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Comment Re: I don't see where the "threat" is... (Score 1) 376

The second someone hacks my refrigerator and makes my beer get warm, someone is going to DIE...

And worse, with the future these dumbasses want, even light bulbs will be connected. So once an intruder has bypassed the fridge, surely it will be nothing to disable all the light bulbs, so good luck even finding your way to that warm beer in the first place!

LG really is simplifying shopping; just add their name to the boycott list and avoid.

Comment Re: I'm worried, but not concerned (Score 1) 175

You only just now decided to do that? I jumped off that sinking ship known as XP when the dark storm known as Vista started approaching and became too close for comfort. This was 2004-2006... there was a brief transition period during tht time when I was dual-booting but almost always using Linux, but since I blew away those NTFS partitions I never looked back. It's been great.

Comment Re:Solitaire's ok, I guess (Score 1) 50

I *loved* Hover! I put so many hours in that game.

I also was a fan of Monster Truck Madness, 1 and especially 2. Such a great modding community way back then, more tracks than you could possibly imagine. Loads of great ones from "Yeastman" and I distinctly remember one called "Darkstar" or something by a designer called Oliver Pieper (sorry for fucking up the name if I did, which is entirely possible--this was almost 20 years ago).

I wish they would re-release those games for purchase on I'd buy them all again.

Comment Re: Too bad for Windows users that... (Score 1) 194

Honestly, I wonder if a single Windows release has been made in the last two decades that Microsoft hasn't bragged about the security of the then-current release of Windows. I remember a lot of bragging, right in their advertising material, bullshit like "The most secure Windows yet!" Whatever, Microsoft... we know you're full of shit already, just shut the fuck up alredy. Repeating it for all eternit will not make it true.

Comment Re: Good tactic calling your paying customers thie (Score 1) 467

No, dipshit. When they want a refund, they cease to be a paying customer. They become a leech and a thief.

50 hours. That works out to be a grand total of TWO DAYS and TWO HOURS. Now I don't know about you, but with physical products there has always been this thing called a 30-day trial; if a product does not work to your standards within 30 days (or one full average *month*), you can return it for a refund, no questions asked. Spread it out to eight hours of gameplay per day, and you're still at just over six days, which is not even a full week. Now, you will probably argue, "well this is a game... with games and movies, you play through or watch it once or twice, then you're done with it." Okay, fine, that's true (well, to an extent...), and generally many games can be beaten in far fewer hours, so in the end maybe this can be considered a "free rental" and worst. But, with all the blatant lies given about the game that were later confirmed after release, honestly, they had it coming to them.

I pre-ordered the game, because I thought it seemed amazing in its size. It is. I've put 6 hours into it, and I decided that I'll wait to play any more until the fucking game is, you know, actually PLAYABLE. I have to run it with all graphical settings down and at a shitty-ass, piss-poor, absolutely fucking RIDICULOUS resolution, and it STILL runs like complete shit. Simply put, the game should NOT have been released in its current state. However, the game *was* actually everything I expected it to be, and the parts they talked out their ass on didn't really interest me, so I originally planned on just keeping it. I have to say, though, that after the initial "wow" factor from how huge the world felt, and then how massive the universe was when I finally left my home planet (5-6 hours), I came to the conclusion that the game is fucking boring as all hell and is showing no signs of improving.

At this point, since Steam is offering refunds, as a pre-orderer whose money was forked over to these sleazy companies many months ago, I am honestly considering taking the opporutunity to get my 60 bucks back. Honestly, this game is an absolute joke at that price. Everything from the lies, to the total lack of optimization, to the obnoxious comments by a shitty company calling their own customers "thieves." I honestly am trying to justify my purchase at this point, and I'm having a difficult time doing so.

Comment Non-genuine? (Score 1) 193

According to industry experts, use of pirated software, including Windows, results in a higher risk of malware, fraud — identity theft, credit card theft, etc. — public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions.

Corrected. The term "non-genuine" is not needed--it is superfluous. The sentence is correct with *any* version of Windows. All the damn thing is is a bunch of bits, doesn't matter if they come on a piece of plastic that Microsoft sold to some retailer or through a copyright-infringing file downloaded over the Internet. Either way it will eventually become infected by countless bits of invasive garbage for the vast majority of users. It's just that with Microsoft's version, at least it doesn't come pre-bundled with that junk. At least, by some definitions it doesn't. I would say that with the new Windows "apps" and their advertisements, the operating system comes with adware. And I doubt that many people would argue that various components of Windows have fit in the category of spyware for years now.

Comment Re:Start of th End (Score 1) 196

Meh... Firefox has been on an increasingly-sharp decline to shittiness ever since version 3, which rapidly accelerated with 4 and the rapid-release bullshit schedule as well as all the changes for no good reason. Too bad no one ever forked the last good version (aka. Firefox 2.x), and now we're all stuck with either Chrome or a Chrome rip-off, whether we want Chrome or not. I sure as hell do not, and therefore I am fucked. Hopefully the new browser by the guy who co-founded Opera actually turns out to be good, I always liked Opera... until they, too, shat all over their browser and made it yet another motherfucking Chrome wannabe (only going all-out in this case, literally basing it on Google's Chrome itself).

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