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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2012, 13:16 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 13:10:
FOOOOTTTBAAAAHHHHHH!

VIKINGS (we will not only beat the Crap Pack but AP will set the all time rush record for the season the spread is only 3.5 for GB I will update you from my seats. ;P), Bills, Saints, TB (no one is playing on ATL are they?), Bengals, Steelers, Texans, Texans, Giants, da Bears, Pats, Bolts, Broncos, Niners, Hawks, and a game that doesn't matter Cowgirls.

Big day for a lot of teams....

I don't know if the Texans will be allowed to win the Titans/Jags game.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2012, 02:30 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 02:28:
Jensen wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 02:02:
Resellers love giving specs that are meaningless. I notice it with monitors:

Dynamic contrast ratio
pixel response time (several ways to measure this)
viewing angles (measuring method worthless)
"HD" (all monitors are HD)

They rarely advertise specs that are important to me: lag, bit depth, panel type.
Panel type probably being the most important indicator of image quality, but it's almost never indicated.

If it's not indicated, then it's a TN panel. IPS always says so, PVA usually says so. Easy.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 20:13 mag
 
Axis wrote on Dec 29, 2012, 19:58:
I guess if you are console-brained, messing with settings and tinkering with hardware may give you sad panda face.

For PC gamers, the majority PREFER to tweak to their tastes. We've seen it a million times before and if we wanted that guess what - we'd buy a console.

He's not saying anything 'wild, crazy new or otherwise', it's been said many times over the years... article to the trash bin.


I love messing with my hardware, but the commonality for PC gamers should be in... playing games on a PC, not in fighting with the machine. What he's saying is pretty obvious. Slap a label on a PC that says it can/can not play games, so that neophytes can get their toes wet.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 19:31 mag
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 29, 2012, 18:33:
Rigs wrote on Dec 29, 2012, 17:50:
CPU: Core i3/2.xghz (SandyBridge-2012)
RAM: 12gb DDR3/1600
Video: AMD Radeon 7770/2gb

How is that confusing?

Because Granny Smith/Mom Smith has no idea what the fuck any of that means when they are buying games for little Billy. In fact, the people who actually know the specifics of their machines are a very, very small margin in the worldwide computer ownership numbers. Most people will say "It has Windows" or "It's a Dell"...because all they know are name brands.

Ergo, this, and any, attempt at a technical standard will fall flat on its face.

What's faster, a Radeon 6950 or a Radeon 7770? What's faster, a GTX 680 or an Intel HD 4000? An i5 3750k or an i7 2600k? An i5 3570/3.4GHz or an AMD FX 8350/4.0GHz

Is DDR3/1066 faster than DDR2/800?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2012, 20:34 mag
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 28, 2012, 20:23:
Still better than dubstep.

I saw that yesterday. Kid's skilled. Has talent and an ear for it. "Still better than dubstep" and "Hes ready for a life beating buckets for change on street corners" are so condescending. :/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2012, 15:14 mag
 
Good riddance, TNF.

Ugh, the last week is always so damn hard. I'm too lazy to research the playoff picture to see what everyone is playing for, so we're just going to flail wildly.

Falcons, Bills, Bengals, Steelers, Bears, Titans, Giants, Saints, Colts, Packers, Seahawks, Patriots, Broncos, Chargers, 49ers, ...Redskins?
 
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News Comments > Festivus Metaverse
6. Re: Time Warner Dec 25, 2012, 01:57 mag
 
Capitan wrote on Dec 24, 2012, 01:49:
Where in the world do you beat yourself on the chest with having a 15 Mbps cable connection? And you really wonder why they still upgrade these cable networks? It's like having "artificial respiration" on a technology from the 90's...?

And the normal price is $50/mo+equipment for that 15mbps.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 24, 2012, 13:39 mag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 24, 2012, 12:36:
I have no idea what's been going on with Christmas shopping this weekend. Twice this weekend I found myself going to the mall, and twice I was able to just drive there, park, get what I needed and leave without any traffic issues or the place being packed or whatever.

Did everyone shop early? On Saturday I figured I was going to be in for Hell when I had to be at the mall at 11 am...

Creston


On Saturday I stopped at a strip mall for lunch (with a huge parking lot and not a lot of Christmas-gift-y stores) and it took me 30 minutes to park. The interstate off-ramp were backed up for a couple miles, around one mall.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 24, 2012, 03:56 mag
 
banddirector wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 23:46:
mag wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 22:07:
Holy shit, Seattle/49ers. I figured this one could go either way.

I believe Cutter mentioned that an SF victory was a lock.

Eat some crow ....

I would be gloating if I'd actually followed through with my misgivings and picked the Seahawks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 22:07 mag
 
Holy shit, Seattle/49ers. I figured this one could go either way.  
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Trailer
13. Re: Crysis 3 Trailer Dec 23, 2012, 19:28 mag
 
Krizzen wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 19:04:
This new genre of "games" really needs a name. You know, the type of game that blurs the line between interactive game and plain old movie? They need a name, especially the ones that blur it so much that it's more of an interactive movie than an actual game featuring actual gameplay elements.

iMovie perhaps?

