* Posts by The Dogs Meevonks

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Android OS vendor variants transmit data with no opt-out

The Dogs Meevonks

I know you've used the joke icon... but that's actually far closer to the truth that you might think.

I get looked at like I'm some kind of freak because I refuse to use 99% of all social media sites/apps out there. I have zero presence, I do my best to block google and farcebook... I sandbox certain sites in firefox. I use a phone that's as free from preinstalled 3rd party apps as possible, don't use google search for anything.

Not conforming and letting every company who wants it... have free access to every single aspect of your life... Is considered subversive and freakish by the majority these days.

That's why nothing will ever happen to stop it, because it's become the norm... the time to act on it was 10-15yrs ago. The GDPR isn't fit for purpose, it's so many loopholes that allow unfettered data collection through 'legitimate interest' without actually specifying exactly what is and isn't legitimate.

The only way to win is not to play...

So I'm now off to see if my Motorola One Vision can be rooted and /e/ installed...

Every Little Helps: Former Tesco boss Dave Lewis to advise UK govt on supply chains

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Facepalm

Re: Here is an idea.

Even an 'implied' shortage of something will send people into a frenzy and end up causing an actual shortage.

Scenes of mile long queues at petrol stations, blocking roads, hindering emergency vehicles... stopping said emergency vehicles from getting fuel... all reported by the media caused it to be far worse than it was.

There was no shortage of fuel... just a few dozen fewer delivery drivers... that's it. By the time they drafted in army drivers to fill the gap... of the 100 or so people... more than 50% of them were support... not actually drivers ... the 'alleged; shortage went away... that was it... a few dozen drivers cannot cause the mass disruption and hysteria we saw.

So why was there a shortage of drivers to begin with... it's not solely because of a lack of HGV testing during lockdowns and it's not solely because of EU drivers leaving the UK after brexit.

It's because for years they have paid crappy wages for backbreaking work that keeps you away from home for long periods... and people no longer want to work in that kind of environment.

Then there were companies enticing workers away from one part of the supply chain to another by increasing wages and offering starting cash incentives... If you worked in that industry and could take a better paid job...with a bonus just for signing on... Yeah... you probably would.

So a literal... few dozen people leaving one specific sector of the supply chain... coupled with the medias irresponsible reporting, and peoples general sense of selfish entitlement and the power of the moronic group mentality... caused the problem.

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Re: Focus on essentials first

Focusing on a single issue... IE Brexit... is a narrow minded way to look at the whole picture. It's just a single part of the problem.

There isn't a worker shortage... there's a shitty job/wage environment problem. Pay people crappy wages, treat them as disposable and toss them aside whenever you can... and people won't want to work in your industry.

That existed long before brexit... leaving the EU only showed what a shitshow it was before. It's highlighted the problems and done nothing to fix them... only broke them further.

But it's not the 'cause' of turning non existant shortages into actual shortages.

So what if people can't their new shiny for a few extra days... if arseholes stopped being selfish inconsiderate arseholes for a few moments...and if the media stopped creating bigger issues than actually exist... things would be better for everyone.

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Re: Here is an idea.

last year I couldn't get pasta or flour for weeks or more because of the panic buying.

I made something else to eat instead, I learned that you can use peeled leeks instead of pasta sheets in a lasagne, I found recipes for flour free foods... I adapted and I survived... although my waistline didn't during the first lockdown due to trying out all these alternate recipes and gaining 8kg between March- August. :)

But I did eventually lose 9kg to make up for it.

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But... but... but... what about that 350 million a week for the NHS...

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Focus on essentials first

If they want to fix things, they start with the essentials... because well all know 100% that your average person one the street will panic and turn into a selfish wanker at the merest hint of a supply issue... Toilet roll, flour, pasta... petrol... We've seen them all over the last 18 months or so. Not because there was any real serious shortage of anything, but because the implied shortage caused mass hysteria that caused the shortage.

