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Nickname Quboid
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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
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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 5, 2014, 09:14 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 20:54:
Well, DUH.

If they allowed this, next thing you know some game maker would trademark Candy or Saga. Madness!

To be fair to Google, them trademarking Glass in these circumstances makes much, much more sense than what King got away with - very much intended to be damning with faint praise.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
7. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 4, 2014, 21:56 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 21:25:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 20:16:
Steam really does have serious volumes of junk on it. A game being on Steam used to mean a certain level of quality.

One man's junk is another man's treasure. I'd rather be able to buy games I like, than be restricted to only games you (or some random Valve overlords) like.

It's good that many games that have been greenlit, are on early access or are part of back catalogues uploaded en masse are available somewhere (although some simply aren't fit for sale). IMHO it's a shame that Steam has become the place for them, I liked being able to look at Steam's front page and maybe see something interesting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 4, 2014, 20:23 Quboid
 
"You’ve bought Minecraft for Xbox 12m times. Thanks."

THIS IS HOW I FIND OUT!

I'm going to need to contact my credit card company

Edit: Nevermind, I didn't RTFA.

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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
4. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 4, 2014, 20:16 Quboid
 
Task wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 19:46:
I thought steam greenlights was being discontinued?

I think this is that process; the remaining games are being released in batches like this.

Steam really does have serious volumes of junk on it. A game being on Steam used to mean a certain level of quality.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
72. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 19:38 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 14:56:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 14:43:
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 10:16:
Look how easily upset you get, Beamer. Gay marriage is not your problem.

Hey Max, I read your article. This is what it says at the bottom:

This post originally wrongly claimed in error that Eich’s tax return became public after a leak from the Internal Revenue Service. We apologize for the error.

The question I've always wondered is, if you're not supposed to feed the mogwai after midnight, when is it safe to feed the mogwai again?????


This is the real issue. It's downright irresponsible to sell a mogwai without making this clear. I assume it is sunrise but it would make more sense if you couldn't feed them after sunset. Is it exactly midnight? Do they read clocks? How do they operate in the wild, is eating after midnight a rite of passage to prove you're ready for adulthood*?

* I don't mean to rip off Cracked.com but they made pretty much the same point in one of their After Hours videos.
 
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News Comments > The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 Next Week
3. Re: The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 Next Week Apr 4, 2014, 17:14 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 16:14:
Wish I had waited for the bargain bin on this. Will never pre-buy from TT again.

I won't buy another TT game until a whole season is out. Months between episodes is too long and I can't help feeling that by waiting, I'll both avoid this delay and probably get it cheaper.

It's a really good game. For some reason I enjoy it a lot more than The Walking Dead Season 1. I wasn't familiar with either setting's lore but zombies are rather tired. Understanding what sort of game it was probably helped, TWD wasn't what I expected. I should finish it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
64. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 12:58 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 12:25:
InBlack wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 06:27:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 05:59:
What does "compulsory contraception" even mean? Like, a chastity belt? You use words like "compulsory" when a more accurate term would seem to be "wildly unenforceable."

If there were a better way to enact something like this than forced abortions, China would be doing it.

You are being obtuse on purpose. There are chemical contraceptives which are fairly efficient and they have been in use since the 50s. A number of surgical reversible methods also exist. Also what China is doing is also something vastly different then what Im suggesting since their interest is in controlling population growth.

I'm really not. Whatever method you use to limit potential parents is going to work for controlling population growth.

Those chemical methods -- I assume you're referring to the hormonal treatments -- have potentially fatal side effects and contraindications, and they put all the burden on women. The surgical treatments damage your chances of having a child after you get them reversed, on top of the risks inherent in surgery. On top of which, "civilized" countries don't really have procedures to compel every adult man and woman to submit to medicine (especially the daily pill) or surgery. Without that, people are going to end up having children accidentally -- never mind the people doing it on purpose -- and then the question is what this system is going to do about it.

I can't imagine there's any way to legislate this without it being incredibly creepy, but it would be nice if sex was a bit more complicated. Enough so if you're drunk, it would be too complicated to actually conceive even if you wanted to at that moment. This is pretty much the opposite of how evolution works so don't get your hopes up.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
58. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:40 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 10:38:
A liberal resorting to flailing his arms around and screaming? I am shocked!

Every thing you have put forward has been disproved. There's nothing left for us to disprove so there's really nothing else for us to say. If you neither put forward an argument nor concede, that's really all that's left.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
55. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:38 Quboid
 
I was wondering how to respond to that. Beamer, that was pretty much my internal monologue.

Mad Max, how dare you try to suppress OK Cupid's freedom of speech!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
51. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:27 Quboid
 
Unless he donated or voted for Prop 8, or any equivalent, he's done nothing remotely hypocritical.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
49. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:22 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 10:16:
Look how easily upset you get, Beamer. Gay marriage is not your problem.

No, I'm pretty sure his problem is idiots insulting him armed with nothing but bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
46. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 09:42 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 09:39:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 09:38:
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 09:37:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 09:29:
More importantly, you don't have to contribute money to something to support it.

But that rule doesn't apply to Eich's $1,000 donation?

Er? That rule isn't relevant.

According to who? Are you the morality police? Beamer?

According to the language that we're communicating in. Morality has nothing to do with that line. People who do give money have nothing to do with that line.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
44. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 09:38 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 09:37:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 09:29:
More importantly, you don't have to contribute money to something to support it.

But that rule doesn't apply to Eich's $1,000 donation?

Er? That rule isn't relevant.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
42. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 09:29 Quboid
 
A line thrown into an article on what looks like a really partisan site isn't a source. That whole site is a waste of electrons. Reading sites like that (left-wing or right-wing) make you much less informed.

