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Nickname eRe4s3r
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Battlefield Hardline
19. Re: Ship Ahoy - Battlefield Hardline Mar 17, 2015, 19:27 eRe4s3r
 
The funny thing is.. this is a classic example of "overdoing" a theme. Imagine Hardline had been a true, honest to good cop vs criminals game. One that reflects current hot topic issues, police violence, corruption, the massive drug problem that the US government caused... etc. That would not have been a battlefield at all, it would have been however vastly better than this unrealistic bullshit of bombast, explosions and effects.

EA's problem? Payday already exists. And I think many who played the beta of Hardline had one of these 2 emotions, "I want to play proper Battlefield" or "I want to play Payday..."

I know it's lame to talk about this when I don't plan to buy the game. But that's what I think Hard-line is too hardcore. It has cod'ified MP with barely any semblance left of what made Battlefield once great.

The only hope is EA gets heads out of the dozen or so asses they are stuck in and makes a proper 2143 sequel, without sniper rifles

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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
36. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 17, 2015, 19:08 eRe4s3r
 
Osc8r wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 18:24:
Inspired by BG and Icewind but no parties or co-op?


You just summed up.. why I backed this game for 60$
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Mar 17, 2015, 15:17 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 09:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 03:55:
InBlack wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 03:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 22:01:

Because if you gave this stuff away for free, you'd create a shadow market. Yeah, at first you'd assume it helps the poor and it would, but it does not for long. Some would try to sell it (obviously below store prices) to get money... and this would fuck everyone over. The poor that don't sell as well the stores. Because if they get this when they don't have item X, wouldn't they try to trick the store or whoever into giving them multiple such items to sell the ones they don't need?


You are heartless. Anyone ever tell you that?

Explaining why companies that want to stay in business do not "give away stuff for free" is not heartless If I had a say everyone would get a basic income of some amount... that would fix poverty. Giving poor people free stuff perpetuates poverty (as in, it creates more and does not elevate anyone out of it).

In India this is applied, there are micro loans they can take on and BUY stuff with to work, this increases economic power of everyone. But better than loan would obviously be a base income.

That's specious reasoning predicated on a conspicuous consumption model of economics. The fact that they've already abandoned those products means they've already taken a writedown on them which they use at tax time to their advantage.

Second, the world is chockfull of the poor - the vast majority of people on this planet - who make a living scavenging abandoned goods. It's how wealth and property are distriubted in the world that are the real problems, not people rcycling or making a pittance through scavenging and reselling. Your model only leads to eventual hyperinflation. We have to change the process of redistibution entirely. There's also the very real issue of overpopulation that doesn't help.

Scavenging used goods thrown away, shipped to africa and reselling them in the EU? Guess why that is illegal. I get what you are saying and you (probably) know that I have a very bad opinion of capitalism and the whole consumption/distribution model it enforces. But fact is that in developed "Western Nations" doing what you asked IN COUNTRY would damage the economy.

That we live within a wholly shitty system and any fix is a bandaid is something so obvious I don't specifically say that anymore. And basic income with decaying currency does not lead to hyperinflation (if you apply certain systems to it). If done wrong it would (ie if you gave everyone flat out 2000$) but that is not what basic income has to mean.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed
11. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed Mar 17, 2015, 14:53 eRe4s3r
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 10:34:
Must... avoid...any...spoilers...

Must...avoid..getting...too...hyped up...

That aside, The PoEt expansion has been known of since the Kickstarter started getting some decent funding; it was one of the stretch goals I think? It's been on sale on their website for awhile now.

Based on my admittedly limited understanding of PoEt mechanics so far, this may be the first RPG I play through as a rogue(firearms based) first, instead of a melee fighter of some sort.

This game looks so good!

It takes an iron will not to click on any of these videos. But I am holding ,p I don't want a spoiler in any way. Also does anyone know if the mega 10+ level dungeon is actually in?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
30. Re: Into the Black Mar 17, 2015, 14:50 eRe4s3r
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 09:09:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 08:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 06:10:
I like how in your table you did not look at odd numbers, like 17C which you can't easily convert to F at all. ;p

This entire topic not once mentioned Kelvin or eV (sad)

Also I like Celsius for day to day use.. I can't tell the difference between 22.4C or 22.1C so what would I need more precision with Fahrenheit for?

Ps.: "acceptable" climate also easily defined with C -40 to +40 everything beyond those temps or below those temps is ugly

Where do you live that you'd consider -40C acceptable climate, Hoth?

