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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
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User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2014, 01:21 Sepharo
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 22:48:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 15:08:
Seems like a really bad idea to make a change like that.

They needed to update their rendering system because it was tied to physical pixels and assumed a ~92 PPI display, which is finally no longer so prevalent on PCs. This will have involved some pretty major rewrites of the rendering engine's Windows-specific code.

For example, with a fairly high PPI display, you might set Windows to use 150% scaling. In an old program a font 20 pixel high would be rendered by old Windows code at 20 pixels high, and then Windows would upscale it to a 30 pixel high image - inevitably making it blurry. A newer program will call Windows to render the font at 20 pixels and Windows will then seamlessly(-ish) render a crisp 30 pixel high character in the first place.

I presume the visible changes are an unintended side effect and I can't see any reason why added blurriness is anything but a bug. Most text is fine for me but the font in this text area is harder to read

Yeah nothing blurry for me. Just a smaller/shorter bolder/blockier font for me. I'm sure I'll get used to it though.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
21. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 19:22 Sepharo
 
What the hell is going on in this thread?  
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
16. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 17:55 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:51:
[EA is] consistently rated as one of the best places to work for.

What? Maybe I'm just stuck in the past but they had like blogs, support groups, and lawsuits about how bad it was.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2014, 15:15 Sepharo
 
It's weird because the bloggers seem to be simultaneously defining gamers as "angry virgin nerds in the basement" and then dismantling that definition and saying "gamers" are dead.

Gamers don't see themselves that way, they know they're diverse. Yet the "journalists" rage against gamers as if they're mostly composed of these vile examples. Then they write articles about how the stereotype is dead, etc. ... It's their stereotype!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2014, 15:08 Sepharo
 
Blue wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 12:15:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 21:22:
Ah even Bluesnews got hit with this weird font stuff from Chrome.
Turn off your auto update if you don't want font weirdness on like 50% of sites right now.

Linked to an article on this recently:

The latest version (37) of Google Chrome uses DirectWrite for font rendering on Windows PCs. DirectWrite is a DirectX API made for the purpose of high-quality, resolution-independent text rendering. On paper it sounds great, but some people might not like the new fonts appearance (blurry text on some websites). Here we'll show you how to disable DirectWrite.

1. Navigate to "chrome://flags" using the address bar.
2. Locate "Disable DirectWrite" and press on the "Enable" button just beneath it.
3. Close and relaunch Google Chrome.

Ahh thanks. For me it's not blurry though, if anything it's more distinct. It appears to nearly be a different font. Different size, spacing, and width. Seems like a really bad idea to make a change like that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2014, 21:22 Sepharo
 
Ah even Bluesnews got hit with this weird font stuff from Chrome.
Turn off your auto update if you don't want font weirdness on like 50% of sites right now.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
277. Re: Op Ed Sep 1, 2014, 23:35 Sepharo
 
JohnnyRotten wrote on Sep 1, 2014, 17:34:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 04:01:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 03:50:
JohnnyRotten wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 20:45:
He's not a lawyer. He's claimed to be about a dozen things to position himself as the subject matter expert de facto on everything until I called him out on it years ago on the old forum. Then he just stuck with his last lie.

That's all you need to know about his credibility on any subject.

Links, or you're just blowing gas your your ass.

Hah yeah, "old forum" like the one from 15 years ago? I don't think Beamer's been around that long.

Don't remember when the last forum upgrade happened, again that's a Blue question.

You don't really need Blue to figure that out. All the comments and forum posts are available all the way back to June 2001

Beamer registered in 2003. So unless you're referring to some alias we don't know of you'll have his entire history. Comments are searchable by poster and forum wide.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
161. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 04:01 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 03:50:
JohnnyRotten wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 20:45:
He's not a lawyer. He's claimed to be about a dozen things to position himself as the subject matter expert de facto on everything until I called him out on it years ago on the old forum. Then he just stuck with his last lie.

That's all you need to know about his credibility on any subject.

