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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Nickname Rigs
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Description ATI lackey - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - PC builder/troubleshooter (25+ years) - Weather fanatic (especially winter storms, blizzards and Nor'Easters)
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2015, 15:02 Rigs
 
Haven't seen it posted so I'll say it...

MINECRAFT 1.9 SNAPSHOT 15W31A has been released...

...and it's a fucking mess! What does Mojang do with all of it's time? Seriously, they've had the longest time between two versions of Minecraft ever (1.8x -> 1.9, source: MinecraftWiki) and a lot of things are broken and/or missing. In order to implement the new spawning of another Ender Dragon, you have (and I'm not kidding) make a creeper face out of clay on the ground! WT-ever-loving-F, Mojang?! No melee combat changes ("yet"), no shield ("yet"), and the two hand mechanic is practically outright broken. No new mobs. No new blocks. The big one? Books and signs have been reported to DESTROY your world! (source, 'Searge's Twitter: 'We'll release an updated snapshot tomorrow, until then signs and books will destroy the world after a while. Don't use or have them. Books, signs and tellraw are all broken in the snapshot for the same reason. We found and fixed it, turns out it was too strict JSON parsing') Nice. Good use of your time, Mojang, really...


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 28, 2015, 20:12 Rigs
 
*crickets*


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2015, 15:20 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 14:28:
Creston! Earthquake!

Oh! I wanna play! Ok...


nin! Tsunami! Flood


Whatever

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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Jul 27, 2015, 14:30 Rigs
 
1.9 on Wednesday! Eagerly anticipating! Drool


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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Patch May Break Mods
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Patch May Break Mods Jul 21, 2015, 17:50 Rigs
 
Well, to be fair (as John Oliver is fond of saying), most online exploits are caused by people using mods and/or trainers...


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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
148. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 21, 2015, 15:13 Rigs
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 12:25:
Zor wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 10:25:
So it doesn't matter if they give a date and at the same time say that date could change? You only listen to the part about the date and not the part about it possibly (or in some cases likely) changing?
This.

How many of the people complaining here actually backed the Kickstarter? We know Kxmode didn't. We're talking about faux outrage on behalf of the original backers, yet I'm an original backer and still happy with the development.

Dude, I'm an original backer, UEE Citizen Record #30143, Enlisted Oct 9, 2012 and hold a Golden Ticket. That, however, gives me jack shit authority to tell others to stuff it when it comes to their opinions on how this project is going. As seen in this thread and the many others on Blues like it, we all have our own opinions and nothing, absolutely nothing will change that. Agreeing to disagree is your only 'out' here. I suggest you respectfully take it and save it to battle another day...


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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
146. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 21, 2015, 11:57 Rigs
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 07:29:
Rigs wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 06:15:
. Thus, from this point on, I'm not going to be jumping into these 100+ comment threads that all ever end up meaning...nothing. At least until such time as said shit has happened and we have something new to talk about that isn't all speculation, rumor and personal opinion.

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Oh the sweet sweet irony.

Giggle I didn't miss it...I was fully aware of it when I wrote that...really...


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News Comments > Dirt Rally Mods or DLC Unlikely
1. Re: Dirt Rally Mods or DLC Unlikely Jul 21, 2015, 11:06 Rigs
 
When are companies going to get it through their thick heads that enabling mods is what brings in more customers/fans/$$$?!? It's not rocket science!


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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
124. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 21, 2015, 06:15 Rigs
 
Slytat wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 22:17:
...your dream of the 'Ultimate Space Game' (that, for some strange reason, revolves around the release of an FPS).

I have issue with that statement (or that part of statement). The game doesn't 'revolve' around the release of an FPS. You're being dramatic. The only reason you're hearing much about it is because of the delay and it's imminent release. If they were fixing to release the Squadron 42 component, that's what you would hear about the most. You're taking things out of context (like I took your comment out of context) and warping it to fit your narrative. Fortunately, you're not speaking to 10 year-olds that wouldn't spot the difference... *looks around*...well, mostly.

Regardless of my personal opinions about this game and it's maker, it's apparent to me after watching these various threads over the last couple years that you guys have a very narrow-minded view of things and tend to focus on certain aspects while ignoring the bigger picture. In truth, all we can do is wait and see what happens. We can sit here and speculate until said shit happens but it won't matter one damn bit. In fact, I get the feeling that some of us here really just like to hear themselves talk (or type, as it were). Thus, from this point on, I'm not going to be jumping into these 100+ comment threads that all ever end up meaning...nothing. At least until such time as said shit has happened and we have something new to talk about that isn't all speculation, rumor and personal opinion.


