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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 18, 2021, 11:19
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 18, 2021, 11:19
Jun 18, 2021, 11:19
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 10:52:
MrBone wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 07:29:
Let crypto die. It is causing detrimental harm to the climate and leads to the destruction of the planet. If you support this, you are cheering on climate-change.
I don't think the gaming community is one that should voice an opinion about frivolously wasting energy on selfish endeavors. Just like crypto, the loot I'm accumulating during gaming can't be used to buy coffee down the street either!

Well... there's a false equivalency logical fallacy if I ever saw one.

*slow clap*
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 18, 2021, 09:23
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 18, 2021, 09:23
Jun 18, 2021, 09:23
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 08:52:
prices are falling, but not anywhere near where they should be (still 1.5 to 3x too high, especially for the TI versions)

And let's not even mention the 3070 TI , which is a full on vapor launch. ZERO stock.

Yep. prices are beginning to lower just a bit, but overall the prices are still completely retarded.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 17, 2021, 18:23
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 17, 2021, 18:23
Jun 17, 2021, 18:23
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:20:
Saboth wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 14:42:
Finally a President who works for the USA and not Russia.
Amen brother.
🇺🇸👍

Don't misunderstand me, I have no love for Trump ( or for Mr. Presenile for that matter ), but...

Lol, what?
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Re: etc.
Jun 17, 2021, 17:48
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Re: etc. Jun 17, 2021, 17:48
Jun 17, 2021, 17:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 16:33:
That game looks pretty cool. I like the style.

Strange, it had the exact opposite effect for me.

Mind you I'm also extremely repulsed by anything far-west'ish.

RDR2 was a yawnfest for me for example.
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Re: John Wick 4
Jun 17, 2021, 15:22
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Re: John Wick 4 Jun 17, 2021, 15:22
Jun 17, 2021, 15:22
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 12:50:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 12:45:
Four? Meh...

When you should've stopped at 1, but... $$$



Well, I can understand this argument, but if you're looking for a good plot or good acting, this was already the wrong series by the first movie.

It's all about the martial arts and gunplay setups now, or dare I say, it always has been?


First movie's plot and acting were more than fine. *shrugs*
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John Wick 4
Jun 17, 2021, 12:45
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John Wick 4 Jun 17, 2021, 12:45
Jun 17, 2021, 12:45
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 16, 2021, 15:09
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 16, 2021, 15:09
Jun 16, 2021, 15:09
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 09:30:
She earned literally all of it.

No one "earns" billions, NO ONE.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 15, 2021, 04:08
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 15, 2021, 04:08
Jun 15, 2021, 04:08
 
Dev wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 00:16:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 17:27:
"Microsoft will end Windows 10 support in October 2025."

- Federal here, no they won't, at least, not for the entirety of Windows (Enterprise). We have so many systems barely getting switched from W7 to W10 Enterprise now, that in 4 years for us at the top level of IA to then say "hey, ahh, everything you finally upgraded and brought into compliance is now going to be out of compliance and unable to be secured, needs to be upgraded again" just won't fly. We have stovepipe systems, and few of a kind systems that still run on unsupported XP, and as such as easy targets for exploitation. You think we'll not throw buckets of money at MS to keep w10 afloat as long as possible whichever version lasts the longest? We will, we did it with XP and old Server releases.
Correct, that date is just for home/pro versions.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/release-information
Enterprise minimum to 2029 for LTSB.

I took a look at the new file explorer of Windows 11, I almost puked.

Guess that means I'll be switching to W10 Enterprise eventually...
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Samsung rumored to shrink Galaxy S22, save best display and glass for S22 Ultra
Jun 14, 2021, 23:50
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Samsung rumored to shrink Galaxy S22, save best display and glass for S22 Ultra Jun 14, 2021, 23:50
Jun 14, 2021, 23:50
 

That's actually an upgrade for me, past iterations are too big for my tastes.
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How to Make Your Air Conditioner More Effective and Efficient
Jun 14, 2021, 23:41
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How to Make Your Air Conditioner More Effective and Efficient Jun 14, 2021, 23:41
Jun 14, 2021, 23:41
 

One more tip: Keep it in shadows all day, out in the sun it'll have to work much harder.
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Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords
Jun 14, 2021, 23:36
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Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords Jun 14, 2021, 23:36
Jun 14, 2021, 23:36
 

They'd have to torture me for it in the presence of my lawyer, GL with that.
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Re: EVE Online Getting EVE Academy
Jun 14, 2021, 23:20
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Re: EVE Online Getting EVE Academy Jun 14, 2021, 23:20
Jun 14, 2021, 23:20
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 18:25:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 22:15:
Because no other MMO has an "academy" to learn how to play the game. That pretty much sums up EVE Online.
Deepest wildest sandbox game indeed.

Not sarcasm.

People won't stay with the game as long as it has a steep learning curve. The academy isn't going to fix what is fundamentally a niche game. And as others noted, bringing a new player into an environment with established veterans isn't going to do well for the game's population. The game isn't friendly to new people in so many ways. The only solution is to do a server reset and make everyone level.

I played this game for 20 years, so gonna chime in on this.

I think it wouldn't make everyone level. Character skills, isk and assets is only 1 part, probably the smallest in terms of power influence in this game.

Experience cannot be reset, knowledge of the game mechanics, contacts and resources, organization, etc.

When I think back about the new player to Eve I was during the beta and now, it's night and day.

Think of it like someone who can speedrun a game like Dark Souls at lvl1 20 times over in the time it takes for a new player to slog through the whole thing.

