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Morten Johansen
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Re: Windows 11 Announced
Jun 24, 2021, 16:52
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Re: Windows 11 Announced Jun 24, 2021, 16:52
Jun 24, 2021, 16:52
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 15:38:
Foxtrot2Nov wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 15:32:
Considering every other Windows OS is a complete failure and travesty, hard pass on Windows 11.
Linux man?
To me it reads more like he was saying that roughly every other Windows release is crap. And if you look at it in the order of 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 you could certainly make such a connection. Even so, the bad ones aren't usually as bad as their reputation makes them out to be.
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Re: Windows 11 Announced
Jun 24, 2021, 14:25
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Re: Windows 11 Announced Jun 24, 2021, 14:25
Jun 24, 2021, 14:25
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 14:17:

I should've seen that scumbag move coming...

Windows 11 Will Be Required to Run the New DirectStorage API
That's really nothing new.

DX10 required Win7 (and people complained back then that it didn't work with their WinXP machines) and DX12 was officially launched with and requires Win10 (and people complained that it didn't work with Win7). MS did later release a limited version of DX12 that would work on Win7/8 for certain titles.
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Re: Windows 11 Announced
Jun 24, 2021, 13:37
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Re: Windows 11 Announced Jun 24, 2021, 13:37
Jun 24, 2021, 13:37
 
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 12:35:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 12:16:
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 12:06:
The live stream was lacking info and overflowing in sentiment. I feel like I should invite Windows 11 to my next family picnic.
Goodness. It was emotionally manipulative tripe. That, and the livestream kept cutting out throughout.

For what it's worth, Windows 11 looks pretty decent. I just think the presentation was rather superficial and didn't tell me what I really wanted to know about it.

Windows 11 does look interesting. My only slight complaint is the start menu. I've always had my lesser used programs in folders (Windows 7 and earlier) or in categorized tiles (Windows 8 & 10). The Windows 11 start menu appears to be just a blob of icons with no way to group or organize them.
You should look into Open-Shell if you want more control over your start menu. You don't have to make it look like the WinXP (or Win7) version, you can still tweak the Win8/10 look quite a lot.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 20, 2021, 13:40
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2021, 13:40
Jun 20, 2021, 13:40
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 12:49:
Yes, if you haven't been using Linux before now you will have a learning curve...but GUYS...I am the village idiot technologically compared to most of you.
And you're still lightyears ahead of the average user. The fact that you've ever been interested in programming languages or hardware is still far ahead of the average user, who is likely going to go blank if you even think of talking about the various internal components like memory or graphics cards. Even knowing that Blue's News is a site about gaming news (instead of being a site about music artists) marks you as someone who knows more about computers and gaming than most people.

You aren't going to think that your computer runs faster just because you got a new monitor. Yes, I've actually run into someone thanking me for making their PC faster when all I did (and was asked to do) was replace the monitor.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 20, 2021, 10:08
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2021, 10:08
Jun 20, 2021, 10:08
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 09:45:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 23:31:
You are right BoP I have seen you say that before. So, are all the gamers a bunch of idiots or brain-washed or what? Because I don't see a rush of gamers switching from Win10 to Linux. Hell, I worked in the IT industry for 25+ years and I haven't switched. Linux is a great OS for a ton of things, but AFAIK gaming isn't one of them.

I am well aware that gaming on Linux isn't on an equal footing with Windows. I 100%, freely admit that. I think it's getting much, much better with Proton but it isn't at equivalence.

But I think we can agree that, in terms of computer usage, it's a relatively small niche. The average PC user, worldwide, isn't going to be playing Call of Battlefield Halo Fantasy 9,147. The average user is going to do basic tasks just like my mother does. For them, there's no need to pay the Microsoft tax. There's no need to play the bullshit game of "We have six different SKUs for one OS because...reasons! We don't bother to do QA on anything we release anymore because automation solves everything!"

