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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 Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2014, 00:58 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on May 19, 2014, 23:06:
MindStalker3 wrote on May 19, 2014, 11:33:
As article stated its 4 to 9 watts for standby. Honestly, yeah, we need to worry about people leaving 60 watt lightbulbs on all day, but why are we obsessing of a 5 watt device? There are tons of much more power hungry things in your household.

The XBone uses 16 watts in standby. That's ridiculous. And no one leaves on a 60 watt light bulb for 24/365. And 16 watts is like leaving a CF bulb on all the time.

Indeed, a device using more than 1w in standby is also violating EU laws.... 16 Watts is insane. That's how much an ACTIVE NAS needs, when it servers a bunch of HDD's and network chips.

And the xbone uses that much power when it's OFF ?
 
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News Comments > Offworld Trading Company Announced
3. Re: Offworld Trading Company Announced May 19, 2014, 20:49 eRe4s3r
 
"Here is a wall of text that is supposed to be game, buy it now, and maybe get something resembling it.. or maybe not"

What the fuck kind of sales pitch is this? Even if it sounds interesting, no gameplay, no money. After all, idea's... we got them all, and I got far better game ideas than this... but making games and having ideas are 2 different things...

IN fact, reading their website I think this game doesn't even exist yet. They plan to maybe make a game that will be maybe like they described if they get enough buyers?

This is.. really a problematic trend. Not something I support...

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation May 19, 2014, 15:38 eRe4s3r
 
I called it first, Amplitude was a failed Kickstarter from the beginning... does not take huge vision to see that.. kinda sad too, because I'd love this kind of game on the PC.. someone make it happen!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2014, 01:46 eRe4s3r
 
Prez wrote on May 19, 2014, 00:21:
What is this "soap" you speak of?

It's an app ;p It cleans your RAM
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2014, 19:35 eRe4s3r
 
djinn wrote on May 18, 2014, 18:50:
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2014, 15:18:
They should ban those plastic microbeads. Zero need for them at all. I make mine with natural exfoliates - various plant seeds, ground pumice and loofah, salts, etc. I feel sorry for people who use that crap on their on bodies.


Must have been your avatar, as all this time I thought you were a man.

In my beauty stuff ain't micro plastics either... nor Aluminium... both can cause cancer... and micro plastics are sinking into drinking water, and at the end of the day you drink that shit when you get a coffee...

They should ban it, and he is right. Micro plastic particles are a DANGER.
 
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News Comments > Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar Released
7. Re: Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar Released May 18, 2014, 11:54 eRe4s3r
 
shinchan0s wrote on May 18, 2014, 10:01:
dj LiTh wrote on May 18, 2014, 02:02:
shinchan0s wrote on May 17, 2014, 16:39:
Cutter wrote on May 16, 2014, 21:41:
Just finished re-watching the Rome series. Two bad it was only two seasons. Verenus and Pullo were great.

I still don't understand how that series got cancelled and, like 2 years later Game of Thrones is a hit. They're practically the same show!

Or 5 years... with one being pure fantasy and the other historical with a few exceptions, but ya... sure...

Sex and swords. Even has some of the same actors. To me, they're the same show.

One show has the mother of dragons and peter dinklage and a HUGE fandom behind.... the other doesn't And that's something no show can ever win against.

But as you say, the shows are not very different, and HBO already admitted it was a mistake to cancel it. But who'd have expected 5 years ago that Game of Thrones becomes such a huge hit? It was a pretty fringe brutal hard-fantasy book series that had a lot of fans, but not anywhere near as much as it does now.

Also I think it's pretty interesting Game of Thrones got a show, when I read the series (got all books) I always thought that this would be impossible to sell to a mainstream TV audience. Glad I was wrong. Because while I always prefer books, I always enjoy a good TV show. And there is not much else aside from GoT nowadays that's really superb.
 
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News Comments > Pro Cycling Manager 2014 Revealed
2. Re: Pro Cycling Manager 2014 Revealed May 17, 2014, 23:20 eRe4s3r
 
MajorD wrote on May 16, 2014, 20:28:
Less than 2 months for Le Tour De France.


You mean the tour de doping
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Video
13. Re: Watch Dogs Video May 17, 2014, 12:34 eRe4s3r
 
Quboid wrote on May 17, 2014, 11:39:
If someone I don't know installs an app without my permission, I'm calling the police and getting a new phone. This (totally not faked) "prank" would have rather broken down at the 1 minute mark when I grabbed the phone, yelled at the sales assistant and called the cops.

