Started by Camazotz Automat, August 17, 2012, 04:04:35 AM
Quote from: steelbot on December 21, 2013, 06:11:45 PMThere are ways to play them but you are correct, they may be more difficult than you imagine. Today's processor/memory speeds even the video cards are so advanced, that the games programming itself was never intended to be played on it. So you run into this the older the games get.
Quote from: wr250 on February 16, 2014, 09:55:12 AMmy demoniod user/pass works at d2.
Quote from: eddie dean on February 25, 2014, 10:17:04 PMThis is probably a dumb question but here it goes.I bought, installed & authenticated windows 7 pro 64bit several years ago (2011 ish). because I built the pc myself, I purchased a OEM copy at a reduced rate, I think it was 129. No problems at all.fast forward to today.I built a new PC recently and because I didn't want to buy win 8, I installed the win7 oem copy I mentioned above & entered the same software key as before. No problems, it was up and running like normal and how I expected. Today when I fired the pc up (for the first time in weeks) I get a message to authenticate the soft. Apparently I must have failed to do so when I installed it. But it's asking me to fork out 150 bucks. My long winded question is WTF for?My understanding is because it's a OEM builder licence of win7, I can install it on my own PC network for priviate purposes up to 6 times (or at least more than once). Am I wrong about this?Any help is appreciated.
Quote from: Juan on February 26, 2014, 09:32:41 AMFYI, Apple now has an update for Mavericks and IOS7 that claims to fix the problem. I haven't seen any comment from any of the computer security sites.
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on February 25, 2014, 11:10:17 PMCan you email microsoft and tell them your motherboard burned out? They should give you a reactivation.It used to be 10 times, wtf microsoft.
Quote from: wr250 on February 26, 2014, 07:08:18 AMbecause it was previously activated, you have to call microsoft.the activation dialog box will give a phone number if you try and activate it over the internet.it used to be $micro$oft would forget about the internet activation after 3-4 months and you could reactivate over the internet. well $micro$oft is so paranoid about piracy that they now remember forever it seems. they will probably refuse to activate xp at all in the near future.[rant]as far as i go i figure that if i actually buy the software , it should just work after installation, with no further hassle involved. i should not be asked to register it activate it or do anything except use it as intended. it seems that $micro$oft (and many others) spend alot of time on "copyright enforcement" (and patent trolling each other) and not enough time improving their software. it seems more often than not really dumb ideas make it into their software (metro on the desktop? WTF $micro$oft, SSL certificates being ignored in IOS and OSX WTF apple, and in classic fashion, "our customers are to dumb to be trusted with root access on their mobile devices, so we will be helpful and lock the suckers down so they cant change over the our competition and retain this device and/or we will stop providing updates for our stupid custom android rom after 6 months to force the stupid customer to upgrade into a new device/contract" WTF mobile phone companies ). [/rant]
Quote from: eddie dean on February 26, 2014, 01:03:04 PMamen to that brother!They are turning us into slaves."follow the prompts and do what you are told, we have your credit card on file & will charge you whatever we want."FRUSTRATED!!
Quote from: area51drone on March 03, 2014, 03:37:27 AMWhat really fucking sucks about Microsoft is that they keep your card on file for Xbox Live and keep charging you. The only way I can find to stop them is to give them a card that's about to expire, let it expire and don't give them a new one. I will never give them a card # again - from now on it's just bing rewards to pay for the gold account when I need to play with friends, and points cards purchased elsewhere.
Quote from: b_dubb on March 03, 2014, 05:14:22 PMWhich is faster? Intel Core i7? Or Intel Core i5?thx
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on March 07, 2014, 11:17:15 AMLooks like I will be spending the day messing around with a Windows 8/8.1 installation, ssd, and an older motherboard. Not fun at all.
Quote from: area51drone on March 04, 2014, 12:48:21 AMThe i(-2) is the fastest of them all. It uses the new irrational ASIC circuit that can calculate the inverse square of each logic gate pathway. A completely new way to think about processing power. When they finish the onboard GPU for it, you will be able to see into the 4th dimension.
Quote from: zeebo on March 07, 2014, 04:54:30 PMAlways seems that however fast hardware can get, the next version of Windows can gum it up again. I sit at my quad-core i7 whatever blazing speed with 16Gb mem and wonder why the hell does Excel take so long to load, just like it did in the 90's.
Quote from: area51drone on March 07, 2014, 09:23:14 PMI think it has more to do with hard drive speeds, unless you're running an SSD?...
Quote from: wr250 on March 08, 2014, 06:11:02 AMthat because ard drive speed (spinning disk) hasnt increased appreciably since the 90's . yes you could setup a raid 0 with 3 or 4 disks and increase speed that way. but if you want fast loading times get an ssd drive...
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on March 09, 2014, 10:10:45 PMSXSW 2014: Stun Gun Drone Zaps Intern
Quote from: b_dubb on March 09, 2014, 10:40:49 PMThat is scary stuff. I see a near future where drones hover through urban environments. The remote operator will interogate pedestrians at will. If they don't cooperate ZAP.