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Signed On Apr 17, 2001, 14:05
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News Comments > The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution
3. Re: The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution Sep 3, 2014, 11:00 TheLeech
 
In this study, they are considering distribution only in the UK, and Sony has a mastering facility in Austria. This strikes me as pretty much as best-case scenario for physical distribution. The authors think the results for the U.S. would be similar, though they do say that the physical distribution costs could be triple based on the U.S.'s geographical size.

If I read this and some of the supporting documents correctly, I think the two takeaways are that faster speeds benefit everyone because energy consumption does not scale with speed. I.E., A 1Gb/s connection does not use 100 times as much energy as a 10Mb/s connection.

Second is that improving energy efficiency at the terminal locations will help. Does the PS3 really need to consume 93Wh when downloading? Are there energy savings to be found in modem/routers?

And as noted, some of these folks work/worked for Sony DADC (disc makers) at the time this study was conducted, so, yeah.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
19. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 12, 2014, 22:40 TheLeech
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:41:
I wasn't making a comparison. I was just concurring with Beamer that there is still some lingering bitterness over what happened to Halo following Bungie's acquisition by Microsoft back in 2001. The game that was being demoed back in 2000 was a completely different beast, an absolutely incredible looking beast that would have been way ahead of its time, than what eventually landed on XBOX.

Old-school Apple/Mac gamer here (though I had switched to PC gaming in the late '90s). Confirmed I am still bitter about what happened with Halo.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2014, 14:56 TheLeech
 
I preferred Letterman because, as has been remarked upon elsewhere, he punched up whereas Leno punched down.  
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
12. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 4, 2014, 11:08 TheLeech
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
 
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
9. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 3, 2014, 19:33 TheLeech
 
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.  
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
7. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 3, 2014, 16:10 TheLeech
 
There's nothing odd about it. It was a cheap way for panel manufacturers to make 16:9(ish) screens.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2014, 23:24 TheLeech
 
You guys keep legalizing all these drugs, you're gonna put poor Bats out of a job!  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released
7. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Jan 30, 2014, 10:27 TheLeech
 
It will work with GCN boards, so 7000 series and up.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 15, 2014, 11:29 TheLeech
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 11:21:
Fucking Genachowski and his piss-ant regulation that doesn't do shit.

Too further elucidate on Creston's comment, Genachowski created this mess when he didn't classify ISPs as "common carriers." I do not expect the current FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, to pursue reclassification strongly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2013, 12:17 TheLeech
 
Verno wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:58:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:33:
I will solve all your problems, don't buy a console.

A friend was over yesterday, his kids want a console for xmas and he was wondering which was better. I took him down the street to watch another friends kids play a PC version of Battlefield 4 on a 4k tv. After telling him that the consoles won't support that resolution, he changed his mind and is getting them a good gaming PC.

Based on a true story

Names and playable resolutions changed to protect the innocent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2013, 11:49 TheLeech
 
nin wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:37:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:33:
I will solve all your problems, don't buy a console.

A friend was over yesterday, his kids want a console for xmas and he was wondering which was better. I took him down the street to watch another friends kids play a PC version of Battlefield 4 on a 4k tv. After telling him that the consoles won't support that resolution, he changed his mind and is getting them a good gaming PC.

Oh, that's so fascinating.


Indeed, what sort of system plays BF4 at 4K?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
25. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 10, 2013, 19:47 TheLeech
 
I would just like to publicly point out that I disagree with deleting my earlier post. I'll admit the first sentence was an ad hominem, but certainly of the weakest variety.

And indeed, Cutter was and is still wrong.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. removed Nov 9, 2013, 13:51 TheLeech
 
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This comment was deleted on Nov 10, 2013, 10:54.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2013, 10:39 TheLeech
 
fawker wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 10:27:
Toilets might be tampon friendly, but not always your sewer line.

This, OMG, this. I didn't realize the line had overflowed into my basement for three days. I curse my cousin to this day.
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 4 Battlelog Details
9. Re: More Battlefield 4 Battlelog Details Sep 20, 2013, 16:36 TheLeech
 
They've almost reached feature parity with Battlefield 2! Progress!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Next-gen consoles and GoT characters Jun 17, 2013, 10:37 TheLeech
 
I don't think the creator of that image has read the books.  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Nov 8, 2012, 13:35 TheLeech
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 12:44:
I would have liked to see them try the crazy angle of someone who's never been a gangster or soldier but just an average joe who somehow gets sucked/forced into this crazy world and the all the goings on. As the marines say, improvise, adapt, overcome.


Ah, something along the lines of Breaking Bad? I like where you're going with this. Maybe the character commits a small crime that continues to snowball.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Oct 25, 2012, 21:19 TheLeech
 
You've never heard of most journalists, so you shouldn't paint with such a broad stroke. As a former "real" journalist and a current "fake" journalist, I can tell you that your average reporter at a newspaper is just trying to cover their beat to the best of their ability. Where you will find influence peddling is higher up the chain, with "name" journalists or columnists, and even then, you're looking mostly at the national media.

If it helps, think of games journalists as B2B journalists. It's a much more symbiotic relationship than actual newspaper journalism.
 
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News Comments > Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit
158. Re: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit Sep 9, 2012, 01:30 TheLeech
 
Krodge wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 00:55:
So she refused to submit to someone sexually harassing her at work and humiliating her in front of her coworkers and that makes her a 'pussy'?

She stood up for herself, asked him to stop, he refused. And now she's going to make sure he's punished for it.
Pussy my ass.

I suppose if Stanly Manly were in a similar situation, With a gay male boss, he would do the 'manly' thing and be more submissive towards him, Thank him for the privilege of being allowed to work under him, answer all his intrusive questions, Allow himself to be mocked and teased by an all male gay staff?
But to take a stand?...no no no. Why that would make him a pussy!

I think Stanly lives the beta (or bottom, if you will) lifestyle in male-male relationships. He just hates uppity people, like women and minorities. Oh, and anyone who uses the legal system to seek recompense when wronged.

That's just how life is lived in man world, son.
 
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News Comments > Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit
133. Re: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit Sep 7, 2012, 14:26 TheLeech
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 14:13:
BobBob wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 12:24:
If someone harassed my wife like that I'd put him in the hospital for a week.

And they'd put you in jail for a decade.

Not in man world, son.
 
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