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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 21, 2014, 20:37 jdreyer
 
Illinois Supreme Court strikes down eavesdropping law.

2 years in jail, then the law is overturned? Crazy.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Mar 21, 2014, 20:36 jdreyer
 
He wrote a decent mea culpa a while back. Seems like he took some lessons from the experience.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 21, 2014, 20:30 jdreyer
 
Ex-Mozilla engineer blames Microsoft's rules for Metro Firefox's death.

Sometimes I fcking hate MS. This sounds just like them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 21, 2014, 20:22 jdreyer
 
Phil Spencer on bringing VR, paid alphas to Xbox One.

I don't mean to be skeptical, but does the XB1 have the horsepower to run a VR headset? I'm worried that my OC'd core i5 and OC'd GTX 670 (easily twice the horsepower of an XB1) will handle it. I can't imagine it being a pleasant experience. On the other hand, they could make 720P headsets which they could sell for $500 a pop.

Also:
"VR is cool tech," he said. "One of the things we have is this huge Microsoft research organisation that is important to us as platform holders in helping us think what might came next. That's where Kinect came from, it's where voice recognition came from, it's where Drivatar came from."

In that last sentence, one of those things is not like the other.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 21, 2014, 20:15 jdreyer
 
Isn't Irrational defunct?

EDIT: Also, Facebook? No thanks.

This comment was edited on Mar 21, 2014, 20:25.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Double XP Weekend
5. Re: Diablo III Double XP Weekend Mar 21, 2014, 20:14 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 19:36:
All these D3 blips makes me wonder if Blue is now a blizzard employee...

Is your goal to make yourself look like an ass? Because you came pretty close to succeeding there.

This offer is tempting. I may have to take a break from BL2 to take advantage of this.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Mar 21, 2014, 20:12 jdreyer
 
Not to be confused with High Plains Drifter.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
2. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 21, 2014, 20:10 jdreyer
 
Hmm, so they're basically writing off mainland China as a market?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2014, 19:56 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 18:12:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 16:24:
Dust in the wind helped bring down CO2 in the past.

Since we've shown little ability to control our fossil fuel usage, we're going to have to geo-engineer our way out of global warming. This sounds like a promising tool in that regard, and may also help reverse the devastating overfishing of the world's oceans by providing a greater plankton food supply.

it's not often i have my eyes opened, but, now that you've said it, i think sadly you're absolutely right that fossil fuels will never be cut back while there's demand for it. certainly it won't be legislated away until it's long since been replaced by something else, and all this green stuff we're doing now will only be a drop in the bucket of usage. the solution will probably be that we'll have to counter-engineer against it. i'm just not sure it's a winnable battle before it's too late.

We've been making good progress with solar and wind. I'm impressed with the ramp-up and the reduction of cost. Could more have been done? Much more for sure, but solar and wind have evolved to the point where they could on a cost-basis replace a sizable portion of fossil fuel power, especially coal, which is by far the worst offender. Unfortunately, India and China continue to pump out coal plants despite the danger.

This is the best option I've heard about for possibly mitigating the warming. Side effects could
be bad , but not as bad as GW. There's already some precedent for this theory, as the SO2 from coal and diesel burning has been already mitigating the heating effect a bit (although the black particulate matter from coal and diesel has been accelerating glacial melting). Putting it much higher will allow it to act for much longer (SO2 in the lower atmo precipitates as acid rain).
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 21, 2014, 19:05 jdreyer
 
killer_roach wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 17:14:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 16:43:
Although I know it's not everyone's favorite, there have been some fantastic games made with UE3. I'm really excited to see what will be made with UE4.

Not just some fantastic games, but some made by very small studios in surprisingly short amounts of time. This last generation of game engines have really flattened the capabilities of developers, and that's a good thing - makes it that much easier for a small group of people with good ideas to make a surprisingly decent game, and make it look and behave like something that came from a studio with considerably greater resources. (Quite possibly the biggest revolution amongst indie studios lately has been the improvement in polish in games from studios that actually care about such things, and these newer engines do go a long way to contributing to that.)

That's true. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons comes to mind. Had the studio decided to do that in 8 bit instead of UE3, the game would have completely lost it's impact and sense of wonder.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 21, 2014, 17:13 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 14:53:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:15:
Except for that time they were found guilty of violating net-neutrality by the FCC.

The FCC has a lot to gain with net neutrality regulations because they are the ones who'd enforce it. They are going to paint the Internet as something that needs their regulatory authority. That's a conflict of interest, so take their words with skepticism.


I don't get it. You're supporting the monopolistic practices of Comcast over regulation by the FCC?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2014, 17:09 jdreyer
 
Bard wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:04:
Spying Scare?

It's a scare?

yeah no - ask Michael Hastings how much of a "scare" it is - oh you can't. He died in a car accident after his car blew up when it hit a tree (despite security footage showing the car on fire before hitting the tree) shortly before he was going to break a story on the CIA and had been speaking to Wikileaks.

It should terrify ANY person of conscience that has communicated to anyone on corporate or governmental criminality in the past decade.

Links? I was always suspicious of his death given his tenacity as an investigative journalist. It's funny how these suspicious stories stories like this get dropped. Investigative journalist Gary Webb committed suicide in 2004 by shooting himself in the head. Twice. I guess he just wanted to be sure.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 21, 2014, 16:53 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:53:
7 to 15 times? So Direct3D is actively destroying 700% of performance in games?

Somehow I find those claims fairly difficult to believe.

Yeah, it doesn't seem possible that DX is actually that unoptimized.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 21, 2014, 16:51 jdreyer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:33:
7-15 times fewer effects and eyecandy too, but who's counting?

Why do you hate vector graphics so much? Stop being a hater!

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 21, 2014, 16:48 jdreyer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:22:
Canada’s top carriers roll out identical price hikes in two-month span

It mentions it didn't happen in SK and MB but it didn't elaborate why. In SK we have a crown telco and MB has a former crown (now private) telco competing. It's a good example of how local carriers, even community owned ones, can force the monopolies to compete. Just thought some of our southern neighbours grappling with their own monopoly issues might be interested to know how it's working up here.

I'm sure those price hikes were coinicidence. You know, free monopoly market and all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 21, 2014, 16:47 jdreyer
 
MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:39:
"Starbucks' new digital tip jar won't benefit baristas."

What a stupid article. It doesn't say Starbucks baristas won't get your digital tips, just that people don't tip at Starbucks and they are likely to continue not tipping even if digital.

Hey, Starbucks! I got a digital tip for ya right here:

01000110 01110101 01100011 01101011 00100000 01101111 01100110 01100110
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 21, 2014, 16:43 jdreyer
 
Although I know it's not everyone's favorite, there have been some fantastic games made with UE3. I'm really excited to see what will be made with UE4.  
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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
11. Re: Next CoD Sledgehammer's Mar 21, 2014, 16:38 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:52:
{dismissive}Wank wank wank wank wank.{/dismissive}

Playing Fappy Bird?
 
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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
10. Re: Next CoD Sledgehammer's Mar 21, 2014, 16:37 jdreyer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:14:
Wonder when will people stop buying this crap and play something else.
Wish Titanfall was across all platforms so Playstation players could get their CoD fix without actually playing CoD.
BF4 is on PS. Does that not scratch the itch?
 
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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
9. Re: Next CoD Sledgehammer's Mar 21, 2014, 16:36 jdreyer
 
The words "CoD" and "creative" should never appear in the same sentence.  
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