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Re: Steam Breaks User Record
Nov 27, 2021, 23:40
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Re: Steam Breaks User Record Nov 27, 2021, 23:40
Nov 27, 2021, 23:40
 
RogueSix wrote on Nov 27, 2021, 21:58:
The Omikron escapism is real.

You seem to have forgotten that the Black Friday game sale was yesterday.

So my guess is people are trying their new games in droves.

Altho both hypotheses aren't mutually exclusive.
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Re: OotB: And Into the Black
Nov 27, 2021, 04:22
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Re: OotB: And Into the Black Nov 27, 2021, 04:22
Nov 27, 2021, 04:22
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 19:51:
Steam purchase:

Vanishing Realms
Super Cyborg
Sky Force Anniversary
Knee Deep - Season Ticket
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
Under Leaves
Shape of the World
Guard Duty
Tidal Tribe
No Parachute
Adventures of Chris
A Fold Apart
Rolling Car
BELOW
Mosaic
Battletoads
Sink Again
Distant Star: Revenant Fleet
SuperMash

Subtotal: $270.81
Discount: -$211.60 (-78%)
Total: $59.21 🤠👍

Game list 1 year later be like: "Why you no play me?!?"

#TrueStory
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Re: Black Friday Tech Bits
Nov 27, 2021, 00:05
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Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 27, 2021, 00:05
Nov 27, 2021, 00:05
 

Thanks for the tips BoP!
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Re: Black Friday Tech Bits
Nov 26, 2021, 20:39
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Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 26, 2021, 20:39
Nov 26, 2021, 20:39
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 20:09:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 18:06:
Videos got me curious tho. So since I'm planning on adding a second NVMe drive soon. Think I'll try to dual-boot for a while and tinker with Linux.

Any recommendations for a good "it just works as much as possible" for gaming distro?
He's going to need more info.
On my Nvidia 3060 equipped laptop The Burrito of Pontification recommended PoP OS because they make a specific Nvidia version (Pop!_OS ISO Image (NVIDIA)) that requires less handholding to get Nvidia up and running.

I gathered bits and pieces from the internet including following sites.
https://bln364.com/dual-boot-pop-os-and-windows-10/ Did not use grub to handle the dual boot menu and went with PoPOS dual boot menu called "systemd-boot" and to add the Windows Boot Manager as a choice to systemd-boot I had to do the following because DELL did some weirdness in the Bios.

make Windows appear in the boot menu
Basically I had to mount the 250 meg (Or whatever size small partition your system has) windows efi partition and copied the Microsoft folder to linux partitions /boot/efi/EFI

Also had an issue with the system clock but it was easily remedied by googling it.
Get the system clock the same in both Windows and Linux:
Fixing the System Clock
Windows and Linux store their time in the UEFI firmware differently. This can cause the clock to become desynchronized when you switch from one OS to the other.

The solution i used was to fix it in Linux, forcing it to work the same way as Windows. Set the option using this command: timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock

Planning on bypassing the dual-boot problem entirely by just choosing which drive I want to boot from directly in the bios. Don't know if you can still do that tho. If it fails, that info could be useful.

I'm on Nvidia too, so noting that PopOS version. Thanks mate.
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Re: Black Friday Tech Bits
Nov 26, 2021, 18:06
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Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 26, 2021, 18:06
Nov 26, 2021, 18:06
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 15:39:
But others? It's because he's like a kid with ADHD and an unlimited supply of Pixie Sticks. He creates his own problems and then blames literally anything else but himself.

Except he isn't the only one who tried to make it work. His main editor guy who is certainly not "a kid with ADHD" had a very bumpy ride too.

But someone would know if he had watched the video(s) so someone is either cherry picking or hasn't watched it/them.

To be fair tho, it kinda reminded my of my days with DOS way back when you had to manually configure everything, from autoexec.bat, config.sys, then game audio with the right ports and same thing for modem. Sometimes even having to enter the correct strings for the modem and other stuff before finally playing that game or using an app.

