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Pound-seconds, I believe. Good ol' LM giving imperial numbers to NASA.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Nothing is stopping anyone from making something predatory from some angle at some time. You're just slippery sloping this.

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Unfortunately you can't get through to these people. They refuse to accept that rootkit as a security concept isn't just an admin level process that can be hijacked, but a specifically malicious bundle of programs that embeds itself in your firmware and runs in secret.

The anticheat isn't running secretly, as the game informs you of its use and requirement. It also doesn't access your MoBo firmware or UEFI, merely the kernel of the OS.

No one with even the bare minimum Sec+ cert would call it a rootkit, and only those with no actual knowledge take that claim seriously.

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Oh damn wikipedia, that's never been edited by someone with an agenda before. Go look up the dictionary/CompTIA definition of a rootkit, not what some FOSS bro edited the wiki page to be.

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Also the Mass Effect overhaul was cool, playing as the Reapers lol

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It's almost like a few other games that are hugely popular got released and initial launch numbers never stay that high regardless as the novelty wears off and only the really committed players come back regularly.

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Whatever his goals are, creating more media worthy events helps obfuscation and that's just basic art of war.

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They had some weird moments where Tina reverted back to a flanderized version of herself depicted from the POV of someone who doesn't understand nuance in character, then she was just the typical pissed off modern Hollywood teen archetype.

Claptrap should just be the BL2 VA if possible, no need to keep casting screen actors in VA roles.

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No, they're saying that as a person they don't really care about it when relating to characters. We experience things as human beings, not by sexual orientation or sexual identification.

Unless the specific human experience is related to sex/gender in some way, we feel what others feel and relate to them based on the character work and related narrative elements. Not just "is man/woman, please relate."

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quietly ignores Rebel Moon and her abysmal performance, and not just the writing either.

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I mean idk about Jinx, she's more or less just a traumatized wreck with huge guns than anything, but Vi absolutely. Caitlin will get there but her upper crust naivete that's never been challenged until she goes to Zahn kinda stifles that. Hoping she gets a bigger dose of reality and it changes her character more significantly (just not enough screentime in the last part, really) in season 2.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Maybe people just don't find the same meme posted 309 times to be that interesting of content.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Literally every US mishap makes the news, are you high?

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Snowden wasn't leaking military mishaps last I checked.

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Everytime a plane skids off the runway you hear about it in the news, sorry your congressman didn't personally send you a letter about it.

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Setting aside that there really shouldn't even be an anticheat in a PvE game (unless progression allows you to unlock items that are real world currency based on which I could see why they'd want to stop people from accessing it without one of their two methods) the concept of a rootkit doesn't equal "software with admin privileges."

A rootkit is a package of different (specifically malicious) programs that are designed to hide themselves from your system.

Is the anticheat designed to be invisible when installed or running? No. Is it designed to specifically be malicious? No. Therefore it's not a rootkit.

There's a difference between software designed for malicious purposes and software that has the ability to be hijacked for a malicious purpose. These two aren't the same and everyone with even a smidgeon of actual IT security knowledge would acknowledge that at the bare minimum which no one in this thread seems to have done yet.

This isn't just semantics, rootkits are defined by their purpose not their permissions. Bunch of script kiddies in this website pretending their ability to install Arch makes them professional Comp Sci degree holders.

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Insert meme of guy sweating over two buttons here

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Yeah, it's definitely getting difficult to identify the difference in PvE and PvP from a security and financial standpoint in the modern live service landscape. Games that don't include direct competition still have aspects of them which can be messed up by other people with cheats.

A somewhat similar concept is how easy it is to stop at the space anomaly in NMS and get handed a stack of Starship AI valves that will immediately skip you past early-mid game progression in a lot of gameplay loops. It has nothing to do with paid currency which is why they don't stop it but the idea is similar I guess.

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For some reason FOSS bros don't have any issues with capitalism or security when it comes to Steam, they think Gaben shits gold or something idk. It's weird. Steam is virtually a monopoly and has had security vulnerabilities in the past but they just plug their ears and ignore it.

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How many reeducation camps does China currently operate, again?

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Yeah they want dumbasses running their nuclear submarines and troubleshooting electronics.

Only like ten percent of the military is infantry.

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I can almost guarantee you wouldn't even score high enough on the Asvab to qualify for the most difficult jobs in the military.

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Right, cause fucking weebs are known for their superior intelligence and independence in the face of authority.

I knew two people with mechanical engineering degrees who couldn't even make it through nuclear engineering school to work on submarine and carrier reactors, the military isn't made up of 100% dumbass infantrymen.

