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    Reddit Has Started Removing Subreddits For Harassment

    Yeah, this is pretty much an internet riot. Reminds me a lot of the HD-DVD decryption code thing on Digg years ago. I might actually have to go outside or something today.
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    The [H]ardOCP Mini-Giveaway Sponsored by ASUS

    Smaller is better because PCs increasingly have to fit with home theater setups and share desk real estate with multiple large monitors and speakers.
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    I just purchased a 1tb Samsung 850 Evo to use as a game drive for $400. There are several other models for right around the same price (Crucial, Mushkin, maybe some others?). Getting very tempted to try Star Citizen...
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    500 Million ASUS Motherboards. The Celebration Starts at [H]. - Lucky Draw

    I've been using ASUS motherboards for over a decade now, and they've consistently been the most solid and feature packed of any I've purchased...next purchase will likely be ASUS as well!
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    I would replace my aging video card and drag my PC kicking and screaming into the modern gaming era.
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    Grand theft auto V thread.

    Maybe buying rather than stealing is the what allows them to stack. I, uh, didn't pay for any aircraft yet, but if I had a stolen one saved in either place, it was physically in the way of parking the new (stolen) one. There's an undefended Buzzard on the roof at NOOSE HQ, and I've been...
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    Grand theft auto V thread.

    Have you by chance figured out how to/if you can store multiple aircraft in the hangars and helipads?
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    Grand theft auto V thread.

    Yeah, I'm starting to get bored post story too, so a goal now is being able to comfortably buy the golf course and still have hundreds of millions in the bank. BTW PIS has risen another ~30% and HAL about half that just since my post about stocks a couple of nights ago, so it's still possible...
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    Grand theft auto V thread.

    Oh, sure. It's actually really easy and kind of cheap (not that I'm complaining...) once you see a guide. Yep, those are the ones. You can clear a billion without investing in anything else, but I've done a mix of things and actually screwed up by only investing with Franklin on the first...
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    Grand theft auto V thread.

    I am finding the stock market surprisingly addictive. I made a quarter of a billion dollars between 3 characters this afternoon, and another 30 million since then not even playing the game. There is a series of missions with stock tips in them that can make a lot of money if you play your...
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    Grand theft auto V thread.

    I'm hoping my weird "free" (read, probably actually more expensive than buying the game) games on release day routine works this time....we go to Dave and Busters a couple of times a month and get drunk and bank prize points, and they often stock new games on release day in their "winners...
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 6

    Galaxy makes great cards with innovative cooling solutions at affordable prices
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    40% off Kindle accessory @ amazon.com

    Worked perfectly....saved $22 on a Fire HD 8.9" standing leather case.
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 5

    Great cards at competitive prices.
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 4

    Galaxy makes solid cards with innovative cooling at great prices
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 3

    Galaxy has some of the most innovative nVidia cards at the best prices
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    AMD Radeon HD 7870 CrossFire Never Settle Bundle Lucky Draw

    AMD's new cards are fast, efficient, and priced competitively!
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway!

    Galaxy is a great gpu maker with innovative cooling solutions
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    Most common Java IDE in industry?

    The major ones are Netbeans and Eclipse. I think Eclipse is the most common, but they are both widely used and generally solid and full featured. The common complaints these days are actually more of bloat than of lacking features. FWIW, (which may not be much as I'm a year or two out of date...
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    So I bought a kinect. A couple questions.

    I'm thinking of moving mine up higher as well. Has anybody tried the newer TV clamp mounts? Are they worth anything?
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    Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS THREAD

    This reminds me that I'm currently like 40 hours into this and I got sidetracked and never started the end game. Need to do that.
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    Need help with SVN initial setup / configure.

