduled that upgrade long before you ever "ran DOOM" and that has absolutely nothing to do with it tabbing you out at the time.

There have been shady and misleading windows, but the existence of stupid users on the internet doesn't disprove the reasons why they are stupid.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
5. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 28, 2016, 10:45 descender
 
That requires effort, something a majority of people aren't willing to put in.

"Extremism" has gotten "extremely" lazy thanks to the internet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2016, 10:44 descender
 
He's not "entirely" wrong, but he's obviously wrong. :p

Oils (like Olive) oxidize when heated over certain temperatures and then this causes them to become "unhealthy"... "less healthy"... whatever.

Uncooked (or properly heated) oils are not even remotely on the list of things one should be worried about moderating in their diet and should be readily consumed for healthy Omega 3/6 levels.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 28, 2016, 10:31 descender
 
99% of all DX9 games will run just fine with under 4GB of VRAM available at any resolution and mostbasically none of them have high resolution texture packs in the first place. This idea that you "might" need more than 4GB of VRAM for 1 DX9 game so they should spend resources updating DX9 (and then the manufacturers have to update their old drivers for now unsupported cards) is... just utterly absurd.

people with 6GB or 8GB VRAM cards might also want to enjoy older DirectX 9 games with 4K DSR resolutions or in surround mode with 5760x1080 or 7680x1440 resolutions
And they can continue to do so, because they run just fine under 4GB of VRAM and it's not an actual limitation in any way unless you are downloading third party texture packs.

It is absolutely "the same exact problem" with windows 8, so you are just flat out wrong yet again. It is a problem with the way DX9 maps memory. It started in windows 8, it never got fixed, and it still exists in windows 10 because it isn't the OS.

They are not supporting or updating DX9 anymore, get over it. This has nothing to do with Windows 10. You know exactly how niche of a problem this is, and you think the resources required to fix it are justified? How? Selfishness.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 28, 2016, 09:11 descender
 
Overmodded Skyrim is about the only thing... but even those generally run just fine on cards with 2GB of VRAM unless you try to shoehorn in unnecessary 4K textures. The engine starts crashing before you get enough INI modifications in to get the fidelity level "too high" for a 2GB GTX 680/780 anyway.

No one is making market or product decisions for DX9 based on the half a percent of Skyrim owners that would use that type of mod.

As I'm sure you already know, this bug has nothing to do with Windows 10.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Adding 21:9 Ultra Widescreen Support
30. Re: Overwatch Adding 21:9 Ultra Widescreen Support Jun 27, 2016, 17:08 descender
 
A regular 144hz monitor just shows you more images, faster. It's not that you "won't have flickering or tearing", it's that it will be happening so fast you can't see it anymore. Your inability to "see it" is what allows you to turn off vsync. If you paused an image on your screen it, you would still actually see "tears" as the card and the monitor are not always in sync, but at full speed you can't tell anyway.

G-Sync and it's brethren change it so the monitor doesn't update until the card pushes a frame, so the monitor only ever displays full frames. This eliminates tearing entirely because the reason for it is no longer occurring (screen and card updating a frame at different times). You will still get flickering with g-sync on if the framerate drops too low (somewhere around 30fps IIRC?) but if you are spending that amount on a monitor, your PC better not be dropping frames like that :p Overall you just get a much more stable image.

TBH I'm not sure there is a real reason to get anything faster than 120hz with G-sync though, unless your eyesight is really good.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2016, 16:55 descender
 
What is the point of making a "console" PC when normal PC will do?

Not everyone wants to play games on a PC, at a desk, on a monitor? Not everyone has their PC and their TV in the same room? Not everyone wants to sit at a desk for fun when they get home from work.

A normal PC will not do in a majority of gaming situations. That's why options are better. If those options are PC-centric then they stop porting to PC and start porting away from it again.

The lure of bringing hardware that supports 1000+ games to the couch potato market should not be overlooked :p

@Beamer: I just read a little about it and apparently it's been a bug since windows 8, DX9 and all drivers would have to be patched to fix it, and it's basically never happening. Certainly not a windows 10 issue though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2016, 16:23 descender
 
A lot of time transpires between scenes throughout the entire series without warning... but there are usually enough clues in the scenes to figure out roughly how long it was since the last time you saw the characters.
A quick, easy example that people probably missed (Season 6): When Sansa presented the Stark armor to Jon at the wall a few episodes back, the amount of time it would take to make that (probably weeks) is a good indication of how long they stayed at the wall.

Much more emphasis is placed on the length of travel between places and the events that take place while traveling in the books. Martin has even said that the books and show are not necessarily revealed in chronological order.
Example (season 6): We can only really be sure that Arya left Westeros after she lost contact with Brienne/Sandor, and returned at some point before she killed Walder Frey. How much time she actually spent in Bravos with the Faceless Men, and how long she has been sneaking around Westeros in other faces is still largely up to debate. The play revealed the Westeros timeline up to the Purple Wedding, but there is no mention in her scenes of Dany/Mereen/dragons/Stannis/etc to place her return in the timeline.