I wouldn't say it's acceptable, but having lived it several times, it seems like the lowest that humans can withstand without totally freaking the hell out. Well, most people flip the hell out at -10, but I mean, non-wuss people would flip at -40 instead :p This kind of weather will happen a couple of days during winter in Canada.

Exactly If you ever experienced -40C you have a completely new appreciation of what cold actually feels like. For me that happened when I made vacation in Finland, that was very memorable... also in retrospective a really bad idea by my parents

And I think I could live with -40C .. but definitely not with +40C You ever experienced 100% humidity after a summer rain? That was the most horrid experience of my life. It was in Germany August 2003, day temp 36C (in shadow!) zero wind 100% humidity after lightning storm with a bit of rain in the early morning. Now that is how hell feels like.

I think our definitions of "acceptable" depend on what you experienced in your life. And I much prefer the cold. You can always dress better and more, no matter how you look, but you can never dress *less* once you are naked

Interested to hear what others find acceptable
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
16. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 17, 2015, 14:31 eRe4s3r
 
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 13:14:
Awesome, finally something I kickstarted pays off.

For me it's the 3rd thing (D:OS, Dreamfall Chapters)

And I am massively happy and hyped Bring it on, indeed
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Mar 17, 2015, 06:10 eRe4s3r
 
Krodge wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 04:42:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 01:52:
When is a 1 degree increase in F not a 1 degree increase? I'm all for the Celsius scale, but I don't follow this. The relationship between F and C is a linear one (F = 9C/5 + 32), and if the C scale is linear then F should be too.

You're right, It is linear.
But it gets confusing since the scales have different starting points, 0c the Freezing temp of water, 0F being...whatever.
So;
0C = 32F
10C = 50F
20C = 68F
30C = 86F
40C = 104F
50C - 122F

Lots of us who have never used F sometimes mistake the offset for F being nonlinear.
Clearly the simplicity of international standards have spoiled us and dulled our thinking

I like how in your table you did not look at odd numbers, like 17C which you can't easily convert to F at all. ;p

This entire topic not once mentioned Kelvin or eV (sad)

Also I like Celsius for day to day use.. I can't tell the difference between 22.4C or 22.1C so what would I need more precision with Fahrenheit for?

Ps.: "acceptable" climate also easily defined with C -40 to +40 everything beyond those temps or below those temps is ugly
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Mar 17, 2015, 04:46 eRe4s3r
 
The reason I didn't say so is because some people laugh at my naivety when I mention a zero conditions basic income... and often that leads to me having to explain that I mean a region locked time-based decaying currency in tow (ie, you get X$ and those only work within your country. If you don't spend it after month THAT money decays and you get new money. Money you earned via work does not decay like that and is not region locked (See, and this how you motivate people to work even with a basic income)

And when I write that, I often have to explain 5 paragraphs more why that is a good idea, and look up links I long forgot where this was applied (regionally) and worked perfectly. (not the basic income, the region locked decaying currency)...

The solutions applied to fix poverty so far in the world have all been terrible. They destroyed entire nations even. Just look at Haiti for a particularly bad example....
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Launch Prep
4. Re: Battlefield Hardline Launch Prep Mar 17, 2015, 04:24 eRe4s3r
 
I am skipping this ... nothing I saw in 2 betas made me go "yeah, I want to play this 400+ hours" ,p

And I am also kinda fed up with the Battlefield style gameplay for now. BF4 is kinda ok, and BF3 is for whenever I hate BF4.. and BF2 is for lan.

Hardline? Neh, I am not hardcore enough for cops vs robber But 360 video is kinda neat...

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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Mar 17, 2015, 03:55 eRe4s3r
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 03:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 22:01:

Because if you gave this stuff away for free, you'd create a shadow market. Yeah, at first you'd assume it helps the poor and it would, but it does not for long. Some would try to sell it (obviously below store prices) to get money... and this would fuck everyone over. The poor that don't sell as well the stores. Because if they get this when they don't have item X, wouldn't they try to trick the store or whoever into giving them multiple such items to sell the ones they don't need?


You are heartless. Anyone ever tell you that?

Explaining why companies that want to stay in business do not "give away stuff for free" is not heartless If I had a say everyone would get a basic income of some amount... that would fix poverty. Giving poor people free stuff perpetuates poverty (as in, it creates more and does not elevate anyone out of it).