So focus on essential supplies... resources to industry and food chains... food stuffs to shops... fuel to petrol stations... and so forth and so forth.

The last thing people need is a 1 day rush for a bit of wrapping paper from amazon because you want to get ready for xmas... non essentials can wait a few days.

If people stopped being selfish and entitled... a lot of these 'so called shortages' would never happen to begin with.

Also

Fuck the media for stoking those fires and making it 10 times worse... if they'd stopped fanning the flames every couple of hours... things wouldn't get as bad.

Chiptune to brighten your afternoon: Winning 8-bit throwback music revealed

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Re: Ron Hubbard?

Arrrggghhhh that train game... I remember it so well, the soundtrack did indeed include some Jean-Michel Jarre.

But I'll be buggered if I can remember what it was called... I owned it, and it had a sequel on the C64 too.

It's going to bug the crap out of me for the rest of the day.

I've even been trawling through wikipedia lists of all C64 games trying to find it... but there's thousands.

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Just 20yrs, I've been playing games for some 40yrs now... Started with pong as a toddler and progressed through, Atari 2600, Vic 20, Commodore 64, Spectrum 48k, Amiga, Atari ST, NES, SNES, Megadrive, Playstation, N64, Gamecube PS2, Xbox, Wii... and of course nearly 30yrs of PC gaming too... and that's just what I've owned.

I've probably played on every generation of consoles since the 80's including some of the ones that really failed like the Jaguar and the Megadrive CD, Sega Dreamcast that never really went mainstream.

It's been a fun life.

The ones I remember the most though are the Jeff Minter games on the C64... Hover Bover, Revenge of the Mutant Camels and so forth...

It's been a very, fun life.

Leaked Guntrader firearms data file shared. Worst case scenario? Criminals plot UK gun owners' home addresses in Google Earth

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Re: No surprises here

How many vegans does it take to pave a patio?

It depends how thin you slice them.

EU to formally probe Nvidia's $54bn takeover over British chip designer Arm – report

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Re: Whatt???

It's no different in places like the USA, where one state passes legislation on for example... California, car emissions and it's too costly for the manufacturers to only apply them in those states with those specific laws.

So it gets applied universally across the country and the knock on effect of those countries they export too

Real world not giving you enough anxiety? Try being hunted down by the perfect organism in Alien: Isolation

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Gimp

One of the best horror games ever made

I remember playing this game, and I remember feeling rather on edge whilst doing so... and I'm a now 42yr old man who's not afraid of much.

I was sat here playing one evening, it was still daylight when I started... but the evening drew in and it got dark... I'd not put any lights on yet, and no one else was in the house that night.

I heard a noise from the spare bedroom.

I froze in my seat... hairs on the back of my neck and arms raised... a chill ran down my spine.

I didn't move for what seemed like ages.

I slowly got up and walked across my home office and onto the landing.

Quickly hit the light switch, pulled the spare bedroom fully closed and ran back into my office.

I'll admit it... I was scared... and it was this game that put me in that frame of mind.

Any game that can do that to you... is worth the price in my book. The fact that game was visually stunning, very engaging (albeit a little too linear for my liking) and kept you on the edge of your seat is a bonus.

I've not played it in years... perhaps it's time to fire up steam and reinstall it... got a much more powerful system since 2014 and can now play in 1440p 144hz with all settings cranked to the max.

If you don't hear from me for a few days... it got me.

Icon... because it's the most alien like one I could choose. :)

Oh the humanity: McDonald's out of milkshakes across Great Britain

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So what's new?

I don't go to maccys very often, and normally when I do it's for some brekky and a latte.

But in the last 10yrs... about 90% of the time I've been there and asked for a milkshake... the machine has been broken, or is being cleaned.

I honestly can't remember the last time it was working... and this isn't the same site... this is sites at probably 20 different locations around the country over 10yrs.

