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Signed On Feb 12, 2012, 10:27
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Gene that makes human brain unique identified by scientists Feb 27, 2015, 17:44 Simon Says
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 13:59:
Simon Says wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 10:59:
Hmmmm... no. Dolphins have the most complex structure in the, CORRECTION: KNOWN universe.

*rollseyes*

Maybe, but dolphins don't have automatic rifles and nuclear weapons.

You're totally proving my point there! XD
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Gene that makes human brain unique identified by scientists Feb 27, 2015, 10:59 Simon Says
 
Gene that makes human brain unique identified by scientists

"Scientists in Dresden found a gene that drives the expansion of the human brain and helps to make it the most complex structure in the universe."

Hmmmm... no. Dolphins have the most complex structure in the, CORRECTION: KNOWN universe.

*rollseyes*
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
43. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2015, 07:32 Simon Says
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 06:24:
Rome 2 is running around 30fps in 1080p most things on high or medium. Men of War 2 is another one that is struggling on my pc, and of course Star Citizen too but that is still in alpha so I am not too worried about it as of yet.
There are other games like Wreckfest for example I have to juggle with the settings to make it run smooth, Crysis is another game that doesn't want to run well for me, but you are right most games are just fine.
I'll be curious to see how GTA5, Witcher, and most newer games will run on my pc.
The next gen consoles may be weak hardware wise but it'll all comes down to how well the games are optimized for the pc when the devs ported them.

Fair enough about the port quality being mostly subpar most of the time. Agreed.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
119. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 04:46 Simon Says
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 04:20:
Simon Says wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 04:11:
This thread's level of bigotry = EPIC.

The issue and the politics behind it was a light-rod of bigotry, no?

Aye
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
41. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2015, 04:31 Simon Says
 
I don't get why people are still upgrading their PCs here... I'm running a 5 year old i5-750 quadcore + hd5850 and I'm still running everything maxed out at 1080p, including TW rome 2 ( and its very playable, especially after a year of patches ). So unless you're running more than 1080p, the GPU is fine, but the CPU? Not when the utilization charts are still below saturation for each core.

And with the utterly weak "7th gen" consoles at half best GPU PC strength on release compared to last gen 2-3 times faster than best PC GPU at release. I don't see myself upgrading my PC until the 8th gen consoles are released or if I go 4k res or 1080p 3d until then.

It has never been cheaper to game on the PC, 1 investment and you're covered for 10 years hardware failures notwithstanding.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
114. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 04:11 Simon Says
 
This thread's level of bigotry = EPIC.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2015, 22:14 Simon Says
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 21:02:
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 19:40:
Incredibly well said....

Saw that comment on that site earlier and had the exact same thought you did. Unfortunately I also saw today that the "anti-terrorism" legislation is polling through the goddamned roof, with a good chunk of the populace wanting it to go even farther. No wonder the Cons have dropped the economy message and went full patriot act, people are eating it up. The useless Liberals are backing it and the rest of the opposition parties are going to take a major public beating for being against it. I can't help but shake my head.

Canadian here... This goes way beyond shaking your head, its totally epic facepalm "fuck this shit, I'm moving to Narnia" stuff.

All that over two fucking false flag ops that killed less people than lightning strikes or bath accidents.

10 people die of a fall in the bathroom throughout the year, no big deal. 2 people die of false flag ops, everyone loses their fucking mind. *insert Joker meme here*

*insert "please take my rights and sooth me" meme here*
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 17, 2015, 16:23 Simon Says
 
There's a word for that... EXTORTION  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. The Star Trek vs. Star Wars trailer is all your nerd fantasies given form Feb 16, 2015, 14:08 Simon Says
 
"The Star Trek vs. Star Wars trailer is all your nerd fantasies given form"

Err... no... There are TEN films, get it?

And, well... let's not dwell on the old tech VS new tech stuff, but needless to say, Star Wars would get his ass kicked so bad it would come crying back to the emperor's tomb in no time flat.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed
33. Re: Mass Effect 4 single Revealed Feb 14, 2015, 20:28 Simon Says
 
Gunz wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 17:32:
ME4 will be set during the final years of the Human/Turian conflict known as the First Contact War.