I absolutely loved the finale, the entire season really was just a notch above the rest.

The musical score in the finale was absolutely out of this world.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2016, 16:04 descender
 
All new games dropped DX9 support a year or two ago. According to the Steam Hardware survey less than 15% of gamers are not on at least DX11, and more than 50% of gamers are still running 2GB or less VRAM. How is what you just described even remotely a problem? What would you even run that only supports DX9 but somehow needs more than 4GB of VRAM?

The UI issue does needs to be addressed. Hopefully that will come in an SP1 or 10.1 patch. Every version of windows ever made has had different settings available through different levels of UI, and the right panels open when you type things into the start menu anyway. Filed under meh...

Every other part of the UI is an improvement... snapping, multi monitor taskbars, virtual desktops, search, the file explorer ribbon... there are plenty enough improvements over 7/8 to warrant upgrading, and certainly enough to do it FOR FREE.

It certainly is not a $120 downgrade in "usability".
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2016, 15:26 descender
 
The reason the world doesn't need a black-box for consumers that can play all of my pc games on it is because custom pc's exist? That's... what? No.

I don't mean "modular" at all, I mean multiple versions of a console and the product lines getting updated more frequently because the hardware is just a tiny pc now instead of a custom rig that has to be programmed around.

as Valve learned the hard way
Valve is developing SteamOS, not telling 3rd parties to try and sell Steambox hardware before the platform is actually ready. SteamOS currently supports the largest game library of any console. Once they bridge the driver gap and get some new releases on it... you don't see a place in the market for a box that already supports 3/4 of the games i've ever purchased? Think bigger. This isn't about you tinkering with your PC.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2016, 12:12 descender
 
Consoles should iterate far more often now that they are using a more PC centric design. The specialized and custom hardware they used in the past is what really made it impossible. Backwards compatibility was a nightmare and they couldn't afford to completely fracture their playerbase every 2-3 years. Now they don't (shouldn't?) really have to.

This is exactly where Valve needs to wedge into the home console market if they wants to take that trophy home. What else offers a bigger/better game library, or can generally be upgraded every year or two without even considering losing access to your old games? How could they fuck that up? :p

The number of exclusives worth buying a Sony or MS console are getting fewer by the day. Maybe MS/Sony/Nintendo will actually end up being the first ones to mass market something like a Steambox as console exclusivity becomes less possible... hmmm. The first one to jump will probably crush the rest of the home market.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Oops Jun 27, 2016, 11:48 descender
 
People say that, but there's no real evidence of that being the case so far.

My wallet and purchase history suggest otherwise. The number of sales over 75% off has dropped dramatically.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
72. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 24, 2016, 18:23 descender
 
They are priced regionally because consumers in certain markets CAN NOT AFFORD to pay what first-world Westerners pay.

Ummm, yes! Their not being able to afford it is also a result of their shitty economic situation. It's cheaper to deliver the content because the people running the data centers in that country don't get paid that much, so they also can't afford to pay full price.

The "problem" isn't really a problem. Steam is allowing people to work around the regional pricing by not region locking all keys. If they cared it would end tomorrow.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
69. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 24, 2016, 14:21 descender
 
At some point Steam changed it so that keys were only region locked for 3 months, and that opened this flood of pirate sites selling keys from cheaper areas. They should just turn that back on and region lock them forever. I don't have any idea why they are allowing this to continue. The reasons for regional pricing are obvious, it's simply cheaper to operate and deliver content in certain countries. Take a basic economics course... jesus.

People here constantly whine about how "shitty" Steam is for one reason or another, and then basically steal money out of their pockets while still requiring full services to be provided. By not buying appropriately priced Steam keys for your region you are literally taking money away from the services hosting the content you just bought.

These are probably the same idiots that whine constantly about lowering taxes, but then also complain about how shitty the government and other public services operate after they just defunded them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
31. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 17:01 descender
 
GMG pretty much always has a 20-25% discount (currently 25%) on any game... so if you buy anything with a lower discount than that you are crazy :p  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 23, 2016, 15:01 descender
 
The underlying wave of ignorant fascism in this country is terrifying.

The only failure here is the failure of the GOP to lead when in a position of power. Rather than make the necessary changes that 90% of the country want to see, they cower behind their NRA money like the "gun-toting pussies" they really are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 23, 2016, 13:28 descender
 
What tubes?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2016, 13:22 descender
 
I've basically stopped waiting for steam sales at all. If I see something at a good price I just assume that's as good as it's going to get now.

The lack of good sales on old games is really astounding, are those developers really still making that much money off of them at full price this point?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2016, 13:15 descender
 
Pretty disappointing all around, looks like nothing on my wishlist will be purchased this week. Games that are now 4-5 years old are still being "discounted" from full price, and only 40-50%? GTFO.

This is totally better than the flash sales! /s
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Plans
3. Re: Overwatch Competitive Plans Jun 23, 2016, 11:15 descender
 
They could certainly steal a few ideas from MNC/SMNC for extra game modes.  
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