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  1. Velox

    Linux Developers Threaten to Pull “Kill Switch”

    I am curious as to your thinking on this. Do you think that the only people who have skill are massive douches to everyone? This is not the end of the world, and in a couple of weeks, everyone will have forgotten all about it.
  2. Velox

    Linux Developers Threaten to Pull “Kill Switch”

    You're right, I don't have the right to tell other people not to be dicks. However, I DO have the right to say "Don't be a dick in my house, and if you are a dick in my house, I will kick your ass to the curb." This is what Linus, and the others who signed-off on the CoC are saying. Nobody...
  3. Velox

    Linux Developers Threaten to Pull “Kill Switch”

    I am being serious. I also find it interesting that people disagree with the force-feeding of "Don't be a dick to people". I mean, it's like saying that "I don't agree with murder per-say, but I just don't think we should have laws force-fed down our throats to make it illegal". I also don't...
  4. Velox

    Linux Developers Threaten to Pull “Kill Switch”

    I wonder if anyone commenting has actually READ the CoC, or if you're all blindly jumping on the anti-SJW bandwagon? Just look at the toxic environment created here by a bunch of people who are triggered by this one short document. One of these days, you will realize that YOU are the reason...
  5. Velox

    Skyrim VR for PC April 3 (With oculus support!)

    It's been a while since I played Skyrim, so I figured, why not. I paired it with Natural Locomotion, and it's absolutely amazing. Watching my first snowfall from a tower in the mountains was absolutely breathtaking. Is it perfect? No, of course not. Is it worth it? Without a doubt.
  6. Velox

    Razer Announces Lancehead Gaming Mice with "World's Most Precise" Sensor

    I've used both Razer and Logitech mice. My Razer mice lasted longer than my Logitech mice ever did. It is a shame that their software requires you to create a Razer account for pretty much no reason at all (though the cloud storage for macros/profiles is pretty handy, TBH)
  7. Velox

    New Duke Nukem game coming

    I, for one, would love to see a remake of Duke Nukem 3D. That was a great game, and if nothing else would probably serve to remind the developers what a Duke game is supposed to be like.
  8. Velox

    FBI Pilot Program Has Collected 430,000 Iris Scans

    Yes, patterned contact lenses (Iris scans are typically taken in the IR range, so there is no color information) can interfere with iris scans. This is why you need a trained operator who can identify these sorts of countermeasures.
  9. Velox

    FBI Pilot Program Has Collected 430,000 Iris Scans

    Iris scan != retina scan. The iris is the colored portion of your eye, and does not require you to be super close. You still have be to be close enough to get a good image of the iris, but certainly not right up against it. There has even been research into capturing irises at greater...
  10. Velox

    Bill Gates 1995 DOOM Video

    The ammo count didn't decrease when he shot the monster at 2:07. I guess standards were lower back then. :p
  11. Velox

    Twitter's Layoffs With 'Utmost Respect' Have Begun

    This is rather misleading: 1. He was a remote employee working from home. HR could not visit him personally. 2. HR DID call to notify him, but the call went to voicemail. I don't know what else they could have done. Can't have an employee be unfireable just because he doesn't answer his...
  12. Velox

    Why Do Most Gaming Mice Programs Use Macros To Assign Keys To A Mouse Button?

    You can do this with Razer mice using Razer Synapse. It's not even an advanced feature or anything. Do other mice really have this problem?
  13. Velox

    Vertagear SL2000 Gaming Chair Review

    I would hope that the Steelcase Leap is better than the SL2000 , considering it costs over three times as much.
  14. Velox

    That game that everyone hates, but you love...

    Gothic series: A lot of people bemoan the combat in the Gothic games, but I enjoyed the combat system. The world was gritty, and fairly real (at least for its time). I also liked how they typically used stronger monsters to keep you out of areas, rather than invisible walls, and other...
  15. Velox

    Fallout 4 Has No Level Cap

    But the bugs are the best part of any Bethesda game! I wonder if they need to change the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. / skill system for this, or if they'll just let you max out your character.
  16. Velox

    FCC To Fine AT&T $100M For Deceiving Customers Over Unlimited Data Plan

    For those who are as confused as I was, the article has been updated to read 512 kilobits per second. I was wondering where I could get this 512Mb service, and have it be considered slow.
  17. Velox

    Sex, Lies And Debt Potentially Exposed By U.S. Data Hack

    They need to know everything about you for a number of reasons. 1. They need to know your secrets, because they need to be able to assess your blackmail risk. In this instance, someone could find out about his affair, and threaten to tell about it if he doesn't expose government secrets. 2...
  18. Velox

    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    Chokes: concrete-core MOSFETs: hardened Can I get two for SLI? :D
  19. Velox

    What game got you accidentally addicted to?

