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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Oct 15, 2020, 14:45
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 15, 2020, 14:45
Oct 15, 2020, 14:45
 
Infamous tech quotes?

This year Linux will take over as the main PC OS and be the primary gaming OS too!

-Every Linux fanboi, every yr. since ~1996

Linux on desktops in 1996 <1%
Today ~2%

Any day now I am sure.
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Re: World of Warcraft Microphone
Oct 13, 2020, 19:43
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Re: World of Warcraft Microphone Oct 13, 2020, 19:43
Oct 13, 2020, 19:43
 
Had 2 Yeti's Black, both died less than a year after purchase. Coworker had his die less then a year too. Never buy another Yeti again.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 12, 2020, 10:06
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 12, 2020, 10:06
Oct 12, 2020, 10:06
 
phinn wrote on Oct 11, 2020, 15:31:
GinRummy wrote on Oct 11, 2020, 12:18:
At least TWO pre-purchases in the top ten best sellers? Must be nice.

True but for Baldur's Gate 3 it's worth it. So few good RPGs anymore I really hope the game is great.

Story, voice acting, FX all top notch. However it's pretty buggy under the hood as well as some balance issues. I would wait for 1 or 2 full patches before playing. I got about 2 hrs in and tossed in the towel. Going to wait for a patch.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Oct 9, 2020, 10:56
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 9, 2020, 10:56
Oct 9, 2020, 10:56
 
The hypocrisy of the far right aka the GOP is mind numbing.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 7, 2020, 00:22
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 7, 2020, 00:22
Oct 7, 2020, 00:22
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 22:28:
Primalchrome wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 20:19:
Gotta agree....the temptation is there....but between the pricetag and approach to EA I think I'll wait until 1.0 and see what the state of the game is then.

That's the only winning move in this game. Never play Larian games before they are done... Early Access is usually the true to the metal Alpha experience, and I wonder how many nooblets fall into this trap on Steam.. given there are 70k ! active players right now, of an EARLY ALPHA VERSION, with 50% of classes missing and tons of things not working right I'd say there are nooblets aplenty...

Or people like myself who are aware and fine of the alpha state. Some people simply want to play around with it and don't want to wait. shrug.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 6, 2020, 17:28
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 6, 2020, 17:28
Oct 6, 2020, 17:28
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 17:10:
$80? Fuck and no. See this game in a while obviously.

Money is like jello, they always make more. -me

I go out drinking with a friend and I'll piss away (literally) twice this amount. shrug

Posted this while waiting for it to download.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 2, 2020, 20:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2020, 20:54
Oct 2, 2020, 20:54
 
Blue wrote on Oct 2, 2020, 14:26:
There are a lot of good reasons to keep using the existing systems, from security to custom functionality and more. Most of our users have expressed a strong preference for us retaining the current design as well, so there doesn't seem to be much justification for switching to one of the CMSes you suggest with their security holes and generic features, especially considering the prohibitive amount of work it would take to customize one of them just to get back to the features we already have.

Far from there being no reason to stick with what we've got, there are actually no compelling reasons to switch.

As someone who used DNN for years including a decently trafficked web site of ~10 million page views of month I have to say that is not an accurate assessment. First DNN is one of the most secure open source CMSs on the market, while others are less so they are some very secure options with few issues. In fact, DDN, has had only had minor security notices past few years and nothing major or critical for at least 5+ years last I checked. I know other CMS's are less so but like anything some are better then others. I personally never had a security issue with DNN with thousands of users.

Second as for functionality, I have no idea where you are getting your information from. I see nothing here function wise that isn't already built in or a plug in module wouldn't do. This site isn't that complex to emulate, honestly. A news/article module, forum module. Boom done. Everything else is built in including user accounts w/ email verification, feedback and contact forms, search, a real HTML WYSIWYG editor rather then this editor from 2005 chuckle.

