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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 10:57 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:45:
Boyhood didn't win best film? But it was filmed over 12 years! It's a classic because it was filmed over 12 years and having been filmed over 12 years it is the best movie ever, being, as it was, filmed over 12 years.

I've no idea if it's any good, all I hear about it is that it was filmed over a certain period of time. That's a red flag.

It's pretty good man, give it a chance. I felt the same way about Gone Girl (the book), too many people hyping it or only talking about the twist. I thought it was going to be like Dan Brown where I finally start reading and think everyone is retarded because its a train wreck. I was surprised at how well written it was for a general fiction thriller and how convincing Flynn wrote a male character.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 10:55 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:51:
I boot. Im big on conserving energy.

(Also, an SSD helps)

Pfft, my computer uses a few pennies worth of energy in a month with S3 Sleep
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
15. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:40 Verno
 
Verno, so you own one of these cards and got money back? Explain please?

I own a 970, so im very interested in this case and seeing where it goes.

I called Newegg last week, explained what was going to the CSR about the specs and she escalated it to a Manager who came back with an offer of a 25% partial refund to my credit card or a complete RMA. I chose the former.

Someone else did the same thing and posted it to reddit though so I hear they've since clamped down. Good luck and be nice to the people on the phone.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
11. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:32 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:20:
Nvidia claim that performance in high VRAM games is fine with framerate drop-off over lower VRAM being only slightly more than the 980, and I would expect any lower end card to drop off faster. I'd like independent benchmarks like this.

Anandtech backed this up too, they basically concluded it was very difficult to trick the optimization Nvidia has done even in benchmarks with heavy VRAM use.

I was happy to get $85 back from Newegg all the same. I hear people are having problems now that word hit reddit about partial refunds though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 09:47 Verno
 
S3 Sleep, who even boots anymore?  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
1. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 09:41 Verno
 
I got a partial refund on my card and got to keep the card itself which is a kickass performer no matter what you label the specs so I'm happy  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
16. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 23, 2015, 09:22 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 02:52:
-How do you know if someone doesn't have a facebook page?

-Just wait a few minutes and they'll tell you.

How do you know if someone has a facebook page?

- pet videos
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
39. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 23, 2015, 09:16 Verno
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:05:
I dont get how CS:GO stays up there that long. Im getting the feeling its because of banned hackers that are buying a new one twice a week...

It's just very popular. Low barrier of entry, lots of community additions to the game and its an FPS. Not much else to it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 13:54 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 13:52:
No amount of CGI can recreate a good practical explosion. Blowing shit up is truly an art form.

Yeah this is my pet peeve, most CGI explosions are awful. Some films do it well, on a budget so crazy I have to wonder if any money was actually saved vs the alternative. I get why TV shows have to do this stuff but its usually so glaring that I just wish they had written the scene in a different direction, it just takes you right out of it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 13:50 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 12:17:
I don't understand why cities use salt when there are perfect alternatives in sand and other vegetal matter.

The alternatives to salt for battling ice: cheese, beets and ash

Communities seek a substitute for road salt

Road salt alternatives include cheese brine, molasses

It was brought up at one of the local municipality thingies last year and the town looked into it but the cost was prohibitive and availability was also an issue. I don't know if that's the case everywhere but it just wasn't feasible at the time, maybe next year.

I don't know anyone who likes road salt, the dust makes everything look like shit, salt on the cars sucks and the environmental runoff is terrible but we're probably stuck with it for awhile yet.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Winter Patch & Free Community Map Plans
3. Re: Battlefield 4 Winter Patch & Free Community Map Plans Feb 20, 2015, 13:34 Verno
 
Dacron wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 12:50:
Create your own map?

Why not just release the editor.

Oh ya, DLC.

Not likely to ever happen, EA looks at that sort of thing as a threat to future monetization efforts. The excuse that Frostbite is just too complicated to mod was the official party line last time.

It sucks, there were some great custom maps and mods for the older games. Dice has some talented mappers but nothing compares to the creativity of the internet.

I uninstalled the other day, got my moneys worth but realized I'm just not enjoying the newer BF games as much.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards
10. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards Feb 20, 2015, 13:12 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 21:20:
So, when we see someone riding this thing in game we can all go, hey look at hay loser who paid over 300 day for a Tiger mount.

For a guy who cries an ocean of tears whenever someone disses a product he likes this is a pretty ridiculous comment to make.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 10:37 Verno
 
I think the problem is more that CGI was invented to help offset the cost of movies and instead has inflated budgets. Of course with hollywood accounting its really difficult to accurately peg where the fault lies. Many CGI/animation companies go under right after a big project when a studio screws them on something so its hard to fault one side or the other in a scenario where they're all fucking each other.

