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Signed On January 17, 2001
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 30, 2016, 13:38  Nimh 
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 12:38:
Storage Real-World Performance: NVMe vs. SATA vs. HDD - TechSpot

Good general info and video comparison. Sometimes tech articles and charts just don't really convey the differences.

Nice comparison.. I picked up a few MX300 525Mb drives during the sale on Monday to finally upgrade my ancient X25M (which still has like 98% life remaining according to SSD toolbox). Looking forward to the boost.

All we need now are some new LGA1366 boards with NVMe and USB 3.0 support.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 18, 2016, 17:10  Nimh 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 10:56:
What, Apple collects everything you do?
I thought only Google, Microsoft and the NSA did that.

Your call history is something your cell provider is already handing over. Making a stink about call syncing, something Apple has been open about, is just click bait.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Sombra Launch

10. Re: Overwatch Sombra Launch Nov 16, 2016, 10:28  Nimh 
 
Is matchmaker any better? No mention of it in the notes.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update

20. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 20:41  Nimh 
 
Jackplug wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 17:22:
Nimh wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 12:16:
I finally had some free time last weekend to try this. I downloaded Origin only to find that my account was completely empty, which was every applicable BF title pre-BF4. This is like my ultimate online distribution nightmare.

I guess once you link a purchase in Origin it's just a roll of the dice if you can keep your purchases after a period of inactivity. A bit of a bummer that it's all gone now.


Until Origin closes down for good, those purchases are yours and should not be deleted. Contact them you want all your purchases back immediatly.

As for the game, I am just happy that I didn't purchase it. Since BF3 I've no interest in Dice since their terrible attitude towards the mod community.

You would think right?

Tried EA support tonight for about an hour.. waited 30 min. on a Chrome session and then tried it again on IE, no response. I'll give it a shot tomorrow. I will try to send another Origin error report, but those have not been answered to date.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update

4. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 12:16  Nimh 
 
I finally had some free time last weekend to try this. I downloaded Origin only to find that my account was completely empty, which was every applicable BF title pre-BF4. This is like my ultimate online distribution nightmare.

I guess once you link a purchase in Origin it's just a roll of the dice if you can keep your purchases after a period of inactivity. A bit of a bummer that it's all gone now.

 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?

16. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 15, 2016, 08:15  Nimh 
 
Slick wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 14:14:
Nimh wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 12:48:
Is Ubisoft wading into the PC space game drama club now? The genre does sell really well, and as with NMS you really don't need to deliver that much content to make mad bank.

One thing I don't think you can knock Ubi for is production value, to compare to the amount of content available in NMS is a bit of a stretch. Even though the gameplay became boring and predictable, the AssCred series thew ridiculous amounts of man-hours into producing those worlds, WD_1 too while we're at it. WD_1 had like 3x the city of GTA V. Watching the credits for one of these games I swear I saw a dozen Ubi studios worldwide that contributed to these titles, a far cry from the 16 people working on NMS. One of these Ubi AAA titles has about the same number of studios working on the same project as NMS had employees ^_^

I didn't get that much mileage from the AC series.. climbing towers got boring pretty quickly, similar to scanning the same flora/fauna ad infinitum.

Ubisoft art assets are amazing however.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 13:03  Nimh 
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:33:
Why is everyone pretending this is somehow worse under Trump than it would have been under Clinton? Am I missing something?

He campaigned against immigrants, journalists, Muslims, and others.
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?

5. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 12:48  Nimh 
 
Is Ubisoft wading into the PC space game drama club now? The genre does sell really well, and as with NMS you really don't need to deliver that much content to make mad bank.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 13:33  Nimh 
 
I'm an American working in our Canadian office.. I came in this morning expecting to get interrogated about what's wrong with Americans, like so many times before. Everyone was just laughing though.  
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News Comments > New Metro Game Plans?

