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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2011, 11:16 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 10:59:
yuastnav wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 09:41:
In case the paper wasn't linked in the article (it wasn't yesterday) here it is: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1109.4897

They probably didn't take into account some systematic error (they also say so at the end of the paper) so it's kinda annoying to see how everyone is blowing this out of proportion (funny enough today's xkcd comic makes fun of that, too).

I gotta phone my dad. He is a theoretical physicist and probably in the loop on this, if this indeed turns out to be a correct finding this will be huge.

Well, the thing is that all they have right now are measurements from a range of three years and a paper about it. It was submitted to arXiv only yesterday so it's very, very likely that it has neither been peer-reviewed nor reviewed by experts and they're already suggesting in the paper themselves that there was maybe a statistical error they did not take into account.
It's a bit scary when you read the paper, though, because of all the stuff they thought about (since the measurements were made over the span of three years I figured that there may have been a shift due to an earthquake or another, natural occurrence but they even took THAT into account) when doing these measurements.
If it turns out to be true it's going to be big but personally I kinda doubt that.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III DRM Problems
88. Re: Diablo III DRM Problems Sep 23, 2011, 09:49 yuastnav
 
Warrax wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 09:29:
[...] you probably gonna end up buying it anyway you know you're just being picky.

Because clearly it is IMPOSSIBLE to have a solid state of morals that you don't throw out the window the moment someone waves something shiny in your face.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2011, 09:41 yuastnav
 
In case the paper wasn't linked in the article (it wasn't yesterday) here it is: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1109.4897

They probably didn't take into account some systematic error (they also say so at the end of the paper) so it's kinda annoying to see how everyone is blowing this out of proportion (funny enough today's xkcd comic makes fun of that, too).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed Sep 23, 2011, 08:52 yuastnav
 
BurntSoul wrote on Sep 22, 2011, 17:00:
Okay, for Diablo 3 to be an FPS? No F'n way, the guy is trolling for controversy. However, I do like the idea of a NetHack game in an FPS. In other words, give me the RPG elements. But also give me a completely random maps to cover. Also, I'd like to randomly create the map/dungeon/castle based on specific things like Dungeon Hack. Will I need food to survive, or not? More or Less creatures per level of dungeon? How many levels down? How large of a map can I create on the fly? Which tileset(s) to use? How much magic? Permadeath or not? You get what I mean. Finally, bring on the option for co-op gaming as well as single player and I'm good. Bonus? LAN only play and Dedicated server files, of course

Something like nethack or dungeon crawl doesn't really work with coop.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Sep 23, 2011, 08:14 yuastnav
 
I bought Alpha Protocol during the summer sale and was very excited during the Tutorial.
However the further I progressed the less I wanted to play it. I didn't get very far and I'm not sure whether I'm still going to play it but that maybe because I expected too much of it.
What I thought it would be I'd now describe as a mixture of Deus Ex 1 and Deus Ex 3 but boy was I wrong.
It was my fault, though, since it said nowhere that there's an open world.
The gameplay mechanics weren't that great, either. The hacking stuff was cool but whenever I tried the sneaking part I wished that it'd be more like Splinter Cell (at least like Splinter Cell 1 or Splinter Cell 3).
 
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News Comments > Diablo III DRM Problems
85. Re: Diablo III DRM Problems Sep 23, 2011, 07:48 yuastnav
 
Prez wrote on Sep 22, 2011, 20:50:
[...]
Just a personal observation here - It seems like some of the Blizzard faithful are going out of their way to rationalize this nonsense to themselves so that they feel less like tools for buying into Blizzard's bullshit here. [...]

Also known as the Stockholm Syndrome. Kinda.
Well, at least they're not the only ones.


AnointedSword wrote on Sep 22, 2011, 19:40:
[...]
Interesting point of view. So you believe that taxing the rich until they cannot afford to pay for more employees is the better way to create jobs? [...]
Good to see that the clowns have not died out yet. A lot of fun is guaranteed to be had by some of us, at least for the time being.

This comment was edited on Sep 23, 2011, 07:58.
 
