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    Hidden gems on Steam?

    Bulletstorm (not really hidden, but still most awesome dialog, about 9 hours worth of gameplay) Craft the World (hated Terraria, loved this for ~30 hours) DarkStar One (dated but decently deep gameplay) The Fall (#awesome, 3 hours to play through) TIS-100 (simple yet challenging, fun game!) To...
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    X-COM 2 Looks really good. Is it worth the $60

    Good point, with hardware it's buy and hold, rather than wait and buy. I am now running an i7-2600k, 16 GB of RAM, and a GTX 780 powering a 27" 1440p. Not entirely sure when I bought the CPU/RAM/Mobo, but it most certainly has been years. The 780 is a little younger, but equally at least 2-3...
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    X-COM 2 Looks really good. Is it worth the $60

    You say you can, and I say that I don't have to. One of us keeps more disposable income in his pocket. Winning an argument tied to income won't work on the Internet, we are all Physicians and Lawyers on here, some of us are both, and some can even prove it, which in the end proves nothing...
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    X-COM 2 Looks really good. Is it worth the $60

    Confirming that consumers who wait for deep discounts during Steam sales support piracy! You Sir are a genius and your reasoning ability is bar none for having finally figured it out! Please continue to keep paying $60 for a game so I can keep laughing all the way to the bank, I do...
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    Is The Price Of A Video Game Really Right?

    As long as chumps pay $60 for a game the price of it is perfectly right. Don't like it? Vote with your wallet.
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    X-COM 2 Looks really good. Is it worth the $60

    No game is worth $60 to me, simply because you can often get it a week later for $40, and if you are OK with waiting a few months (and who can't wait, we all have huge Steam backlogs of games purchased but never played) then you can get it for pennies on the dollar. Chumps pay $60 so that...
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    Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Have 5 Billion Users By 2030

    FB is a Millennials thing (and a Baby Boomers who want to be cool, Gen X skipped it), if you look at teenagers today, then you will find a whole bunch of them don't give a shit about FB. So where exactly is Sugarmountain going to get his 5 B users ...
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    Windows Phone Is Dead

    All MS needs is to support Cisco AnyConnect and Cisco Jabber and they would be selling a bunch of phones. The iPhones and Androids are like Photoshop, great software and total overkill if you just want to crop vacation pics. Really awesome that iOS/Android can do everything and then some, but...
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    Rainbow Six: Siege Patch Addresses Cheating

    The ban won't do much. R6 has a flawed engine that's wide open to exploits. Google for ArtificalAiming and you'll see what I mean. The only people who get banned are those who use less than professional cheats. Helios framework users can't be detected by the system. That's been true ever...
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    Remote Support Software....open source out there?

    One more vote for Screen Connect. Deployed to close to 10k devices and works flawlessly. Cost is completely negligible when using the site license option.
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    Gadget Makes $10 Headphones Sound Like $200 Headphones

    Upon closer inspection your device failed the "goes to 11" test. Sorry mate!
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    Seagate: Hard Disk Drives Set To Stay Relevant For 20 Years

    What most all of you don't realize is that PCs don't matter when it comes to any of these statements. Seagate doesn't give a fuck about your Windows drive, you and it are irrelevant to them. Many (most?) enterprises have more spinning disks in the data centers than they have PCs in the...
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    Satya Nadella Admits Microsoft’s Phone Share Is Unsustainable

    I understand what you are saying and I don't disagree that it's super awesome for your wife that she can see some background image. For a business user though the background image doesn't matter. Display real estate is extremely limited and shouldn't be taken up by fluff that adds no value...
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    10k rpm SAS drives dead?

    Looking to build three 50 TB raw storage nodes for a test environment. Had mind set on 10k rpm SAS drives, came to find out that there only appears one viable model (1.2 TB Seagate, see http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/hdd/enterprise-performance-10K-hdd/) which...
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    Satya Nadella Admits Microsoft’s Phone Share Is Unsustainable

    Eh? It's the other way around. The WP UI and this UX is far superior to Android and iOS. While I can agree that the perception of whether the UI & UX is good is somewhat relative, let me point to use of display real estate. Both Android and iOS waste huge amounts of display space on...
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    Microsoft Edge Keeps Losing Users Despite Windows 10 Push

    Just as soon as Edge supports a very popular browser plugin that cannot be named at H I'll be using it.
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    Humblebundle Monthly.. Alien Isolation $12

    According to Steam I put 5 hours into it and you couldn't pay me to go back and play it. It was just so damn boring.
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    2016 Reality: Lazy Authentication Still The Norm

    One simple answer; eBay.
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    Satya Nadella Admits Microsoft’s Phone Share Is Unsustainable

    What MS needs to do is pay for the business apps to be ported to Windows. By just having Cisco AnyConnect and Cisco Jabber available on WP they would make huge inroads into corporate use. The comparatively low cost of the Windows device makes it highly attractive to corporate customers, except...
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    2016 Reality: Lazy Authentication Still The Norm

