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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Economic Rollback
8. Re: Elite: Dangerous Economic Rollback Jan 9, 2015, 13:06 HorrorScope
I think is where I enter:
The offline version doesn't have this problem.
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
30. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 22:03 HorrorScope
I tell you how I lost a lot of HW over time.... not having a UPS fronting the pc, that is one wise investment in pc health right there. My failures are almost all electric spike related, my main thing was power supply failures. Since I went to UPS's, I don't know 4'ish years ago with a small army of pc's, way better, no-brainer better. I just got one that gave me around 15 minutes up-time, if power goes out, the software is set to shutdown properly after 5 minutes.

As for building systems or not, there are answers on both ends. You can buy some cheap ass pc's with a good proc with basic 8 gigs of ram with a big enough case to stick in a good Vc and be done with it. Those systems have a warranty, come ready to go, very easy to deal with.

Once you have a good case, power supply, drives, etc, then you are really only MB/Proc/Ram and VC'ing it, so at that point you might as well just buy the parts if you have the know how.

But if you want the best of the best, then you will be on your own.

Me maintaining 4 gaming system, I am about price/performance and for me there are ways to save a lot of dough from others building high-end systems, but still get to run 1080p with everything important on Very High/Ultra. Waiting to see what VR brings and what will be my new minimums.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 8, 2015, 21:24 HorrorScope
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 14:14:
In my country we have a sizeable Muslim minority. Many run successful businesses. They're contributors. Reliable honest people to deal with. Yet get a little closer you realise they have an agenda of control. Of making it about Islam. Or using Islam to push their own agendas, be it making money or just generally trying to domineer. A 12 person civic society committee my father was on had a single Muslim member. He presented as the nice moderate business man in the corner. Until he wanted something, upon which he'd explode into entitled rage until he got his way. The man once showed up at our house raving angrily. You'd never tell how pent up he was in normal dealings.

I don't think a culture so controlling of it's woman, so controlling generally, is in any sense healthy. Extremism grows from within Islamic culture. They want to dominate.

That is any party, their religion brings like minds together and then they plan on how to obtain power to satisfy their securities. The rest of the world does the same thing. That is called competition.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 21:22 HorrorScope
Quboid wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 17:31:
Are there actually "PCs are dying" articles? This article says that a year ago pundits were declaring it dead yet almost exactly a year ago I was wondering the same thing.

The same point still goes, that these articles could simply be on sites that I don't visit and Blue doesn't link to - there's always someone saying something stupid somewhere on the Internet.

Pc dead means different things to different people. To Steam users the PC Death has been debunked many years back now. Home media systems, perhaps dead enough. Business comes and goes, more of upgrading plans which for each company is different. There is a time it is saturated until the next big jump happens. Phones and tablets will hit the same walls in time. For an investor, yes perhaps it is dead, that is the last thing I care about when it comes to is the pc dead. Games are as healthy as ever, probably by a long ways better. Dev/management tools are pretty solid and plenty of choice, for a person who needs a pc, I don't see many weaknesses out there today.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 21:19 HorrorScope
Axis wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 11:55:
ldonyo wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:37:
With hardware requirements like Witcher 3's, the PC isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Never was. Just idiots who know nothing about the industry found a new fad to repeat which led to media outlets with equal lack of experience to regurgitate the same story...

What I like is looking at the minimum pc spec for the Witcher, that spec looks higher than the power in the consoles. I lol on that a bit.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 21:16 HorrorScope
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 21:09:
I haven't purchased a Blu-Ray anything...ever. I don't see the point. By the time I invest in the technology, and invest in building a significant library, "Super Uber Mega Deluxe 9000 SEE-THE-SWEAT-DRIP-OFF-A-HOBBIT'S-BALLSACK-HAIR 2048K" is the new standard. Fuck it, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and the like are good enough for me. If I want to watch a movie, it's for the story and spectacle. The fact that it is .075% less black than flavor-of-the-month optical media is pointless to me. I just don't have the crippling level of autism or OCD needed to notice it.

