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Nickname Quboid
Email Concealed by request
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Description I can't make any car pop a wheelie.
Homepage http://bcmedia.biz/
Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 4825 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:21 Quboid
 
Verno: I'm sorry, I thought you meant an arbitrarily self-identified gamer and that no one else can have a valid opinion.

ASeven: you're a hypocrite. Please tell me more about how Polygon thinks Sarkeesian got kidnapped when you discuss disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiots.

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12. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:10 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:54:
I'm not even convinced she actually plays the games herself.

Who cares, except those who find her opinion inconvenient? (Edit: she should do her research, but she needn't be a self-identified "gamer" to have an opinion.)

Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:54:
I watched one of her videos about Dying Light

Link? I can only find videos critical of a tweet of hers on the subject. A dumb tweet, yes, but nothing more.

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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
9. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 11:51 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:44:
Well, everyone who's complained about GTA IV being a bad port has apparently gotten what they wanted.

Agreed, GTA4 was very poor IMHO so I'm happy for them to delay this for however long they think that it takes to get it right. I wish more developers would do this.

(Were you being sardonic? I read that was if you don't actually think we'd be happy.)
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 Quboid
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 10:44:
What the fuck is this "GamerGate" nonsense and why the hell should I give a fuck about any of these people?

Some people said that there is too much sexism in gaming. Taking offense, some other people (GamerGate) have set about proving them _right_ time after time after time.

GamerGate claims that they're interested in journalism ethics because this was the best excuse for when they first got caught being sexist. Sadly, some people believed the ethics argument and joined in and for the last few months GamerGate has been desperately looking for unethical behaviour to justify their own unethical behaviour, meaning that anything that they do find is tainted by association.

The cherry-picking accusation is unfair. "How do you show examples of something without picking examples of it? If I want to show a bunch of cubist paintings and I show only cubist paintings am I cherry picking because I'm not also showing other paintings?" - exactly.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
67. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 24, 2015, 09:18 Quboid
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 08:26:
Stop being apologists and stand up for your rights. Why defend a corporation when they wouldn't do the same for you?

My stance isn't born of some misguided loyalty to Nvidia, it is my own opinion. I'm defending them because this is what I think is correct; whether or not they would do the same doesn't change that.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
41. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 14:53 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:33:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:29:
I'm all for holding companies accountable but there's zero evidence of intentional false advertising here.

I don't think whether it was intentional has anything to do with it, it's still false advertising. And while everyone and sundry keeps going "Who the hell buys a card based on # of ROP?" that's beside the point. If you say your card has 64 ROP, it needs to have 64 ROP, not 56. If you say your card has 2MB of L2 cache, it needs to have 2MB of L2 cache, not 1.75.

They got it wrong, that's clear. I don't think it's intentional because they've gained nothing but this doesn't doesn't change the fact that the card objectively isn't what they said. Still, to me it is relevant because the act of intentionally ripping me off would be much worse than a performance hit that seems insignificant.

Verno wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:41:
if Nvidia was smart they would've pulled a Ubisoft and offered a free game but said "in order to accept this title you must not sue us" in legalese.

I'd bite their hand off.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
19. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 11:20 Quboid
 
Wait, people are getting money?

Actually, having given it some thought, I AM APPALLED! I'm at least $85 angry about this!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 10:45 Quboid
 
Boyhood didn't win best film? But it was filmed over 12 years! It's a classic because it was filmed over 12 years and having been filmed over 12 years it is the best movie ever, being, as it was, filmed over 12 years.

I've no idea if it's any good, all I hear about it is that it was filmed over a certain period of time. That's a red flag.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
9. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:20 Quboid
 
Cards live or die by benchmarks and real world performance and not obscure technical specifications, no one thought "damn, 64 ROPs, that's the card for me!". If it turns out that the cards sent to reviewers did have the claimed hardware configuration or some other deception comes to light, then this would be an issue but as it is, it's just a mistake that embarrasses Nvidia more than it affects me.

Nvidia claim that performance in high VRAM games is fine with framerate drop-off over lower VRAM being only slightly more than the 980, and I would expect any lower end card to drop off faster. I'd like independent benchmarks like this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2015, 12:47 Quboid
 
RoboNerd wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 12:34:
Looks like the Octopus attacking crab video has been pulled.

It's been replaced on Videosift now.
 
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News Comments > etc.
28. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 20:17 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 19:18:
mellis wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 18:45:
it's impossible for an actor to convey those subtle cues that humans pick-up on because it's not really happening to them and on some deeper level we, the audience, can tell.

In days gone by, those hints were conveyed because some set designer had actually built a life-size replica of the monster and when the scene was filmed, the actor / actress was actually facing it down. I mean, take Signory Weaver in Aliens 2 at the end where she's facing down the queen in the nest. That was a real model, and it must have been pretty frightening when the animatronics crews were operating it, even thought it wasn't real.

How frightening can it be after multiple takes and several hours? If we can intuitively tell they're working off a green screen, shouldn't we also be able to tell that they're just acting in the first place?

I read about how directors hide information from the actors about how there's going to be cold water coming out of the shower in Psycho or holy crap chestburster in Alien, and to be honest I can't recall the end results being any more convincing to me than any other movie.

