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msknight

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    msknight got a reaction from bmx6454 in Is this what gaming has become?   
    I did that most heinous of things, I bought a game from an indie developer (RimWorld) and was bored stupid enough to read the EULA. It happens to be Ludeon Studios in Montreal.
    Part of it reads ....
    To get this straight, if you're a dick in a forum they can take away your right to play the game you paid for, and give you no refund whatsoever.
    Now, I don't usually spend money on AAA games because the corporates are... well, corporates, and I expect that kind of behaviour from them, (I'm looking at you EA) which is why I prefer to support indie games... and I also download the binaries wherever I can as I've got a considerable mistrust of services where the rules can change at a whim and I've got no recourse.
    But... to find this kind of thing coming from an Indie studio?! And not from a subscription, by the way, but a one off purchase of the product which wasn't throw away cash, either. Not AAA costs, but a good chunk of wonga.
     
    My fears were exacerbated when Valve and five publishers were fined in the EU for geoblocking. If I believe correctly, the five publishers held their hands up, while Valve blew them a raspberry. And I honestly held Valve to better things than the worst of the corporates, which is why I've cautiously bought things on Steam.
     
    Am I being unreasonable here? Should I return to playing Elite on my BBC Micro and forget about buying games in the modern market?  Or have things really gone too far?
     

  2. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from bmx6454 in Is this what gaming has become?   
    I don't know Tynan, or his history... and I've made a decision and filed a request with HumbleBundle for a refund. I'm not happy with the EULA. ... I mean, some of this I can understand... but the developer granting themselves the power to kill your access to the game and not give a refund, if you get involved in a flame war on the forums... that's just something I believe is a step too far for me. I just don't want to go there.
  3. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from bmx6454 in Is this what gaming has become?   
    I mean... part of me is wondering where this is going to stop? I increasingly read with concern, that companies are going after people who leave negative reviews of their services or products, etc. I just want no part of that action. That's the kind of territory where this EULA is going for me. What's to stop them pulling the plug if I say something they don't like... even if I'm justified in saying it?  I'm out.
  4. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Is this what gaming has become?   
    I did that most heinous of things, I bought a game from an indie developer (RimWorld) and was bored stupid enough to read the EULA. It happens to be Ludeon Studios in Montreal.
    Part of it reads ....
    To get this straight, if you're a dick in a forum they can take away your right to play the game you paid for, and give you no refund whatsoever.
    Now, I don't usually spend money on AAA games because the corporates are... well, corporates, and I expect that kind of behaviour from them, (I'm looking at you EA) which is why I prefer to support indie games... and I also download the binaries wherever I can as I've got a considerable mistrust of services where the rules can change at a whim and I've got no recourse.
    But... to find this kind of thing coming from an Indie studio?! And not from a subscription, by the way, but a one off purchase of the product which wasn't throw away cash, either. Not AAA costs, but a good chunk of wonga.
     
    My fears were exacerbated when Valve and five publishers were fined in the EU for geoblocking. If I believe correctly, the five publishers held their hands up, while Valve blew them a raspberry. And I honestly held Valve to better things than the worst of the corporates, which is why I've cautiously bought things on Steam.
     
    Am I being unreasonable here? Should I return to playing Elite on my BBC Micro and forget about buying games in the modern market?  Or have things really gone too far?
     

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    msknight reacted to MEC-777 in What song are you listening to right now.   
    Wow, ok.... This showed up in my YT recommended feed. Was not disappointed at all. They're pretty awesome! lol
     
     
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    msknight reacted to Tonberry in What song are you listening to right now.   
    Just found this thread, and the song Im listening right now is kind of emotional for me..
     
    ~ So scared of getting older, Im only good at being young..
    So I play the numbers game to find a way to say that my life has just begun..
    Had a talk with my old man, said "Help me understand", he said "Turn sixty eight you'll renegotiate" ~
     
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    msknight got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in What song are you listening to right now.   
    A bit rough in places, but enjoyable .... probably on the top 10 charts in Canada right about now...
     
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    msknight got a reaction from kirashi in What song are you listening to right now.   
    OK Go are inventive in not only their music, but they really put the artistic effort in the message that goes into their videos as well.
     
     
  10. Agree
    msknight reacted to Metallus97 in What song are you listening to right now.   
    I play in a prog Metal band and shit. But sometimes this is just beautiful. He really was the metal guy of the classic age  
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    msknight got a reaction from Metallus97 in What song are you listening to right now.   
    Actually found out that Steve Martin is still going strong, and is playing bluegrass. Didn't know he could pick a banjo.
     