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Irrelevant, the original point was that they don't want people who think, they want cannon fodder. As if people who can't think would be capable of running a shop or leading technically minded people in workflows and processes that will affect missions weeks away. That's just at the E-4/5 level, not even close to officers. If you can't think in the military you'll forever be bottom of the barrel, because planning and forethought is required for virtually all leadership roles beyond E-3.

90% of the military is in a field that has a direct civilian equivalent and is considered skilled work needing at least average intelligence and in most cases above. Most of the people shitting on the military in this thread couldn't even hack half of the jobs the military needs people for.

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We had literally thousands of people going to school for electronics and various maintenance fields at any given time, it's not even close to 0.1%. More like 20-30%.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Thousands in training at any one time, there's tens of thousands actually in the fleet.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Yes, absolutely. Who do you think is fixing all the tanks, ships and planes? You think we outsource that shit?

For every person who fights there are ten who fix their various equipment. Go look up AFSCs and Navy rates and at least half are directly maintenance related.

Every branch has fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, Army and Marines have ground vehicles that need repaired, and the Navy has ships and submarines jam packed with warfare and fire control electronics. It's crazy you think otherwise and it's obvious you have no actual knowledge.

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I didn't say 200,000 people were trained every year, you did. What's the total volume of the military at any point in time per capital that are in maintenance roles? Whether that's the FC's who fix CIWS or the AS's who repair electrical issues on support equipment, everyone who uses tools to fix something.

Our squadron had almost 100 people in maintenance for 7-10 aircraft depending on mission requirement, that's not even counting I level who fixed the circuit boards and did soldering which we never even saw. If you saw maintenance to flight hours depicted on a spreadsheet you'd realize it's not remotely unrealistic for that many people to be in maintenance. Plus, planes and tanks make up less than half of the equipment that needs fixed, what about all the other vehicles infantry uses? The hundreds of ships the Navy uses? How many airman work on nuclear missiles and satellites?

You're blindspots in how many things need repaired are huge, and your assessment of how many people it takes to fix one plane or one tank is totally off.

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Correct, however I never said that was the amount trained per year which is the only data you've shown. I'm not arguing your math, you're just misrepresenting the problem.

That depends heavily on branch, in the Air Force one guy takes a tire off and another installs it. In the Navy the guy running Quality Assurance checks on your engine swapout might be the guy fueling your plane or launching you out. Same with the Marines.

It's true that the job of removal and installation is fairly dummy proof given you can read and follow instructions, but actually being able to lay out a schematic/circuit diagram and troubleshoot? Absolutely not lol get the fuck out of here.

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You gave me numbers that show how many new people are trained in maintenance, you gave zero information about how many people in the military TOTAL are maintenance personnel. I've explained why your numbers are meaningless already.

We don't train people to mop the boat, everyone does that. That's my point, every skilled technician also does the menial shit, we just take turns doing it. You don't know that because you aren't in the military, or you'd be aware of things like duty section and watch rotation, and how cross trained people are.

Imagine having the money and space to have someone who's only job is swabbing a deck, ridiculous. I'll take my experience and just fuck off I guess because someone looked up the incorrect statistic for the argument and thinks it proves their point.

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Copilot is an official Microsoft offering like Outlook or PowerBI, of course they'd rather you use a product officially sanctioned by the company you already pay to handle your productivity software.

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I bet they regret blowing their load on Cortana already with their useless Windows 10 feature.

Now their actual AI isn't named after the AI from the videogame they specifically used for brand recognition. What a fuck up.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Aren't these the same guys that have a stick up their ass about AMD and/or they get paid by Intel to be biased?

c0mbatbag3l ,
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So spend money to get bad info, sick.

c0mbatbag3l ,
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Depends, building good games that establish goodwill and a strong franchise will make you more money in the end than the quick pump and dump mobile game candy crush bullshit.

The difference is that the mobile game model can exist perpetually in a state of pump and dump because the platform of mobile is essentially purpose built to be a time waster. Consoles and PC games are intended to be an activity in themselves instead of a way to take a smoke break, the ramifications of attempting to convert the standard videogame model to the pump and dump model has been successful depending on your definition.

Sure we've established that whales exist in every market and some people will buy every MTX they can even if it's CoD or whatever, but we've also seen people who used to spend a considerable amount of money on games stop doing so, because the market doesn't cater to their preferences. That's the point Larian is making, you can create a true fan base with their model, you can only create addicts with the pump and dump model.

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Well for starters your assessment of your own attractiveness might be overstated, it's also possible that it's accentuated by poor grooming, fashion, or fitness standards.

