So, I got reported for “abusive chat” by “fellow players” (fellow players don’t report ppl over their personal insecurities ffs) whatever the fuck that means given this game comes with “Profanity filter” enabled by default…
So, there are apparently literally people being offended over words that come censored BY DEFAULT. Because I’m pretty sure that when I write “well, this round was shit” the people on other end see it as “well, this round was ****” (because some player even asked me what was the word in the end once). And people went out of their way to report it. Why? If you’re so god damn offended even over censored words, what are you doing with your stupid pathetic sad life? This applies even more if you turn off profanity filter and then bitch to Blizzard over words you see. Oh and boy I fucking hate people who write “gg” after every god damn game like some fucking generic robots even though they got fucked hard in the ass by enemy team without any lube… Vent it, rant about it. I miss days when everyone did this and no one gave any fucks. Now everyone needs to be coddled and protected from “mean” words. Give me a break stupid perpetually offended snowflakes.
Not to mention I directly talked to someone in ALL chat (not even directly to a person via private chat) only on 2 occasions, the rest were general joking rants like “great, we only got the shittiest heroes” in Mystery Heroes mode when enemy team was packing the best heroes, often even two of the same (like two D.Va-s) and I kept getting all the heroes I never play because I’m shit with them. Who are these dumb people who get offended over this? Who are you and why are you being offended over shit that’s not even directed at you?
Ultimately I don’t give a shit, I just had to vent it for 5 minutes, but they are really only punishing other players with this “punishment”. Mostly because I seem to be the only player who ever warns the team about enemy players trying to get behind us, like “um guys, Reaper is coming behind us on the right”. Well, happy reaping then for the next 7 days coz I ain’t telling you shit now lmao XD
I just hope this “silencing” doesn’t include friends in groups. Coz that would be retarded. There is this guy who I play with regularly and we’re the best team. I call him “Gangsta Hamsta” coz he’s rolling around in his hamster ball and I’m usually his dedicated healer. He’s one of the most badass Wrecking Ball players I’ve seen and would suck hard if we couldn’t joke around anymore, even if only for 7 days.
So, I guess, see ya offended again in 7 days… XD
Several months ago I’ve ditched everything Google and avoided it like plague. Only thing still following me was Android. Sure it has several neat features, but user privacy sure as hell isn’t one of them.
And with phones, you really only have 3 options. Dumb phone, Android or iPhone. There is no in-between. Some people say “uh oh, use a different Android ROM without Google Apps. I’ve had a different ROM and my banking app was endlessly protesting because it was unlocked (but not rooted!). Besides, if you don’t use GooglePlay, you’re really using just a better feature phone. What’s even the point then? So, I’ve done something unthinkable. I’ve said in the past I’d NEVER EVER own anything made by Apple. And here we are, in 2019, I ate my own words, spit them out and bought iPhone XR.
I know I’m essentially just trading one big corporation for the other, but Google repeatedly disappointed me with their practices as well as with their MO of hoarding data like mad and not giving a single fuck about it. Where Apple, their efforts in regards to privacy show they actually care and that also shows not only internally, but also externally. Set “Location” to NOT ALLOWED and apps will respect that while still work. Where on GooglePlay, if you set that, most apps will just endlessly bitch about it and just blatantly refuse to work until you do even though they don’t need the damn location info at all to operate. And just having Location enabled reports everything to Google where they pinky promise not to use it in any way. Sure… Besides, Apple is selling products. Expensive ones, but they mostly make money with that. Google hands almost everything out for free. Guess how they make money. From YOU. So, that’s another aspect.
I’ve always protested Apple idiocies and boy iPhone has some of the dumbest things I’ve seen last 2 decades. But it also has quite some really neat things. I’ve had to escape Google and I just took a plunge and said to myself: “I’ll adapt if I’m forced to.” And I have. It’ll still take some time to figure it out entirely, but so far, I like the experience in general. And build quality is indeed premium. It just feels as good as much as I’ve paid for it. A lot. Sure, it’s still expensive, but at least I have a company behind it that at least on the outside gives a damn about user privacy and software support basically guaranteed for the next 5 years. Which is just a wishful thinking with Android, which absolutely sucks in this regard.