In terms of seeing the effects in films, there are times its done really well and there are times I wish they had used more practical effects or just been less ambitious. Some films seem to use it as a crutch when the director was simply overreaching with his budget or the script calls for things that just aren't practical. Sometimes this works out well but I would say more often than not it doesn't and ends up looking really poorly implemented.

I don't think you really consider that some people just find it jarring by the way. In an entertainment medium where escapism is paramount (heh!) that's not an insignificant factor. The use of CGI certainly isn't going anywhere so people have to suck it up but in their defense I can see how its overuse would annoy people who end up blaming the tool instead of the person wielding it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 10:16 Verno
 
In the past the winters have been fairly mild so I didn't have to put booties on ours but those days are long gone. I have to say ours really seem to like them too, I can't imagine walking around barefoot in -5 weather either so in retrospect I probably should have been doing it sooner. I've never owned a winter breed, I wonder if people bother with malamutes or huskies.

My buddy can't get his german shepherd to wear them for some reason, she will stomp around and act anxious until he takes them off.

The jewelry commercial is great by the way. Fuckin De Beers, screwing men for eternity.

edit: spelling

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
40. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 20, 2015, 09:59 Verno
 
Yeah I really enjoyed the creepy, oppressive atmosphere that both seemed to ooze. Ben Affleck was terribly miscast but the rest of it was pretty decent I thought. I also enjoyed Event Horizon but most people seem to hate it  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Into the Black Feb 20, 2015, 08:42 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 02:54:
In today's climate of instant media coverage, and mega corporation media ownership why are you people surprised? This shit is worldwide, you can run from it but you can't hide. People are trading their freedoms for security and they are doing it willingly. It doesn't matter that the security threat is overblown way over proportion, most people are living in a fantasy world anyway. Just turn on the tv and see the endless procession of 'reality' TV fantasy and MTV soft porn. We are decaying as a culture, we are devolving as species. We are fucked.

"Things are changing and I'm scared mom!"
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Trailer
13. Re: Homeworld Remastered Trailer Feb 19, 2015, 14:44 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 14:42:
Whoa, whoa, whoa guys. Hold up. What happened to Gearbox being munnie grubbing bastards, and Randy Pitchfork being Satan Incarnate? Besides CJ, where are all the other haters?

My dislike of Randy Pitchford's big mouth is only matched by my love for the Homeworld franchise. Common ground you might say
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Act 2 in Beta, Due in Spring; Schafer on Molyneux
12. Re: Broken Age Act 2 in Beta, Due in Spring; Schafer on Molyneux Feb 19, 2015, 13:44 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 13:26:
I understand that people are mad at Peter, but I think calling him a "liar" is inaccurate. That implies a deceptive intent from that start, that he said all those things knowing he'd never deliver. I've never found that to be the case with him. He believes his own grandiose BS. He's an ideas guy that has no ability in his brain to conceptualize the scope of what he wants to do, and then he runs his mouth. Nothing is impossible until it's actually impossible. That's why he absolutely needs an equal with sharp business acumen to reign him in. Unfortunately, he has become so successful that he's gone full Lucas and no one can tell him what to do.

I'm not sure I would separate deception from belief, you can certainly still deceive people while believing something. He's not a modern Uri Geller or something but there is some really dubious shit in the back and forth about the Godus KS. Maybe in the past I would agree because I always thought of him as a marketing guy who made the wrong career choices but the Godus KS is the first time I've thought "ok thats bullshit". Specifically regarding project deadlines, some of the design goals, the on/off comments about a publisher and failed delivery of most KS rewards. That's without going into the switched focus of development (mobile vs PC) and some of the other rumor mill stuff that has come from both current and ex employees.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Act 2 in Beta, Due in Spring; Schafer on Molyneux
7. Re: Broken Age Act 2 in Beta, Due in Spring; Schafer on Molyneux Feb 19, 2015, 12:05 Verno
 
It's unhealthy and unfair for people to expect honesty from developers? Well ok then Tim, not sure I would've gone with that but uh good luck.

Rough treatment? LOL. Some much deserved bad press after decades of bullshit is rough treatment? People really are softies these days.

"They hurt his feelings!" oh geez I'm crying over here, lifes so unfair!

"I am not saying developers like Peter and I [sic] shouldn't be responsible and shouldn't be accountable to deadlines,"

You're just saying that no one should be able to criticize them for it, yeah that's so much better.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 19, 2015, 11:46 Verno
 
Shineyguy wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 17:00:
The Surface Pro is actually more akin to an Ultrabook without an attached keyboard.

I've set up a Pro 2 and Pro 3 for work. They're both good machines, but the Pro 3 really nailed it with the 4:3 screen. Much more natural in tablet mode that way. Very slick design, and the keyboard cover is actually really useful.

Do they still make you pay more for the keyboard cover? That always really put me off. The thing is way too much as it is.
 
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