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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2012, 12:11 PHJF
 
A mouse is not something one should be changing with any regularity. Get one that will last and become accustomed to it until it is an extension of your arm. I had used an intellimouse optical for at least five years (and there was nothing wrong with it in the end, I just wanted to move on) before trying a Razer (bad idea) which was quickly replaced by the G5 I've been on for about five years.

Anyways the feel is the big thing. The G5 is infinitely more comfortable than cheapo plastic mice. The one-touch DPI setting is useful for sniping or other instances requiring finesse (like graphic design). Customizable weights is just gravy (I tried the G5 weightless for a while but I prefer a mouse with heft).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2012, 09:11 PHJF
 
I have read reviews saying the Gx00 line is cheaper and not up to MX5/G5 build quality. It'll be a sad, sad day if my G5 ever kicks the bucket.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2012, 18:05 PHJF
 

So what does one a actually DO for world aids day?

Celebrate not having aids, duh.
 
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News Comments > No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany
17. Re: No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany Dec 1, 2012, 08:39 PHJF
 
This is in stark contrast to Gearbox who claimed Borderlands 2 was uncut, but in fact they removed head decaps and other effects in order to comply with German (and other) law.

Actually they fucked up across the board and Borderlands 2 was censored in America. Even with the "full gore" option ticked, there are no decapitations, no elemental death effects, no flying body parts. But oh look we have horrible-looking PhysX blood everywhere...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 30, 2012, 08:43 PHJF
 
I buy twelve ounces of whole bean for $6-$8...  
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News Comments > Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions
3. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 29, 2012, 20:32 PHJF
 
Before it was all special cable and weird nonsense but now itís definitely doable.

Yes, s-video cables were special and weird and complete nonsense.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Day Zero Patch
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 12:30 PHJF
 
It "looks" a lot like Dead Island. Here's hoping it runs a bit better (with FSAA).  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2012, 19:03 PHJF
 
Ultimately I agree that it is better to fail safe; the problem is a lot of what the Greens are pushing is pretty draconian and sweeping for a "maybe" without there being a whole lot of promise that any of it will have any calculable effect.

Just another victim of extremist politics. Half of elected officials want to murder anyone using carbon, and half think the EPA is evil incarnate.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2012, 17:44 PHJF
 
Sorry, I'd thought the first post on the topic was from you when it was from this porn-o-matic character.

So often science grossly underestimates the earths's ecosystem's ability to assimate bad things introduced into it and heal itself.

The stakes are too high to chance it. And while burning coal and oil is great for the bottom line, the stuff is going to run out eventually. We are already suffering from worries of peak oil, but coal is set to last at least another century (which is no time at all in the grand scheme of human history).
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Nov 28, 2012, 16:27 PHJF
 
Yeah I was leaning heavily toward picking it up at $12.50 but decided against it what with having recently picked up both NS2 and CSGO. Too many multiplayer games. I'm reminded of the time I tried to play UT3, ET:QW and TF2 concurrently.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2012, 16:23 PHJF
 
You could read the article (the actual study, not the shit from the guardian) before going off into talking point mode.

In conclusion, the rise in CO2 concentration and global temperature has continued to closely match the projections over the past five years, while sea level continues to rise faster than anticipated. The latter suggests that the 21st Century sea-level projections of the last two IPCC reports may be systematically biased low. Further support for this concern is provided by the fact that the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are increasingly losing mass (Rignot et al 2011, Van den Broeke et al 2011), while those IPCC projections assumed that Antarctica will gain enough mass in future to largely compensate mass losses from Greenland (see figure 10.33 in Meehl et al (2007)). For this reason, an additional contribution ('scaled-up ice sheet discharge') was suggested in the IPCC fourth assessment. Our results highlight the need to thoroughly validate models with data of past climate changes before applying them to projections.

So when you're done ranting about how ego-driven scientists stubbornly ignore new data and how poor climate projection models are...
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
94. Re: Nov 28, 2012, 09:23 PHJF
 
What we think of as products are slowly becoming services based on proprietary closed systems across the board.

And I seriously just read Rainbows End but a week ago. "No user serviceable parts inside" indeed!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Human body.. Nov 28, 2012, 09:20 PHJF
 
Human body could power smartphones, pacemakers and other devices

Does "other devices" include armies of malicious robots/AIs?

This isn't requiring us to eat more, it's just using the excess energy that's wasted.

I should think the sheer amount of energy wasted everywhere else in life, from my heatbox of a computer to my shitty car to my poorly insulated house, far surpasses the meager extra calories I could offer.

The only thing that would make sense to me is a kinetic-powered MP3 player because seriously my Zune has awful battery life and I run every weekday.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2012, 22:43 PHJF
 

What is always odd to me that any future digital "intelligence" is supposedly going to be incapable of rationalizing any of its behavior's beyond meeting its own needs to the detriment of anything else

Like father like son.

Humanity zing. Yeah!!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2012, 20:20 PHJF
 
AI/neural nets, machines building machines, etc. have all been around for a good while now

Excuse me, what????? When did we create an AI? No, Watson doesn't count. Nothing yet developed comes remotely close to displaying the cognitive capabilities of what is popularly considered "true" AI. Short of a spontaneous breakthrough, Skynet is a long ways off.
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
53. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 13:50 PHJF
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 12:51:
Again, I can't get into the article, but no one here has articulated any true technical reasons.

I'm assuming "for good technical reasons" means that the enthusiast will be gone because he can't tinker anymore, meaning he left the platform for technical reasons. I didn't take it to mean that Intel cut him out for good technical reasons.

There isn't one. If this plays out it the only way this can be construed is Intel taking the P out of PC. You want a locked down computer? Go buy an Apple, and have fun paying a 75% premium for the privilege.
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
22. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 12:11 PHJF
 
"By then the last remaining overclockers and experimenters on the PC front will be gone, and for good technical reasons."

Excuse me, but what the fuck is this supposed to mean? Good technical reasons? Like wanting to force me into buying a $1,000 CPU instead of cooling/overclocking a less expensive one on my own terms? My case doesn't have six fucking fans on it for no reason.

I know what vdroop is. I know what FSB strapping is. I don't need Intel telling me how to run my system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2012, 08:41 PHJF
 

I love my Kindle Fire. I am forever watching movies and TV, surfing the web, and listening to music on it.

You should try reading books. You know, those things Kindles are supposed to be made for.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Nov 27, 2012, 08:39 PHJF
 
If you didn't grow up with tile-based movement games, I'd say pass on it.

That is nonsense. The puzzles are surprisingly clever, the combat can get very hectic (it is real time, you know), and it is pretty challenging if you don't save scum. I DIDN'T play Wizardry or Eye of the Beholder in my youth and still saw the quality of Grimrock.
 
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