Links, or you're just blowing gas your your ass.

Hah yeah, "old forum" like the one from 15 years ago? I don't think Beamer's been around that long.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Aug 27, 2014, 23:42 Sepharo
 
It just shows how fucked the internet and by extension people are.
And it's why I don't think Sarkeesian and Quinn receive the abuse they do because they are women. Sure the abuse often is of a sexist nature but a bomb/death threat on Smedley, Bleszinski, or Eric Bauman is the same as one on Sarkeesian.

The majority of people aren't doing this, a relatively small minority are sending abuse, and a tiny amount are doing really vile shit like harassing phone calls, swatting, and death threats.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
43. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 23:07 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 20:11:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 18:50:
Beamer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 17:08:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:59:
Ran the numbers that would mean 25 million people (does it even sell that many copies) would have to spend $40 each to hit a billion.

Went to check it sells around 5 million, so I'll be nice and say 7.5 million. Now assuming everyone bought DLC for Madden which we know doesn't happen that would then mean each person would have to spend $133 each on top of the game itself to hit a million. Figure 1/4 of the people buy DLC that would mean on avg they would have to spend an additional $525 each.

Yeah this all makes sense.

Reread the blurb - they have a $1B goal, and expect Madden to contribute. That doesn't mean they expect Madden to be 100% of it. I'm sure they know damn well that FIFA will be what pulls the bulk of the sport DLC.

LOL, thanks I knew that when I read it yesterday, just going back around and forgot and ran #'s based on 1 billion / total sales. Thanks for correcting.

Don't worry, when I first read your post I shook my head and went "how can they be that stupid?"
It took me a few seconds to remember it isn't what they said.

We should rag on Blue for that sentence

"A story on Bloomberg about the stadiums full of money EA expects to earn from the new Madden game describes the publisher's lofty general goals for add-on content, saying they hope to reach the one billion dollar mark in DLC sales this year."

A single word in the middle of the long sentence changes the entire meaning.

Compare with the article:
"Revenue from extra content for all its games may reach a record $1 billion this year, according to the company."

Don't hate me Blue
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
16. Re: Into the Black Aug 27, 2014, 22:55 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 17:54:
PHJF wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 09:28:
Hey I'm having Lasik tomorrow, where's my outpouring of support??? I'm going to have to use eye drops for months! MONTHS!

So you're getting Lasik just for the Oculus? Or was that someone else I was reading?

That was me, but maybe somebody else too

I think I'm 2 years in... I dunno, years are flyin by.

edit: Hmm, a search shows I've never said that here but that and 3D movies were a part of it. Hate contacts (tried them twice in life) and glasses were starting to get in the way. According to a search of the forum, I had the surgery June 2012.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2014, 23:16 Sepharo
 
Jensen wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 20:34:
The video compares the hatred Anita Sarkeesian gets to the hatred Jack Thompson got to basically say "see, it's nothing about her gender, it's just the content."
I'm sorry, but I must have missed the part where Anita tried to sue people and change laws. I also missed the part where she linked specific crimes to video games.

I gave up trying to find the part you're referencing but I would assume that he means the hatred is because gaming is being attacked, not because she's a woman. Had a male made the same videos she did (and the same level of publicity) he would most likely also get hatred from gamers. I doubt he was saying their actions are equivalent because that wouldn't make sense... like you said, suing people and changing laws isn't the same as youtube videos about sexism in mario.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
138. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 12:29 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:20:
If we're going to repeatedly use the term "real feminists," can we get a definition, ASeven?

You should read the article if you haven't yet.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
131. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 05:18 Sepharo
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 04:44:
Words from an actual, real feminist on this matter.

A new picture detailing the conflict of interest between Nathan and Zoe.

Another picture demonstrating another conflict of interest between the Gone Home devs and Polygon.

Those were all good links. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Aug 24, 2014, 17:41 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 17:38:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 16:32:
I have to disagree with your assessment of the ages of the CS community though. I would say the majority playing are still teens.

