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Comment: Re:Trammel killed Ultima Online (Score 3, Insightful) 45 45

UO:R didn't kill it. EA did. It was just time for a sequel, it was getting dated. There was a sequel on the pipeline, but EA bought Origin and axed it in favor of making low budget expansions and milking what was there instead of risking a sequel. I hate EA to this day for that. They killed the beat mmo franchise to ever exist.

Comment: Re:Get Ready to Pay More (Score -1, Offtopic) 55 55

Here is something really depressing, I bought some for my wife for $450. Then I found some stupid website that gives a coupon code I give to the pharmacist that makes it $20. Im like.... so because I didnt know the magical coupon code yall took me for all I was worth? Basically the coupons sites give out just get them to charge you what they charge the insurance company. Now if I could only find something similar for doctors who rip off everyone paying cash. Insurance price for visit $125, paying customer price for visit $500. WTF

Comment: Secure is now illegal (Score 4, Interesting) 199 199

So they are guilty for providing secure online storage. Apparently you aren't allowed to supply secure storage, you have to snoop through your users content to make sure its not illegal... Also land lords much search all apartments, banks must search safety deposit boxes, storage rental owners must search their units.

Comment: Re:Battery Stations (Score 1) 215 215

Would work well for fleet vehicles. Over the road trucks especially would benefit two fold. A quick charge is like a falcon punch to the battery, getting longer service life from their batteries would be a huge plus, then of course there is the extended range.

Comment: Re:Weaksauce (Score 1) 114 114

I just swapped from a AMD to a GTX 970 (I needed HDMI 2.0 for 4k). I would not say the Nvidia drivers are better. Not by a long shot. Alt tabbing out often leaves my screen tinted a funny color until I change resolutions and back. A few of the driver options either don't work or mess things up (attempting to change color modes scrambled my screen even on compatible settings). Oh and my cursor is all sorts of messed up. Yes I uninstalled the AMD drivers and ran a cleaner. There are some features I really like, like the target frame rate option so my card doesn't work too hard playing old games, but the drivers are darn buggy and this hard power limit on overclocking sucks. 106% is the max. Since when has an overclocker ever cared about power consumption.

Comment: Weaksauce (Score 1) 114 114

You can get a used 280X for cheaper that will wipe the floor with it. The dual fan models are very quiet. They use a bit of power, but not at idle... so unless you game 24/7 and live in a super pricy electric area OR have a garbage PSU, its the far better deal. The plain ol 280 is also better.

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