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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 20, 2018, 02:38 mag
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 18:53:
I thought PC gaming’s death was the thing that was always predicted, not consoles.

Phones were going to kill consoles, a couple years ago.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 15, 2018, 23:18 mag
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 20:57:
Dat monitor... to quote a famous early 90's philosopher "SHWING!"

Asus and Acer still haven't released the monitors they showed at least year's CES. Unless this is just a repurposed TV panel, I wouldn't expect to see this out this year.

But that might be exactly what it is, and that's probably the only reason it's being made.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2018, 00:35 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 14:43:
SupCom was fantastic. I so wish we'd get another one.

Article says Taylor's working on something new. Hopefully it's more Supreme Commander and less Supreme Commander 2. But he wants to bust the genre out of its rut, so I guess we're probably going to get a 5-unit-cap tactical type game or something dumb.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 8, 2018, 00:12 mag
 
Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the US border hit record levels

Red886 wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 02:17:
Smut age check harming ISPs? oh wait, its the UK
can't believe British citizens still tolerate their government

Something something glass houses, something something throwing stones.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 5, 2018, 18:45 mag
 
Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace.

Noooo. Wrong Burnout to bring back. Redo Burnout 3! Or Revenge!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 17, 2017, 15:21 mag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 14:54:
Funny enough, I only just recently became aware of Okami (through a Miracle of Sound song.) It looked pretty interesting, but I was trying to figure out what to play it on, and then they released the new HD version. Sweeeet


Okami is so good. If you're in the mood for a chill Zelda-alike.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 9, 2017, 22:13 mag
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 18:18:
JeffD wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 16:23:
please oh please make your OS work on all PCs... just pull a sega and go all software! I'm all for loading your OS on my PC and all but I refuse to do all that hacking BS to get it done.
They could easily sell it for $150. People would be lining up to buy Mac OS and install it on their own hardware.

Blue wrote on Dec 9, 2017:
When was the last time Dvorak was right about something?
True dat. If there was ever a getoffmylawn of computer tech, it would be John C.

The myth of DirectX 12 was that it had steam to begin with. But hey, it came with a free version of spyware so what's not to like.

I'm not sure how true that is. I don't think most people that want to use MacOS are the "buy a computer and install a different operating system" type. Sure they'd pick up a few people, but they'd probably lose way more.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 5, 2017, 18:11 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 13:27:
RE: Phenom IIs, I'd be surprised if they could even play a modern game like ACO, even with SSE.

I was going to say the Phenom II is probably faster than the min spec processor--but nope! I am wrong and surprised!

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-2400S-vs-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955/m304vs2935
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers Nov 3, 2017, 16:34 mag
 
Darks wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 21:44:
mag wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 20:03:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 18:18:
Haven't had to rollback drivers in over a year.

The last three most recent versions have all crashed and restarted at least once a day, and had lots of graphical corruption in Divinity: OS2. EVGA GTX 1080.

Reverted back to a version from earlier in the summer, everything's fine again.

So, it wouldn't be your system thats the problem right?

I've updated everything, and I've not had any issues at all with any game I've played. Nor have I had any crashing issues.

Best rebuild your OS. seems to me you got issues with it.

There were absolutely no problems until I updated my nvidia drivers, so I think that's still the most likely culprit. *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 3, 2017, 16:33 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 16:23:
Verno wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 16:02:
DangerDog wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 15:30:
meanwhile crooked Hillary is confirmed crooked.

thank you donna brazile for confirming what everyone with a brain already knew.

I thought people on the left would be a little upset about this but somehow it got glossed over. Perhaps you're right, since everyone "already knew" it just doesn't have any impact whereas fresh scandals or unknowns are more compelling reading.

I thought Sanders was a really interesting candidate. He wouldn't have been able to pay for any of his grand ideas but that election was certainly calling for them. The school tuition stuff was impossible and he had no credible plan but damn it would have been nice to see someone try.

Yeah, to me it falls to an "already knew." Sanders was also an enemy of the DNC prior to deciding he wanted to make a serious run for President, so it doesn't surprise me that a guy who had spent decades talking about what a joke the DNC was didn't get a ton of internal support from them when deciding he wanted to use them to further his own career. The DNC still went further into Hillary than I had expected, but I expected a lot and basically understood it. Everyone else sucked, except Bernie, who had antagonized them for years.

Which is also why I said here a few days ago I think the DNC is still in trouble next election. There's nobody. Nobody. They let themselves be steamrolled by Hillary because they knew she was the best they had, and she still wasn't very much.

I agree to a point! The DNC rolled over and let Hillary bully her way into being the presumptive candidate, but I'm hoping with her out of the picture more credible people will start stepping up for 2020.

