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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
8. Re: New GeForce Drivers Oct 7, 2016, 21:09 mag
 
Isn't the registration only required for ShadowPlay?  
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins
25. Re: Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins Oct 6, 2016, 21:39 mag
 
Darks wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 13:18:
Verno wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 10:25:
Paypal is kind of a shitty company so I don't really have a problem with them doing so.



Just curious Verno, why do you think Pay Pal is shitty?

I've never had any issues with them or getting my money back if theirs been an issue.

PayPal skirted laws aimed at actual banks and financial institutions for a long time (not sure if they still do), and they had a pretty bad reputation for freezing peoples' accounts and money with little or no reason. And since they weren't a proper banking institution, people had pretty much no recourse. So months and months and months of not being able to access money held by PayPal.

I hear a lot less about that stuff these days, so presumably they're less shady now. But for a long time there, they had an extremely sketchy reputation. I still avoid working with them whenever possible.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 3, 2016, 17:09 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 11:52:
Well what exactly did they think another phone was going to be? It has to, ostensibly at any rate, still act as a phone, right? I mean that is its primary purpose at the end of the day, isn't it? Maybe they should have designed it as a cube, or a pyramid or something else, practicality be damned!

I think people were hoping for anything at all other than "More expensive and not as good as the Galaxy S7."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2016, 20:29 mag
 
What is going on in the NFL this year. Up is down, black is white. Cats and dogs, living together...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2016, 23:00 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 28, 2016, 05:04:
mag wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 23:32:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 17:17:
We're so far away from colonizing Mars. Let's invent an alternative to rocket technology first. Then we can start thinking about colonization.

VASIMR

Nuclear Pulse Propulsion

Ion Thrusters

Solar Sails

We've got lots of ideas (and some small-scale implementations). We need somewhere to go before anyone's going to want to dump big money into them.

None of which will get us off the planet. We need something that will get us off-planet for $100 a KG, not $10000, or whatever it costs now. Then we can build a ship that will take us safely to Mars using one of those optional propulsion systems.

Oh, launching. Well...

Launching people is harder than launching stuff, but you can still cram people into rockets and just put the heavy stuff up with a mass driver or whatever. Still, we need a use case before we'll build something that costs $20B.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2016, 22:57 mag
 
Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time

Well that is pretty terrifying.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2016, 23:32 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 17:17:
We're so far away from colonizing Mars. Let's invent an alternative to rocket technology first. Then we can start thinking about colonization.

VASIMR

Nuclear Pulse Propulsion

Ion Thrusters

Solar Sails

We've got lots of ideas (and some small-scale implementations). We need somewhere to go before anyone's going to want to dump big money into them.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
15. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 26, 2016, 23:26 mag
 
Derek Smart, Derek Smart, DEREK SMART!  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 17, 2016, 19:17 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 16:39:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:23:
On the one hand, he did his country a great (though illegal) service. On the other hand, he ran to Russia.

Gotta think that if he didn't run to Russia he'd be in line for a pardon. I would probably do it because sometimes to government needs to lose, but fuck man, Russia? Russia?! C'mon...

Show me a whistle-blower that followed protocol who hasn't been harassed, fired, arrested, bugged, murdered, or all of them. Russia wasn't his first choice, but the reach of the USA is such that his choices were pretty limited.

Secrecy abuse is a huge issue in the US. 90% by most estimates are things for which secrecy is not required. Instead it's used to cover up incompetence and corruption, help corporations avoid embarrassing situations, avoid embarrassing investigations, etc. Snowden helped bring a light to this fact and get into the national discussion. IMO he should be pardoned. Though he wouldn't be able to return to the US he could move to a better country.

This guy got lucky, but shows how badly things can go even when you follow protocol:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Andrews_Drake
 
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News Comments > Halo 5: Forge PC Specs
27. Re: Halo 5: Forge PC Specs Aug 28, 2016, 15:59 mag
 
ShadyPete wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 07:20:
1) Microsoft buying Halo, a PC franchise, then killing it on PC

Halo was originally a mac exclusive and ran on opengl.

It wasn't even a franchise when it was bought. It was just a game in development...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2016, 23:45 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 18:58:
Dammit. Fuck you, Larry Page.

It's Google's MO to dabble and then kill projects. Never rely on any of their products...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2016, 08:14 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:40:
So I pulled my rig apart last night, cleaned and reseated everything and after a pile of testing I'm 99% certain it's my PSU at this point. In fact I think it's been a problem since day one now. I originally RMA'd my first card because only one fan was working so I naturally assumed it was the card. It's the same problem with this one. Also the fan on the PSU isn't working either. So I'lll be looking at getting a replacement today and then see if it's worth RMA'ing this thing to get a replacement as a spare. I just looked at Thermaltake's replacement policy and I'm duly unimpressed. Had I known I wouldn't have bought from them to begin with.

