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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
Total Comments 7290 (Guru)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live
9. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live Aug 26, 2014, 22:20 eRe4s3r
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 22:13:
Yeah, everything's offline again. Sucks, I was in the middle of a greater rift. =/

You should know better than to play a Blizzard game on a patch.. week
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live
7. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live Aug 26, 2014, 21:52 eRe4s3r
 
Live in 9 hours in the EU...

Spirit Barrage

Skill Rune - Well of Souls
Damage type changed from Cold to Fire


Oh boy....
I know it's to make fire builds viable.. but holy hell... that is my favorite skill ;/
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
34. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2014, 21:43 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 21:23:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 18:28:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 16:43:
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I think it's fairly realistic that the water vapor in the cockpit would condense and freeze on the windows once you go into stealth mode and shut down the cockpit heating. That's just physics.
[...]

It's actually not. The temperature in the cockpit doesn't get lower since there's nowhere for the heat to go to.

Heat is energy. It travels away from the source, per the laws of entropy. Heat energy escapes easily through glass.

Heat travels away from the source, but inside the vehicle is air. Outside there is not. It travels faster inside than outside, meaning you can "out-produce" the loss of heat very easily which is why spaceships have active cooling systems at all times. Air is not great at insulating but glass is much worse, glass will always have the temperature of whatever is transferring heat faster, meaning inside it would be warm if the air is warm. And there is no reason to assume the ship would cool the temperatures in the ship to subzero. That cooling/heating cycle is *very* dangerous for electronics too ,)

So bottom line, he is right. Physically the ice is not realistic. It does look cool though, and it serves an gameplay purpose

Ps.: Entropy does apply, but entropy is slow, humans radiate a lot of heat, electronics too. A lot more than a few windows could radiate away. Windows have a small surface area. radiators which you can use in space have infinitesimal small fins and curves to extend surface area and increase area to radiate heat away with. Meaning it is easier to heat a ship than to cool it. It's actually REALLY hard to cool a space-ship properly. Close to the sun it might even be impossible without rotation trickery
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Aug 26, 2014, 19:31 eRe4s3r
 
Still no mention on whether there is a game there or not (No, I am not whoever asked the same in this preview ,p)

Aside from the districts, which sounds neat, it makes me worry that the game is not dynamic when it comes to wares, production, customers etc.

Besides all that, it's not clear whether this'll actually be a game, or just another sandbox "do what you want" style
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
30. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2014, 15:09 eRe4s3r
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 14:42:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 14:38:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 14:08:
So my conclusion is that what happened in the video is actually scientifically not possible or highly exaggerated.

It's a video game made so you can have fun, yes... it is highly exaggerated. It's visual feedback for when you are in stealth.

I'm not saying it's not cool. I was just curious whether this part of the simulation was true or not.

Well as always with that question, the answer is "it depends"...

I am pretty sure that you would never see ICE on the ISS windows. Because glass needs to be very very well isolated from any other surface in space on a space-station. And humidity is generally a problem in space. (Ie, you never have enough as you constantly recycle the air ,p) this is why long-term missions think about a biosphere element to maintain this. (And save on oxygen and co▓ scrubbing)

Apollo 13 was different, they literally cramped all in a very tight space, so humidity was a problem. They switched power devices off to save power (but they produce heat, which is what the life support is configured for by default) so the life support was what cooled the ship down, if they had been able to tune the life support they would have been able to actually heat the capsule properly and even saved power. As you say, radiating heat away is not very effective... but humans each produce about 200 to 300W of heat energy per hour. (There is a joke there somewhere ,p) so those humans on Apollo 13 could have heated the capsule just by being there. If the life support hadn't cooled everything down.

When it comes down to it, it's very unlikely we'd have windows in a really modern "Built for function" space-ship anyway. If you had a power loss a window wouldn't save you

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2014, 14:46 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:17:
I look and compare vs the i7-4790K and I despair... AMD.. .... ... you drunk? Intel just shoved the Haswell refresh with 4ghz and unlocked MP in your face.... that completely obliterates your cpu's... and you come up with a piledriver with slightly higher core speed.. depressing as hell!

Some people here have taken offense when I say this (not sure why), but AMD just doesn't really play at that higher end. AMD wants you spending under $250 on a CPU. Anything over that and it just doesn't care. And even in that range it's kind of ridiculous to go AMD most of the time. Depends on deals, I guess. Under $150 AMD can make some sense. Usually, I'd argue that over that it makes none.

Wait, sorry, I should have read first. These are expected to be around $300? Jesus, at Microcenter you can get the i7-4790K for $290. Who would ever, ever buy an AMD over that?

Where you saw prices? I looked and couldn't find any info on that. Anyway the i7-4790K is a true beast. I know it's unfair to compare this to AMD's offerings here. But if they go 4ghz they will still be below an 4790K on default clock. And we are talking by 15% to 25% which is huge when you consider that this is is PER CORE.

If they price this above 200$ they might as well give up now. As you say, who would ever buy an AMD cpu with the 4790K doing what it does... devils canyon is really aptly named. And untypical for Intel, it's also decently priced.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
28. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2014, 14:38 eRe4s3r
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 14:08:
So my conclusion is that what happened in the video is actually scientifically not possible or highly exaggerated.

It's a video game made so you can have fun, yes... it is highly exaggerated. It's visual feedback for when you are in stealth.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
27. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2014, 14:19 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 13:26:
The only thing I really dislike in the E:D video is the absolutely absurd amount of "space dust" flying by the cockpit whenever even the slightest amount of speed is attained. When he's slowly tumbling backwards, the fucking dust flies by as if he's going FTL. And there's SO.RIDICULOUSLY.MUCH of it. If they'd draw 1/10th of that amount of white shit, the effect of "you are actually moving" would be exactly the same.

