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News Comments > Facepunch Reveals Deuce
4. Re: Uhhh...no. Aug 2, 2014, 12:54 Creston
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 00:34:
Tennis crossed with Street Fighter?! How is that even possible? One is a ranged activity, the other a melee.

It's the kind of dumb crap that you'd expect to hear coming out of some cuntnozzle at a publisher.

"It's like Mario Kart meets Aliens meets Dance Dance Revolution! But then Rogue-like!"

 
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
8. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 2, 2014, 12:52 Creston
 
So it's Quake then?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 12:48 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 17:14:
Air braking.


In vacuum?

he might be referring to the thing they did in the movie 2010 when they had to slow down and basically skimmed off the planet's atmosphere it was kind of awesome because the whole ship was shaking and everybody was shaking and shitting themselves I thought that was one of the coolest parts of the movie.

Trying to do that when you're going near lightspeed would not be a Smart Idea(tm).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 12:47 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 17:11:
from what i've read they have no idea how it works. it was built first, and then the theories started coming in afterwards. NASA's own paper specifically mentions it doesn't want to get into theorizing and is just a proof of concept of the machine itself.

Well, at NASA, yes. This theory has been around for awhile, I think I first heard about it somewhere in the mid to late 2000s. It's basically a derivation of the Ion Thruster principle (though that still requires a small amount of mass to be used as propellant) that they started messing with and came up with this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 12:44 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 22:24:
Oh, responded in the other one - just feeling old.....saw a story over at Destructo about "what was the most influential game in your life". The responses were laughable...most started with super nes games...so I guess they are all youngins over there. I posted multiple games, starting with commodore 64 up to early PC stuff....

Damn, "influential". That's a hard one to come up with...

I'm gonna go with Ultima 3:Exodus, maybe. That was about the first game that ever made me go "Holy crap, there is a version available that looks better?" and made me get a new system for it. (I was playing the C64 version, got an Amiga for it, IIRC.) I also later bought it for my PC.

If I go with the game that really made me think about what I was doing and why I was doing it (in game), it'd be Ultima 4.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
11. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 1, 2014, 22:35 Creston
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 21:54:
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 21:23:
So... should all backers have gotten a beta key by now? Or do you need to retrieve that from somewhere?

I believe you log into your wasteland account (https://rangercenter.inxile-entertainment.com/login) and it's there (under game keys)? If you never registered, you want to use the email address you pledged with (that's how they verify who you are and what you get).


Thanks buddy
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
7. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 1, 2014, 21:23 Creston
 
So... should all backers have gotten a beta key by now? Or do you need to retrieve that from somewhere?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 16:24 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 14:51:
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 12:59:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 12:27:
Am I the only one who really wants this EmDrive to actually work? This is probably the best news i've seen in months.

It works. It's only been the US that somehow still seemed to believe it doesn't work, even though it was already validated more than once.

The theory has been around basically since the 60s, but it took awhile for man to build a working prototype. A similar concept exists for a drive that works by pushing aways photons, IIRC.

It gives only a tiny, tiny amount of thrust, but once you're out of the gravity well, it's plenty to propel basically anything. And since you can keep thrusting indefinitely, you could theoretically get up to quite near light speed with it. (I'd just hate to have to sit there and wait the 7000 years it'd take to slow back down again. )

Air braking.


In vacuum?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 13:14 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 13:50:
(I don't like PewDiePie much, IMHO he crosses over the line between silly and stupid, but he's certainly successful.)

I blame the Jersey Shore generation that thinks the crap on MTV is "Real Life" (see what I did there).

I don't know 1 person that actually knows who the F or what the F pewdiepie is. (or maybe who watches it - cause I would have to have a come to Jesus with them) I watched a few moments of a few videos. I couldn't stand it. (recently found out what and who it was)

And that guy makes money!? WTF!?

I like him. :p

In moderation, it's not as if I'll sit there and watch 30 minutes of him at once, but if I come across one of his videos, I'll giggle for a few minutes.

