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Mihle

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    Mihle got a reaction from Tamesh16 in High resolution videos for decor   
    That's not high bitrate.... You could maybe call it that if it's 8K YouTube, but 4K YouTube, nah.
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    Mihle got a reaction from giwrgosp- in High resolution videos for decor   
    That's not high bitrate.... You could maybe call it that if it's 8K YouTube, but 4K YouTube, nah.
  3. Funny
    Mihle reacted to mr moose in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    That particular argument is not even necessary to respond to, there is no contract, condition, requirement, deal or anything that forces any game dev to only use steam.  Nada, zip, nil, zilch, zero.   If a game is on steam only then that is because the game dev wants it that way of their own volition.  It doesn't even matter if the game is owned by valve without ties to steam,  they still have the option to release elsewhere should they want to.    Claiming otherwise is simply clutching at made up straws.
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    Mihle reacted to TechyBen in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    And, you don't have to install Steam. I gave an example of 3 games that I did not for. I have even more from Humble bundle where Steam was optional.
    Where is this lie that we have to install Steam? To use Steam, I have to install Steam. But to play Steam games? I can list a ton that I can boot right now without Steam ever touching a computer.
     
    Yes I can. I can put a ton of games on my computer without Steam. I'm planning on keeping this PC going past Win 7 disconnection. Those games needing online DRM (multiplayer etc) will migrate. Those without, will run on this offline. Steam is not stopping that.
     
    What deal? Valve has released some games only through Steam. Their own games only cover this. THAT you can have for free as a "win", but Valve =/= Steam. So you'd have to argue about Valves business practice on releasing on PC, and find a way to insist *their* games are not DRM including (HL/CS/TF2/Portal/the mobas etc).
     
    Are there Steam "exclusives"? Why should Steam have a contract that says "you must release everywhere", when they have no saying on what other things devlopers do. Weird...
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    Mihle got a reaction from LAwLz in “Everything as a service” is coming—but we’re not there quite yet   
    Spotify sound quality (even the normal one but especially Spotify high quality) is night and day compared to YouTube. I hope you don't think Spotify and YouTube sound the same, because they don't at all.... Spotify is way better.
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    Mihle got a reaction from PianoPlayer88Key in “Everything as a service” is coming—but we’re not there quite yet   
    I am very against subscription stuff.
    I will even pay more to not have it.
     
    I have spent less money on games the last two years than I would have if it was a subscription. I am not a person that plays lots of 15 hours games only, quite a bit of games(ofc not close to all) I play at least 80+ hours.
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    Mihle reacted to mr moose in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    Two things:
     
    1. I never mentioned the size of the a game library being justification for anything such thing. I merely pointed out that you can't use DRM to single out steam. 
    2. the fact you call something that I didn't so "petty" indicates you have very little to actually add to the conversation. When you can actually discuss this without lowering yourself to petulant insults I will continue to read what you have to say. 
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    Mihle reacted to mr moose in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    You can legally get all  the games for free?    now you are talking about piracy as if that justifies what?
     
    Again, you are confusing your ideals and hatred for steam with actual facts.    BTW , the Bit I put in bold is purely against CS, it has nothing too do with the thread and is purely an attack.    If you can't discuss the topic then don't post.  
    You claimed Steam popularized DRM, failing to accept that DRM has been around decades before steam and that content has actually been far less impacted by DRM since steam is not up for debate.  If you wish to change your stance to only talk about steam then choose something that is actually debatable and stick to your arguments.   It's not just me that has interpreted your post the way it was, reading the thread at least 4 others also read the same thing.  If you genuinely think your inconsistencies are trivial then either explain why they are trivial yet still important enough to warrant being used in your argument or don't use them as part of your argument.
     