Epic lawsuit's latest claims: Google slipped tons of cash to game devs, Android makers to cement Play store dominance

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Big Brother

They dropped the 'don't be evil'

A long time ago, google quietly did away with the 'don't be evil' motto.

It's now 'Don't get caught doing evil' and they keep getting caught being utter dickwads.

I wish it was, but it's not an attempt at a joke, or even sarcasm.

Boffins propose Pretty Good Phone Privacy to end pretty invasive location data harvesting by telcos

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Re: What about 911 autolocating?

If you're calling 999/911, then I'd recommend also having the what3words app installed on your phone. It can pin point your position to within 3m based of GPS data.

I'm house hunting for a place 250 miles away... I can't easily pop round to look at a place... and estate agents rarely bother putting in the exact location on the maps, nor do they give you the actual address until you book a viewing. Meaning you have to hunt around a location trying to find the property you are looking at on maps and often can't because they put the pointer in the centre of a village instead of actually on the property.

So I started asking for the what3words location from them... some couldn't be bothered, some could... I refused to deal with those that refuse too, and last time I was up there for a few days looking at half a dozen places... I dropped a few notes through doors letting the owners know that their agent is costing them viewings and potential sales because they can't be bothered to let me know 'where' the property actually is unless I make a 500 mile round trip.

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

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Re: Could only run on Esso fuel....

If I could add a gif to this post, it would a black and white one of a middle aged gentleman in 'black tie' evening wear, standing and applauding.

Well punned sir....well punned indeed.

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Joke

Re: WTF?

Careful, some one might come along and call you anti semantic

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Re: WTF?

Don't call me Shirley

Unless it's the weekend :p

Sueball over breach of more than 5 million payment cards at Dixons Carphone hit for six

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Re: Although I understand the judge's judgement . .

I've said for so long that it's become almost tiresome to keep repeating myself...

"Until companies are penalised to such an extent that it becomes unprofitable to flout the rules/regulations/laws... they will continue to do so with impunity."

Is it broken yet? Is it? Is it? Ooh that means I can buy a sparkly, new but otherwise hard-to-justify replacement!

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Re: Dump

They've done this in my area too, and I love it... No more endless queues where you sit in a line of cars waiting to squeeze through tiny gaps from arseholes who don't know how to park properly, fighting to get stuff out of your car when some other arsehole parks waaaaay to close to you and people who crowd around trying to get to one of the bins 50yrds down.

I love the appt system... book it, turn up, drive in with at most another 2 or 3 cars present, empty your stuff with ease and drive off.

It takes 5 mins to book and 10-15 mins to offload... vs sitting in a car wasting fuel, spewing more pollution in the sweltering heat for up to an hr just so you can curse under your breath at all the arseholes being arseholey and inconsiderate... and you always... ALWAYS get some extra special arseholes trying to jump the queue.

May the booking system remain for ever more.

The Dogs Meevonks

I too, am feeling desperate for IT gear to fail

As I sat here reading this, I was nodding in agreement... as I too am hopeful that some pieces of my IT gear will need replacement soon... I'll be moving in a few months and would much prefer a nice new shiny ultrawide monitor to replace the 3x 27" mismatched ones I currently have... 2 are the same but only 75hz and the one I use for gaming is 144hz but alas is a curved one with thinner bezels... so everything looks out of place.

So I want some new shiny... a nice 35" ish 3440x1440p will suffice as my GPU is only a Sapphire 5700XT and with DLSS and FSR... 4k resolution isn't a driving factor these days.

But HDR is... and it's gotta be HDR, high refresh rate... 144hz minimum... maybe an oled or qled panel...

Unless

oooohhhhh..... if I go for a 4k panel... that means a new GPU... more shiny... and now that I think of it, some of the indicator LED lights on my mouse have dimmed so much you can't really see them unless it's dark. But GPU prices are still waaaaay to high and I do love a bargain, so won't be paying those prices.

