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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
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft
15. Re: Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft Aug 18, 2014, 14:55 jdreyer
 
The truth is that the end result (say, CV 3 or 4) of the OR was impossible to do without a corporate backer: half the size and weight of the DK2, completely wireless, all head tracking internal to the device, 4K resolution, etc. This is going to take years, and cost $100 million in research. I requires custom screens, custom chips, and a whole bunch of other things that OR is going to have to research, design, and build themselves. And it really seems like Zuck was making this investment not primarily as a financial decision, but as a fan of the technology ($2B for niche tech? Are you kidding me?). So far, FB has stayed completely hands off. Until we see otherwise, all parties involved need the benefit of the doubt.  
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News Comments > Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft
7. Re: Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft Aug 18, 2014, 13:22 jdreyer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 11:56:
It still blows my mind that Minecraft is the #3 most copies sold game of all time.


I know right? Who thought complete freedom to be creative would be so popular? It's not like there's a real-world analog worth $15 billion or anything.

Say what you will about MC or Notch, but the game is essentially a brand new genre. It's not every day that something like that comes a long. The only other one I can think of is the MOBA genre in the past decade.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2014, 04:36 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 01:55:
nin wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 19:50:

Grab the harmy cuts in the meantime. They're excellent.


The what now? Confused

Someone(s) reconstructed the original cut of the original trilogy using original footage garnered from hi def stills, laser disc copies, etc. I've not seen them, but I think nin DL'd them all and speaks very highly of them. More about them can be read here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2014, 04:30 jdreyer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 17:30:
Sounds like one of the founders of the challenge who raised $100,000 died yesterday morning.

Weird. I wonder what happened. I mean, I read that he dove, floated, and sank, but why?

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2014, 03:34 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 17:11:
  • O.C. Couple Obsessed With ‘World of Warcraft’ Sentenced to Prison for Extreme Child Neglect.
  • Why bother feeding, clothing, and housing your children when you can live with your REAL family online?

    Heh.

    Seriously, though. Why not just give the kids up for adoption if you'd rather play games? There's lots of folks out there looking for kids.
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
    8. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2014, 03:33 jdreyer
     
    Julio wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 19:10:
    Google should be liable, just like GM is for faults in their cars killing people.

    Right, but we don't want automated cars to be sued out of oblivion either. They're going to be superior than humans in nearly every way.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 17:30 jdreyer
     
    Acleacius wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 17:24:
    xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 17:08:
    nin wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 16:37:
    Pretty sure people are giving money, dude.


    Good, cause what I was seeing and hearing was making me plenty mad.
    You might have gotten some misinformation, maybe you don't need to be mad, bro.
    Ice Bucket Challenge Rules?

    He's Batman. Perceived injustice riles him up.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 17:28 jdreyer
     
    Girl Saved By Her Puppy After Spending 11 Days Lost In The Siberian Wilderness.

    That is one smart dog.

    Also, that girl is adorable.

    Although the story says she ate berries, it looks like she survived mostly on her fat reserves. She's skin and bones in those pics, poor thing.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 17:00 jdreyer
     
    El Pit wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 12:32:

    I love the original trilogy, and I am VERY happy that Star Wars is in new hands now. Clone Wars and the prequel trilogy convinced me that we would be better off with new Star Wars showrunners. Will Episode VII be great? Who knows. But at least now there is a chance that it can be good. JJ is going for lots of practical effects and real sets, so it seems he is doing a lot of things right. It might work in the end. We'll see.

    Clone Wars isn't that bad. Better than the new trilogy by a long shot. I hope JJ gives us more Star Trek and less Into Darkness, since the latter was God-Awful.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 16:58 jdreyer
     
    Stormsinger wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 12:13:
    This is not a bacon-powered motorcycle...it runs on grease.

    But fear not! A true bacon-powered motorcycle has existed for almost two centuries now, it's called a bicycle.

    Also runs on vegan fuel sources, from what I understand.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 16:57 jdreyer
     
    nin wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 12:05:

    Still a rumor about Star Wars, but this news item last month makes it look that way.

    Wonder how George feels about that, and if he had any say.

    Speaking of revisionists, I got nervous a few weeks ago when Peter Jackson talked about going back and inserting more footage in Lord Of The Rings. Don't be a George, Peter!