Not everything he does is great, of course, but seeing him play stuff like Amnesia is pretty damn funny.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 12:59 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 12:27:
Am I the only one who really wants this EmDrive to actually work? This is probably the best news i've seen in months.

It works. It's only been the US that somehow still seemed to believe it doesn't work, even though it was already validated more than once.

The theory has been around basically since the 60s, but it took awhile for man to build a working prototype. A similar concept exists for a drive that works by pushing aways photons, IIRC.

It gives only a tiny, tiny amount of thrust, but once you're out of the gravity well, it's plenty to propel basically anything. And since you can keep thrusting indefinitely, you could theoretically get up to quite near light speed with it. (I'd just hate to have to sit there and wait the 7000 years it'd take to slow back down again. )
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 1, 2014, 11:44 Creston
 
Zombie DLC... FFS, Rockstar.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 1, 2014, 11:42 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 11:15:
And how, then, do you prevent this?

Where I am now we have extremely large shared drives. In nearly every other job we didn't, so USB became the only way to transfer large files to each other. It wasn't at all uncommon for us to be working with massive Excel spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations that were poorly optimized and therefore well over 20-40MB. Can't email those.

Actually, there is nothing preventing you from emailing those other than an idiot email administrator who worries about the few thousand bucks in extra storage it would cost to allow it. There isn't some kind of magical barrier inherent in email that says "20 MB, no more!"

If you want to email a 15GB file, go right ahead. Just as long as the sending and receiving server allow it, nothing will stop that file from eventually getting there.

The problem with email is that people have no clue what the fuck they are doing, hit Reply to All on everything, and thus start propagating said 15GB file with frightening regularity. If it's sent to 10 people and someone hits reply to all, you've just added 150GB of burden to your email server storage.

So rather than educate users they just put stupidly low limits on it, and force people to use shit like USB sticks with all the joyful security holes that brings. But hey, security isn't the email admin's department, so what the fuck does it matter?

IT is just fucked. I've worked in 15-20 different IT departments, and they're all just as fucking dumb as the next one.

 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
27. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Aug 1, 2014, 11:36 Creston
 
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 08:07:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 22:47:
There is a marked difference between what someone expects and what someone is promised.

I agree. I find it quite interesting that so many people complain about minor differences in the ACM trailer compared to the game, but nobody much did the same when Bioshock: Infinite showed a whole sequence that never made it into the game and looked much better than the final game itself too. I guess because ACM itself was a bad game, people just stick to it!

Note that I'm not defending it, as it's blatant false advertising, and quite frankly I really wish that someone/something/whatever would put a fucking stop to it.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
26. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Aug 1, 2014, 11:33 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 23:46:
It varies from state to state and on the federal level how much "business" you can conduct while imprisoned, but legal proceedings on behalf of yourself are not considered to be business. You can sue while in jail, and can be sued. It would be a pretty grievous injustice to say that because you are incarcerated for some crime, that you cannot sue over an unrelated grievance you may have with another party. It would be a free for all on anyone incarcerated. Do whatever you want to them or their property, you can't be sued.

Yeah, that's true, and I guess it makes sense from that perspective. I'd have thought class-action lawsuits would be considered different, but apparently not, though it does seem to differ from state to state.

 
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News Comments > Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit
25. Re: Gearbox Fights Aliens Lawsuit Aug 1, 2014, 11:30 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 00:55:
How do you propose someone defends against a situation where he's put in jail because of a false judgment? By hoping?

1) Class action lawsuits are civil suits. Someone being put in jail is a criminal suit.

2) Fighting against a criminal suit that wrongly put you in jail is done through an appeals process, so it is considered part of the original criminal suit. This isn't the same as starting/joining a new (civil) suit.

Ergo, Latin, you're comparing apples and chunks of coal.