Let's be clear... none of this stuff is actually broken, but it will find new homes and won't be tossed away. My mum usually gets an upgrade, so if/when I replace the monitor, the nice 144hz one will go to here and the others will either be sold locally or donated to charity if no more friends/family are in need of something

But this last 18 months of lockdowns and self isolation... has had a very positive impact on my savings... and whilst I am currently spanking 5k on finishing off the house, ready to put it on the market later this year... I've still got a healthy amount and could spank another 1000-1500 without really noticing it... Hell, in the time it takes to finish the house and put it on the market I could add that much back to my savings

Then... perhaps a nice new gaming wheel, I do like racing games, and using an old Xbox controller just isn't the same... a new desk setup for the new house... a mini server room for my mediaserver and other IT gear... some new cameras and a POE switch... oh and if I get a new GPU like a 6800XT or a 3080... that'll mean a new PSU too as my current 650w isn't going to be enough for one of those cards...

shiny

Shiny

SHiny

SHIny

SHINy

SHINY

SHINY!!!

Cue Queen music (I want it all)

ooops.... I think I just made a mess. :)

Also... I think I could write articles as well as (if not better than) Alistair. :)

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Re: This is confusing

Anyone who feels the need to shout to the world about what a wonderful person they are, and what wonderful things they do for others... is an arsehole, a selfish, shallow, misguided, narcissistic arsehole.

If you do something for others... that's the reward... if you boast about it... your intentions were never good to begin with and your efforts are worthless.

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Re: This is confusing

Your showing the exact same kind of 'victim' mentality that he showed in his missive... He wasn't being blamed for his past views, but that it appeared that he had no remorse over it, or that he was still lumping people into religious, ethnic and cultural groups, instead of just seeing them as human beings.

He appeared to be absolving himself of any responsibility of his past prejudices, instead laying that blame squarely on other people.

So you try to make some really rather ridiculous comparisons to justify your equally ridiculous point of view that everyone should be very afraid of ever doing or liking anything ever.

In short... fuck that shit. anyone who tries to tell anyone that they don't have the right to change their mind, their tastes over time is an arsehole and anyone who thinks that people cannot grow and change, and become better human beings as a result... is an even bigger arsehole.

But also... people who make excuses for those people who refuse to take responsibility for those past behaviours... also arseholes.

So I understand the misguided attempt to understand what this guy was trying to do... but he's still an arsehole and you're just defending an arsehole.

Samsung commits to 5 years of Android updates... for its enterprise smartphone users at least

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May I suggest you take a look at Motorola next time round... close to vanilla android... I'm unaware of it being a risk of 'phoning home' as you put it... 3yrs of security updates and 2 OS updates.

And all for half or more than a pixel costs.

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Re: 5 years from when ?

Gaurantees are not really enforcible in some countries. For the UK for example products must have a reasonable lifespan, so whilst a replacement may not be forthcoming after those 2yrs... a repair could be if it's due to a failure in the product itself rather than a 'user error'

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Is lineageOS the successor to the old android fork that was on the Wileyfox range of phones? I had the top of the range 1st gen one... Excellent phone, loved all of the security and privacy features...

Since then I've stuck with Motorola simply because it's as close to vanilla android you can get unless you pay double for a pixel device. My current Motorola One is getting 3yrs security updates and 2 OS updates.

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Motorola already do this

Motorola have promised 3yrs of security updates and 2 OS updates to a lot of their phones. I'm currently waiting for an OS update to be rolled out to the Moto One, and get regular monthly security updates... Expecting another one in the next couple of weeks.

What happens when a Chrome extension with 2m+ users changes hands, raises red flags, doesn't document updates? Let's find out

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Re: Who still uses extensions in Chrome anyway?

"Who still uses chome anyway?"

There, fixed that for ya.

Arecibo Observatory brings forward 'controlled demolition' plans by collapsing all by itself

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Re: Very sad, but...