So let's assume you just have an unattractive face, full stop. Do you have a patchy beard? Maybe keep it only in areas where you grow hair more fully like a goatee, or clean shave if you don't have any areas where it grows well. Make sure your hairstyle fits the shape of your face, if you have a longer more oval-like shape a fade on the sides and longer on top works well. If you have a round face then longer hair usually pairs well with that as it helps even out the width.

Physically you'll need to be in better shape than most, if just to keep up. You don't need to be a body builder necessarily, but having muscle and a beer gut looks better than being "skinny-fat" as they say. A lot of the stigma around short guys surrounds us not being as capable of defending ourselves and our families due to size, but anyone who's ever been in martial arts can tell you weight is more important than height, and while height can allow higher weight capacity, not every tall guy gets shredded. Being bigger will help offset that stigma, the worst thing a short guy can be is scrawny.

Also important is personal hygiene, I've always been complimented on this especially when getting head, and believe me it's the quickest way to show someone you have attention to detail. If you can get and afford baby wipes they make a great finisher so you can actually get clean after going to the bathroom, and take showers regularly.

Now this last part is the hardest since it has no tangible existence that can be measured, but you have to accept a couple of truths. Keep in mind when I say these things that I myself am 5'4-5'5" depending on time of day so I'm not some 6' chad giving you useless info. I have LIVED this for a large part of my existence.

  1. Everyone has preferences, and it's OK that some women need their guy to be taller than them. It sucks, but no matter who you are there's a guarantee you won't be everyone's cup of tea and that's just life.

  2. Think of these preferences as a filter, the women that care aren't your dating target anyways. Find the ones that don't seem to mind and focus on those.

  3. Even the women that don't mind WILL be turned off the more you harp on how being a short guy is the cause of all your problems. You must be the bigger man when it comes to this, if you get made fun of find a way to respond that doesn't show you're insecure about it even if you are, but getting angry is the one thing you absolutely cannot do. It's literally the goal of people who ridicule you to make you angry so they can point and go "look at the pissed off short guy he's such a stereotype." You have to rise above this in social situations until the person making fun of you for it is seen as the weird one for focusing on it so much. It's the only way to win. Either way you have to reframe the way you see yourself so that you're not a victim. It's the most difficult part of the mental hurdle to overcome but you'll not see success until you do.

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"I've had enough of your disingenuous assertions"

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Cardboard and paper bags went out of style because of the "save the rainforest" narrative. Even though most paper products are made from trees specifically grown to be harvested for their wood.

That's why we started using plastic bags at grocery stores, remember?

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Mostly it was the paper and textile industries lobbying against cannabis so that the superior products that can be made with hemp were illegal and didn't stand in the way of their infrastructure and market segment.

That alone probably fueled the drug war against it as much as the government using it to crack down on any minority they could illustrate as using it more often.

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Well there's your problem, you wanted better resolution but didn't match it with a GPU upgrade.

Gotta have both or you'll suffer a bit of loss.

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I agree in theory but Fallout 3 is a horrible example, the art direction was the epitome of the era's fascination with bland brown and sickening green landscapes.

The answer here is to ask if photorealism matters to the game or not, if another type of art direction suits better then do that. Hell, look at Boltgun or even just games that used contrast and bold colors to their advantage like Halo 3 or Mass Effect 2.

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Not even lesser, there's always a chance that a more extreme person/system replaces them.

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As if they'll keep their word about anything, the game's only 8 years past their initial launch debut.

"But but but S42 is done and now they're making the PU more quickly!"

Yep, and I'm sure they'll reach their 100 star system goal (lol) in about 40 years. Orrrr they'll just release 5-10 solar systems and then shrug when people ask why they stopped.

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Damn close.

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Doubtful, when does the Democrat party do anything except to look better by comparison?

How does employing a rapist not constitute an unsafe work environment for female employees?

So I just discovered that I have been working next to the waste of oxygen that raped my best friend several years ago. I work in a manufacturing environment and I know that you can't fire someone just for being a sex offender unless it directly interferes with work duties (in the US). But despite it being a primarily male...

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Just out of curiosity, what other violent crimes do get a pass for "not knowing it was wrong?"

Like do you believe that people can assault other people with weapons without knowing it was wrong? Can they beat their wives and not know it was wrong?

You seem to have a weird hangup on rape in particular in comparison to other violent crimes when it comes to "knowing it was wrong."

I'm pretty sure the MS13 guys that butcher people know it's wrong they just don't give a shit. I'm sure people who use physical violence to get what they want know it's wrong but they just don't care.

Stupid standard, people can rationalize any crime rape ain't special.

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"I don't support the prison industrial complex, but when I do I choose Dos Equis."

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