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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 > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 19, 2015, 06:45 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah but ask yourself this, would you run an exe inside your browser? Because that's what it is at the end of the day. And you would basically run untrusted executables from websites without even an option to not run them (a hidden GPU bitcoin miner comes to mind). Not properly sandboxed (in Firefox's case) not properly restricted and not properly regulated. There isn't even a task manager where you could see such tasks (in case of Firefox)

A single nefarious executable blob that breaks out of the weak browser sandboxes and you are pwned so hard you couldn't even recover. Worse, you wouldn't even *notice* , and even if you are security aware, only run Firefox as restricted user, then that still allows the binary blob to scrape your entire history, cookies and browser details, which would be enough to identify you and possibly social engineer for the final push to pwn you.

I agree that Javascript sucks, but a binary executable in a browser would utterly defeat 20+ years of security work, the point of HTML5 and introduce hardcore DRM into the browsers themselves.

So I can't see this as a good thing, specifically with Apple and Google behind it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 06:22 eRe4s3r
 
Towyn wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 04:27:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 04:01:
I... honestly wouldn't even know how to react to an AI that tells me it likes me, that is afraid of something or even of me... or that says that it doesn't want to be switched off. Could you explain to an AI that it's not alive? Would it not be alive if it could reasonably argue why it is afraid? For those people having these Aibo robots they sure as hell feel alive enough. And I think for them the death of that machine is the loss of a family member.

You are right, it would become a major philosophical and also ethical issue. This is also one of the few things Deus EX never actually explored, but Ghost in the Shell did/and does.

It's one of the few things about the technology development that I am not extremely hyped for. I want proper AGI, house companion robots that clean stuff, manage household, go shopping... it would improve life immensely. But the ethical issues that'd arise from this...

Ex Machina comes to mind.

It's a scary image... it reflects in so many movies, the basic idea... AI (Spielberg) and Bicentennial Man are nice approaches. The idea of being an AI that is thrown away (AI), discarded... He was not a full, human-like AI, in many cases you noticed his restrictions, I think that was done so very well... but he was human enough that people felt with him. Bicentennial Man, the urge to "be", to become human, to advance and change. I think both movies are wonderful examples...

And where it gets really scary is when you travel back a bit. Simulacron-3 (or it's remake, which was by far not as good, 13th Floor). The basic idea that you find out, as you are developing an AI, that this is all you are as well... that you are an AI, nothing but a program, working in your own confines.

That everything around you is scripted, that you just follow, that you consider yourself alive, but are you?

Let's turn that whole idea of "... or that says that it doesn't want to be switched off." around. What if you find out you are just an AI, running inside a simulation, and one day that is brought up to you... the fact that it's time to just turn you off? No god, no afterlife, no heaven, no virgins, no matter what you believe in... it's not there. You'll cease to exist, the space you occupied recycled, used for the next simulation, or something completely different...

It's one of those things that scare me, and make me want to enjoy every minute I have in life. Because it doesn't matter what you believe in... the 'end' is always scary... just some are more scary than others.

Yeah, but there is also a big chance that with the creation of a true AGI system on an open robotic platform we could explore the depths of human existence for ourselves at your own pace, if we can create an AGI that is indistinguishable from human beings (or from dogs/cats.. you get the idea)... having such a being with you would always remind you that you are human, and that nothing you have or think you are should be taken for granted. That humans have created something that is both alive and.. not.

Btw, the fact that there is NOTHING once I die does not scare me, that is one of the only reasons why I am NOT afraid of death. Oh sure, I am afraid of the act of dieing, but of death itself? The concept? No. But would I still think if an AGI would hold the mirror in front of me and say "every time you shut me off to update my firmware I die" .. I mean wtf would you even say to that, that for me dieing is ultimate, but for the AGI it is just a temporary thing?

Imo even more complicated if the AGI would actually love their master unconditionally, like a dog does. Would you turn your dog off to update it's firmware or replace the ears? Would you discard it because a new version is out? I wouldn't.. I think.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video
18. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video Jun 19, 2015, 05:21 eRe4s3r
 
Task wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 21:30:
Hopefully one can still beat the game passively by sneaking around.

They already confirmed that you can finish the game with ZERO kills and the same GHOST system like it was in HR, this was a combat demo to show what they changed related to that.. demoing.. as you would guess, combat only.

