For fuck's sake...
2468 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Nexus 7s exist that aren't modified? Mine got modded right away. Need to get a 2013 model so I can multiboot more systems.
Re: So, almost 4 years waiting for a good haptic "click"
I have no idea why you're being downvoted.
Phone doesn't meet requirement.
Re: Don't allow ssh access with a password
+1 for key access only.
Also, who the fook allows hammering on their SSH port? Logwatch and an automatic firewall rule will take care of that BS.
(I do still need to add that last one to my VPS, now I think about it. A project for this evening!)
There are some good, even superb GW based video games already, stretching back to the Dark Omen and Chaos Gate games I played in the 90s. I think people fairly universally agree that the games made by Relic were the best in recent years. I have never seen any adaptation in any medium absolutely nail the aesthetic and feel of WH40K like Space Marine did.
The gothic architecture and lighting were perfect, the fact that three Space Marines were taken seriously as reinforcement to an entire forge world, the way the world shook slightly with every step you took... You really do feel like an 8 foot genetically engineered ruiner of worlds.
I'm a Skaven WHF player, and I love that they work best when played like a lunatic. Have absolutely no heed for your own survival, hurl yourself at the enemy, and a decent portion of the time the sheer resulting chaos will win you the day. I recall a 4th edition match where my doomwheel's steering broke, and it rolled over the rat regiment next to it. My opponent was greatly amused until he realised that the wheel was also headed right for - and indeed over - his general.
I can't remember grinning that hard in any other match.
While I am stoked to see the more niche GW games get what appear to be decent video game adaptations (I adore the tabletops of Mordheim and Battlefleet Gothic), it's saddening that the main reason I'm excited for them is what an absolute set of shitbiscuits GW are being with their tabletop games these days. Pricing was always an issue with GW, but now units are priced according to points value, and every other box in a store is a special unit costing $100. The rules are being butchered left and right, any game less mainstream than the fscking Ultramarines is being thrown out of the pram, and the money-grubbing is at disgusting levels.
I was in a store the other day seeing if I am rich enough to get back into some of my favourite games, and was told it would cost me $130 + tax to get just the rulebook and ONE codex. Holy shit.
It's getting to the point where video games are going to be the only practical and affordable way to play the GW games, especially those smaller titles that really have character to them. GW are whoring the licence out to anyone who'll have it, and with Relic now gone that's getting really risky. We're doing well right now for adaptations being treated with care, but let's not forget that GW was lunatic enough just a year ago to whore 40k out to Eutechnyx, of all fucking people. Not sure who Eutechnyx are?
Ride to Hell: Retribution.
Oh yes, those guys. And what did they do with the venerated universe of Warhammer 40 000? They re-skinned one of their existing mobile lane-defence games with Space Marines and called it "Storm of Vengeance". We can do without titles like that...
TL;DR - I still love the GW universes, especially WHF, but Games Workshop only seem to become bigger arseholes with each passing year.
I don't think you're quite getting this constitution thing...
Oh, while I think about it, anyone who says that the reason they should be allowed to gun is because it's in the Constitution is producing a stupid argument: firstly, it isn't in the Constitution, it's in an Amendment;
So it's in the Constitution.... Amendments to the Constitution are still part of the Constitution....
secondly, the right to own slaves is in the Constitution, but most people would agree that isn't a reasonable thing now;
Which is why it's no longer in the Constitution, as per Constitutional amendment. That said, please also be aware that changing the Constitution is such a serious thing to do, that particular amendment took a civil war...
thirdly, if we are talking about whether something should be legal or not, stating that it is legal is not an argument.
The entire point of a Constitution is that it's a basis for the most important parts of the law, and is much, much harder to alter. Other laws can be struck down if they contradict the Constitution, and often are. It is a special law, and special consideration regarding its tenets is indeed valid.
Absolutely, and I'm also in favour of gun ownership by responsible people, just as I am in favour generally of things being granted to responsible people. The argument that's been raging in recent years in the US has little to do with whether or not guns should be allowed as possessions - good luck with that one - and is actually about one side wanting to add controls/checks on who can have guns, which I have no issue with but apparently the gun lobby does. If you have a health issue likely to cause an accident, you're not allowed to drive, but apparently checking whether you have health issues before giving you a firearm is insane.
Back to the issue - good on the librarians! In the current climate it takes some brass balls to do something like that.
Re: This ain't rocket science
Ludicrous prison terms, ludicrous fining, totally unenforceable.....work for the music industry, do you AC?
I was just coming here with soda all over my monitor to object to that quote. As a guy who's into his video games and game..."fandom" (for lack of a more appropriate term) that particular sector has been hit near-constantly by overreaching ContentID restrictions.
