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  1. Deadly Ramon

    81-Year-Old Woman Learns Programming from Scratch, Makes Cool iPhone Game

    One of my friends had that computer (we played Keystone Kapers and Pac-Man on it). It had an "advanced child-proof design featuring pressure-sensitive, wipe-clean keyboard," which didn't really matter to me at the time (I was 10 years old in 1982), but as I learned how to type a few years later...
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    Twitch Streamer Dies in Middle of 24 Hour Stream

    'Cigarette smoking has fallen sharply among 18- to 24-year-olds. In fact, the percentage of smokers in that age group dropped by nearly a third over the past decade, CDC data show, the sharpest decline of any group. But that striking change might be attributable, at least in part, to the...
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    Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

    Been a member of GOG for 8 years. Can't wait for it to acquire the rights to No One Lives Forever 1 & 2, however impossible that seems in light of the license's several IP holders refusing to grant permission to anyone who wants to republish those games.
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    Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

    $10 seems reasonable for such a high quality title. The originals I played in the 80s on a Commodore 64 retailed for much higher, and in 1983 $35 (the cost of Archon at retail) is equivalent to $85.33 today.
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    Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

    This is what comes to my mind when I read about Electronic Arts:
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    YouTube, Disney Ditch PewDiePie over Anti-Semitic Comments

    He's a Swede in his late 20s whose videos (at least the few I've seen) consist of streaming games while providing a running commentary from a window in the corner in a heavily accented English that depends a lot on obscenities.
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    Own a Computer with a DVD Drive? You May Be Owed $10

    I always buy two internal DVD burners whenever I purchase a computer, primarily because I like to burn MP3 discs for my car, but also because I have many games on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM that are either not yet available from the digital distribution services (Steam, GOG, Origin, etc.) or the games...
  8. Deadly Ramon

    Why PC Game Downloads are so Big

    I am a bit alarmed at how much my nostalgic recollection of playing old DOS/IBM/AMIGA games is much greater than my ability to enjoy those old games now. I still love older music and movies, but it seems that I've grown spoiled on more modern game engines and elements like mini-maps with guided...
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    Why PC Game Downloads are so Big

    The original Syndicate (1993) sure is a storage hog!
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    Two Hours Trolling A Windows Support Scammer

    I like imitating their foreign accents while on the phone with them. Indian/Pakistani tech support scammers (who claim to be named Bob, Jack, and even Elvis) love nothing more than to hear the American infidels they're trying to scam emulate their funny sounding accents.
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    Windows 10 Game Mode: Free FPS Boost Of A Few Percent, With More To Come

    Or, better yet, Myst, because everybody played Myst with a joystick.
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    SWAT 4: Gold Edition Now Available On GOG

    SWAT 1, 2, and 4 on GOG have all been configured to run on Windows 10. At the moment SWAT 3 hasn't.
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    SWAT 4: Gold Edition Now Available On GOG

    Thank you for the heads up on GOG. Though I'd been reading HardOCP regularly since someone in a match of Counterstrike: Condition Zero recommended it to me in 2004, I didn't start a GOG forum account until the year 2010, and that was in order to participate in a HardOCP thread about GOG's...
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    Resident Evil 7 Errors, Crashes, Performance, FPS, Sound, Bugs and Related Problems

    "I wish we could just go back to the good old days of games being fully functional at launch." Maybe if the Internet collapsed and stayed that way would video game companies be forced to delay releasing titles, in physical format only, because they could no longer deliver patches and hotfixes...
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    AT&T Raises Phone Activation Fee Another $5, Now Charges $25

    ABC cancelled Ellen more than a year after The Puppy Episode not because she revealed her sexual deviancy, but rather because of declining ratings. The major telecommunications companies (particularly AT&T) contribute to and endorse liberal causes (it's not a matter of "IF" they do), and...
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    AT&T Raises Phone Activation Fee Another $5, Now Charges $25

    You implying that the only MVNOs should be liberal ones?
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    AT&T Raises Phone Activation Fee Another $5, Now Charges $25

