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Nickname Sepharo
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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
Total Comments 6786 (Guru)
User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
72. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 15, 2015, 19:49 Sepharo
 
I was surprised a few times by the hydroelectric dam.
First I put it in and everything was good for a bit... Then suddenly I have no water, the dam lowered the water levels down stream and the pumps weren't reaching it any longer. So then I put the pumps upstream of the dam but then I didn't have enough electricity because I reduced the amount of water getting to the dam. Then much later after fixing all of that I noticed that I had flooded the low lying areas above the dam. You could see where the river was and then see newly flooded areas with trees sticking up along the sides of it.

Pretty cool stuff, I wasn't expecting to see the water level dynamically change and the game mechanics that come from that.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
58. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 14, 2015, 12:11 Sepharo
 
915,450 965,545 Dota 2
531,368 534,086 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81,158 81,158 Team Fortress 2
71,814 75,607 PAYDAY 2
56,591 56,591 Football Manager 2015
51,329 51,329 Cities: Skylines
50,814 50,814 Sid Meier's Civilization V
47,648 47,648 Garry's Mod
40,711 40,711 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
28,315 30,147 Counter-Strike

That's pretty major. The rest of the games on that list are institutions.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
40. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 14, 2015, 00:09 Sepharo
 
I left everything at default for taxes and funding, only use wind turbines, build stuff as soon as it's available, and still have plenty of money... So while Creston has some very good tips I don't think you should have to do that  
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Confirmed
41. Re: Titanfall 2 Confirmed Mar 13, 2015, 22:44 Sepharo
 
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
If you can get past the matchmaking and the lack of community and modding... Titanfall is one of the best MP FPS of all time.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Mar 13, 2015, 11:17 Sepharo
 
The author mentions problems, issues, diseases, how Greenlight is broken but for the life of me I can't find where he ever identifies what he means by all that.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Cities: Skylines
30. Re: Ships Ahoy - Cities: Skylines Mar 11, 2015, 21:06 Sepharo
 
I played for about 3 hours last night.
Really liking it so far... and dat polish
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
24. Re: etc., etc. Mar 11, 2015, 01:12 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:56:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 23:59:
The only wireless things I have are my cellphone and tablet.
Wired mouse, keyboard, headphones.
There's an ethernet cable between my computer and router.

Who wants to deal with batteries and data loss.

Oh my god....

My comment was about a wireless controller, one that originates from the console world. I use wired connections for everything else for the record but it is a total waste to pay $60 and not at least get the option for wireless out of the box when talking about a controller.

This isn't about MLG Counter-Strike whatever.

Holy overreaction. I was just describing my setup. Wasn't really addressing your comment. I don't care what you use
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 [Updated]
11. Re: Steam Top 10 [Updated] Mar 8, 2015, 19:52 Sepharo
 
I need Cities Skyline in my life.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Module Nears
22. Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears Mar 7, 2015, 23:29 Sepharo
 
harlock wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 22:36:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 20:34:
Ah! I recall seeing some posts of his once in a while when I lurked here before first signing up as well as on VE but then he just sort of disappeared. Feels like I missed out on a lot!

i started coming to Blues to keep up with the Q2 modding scene, back in 97ish... because all the best info was here... and yeh, derek smart used to post quite a bit back in the early 00s - basically arguing and getting into flame wars with anyone who commented on his shit battlecruiser game, of which there were many permutations.... as he chased that golden ring - on his lakefront property with his two dogs lolololol

i think his lawyers finally got him under control

playing fetch with the moon rock
sorry Derek, Mr. Smart, Derek Smart
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Module Nears
17. Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears Mar 7, 2015, 20:32 Sepharo
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 20:14:
Dangerous question but how did it come to be that Derek Smart was a member of the Blues community in the first place?

He's known for engaging with the fans / detractors. This was/is the popular PC gaming news site. There used to be more developers. There are still some but most aren't using a green name anymore.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 7, 2015, 18:39 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 16:53:
Well if that's true I wish it would have the effect of getting me better raises. Haven't seen a raises over 2% in a decade. Three of seven of the team have left already...

You're a developer? I've been getting biannual, usually 7% at a time. I started low though but that's expected for a new college graduate, and I'm in my 6th year now.
Time to move to (Metro) Detroit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 7, 2015, 16:13 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 09:20:
There is no tech worker shortage in America or anywhere else.

There's a shortage here in the Detroit area. My company and others have to aggressively go after experienced developers and new college graduates and then still struggle to retain them. It's not like we're dysfunctional or anything either, it's just really competitive. They've got a recruiting thing going on right this moment at the brewery nearby, to drum up interest before graduation this spring.