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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
32. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 20, 2015, 12:27 Rigs
 
Wooo, I'll have to get my 'Chris Roberts Special Edition Popcorn Bag' (it's gold-plated and costs $399) for when the Gamescom presentation and the FPS mode is released just to be prepared for the 200+ comments between the ones that think it's a total fucking farce and others that get all googly-eyed whenever Robert's mentions any buzz words like 'free form', 'six degrees of freedom', 'multi-crew', 'persistent universe', 'single player (is dead)', 'this worked earlier' and the always-a-favorite, 'uhhh'... Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 16, 2015, 11:39 Rigs
 
Parias wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 13:23:
Nuts -- for a second there I thought "Tachyon Project" had something to do with "Tachyon: The Fringe", the classic space sim... and that this was a remake or something.

Disappoint =\

That makes two of us! Guess Bruce is still too busy with the new Evil Dead show, plus isn't there a another ED game coming out again?

Very...Dis...appointed...


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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
148. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 23:58 Rigs
 
Drayth wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 10:10:
Can't go by when he created his account. I've been here since the very beginning, registered some years later as Drax, lost my PW or something (I forget) and viola - the present...

The only time I remember the Blue's forum being wholly positive was the early Quake days when we were all still flipping out over OpenGL hardware accelerated graphics.

Hey, I still get excited about OpenGL hardware accelerated graphics! I have three nVidia TNT boards, three S3 ViRGe boards (ugh), two 3DFX Voodoo2/8mb boards Drool , a Rendition V2000-based Diamond Stealth S220 board ("...it even supports trilinear texture filtering"...oh, be still my beating heart! ), and two nVidia Vanta boards (oh god) that I use to play various games from the second-gen 3D Accelerator Era, (from roughly 1997-1998) like QuakeGL and Quake2, Unreal and Unreal2, SIN, Half-Life, Spec Ops, POD, Foresaken, DESCENT2 and 3, FREESPACE 1 and 2 and Jedi Knight 1 and 2. Sure I could play them in virtual environment but it's just not the same as booting up a Pentium2 or 3, or maybe an AMD Thunderbird and playing them natively. You haven't lived until you've played QuakeGL on a Rendition-based board at 1280x720 or Grand Prix Legends using it's Rendition-based mode! One of the best and unique chipsets of the time which was sadly bludgeoned by the behemoth 3dfx. It never got the respect it rightfully earned.


Anyway, about account creation, you can't really go by that at all. Mine says September 10th, 2002, but I've been coming here long before that! Where my original account went? I have no clue. I know I forgot it's password and then abandoned the email address it pointed to, so it's lost. That's after lurking here for nearly two years without commenting at all, just reading the news. Things back then were crazy! The industry was still getting on it's feet, being a geek wasn't 'cool' yet. 'Life-like', 'realistic' graphics meant taking some artistic liberties with the definitions...lol...


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News Comments > F1 2015 Specs
2. Re: F1 2015 Specs Jul 7, 2015, 16:37 Rigs
 
I get what you're saying but it's not really a big deal, they're just generalizing between the three main players - Intel, AMD, and nVidia. Granted you're not going to have a fun time using it on an Intel chipset, but I think people know that at this point...at least, I hope they know that...

They could have made it a little more clear though.


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News Comments > AMD Ceasing Mantle Optimizations
26. Re: AMD Ceasing Mantle Optimizations Jul 7, 2015, 03:07 Rigs
 
bhcompy wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 00:29:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 22:09:
Scheherazade wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 21:21:
wtf_man wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 20:30:
Freesync is next.

Variable refresh functionality is in the vesa spec.

AMD's trademark for their support for that functionality is called "freesync" - but it's not actually an AMD specific tech.

If nvidia wanted to fully support all the vesa options, they would have a freesync-like feature too. They simply choose to not support it, and instead make a proprietary solution.

-scheherazade

I think nVidias implementation is well beyond what AMD is offering with freesync. The best example is how it performs when frames go under a pre-defined "sweet spot", with freesync basically not doing anything at all and the resulting image looking the same (tearing) as it would *without* freesync. If you have a rig that can reliably push 40+ FPS in any game with not a single drop below that, then you have nothing to worry about, but most of us are not so fortunate. I'll pay the bit extra for a decent implementation of adaptive refresh, and not having to constantly worry about stepping into some "red zone" under 40fps where my monitor starts acting differently.

Hopefully newer revisions of this standard are actually decent.

what is adaptive refresh and why should i give a shit?

I think this will help answer your question.


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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 6, 2015, 16:24 Rigs
 
harlock wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 16:02:
Rigs wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 14:38:
Chrome's implementation on iOS is a fucking joke! It literally (and I'm not exaggerating) crashes within 5 seconds on my iPad2. No matter what I did, I could not get it to remain stable for any length of usable time. I don't see how anyone could use it in that state. My iPad's not jailbroken or anything, just a normal iOS install and some games and apps. Nothing out of the ordinary and yet Chrome refuses to play nice.

