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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 22, 2020, 07:21
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 22, 2020, 07:21
Sep 22, 2020, 07:21
 
The only value to the consumer I can see with Win10 updates is the excellent anti-virus and firewall are kept up to date and make the desktop more secure.

Unfortunately the trade off is MS using the process to load all sorts of data hovering processes that send it all back to MS, who no doubt will sell it to anyone if the price is right.

Another drawback is the update process is fraught with fail and productivity pot holes. Every month, every update some PCs get bricked or printers stop working, or mice, or sound cards, the list goes on. I dread the updates now, and pray they do not land when I am working on something important and on a deadline.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 22, 2020, 07:09
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 22, 2020, 07:09
Sep 22, 2020, 07:09
 
Economist's come just after lawyers, politicians, and salesmen on my list of who to round up come the revolution.

The economist is just talking BS. The economy, a dollar bill, a government are not concrete fixed measurable objects. They are ideas, and ideas can be what ever you want. Arguing that an idea means one thing over another is just verbiage to channel discourse away from the ever faster rate that a very few control almost all resources on the planet, and they decide what economy, and government your going to get.

The market will decide, but guess which outcome it is slanted towards.

You want to believe there is games are sold in a level playing field competitive free market instead of a highly canted playing field where oligarchs hold the strings to most game publisher, be my guest.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 22, 2020, 06:45
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 22, 2020, 06:45
Sep 22, 2020, 06:45
 
If you publish the most popular PC operating system and the most used office software suite found in practically blanket use in most civilized countries, and you manage to brick it, make key features stop working, make regular peripherals stop working two or three times a month, year after year, doing the same to the rest of the software is inevitable. They can't manage Win10, so it is doubtful they can add more things to manage and get better at it.

They are one of the prime players in dumbing down console games, and releasing them with lots of bugs and long before they are really ready for prime time. and then moving those practices into the PC game market.

Anytime a giant corporation buys up creative product producers, things usually go downhill one way or the other.
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Re: New Steam News Hub
Sep 22, 2020, 06:30
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Re: New Steam News Hub Sep 22, 2020, 06:30
Sep 22, 2020, 06:30
 
Funny how adds mean news to them.
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership
Sep 22, 2020, 06:28
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership Sep 22, 2020, 06:28
Sep 22, 2020, 06:28
 
Prima Donna's gotta prima donna.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Sep 21, 2020, 06:46
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 21, 2020, 06:46
Sep 21, 2020, 06:46
 
This is all just meaningless BS political theater for the benefit of the shot attention span LUMP-POTAS supporters and payback for a fawning crony (Ellison). Do they care and will they place any restrictions on who the data is sold to, I doubt it. Now Larry has his very own data cache of personal teen data to sell and all it cost him was one kiss on the ass of a morbidly obese narcissist. Never underestimate man's capacity for corruption and folly.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 18, 2020, 06:45
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 18, 2020, 06:45
Sep 18, 2020, 06:45
 
Fakebook where sensationalism and the likelihood of getting forwarded to more stupid people TRUMPS facts, public safety, morality and civilization in general.

I have a friend who subs to several Fakebook health concern groups. These are groups that claim they exist to help people with specific health conditions. The moderation is virtually non-existent, people recommend all kinds of quackery, things like diets, treatments, practices etc. that are have been proven to worsen the conditions.
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections
Sep 18, 2020, 06:27
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections Sep 18, 2020, 06:27
Sep 18, 2020, 06:27
 
Another day, another shake down.

Boss Tweed would approve.

If the morbidly obese LUMP-POTUS was ever got serious about China, Walmart shelves would be 90% empty.
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Re: Minecraft to Use Supercomputer Engine
Sep 17, 2020, 07:11
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Re: Minecraft to Use Supercomputer Engine Sep 17, 2020, 07:11
Sep 17, 2020, 07:11
 
When any corporation says "enhance customer experiences" what they mean is: more detailed surveillance, data mining, trading of customer data bundles, de-anonymizing customer online or gaming behavior, targeted advertising, and targeted social media feeds.
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Re: Descent: Underground Legal Complications
Sep 17, 2020, 06:59
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Re: Descent: Underground Legal Complications Sep 17, 2020, 06:59
Sep 17, 2020, 06:59
 
Descent seems to be cursed (like Warhammer 40K IP is).

Originally it was one of the hot multiplayer niche shooters of it's day. The publishers failed to capitalize on that big time, and it eventually became a historical curiosity. I believe it had various publishers, all of whom ran into financial difficulties (not because of Descent but other games or lack there of.), so it never had a chance of having some solid persistent marketing to become mainstream.

Once you learned how to circle strafe in 3 axis, shooters like Doom or Quake, seemed old fashioned and tame.

