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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 22:57 Slick
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 21:01:
Slick wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 11:15:
Looking forward to Redstone 2, read an article detailing all the new stuff coming down the pipe, it's definitely a dense update. Quick virtualization, native HDR support, and the game mode thing stand out.

Although apparently they're taking away the "control panel" from the "right click start button" uber menu, which sucks... not sure why.

Oh also, screen resolution is now right in display properties, not buried under advanced menu, which is gud.

They're trying to replace legacy screens and all the little things we could control, with more dummy console like settings screens. Yeah this is something I'm not fond of 10. But if I can still get there, I'll be fine. Not sure if the long game is to take out and remove the functionality in full. That said, I haven't upgraded to the latest version and may not upgrade to this, depends on results that I care about.

They didn't replace anything, control panel is still there in all it's 20 year-old glory, it's just accessed a different way (still multiple ways to access control panel).

And I think that anyone being honest with themselves can agree that there's probably a better way of doing most stuff on an OS. Computing, home computing in particular is so young. I'd be sad if we just locked ourselves in a cage that nothing can ever change as far as UI goes, because "that's what I'm used to". I can promise that the layout of 50+ different icons in control panel is not the most efficient way of doing anything... unless you've been doing it that way your whole life.

Look at OSX, that shit hasn't changed in like 12 years. "it just works", BOOOO. 12 years ago Facebook wasn't a thing, smartphones weren't a thing, mobile internet wasn't really a thing, cable-cutters were freaks... and today we live in a world of $200 3D printers and self-driving electric cars. But OS design on Macs hasn't moved more than an Inch. Windows on the other hand moves 2 steps forward, 3 steps back, 5 steps forward etc... unpredictable, but actually trying new shit. At the end of the day, I'm all for innovation that actually makes interacting with a computer more efficient.

And before people jump on me, no, I don't think that the Win 10 settings menu is that solution, but philosophically I'm not against change. And I hope the change continues until it gets it right.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 9 Underway
10. Re: Diablo III Season 9 Underway Jan 19, 2017, 16:55 Slick
 
Thanks for the break-down, yeah it's been a while. And I never said i didn't like the game, infact I said I really enjoyed the gameplay. It was replaying the main campaign over and over until your eyes bled that did me in.

I heard about the first DLC (is there a second?) but I thought it was just one extra act of the main campaign, so you'd just replay a 20% longer campaign over and over until your eyes bled.

I'l have to look into this, as I've been doing so much HotS lately while procrastinating for work, that I think I could get back into the whole top-down clicky clicky minion smasher thing, as that's basically what HotS is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 16:49 Slick
 
Rigs wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 15:46:
Anyway, I'm still debating whether to jump into Win10 all the way. I've had it installed once previously and it was ok (this was right at launch, so I haven't messed with the 'Anniversary Update'). Some things were a nice change, others just had me going 'What the fuck?! What were they thinking?!'. I'm on Win7x64 currently with 16gb of RAM but my main concern is my mothers system. She still has Windows7x86 with only 4gb of RAM (of which, of course, only 3.5gb is usable) with an FM2-era AMD A6 cpu and integrated HD6530 (6350? One of them, I can never remember, not that it really matters). She uses her iPad Gen2 (that just got cut from updates this last go around) more than her system but she still does her email and finances, along with working with pictures and printing whatever she may need. I've been meaning to finally get her over to 64-bit and more RAM but I'm held up on going with Win7 again or Win10. Because of this I've been dragging my feet and procrastinating about it. I need to make a decision this weekend though.

So what do you guys think? Should I just put Win7x64 on her system or just bite the bullet and go full Win10x64?

=-Rigs-=

It's all about usability with old people, stick with what they understand. I find it cuts down on the late night calls asking you to tell them how to download an e-mail etc. My mom's still on 7, and has no desire to re-invent the wheel. Win 10 is for future-proofing and power users.

Also, depending on what she's doing, why does she need more RAM? Not being clever, honest question.

If your mom's a little more hip and you want to make her life easy in the longer-run, Win 10 will be around for longer than Win 7, so it's more having to learn new stuff up-front, less later.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 16:43 Slick
 
Sigh, this isn't an argument thread on the benefits of upgrading to Win 10. It's a thread about the second service pack for Win 10.

Unfortunately, it gets hijacked by dimwits who obviously don't have Win 10, will not under any circumstances upgrade to Win 10, have zero interest in the features being discussed, but have to make sure that everyone knows that they're so edgy that they won't use a piece of software.

No pissing contest, it's a civil discourse on an update that will affect many of us. The "Win 7 or die" people just want to keep reminding people that they exist, and that they're important.