More importantly, you don't have to contribute money to something to support it. That makes my skin crawl. You think that someone's views should correlate with their income? "Oh interesting opinion but you don't have any money so I don't give a shit". "Oh interesting opinion but you're not buying off politicians so clearly you don't really care". "Oh interesting opinion but saying one thing and not throwing money at it makes you a hypocrite for some reason".
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 2, 2014, 22:07 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 22:02:
Excellent vid. There is only one thing any "psychic" has to do to prove to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are the real deal. And that is provide me the forthcoming winning numbers to the next major lotto jackpot. If they can do that, I'm a believer. Funny how none of them have managed this simple feat. Shit, you can talk to the dead but can't pull a few winning numbers out of the air? That should be child's play.

I agree with you Cutter. In fact, it's so easy for them to make a million bucks. You might even say that it's unbelievable that no one has taken this easy money:
http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html

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And that's why you watch the video before commenting.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
28. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 2, 2014, 21:38 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 20:09:
I'm actually with Cutter here. I think that it will catch on with enthusiasts, but go no further.

Does anyone think that VR as it is now will be for anyone more than enthusiasts? That seems like a strawman argument, I'm sure some idiots have made wild predictions (cue everyone searching my post history) but AFAIK those who are excited about VR like I am aren't expecting CoD-Bros to use it in the near future (5+ years).

It seems that a lot of Cutter's posts recently having just been relentless pessimism. His opinion isn't the craziest I've seen on this board but it seems that every Oculus Rift thread (amongst other subjects) isn't complete without him making sure everyone knows how he feels (and how right he was about 3D TV). We get it, you don't think it will catch on. Please either stop saying this or add to the thread with reasons why. "This will flop like 3D TV" barely added to the conversation the first time it was posted.

Isn't Squadron 42 a single player game element of Star Citizen?

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 2, 2014, 20:00 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 19:42:
Hey, I'm first in line for a holodeck, but when it comes to people strapping tv's to their faces colour me skeptical. Shit, 3D were just some stupid glasses and people found those annoying as hell. It just ain't gonna' happen.

Like a broken clock being right twice a day, always predicting negativity and failure doesn't make you a soothsayer when it happens.

I know you correctly predicted that 3D TVs would be a fad and I know you're still feeling very smug about this and I'm sure whoever on here that said otherwise is suitably shamed. You're entitled to your opinion and you're entitled to make your point but you repeatedly make the same point on every thread about seemingly everything which is to predict anything that's different to what you know will fail.

Is there any AAA game, any remake, any new service or any technology in it's infancy that you do expect to succeed?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 19:40 Quboid
 
Article by Cory Banks about the Oculus Rift on PC Gamer. Is that the article? That's encouraging. It's Crystal Cove, not DK2, but the differences are minimal and in DK2's favour.

I could throw up with DK1. I'm quite prone to travel sickness and suchlike so I'd expected worse but there's definitely times when I feel queasy. Part of this is down to the screen and the tracking and I know both of these are improved. Movement tracking (in addition to rotation tracking) will help because, although it's far more intuitive than TrackIR ever was for me, it clearly needs to be held to a much higher standard.

I've no doubt much of this has improved with DK2 and will improve more with CV1 (higher refresh rate at least). However, there are other causes. When my movement and my rotation is controlled by other things, it feels odd. Moving my character and turning left and right with the KB&M while turning left, right, up and down with the Rift is odd.

I need to try more games, a few FPSs with separate head and body movement, because games with both controlling the whole character don't really work. Perhaps I'll get used to it or perhaps newer models' improvements solve this - it's impossible to say what exactly is off, perhaps it's the low refresh rate and high persistence and with these fixed my brain won't fizz.

Right now, this is my biggest concern because bigger problems (resolution, movement tracking, refresh rate, display persistence and resolution) are being dealt with. I don't know if this is or ever can be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 2, 2014, 16:21 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 15:28:
I think expectations are:

DK2 1080P
Consumer Version 1440P

I hope so. 1440p means roughly 4 pixels to each 1 in the DK1. That should look good, perhaps equivalent to a 720p monitor.

You need to maintain a framerate to match the refresh rate, which is 60hz for DK1, 75hz for DK2 and probably 90hz for CV1. That means averaging 100+ FPS at 2560x1440, and if that is 720p equivalent then we'll need strong anti-aliasing as well. Eek. I don't have enough video memory (1GB) for good multi-sampling AA at that resolution and I'll have to turn down other settings considerably.

Motion sickness improves as you get used to it. I'm already able to use my DK1 for longer than I could on Monday. They say that higher refresh rates and using a low persistence display will help reduce this a lot, we'll see how true that is but I expect "quite a bit but not entirely". I can already tell that better software and better tracking will help.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Oculus Rift Apr 2, 2014, 15:11 Quboid
 
Draugr wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 14:42:
The CV1 is supposed to be higher res then the dk2, or at least someone from Oculus has said as much. They havent' said what that res will be though.

I don't know if it will completely eliminate the screen door effect, but as I understand it, it's something that your eyes adjust to anyway, and the dk2 is quite the improvement on this.
It's only a really big deal for the objects further back, as I understand it. Anyway, hopefully a higher res (and not having to buy cellphone scraps) will improve upon this to where it's not a hurdle in the CV1 version, or so I hope.

Palmer Luckey said that the consumer version would be higher resolution than DK2 but he said it when listing various changes and could have just misspoke under pressure, AFAIK that's all they've said.

I think DK2 has an OLED display which doesn't use square pixels, which might help break up the image more.
 
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