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Comment Re:DO NOT WANT (Score 1) 52

Wow are you REALLY this dumb, or are you just a console tard? Lets see 1.- Tigerdirect is one of the largest e-tailers in North America, 2.- There are vids of 6 year olds putting together PCs, fuck they come with instructions that use pictures so you don't even need to be able to read (should be great for you) 3.- Windows 10 IS FREE, just type "Windows 10 for free" and you can get the Insider version for a whole $0, and are you really too fucking dumb to know how to fill out a fucking envelope and mail in your receipt, really?

BTW if you are dumber than the 6 year old or so fat you can't actually see your wee-wee and therefor are incapable of bending over to use a screwdriver? You can pick up an A-10 APU PC for $479 and the upgrades you to a TB drive and gives you Windows 8.1. All you have to do is flip the switch...think you are capable of that, or do you need to have somebody draw you a picture?

Comment Re:DO NOT WANT (Score 3, Informative) 52

Except that "You need a gaming beast PC" has been a myth for quite awhile now, hell you can play battlefield 4 on an AMD A10 7850k,which you can get in kit form for $345 after MIR, that is "Walmart PC" territory. Just slap on the free edition of Windows 10 and voila! $350 PC that will play most games at 30FPS, even comes with an SSD.

That is of course if your PC is truly ancient and you want a new PC, if its less than 7 years old or you don't mind going to Craigslist? You can get a gaming PC for just stupid cheap. The cheapest gaming PC was one I set up for a single mom down the hall as a favor, cost? $150! I just picked up a C2Q PC off of CL with 4GB of RAM, Windows 7 and a 500GB HDD (cost $75) and then $75 for an HD7750. He plays TF2 and other online shooters at 30FPS+ with no issue and since most games don't use quads to their full capability they can always pop in a $100 GPU in a year or two and keep right on gaming.

So the "beat PC for gaming" is just a myth, its for guys that care more about bench scores than game scores.

Comment Re:Acceptable ads? (Score 5, Insightful) 259

Exactly. During the early days most of us had NO problem with ads because they weren't being assholes. They had simple .txt, maybe a .jpg or if they wanted to be fancy a .gif, and since it was first party it was actually relevant to the site and usually the site host had good experiences shopping there.....then came the MBAs, Masters of Being Assholes.

First came the pop ups, then came the ads blocking content, then came loud as hell sound blaring, then Java (in fact the reason I originally started advising customers to remove Java was early Java ads) and then came Flash, now look at what we have...want to make a PC so safe you can remove the AV and be just fine? Block ALL ads and watch infections disappear. Last figures I saw had malware ads causing something like 96 out of every 100 infections, nothing else came close.

And to all those that say "we need ads to have the web, boo hoo" I'll say the exact same thing I said to Jim Sterling that got me banned from The Escapist when he was being their apologist, I produced links showing how many times The Escapist had shown malware ads and said..."are you gonna be responsible for the damage you cause? Are you gonna pay to clean their PCs, have a watch put on their CC numbers? Gonna pay them for the lost hours dealing with resetting passwords and cleaning up the messes YOU CAUSED with your ads?" You want to be treated like REAL journalists and stores? Fine and dandy because they pay when they are hacked sometimes to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars like TJ Maxx when their system got hacked.

You cannot have your cake and eat it too ad pushers, either you step up to the plate and claim responsibility and pay for the damages when YOUR ADS cause damage or you have a heaping cup of STFU when users do the only smart and sensible thing and block the largest source of malware their PCs can possibly see.

Comment Re:there is only one (Score 1) 488

The GOP will never let ANY Paul have a shot, just as they are trying their damnedest to get trump to sign a pledge that he won't run as an independent so they can find an excuse to kick him out the race, all they want is corporate booty kissers that don't have a chance in hell.

With that criteria it will probably be Bush (no chance in hell) or Rubio (less than no chance in hell) because that is what they want, somebody that will scream about "entitlements" and how the rich are paying too much and the poor are just lazy for not being willing to work in a cancer city like they do in China for $5 a day.

So I'd say the best bet at a non spy loving POTUS would be Sanders, didn't think he would have a chance just a few months ago but apparently the press hates Hillary as much as they loved Bill so he is getting tons of good press and shooting up the polls, so he may have a real shot at the brass ring.

Comment Re:More nope (Score 1) 403

Sigh...you DO understand that the word fallacy does NOT always come with the word "logical" connected, yes? Loaded words are a form of POLITICAL fallacy as they are used by politicians to sway the populace. Same as you don't say "integration is bad" you use "forced busing", you don't say "we are against blacks" you say "welfare queens". It gives you the same effect thanks to the public "filling in the blanks" but gives the one using them a CYA.

And excuse me for not being willing to coddle the spoiled as fuck population, I suppose you want "trigger warnings" and all that bullshit? I call it as I see it and if you are an idiot? Well sorry but unless English is not your native tongue I really shouldn't have to write for fucking third graders or keep a pile of LOLCats so that the clueless masses can understand basic sentences, especially when I use something so fucking obvious like "see how that works" that Ray Charles would have caught it.

How about everybody stop smoking the blunts before posting, yes?

Comment Re:More nope (Score 1) 403

Wow are we REALLY gonna have to come up with a fucking ironic tag because the users here are too damned stupid to understand anything unless it has a fucking LOLCat connected to explain it to them?

