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by I.S.T.
Tue May 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Colossal Cave Adventure/ADVENT
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: Colossal Cave Adventure/ADVENT

All I'll really say is LGBT have had to debate their existence for thousands of years. This man is no new bigot. He is an old style bigot. And with that, I'm done with this site. I've been coming here for over 13 years. I was hoping it'd be safe from this ****, with the bathroom bills attempting to ...
by I.S.T.
Mon May 15, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Colossal Cave Adventure/ADVENT
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: Colossal Cave Adventure/ADVENT

I had never heard of this guy before but now that I've read http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7524 and http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7408 I trust that you are of the right opinion, Captain Ned. EDIT: Damn, I love his Things Every Hacker Once Knew series. As someone who is trans, reading that first article is i...
by I.S.T.
Fri May 12, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Soundbar vs. speakers
Replies: 48
Views: 10638

Re: Soundbar vs. speakers

cjcerny wrote:
Consumer Reports reviews soundbars on a fairly regular basis. I would read their ratings before making a purchase.


He... he brought up CR in the second sentence...
by I.S.T.
Thu May 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vanquish is coming to PC
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: Vanquish is coming to PC

Problem is at least one of the VC sequels is not in English.
by I.S.T.
Thu May 11, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vanquish is coming to PC
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: Vanquish is coming to PC

So because you don't like the game that means it shouldn't be on a new platform where new people can like it or those who might want it on the new platform who liked it on the old ones

okay sure that's totally fine and cool
by I.S.T.
Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vanquish is coming to PC
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: Vanquish is coming to PC

Speedrun.
by I.S.T.
Wed May 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vanquish is coming to PC
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: Vanquish is coming to PC

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I have been waiting for over two years for this.
by I.S.T.
Tue May 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago

What happened to cause it to slow down, anyway? I've been wondering for a while why content just dried the **** up.
by I.S.T.
Sun May 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Connecting a console mic to PC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Connecting a console mic to PC?

Look up Voicemeeter Banana. It's a bit of a pain to config but damn nice.
by I.S.T.
Sat May 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Intel AMT vuln
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

Re: Intel AMT vuln

It looks like someone found the hole, and it's big enough to fly an airliner through: https://www.tenable.com/blog/rediscovering-the-intel-amt-vulnerability https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14274802 This totally inspires confidence in the rest of that codebase. :o Oh dear god.
by I.S.T.
Thu May 04, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 5081

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

Ordinarily, that kind of automatic optimization would be welcome, but upon further investigation, the CPU-Z team failed to replicate that behavior with Ryzen CPUs in real-world situations. Furthermore, the team says that due to the extreme unlikelihood of that specific sequence of instructions show...
by I.S.T.
Wed May 03, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 5081

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

Come on chuck. This one is a bit too thin to call it "caught cheating." I'm just applying the same standards to AMD that regularly get applied to AMD's competitors around here. If AMD is back to being some type of top-dog in the CPU/GPU world then they'll have to deal with the fallout of ...
by I.S.T.
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 814
Views: 53052

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

So, I bought a Dual Shock 3 to use as a PC controller(There are advantages to using it compared to an Xinput based controller). It began to have problems a few days after I got it. I figured out a software solution(Basically just restarting the service allowing it to function on my PC). Then it just...
by I.S.T.
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 814
Views: 53052

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Can we talk about repair failures in here? :P I got one from last week.
by I.S.T.
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Free: The Witcher (OG)
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Free: The Witcher (OG)

I just wish Ars was like it was a very, very long time ago it was primarily about CPUs and such. Nowadays no one really does that kind of analysis anymore. Real World Tech took up the mantle for a while alongside of lost circuits but both stopped. =\ also FFFFFFFFFFFFF I ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS LI...
by I.S.T.
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cable modems with Intel Puma6 chipset
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: Cable modems with Intel Puma6 chipset

I really hope ubee doesn't use these. ._.
by I.S.T.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability

I'm so glad I turned off installing that crap when they did the requiring an account thing.
by I.S.T.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: How secure is Android ecosystem for data & privacy security?
Replies: 31
Views: 2487

Re: How secure is Android ecosystem for data & privacy security?

Few days back I suffered a malware attack during my Facebook session on desktop, a malware was able to take control of my locked Android phone's Google chrome browser to call a web page through facebook messenger. I was using windows phone since last 5 year and recently switched to Android phon...
by I.S.T.
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Theranos
Replies: 168
Views: 19129

Re: Theranos

You're not wrong on the details, of course, which is why I chose my words carefully to ascribe blame where it belongs. I am also a borderline millennial d-bag, actually a few months younger than Holmes. The GPA thing is a perfect example...I was never even close to being high school valedictorian b...
by I.S.T.
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

Those are cookie based ads. Doesn't take much to trigger them. You can get those cookies from otherwise innocuous websites.
by I.S.T.
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

I know it often is. It's just so weird seeing huge white ads in a site that was for many years as default dark colored. Throws the eyes, you know?

Plus, given how sudden it was, I wasn't sure if ol' Not So Reliable had been hit with a friggin' virus.
by I.S.T.
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

They're for some wi-fi thing. I cleaned out almost all of my cookies manually. Everything related to ads was nuked harder than Bikini Atoll as far as I can tell.
by I.S.T.
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 3706

Re: What are the best offline games?

SHOVEL KNIIIIIIGHT
by I.S.T.
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 3770K, when to upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 3317

Re: 3770K, when to upgrade?

A small portion of things are beginning to have issues, and in the case of Haswell, a few of them got major boosts(Not many, but a few). For most things, though, you're gonna be fine for now. I'd say wait until after Coffee Lake for whatever the hell that will be(Not referring to the code name, I me...
by I.S.T.
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Think twice before buying digital downloads of anything distributed by Universal
Replies: 33
Views: 4430

Re: Think twice before buying digital downloads of anything distributed by Universal

Given the nature of Smells Like Teen Spirit, I suspect the only reason so many people picked it out is because the song is *everywhere* and is insanely famous.
by I.S.T.
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 4956

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

Pffffft. I already know my GPU sucks. I don't need a test to tell me that!


._.
by I.S.T.
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 25
Views: 2372

Re: Chicago

Chicago


is a bad movie.

...I'll see myself out now. Hope your trip goes well.
by I.S.T.
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 4644

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

I just don't see what all the hoopla is surrounding sexuality in videogames. I personally find the levels of violence and the increasing detail to which they are depicted a much bigger cultural problem than the small amounts of sexuality that trickle through. If your problem is with the exploitatio...
by I.S.T.
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Think twice before buying digital downloads of anything distributed by Universal
Replies: 33
Views: 4430

Re: Think twice before buying digital downloads of anything distributed by Universal

A game had better mixing? That sounds.... odd. I have no idea about the original source, but if any aspect of it were significantly better than whatever Pandora serves up, I would have noticed. Here's another theory: what if it somehow got double-compressed? What source / software even puts stuff i...
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