Morning Discussion

Yes, I bought BioShock 2 on Xbox 360 purely to play the Minerva's Den DLC, despite already owning the Collector's Edition on PC. Yes, I'm rewarding 2K for flicking two fingers to PC gamers by not releasing it on PC. Yes, I'm part of the problem. What you have to understand, though, is that Minerva's Den is really nice.

I've only played for a few hours but so far I'm hugely impressed. The story's fantastically focused, the ideas are interesting, the new enemies are great additions, Minerva's Den itself is a great location, and I'm ruddy chuffed to have a laser gun. If it continues like this, I'll be quite glad to have paid over £20 ($30+) simply to have played it. I really am part of the problem. I'm sorry, everyone. So sorry. Really sorry. Sorry. But not really.

I have to agree with the opinion of Shacknews reader 'Chris Faylor'--clearly a pseudonym--that more bite-sized chunks of Rapture would be a wonderful thing. It's such a rich setting that we've barely explored and Minerva's Den is showing that small servings are just as delicious as a hearty full meal--perhaps even more so.

From The Chatty
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    October 14, 2010 5:14 AM

    I'm on call for work and getting calls from our level 2 guys.
    Is Kaspersky a giant piece of cunt now? Also Vista is a giant faggot still and Telstra Bigpond cable is slower than dogshit! At least I get to bill for this.

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      October 14, 2010 5:16 AM

      KASPERKSY SUCKS!! im an it technician at a college and we just changed from Symantec to Kaspersky (because its cheaper for 3yrs than symantec is for 1yr) and its awful.

      Alot of our older computers now run really slowly and we are having to frankenstein bits together just to make them usable.

      We have had many issues since we got it about 3weeks ago.

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        October 14, 2010 5:17 AM

        It was good 3 years ago but this appears to be blocking and fucking all kinds of shit like Citrix plugins and a .GOV.AU address or fuck knows what - it's awful.

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          October 14, 2010 5:19 AM

          yeh, it wont let the startup software on encrypted USB drives run here, so you cant enter a password to get into them. We have had loads of issues with it doing crap like that and the things you describe. The people in charge of the money here dont know what they are doing. Instead of sticking with symantec they bought (with actual money, and a hefty amount, i might add) some software to shutdown computers after an hour of no use. They already do this with a script one of the network guys made. it does the exact same fucking thing!

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        October 14, 2010 6:21 AM

        Yeah, but it's fuckin' tough, right? Hopefully you'll get less infections.

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      October 14, 2010 5:16 AM

      I just learned our oncall SUN engineer gets 1000.00 an hr from us.. and he hasn't resolved one case in 4 years... lol.

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        October 14, 2010 5:16 AM

        holy fuck, that's an hourly rate I like the look of

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        October 14, 2010 5:22 AM

        That's a hell of a rate assuming he gets to bill for time spent on unresolved cases.

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          October 14, 2010 5:29 AM

          Yeah I'm not sure how the contract with him works out, but judging from his shitty performance he still gets paid even on unresolved cases. I brought it up in a meeting, we have a L2 guy who has a lot of SUN experience and we currently pay that guy like 17.00 an hr(to do no SUN stuff), so why not let him take all the calls.

          So we did a trial week for him and he resolved 12 cases with an average ticket completion time of 5 hours.. lol.

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            October 14, 2010 5:40 AM

            That guy better get a raise.

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              October 14, 2010 5:43 AM

              No shit this. Good sun guys are hard to find. Reward him well.

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              October 14, 2010 5:52 AM

              Yeah, probably not to the on call guys rate, but i think there is just a bit of middle ground to work with there.

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                October 14, 2010 6:28 AM

                Yeah he better be getting extra for this. He does an amazing job, hes always ontop of everything and we never need to ask him for an update.

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      October 14, 2010 5:16 AM

      I got rid of kaspersky because it became annoying. It seems all good software goes to shit over time.

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      October 14, 2010 5:16 AM

      And any of this is news...?

