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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
29. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 26, 2015, 02:40 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on May 26, 2015, 01:14:
Quboid wrote on May 25, 2015, 17:19:
jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2015, 15:47:
SlimRam wrote on May 25, 2015, 11:15:
There are people fapping to this, right now.

You say that like it's a bad thing.


Yet his sig "Back from a stroke and feeling much better!" makes it sound like he's just finished.

(Seriously, all the best SlimRam)

Hehehe yah I thought about that too. Thanks, not to derail anything but yeah I lucked out and had a stroke at 47. It gimped my right hand totally and crippled my right leg too. I can stand and walk just a little and only with a quad cane. Didn't affect my mind but I figured it was already damaged. It sucks because I can't use a controller anymore and I just got an Xbone not too long ago. Joy

Oh, man. I'm so sorry. Hope you can get some control back.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
28. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 26, 2015, 02:39 jdreyer
 
crypto wrote on May 25, 2015, 23:41:
Actually, I think you would encompass the pilot in a heavy armor pod with no weakness and display the entire 360x360 field of view compressed into a 180x135 HUD.

Actually, you wouldn't have people in the ships at all. They'd all be drones operated from the carrier (or even from many star systems away) controlled remotely by neural subspace connections.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
20. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 25, 2015, 18:21 jdreyer
 
Kajetan wrote on May 25, 2015, 16:17:
jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2015, 16:04:
There are a few exceptions, like the Borg ships or maybe the Sulaco, but usually space ships are designs that don't take the 3D nature of space in mind.
Its because the designers of those ship think only in two dimensions. How many shooters do you know with explicit vertical level design? Not many, because most gamers do not like levels, where they are forced to look up or down.

We are children of the savanna. Our ancestors developed in the vast planes of ancient africa. We humans prefer flat

I'm sure the designers are smart enough to realize it if we are. Do you suppose it's simply they assume the average viewer won't be able to wrap their head around something like a Star Destroyer with a bridge on both the top and bottom?

The Bab 5 Star Fury is one of the better sci-fi fighter designs, IMO. The focus of view is towards the forward hemisphere, not the bottom or top. Most star fighter designs are just space versions of the F-15 or whatever.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2015, 17:45 jdreyer
 
Over at IO9, they posted an interview of John Carpenter by David Letterman about The Thing (starts at around the 34:00 mark right after Elaine Boosler). Takeaways:

- Forgot how sharp Letterman used to be
- Carpenter is very down to earth
- They discuss the practical effects which many of us here appreciate.

If you haven't seen The Thing in a while it really holds up. Antarctica is still a pretty low tech place (saw Antarctica A Year On Ice recently) and the movie feels like it could take place today. It remains one of the greatest sci fi horror films ever made.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Day Tech Bits
2. Re: Memorial Day Tech Bits May 25, 2015, 16:11 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 25, 2015, 13:08:
Forget wind turbines, winpods are the way to go!

windpods.com


Typically you don't mount wind turbines on buildings since they add a lot of vibration, but these are pretty small. Probably generate a few hundred watts each, max.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
10. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 25, 2015, 16:04 jdreyer
 
Has there ever been a game/movie where space ships are NOT designed with the nod to surface ship/submarine design? What I mean is, almost all designs I've ever seen have an "up" and a "bottom" that seems largely undefended: The Enterprise, Star Destroyers, the Galactica, the Rodger Young. There are a few exceptions, like the Borg ships or maybe the Sulaco, but usually space ships are designs that don't take the 3D nature of space in mind.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
9. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 25, 2015, 15:47 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on May 25, 2015, 11:15:
There are people fapping to this, right now.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2015, 15:14 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 25, 2015, 13:16:
So Memorial Day is for US soldiers and Veterans Day is for all soldiers? How odd.

The difference is from the origin of the holidays. Memorial day got its origins from the US Civil War, and distinctly American fight. Veterans Day's origins come from Armistice Day, the ending of W.W. I.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Day Legal Briefs
1. Re: Memorial Day Legal Briefs May 25, 2015, 14:55 jdreyer
 
Verizon- T-Mobile, Sprint Trying to 'Rig Spectrum Auctions.'