We’ll see how things unfold, because a decade ago I wouldn’t buy an Apple product. And back then I also never thought I’d be ditching Google with such joy a decade later…
I’ve been noticing for a while how shit Netflix is at recommending things to watch to me. And I’m not sure if this is just an European thing or is it so shit in US of A as well. They keep on sending “Netflix tonight” mails with movies I’ve either already watched or they keep on repeating same ones while freaking NEVER letting me know about actual newly added movies and series unless it’s Netflix Original.
The other day I was lurking through bunch of categories and noticed there are movies I was interest in, but Netflix never let me know they were added. Not even in fucking “Recently added” timeline. But they made sure to recommend me ARQ for the freaking 8th time…
So I purposely went out of my way to look for “what’s new on Netflix” by using dedicated “Recently added” screen. Guess what I got. A home screen with all timelines which you get when you open Netflix in browser for the first time. WTF?
And if I click on “Explore all” next to it I get this…
And if I select A-Z instead of “Suggestions for you” I again get the home screen with all “timelines”…
Netflix, stop dicking around, this is ridiculous. And they are planning on ramping up the prices. Are you shitting me? Not only Europeans get like 4x less content than Americans for higher price (coz of fucking awesome $=€), Netflix can’t seem to get their basic fucking functionality work right. Finding things that were added to Netflix is fucking pain in the ass and instead of just checking what’s new and adding it to My List for viewing queue, I need to dig through entire god damn library skipping all the fucking movies I’ve already watched and look for thumbnails that look new. Fucking hell. Get your shit together Netflix…
For a long time I was basically forced to use Opera for Android because Firefox didn’t support accessibility services, meaning you couldn’t use password managers like LastPass or Bitwarden with it. And that was a huge deal because when you’re using long and complex passwords, you have to rely on these. But today, I tried it again to see if it supports this yet and guess what, Firefox for Android now supports that!
You can finally use Bitwarden or LastPass with Firefox on Android! Fiery Fox, I’m coming back 🙂 I liked Opera, but Firefox being open source and now only browser with own rendering engine, I always liked it more. It was just that lack of support for password managers that was a total showstopper for me. Not anymore 🙂
Quite significant update this time around. Made a huge overhaul of new Rendering Distance tweak, offering several easy to use presets and added an unofficial fix for a crash due to faulty auto set Unreal Engine parameters.
- Renamed “Extreme Draw Distance” to “Rendering Distance” and moved it from “Graphics Settings” to main KF2 Tweaker selection menu.
- “Rendering Distance” tweak section now offers 5 rendering distance presets ranging from Ultra Low for people who need every drop of performance to Ultra for people who run top of the line computers and want maximum visual quality with zero objects popping into view, anywhere.
- Added “Compatibility Patches” feature which currently fixes game sometimes crashing to Windows desktop with BugSplat dialog when trying to join server/map due to faulty auto set Unreal Engine Garbage Collection parameters on some systems (mine included).
Visit Killing Floor 2 Tweaker micro page for download:
Killing Floor 2 Tweaker
It’s nothing fancy really, just a simple quick frontend for integrated Windows shutdown parameters. I made it for myself when I watch TV or Twitch on my laptop in bed as I go to sleep and I don’t want stream playing till morning draining entire battery, I usually set it to 1 or 2 hours and then it entirely shuts down the laptop, allowing me to watch TV like this for few days on a single battery charge instead of draining it all in one night. And I thought it might come in handy for you guys as well so I just released it to public.
It’s literally a simple sleep timer for what I’m using it which is why it only goes up to 4 hours and doesn’t have very granular control, because there is no need for it. If you need more granular control or more advanced controls, I suggest you look for something else. This one was made as simple as possible on purpose.
- Added “Extreme Draw Distance” tweak
This feature dramatically enhances draw (rendering) distance of decals and other minor objects in the game world beyond Ultra settings. Most notable is on Zed Landing and Black Forest where grass on the ground, bushes and other “greens” are not popping into existence at certain rather short distances, but are rendered as far away as eyes can see.
Visit Killing Floor 2 Tweaker micro page for download:
Killing Floor 2 Tweaker