Video Games

Windows Games

Nosgoth A free to play combat game set in the Legacy of Kain universe, Nosgoth pits vampires against vampire hunters in tight deathmatch arenas. Asymmetrical abilities and diverse tactics keep the action as sharp as the bloodsuckers’ pointy fangs.
Path of Exile An action RPG in the mold of Diablo, Path of Exile is one of the most polished, well-executed games on this list. Adventure with a friend or two through hundreds of areas in a dark fantasy world that provides a dizzying collection of monsters to repeatedly click on until they squish. Path of Exile does feature a micro transaction system but it’s admirably unobtrusive and ethical.
Facade An awkward dinner party simulator, Facade drops you into the apartment of a voice-acted and entirely AI-controlled couple. Interact by picking up objects or entering any text you like, and they’ll respond appropriately. Usually by kicking you out after you’ve turned the air blue with the filthiest swear words you can muster.
KOTR II The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM)
Homeworld 2 Star Trek: Continuum
Skyrim Moonpath to Elsweyr

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Look, we know that it’s the time of year when everyone and their sister has a list of the best horror movies of all time. This time out, we at Rotten Tomatoes decided to take a slightly different tack. Using our weighted formula, we compiled a list of the best-reviewed fright fests from each year since 1920 — the year The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, which created the template for horror cinema, was released. This wasn’t an easy assignment — there were several years, like 1932 and 1960, that boasted a slate of classic films (and a few others, like 1937 and 1938, in which we had trouble finding any solid contenders). What was the best horror flick the year you were born? Check out our list — if you dare. Continue reading

Donald Trump Nativist Speech Follows Dark US Pattern

Rachel Maddow did a very powerful and important segment about the long, sordid history of anti-immigration hysteria in this country, going back to the know-nothings of the mid-1800s and all the way to the modern day. She correctly notes that Trump is just the latest iteration of American nativism and xenophobia.

And all of this goes back to tribalism and the psychology of the right-wing mindset, which is hyper-reactive to perceived threats from the outside, threats to our collective identity and to the purity of our bloodlines. That’s why Trump is so wildly popular among white supremacists, because his policies dovetail perfectly with their vastly exaggerated perceptions of threats to the white tribe. Watch this whole thing, it’s important.

Donald Trump Nativist Speech Follows Dark US Pattern was originally published on Something Different

Photos from Inside NORAD’s Cheyenne Mountain Combat Center

>>> North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a joint US-Canada military command tasked primarily with controlling and defending the airspace of North America. Formed in 1958, it has become the stuff of legend for a number of reasons, including the fact that (unlike the rest of the military) it’s not subject to FOIA, the way it dropped the ball on 9/11, and the enormous underground command center it built inside of a mountain. Continue reading

How to restore TrustedInstaller ownership to system files

  • Open File Explorer.
  • Browse to the system file you previously changed ownership.
  • Right-click the file, and select Properties.
  • Click on the Security tab.
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • On the “Advanced Security Settings” page, click the Change link on Owner.
  • On the “Select User or Group” page, type the following to add the TrustedInstaller account
    • NT ServiceTrustedInstaller
    • Click OK.
  • Select the following:
    • Replace owner on the subcontainers and objects
    • Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object
  • Click Apply.
  • Click OK again to complete the task.

Finally, if you granted yourself full control to the system file, you may also want to remove these settings as well, and to do that you can use the following steps:

  • Right-click the system file, and select Properties.
  • Click on the Security tab.
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • On the “Advanced Security Settings” page select your account.
  • Click Remove.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click OK to complete the task.


How to restore TrustedInstaller ownership to system files was originally published on Something Different