    For me, it was Dark Age of Camelot. I didn't even realize it was an MMO when I bought it (Impulse buy really). I had to quit when I would get up early just to play it before work, and started it up first thing when I got home. Only game I ever had to quit because it was too addictive. Still...
  20. Velox

    Technology Gone Terribly Wrong

    According to the article, the owners manual was inside the house, so they didn't have access to it. Not that they should even need to read the manual in order to know how to operate a standard automobile door handle.
  21. Velox

    Technology Gone Terribly Wrong

    I have a Mazda 3 with keyless entry. The manual operation is exactly the same, whether you have keyless entry or not. The article makes it sound like they hid the manual controls, but if you read this article linked from the original, you see that's not that case. This sounds like less of a...
  22. Velox

    Amazon Sellers Threatening Customers With Collections Over Pricing Error

    Actually, this was not Amazon's fault. The problem was with a piece of 3rd party software called RepricerExpress that is used by sellers to automatically adjust prices. While the software developer should probably be responsible, assuming that the minimum price was set properly by the user...
  23. Velox

    Get SimCity 2000 Free On Origin

    I don't understand all the hate for Origin, other than people hopping on the hating EA bandwagon. Most of the Origin games I have are free from their On the House program, and there is really no downside.
  24. Velox

    Crossfire 7970 clocks issue

    One odd behavior I found was that after disabling crossfire, the secondary GPU would clock back down to the 300Mhz idle clock. I re-installed the drivers, and that seemed to fix it for now. It's rather disappointing that I need to re-install the video drivers two days after a fresh Windows...
  25. Velox

    So what's your nostalgia game?

    Mine would have to be Shining Force for the Sega Genesis. I still fire it up every few years, and it never gets old.
  26. Velox

    Crossfire 7970 clocks issue

    I am having a very strange issue with my Crossfire setup. I had just installed a new motherboard, fresh install of windows, and everything was fine for exactly one day. I noticed yesterday that my framerates became very low, so I checked MSI Afterburner and noticed that my secondary GPU is...
  27. Velox

    Game Dropped From Steam After Gabe Newell Death Threat

    Well, it looks like his postings worked. His game is no longer listed as Early Access on Steam. So there's that.
  28. Velox

    Leaked GeForce GTX 880 Pics?

    The article indicates that the same power could be delivered by 2 8-pin connectors, so the three power connectors are probably only due to it being an engineering sample.
  29. Velox

    An OS for punishment?

    How about Windows ME? Or would that be too mean?
  30. Velox

    Glassholes Use Google to Destroy a Restaurant's Rating

    People are focusing too much on it being Google Glass. The restaurant didn't ask her to remove her Google Glass because they hated technology, they asked her to remove it because it makes the other patrons uncomfortable. Imagine if, instead of Glass, she had a 14" pink dildo on her head...
  31. Velox

    Recommend me a very large PC case

    For a large case, I would recomend the Corsair 900D See it here: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/obsidian-series-900d-super-tower-case And the review: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/04/16/corsair_obsidian_series_900d_super_tower_case_review/#.U3eGAUM2dD8
  32. Velox

    New Computer, underwhelming performance

    What are the temps like with your cards when you're gaming? With 4 cards, I don't see a lot of room for them to get clean air, so they may be throttling down due to heat.
  33. Velox

    Ubuntu Is Not "Unprotected Against the Heartbleed Exploit"

    It seems that the major issue here is that Ubuntu doesn't follow the same versioning scheme that everyone else does, and is confused why users don't understand their version numbers. OpenSSL 1.0.1f is the vulnerable version. OpenSSL 1.0.1g is the fixed version that everyone uses to fix the...
  34. Velox

    Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

    Short version of what happened: Systemd has a bug filed against systemd where if a user uses the debug kernel command line parameter, the system will fail to boot. This is because systemd reads this parameter, and floods the log files, causing timeouts. Kay, the author of systemd, closes...
  35. Velox

    Google Sued Over Children's In-App Purchases

    If I had done something similar, I would have had my phone/tablet/whatever privileges taken away, and have pay the money back. This teaches personal responsibility, and consequences for ones actions. I would have learned not to mindlessly make purchases, and become a more responsible member of...
  36. Velox

    SSD Deal of the Day

    I'm showing it as $155 as well. Don't forget to check out the other sizes. $350 for a 750GB SSD is not a bad price at all either.
  37. Velox

    3x 2560x1440 monitors - best card(s) to push them with?

    How big is your power supply? I haven't heard anyone bring it up yet, but these video cards suck down a lot of juice, and if you only have a 500w or 600w power supply, you may need to budget for a larger power supply (800 - 1000w). The nVidia cards draw less power than the AMD cards, so that's...
  38. Velox

    Using Razer Orbweaver D-Pad for WASD...any problems?

    Hello, I, too, find the Nostromo D-pad to be a bit better than the Orbweaver. The Orbweaver is very sensitive. It's also smaller than the D-pad on the Nostromo. The Tartarus won't be any different than the Orbweaver, as it's just an Orbweaver without the top row of keys. I also just...
  39. Velox

    Looking for a game

    Borderlands and Borderlands 2. Some of the best games I've ever played. It would help if you let us know how long you've been out of the scene, so we know how far back to go (Portal/Half-Life 2+).
  40. Velox

    Bad Video Card?

    Since not everyone may know about the oven trick: Baking your way to video card recovery.
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