In India this is applied, there are micro loans they can take on and BUY stuff with to work, this increases economic power of everyone. But better than loan would obviously be a base income.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Mar 16, 2015, 22:01 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 21:53:
walrus1 wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 21:45:
I live in a city where restaurants throw away thousands upon thousands of dollars of food each month as people starve down the block. People also freeze as shops destroy and throw out coats including childrens. So yeah I have a hard time getting upset some video games. Should they donate them? Yeah but much much worse gets thrown away every single day.

Agreed on all points. Question is why they're not recycling to begin with.

Because if you gave this stuff away for free, you'd create a shadow market. Yeah, at first you'd assume it helps the poor and it would, but it does not for long. Some would try to sell it (obviously below store prices) to get money... and this would fuck everyone over. The poor that don't sell as well the stores. Because if they get this when they don't have item X, wouldn't they try to trick the store or whoever into giving them multiple such items to sell the ones they don't need?

As sad as it is, but you can only help the really poor by getting them OFF the street and into something that pays for their living. Any material donation undercuts businesses and that leads to even more poor people. It is quite literally why entire African continent is more or less fucked with zero own necessity goods industry (like clothing). You as local business can't compete against free stuff.

That said food is another matter... there are legal reasons for throwing away food, price reasons, competition reasons. But at the end food is vital to supply poor people with and so for food there should be exceptions everywhere. And where I live all food thrown out but not yet "decayed" is donated to certain institutions. (soup kitchens or specifically "Tafel")
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 16, 2015, 21:21 eRe4s3r
 
How will Steam know what is paid and what is not?  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Mar 16, 2015, 17:16 eRe4s3r
 
It should be easy to find out who runs this bot

Ah..

Jan David Hassel, a game designer at the studio YAGER
Source, /r/KotakuInAction

So take that with a grain of salt. If true, he is a major ass that should be sued. In Germany he is violating several laws if the allegations are true.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 16, 2015, 17:05 eRe4s3r
 
This is much much worse if you look who supplies this P2P stuff -> Pando also known for the malware called Pando Media Booster

A malware spreader and browser Hijacker.. and MS bought them.

This puts a "free Windows 10" into a whole different light doesn't it
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 16, 2015, 11:28 eRe4s3r
 
In other words, MS now offloads part of it's bandwidth costs on users. That's not innovation, that's a scam.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Mar 15, 2015, 19:59 eRe4s3r
 
No but Ars headlines might  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 15, 2015, 19:45 eRe4s3r
 
Freaky wrote on Mar 15, 2015, 17:35:
For most NAS uses these drives will be awful. Any write to a shingled section that isn't just appending data to what's already there involves a full 256MB read-modify-write cycle, and without an SMR-aware filesystem chances are that will be most of them. We're talking single-digit IOPS here.

Enterprise customers with custom-written object-store filesystems, sure. Your home server, not so much :/

Just rereading that article makes me agree with you 100% didn't even realize that it was such an issue... I just saw helium and 10TB.. but the way writes work on this is a nightmare for normal use.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 15, 2015, 15:44 eRe4s3r
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 15, 2015, 15:02:
everyone owns laptops/macbooks these days. bulky full-size desktop setups are fading into obscurity. no need for massive cases anymore unless you're a hardcore gamer, overclocker and/or data hoarder.

and for storage you could only use an external/NAS and just need an SSD drive in your system. runs cooler, quieter, and safer. (don't need to worry about physical bumps and drops for losing data as much.)

Well that I have a proper gaming rig kinda goes with being on bluesnews, no? I do have a tablet and for that I don't need a TB worth of storage. And tablet is superior to laptop. (imo)

And obviously for NAS a 10TB drive assembly would be absolutely fantastic. Not quite sold on "helium" in my HDD's though.

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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
50. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 15, 2015, 14:47 eRe4s3r
 
Sempai wrote on Mar 15, 2015, 02:49:
I refuse to applaud this bullshit in anyway.

I was personally made an example of by these fucking cunts last year via a banned account, along with my paypal and credit card banned permanently for reversing ONE transaction in ten years of being a long standing customer due to them refusing a refund on yet another broken game. And this was after weeks of email tag with literally zero real dialogue from these fucking twats.

Steam, Gabe, and his entire crew of thug cunts over there at candyland customer service can eat a bag of wet dicks.

Sincerely, Fuck You.

PS. Sorry Blue, this subject still hits a nerve with me.

Go to a lawyer.. seriously. I remember you telling this last year, and I remember everyone telling you to get legal aid. Did you do that?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 15, 2015, 14:45 eRe4s3r
 
Thankfully I am running a desktop PC.. so who cares ? 10TB HDD ftw  
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