It's funny because they were probably the same people who wouldn't upgrade to Win 7 from XP

It's not a debate. Win 10 runs better than Win 7. Everyone knows the pros/cons, but games running better, less ram, more stable etc. etc. etc. is not an opinion, it's a fact. Considering this is a PC gaming forum, those of us who are walking upright and who use opposable thumbs side with better gaming performance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 13:42 Slick
 
HERE, I did your homework for you. This is a pretty comprehensive list of everything happening in this update.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 13:34 Slick
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 13:13:
With every update to Windows 10 it makes Windows 7 look even better.
Why am i not surprised.

Flippant as ever, have you actually bothered to read all (any?) of the changes in the update? Or are you just doing what you always do and talk out of your ass?

"something something Microsoft" - Tech article

"Wow, MS is bad, why am I not surprised." - edgiest man on the internet.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 9 Underway
6. Re: Diablo III Season 9 Underway Jan 19, 2017, 13:10 Slick
 
I haven't played D3 since the first 2 months after launch, after it was obvious that there was no real end-game content other than replaying the same game at harder difficulties, since only about 5% of the game had "randomly" generated dungeons.

So let me get this straight, these "seasons" are just resetting ALL char progression, and starting fresh every few months? And each session would involve playing through the same content through multiple (I think there's 10 now?) difficulties?

That seems like a spiraling black-hole of repetition. I mean I do love the gameplay, but jesus, how many times can you play through the same campaign?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 12:53 Slick
 
@CJ: I like new tech, and HDR is very impressive, unfortunately that's only a TV tech right now. 2017 should be different, it's def a tech to look out for if you've never seen it, much more impressive than 4k IMO. ALSO, My Visio P-65 2016 model does TRUE 120hz @ 1080p, with monitor latency, it's fucking UNREAL. totally a bonus that i wasn't expecting, and I still don't use, as it doesn't work at anything above 1080p, and no HDR, which is why I bought it, but it's GLORIOUS. 65" screen with true 120hz and no latency, it's fucking WEIRD.

@Varan "taking control away"... I see what you did there... yeah, it's a retarded move, as i love the uber menu. They moved it to their "settings" menu, which they want people to use more I guess. who knows, it's a slick menu, but I'm stuck in my ways.

Speaking of menus, they added folders to the start menu icons, which is very nice. Apparently they've been on the win10 mobile platform for a while... for the 3 people that use that.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 11:42 Slick
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 11:32:
Yep. I am also really looking forward to more spyware, the inevitable reset of privacy settings and to Microsoft reinstalling their fucking store and their retarded shit apps without my consent once again. Can't wait.

lol yeah.... but I don't know about "more" spyware", I think they've achieved optimal spyware levels already. At least now you can defer updates for 30 days Rolleyes

the native HDR is what I'm looking forward to the most, having tried out an HDR TV in the last few months, getting obduction and shadow warrior 2 to work in HDR was a bit of a headache. The whole HDR thing is segmented enough as-is, but with no OS-side support on PC, it's a nightmare.
 
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2017, 11:15 Slick
 
Looking forward to Redstone 2, read an article detailing all the new stuff coming down the pipe, it's definitely a dense update. Quick virtualization, native HDR support, and the game mode thing stand out.

Although apparently they're taking away the "control panel" from the "right click start button" uber menu, which sucks... not sure why.

Oh also, screen resolution is now right in display properties, not buried under advanced menu, which is gud.
 
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News Comments > On Heroes of the Storm Diversity; Lunar Festival Returns
1. Re: On Heroes of the Storm Diversity; Lunar Festival Returns Jan 19, 2017, 01:23 Slick
 
Oh man, I think i need to buy the nimbus cloud... too cool.

This dumb game eats up so much of my money it's silly.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Last Stand Details Tomorrow
4. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Last Stand Details Tomorrow Jan 18, 2017, 23:26 Slick
 
Survival I keep coming back to, never did the "battle royale" mode in Arma, so this is scratching that itch, it's pretty fun, and one round and you're satisfied.

Also, the main campaign was pretty long, took like 20 hours to beat. I blasted through it in 4 days, and that's not including any DZ or the other stuff you can do, of which there is a lot.

I'm only upset cause I didn't get the season pass, this is the first time I've bought all DLCs separately (for more money), as I wasn't sure what the future for this game was after it was infested with hackers 2 months after launch. It's been cleaned up immensely, a real shame they didn't have this level of QA for launch, as it's a very polished game now, but I'm not going to level up another toon from scratch to experience it all.

