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Signed On Feb 12, 2012, 10:27
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 24, 2015, 02:09 Simon Says
 
That's one girl I'd dump. Not because of the loss of equipment and $, but because I'd never trust a girl like this to not try to fuck with my free will ever again.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 21, 2015, 21:21 Simon Says
 
Grokk wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 21:07:
Sooo... no more car mods, only paid DLC?

In this case for our "security" aka the "think of the children" argument.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 19, 2015, 14:58 Simon Says
 
Nvm, deleted.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
39. Re: Into the Black Apr 17, 2015, 15:10 Simon Says
 
shihonage wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 20:08:
And thus, Jar Jar Abrams rapes another venerable (pre-prequels) franchise. Everyone applauds as the hope dies.

+1

Well, at least there doesn't remain much good nerdy sci-fi franchises out there from the 80's and 90's he can morph into unspeakable mainstream crap horror. Dune perhaps? Babylon 5?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane Apr 3, 2015, 15:18 Simon Says
 
"F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane"

Won't save em from the craptastic underdelivering design.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Comcast's new broadband service is twice as fast as Google Fiber Apr 2, 2015, 19:00 Simon Says
 
"Comcast's new broadband service is twice as fast as Google Fiber"

2 times the speed for 10 times the price and profits! Yay!

Begin by matching Google's prices at 1gbps country wide, then you can brag.
 
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News Comments > Skyforge Open Beta This Summer
2. Re: Skyforge Open Beta This Summer Apr 2, 2015, 18:43 Simon Says
 
Tried the CBT2, borefest. Mind you I couldn't stand WoW either. Both are painfull, unrewarding grinds without any substance or major bosses while questing.

Only difference is the gameplay, more action oriented than WoW, but doesn't really reward skill that much since most actions are locked on for every parties involved. Instance based also sucks.

Couldn't find a single good MMORPG set in the fantasy theme yet in all the choices out there. Its kind of depressing, next try are FF XIV ( and I watched some gameplay, I was not impressed, the rotations look tedious and repetitive, no change from enemy type to another ) and TERA.

Who knows, I might find my joy someday, but certainly not in Skyforge or WoW.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer
25. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer Apr 2, 2015, 14:14 Simon Says
 
bhcompy wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 12:52:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 12:34:
Frags4Fun wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 12:22:
My guess is that this video isn't showing max settings but rather highlighting 60 FPS.
Of course it's showing the highest setting, it's a promotional video. The reality is that it's a one-and-a-half year old console game that's been ported to PC. It was never a good looking game and Rockstar really doesn't give a shit about PC gamers.

It's also on an updated GTA4 engine.

SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 11:08:
I'd love to know what sort of a hardware you'd need to get the kind of details shown in the trailer running at 1080p-60fps.
I doubt my GTX760 will cut it.

On one side, it's the GTA4 engine, so it's not pushing any limits that weren't already pushed.

Secondly, though, and probably more importantly, Rockstar has historically done a very poor job of PC engine optimization, requiring much higher specs than expected to make up for the deficiencies in the engine.

If its running on directx 12, optimization will be much less of an issue IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer
24. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer Apr 2, 2015, 14:12 Simon Says
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 11:08:
I'd love to know what sort of a hardware you'd need to get the kind of details shown in the trailer running at 1080p-60fps.
I doubt my GTX760 will cut it.

*Takes Spectral's hand and goes into the options with him, makes him drop down draw distance until its smooth.* That wasn't so bad wasn't it?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 2, 2015, 01:37 Simon Says
 
panbient wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 20:42:
The only way I can see a new Guitar Hero game not bombing is if they actually renegotiated all their licensing deals and somehow manage to copy Rock Band's ability to carry over the bulk of their previously existing content.

Most people who liked the genre enjoyed both franchises, and personally I preferred the GH set lists. But when Rock Band 4 can potentially have a solid 300+ song library right out of the gate simply by having owned the previous iterations, Guitar Hero (seven? ...seventeen?) needs to offer better than just whatever is on disc.

Heck, they could put all the songs + DLC and bonus from all the previous GH games easily on a bluray. I have 2000 songs for Frets on Fire here. It takes 14 gigs. 8 gigs for the game itself ( size of the old dvds restricted by the former X360, and thats without any space left for the songs themselves ) + whatever's left spacewise on songs, leaves 42 gigs on a dual layer BR for songs.

