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1  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Dying Light on: Today at 11:42:13 AM
And I have my tagline for how to describe it:

Mirror's Edge meets and improves Dead Island and marries Just Cause.

The parkour isn't a plot point- it's a mode of movement, and is fun in and of itself and very functional.

I just had my first boss fight... figuring out how to kill him was very fun.  The survivor sense comes into play a lot there- to point out things that you might miss otherwise.  And my final solution wasn't the only solution.  And it had downsides.  The boss went explody, and the noise called more zombies.  Maybe I should have thought that through a bit more.

But after that, I'd made it to the point that the people are in Walking Dead, i.e. the zombies, while dangerous, aren't really scary.

... then it turned night.

WHAT.THE.****

It's been a while since I actually had a game scare me.  I was FREAKING OUT!  SO.MUCH.FUN!
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: Today at 11:16:32 AM
@wraith808: OK, just out of interest, that's how many times now that you have been censured for making unfunny jokes?
Some people (not me, you understand) might say that there could be a message in there, but I couldn't possibly comment.


Ummm... once?  Unless you're projecting your own experiences.  But of course, I couldn't possibly comment.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: Today at 10:29:47 AM
How do you fit a thousand dead babies into one barrel?

I know this is just a joke--I'm not at all offended by it, nor am I complaining that you posted it--but I just didn't find it even remotely humorous, and I tend to find humor in morbid things.

I suppose there's different humor points for different people.  There's been several things posted in the thread that I didn't particularly find funny.

* wraith808 shrugs

That's what's great about the ability to express yourself and such... everyone will find something that they like.  Thmbsup

onward!
4  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Dying Light on: January 27, 2015, 11:48:20 PM
Screenshots!

http://steamcommunity.com...screenshots/?appid=239140
5  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Dying Light on: January 27, 2015, 09:41:00 PM
thanks for the report! so it's not just Dead Island with parkour? smiley

Doesn't seem to be.  Borrows a lot from Dead Island with the combat, which is a good thing.  But the focus is different, and the zombies are definitely different.
6  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Dying Light on: January 27, 2015, 09:18:51 PM
My first first day purchase (other than MMOs) since Dishonored is a good call.  Dying Light gets a thumbs up for me.  Only have a couple of hours into it, but:

Holy crap- it's fun, but really tough!  Really demanding on full graphics... but I turned it off and it's working really well.

I'll probably stream some on twitch and take some screenshots, and post a full accounting later.  But definitely recommended.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 27, 2015, 12:57:23 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up3IQpFqg5Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up3IQpFqg5Y</a>
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 27, 2015, 11:33:48 AM
^^ That sort of grisly humour reminds me of this, which I think I posted to this thread to much acclaim, some time back:
 (see attachment in previous post)

For those who might not get it, it's a rather clever spoof of the horror movie "Mary's Baby".

Actually, it's just the poster for It's Alive (1974) with some text changed.

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 as an Internet service? on: January 26, 2015, 09:52:38 PM
But that wasn't the way that the Windows 8 upgrade was handled for the same purpose.  I received media to install.

Yes. But you either bought a new PC within the "qualifies for free upgrade to Windows 8" timeframe - or you paid money to get it.

Actually... neither.  I purchased Windows 7 to install on my Macbook... and it came with a free upgrade to windows 8.  Seems like the same scenario.  I only paid for the media.  I could have gotten it as an anytime upgrade.... but... yeah.
10  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 26, 2015, 09:51:15 PM
Late to the game, I know, but looks like the website FAQ says the license is valid forever, as long as you don't make over $1 million USD per year.  Can't find anywhere on the site that spells out details in the EULA, so maybe that's the sticky point?

Why would that be a sticky point?  Most community editions of commercial software products are limited similarly in my experience.  They're a way to get it into the hands of people that are in the hobbyist or small business area.  If you're making $1 mil a year, you can surely purchase a license, I'd think.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Quick list of 7 FOSS Cloud Storage Products for Self-hosting on: January 26, 2015, 09:49:35 PM
This actually got me looking at this subject again... and I realized I already had a solution ready to go!  For anyone else who doesn't know about this and has a Synology NAS, there's a solution called CloudStation.  It was pretty easy to set up, and appears to be working well so far.

Just an FYI.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 as an Internet service? on: January 26, 2015, 08:13:22 PM
I wouldn't think you'd have to install it to get the upgrade, nor have zero media.  Why not get the upgrade, and just not install it?

Oh, can that be done? I thought there would be some activation code or licence that expires?

I'm guessing they'll handle it through the same mechanism they use for their Anytime Upgrade. It'll probably read your ID and activation info, and update their customer database so they know you requested the upgrade - and then irrevocably move you up to 10 - after which you likely won't ever be able to downgrade to (or reactivate) Windows 7. Even if you have disks. If you need system backups or want machine specific restoration disks, you'll have to make them using the recovery tools already built into Windows. Just like you can now.