The idea behind ContentID is IMO sound, but it has some gigantic flaws. As you correctly mentioned, content can be (and very often is) claimed by people who do not own it. The most frustrating flaw for me though is in how they handle matches. The people claiming your content immediately begin receiving all monetisation from the video. Used a ten second music clip in a third minute video? You get no money at all for your efforts. That's disgusting.
The incredibly frustrating part of that is that they were so close to having an automatic music licencing system I'd have easily been in favour of: if you use someone's content for some of your video, they get a relative portion of the revenue, not all of it. Use someone's music for 5% of your runtime? They get 5% of any money you make off the vid. If I were a video maker I would be 1000000% OK with that, assuming that problem 1 - the overreach in matches - was fixed. It would mean that even the smallest content creator can licence music for use in their videos in a way that doesn't require a single lawyer, and music creators would get paid for their content also.
The overreach needs fixing first though. Currently people can have their accounts put in bad standing for using even screenshots or clips from trailers. You can be financially penalised for helping promote their product!
It's a fucking Surface. The way the multitasking is laid out, the stylus, the keyboard, everything - it's a fucking Surface.
I'm going to watch every goon who slagged off the Surface when it came out because of their hive-mind fanboying now buy one of these and rave about how much better it is than everything else, aren't I?
Such things have existed unofficially for a while. My roommate has one that is the size of the Pi itself, so it sits on top and becomes almost one wall of a case for the board. They're useful, and not exactly expensive.
I've seen Popcorn Time, and it's got a surprisingly nice interface. There's a disclaimer on the site it comes from, but the app is quite professionally put together. I'd think it reasonable that at least some users aren't aware of what they're doing. You don't see the torrent, the data, the seeding or anything like that. It looks like Netflix.
Of course, if the rights holders weren't so astonishingly out of touch, they might be asking the important question: what benefit does Popcorn Time provide over their own service? Well, it has way more movies instantly available than any legal streaming service, because of the constant exclusivity deals and squabbling over licencing, and it doesn't make users jump through hoops like Ultraviolet and the like do. As Jim Sterling puts it, "you push a button, and get the thing." Users will pay for convenience, but if they can get superior service for no cost at all, you bet your ass they'll go for it.
And in such straightforward language, too. I was also impressed. It's a very small thing in the big picture, but it's nice to hear a politician act and talk like they're not a scripted Ken doll.
Re: Proof, (if it were needed)
Once Scotland becomes independent
While we're talking about pointless gestures...
Re: Proof, (if it were needed)
*Cough* Welsh *Cough*
Completely pointless nationalistic resurrection of what was a near-dead archaic language, that now merely requires everything to be printed twice. Oh goodie, I'm so glad my Welsh forebears wasted everyone's time and money making things more difficult for the sake of a national ego.
But then, I've always been of the opinion that if you need "heritage" to provide yourself with a personality, you must be quite dull. Has any Brit here ever genuinely defined themselves as an individual by what happens 500 years ago? How about 1000?
Roll on SSD. Why people are still even trying to make HD I find baffling.
Didn't you answer your own question above? Capacity. That's why I still have a mechanical drive in this desktop, after all, along with 750GB of SSD space.
The fun part of this rage-filled comment thread of hate is the presumption that he's guilty and hiding out from that, which conveniently ignores both that he was already in hiding when the allegations arose, AND this part of the article that you all seem to have missed:
The former chief public prosecutor, Eva Finne told the BBC,"I don't think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape."
OK, former chief prosecutor, but someone who knows what they're on about says that there isn't enough evidence to prosecute anyway. Innocent until proven otherwise and all that, chaps? It's not like this whole thing could be a setup designed to discredit him and/or drag him out of hiding to somewhere he can be extradited...
Re: @ Greg J Preece
Not at all, I'm just hoping the guys who make apps like these keep on top of things.
Re: Bringing Up The Rear
Looking at Statcounter, I see Linux flat-lined as always as a desktop OS. In 11 days Win 10 has managed to double its market share.
Can I add to this discussion with "who cares?" I think everyone knows that the reasons behind the various company market shares are a long and involved discussion stretching back decades. Far as I'm concerned, I don't really care if people use the things I use (I have Windows 8 installed, after all) as long as they do things the way I want - much like this lovely lovely Kubuntu installation I'm typing from.
A while back I was having a similar argument with some guy who claimed that nothing Linux invented deserved credit because those things hadn't improved its desktop market share any. Putting aside Linux's prominence basically everywhere else, that really makes no difference as to quality. All versions of OSX combined have lower market share than Windows 8. Does that make OSX crap? (OSX is rubbish for a host of completely different reasons!)
Wait, Blob isn't purple...
Re: Isn't Lara a bit young?
Face it: One's getting old. Games hold one's attention when younger but at some point one has to move to more interesting, rewarding (or not) real-world activities. Whereupon one regrets all the hours spent creating random activity in electronic hardware (but the sights seen and feels had were overwhelming, maybe more so in retrospect)
One sounds a bit pretentious, doesn't one?
