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News Comments > DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley
43. Re: DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley May 1, 2015, 17:06 LittleMe
 
It looked like a computer animation to me. This is not crossing the uncanny valley. I found the most impressive part was the hair detail when the sun shone on it.

With PC gaming thriving so well I do expect to see better focus on PC graphics over the consoles, as we've seen in GTA V but also other games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Bans
24. Re: Steam Game Bans Apr 30, 2015, 12:55 LittleMe
 
So don't cheat. Problem solved.

Some differentiation between mild cheats (fov tweak) and blatant cheating (aims/invulnerable/etc) would be good. Valve needs to set some standards there (fov/anti aliasing/mouse accel fixes/etc/etc).
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer
11. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer Apr 28, 2015, 11:21 LittleMe
 
siapnar wrote on Apr 28, 2015, 09:24:
This is going to be ultra fantastic

Looks like they've improved pretty much every area. Hopefully the gunplay is better this time around, though. Hard to tell from this footage

+1. The gunplay needs improvement over JC2.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 27, 2015, 10:58 LittleMe
 
Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives to stiffen the penalties for those convicted of "swatting."

Ahh.. So it won't solve anything but will allow him to grandstand. No wording in there to limit swat powers. Any idiot could come up with that idea: criminalize and increase existing penalties. He didn't solve a single thing.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2015, 14:38 LittleMe
 
Blue you have my empathy. Have you called the police about the dog noise? They should handle it. If they resist sending the police out, just insist. Pretty sure they have to come if you insist.

You'll probably need to call a few times before the owners actually fix it. I look at it as a property rights issue. They are trespassing on your property with noise. You want reasonable enjoyment of your home and property.

edit: asking kindly in person first might be a good idea (or might not depending on their maturity).

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 15:14 LittleMe
 
Thank you Task.

Cool beans descender. Yes it's difficult. Yes I threw those terms out there. I did try to put them into my context and define them, how I see them.

Right now I'm not sure how to put it into a different context without fear of misunderstanding or misinterpretation or conditioned mind filtering (we all do it!). I dunno.. Tomorrow some time after the mind has reset, read post #9 again?

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 13:41 LittleMe
 
descender wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 13:38:
Well you can't just throw the words collectivism, corporatism and socialism into a blender and hope for the best pal. It's slightly more complex than you are letting on.

That has nothing to do with what you did. Take what I said into your own context.

From my perspective you are simplifying it. I have a different mindset. A new mindset is very difficult to try or adopt or better understand.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 13:35 LittleMe
 
You're taking what I said in your context and not in my context. Also you are cherry picking what I said. Ultimately I believe our system is a reflection of our insanity, not our economic system. However our economic system and our insanity amplify each other over time and this is the result - spying results and human oppression and suffering result.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 13:19 LittleMe
 
That the regulations are to benefit the collective used to be more true. Now it's just a lie. The corporations are mostly writing the regulations to control their markets. It's a modern mercantile empire.

Corporatism is NOT the other side of the coin of capitalism. They are more opposites. Left and right wing socialism are two sides of the same coin. They are both socialism, or authoritarianism.

I would agree though that we evolved from capitalism to corporatism but that doesn't make them part of the same coin. Corporations are collectivist entities created by the 'state control' of tax law, etc. As you said before, state control is not capitalism.

In a true capitalist system there would not be corporations as we understand them now. They would be much smaller and they wouldn't be able to hide their employees from their individual actions as the law now does. Genuine capitalism is an alien concept to people today. A genuine capitalist system is benign (we don't have that). Our system now is ravenously greedy, destructive, paranoid, arrogant, fearful and immature. These are the qualities of the collective ego.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 12:45 LittleMe
 
descender wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 12:21:
Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

Please allow me to reply twice to your post. That may be a good definition of capitalism. However that doesn't represent our economic system because of the last part "rather than by the state." Our economy is almost entirely controlled and regulated by the state for the benefit of the government and top tier corporations and other corporations who cooperate and 'play the game.'

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 12:34 LittleMe
 
descender wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 12:21:
Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

It really has nothing to do with what device you use for your commodity exchanges, or what that is actually backed by.

Capitalism has not been replaced, capitalism itself has replaced our entire system of government. That our system is "democratic"... that's the myth.

Good post. Here is a better article and a more precise definition of our system. Cutter's NSNBC site is often corporate propaganda.

Right now, there is a lot of talk about the evils of “capitalism”. But it is not really accurate to say that we live in a capitalist system. Rather, what we have in the United States today, and what most of the world is living under, is much more accurately described as “corporatism”. Under corporatism, most wealth and power is concentrated in the hands of giant corporations and big government is used as a tool by these corporations to consolidate wealth and power even further. In a corporatist system, the wealth and power of individuals and small businesses is dwarfed by the overwhelming dominance of the corporations. Eventually, the corporations end up owning almost everything and they end up dominating nearly every aspect of society. As you will see below, this very accurately describes the United States of America today. Corporatism is killing this country, and it is not what our founding fathers intended.