Yes, you are quite right... I got radar and x-ray mixed up.

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Re: Very sad, but...

It was (I think) the only large telescope capable of doing x-ray imaging of near earth objects... Basically it was vital for spotting, and figuring out the trajectory/distance/size of potential asteroids that could impact earth.

The one they recently built in China... isn't capable of that.

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I'd give you an upvote.... but then you'd explode.

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Black Helicopters

Were any British agents in the vicinity at the time of the collapse?

Trump administration proposes H-1B visas go to highest-paid workers first

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Re: @TheMeerkat

Quick, hide back under the bridge... I see some Billy Goats coming.

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Re: @TheMeerkat

More than 30 million lost their jobs this year... but all you can see is the Tumplethinskin propaganda that claims 10 million jobs created.

Newsflash... that's still a negative 20 million jobs lost.

but sure... keep listening to the 'party line' of lies, deceit and bullshit.

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Even a broken clock is correct twice a day... doesn't mean it's anything other than a piece of garbage that needs to be thrown out.

Third time's still the charm: AMD touts Zen-3-based Ryzen 5000 line, says it will 'deliver absolute leadership in x86'

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Re: How long will it take

I'll be sticking with my 3800X system that I built back in April... It's a good little CPU that I've got on a 4.4Ghz all core OC @ 1.23v. So it's nice and cool on the H115i AIO, with fans/pump on the quietest settings it idles 18ºC above ambient and about 20ºC higher than that under heavy loads.

I can't see any reason to upgrade a CPU like that for a couple more years... even if that system had a 3090 in it, I doubt you'd be anywhere close to a CPU bottleneck.

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I'm waiting to build my mum a new PC as her's is really old and still on the AMD FX platform.

I've been trying to actually find a 3300X as that's the perfect match for what she needs... throw in an old RX580 GPU of mine, and the spare 32GB of 3200Mhz DDR4 I have laying around... and all she needs is a motherboard, new PSU and some NVME storage to make that thing fly.

But can I actually get a 3300X... nope... been trying for 6 months. No one seems to ever have any stock at all... it's like it never actually existed.

So if there is going to be a Zen 3 Ryzen 3... it won;t be this year and getting hold of one, may be a case of rocking horse droppings laced with hens teeth again.

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I'm kinda excited by this news, but not enough to rush out and buy a new CPU. I've only built my current gaming rig back in April with a 3800X, X570 MB and 32GB DDR4 3600Mhz... and that's more than quick enough for now... Especially as that 3800X will do a 4.4Ghz all core clock at 1.23v.

I'm more interested in the GPU side at the moment... I do have a 5700XT which is a solid 75fps 1440p card... But I've also bought a 144hz 1440p monitor to go with the 2x 75Hz ones I already had... and it would be nice to take advantage of that. So I'm leaning towards the new 6xxx series GPU's and how they compare with the 30xx nvidia offerings. I'd like to be able to take advantage of DLSS rather than raytracing though... if I had a HDR monitor, I might be more interested in the RT side... Maybe in a couple of years I'll get a 4K HDR 240hz monitor to play with.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 debut derailed by website glitches, bots, lack of supply

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Several Problems Caused This

There were several reasons this happened

1: There wasn't enough supply, this was deliberate to create more demand and is a common tactic used by companies when releasing new products

2: There was no attempt made to stop the automated bot scraping of inventory, not just on nvidias site but pretty much everywhere.

3: Fanboi behaviour... those so desperate to have the latest piece of 'shiny' it has to be now because it's the best card ever made... at least until the 3090 comes along and who knows what AMD have... I just know that nvidia have concerns about it.

To see so many complaints from desperate people sulking and ranting because they couldn't get one... was rather amusing... I think these people have far more pressing problems in their lives if not getting a graphics card makes them so angry/upset.