5. Re: New Metro Game Plans? Nov 9, 2016, 13:06  Nimh 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 11:46:
Yeah, I guess we should just wait fpr the redux version though, right? That's so sleazy when a dev does that.

Yeah, it definitely suxors when developers improve their games. Slap

They had big steam sale on the non-redux version, then 1-2 weeks later came out with redux version with no upgrade path. These are the same devs that sell difficulty modes as DLC. They can run backwards through a field of dicks.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 8, 2016, 20:43  Nimh 
 
We want OLED 1440p!!  
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News Comments > Saturday Previews

1. Re: Saturday Previews Nov 5, 2016, 21:44  Nimh 
 
So Sombra is basically Tracer with a manually placed recall point and invisible power walking instead of blink? I'm not sure why they made another character like this, Tracer does not seem super popular.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 4, 2016, 14:43  Nimh 
 
Everyone bought into agile development hook line and sinker.. Unless your goal is testing this will always be a afterthought. It's great for the bottom line, and iterating a design, but not so great for quality.

This is more than just lowly app developers these days.. witness what is happening to Autodesk, Microsoft, Google, etc.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux

4. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux Nov 3, 2016, 11:43  Nimh 
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 11:19:
If Valve wants to get developers onboard then it should be provided support to developers and pushing for a simultaneous launch. Valve makes huge amounts of money from Steam, which would easily pay for a team of Linux specialists to assist developers. That's how nVidia gets developers to incorporate Gamesworks features.

Right now SteamOS is just a novelty that has little in the way of backing. Valve needs to ensure that at least 75% of AAA releases are available for SteamOS to make it at all credible.

Look at Codemasters' F1 series - F1 2010, 2011 and 2012 don't support Linux; F1 2013 does; F1 2014 doesn't; F1 2015 does; F1 2016 doesn't. Call Of Duty 1 doesn't; 2 does; MW1-3 do; BO 1-3 don't; IW doesn't. There's absolutely no bloody consistency.

Only Nvidia and AMD know their own hardware.. that's for them to do, not Valve.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 11:23  Nimh 
 
Congrats *redacted*!

My father has been a fan for 75 years. He grew up in the mid-west and baseball is huge for him. His comment from our email this morning was "Feeling of awe.. may take me a while to adjust".

I went to bed at the rain delay so I missed the 10th inning. I was not expecting the headlines this morning at all, in fact I was 90% sure that they were going to blow it in grand *redacted* fashion.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Trailer

6. Re: Dishonored 2 Trailer Oct 25, 2016, 07:44  Nimh 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 22:08:
I am hyped.. probably the only decent SP FPS coming before the year ends...

There were a lot of good FPS games so far this year, more than usual I believe. But yeah, Arkane.. this should be phenomenal.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization

3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 08:35  Nimh 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 20:37:
Nimh wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 17:49:
How about a how long will the Google Pixel be supported and receive security updates from Google test?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+long+will+google+pixel+get+updates

Thanks, but we all knew the answer already. It was one thing when they charged $350, but at $650 it is a bit rich for a device that will be abandoned in two years. (2 years if you buy now, less for everyone else.)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization

1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 23, 2016, 17:49  Nimh 
 
How about a how long will the Google Pixel be supported and receive security updates from Google test?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 19, 2016, 14:53  Nimh 
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 08:14:
CCleaner hides a Chrome install and changes your default browser now. It caught me by surprise. I reviewed the install options and the custom install options. It doesn't give you a choice not to install chrome.

I just checked mine going from 5.22 (7.86mb installer) to 5.23 (7.89mb installer) and didn't get anything else installed?!

I know a lot of programs are using chrome now to render an options window or something, but ccleaner is not one of them.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Illegal Skin Gambling

4. Re: Valve on Illegal Skin Gambling Oct 18, 2016, 11:41  Nimh 
 
This is not normal trading or market place transactions.. it's gambling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_gambling

Valve claims they can not control it, which is quite a convenient argument to defend their bottom line.
 
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