So all the recs and reviews I see seem to be people saying stick with EVGA or Corsair, so any comments in that respect? Also how much does the 80 plus bronze/silver/gold/etc. jive matter when considered with cost? Lastly I ran Coolmaster's PSU test and they said I only actually need about 350-400W, so I may step down from a 750 to a 650 or 550 - as my next vid card will be an RX 480 that means I'll need even less power.

Thanks!

You probably want to add Seasonic to the list. A lot of Corsair PSUs are (were) made by Seasonic, and that's actually where their good reputation comes from. I've only had two PSUs in the past ten years, one a Corsair-Seasonic and one a Seasonic. Both are still going strong, no issues.

Edit: Nevermind, see you already picked one, haha.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 23, 2016, 22:54 mag
 
Saboth wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 21:29:
The Gawker situation was deplorable. I visit a lot of progressive blogs, and it was shocking how many people considered it to be only a nasty gossip blog. True, it did have stories like that, and the readership was really upset at the Hogan and Thiel stories when they were published. However, Hogan getting 140 million was probably one of the worst judgements I've heard of. True, his career was harmed because the spotlight was shone on him, but that wasn't because of the sex tape. He fell out of favor due to his racist rants that became public. That's when he was dropped and no one would touch him with a 10 foot pole. The fact a millionaire or even a group of millionaires can come together to put a news organization out of business with frivolous lawsuits should be frightening to everyone.

Nick Denton, (edit: former) owner of Gawker, is a fantastically wealthy man, and he had no trouble siccing his highly-paid lawyers on anyone smaller than him when they had issues with Gawker. He just finally poked a bigger fish in Thiel.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Comp Mode Improvements
5. Re: Team Fortress 2 Comp Mode Improvements Aug 18, 2016, 00:33 mag
 
Nimh wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 12:08:
fawker wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 11:08:
Man, Overwatch really got theses guy's off their asses.

It's just wild flailing.. Performance is still awful for a 10 yr old game, and they ignore all comments from the betas. But hey.. here's a new hat and community event!

Valve games are just vehicles for micro-transactions these days.

Dude how many frames do you need! I have it running at like 16x AA just to give my computer something to *do* and I still get 100+ fps.
 
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News Comments > Blue Byte's PC Legacy
2. Re: Blue Byte's PC Legacy Aug 15, 2016, 10:07 mag
 
Frijoles wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 09:34:
Settlers 1 and 2 are among my favorite games, with Settlers 1 being a major reason for my gaming life. I put so many hours in to those games. I really wish they'd release a new Settlers game that worked like the first two. They can even keep the automatic roads; just give me a slow-paced city planning game that is light on combat. With great music.

I remember playing Settlers 1 for so long on end that my poor Soundblaster 16 would start to overheat(?) and start making this godawful screeching for every attempted sound effect.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
55. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 11:15 mag
 
Bumpy wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 10:32:
El Pit wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 10:27:
To sum it up, it is better to wait and see if they add more diversity in gameplay and flora/fauna, I understand? Maybe there will be a GOTY version in a year or so with added features. It's alright, I can wait.

In today's gaming landscape, I honestly don't see this happening.

Most likely they will shift their attention to making NMS2 into the full featured game that everyone really wanted. Then they will offer DLC for this one instead.

It's definitely possible they'll just fix the bugs and then abandon it, but they've already been talking about how subsequent updates will add in freighters and the ability to build space stations. So adding content and functionality is on their radar...
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
28. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 00:22 mag
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 00:17:
Refund complete from Steam. As I said, I might give it a second try after a few fix release and price reductions. What a colossal failure of a launch.

Did you try it after the update listed above?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 12, 2016, 07:59 mag
 
Fion wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 13:46:
Pfffft.. I'm on TWC and I pay $50 for 20/1. Paying an extra $10 for triple the speeds sounds lovely.

$65 for 20/2 on TWC, here. :/
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky is Very Very Chill
12. Re: No Man's Sky is Very Very Chill Aug 8, 2016, 22:35 mag
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 22:31:
What is the sandbox portion of this game? Upgrading your survival suit and ship?

Sandbox is a synonym for open world. You can go wherever you want. No walls.
 
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News Comments > Disney Platformers on GOG.com
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 4, 2016, 13:29 mag
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 13:17:
Tachikoma wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 11:57:
Yawn. Much more interesting is the fact Kenshi just appeared on GOG - finally some EA -sorry, In Dev - game with substance.

The Lion King and Aladdin are both generally regarded as two of the best platformers from the SNES/Genesis era, if not two of the best ever. I know I definitely have fond memories of both from elementary school.

Yeah. Both are extremely solid games, to my memory. ...but not worth $10/ea in 2016.
 
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