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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
11. Re: Saturday Interviews Sep 8, 2014, 05:47 jdreyer
 
Hmm, Tom, that was quite technical. You wouldn't happen to be this Tom, would you?  
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
47. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 8, 2014, 05:26 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 15:50:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 15:25:
So it didn't come from out of the blue.

Of course not, OOtB is mostly football discussion this time of year...

Sorry, had to.

Phrase was used intentionally to illicit such a response. Thanks for taking the bait!
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
25. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 8, 2014, 05:25 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 22:32:
I'm fine with saying eSports isn't sport. I also think neither golf nor car racing are sports. Does it help to be fit to play golf or race a car? Yes. Is it necessary to win? No. If you can win without being physically fit, I think it's reasonable to say the activity is not a sport.

You obviously play neither golf, nor race cars. But keep talking out of your ass if it makes you happy.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
24. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 8, 2014, 05:23 jdreyer
 
shinchan0s wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 22:10:
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 20:43:
Baseball is a hobby. Football, hockey, soccer, etc. are all sports.

Baseball is a sport, numbnuts.

Yeah, I really don't understand what he's talking about. Maybe because it's not as physically intense as hockey or soccer? You still have to be in excellent physical shape to excel at it.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
23. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 8, 2014, 05:21 jdreyer
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 21:42:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 21:18:
I think pool is the closest analog to competitive esports games like LoL and Starcraft. Both require impressive hand eye coordination, but neither requires intense physical exertion.

The problem with that analogy is that pool is very passive, most of it is just standing around. Esports requires the player to be physically active the entire match. Imagine doing this for a 1hr match.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbpCLqryN-Q

Tell me that is not physically demanding.

Right, thus the entire second half of my post showing how in shape the SC player was.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2014, 05:17 jdreyer
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 04:14:
Buscemi seems like a really cool guy.

Sheeeeit, if you looked like that guy, you'd HAVE TO be cool just to get any.

*rimshot* Drummer
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 8, 2014, 02:47 jdreyer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 01:53:
I played State of Decay for at least a hundred hours - it scratched a certain itch for me I guess. It was really a great game imo.

Yeah, I don't know why it didn't click with me. People I listen to on podcasts loved it, and the vids I watched looked fun, but when I played it, it just bored me. I just felt like I wanted more control, or something, I'm not sure.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 8, 2014, 02:45 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 21:40:

7 days to die is like Minecraft mixed with survival horror on steroids... atmosphere is great, deep crafting system, build your own houses, traps and stuff, and giant hordes of zombies that you can configure however you like your zombies, runners, shamblers, and anything in between ,) If you like something like that it's imo a great game..

Vastly superior to the crap that is State of Decay... (Oh, and infinite generating world map) if they keep their dev speed up it seems like this is the one survival zombie apocalypse game to rule them all.

... kinda sad no AAA title is really tackling zombie survival in a SERIOUS mature way. And even sadder crappy POS console ports like Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition sell so well. Considering the game has literally ZERO gameplay when it comes down to it. Zombies are extremely passive, you can walk through giant hordes with ease... what a waste of development time and effort.

RE: Dead Rising. Laugh2

Thanks for the heads up on 7 Days to Die. That sounds pretty cool, also knowing your tastes means I can expect some tactical depth there. Also, you hit the nail on the head with State of Decay. Going to check out some recent let's play vids.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2014, 21:45 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 18:35:
Yea def cool about the ripper. As usual article is misleading about the whole 'amateur uses DNA evidence' really means 'the world-renown forensic scientist the amateur hired, used DNA evidence'.
Amazing read.

I don't think it's that clickbaity. While the amateur didn't do the dna analysis, he did track down the relatives to get the samples. And he conceived the plan and put it into action. I think it's fine.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
18. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 7, 2014, 21:18 jdreyer
 
I think pool is the closest analog to competitive esports games like LoL and Starcraft. Both require impressive hand eye coordination, but neither requires intense physical exertion. Actual racing requires a very high degree of physical fitness, especially core and upper body. Poker IMO is both less mentally and physically demanding than esports.

That being said, PCGamer or someone did an interview with one of the top pro Starcraft players a couple of years ago. He did a couple of hours of exercise daily, including a 4 mile run, calisthenics, and stretching in order to be able to have the stamina to practice SC 6 to 8 hours daily. The guy was young and thin, obviously in good shape. He then proceeded to play against the three PCG guys (no strangers to SC) in a three on one match and kick their asses.
 
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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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