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February 27, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Everything has changed. The internet has changed. Instead of information on the rise, we have a brand of censorship and authoritarianism that is far removed from filtering just mere obscenity. In the name of combating our own alleged racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and any other perceived 'isms' or psychological disorders that offend the sensibilities of so-called progressives, we now have an Orwellian situation where you had better watch not only what you say, but what you think...
I'm on my way to GDC.  I write this from first class on a 752-200 from Detroit Metro.  25 years ago I lived in poverty. How did I go from having nothing to being one of those 0.1%ers? The usual, hard work, self-discipline, delayed gratification. But there's another element that rarely gets talked about: Being born lucky.

I took a political test and one of the questions struck me, "Some people are born lucky." as a True or False statement.  I remember watching a vide...
February 25, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Before dealing with how this sucks and doesn't, download another browser (Vivaldi, Chrome, Brave...etc.) and use it until the Edge/IE vulnerability is fixed. And...last week Google revealed a Windows vulnerability, as well.

You can read about the Edge/IE vulnerability here, if you're of a mind to do so: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1011

 

"It is Google's policy to disclose any vulnerability after 90 days if the notified compan...
February 24, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $10 each!

Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.


Fences
Fences lets you organize your icons and shortcuts by placing them into fences, which are customizable shaded areas located on your desktop. You can even create folder portals, which gives you easy access to freque...
February 23, 2017 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
I know many many of you don't go to DA... but for those that do, the below article is very interesting... also if you have *artwork* of any kind there.   For myself, I'm not sure what I will do...not that that matters to anyone but me. 

Anyone have any dealings with Wix? 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/website-builder-wix-acquires-art-community-deviantart-for-36m/
February 23, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
 Wage a Massive War in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation!Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a massive-scale RTS where you can conquer alien worlds,
build enormous and diverse armies, and engage in epic battles against up to a dozen other players on huge maps.Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes, the Substrate, and battle for control of the galaxy.
Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world's first native 64-bit...
February 23, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Tons of Map Rebalancing, Single Player Observer Mode,
and More in Escalation v2.1! Map Rebalances are a huge part of v2.1! One of our partners, Callum McCole over at General's Gentlemen overhauled some of our maps and streamlined them for better gameplay. Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell details the adjustments in a recent dev diary over on our community site. Check it out and let us know what you think of the changes! 
v2.1 also adds Single Player Observer Mode! In thi...
4X strategy. You may have heard of the term. It stands for: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate.  They are a specific genre of strategy game.  Today we are going to talk about them and how Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, aims to innovate the genre.

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Besides 4X, there are other genres:  Real-Time Strategy games (RTS), such as Ashes of the Singularity and StarCraft, focus on harvesting resources to build units in order to destroy the enemy with it all happenin...
February 23, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Yesterday, my rig kept cutting out on me after like 5 or 10 minutes of use. I was trying not to panic! It was so simple that it was funny. The PSU power cord wasn't seated firmly anymore. Cracks me up how the mind can race away with all kinds of crazy scenarios before checking the simplest first.
February 22, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Neowin reports that MS has released a Critical Update for Flash earlier than its March "Patch Tuesday" for multiple Windows platforms (Ext. link).

You can read about the update itself here: 

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-feb?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-QClJXhxHeYdSrnWUFLmyYQ&tduid=(4bbadb17428544e57e0af542ab6f0be2)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-QClJXhxHeYdSrnWUFLmyYQ)()

 

"...the update "resolves vulnerab...
February 21, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We'll be having an Ashes of the Singularity Twitch stream every Tuesday at 9pm ET.

Be sure to follow our Twitch channel for notifications.

https://www.twitch.tv/stardock
February 21, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Milo got booted from CPAC and lost his book deal over a new controversy uncovered by conservatives. After listening to it all I had 2 questions, Is Milo a pedophile? The answer is clearly no.  Then I asked myself, if he is not a pedophile, why then should he be ostracized? The answer again, I don't know. Politics at its finest.
February 17, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fences, Stardock’s desktop organization app, has become quite a fan favorite since it was first released. The app lets you automatically organize your desktop icons and shortcuts into fences to keep your desktop area clean and organized. The latest version, Fences 3, added several new features, including compatibility with Windows 10.

Get Fences here.

Fences has lots of cool features to help you organize your desktop just the way you want it. I’m going to share my top 3 ti...
February 16, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

This just in via our Canadian correspondent Hankers:

Yahoo has been contacting some of its users to warn them that their accounts have been compromised using "forged cookies". It's the latest security embarrassment for the company, which revealed in September that it had suffered a data breach two years earlier that affected 500 million user accounts; and admitted in October that a second security incident had affected around a billion accounts...

"The investigation...
By definition, there can only be one singularity.

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Ashes of the Singularity and Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation are being merged.  There will be only one game: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.

Everyone who already has Ashes of the Singularity will also have Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. 

To understand why we have decided to do this a little background on the development of Ashes of the Singularity is needed...

Once upon a time...Ashes of the S...