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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 8, 2018, 12:11 Nimh
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 11:10:
Pretty funny/shitty how the Meltdown bug was exposed right before CES for Intel. Might be a tough crowd.

Coupled with the ridiculous Ryzen price drop. Interesting times indeed.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
3. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 11:59 Nimh
 
Verno wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 11:31:
I'll stick with my OLED for now. It's really nice but lacks a tuner and the only real upgrade for me would be variable sync which will be cheaper when HDMI 2.1 finally goes mainstream.

Ooooo... I've been waiting for an OLED gaming monitor. Whatcha using?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 5, 2018, 09:54 Nimh
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 01:08:
Nimh wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 15:19:
Intel gets to nerf older CPU's up to 30%.. I wonder how much they paid Google (exploit founder) and Microsoft (exploit patcher) for that honor? All of this after everyone shrugged off the "Windows 10 will not support older CPU's" crap from last year.

I bet this is just the beginning of 'security patches' with side effects intended to kill off older product lines. Dovetails nicely with Apple's 10.2.1 cpu throttling.

Uh, a Phenom II on windows XP is affected as well? So what is your point here? In fact all CPU's are affected by the speed reduction from the patches. Even the ones not affected by the 2 bugs (which is NONE) AMD cpu's are always affected by at least 1 bug, Intel by both, completely, ARM by both, completely.

Now if you think this is over think again, any connected device ever made has an ARM cpu that is now easily haxable. And you won't get fancy updates for your intelligent toothbrush et. al.

Any CPU, from all makes, produced since 2005 is affected. And this isn't a bug, this is literally a performance feature gone bad. And they all use them. AMD with their latest server CPU's is even affected by both bugs as well. Because that is a needed feature to catch up to Intels superior IPC

No, I get it. You are right with regard to Spectre.

A 30% performance hit is going to hurt, and it doesn't help that newer CPU's basically see no impact, but older and mid-market CPU's easily are hit for 10% or more (based on the initial benchmarks that are out now). I disabled OS updates last night and will wait until I see the Westmere numbers and patch if it's under 10%, if it's over I will not for the time being. I can't afford to basically lose the machine on my bigger projects. I will just take it offline and use sneakernet I guess.

I don't really care if my toothbrush is effected or not. I don't enter personal information or passwords into it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 4, 2018, 15:19 Nimh
 
Intel gets to nerf older CPU's up to 30%.. I wonder how much they paid Google (exploit founder) and Microsoft (exploit patcher) for that honor? All of this after everyone shrugged off the "Windows 10 will not support older CPU's" crap from last year.

I bet this is just the beginning of 'security patches' with side effects intended to kill off older product lines. Dovetails nicely with Apple's 10.2.1 cpu throttling.
 
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News Comments > Mad Catz is Back
2. Re: Mad Catz is Back Jan 4, 2018, 12:42 Nimh
 
Mad Catz will focus first on quality...

Is it April 1st already?
 
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News Comments > Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex
6. Re: Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex Nov 28, 2017, 11:51 Nimh
 
For me Mankind Divided was the best one since the original. The story/characters being the weak spot as others have said. I'm glad they are not completely abandoning it.  
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
42. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 15:37 Nimh
 
On the plus side, if loot box revenue goes away, Valve might actually need to make games again.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 9, 2017, 10:43 Nimh
 
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 12:47:
You can opt out of it fairly easily, actually. Don't use Facebook.

Read much?

Facebook's shadow profiles are involuntary and there's no opt-out. Facebook has shadow profiles on people who don't use the service. For example, even though I'm not a Facebook user, multiple people have uploaded their address books containing my email and phone number to the system, allowing Facebook to create a profile of my contacts by looking at who lists me as a contact.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 26, 2017, 11:16 Nimh
 
The Gambling Commission has strong powers to regulate gambling and is monitoring convergence between gambling and video games closely.

It's about time, thanks for this. Look forward to this in North America soon.

EDIT: Upon more reading.. we still have a long way to go. Valve, et al, are threading a needle to stay off the radar of certain regulators. Bizarre that money in your Steam wallet is not considered something of 'legal value', only so much as it can't be redeemed for real-world cash. They're more than happy to take your money for a chance to win.

This comment was edited on Oct 26, 2017, 11:46.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 13:04 Nimh
 
68.F in Quebec right now.. nothing below freezing in the forecast, and no killing frost yet either. Not to mention the leaves are still turning. Quite bizarre for this latitude.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 10:37 Nimh
 
Primalchrome wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 10:27:
....this seems odd. I don't know of anyone that doesn't understand that Loot Boxes are a form of gambling.

And most states/countries, since gambling is often either straight up illegal or heavily regulated.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2017, 11:40 Nimh
 
Creston wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 11:06:
Thanks Twitter.

Twitter’s briefing to the Senate intelligence committee Sept. 28 infuriated its ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, who said the company failed to grasp the seriousness of the congressional investigation

Lol. They grasp it just fine, Senate critter. They just don't give a shit, because for all your grandstanding, you never DO anything to companies that flatout tell you to go fuck yourself.

Click bait and outrage journalism is one of the core principles of user experience and retention. Don't expect Silicon Valley to give up that golden goose anytime soon.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 5, 2017, 07:15 Nimh
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 04:03:
Pixel might have been a decent choice if it hadn't been for the lack of a headphone jack. Silicon Valley's apparent disconnect from the reality of a good portion of the rest of the world is starkly evident through choices like this.

Google/Facebook/Apple/Microsoft.. the 21st century robber barons.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 4, 2017, 13:48 Nimh
 
F*** everything Autodesk. They slice up all their products into nitches, lock down the format, and then insure that no other product overlaps features and/or exports to a different product. You want a new something in product X? Sorry, you need to purchase product Y.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2017, 12:50 Nimh
 
Being drunk in a canoe in Canada has a long history. Are they trying to tempt the devil? La chasse-galerie  
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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
45. Re: Intel's Sep 26, 2017, 07:49 Nimh
 
And here I am still happily using my 6 core X5675 @ 4.2Ghz. (a bit of a power hog by today's standard, but plenty fast.)  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer
12. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer Sep 14, 2017, 07:45 Nimh
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 22:11:
Same, like Larian a lot, but they usually need a little extra work on release to shore things up and like Cd Project... they'll keep working on it to the point there is an advanced version. Similar approaches.

They've been in early access for about a year. From what I've read the launch day changes will incorporate a lot of the balance fixes. (not saying that they will not continue working on the game, just that it should be in pretty good shape later today)
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer
14. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer Sep 11, 2017, 14:26 Nimh
 
Dentorro wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 07:30:
I never got far in the first game, once I arrived in the first? city I was stuck running around talking to people to try and get some quests sorted, if you wandered outside the walls you got smashed to pieces without any chance of winning by some mobs 4-5 lvl's higher then you.

Got bored and quit the game, maybe it just starts slow or I missed something.

I had a similar experience at first. I ended up finding a color coded map online that told you what area to be in and at what level. That eliminated my frustration. There were still some pretty hard boss fights though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 30, 2017, 14:44 Nimh
 
Slashdot has really become a libertarian circle jerk.. I know it's been that way for quite some time, just seems worse these days.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 28, 2017, 12:19 Nimh
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 10:23:
Wearables are such a joke. The technology is just not there yet.

They are nice for interval training and tracking with a HR monitor. If you are using it just for email notifications, whatever, then they are not worth it.
 
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