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Nickname Nimh
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Signed On Jan 17, 2001, 00:28
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2017, 13:32 Nimh
 
Flatline wrote on May 8, 2017, 13:01:

We're using ipads at work but beyond that I'm kind of done with Apple devices. Android, for all it's faults, tends to release new OS drops that keep the user interface buttery smooth and rarely destroys performance the way iOS updates tend to.

It's been the opposite for us, but same story. Android's two years of updates is what killed it for us compared to Apple's five. We have a Galaxy Nexus, last update was Kitkat 4.4-ish in 2013, it's used with our US sim card when we are in the states (don't even dare to connect it to the web at this point). Our Ipad 2, same vintage, got it's last update last year and is still used daily around the house.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Tease
2. Re: Far Cry 3 Tease May 3, 2017, 10:52 Nimh
 
"An island that we never truely left" (in my clumsy French)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2017, 14:08 Nimh
 
Good old Fine Woodworking.. pretty much the only place left on the internet where you would not be surprised to see wallpapers offered in 640x480 up through and maxing out at 1280x1024!  
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News Comments > Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve
6. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 14:03 Nimh
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2017, 13:25:
He's a writer. Valve hasn't shipped anything with writing in 5 years. Wonder what he's been doing all this time.

Item describtions for cosmetics and skins. It's all Valve makes anymore.
 
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News Comments > Prey System Specs
15. Re: Prey System Specs Apr 28, 2017, 07:40 Nimh
 
Squirmer wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 04:19:
Surprised at the apathy toward this game. It's made by people who made Dishonored, Deus Ex, Dark Messiah, Arx Fatalis, and is continuing the Looking Glass design legacy. I'm expecting it to be good and really don't care what the title is.

Well said. I'm looking forward to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 25, 2017, 08:56 Nimh
 
If you look at character acting you are certainly onto something. A lot of people can grow tired of character actors over time. How many Rambo/Rocky movies did we really need? Method acting is different, and a talented method actor should always be interesting to watch.

I'm not sure about the lasting effects on politics. I've always found social media to offer such a sanitized and low effort view of the world, compared to the nuance of a conversation over beers per say. Some people will only talk in memes and talking points, but these are usually the dullards of the group anyway.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2017, 15:13 Nimh
 
The Global Village article is interesting. It lends scientific backbone to the old saying that familiarity breeds contempt (different context, but quite similar).  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2017, 17:50 Nimh
 
Blue, Keep a notebook of all discussions, requests, quotes, and payments made (listed by time/date). We are in the final stages of the same ordeal and it's amazing how unclear a simple punch list can end up being.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2017, 10:54 Nimh
 
We had a dog that did this when we were moving once. It was only spritzes though, not full on peeing. I think some dogs don't react well to their entire world being boxed up and shifted around. After the move was complete everything was fine again.

It certainly didn't help the moving stress to be finding wet spots around the house as you're trying to clean up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2017, 10:39 Nimh
 
If you have a realtor lined up try asking them for a contractor recommendation. Most have a short list of contractors they work with for repairs like this.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 4, 2017, 14:47 Nimh
 
Google products are not a privacy option. Maybe if you chrooted the chromebook and installed a non-cloud connected, non-phone home option.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 29, 2017, 15:43 Nimh
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 15:35:
Nimh wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 10:05:
I did more reading on it.. apparently P2 data privacy rules still apply. It seems the main thing it does is allow your ISP to be like Google/Facebook now. (which still sorta sucks because using Googlebook is a choice, chosing an ISP much less so)

What's that? Are you referring to the UK's Data Protection Act?

It was basically saying that the data is scrubed of personal info per law. So I assume you become client #123456, who likes peanut butter, NASCAR and watches porn videos at 7:42 each Satuday. (not really a big difference, and you can still be targeted, just not by name/address. For now.)

Here's more on PII.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personally_identifiable_information
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 29, 2017, 15:13 Nimh
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 14:59:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 14:25:
Ah, I remember the good old days of railing against lobbyist Tom Wheeler when he first started and him turning out to be a pretty good consumer advocate. Thanks Obama!

No chance of that happening with ex-Verizon lawyer Ajit fucking Pai at the helm. We never knew how good we had it.

Corporations, FTW.

I remember thinking he was an awful appointment. Glad to say I was wrong.

It's kind of remarkable how fast it's all being undone.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 29, 2017, 10:05 Nimh
 
I did more reading on it.. apparently PII data privacy rules still apply. It seems the main thing it does is allow your ISP to be like Google/Facebook now. (which still sorta sucks because using Googlebook is a choice, chosing an ISP much less so)

EDIT: p.i.i. (not P2)

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 29, 2017, 09:28 Nimh
 
Is it just me or does this seem to really have far reaching implications? I mean now there is a physical name and address connected to everything your household generates online, and that is saved, bundled, parsed, and sold. So RIAA, MPAA? No problem. Even stuff like wholesale blackmail seems trival now, just buy a 1000 user records and send the porn users a pay-up or else letter.

HTTPS is a bit of a firewall, but really not much. And they will probably pull a Facebook/Google and pretend nothing is different and that "sharing with our partiners helps improve our service" EULA type bullshit.

Am I missing something?
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Trailer
11. Re: Quake Champions Trailer Mar 23, 2017, 08:28 Nimh
 
Hump wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 21:13:
When Q3 came out I could barely compete. At 55 I hold no illusions. I'm not even gonna bother with this one.

You go have some fun kids, Granpa is gonna sit here in his chair and have a few beers and watch you.

Getting old blows like you can't believe.

Am I Rite Stephen?

Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 23, 2017, 07:50 Nimh
 
The Like Button article was fascinating, thanks for posting it.

Is it any coincidence that the race to the bottom in mediatoward clickbait headlines, toward the vulgar and prurient and dumb, toward provocative but often exaggerated takeshas accelerated in lock-step with the development of new technologies for measuring engagement?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 17, 2017, 14:47 Nimh
 
It's time to turn on https.. hosted on a site without https no less.  
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
19. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 16, 2017, 13:12 Nimh
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 11:30:
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 10:31:
Ok, seriously now, why hasn't anyone brought antitrust charges against MS at this point.

For what? The version those old cpus shipped with still run fine on the old cpus--it's just that they will no longer be updated.

Considering MS's track record with updates lately.. not a necessarily a bad thing.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
8. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 12:55 Nimh
 
Darks wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 10:28:
Lifeless, ME3 has way better looking facial animations. Bioware is really flopping over. Ever since they let themselves be bought out they have gone down the tubes.

I'm not sure what people were expecting after ME3. Probably one of the worst written games in recent history. but yeah, facial animations.. we'll always have those.
 
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