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Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 7, 2014, 20:55 jdreyer
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 16:47:
#6 - 7 Ways to Die, I believe that is a typo, as it should be 7 Days to Die.

I'm surprised we don't see 7 Days to Die in the 'Top 10' more often. This is a developer that not only continues to fix minor bugs here and there, but continues to enhance the game; the game just continues to improve and impress with each alpha release, and there is much more additions/improvements on the their (The Fun Pimps) roadmap. These guys (The Fun Pimps) are top notch.

For those of you that have the game and haven't played it lately, it is worth checking out the newly implemented smooth terrain (no more blocky terrain), random-gen-never-ending-maps, improved crafting, etc.

I have gotten, and continue to get, a lot of fun/mileage out of this game and always look forward to their next alpha release with more new goodies and fun.

How does it compare to State of Decay? I bought that based on let's play vids and word of mouth but once I started playing I found it kind of boring.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
45. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 7, 2014, 15:25 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 12:30:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 19:22:
What the hell is going on in this thread?

Seriously. Nice derail. Can't say I'm surprised, though...


Well, discussion of ISIS, etc. is tangentially related to the fact that John Vechey is a Quaker and is going to be studying/working on non violent solutions and war abolition. Someone disagreed that war abolition was a laudable goal because ISIS, and it started from there. So it didn't come from out of the blue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Creator Of iCloud Hacker Tool: I Would Have Warned Apple If It Properly Rewarded Researchers. Sep 7, 2014, 03:58 jdreyer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 08:18:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 04:26:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 20:39:
MajorD wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 09:59:
Oh, so that makes it okay to hack the service? JACKASS!!!

Jackass?!??!?! Are you gay??! This dude has made billions of dicks around the world very happy dicks. Credit where credit is due, dude!!

Really dude? Jennifer Lawrence is not that hot. Although Ariana Grande is pretty sweet, she didn't have too many pics leak.

I'm not really into Lawrence either but many people are. And Kate Upton has magnificent b00bies!

Yeah, but what inquiring minds REALLY want to know is,

Why was Kate taking a picture of her butthole???!
 
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News Comments > SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Response
50. Re: SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Response Sep 7, 2014, 03:56 jdreyer
 
Flatline wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 18:21:
This isn't anything new though. Back in the day of gaming mags and even of current web news sites, we see screenshots that are in no way representitive of the final product. They're rendered at insanely high resolution with all bells and whistles turned on and they look *fantastic*.

I could probably, with a little digging, pull up an in-development screenshot of Half-life 2 that still looks better than what I can render on my PC with all the bells & whistles turned on.

But I think one difference is that IF you had a maxxed out machine, you could run the game at that res with all those options on. You could see it that way with the right hardware. As I understand it, even the PC version did not contain the options shown in the E3 demo? Even as an option to turn on? That strikes me as odd.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2014, 03:28 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 19:01:
Diaper grown mushrooms? Oh hell no! Oh man, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.


I got news for you. All vegetables and grains are grown in some kind of shit. When animals are slaughtered they get covered in shit that spews from their guts. Most food has traces of crap on it. That's why we keep getting cases of e coli poisoning from improperly washed fresh veggies and improperly cooked meet. So unless you're slaughtering your own animals and growing your own veggies, buyer beware.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
6. Re: Saturday Interviews Sep 7, 2014, 03:20 jdreyer
 
I also thought this was really interesting:

The other thing that was a real surprise to me was how important the power management was, not just for battery life, but for performance. Because if you go ahead and fire up all four cores at the top clock rate and draw a bunch of stuff, you overheat within minutes. If you really load everything onto the system that can draw power, you will probably thermally throttle down in under a minute. So you literally just canít use all the capabilities of the system at the same time.

So your phone has four cores, but you can't USE four cores. At least not in anything more than a very short burst.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
5. Re: Saturday Interviews Sep 7, 2014, 03:01 jdreyer
 
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that overuse of a cell phone (especially the older ones with much large SAR values) can be dangerous. An inordinate number of floor traders constantly sending in orders via cell phone ended up with brain tumors on their favored side. This was in the 90s. And also in the 90s, one of my students' fathers was a telephone lineman who used a first gen wireless radio telephone to check the line he just set. He started to get migraines, and they found four separate brain tumors on his right side where he'd used the telephone.

I'll grant you that cell phones broadcast less radiation than those. But why take the chance? I usually use a headset when I call someone on my cell. I usually leave my cell in my pack, not in my pocket near my balls. Simple precautions aren't inconvenient.

The one thing I'll say about VR is this: radio radiation dissipates exponentially from the broadcast source. I'd be much less worried about having the cell phone in a visor 3 inches from my face than I would pressing it up against my ear for a phone call. Also, if you were worried about the radiation, you could put the phone into airplane mode while you had it in the visor.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
28. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 7, 2014, 02:48 jdreyer
 
Jensen wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 20:04:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:59:
RaZ0r! wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:10:
PopCap the original shitware paved the way for crap like Zynga.
While it could be reasonably argued that Popcap enabled Zynga, I'd hardly call their games shitware. While casual, they were innovative at the time they were made. And I appreciated games we could play together as a family when my kids were younger. And games like Bookworm Adventures helped the kids with spelling and vocabulary.
Not really sure how they're related, except that they both target the "casual" gaming market. I loved Peggle and PvZ.
Popcap was a huge casual game pioneer that popularized gaming with vast swaths of the population. Bejeweled has sold 50 million copies, a feat accomplished by few other franchises. By turning on so many people to gaming, Zynga could come in and say, "Oh, you like casual games? Oh, you like Facebook? Here, check this out!"
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 6, 2014, 18:20 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:04:
I have no need for 4K, Bluray is plenty enough resolution for me.

