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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 13, 2015, 04:59 mag
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 01:15:
MP3s need VBR. Constant bitrates like 256k are inferior to Lame -v 0. Or waste space and go for 320 k cbr - but it won't sound better than -v 0. For most people and technical equipment -v 2 should do. And use LAME, because there are huge quality issues with lots of other encoders.

I wish more places would just sell flac. We're swimming in storage space and bandwidth, stop cheaping out!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2015, 14:59 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 14:14:
How is this sort of false advertising permitted to begin with?

They're not selling Bieber. They're using a cartoon to sell the underwear.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
18. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 9, 2015, 03:16 mag
 
I don't have a *ton* of Blu-Rays, but it is the best way to watch anything that I really want to see. And this is going to offer 2160p at 60Hz? Hell yeah, sign me up. If the price is right. With the 'quantum dot' 4k TVs coming out this year at price points allegedly not much above traditional LED-backlit LCD, I'll probably be making the jump in not too long.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 7, 2015, 14:13 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 11:03:
Darks wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 09:48:
Considering that the movie was released for free on the internet Id say that's raking it in.

Considering that most online distributors are taking a higher percentage than theaters would, the movie made less online than it was expected to in theaters, and the movie still had a full marketing budget, no, it's still deep in the red.

Sony's internal emails showed that they knew they had a huge turdburger on their hands. I'm sure they're pretty pleased with $36M, when they were probably facing a $10M opening weekend otherwise.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jan 6, 2015, 19:17 mag
 
RenownWolf wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 06:48:
Funny you mention her mag! When I first heard they were doing a GiTS real time movie I thought of the chicken from Pacific Rim. You know it's a bad choice when my wife goes "I have bad news for you..." and then shows me an article announcing it.

I'll watch it just like I watched Enders Game (that still hurts) but just like that I'll wait until the bargain bin unless the reviews are stellar. I really do fail to understand the casting choices and need to screw with the original story with movies. Sure you have to fit the medium... but they go right out and fuck with stuff. It blows my mind everytime.

I've seen a lot of other people bringing her up since I mentioned it, too. Great minds, and all that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2015, 02:24 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 16:07:
Bit puzzled why Levine would have an issue with a spiritual successor to system shock, as he plain stated that that's what Bioshock was.

New Freedom Force... eh. I enjoyed them well enough, but am not really clamoring for another one. A new System Shock, however, holy shit. I'd kickstart that for 200 bucks.

I think Bioshock Infinite was pretty good evidence that he just doesn't actually want to make games like System Shock anymore. He just wants to make interactive webisodes or whatever.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Jan 5, 2015, 21:44 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 21:25:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 19:21:
Oh great, they're going to butcher GiTS.

I know. Someone like Kate Beckinsale would be far better for it. Scarjo? No. Just no.

I think someone like Rinko Kikuchi would be a good pick. Actually Japanese, has a bit of the look, and looks okay doing action (some of that is stunt double, but less than you might expect). Beckinsale would probably be a step up from Johansson though, yeah. Better action movie chops.

This comment was edited on Jan 5, 2015, 22:04.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 4, 2015, 20:38 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 18:26:
Update: So Nvidia’s Senior PR, Bryan Del Rizzo contacted me and stated the following: “Untrue. Solely focused on delivering the best gaming experience with G-SYNC—which is shipping today from leading monitor OEMs.”. Looks like Nvidia doesn’t support the optional Adaptive Sync after all.

Ha, missed that. Still, it was allegedly said privately, to people under NDAs. Of course nvidia would refute it publicly when trying to sell their own thing. AMD's solution is cheaper, VESA added it as a part of DisplayPort, and I'd guess it pretty likely that Intel will support it.

nvidia'll be forced into supporting it within 18 months. $20 on it!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2015, 20:33 mag
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 16:47:
At least I can always count on the Bengals to lose the second they set foot in a play-off game

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 4, 2015, 18:23 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 17:22:
As far as system requirements for FreeSync, other than a display that supports DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync, you need a supported AMD GPU with a DisplayPort connection and a driver from AMD with FreeSync support.

There's no indication nvidia will ever support anything but gsync.

Nvidia promises support for G-Sync competitor Adaptive-Sync.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 4, 2015, 18:16 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 17:22:
I still haven't done the DLC for Skyrim yet, so yeah, I'm good for yet another playthrough or two still. Until Fallout 4 shows up this year at any rate.

I'll def grab Wolfensteen at some point but yeah, SoM is really effing good.

W2 didn't really grab me, but Shadowrun Berlin Director's Cut is the way to go and DoS as well. Pillars of Eternity better be ready to go in Feb however. They've had more than enough time now.

"Early Spring" is the current date. I'd expect to see it in April at the earliest, June more likely.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 4, 2015, 17:02 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 15:57:
Gsync can go fuck off and die for pricing themselves into the stratosphere. Anyone with that much money to blow is better off throwing more horsepower into their PC to hit a high framerate than buying overpriced gsync horseshit.

