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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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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 > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 2, 2014, 18:40 jdreyer
 
My question is can you replace the band of the Band? I had a triathlon watch that I wore for a year and a half for pace and heartrate monitoring. Band broke. It was a proprietary one, and they didn't sell replacements. I haven't bought a watch since.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
42. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 18:28 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 14:12:
shit looks like "my first UE mod"

I get that you want to cut it down with a simple pithy statement, but it doesn't quite match up. Is it rough? Yup. But there are some impressive environments, some cool and balanced (although hardly unique) weapons, and goal-based gameplay (turn off the gravity) evident. This is obviously an alpha created by a group of pros, not some basement dwelling modder.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
41. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 18:25 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 14:02:

Pfft, you play Candy Crush on your phone? N00b!
Real men play Candy Crush on their triple-SLI PC rig. 5K graphics with full anti-aliasing at 5000FPS!

PCMASTERRACE!

Welcome, Beamer. Finally, you joined us.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 2, 2014, 15:11 jdreyer
 
NBA 2015 came out 4 weeks ago. Did it every break the top 10? I don't remember seeing it.

Also, really enjoyed Arma III last weekend. Beautiful engine with amazing draw distance, nice selection of vehicles, good movement and weapon feel. Thought they did a pretty excellent job with that, and they got a lot right. There are still some bugs:

- Accidentally drove my truck into a guardrail, and instead it went through so the guardrail was running through the middle of the truck, then I couldn't move. Had to reload.

- Went out onto a balcony, and when I tried to go back back in, my character started spazzing out in the doorway. Took several tried to hit the doorway just right so I could pass through.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2014, 14:11 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 10:10:
Is there any reason that nobody is building a magnetic launch ramp for space-vehicles on the side of some high mountain? Wouldn't that make a dual-carrier space-launch moot? And save tons of money (since you could likely skip the booster stage entirely, if you don't have to obey G limitations for human transport)
The Greens have blocked all attempts on the grounds that it would ruin the beautiful mountain views.

I have thought about this at times, but I wonder if the technical limitations are just too daunting.
1. Maglev is still far from a mature technology
2. You'd need some kind of carrier sled, so that's added complexity when you detach at 17,000 KPH or whatever.
3. The vibrations during acceleration could damage the vehicle
4. Intense magnetic fields used for acceleration could damage the craft electronics.
5. You'd have to build it in a place guaranteed of having no seismic activity, which is pretty limiting since many mountains are produced by seismic activity

There are probably others, but that's off the top of my head.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 2, 2014, 14:03 jdreyer
 
Well, maybe not revolutionary, but still pretty cool for a little indie game. Both of these have promise.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 2, 2014, 13:56 jdreyer
 
Yeesh, a month of lightning deals? That sounds exhausting.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
24. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 13:39 jdreyer
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 12:49:
Why aren't people being pushed backwards by the recoil of their guns (3rd law of physics)?
Because it would be very hard to play with this kind of realism? Maybe someone could mod that in later. Would that please you?

I think that they probably just haven't done that part yet it being an alpha, but I think that they will. It would be one of the interesting differences between full-G that would add challenge to the gameplay without breaking it. But I agree in general that they're going more for fun and playability with their zero G than realism.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
22. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 13:36 jdreyer
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 12:34:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 10:37:
A Persistent Universe experience. I'm a stealthy, solo player. I find a wrecked ship, i know scavengers will be around soon. I find a crate and put myself in it. I let the scavengers take the crate and put me in their ship. When i'm on their ship, some time later, i get out of the crate. Very quietly, i rummage around and find some goodies i like. I steal those... now i can either - A) Jump out the airlock and call a ride or B) go to their engine room and self destruct their ship or C) quietly hunt and execute the entire staff and take their ship.... or Z) they could have scanned the crate properly before loading it, blasted it with their ship and me with it....

Oh joy. Just what I want to do. Hide in a fucking crate for 2-3 hours until a scavenger party comes along on the off chance that they don't scan the cargo.

I don't see the problem. I'd just pull out my phone and play Candy Crush for a few hours while I waited.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
21. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 13:34 jdreyer
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 12:23:
And WTF is up with the 1970's looking black and white CRT monitors?

In order to save money, they purchased unused assets from Alien: Isolation.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
18. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 13:22 jdreyer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 13:18:
Can't put my finger on it but something is wrong, movement? or view? or bob? ... somethings definitely off.

That was my first thought. All the models are running with sticks up their asses.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews Nov 1, 2014, 21:53 jdreyer
 
ELITE wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 14:55:
He's asking for too much money - and for some reason keeps saying I'll update you on engine features after the kickstarter - which is like - don't you want to be up front now??

Anyway - if he did write the engine - that's relatively impressive.

Not a well done pitch though...

TOO much? $60K is one programmer for 9 months. It's a pittance.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 1, 2014, 15:01 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 11:35:
Nothing wrong with more netflix sites, but instantwatcher.com has been solid for years...

True, but the only reason the ISPs can pull this shit is because we don't have an ISP free market, we have regional monopolies or duopolies. The cable/internet companies even got sued 10 years ago for dividing up regions among themselves to create precisely these kinds of monopolies. Now they do it less obviously, but they still do it. Then they launch their own service that of course isn't slow because it's theirs. Monopolies <> free market.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2014, 05:59 jdreyer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 22:17:
Virgin shuttle explodes....

Celebrities including Justin Bieber and Stephen Hawking had booked Virgin Galactic tickets, each costing more than $250,000.

Dang...how come this wasn't a Bieber trip......

Ooo, that's cold Bats. Every human being has some redeeming qualities. Justin Bieber for instance, he...

well...

I think he... oh, actually no.

ummmm...

...

WILL YOU GIVE ME A FUCKING MINUTE HERE??? I'M THINKING!!!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 1, 2014, 05:55 jdreyer
 
Prez wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 00:25:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 16:26:
Also it was probably hurt slightly by all of those negative greenpeace reviews.

Yeah, that was bizarre.

You save puppies, they save whales.
 
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News Comments > Summer Camp Announced
5. Re: Summer Camp Announced Nov 1, 2014, 05:30 jdreyer
 
Will the sequel be Winter Camp? Cuz that would be kinda cool.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 1, 2014, 05:29 jdreyer
 
IF the government, which is full to the brim with politicians put in place by corporate money, is getting involved then you can bet it must be really, really bad.  
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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancelled
32. Re: Prey 2 Cancelled Oct 31, 2014, 20:58 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 16:45:
genuinely crushed by this, PREY to me is one of the top 5 classic FPS singpleplayer games. crazy story, great visuals, great puzzles, great new guns, great new mechanics.

if anything it was a hard act to follow. just thinking about it makes me want to reinstall it.

Yeah, I liked it too. It was pretty inventive, made before a time when FPS meant "COD or BF"
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 31, 2014, 20:49 jdreyer
 
Okay, THAT was awesome. I'd picked up a bunch of those references, but nowhere near all of them. And the way he ties it all together in the end, I'd never considered that. Nice thesis.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2014, 20:26 jdreyer
 
Study: Broadband Still Slower, More Expensive In U.S. Than In Europe, Asia

They write that as if there was an attempt to catch up to Europe and Asia. There hasn't been.
 
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