The world's tiniest violin plays a sad, sad song.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 24, 2015, 15:03 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on May 24, 2015, 14:54:
It's weird...a year before AMD introduced the Athlon (in 1999, IIRC), so-called "analysts" were saying the same thing about AMD then. Here we are on the eve of AMD's upcoming Zen architecture, and it appears history is repeating itself. So...I wonder if AMD could be on the eve of leapfrogging Intel once again on the high end...? For the sake of competition I hope so. x86 computing today owes its current shape to AMD's x86-64 (that Intel licenses for its Core 2 cpus) & DDR SDRAM--back at the time Intel was pushing RDRAM and Itanium for 64-bit computing. (Obviously, the markets did not follow Intel, rather Intel followed the markets which followed AMD.)

Another mitigating factor for AMD is that it now owns ATi--which it did not own in 1998. The merger of AMD's gpu & cpu businesses enabled the company to beat back all comers for the current xBox One and PS4 production contracts, so I think this analyst is likely even more wrong than they were back in '98 when they were saying the same thing...;)

While you raise good points in general, I'd just like to point out how everyone was hyping AMD's Bulldozer tech, and we know how badly that flopped. Hope Zen fulfills its promise and brings processor enlightenment.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 24, 2015, 13:34 jdreyer
 
Hacktivist sees too much, FBI lock him up on child-porn charges, produce no evidence.

Not sure if we're becoming more like the totalitarian regimes we claim to hate, or if stories like this are just being reported more often, but DAMN.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Pirate Bay Loses New Domain Name, Hydra Lives On May 23, 2015, 12:27 jdreyer
 
jimnms wrote on May 23, 2015, 12:01:
Are they just being targeted because of their name? They aren't the only torrent site out there that have pirated material.

Hail hydra?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 23, 2015, 12:25 jdreyer
 
Heh, the very next story on that site is this one:

Adblockers are immoral and mobile networks should know better
 
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News Comments > F1 2015 Delayed
4. Re: F1 2015 Delayed May 23, 2015, 00:56 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 22, 2015, 21:45:
Left turn, left turn, left turn, die.

Have you ever played an F1 game? The tracks are not ovals. They're extremely dynamic and technical layouts that require a mastery of both the track and machine to be competitive. Suzuka, for example, is a figure eight with a hairpin and several other curves in it. These interesting layouts is why F1 makes such a fun game.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Reveal at E3
60. Re: DOOM Reveal at E3 May 18, 2015, 23:02 jdreyer
 
Bumpy wrote on May 18, 2015, 21:35:
Hope the secret doors and areas come back. With mods, I enjoyed Doom3 but the lack of secrets disappointed me greatly.

Not sure what you mean. There are secret doors all over Doom 3. The open up and monsters pop out!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 17, 2015, 17:42 jdreyer
 
I never shop at Walmart unless there's no othwr choice.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 17, 2015, 17:41 jdreyer
 
No chance of that go wrong. Nope.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 17, 2015, 17:26 jdreyer
 
Two seconds? Torrenters looking to acquire.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2015, 05:42 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on May 15, 2015, 22:03:
Sepharo wrote on May 15, 2015, 20:42:
I was just saying in another forum that growing up in the 90s in the suburbs everyone left their doors unlocked during the day if they were home. If you were a kid at the door you were seen as being obnoxious if you knocked or rang the doorbell, you were expected to just come right in.

If someone came to my house that I grew up in and just walked in, my mom (yes, I said mom) would have aimed a shotgun at the person. This was growing up in the Santa Barbara area. She worked for law enforcement agencies, so that might have been why.

Okay, dude, we've heard enough about your mom to know she was outside the normal range. Where I grew up in the NE, people just came in. Everybody knew everybody in the neighborhood.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2015, 05:40 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2015, 20:26:
jdreyer wrote on May 15, 2015, 18:14:
Julio wrote on May 15, 2015, 16:58:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 15, 2015, 11:16:
In other news:
If you like Action Movies, go see Mad Max. It was awesome.

Isn't this more of a chick flick with Mad Max as her sidekick/gimp? Seems like it's right up there with the all female Ghostbusters reboot.

You'd hate this one too. The men all get their asses kicked, and the woman has to take command, including rescuing another female by herself.

Dude, total chick flick. A man gives birth! What kind of self respecting man can enjoy that movie? Or Kill Bill, another complete chick flick.

Heh.

Dammit, Beam. Ever since you moved to NYC, you don't come around anymore. Hope it's worth it!
 
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