I hope they'll clear some of that out, because ugh, it distracts me even just watching that video.

It needs some tuning down but.. I think in VR with the lower resolution, you absolutely need that amount of space dust ,)
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2014, 12:25 eRe4s3r
 
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 08:37:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 05:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 21:14:
Here the straight youtube link for people who don't ever click on Kotaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbaLJTGHkj8

Wow, thank you very much.

I always wonder why people post links to videosift etc. instead of to the original site, like youtube.

Because Blue prefers to give credit as to where it was spotted. I wouldn't mind sending regular YT links in (truthfully, I don't mind either way), but I send stuff in the way he asks.

Feel free to shoot him an email and ask. I'm pretty sure he knows how to find a YT direct link from a web page.


I don't mind either, but in case of Kotaku i make exceptions. If we talk about features it'd be neat to have the direct youtube link as a sort of "2nd link" marked like this

You Can Pull Off Han Solo Stunts In Elite: Dangerous | [VID] | Thanks ninů

Would make it much easier for tablet users... since youtube is an app but it would add more workload on blues and I don't want to even suggest to do something like that. He is already putting enough work into this site.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2014, 12:17 eRe4s3r
 
I look and compare vs the i7-4790K and I despair... AMD.. .... ... you drunk? Intel just shoved the Haswell refresh with 4ghz and unlocked MP in your face.... that completely obliterates your cpu's... and you come up with a piledriver with slightly higher core speed.. depressing as hell!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Aug 25, 2014, 21:14 eRe4s3r
 
Here the straight youtube link for people who don't ever click on Kotaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbaLJTGHkj8
 
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News Comments > Albion Online Alpha Next Month
1. Re: Albion Online Alpha Next Month Aug 25, 2014, 21:10 eRe4s3r
 
For a second I thought this would be related to Albion.. you know.. the old dos game Then I read MMO and I quickly scrolled by.. then I saw it again and thought I write a little bit about how sad this made me... I wanted a new Albion ;/  
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News Comments > Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced
7. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 25, 2014, 21:08 eRe4s3r
 
Task wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 21:03:
Seriously they shit on AOE fans with that F2P garbage and now this?

It's business as usual
 
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News Comments > Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced
1. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 25, 2014, 20:21 eRe4s3r
 
Ah this is Microsoft reviving PC Gaming you see, it's f2p and pay to win all the way down.. to bankruptcy...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
58. Re: Op Ed Aug 25, 2014, 18:35 eRe4s3r
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 14:33:
No, "Sexism is not a problem" exists because of SJW.

QFT... keep it like Caesar.... Embrace, extend, and exterminate.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 25, 2014, 13:43 eRe4s3r
 
And as long as there is no way to check whether an app is malicious or not that will remain a clear ZERO for me as well, unless you consider the stock apps (Amazon/Gmail/GPS tracker and the "ruining-a-thief's-day" app ,p)) part of that...

I have cyanogen mod anyway so with AdAware I am even free from advertising to boot... Kinda happy with my tablet the way it is.. android 4.4 is snappy... and it still pisses me off samsung doesn't fucking UPDATE THEIR TABLETS properly. Gah. You need to root and install new boot loader just to update to latest android (Which works JUST FINE on older tables) via CyanogenMod...

Grmpf
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video
27. Re: Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video Aug 24, 2014, 23:22 eRe4s3r
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 22:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 20:03:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 19:52:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 19:39:
My first impression is gonna decide everything (for me) with this tech.

One shot? I'll treat it like anything else, yes it has to be good, if it isn't but then something else is or it is improved, so be it. Good enough for me.

Well, it really depends on whether it's 100% immersive or not.. of course I am not going to discount the entire tech, but besides OR there isn't really a lot of comparable hardware coming. So if this fails it's not gonna be something I would be very happy about when I would buy the CV1.. maybe I should wait for the revision of that? Sigh... can't decide.

I hope I can test it somewhere close-by

http://avegant.com/

Ehem

-> 45░ diagonal field of view
Screen in a black ocean
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video
21. Re: Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video Aug 24, 2014, 20:03 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 19:52:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 19:39:
My first impression is gonna decide everything (for me) with this tech.

One shot? I'll treat it like anything else, yes it has to be good, if it isn't but then something else is or it is improved, so be it. Good enough for me.

Well, it really depends on whether it's 100% immersive or not.. of course I am not going to discount the entire tech, but besides OR there isn't really a lot of comparable hardware coming. So if this fails it's not gonna be something I would be very happy about when I would buy the CV1.. maybe I should wait for the revision of that? Sigh... can't decide.

I hope I can test it somewhere close-by
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video
19. Re: Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video Aug 24, 2014, 19:39 eRe4s3r
 
Talisorn wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 19:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 14:21:
I am ready, bring it to market!

I have one. It's not ready. While the head tracking is spot on, the screendoor effect and chromatic aberration is still very noticeable. They need a new approach to screens for VR. They either need to look at concave/bendable screens or larger pixels to eliminate the black space.

Also, HL2 made me very sick ... but I think that's just a setting thing.

Are you talking about the DK2? Is the consumer version going to have the same issues though?

I am really hyped for this, but I won't buy it until it's perfect. My first impression is gonna decide everything (for me) with this tech.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video
15. Re: Half-Life 2 Oculus Rift Video Aug 24, 2014, 17:19 eRe4s3r
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 17:14:
You can tell I'm a Rift user by how thick my glasses are

Would rather go trough life with glasses, or with no VR ? I know what I would choose... (already short-sighted, thanks to bad genetics..)
 
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