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News Comments > Why No Commander in Battlefield 3
27. Re: Why No Commander in Battlefield 3 Sep 23, 2011, 07:38 yuastnav
 
So basically DICE failed where Unknown Worlds and S2 Games, among others, succeeded.
Why exactly didn't DICE pursue it further? Did they decide that to implement something like that is too complicated for their little heads?
We may never know!
 
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News Comments > IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
43. Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 22, 2011, 05:54 yuastnav
 
Ventura wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 22:14:
I get the impression that there'd be a thread full of people saying how stupid this guy was no matter what he'd said here.
[...]
It's human nature to hate on the extremely successful.
[...]

I have to assume you have some hard evidence to back that up. Sorry, "everyone knows that DUUUH" is not an argument.

Ventura wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 22:14:
[...]
Like CoD or hate it, shit games don't break sales records every year.

Your ability to underestimate people's demand for cheap and brainless entertainment is astounding. And I am sure that "Enter the matrix" was such an exceptionally good and awesome game. After all, it sold 2.3 million copies so it has to be good!!!1!
And look at those games that didn't sell well at all, like Beyond Good & Evil or Vampire Bloodlines. Those must be pieces of crap because the Troika even went bankrupt!

So yes, even shit games break sales records, every year. Because people will consume: as long as it's dumb, cheap and mindless entertainment they will consume it.
Every dictator knows that.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft to End Endermen Block Theft
5. Re: Minecraft to End Endermen Block Theft Sep 21, 2011, 04:45 yuastnav
 
Well, I guess it's better that way because the guys I play with disabled the mobs on our server because of that.
What a bunch of weaklings. D:
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
22. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 20, 2011, 07:51 yuastnav
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 18:53:
Agreed.

Whenever I hear people bitch about DLC costing $10, I like to remind them that the lunch that gave them the runs for four days cost more, and gave far less.

^D^

And when you hear people bitch about DLC costing $10 who don't spend that much on lunch and actually have a pleasant meal you quietly go away?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2011, 13:43 yuastnav
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 18, 2011, 09:16:
[...] visualize [...] EM radiation, [...]

You can visualise electromagnetic radiation. It's called "sight" and you do it with your eyes and there is a spectrum of about 300 nanometres of electromagnetic radiation you can visualise.

eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 18, 2011, 09:16:
[...] Human biology is incredible inferior to even most basic technology we have developed. [...]

Please, show me the technology that can regenerate itself and has a competent immune system that always tries to adapt to battle the diseases it is subjected to.

eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 18, 2011, 09:16:
[...] If technology could actually extend human senses, as in, give us entirely *new* senses [...]

Are the 10+ senses we already have not enough for us? What else do you want?

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News Comments > Cities In Motion Expansion, Patch, and New Demo Released
5. Re: Cities In Motion Expansion, Patch, and New Demo Released Sep 15, 2011, 05:55 yuastnav
 
I was mildly curious about that game because it looked like it could be fun but I was put off by the review on RockPaperShotgun.
At first I thought it was going to be like TransportTycoon/OpenTTD but it looks like it's much more limited.
I loved OpenTTD (and still play it sometimes) but I'm not sure whether this one is for me. Recommendations?

[edit]
Okay, this sounds a bit unfair: Cities in Motion is limited in the sense that you can only transport people inside a city (at least as far as I know) but it's a much more detailed process whereas TT is more macro- than micromanagement.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M
59. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M Sep 11, 2011, 11:49 yuastnav
 
Zoom wrote on Sep 11, 2011, 08:29:
yuastnav wrote on Sep 10, 2011, 05:14:
M for Mega, however, is a prefix and just stands for 10^3 which is perfectly fine.
Someone skipped classes on metric...
[...]

1k = 1 kilo = 1E3 = 10^3 = 1000
1M = 1 Mega = 1E6 = 10^6 = 1000000
1G = 1 Giga = 1E9 = 10^9 = 1000000000
1T = 1 Tera = 1E12 = 10^12 = 1000000000000
1P = 1 Peta = 1E15 = 10^15 = 1000000000000000

[...]
So you're going to completely disregard my other post?
Fine, be a republican douchebag.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M
56. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M Sep 10, 2011, 06:07 yuastnav
 
Raptor wrote on Sep 10, 2011, 05:23:
Worst DXHR related discussion thread ever !