In my view, corporatism is the right-wing flavor of socailism.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 12:09 LittleMe
 
Cutter I did read your link. Aren't all these bills about the benefit of the collective? As you put it "at least the collective benefits from it." That's exactly how its being sold to us.

I would only change one word in your sentence. It would read as this "This is a result of predatory elites for the benefit of the elites/oligarchs/plutocrats."

So it is in my view a matter almost but not entirely of semantics. Look at the dollar. There's no capital behind it. It's debt. Therefore it isn't capitalism because there's no capital behind it. There's no gold or silver backing it. Our economic system can't be capitalism if there's no capital backing it up.

That our system is capitalist, is a myth. That was slowly replaced over the entire 20th century.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2015, 11:25 LittleMe
 
“Every single one of these proposals would reward companies that send user information to the government, including the NSA and FBI, without adequately protecting user privacy.”

It's more corporate socialism combined with a high amount of nationalist paranoia. The collectivist mindset at work. USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 22, 2015, 21:17 LittleMe
 
Microsoft Apologizes for Confusion Over 1080p-60fps [insert game name here] Footage on Xbox Channel.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V NVIDIA Tweak Guide
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto V NVIDIA Tweak Guide Apr 22, 2015, 10:27 LittleMe
 
The problem with using a tweak guide from NVIDIA is that they aren't inclined to say, 'no, don't use this nvidia specific feature' for example..

With every other setting maxed out, the cost of Soft Shadows (PCSS) is 6.4 frames per second at the very most; a comparatively low number given the improvement to every single scene.

That's a 10% performance hit for a single setting, and then they suggest these further performance-hitting settings when using PCSS
Shader Quality: Very High
Shadow Quality: Very High
Grass Quality: Ultra
High Resolution Shadows: On

It's a helpful guide but I would not take their word as the best advice either.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 21, 2015, 09:18 LittleMe
 
Chasing phantoms is their modus operandi. An unwinnable war is one that goes on for decades and thats what they want.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
29. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 20, 2015, 14:09 LittleMe
 
siapnar wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 13:55:
Cutter wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 13:47:
just go to teh Youtubes and watch some Unreal 4 engine demos. Now if 5 was using that, it'd be worth crowing about. Oh but wait, consoles can't handle that sort of work.
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I love Unreal Engine 4, but a game with GTA V's graphical and overall complexity using UE4 would probably run at half the speed, if that

Yeah I doubt UE4 could handle such a huge open world so graciously. The engine and the game are custom developed for each other for the open world sandbox+story experience. It shows too. To me it's not just a question of being console or not, but how well the game streams content in and out.

Is there any other engine or game, PC or not, that does offers this sort of experience as well as this?

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
23. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 20, 2015, 12:43 LittleMe
 
dj LiTh wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 10:25:
Can anyone who bought this and has a vidcard with only 1gb of vram chime in on the performance? I'm waiting for the next revision of maxwell to come out (980gtx ti or whatever they'll call it) before upgrading my super ancient insanely overclocked 460gtx SLI setup (which really still handles everything just fine).

I'm on the fence if i should just wait to grab this and the card at the same time like 6-8 months down the road or just buy GTA5 now. Part of me thinks if i get it now, i might spoil the experience with lower textures.

You'll be fine just use normal settings as long as that card is still supported by the newest nv drivers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
11. Re: Evening Patches Apr 18, 2015, 12:27 LittleMe
 
Setting the game's process priority to 'high' reportedly also helps performance/responsiveness. Here's the registry hack to have that automatically set:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\GTA5.exe\PerfOptions]
"CpuPriorityClass"=dword:00000003
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Steam Records
37. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Steam Records Apr 16, 2015, 17:13 LittleMe
 
descender wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 14:44:
I'm not liking it as much as GTA IV's story

Well, that scares the shit out of me because the story in GTA4 was fucking atrocious. Hey I want money, let's murder people because that's the only skill I have! Fucking awful. Was there more to it and I just missed it? I don't think so. "Hey I just dropped off this crackwhore, let's give her a few bucks... nah... let's give her $1500!". GTA4 was pretty fuckin bad.

IMO, V's story is better than IV's. I couldn't connect with the Russian immigrant theme in IV.

The cars driving feel fine for me. I think there's much more variety of vehicles too. Also the world is much bigger and that also makes driving more fun since the scenery doesn't repeat.

Biggest improvement I've noticed is the guns. IV gun play was terrible and amateurish. V sounds and feels far better as in, not an insult to our having spent money on the game.

 
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