    I was getting by on a landline for years, but found the costs escalating while the bare-bones service's quality remained static at best. Switching to a mobile phone was quite a change for someone like me, but I'm glad I did, as I do like using it as an authenticator for online accounts, and I...
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    AT&T Raises Phone Activation Fee Another $5, Now Charges $25

    I'm sure those monolithic liberal corporations would rather have none of my money go to organizations that oppose them. Have to start somewhere, and patronizing a conservative MVNO suffices for now.
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    AT&T Raises Phone Activation Fee Another $5, Now Charges $25

    I finally bought my very first smart phone around the summer of last year, and chose Patriot Mobile as my service provider because it donates a percentage of its proceeds to conservative groups. I'm fairly certain that its plans aren't the cheapest around, but at least I'm sending a message to...
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    building a retro gaming PC for dos/win95/win98 games

    I have a few retro computers lying around my dwelling that I haven't run in many years. One's a Pentium II, 300 MHz, with 64 megabytes of RAM and a Voodoo 3 3000 PCI card (the motherboard has an AGP slot) with 16 megabytes of video RAM, and one's a Pentium IV, 1.4 GHz, with 256 megabytes of...
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    Gas Mask Lets You Smell Virtual Reality Porn

    Reminds me of the "Cyber Sniff 2000" card that came with Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail in 1996.
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    Library Of Congress Racing To Preserve Vast CD Collection

    I remember when the Sega Genesis's CD-ROM accessory, Sega CD, was released, in 1992, and I started reading articles about it in electronic gaming magazines describing how some CDs from the 80s had code written on them that Sega CD could read and use to display hidden graphics, lyrics, credits...
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    “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter” Source Code Discovered

    How did you get it for $4.99? Steam is selling it right now for $19.99.
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    The Division - officially announced for PC!

    It's like the way Ultima Online was up until the year 2000, when they made a mirror of the game world called Trammel, in which PvP was entirely optional. Before then, you had to be very careful whenever you stepped outside the guard zones, as anyone you ran into was likely to be a deceptive...
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    Here's How Long You Would Last In A Zombie Apocalypse

    Is that from the tv adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand?
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    Here's How Long You Would Last In A Zombie Apocalypse

    Garth Ennis's Crossed comics, published by Avatar Press, feature "living zombies" of the plague variety. They still retain their intellect but lose all sense of propriety and often restraint; the pathogen essentially turns people evil, and spreads by contact with bodily fluids. Crossed makes...
  27. Deadly Ramon

    How Do You Define 'Cheating' In A Video Game?

    The definition of cheater is anyone who kills me in multiplayer games ;)
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    White House Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

    Because it's harder to vote for Democrats when one is committed to an insane asylum, in fact it's easier for corpses to vote in Democrats.
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    White House Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

    Russia is neither third world nor totalitarian. The Soviet Union was quite close to the latter, especially under Stalin, but during the Cold War was considered no less than a second world country, not third world. The "three worlds" of the Cold War era, as of the period between April 1975...
  30. Deadly Ramon

    Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo

    I even liked (and still own) the Diablo expansion, Hellfire, by Sierra On-Line.
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    White House Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

    I regard it as countering a straw-man argument. Liberals seem to hate neocons for everything they aren't.
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    White House Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

    They tend to lean liberal. 'A neoconservative (also spelled "neo-conservative"; colloquially, neocon) in American politics is someone presented as a conservative but who actually favors big government, interventionalism, and a hostility to religion in politics and government. The word means...
  33. Deadly Ramon

    Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo

    I'd settle for a Diablo re-release that's optimized to run, without any tweaking from the user, on modern hardware and operating systems.
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    Oculus Head Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Cop Posing As Underage Girl

    It wasn't notarized. He'd written it after he began driving to meet the decoy.
  35. Deadly Ramon

    Oculus Head Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Cop Posing As Underage Girl

    The people arrested in Dateline's "To Catch A Predator" series were guilty of breaking various laws involving intent to commit statutory rape and to transmit obscene images to a minor.
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