    I found it extremely easy to set up Mercurial on my local machines and push/pull/clone from the cloud via Bitbucket to share my work across machines all through the TortiseHG plugin for Visual Studio. My understanding is that Git is basically equivalent using Github. I'm a pretty basic user...
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    Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS THREAD

    Ehh, in spite of agreeing pretty much categorically with Dan's post, I really don't feel ripped off. The 90% of the game that was good was amazing, IMO. It's weird how that takes some of the sting out of the ending and at the same time adds that heart wrenching element of "snatching defeat out...
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    Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS THREAD

    Huh. The indoctrination thing is looking a bit more viable to me as I read about it. I think they will be hard pressed to convince me that it wouldn't have been better suited for The Matrix than Mass Effect, but that does make it marginally more compelling. I never played any of the ME2...
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    Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS THREAD

    Agreed. I could definitely get behind a single game or big expansion based on the First Contact War or the Krogan Rebellions or any numbers of extremely interesting past events in that universe. It could have worked for Star Wars if George Lucas hadn't become Satan incarnate over the last...
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    DAO after skyrim

    I just picked up DAO a couple of months ago, and it was a great game that is definitely still worth playing. I still need to finish it, but only because I got sidetracked and not because I didn't enjoy it. I'm only like 2/3 or 3/4 of the way through after close to 50 hours. I'm a few hours...
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    Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS THREAD

    That's why I was confused that it went badly too. I know that was the deal, because I was able to go back, reverse the order, and get the paragon options to stop the Quarian attack. I found this on the Bioware forum, fwiw:
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    Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS THREAD

    I killed Tali and the migrant fleet completely by accident because I did the fighter base mission before the last priority Rannoch mission (which you can't even access anymore after outcome clusterfuck). Yeah, that was intense. I felt pretty helpless watching all that debris streak across the...
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    A SQL Headache

    I think this ought to work, or the equivalent ALTER COLUMN DDL command. Just try it first on a simple test database or a safe copy of the working one, FFS. :p Lots of info about DDL syntax here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190273.aspx Look at the null part of the arguments...
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    Is Shogun 2: Total War any good?

    That's a higher res than mine, and my GPU doesn't support DX11 or SM5. Everything else was at ultra. With the SLI setup and DX11 I rather imagine there are a few more variables at play. I haven't played much since a few months after the game came out, so I don't think I have real experience...
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    Is Shogun 2: Total War any good?

    For me, it seemed to run a tad better than Empire on the same hardware. It's definitely not significantly worse. I was able to max it out @ 1920 with very few hiccups on the rig in my signature.
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    Is Shogun 2: Total War any good?

    Yes, it is a great game. If you already like TW, it's a magnificent entry into the series. The one caveat is the clans play a little bit more similarly than they do in the other games, but OTOH the level of polish is off the charts compared to previous games. It looks, sounds, and plays...
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    Corsair Giveaway - Force Series™ GT 180GB Solid-State Hard Drive

    I need this SSD because I need additional solid state capacity for my desktop, and Corsair is the way to go!
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    First leaked Half Life 3 screenshot, or fake?

    My vote is for a spinoff franchise starring Father Grigori. :D
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    Forza 4 fans?

    This is a really great game. I spent an embarrassing amount of time yesterday just playing the lowest 2 classes in career mode. Looks great, sounds great, plays great, more content than any normal human could ever hope to consume, etc. I haven't been able to get the Kinect stuff to work...
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    The Totally Awesome Directron Drawing!

    AMD rocks because they give me warm fuzzies about my old school slot a Athlon.
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    Mortal Kombat: Rain character DLC $5, July 19

    Mortal Kombat = clown car for ninjas
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    Assasins Creed 2

    I agree. The DaVinci stealth missions were fucking impossible, and some of the total synch requirements made me feel very stabby.
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    Assasins Creed 2

    There are definitely occasions where the controls just kind of don't work right when you need to do something really precise. Be sure to grab Brotherhood if you liked 2...it's as good or maybe even better.
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    Shogun Total War 2 battle mechanics

    Maybe? Nothing is drastically different, but the sword and spear nature of most the units makes combat more similar to Rome than to Empire. It's a really great entry to the series, IMO. Definitely worth grabbing on sale if you like Total War. Probably the most polished of the bunch, and...
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