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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:18:02 PM »
Do I have to download a brazilian gigabytes of non-game to join the org or can I do it from my account on the RSI site?

Yes.

Remind me, how much have you spent on spaceships?

Irrelevant.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:07:06 AM »
It's fun to plan out future things we'll do, even if we end up not doing them. Calm yourself, brohemian rhapsody.

It was fun like a year or two ago. Most of us have already done the imaginary planning shtick to death multiple times over by now.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:48:07 AM »
What are my roles?

Are you aware that we're talking about flying ships that don't exist yet in an alpha that crashes every 30 minutes of a video game which is years away from release?

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Technology & Information / Re: Fortnite: When will it die?
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:52:45 PM »
Have you considered just not playing it?

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Technology & Information / Re: What I want for xmas
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:36:37 PM »
This is even worse than that time I bought a Lemote Yeeloong.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:42:28 PM »
I would be fine with naming our org after Rushy if and only if it's called Rushtafari.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:34:18 PM »
Time to rethink things again...

Why are you dancing around buying the Gemini?

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:41:32 AM »
I've already pointed out that the Gemini is the best option numerous times.

The Pixel phones sure cost a lot for being information sieves for Google. Considering they're collecting and selling all of your information, you'd think they'd give you a discount.

All phones do that.

Incorrect. Not even all Android phones do that. If you don't want your data sent to Google, install a custom OS (such as LineageOS) that does not include Google Apps. But be ready for apps that rely on Google services to be completely broken.

Then there's SailfishOS, which should be coming out for my Gemini Real Soon Now.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:49:17 AM »
coming next week

You're new around here, aren't you?

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Hi Bobby,

I've had a look at the thread and talked to Pete about the decision. While there is clearly contributive content in your thread, it is preceded by a substantial amount of text which does not contribute to the key point, which is why it was moved.

Pete made the suggestion of creating a new thread in Flat Earth Theory on the subject of your experiment, without the questionably relevant introductory text. Does that sound like a fair resolution to you?

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Status Notices / Re: Scheduled maintenance, 2018-09-22
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:04:48 AM »
Maintenance complete.

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Status Notices / Scheduled maintenance, 2018-09-22
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:20:01 PM »
The homepage, forum, wiki and IRC will be going offline for about five minutes on 2018-09-22, between 09:00 and 09:15 UTC.

For convenience, this means:

EDT (USA east coast):
2018-09-22, 05:00-05:15

BST (UK):
2018-09-22, 10:00-10:15

CEST (Most of Europe):
2018-09-22, 11:00-11:15

AEST (Australia east coast):
2018-09-22, 19:00-19:15


The intent is to install security updates on the server which hosts the homepage, forum, wiki and IRC. These will be non-disruptive to functionality, as the server is running a stable OS release that gets critical fixes only.

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Technology & Information / Re: I want a real mouse
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:22:21 AM »
So I finally ordered a couple of Contour Mouses from Amazon. The wireless variant, since nowhere that appears competent stocks the wired variant. I should have them in a week or two and then I'll report my findings.

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Technology & Information / Re: Does this look legit?
« on: September 17, 2018, 07:35:17 PM »
Assuming this user is as non-tech as the OP described ... they use it with their user account. Not a root account or admin account or whatever Mac say. To install anything that needs to execute, you have to enter a password. You can't just install malicious scripts in the same way you can on a windows PC.

This is wrong on so many levels. Just stop.

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Technology & Information / Re: Does this look legit?
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:12:20 PM »
Uh, that's just something someone typed into the terminal prompt. Is there any actual evidence that anything is wrong with her computer, or did this guy just take her money and write some meme shit on her screen?

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Technology & Information / Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:42:10 PM »
Connection failed (certificate has expired.? (10))

Another such pickle.

Fixed. I'll fix this properly one of these days.

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Technology & Information / Re: Are IP addresses personally identifiable?
« on: August 26, 2018, 12:57:36 PM »
Now before y'all get carried away slamming me with rebutles, I just looked at the numbers and there aren't enough possible addresses with IPv6 for our current population anyway...

The host portion of a /64 alone has enough addresses for everyone on the planet two billion times over. We will run out of MAC addresses long before IPv6 addresses. I would recommend enrolling in a mathematics course at your local community college.

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Technology & Information / Re: Are IP addresses personally identifiable?
« on: August 26, 2018, 03:17:06 AM »
Furthermore (and this is REALLY scary), with IPv6, it's theoretically possible in 30 years, everyone will be given their own IP address from birth. Sort of like a SSN, or other forms of ID used across the world. Whenever you get online, you are marked with your own IP.

That isn't how IPv6 works, and it couldn't be made to work in that way without a major overhaul of routing infrastructure.

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You've not been reading my relies. It is fine to rectify the problem ... but they only wish to do that if I remove the review. Not amend the review ... remove it. They don't care about my experience, they are happy to do nothing if I leave the review up. They are only worried about future sales.

You don't know that unless you tried contacting them beforehand and they refused to help you. Maybe they would have done exactly the same thing.

Of course they want you to remove the negative review after they've helped resolve the issue you had. Does this surprise you?

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So if I leave one shit review, they shouldn't care. If they have dozens of similar ones, that's a problem. But as a consumer, I use the review section as it is intended. To give would-be buyers an indication of the quality of the product. And if its bad, they should get that warning. This way better products rank higher in online shopping searches and companies will strive to make better products in order to make sales.

I feel like you aren't reading anything I'm saying. Just try for a moment to imagine a world in which a company cares about bad reviews, not because they don't want anyone to know their product is bad, but because they want the reputation of providing good support to their customers. Now suppose that they reach out to people who leave bad reviews, not to deceive potential future customers, but because they are genuinely trying to improve your customer experience.

In such a hypothetical world, do you think it would be reasonable for you to contact this hypothetical company directly before yelling about their incompetence from the rooftops?

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