     
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    Mihle reacted to Jito463 in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    And just because you're displaying your ignorance for the world to see, doesn't make your argument worth consideration.  I've tried to be understanding while presenting my viewpoint, but you're not arguing in good faith and refuse to even consider legitimate counter points to your own.  Not even agreeing with, you flat out refuse to acknowledge them as legitimate, despite myself and others giving you that courtesy on points you've raised.  As such, I see no further reason to continue this discussion.  I have better things to do with my time.
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    Mihle got a reaction from TechyBen in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    On got you still need to use the website and log in to your user account. By your definition, that would also be DRM. It's not that much difference from that to download a launcher.
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    Mihle got a reaction from Delicieuxz in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    On got you still need to use the website and log in to your user account. By your definition, that would also be DRM. It's not that much difference from that to download a launcher.
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    Mihle reacted to leadeater in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    So your solution is data destruction? Yea that's a real good idea for games you can no longer acquire. How about you lay out the issues with Steam better? I've lived though pre-steam, pre-internet gaming, all the way through to now and without question Steam was a great benefit when it came on to the scene. Even my GOG games and my other classic games installed from CD I import in to my Steam library for a central list and run capability.
     
    I don't think it is for you to tell me to throw things out that I paid money for and wish to keep. Makes no difference if I play them or not. It's my collection of games not yours, if you want to manage what you own differently then that is your freedom you have.
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    Mihle reacted to leadeater in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    I buy many things in physical form, games do not need to be one of them. There are games I intentionally buy in physical form, but since I have hundreds and hundreds of games in physical form from pre 2000 and post 2000 I don't have room to store them. Where do you propose I store an additional 500 I own on Steam? Not have a bed? Turn the living room in to storage?
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    Mihle reacted to leadeater in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    Heh you're the one that assumed pirating, torrents != pirating. Ignorance is missing the point portrayed which was you promoting GOG while being oblivious to the fact that you need a GOG account to purchase games and download them from the website. This is also DRM, you might only need to do this once per purchase but a GOG account is required.
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    Mihle reacted to leadeater in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    Then how does one acquire a game without encountering DRM? Travel to a local store and buy a physical copy? I'd take any of the digital distribution platforms over that, literally any of them. Hell even torrents are DRM if we want to start stretching things, you need a torrent client so.. 😉
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    Mihle reacted to Delicieuxz in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    The difference between Valve and EGS' store takes actually isn't that different, and it isn't the 12% vs 30% that as Tim Sweeney has liked to cast it as. Steam actually gets a lot less than 30%, and EGS on average takes more than 12% while offering a lot less to publishers and gamers for it.
     
    EGS' practices have resulted in less consumer choice, higher game prices, and exclusives, all of which are the negative effects that give monopolies a bad name. And apart from the presence of those negative things, monopolies aren't bad to have. That is to say that EGS is engaging in monopolistic practices.
     
    Monopoly - Economics Online
    If a monopoly doesn't do those negative things, then it isn't a bad thing to have. Steam wasn't a monopoly, but even though it could have done those things, it didn't - they instead did the opposite and pushed game prices down more quickly than the industry had ever seen before, especially during sales until publishers complained and Steam gave them control over their own sale pricing.
     
     
    Anno 1800 and The Division 2 Prices Rising Without Steam
     
    And the increase in prices caused by EGS' exclusives isn't limited to the two games talked about in that article. Because EGS doesn't do regional pricing, the costs of games from EGS for regions outside North America are higher than what those games cost on Steam before they were removed from Steam due to EGS buying exclusivity deals for them.
     
    And look at how consumer choice has worsened in the wake of EGS buying exclusives:

     
    You know how much money Valve makes from the sales made through all the stores on the left in that image? None, other than on sales through Steam, itself.
     