That's what I addressed. The average user. Because this is a gaming related board, we have the bias prejudice that all systems must be gaming machines first and foremost. Above everything else. Well, most of us. I know I am the weird one who builds his machines to be useful, functional tools that also happen to game as a second or tertiary objective.
The Average User is going to ask the salesman for a system that works out of the box, which means they're almost certainly getting a Windows installation unless they go to an Apple store. When they get home they don't want to bother figuring out how to install some other OS, even if it's super simple and free and available at this site where there's a bunch of friendly users willing to help them set it up. And they did pay for Windows when they bought a complete system, so why would they throw away that money.
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring
Jun 19, 2021, 06:45
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring Jun 19, 2021, 06:45
Jun 19, 2021, 06:45
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 13:04:
I think a private citizen should be able to donate their money to whomever they want without fear for their personal or economic safety. Yeah, even when they are Trump supporters. That's how freedom works, it's a two way street. If harassment for his political ideals is what is causing his retirement, I think that is a shame. I don't like the games and I don't like Trump politics....but I can't help but feel that it all is more destructive than constructive.
You almost make it sound like you feel the LGBT+ community should keep supporting him financially by continuing to purchase his games, despite his personal support of politicians who are actively aggressive against LGBT+ people.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 18, 2021, 14:55
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2021, 14:55
Jun 18, 2021, 14:55
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 14:23:
That daredevil had two young kids.. man why would you put yourself in that situation when you have two kids needing you. I get it was basically your career before but man.. your life changes when you have little ones looking up to you.
I would expect there was some level of overconfidence involved, given that it was during practice for a world record attempt.
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Re: Valve Appeals Geo-Blocking Fine
Jun 15, 2021, 13:26
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Re: Valve Appeals Geo-Blocking Fine Jun 15, 2021, 13:26
Jun 15, 2021, 13:26
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 13:09:
El Pit wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 11:53:
I hope they lose and will have to pay a few billion $$$. They need to learn that either they believe in their ONE WORLD idea or they don't. Believing in it only if it does not harm your profit is ridiculous and actually a blow to the whole idea. I love it when rich people say "WE ARE ONE PEOPLE" only to instantly change this opinion when it comes to selling their products.
That's a pretty apt assessment. It's so completely arbitrary. So in some countries where the dollar is less than the US they get deep discounts, but in others - like us and Aus - we have to pay more. Fuck that noise.
Even if the fine stands, Valve might just keep geoblocking for non-EU nations.
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Re: Battling Bugs
Jun 12, 2021, 12:46
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Re: Battling Bugs Jun 12, 2021, 12:46
Jun 12, 2021, 12:46
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:07:
I hope BF2042 has private servers and official ones.
But if you have private servers some people won't be playing on the official servers. If people don't play on the official servers they won't constantly see other players with rare skins that can only be gotten by spending thousands of dollars on loot boxes. And isn't the real reason to play a Live Service game to see other players with super rare skins so you can be jealous (and hopefully spend a couple of thousand $$ on gambling)?
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2021, 15:16
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 11, 2021, 15:16
Jun 11, 2021, 15:16
 
The sources linked in the article make it look like the company behind the report is more interested in selling their services than offering concrete information to the public.
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Re: Get Control for Free
Jun 11, 2021, 06:14
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Re: Get Control for Free Jun 11, 2021, 06:14
Jun 11, 2021, 06:14
 
Lord Tea wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 03:53:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:27:
Control is an OUTSTANDING game.

I don't know anything about Genshin Impact, but Control by itself is an nearly unskippable free offer. I know there are the hard core anti-Epic folks that won't get it at Epic's store, but you all should play this game eventually.

I’m not anti Epic, I’m anti “exclusive”.
You should probably stay far away from Steam then, about 80% of their catalogue is exclusive to Steam.
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews
Jun 9, 2021, 12:42
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews Jun 9, 2021, 12:42
Jun 9, 2021, 12:42
 
WaltC wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 10:45:
It seems to be a fact that both AMD and nVidia have just enough stock on hand to send to reviewers, with scant left over for customers. I'm glad this tactic makes sense for them because it sure makes little sense to me for them to continuously keep announcing GPUs that aren't generally available.
If they were shipping 10k units worldwide, sending 200 to reviewers would not change much in general availability. The remaining 9800 units would still be snatched up instantly with no chance of getting one at retail price without luck or using a bot.
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Re: Get Warhammer Underworlds: Online for Free
Jun 9, 2021, 08:57
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Re: Get Warhammer Underworlds: Online for Free Jun 9, 2021, 08:57
Jun 9, 2021, 08:57
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 12:14:
How hard is it for Warhammer/Warhammer 40k games to be good?
It takes something Dawn of War and Total War: Warhammer or reasonably accurate conversions of the GW board games. I've also heard fairly decent things about one of the Battlefleet Gothic games.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jun 7, 2021, 17:42
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 7, 2021, 17:42
Jun 7, 2021, 17:42
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 14:22:
I really want to play this, and while I loved Transistor (story and music are standouts) I hated the Save Game system.
It made me want to stop playing and now I hesitate every time they release a game.

