This has nothing to do with "being on a high horse" and everything to do with not being a selfish, money-grubbing hypocrite - particularly in "tech".
You don't start a project based on privacy to then go around and sell it to an adfirm especially without informing your users before the sale.
I played the Doom Eternal 30-minute gameplay demo at Quakecon last year and IMO it *is* too much.
I think the gameplay designers focused on specialized counters and gimmick features to the point where the majority of the gameplay encounterns felt more rock-paper-scissors than blow shit up and...
Yes, with the caveat that they were excellent when they were smaller, hobbyist-oriented companies.
The days of Corsair's Yellowbeard just helping people out on random forums are sadly over now.
I've had some pretty horrible experiences with Corsair quality and support since those days.
I's just reality - no piece of software is ever completely secure.
At least this time Intel disclosed the problem and provided a patch without excuses and diversions.
Of course, it would be better for all if none of this software was closed-source to begin with.
I don't get the love for the DLCs either - maybe because they're harder? In my opinion that increase in difficulty is "cheap" though because it's mostly achieved by increasing resistances to everything but physical and much higher damage output.
I did like Crown of the Sunken King the most...
Parting out my gaming PC - all parts were bought new over the last 1-2 years, actually used for maybe 6-12 months.
No overclocking, no pets, cleaned fan filters twice a month.
Recent ebay feedback: https://www.ebay.com/usr/nostalgia2005_10
Ancient ebay feedback...
Decisions in the Linux kernel are made based on performance and efficiency; although granted, this is slowly changing with the influx of non-technical "woke developers" - re: Linus and RMS "cancel"-attempts.
Decisions in the Windows kernel seem to be mostly based on eroding user freedoms in the...
"There's a large, seamless, connected, and shared space in the world, going down into dungeons, being able to group with your friends, trading and PvP. We feel that the best way to experience that is in a world that is online,"
This may come as a shock, but yes, EA and other large and small publishers are less interested in creating a game and more interested in engagement and optimizing money-grubbing.
Optimizing for sucking vulnerable people dry is disgusting and unethical. What makes you so passionate about...
The gameplay loop in shit like Fortnite is tuned and tweaked by sponsored research to maximize engagement and investment. There's not much of a game left anymore (expect that played by the corporations pushing this junk), it's all over-optimized to extract as much money as possible while keeping...
No, I don't hate it because it's new, I hate it because it's pointless and bloated "UI" wankery which ends up creating visual noise.
I prefer minimalist and clean UIs which provide the bare minimum for needed information and nothing else.
Also I am <30 so please, take your ageism elsewhere lol.
The Spectre/Meltdown whitepapers are actually pretty good and "readable" (by paper standards hah).
This article is a pretty good overview without getting lost in technical details:
If you need to brush up a bit on modern CPUs without watching lectures - this is quite excellent...
No. These attacks exploit side effects in the micro-architectural state ie. stuff like inter-instruction state bleed.
Prior to these disclosures, attacks were executed through completely different attack vectors by exploiting architectural vulnerabilities.
micro-arch -- what only the hardware...
PSP has nothing to do with this class of exploits (meltdown, spectre and friends). They are considered micro architectural exploits as they take advantage of micro arch vulnerabilities (mostly residual state after certain instructions) inside the CPU pipeline itself.
PSP and IME are more of a...
Gotcha, yeah I didn't know it's gotten that prevalent -- although I am not surprised unfortunately.
Twitch imo started off with a good premise -- interactive Let's Plays, but quickly veered off into cringey commercialization and excess.
Not really, I watched some programming stream a few years ago -- but still I wouldn't watch that while at work.
I guess personally I don't go pleasure browsing the interwebs while I am at work - especially not on a work machine. Maybe this has changed, but with Twitch primarily being...