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  1. Dragging these companies through the mud in the press with bad PR is the best way for consumers to fight back. Sometimes it even works! https://www.askwoody.com/2020/microsoft-backtracks-on-office-search-changes/ https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning Additionally, they haven't a shred of respect for consumers, so we have the duty to treat them just the same. https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning https://www.askwoody.com/2020/still-using-firefox-microsoft-edge-is-here-or-is-it/ I already converted mom to Linux. No, it's not a religious thing, I just don't feel like letting corporations fuck me sideways, and worse, being expected to personally help them do it! Things of a religious nature tend to be unproven scientifically. Nobody can say for sure whether a god exists and is watching over us. We can, however, say for sure that these companies are just out to lie, cheat, and screw us over in as many ways as they can for another five cents, as the evidence is all around us.
  2. https://www.computerworld.com/article/3519872/win10-search-blackout-due-to-fiber-provider-glitch-pull-the-other-one-microsoft.html Welcome to "software as a service"! Through the magic of an Internet connection and compulsory updates (take it or... take it), your computer is now someone else's play thing. Some (like me) liken this to being put on a leash. Next on the agenda is making you pay monthly to use your personal machine, and rigging it so that whenever the network is unusable for any not inconsiderable length of time, so is your PC! "Sorry, couldn't sign you in, come back later." They already tried to cram this type of policy up the ass of gamers once before, and it did not go down well. https://kotaku.com/xbox-one-needs-to-connect-to-the-internet-every-24-hour-511751949 Anyway, looking around the Internet, you can see that average Joes are starting to grow wrestless. Not that they'll do anything about it mind you (i.e. switch to Linux), because playing AAA video games is the only thing that matters in this world!
  3. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/31/practice_fusion_opioids/ It's like something out of a dystopian cyberpunk novel, except it's in real life!
  4. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/22/office_365_bing/ Here's a novel idea. The computer stays the way that I configured it. No company arbitrarily adjusts the settings to prefer their products right under the end user's nose. These companies know as well as I do that millions of grannies won't notice what they did, the rest won't know how to change it back the way that it was.
  5. I think the old retaliation code from Doom3 is still in TDM, so if two AI's are on the same team, and one accidentally damages the other (thrown rock/projectile), the other will initiate a fight. Maybe that is what happened?
  6. Cool. https://github.com/vestan/skinmaker/
  7. https://www.cnet.com/news/free-4k-tv-with-an-antenna-is-almost-here/
  8. Never liked RPG games at all. But they have some of the best music. This one sounds good enough to pass as N64 music, even though it is just a SNES, which has a tiny fraction of the memory. The way the flute is panned in from the left to the right and the careful use of reverberation makes it sound much more complex than it actually is.
  9. Nope, I am not interested in using cracked stuff. The thing is that when A mistreats B for long enough, B eventually gets fed up with A's bullshit and decides to distance himself from A and cut all ties with them and everything that they stand for. And that is where I am now.
  10. https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/topic/4476-tron-evolution-securom-drm-expiration-makes-game-unplayable-9-years-after-release More confirmation that the only mistake I made, was supporting the system in the first place.
  11. MX is based on Debian. And I've played TDM on Debian. So it should work. create a directory called darkmod somewhere where you have write permissions. Do not do this as root! Place the downloaded TDM installer file in there. Switch to that directory and run chmod +x filename, where filename is the name of the installer. This makes the file executable. Now run ./filename again substitute filename with the name of the TDM installer that you downloaded. The download process of The Dark Mod should kick off. When done, run ./thedarkmod.x86 or ./thedarkmod.x64 with respect to your system architecture. If you use NVidia graphics don't forget that you will need the proprietary drivers for acceptable performance, or maybe for the game to even run at all. One other thing is that you might need to add i386 architecture support to Debian for the game to work. I don't know if this is true, because I always do it (for wine), so I've never run TDM without it, and I don't know if the game actually depends on anything from i386. It is very quick and easy to do. Also if you are really new to Linux and do not know, any time you want to run an executable in the current directory, you need to prepend it with "./" without the quotes. For example in a directory with an executable file called doom, you can't just type doom, you have to type ./doom
  12. Closest thing to a fan-made Deus Ex game was The Nameless Mod, and it was fuckin' great. Even had some obscure references to real products in there. On one mission you had to plant spyware on a company's servers. The spyware device was called GATOR. And what is the significance of that name? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claria_Corporation I had to deal with that Gator program personally back in the day, so the reference made me die with laughter when I saw it in the game. TNM has no fancy engine or anything, it is just a mod of the original game, but like I said, it is amazing.
  13. As far as I know, neither did John Carmack! He's the self-taught brilliant guy who gave us the game engine that this game uses (and many more). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carmack EDIT: Daaaamn! " As reported in David Kushner's Masters of Doom, when Carmack was 14, he broke into a school to help a group of children steal Apple II computers. To gain entry to the building, Carmack concocted a sticky substance of thermite mixed with Vaseline that melted through the windows. However, an overweight accomplice struggled to get through the hole, and opened the window, setting off a silent alarm and alerting police. Carmack was arrested, and sent for psychiatric evaluation (the report mentions "no empathy for other human beings" and describes Carmack as "a brain on legs"). Carmack was then sentenced to a year in a juvenile home.[6][7] He attended the University of Missouri–Kansas City for two semesters before withdrawing to work as a freelance programmer.[8]" Seems he did go to a bit of school. Still, this guy is probably the best thing that ever happened to PC games.
  14. An open source project never dies, so long as some human somewhere feels like grabbing some pizza and starting to code on it (maybe you!) That's one of the things that makes open source so great, also, being free from the money and politics of proprietary projects. But yeah, open source projects never die, they just go into hibernation for a wile.
  15. https://old.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/duu7lg/the_fact_that_i_need_an_internet_connection_to/ This discussion gave me a good laugh. I wonder what you are supposed to do when they no longer feel like running the service that you can't play your games without connecting to anymore. But even pointing out a concern like that probably gets one flagged as a hippy/commy/terrorist/whatever.
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