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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2014, 11:28 mag
 
1badmf wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 17:15:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 14:29:
mag wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 14:26:
Still in love with my G700s, not sure how you cavemen put up with your wired mice!

+1 Love my G700s. (Although mine mostly stays plugged in because I always forget to charge it.)

nother 700s user here. great ergos, but the battery life isn't so great. with gaming it'll last a day before i have to plug in. i just leave it plugged in all the time now which is sad. i came from using the cheap wireless ones that last months on a single battery, so switching to this is a little irritating, but all gaming mice are like this so, whatevs.

I plug it in when I put the computer to sleep at night, and in the morning it's good to go for the whole day. Or if I forget, I plug it in for the first hour, and it's fine after that.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Master of Shadows Released
5. Re: Styx: Master of Shadows Released Oct 8, 2014, 11:25 mag
 
Iiiiiiii'm SAILING awaaaaaaaaay!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2014, 14:26 mag
 
Still in love with my G700s, not sure how you cavemen put up with your wired mice!  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 5, 2014, 19:47 mag
 
Aero wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 19:31:
On the other hand as a result of coin miners, the price of the 780 Ti cards might plummet. If it's miners driving the prices up, the 780 Ti could end up cheaper than the 970. Given how much more power efficient the 900 series is than the 700 series, any miners using GPUs will need one, but power is not much of a concern to gamers.

The Maxwell GPUs seem to be a pretty big shake up, one way or the other. It's the most impressed I've been with a generational leap in a while, especially considering they couldn't use a finer manufacturing process. I haven't been following Nvidia or TSMC's plans, but it will be interesting to see what the half step (Ti presumably) will be... if they can manage a 16nm stepping they could be pretty amazing.

And, of course, AMD likely has a similarly interesting response.

No one used the 7xx series to mine (except for the 750 or whatever). They were terrible for OpenCL. There might be a flood of miner-destroyed R9 280x's on ebay, though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
27. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 3, 2014, 17:02 mag
 
Julio wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 16:48:
So as far as I know, Microsoft hasn't announced any real benefits that Windows 10 will offer. So why buy it?

Here's the list I have so far:
-It may not suck as bad as Windows 8 (which is irrelevant to those on Win 7)
-It will ship with DirectX12

Support for virtual desktops out of the box is a big one.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Oct 3, 2014, 01:49 mag
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:50:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:27:
Planetary Annihilation on Steam. Save 50%.

Ooo. Half off already?

Yup PA was a disaster, we now know why Supcom 1 had such a troubled development. The team is just fucking incompetent. FYI, the team on Supcom 1 split Taylor and some went one way, Mavor (The fat guy in the PA videos) and others went the other to uber.

Uber has proven it was the the element weighing supcom down with the disaster that is PA. Supcom 2 while not the sequel we wanted was a respectable offering despite all its problems, Taylor had at least found the fun in the game.

Couldn't disagree more. PA's got some work that needs doing, and some UI adjustments would go a long way (minimaps as 2D projections of the planets would be awesome) to alleviating them. SupCom 2 was just... bad. There was nothing interesting, nothing fun about it at all. Boring.
 
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General Discussion > NFL Week Five
4. Re: NFL Week Five Oct 2, 2014, 23:38 mag
 
Blue wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 07:59:
Pick time!

http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/2014/en/group?groupID=59532
http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/2014/en/group?groupID=65534

I did okay again picking last week, and am hanging in there in both leagues so far. Picking straight winners and the spread is obviously tricky, but when you work it right, it can be very gratifying. This happened for me this week when I picked the 49ers to win outright and picked the Eagles to cover the 5.5 point spread in the game, making me a double winner when the 49ers won by five. It hurts when you get both games wrong like that, but hitting them both was cool.

I saw complaints last week about the Giants being hard to predict, I don't think you should expect sympathy from me about them being erratic, and certainly not for picking against them. But the NFL can be tough to predict all over, and there are a bunch of teams that are hard to figure at this point (are the Cowboys actually good? Are the Patriots actually terrible?). I will say that watching the G-men closely all season, they look more genuine than not at this point, and their line-play has been strong on both sides of the ball, which was the big question about them. BTW, Eli''s performance last week of 5 TDs (one rushing) and one pick should have been six TDs... the interception was a ball he put into Ruben Randle's hands in the end zone, which got knocked loose before Randle established possession.

