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realpetertdm

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    realpetertdm reacted to Syrsly in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    We're not going to see the end of patents anytime soon, but they're definitely stupid. In an ideal world, patents for anything that isn't created as a physical object should expire more quickly than patents for actual products, and the actual products should show the patent in use and not deviate from it or else the patent should be invalidated. Patents should not be able to be sold, either. The moment a company no longer exists, the patents should go up in flames and the products should become public property.
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    realpetertdm reacted to jagdtigger in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    I would add those too which never got used outside of courts....
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    realpetertdm reacted to WereCat in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    Patents like this shouldn't exist in the first place. 
  4. Agree
    realpetertdm reacted to Orangeator in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    Wow, that is super lame of Ironburg to even patent such an "invention"... 
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    realpetertdm reacted to Derangel in H1 susceptible to catch fire - contact NZXT   
    Replacing screws is a band-aid, not a fix. Especially as they don't issue warnings with new versions of the case not to use metal screws. Nylon screws are incredibly prone to breaking or stripping. Given how long cases are in service for, there is every chance a nylon screw could break or get replaced down the line. NZXT is doing the absolute bare minimum possible to "address" the issue, without actually fixing a damn thing. I mean, fuck, the only way anyone would even know about this issue was if they saw it reported on social media or were following tech news. It is NOT the user's responsibility to make sure every single PCB is a system is built the correct way without incredibly stupid shortcuts being taken. There is zero room give NZXT ANY kind of break for either the original problem or their "solution".
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    realpetertdm reacted to dizmo in H1 susceptible to catch fire - contact NZXT   
    The replacement nylon "screws" do nothing to fix the underlying issue. It's like putting a butterfly bandage over an amputated finger. Sure, it'll hold it there, but you're still fucked. They took huge shortcuts with the production of the riser cable, and they're trying to avoid the cost of replacing it. It's simply pathetic, and I hope people who have purchased the case band together and sue them. 
     
    The issue is the screw simply goes straight threw the PCB. Which is how the plane becomes exposed. If they'd spent a little more engineering time and put in the appropriate threaded housing, they'd be fine. Even on new cases it looks like they're simply taking out the metal screws and replacing them with the nylon ones, thus, not even fixing it from the factory. 
     
    This is where review bombs and people flooding their Twitter would be useful. Send them a powerful message. I'd like to see how they sass their way through a flooded Twitter account. 
     
    Contact them and demand for them to cover the cost. There's no reason you should be out of pocket for their neglect. 
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    realpetertdm reacted to D13H4RD in H1 susceptible to catch fire - contact NZXT   
    New GN video btw 
     
     
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in H1 susceptible to catch fire - contact NZXT   
    Even if it costs them (and the customer) more, they should still be offering to fix them for free, not just send out repair kits and make customers do the fixing. At least have an option for someone to fix it for them, give customers a choice. Offloading all the work to customers is wrong, even more in this case (lol) when it can be an actual fire hazard. 
     
    Edit: Also, sending out repair kits and having hundreds of emails from customers who don't know how to fix them is going to be expensive too
  9. Agree
    realpetertdm got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in H1 susceptible to catch fire - contact NZXT   
    No, no, NO NZXT, THIS IS NOT HOW YOU DEAL WITH A SAFETY HAZARD.
    What you do is recall all the cases. Not send out "repair kits" and make users fix problems caused by design flaws. At the very least offer free repair for customers.
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    realpetertdm reacted to WereCatf in Hitman 3 PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 1 & 2 All Over Again, while advertising them as "at no additional cost" for Steam owners.   
    Would be interesting to see an up-to-date study on whether these exclusivity-deals do actually mean more profits for them or if it's just the big wigs being shortsighted and only going for big short-term numbers. My gut-feeling says they are only staring at the short-term value, but I wouldn't exactly call my guts a neutral party.
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    realpetertdm reacted to Master Disaster in Hitman 3 PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 1 & 2 All Over Again, while advertising them as "at no additional cost" for Steam owners.   
    This entire thing is just a mess and only serves to prove exactly why EGS exclusivity is a bad thing. I have Hitman 1 & Hitman 2 on Steam, I'm not going to be buying Hitman 3 until it comes to Steam, why would I want to pay them more money for something I already own?
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    realpetertdm reacted to Eigenvektor in Hitman 3 PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 1 & 2 All Over Again, while advertising them as "at no additional cost" for Steam owners.   
    One of the reasons you shouldn't pre-order anything and wait for reviews.
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    realpetertdm reacted to JZStudios in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Holy shit, seriously? That's laughable. I would've thought people used it because FB and Twatter are too invasive, but holy hell.
  14. Agree
    realpetertdm reacted to spartaman64 in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    again i agree they are not good at it but their official stance is that they will do it while parler's official stance is that they wont
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    realpetertdm reacted to Lynx in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    This is really laughable. LMAO.
    People really are very stupid to trust such thing. Now, all your data is pretty sure in the dark web, ready for all the criminal to use.
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    realpetertdm reacted to Video Beagle in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    While lawyers will try to make arguments, the basic answers are, to the Russian, yes they can, to StDragon doesn't (likely) apply.
     