You make it sound like it is costly, timely and hard. You just go pay $50 like a DVD player back in the day, plug it in (now you got netflix to) and you rent or buy like you did DVDs. So you don't have to try and complex it all up with a bunch o words like that.

I agree, for many they are happy with the quality they do get via cable and streaming. I'm just saying in my case it is noticeably better than anything else right now (I haven't seen home 4k feeds yet), but if one doesn't care they don't care. I still do and there are still several levels of videophiles above me.

I've said about 5 years ago, expect streaming bit rates to be played with and lowered when it allows more content to be offered and saves the companies $$$. That is the nature of the beast. With BR there is no compromise like that going on, they can give you full rez at high bit rates on the same single disk.
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
14. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 21:08 HorrorScope
DangerDog wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 20:45:
I think it's misguided to think of Steam OS as a desktop replacement for Windows, it's just another walled garden if you think about it - Steam takes their cut too and there has been grumblings over it being too high from many developers/publishers as well.

If Microsoft completely killed off the desktop and prevented you from loading anything you wanted on your PC then everyone would switch to either Mac or Linux - well everyone except the simpletons that think metro apps are the best thing since sliced bread.

It was more fantasy of neckbeards thinking it would shine some sort of light on making Linux a gaming platform finally. It has a tiny bit, but it has so far to go that I fear it'll never be a 100% replacement for windows gaming.

Great point, Gabe sends out Wall Garden Everyone Freak Out cards... Then he creates his walled garden and those he has accused haven't even created a wall garden yet. Wow sounds like our gov't sometimes, sounds like something from the Art of War.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
31. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 8, 2015, 21:03 HorrorScope
Cutter wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 12:44:
Fuck the peace-at-any-price crowd. There's nothing hypocritical in being intolerant of the intolerant. The vast majority of us fall into the 'live and let live' camp. Believe whatever the hell you want but the moment that you start trying to force your values on me and mine then we have a serious problem.

I agree with this, but this goes against your Hatred argument where you feel it should be taken from us because you don't care for it.

My gut says we aren't so innocent here either, they've all been caught in too many lies now, that a person looking for as much truth as possible, just can't buy into what they sell without question. IMO they have earned that. Action-reaction. War can't bring peace, only peace can. But Peace doesn't sell or pay the bills, right?
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 18:40 HorrorScope
jdreyer wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 17:43:
THIS is the Oculus Killer you're looking for!

5th pic in that article is ridiculous. We don't need a killer at this time, we just need them to get this thing out to us.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 18:37 HorrorScope
The specs look great on Ultra Blue Ray to me. There is no comparison today that BR blows anything out of the water, streaming is pretty good, but it doesn't have the fidelity or bit-rate more importantly to compare the two. Ultra with those specs, movies should look amazing on those, especially with projectors. But it is no surprise that streaming/cable/satellite is winning because the avg viewer just doesn't care that much. But if you do, it's very noticeable.

Quboid, the thing I feel with BR sales is I think a lot of us have learned, that in the corner sits a movie rack worth a $1000 plus and it is rarely used, 2008 again really put a damper on free spending. I love me some Red Box, just don't want to spend more than a $5 for a movie anymore.

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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
4. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 18:11 HorrorScope
Between Steam Machine or Living Room PC's, I like Steam Machine.

Reminds me a bit of the Longest Yard... Green Machine.
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Evolve
6. Re: Gone Gold - Evolve Jan 8, 2015, 18:07 HorrorScope
Did they decide on a new price point?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 8, 2015, 11:53 HorrorScope
Verno wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:52:
A grown man who doesn't know how to use snapchat should not be using snapchat. Hell, a grown man shouldn't be using snapchat. What the hell was he doing friending students on there anyway? Coach or not, that's fucking weird. Work and personal life separation barrier man, especially if you're interacting with female students. Male teachers have a hard enough time getting work as it is without bullshit like this.

Some comments explain why. There is a thought that email and facebook are already been there done that old. Not surprising with Facebook, the adults have took it over and from being a kid once, you never wanted to talk/show your trash to places they were, most uncool thing ever.

