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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 5460 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 16, 2016, 18:21 Quboid
 
Telling Siri/etc "I want to commit suicide" is not the same as asking "How should I commit suicide?". It is the person acknowledging that they have a problem and need assistance, that they don't *want* to *want* to commit suicide. It's their last grasp of reality calling out for help. That's not an easy topic to bring up with your parents or your partner or even your adult child if that's all you have left.

Having a system that is supposed to interact in a relatively human manner respond by calming giving them information from a suitable regional support organisation seems like a perfectly appropriate response. It's not analysing or coaching, just understanding what a cry for help looks like.


Narf2029 wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 15:15:
It's not a rational impasse that logic can defeat.

QFT. People with mental health problems don't always act rationally and it's irrational to expect them to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2016, 17:51 Quboid
 
ElPolloDiablo wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 17:41:
Zoopster wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 12:32:
"nVIDIA GeForce GTX 970"
"allows me to run most of the games I like with moderate to high detail"

These two statements in one post makes me thing that he is either disingenuous with his facts or isn't too familiar with PC gaming. I also have a GTX 970 running on a similar box and I play all new releases at ultra/very high at 1080p 60fps. This isn't just anecdotal talk here either. Just look up benchmarks for the GTX 970 and you'll see the same.

The Xbone and PS4 both run FIFA 16 at 1080p @ 60FPS. I run FIFA 16 at 1440p @ 150+ FPS, with antialiasing, with a 1080p YouTube video also running on another monitor.

Unless the console versions of FIFA are really holding back, the Geforce GTX 970 absolutely blows them both away - and as FIFA was developed for the consoles (the PC port was, until recently, from the PS3/360 version) I can't imagine they are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2016, 17:13 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 14:08:
Why not put the TV and surround stereo cost in on the consoles end to? Since well it would need both as well and I don't have those already.

I don't agree with much of what Zoopster says, but I can see the logic behind not counting the cost of a television and such like. This doesn't apply to you or me, but I think for the average family, buying a PC for gaming means buying a new monitor. Buying a console for gaming does not mean buying a new TV.

I say average family; of course there's all kinds. They could have an old PC with a adequate monitor. They might have an old standard-def TV (and I presume HD is pretty much required for consoles). There is surely countless exceptions but I believe that it is fair to say that, typically, getting into gaming via consoles does not require a new screen while gaming into gaming via PCs does.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 13, 2016, 15:59 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 14:23:
First they beat a man at chess, then they beat a Chinese person at Go. Next the AI storms the Capital's of the world with Deadly Disneyland Animatronic's and massive lumbering automobile manufacturing machines!

Madness I tell you! madness!

Google's AI even knows geography! We're doomed! Alright so it probably has beaten a Chinese person at some point to but that's not what you meant! :-)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 12, 2016, 22:39 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 07:44:
Quboid wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 21:47:
They're not fine with publishing child porn, he was obviously being flippant. I'm pretty sure this is an imaginary line because the real line is 18.

(Tipsy McStagger, wut? ...why?)
If he's being flippant, is that really a good choice to do in front of a JURY AND SWORN TESTIMONY?
I give it 50/50 he was being honest.
In either case, it just shows how big of a pile of crap he is.

It's arrogant, presumably because he is a giant douche-nozzle, but that's not illegal. I don't know where the line is with regards to contempt of court but something that is clearly joking, sarcastic or mocking doesn't constitute breaking the oath of truth.

I'm reminded of that scene in The Social Network where Rashida Jones basically tells "Mark Zuckerberg" that he's too dislikeable to face a jury. Popularity must not be part of Gawker's defence.


SmyTTor wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 23:52:
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Poe's Law
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch
19. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch Mar 12, 2016, 22:27 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 17:40:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 02:04:
Looks like CJ has made a new friend
I fear we may be witnessing the reincarnation of El Capitan Harlock

Huh, he finally got thrown out? Big surprise.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Cancelled
16. Re: EverQuest Next Cancelled Mar 11, 2016, 19:53 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 17:56:
Posted this last year on another thread.

[...]

This is the last time I back early access / crowdfunded video games. Brood

Did you get the refund?

This comment was edited on Mar 12, 2016, 09:23.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Released
6. Re: HITMAN Released Mar 11, 2016, 17:25 Quboid
 
Clancy wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 16:47:
This makes no sense... they expect people to keep paying for missions?
Stop this madness, and say hell no!

HITMAN starts with a Prologue Mission and a Paris location on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy releasing in April and then Morocco releasing in May. From there HITMAN will deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan until the season concludes in Japan later in 2016. In addition it features weekly live events and additional planned content in-between the monthly updates.

It's episodic, they're not asking full price for each bit. You can pay a one-off price at typical AAA price if you prefer, but you only get the content as the episode becomes available (i.e. when it is finished).

I don't like this much but Hitman has always been at its best when each mission is largely a self contained story so this is far from the worst franchise to go this way. It helps the disconnected coldness of Agent 47 when each mission is ultimately just "kill this person because you're being paid to".
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Released
4. Re: HITMAN Released Mar 11, 2016, 16:35 Quboid
 
Colton wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 16:22:
I'm with you, WaltC. I can't play any games. I just can't get see myself cast as a "race driver", "spaceman", "wizard", "general", "demon", "warrior", "mage", "thief", "prince", "king", "knight", "vampire", etc ... but the games themselves look well done, I agree.