I was also very amused to read about the guy who got a little salty at the bot scraping of inventory, that were then immediately posted on ebay at vastly inflated prices... So he wrote a bot himself that created ebay accounts and placed ridiculously high bids on all of the 3080 auctions... I gave every one watching this debacle with a nice degree of amusement, even more of a chuckle. Cards going for close to 100k because of the bot... and sellers who will have to relist and deal with ebay to get the bids cancelled for non payment and so forth.

Family wrongly accused of uploading pedo material to Facebook – after US-EU date confusion in IP address log

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Re: International Standards Organization

I keep saying that we need an extra language option for software, just for the US. English (simplified)

QR-code based contact-tracing app brings 'defining moment' for UK’s 'world beating' test and trace system

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FAIL

Re: Hm.

Congratulations on being no better than an accessory to murder if you get infected and pass it on to some one who later dies.

You are a real POS... and yet, I still hope you don;t have to suffer from this, have to suffer as others have and I hope that you don't actually cause the death of anyone... let alone a person you actually care about... not that any one as stupid and selfish as you cares about anything or anyone other than themselves.

Microsoft to charge $200 for 32 GPU cores, sliver of CPU clockspeed, 6GB RAM, 512GB SSD... and a Blu-Ray player

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Re: why do you think it's not possible to do any of that with a PC?

I've had a dedicated mediaserver for about 10-11yrs now. It started off as a simple AM2+ based platform with a dual core Athlon and 2GB ram... with onboard graphics... and 3... yes 3TB of storage.

It's been rebuilt and upgraded several times over the decade... Moved into a dedicated Silverstone HTPC chassis that's about the size of a large home cinema amp and can easily hold 7 or 8 HDD's and a couple of SSD's... depending on the size of the GPU used.

It's now running on a B450 with a Ryzen 5 2600X and 32GB of 3200Mhz ram and a Sapphire RX550 4GB GPU... It's a solid little 1080p capable gaming machine... that just so happens to have around 42TB of storage in there. I could swap out the RX550 for an RX580, but that means removing two HDD's as the 580 is much larger... and that drops me down 8TB. I could replace the 6TB drives with larger ones... but I just picked up a couple of 6TB drives for £89 each (WD external drives on offer) and stripped out the HDD's (archive class).

Anyway... waffling on and digressing here... point is... this mediaserver is whisper quiet thanks to the noctua fans fitted and hooked up to a 55" 4K HDR TV in the lounge. Obviously with a RX550, I can't game a 4k... but I can do 1080p no problems... and there are far better ITX class GPU's available like some of the RTX 2060/70 cards... and I'll be betting that later this year or early next year, we'll see AIB ITX class cards based on the RTX30xx series.

But I'm old school... I grew up with the original consoles of the late 70's and 80's... stayed with them until mid 90's when I got a PC of my own... been building my own for over 20yrs now. I graduated from consoles to PC's... and I can't see myself going back at any time.

But consoles have their place... I much prefer racing games on a consoles to a PC, but 1st/3rd person games... it's gotta be the PC.

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I'll take decent gameplay over anything else... a good storyline, compelling game mechanics, no micro transaction, no in game 'currency', no pay to win elements... decent longevity and replayability... always online not required nor needed, single player campaigns that are actually more than 10-20hrs and tacked on as an after thought for the shitty battle royal modes.

Ya know... like games used to be.

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I see your Atari 2600, and raise you a Binatone Pong Machine

Apple to Epic: Sue me? No, sue you, pal!

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Re: Microsoft Has anyone else noticed...

They're already trying it to a certain degree.

When I built a new system in Jan 2019, I finally and reluctantly moved onto windows 10 Pro... but I locked it down as best I could with OOSU10 and that involved removing cortana and the windows store amongst other things to disable telemetry and so on and so on.

When I wanted to install my printer, I initially set it up wireless and didn't need to install much at all.. but when I needed to run some diagnostics and cleaning... I found I needed the epson software.