They mention in comments how organized activities are handled mostly through these social media tools today.

So it's not the tech, it's the content. Guy accidentally slips in the wrong DVD at Christmas dinner, you don't say, "dude should have never had a DVD".

We can't tell for certain he's a sex criminal, what we can tell is he made a mistake and we can use it to maybe learn a bit something from it. I don't use things like snap-chat nor take pictures of myself even just a normal selfie, next one will be first, but I'm old like that. HERE IS THE ANSWER: You have to keep telling yourself every day this "I am not everyone, people are different, people are different at different ages". It explains almost everything, we all know it, but that is why different things happen and then we sit back and think "well why would someone do that?", we aren't all of like mind, we know that, respect it.

No one is dead, the girls will recover, sounds like they didn't really suffer, more of "OMG what? Hey everyone look at this!", they'll figure out if he is a pedo and take care of him if so. For losing your job, yep that is totally appropriate even if it was a mistake, things have consequences and you can't mess up like this with no repercussions.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jan 7, 2015, 19:15 HorrorScope
It's 5 year mission...

Seems like they are going to need a lot more players.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 7, 2015, 19:14 HorrorScope
I believe the FBI, hows bout you?  
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News Comments > Wizardry Online Revival Speculation
3. Re: Wizardry Online Revival Speculation Jan 7, 2015, 19:10 HorrorScope
This mo fo doesn't need a revival. The only revival this needs is to get this name out of the shitty jap devs hands and make a real update Wizardry. The only thing the name has value with, the only thing that players of Wizardry wants. What is so hard to figure out here?  
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
5. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 7, 2015, 19:09 HorrorScope
Steam Machine dead, that is a pretty big fail, they get all hot and heavy about MS's Walled Garden(tm) and we need something better. Do a shit load of linux work, fumble around with a controller for forever, had a huge splash two years ago with at least 6 manufactures showing off their systems and nothing. Fail. Stick with Steam only, because really it's the only thing you are doing that gets released.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 6, 2015, 11:47 HorrorScope
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 21:24:
1badmf wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 18:23:
i think that dish article needs a post of its own. it's the game changer in cable packages - a la carte internet tv, $5 per extra channel of your choice. the chord cutters have won!

It's a start but still not right. No one even wants to pay for a basic package anymore and $5 a channel is too much. Just let people pick and choose the channels they want for buck a month. That's it right there. That's all people want. All I want is PBS, TCM, TVO, and Teletoon Retro. And I'd grab a sports channel during football season. I'd only pay $5 a month if it was commercial free.

I love how you just come in and set a rate, a buck a month, why not a nickel? $5 imo is the best you are going to see with some wanting 10 or more, depending on who and what they are giving up. $1, yeah that is happening.

I have a $100 to play with and I don't need 2/3's of what I do have.

Locals one can get OTA.

Above I can see could be a very basic list of stations. Do that for $35-$40'ish and I'm yours type of thing. I just saved $65 and have plenty from TV.

I also like the idea of paying a bit more and the locals if they come with a near 100% on demand back catalog of their products. At that point say add $5 per major, that would be x4 now I'm at $55/$60 and have a total catalog.

This is where I want to be.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 6, 2015, 11:33 HorrorScope
"But if one Justice had voted with her personal feelings rather than with her understanding of the law, things might have gone very differently."

You could say that about a lot of things. If only I were king...

I get it, it is a struggle, but that is part of understanding her position and why things make it to them. These aren't black and white overall, you need to understand you can OK something but not be totally satisfied doing so. Nature of the beast, so many sayings could be used to what she if feeling, sort of understood, so don't get to deep about things that are known going into the job.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 6, 2015, 11:17 HorrorScope
jdreyer wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 19:23:
Hands-on with the LG G Flex 2—another inexplicably curved smartphone.

Not sure why it's inexplicable. Our faces and bodies are curved. A curved phone better fits our natural contours.

To me perhaps as a phone it works better for everything else I don't see a beni. I don't get the curved tv's either. I would get the curved monitors if they actually wrapped around your head and your head was inside the curve. Otherwise, nope don't get it.
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