Search results

  1. D

    Google loses patent case against Sonos, will remove features from Nest and Chromecast products

    So I don't know patents or the details of this case so can't specifically say here... But this is the internet so you are going to hear my uneducated opinion anyways lol. Honestly on the fence on the discussion here. A really good innovation is usually one that seems simple and obvious...
  2. D


    My opinion, I generally agree with the negative reactions... They over did the meta stuff without any cool pay off. Seemed they were trying to flip the script as it were, have Neo being passive/defensive as another angle to "solve" the Machine/human problem. The setup was waaaaay too long and...
  3. D

    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    So is this a definition or wording thing? Admit not fully knowledgeable on the definitions... Seems like in the context of this discussion, corporatism is where companies control the state. (oxford def could be used both ways actually). Seems like unchecked capitalism is what causes...
  4. D

    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    I am there right with you on exclusives (same for streaming)... Though I don't think "law" in the US can be justified to limit exclusives. It would have to be cultural behavior. Personally I just ignore exclusives. If the game is good, I can wait a year and get it on sale. Sometimes I...
  5. D

    GeForce NOW Open for All

    Wonder if those title restrictions will affect the steam/cloud integration (assume local would not be).
  6. D

    GeForce NOW Open for All

    Mentioned this in some Stadia threads... GeForce NOW game buys also gave steam keys (previously at least) providing additional value and some protection of your purchase if service goes away. They previously had local steam support which was pretty cool, the game would run on your pc and...
  7. D

    Stadia not so good after all?

    Right now it looks like they are targeting "early adopters" (what ever that means to you), in reports they say in 2020 there will be a free no sub option. Which makes the full price purchasing similar to other storefronts. The monthly fee gets access to a free game (for the month?) and...
  8. D

    New Tariffs Target U.S. Board Games and Game Consoles

    But we do say that... every time we buy something "made in china" that costs less... We just don't think about it, at least at the time the decision is made (or we qualify it). It's not "hogwash", it's that people generally don't think beyond comparing $A with features A to $B with features B...
  9. D

    File Abnormality Causes Duplicate Tax Refunds

    Private companies (Banks, Hotels, Car Rental come to mind) do things like this all the time... Ever make an appointment/reservation and show up and it cam't be filled (for any numerous reasons), sometimes they will give you something but its nothing like the penalty applied to YOU if you don't...
  10. D

    File Abnormality Causes Duplicate Tax Refunds

    He is referring to taxes paid in over the year, and getting a refund of some of those dollars which do not include interest. This is very common idea, surprised you read their intent/meaning differently. That said, I would agree the tone and some attitudes to this is overblown/stated in...
  11. D

    Twitch Streamer Ninja Was Paid $1 Million by EA to Stream 'Apex Legends'

    So you are saying there is 0 gameplay commentary or opinion during a stream? I am not a stream watcher so I don't know but I cannot see that happening. I assume part of the entertainment is the commentary and energy of the streamer which invariably will include opinion on quality/fun etc. So...
  12. D

    Twitch Streamer Ninja Was Paid $1 Million by EA to Stream 'Apex Legends'

    Besides (the big) discussion on F2P $$$ and micro-transaction manipulation shenanigans... I don't really see the big issue with this... Good for him. Apex is a F2P game and people can at least give it a good try to make up their own mind without any cost. That said, his credibility should be...
  13. D

    Rotten Tomatoes Bans "Want to See" Score, User Comments before Films' Release

    Another case of people getting triggered and outraged. This has no liberal/conservative restriction other than what specifically triggers. Not review bombed but same principle, behavior. An actor made a very poorly worded comment about a completely different movie. I don't think it is...
  14. D

    Microsoft Fights Fake News with New Edge Browser Feature

    That is the rendering engine... I would assume they are building this to work on both engines.
  15. D

    Motorola Patent Hints at a Fullscreen Razr

    Will see hot the flexible screens hold up... I think this type of setup would be a legitimate use for the technology. Fits with the "thin is in" trend we are seeing as well, thin phones could lower their footprint going with the tried and true flip chassis. I personally would like a fatter...
  16. D

    The Department of Defense is Still Not Very Secure

    You could look into DSC... Not sure exactly the hurdles for a local only implementation but it might be helpful but rolling your own is certainly a viable option...
  17. D

    The Department of Defense is Still Not Very Secure

    First part is bull (at least about previous settings)... Most solutions to set and enforce settings are not a one time deal... GPO, DSC, SCCM etc have compliance enforcement in most default cases. Even if they do get reset, they will be set back automatically. New threats, no way around that...
  18. D

    California Lawmaker Wants to Move toward E-receipts

    Agree... though maybe an option through the CC/payment processor to send them the receipt which they could then send to you... Or better yet they could just forward the copy to you (hopefully without them making a copy ha right lol).
  19. D

    Verizon and T-Mobile Shame AT&T for Marketing Its 4G Network to Consumers as 5G

    This is one of those times where I think regulation is/would be a good thing. If the regulating body says X is 5G, then if you label/advertise your service as 5G and don't meet the qualifications there should be recourse. People try and make educated decisions on these labels and at some point...
  20. D

    Western Digital: 16, 18 TB MAMR Hard Drives in 2019

    I thought some of the latest numbers seemed to indicate seagate isn't as bad as it once was. If true should really stop perpetuating old stereotypes...
  21. D

