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Signed On Jul 18, 2011, 06:27
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
6. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 21, 2014, 18:40 shihonage
 
This is becoming a clusterfuck :mjpopcorn.gif:  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
35. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 19, 2014, 06:18 shihonage
 
After buying Blood Dragon and dealing with Ubisoft's DRM, and then realizing that pirates got a superior experience than paying customers... I decided not to buy any more of their games.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 13, 2014, 03:37 shihonage
 
Liberalism was not always a mental disorder. Old-school liberals provided a much needed balance,a humane counter to worker abuse, greedy corporations, and to bible-thumping cults. Sexual liberation, and all that.

That time is long over. Modern liberals are Statists who have been defending a totalitarian President. Demagogues who prey on emotion and race to sway low-information voter.

The country has finally woken up. Thus, their asses have been kicked during the 2014 elections, and in 2016 elections, the other shoe is going to drop.

Modern conservatism is not about bible thumping. It's become about fact and reason, the ability to do math and act rationally in the interests of this country and its allies in the world. A candidate that stops dropping Jesus into every sentence, and shows themselves to be resolute, informed, sober, experienced, and optimistic, is going to win.

We're going to have a conservative President. And one day, your children will be thankful for this.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 12, 2014, 23:47 shihonage
 
Bleh.

The solution is to force monopolies to lease their lines to smaller ISPs to give them a struggling chance.

Making Internet into a public utility can backfire with even lower quality of service than we have now.

Quality of service rises and prices fall only due to competition, and such competition needs to be tended to.

This comment was edited on Nov 12, 2014, 23:52.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2014, 23:46 shihonage
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 22:31:
About the only thing I can say about Ted Cruz is what an idiot. His views only represent a tiny minority in this country.

Yeah dude, totally, that's why we just had Democrats' assed kicked in the election.

Oh wai-

As for net neutrality, I'm pretty sure it's a good idea in theory.

However I wouldn't trust a an incompetent egomaniac like Obama to implement it properly without jumping on the opportunity to over-regulate.

He's a thin-skinned child with a recently bruised ego who will jump onto any opportunity to unsully his name, and after these elections he's only going to get more unhinged.

In Obama's hands, any regulation can in fact become the same disaster as Obamacare.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2014, 00:30 shihonage
 
I don't. The point is, this appears to cost me per-game access to the DSR feature. It's a dishonest strategy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2014, 16:42 shihonage
 
NVidia is trying to force Geforce Experience install on people by not including per-game DSR options into its control panel.

If this keeps up, I'll be bouncing back to an ATI card next time.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
68. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 17:11 shihonage
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:35:
shihonage wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:29:
The whole "Titanfall on dual core machines" scenario is hilarious. Titanfall runs like shit on anything but very modern hardware.

You do know, you computer illiterate that Titanfall was released for the Xbox 360 which is beneath a Core 2 duo E6600 and 8800 GTX in horsepower, don't you? Your post is so full of lies and fail I'm laughing at just how much bullshit you bullshitters are spewing.

I was talking about the PC version. I know nothing about the console version nor do I care.

Optimizations which go into console versions are vastly different in nature, because they have more direct access to fixed, predictable set of hardware which is increasingly mastered and used more efficiently as it approaches the end of its life.

That's how they managed to squeeze Quake 2 onto the PS1.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
64. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 13:29 shihonage
 
The whole "Titanfall on dual core machines" scenario is hilarious. Titanfall runs like shit on anything but very modern hardware. Because it is unoptimized and overrated garbage, and by now is quite likely dead.

Quake Wars was an amazing game which had Titanfall built-in and oh-so-much-more depth than an average online FPS. I wish it was still kicking.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
59. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 02:35 shihonage
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:02:
And I said that where? Oh, right, I didn't. What I did say was misusing a platform in a manner other than intended was stupid.

Further, there is zero proof that SSDs are in any way, shape or form more "durable" than HDDs. Look, if you want to jerk off over your Samsung 850 Pro, that's fine. I have one, too, and they are in fact awesome. However, let's not spread your opinionated bullshit as fact. The BEST case I have seen for SSD durability is from The Tech Report right here. However, that's only 1.5PB of reads and writes. That's it. Even then, 66% of the drives are dead and only one of the two is still going strong with showing no signs of errors whatsoever.