Unless they've changed things, Hades auto-saves every time you enter a room. There is no manual save due to the roguelite nature of the game.
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs
Jun 5, 2021, 17:34
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jun 5, 2021, 17:34
Jun 5, 2021, 17:34
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2021, 17:24:
Justice Dept. says it'll no longer seize reporters' records

How this was even a thing to begin with is beyond me.
The existence of the previous POTUS should be answer enough.
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews
Jun 2, 2021, 11:09
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews Jun 2, 2021, 11:09
Jun 2, 2021, 11:09
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 2, 2021, 11:02:
That is a lot of freaking reviews for something most people couldn't find to buy even if they had the cash and wanted to.
It's not really that many units if they expect to ship 5k+ for launch.

And 5k units would still be gone from store shelves in the first 1-2 minutes.
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 13:36
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 13:36
May 30, 2021, 13:36
 
CivVI has had a 2k launcher for so long that there are threads from 2018 telling you how to skip it. They may of course have updated it to be a more generic 2k launcher than just a CivVI launcher, but it's not new.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part XXIII
May 24, 2021, 11:44
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part XXIII May 24, 2021, 11:44
May 24, 2021, 11:44
 
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2021, 01:12:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 23, 2021, 09:56:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2021, 09:41:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 23, 2021, 07:53:
Kxmode wrote on May 22, 2021, 16:56:
"Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers hasn’t demonstrated much interest in completely opening up iOS." source
But she keeps saying she wants a compromise. I don't know where a compromise can exist. What Epic wants and what Apple wants are diametrically opposed. The crazy thing is that this is all over how v-bucks are sold... which is essentially gambling for children.
Reverse their anti-steering rules
Definitely, I think this is the best Epic can hope for and likely all Apple willingly concedes. That said, I don't think this does much of anything for Epic.
I guess Apple could authorize Epic, but there's still the issue of Apple's cut. Taking people off their ecosystem to another unproven payment processor effectively cuts Apple out. However, Valve does allow Paypal, and I assume Paypal cuts into what Valve receives. There's a compromise to provide a more convenient payment option. But, in the states (at least), and excluding credit cards, Valve ONLY allows Paypal as a secondary payment method because they've earned a high level of trust online as an independent payment processor. Epic is on thin-ice with Apple after they sideloaded a payment system without informing Apple. That creates a trust issue that Epic might engage in other shenanigans out of Apple's control. Every platform always wants to control its revenue stream, and they can't if a company has a history of violated agreements. Apple can keep referring to that as the reason why they do not wish to compromise. Anyhow that's my unbiased assessment.
Even if Epic is allowed by the court to circumvent Apple's payment system, they would still need to either be licensed as a payment processor or use the services of a third party payment processor. Given that EGS already accepts credit card payments, Epic either hold a license themselves (not likely) or they have a deal with a company that is licensed (much more likely). Getting such a license is not a simple process, especially when you want to do it on a global scale.
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Re: South Korean
May 24, 2021, 06:19
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Re: South Korean May 24, 2021, 06:19
May 24, 2021, 06:19
 
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2021, 01:19:
They will move their events to Japan, and Koreans can fly there.
Sounds like you don't understand why (pre-Activision) Blizzard got so big with StarCraft in Korea in the first place. While a lot of Japanese media are now legal (Japanese games didn't become legal until 2004), Korea still has laws against specific types of Japanese media being broadcast.

And Japan is not really into PC gaming (or Western games in general), so what you suggest is likely going to reduce attendance by quite a lot.
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Re: South Korean
May 23, 2021, 08:18
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Re: South Korean May 23, 2021, 08:18
May 23, 2021, 08:18
 
Kxmode wrote on May 23, 2021, 01:23:
How exactly is law enforceable for a company that doesn't originate from South Korea. I understand business-related lawsuits, but laws? They only have jurisdiction in the country that passed them. If a corporation like Activision-Blizzard thinks for one minute they will allow South Korea to enforce their law upon them they will exit the region. The games will still be there, but ATVI's business presence will not.
The same way the EU is able to enforce their laws.

If a business wants to make money in a profitable region they have to abide by the local laws.
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