    Paypal customer since 1999. Tens of thousands of transactions, zero issues. The reality is that Krebs made himself a target by attentionwhoring on the Internet. If one is a public persona then one's info tends to become public. Paypal has been offering TFA for some time, amazing that a...
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    How A Threat To Drop AMC Could Kill The Cable Bundle

    People still pay for cable TV? LOLOLOL Amazon Prime + Hulu Plus (ad free option!) + Netflix Done and done. Everything will show up on one of those eventually.
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    Popular online FPS's have been ruined by cheating

    Simple solution; google for ArtificialAiming, don't buy/play any games that they support. Done and done. You can blame cheaters all you want, but there's shared responsibility, if publishers wouldn't be less lazy and less greedly, reusing engines that are clearly flawed and easy to hack wide...
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    Fallout 4 Completed With Zero Kills In Survival Mode

    Because controversy generates ad impressions = revenue.
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    Man, Distracted by Electronic Device, Walks Off Cliff

    Natural selection at work.
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    Lara Croft GO 80% off ($0.99) Hitman Sniper 90% off ($0.50) - Android only

    Shows up fine for me, both on the Android as well as just in a browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenixmontreal.hitmansniperandroid
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    HAMR Hard Disk Drives Set To Arrive In 2018

    You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, however wrong the assumptions it is based on may be. You say that as if tape is dead. Tape libraries by StorageTek (Oracle) and IBM have a strong presence in the data center. Tapes are by far the most cost effective way for long term data...
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    Lawsuit Demands The Right To Resell Steam Games

    Except that console gamers can literally do that with most existing titles if they forego online play. I bought lots of PS3 games used on eBay, played them, and then ebayed them right back at a loss if a few (literally, few) dollars. Somehow, magically, the people making PS3 games are still in...
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    Steam Winter Sale

    Witcher 2 is $2.99 till Jan 4. Great deal for someone who hasn't played it yet.
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    Valve Says “No Unauthorized Actions” Were Enabled On Improperly Viewed Steam Accounts

    Nope, you guys are just confused as to what happens to your data once you put it in digital form and give it to someone else. You don't read the fine-print on anything, and the fine-print is often very specific, but your "private" data isn't the kind of private you are thinking about at all...
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    Lara Croft GO 80% off ($0.99) Hitman Sniper 90% off ($0.50) - Android only

    At the Google Play store: Lara Croft GO $0.99 (80% off) I played Hitman GO and loved it, can recommend, though the GO games are not for ADHD players. Hitman Sniper $0.50 (90% off) Didn't play yet, did buy though. For iSheep there are discounts too, just not as deep. Lara Croft GO is...
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    Bing Keeps Growing As Google Declines YOY

    These "Los Links" two commercials explain adequately why Bing is better: https://vimeo.com/12082356 https://vimeo.com/83720450 Better bing it! It's already been binged! Bada bing! etc.
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    Valve Says “No Unauthorized Actions” Were Enabled On Improperly Viewed Steam Accounts

    No information that's stored digitally is private. It boggles the mind that this has to be said in 2015.
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    HAMR Hard Disk Drives Set To Arrive In 2018

    Spinning disk will for the foreseeable future remain less expensive per TB than SSDs. In our environment we have roughly 8,000 spinning disks in production. Some of that will be replaced by flash storage which comes with compression and deduplication. A 20 TB flash storage unit runs about...
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    Man Sues Bethesda Over 'Fallout 4' Addiction

    Post of the year!
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    Lawsuit Demands The Right To Resell Steam Games

    I pay like peanuts for my Steam games, I am OK with not being able to resell it. The chumps that pay $60 may think differently though. Ya ya ya, without those who pay $60 the system wouldn't work, heard that bullshit before, the market regulates itself and I am perfectly fine with someone...
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    American Truck Simulator

    I call BS on all of this, no trucking simulation is complete till they implement tie-down lashing of the loads.
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    FAA’s Drone Registry Will Be Public, Including Names And Addresses

    If you are flying a drone of any decent size you better carry a shitton of personal liability insurance whether there is regulation for it or not. The US is such a litigious society that you can literally financially ruin your life forever if you are flying a drone, don't have insurance, and...
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    Amazon Reportedly Building Overnight Airfreight Operation, Leasing Boeing 767s

    OK, so it turns out my 20 hours/day utilization for freighters was an incorrect sweeping statement based on something I read about an Asia <-> Europe haul that makes a stop in ANC to refuel and change crews. If I could find the article then it would likely show that some carrier set a record...
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    Square Enix PC Games Surprise Box $9.99 (warm?)

    I just put all the stuff I didn't need in the Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread and was done with it, at least someone will get something out of it. EDIT: Apparently the FF14 key doesn't work on Steam, needs to be through SE directly.
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    GONE 3x FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN (if you activate on Steam, as opposed to just on SE, you will not be able to add the Heavensward expansion), comes with 30 days of game time GONE 3x LIFE IS STRANGE Ep.1 GONE 2x FINAL FANTASY® XIII GONE 2x LARA CROFT AND THE TEMPLE OF OSIRIS GONE 2x...
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