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It's possible that the seven most beautiful words in the English language are "Your order from Exploding Kittens is shipping.".
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Finally took a look at why Box Sync was crashing under OS X 10.11.

Okay, yeah, I'm okay with blocking silently self-modifying Python scripts embedded inside of signed apps.
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Nifty -- the GameDVR function on the Xbox One can be set to upload recorded videos to OneDrive, where they show up as plain old MP4 files. So, you can record videos and then share them any way you want, completely ignoring YouTube or Twitch very easily.

I'm going to play around with Vimeo (which annoys me far, far less than YouTube doe) and with self-hosting. (It'll be nice to not have to mess with ContentID automated DMCA shenanigans in cases where I know what I'm doing is fair use.)
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So, are any current XBox One games actually worthwhile (ignoring those that are also available for the XB360)?
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My Klimpaloon video finished processing. :)
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Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cortana R’dmond wgah-nagl ftaghn!
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I already had; I was in the preview program and was running it on three different machines and a bunch of VMs.  (I like to be a thorough tester.)  But yesterday, more people were thinking about it.
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"You may quote me."
-- Elwood P. Dowd
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So, having a new Xbox One but not many XB1 games yet, and also having, at least temporarily, a Gold account to assist in migration of data from XB360 to XB1, I decided to give some of the XB1 F2P games a try.

My goodness, the "Neverwinter" MMO on the XB1 is really not bad so far, and that's pretty surprising. And the payment structure parallels that of "Star Trek Online", which I can work with. (You can substitute gameplay for money, real money is purely a convenience.)

This is definitely a game I enjoy more with a gamepad than I would with kb/mouse.
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Stuff that's worse on XB1 than on XB360 so far:

There's no "chat pad" accessory, so typing in text is much worse on the XB1 than on the XB360 unless you've attached a full-fledged USB keyboard (which you can do on both). This is a pain in the tuchus for typing in Microsoft five-by-five codes.

There's no way to create a purely local gamertag/profile that has no associated Microsoft online account at all. A "regular' gamertag can create a "guest", but it's linked to the user who designated it. (On the XB360, I keep a local gamertag named "Scratch Monkey" around, for random guests to just pick up and use.)

There's no system-level set of gaming preferences that I can find. On the XB360 you can say "invert the camera on the Y axis" system-wide, and all sorts of games automatically take that into account. On the XB1, it seems I have to set that individually for every single game.
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If anybody I know is in the Xbox One "preview program", would you kindly let me know?
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So, I was looking over the menu for Nu, since I'm considering going there soon, and HOW THE HELL DID I NOT KNOW THAT THERE'S A PLACE THAT SERVES CHOCOLATE EGG CREAMS RIGHT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF MY HOUSE?!?!?
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I think that God was trying to protect you, but you just couldn't leave well-enough alone Doug.

...and now dark forces are going to get unleashed including maybe your cholesterol levels.
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