I don't regret at all spending my recreational time doing a thing I enjoy. One thing I've been learning in recent years is the importance of downtime, and if I find more fulfillment in beating a game's challenge than I do in other activities, what's wrong with that? I might become jaded with the industry sometimes (read: most of the time) but that hardly means there aren't games available to inspire me. I haven't yet found a medium more compelling or rewarding in terms of sheer escapism than the video game.
I don't use a start replacement myself - a fullscreen start menu just isn't that big a deal for me, and from my experience with it on another (less powerful) machine we have in the house ClassicShell introduces significant lag.
Go price one of these up, it's hilarious:
I easily made a configuration in about ten seconds that was ~$50 000
Re: Like booze
The point is arse-covering. If they just show you porn, they "forced porn onto children, those monsters!" If they ask you your age, you got in because you're a liar, and how are they supposed to know?
Just show a picture of a C-90, with a multiple choice question: "What is this?"
Under 18s will likely be stumped.
Cameron huffed and puffed: "Our One Nation government is working hard to make the internet a safer place for children. The next step in this campaign is to curb access to harmful pornographic content which is currently far too widely available."
Citation on pornography being harmful, please.
He added: "I want to see age restrictions put into place or these websites will face being shut down."
Oh, right, I forgot - barely anyone in government has even the slightest idea how the Internet works. "Shut down" in this case will most likely equate to "blocked", which never works.
Re: if you're on netflix, you're ganna have a bad time.
Since when? My TV gets 4K Netflix.
What about all those existing pointless bloody accounts we had to create to carry on using services? Will those be nuked? Can we get the old-style commenting/discussion systems back?
I did upgrade to 15.04, but something managed to bork both my systems after running for a while, to the point where they wouldn't boot. Bug was identical, found lots of reference to it online from other people, but no single cause nor solution was found, so here I am on 14.10, running out of updates. Maaaaaaybe it'd be a good idea to give people longer on the previous system if your new system can't be debugged inside half its lifetime.
Re: I'll take these with 0.3125ml of salt
You have honestly never heard anyone say "just a tad bit more"... Do you live across the pond ?
"A tad more" I have heard many times, being raised in Yorkshire, but "a tad bit more" makes me think you've been mishearing "tidbit".
Re: @ Alexander
Of course it's already illegal, but as the British government will tell you, you can never have too many laws. There's always some keyboard warrior (like some of the ones in this thread) or hysterical nanny demanding newer and harsher laws for everything from littering to picking your nose.
Yeah, let's get mega-authoritarian over something pretty minor. Ten years in jail for not registering a toy, that's reasonable, right? "It's the only language they understand" seems to fly in the face of everything we've ever learned imposing prison sentences.
It wouldn't be too hard instead, perhaps, to require any drone over a certain power level to be transponder equipped. I'd even be OK with needing to pass a test to operate anything bigger than x size, as we do for many other forms of equipment. At least then they'd be educated on how airspace regs work. People who want to muck around in their yard still can, people who want something that can do 2000ft for half an hour need a licence.
Pssssssst, if it's that easy to plug a side-device into a TV to give it smart capabilities, it'll be even easier to do that to a smart TV in 5 years or so if one or more of the apps on it loses support.
Also, pssssssssssssssssst some of these TVs have free SDKs and allow side-loading so you can homebrew the bastards pretty easily.
Re: LG WebOS
Oh, you're using it for an actual TV connection! Ha, ironically that's the one thing I don't do with it, got no experience there, and given that most of your complaints relate to navigating channels, they won't apply to me. No-one I know over here even has a TV subscription any more, we just use on-demand services, and the clients on the LG are great. I use it for gaming as well, and it's fscking great for that - Journey looks faaaaaaaaaaantastic on that screen.
Also, I only have the magic remote, though I was wondering if there was a version with some actual buttons on it. I also don't get that "mode disabled" message of yours, though again I wish they made it easier to switch modes if you only have the magic remote. And yeah, I've been using the keyboard without many issues, though some apps don't make it very clear when they will and won't accept text. For a first shot at WebOS on a TV i still think it's pretty good, though LG have apparently stiffed us on a WebOS 2.0 update and kept that back for the overly expensive 2015 models.
Re: LG WebOS
Really? I quite enjoy using WebOS. You're absolutely right about the licence agreements for voice recognition and the like - those can sod off - but the software's come across pretty intuitive to me. Wiggle the remote, point at a thing, done. The settings panel is a wee bit confusing in how it categorises things but in terms of apps I can't recall being frustrated by any of it.
The one issue I did have with my lovely LG telly was the wireless signal when I first got it. Wireless connectivity (we're still planning our network installation at this house) was garbage, and I was really disappointed that I couldn't use the TV properly. In the end I got frustrated and did a manual USB firmware update - BAM, wireless works flawlessly. Alrighty then!