Neither here nor there, regardless [..]

That was posted as an aside. My first sentence/paragraph was agreeing with you.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Aug 24, 2014, 16:32 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 16:19:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 14:13:
Your anecdotal evidence is countered by others' anecdotal evidence. One of my female friends is really deep into the fighting game community. She has an album on facebook with hundreds of sexist abuse messages that she gets sent on xbox live. She doesn't even post the majority of them, just a couple of really vile ones once a week for years now.

I have a bit of a bone to pick with this example though, I've bolded it. I've endured a lot of abuse on Xbox Live and I would wager most other people have too. The CS community is pretty good these days since many of the players are now in their 30s.

No doubt the level of abuse is wildly different depending on, platform, game, and community.

I have to disagree with your assessment of the ages of the CS community though. I would say the majority playing are still teens. Did you know that CS:GO is the 2nd most played game on Steam behind DOTA2? There are over 200,000 playing right now.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video
11. Re: Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video Aug 24, 2014, 16:28 Sepharo
 
entr0py wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 16:03:
It makes me realize that Oculus needs to get cracking on a controller before the commercial release. Mice and keyboards or gamepads aren't really adequate for VR. Developers will want some kind of standard controller they can rely on the customer having.

I don't agree, I'm fine with using keyboard and mouse in combination with the Oculus. Those hyrda controllers are cool but I'm not sure if I would use them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Aug 24, 2014, 14:41 Sepharo
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 14:39:
All communities have their toxic elements. Some more, some less. In those communities, you will find sub-communities that frown upon those practices. Those are the ones I looked for when I started playing in them. It took effort. It wasn't an overnight thing. When I joined BWC, my outfit in Planetside 2, I had already played the game some, and the first ten minutes in the game after release were spent shutting the built-in comms. But I looked. Then I found. Because when you look for something, you tend to find it.

The difference is that I didn't keep an album of all the shit being flung everywhere at everyone at all times that is some public platoons. I said fuck it, let me find my space where i'd like to spend my time here.

You started your original post with "Sexism is not a problem". Now you've changed to, I avoid/ignore it.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video
5. Re: Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video Aug 24, 2014, 14:21 Sepharo
 
I want to reload that revolver Drool  
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Aug 24, 2014, 14:13 Sepharo
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 13:53:
Sexism is not a problem. I watched the sarkeesian videos as you recommended and by all that is mighty and holy that woman is an insufferable liar. All her arguments are made up and she never, ever, provides any links to anything except her own propaganda.

I looked everywhere I could on my gaming circles and found nothing. Zero. Nada. If anything women are more respected than men, but the sample size is so small I couldn't tell. Again, this is from personal experience.

A lot of Planetside 2, Team Fortress, WoW, Guild Wars 2 and Neverwinter Nights (though the last one isn't a regular choice for me)
On PS2, out of our 120 players (3 platoons) last friday, we had 2 women, and one of them was a commanding officer who was there just to organize and take attendance. WoW and GW2 we had more, maybe 20%? Not a single instance of disrespect on both counts. RF2 i wouldn't know because fuck me if I'm going in VoIP on that.

Your anecdotal evidence is countered by others' anecdotal evidence. One of my female friends is really deep into the fighting game community. She has an album on facebook with hundreds of sexist abuse messages that she gets sent on xbox live. She doesn't even post the majority of them, just a couple of really vile ones once a week for years now.

I've been playing CS for 15 years now. Some communities are really respectful of women gamers and actively try to foster servers where that kind of abuse isn't tolerated. But even in those places kids will join and start up with the abuse over the microphone as soon as they hear a female voice.

But the internet is vile a place... I don't want to diminish the abuse and I hope things get better but at the same time I agree with many people in this hobby that the campaign against this abuse has often gone too far. What's needed is more active moderation, more respectable communities, not a million blog articles bashing male gamers.

This is my first post on this topic in years, frankly I find both sides to be extremists.
I would just plainly advise to be nice, treat others as you wish to be treated.
 
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