    Fortnite Developer Allegedly Made $3 Billion in 2018

    I agree completely there are many types of games and not every gamer has to enjoy the rage of the month. Heck I am playing less FPS and more single player as I get older just because of time and shifts in what I enjoy. What does concern me is the amount of money the company makes from...
  22. D

    Battlefield V Microtransactions Coming January 2019

    Never said anything about competition positive or negative... I was commenting on how games "get stale" from some newer gamers if devs don't constantly offer skins and new badges/achievements or basically anything to tell/affirm the players they are progressing or doing something rather than...
  23. D

    Battlefield V Microtransactions Coming January 2019

    I remember when you got or found things in game... Skill achievements/badges blah blah blah was the beginning of the "stats" meta we are seeing today. Gamers apparently can't play a game just to play a game anymore they have to be "achieving" something... you know something other than fun.
  24. D

    Celebrities to Pay Heavy Fines for Promoting ICOs Without Disclosing Payments

    I am all for disclosure regulations for things like this... But if you are taking advice on anything other than boxing from a boxer you sorta deserve what you get. Especially investment advice.
  25. D

    Ohio to Become the First U.S. State to Allow Taxes to Be Paid in Bitcoin

    You made no such point, other than "wreaks of..." and "...hope of gain" etc The later which was completely wrong, and indicates you didn't even read the article(s). I never disagreed that this was inherently riskier than CC, the amount of added risk is essentially the discussion which you have...
  26. D

    Ohio to Become the First U.S. State to Allow Taxes to Be Paid in Bitcoin

    The connection is that both processes are nearly the same for the retailer. They use an intermediary service to accept X type forms of payment which then gets converted to $ and paid to the retailer, in this case Ohio. There is NOTHING in the links posted (specifically ohios direct link) that...
  27. D

    Ohio to Become the First U.S. State to Allow Taxes to Be Paid in Bitcoin

    I would say the same thing about complaining about something. Credit card companies literally are the same thing. A retailer accepts payment by VISA because funds are backed by a private company. Is the risk greater with BTC for sure... and without knowing who or the specifics its hard to...
  28. D

    Ohio to Become the First U.S. State to Allow Taxes to Be Paid in Bitcoin

    They will use an exchange service just like most others that accept BTC. It will be converted to USD within minutes of receipt. The service company will set the value and accept the risk.
  29. D

    ESPN Sheds 2 Million Subscribers over the past Year

    Curious how much of the loss has to do with just plain ol cable cutting vs the reported SJW slant (I have not idea haven't watch espn is years). Pretty sure it would be hard to tell the difference considering ESPN is on most basic cable packages I think...
  30. D

    Windows as a Service Is Failing

    As an IT person that has been through OS upgrades, SP deployments multiple times... OS Upgrades and SPs were a major time suck and the business always postponed and lowered priority until the last minute or one day it was needed and then the project was pushed through with poor planning and...
  31. D

    Microsoft Admits Cortana Is an Epic Failure by Shamelessly Selling Amazon Echo Dot

    yeah without a small speaker device like alexa/google Cortana was just going to slowly die off... Think its a pretty cool idea but I just can't get into using a voice assistant. About as far as I have gotten so far is to set a timer while grilling or getting google maps to start/setup...
  32. D

    Comcast to Refund $700,000 to Customers to Settle Deceptive Advertising Allegations

    And yet they still make money hand over fist...
  33. D

    Ubisoft to Censor Rainbow Six Siege to Appeal to Asian Territories

    Start talking about China at 16min Could just be confusion about slowdown of new movie approvals?
  34. D

    Ubisoft to Censor Rainbow Six Siege to Appeal to Asian Territories

    One problem... I was listening to discussion about Dead Pool 2 PG release coming... and they were talking about a law China has (or will have) where movie releases will have to be the same. There can't be a "china" only version. I assume the same could be for games...
  35. D

    Netflix’s Cutthroat Work Culture a "Nightmare"

    People have not changed that much, there were always "deadweights" and yes they were everywhere "back when" too. Just like every generation's music is horrible and a sign of the apocalypse. From my estimation 82.3% of all music is from the devil.
  36. D

    DHS Seizes Aftermarket Apple Laptop Batteries from Independent Repair Expert

    Probably should read some of the above comments... It appears Rossmann has admitted to not knowing exactly how the parts were procured (not unusual but certainly limits his response). He admitted it was "most likely" a factory that was not authorized to make the batteries (at the time) but...
  37. D

    DHS Seizes Aftermarket Apple Laptop Batteries from Independent Repair Expert

    Sorry... but that is just silly. Big difference between "counterfeits" and 3rd party replacements. One pretends to be the other by use of official logos/wording, due to higher perceived value. I would agree that Apple should not be able to stop 3rd party replacement part sales... but those...
  38. D

    "With DRM, You Never Truly Own the Media You Thought You Bought"

    I bought a few games via the NvidiaNow streaming service... They provided Steam keys in addition, while sort of the same issue, the idea is there and gave me the confidence to buy. Streaming of games will catch on just like all other media... As a subscription service. Sure it could go to...
  39. D

    "With DRM, You Never Truly Own the Media You Thought You Bought"

    I pirate all the original Netflix content I want to watch... So yes we have lots of fun and quite easily too. Definitely need some consumer protection regulations on digital content sales. I agree with a previous poster if they are use the word purchase/buy there are expectations inherently...