And back then I was ok with it, but back then I also loved re-installing an OS, tinkering endlessly, or troubleshooting my computer and my friends computers.

Nowadays I prefer when "it just works".

Videos got me curious tho. So since I'm planning on adding a second NVMe drive soon. Think I'll try to dual-boot for a while and tinker with Linux.

Any recommendations for a good "it just works as much as possible" for gaming distro?
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Re: WHO meets amid global alarm over new Covid-19 variant found in southern Africa
Nov 26, 2021, 18:02
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Re: WHO meets amid global alarm over new Covid-19 variant found in southern Africa Nov 26, 2021, 18:02
Nov 26, 2021, 18:02
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 16:41:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 13:43:

5 times as contagious as Delta, potential to evade vaccines.

*gulp* Welp...
President Biden announced a travel ban for South Africa and 7 other countries, citing the new variant.
Whatcha wanna bet it's already here.

It was already in Belgium, Egypt and Hong Kong I think.

So that South African travel ban maybe will only slightly delay/mitigate the initial spread, but it's already out of SA so... *shrugs*

You're probably right and since you guys down south are going "bare skin" already for the most part and the Canadian border with the US is open with testing restrictions partly lifted ( don't have to if you only spend less than 72 hours in the US before coming back, plenty enough time to catch it ), let's brace for CovidCalypse 2 I guess?

Damn I hope I'm wrong here and the vax is still efficient enough for it.
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WHO meets amid global alarm over new Covid-19 variant found in southern Africa
Nov 26, 2021, 13:43
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WHO meets amid global alarm over new Covid-19 variant found in southern Africa Nov 26, 2021, 13:43
Nov 26, 2021, 13:43
 

5 times as contagious as Delta, potential to evade vaccines.

*gulp* Welp...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 25, 2021, 21:24
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2021, 21:24
Nov 25, 2021, 21:24
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 25, 2021, 21:00:
This is the exact reason I do not associate with "gun enthusiasts". I do not want to be tainted by their stupidity even by adjacency. I grew up with firearms and I own firearms. They are tools, not fetish items, or things around to build one's identity. Those that fetishize them and/or build their identity around them are the very last people I want holding any kind of firearm.

Based.
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9 tricks that'll change the way you use your Windows 11 computer
Nov 24, 2021, 20:13
1.
9 tricks that'll change the way you use your Windows 11 computer Nov 24, 2021, 20:13
Nov 24, 2021, 20:13
 

That clickbait, all of this works on Windows 10...
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India to Propose Prohibiting All Private Cryptocurrencies
Nov 24, 2021, 11:50
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India to Propose Prohibiting All Private Cryptocurrencies Nov 24, 2021, 11:50
Nov 24, 2021, 11:50
 

While I applaud Sweden's proposition for Europe to ban crypto mining in its current form ( they want to ban PoW only, not PoS ), this proposition seems dubious at best.

It just sounds like they want a monopoly on crypto and don't really care about power consumption.
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Sweden wants Europe to ban Bitcoin mining
Nov 24, 2021, 11:38
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Sweden wants Europe to ban Bitcoin mining Nov 24, 2021, 11:38
Nov 24, 2021, 11:38
 

A sensible proposition indeed.
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Sony has patented its PS5 faceplates
Nov 23, 2021, 20:26
1.
Sony has patented its PS5 faceplates Nov 23, 2021, 20:26
Nov 23, 2021, 20:26
 

Patenting curved plastic...

*sighs*
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 22, 2021, 20:04
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 22, 2021, 20:04
Nov 22, 2021, 20:04
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:33:
Is Buying a Prebuilt PC for its Graphics Card a Good Idea?

Let's see.

ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2559

iBuyPower PC containing ASUS RoG 3080ti card: $2599

So Ima go with "Yes?"