And imo it's good that they beefed up combat, in HR it was certainly never a fun option...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 04:01 eRe4s3r
 
Towyn wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 19:49:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 11:54:
And this is why we need an open robotic platform..

I think this opens up a whole set of new questions in regards to AI... What happens if we develop an AI that could be considered advanced enough to be a "person", how do we make sure that it wont, one day, have to be put to rest because it's platform is outdated? It needs to be updated, permanently, like magnetic tapes it would, if not updated, disappear...

In the end, a whole breed of robotic beings ceases to exist soon enough, and there's nothing we can do to bring them back... now Aibos are just very advanced scripts, but how far are they from the guinea pig you had as a child? A hamster is not much different... What happens once our companions reach the intellect of a common, domestic dog or cat? Can we just turn them off?

Philosophy will have a few interesting decades to go through...

It's nearly guaranteed that this change will come about like any other change, blazing fast, completely ignored by the mainstream and politics until it is too late.

Also let's face it, robotic systems that only take parts from 1 company are a dead-end in evolution of that machine. The PC is open because many hardware things can interface with it easily. A robot needs to be the same. All parts (interior/exterior) and basic hardware/software layers need to be open so that anyone can extend or improve upon them. Once a platform exists that is open like that, it would never die. Their users would strife to improve and enhance the platform for their own needs, and this is in turn is the evolution path of a machine. The PC is what it is because every advanced user wants something specific. We build our own rigs with parts supplied and a platform supplied (and drivers/os supplied) so that we have something that fits our needs. Behind it is a giant specification behemoth that maintains interoperability (more or less). This is also why Apple MAC is a dead end. There is no evolution there... It's a throw away platform.

I... honestly wouldn't even know how to react to an AI that tells me it likes me, that is afraid of something or even of me... or that says that it doesn't want to be switched off. Could you explain to an AI that it's not alive? Would it not be alive if it could reasonably argue why it is afraid? For those people having these Aibo robots they sure as hell feel alive enough. And I think for them the death of that machine is the loss of a family member.

You are right, it would become a major philosophical and also ethical issue. This is also one of the few things Deus EX never actually explored, but Ghost in the Shell did/and does.

It's one of the few things about the technology development that I am not extremely hyped for. I want proper AGI, house companion robots that clean stuff, manage household, go shopping... it would improve life immensely. But the ethical issues that'd arise from this...

Ex Machina comes to mind.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jun 19, 2015, 03:50 eRe4s3r
 
femgate?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2015, 18:19 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 17:47:
1badmf wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 17:09:
so the dark lord of mordor is an animal lover. huh.

Who says he loves animals? Maybe he's needlessly cruel doing unnecessary operations and putting completely healthy animals down for a larf. Maybe he's secretly turning them into an orc army to sweep over the land.

I would Kickstart that, just saying...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2015, 18:09 eRe4s3r
 
The 390x is also a bit slower than the 980 and 980 TI

We'll see which cards are how good and how expensive soon enough. Release date for Fury is in mid July. And since that's the only variant with air cooling that's the only relevant variant anyway.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Hunting Season 2 Roll Out Starts Next Month
13. Re: Evolve Hunting Season 2 Roll Out Starts Next Month Jun 18, 2015, 17:49 eRe4s3r
 
Bishi wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 17:34:
http://steamcharts.com/app/273350

Average players online: 600

The average of 60000 and 6 is 600... so that number means very little alone

Steamspy says 44,196 UNIQUE? active players the past 2 weeks.
http://steamspy.com/app/273350

Which seems sort of realistic, considering the average.

Also teaches us, average has to be multiplied by at least 90 to get realistic numbers. (But I have to admit, I am not sure how exactly Steamspy counts player numbers for that..)

Remember none of these tools give 100% accurate information to begin with.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
23. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 18, 2015, 17:22 eRe4s3r
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 16:18:
I'd say it's just typical Bethesda hyperbole (I'm not a Beth hater... just observing facts) and simply a Captain Obvious statement as well. In a team of their size with so many people developing content for different parts of the game in a huge game world, it is only natural that no one can really have seen everything. They might as well have stated the sky is blue. ORLY?

The sky isn't blue....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro2MmmdARrs
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2015, 13:29 eRe4s3r
 
Because flash, java and silverlight wasn't bad enough, another shitty binary blob that will have access to system resources no web api should ever have.