You play as Sam (Samuel or Samantha) "Buck" Rodgers, a human pilot who crash lands on a hostile, alien planet and is forced to cooperate with the very enemy you were trying to destroy when you were marooned -- the dirty Turian scum who shot you down and killed your best friend Dak (Dakland or Dakliona)! Revenge soon takes a back seat to survival as you and the Turian pilot learn to first communicate... then eventually love.

Long story short: The Turian gets pregnant and dies, you raise the Turian child as your own, you end up saving the kid from Human slaver/strip miners and eventually accompany the child to the Turian homeworld where you teach both Humans and Turians to look beyond their differences, end the war, and become allies -- and, more importantly, friends.

The multiplayer consist of a persistent hub tower containing DLC vendors and public 2-4 player Quasar pods (no match making - first come, first serve only).

Sounds eerily familiar... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_Mine_(film)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 12, 2015, 09:41 Simon Says
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 09:22:
Lawmakers with the help of Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai are also calling on Chairman Tom Wheeler to be more transparent and publicly share the draft proposal that will be voted on February 26. Of course, Ajit Pai admits that the FCC never shares these documents prior to a vote and refuses to release the draft himself.

Perhaps their calls for greater transparency would be more believable and effective if they didn't come only when they would benefit the party asking for it.

Yup, why not the trans pacific partnership too? Oh wait, because it will profit our funders and we would shoot ourselves in the foot as well as betray our funders if we did this, my bad.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 29, 2015, 22:12 Simon Says
 
Heh... First, they've been given 3500$+ per household/appartment YEARS AGO in subsidies to plug everyone to FTTH, and mind you, if 3500$ per household for the last mile isn't enough, there's a fucking serious problem with fibre prices...

Then they claim they've invested hundreds of billions of dollars in the last years in infrastructure. YES IN CELLPHONE TECHNOLOGY. They took the subsidies and invested it all in mobile crap where the ROI is highest. FTTH? Not a fucking cent except for google and some community projects.

Cry me fucking a river telecoms.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 29, 2015, 22:09 Simon Says
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 13:57:
"President Francois Hollande said Tuesday in Paris the government will present a draft law next month that makes Internet operators “accomplices” of hate-speech offenses if they host extremist messages. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he will travel to the U.S. to seek help from the heads of Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Corp. as well as Google and Facebook. Spokesmen for the companies did not immediately return requests for comment. "

And here we go. Government using an attack as a pretext to gain more control over our lives. What exactly is hate speech and who defines it? I'd much rather it be out in the open where I can see it and know who's saying it.

+1
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them Jan 13, 2015, 09:12 Simon Says
 
"UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them"

Yeah, and I want to have a resource based economy running since 1929's crisis...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 9, 2015, 23:57 Simon Says
 
Slick wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 19:12:
that windmill demo tho, not much variable refresh rate going on, looks like a fixed 45 FPS.

Seeing possible lies and deceit where no profit can be had? Really?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 20:22 Simon Says
 
Not a single VR tech has tried to tackle the main problems remaining that I see immersion wise. Eye movement and surround visuals.

So that if you move your eye, the image is adjusted according to the position of your fovea on the display adjusting for eye movement ( iows, correcting the 3d rendering for perspective errors and adjusting the projection in realtime for the DLP retina projection tech ).

And for surround, so you can't look elsewhere, all your field of view would be encapsulated in the simulation. Now you could make some freaky good horror games with "just out of the corner of your eye" movement/hallucinations and stuff. Now that would totally rock.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
44. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated] Jan 5, 2015, 00:48 Simon Says
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 21:31:
Technology has already made numerous jobs obsolete yet employment rates have remained relatively steady. Not even third world countries employ lamplighters for example, but the person who used to go around town and light street lights every evening might now sell mobile phone cases at a shopping mall. Individually it's not a big change but the economy is that bit bigger as a result of electric street lights.

The money saved by companies using ever more automated systems gets reinvested. When one company uses this money on Research and Development, others have to to stay competitive - and while I think too much money goes into too few pockets, those who funnel too much into the yacht industry will get out-innovated and find that they are obsolete (at which point, they prolong their existence by suing the innovators).