GUH, SO EXCITED! All this game was missing was a real PvP MP mode, so much gear, so much leveling, and I'll finally get to shred face while hopefully being far away from the dark zone.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Last Stand Details Tomorrow
3. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Last Stand Details Tomorrow Jan 18, 2017, 23:19 Slick
 
OOOOOOOOOOOH SHIIIIIIIIIIT

looks like some TDM shit! well prob better than that, but looks like 4v4 at the very least, YES!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2017, 13:12 Slick
 
I don't even know what that WD_2 performance analysis is... is it April 1st?

No numbers, no benchmarks, run on an AMD CPU, only 3 GPUs "tested" and nothing more than nebulous "feelings" about how the game ran on different hardware.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins
25. Re: NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins Jan 18, 2017, 03:23 Slick
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 23:27:
necrosis wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:12:
Okely Dokely Ned Flanders. I guess you just bend over and take it when ever something changes in the world.

Some of us like features of things and when, for no reason, are forced to jump through hoops out of the blue to use those features it makes us mad.

Not at all, Mr. False Dilemma. Although it is a little disturbing that your brain equates creating a free account to login and use your free software with involuntary buttsex. Mountains out of molehills much?

Alright, it's fair appraisal time with uncle Slick.

On the grand scale of things, NO, this is not a big deal. Not by a long shot. This level of concern should be below "i wonder if this is really %25 recycled toilet paper?".

I think that we're mature enough to hold both ideas in our head at the same time.

YES, it's a dick move to take something that already functions, and hide it behind an nVidia online account. I bought a card with Shadowplay for a reason, now it doesn't work unless i sign up for your dumb program. YES. total dick move.

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NO this is not the end of the world, and in all honesty it probably isn't going to actually effect anybody, so we should all probably keep things in perspective. Companies update their TOS all the time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
12. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 18, 2017, 00:26 Slick
 
He said the company's Steam support staff is now five times bigger than it was roughly a year ago and is operating with a new ticket system to improve response times. "We definitely don't think we've done though," he added. He said the company's biggest issue is increasing response times in other regions and languages. - ars technica

Wow, so there's a grand total of 5 now?

You know there are 3rd party companies that can handle this stuff you know, you just write a check and it's done. The Billion you made last year not enough to cover it? Being the oldest running online games store, and the most profitable, it's fucking embarrassing that EA and Ubisoft do this better, and have for years. lol "better" doesn't even describe it... e-mail, phone, and live chat support in every language. You know, what a BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION DOES.

FUCK OFF.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins
8. Re: NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins Jan 17, 2017, 21:44 Slick
 
Well, I don't see how a WAN login is required to perform a LAN action like streaming from my PC to my Shield.

Also, features like Shadowplay are now hidden behind a forced login. Half surprised there isn't a class-action lawsuit regarding this. You can't sell people features with a physical product, then block them from it later through software unless you give away personal/system information. Although I'm sure somewhere in that giant EULA they make you sign they've covered their asses on that.

Makes me think of the GTX 970 3.5GB VRAM debacle. What did people end up getting? $15 back and a "thanks for your money" greeting card?

Personally I'm fine with logging into stuff to do things. I assume everything is datamining me, and the NSA knows all my favorite genres of porn. Still, it's a dick move to offer a hardware feature and then take it away. Like Skyrim getting the paid mods... do that shit with your next title, with your next series graphic card. The cat's already out of the bag on this title/card, you can't fuck with it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 17, 2017, 13:06 Slick
 
In all honesty, I doubt most people who want a switch will even have their hands on one by the time the Mario and Splatoon 2 games come out (the other 2 high-profile releases other than the Day 1 Zelda).

If Nintendo do the same that they've always done, they use one production facility that they trust, and it only makes units at a certain pace, hence the years long shortage of Wii units. I think they used a different fab for the gamecube, and were not happy with the final product, so went back to their mainstay production facility.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2017, 12:22 Slick
 
Sigh, I fucking love Carmack. And even as insidious as Facebook is, I think I have to side against Zenimax here, as far as emotional tugs go, which is quite an accomplishment. I'm more interested in the facts though, if Carmack was really double-dealing. Intrigue!  
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Live Fire Plans
7. Re: Titanfall 2 Live Fire Plans Jan 15, 2017, 22:35 Slick
 
Since you already have hero-like mechanics in the game (ie. different titan classes, abilities etc.) I'd LOOOOVE to see a MOBA version of titanfall. They already have the AI bots integrated into the game, so it couldn't be that hard. I mean I'm sure it will be a lot of work, but it could be a breakout success. I love the moba style game mode, have been hankering for some battleborn recently, but there's like legit 300 players on that game  
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