Also for the past 3 years my phone has been ringing at least once a day sometimes more with 3rd party recruiters trying to place me. "Are you interested in this job I have lined up?" "No." "Where do you work now? Do you have friends that are interested? Is this your current email? How much do you make?" They rattle all that shit off while you're trying to politely end the call. That's for when I accidentally answer otherwise it's a bunch of voicemails to delete. They seem desperate.

Also all the articles about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, Google poaching each others employees. Same thing happens with the small guys like us. We have handshake agreements with small new companies downtown that have taken 5 at a time from us in the past.

So yes, anecdotally and according to plenty in the industry, there is a shortage.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
32. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 7, 2015, 09:45 Sepharo
 
In regards to your #3... What exactly did you prove?  
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News Comments > Steam Machines in November
36. Re: Steam Machines in November Mar 7, 2015, 07:52 Sepharo
 
Kids know what Half-Life is. Do you think it's guys our age making all those gaben and HL3 confirmed memes? Steam is a juggernaut, and therefore Valve, Gaben, and Half-Life are as well.  
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General Discussion > Elite: Dangerous Thread
10. Re: SC Mar 7, 2015, 07:43 Sepharo
 
Ant wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 13:46:
Blue wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 13:09:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 14:16:
Blue wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:59:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:02:
IIRC, /. had the most comments for 9/11 too. I don't think any gaming events can beat that horrible day.

Well that sentiment is certainly true, but 9/11 is not the largest thread ever here, it was one about the Obamacare website (879 comments). This is followed by the Elite: Dangerous thread, my mom's death, 9/11, and the release of Half-Life 2, which are all the threads with over 500 comments.

When you perform a search, the list under popular threads changes to most comments all-time, rather than the past week.
Thanks Blue! How is your server handling from these top discussions?

Haha, I know... watch out Digg!
Digg? That's old news (thanks v4). Reddit!

Honestly I visited Digg more in 2014 than I ever did at the height of its popularity. It consistently provides interesting and (mostly) well written articles and seems to do so better than Reddit or Google News with no effort on my part required.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Video Diary
10. Re: Cities: Skylines Video Diary Mar 6, 2015, 20:16 Sepharo
 
Damn this wasn't even on my radar because I guess I was conflating Cities XL and Cities in Motion, and now this as all being the same series.

Watched some youtube videos on this last night and now I'm definitely getting it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 6, 2015, 20:01 Sepharo
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 01:52:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 23:18:
PropheT wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 22:04:
Err, what?

You seriously didn't detect the sarcasm there?

Considering I don't recognize the person who posted it and a lot stupider shit gets posted here every day, I'm not entirely sure why I would.

It's full of obvious sarcasm, positively dripping with it. There doesn't appear to be a single non-sarcastic sentence.

As a public service I will deconstruct it for you

"So let me get this straight."
--Starting with this platitude is a good sign that what you're about to read is said in jest.

"A self-made woman who managed to fight hard and get herself elected and appointed to high political office based entirely on her accomplishments, with no outside help"
--Quadruple repetition of the same point implies sarcasm.
--Hillary Clinton is of course Bill Clinton's wife, and whether you agree with it or not the idea here is that she owes her political career to that fact, aka not self-made.

"turns out to also be a whiz with computer engineering - running her own private email system!"
--"turns out" is used to diminish, it's said informally and is similar to "you wouldn't believe,"
--calling someone a whiz is almost always sarcastic
--Hillary obviously isn't a compute engineer and isn't handling the IT work of her private email server.
--There's an exclamation point on the end of this sentence, come on.

"the right-wing media like AP"
--The AP is considered right-wing huh? Wrong or right, they're mostly accused of left bias, not right.

"It just goes to show what kind of misogyny women with tech interests have to put up with."
--"It just goes to show" is another platitude that indicates sarcasm.
--Tie it up with a GamerGate/SJW/Women-in-Tech reference that doesn't apply at all here
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
18. Re: etc., etc. Mar 5, 2015, 23:59 Sepharo
 
The only wireless things I have are my cellphone and tablet.
Wired mouse, keyboard, headphones.
There's an ethernet cable between my computer and router.

Who wants to deal with batteries and data loss.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 03:43 Sepharo
 
This discussion of Russia has reminded me of this series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHJxIwvFIGY

That's just one of like 30 something too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2015, 23:18 Sepharo
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 22:04:
Err, what?

You seriously didn't detect the sarcasm there?
 
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