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kano

Today I saw something that cracked me up. On the specs for a cheap Chinese watch, it says the product is "water proof -- but please don't press the buttons while in water". ha ha ha
Jul 08 2018 10:26 PM
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kano

I've got 2x8GB of DDR3 desktop memory I would like to get rid of. There's no PC for me to put it in. (upgraded to Ryzen) Would like to sell it for $50. Cutting into the profits of the memory cartels by selling this so cheaply would just be a pleasant bonus.
Jul 06 2018 09:45 PM
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    kano
    Actually DDR3 isn't (that) expensive, it's DDR4 where the real extortion is.
    Jul 06 2018 09:47 PM
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kano

Last night I had the strangest dream. I went to a museum and we played a hyper-realistic version of The Dark Mod. It was just a game though, as later they were showing us around the same place with the lights on. Eating ice cream before bed does strange things to the mind.
Jul 05 2018 08:09 AM
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    freyk
    Those are dream symbols. Dreams are very private. Analyse them with the following site, and then you know why. http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/
    Jul 05 2018 09:18 AM
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    Atomica
    It wasn't a dream...
    Jul 05 2018 06:56 PM
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    demagogue
    I played a VR game last night where you were in wheelchair set in a haunted hospital and it had a definite Dark Mod vibe. I guess I was supposed to be scared, but I was paying a lot of attention to the level design & flow. It looked pretty good for what it was.
    Jul 05 2018 10:06 PM
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    Bikerdude
    I use WFC to block all games(and other applications) I play so they don't get access to the internet.
    Jun 22 2018 02:15 AM
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    kano
    The trouble is that most (all?) games require admin privs to install and play on Windows, at least if you install the official way. At that point, they can do whatever they like to your system. Security needs a redo on the PC, where programs are prohibited from tampering with each other by compartmentalization in the OS.
    Jun 22 2018 12:28 PM
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    Cambridge Spy
    ESO is mentioned as one of the games which had RedShell. I noticed a quick update which isn't mentioned in the patch notes, so it's got to be RedShell removal.
    Jun 23 2018 02:24 AM
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kano

The biggest mistake the "Microsoft support" scammers made, was giving me their phone number. Oh, the simple joys of wasting their time and annoying them. If enough people did this, these scams would collapse under the sheer number of failures.
Jun 04 2018 01:27 PM
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    kano
    The longer we keep them on the line, the less they can actually rip people off. The other day I asked one to fix my Linux computer. Boy, did that get him mad! At that point you're making it obvious that you're just toying with them.
    Jun 07 2018 03:39 PM
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    Anderson
    I don't think so.
    Jun 09 2018 04:33 AM
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    Anderson
    Ordinary workers on a wage have no guilt.
    Jun 09 2018 11:37 AM
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kano

More sites are refusing to let us read them unless we switch off the ad blocker. But switching off Javascript gets us around that!
May 28 2018 01:34 AM
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    Atomica
    Ads were getting too intrusive and annoying even before adblockers were mainstream. The advertisers brought it upon themselves by making their ads so annoying. Hell the only reason I started using an adblocker is because a Flash add on DeviantArt was destroying my single-core PC at the time.
    May 31 2018 11:05 PM
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    kano
    And don't forget the 8 other "download now" buttons that you find on file sharing websites which will download anything except what you are actually expecting...
    Jun 01 2018 07:54 AM
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    pacman
    NoScript is my friend with websites where 1 tab takes 500MB ram. It also adds the options to choose which scripts to allow, so I block google-analytics, facebook.net, etc. While allowing some trusted website.
    Also consider blocking all cookies by default and allowing only a few trusted ones through.
    Apparently, (Threat of) DMCA was used to remove some servers from easylist which the adblockers use, last year: https://torrentfreak.com/dmca-used-to-remove-ad-server-url-from-easylist-a...
    Jun 03 2018 10:58 PM
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kano

Anybody play TDM on a Ryzen 2400g? How's it run?
May 15 2018 08:24 PM
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kano

That moment when you see 16GB of memory costing $200, more than half as much as a computer. Crime does pay when you're a mega-corporation colluding to inflate prices! But oh no, soon they'll need to pay a fine that's a tiny fraction of the profiteering.
May 10 2018 01:13 AM
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    kano
    Litigation is now being brought against the memory cartels. Maybe we'll see prices drop around the time the miners get done with the graphics cards, and then we can pick both of them up on the cheap.
    May 10 2018 01:19 AM
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    STiFU
    Graphics card are already way cheaper. In fact, I got myself a half-year-old used GTX 1070 for 360€ the other day.
    May 10 2018 06:00 AM
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    Epifire
    I dunno, the price tag tends to come and go on a whim. If the demand is high, so it also tends to skyrocket for the prices. Capitalism at it's finest I do say.
    May 13 2018 03:26 AM
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kano