So off I go to the epson site to grab it... nope.. can't do that... it redirects you to the ms store as the only place you can get it... and I'm not signing up for an ms account EVER!!! so I can.

After some searching, I found what I needed elsewhere... and got it installed no problems.

But yeah... fuck the lot of em... although as much as I loathe apple... kinda on their side on this one. Epic broke the contract and did so deliberately so they could lob this sueball... this is no 'accidental' contract breach... this is malicious and with intent.

So on the contract side... if epic wins... it'll be bad news... on the anti trust side of things... I'm not a fan of walled gardens in general. But when it comes to keeping malware out of app stores... Apple are the only one doing a decent job of it... everyone else just waits for it to be discovered and then takes action after outside sources notify them... in this regard apple is proactive and I think that's a good thing.

So I'm kinda torn on this issue... apple bad... epic bad... walled gardens bad... but kinda leaning towards apple on this specific issue.

I'd be happy to see the % cut reduced... that would hopefully apply across the board to all app stores... But I'd rather not see a 'reasonably safe' app store get diluted and open to malware like others are.

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

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Happy

Re: Bad guy vs bad guy

"But surely nobody serious about privacy is using Chrome...

Firefox + DoH + NoScript + HTTPS Everywhere + Privacy Badger + uBlock Origin + DuckDuckGo = a start."

On top of those, I throw in ghostery and disconnect too... and I hope you're also making good use of containers... I sandbox all google sites in one, amazon in another, ebay in another and ingur/reddit in another too.

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Re: I'm confused

I know right... I kinda loathe the apple mentality and the fanboi sheeple that follow them blindly... But this really, really makes me take notice.

Not that I actually use faecesbook anyway... deleted my account about 8-9yrs ago... and I use various plugins with firefox to block any tracking/cookies/ads and so forth as well as sandboxing anything from google, amazon, imgur/reddit in their own containers.

But still... apple doing something that benefits the user and blocks them from outside data harvesting... of course this just means that apple get all of that lovely data instead to sell to advertisers.

So no... it's just apple being apple... just another greedy, selfish, money grubbing POS megacorp.

IBM ordered to pay £22k to whistleblower and told by judges: Teach your managers what discrimination means

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Facepalm

Re: £22K? Is that all?

Or... and I know this may be a stretch for you... they could just.. ya know... follow the laws... and not discriminate to begin with... and then... shocker... not retaliate when their discrimination is brought to their attention.

I know right... how dare this silly woman think she has rights... how dare she take the company to task for their deceitful, illegal actions....Shame on here... shame indeed.

Oh if only there was a sarcasm icon I could use... D'oh it is.

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Re: £22K? Is that all?

The problem there is that IBM can simply refuse to give her a reference... they can't give her a bad one... as that would result in another lawsuit against them.

But refusing to give a reference sends a very bad message to the potential new employer... and this is now a matter of public record... and that could also affect future employment as there a lot of companies who don;t want to hire people who will stand their ground, do what's right and isn't afraid to go all the way and take a company to task for shitty behaviour.

I suspect in a year or two she'll be offered some kind of redundancy with a very healthy package to quietly slip out the back door.

Trump backs Oracle as potential TikTok buyer

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Happy

Re: Couldn't...

'I hear Trumps good at organising getting pissed on'

There fixed it for ya.

Anti-5G-vaxx pressure group sues Zuckerberg, Facebook, fact checkers for daring to suggest it might be wrong

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Devil

So if they want to win....

All they have to do, is prove in court that their claims of vaccines causing autism, 5g cauising whatever wackadoodle conspiracy theory it is they think they cause... is true and do that they're gonna need a whole lot of peer reviewed, widely accepted, and proven scientific evidence from within the actual scientific community.

Great... can they also prove that the earth is flat, the we never went to the moon, that Trump is actually a nice human being and that good old BoJo the clown has a sense of morals, ethics and decency.

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