Fallout: New Vegas – I Haz It

October 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

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If you don’t hear from for the next month, this is why. :D

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Bethesda Softworks Flips Bird At PS3 And PC Gamers

October 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Bethesda Softworks has decided to tell all Playstation and PC gamers to go fuck themselves just one day before the North American release of Fallout: New Vegas. Bethesda has announced that a downloadable expansion will be released for Christmasbut only for the Xbox version. Apparently, money from Playstation and PC gamers just isn’t green enough for them.

All I can think to do is return the favor and say Fuck You right back at Bethesda.

This is probably a timed exclusive, meaning there will be a later release for PS3 and PC versions. I’ll buy New Vegas tomorrow, because it was made by Obsidian but the expansion is made by as well as published by Bethesda. I’ve decided that I won’t buy any expansions for it, although I definitely was planning to before I read this news. I’ll just get the DLCs for free from you-know-where.

Fuck those people at Bethesda. That middle finger they’re waving at their customers can wave in both directions.

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Bizarre Complaint Against Google Filed With FTC

October 8, 2010 at 12:07 AM (Uncategorized) (, , )

A former employee of the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint with the FTC against Google for allegedly engaging in deceptive trade practices. In his complaint [PDF], Chris Soghoian states that Google’s search engine deliberately passes along HTTP referer headers to third-party website administrators, despite having the technical ability not to do so and in violation of Google’s privacy policy.

[Note: The correct spelling is “referer” not “referrer.” The word is a technical term and has always been spelled that way.]

He suggests that the FTC should, among other things, order Google to stop passing referer headers to third parties and require them to have a third party verify their privacy safeguards once a year for the next 20 years.

This is, without a doubt, one of the most bizarre privacy complaints I’ve ever seen.
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Yeah Baby! New PC On The Way!

October 1, 2010 at 1:40 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

I have just clicked the “Submit Order” button to buy a brand new PC and I am so happy about it I could just fucking explode.

About halfway through June, my PC died thanks to Abit installing cheap ass, defective capacitors from some Taiwanese company on the motherboard. Those capacitors swelled up, burst and leaked corrosive goo all over the motherboard. Here is a picture of the capacitors that failed.

You can read about the problem of defective capacitors and what caused it at BadCaps.net. The short story is, some Taiwanese company ripped off a capacitor electrolyte formula from a competitor but didn’t realize that what they had stolen was a defective design. They manufactured millions of faulty capacitors before anyone realized there was a problem. I’d really love to set fire to those assholes.

I didn’t have the money to replace the PC (thanks to the asshole Republicans and their corporate sponsors on Wall St who completely fucked up the US economy) and it was a year past the warranty expiration date. Since I couldn’t replace the PC, I had to dig an old one out of the closet. And I do mean *old*.

This PC is – literally – 9 years old. It’s a Dell Optiplex GX100, with a 600MHz Celeron processor, 256MB of RAM and a horrible, integrated Intel 82810 DC-100 video adapter. It is so slow that I risk having a psychotic episode any time I try to do anything with it. It takes a full minute to load Firefox and it turns YouTube into a damned slideshow.

I finally couldn’t take it any more. I had to swallow my pride and bum some money from family. I spent the last two days deciding on parts and configured a very decent gaming rig at CyberPower PC Inc. I just finished submitting the order.

Enough babbling, here’s the hardware porn:
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