Why is tax charged on a used item that's being sold as refurbished? Isn't that double-dipping? It reminds me of MS and the way they wanted to force every Xbox user to go online so that they and game publishers could extort money out of people when they resell games.
Apr 26 2018 09:04 PM
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    OrbWeaver
    #TaxationIsTheft
    Apr 27 2018 05:04 AM
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    Bikerdude
    HMRC over here are now trying that crap on with private sellers on ebay, amazon etc. When you sales got above a certain amount your deemed a business.
    Apr 28 2018 06:07 AM
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    Anderson
    The state is the greatest creditor.
    Apr 30 2018 02:26 PM
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kano

New dentist tried to scam me by claiming I need EIGHT fillings. Old dentist says none are needed after viewing same x-rays. If new one had said only 2, I would have just believed him...
Apr 05 2018 08:42 PM
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    Springheel
    What makes you think it was a scam, and not just a dentist with different standards?

    Apr 06 2018 12:25 PM
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    kano
    The dentist who says I need none has been in business for over 30 years and is a well reviewed/5 star dentist. The one who says I need 8 has only been here two years or so. 8 was such an alarming number that I did some research online and I found that this scenario isn't that uncommon.
    Apr 06 2018 03:42 PM
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    kano
    I take care of my teeth, flossing daily. The other guy online was quoted the same extreme number out of the blue when he tried a new dentist. Ultimately I can't be 100% sure it's a scam because I can't interpret the slides, but a 0 to 8 disagreement is so big that something's not right.
    Apr 06 2018 03:53 PM
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    Bikerdude
    Blimey, I thought it was real, the cup did look a bit to perfectly shiny though..
    Mar 30 2018 06:16 AM
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    kano
    @Bikerdude, my thoughts as well. And here's the laptop model; it's about 3.5 million polys. https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/72711
    Mar 30 2018 09:14 AM
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    Tarhiel
    I wouldn´t have think it is a render if you wouldn´t have said it :)

    Mar 30 2018 08:18 PM
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kano

I am now an official member of the Tinitus club, and It sucks. I have trouble sleeping on that side, because I hear faint "ringing" in the ear. Lower the volume before this happens to you too.
Mar 20 2018 12:09 PM
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    Sotha
    I also have three small kids, and sometimes when they play too loudly indoors, I seek silence with industrial earmuffs. Good purchase, even though the wife disapproves, for some bizarre reason... =D
    Mar 22 2018 06:00 AM
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    chakkman
    Oh yeah, cinemas... last time i went there, they turned the bass up to max, so it was BOOM BOOM BOOOOM!!! the whole time. Guess people need loud signals these days, otherwise they don't sense anything.
    Mar 22 2018 10:07 AM
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    Bienie
    I've had tinnitus for about 5 years now. I also got mine from a concert where I was dumb and didn't bring my earplugs. Shitty band too, such a waste. Anyway I was also freaking out about it in the beginning, but I took solace in the fact that it wasn't affecting my ability to hear, and even very low sound makes it inaudible. Now I never notice it, unless I have a bad cold with a stuffy nose which makes it a bit louder, but a mild annoyance at most.
    Mar 22 2018 12:15 PM
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kano

A Dark Mod deathmatch mission would be interesting. Imagine it, you're dropped into an arena and you can spawn different characters via pressing buttons on the wall. They fight each other (and you) There were missions like this for Thief 1 and 2...
Mar 06 2018 08:11 PM
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    Epifire
    Honestly this would be a good standalone project on something like UE4. D3 had limited network support but wasn't great even in it's heyday.
    Mar 11 2018 12:23 AM
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    Epifire
    Two important things to note are...

    A: No need to code extensive NPC stealth interaction since it would be purely player based.

    B: Project (light based) stealth could try and harness strict visibility based stealth. Since players will require clear line of sight, "fake darkness" really would have no place there. You really would need straight black in the darkest corners.
    Mar 11 2018 12:29 AM
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    ERH+
    Almost done with arena map. thieves are on player side; mages, pagans and moors on elemental team - so you have 4 sides: monster, townsfolk, thieves, exotic. It crashes sometimes when you have about 20 creatures, but I guess there must be such price.
    Mar 11 2018 10:01 AM