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Signed On Jun 8, 2015, 21:47
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 13:48 Megalodon
 
I wouldn't deign to listen to anything you had to say, you've already proven yourself to be supremely ignorant on this subject. Nice gay joke, you're a homophobe in addition to an idiot yer pappa must be proud.

We're all done here, you are dismissed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 13:17 Megalodon
 
Axis wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 12:21:
Offsite backup solutions are the most important, it's called offsite storage, not online. And you never keep your pc on with remote software running and accessible unless you are a total idiot. And ya, may as well make your password "password". Also there's some misc ads running that give even more information, you should read more, click it all!

I deal with inexperienced buffonery like yours all the time. Great for keeping noob techs employed until they get fired, terrible policies.

Says the bestbuy computer janitor who recommends installing Avast, doesn't know how to secure his own network for a simple VPN connection and who apparently hasn't heard of strong encryption for either purpose. For a home user online storage can be very economical and you can encrypt all of the data yourself using whatever protocol/strength you want and just retain the the private key. It should never be relied on by itself but its a very viable piece of a proper backup strategy and you can secure your data within reason. For someone backing up personal photographs it doesn't exactly have to be mission critical security either. It can be much more economical and reliable than offsite storage, particularly for home users where they often can't be trusted to do those things consistently. If a foreign government really wants your Hootie and the Blowfish MP3s and 10 year old vacation photos that badly after taking a decade to break the encryption then nothing else was going to stop them anyway. They could just as easily break down your door, grab your computer and steal your offsite backups, in fact arguably that would be easier than breaking strong encryption stored at a corporation who will have its own security.

Backups should ideally be versioned but for home users, fuck it:

- incremental backups performed with bitrot full rotations every 10 backups, assuming no ECC memory
- 1x offsite backup that should be not solely relied on due to potential media defects, bitrot and fire/theft/flood/negligence
- 1x heavily encrypted online backup, user should retain private key somewhere secure
- 1x system image for enthusiasts who want convenience in case of hardware failure
- Backups are useless without restoration tests as many home users discover to their horror later on

Problem is no real home user is going to do all that. They will just do whatever Time Machine or random shitty Windows app they're using demands which is probably fine for most users anyway who only care that they don't lose photos in a crash.

If it was up to me everyone would be using ZFS on real NAS hardware and backing up to using some form of the above but I would settle for a bunch of people using Crashplan reliably.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 07:23 Megalodon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 21:57:
With encryption I meant the telemetry data is encrypted it collects and sends it when machine is idle, so you could potentially catch what is recorded... but since I am too paranoid to run W10 anywhere....

The idle data collection thing is a forum myth with no validity.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Access

9. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Access Aug 12, 2015, 21:13 Megalodon
 
Jackplug wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 20:48:
You really gonna fall for this bullshit?

Trying it for free is bullshit?
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode

21. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 20:46 Megalodon
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 16:30:
The general concept is soccer but it plays quite differently. The lack of ball control, any concept of having the ball at your feet, is the main thing. If you touch the ball, it will bounce of somewhere (hence, pinball) with no ability to keep the ball and dribble or slow the play. The accuracy of passing is also far lower - even if most of those passes were intended, they're a world away from what I do in football and I'm no pro.

It's probably more like ice hockey than football due to the faster pace and the absence of "out of bounds", although ice hockey also has ball at feet "puck at stick" control and accurate passing. I'm not particularly familiar with that sport so I don't suppose this comparison really holds up much better.

Go hit a massive soccer ball with a car then let us know how realistic the footwork is. People don't literally mean its soccer with cars, they are drawing a comparison to make it easier for outsiders to understand. All of those things you're complaining about are possible but you need to play more. It's a game that requires a time investment to get the most out of if you want to play it in a finesse manner.

I just picked up the game last week but I'm already doing air knocks and dribbling fine. You will get better at it but you have to stop wanting it to be british football and instead accept it for what it is.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released

21. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released Aug 12, 2015, 07:25 Megalodon
 
Can't even come up with his own comebacks, owned LOL.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting

41. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Aug 11, 2015, 21:28 Megalodon
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 12:21:
shihonage wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 01:24:

Attributing critical discernment to emotional nostalgia is the refuge of the ignorant. Diablo3 is fundamentally broken. The damage/weapon/spell systems are too homogenous. The levels are homogenous because they are just big blocks placed with slight randomization, instead of true random dungeons of Diablo1 and 2.

...rambling truncated...

Shame.

Can't even see you clearly you are so high up on that horse.

Diablo 3 is a blast to actually PLAY and to many that's the most important thing. Sorry it doesn't fit your definition of Diablo, but there are lots of other ARPGs out there for you.

Which ones? Path of Exile? A soulless mess that looks like a college student project with gameplay about as exciting. Grim Dawn which might be finished by the time I die. Any others I'm missing here?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released

12. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released Aug 11, 2015, 21:23 Megalodon
 
Julio wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 18:55:
This game wasn't worthy of even getting DLC released. But it's a multiple time award winning game by traditional gaming journalists.

Your taste in games really sucks if you think this game deserves no DLC. Like you've never played a truly bad game before and are talking out of the ignorant hole in your butt. I don't even think its anything special but there are far worse offenders that get more DLC without trolls like you crying about it.

Go back to trolling metacritic with 0/10 reviews or whatever LOL owned.
 
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News Comments > etc.