For watching movies yes. But my next pc monitor will be 1440p @ 120hz. And Oculus Rift wont be fully immersive until it hits 4K.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 6, 2014, 18:18 jdreyer
 
Oculus Rift
$200: Full Facebook intgration that requires you to be logged in to use. Automatically updates FB when you use it. No Virtual Porn Simulator for you!

$400: Fully unlocked. Doesn't require Facebook.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
19. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 18:10 jdreyer
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:55:
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.

10 years ago the case of the EA Spouse, that was true. That was settled and changes were made. They're voted by employees as one of the best companies to work for in the Bay area, as well as desgnated as having some of the best office equality by Human Rights Campaign.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
18. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 17:59 jdreyer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:10:
PopCap the original shitware paved the way for crap like Zynga.
While it could be reasonably argued that Popcap enabled Zynga, I'd hardly call their games shitware. While casual, they were innovative at the time they were made. And I appreciated games we could play together as a family when my kids were younger. And games like Bookworm Adventures helped the kids with spelling and vocabulary.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
15. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 17:51 jdreyer
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:59:

Guy at the top screws a ton of people on the way out by selling to the worst company on the market, runs off to salve himself by breezing through a Quaker community and handling some convenient charity now that he can afford to do whatever he pleases.

Maybe he's awesome and I'm being harsh but I see celebrities and rich people pulling this crap in the news all the time. It's just so transparent and meaningless 99% of the time.

I'm curious to know how he screwed over his employees. I don't recall mass layoffs. And while EA does tons of shit to piss off gamers, they are stable and profitable and consistently rated as one of the best places to work for.
 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
14. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 17:37 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 13:28:
Getting the fuck away from EA, basically.


That's how I translated it.

"Welp, the contract I signed when EA acquired us has expired so I'm out of here."
 
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News Comments > SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Response
43. Re: SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Response Sep 6, 2014, 04:31 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 19:12:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 17:31:
Beamer wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 15:15:

I dunno, I've never met a dev that want to intentionally mislead.
I've also never met Randy Pitchford.

Yeah, like I said there could be a fairly innocent explanation of them just wanting to show off the engine to its full potential.

That's not innocent when its not representative of what people will actually get when they buy the product. Before someone mentions that products in development are always changing, yes absolutely they are but remember that we're posting in the Aliens: Colonial Marines topic where there was blatantly misleading advertising material used.

Right, I'm referring to the E3 video or whatever, not the advertising. I believe the lawsuit also refers to the E3 video, but I think it also mentions the advertising. My point is there's a distinct possibility that it was not a nefarious decision to make that E3 demo look great.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Creator Of iCloud Hacker Tool: I Would Have Warned Apple If It Properly Rewarded Researchers. Sep 6, 2014, 04:26 jdreyer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 20:39:
MajorD wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 09:59:
Oh, so that makes it okay to hack the service? JACKASS!!!

Jackass?!??!?! Are you gay??! This dude has made billions of dicks around the world very happy dicks. Credit where credit is due, dude!!

Really dude? Jennifer Lawrence is not that hot. Although Ariana Grande is pretty sweet, she didn't have too many pics leak.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 6, 2014, 04:23 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 01:32:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 19:10:
I hear Ian Malcolm is looking for work, as long as it doesn't involve dinosaurs.

TLDR - > they are talking about chaos theory, the management of complex, non predictable systems that despite being entirely chaotic, follow complex rules. (The goal is to find these rules, to make predictions).

Company like Netflix definitely needs something like that

Right, thus the Jurassic Park joke.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Sep 6, 2014, 04:22 jdreyer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 00:31:
Sounds like too much to go in to a single movie without having to dump corners and trivialize the Colossals.

Not to mention being built around a love interest. I swear, why do movies with such potential have to be mired in a love story. Is that something the game had as well or is this just another shoehorned subplot that's going to take too much time to explore?

Yeah, my assumption is that they'll only include a few of the colossi, not all 14 or whatever. Each one could be a 15m set piece with plot in between. That's like 100-120M movie right there if you had 4.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Sep 6, 2014, 04:19 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 03:29:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 18:42:
Obviously this was not in the US, otherwise someone would have immediately shot the poor dog.

That crossed my mind as well. A little worrisome...

Was well done though. Maybe everyone was in on it...


I think the guy is Polish, but looks like some of his stuff is shot in America? And my guess is that he's victimizing people who are unaware, thus the blurred faces since he didn't get permission.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2014, 03:49 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 22:21:

That stereotype is the same one that's been harassing females and the same one that kicked off this whole thing. That stereotype is what Leigh Alexander meant when she said "Gamers are over."

It's about moving past the "I'm going to skullfuck your mother" as the video points out, and moving to a wider, more diverse, less aggressively annoying person.
When Leigh Alexander discussed gamers, that's who she meant. She meant the stereotype, and she meant the few that reinforce that stereotype.

Honestly Beam, as you can tell from the massive backlash, she and her compatriots should have used a different term instead of lumping us all together. No one likes being called a sociopath when most of us are normal, well-adjusted human beings. It was unnecessarily inflammatory and not well thought through.
 
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