The one other thing I do love about my WebOS TV is that you can grab the SDK for free and write your own apps for it, and apparently (haven't tried it yet) they can be sideloaded a lot easier than most Smart TV kit. Hells yes. Oh, and the ability to shove any HID device into one of the rear USB ports and have it work immediately, though that might be common across smart TVs now. Sure makes using net apps easier.
Take old car, rip out stereo unit, replace with cheap 2-DIN touchscreen <insert OS here> unit, get a superior version of all their connectivity crap without the ludicrous security bugs and less tracking bullshit. That's what I'm planning to do with my car at any rate. it's not exactly hard to do, and even with the 3G connectivity, car mic, rear parking camera, etc I'm still only looking at $500-600.
This is the part I'm laughing my ass off at:
Biderman told investigative reporter Brian Krebs that ALM was "working diligently and feverishly" to get the leaked data pulled offline.
You want to remove information from the Internet. Good luck with that!
Re: Don't see the point
Oh, really? I thought it required a particular terminal. I must have been misinformed, and let's be honest, it's not like Apple to do anything in a standardised or easily-accessible way, so it's easy to believe. Thanks for putting me right. :-)
Still, over here I wouldn't go encouraging its use when the Interac service is superior. That much is still accurate.
Don't see the point
Here in Canuckland, Interac Flash (tap-debit) is becoming ubiquitous, my debit card has it, it works perfectly fine and Interac is massively cheaper for retailers than any credit card processor. I can't see retailers going all out to install a more expensive, less convenient version that only a small percentage of their customers can use.
Re: This sort of thing has been happening for years with Hotmail
Yeah, but....e-mail is terrible. As a protocol, as a tech, it's just awful. It was never meant to do the things it does. Skype is completely unrelated (and a lot newer). It shouldn't have the same issues (or at least not to the same extent, and in my experience it doesn't).
Re: It shows that Microsoft has started working on Skype
They did an update June last year:
I was gonna say, if they haven't updated it, why are the Xbox, WLM, etc login options on the splash screen.
Though why you're wanting more updates is beyond me, really. It functions nicely with a minimalist interface very much like an old IRC client. Everything's in one place, there's no GUI guff, no adverts, none of the crap that has besieged Windows users. True, if we could get an update that added in group video and made the inline images work, that would be nice, but I'm OK with having the Linux client as it is if it means I don't have to have the Windows client.
Re: No big deal
Can you show me a single instance where these laws have prevented anyone dying?
Over across the Atlantic in Canuckland, prices are definitely declining. Beginning of last year I built a new PC and installed a 240GB Corsair MX series into it for $220. This week that same $220 got me a 500GB Samsung Evo.
(Note that the Canadian dollar has also been nose-diving against the American dollar in the past 12-18 months. Our currency is a lot more dependent on oil prices than some folks realise.)
Well, at least they're managing to get rid of your calibre of user...
I have been using Firefox since the very early days and FF has gotten better and better, now Mozilla wants to kill it.
What planet are you living on where this makes an ounce of sense?
IF YOU JERK OFFS AT MOZILLA WANT TO DO SOMETHING KILL YOURSELF!
Always a reasonable response to a planned change in development procedure, I've found.
I will not be using Firefox any further.
You'll be missed.
Re: A plan?
They need a LESS frequent release cycle. Its a BROWSER!
It's a FISH AND CHIP SHOP! Wait, sorry, I thought we were just yelling things that made no sense. What's the fact that it's a browser got to do with its dev cycle? Browsers house some of the fastest-evolving standards and tech on the planet.
Just fix the bugs.
I think they mentioned that.
Make it able to be multithreaded
Pretty certain they mentioned that too. Did you actually read the article, or did you just see the word "Mozilla" and reflexively start foaming at the mouth?
Fix the GUI BACK to some sort of sanity.
Dear god, there are tabs at the top! Bringing back the menu bar is like 2 clicks! It's just impossible to use! Also, thanks for fulfilling my prophecy. :-p
While I predict that this comment thread will consist almost entirely of people still complaining about that one time Firefox changed the UI back in version 4, it's nice to hear an actual plan coming out of Mozzy for the first time in a while. Go faster, go multiprocess, make the big architectural changes a program needs from time to time to keep up. So long as Gecko still remains as consistent and lovely as it currently is, I'll be happy with speed and resource upgrades.
A faster UI is a nice idea, but ditching their markup languages is going to screw over a lot of current extensions, and at a time when they're also changing the LAF of the program. I can see that going down like a ton of bricks with people obsessed over which order their toolbars are in.
However, Nintendo later reneged on that agreement, much to the chagrin of Sony, which went on to make its own console.
....and kick the shit out of Nintendo's offering. Well done Ninty.