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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 8, 2015, 06:21 shiho
 
Back in USSR, when the veil was weakening and we first got American TV shows which showed American prisons in them, it became a common saying/joke that American prisons are better than our everyday lives. Except the joke was sourced in truth. Because our lives were dire and filled with battle for elementary things like food and clothes and insulation of our shitty claustrophobic apartments.

Now, that was just life. Russian prisons were far worse.

Perhaps Snowden got an idea of what the inside of a -Russian- prison looks like, and it is scaring the shit out of him, so he wants to make sure he -never- ends up inside one of those.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II UI Change Plans
1. Re: StarCraft II UI Change Plans Oct 3, 2015, 01:49 shiho
 
(tumbleweed rolls by)  
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News Comments > Hitman Rollout Detailed
12. Re: Hitman Rollout Detailed Sep 30, 2015, 22:49 shiho
 
Dacron wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 00:08:
I thought after Absolution they were making a game like the originals ?

No, they've just been giving it lip-service while eyeing the rear of its fanbase for impending penetration.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 30, 2015, 06:57 shiho
 
It is horrible, this idea.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 28, 2015, 00:22 shiho
 
Sonic is not perfect, and I get pretty slow speeds, but I would not switch to anything else. Fuck Comcast, fuck AT&T.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
37. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 25, 2015, 16:59 shiho
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 08:48:
Actually, im more scared of the cloud service spying. My PC just has games on it.

'mkay?

See, I can be an asshole too.

That's your unique and uncommon experience. The rest of us can have our logins stolen and snooped into our private diaries and such, things that used to be more secure on a PC maintained by someone who actually understands security. Also I don't like the idea of someone snooping into my project source code, not to mention, eh, porn.

I can't believe I have to argue with someone who defends having spyware built into his desktop OS. Guess it's what the plants crave.
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
32. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 25, 2015, 05:06 shiho
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 00:19:
And you are being somewhat condescending shihonage, I mean, come on. Look at your language, "that's precious". You're being that Linux elitist jerk.

I've ran into Linux elitist jerks, and they all used Linux at home, going back 15 years. I'm just a regular elitist jerk, and that's okay, because being saucy on the Internets is one of the few joys I have in life.

The fact of the matter is that nobody really cares if Win10 is spying, I mean, it sucks, but after the headlines went away a couple weeks ago, so did the story. There was no mass outrage from the smallfolk. Because Google's already on your phone spying, 10 years ago they flat out said they had scripts reading your gmail, that didn't stop it from being one of the most massively used email systems, their entire company's strategy is rooted in targeted ads. Nobody cared. Facebook is sniffing through every post and picture, spying and selling your info, and a billion people are on that. Nobody cared. And then we have the NSA spying on everyone. Let's not pretend MS invented this.

Let's not pretend that

a) two wrongs make a right

or that

b) spyware in cloud services is the same on disaster scale as having your local computer bugged with keyloggers, filesystem snooping and unsolicited audio capture to which you agreed by clicking on that MS agreement when installing the Freemium OS (tm)

'mkay?
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
29. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 23:18 shiho
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 23:06:
shihonage wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 17:52:
Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 17:35:
What missteps with W10? You mean the privacy settings that were plainly obvious during setup? Or them deactivating support for old shitty DRM? The first of which was greatly overblown, and the second is a good move on their part.

Always cute to see an early adopter justify their choices. "Overblown" LMAO.

Always cute to see someone dodge an honest question with a self-righteous snarky judgement.

It wasn't an "honest" question, but a statement. There are guides as to how to "really really" disable Windows 10 spyware and control its uncontrollable updates. From disabling services to editing registry to blocking telemetry servers in hosts files. People are making various utilities to automate these tasks.

You think your default Microsoft checkboxes do the job, that's precious. We're dealing with a fundamentally different OS here - a Freemium OS, and everything that comes with that.
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
25. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 20:04 shiho
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 19:30:
Honestly, if Vista and Windows 8 weren't the straw that the broke the back and started the consumer desktop Linux revolution, nothing ever will.

Like someone said earlier, every year we hear that this will be the year. MS did something people didn't like and we'd see a mass flocking to Linux, but it never happens. You can't blame people for doubting it will ever happen.

But Linux has it's strong places in the market, server farms and Android foremost among them.

You can't just "start a revolution" when the OS isn't ready. Vista was what, 2007. Now it's 2015. Linux continues maturing over time, it's not some static entity. Just as Microsoft keeps making more and more blunders over time.