      Being on call sucks filthy filthy bollocks. Covered in pubes and all.

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      October 14, 2010 5:22 AM

      I use kaspersky and can't really complain about it, but what's considered the thing now in antivirus/internet security world?

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        October 14, 2010 5:25 AM

        This thing is actually definitely the problem and it's slowing her connection - does it have some kind of realtime filter / firewall running?

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        October 14, 2010 5:25 AM

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      October 14, 2010 5:24 AM

      Fucking god jesus christ fuck - she's using the trackpad on a laptop and didn't know there's a right click with the second button on the trackpad. I mean ok my job is to be understanding when on call but it's 11:30 at night and this cunt is the true definition of a Vista user. She's bringing out the angry IT "hate the user" nerd in me ...

      I know I whine on here but I'm quite nice to people I deal with at work and pretty forgiving of dumbasses, the angstry "USERS ARE DUMB LOL" shit is weak after a few years
      Only this woman,.... USERS ARE DUMB LOL

      "Close the internet explorer Window and the Citrix window if you can" "So restart then"?
      There's been about .... 10 times she's said retarded shit like this.

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        October 14, 2010 5:27 AM

        there are some people who just dont help you out.

        "What type of browser are you using?"
        "ummmm...."
        "is it firefox or internet explorer"
        "i dont know, im not good with computers"
        FACEPALM!

        i usually end up remoting in and just doing it for them.

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          October 14, 2010 5:33 AM

          The remoting was killing me - no exaggeration, my mom has satelite and it was faster than this woman on cable. Kaspersky and or her ISP are lame!

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            October 14, 2010 5:50 AM

            i take it you're a level3 technician then? what do you specialise in?

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              October 14, 2010 5:53 AM

              I'm a senior of the L2's - we get calls like this but not often, she was a nice girl but just ... I dunno really that that dumb user air about her - went on tangents frequently and didn't understand what I meant multiple times, despite me being slow, polite, speaking clearly and describing what she should see, where she should see it etc.

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                October 14, 2010 5:54 AM

                some people just figure it isn't there job and they dont try to understand, they just want you to fix it so they can back to doing whatever they were doing. Those people annoy me the most, they wont help themselves.

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      October 14, 2010 5:29 AM

      I always had issues with Kaspersky and gaming.

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        October 14, 2010 5:32 AM

        As soon as we disabled it, her internet link was about 200% faster, this latest version (or whatever she has) is filtering and fucking around and being a dickwhore - fuck that program and fuck a 3 year install of Vista in the ass.

        That was awesome, I haven't had such an infuriating shit hole call in ages - Vista, never fails to impress

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      October 14, 2010 5:54 AM

      I took over a small network (200 seats) for a company who had Kaspersky, so many issues. I Changed them to ESET once the license ended and it's been sweet since.

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        October 14, 2010 5:59 AM

        She'd never heard of Windows update, still was using IE and I found out had paid actual real currency for Kaspersky :(

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          October 14, 2010 6:12 AM

          do you mean she paid in cash for Kaspersky?

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            October 14, 2010 6:16 AM

            Yeah - ACTUAL MONEY for Kaspersky.

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            October 14, 2010 6:17 AM

            I've heard there's a sucker born every minute...

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        October 14, 2010 6:22 AM

        my boss wants to move to kaspersky, and i told him last year to move to ESET, but we're stuck with Trend WORRY FREE. worry free my ass, you can't do shit with this piece of shit software.

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      October 14, 2010 6:10 AM

      We use Kaspersky here and have for 2 years, the only thing they suck at is their ease of upgrading their software. They've successfully nuked a would-be outbreak of conficker (kido to Kaspersky) after one of our lovely auditors brought it into our network via thumbdrive.

      They are all going to take up fucking resources, Kaspersky I've found had the smallest footprint of the big names.

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        October 14, 2010 6:11 AM

        sounds like your main problem Abrasion is Windows fuckass Vista there.

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          October 14, 2010 6:12 AM

          The problem ended up being Kaspersky filtering traffic somehow

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