Or better put, fuck WebAssembly and everyone peddling that insecure shit. IF Firefox actually enforces this without option I am going to change browsers...

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News Comments > Evolve Hunting Season 2 Roll Out Starts Next Month
7. Re: Evolve Hunting Season 2 Roll Out Starts Next Month Jun 18, 2015, 12:10 eRe4s3r
 
If Twitch is any indication this game is dead... we are talking 11 active channels with maybe 1000 viewers  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 18, 2015, 11:54 eRe4s3r
 
And this is why we need an open robotic platform..  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 18, 2015, 07:48 eRe4s3r
 
On one end this is cool PR stunt.. but on the other I hope Beth doesn't set a precedent and becomes the dumping ground for all barkeep bottle cap storages in the world...  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Engine Video
18. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Engine Video Jun 18, 2015, 07:39 eRe4s3r
 
The art style is as usual phenomenal.. and the music too But remember this is an ENGINE demo, not a game demo. And there is also quite a few concessions here (no dynamic shadows on small objects or dynamic objects (wires))  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Kerbal Space Program confirmed for PlayStation 4 Jun 18, 2015, 04:41 eRe4s3r
 
jimnms wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 04:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 03:02:
I had to run ActiveTexture at Aggressive to even start KSP without a crash with my base mod set, which is 40% of what I ran with 1.0 ;/

I dunno what else they did but I have had a ton of crashes ever since 1.0.1/1.0.2 :/

I installed ATM, which I never had to do before. Using "-force-d3d11" command line further reduces the memory footprint, but it messes up the fonts on some screens.

Yeah but worse than crashes is imo that they somehow broke the orbit path predictions. I have seen orbits that tell me "AP = 30km" but when the SOI switches into that planets orbit I have suddenly an orbit straight into the ground, with no input from me, just time acceleration.

And stuff like that just should not happen in a release version of a game about space travel.

Also with force d11 fonts break, and with force OpenGL my performance drops by a good 30fps. So it's like choosing between pestilence and hunger.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 18, 2015, 03:44 eRe4s3r
 
And yet DuckDuckGo runs searches via Amazon Cloud.. meaning the NSA can see everything that happens...

And let's face it, if you wanted to avoid mass surveilance, you would have to stop using da intertubez
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Kerbal Space Program confirmed for PlayStation 4 Jun 18, 2015, 03:02 eRe4s3r
 
I had to run ActiveTexture at Aggressive to even start KSP without a crash with my base mod set, which is 40% of what I ran with 1.0 ;/

I dunno what else they did but I have had a ton of crashes ever since 1.0.1/1.0.2 :/
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 18, 2015, 02:37 eRe4s3r
 
harlock wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 22:19:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 21:51:
Drone pilots are officers and still have to go through pilot training. Must suck to think you're gonna be living "Top Gun" only to find yourself a bit part on "Office Space."

the days of Top Gun are fucking over dude... totally over

The days of Top Gun were already over when Top Gun was a thing

And considering the US is illegally murdering people with drones from Ramstein, which is in my country... I am all for this shit to stop. War on terror failed
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Jun 17, 2015, 15:14 eRe4s3r
 
Considering the AI in these games I am thankful the relevant companions and important NPC's are immortal.

If you are bored, play Fallout NV and take any companion through a minefield, good luck ^^ And I don't mean that jokingly, chances are you will die because of the retarded AI triggering all mines, a car nuclear explosion followed by a mini-nuke that rolled down a hill or something.

As long as AI is as bad as it is, and let's face it.. it will be bad in Fallout 4, there is no way that vast world can have any other thing than a braindead AI that gets stuck on things trips over mines and stumbles into tripwires.

Fact is that immortal companions improves Fallout 3 immensely, the game would be unplayable otherwise (with companions, anyway) as you can't even tell where they are or what they shoot at half the time.

You know what mortal companions makes me do? It makes me not take any companions with me, because I sure as hell can survive better without anyone triggering a random mine behind me that I already snuck around but at least when they immortal, they can trigger them and thus do SOMETHING useful with their useless existence. Although I have to be fair, some of the modded companions for NV are actually very useful in combat...

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Preorders
11. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of the Storm Preorders Jun 17, 2015, 13:07 eRe4s3r
 
It's actually Heart of Thorns Blues is testing our media competence it seems.  
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