I only play God games, they're the only ones I can identify with
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2016, 21:47 Quboid
 
They're not fine with publishing child porn, he was obviously being flippant. I'm pretty sure this is an imaginary line because the real line is 18.

(Tipsy McStagger, wut? ...why?)
 
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News Comments > Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab
9. Re: Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab Mar 7, 2016, 18:44 Quboid
 
AirWreck wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 18:20:
I'm going to give it a shot -- I was pretty impressed by google cardboard, so I don't think I'll be disappointed. My biggest concern is more about having enough content rather than the quality of the experience.

Content is the main thing holding me back too.

VR is happening again now because of smartphones and the technology that it has driven: responsive sensors, physically tiny processing power, most of all the high PPI displays.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 7, 2016, 13:05 Quboid
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 11:16:
A faster board but with closed-source drivers and no free shipping.

The price, the lack of free shipping and the closed-source drivers; the good, the bad and the ugly. I'd rather spend a fistful of dollars on the more open device.
 
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General Discussion > Had a nightmare....
4. Re: I had a different nightmare this mawning... Mar 6, 2016, 23:41 Quboid
 
A nightmare indeed. I've been visiting here for more than half my life.

Ant wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 15:10:
... that my colony's nest members took needle drugs and weren't waking up even with emergency 911 responders. I blame this on recent Breaking Bad episodes.

Is that a euphemistic way of saying that you've been on meth?
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
28. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 6, 2016, 12:07 Quboid
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 20:02:
AC = Asynchronous Computing, as mentioned in this article.

Ah, thanks. I was missing something obvious.
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
17. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 5, 2016, 19:54 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 19:40:
Other than that it seems like some of you guys are pretty wildly mixing up some things here. The whole VSync and borderless fullscreen crap etc. only applies to games that are either exclusive to the Windows store or bought as the Windows store version.
It is not a general problem of DirectX 12. AotS will be available from Steam and will not suffer from any such limitations. Rise of the Tomb Raider will be getting a DirectX 12 patch and not have those limitations as won't Just Cause 3 etc.

The Windows store (DirectX 12) bullshit limitations are and will only be a factor for Microsoft's gloriously shitty Windows store exclusive ports like GoW Ultimate, Quantum Break and Forza.
You can run 3rd party DirectX 12 games without any such retarded concerns as if they were DirectX 11 games.
Remember: DirectX 12 is Windows 10 exclusive but not every game that supports DirectX 12 is a Windows store exclusive (yet?).

That article refers to WDDM, I thought that applied to everything in Windows. Do fullscreen games bypass this and will bypass the new WDDM? I must admit that I don't know very much about this (damn kids, what was wrong with GLide?).

Edit: Oh speaking of not knowing much - what is AC? I feel like I'm missing something obvious here.
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
5. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 5, 2016, 16:26 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 16:08:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 15:12:
This article reports that DX12 is forcing vsync on.

What we are seeing is the first implications of a new pipeline for graphics and compositing. WDDM 2.0 (Windows Display Driver Model) is a very big shift from what existed previously with WDDM 1.3. The days of exclusive fullscreen gaming may be on the way out as Microsoft shifts developers and hardware vendors into a standard path through the OS compositor rather than bypassing it. Implications for this change are only beginning to be understood, but let’s see how it affects Ashes of the Singularity today.
[url=http://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/PC-Gaming-Shakeup-Ashes-Singularity-DX12-and-Microsoft-Store[/url]

If DX12 forces on vsync, I'm extra happy I bought that 144hz monitor.

So all fullscreen games will effectively be borderless windows? I don't entirely follow that article but that's my understanding. That's my preferred display mode when available but luckily I am incapable of detecting the latency that comes from 60hz V-sync.

I wonder what this means for G-Sync and Freesync.

Thanks, CJ_Parker. I have heard that DirectX 12 uses techniques similar to AMD's Mantle so it figures Mantle-ready cards benefit. Now, does this mean that Nvidia has dropped the ball so far with DX12, or that AMD messed up DX11 and older? Market share suggests the later.
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
1. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 5, 2016, 14:00 Quboid
 
Have there been any real world performance comparisons between DirectX 11 and DX12? I gather there is potential for decent performance gains but all I've really heard is specific technical tests.  
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Launches
10. Re: Black Desert Online Launches Mar 3, 2016, 22:41 Quboid
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 21:33:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 21:28:
I'll throw my hat in there as well if anyone has a pass.

What he said.

Me too, if there's any left. Contact Quboid on Steam please.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2016, 10:59 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 05:32:
Quboid wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 19:02:
Julio wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 16:22:
Where's the jail time and/or multimillion dollar fines for Kanye? Celebrity justice...

Nothing will happen, which is the same as would happen to anyone else. Visiting TPB isn't a crime. He'd face embarrassment that a non-celebrity wouldn't face, if he was capable of that.

Maybe someone should report him to that business software alliance thing where they give you cash for turning in business related piracy

And the suggestion is that he's pirated a particular piece of software, not just visited a website.

Suggestions don't result in jail time and/or multimillion dollar fines.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2016, 19:02 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 16:22:
Where's the jail time and/or multimillion dollar fines for Kanye? Celebrity justice...

Nothing will happen, which is the same as would happen to anyone else. Visiting TPB isn't a crime. He'd face embarrassment that a non-celebrity wouldn't face, if he was capable of that.
 
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