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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. Dec 11, 2017, 18:20 DG
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 18:04:
2 questions.
I've been out of the loop on hardware for a bit, but I think the answer might still depend on what you're running the cpu at. I don't think it matters as much as once upon a time, but I think there's still diminishing returns from having ram bus speed higher than cpu bus. So I think they're going to ask you what you're running your cpu at.

Or I'm interested in whether that still matters, anyway...
 
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News Comments > Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
12. Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 23, 2017, 15:46 DG
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 13:04:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:26:
That sucks. It's one thing to be told the party's over, it's last call, get your shit together soon... But then you're sacked 5 weeks early with no severance or anything? Time to lawyer up, if there's anyone left to sue.

It's pointless. Employees are always last to get anything if anything is left. That's something the law should have been changed on, everywhere, long ago. The reality is you can be terminated at any time without notice and there's sweet FA you can do about it. The only time a labor lawyer will do anything is if you're an exec and you have stock, etc.
Here in UK the employees are 2nd in the queue, only secured creditors are in front of them - though this is usually a major creditor (the bank loan) with security over the major asset (property).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2017, 08:23 DG
 
Armistice Day is a fairly big deal here in UK, though more so Remembrance Sunday. The Royal British Legion and their poppy appeal is due a lot of credit for that, the poppy has lent itself well regularly to some installations such as this one at the Tower of London a few years back https://youtu.be/KMxF3L2G0-4  
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News Comments > Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free
14. Re: Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free Oct 26, 2017, 18:08 DG
 
ItBurn wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 15:38:
DG wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 13:29:
this OK base game without any DLC? the season pass bundle is 18 which I'm balking at for a "on offer" price s I don't have much time for gaming anymore but I did like DX:HR.

On bit of an old machine too I guess, 2400+ @4ghx and a GTX970. I even had to run CPUID to check that

The DLC are separate from the main game, so you can't carry your character. I didn't play the DLC myself and I thought it was worth it.

thanks!
 
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News Comments > Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free
11. Re: Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Free Oct 25, 2017, 13:29 DG
 
this OK base game without any DLC? the season pass bundle is 18 which I'm balking at for a "on offer" price s I don't have much time for gaming anymore but I did like DX:HR.

On bit of an old machine too I guess, 2400+ @4ghx and a GTX970. I even had to run CPUID to check that
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2017, 18:09 DG
 
Hmm, pretty sure I'd read something science-y that dogs can tilt their heads to more precisely locate the origin of a sound. A physical explanation broadly similar to triangulating on the vertical axis. Though, they then went on to say that didn't exclude the possibility that dogs formed a habit out of it when curious about certain things. So who knows, maybe they've taken it a step further and have formed it into their body language. It all seems like conjecture.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 21, 2017, 07:39 DG
 
Studios and distributors. Perhaps partly to do with piracy risk but I'm thinking very much due to regional restrictions. It's very important to the industry structure to be able to control distribution rights and region-locking is integral to that. Region-locking by where you're connecting to the internet from means you can't pre-load videos before you go on holidays.  
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News Comments > Civilization VI Fall Update
9. Re: Civilization VI Fall Update Nov 19, 2016, 11:12 DG
 
Fixed an issue where AI would counter gold changes with the change desired, rather than the total amount of gold desired.

Kind of sad they fixed that, given how much of a dick the AI can be at trades.
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Fall Update
8. Re: Civilization VI Fall Update Nov 19, 2016, 11:09 DG
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 07:19:
Numinar wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 21:31:
The game is ready before the narration ends in the largest map size
Oh wow, not for me.
What kind of CPU and video card do you have?
I am running an i5-2500k OC to 4.5 and 970GTX.
Looking at the CPU utilization it is only at 30% load.

From the menu screen to load into game it literally takes a couple of minutes.
It is a pretty late game I am loading in, nearly at the very end of my first play through but still the load time is ridiculously long.

Similar spec and load times to me (though oc at 4.4). Loading saves goes quite a bit beyond finishing the script, and it doesn't seem to matter much what stage the game is at. Turns however are perfectly fine, even in this late game huge marathon, fps always at the lcoked 30, but there can be a lag occasionally when it jumps from one side of the map to the other if there's a lot of units around.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released
26. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 22, 2016, 11:44 DG
 
I got burned on BE and balked at the UK price, but folks seem to be pleased with it and I found a more reasonable price for deluxe via GMG. If they bilk me with horse armour DLC using up the deluxe allowance I think I'll be done with Civ series though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2016, 12:01 DG
 
Not sure how long I've been coming here. I think my first comment was probably something to do with Operation Flashpoint (2001) [I guess via a previous account, back when we had to remember passwords] but I was lurking for a long time before that. Well before the millennium anyways, I remember Frans' time.

Big Frank wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 15:25:
Just realized I never whitelisted this site in my ad blocker and after coming here regularly since '99.

