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You might be wondering what happened to all your firefox extensions. Well, ready, set, cluster***k! https://betanews.com/2019/05/04/mozilla-fixes-firefox-add-ons-problem/
May 04 2019 06:00 PM
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    demagogue
    Epic and entirely preventable blunder on their part. At least they've fixed the root issue they should have done years ago, for what it's worth I guess.
    May 06 2019 09:10 AM
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    stumpy
    the signed certificates are built into the addons, just that firefox wasn't recognising thoses signed certificates.
    or something at firefox end was,'t recognising things.
    May 06 2019 04:05 PM
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    Tafferboy
    Stopped using firefox a while ago due to v60 breaking half my addons, now currently using waterfox.
    May 07 2019 11:49 AM
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kano

You might be wondering what happened to all your firefox extensions. Well, ready, set, cluster***k! https://betanews.com/2019/05/04/mozilla-fixes-firefox-add-ons-problem/
May 04 2019 06:00 PM
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kano

Since the tax software industry is hiding the fact that they must now let you complete taxes for free when you fall within a certain financial bracket, it seems fair that we spread this story. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/26/us_tax_turbotax/
Apr 27 2019 11:15 AM
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    kano
    Gotta love the good old Straisand Effect! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
    Apr 27 2019 11:17 AM
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    jaxa
    thanks
    Apr 28 2019 10:09 PM
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    AluminumHaste
    I love the response from TurboTax!
    Apr 28 2019 10:20 PM
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kano

Been using computers for 25 years, and I've finally run my first java/.jar file. This awesome project: https://m210.duke4.net/index.php
Apr 05 2019 10:32 AM
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    kano
    I guess Java is a perfect way to port these old games, because they become cross-platform easily, and performance isn't important; it will run 100+fps on any even slightly decent machine.
    Apr 05 2019 10:34 AM
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kano

Still spreading the word about TDM on forums to new peops... Funny to see people say "Awesome, I loved playing Thief back in the day!"
Mar 30 2019 10:44 PM
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    kano
    Yes it was in a discussion where someone was saying how unhappy they are with the way game companies grant themselves permission to do whatever they like to your PC and personal info today. I pointed out that giving up games completely is an unnecessarily overkill solution when there are free games like TDM to play.
    Mar 31 2019 03:33 PM
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    Epifire
    Honestly the mod/Indie genre is still really booming right now. And they aint got no reason to do shady invasive privacy bs.
    Apr 04 2019 04:38 AM
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    Petike the Taffer
    What Epifire said. :-)
    Apr 08 2019 01:32 PM
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kano

Welcome to 2019, where safety features of a plane are sold as additional DLC. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/business/boeing-safety-features-charge.html
Mar 22 2019 09:14 AM
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    stumpy
    guess one of the optional upgrades allows a pilot to turn off the MCAS system.
    Mar 22 2019 09:28 PM
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    RPGista
    Brilliant idea. Bet the executives that came up with the model received a well earned fat bonus for the scheme.
    Mar 23 2019 02:53 PM
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kano

When your free phone from the government comes with malware installed out of the box. https://forums.androidcentral.com/general-help-how/936458-why-does-google-chrome-open-up-scammy-game-page.html
Mar 18 2019 06:48 PM
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    freyk
    then you go to xda and download and flash a clean rom (as possible) on the phone.
    Mar 19 2019 12:33 AM
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    freyk
    and that topic, its a replacement phone. Maybe not factory resetted?
    Mar 19 2019 03:31 AM
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    chakkman
    The answer is in the first reply of that thread. "I have a cheap ANS UL40 android phone "
    Mar 20 2019 12:03 PM
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kano

Why smart people don't want crap like this in their PC. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/12/intel_sgx_hacked/
Feb 13 2019 02:11 PM
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    kano
    Sooner or later I'll have to switch to an architecture that isn't mainstream X86. If I wanted a computer that was compromised by Hollywood, I would just buy a Sony CD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal
    Feb 13 2019 03:28 PM
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    OrbWeaver
    Hollywood are so fucking stupid it's unbelievable. Their worthless DRM snake-oil has been failing for the last two decades or more, but the solution is always MOAR snake oil...
    Feb 13 2019 03:42 PM
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kano

Goes to company's website, sees link called "why choose us", clicks it, and gets a 404. FAIL!
Feb 12 2019 10:49 AM
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kano