[_] You are a person frequenting Mobile Phone repair shops

;p

So... not like that would work on you to begin with...
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Video
1. Re: Watch Dogs Video May 16, 2014, 20:59 eRe4s3r
 
Lol.. this is hilarious even if we are the ones being pranked Best video I seen in a while  
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News Comments > Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar Released
1. Re: Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar Released May 16, 2014, 20:55 eRe4s3r
 
From what let's plays show the enemy AI is pretty dang stupid which is a shame, because otherwise it might really be an interesting game  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse May 16, 2014, 15:19 eRe4s3r
 
Agrajag wrote on May 16, 2014, 13:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 16, 2014, 11:28:
How you think they will ID the device used? Wouldn't that require the browser giving unique ID information to a plugin/website? Maybe I am misunderstanding how this would work, but to me there seems no actual way to give a device a unique trackable ID without the browser being a defacto trojan horse.... this means the browser and website have to talk to each other, share a trackable unique hash, and then generate a watermark for that content and device.

That screams privacy violation in every way, imo. (I would never use a browser that supported this)

Um, read it again... It doesn't say anything at all about device IDs or anything else you're making up in your head!

In fact, it explicitly mentions that watermarking would DO AWAY with any per-device restrictions! The whole point was to decry the evils of per-device restrictions... Watermarking means no such restrictions... Instead, it's per-user, NOT per-device... That was the whole point of what he said!

Ah! Well let's hope so (Teaches me not to read and write at 4AM) ;p

I have my doubts content industry won't abuse this though.. in the end, piracy is what they compete against. And if it's any hassle whatsoever it loses against piracy.
 
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News Comments > Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans
11. Re: Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans May 16, 2014, 15:16 eRe4s3r
 
Quboid wrote on May 16, 2014, 14:59:
I think racing games would work really well in respect to sickness.

The times when VR makes me feel queasy are when my "body" and "head" are both turning separately while in reality only my head is. For example, turning left with the mouse while turning my head right can result in my view point remaining roughly stationary and this felt wrong especially at first.

The best VR experience is, unsurprisingly, when your "body" is doing what your real body is: sitting on a seat. I've played a bit of WarThunder with the Rift and some aspects of it are amazing. It's also too low resolution for proper gaming but the head tracking is great. I knew it would enable me to look around much more naturally but this works better than I'd hoped and I hadn't considered how my neck becomes an input device. Looking around with a joystick hat, I could never intuitively know exactly where front is and where I'm flying, which made low altitude flying perilous. With the Rift, I just know where front is no matter where I'm looking.

Racing games should work well because of this. Increased situational awareness will help, and there's a bit more depth perception too - I don't know how this compared with 3D monitors.

The Rift makes putting UI elements in their realistic position much more feasible. Glancing down at your speedometer isn't practical if you're using an analogue stick but with VR's tracking and wide view angles, it's very natural. An HUD would be the same. However, at present the resolution isn't good enough (spot the trend) and I can't tell what speed I'm flying at in WarThunder. To put a GPS on the dashboard would require a higher resolution than CV1 (the first consumer Rift) has much chance of having.

Floating elements actually aren't bad and until we have 4K displays, and appropriate graphics cards, they'll do. If they're small and/or have transparent backgrounds, I find my brain accepts them for what they are. Just pretend your character is wearing Google Glass

Thanks for that info Mhhh, still undecided whether I should jump on the CV1 or wait until CV2 and build my next gaming rig to accommodate whatever performance requirements that'll bring... if they ramp up the resolutions to "pseudo 4k" then we are gonna need more powerful GPU's to run this at the frame rates VR needs...

Argh.. I can't decide ,/ So floating GUI elements work fine in VR ? How is the depth perception in that case? are they infinitely close? or floating in front of your face? (Talking about standard non VR HUD)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 16, 2014, 12:42 eRe4s3r
 
When I clicked on that Raspberry PI link I expected devices that have a point and reason to exist.. I was direly disappointed.  
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News Comments > Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans
7. Re: Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans May 16, 2014, 12:36 eRe4s3r
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 16, 2014, 11:45:
I don't see why would racing games make you more sick than flight sims or space dogfight games.
If VR makes someone sick I don't think it matters much what game they play.

I mean partially because in a car, many people are used to the feeling and forces involved, so that driving without that might be really weird...

And how would you do GUI elements in a racing game (position, time, map?) You can't just make them floating pieces in the car, it must be.. sort of like a helmet projection style 3D GUI that space sims use...

So really.. I think just making a good racing game is not enough, VR requires a lot more than just a good cockpit. Just having my doubts is all ;p Not to mention you need high resolution for racing games.. given how far in the distance you have to be able to see.

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News Comments > Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans
5. Re: Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans May 16, 2014, 11:34 eRe4s3r
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 16, 2014, 10:42:
Oh okay, yeah I think AC and Project CARS will have Rift support, I am not aware of any other racing game right now that supports VR.
To be fair though the Rift is not available for the public yet so no surprise there is not too many "finished" game supports it.

I think the real question is whether racing games with VR support won't make you sick.. I noticed a distinct lack of such demo's on VR presentations, which makes me wonder what the problem with racing games and VR is? Anyone know more about this? Do racing games work properly with VR or not?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse May 16, 2014, 11:28 eRe4s3r
 
Agrajag wrote on May 16, 2014, 09:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:07:
I have nothing against watermarking of media content as such, but Mozilla talked about supporting it on the browser side... which means via plugin that any website can poll and talk to.

