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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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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
91. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 16, 2015, 11:11 LittleMe
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 08:27:
Quinn wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 14:52:
Running it on my new MSI GTX 980 everything maxed out (except MSAA, have that on 4x just to be safe.. I don't want it to ever even remotely drop under 60 fps you see).
I got my 970 yesterday, and I am not blown away by the performance

Among other things, try DirectX 10.1. Reportedly that greatly increases framerate.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. NJ legislator who sponsored anti-swatting bill gets swatted. Apr 15, 2015, 11:58 LittleMe
 
False flag to generate support for his cause?

Does he also question the existence of the swat teams? That's also a great way to stop the practice - disband them.

 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Apr 15, 2015, 09:19 LittleMe
 
FYI the Titan X is newly released. kthx bye  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
11. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 14, 2015, 10:51 LittleMe
 
Lord Tea, the gui is OK but not great imo. Mouse input is laggy. Also on my system it seems to force 30fps in the main menu no matter what. Refresh rate options can be set in the graphics menu. The game is very playable with M&K so far for me.

2- rockstar social club

3 - NO not at full max settings. It will utilize your 970 well though. Wait for performance reviews.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
166. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 22:29 LittleMe
 
Excellent game so far. First time I've played it. Story and gameplay I find a lot more than IV. Performance is great, considering it's launch day.

The decrypt process doubling the space on my SSD almost screwed me too, but I managed to free up enough space. Lame, R*.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 13, 2015, 09:47 LittleMe
 
Trashy wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 09:30:
Bundy wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 09:23:
lol, did u cover anything other than Quake back then?

Was there anything other than Quake back then?

What? I can't hear you over the sound of me picking up the quad damage.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 10, 2015, 13:50 LittleMe
 
Verno wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 13:26:
Using the political system to fund the Internet based on political 'feel good' ideals panders more to artificial hysteria and emotions.

I mean, I don't necessarily disagree with some of your other points but that first paragraph in the second snippet is a bunch of claptrap. Sure things are funded in a variety of ways but do you even remember how the Internet came to be? Government funding. People act like government spending is inherently wasteful and that other alternatives are always better but that's not the case at all.

Well this isn't R&D so I find your implication that because the Government was involved in its invention, that authorizes billions of dollars of federal waste every year. That's claptrap to me. I'm not really talking about Internet here but the forceful waste of people's money. I find it repugnant that they are coercing money out of people and then proceeding to waste it willy-nilly.

Yes usually using government to solve problems is usually the bad way. The reason many people resort to government is because they don't have a real solution.

Here watch I can solve all the world's problems. Ready? The government should do it! There I fixed all of hugh-manitee's problems in once sentence.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 10, 2015, 13:21 LittleMe
 
descender wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 12:28:
The USF fund is currently being used to develop and deploy broadband infrastructure... but broadband customers are not actually paying in to the fund. How is correcting this a bad thing? Oh right, it isn't!

The USF has been a corrupt and ineffective money pool for a long time now. The way you put it, you make it sound like a wonderful thing. It isn't, unless proven otherwise. For example, the USF bureaucrats were found out to be buying $20,000 industrial-grade routers to tiny trailer libraries with no more than a few PC's. That's just one example we were lucky enough to hear about.

I'd best my last dollar that if you and I were to go out and see what USF is actually funding and how it is implemented, we'd conclude it's a not only a waste of society's resources, but very difficult, if impossible, to get rid of that entrenched institution.

descender wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 12:28:
Where does the this blatant disregard for how things are funded come from out of the right wing propaganda machine?

You get what you pay for in life, if you don't want to pay... you don't get. Simple.

That's some collectivist thinking you have there. Only the collective and central planing solves problems, right? 'Things are funded' in many different ways not just the political way. Using the political system to fund the Internet based on political 'feel good' ideals panders more to artificial hysteria and emotions.

Back to the article in question... All that said, taxing the Internet for Internet subsidies sounds much better to me than taxing long distance calls for them. That's more like a usage tax which in my view is a better tax if there is to be one at all. But that's the thing, once they have the authority to tax long distance calls, they very likely won't surrender that power without a long and nasty drawn out fight in the public arena.

When they get this new authority to tax Internet access, they will again have another way to stick their forever greedy hands into our pockets for their questionable and controversial uses. $8.8 billion dollars just last year and there's little proof that it was money well spent. I'm sure the recipients of the benefits wanted them, but was it actually well spent or even needed? Probably not.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 4K System Requirements
32. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 4K System Requirements Apr 10, 2015, 01:13 LittleMe
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 9, 2015, 18:47:
With the recommended specs you can run 1080p @ 60fps with graphics at what settings (low, medium, high, ultra)? I've been thinking of building a new system since November. I have a core i5 750 (2.66GHz), a 660OC and 12GB RAM. If I overclock my CPU to 4GHz and am able to run this on max settings then I don't need to build a new system.

We can't answer that question yet because Hoare's statement was too vague. He's caused just as much confusion as he has clarification. You'll need to wait until comprehensive benchmarks are available, then we'll know.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 4K System Requirements
23. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 4K System Requirements Apr 9, 2015, 15:12 LittleMe
 
NKD wrote on Apr 9, 2015, 15:04:
The lesson to be learned is to get your performance information from sites doing actual benchmarks, not from general remarks by game developers. Only then will you know how things are going to perform and how they are going to scale. To buy a game without knowing for certain that you're going to get acceptable performance, either because your rig is insane or because you've seen real performance numbers, is some Grade A retard shit.

Exactly. Hoare's statement was meaningless.

 
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