So Wine on Android is now a thing, meaning that you could play Thief TDP on your Android phone. No Direct3D support as far as I know, because mobile devices only implement OpenGL ES, which is a subset of OpenGL.
Jan 17 2019 09:32 AM
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    freyk
    http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18139-tdm-app
    Jan 17 2019 10:52 AM
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    jaxa
    Too bad my older Chromebook doesn't support Android or Linux. But some ChromeOS users could be able to use that to play TDP/TMA.
    Jan 17 2019 12:26 PM
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    freyk
    for more info see: https://www.xda-developers.com/run-windows-apps-on-android-wine/
    Jan 18 2019 02:40 AM
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kano

So, what's the best way to play vanilla Doom 3 with soft shadows? I mean, like, the TDM soft shadows would be nice to have...
Jan 01 2019 11:01 PM
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    nbohr1more
    Currently the best option is to get BFG and use Robert Beckeban's RBDoom3 fork. Someone could backport TDM shadows to vanilla though.
    Jan 02 2019 08:16 AM
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kano

Old fx6300 running at 4.3GHz takes 5 minutes to compress 26000 small files into 1. New Ryzen 1700 at 3.6GHz on all cores takes 2 minutes and 9 seconds to do the same thing. This machine stomps that old one into the ground...
Dec 06 2018 10:31 AM
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    jaxa
    Ryzen 3000 series is going to curbstomp everything with mainstream 12 and 16-core chips: http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18055-2016-cpugpu-news/page-13#entry430695
    Dec 06 2018 03:35 PM
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    kano
    Yeah looks like I made the right choice in picking sides for once. And for those wondering, the data set is my collection of Doom/Duke3d/Blood/other 2.5d game levels. There are more than I can ever play, about 4.3GB (uncompressed) of them. They fit into a 1.2GB squashfs image.
    Dec 07 2018 01:14 AM
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kano

We're seeing 1TB SSD's coming in at $120 now. The hard drive manufacturers must be starting to sweat. Reports are that costs of flash will fall even more next year. I hope the hard drive manufacturers get thrashed by cheap SSDs, for not decreasing the price of 2-3TB drives much at all in the past four years.
Nov 24 2018 11:25 PM
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    jaxa
    @Bikerdude, the performance metric that makes SSDs great is random I/O. It's unfortunate that sustained writes would drop off a cliff, but not the end of the world.
    Nov 27 2018 10:07 PM
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    Bikerdude
    @Jaxa, yeah that was my primary reason for getting one. On the Sustained reads/writes - I had to reimaged my PC last night so coped my games folder (200gb) to my Crucial P1 1TB, and sure enough 75% of the way through the write speed dropped off a cliff, 400-500mb/a down to 95mbs (that speed I think is only slightly faster than my old WD mechanical HDD.
    Nov 28 2018 07:33 AM
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    teh_saccade
    Can't knock the read speed though - got decent chipset and RAM, then you're always first in the game and get pick of the roles in Red Orchestra 2.

    It's nice to push the on button and have windows boot up before you've had a chance to sit down and take a sip of tea.
    Dec 01 2018 01:55 AM
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kano

Updated my Uefi the other day and suspend to RAM finally works correctly! It took more than a literal year to be fixed. But I suppose I should be happy it got fixed at all.
Nov 12 2018 01:43 PM
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    kano
    The machine I gave her is an old AM3 system, so that bug will never be fixed. But thankfully it is triggered by a USB device that she doesn't need anymore anyway.
    Nov 12 2018 01:49 PM
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    Bikerdude
    UEFI is a blight on the computer landscape, due to how inherently insecure it is - but we cant do much about it now. And regarding ASrock, I will only consider buying from them when they start offering 3yr warranties.
    Nov 13 2018 04:04 PM
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    Bikerdude
    And lastly, rule of thumb, only have kb/mice plugged into any USB ports if you can help it.
    Nov 13 2018 04:05 PM
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kano

Anyone else get a major Thief vibe from the photo on the top of this article? https://www.howtogeek.com/394427/what-is-a-dark-web-scan-and-should-you-use-one/
Nov 08 2018 03:06 PM
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    kano
    I suppose it is the lighting, the hood, and the color that makes me think of Thief, though our man Garrett would never use something resembling a laptop.
    Nov 08 2018 11:00 PM
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    Petike the Taffer
    Sort of. It's clearly a modern hoodie, though.
    Nov 09 2018 05:21 PM
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    freyk
    To me its a stock photo. Seen it on several online articles.
    Nov 10 2018 04:26 AM