That said, it seems there's no difference as far as most states are concerned.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Beta Begins
58. Re: Elite Dangerous Beta Begins Jul 31, 2014, 23:37 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 06:18:
Wondering what it matters if it is all nothingness.......what is the point? If the game is so damn large, again, just empty space.

Honestly, I doubt the game actually contains a model of the entire galaxy, or even just of 38000 lightyears. Even if it contained nothing but vacuum, just the size of the list of coordinates alone would have to cause every system currently available to run out of memory?

There's undoubtedly some trickery going on somewhere.

Which is why I said the game is (currently) 55 systems large.

SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 30, 2014, 20:30:
Creston

I am a backer of both SC and Elite and to be honest with you I like the way Elite looks a lot more. It runs better on my system too.
Maybe I am just biased but the color scheme the way the ships leave those smoke trails, the visual effects of the heat wents and shield etc just gives me goose bumps.
Not to mention the sound effects and engine sounds, just kicks so much ass.

That's fair. I haven't played either, so it's hard to compare, but just from screenshots alone, I don't think E:D surpasses X-Rebirth. The graphics were the one thing Egosoft DID get right.
 
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News Comments > On the Legality of "Code Stripping"
9. Re: On the Legality of Jul 31, 2014, 23:28 Creston
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 16:44:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 09:58:
Obviously the solutions are: Sell regionally, with a reasonable price. None of this, it's $39 pounds here, 21 euro's there, and $19 in North America. And people won't want to find cheaper copies.
The problem is that when cheap gamers see how little buyers in underdeveloped nations such as Malaysia (and even Russia) are paying, they suddenly get angry and feel like they're paying too much. Except they have cause & effect reversed.

Underdeveloped nations get cheap games because the options for a publisher are simple: release it at a price the locals can afford or they'll just pirate it. It's the difference between making at least some revenue in that territory and making none.

It's a nice argument, but it doesn't change the fact that people in the west are basically being told "you're subsidizing the game for everyone in poor countries."

Then to top it off, they fuck you over with DRM because otherwise those selfsame poor people would pirate the shit out of it.

Yeah, I wonder why game buyers in the west get so angry over this.

And let's be honest here, it's one thing for a game to cost 2 bucks in Bangladesh. It's another thing entirely for a game to cost 30% more in Europe than it does in the US, or 17000000000000000000% more in Australia. What's their justification for that, other than "Well, we can control international prices, so FUCK YOU PAY MORE!"

 
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News Comments > On the Legality of "Code Stripping"
8. Re: On the Legality of Jul 31, 2014, 23:27 Creston
 
Ceribaen wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 15:03:
KS wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 13:50:
This just went to the Supreme Court last year in a case where a guy imported legally-purchased, non-pirate textbooks sold overseas much more cheaply, and resold them here for considerable profit, but still undercutting local prices.

The SC ruled "first sale doctrine" held, and copyright law did not forbid this action. I.e. once you bought a legitimate copy, you could re-sell it like any property.

The decision was 6-3, with mixed judges on both sides of it.

But you forget... 'but now do it on a computer' suddenly changes all the rules!

Mostly because every single one of the judges in the Supreme Court is at least 247 fucking years old, and has no idea what all this confounded wizardry of computers even means.

They struggle with fucking EMAIL.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 31, 2014, 23:23 Creston
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 18:45:
wtf_man wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 15:17:
I'm not sure why her or her sisters and mother are even famous, let alone who would want a barbie dress-up app of that cow.

At least Jenner was famous for being in the olympics. But WTF have the Kardashians ever accomplished?

The man had his girlfriend support him financially while he trained for the Olympics [and then dumped her].

He wouldn't have had time for the Olympics if his necessities weren't taken care of by another person.

That's true of just about every single Olympic Athlete.

As for the Kardashians, it just shows how fucking stupid the average American is. Don't get me wrong, the girl has nice tits, but that's really about all she has.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 23:18 Creston
 
Burn Leland Yee. I hope you rot in fucking jail, miserable shitbag.
 
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