You do. When you sign up for Live you can set your region. Then I guess its up to you if you want to recieve emergency messages or not, by setting your region or not. All in all, its your loss if you don't, but a great system if you do.
Games already contain situations that resemble real emergencies and commonly contain simulated alerts where some government official type tells you what is happening. There a possibility of the alert being ignored because people think it's just part of the game. But far worse is children getting scared or taking unsafe actions to evade perceived hazards because they really believe there is a nuclear attack in progress or that mom and dad turned into blood-sucking zombies. After all they have been taught that they can be alerted to an emergency through a game.
Spot on. Queue the War of the Worlds radio broadcast. We can only hope that these alerts would also come with SMS and broadcast TV alerts as well.
Actually with nearly 15 years in the PC repair biz I can tell you with authority that a good 97+% of users pick the default install, which is why i have to clean out toolbars and why Ninite is a blessing.
Now if you want to tweak the hell out of the program and THEN have it automated, the tool you are looking for is NOT Ninite but Almeza. It is $30 but has a 30 day free trail. I haven't tried it on Vista/Win7 yet, but on XP it made the most awesome software install discs. Open Office, Klite Mega Codec pack, anything you wanted to serious tweak and then automate Almeza was the way to go, I just haven't had time to give it a spin on Win7. If you do let me know how it goes.
But you are complaining Ninite is a hammer and you want a band saw. Ninite is made for the average home user who just don't want to do the "toolbar tango" and I can tell you from experience a good 97+% have no clue what all those options are, hence why they always use default. If you are a power user you may want something more complex, and that is where Almeza comes in. Almeza also has features Ninite don't like making auto-installing CDs/DVDs. So to me it is all about having the right tool for the job, Ninite for basics and Almeza if you want total customization.
You can almost get a 4870 for less than that which would be DX11 compatible/significantly faster.
Uh, no. That would be 10.1 on any ATI card that starts with 4. Nice try, though.
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