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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Trailer
2. Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Trailer May 7, 2015, 19:34 jdreyer
 
Well, that was rather silly. They jump from one shattered asteroid field in an orange nebula to another shattered asteroid field in an orange nebula. Or maybe they just jumped 200 feet within the same asteroid field.

So it's the battle of Trafalgar in outer space.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 7, 2015, 17:49 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 7, 2015, 09:33:
I've always hated this trope in games. "At least he didn't do that 'walkin' against the wind' shit. I hate that."

I'll just leave this picture right here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 16:25 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on May 7, 2015, 07:21:
1badmf wrote on May 7, 2015, 01:31:
OLED is the way to go. black blacks, great color and super thin. just... don't look at the price and you'll be fine ;-)

I know you're kidding but OLED sucks. It has major pixel lifespan problems, it has burn in issues like early plasma tech did, the yields suck for manufacturers and the cost is exorbitant. The tech is extremely immature and might never get there, only one manufacturer even has meaningful production capacity for it and they've gone on record as saying its doomed. People went gaga over press releases and trade show hype but the reality was far from the promise.

Hmm, my 4 year old Samsung Infuse has no burn in and no pixel loss after 4 years of daily use, and it's Super AMOLED. I thought the technology was maturing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 16:11 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on May 7, 2015, 02:01:
This was filmed nearby where I live. Thumbsup

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RWQ-dnpplaA

So you're Jonny Lieberman?
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. May 7, 2015, 15:55 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on May 7, 2015, 14:11:
The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused. Nor could we check our sympathy, even at the urging of hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil.

- Darwin

Fortunately we can overcome our sympathetic impulses when cold logic dictates. Most of the time anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 15:51 jdreyer
 
Group Claiming To Be Knights Templar Impersonating Police Officers.

I could see one crazy guy believing he's part of a 3000 year old non-existent police order based on the 1000 year old Knights Templar, but three or more? Bizarre.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse May 7, 2015, 15:39 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:23:
how about, ignoring pain reduces pain

Exactly. Games help you ignore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 7, 2015, 14:23 jdreyer
 
Conservatives pass controversial anti-terror bill Bill C-51

Canada gets its version of the Patriot Act. I'm curious what Cutter and Mashiki (and our other Canadian friends) think of this?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 7, 2015, 14:13 jdreyer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2015, 12:17:
Razumen wrote on May 7, 2015, 10:36:
You can't possibly be serious. You do realize the majority of Muslims in the world are peaceful, decent people right?

Well that really depends on the issue doesn't it? Especially when you look at the poll/opinion surveys and so on. And you get anywhere between 10% and 55% with open support of extremist opinions.

Half of the people of this country support and approve of the extremist position that torture is okay. We should ban and deport them too.
 
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
19. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 14:01 jdreyer
 
This brief article on why games in Australia are so expensive.  
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
18. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 13:48 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:41:
HorrorScope wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:27:
Online without taxing has a large advantage over B&M and there is a good chance if you live near anything rural, you see the affects of online killing the B&M

If the government had less tax money, we'd see less tax money wasted.
Yes, because less taxes is working out so well for Kansas.

The tax status of online is only a minor reason for B&M dying off for many types of products. B&M has advantages which they have failed to leverage, it's just a matter of time before it's gone.
For a lot of retailers margins can be extremely small. It's bad enough to have to compete against Amazon's purchasing power on a level playing field, but to also be saddled with tax collection while Amazon (for example) is not is simply unfair.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 13:11 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:48:
Cutter wrote on May 7, 2015, 09:57:
And what will Baddell do about Bellicheat and the Cheatriots? Not a damn thing.

Exactly. The NFL will never deal out real punishment (i.e. strip the owner of the franchise, ban Brady for life etc).

My guess is a one game pre-season suspension with pay for all involved.