I always feel sad when the Descent series comes up now because of this tragic history.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 17, 2020, 06:46
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 17, 2020, 06:46
Sep 17, 2020, 06:46
 
My Momma told me a long time ago, don't put anything in that computer/smartphone you don't want to see on the front page of the Internet.

Stupid is as stupid does.

It is so easy, laws are not going to protect you. Jaywalking is illegal but it seems to be on the rise in the land of the LUMP-POTUS as well.

Law enforcement and the courts has more vital things to focus on.
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 17, 2020, 06:32
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 17, 2020, 06:32
Sep 17, 2020, 06:32
 
I think Apple has taken things too far with it's store and how locked down it's products are, and that one reason why I don't buy them, but other people are quite willing to buy a pig in a poke.

Imagine buying a car with a EULA that says it can only be fixed at the original dealers, which you cannot buy accessories for, replacement parts for, or even get a new paint job without having to give the original dealer a cut. Imagine buying a house, where any changes modifications, additions, etc. can only come via the builders company. No thanks.

The day smart phones and computers became a necessity (many government services now require or can only be accessed via a smart phone or computer via the internet) and not a luxury is that day Apple stepped on to thin ice with it's closed garden business model for them.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 16, 2020, 07:10
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 16, 2020, 07:10
Sep 16, 2020, 07:10
 
Zhang just proves the point that the mother zucker realized from day one that:

* Fakebook could be a socially responsible publisher, like print and TV, except the staffing/infrastructure to do so would cut into his profits
* Fakebook would be for everyone, intelligent and not so. The not so's like hysterical racist and other nut job themes, give them what they want, no sense loosing at least half the planet as customers.
* Fakebook may destroy civilization as we know it, but by that time, the mother zucker will have a number of private fully secure and independent islands to live out his life in luxury.
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Re: Origin Desktop App Being Renamed
Sep 16, 2020, 06:57
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Re: Origin Desktop App Being Renamed Sep 16, 2020, 06:57
Sep 16, 2020, 06:57
 
One of the most telling signs that an administration of any type of organization is out of touch and has no clue about their customers or product, is when the execs spend more time with fawning marketing types, who march into their office every day with "which color on this part of the new logo do you like best" type questions that any chimp can answer, but totally soothes the harried executive without out a clue's unease and makes them feel in control again.
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Re: The Invincible Announced
Sep 16, 2020, 06:41
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Re: The Invincible Announced Sep 16, 2020, 06:41
Sep 16, 2020, 06:41
 
Interesting. Stanislaw Lem - excellent source material. Unusual color pallet, at least they had some good art talent on board. Unfortunately this qualifies under JonJonz's Red Flag Rule, any game trailer without actual game play is suspect.

I am getting a "Lifeless Planet" vibe, which is ok, I liked that game, at least up to the stage where the biggest challenges were the jumping puzzle/parkour exercises.
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer
Sep 16, 2020, 06:18
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer Sep 16, 2020, 06:18
Sep 16, 2020, 06:18
 
I played the original Crysis a year or two ago, it ran fine on my potato, but there was something just off about the proportions and scale, I could never put my finger on it, it just looked odd, like playing Just Cause or Far Cry through a foot of very clear water. The models and detail were nice, but there it was very uncanny valley to me.

The trailer at the new resolution gives me the same impression.
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Re: Out of the Blue - Swamp Buggy Racing
Sep 15, 2020, 06:53
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Re: Out of the Blue - Swamp Buggy Racing Sep 15, 2020, 06:53
Sep 15, 2020, 06:53
 
Ah Florida Crackers, the most overlooked stereotype in mass media.

Other than "Florida Man" I can't think of a single other time this particular sub culture has been recognized in popular media, which I guess is a good thing.
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Re: Star Citizen Drama
Sep 15, 2020, 06:41
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Re: Star Citizen Drama Sep 15, 2020, 06:41
Sep 15, 2020, 06:41
 
The original poster in the SG forum has been a supporter since 2016. Out of this whole long running clown show, it amazes me it took anyone four years to figure out things were not going exactly as planned. So many people these days invest their money with little to no research.

When I saw the original announcement for SG, I saw Chris Roberts name and thought Oh didn't he do Wing Commander, maybe this is good. But then I went the extra step and did some research and read about the Freelancer debacle (that pretty much set the template for SC.)
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Re: Out of the Blue - Tilt Shift
Sep 14, 2020, 06:34
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Re: Out of the Blue - Tilt Shift Sep 14, 2020, 06:34
Sep 14, 2020, 06:34
 
That tilt shift photo looks just a fake and uncanny valley as every other tilt shift photo ever.
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Re: etc.
Sep 14, 2020, 06:30
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Re: etc. Sep 14, 2020, 06:30
Sep 14, 2020, 06:30
 
I think man is the only species that cares about, judges, and condemns what others do con-sensually for fun.
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