If anything, I think it would consolidate power even more in the hands of fewer corporations and players who know how to game the system, have a deep contact network in place and know the game in and out. Those would still get a pretty big headstart compared to new players who know nothing. I know I would, not as big as some other much better players, but I definitely would.
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Re: EVE Online Getting EVE Academy
Jun 14, 2021, 01:24
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Re: EVE Online Getting EVE Academy Jun 14, 2021, 01:24
Jun 14, 2021, 01:24
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 22:15:
Because no other MMO has an "academy" to learn how to play the game. That pretty much sums up EVE Online.

Deepest wildest sandbox game indeed.

Not sarcasm.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Beta in August, Release in September
Jun 13, 2021, 23:52
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Beta in August, Release in September Jun 13, 2021, 23:52
Jun 13, 2021, 23:52
 
Rhialto wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 19:22:
Like I tweeted, I think they are selling it at a higher price than the original came out. It's the same game but with a fresh paint coat so I thought they would at least offer a discount for current owners, would be easy to do with their Battle.net platform. There is still a new generation who didn't know much about Diablo II and could pay full price for this. As much as I was a fan, I will have to wait for a discount and this don't bother me at all, I'm now used to wait as I almost never pay a game full price. There is always something else to play until it goes on sale.

This^^
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AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan
Jun 12, 2021, 00:15
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AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan Jun 12, 2021, 00:15
Jun 12, 2021, 00:15
 
Their excuses were disingenuous at best:

"You know, their job is to deliver water, patch streets, things like that, not be in a capital-intensive technology business that requires constant refresh and constant management."

1st, in 2020, Internet should be treated as a utility. #dealwithit

2nd, he believes that drinking water, sewerage collection, trash disposal, roadways and infrastructure are not capital-intensive or requiring of constant refresh and management? What?

3rd, You run FTTH, you're done for ~ a century as far as costly deployments are concerned. There's no "constant refresh and management". All you then need to do is upgrade the equipment plugged into the fiber. The Telus rep that installed our FTTH line here 2 years ago told us that with the current tech, the line he got into the house could support upto 64 gigabit/s bothways at the same time. When will I need 64/64 gb/s? I'm on 500/500 mb/s and it feels like overkill. I know it will probably happen someday mind you, but the equipment that plugs into fiber also evolves. In 50 years, what will they be able to pump through that costly to deploy cable? 10/10 tb/s? How about a century from now? It's a one time investment, then you're in the clear for the foreseeable future with very infrequent and much less costly investments once in a while.

It's just bullshit.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2021, 19:07
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 11, 2021, 19:07
Jun 11, 2021, 19:07
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 15:14:
I wouldn't get all in a tizzy over it. They should have just said pirated software because they did include "Windows cracking tools" as one of its infection vectors.
But they knew that gamers in general aren't that savvy and by adding that it would get more clicks and possibly more sales.

I mean the articles got a whole lot going for it (SARCASM) with the mention of a nameless malware strain did the bad thing.

Just another thinly veiled ad (for Nord family of products) that sprinkles a little fear on your Post Toasties.
Buy our Product and be teh protected.

Speaking of protection I use Bob's Anti-Malware gel. It's an all-purpose lubricant, vpn, stain cleaner, password manager, makeup remover, dessert topping, breath freshener and anti-malware anti-ransomware anti-antiware concoction.

This^^

I've dealt in games Warez on ( poor times, 56k modem times ) and off ( retails copies with CD keys, no internet access needed times ) for 30 years before finally getting a decent internet connection lately and being "off" again ( hopefully for good ), never had a case myself and out of the 1000s of virus/malware infections I've seen and fixed in PCs, I can count on ONE HAND the number of cases involving games Warez.

In short, they're unicorns.
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Vaccination Is Making America Forget a Basic Pandemic Rule
Jun 11, 2021, 18:58
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Vaccination Is Making America Forget a Basic Pandemic Rule Jun 11, 2021, 18:58
Jun 11, 2021, 18:58
 

Excellent article by The Atlantic. For a while there I could've almost mistook them for a respected legacy science magazine.

Thanks Red.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jun 10, 2021, 22:24
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 10, 2021, 22:24
Jun 10, 2021, 22:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 21:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 21:43:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 19:47:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 19:42:
If you use your electricity for grow lights for your opium poppies, cut off electricity.
If you use your water for watering your opium poppies, cut off your water.

Makes sense.

So now downloading data is like drug trafficking? What? LOL
To the record labels, it's worse.
All the coffee shops w/free Wi-Fi and the library carry multiple doses of Musixone, not to be confused with Naloxone. For those that overdose on pirated tunes. It's gotten so bad that some require multiple doses.

The above is extremely sick and insensitve humor. If you've been affected by the opioid epidemic support legislation that will permanently bankrupt and imprison the Sacklers and others of their ilk who made billions marketing and promoting poison.


Nice ones Red & Jd, nice ones. Laugh Laugh
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jun 9, 2021, 21:34
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2021, 21:34
Jun 9, 2021, 21:34
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 20:38:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 19:46:
$300k in "damages/lost sales" per download?
While the fine amount is excessive it wouldn't be sufficient to assess the $2.99 per download (or whatever) they might have gotten. Lawyers aren't cheap so high fines are required to make it reasonable to go after these offenses. But as I previously implied, I am concerned about the quality of the "proof" of these allegations... especially given there have been disconnections.

Indeed, it seems all they need to do right now is fill a few DMCAs ( is that it in the US? ) without any due process.

If they can't prove it in court beyond the shadow of a doubt to the jury's/judge's satisfaction, then too bad.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 9, 2021, 21:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2021, 21:25
Jun 9, 2021, 21:25
 

WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier were yawnfests AFAIC.

Loki looks good so far tho.
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