Hey, they're champions and heroes. Why should they be punished? Why do you hate America? Are you a commie?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse May 7, 2015, 13:02 jdreyer
 
Playing video games also reduces pain.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute
16. Re: The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute May 7, 2015, 00:20 jdreyer
 
Overon wrote on May 6, 2015, 22:54:
According to GMG statement, CD Projekt Red did not make an agreement with GMG about reselling Witcher 3. And they were not happy about that, they said that CD Projekt Red focused on GOG selling instead and didn't make GMG an approved reseller. GMG in their statement also said that they got the keys from CD Projekt approved resellers.

Here is my speculation: GMG got mad that they weren't allowed to be an approved reseller, so they bought keys from official approved resellers and are selling them at no profit or little profit (basically wholesale prices) to purposefully undercut the approved CD Projekt resellers.

They are sending a message that says "This is what happens when you don't allow us to be approved resellers, we undercut your price (even though we get little to no profit) and make you look bad, so next time you come to an agreement and let us officially be your selling partner instead of shutting us out." It's a hell of a way to do it. Companies don't like it when there is variability in the price of their item. It pisses off their approved resellers who do not want to be involved in a price war.

What do you guys think about the likelihood of my speculation?

I think that's a reasonable analysis.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black May 6, 2015, 22:00 jdreyer
 
Pretty awesome how they end up with the final result.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute
4. Re: The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute May 6, 2015, 21:18 jdreyer
 
Odd that they acquired keys even though CDProjekt refused to sell them any. Seems shady.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 6, 2015, 16:33 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2015, 14:10:
the Republicans have yet to propose a workable alternative

That's likely because the ACA essentially was their 'workable alternative" to universal healthcare in the 90's. Dem's co-opted it and sold it as their own and the GOPers have been literally voting to repeal their own idea.

True, I'd forgotten that. Mitt deployed this same system in MA when he was governor, IIRC. So, basically there's nothing to the right for them to support except going to back to the awful system we had before. They can't say that though, because everyone recognizes its awfulness.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
10. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 6, 2015, 16:25 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2015, 09:15:
mag wrote on May 6, 2015, 03:03:
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 23:38:
siapnar wrote on May 5, 2015, 18:05:
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 15:59:
roguelike
I hear this term thrown around a lot by Indie devs. What exactly does it entail?
I feel like it's probably evolved into something that it wasn't originally.

The name comes from Rogue, a dungeon crawler from 1980. Here are some of the tenets of roguelikes:
- levels are procedurally generated.
- death is usually permanent
- mob randomization often means you can meet mobs well beyond your abilities at the start of the game.
- game is usually turnbased or has some way to pause the action so moves can be considered.
- there is usually a variety of loot and some kind of "character" leveling system

Wikipedia: Roguelike.

And just for some examples, some recent good Rogue-likes and Rogue-lights are as varied as Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, FTL...

I generally hate the concept of rogue games, and restarting with nothing. But holy shit Rogue Legacy hooked me. Being able to improve your character, even if it's slight, keeps me playing.

Got it "free" with plus, and I bet I've put more than 20 hours into it...hadn't played it for a few weeks and fired it again the other night, and now it's on the brain again.


Yeah, RL is pretty awesome. Still, I really don't get much further beyond the starting areas, even after I've leveled up my guy. I wish they had a speed governor, I'm just too old.

And admittedly, I usually play FTL on easy so I have at least a 50% chance of winning.
 
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News Comments > Starfighter Inc. Kickstarter
24. Re: Starfighter Inc. Kickstarter May 6, 2015, 16:21 jdreyer
 
These guys are already over $50K, well on their way to making their KS goal. It's strange, too, as this is one of the weaker game kickstarters I've seen in a while. It's just a bunch of talk and concept art.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
49. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 16:18 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 6, 2015, 16:02:
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2015, 12:55:
Bummer. Thought this would be coming out this summer.

They probably could but it needs to have a robust lineup of software that uses it, it'll be interesting to watch how this unfolds but from a comfort standpoint I just can't see wearing this for extended hours.

We've had high quality head tracking for a really long time now and it is just a niche device to be used mostly in simulators. This just adds the parallax 3d to the experience for the most part and seems more cumbersome.

That's fine with me, I don't plan on gaming for more than an hour or two at at time anyway.
 
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