The most complicated thing would be the skin. That I concede if you can't find a pre-built one on the DNN store free or otherwise you like then you may have to partly code that yourself. But aside from the skin for a similar look the only real retort that has merit I see is people like coming to a site with 1998 visuals. And that's fine, however again with some work you can pretty close emulate that in DNN or related.

The reason to switch would be to have a modern back end that scales much better then this.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 2, 2020, 14:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2020, 14:09
Oct 2, 2020, 14:09
 
Sadly, Frans can't find a solution to using 1998 web tech/layout in 2020.

Just archive this site at archive.bluesnews.com then roll out a modern site using joomla, DNN, drupal or related rather then sticking with this site/backend for no other reason then I can see aside from fear of not having 4,391 pages show up on the news list.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Commercial - Keanu Diem
Oct 1, 2020, 23:24
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Commercial - Keanu Diem Oct 1, 2020, 23:24
Oct 1, 2020, 23:24
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 1, 2020, 17:34:
Crunch, in general, is unacceptable in most 1st world countries btw, with strangely the only exception being the super exploitative video game developer production niche.

You clearly have never had many high level jobs in the US. I have yet to work in a industry where some level of "mandatory OT" wasn't required at some point, at times for several consecutive weeks.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up
Oct 1, 2020, 12:21
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up Oct 1, 2020, 12:21
Oct 1, 2020, 12:21
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 19:30:
I was replying to GothicWizard's comment about most game studios... not specifically what CD PROJECT RED is doing.

You choose a job you KNOW crunch is a thing and still take a salary position and don't negotiate a better deal? Part of the blame falls on you at that point.

I agree there is still work to be done and ALL OT needs to be compensated. However this shows it IS moving in the right direction, and that is a start and what I am getting at. I didn't say the issue is 100% fixed, you inferred that not I.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up
Sep 30, 2020, 17:07
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up Sep 30, 2020, 17:07
Sep 30, 2020, 17:07
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 11:58:
2019 - Crunch Can Never Be The Answer!
2020 - Crunch Is The Answer!

This is my shocked face.

Plus crunch for only a month AND get OT? Please, I've seen some studios, games end up in crunch that last 4+ months of development with no OT. Clearly the industry is much better then it was 5+ yrs ago. As long as they are getting paid for the OT this is a non-issue and story.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 30, 2020, 01:50
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 30, 2020, 01:50
Sep 30, 2020, 01:50
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 00:05:
GothicWizard wrote on Sep 29, 2020, 16:15:
Just like Linux was going to...eliminate windows from the server market...(and) going to be the main gaming OS

Nice selective editing, cherry picking.

Linux is about equal in server installs to win server according to 2018-2019 data.

Bottom line linux talking heads have been claiming windows will be reduced to irrelevant for over 2 decades. NONE of these predictions of doom for windows has happened. THAT is my point. Only linux fanboys with their "any year now.. since 1995" nonsense are the only ones who don't see that.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 29, 2020, 16:15
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2020, 16:15
Sep 29, 2020, 16:15
 
> Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, predicts Eric Raymond

Just like Linux was going to over take windows as the main desktop OS, eliminate windows from the server market, going to be the main gaming OS for the past 25 years but.. but this THIS time it will really happen forget the last 57324 times us linux talking-heads predicted this!

ok boomer.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 22:51
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 22:51
Sep 19, 2020, 22:51
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 14:10:
GothicWizard wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 13:40:
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The cycle is new tech is released, it gets to 50+% saturation in the market, gaming industry plans for it to be a requirement or strongly suggested on the next cycle of games. Rinse and repeat.

What the what.
Where is this magical number listed and when did ssd’s gain that share, include the sources of course for each.

https://www.electronicsweekly.com/uncategorised/ssds-getting-cheaper-2019-05/

You were saying?

Just because you are oblivious to certain data or facts does not make it untrue. It simply means you should talk less and listen more.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 13:40
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 13:40
Sep 19, 2020, 13:40
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 12:10:
GothicWizard wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 11:49:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 03:37:
SSD's are recommended for both specs. Interesting.