    Law enforncement can't employ illegal means to get information. They can't comission, or deputize, or even asking can disqualify.....this was private citizens gathering information on their own behest, not on the behest of a L.E.O.  In legal terms, the "taint was purged"
     
  17. Funny
    realpetertdm reacted to DutchGuyTom in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    An actual lawyer would say "it depends" and then bill you a thousand dollars for their time.
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    realpetertdm reacted to Nowak in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Honestly the way how Parler was run gave me the impression that the entire thing was a massive shitshow. The fact that they don't actually delete anything despite asking for sensitive info including state issued IDs just confirms it.
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    realpetertdm reacted to Kisai in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Wordpress is the single, worst, CMS that is written and used by people who haven't the slightest understanding of security. WP does not come with security. Period. You have to buy plugins that only work on properly setup WP installations, of which few are. There is no security by default. 
     
    I'm going to be blunt. I manage, or have previously managed WP sites, and when I couldn't get ahold of the owner of the site to do an emergency fix, I literately went to the mysql engine, and changed the email on the admin user, reset the password, did whatever I needed to do, and then copied the email back and restored the previous password.
     
    Adding admin users, is absolutely trivial on wordpress, and the admin will never see them unless they're paying attention or have a security plugin that actually filters admins to ip addresses.
     
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    realpetertdm reacted to PCGuy_5960 in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    This whole thing seems like a shitshow, but man, this is honestly the worst part:
    We need to hold companies more accountable when it comes to privacy, deleted means deleted. If I delete an account, my data should be completely deleted or altered so that it is no longer personally identifiable, otherwise what is even the point of deleting?
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    realpetertdm reacted to Monkey Dust in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    I guess even if it's evidence they couldn't present in court, it may let them know who they should be looking for evidence on, and in extreme cases who belongs on a terrorist watch list. It's such weapons grade incompetence it's almost like it was intentional, like Parler was set up by the 'other side' to one day leak all this stuff.   
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    realpetertdm reacted to yaboistar in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    to make this as apolitical as possible, it was an app that people flocked to when regular(tm) social media started to boot them off for chasing rabbits down the crazy-hole
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    realpetertdm reacted to bellabichon in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    The fact that thousands of Americans uploaded images of the front and back of their state driver's licenses just to become 'verified citizens' on a social media app is the biggest indication I've seen that we need better privacy and technological literacy education. 
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    realpetertdm reacted to CrixD in The TOUGHEST Ethernet cable   
    Or maybe, just maybe, the sponsor slot is for sale to the highest bidder? You know, like a business?
     
    While I do not know what qualifys companies to buy a sponsor spot at LMG (other than the slot cannot be vaporware/scam and competeting product/company), I do know that to run a succesful business, you cannot shun a client, if they qualify to place an order for a sponsor slot - That would real quick sour the relationship with clients in the industry.
     
    Furthermore, last I checked, you can ether A. Skip the ad in the video (unlike Youtubes own ads), or B. Buy a subscription on Floatplane.
     
    EDIT: if LMG should disqualify companies with in-game purchases, there wouldn't be a lot of gaming companies left as clients.... Just FYI.
  25. Funny
    realpetertdm reacted to Den-Fi in The Problem with Kickstarters... - Eve Spectrum First Look   
    No you aren't. This is the internet.
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