     
  12. Agree
    msknight reacted to Sir0Tek in EA is banning Linux Gamers in Battlefield 5   
    Vote with your wallet, indeed. And there's absolutely no reason to make it a flamewar.
  13. Informative
    msknight got a reaction from Compuration in Where Intel is in REAL Trouble...   
    For ZFS I've always used Solaris ... well, for the last 5-ish years I've been using OpenIndiana which is a fork of Open Solaris, which I switched to when Big Red bought Sun and changed the use license for Open Solaris. I used to find the Linux implementations of ZFS to be a little slower.
     
    But I have to admit, whether OpenIndiana would be stable on that system would be a question. I haven't followed the team for a while now.
  14. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    I believe it is the sole reason that Russia has prepared to cut itself off from the internet at large and re-write wikipedia.
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    msknight got a reaction from SlimyPython in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    I believe it is the sole reason that Russia has prepared to cut itself off from the internet at large and re-write wikipedia.
  16. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from SlimyPython in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Here we go. As if the Borris Bus wasn't enough, new electric buses are to trial a new sound on one route to let people know that they are coming - https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-electric-bus-sound
     
    Unfortunately the SoundCloud reference to the tune in the article is dead for me, but it's going to be more than just a fake, "engine rev." It's a subject which is drawing a chunk of debate as we've got the chance now to change things. The Verge reported it to be, "positively psychedelic," https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/12/20/21031524/london-electric-buses-artificial-fake-noise-safety-sound Unfortunately, that sound cloud link didn't work either.
     
    Personally, I think they should play the theme tune to, "On The Buses," on a continuous loop -
     
  17. Informative
    msknight got a reaction from JamesK95 in Where Intel is in REAL Trouble...   
    For ZFS I've always used Solaris ... well, for the last 5-ish years I've been using OpenIndiana which is a fork of Open Solaris, which I switched to when Big Red bought Sun and changed the use license for Open Solaris. I used to find the Linux implementations of ZFS to be a little slower.
     
    But I have to admit, whether OpenIndiana would be stable on that system would be a question. I haven't followed the team for a while now.
  18. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from soldier_ph in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Here we go. As if the Borris Bus wasn't enough, new electric buses are to trial a new sound on one route to let people know that they are coming - https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-electric-bus-sound
     
    Unfortunately the SoundCloud reference to the tune in the article is dead for me, but it's going to be more than just a fake, "engine rev." It's a subject which is drawing a chunk of debate as we've got the chance now to change things. The Verge reported it to be, "positively psychedelic," https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/12/20/21031524/london-electric-buses-artificial-fake-noise-safety-sound Unfortunately, that sound cloud link didn't work either.
     
    Personally, I think they should play the theme tune to, "On The Buses," on a continuous loop -
     
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    msknight got a reaction from That Franc in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    I believe it is the sole reason that Russia has prepared to cut itself off from the internet at large and re-write wikipedia.
  20. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from JediFragger in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Here we go. As if the Borris Bus wasn't enough, new electric buses are to trial a new sound on one route to let people know that they are coming - https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-electric-bus-sound
     
    Unfortunately the SoundCloud reference to the tune in the article is dead for me, but it's going to be more than just a fake, "engine rev." It's a subject which is drawing a chunk of debate as we've got the chance now to change things. The Verge reported it to be, "positively psychedelic," https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/12/20/21031524/london-electric-buses-artificial-fake-noise-safety-sound Unfortunately, that sound cloud link didn't work either.
     
    Personally, I think they should play the theme tune to, "On The Buses," on a continuous loop -
     
  21. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from greenhorn in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Please... hell no. Someone will load their car with that damn frog.  Briiiing dinga dinga dinga dinggggg....
  22. Funny
    msknight reacted to yaboistar in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Imagine having to compress your fuel to the point it explodes.
     
                                                                            This post was made by the Steam Engine Gang.
  23. Funny
    msknight reacted to paddy-stone in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    They could make it seem like the bus is going faster by playing the Benny Hill theme song
     
     
  24. Funny
    msknight reacted to Tech_Dreamer in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Imagine having to use a motor powered engine to move a vehicle instead of using your feets to collectively push the vehicle forward
     
                                                                                                                               This Post was made by the Flintstones Gang
     
     

  25. Funny
    msknight got a reaction from WelshDdraig in London Electric Buses to trial new sound   
    Here we go. As if the Borris Bus wasn't enough, new electric buses are to trial a new sound on one route to let people know that they are coming - https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-electric-bus-sound
     
    Unfortunately the SoundCloud reference to the tune in the article is dead for me, but it's going to be more than just a fake, "engine rev." It's a subject which is drawing a chunk of debate as we've got the chance now to change things. The Verge reported it to be, "positively psychedelic," https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/12/20/21031524/london-electric-buses-artificial-fake-noise-safety-sound Unfortunately, that sound cloud link didn't work either.
     
    Personally, I think they should play the theme tune to, "On The Buses," on a continuous loop -
     
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