    IO9 had this story yesterday about the original series coming out on BRD.
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
    2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 17, 2014, 16:53 jdreyer
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 15:41:
    I've read elsewhere that the plan is insurance just takes care of it, there is no personal investigation/liability, or that is the leading thought. The wrecks would be reduced so much, etc.

    If it were the persons fault, then imo it doesn't work, because how can you be 100% alert when you would only be needed in an random ergency that rarely ever happens. They think people could just sit there and stay alert and then somehow in a split second react properly with gas/brake and steering?

    There needs to be some set of laws in place governing how much liability a company like Google is responsible for. Software is notoriously buggy, once a bug is found, what's the timeframe to turn it around before accidents caused by those bugs become negligent?
     
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    News Comments > BOID Announced
    3. Re: BOID Announced Aug 17, 2014, 16:35 jdreyer
     
    Looks like Eufloria.  
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    News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
    50. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 17, 2014, 03:49 jdreyer
     
    SlimRam wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 03:32:
    Indeed it did sir. She is the lovely and flexible Ginger Lynn She also came back for *cough* a second round in Prophecy.

    As I recall, she wasn't bad.
     
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    News Comments > Clockwork Empires Early Access
    7. Re: Clockwork Empires Early Access Aug 17, 2014, 03:21 jdreyer
     
    JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 21:33:
    jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 16:25:
    JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 12:54:
    I'll have a video preview Monday.
    50 word impression?
    Right now there isn't much to it: just a basic collect-resources-and-build-stuff city management game. You get occasionally invaded by fishpeople and have to send your military crew over and shoot them in the gills. I like the free-form building construction (you zone out the building dimensions and add components manually), and assigning colonists to work crews and having those crews automatically complete tasks you designate has potential once it's smoothed out. The developers have yet to add detailed colonist memories, cults, objectives, native factions, multiplayer, combat, additional monsters, and vehicles, so there is still a lot of the game missing in action.

    Thanks. Surprised there's so much left unfinished, I remember hearing about this 3 years ago.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
    48. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 17, 2014, 03:13 jdreyer
     
    Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 20:46:
    You know, RSI should make some more commercials about Star Citizen. I really hadn't heard much about this game, and it could definitely use some more exposure.

    Heh.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
    47. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 17, 2014, 03:12 jdreyer
     
    panbient wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 21:08:
    theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 19:16:
    Don't forget that a lot of Chris Roberts' games have featured major voice actors and Squadron 42 is being developed as a full game in itself. It's also worth remembering that the game is going to raise significantly more money between now and its release, as many people are waiting for it to be released before buying it. I'd be surprised if the game doesn't hit $75m, given that this release pulled in $500,000 alone and it's managing $40 a day.

    Also don't forget that most of those major names from back in the day hadn't been seen on a screen in years and/or were in 'low' points of their careers (Mark Hamill / Malcolm McDowell). As proven by their willingness to work in a relatively obscure medium (at the time).

    This is no longer the case.

    Even if they do hit $75M, spending a full 3rd of their budget on voice acting is absurd.

    Also, didn't WC3 feature a porn actress?
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
    38. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 16, 2014, 18:35 jdreyer
     
    theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 16:57:
    As for the extra money raised, that's going to things like hiring big name voice actors (which they reckon could cost $20-30m), developers (a substantial cost given the skills required), supporting the persistent universe for years, etc.
    That's the worst idea I've heard yet. I hope they're not wasting that much. There are plenty of talented voice actors that could pull off what needs to be done at scale.

    CIG has done a good job of keeping the community informed, while holding enough back to present a few surprises.
    Yeah, communication has been fine, it just seems like progress is too slow. Given how much they've grown the team, it would be a pretty easy thing to run out of money if they don't finish within a year or so.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2014, 16:35 jdreyer
     
    Skyrim Modding gone horribly wrong.

    Looks like it belongs more in Silent Hill than Skyrim.
     
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    News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
    2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 16, 2014, 16:27 jdreyer
     
    Task wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 11:12:
    Gordon Cooper said otherwise. Nice try NSA.

    Regardless of whether or not there are actually UFOs, there's no doubt the gov't ran a massive UFO disinfomration campaign feeding false info and encouraging people to look for them. It distracted from the real top secret projects they were working on, although I doubt they fooled spies from other nations.
     
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