But its unlikely. They're apparently already having trouble finding credible candidates to run for competitive House seats. They're broke and in debt. They have a lower approval rating than the president. Ugh.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
5. Re: New GeForce Drivers Oct 23, 2017, 20:03 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 18:18:
Haven't had to rollback drivers in over a year.

The last three most recent versions have all crashed and restarted at least once a day, and had lots of graphical corruption in Divinity: OS2. EVGA GTX 1080.

Reverted back to a version from earlier in the summer, everything's fine again.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 8, 2017, 09:55 mag
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 21:27:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 21:02:
By the time the GOP is done, it's going to cost you a couple of million to get health insurance...

But yeah, he is an idiot. Sells the website for $51m and that's not enough? This is the part of the human mindset which will make reaching a Star Trek like utopia extremely difficult.

The only Star Trek future we'll be living in is the one on Ferenginar.

Well, to be fair, humans practically bomb themselves back to the stone age before straightening up in the Star Trek universe. So we're on our way.
 
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News Comments > Labor Day Tech Bits
5. Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 5, 2017, 00:17 mag
 
Elon Musk thinks AI will be the cause of World War III

Not if Trump has anything to say about it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2017, 00:36 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 16:23:
LittleMe wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 14:28:
Hedge fund Carlson Capital has a fund that's lost 14.2% this year because of bad short wagers on Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices

That's not investing. That's gambling.


You got that right

$20 says people involved in Carlson Capital are behind all of the anti-AMD articles on seekingalpha.com
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Split-screen and Controller Support
7. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Split-screen and Controller Support Aug 2, 2017, 23:39 mag
 
Hanover wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 22:25:
Awesome! I liked the first a lot though I never finished it, even after 90 hours. Split screen is a selling point for me.

You might have been getting pretty close. My friend and I did aaaalmost everything, and my Steam usage clocks it at 92 hours (in the Enhanced Edition).
 
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News Comments > DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend
24. Re: DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend Jul 21, 2017, 01:46 mag
 
Dentorro wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 13:15:
FloorPie wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 03:55:
According to windows, my Doom install is now only 67GB. IIRC, before mega patch it was 78GB.

I think you are thinking of the hi rez texture pack of fallout 4

Fallout 4 was 78GB? Goddamn. It was kind of an ugly game, too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 19, 2017, 00:25 mag
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 20:46:
Musk made his money from paypal right? Besides that, are any of his businesses actually profitable? I hear all these science fiction ideas he's always touting and I wonder if he's just writing off colossal losses for taxation purposes.

SpaceX has been kind of flirting with profitability, and I'd guess that should turn to "solidly profitable" in the near-ish future, having proven they can relaunch their used rocket-bits.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 17, 2017, 20:47 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 18:28:
I always knew Twitter was for dumb people. Glad they've proven that beyond any question now.

Trump's access to Twitter will be the savior of democracy. November, 2020, without Twitter: "I mean, I remember hating Trump, but I don't remember why. This other guy is new and different and I fear change. I'll vote Trump again."

Nevember, 2020, with Twitter: "I mean, I remember hating Trump, but I don't--" "The NSA (BIG DUMMIES) won't let me tell Putin that the nuke code is 1-2-3-4-5! SAD!" "Oh, right, that's why."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2017, 18:11 mag
 
NKD wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 17:54:
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 13:55:
Mars is a lost cause anyway. What would we do when we get there? Pat ourselves on the back, poke the soil a bit, learn what we already know and later become abandoned like the Moon?

If anything, shift that budget in to one of the many moons which actually have reasons to be further explored.

While the destination is somewhat debatable, Mars is considered to be the easiest target, and the one we know the most variables about.

Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 14:13:
Yeah, I have to agree. Other than "because it is there", there isn't much reason to go to Mars. If we ever get the technology to do some true terraforming, then it would make sense. I don't see happening in the next 100 years. Maybe it is poor perception on my part, but the rate of change in technology seems to be slowing some in the last decade or so...

Manned exploration is good for public image, and not much else. In other words, its the thing that keeps space in the public eye, and keeps the public willing to fund it. Robots are better and less risky, but aren't as sexy to the general public. You need a manned goal to keep things rolling, even if 99% of your launches are probes.

Also the technologies developed for manned space travel sometimes lead to intermediate technologies that can be used for other stuff here on Earth.


There are lots of things that people are just better at, too. And the hour transmission time to Mars doesn't help. A couple of humans and a dune buggy could accomplish in an afternoon pretty everything that the rovers have been able to do on Mars (and more!). At extraordinary cost, sure.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jun 23, 2017, 10:30 mag
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 06:13:
GoG/CDProjekt pulling off what Gearbox couldn't. Remastering Homeworld: Cataclysm. Nice job guys.

Unfortunately, this is a remaster (that's not really what GOG/CDproject do). It's just a re-release. Which is still something, since it's been unavailable for ages.
 
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