I know people who use Linux as their desktop OS and have done so for years. The common theme is, they're techies who know how to fix stuff, and they don't really game. Valve's gaming push on Linux is starting to address one of its weakest aspects.

 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
22. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 19:00 shiho
 
Wilson! wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 18:17:
shihonage wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 15:49:
There are 1500 games on Linux already... Valve is undermining Microsoft, and it's doing all the right things. Linux is the future that's been taking its time coming, but it is inevitable... Mr. Anderson.

So you're running Linux instead of Windows then right?

Did I say "future" or "present"? :\

I am acknowledging trends - both in Microsoft's stupidity and Linux's improving software and driver support. Given how I am jaded with 99.999999% games out there, it wouldn't be too difficult for me to dump Windows software base if the push comes to shove.

I pretty much don't play anything anymore, but the creative and technological stagnation of the industry is an entirely different topic.

A game I am working on now is using SDL, which is a cross-platform 2D/sound/input/timer library.

This "push" to switch OSes may happen when Windows 7 becomes unsupported. Meanwhile, regardless, I applaud any attempt to negate Microsoft's shitty forced upgrade tactics (with stuff like Vulkan), and to undermine Windows as the go-to PC operating system.

Because Microsoft has gone fu&#1089;king nuts. First it happened when they made Office 2007 and onward unusable by sane human beings with their "ribbon interface".

Then, somehow they got away with making Vista a memory-eating monster, by essentially renaming Vista SP2 into Windows 7. Same exact performance, same almost everything, but a new name, classic Start Menu is gone, and voila, Windows 7 is suddenly great!

Then Windows 8, explanation not required. I spent 20 minutes figuring out how to restart the computer with that horror.

Windows 8.1, where start menu is not actually a start menu.

And Windows 10, the Freemium OS that mines data and keystrokes and doesn't really turn it off when you check all the "right boxes". The OS that in its common editions doesn't let you turn off Automatic Updates, either. You gotta start messing with editing registry and disabling services and hoping that some stray Windows update doesn't turn all the garbage back on.

Because Microsoft is doing that, too. They're now slipping "metrics" updates into Windows 7 and 8.

So yeah... enjoy your normalcy bias, but I am looking forward to the near future.
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
20. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 17:52 shiho
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 17:35:
What missteps with W10? You mean the privacy settings that were plainly obvious during setup? Or them deactivating support for old shitty DRM? The first of which was greatly overblown, and the second is a good move on their part.

Always cute to see an early adopter justify their choices. "Overblown" LMAO.
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
16. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 15:49 shiho
 
Vulkan is just one of the signs of the times. Microsoft's made horrendous mis-steps in Windows 8 and 10, not to mention Office, and its policy of forcing people to upgrade to new OS to get new DX API is getting really old at this point.

There are 1500 games on Linux already... Valve is undermining Microsoft, and it's doing all the right things. Linux is the future that's been taking its time coming, but it is inevitable... Mr. Anderson.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2015, 06:07 shiho
 
Dirty Bomb?  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Sep 15, 2015, 02:45 shiho
 
I hear they removed Zed teleporting garbage. If so, hooray!  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void in November
11. Re: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void in November Sep 15, 2015, 01:38 shiho
 
Never cared for Zerg campaigns in SC... if I want flashbacks to cleaning my toilet, I'll just go clean my toilet.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet
9. Re: Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet Sep 15, 2015, 01:25 shiho
 
Will require SSD for those "entering tiny hut/exiting tiny hut" loading screens.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 14, 2015, 07:39 shiho
 
HDD's mechanical nature means there's a much better chance of data recovery. Once an SSD goes tits up, and many of them do it without warning, good luck accessing it at all.  
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News Comments > SMITE on Steam
8. Re: SMITE on Steam Sep 9, 2015, 00:22 shiho
 
OH. MY. GOD.

jacobvandy wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 20:26:
shihonage wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 20:04:
Tribes Never Forget

Funny you should mention that, as they just announced they're working on a new patch for Tribes: Ascend. Better late than never, I guess, even if it is a last hurrah thing before they shelve it for good.
 
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News Comments > SMITE on Steam
4. Re: SMITE on Steam Sep 8, 2015, 20:04 shiho
 
Tribes Never Forget  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 25, 2015, 04:55 shiho
 
I want a pizza button.  
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