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Are companies conspiring non-stop updates all at the same time?

TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
First steam updated. Waited 10 min for it to update. Okay whatever

But then battle net wanted me to restart the client, that was 28 minutes to update that

Thats a bit weird...two clients in one day?

But then now I'm on my old junk laptop (its xp era one) because windows 10 has a bunch of updates and its forecast to take 48 estimate minutes.

That isn't all

My phone (Google phone) wanted to restart to apply system updates. Its estimate to take 14 minutes...

That is too much to be a coincidence.

What is going on today? Why are so many companies conspiring to do updates all at once? Is there something going on that they are putting on all our computers? I'm really worried that there has been a massive hack attack going on or some conspiracy to do some kinda weird futuristic warfare but through digital appliances.

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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    edited September 2018
    Oh, and this morning Nvidia updated their drivers. That was actually the very first update I got. But I haven't downloaded them, since I always wait 2-4 weeks to update in case drivers are bad...but that besides the point


    All updating at the same exact day? There is something very serious going on. What is being put on our computers and mobile devices? Is this going to lead to a complete electronic attack on anyone who has updated with any of those companies? 

    Like I said, far too much a coincidence for it to be a normal day of an update or two. Something is really going on. Maybe an attack by our own government? Or even worse, an outside force that is planning to commit mass sabotage of billions of devices? Whats going on?

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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    It's Tuesday, the slowest game play day of the week.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,004
    Grunty said:
    It's Tuesday, the slowest game play day of the week.
    Also the day most software and other media gets released.

    Ever hear the expression "new release Tuesday?"

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,826
    Yeah Tuesday (in the US, thanks to SEGA ) and Friday (in Europe and Asia) new releases are put on the market. With new releases come not just server updates and patches but also security updates. 

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 21,003
    You generally want major patches to be relatively early in the week.  If you break something, you need to be around to fix it.  If that means working all day Tuesday to fix something you broke, well, you were planning on working on Tuesday anyway.  Same if that extends into Wednesday.  If you release a patch that gets applied Friday night and break something, then you have to come in to work on the weekend, too.

    Some things have to be updated immediately, like how you have to patch a game before you can play it.  But I'd usually advise against installing every single new GPU driver that comes along.  If the old driver is working well, then let it keep working well.  Nvidia has released a few drivers that really broke things or even killed hardware, and you don't want to be the guinea pig to discover that if you don't have to.
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,428
    I'm on Windows 7x64 and I've had at least one update (MS .net stuff) each and every day for the past 2 months. I guess MS is driving towards stopping their support soon ;)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.

    (And now Burger King has MEATLESS burgers!)

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