"Don't forget if you sell it on eBay you have to pay a sizeable fee of 12.55% (+1.65% if it's international), and if you sell over $600 a year you have to claim it on taxes thanks to the new law which lowered that limit from $10,000."

Still yes?
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Re: Star Citizen Passes $400M
Nov 22, 2021, 19:48
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Re: Star Citizen Passes $400M Nov 22, 2021, 19:48
Nov 22, 2021, 19:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:19:
Oneprince wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 19:13:
They are making more money trudging along than they would finishing. What's the incentive for them to actually complete the game any more?
This is my suspicion for why SQ 42 is taking so long: once they deliver, there's an example of their ability to deliver quality or not, and more than likely it will be mediocre and people will lose interest in the rest of the project.

They're more likely to get a class action on their ass if it's mediocre.

Not that it could necessarily succeed, but it could definitely happen.
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Re: Kotick Would "Consider" Leaving Activision Blizzard
Nov 22, 2021, 16:43
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Re: Kotick Would "Consider" Leaving Activision Blizzard Nov 22, 2021, 16:43
Nov 22, 2021, 16:43
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 16:40:
I just think it's interesting that he gets to decide whether he is staying or going. The board, the share holders...they are so addicted to this man's 30 year money making machine that they aren't even asking for his resignation or firing him. Even Papa John didn't get to make that call. Then again, Ubisoft kinda worked the same way...with the changes stopping just short of the top floor.

This^^

They've become addicted to the money the sociopath is putting into their pockets.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 22, 2021, 16:41
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Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2021, 16:41
Nov 22, 2021, 16:41
 
Saboth wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 13:45:
It's kind of a strange law, but it's not like it will add a ton to the cost. A level 2 station runs about $500, and wiring it up while you are already running the wiring through the rest of the house will have a minimal impact on the cost...basically just the cost of the wire which might be like $100-$200.

It'll become a selling point like internet access as time passes, adding value to the property and making it more attractive to buyers.

Seeing this as a win-win overall.
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip
Nov 22, 2021, 16:39
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip Nov 22, 2021, 16:39
Nov 22, 2021, 16:39
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 16:25:
Divide & conquer
Frank Figliuzzi - FBI Assistant Director Retired - 90% of the 32k pro rittenhouse tweets had geolocation disabled,
and tracked back to russia, china, and EU. Middlefinger

#Fearmongering
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip
Nov 22, 2021, 16:17
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip Nov 22, 2021, 16:17
Nov 22, 2021, 16:17
 
ChaosEngine wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 15:12:
The mullet is back and its for everybody.

No. just... no.

*Machiavellian laughter*

*****
"Why Moderna won't share rights to the COVID-19 vaccine with the government that paid for its development"
*****

Moderna: "We'll take the corporate welfare and cooperate on the vaccine."

Also Moderna: "Fuck you it's mine."
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Nov 22, 2021, 15:56
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 22, 2021, 15:56
Nov 22, 2021, 15:56
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 13:32:
Why not just .. I dunno.. buy a touch-screen display and mount it to your crappy threadmill for... a 4th of the price of that thing without all the issues?

A valid response, but then again, this is also 100% valid, quote:

“We need to rebalance the rights so that consumers, if they actually have bought a product, have full control over it.”

Their excuse is the old classic "safety - security" bullshit:

“The block on privilege mode was automatically installed because we believe it enhances security and safety while using fitness equipment that has multiple moving parts,” ( ... ) “As there is no way of knowing what kind of changes or errors a consumer could introduce into the software, there is no way of knowing what specific issues accessing privilege mode might cause,” ( ... ) “Therefore, to maintain security, safety, and machine functionality, we have restricted access to privilege mode.”
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Re: Kotick Would "Consider" Leaving Activision Blizzard
Nov 22, 2021, 15:50
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Re: Kotick Would "Consider" Leaving Activision Blizzard Nov 22, 2021, 15:50
Nov 22, 2021, 15:50
 

Guy really can't take a hint...
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