17. Re: etc. Aug 11, 2015, 16:59 Megalodon
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 14:55:
I absolutely cannot get into it. I'm just bored as fucking fuck with it and I don't know why. I regret the 11 dollars I spent on it so far. The quests seem boring and generic as all hell.

It is painfully fucking generic. It has few of the things that make me enjoy the SP series while it positively overflows with annoyances and tedium.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Adding PvP Leagues

6. Re: Guild Wars 2 Adding PvP Leagues Aug 11, 2015, 16:57 Megalodon
 
sauron wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 13:48:
I loved GW2 back when it was released. So incredibly fun. The SP game and WvWvW were fantastic.

But they just released the first expansion three years after the original game! If they'd been quicker, I would probably still be playing it.

It's a great game, definitely too advanced for knobs with bad taste and WOW kiddies but I agree that they did the content additions all wrong. MMO games are perfect for traditional expansions and that's what they should have focused on from day one. The storyline bumps were too incremental and the constant additions scared away a lot of returning users with the perception that they couldn't get caught up. Many just kept saying they would wait for an expansion pack and then since moved onto other games.

I was pretty happy with it but I've pvpd to death and I'm ready to move onto other games and try new gameplay formulas, they just took long with expansions.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation

2. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 11, 2015, 07:20 Megalodon
 
It shows nothing, a destruction tech demo that is MP only. Snooze.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Notes

14. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Notes Aug 11, 2015, 07:17 Megalodon
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 03:12:
After playing the Witcher3 how can anyone go back to this single player MMO turd?

They are very different games and I both for different reasons. Why don't YOU go play Witcher 3 instead of trolling about a game you supposedly don't like?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

12. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 10, 2015, 07:31 Megalodon
 
You can see that in a few places here, some people got all mad because they tried to 100% every area then were confused why they outleveled the story. Because you know that's a new thing and not every RPG.  
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News Comments > The International Results

27. Re: The International Results Aug 10, 2015, 07:28 Megalodon
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:07:
I'm a troll because you're some fat kid who can't play real sports and gets picked on by jocks? Awww, sucks to be you, huh? Son, fat, lazy, and stupid is no way to go through life. You fat little bastards need to get out of youur parents basements. Get some excercise. Try actually speaking to a female. Jesus, and people wonder why you kids are tubs of lard.


You're a troll because your opinions are all meaningless flamebait without any depth to them. Despite having 21,000 posts of bullshit spam you probably haven't engaged beyond 2 replies in any discussion here.

You somehow confuse going against the grain on every topic to be a form of bravery instead of the transparent stupidity that everyone else sees it for. I don't know if you realize it but you're pitied and are the real source of that story from your quote.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 6, 2015, 07:29 Megalodon
 
Axis wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 17:42:
Law banning secret filming of animal abuse on farms ruled unconstitutional, but GAG ORDER those filming the gleeful people selling body parts of murdered babies...

Too bad that video is complete bullshit and was already proven to be so. Like most of your completely wrong opinions its based on thin fucking air and probably some idiotic personal politics. A simple google search and 5 seconds of research would've made this apparent to anyone with a brain. I've never seen someone who is wrong about everything yet continues to beat their chest like a little dictator as if they have anything of value to offer.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 4, 2015, 20:52 Megalodon
 
Blaming Microsoft for adding your porn folders to your Picture library is pretty stupid and anyone defending this tard is just as bad.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

40. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 4, 2015, 20:47 Megalodon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 19:39:
If you read this tread you would see that is highly in question that turning it off in Home and Pro isn't turning it off it drops it down one notch and that is just one setting. I have no problem waiting to see/hear more on this, but right now it is at least in question.

That's the only setting in question and the rest can all be disabled according to my research on Google. No one has actually proven what its sending, if anything at all. There are a half dozen toggles in the operating system and the rest is common sense shit like don't use their cloud based voice assistant.

Too many people reacting to news head lines instead of fact.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.

2. Re: etc., etc. Aug 4, 2015, 07:15 Megalodon
 
Employees get randomized email addresses that change daily to prevent them from taking other job offers and mandatory surveillance. Holy shit, do these idiots think that they're building the A bomb?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

18. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 4, 2015, 07:13 Megalodon
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 03:19:
Except, guess what? "I" control what goes on my facebook profile. "I" control, what gets sent in my gmail and what doesnt. The Android operating system on my smartphone is thoroughly rooted and is under "my" control. And while you do have a point, kind of, there has to be somewhere where you draw the line. My line is my personal PC. Thats it. For me to even install windows X I have to sign away "my" control of my PC away, for as long as I continue to use Windows, and that is a line Im not going to cross just yet..

No you don't control those things, that's laughably naive. Google keeps your data forever even after you delete your google history, Android collects insane amounts of user statistics and can only be turned off with a custom ROM. That's google the do no evil company that had to be dragged through court to even let people know this fact and still only lets them delete data in Europe. The fact that you would cite Facebook privacy settings as some sort of example shows you are really clueless about this subject, Facebooks entire business model is built on your data and it has the worst track record in this regard. Giving you a bunch of toggles does not mean companies aren't doing other things or that they even respect those choices. Ironically Microsoft is one of the companies who is more up front about these things, largely because they have to comply with all sorts of enterprise related security and privacy law.

No one cares if you want Windows 10 or not but don't try to cite hypocritical examples as some sort of reasoning when its really just your paranoia and apprehension.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

12. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 12:21 Megalodon
 
CDPR determines its price on Steam, not Steam itself. They probably keep its price high to maintain a decent profit margin on it and to drive people to GOG.  
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