On the flip side, I have a single 4TB drive that has written more than 10 times that amount and read more than 20 times that amount in two months and guess how many write delays I've had, let alone anything more serious like read failures, seek failures or sectors flagged as bad? ZERO! That's right, none!

By your claim, the HDD should be a flaming wreck whereas an SSD would be smiling from on high like a beneficent deity. Too bad real world testing and application blows your opinion out of the water.

Your numbers look highly suspect. But throw a few more masturbation references in there, maybe that'll fix 'em.

Oh, you mean the statement where I was intellectually honest and said "Now, I grant that most people aren't going to have that kind of storage available. However, there's absolutely NOTHING stopping the average person from owning a 2TB drive"? That statement?

I saw that statement. However your situation naturally predisposes you to a wasteful attitude when it comes to hardware, which permeates your worldview as clearly seen in your replies.

If the owner of said 2TB hard drive is a mouth breathing retard who doesn't understand the concepts of "uninstall" and "delete", then sure, you are going to fill that up pretty fast.

The average user doesn't just play games. They have digital media which also fills up the space pretty fast.

All in all, the value of a 2TB drive is greatly diminished when "every mouth breathing retard" starts releasing bloated games, and apologists like yourself enable them to do so.

Pretty much like shitting in a toilet and never flushing it. Mouth breathing retards do that, too.

Boy, you sure... showed 'em!

Or something.

The minute you said "essentially", you lost any sort of intelligent response capability.

I care greatly about your word fetishes.

I don't see 3% of a standard hard drive size to be anything less than "reasonable". You are free to return to the glory days of DOS and 3.5" 1.44MB floppies. That way you can bitch and moan when anything takes up larger than 10MB as that's half your hard drive space.

When all else fails, reductio as absurdum.

(slow clap)

Those of us who live in 2014 and use equipment that was not purchased at Walmart for $199 have large drives, brutally fast components and systems that don't even blink when you dump 200 gigs on them, let alone a paltry 55GB.

If that makes me an "apologist" for not giving a flying fuck about the system resources I purchased to be used actually being used, then I apologize profusely for using my systems EXACTLY in the way they were designed and built to be used.

See that's the thing I mentioned earlier about your setup influencing your views. Thanks for making it so clear, you elitist douchebag.

You clearly have zero real world technical knowledge on the use of large data stores and it's glaringly obvious when you try to pontificate on resource utilization. If you're running an embedded system on bespoke hardware that's microsized, then you'd have tenuous leg to stand on. But we aren't and it isn't and you don't.

Optimization is a universal virtue when done within reason. Obvious and blatant lack of any optimization, on the other hand, is both stupid and irresponsible.

You are well-acquainted with both those concepts.

Agreed, which is why someone like you should never, ever try to pontificate on effective and efficient usage of large storage pools, arrays or volumes. Leave space calculation and "reasonable" judgements to those who do understand and don't shit their panties over a mere 3% usage case.

Chlorella is greatly beneficial to colon/bowel environment. Start taking it and perhaps your mind won't always be so preoccupied with fecal matter.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
58. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 02:17 shihonage
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:19:
I think you misunderstand the concept of "magical". Everyone knows that quality lossy compression exists. Some of those compression methods are actually quite decent. (JPEG is not one of the decent ones BTW). But many are extremely computationally expensive and only save you another 7 or 8% of space over a method that takes 1/10th the computation. They are not suitable for real-time graphics.

You're missing the point. When you need 55gb for a COD game, a large chunk of your game data, be it textures, level data or audio, is not using any compression whatsoever. Nor is there any intelligent handling of redundancy.

There's no way around that. Textures are already compressed using very effective industry standard methods. There are no huge gains to be made there.

How do you know that when it comes to COD? And what about the audio?

Indeed. That's why it's requiring 6GB system RAM, and only 1GB of VRAM.

6GB requirement is monstrous for unambitious scripted linear corridor shooter that is COD. Especially considering that technically superior in every way games, like Crysis series, i.e. games with actual LEVELS and top-of-the-line graphics, ran perfectly fine on 4GB.

Everything becomes known in comparison.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
52. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 19:51 shihonage
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 19:07:
shihonage wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 18:51:

Second, with SSDs becoming more popular, HD space is at a premium again. And even if it wasn't, 55 gigabytes is a massive amount of information...

While I care little for the pissing contest going on about this, this small part I take an exception to and here's why:

There's no reason you should be using a single SSD as anything more than a boot drive. It makes no sense to use it as your storage device for infrequently used executables (infrequently being whenever you load it up and not running constantly). It is like buying a Ferrari so you can haul dirt and take the kids to the market. Outside of morons, who does that?

