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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Pubstar Re:You'll want either AT&T or T-Mobile. (146 comments)

I'm paying $60/month right now for unlimited everything on T Mobile, but I don't get throttled data (yes, I did get full LTE speed for 37GB one month), and it includes tethering. If you are not as data heavy as I am, you can easily get an unlimited plan for $40, if not less.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

Pubstar Re:Obama's police state? (272 comments)

There was a change to this law recently. You can now get a concealed carry permit by stating it's your second amendment right.

about 2 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

Pubstar Re:IPMI and other "lights-out" (564 comments)

Super late to this, but I would just like to note that for the large national bank that I work for, we require machines to be on, but have no users logged in, for us to do a remote Windows XP to Windows 7 migration. This is mostly so we can run a Scanstate against the machine prior to reimaging it.

about 2 months ago
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The Next Unreal Tournament: Totally Free, Developed By Public

Pubstar Re:just modernize UT2k4 (122 comments)

Just about your Sig, its Chelsy Manning now or some crap like that.

about 3 months ago
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In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

Pubstar Re:Vigilante (427 comments)

So no Bus or Train has ever been in an accident that has caused fatalities? That, and there is something nice about taking my car instead of getting shoved up against a person who hasn't showered in a week and the sick lady coughing all over the place.

about 3 months ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

Pubstar Re:Scalded (118 comments)

No, he cannot return it in the US. From Best Buy's Return Website

Nonreturnable Items: Opened computer software, movies, music and video games can be exchanged for the identical item but cannot be returned for a refund

He can get an identical copy of the software, thats it. No refund. Why? Because people buy software, return the disk, but burn the CD key so it's no longer valid.

Also, you've never worked at a retail store's computer repair before. Its "We can look into it... at a discounted rate" or if they do look into it for free, its put on low priority and put off until someone finally gets around to it.

about 3 months ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

Pubstar Re:Off Topic (118 comments)

Would mod up if I had points. VAC bans are game specific. Also, VAC scans memory and uses file signatures, not names, to determine hacking programs. Try trolling harder.

about 3 months ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

Pubstar Re:Scalded (118 comments)

Best Buy would have just told him no returns on open box software no matter how irate he got.

about 3 months ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Pubstar Re:It was a "joke" back then (276 comments)

I have a Korean 27" 1440p monitor i got for $300 about a year ago. I'm planning on getting that new Samsung 4k monitor with my next paycheck for $700. You just need to know where to look.

The over 27" part is a good point though.

about 3 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up on that one.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

No paying to play online, plenty of F2P games that don't blow, your ability to use the input of your choosing, cheaper games, mod support, ability for users to revive old communities (Tribes 2 is alive and kicking by using a custom authorization mechanism), graphical fidelity (Even $550 systems can do 1080P/60FPS at higher graphical fidelity than XB1/PS4), ability to upgrade and customize your system without being XBL banned (New HDD because 500GB is too small? Banhammer), not being locked into buying officially supported peripherals, true multitasking, more exclusives, friendlier for indie development, and a more mature community. Should I continue?

AMD drivers don't suck in Windows, but have a worse track record under Linux. So it's really both.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

OEM license are 'illegal' in the same sense that the MSDN keys are. The TOS states that the person installing the OEM software is not supposed to be the same person that is using the computer it was put on. It's meant as a copy to resell.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

Seriously, if you are lazy and don't care about grey market keys, I always suggest getting a key from /r/SoftwareSwap. I got a MSDN Win 8.1 Pro key for $10 5 months ago, and it hasn't been deactivated yet. Assuming you get the MSDN Windows key, you can easily get a killer system for under $600

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

That's weird. At my old apartment, both of my computers were in the living room, hooked up to the TV (one for me, one for my roommate). We'd switch off using it sitting on the couch depending on what we were playing. Sometimes when we had people over, we'd just toss a game up on the screen while playing.

Hell, most of my PC gamer friends all have their PC hooked up to a monitor and have a cable run to their TV in their bedroom. As for the last point, hopefully it won't be that much of an issue anymore with Steam Streaming.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

ATI drivers have been fine for me. I just always have to run latest beta drivers. Unless you're on Linux, then yeah, I see your point.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Not True (245 comments)

Games like Hawken, Blacklight: Retribution, DotA 2, and LoL are are examples of F2P model done right. When done properly, the games are amazing, and some of us with disposable incomes do toss the developers some cash.

As for the AAA bullshit - if you think that the only reason to game is AAA titles, then you are everything that is wrong with gaming. I've spent countless hours trying to get better scores on Hotline: Miami and get different endings on Papers, Please.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

If I asked you how much you spend on games and XBL/PS+, how much do you really spend in comparison to PC. I haven't spent more than $40 on a preorder in ages. Hell, I got BF4 Digital Deluxe and Premium for $72. Titanfall was free (THANK YOU EA PAY GLITCH!), and most other things are between $35-40 for me using stuff like GreenManGaming and CDKeyPrices.com. Console gaming is much more expensive in the long run.

about 4 months ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

Then why don't you just hook the computer up to a TV? Its not like no cards come with an HDMI out.

about 4 months ago
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Cameras On Cops: Coming To a Town Near You

Pubstar Re:Won't do any good. (264 comments)

If you actually read what he wrote, it limits the car choices to Cellica GT-4 All-Trac (extremely rare, so I doubt it), Galant VR-4 (extremely rare), GTO/3000GT VR-4 (rare again), Lancer Evo, WRX, or (and I hope this isn't the case) an Eclipse.

about 5 months ago

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FileSonic removes sharing feature

Pubstar Pubstar writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Pubstar (2525396) writes "Seems as if we have more to worry about in the wake of Megauploads demise:

Filesonic, one of the Internet's leading cyberlocker services, has taken some drastic measures following the Megaupload shutdown and arrests last week. In addition to discontinuing its affiliates rewards program and not yet paying accrued money to members, the site has disabled all sharing functionality, leaving users only with access to their own files. But the bad news for the site’s users doesn’t end there. In the last few hours, before file-sharing was disabled, Filesonic also ended its rewards program, meaning that uploaders to the site no longer earn money when people download their files. A moot point perhaps, since no-one will be downloading files anyway.

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