The jobs will change but I don't think they will disappear.

Essentially quoting so called "economists" to the letter here... Thing is, the tertiary sector is the last bastion, once this gets automated, the current system, relying on wages, is fucked. And that's a good thing imho...

At first, "progress" was meant to free us from menial meaningless tasks and drudgery in order to usher in a new era of leisure time, art, creativity, culture and personal growth. That was the idea... but as long as we rely on wages and human workers, it will NEVER HAPPEN, just the hamster wheel of economy going on and on endlessly, senselessly, barely making any progress forward on a few fronts while taking huge steps backs on most fronts.

The endgame of technological unemployment is basic guaranteed income in a currency based economy, its unavoidable... Either that or massive depopulation, starvation and collapse will need to happen to keep the hamster wheel going.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
40. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated] Jan 4, 2015, 18:32 Simon Says
 
As for the no trade/currency based economic system. See "ressource based economy", you'll probably end up on Buckminister's Fuller, the Venus Project or The Zeitgeist Movement website. Check'em up on youtube instead, their arguments are devoid of fallacies, unlike the current arguments in favor of a currency/trade based economy.

And no it isn't socialism, it isn't welfare, it isn't communism, it isn't whatever'ism. All those economic ideologies have always been about managing a currency based economy and have only been tested under a currency overlord... Ofc they fail to work with the overarching system upon which they are dependent, they also inherit the flaws from the currency/trade system from which they are merely subordinate and fully dependent upon. Wherehas those more aligned with the overlord, like neolib/capitalism flourished, BUT also failed to work in regard with reality, that is, science, our current knowledge about reality and its physical laws.

Problem is right now, the neolib/capitalism ideologies are aligned with our "immediate" environment, the economic system, but not the "actual" overarching environment, upon which the economic system is dependent upon, that is "reality".

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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
39. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 4, 2015, 18:27 Simon Says
 
Creston wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 14:54:
panbient wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 07:59:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 01:18:
but I imagine a future society where an abundance of riches and technology provides base needs, and people only work that wish to exceed that. But for many, many people that base level would suffice if it allowed them to pursue non-material dreams.

So... the ultimate welfare state?

No joke, there has been a Dutch politician who actually said this. I think somewhere in the early 90s or so. Paraphrased: "Everyone has the right to a basic income (from the government.) People who want to have more than that basic income can choose to go to work and earn more, and get taxed."

Needless to say, even his own fellow members from their ultra-ultra-socialist party practically choked on that, because with such a system everyone would simply sit at home and collect their wellfare check, and (SURPRISE!) nobody would go to work, so nobody would get taxed, so there wouldn't be any money to pay everyone's wellfare from.

When that particular point was explained to him, the imbecile looked extremely confused, as if he was thinking "But...but... don't people love to go to work just to pay taxes???"


Actually, the people would still go to work, there was an experiment in the 80's in an english town in Canada with a guaranteed basic income. It went for a few years and the unemployement rate did not went up, it actually WENT DOWN. Also pretty much every other public health indicators were either on the rise for the positive ones, or in decline for the negative ones.

So much for the liberal/neoliberal bullshit.

Some PARTIAL info ( and probably biased, with the propaganda war going on in wikipedia, as usual, do your own damn research before spouting insane illogical babble, the kind of which I see regularly here, to fix this, see: http://www.triviumeducation.com/ for starters ) ( sorry can't find the link for the employement rate coverage ): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mincome

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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
24. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 19:07 Simon Says
 
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 17:57:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 15:49:
Many people seem to vastly overestimate the number of units that Steam is moving.

Just because Steam has become a pretty big deal for most of us, doesn't mean it's a big deal for even close to the majority of gamers. It's this typical window syndrome where people believe their limited view is somehow representative of anything when in reality it isn't at all.

Yet Steam makes ~ 1.5 billion dollars in revenue each year, and is still growing double digits. I'm not sure what number that needs to turn into before people start being impressed?

I'll be impressed when numbers don't mean a thing and everyone has equal access to the same stuff without shitty DLC puke on every gamer's plate. And.... it won't probably ever happen again as long as we run our economy using obsolete currency/trade based economic system.
 
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