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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
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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 8432 (Guru)
User ID 54727
 
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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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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
40. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 15, 2015, 00:25 eRe4s3r
 
Denthor wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 22:03:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 15:51:
This entire press release should be rated F, for failed attempt at hiding true meaning.

Your joking right?!? I thought that was exactly what a PR does, obscuring the truth behind a placard of half truths and misleading statements

I meant it more in the way that this press release fails at doing that. If I can tell that they don't give a damn then the PR is not doing it's job

In this instance 12 years of failed customer support speak volumes.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Mar 14, 2015, 20:24 eRe4s3r
 
If anything the articles reads as if the author doesn't actually play a lot of games. There are TONS of games that are reduced to their systems and abstract hard and everywhere. Most INDY games, many RTS, nearly every building SIM is like that. Puzzlers as well, even HOGS.  
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News Comments > Hektor Released
2. Re: Hektor Released Mar 14, 2015, 20:10 eRe4s3r
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 20:05:
..........you must overcome a psychosis brought on by years of torture and confinement to escape.

Sounds like a corporate America job.

Sounds like marriage
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
65. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 14, 2015, 17:44 eRe4s3r
 
Biggest win is all aside that, that the game seems EXCEPTIONALLY well optimized, no idea how they do that, but I've seen a 80k citizen city on Twitch run at a steady 60 fps... that is downright devasting to stuff like Cities XL , which slows to a below 1fps crawl when you BUILD ROADS. And Sim City also has this performance problem  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Mar 14, 2015, 17:40 eRe4s3r
 
That DX HR graphics study is very interesting if you are into that sort of thing, but how the game does specular effects remains a mystery.

Someone should do this for Alien Isolation, now that's a game where the rendering passes would greatly interest me
 
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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
6. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 14, 2015, 15:51 eRe4s3r
 
My experiences with Steam customer support were abysmal to downright mentally scarring.. so a F is kinda soft on Steam.

And I love the wording in this press release "think" "need"

Not "we are doing"

but rather

"we are thinking about doing something"

This entire press release should be rated F, for failed attempt at hiding true meaning.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
55. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 14, 2015, 10:50 eRe4s3r
 
If this game uses the same kind of traffic simulation as Sim Cities 5 then there is a *really* easy way to not get grid locked (This is how it worked in Cities in Motion too)

Always make right hand turns (if you can, 1 way) (If your traffic is right side). Right hand turns do not need stop lights when they are 1 way, and you can feed the return traffic back to your main thoroughfare in some other place, as long as it is a right hand turn. Use elevated roads etc for that. That's how it worked in Sim City and CiM and from streams I watched this seems to be the same here with Skylines. Especially when you connect "FROM" a highway to your road network you need to keep this in mind. Always connect to a roundabout, never directly to your street network.

And for inner city roads, you should consider building 2 1 way roads next to each other (opposite to each other in direction) And then feed your to and from traffic to that, always making sure that everything is a right hand turn for the traffic.

And if you can't seem to figure this out in your city planning, simply build a (large) roundabout. Roundabouts make sure that EVERY turn is a right hand turn (assuming you build them in the correct direction ,p). Meaning if you do this consequently you should not get a grid lock from traffic.

One of the primary reasons why grid locks happened in Sim Cities for example, was that you had too many 4 way intersections or 3 way with left turns on your main thoroughfare. And unlike in Skylines, in Sim City you had no place to cope with that and build proper dual lane road assemblies (And not the dual lane the game gives you) because if you want your roads to intersect, you need to carry the road over the main road so that it always is a right hand turn Which is requiring you to build ramps and elevated roads. Which was extremely fiddly in Sim City.. bleh

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