Whitelisting now!
I recommend anyone else who wants to celebrate the 20 year anniversary to whitelist this site in their adblocker.
Been whitelisted for a long time, though some still get blocked because 3rd party.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
48. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 16:49 DG
 
Desalus wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:21:
Yet another example of a AAA game which people shouldn't have preordered. You would think Deus Ex would be a safe game to preorder, but I guess nothing is these days. It's kind of funny how many people don't learn any lesson from the many terrible releases of AAA games in the past few years (especially on the PC).
True, but it does add to the "experience" to play a new game when everyone else is, everything is all shiny and the hype is warm and fuzzy. Unexpected gems in particular are all the better for being unexpected.

I pretty much always get games late on, mainly due to real life being in the way, and it does lose something.
 
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News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
11. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 12:55 DG
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 12:01:
This is more to do with a real shitty case when it comes to airflow though. My nearly 10 year old Antec P182 isn't built for it.
I have that case, I've no desire to get a new one since my temps are all low despite the case fans being on low. I rarely hear the GPU fan go up a gear and CPU fan never does. Guess it depends some on what fans you're using with it, and I think I reversed the top fan to be exhaust. I only have a little SSD drive in the upper HDD cage, I figured the potential to block the intake fan was the main potential weakness of the design.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 17:28 DG
 
Hmm, so I guess I have to decide whether to bother switching from 7 to 10 sometime in the coming week, as afterwards I will not have time to do it before the free upgrade window ends.

Is there really much point to it, other than extending support + DX12?

Also, any ideas how well the upgrade path is working? I've been a clean-install type of guy for a long time but that'd be a huge hassle now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
20. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 9, 2016, 12:49 DG
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 08:35:
Sadly this isn't the case anymore, the studios pushed hard and Netflix was forced to respond. They have now aggressively started blocking DNS redirectors and updating their internal apps to point directly to CDN server addresses. DNS spoofing is going to go the way of the dodo in short order, several of the major services have already been broken. There is a NetflixByProxy subreddit with more info. There are only 2 working services left and both proxy the entire video feed which won't work when Netflix updates the rest of the apps soon.

Bummer. I know distribution licensing is a big deal to the studios but I roll my eyes every time the movie industry complains about piracy yet seem to refuse opportunities to compete on service. Someone remind me why I'm paying all this money for a limited catalogue released months after John across the street is downloading stuff, often at a higher quality?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 9, 2016, 06:47 DG
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 23:11:
What streaming services are best for movies? Netflix seems to be more about TV style shows. I'm in the UK, although that doesn't have to matter.

I'm have Netflix and Amazon.

The main issue is the studios are trying to negotiate every film/series individually. There is no legit service with anything like a complete catalogue.

Amazon has better range for movies. Not at all "good" though, just significantly better than netflix. If you're also willing to pay for rental their range gets quite a bit better, but assume 3-4.50 for anything new in HD. Streaming on PC is via web, pretty good IMHO. Phones/tablet have an app, dunno about apple but android one is a bit poor and also requires bypassing play store though seems to work if you disable that security, install then re-enable. I've never seen a native app for TVs but fire stick is pretty decent aslong as good wifi signal and I've heard the firetv box is better.

If you get postal DVD option aswell (lovefilm) then you get a nearly complete range of movies and series via that. Main issue with post isn't just that you cannot get whatever right away on a whim, not only do they have to post it but whilst you can set a dvd to high priority but they still only send it when they have one. Release schedule seems to be theatres, then most can be purchased for streaming, then some go onto ppv streaming, then it's a crapshoot whether something is released on subscriber streaming or dvd rental first.

Netflix is a bit better for tv series - apparently much better if you spoof location to the US (which netflix seem to be blocking to the absolutely minimum extent that the studios will let them get away with). Web streaming and pretty much any internet-enabled device will have a native app.

Allegedly itunes has pretty good range of movies for buy or ppv.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
34. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 13:15 DG
 
Prob not getting this until I have time to play around xmas. Is there any benefit from playing the phone app?  
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News Comments > Worms WMD Revealed
6. Re: Worms WMD Revealed Aug 1, 2015, 04:31 DG
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 11:24:
I have this weird relationship with Worms. I absolutely loved the first one, but I don't like the others. I don't like the handcrafted looking levels and the cartoony look. I prefered the way the old levels looked and were generated. It's a game that benefits from precise pixels. I'm probably in the very small minority, but this has prevented me from playing more than 5 minutes to all the new ones.
Same here. The only thing I didn't like about the first game was the AI was usually, on a shot-by-shot basis, either ridiculously awful or ridiculously good.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 26, 2015, 08:18 DG
 
I don't really care about esports per se, but entertaining it during development is a good thing anyway IMHO. It puts a focus on balance, good server control options, spectator modes, etc. Certainly games I've played have improved greatly where support for competitive play was subsequently added in via mods.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 9, 2015, 14:13 DG
 
Had to read through three times, firstly mistaking for the physicist/presenter Brian Cox, then being confused about Scottish Brian Cox as I always hear it in his voice and assumed his American accent was a bit rubbish. Interesting then that you didn't hear it, maybe I kind of invent it from familiarity with his native voice as he just alters his regular voice unlike some British actors who put on an entirely different voice when playing an American.  
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