The actors and director can make it work, Moon is an example of this considering who Sam Rockwell interacts with ... and it probably wasn't filmed on location either.

Then again, George Lucas.

DJ addresses the Alien scene and the actors reaction (which IMHO is superb) by saying that the alien could have been done as a practical effect but also enhanced with CGI. That's fine, but now the budget needs to cover both.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 16:41 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 13:17:
It's funny this comment is coming from Duncan Jones. His Moon was a sci fi movie that used a lot of practical effects enhanced with CGI (as opposed to being all CGI for the effects shots). Here's an article.

Also, if you haven't seen Moon, get on it. One of the better sci fi movies of the last decade. Don't watch any trailers or read any reviews (or even that article above), just watch it blind. You won't regret it.

I'll second that. It's one of the best proper science fiction films in recent years, as in more 2001 than Star Wars. Sam Rockwell is excellent and it has a great soundtrack too.

I agree with Duncan Jones' comments on CGI: "The best CGI has you forgetting its CGI". There is CGI used all over the place in scenes that I wouldn't expect it to be but if I'm thinking about the CGI while I'm watching your film, it has failed.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
85. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 20, 2015, 12:11 Quboid
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 09:37:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 19:29:
Quboid wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 19:18:
Let me guess, it's a 900%* increase.

* In a very specific case which isn't remotely representative.

Most likely, but lets hope it is true as the 1440P Oculus is going to need some nuts to run it.

I'm not sure Quboid's guessing is really required. Just like Mantle allows over 10 times more draw calls, it doesn't mean games or hardware are suddenly going to be even 2 times as fast in general. Actually looking at 10 times and 900% I wouldn't be surprised if this Brad is just talking about draw calls and being a click-baiting tuckfard for attention.

This is probably all the Mantle stuff all over again, been there done that etc, also we won't be specific about the claims since people will just reply "already been done".

Anyone who hopes, nevermind believes, that going from one API to the next version is going to improve overall performance by any factor is, well I don't really want to say rude things right now.

The only graphics API news I'm remotely interested in is seeing why they're making a noise about the new OpenGL, or it's replacement or whatever (yes I'm trying hard not to use the word "Next", oh dammit)

True. Re-reading the tweet, it looks like he is referring to a specific case and didn't mean to imply anything else.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2015, 21:14 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 18:26:
But I doubt the cat gives a fuck what it is. :)

I've bought my cat several igloos and cushions with different materials and textures to suit whatever his taste and mood ... he usually sleeps in cardboard box lined with an old shirt.

Cats, eh?

I half expected this link to be to this cat walkway, very cool if you want your cat to stay inside(ish). A cat desk, on the other hand, looks like a terrible productivity killer.

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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
29. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 18, 2015, 22:06 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 21:55:
I don't doubt the results he's seeing are legit... The bullshit comes from such headlines as this one turning it into sweeping generalization. He's no doubt experimenting with techniques that would be far too costly to implement currently, it's just that DX12 and a supporting top-end GPU are able to handle them better.

That's a good point. He implies that this is a special case to some extent ("Lighting and lens effects") and the fact that he remarked on it suggests that this is a remarkable case. There obviously isn't going to be that sort of performance increase but I don't think he is claiming that there will be. My cynicism was unfair.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
6. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 18, 2015, 19:18 Quboid
 
Let me guess, it's a 900%* increase.

* In a very specific case which isn't remotely representative.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 17:54 Quboid
 
Working dog trials prioritise natural attributes, unlike dog shows which promote prettiness sometimes at the cost of dogs' health. I'm not against dog shows or selective breeding but if your dog struggles to breathe because you think a short muzzle is cute, your priorities need adjusted.

I have a purebred dog whose health has been fine, although the years are showing. I've always gone for moggie (mixed) cats because I have heard that virtually all purebred cats are so inbred that they face many health problems. Also pure cats are harder to find in this part of the world, which is probably why they're so inbred around here.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Free Week
7. Re: Free week. Feb 18, 2015, 09:37 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 09:19:
An entire week is a little out of character, they usually just do free weekends.

Special provisions for Paradox grand strategy games perhaps? A weekend isn't going to be enough for most people to figure out the basics. CK2 isn't the toughest to get into (hello HoI3) but still it took me a while.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Feb 17, 2015, 23:39 Quboid
 
What is the petition actually asking for? I think they want some sort of apology but it's not at all clear. It's impossible for these sites to write anything without someone inventing something to be offended by so I can't see any progress here.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2015, 18:46 Quboid
 
Competition is important and net neutrality would be less important if there was sufficient competition. I'm sure LittleMe would consider me to be a socialist but I agree with him on this point. If ditching an ISP who tries to influence what you access was a realistic option, ISPs would have to respect their customers a bit more.

However, there are a few issues with this - most notably the lack of competition, but even if there was more there will always be those in a position to abuse their market position. I believe regulation would be required in any case (as I was taught in one of my Marxist classes) and classifying the Internet as a utility seems like the logical way to approach it - and one that would surely result in less bloated legislation that trying to create a new definition.
 
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