Where in hell are you seeing THAT?! They say nothing of the sort that I can find...

Here are the words of the CTO in the blog post all the news articles are about: "Instead of DRM schemes that limit how users can access content they purchased across devices we have long advocated for more modern approaches to managing content distribution such as watermarking. Watermarking works by tagging the media stream with the userís identity. This discourages copyright infringement without interfering with lawful sharing of content, for example between different devices of the same user."

Nothing about the browser having anything to do with the process... No idea where you got that from!

How you think they will ID the device used? Wouldn't that require the browser giving unique ID information to a plugin/website? Maybe I am misunderstanding how this would work, but to me there seems no actual way to give a device a unique trackable ID without the browser being a defacto trojan horse.... this means the browser and website have to talk to each other, share a trackable unique hash, and then generate a watermark for that content and device.

That screams privacy violation in every way, imo. (I would never use a browser that supported this)
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth Trailer
6. Re: Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth Trailer May 16, 2014, 11:24 eRe4s3r
 
Trevellian wrote on May 16, 2014, 10:48:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 16, 2014, 10:33:
They make their games to large with to many options and to many maps.

Oh, and I don't have premium, so the game isn't even playable anymore....can't find servers.

*slowclap

Ill go back to BF3.


There are plenty of non-map pack servers. I know this well as we play with a friend who didn't buy premium. And if you have no problems finding a server in BF3 then clearly you must have bought the map packs for it. So this is a silly cop out.

Heh.. during slow times in the night I can find maybe 3 active low ping servers in Europe.... EA is slowly killing BF4 with this map pack fractioning.. NONE of these servers run 3rd expansion either. (Because nobody wants to play on these maps).

Maps should be free for everyone.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse May 15, 2014, 20:07 eRe4s3r
 
Agrajag wrote on May 15, 2014, 16:24:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 15, 2014, 15:06:
What happens when the W3C puts tracking functions or NSA backdoors in as standard? Will Firefox also add this then?

I doubt the W3C would ever do such a thing... Plus the concept of a backdoor being documented in open standards seems kind of impossible... If everyone knows about it, it can hardly be called a backdoor anymore!

The Mozilla foundation sits in the USA no? SO if the gov says put backdoor in, that's what they do. That's how US companies roll, no? Betraying users (and customers) 1 unfixed security issue at a time, see Cisco etc....

Agrajag wrote on May 15, 2014, 16:24:
Let it sink in what per user watermarking implies.... that is their less evil alternative? ... wow ~.~

What's so evil about watermarking? The idiot media companies refuse to trust their customers, so they're clearly going to keep demanding SOME method that placates them that they're doing something to stop piracy...

I have nothing against watermarking of media content as such, but Mozilla talked about supporting it on the browser side... which means via plugin that any website can poll and talk to.

Maybe I am seeing this too radical... but when a website does it to a stream I don't mind. But when it gets help from my browser I do mind.

Generally speaking, the browser has fuck all to know about me. If there'd be a browser footprint randomizer I'd use it, because Firefox is like... the least Anonymous browser of them all. -> https://panopticlick.eff.org/

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News Comments > The Division Delayed
6. Re: The Division Delayed May 15, 2014, 19:26 eRe4s3r
 
Phasenoise wrote on May 15, 2014, 19:16:
I'm divided on this.

Division by Zero
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse May 15, 2014, 15:06 eRe4s3r
 
Agrajag wrote on May 15, 2014, 11:27:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 15, 2014, 10:25:
Yeah, but I remember a talk from Mozilla about how they stand up for a free and open internet. Adding support for something is akin to supporting it in every way. DOesn't seem to be possible to coexist with Mozilla's pseudo principles.

Having ideals are great, but it's not always possible to stay true to them and still survive... I suppose if they were serious enough, they could refuse to support it and then wither away and die when they lose all their users because Firefox no longer works for watching whatever crappy videos they want to watch... But, I think they feel it's better in the long run for them to continue existing and being somewhat influential, even if they have to make the occassional compromise in their ideals... They've done it before by allowing support for H.264 video, after long railing against it in favor of VP8/9 or Theora... It's generally better to be practical about the reality of things than to be a pure idealist... There's a place for pure idealism, but it's generally not a good way to make a popular and widely used product...

Well I can agree with that, but as a user I have little reason to use Firefox when all they do is copy Chrome. What happens when the W3C puts tracking functions or NSA backdoors in as standard? Will Firefox also add this then?

Seems to me that this would be where a free open browser should draw the line. Especially when you read the articles and stuff like "Mozilla would like to see per user watermarking...."

Let it sink in what per user watermarking implies.... that is their less evil alternative? ... wow ~.~
 
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