AMD is finally pushing their own propriety horseshit out this year, Freesync, which is hopefully going to be a lot fucking cheaper.

AMD had already told us that adding FreeSync / Adaptive-Sync capability to a monitor would prove to be quite easy technically and financially. In fact the company stated numerous times that FreeSync monitors would end up considerably cheaper than their Nvidia G-Sync counterparts.
The company’s Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, stated in November that he estimates the cost differential between two identical FreeSync and G-Sync monitors to amount to $100 less in favor of the FreeSync solution.

AMD's is not proprietary. It's supposed to be an open standard.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 1, 2015, 00:12 mag
 
Cram wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 22:09:
2.3 was one hell of an upgrade over 2.2 on the S1. Having been using Android for about four years now, no update has impressed me as much as 2.3 did over 2.2/2.1. The whole having to restart your phone once a day thing on 2.2/2.1, to going with 2.3 and having your phone last over 1000hrs before a restart was a nice touch.

I went straight from 2.2 to... what, 4.something? 2.2 did start rebooting every day when the hardware was about to fail, but never crashed as often as my Nexus 4 did on 4.x. And man, 5.0 is even worse than that. Need to reboot it every couple of days, or you'll find out suddenly that it has been ignoring phone calls for the past 24 hours.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2014, 13:58 mag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 13:25:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 12:03:
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 11:57:
Gee and the Tesla is still only 110k entry price. What a deal for a 400 miles. Rolleyes


Range is a problem, but for me the bigger problem would be that you can the throw the car away if you ever leave the battery unplugged during -10°C for longer than 24 hours. Ie, when you have a power outage for a day, you can throw your tesla.. away.

Great car, would instantly buy .. not

You'd just put a battery minder on it. Not a huge deal, but you do have to remember to do that.

On the flipside, when it's extremely cold, I also have to remember to go outside and de-ice my heatpump as well as my septic tank sprinklers, so it's just one of those things that you know you have to do when it's very cold.

And how many people who can afford a 100K Tesla S leave it outside of their garage, really?

In addition to that, I googled around out of curiosity and don't see anyone saying anything even close to what eRe4s3r is claiming. It's almost uniformly: "Leave the battery unplugged during -10C... and regenerative braking will be disabled until the battery warms up." Oooh noooo.

 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
5. Re: Hardware Reviews Dec 29, 2014, 19:34 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 19:24:
PHJF wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 18:58:
Sennheiser Sennheiser Sennheiser.

If you just want phones, HD 280 is $100. Their headsets are a lot more expensive, but with Sennheiser you get what you pay for.

I prefer Grado to Sennheiser.
Or used to. It's been almost a decade since I've compared, and that's a lot of time in headphones. Any purchases I've done in that decade have either had a microphone or been sound cancelling. I haven't purchased dedicated non-gaming non-SC headsets since my Grados in about 2005.


I hear a lot about the cheapness of construction of the Grados, and their warranty is only a year.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2014, 00:57 mag
 
Illumin wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 00:39:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 28, 2014, 10:48:
Not surprising about Game of Thrones. Access to current episodes is still behind two pay walls, TV service and HBO, and the Blu-rays are $35+ a season. Maybe when they make HBO-GO standalone they'll see the piracy levels drop.

35$ for 10 hours of entertainment. Thats like 5 movies. Frozen (on blueray) 1 hour 40 min long is $25.00 Pretty weak excuse to pirate Game of Thrones.

Still have to wait out almost a year of spoilers before you have that option.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 28, 2014, 20:20 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 28, 2014, 16:37:
Leave it to Ars to turn into a clickbait article. In the context NK said it they meant he was foolish, it wasn't racial. Besides, last time I checked Obama was half-white anyway.

They know what they're saying. Compare to something they said in May (per CNN):

You can also tell this by his appearance and behavior, and while it may be because he is a crossbreed, one cannot help thinking the more one sees him that he has escaped from a monkey's body

 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
14. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 28, 2014, 08:59 mag
 
Lizard Squad immediately used the 3000 vouchers to set up 3000 TOR nodes, giving them the ability to compromise the anonymity of pretty much any TOR user. So have fun with that.  
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News Comments > Boxing Day Safety Dance
2. Re: Boxing Day Safety Dance Dec 27, 2014, 00:27 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 26, 2014, 16:16:
So they stole $16 million. Now how much in bonuses did the Sr. Execs get last year, and how much money was allocated to their IT departments to combat the problem? I'm going to guess virtually everything went to the former and nothing to the latter.

Executive compensation for one of them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 23:06 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 20:52:
1badmf wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 17:00:
Killer Kane wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:14:
I got mine here, $22

http://www.wagnercompanies.com/festivus_poles.aspx

i still don't know what a festivus pole is =/

Me neither... it's a metal pipe with feet? For what? Put speakers on top?? Balance pizza on?

Seinfeld reference.
 
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