    Steam allows publishers to print game keys for their own games and sell them through other distributors at no cost. So, Valve was already making competition with itself by allowing publishers to freely sell their game keys to other storefronts. Since the only way Valve makes money from sales is by having people purchase a game directly through Steam, Valve has to compete with all those other storefronts to make their store the more attractive place to purchase a game from.
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    Mihle reacted to Jito463 in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    Yes, games which do not utilize the DRM component can be launched and played fully, without Steam or internet access.  Just to verify, I tested with D:OS Enhanced Edition.  The only thing you'd lose is cloud saves (if the game even supported it) and achievements, neither of which matter one whit to me.
    My point was that Galaxy merely downloads the game, afterwards you can launch the game through it or directly without Galaxy running.  Likewise, you can do the same with any Steam game that has not implemented the DRM component.  I'm pretty sure I could completely remove Steam and still play the game.  In fact, I may even test that theory by copying the game files to my computer at work and seeing if it will launch there.
    For me, it's about not supporting companies which act in direct opposition to our best interests.  While I don't expect a company to always have our best interests in mind, I do expect them not to actively work against those interests.  I see these exclusivity deals as working directly against our best interest.
  18. Agree
    Mihle reacted to Ryan_Vickers in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    This seems like both a logical move from Valve's perspective, and something good for consumers.  If game devs are going to post their game to Steam, let it gather attention and hype for weeks or months, and then pull it at the last second, it's deceiving consumers and spamming the Steam game store with what effectively become fake listings and ads for another platform.  If you're going to make an exclusive game, you earn the downside of being posted and advertised solely on that store.  You don't get to post it everywhere for free advertising and then pull out at the last second.  I'm not sure if other stores like uplay or origin have suffered to the same degree, but if so I hope they follow with a similar clause.
  19. Informative
    Mihle reacted to leadeater in Threadripper coming: split for low and high end, 8 channel memory   
    Supermicro often makes a workstation variant but are still using the server chipset so the additional workstation niceties are often delivered by extra chipsets added to the board. It's much more 'elegant' to have a proper workstation chipset with these capabilities in it so less chips and 3rd party drivers required. It also lowers the cost which is nothing to complain about.
     
    Edit:
    Also Intel has a large lineup of single socket Xeons on a different socket and chipset that have the extra I/O inbuilt. The dual socket workstations are still the higher end Xeons on the same chipset that require those extra things I mentioned but what AMD is doing is the same as the Intel Xeons on socket H4 (1151)/R4 (2066) etc.
     
    LGA3647: https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/X11SPA-TF
    No HDMI/DP Extra USB form additional chipsets Audio from another additional chipset LGA2066 (C422): https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/X11SRA
    No video Full featured chipset  
    LGA2066 (X299): https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/C9X299-PGF
    VGA not HDMI/DP No RDIMM and LRDIMM It's X299 so we all pretty much know the rest LGA1151 (C246): https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/X11SCA
    128GB ECC UDIMM, no RDIMM or LRDIMM Z390 but with ECC and a few other sprinkles  
    Intel workstations are a mess of hodgepodge different chipsets, sockets, feature support. Basically it's a complete mess compared to what AMD are proposing.
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    Mihle reacted to cluelessgenius in How tidy/messy is your desktop?   
    i usually complete hide all icons from the desktop and always hit windows key then type and search for applikations. way faster imo but also i like a clean desktop.then i use a second display for keeping discord and loads and temps in check
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    Mihle got a reaction from dalekphalm in What differentiates floatplane from Vessel? How does LMG expect floatplane to be successful?   
    Floatplane is more of a Vessel and Patreon mix sort of rather than just being like vessel, because you have one subscription per channel and not one subscription for everything.
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    Mihle got a reaction from TechyBen in Google settles for 170 million USD for violating children's privacy   
    In my country, alcohol ads is Illegal too. Also there is no gun ads, I know it's different in US tho.
     
    I think the people that made the laws against ads towards children think that it's harder for a child to understand ads aimed at adults or less likely to be influenced by them. If that's true or false in reality, I don't know, but that's probably what they think.
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    Mihle reacted to noxdeouroboros in How tidy/messy is your desktop?   
    My desktop is empty, so that's that. I tend to keep it extra clean and tidy. My files are very organized also, a bit too much, some might say, but I like it that way, and it makes much easier to find what I need.
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    Mihle reacted to VegetableStu in What is the front page of the internet?   
    new tab
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    Mihle reacted to Arika S in Re: Let's talk about our big mistake... - AMD Ryzen 2nd vs 3rd Gen - LTT, can you stop flip flopping please?   
    Buyer's remorse and you're trying to lay all the blame on LTT for your decision.
     
    "I'm not racist, I have black friends" comes to mind.
     
    What a pointless comment. number of subscribers does not equal content accuracy or some veil of "trust". If you buy a product based on a single Youtube channel's review, then that's on you if you don't end up liking the product. Hence the "Search for as many independent reviews as you can and draw your own conclusions."
     
    oh, you're one of those people that don't read what people say and then shove words into their mouth, you did that same thing with @DrMacintosh. I actually said
    not that they DON'T review anything. It comes back to not relying on ONE single review to base your purchasing decisions on.
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