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runs fine on my air 2

probly needs a cpu bigger than a TI calculator

Movingalong Then it's not doing it's job. If Safari can run fine on it, then I see no reason why Chrome can't. Safari leaves much to be desired but at least it's stable. There's no logical reason why Google can't buckle down some of Chrome's extraneous RAM usage and get it running on older (yet still valid) devices. The iPad2 is, admittedly, the last one on the non-Retina line still to be supported and 32-bit, but it is still supported, nonetheless. If Google can't get it working correctly on it, that's on Google, not Apple. (Can't believe I'm saying that but it is what it is)


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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 6, 2015, 14:38 Rigs
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 11:21:
iOS? Lol...;) The answer is "get yourself a computer" and join the grown-up world and you'll have all of the choice you could want in everything, browsers, software, hardware (unless you buy a Mac, but that's another story.) IMO, anyone who restricts his web browsing to a friggin' cell-phone deserves all the "Safari" he's gonna' get...;)
Ugh!

You forget that a lot of us use multiple devices that aren't exclusive. In fact, I've used my iPad2 multiple times to look up Industrialcraft2 recipes and tutorials while playing Minecraft so I didn't have to jump out and back in. (Not to mention that leaving Chrome open while running Minecraft on my 6gig system is bound to give me performance hitches after an hour or so). I also use the iPad2 for my racing sims as a secondary side display (as do many flight simmers)...

harlock wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 13:39:
you can get chrome on ios

problem solved

Chrome's implementation on iOS is a fucking joke! It literally (and I'm not exaggerating) crashes within 5 seconds on my iPad2. No matter what I did, I could not get it to remain stable for any length of usable time. I don't see how anyone could use it in that state. My iPad's not jailbroken or anything, just a normal iOS install and some games and apps. Nothing out of the ordinary and yet Chrome refuses to play nice.


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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
19. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 4, 2015, 18:47 Rigs
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 18:08:
harlock wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 16:44:
Fantaz wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 16:22:
MS wants to release Win10 this month but I've been working with the latest builds of it every day and it's still a horribly buggy mess right now... there's also serious bugs that MS said to us that they are not planning on fixing until Fall/Nov 2015! there's no way I'm going to switch from WinBlue (8.1) until at least Win10 SP1 comes out, or only when they start seriously fixing the bugs. the DX12 exclusive games will have to wait before i play them.

if you use win8.1 willingly, there is no reason to listen to anything coming out of your mouth

better idea would be to ignore everything you say from now on

THat's pretty ignorant.

Agreed, that's a very ingnorant statement, probably not made from experience. Windows 8 was a waste but Windows 8.1 was a much better beast. While I've stepped back to Windows 7/x64, it was under the notion that my system didn't like 8.1 much. It was only later that I found it was really the lack of a BIOS update and setting my RAM speed back to 1066 from 1600 that was causing me trouble. Aside from those issues, 8.1 was solid and stable. I counted myself as one of those that gave 8.1 the virtual finger since the beginning but I'm not too proud to admit that I was so very wrong. Once the START menu was replaced (with a free app, no less), it was a better experience than with Win7. System response times were faster and things didn't crash as often, nor did they take the whole system with them in the occasions when they did. Your opinion is just that, and I personally, think it is incorrect and seriously flawed.


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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Vector Thrust
5. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Vector Thrust Jul 3, 2015, 21:57 Rigs
 
The last Ace Combat game was pretty snazzy. Played nice and was rather beautiful graphics-wise. More arcadey but not nearly as bad as that god awful filth, HAWX. Just something about HAWX kicked me completely out of it every time...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
67. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 3, 2015, 07:28 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 04:11:
Rigs wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 02:42:
Krowen wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 01:54:
crypto wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 00:13:
So what happened?... did you get into an accident that resulted in some brain damage? You went from "smart financial decisions" to star shityzen and amiibo purchases. Your talking either total bullshit or seriously messed up; just saying.

I read your shitty post and it gave me brain damage, that's what happened. You probably dumped double what I've spent there in completely inconsequential crap but I don't notice you rushing to list your own hobbies or tendencies. Sack up.

I'm beginning to think Krov ven is trolling us and really is both, just split personalities...both alcoholic stepdads...


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Blue seemingly confirmed the other day they were two separate people...I'd like to hope that.

Yes, I know, but lately I'm starting to wonder... *gazes off in the distance*


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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
65. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 3, 2015, 02:42 Rigs
 
Krowen wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 01:54:
crypto wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 00:13:
So what happened?... did you get into an accident that resulted in some brain damage? You went from "smart financial decisions" to star shityzen and amiibo purchases. Your talking either total bullshit or seriously messed up; just saying.

I read your shitty post and it gave me brain damage, that's what happened. You probably dumped double what I've spent there in completely inconsequential crap but I don't notice you rushing to list your own hobbies or tendencies. Sack up.

I'm beginning to think Krov ven is trolling us and really is both, just split personalities...both alcoholic stepdads...


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