Stolk wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 14:56:
M vs. Roman Numeral M. So this is the type of argument we get here when a game comes out that runs great and works great on the PC.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M
54. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M Sep 10, 2011, 05:14 yuastnav
 
It would be strange to mix Roman and Arabic numerals.
Something like 2M would make no sense, you'd need to use MM.
In fact I've never seen that those two are being used simultaneously as it does not make any sense.
M for Mega, however, is a prefix and just stands for 10^6 which is perfectly fine.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M
22. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M Sep 9, 2011, 15:08 yuastnav
 
Krovven wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 15:03:
M is NOT an abbreviation for Million. That would be "mil."

M is however the roman numeral for Thousand. k is also accepted as it is the abbreviation for kilo, which = thousand.

The only reason M is socially accepted is because there is no easy to for people to do M with a - above it. Socially Acceptable does not equal correct. So I really don't care how the Financial Times does it, it's technically wrong if they are using M as the abbreviation for Million.


yuastnav wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 14:43:
Krovven wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 14:15:
I'm in the printing industry, it gets uses ALL the time, think I would know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000_%28number%29

Roman numeral M

Roman Numeral for a Million is M with a - above it, which indicates it's multiplied a thousand times.

Even the lawyer gets to be wrong today.



1k = 1 kilo = 1E3 = 10^3 = 1000
1M = 1 Mega = 1E6 = 10^6 = 1000000
1G = 1 Giga = 1E9 = 10^9 = 1000000000
1T = 1 Tera = 1E12 = 10^12 = 1000000000000
1P = 1 Peta = 1E15 = 10^15 = 1000000000000000

I always thought like that is taught in maths on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Oh well, wrong again.


Read and weep. Unless you have me on ignore. (which is probable)
I can assure you, though. This is not a difficult concept.
You might even say that it is quite common.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M
16. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ships 2M Sep 9, 2011, 14:43 yuastnav
 
Krovven wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 14:15:
I'm in the printing industry, it gets uses ALL the time, think I would know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000_%28number%29

Roman numeral M

Roman Numeral for a Million is M with a - above it, which indicates it's multiplied a thousand times.

Even the lawyer gets to be wrong today.



1k = 1 kilo = 1E3 = 10^3 = 1000
1M = 1 Mega = 1E6 = 10^6 = 1000000
1G = 1 Giga = 1E9 = 10^9 = 1000000000
1T = 1 Tera = 1E12 = 10^12 = 1000000000000
1P = 1 Peta = 1E15 = 10^15 = 1000000000000000

I always thought like that is taught in maths on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Oh well, wrong again.
 
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News Comments > 1.25 Million BF3 Preorders
29. Re: 1.25 Million BF3 Preorders Sep 8, 2011, 06:48 yuastnav
 
Arithon wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 04:08:
[...]
what titles are not? [...]

Natural Selection
Savage - The battle for Newerth
Tremulous
Quake 1 (Quakeworld, ezquake)
Quake 2
Quake 3 (CPMA)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory
Enemy Territory - Quake Wars
Natural Selection 2
TrueCombat: Elite
Warsow
Xonotic
TrueCombat: CQB
Savage 2: A tortured soul
Gloom
 
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News Comments > Hard Reset Demo
11. Re: Hard Reset Demo Sep 7, 2011, 17:32 yuastnav
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 17:24:
EddieTheHack wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 16:52:
... there is no drm ...
So, is there a way to buy it direct from the devs or from another platform? Because Steam is DRM.

It doesn't look like that. When you go to their page and click on the preorder button it redirects you to the steam-page.
 
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News Comments > Hard Reset Demo
7. Re: Hard Reset Demo Sep 7, 2011, 16:28 yuastnav
 
Prez wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 14:41:
Awesome! I don't usually try demo's but in this case I will in order to determine if I want to spend 27 bucks on the preorder.

Exactly my thoughts.
I was kinda interested in it but was not sure whether to buy it.
When I saw TotalBiscuit's WTF today I really wished that I could play and try it out; and here's my chance!

I don't even remember the last time I played a demo.
 
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