Further, 55GBs is nothing. I have 56 TB of storage available at my command. 56TB. Now, I grant that most people aren't going to have that kind of storage available. However, there's absolutely NOTHING stopping the average person from owning a 2TB drive. A quick check on Newegg and Amazon shows them to be less than $100. So, since 1000GB = 1 TB, that means that installing this game takes up a whopping 3% (rounded up from the actual 2.75%). 3%. Why, I'm practically agog at how much space that is!

Even if you're running an SFF box like a Shuttle (which one of my machines is), you STILL have the ability to have two hard drives and an optical drive so physical mounting space isn't even a real explanation for having an SSD only build.

If someone's storage drive is a small SSD, then the fact is that they are idiots, plain and simple.

1) Space issues aside, SSDs are more durable than HDDs now. So the Ferrari's "wear out" example isn't valid.

2) You have about 30 times more storage than an average user, so your entire perspective is heavily skewed. And a 2TB drive can fill out pretty fast with space-hungry games made by stupid people.

Essentially, apologists like you are enablers for poor programming and design. The core problem here is insufficient level of technical understanding necessary to estimate just how much space/resources taken by a specific product should be considered "reasonable".

The most dangerous kind of idiot is the idiot that knows just enough.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
50. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 18:51 shihonage
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 16:30:
This is a pet peeve of mine. These morons bitch about games not utilizing PC hardware because consoles. But then when the next generations of consoles launches and requirements finally shoot up, they bitch that apparently the fact that it wants more hardware is now a NEGATIVE because of consoles.

What the actual fuck? Does no one see the logical disconnect there? Upgrade your shitty wooden PCs or switch to knitting or golf.

Some related peeves.

"Hurp durp, why so much VRAM, these textures aren't ULTRA SUPER MEGA RESOLUTION"

Because the memory is used to create MORE textures, not just wasting it all on the diminishing returns of having a super high resolution texture on that piece of rubble no one is going to be paying attention to. There are also other "textures" mapped to objects beyond the base art, like normal maps and whatever else.

Optimization involves knowing when inactive textures can be swept into slower system memory. CoD series is hardly known for amazing open vistas with complex geography that you can explore up-close.

"Why so much CPU, the AI is still sucks!"

Because the CPU is being used elsewhere for basic game logic. Like so much else, it's a trade off. You can have five guys with super cool AI routines, or you can have a fully populated city with more rudimentary NPCs running around. Plus you have to actually account for the AI in your gameplay, it's not as simple as just turning up the "Smart" dial to 11.

How does this any of this apply to CoD games? They have neither super cool AI routines, nor large autonomous areas with freeform gameplay.

Their pathfinding is rudimentary, and all the cool stuff is rigidly pre-scripted.

"My hard drive is literally a record player from 1937. Why they need so much space?"

Because more art assets equals more space. There are no magical compression algorithms that take away the basic fact that more pixels of art means more bits of space.

First, there ARE magical compression algorithms which drastically reduce image size with minimal quality loss. You may be familiar with the general concept of such compression in form a JPEG file.

Second, with SSDs becoming more popular, HD space is at a premium again. And even if it wasn't, 55 gigabytes is a massive amount of information for such a game regardless. It is insane, in fact, and clearly compression and intelligent asset reuse were neglected on several levels.

The list goes on and on.

No, it doesn't.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer
12. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Oct 20, 2014, 07:24 shihonage
 
Uncanny Spacey lookin' better than ever  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
14. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Sep 25, 2014, 23:38 shihonage
 
The last stable driver is known to be 337.88. Before that, 314.22.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M
57. Re: Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M Sep 25, 2014, 06:59 shihonage
 
This game is exactly what I expected it to be, and therefore did not pledge.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2014, 21:47 shihonage
 
Stopped watching after they tried to gross me out in the first few minutes as much as possible.

They succeeded.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans
13. Re: Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans Sep 18, 2014, 23:18 shihonage
 
This game is gonna be crap. Therefore, DLC will also be crap. Case closed.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 16, 2014, 08:12 shihonage
 
dj LiTh wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 20:13:
I believe he's the cause of ISIS and the hate for the west.

He's the Bieber of Youtube.

Oh wait-
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer
32. Re: Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer Sep 15, 2014, 07:47 shihonage
 
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