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If they did, EA would be out of business.

There's a difference between 17 years olds sooking about a computer game, and professionals who use the Windows OS to complete their jobs
post #192 of 234
Threads like this and the IBM apple thread are the reason I no longer read comments.

Shame too, because sometimes people say interesting things and I learn something. It has just become too hard to spot amongst all the garbage.
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Threads like this and the IBM apple thread are the reason I no longer read comments.

Shame too, because sometimes people say interesting things and I learn something. It has just become too hard to spot amongst all the garbage.

Thats because people dont understand the difference between educating someone, and talking trash to them.
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Websites use cookies and ad companies track your movements and parse your mail for targeted ads. Is this all that surprising? When something is free, you are the product. If you believe it is wrong, stop using it.

That explains a lot, after some years without visiting a porn website, I still receiving junk mail about viagra, cialis and penis enlargement...
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I have a decent rig: 4770K, 16GB ram, GTX 980 and played around 200 hours of Borderlands 2 on Windows
then I moved to Linux and played till now around 50 hours.
Can't tell the difference.

I have frames capped at 60 fps, when online and full of enemies and bullets it occasionally drops to 40-50 fps
but that happened also on Windows.

About Valve Linux ports, those are my results with CS:GO:
1080p maxed
min: 170 fps
avrg: 220 fps
peaks: 260 fps

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The difference is easy enough to see, as there are numerous Youtube videos showing both split screen. The Linux version lacks VSync as well, so while you may not be sensitive or just have that good a rig, there will be tearing for most people.
I did mistype there. I meant to question ports on Steam in general. I agree Valve has made a lot of progress on (and put a lot of work into) their ports.

Checked now and there are both the VSync option and the frame cap, same as on Windows, in Borderlands 2 on Linux.
Tearing is the worst artifact, most games don't have tearing but yes there is occasional tearing in Borderlands 2.

!!! I'm happy to report that today I got a new screen: Dell P2415Q, it's a 23.8" 4K (UHD-1) IPS screen ( https://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-p2415q )
so I plugged the displayport cable, turned on the screen and didn't have to restart the window manager nor the nvidia-settings panel: got recognized plug&play and ready to be positioned in the Layout.
This is my first 4K screen on Linux and everything went as expected / hoped: fonts are super tiny but readable with size 7-9
and super crisp gorgeous at higher dots.

I'll use this screen just to display an insane amount of text in terminals (servers stuff) but for fun, I tried my favourite game, Xonotic, at resolution 3840x2160 (maxed)
getting 180 fps on space maps and 150 fps on more complex maps.
Tried also Broforce, which works beautifully on Linux, made 4K vs 1080p (upscaled) screens:
4K: http://postimg.org/image/60nanyp2d/full/
1080p upscaled to 4K: http://postimg.org/image/tqwavuxdr/full/
(just to check if the 4K resolution was actually being used by the game)
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I guess if your OK with windows 10 spying, that's fine. Though what's to stop hackers from accessing all that tracking and loggers? It seems those exploits are all ready in place and all someone needs to do is gain access to it. It just feels like M$ took a few steps out and made it easier to send data to a malicious source. Even if some of it is encrypted. IDK, it just seems they're asking for trouble with all this spying nonsense.
    
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I guess if your OK with windows 10 spying, that's fine. Though what's to stop hackers from accessing all that tracking and loggers? It seems those exploits are all ready in place and all someone needs to do is gain access to it. It just feels like M$ took a few steps out and made it easier to send data to a malicious source. Even if some of it is encrypted. IDK, it just seems they're asking for trouble with all this spying nonsense.

Some of it actually isn't, as was reported by Ars here: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/
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For example, even with no Live tiles pinned to Start (and hence no obvious need to poll for new tile data), Windows 10 seems to download new tile info from MSN's network from time to time, using unencrypted HTTP to do so. While again the requests contain no identifying information, it's not clear why they're occurring at all, given that they have no corresponding tile.
 
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To fix this have everyone have an unstable oc. The. Just keep sending the info in

I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to use a regular DDOS attack on the crash reporting system without actually crashing millions of computers.

I was kidding.

Seriously though. I am sick of the argument " if you are not doing anything wrong " "Microsoft just needs" ect.

It is my info. I have a right to privacy
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Every time I read a title like the one for this thread this is all I can think about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGfyLW7fuH4#t=1m21s

On the privacy issue, I was about to say "use lettermail".
http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=kate-lawson-personal-privacy-letter-mail-and-the-post-office-espionage-scandal-1844
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/data_mine_1/2013/06/nsa_surveillance_why_the_post_office_doesn_t_spy_on_your_mail_the_way_nsa.2.html

But sheesh, non-verbal communication has been exploited and pilfered for as long as it has existed. "Theoretically" lettermail needs a warrant to be opened, but it sounds like the only reason they aren't reading every letter sent is they don't have a system efficient enough (or do they?)
Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 11/4/15 at 6:54pm
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sure! it makes sense to use an open source OS for data collecting. tongue.gif


E:
oooppss:
XPrivacy Gives You Massive Control Over What Your Installed Apps Are Allowed To Do

A lot of Chinese phones interestingly come with programs like this preinstalled.
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