Since you and everybody else here are unable to comprehend anything without it spelled out? Allow me to spell it out The name calling was to point out how worthless name calling is but I guess that's my bad, I forgot this generation doesn't understand a damned thing without a fricking meme pic connected. I thought it would have been fucking clear when I literally spelled it out "...see how that works"? But I guess this audience is so damned burnt out that unless somebody literally bitchslaps you with the answer? You ain't getting shit.

Comment Re:A flat sheet of glass (Score 1) 250

Not to mention it will end up costing more money in the long term. that tablet you got for $150 that played everything 2 years ago? Yeah not so much today. Compare this to my 2009 Phenom X6, the oldest is playing the latest shooters on it just fine, all he replaced was my old HD4850 for an R9 280 which he got for $120 on sale. If you want to go back even further my Pentium D is still playing games, a neighbor bought it and the above HD4850 and is using it for his flight games.

That is why I'm glad I got my boys on PCs when they were little, ended up saving a ton over the years compared to consoles and I don't even want to know how much it would cost to keep tablets capable of playing the latest and greatest every year. the nice thing about X86 is that once we went multicore PCs quickly reached a point where they were more than capable, so that a C2Q or Phenom II has no problem playing the latest games without issue, hell even that HD4850 was playing games just fine, I just wanted a new card because the newer ones generate less heat.

Comment Re:More nope (Score 0) 403

Here is your fallacy...loaded words which are of course designed to halt discussion. A perfect example of using loaded words is if I hand out a petition to ban water? Not gonna get anywhere, but if I pass out a petition to ban Dihydrogen monoxide I have zero doubt I got get a pile of celebs and SJWs on board to have it banned immediately.

Maybe next time if you don't call people names and actually state your positions logically it would be better...otherwise someone will just label you likewise as an SJW douchebag...see how that works? No further discussion with you is required, you are an SJW and therefor a douchebag and that means nothing you say has any merit..now do you see why using loaded words isn't such a great idea?

Comment Re:Oh look a windows feature is news (Score 1) 204

MSFT is paying out the a$$ for positive Windows 10 articles and Dice is hurting for teh monies?

You go to sites like El Reg and accounts that haven't posted shit since they sang the praises of Windows 8 are all waking up like zombies popping out the ground to sing the praises of Windows 10 and attack anybody that disagrees. Its really kinda sad, instead of doing the most obvious and simple solution to the "God Windows Mist8ke sucks donkey nuts" problem and just giving the users what they asked for which was just Windows 7 with WIMboot and other OS level speed ups? They create an OS that causes the NSA to cream their black slacks and causes Markmonitor (the copyright trolls which I showed earlier are one of the ones being sent the Win 10 telemetry data) to get nipples harder than a porn star wearing a bikini in January and when everybody goes "Hey all my bandwidth is gone...what teh fuck, why is all this encrypted data being sent to hundreds of IP addresses?" they simply spam the astroturf and break out the sockpuppets.

If you want to see the legacy of Ballmer? Here ya go, all the engineers replaced by MBAs who think the solution to obvious problems is nothing but spin baby spin.

Comment Re:Easiest way to do this. (Score 3, Interesting) 204

Am I the only one who finds it funny as hell that the only ones praising Windows 10 are Apple guys while all the Windows and Linux guys think its trash? Why do you think that is?

I have my own personal theory, its that Apple guys are so used to being wallet raped by Apple that ONLY having to give up their privacy? Sheeeit, that is better than paying out the ass for Apple RAM, Apple NAND, paying current gen prices for last gen's Intel chips, etc. Compared to that level of wallet drain just letting corporate spy on them like an old pervert must feel like a breath of fresh air!

Of course it may be that they simply haven't tried the niceness that is Windows 7, the last truly good and decent OS it appears that MSFT will ever make. No spying, no crappstore, no worthless Metro crapps that spend more time crashing or phoning home than they actual do their intended function, nope just a nice simple clean OS that does what you tell it to and nothing else...aaaahhhh, like a little slice of heaven it is.

Oh and just an FYI, if you think those privacy settings will stop MSFT from spying on you and selling your data to anybody with a dollar? Well guess again, in fact somebody did a traffic analysis of Windows 10 and you want to guess who one of the very first recipients of your data is? Well we do a WHOIS of nsatc.net and wadda ya know, its markmonitor the copyright trolls! So yes Virginia the old saying is true, if you aren't paying for the product? Then you ARE the product.

Comment Re:Everyone needs an address so you can be tracked (Score 1) 435

Because its SUCH A GOOD IDEA to hook your PC to an absolute stranger who may get butthurt when he loses the game and then spend days DDOSing your ass.

Either 1.- You are not a gamer and are just looking to argue or 2.- You are VERY naive and don't realize how fucking batshit people are these days. If its the second? WAKE UP, you are just asking for a VERY bad time, the kids today do NOT play nice and act like you buttfucked their sister if you actually beat their whiny asses.

Comment Re:Everyone needs an address so you can be tracked (Score 1) 435

Hi time traveler from 1998, how are things? Because here in 2015 NAT works just fine even for gamers as services like Steam take care of this FOR us, in fact I can't even remember the last time I had to actually DO anything to play online. hell we don't even have to worry about it with old games anymore thanks to GOG Galaxy which again takes care of that FOR us.

Ahhh automated services, its a shame you don't have them in 1998 but here in 2015 they are like a breath of fresh air, ahhhh.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe