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  1. Careful, that's how restraining orders get filed.
  2. I did a cursory search, and apparently the term "AMD64 architecture" seems to be an older term for just generally any 64-bit CPU architecture/instruction set, since it looks like AMD was the first one on the scene with that back in 2000. So it sounds like it should probably work with any processor with 64-bit support, if they are listing "AMD64 architecture" as a requirement. Guess MS is just trying to keep it old school with the terminology. I don't work in the industry, so maybe it's common usage to refer to it as that. Wikipedia's x86-64 page: I wasn't really questioning whether or not Comodo was data-mining, I was just curious if he had come across any solid testing or reports to show it in action, the extent of it, mitigations, etc. Given how ubiquitous data-mining has become, this is one of those topics where we're in "guilty until proven innocent" territory for me, so I'm more looking at the onus here being on Comodo, not Isaiah.
  3. Nothing. Unless it ends up driving you to suffer through hours of horribly punitive gameplay, that was never really worth it in the first place.
  4. Oh 100% the consumer is the actual "product" in this case, no argument there. I was just curious if you had any information like testing showing outgoing data despite opting out of certain things, or reports/reviews showing tracking activity, etc. Something more substantial than "Well that's what the business model is, so by definition they have to be collecting something." Again, I believe they are, I was just wondering if you had stumbled across some definitive info though. The design choices behind that Win10 sandboxing feature are interesting. I know both AMD and Intel have their own separate virtualization methods on the chip, so I'd imagine they'd probably have to design two separate versions, one to support each. It looks like it just came out a couple of months ago, so maybe they wanted to just get it out the gate and add Intel support later? If that's the case, you'd think they'd have gone with Intel first considering they have the dominant market share, but maybe it was easier to implement AMD virtualization first? Either way, neat feature to have going forward.
  5. I'd also used Comodo for quite awhile and otherwise thought it was pretty decent, but like yourself, have been looking for an alternative. Let us know how simplewall works out for you, or if you come across any alternatives. I've been using Privatefirewall which has been alright, but it lacks the robustness (mainly feature set and ease of use for certain tasks) that Comodo seemed to have had. Also, I've had my own suspicions of Comodo, but haven't really seen anything concrete (yet). Subjectively, they definitely seemed like the type (who isn't these days though), but do you have any sources about their data mining practices?
  6. He's actually said in a couple other videos before how playing any FPS on a gamepad is next to impossible for him. Not just aiming but movement as well. I can't speak for him, but I'd guess even splitting just the movement over to a gamepad might be a bridge too far for him. It's still an interesting consideration. He's also said he tries to be conscious of attempting to avoid jittery "playing-a-first-person-shooter-game" movement when recording, but that it obviously can still happen sometimes.
  7. I think that's part of the problem right there. Until a concrete definition can be agreed upon, people are going to operate in that grey area to suit whichever side of the issue they are on, whether noble (like Ross's is, in my opinion) or more devious (the industry destroying your games to line their pockets). While I agree in the extremely broad sense speaking that dictionaries, as you put it, are not based on philosophical absolutes, there eventually needs to be some level of "social contract" in what we determine the "proper" definition to be (like just about everything else). There is the Wikipedia article like you mentioned, but that doesn't go deep enough in my opinion. This is why I like Ross's definition, since it's more all-encompassing in a sense, because it doesn't stop at "it's a revenue model", but follows the trail further down to what the actual implications of that are, which I think is important if we're going to define something. While there could very well be multiple "proper" definitions, that can still contribute to a grey area, and depending on what the issue or topic is in question, and the context of that debate being discussed, still leads us back to square one. While I can appreciate the aspect of "zooming out" and looking at the big picture in the philosophical sense you mention (more than you'd think actually; don't think that I am mocking you for bringing that up), with most things, we eventually have to "zoom back in" though if we're going to get anything done (with anything in life really, not just this topic). While I totally agree that it completely is propaganda, I think the usage of that term itself can be detrimental to "the cause", for lack of a better term, since when most people hear someone else say that something is "propaganda", they tend to just dismiss what that person is saying, thinking that they're a conspiracy nut, or are just blowing things out of proportion. The more rational people might not, and would probably be willing to listen to the merits of the argument itself first before coming to a conclusion, but most people I imagine won't. Basically, I think how the message is conveyed is just as important as what the actual message is.
  8. Genre: Exploration Year released: 2020 Ross's rating: Unrated Link to game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/658830/Artificer_Science_of_Magic/ Free to play: No GaaS: No This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  9. Genre: RPG Year released: -EA Ross's rating: Unrated Link to game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1129580/Medieval_Dynasty/ Free to play: No GaaS: No This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  10. Genre: Strategy Year released: -EA Ross's rating: Unrated Link to game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/474020/Ragnorium/ Free to play: No GaaS: No This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
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