Its not that they can't do it or that its complicated to do it. Its just that they don't want to do it for various, probably profit-driven, reasons.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 1, 2015, 22:51 Simon Says
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 19:53:
That was a interesting read (the chip process related one)

Indeed, he knows his shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 1, 2015, 12:37 Simon Says
 
I doubt there was any cackle or retraining involved. They probably wanted to give them away the way they "give away" smartphones nowadays. With a contract, monthly subscription fees and all the wazoo.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 22:15 Simon Says
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 21:46:
There are certain instances where that'd be understandable, like a senior in high school being thrown in jail and labeled a sex offender for life because his girlfriend happened to be a freshman or sophomore and sent him some nudes. That goes completely against the spirit of the laws being to protect youths from predators, but you hear of it occasionally happening.

However, posting the stuff on a public web site is something else entirely. At that point you have all kinds of strangers passing it around, and worst-case, some real sickos tracking one or more of the participants down. If it takes having the book thrown at some kids to make them realize they really oughtn't be doing crap like that, well, that's what needs to be done.

Nobody's stopping teens from having sex, or even stopping them from recording it... If you don't tell on yourself, nobody would know. They're only stopping the idiots from broadcasting underage porn for the whole world to see.

Still, in this case, 4 teens future has just been dumped when NOBODY'S FREE WILL has been infringed and nobody got hurt just because "its the law". Which is totally stupid. That people can't see this is beyond me.

As for the video, you take it down and make it illegal to posess ( other than those who recorded it and/or participated in it ), case closed.

I'm with cutter on this one, discernment is de rigueur. Stuff like this needs to be taken care of on a case by case basis and certainly NOT like this. Its too late now, even if they are found not guilty, they'll be labeled sex-offenders by the community for no good reason at all and persecuted like witches.

You can't persecute people and put their life in the dumpster out of fear that something "might or might not happen in the future because of whatever". You need solid cause to effect links ( not only correlation ) and be 100% sure that it, undoubtedly, without any doubts whatsoever, WILL HAPPEN IN EVERY CASE ( hence the case by case basis ). Otherwise its bigotry filled fearmongering.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $77M
88. Re: Star Citizen at $77M Mar 31, 2015, 13:02 Simon Says
 
This game is soooo P2W its not even funny :/.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 13:01 Simon Says
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 08:29:
Oh Verizon, how I love to watch you squirm.

Popcorn

+1 Popcorn
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Mar 31, 2015, 12:59 Simon Says
 
FF XII was borderline... But now they went full retard with the no turn based single player third person mmorpg feel stuff. Never go full retard. FF is officialy dead to me.  
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News Comments > The Sims 4: Get to Work Released
3. The Sims 4: Drudgery Mar 31, 2015, 12:29 Simon Says
 
The Sims 4: Drudgery  
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Mar 28, 2015, 10:56 Simon Says
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:53:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 21:06:
I'm waiting to see what materializes.

the idea of Trek has always been grand, but i've always found the implementation to be rather bland and uninspiring, with the exception of a few eps here and there. to me there's no surprise that it never lasts - until they get writers and producers that really embrace the inspirational human side of the show, it'll just remain schlocky scifi that most people ignore. that's why i always hated it when enterprise and crew went down the warpath with alien race A, B, or C. it abandoned what made it potentially great in favor of cheap drama.

What he said^^
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2015, 18:34 Simon Says
 
Verno wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:30:
I have to laugh at the municipal fiber being useless because its wholesale only.

Also shades of the comment thread from yesterday:

PUD officials had no comment on whether they intend to file such a petition or if they’d publicly support one. After all, running a retail-level broadband service may be too expensive an undertaking for a county with only around 250,000 residents.

This is why muni broadband direct to consumer usually only ends up in heavily subsidized environments.

Nonsense, I remember a small farm riddled village in the UK whose residents passed gigabit FTTH without any subsidies, only resident financing who had enough of the dialup crap. And they pay, if I remember right, a ridiculously low price and still the cooperative they started STILL MAKES PROFIT off of it.

THERE IS NO REASON WHATSOEVER in this day and age not to have fiber to the home for everyone. NONE AT ALL.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
9. Re: Morning Screenshots Mar 25, 2015, 11:35 Simon Says
 
If anyone needed proof that the just released consoles were underpowered, you got them...  
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