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Forum: The Windows 10 update notifier and you
ApsisOrca
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I never realized this was possible.
Here's one of those tutorials which I'll be trying out now: ∞ LINK ∞
Forum: The Windows 10 update notifier and you
ApsisOrca
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Sure the Command prompt is still lacking, but it's a little less lacking now.

Window snapping was an improvement because it adds more choice to the Windows 7 2-way snapping without taking anything away. Sometimes it's useful to have a 1/2 window + two 1/4 windows.

The UI is subjective, but objectively it has less overhead than the default Aero from Windows 7.

The Windows Store is entirely optional, so it'd only be bad if it completely replaced installing programs, which it doesn't do.

Yeah, I dislike the search, there doesn't seem to be a way to make it default to only local files. You can switch to "My stuff" AFTER you start typing a search.

Live tiles are hard to remove, they have a bunch added in the menu by default and you have to right-click to unpin each of them. Some people might like them though.
Forum: The Windows 10 update notifier and you
ApsisOrca
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Has anyone actually tried Windows 10 before bashing it? And does anyone bashing it actually have any good reasons for why it sucks?

You don't have to install it over your current OS, there are guides on installing it on Virtual Machines. Here's one: ∞ LINK ∞

I've been playing around with Windows 10 for a while. Of the noteworthy things, some goes in a list of "can't tell if it's good or bad", some goes in "mostly good" and I can't find anything that's "mostly bad".

Can't tell if it's good or bad:
- The flat UI style from Windows 8.
- The Windows Store. You get Windows mobile apps if you want them. They also can resize and snap like normal windows. But a lot of people tend to not want them.
- The new Windows/Cortana search. It always includes internet search. Your queries always get sent to Bing and you can't turn Internet search off.
- The new Microsoft Edge browser. It uses Chrome's rendering engine, better than Internet Explorer's old one. But this means that it inherits all the bad from Chrome as well, such as the bad performance in some areas. (Compare opening a single New Tab from Internet Explorer vs Google Chrome)
- The new Windows Explorer. Some useful features. Some annoying features.
- The new Start Button and Start Menu. They put the Live Tiles stuff from Windows 8 inside the Start Menu.
- The "Show Desktop" button on the bottom right is now super thin.
- The chrome on windows is now super thin.

Mostly Good:
- It's free to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 .
- Command Prompt improvements like copy/paste shortcuts being possible.
- More than one active window to scroll, so you can scroll one Window, mouse over another and scroll it without clicking it to make it active.
- The Task Manager (from Windows 8) includes CPU, Memory, Disk, and Internet usage all in one tab. Has a Startup tab to remove enable/disable startup programs.
- More Windows snapping options, e.g. snapping 4 windows, 1 in each corner.
- Task View. It's good since even if you don't use it you can right click to turn the button on or off.

Mostly Bad:
- ???

There's a lot of other stuff I'm missing, but you should try it out and decide for yourselves by installing it on a VM.
Forum: What do drugs feel like?
ApsisOrca
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Huh. That's an interesting connection between personality types and drug types. I find it strange that extroverts would prefer numbing effects.

The Law of One does feel like what a religion 'should' be. The vagueness is alright compared to strange physics-defying stories. I'm fine with the "we know what is scientifically accurate, but maybe this theory explains things that can't be measured scientifically!" mentality. That's a refreshing departure from the "follow our scientifically impossible and intolerant beliefs or you will burn for eternity!" mentality.

I've looked at a few of the sources, to do what little investigation I could. The magnetic residue and plant deformations in crop circles were mostly explained by ∞ LINK ∞ and ∞ LINK ∞ respectively. The residue was the result of the rainy weather at the time. The strange deformations were reproduced with a soldering iron, but mysteriously it couldn't be done within the same quick time frame as those in the crop circles.

I wish science could eventually explain things like this so we could know for sure!
Forum: What do drugs feel like?
ApsisOrca
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I don't know personally, but I recently found this interesting web page from Greg (the badge maker on Kongregate): ∞ LINK ∞

It's very long and not directly related to drugs, but it does feature personal descriptions of the effects of psychedelic drugs (ctrl+f DMT, LSD, mushrooms). Psychedelics are not addictive so they are pretty different from other kinds of drugs like cocaine/heroine.

And...well, I don't know how to describe it (it's best to read through that web page). They apparently provide a very unique spiritual experience, enough so that it caused Greg's atheist views to change drastically.
Forum: [O] Collaborative Text Based Adventure
ApsisOrca
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NEW RULE:
∞ Suggested by GameZone ∞

  Spoiler for Rule 16:
Forum: [O] Collaborative Text Based Adventure
ApsisOrca
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Yes...this will be a good rule considering all our followers and how we might forget what items they actually have.

I think option B will be the best, since it looks like Bartholomew and Robinson have tons of ammo containing items and it looks super confusing in one line! But I won't hard code that option in the rule so we can switch it up based on whichever is the best.

The new rule is up! ∞ Fig Hunter ∞
Forum: April Fools' Quest
ApsisOrca
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It's that time of year again, and the world is abound with interesting April Fools' jokes. Your quest is to go out into the Internet and return to FigHunter with a link to an interesting prank.

Reward:
100 intangible experience points

Forum: Puzzle Game
ApsisOrca
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Found nothing when decompiling the .swf, no interesting hidden assets or scripts.

Perhaps "Back to the beginning" and "Way back" refers to before the puzzle. "Way back" seems pretty strong wording considering we're only on step two.

Some things I've noticed (but which are probably not even related to this puzzle) are:
Ricky's avatar on FigHunter is noisy, full of dots, compared to the one on his DA:
∞ Fig Hunter ∞
∞ LINK ∞

And some music by him, based off a grandfather clock sound at 1 second intervals. I think I hear soft voices in the background. Interesting to listen to on its own even if not part of the puzzle: ∞ LINK ∞

And considering his DA account only joined within this week, it's possible these things could be part of the puzzle. Are these things just coincidence? Probably! Maybe I'm looking for meaning in all the wrong places. Apologies in advance for digging into your thingies.

The only other thing I've though of is that, since the first morse code had no E at the final R, it maybe means it never "ended", and it was intended to be merged with the new morse code somehow. But that shouldn't make sense since the original morse code already gave a full working URL.
Forum: Puzzle Game
ApsisOrca
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Well, at least we got to learn loads of interesting stuff about QR codes!