The funniest note about the Giants' strong performance is that Larry Donnell, who lead all tight ends in fantasy points for the week, lost his own fantasy matchup for the week by 15 points because he started Vernon Davis instead of himself. Priceless.

I am doing pretty terrible in the straight pick-em, but somehow I've been winning the Spread since week 2. Reznor's right on my tail, though--I'm waiting for that one bad week that's going to kick me out of contention.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 2, 2014, 03:55 mag
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 03:40:
What the fuck is Intersex?

Wikipedia's not hard to use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2014, 20:25 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 20:16:
nin wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 20:05:
mag wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 19:48:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 19:35:
What the f$#k happened to Windows 9? I guess Microsux doesnt know about the even number curse?

Apparently the whole decision was as simple as the fact that there are a lot of programs that look for something as stupid as

// Checks if Windows 95 or Windows 98
if (windowsVersion starts with 9){
do stuff
}

If that's true (and I have no reason to doubt you), that's a fucking riot!

It's a rumor that came from someone claiming to work for Microsoft on Reddit, which is slightly sketchy, and he says it was the internal rumor, and let me say that when working at a company that large internal rumors are often total fabrications.

But then there's this:
Over 4000 hits

Haha, Yeah, that's what I heard. So obviously, grain of salt. But hilarious and totally believable.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2014, 19:48 mag
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 19:35:
What the f$#k happened to Windows 9? I guess Microsux doesnt know about the even number curse?

Apparently the whole decision was as simple as the fact that there are a lot of programs that look for something as stupid as

// Checks if Windows 95 or Windows 98
if (windowsVersion starts with 9){
do stuff
}
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 1, 2014, 04:01 mag
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 07:09:
I could go on all day! Here's another one for you...iPhones are on average more expensive than Android phones. Therefore, richer (and more successful) people can afford the former in greater numbers. I mean really, the entire thing is ridiculous. Yes, it does tell you something more about the average iPhone user, but using that in a comparison (to Android users) is completely worthless from a scientific standpoint.

That's going to be it. I'd go as far as to say that the Android userbase probably just represents a larger cross-section of the population at large (there are far more Android devices out there than iPhones), whereas the iPhone is going to be exclusively the richer people. Duh.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2014, 03:53 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 22:36:
RE: Windows 9. From my acquaintance at MS, he said they were going back to their roots with Windows 9: a desktop-centric, mouse-driven O/S designed to take full advantage of the power of the modern PC.

However, once the smart-watch got released, they scrapped it and started from scratch, deciding they needed to get desktop users used to the vagaries of the smart-watch O/S. Thus Windows 10 was born.

That is hilarious and disappointing and so entirely Microsoft if true.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
8. Re: New AMD Catalyst Drivers Sep 30, 2014, 14:58 mag
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 14:04:
it's not just his card. I have a Sapphire Vapor-X 290. I was also having the BSOD's and I troubleshooted it down to playing hardware acceleration in web browsers caused them.

So in firefox disable hardware acceleration for videos and such. Also disabled it on flash.

So watching youtube and such looks shittier but at least now I get zero bsods. so at least now I never crash.

I'm assuming these drivers don't fix the underlying problem?

Definitely is not fixed by going to nvidia. I get the same kinda shit on my GTX 770 when hardware acceleration's enabled. Firefox shits the bed a couple times a day.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 19:11 mag
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:06:
"Life is Feudal" hohoho, quite clever. The videos of it actually look pretty good, but it's still in "Early Alpha..." for $40.

Not sure how they can get away with that title.

The Settlers was also known as "Serf City: Life is Feudal"
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 28, 2014, 17:55 mag
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 14:40:
I've met more than one highly intelligent person with very advanced degrees who are unable to find work in their field at at a decent pay rate. People become so specialized with PhDs that they all end up competing for the same 20 or 30 jobs. When there's a glut of PhDs it causing degree hiring inflation, which is even worse.

As an aside, I wish people would recognize that having a HS diploma is the same has having no diploma and fund free public education through to the level of at least an associate's or trade school education. Also, the stigma on trade work needs to be erased. There is nothing great about any white collar worker that sets him above a good plumber or welder.


PhD high energy physics, here. Having trouble finding work.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 27, 2014, 01:51 mag
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 22:44:
"Bash Bug “Shellshock” Is as Large an Issue as Heartbleed."