How so? With NO loading screens it is going to be doing a LOT of real time disk access. Makes perfect and logical sense.
I’m not taking issue w/it and apparently we have the next gen consoles to thank for this requirement. I just found it interesting that this is the first time I remember seeing ssd’s as recommended and required in system specs. I’m all for it. (I’m sure there are other games released in the last year or two that recommended ssd’s and I didn’t notice that requirement)***
In the near future expect to see storage requirements state the minimum read/write speeds as well.
Sata ssd speeds and NVMe PCIe M.2 speeds are worlds apart.

*** edit
The upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion also recommends a solid state disc as does The Medium.

I am not saying you are taking issue with it, I am saying this shouldn't be surprising, unexpected or any more "interesting" then you need a working PC to play this. If you didn't see this coming 18 months ago then you wern't paying attention.

The cycle is new tech is released, it gets to 50+% saturation in the market, gaming industry plans for it to be a requirement or strongly suggested on the next cycle of games. Rinse and repeat.

The side note to this is when a new tech developer pays to expedite adoption by getting game companies to include their new tech (ray tracing) to get people to buy it but that generally is a video card thing, most all other cases follows the cycle above.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 11:49
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 11:49
Sep 19, 2020, 11:49
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 03:37:
SSD's are recommended for both specs. Interesting.

How so? With NO loading screens it is going to be doing a LOT of real time disk access. Makes perfect and logical sense.
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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York Released
Sep 11, 2020, 11:02
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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York Released Sep 11, 2020, 11:02
Sep 11, 2020, 11:02
 
PC version of a choose your own adventure book. Hard pass.

If it was based on V20 maybe.. but the new setting, retconns and mechanics for V5 are horrible.
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Re: Conan Exiles Free Weekend Starts Today; New Expansion Next Week
Sep 11, 2020, 10:58
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Re: Conan Exiles Free Weekend Starts Today; New Expansion Next Week Sep 11, 2020, 10:58
Sep 11, 2020, 10:58
 
yonder wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 20:45:
GothicWizard wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:48:
Bill Borre wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:35:
They seem to be putting some work into the expansion. I wonder if that had anything to do with the game's removal from the EGS freebies?

How exactly?

This has been in the works for about a year if not more. I don't see how a expansion is affected in any way by some second rate steam wanna be giveaway that did or did not happen pretty recently. shrug

Stopping a sale for the base game when dlc comes out isn't exactly unheard of...

I agree however it's even more hurtful to not give the base game away, suck people in to buy your new expansion which everyone is flooding to it. The giveaway that was cancelled in my view is more hurtful then helpful. They made their money back on the CE development plus a fuck load more. It's all gravy at this point, the main income will be people buying the DLCs and the expansions like this. The steam sales of 50% and 75% off on a regular basis from CE it's almost free anyways. The base game is just a means to an end at this point. Use it to get people to buy the DLCs and the new content.
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Re: Conan Exiles Free Weekend Starts Today; New Expansion Next Week
Sep 10, 2020, 11:48
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Re: Conan Exiles Free Weekend Starts Today; New Expansion Next Week Sep 10, 2020, 11:48
Sep 10, 2020, 11:48
 
Bill Borre wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:35:
They seem to be putting some work into the expansion. I wonder if that had anything to do with the game's removal from the EGS freebies?

How exactly?

This has been in the works for about a year if not more. I don't see how a expansion is affected in any way by some second rate steam wanna be giveaway that did or did not happen pretty recently. shrug
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Re: Big Conan Exiles Announcement Announced
Sep 3, 2020, 21:41
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Re: Big Conan Exiles Announcement Announced Sep 3, 2020, 21:41
Sep 3, 2020, 21:41
 
New map or at the very least the last 1/4 (north east area) of the current map, as that has been speculated at hinted at by the devs for some time.

Also if you like gritty, survival games with excellent building tools and options it is amazing. Give it a try.
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