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Socoder -> On Topic -> Micro$oft is killing the geeks.

Sun, 01 May 2022, 20:01

Micro$oft is killing the geeks.

MicroBilly needs to reminisce on his life and remember what it means to be a geek, taking away our geek rights is like cutting out arms off and digging our eyeballs out.

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Mon, 02 May 2022, 01:51
I've felt like tech companies (and their dvices) own us- every update that occurs when you're working on something (despite turning updates off in settings), every "Please wait" prompt while it does "something" (unknown) in the background. Every single one of them proves that the machines own us!.
Mon, 02 May 2022, 05:45
This is why I've never really bothered with consoles, since... The Wii really, I never had a PS3, I had a PS4, but barely used it, it came with a Sony phone, and I never bought many games for it, either through the online store or physical.

And it's these updates systems do that does indeed get on my tits... Like, you turn on the machine... There's an system update, so you've got to sit and wait on that to download and install... That done, you chuck the disc in the drive to install, it installs, then you go to play it... Then you find that needs an update, and by the time you download and install that, you can be over half an hour in and not played a single sodding thing.

Yeah, it was probably alright if you were sitting on a decent broadband connection, but for us out in the rurals where broadband speed was fragmenting behind, and if the truth is known, it still is, it was all a bit of a "Ohhhh, fuck it, I'll do something else"!!!

This is why I love my little retro machines next to me... I've got me Master System, PS1 and Megadrive out on the side there, whole host of games, and even my Amstrad has one of Dukes Wifi cards in so I'm good to go with that as well if I fancy a bit of micro action.

Oh, and yes, and there is the fact too I refuse to go down the AAA route of having to buy virtual bollocks or season passes or "Definitive Editions" of something, but, oh look, there's also a "Super Dooper Definitive Edition", modern gaming is all a bit shite if you ask me, but then, I'm just a grumpy auld relic so what do I know! hehehe


Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB), 8Gig DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 64bit
Mon, 02 May 2022, 05:50
The Switch isn't "too" bad for that. It does occasionally get you to restart a game or even the whole system, if an update's ready, but I don't *think* I've encountered a scenario where it forces you to stop and wait for an update to download.
For the most part, it'll do that in the background, then get you to restart when it's ready.
(Unless I've just been really lucky!)

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Mon, 02 May 2022, 06:17
I agree Jay - the Switch is pretty good with the way it updates.
Wed, 04 May 2022, 15:11
I do love me some windows 7 still
Wed, 04 May 2022, 20:41
Internet speed upgrades and ssd's have improved those update waiting times a lot. Here the broadband speed wil increase in juli by another 25% download and 100% for upload. 100/20.

Back in 2016 and before that it was not strange to have to wait for hours to have Windows finish a update. Just booting up Windows would take it an hour before everything ran nice and fast. I could not play a game the first hour of booting up. Then with my first SSD. Things got a lot better.

Samsung has new flash storage memory too. 4200MB read speeds and 2800mb of that for write. Every year things improve