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May 23, 2017 by Nyxmorph on iansplace
Anyway yet (or future product suggestion) - of getting transparency back on Windows 10 title bars.

This guy has done it with Glass8 ( http://www.glass8.eu/ ) but it's 'donation' only and you are not guaranteed the product or any number of keys for the software.

If it was built into Window Blinds - so that you could select the default theme and adjust the transparency, that would be great.

Tonnes of people on the Glass8 forums are interested in this, so definitely a worthwhile ...
Here we go:

The universe is a whole.  No part can contradict that.  (thought experiment goes here)

To be continued..
May 17, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
The Nomads of the Penrose Collective aren’t the only ones throwing their hats into the ring. With them comes the Diadem Trust, known quite simply as the Elites. Led by Philippa Ndiaye, this faction is not looking to be sneaky, crafty, or clever. Their plan is to overwhelm to competition with the raw strength of their corporate empire.

Every last bonus the Trust brings with them comes from their superior advanced buildings. Some of these bonuses are straightforward, and easily exploitabl...
From time to time I like to do a full AI evaluation to see where a given game is.  The reason I started programming in the first place was to write AI.  25 years later, we have Crusade.

So how does it stack up?

[[..]]

I've scored the other AIs Stardock (or I) have developed over the years and I suspect my literal score changes slightly due to faulty memory.  But here is where I see the various GalCiv games. 

BTW, while the score is 1 through 10, it ...
Long ago there was Galactic Civilizations II, Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar and Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor. 

While Twilight of the Arnor is often considered the best of the GalCiv II series, for many it was really Dark Avatar that took GalCiv II from being a good to a great game.

This month, we released the second expansion to Galactic Civilizations III. Crusade is a similarly major change to the base game's re...
May 13, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

History: "Shadow Brokers" hacked the NSA in April 2016, and leaked the American cyber weapon ETERNALBLUE for the Microsoft Windows system. WannaCry's developers used ETERNALBLUE as the basis of their ransomware (not confirmed by experts), which gains access to a Windows computer, through a Windows vulnerability which was patched by MS on 3/14/17. 

"Organizations that lacked this security patch were affected for this reason, and there is so far no ev...
I'm highly biased.  I not only think Crusade is better than GalCiv III but I think Crusade is better than any version of GalCiv we've ever made.  But not everyone will agree with me and thus, we should discuss what is going to be "back ported" into the base game. [[..]] In no particular order, I will like the major elements into 3 different categories. Category 1: Features that will remain exclusive to Crusade External Ship Designer Civilization Build...
May 12, 2017 by Fuzzy Logic on fuzzylogic
A new version of the WannaCry ransomware is hitting organisations worldwide. It's already affecting some major organisations, such as the UK's NHS.

Lock down your PCs now and update any anti-ransomeware programs you have. Better safe than sorry as they say.
May 10, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
The promise of a new theater of capitalism has brought new competitors with it. The first of these is The Penrose Collective (also known as "Nomads"), a ragtag community brought together under the unifying leadership of Ezra Hoang. This group’s atypical practices have allowed them to find a place in the still young solar economy.

 [[..]] 

Much like our other abnormal corporation - the outcast Scavengers - the Nomads don’t rely on steel to form the foundation of th...
May 9, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Customize the task bar, window frames and control buttons!
WindowBlinds enables users to customize desktop interface themes called skins to personalize the look and feel of their desktop.New in v10.62:Fix for interaction bug with Avast Antivirus (and possible other applications)Fix for [Alt-Tab] not being visibleTweak for Chrome titlebar when switching from fullscreen YouTube back to maximized windowFix for menubar text blank in FirefoxExcluded Telegram DesktopTweak to Chrome and IE max window ...
The expansion pack to Galactic Civilizations III, Crusade, adds a new multicore job system for handling turns.  This means that turns are dramatically faster late game. 

When Crusade first game out, people asked for even bigger maps.  So the first update (due this week) has them.

Now, I don't recommend this map size.  I don't personally play it at this map size (or insane before it).  But many people really love these crazy large maps.

So here's a game of...
May 7, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

IBM has shipped usb flash drives infected with malware code. 

The Initialization Tool on the USB flash drive with the partnumber 01AC585 that shipped with the following System models may have an infected file: 
IBM Storwize V3500 - 2071 models 02A and 10A
IBM Storwize V3700 - 2072 models 12C, 24C and 2DC
IBM Storwize V5000 - 2077 models 12C and 24C
IBM Storwize V5000 - 2078 models 12C and 24C

IBM Storwize Systems with serial numbers starting with the characters 78D2...
I'm posting this on my brand-new 4K monitor.

I'm not saying that having this monitor makes me better than you.

I'm not saying that having this monitor makes me morally superior.

[[..]]

But I'm not saying it doesn't either.

If you have Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade you probably find the new economy to be a massive change from the base game.

If you don't have Crusade, well, yea, you're a bad person. Like, literally (not figuratively) history's greatest monster.&...
May 6, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Google was the victim of a phishing hack. It was a good one, and a nice guy by the name of Zach Latta actually posted the process on his twitter account as a video: https://twitter.com/zachlatta/status/859843151757955072/photo/1 

"A click on the button loaded the Google Accounts website. Users who use multiple accounts on Google are asked to select one to grant permissions.

A click on the name of the developer, Google Docs, reveals right on that page that something is n...
And now...I give you..

The super happy fun guide for conquering the universeOr at least the galaxy

By Brad Wardell

April 2017

Introduction...So you've decided to conquer the galaxy. Good for you! [[..]]

Let me start by saying that Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade is the greatest game in human history. Nay, the greatest creation of all the universe. At least, that's what marketing told me to say (please send help, they're going to take my thumbs!)

This impressively formatted ...