And it doesn't affect Windows or Android. I love watching smug Apple fanboys/press sites (which are largely one in the same) squirming to justify how this, the bending phones and the two emergency iOS 8 updates in two days are no big deal because it's Apple. So delicious.

Far be it from me to defend Apple, but this is really not an Apple issue. Bash is old and exists in far more than OS X.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 26, 2014, 05:16 mag
 
jimnms wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 21:22:
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:09:
I also always try to buy "Enterprise" class drives whenever possible. Highest tier I can get my hands on, not the budget models, for sure. Data integrity is a pretty damned important aspect of any system, and there's no reason to skimp in that regard.

Didn't read very far into the article did you?
All the drives are "consumer grade" rather than "enterprise" drives, because enterprise drives are more than twice the price. Backblaze says: "Even if there were no warranty, a 15 percent annual failure rate on the consumer 'desktop' drive and a 0 percent failure rate on the 'enterprise' drive, the breakeven would be 10 years, which is longer than we expect to even run the drives for."

For home use, a 15% failure rate would be catastrophic if you don't keep extremely good backups, and a 0% failure rate may very well be worth twice the price. They're sticking these drives into a setup where it doesn't matter if the drive fails--the only hiccup is that they're out the manhours it takes to run around hot-swapping them all into the arrays.

For a home user, a drive failure means (at worst) complete loss of everything and (at best) the time and effort it takes to restore from backup, reinstall the OS (if that's the drive that got hit), etc. etc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
46. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 05:06 mag
 
Julio wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 04:01:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 23:04:
Let it go. You will resolve nothing.

Not when #Gamergate is winning. Not when the SJWs continue their agenda against male gamers. Not until Kotaku and SJW sites of that ilk are gone. Feels to me like those involved would like nothing better than for it to 'go away'. Not going to happen.

Everyone that says this whole mess is about fighting the corrupt practices of the video gaming press, this is what you're fighting against. There's this whole other group of people that insist it's about a fight against this nebulous SJW conspiracy, the chief tenants of which seem to be:

1) Wouldn't it be nice if there were more female protagonists in video games?
2) Maybe have some other female characters that aren't just there to scream/be rescued/be annoying/be abused. Remember Alyx Vance? Wasn't she kinda awesome?
3) Maybe as a community we should make an effort to call out the kids when they're being assholes to women. Such as: asking every female voice in TF2 for pics of her breasts (you know you've seen this), calling people bitches and the like (seen it in this thread), and so on.
4) Maybe the devs and PR should up their level of maturity themselves, in that respect, when interacting with the community.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
37. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 22:19 mag
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 22:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:21:
Jesus, man. To quote Axis, "wrong."

Note the part where "to help sell that game."
Not a single person that reviewed Depression Quest is alleged to have slept with Zoe Quinn.

Or do you think it's just unconscionable that reviewers have sex with people that also make games, even if they never, ever review the games the people they have sex with make? Because there are hundreds of thousands of people that make games, and some of them have relations with people that cover games. It's true in every industry.
Wrong? Hardly. See, you're still stuck on "reviewed" which was never the issue. Rather it was "mention in the context of other titles, mainly at the start of an article." Or do you keep forgetting that?

Do you realize that in the world of real media that reviewers and sources don't bang each other. Or when they're "too close to a source" that they recuse themselves in it. You realize that doing anything like this in any other industry would be grounds for disciplinary action or outright dismissal.

Honestly, I've been trying to ignore this thing, but it keeps popping up everywhere, so now I'm trying to catch up. Can you provide some links? What articles? What person? Who are you talking about? Nathan Grayson? That's who she (allegedly?) had a relationship with, right? Sometime from May-June, according to the ex boyfriend.

I see one article by Nathan Grayson on Kotaku that even mentions Depression Quest (in the most *fleeting* way possible). From March.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 17:36 mag
 
KS wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:49:
I hope children in Seattle die insane and screaming in pain from rabies from rat bites from rats chowing down and multiplying on food garbage in compost piles.

Preferrably kids of these regulators.

Also, bonus for scientific ignorance whining about CO2 in the atmosphere while whining about carbon sequestration AKA burying food (or yard) waste in landfills to combat it under the false, leftover 1970s fraud that landfill space is limited.

Wow.
 
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