JRPG?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 14:44 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 14:15:
All right here is what I've assembled in my current "to read" collection:

The First Law - Joe Abercrombie (three books)
The Prince of Nothing - R. Scott Bakker (three books)
Tales of the Dying Earth - Jack Vance (four books)
Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny
The Great Book of Amber - Roger Zelazny (ten books)

Zelazny is great. Vance is in my to-read pile, too.

Going to recommend again, since I came in late to the last thread: The Book of the New Sun
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Tech Question of the Night Dec 22, 2012, 01:19 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 22, 2012, 00:35:
Formatted my system from Win 7 64 to Win 7 32bit, and having all sorts of problems with games I never had issues with. Skyrim (no mods) and Rage seem to be the big contenders. Defrag'd Scandisked, latest vid drivers, older vid drivers, checked Steam integrity.
Anyone think of anything I might be missing?

What do you mean formatted? Did you do a completely new install with Win7 x64, reinstall everything?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Dec 21, 2012, 23:21 mag
 
I blame the artificial left-vs-right the-country-is-being-destroyed screaming matches on TV.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: just so you know Dec 21, 2012, 14:43 mag
 
Orphic Resonance wrote on Dec 21, 2012, 13:39:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2012, 11:32:
I just thought it was sort of weird to have it on the same day as the winter solstice. I was really looking forward to surviving it and getting my Fallout/Mad Max on and referring to it as "the before time...in the long, long ago."

its supposed to be on the winter solstice, and its supposed to be the day when the rising sun visually aligns with the center of the elliptical plane of the milky way galaxy... a cycle that takes 26000 years

it was a projection of an astronomical event, calculated back in 500BC ...

thats what the mayans were doing - all this "end of the world" stuff came much much later, via Terence McKenna

Per Wikipedia:
There is no clear evidence that the classic Maya were aware of precession. Some Maya scholars, such as Barbara MacLeod,[41] Michael Grofe,[88] Eva Hunt, Gordon Brotherston, and Anthony Aveni,[89] have suggested that some Mayan holy dates were timed to precessional cycles, but scholarly opinion on the subject remains divided.[28] There is also little evidence, archaeological or historical, that the Maya placed any importance on solstices or equinoxes.[28][90] It is possible that only the earliest among Mesoamericans observed solstices,[91] but this is also a disputed issue among Mayanists.[28][90] There is also no evidence that the classic Maya attached any importance to the Milky Way; there is no glyph in their writing system to represent it, and no astronomical or chronological table tied to it.[92]
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2012, 04:34 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 19:08:
mag wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 17:32:
Alright, here we go. Nothing clever, this time. Just some straight up (terrible) picks.

Falcons, Raiders, Dolphins, Bengals, Patriots, Colts, Cowboys, Redskins, Rams, Chargers, Packers, Texans, Broncos, Bears, Giants, 49ers.

Lots of hard games this week. Steelers are falling apart, but the Bengals can't win against Pittsburgh at home. Rams vs. Bucs is... hard. Giants vs. Ravens? Which good-but-collapsing team will win? Ugh. Rooting for a Ravens loss just because it'll help the Bengals. 49ers vs. Seahawks should probably be wild.

Pats, Packers, Broncos seem like the only sure things, this week.

I'd call the Falcons, Redskins, and 49ers a lock as well.

Ah, right. You're right about the Falcons and Redskins. 49ers/Seahawks, not so sure. Seattle has been really good at running up the score lately. But so have the Pats, and we saw what happened to them.
 
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News Comments > Free EA Expansions on GOG.com
12. Re: Free EA Expansions on GOG.com Dec 21, 2012, 04:18 mag
 
Oh fuck yeah. SMACX. Here we come!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 17:32 mag
 
Alright, here we go. Nothing clever, this time. Just some straight up (terrible) picks.

Falcons, Raiders, Dolphins, Bengals, Patriots, Colts, Cowboys, Redskins, Rams, Chargers, Packers, Texans, Broncos, Bears, Giants, 49ers.

Lots of hard games this week. Steelers are falling apart, but the Bengals can't win against Pittsburgh at home. Rams vs. Bucs is... hard. Giants vs. Ravens? Which good-but-collapsing team will win? Ugh. Rooting for a Ravens loss just because it'll help the Bengals. 49ers vs. Seahawks should probably be wild.

Pats, Packers, Broncos seem like the only sure things, this week.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 12:13 mag
 
Haha. Sorry, Blue. Dolph Lundgren was Miami. Though I should have picked him instead of the Jets/Titans game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 03:19 mag
 
Tehol wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 02:19:
i want to pitch in....:)
i suggest r scott bakker's prince of nothing trilogy and brom's child thief. they are dark and gritty if you are into this and glen cook is always good.


I'm going to throw in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, as per usual.
 
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