Seriously. This will be a one-way corridor you'll have to contractually agree (via the EULA) to walk down. The primary reason they're doing this "for free" is to get you off Windows 7, regardless of whatever other reasons they may also have. And they intend to do it once and for all when they do. No repeating that XP holdout debacle.

Microsoft may be clueless at times. But they're not stupid.



But that wasn't the way that the Windows 8 upgrade was handled for the same purpose.  I received media to install.  If there's no media and such, there's no way in HELL I'm taking them up on that offer.  And I think that anyone that has any modicum of sense would do the same.  There's too many reasons to need media to fall for that.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 as an Internet service? on: January 26, 2015, 06:12:55 PM
I wouldn't think you'd have to install it to get the upgrade, nor have zero media.  Why not get the upgrade, and just not install it?

Oh, can that be done? I thought there would be some activation code or licence that expires?

If they do it the same as the Windows 8 upgrade?  No... not really.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 as an Internet service? on: January 26, 2015, 03:15:41 PM
As for the free upgrade, I will probably wait until the last week of the 11th month to see all the feedback on the bugs and issues etc., whether it's really worth it or better to stick with Win7 (unless the early feedback will be really amazing). But to be honest, all I heard so far is that they bring back features for which there are already better 3rd party tools anyway (like the Start menu), so I'm not seeing yet the fabulous benefits of upgrading.

I wouldn't think you'd have to install it to get the upgrade, nor have zero media.  Why not get the upgrade, and just not install it?

I did it with the free Windows 8 upgrade that I received....
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 25, 2015, 05:42:06 PM
Posted this in interesting stuff by accident:

How do you fit a thousand dead babies into one barrel?

A blender.

How do you get them back out?

Tortilla chips.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 25, 2015, 01:15:05 PM
How do you fit a thousand dead babies into one barrel?

A blender.

How do you get them back out?

Tortilla chips.

NOTE: I meant to post this in silly humor.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Quick list of 7 FOSS Cloud Storage Products for Self-hosting on: January 24, 2015, 10:26:07 PM
Full article link doesn't go anywhere smiley

http://www.cyberciti.biz/...our-privacy-and-security/
18  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Free course on Hugo, a static site generator written in Go on: January 24, 2015, 02:01:22 PM
Haven't gotten too far yet... but you do have a very pleasing, clear, and calm voice.  I never could do that on voice overs. smiley  I'm at Lesson 5 so far, and I'm glad that you didn't rush into the topic, even though a lot of it I knew.  More of a comparison to other static generators would have been a nice thing... I'm liking hugo better than jekyll already!

Good show... and I'll let you know how it progresses.
19  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Aptana Studio 3 ROCKS~! (IDE for JavaScript) on: January 23, 2015, 02:16:06 PM
I prefer to use [the product I am affiliated with]
It has best JavaScript autocomplete.


Until you're established - especially when you're recommending your product, you want to make that association clear.
20  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Free course on Hugo, a static site generator written in Go on: January 23, 2015, 01:25:22 PM
Nice... I've signed up.  Thanks for the discount!  I'd not heard of hugo before, and this is a good time to look at expanding past Wordpress in my website skillset.  Thanks!
21  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 10:06:25 PM
Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...

Fair 'nuff. But would you care to elaborate? smiley

There are some component developers and service providers where the price is totally reasonable, but the license conditions are not.  Limiting use, distribution, DRM on distribution, etc.  None of those have anything to do with the price itself...
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 19, 2015, 10:51:26 AM
^^ Amusing, but probably unlikely. Those men are all pulling a wry face and appear to be looking down - presumably at where their respective brains are located. The dog, on the other hand, is not looking down or anywhere except at the camera, and anyway looks more like a puppy and would not be mature enough to mate at that age. He is probably merely pulling a wry face because someone photoshopped him or something tastes funny in his mouth. Maybe he has just eaten the household budgerigar and is wondering what to do with the feathers. You'd probably have to prise open his jaws to be sure.

Way to take the funny right out of a joke. I thought this was the silly humor thread, not the true stuff thread. Please excuse me if I posted it in the wrong place.

Agreed... seemed a needless addition to a pretty good joke.
23  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 09:30:38 AM
because of the licensing?

Yeah. I had a client that used it. The license used to go (still does?) for several thousand IIRC.

That's the pricing... I know about that since we were evaluating them vs ComponentOne, and (still) in my opinion should have gone with SyncFusion.  Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...
24  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 07:54:20 AM
because of the licensing?
25  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: [Free Book] Blockchain Programming in C# on: January 18, 2015, 12:34:16 PM
Book Link corrected: https://aois.blob.core.wi...ramming%20in%20CSharp.pdf
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