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Frankdude
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I see alot of people using steam. Do you know that it is spyware?
Valve admited that they can see what type of hardware you are using, and there is a hidden entry in your regresity when using steam. Who knows what else valve can see...

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Hehehehe.... But in regards to Steam, I now hate it way more than the previous threads, because there was an update forced on all Half Life 2 ad CS:S users, upgrading the Source engine to the 2007 Orange Box version. That version of Source is buggy and slow on my old computer, so now I can't enjoy those games in the smooth correctly-rendered perfection that they had reached on the old engine.

I long ago accepted that the Orange Box games would never work good on my comp, but now the even older games don't work. I will forever regret carelessly leaving Half Life 2 set to "update automatically", I never knew such a destructive irreversible update would happen.

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Most software you install or download is spyware to a degree. It's honing back information to it's databank.

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This is a new and interesting topic I have never seen before in my life.

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Wow. Im uninstalling now. Do you think they will refund me the 20 or so games I bought?

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Oh god not my regresity

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Planky said:
Wow. Im uninstalling now. Do you think they will refund me the 20 or so games I bought?


I hope you aren't being serious, because I doubt that they will give you a refund.

Can't you back up the games and play them without having Steam installed?

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Paging Enjay to the thread - your scepticism's been vindicated!

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bgraybr said:


I hope you aren't being serious, because I doubt that they will give you a refund.

Can't you back up the games and play them without having Steam installed?



Refunds are serious business and Planky would never joke about them.

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Frankdude said:
I see alot of people using steam. Do you know that it is spyware?
Valve admited that they can see what type of hardware you are using, and there is a hidden entry in your regresity when using steam. Who knows what else valve can see...



did you know this website uses cookies? cookies are dataminers that take things like your firstborn and credit card number and gives them to the CIA. better unplug your computer and move now!

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Complaining about backdoored software that is meant to be installed on a backdoored OS. Bwahahahaha!
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Sounds like a lot of hoopla to make over a little Krabby Patty right?

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If you're carrying an iPod, the government can track you down to the nearest 3cm. Not only will they find you and make you disappear, you'll ask, "Why?" They'll point to your right pocket.

Yes, they will even be able to tell you which pocket your iPod is in.

This is due to a very secret, yet powerful, technology known as microgurus. These micro-sized sentient beings actually infiltrate your body via the headphones, and transform your neurotransmitters into little magnetic receptors that send out signals at one particular wavelength. These wavelengths are relayed to the Master Satellite, which in turn send the signal to the Head of the CIA. He can track you at all times, no matter where you run. Basically, it's a full-functioning version of Cerebro from X-Men. The film was funded by the government and was designed as a version of brainwash to make you think such a device only exists in fiction.

The only solution is that you must throw away your iPod.

Join the free.

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Bank said:
Sounds like a lot of hoopla to make over a little Krabby Patty right?


WRONG!!!!

:P

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Frankdude said:
I see alot of people using steam. Do you know that it is spyware?
Valve admited that they can see what type of hardware you are using, and there is a hidden entry in your regresity when using steam. Who knows what else valve can see...



They can see your hardware. So? So can Windows. It even sends that crap to MS all the time. Not only that, but when I sent the error report last time Visual Studio 2008 crashed it sent the entire contents of the state of the program in the memory as far as it could determine was relevant.

You know what else has hidden registry entries? Windows. Where do you think your password is? :p

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Timelined anti-Steam propaganda. This isn't 2004.

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At least in 2004 it was easy to argue that Steam just didn't work half the time. It destroyed quite a few savegames for me that year.

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phi108 said:
I will forever regret carelessly leaving Half Life 2 set to "update automatically", I never knew such a destructive irreversible update would happen.


Epic.

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Steam has not randomly charged large amounts to my PayPal or bank account, nor have I received any viruses, death threats, or other harmful things as a result of using Steam. Therefore, you crazy, man.

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Steam owns, haters gonna hate, crazies gonna crazy.

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Frankdude said:
I see alot of people using steam. Do you know that it is spyware?
Valve admited that they can see what type of hardware you are using, and there is a hidden entry in your regresity when using steam. Who knows what else valve can see...



If you knew anything other than rumors, you'd find that Steam prompts you to send them your system information. This does not happen without your knowledge.

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WildWeasel said:
Steam has not randomly charged large amounts to my PayPal or bank account, nor have I received any viruses, death threats, or other harmful things as a result of using Steam.
Proof positive that subliminal conditioning works! All that and more is is being inflicted on Steam users worldwide, what you don't realize is that you've been programmed to ignore some events and regard others as the consequence of your own actions. How does it feel to be a slave to the system?

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phi108 said:
Hehehehe.... But in regards to Steam, I now hate it way more than the previous threads, because there was an update forced on all Half Life 2 ad CS:S users, upgrading the Source engine to the 2007 Orange Box version. That version of Source is buggy and slow on my old computer, so now I can't enjoy those games in the smooth correctly-rendered perfection that they had reached on the old engine.

I long ago accepted that the Orange Box games would never work good on my comp, but now the even older games don't work. I will forever regret carelessly leaving Half Life 2 set to "update automatically", I never knew such a destructive irreversible update would happen.




See, aside from the DRM issue that's why I will never EVER install a game that requires any online connection to its home server. I don't want to be at the mercy of incompetent developers.

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Bank said:
Sounds like a lot of hoopla to make over a little Krabby Patty right?


HOOPLAAAA!!!

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Frankdude said:
I see alot of people using steam. Do you know that it is spyware?
Valve admited that they can see what type of hardware you are using, and there is a hidden entry in your regresity when using steam. Who knows what else valve can see...


Okay...

1) I don't see what the huge deal over Steam (or any program/company) knowing your hardware information is. I mean, most people paste their e-penis all over the internet anyway. It's not like they can tell what's on your hard drive exactly, just it's size and possibly how filled up it is (with porn).

2) These days just about 2/3 of programs leave hidden registry entries on your system. Got Windows or anything else by Microsoft? Any well-used apps like Photoshop? Any web browsers? Any games by major publishers made in the last 5-10 years? Oh hey look, you've got hidden registry entries!

So get the fuck off you moron and/or troll.

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Graf Zahl said:



See, aside from the DRM issue that's why I will never EVER install a game that requires any online connection to its home server. I don't want to be at the mercy of incompetent developers.



I was able to run the updated version of Half Life 2 on my old desktop without any problem. This was a piece of shit with 512 MB of RAM, a 1.5 GHZ dual core CPU, and an old shitty Nvidia 6600. No excuses.

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Everyone in this thread said:
STEAM!!!!
*proceed to let off a bunch of hot air on the subject*


http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/wash-and-dry-with-steam-2.jpg

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Danarchy said:

Okay...

1) I don't see what the huge deal over Steam (or any program/company) knowing your hardware information is. I mean, most people paste their e-penis all over the internet anyway. It's not like they can tell what's on your hard drive exactly, just it's size and possibly how filled up it is (with porn).

2) These days just about 2/3 of programs leave hidden registry entries on your system. Got Windows or anything else by Microsoft? Any well-used apps like Photoshop? Any web browsers? Any games by major publishers made in the last 5-10 years? Oh hey look, you've got hidden registry entries!

So get the fuck off you moron and/or troll.



I am not a moron danarchy. Know why I rarely post. I have a life. You post alot where is your life!

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