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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2018, 00:44 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2018, 23:25:
Creston wrote on Oct 20, 2018, 17:46:
So I'll admit I'm not the strongest where chance calculations are concerned, but:

Since Mega Millions modified the formula, players now pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega number of 1 to 25. The odds of winning the jackpot are now 1 in 302,575,350.

Isn't that wrong? Aren't the odds of winning the jackpot (1/70*1/70*1/70*1/70*1/70*1/25)= 2.3799x10^-11 rather than the 3.3049*10^-9 like they're saying? Or rather, one in 42,017,500,000?


You can't repeat numbers, can you? That significantly changes the odds.

Oh, I see. You just pick 5 numbers and it doesn't matter what order they're in? Yeah, that would change the odds substantially. I calculated it as you had to pick 1 out of 70 and get it right 5 times in a row in the exact order.

 
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News Comments > World War 3 Breaks Out
6. Re: World War 3 Breaks Out Oct 21, 2018, 00:40 Creston
 
Well, that sucks. I mean, I've got vacation in two weeks, it couldn't freaking wait to break out?! Shit.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
23. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted Oct 21, 2018, 00:39 Creston
 
I'd imagine this'll make it to the PC, but not before the middle of next year or so.

Fuck it, I'm playing this Friday.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2018, 17:46 Creston
 
So I'll admit I'm not the strongest where chance calculations are concerned, but:

Since Mega Millions modified the formula, players now pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega number of 1 to 25. The odds of winning the jackpot are now 1 in 302,575,350.

Isn't that wrong? Aren't the odds of winning the jackpot (1/70*1/70*1/70*1/70*1/70*1/25)= 2.3799x10^-11 rather than the 3.3049*10^-9 like they're saying? Or rather, one in 42,017,500,000?

 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 20, 2018, 17:38 Creston
 
Bye Luke Cage! Garbage show, glad it was canceled.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 20, 2018, 09:30 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 20, 2018, 05:17:
In Trump Country, data caps are needed! If too many people download stuff from the internet, it might end up empty!

LOL
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 19, 2018, 21:15 Creston
 
Fuck you, Comcast, with your horseshit. I hope Ajit Pai gives all you fuckers the clap.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
13. Re: WASD Oct 19, 2018, 18:20 Creston
 
MeanJim wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 22:00:
People didn't start using the mouse until Quake? WTF, I was using the mouse and keyboard in Wolf3D and DooM.

I didn't use it in Doom, because there didn't seem much point to it (no z axis look). I started using the mouse in the first Jedi Knight game, which is also where I learned the glory of circle strafing.

Still firmly on wasd, because unlike some people who feel that esdf is better "because you have more buttons", I actually realize that {/Neil Degrasse Tyson}the total number of buttons is exactly the same and thus it makes no difference whatsoever. {/Neil Degrasse Tyson}
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
12. Re: etc., etc. Oct 19, 2018, 18:18 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 08:34:
Moved from arrow keys to wasd around Counter-Strike. One thing that grinds my gears is stupid games trying to tell me 'e' is the use key.
It's 'f', you fuckers!

F is for melee, you heathen! E is for use!
 
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News Comments > Intel i9 9900K CPU Reviews
14. Re: Intel i9 9900K CPU Reviews Oct 19, 2018, 18:12 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 15:40:
Tell me people of Blues News...

Being a gamer/general user why am I getting anything other than a:
2600X ($230) or 9600K ($240)?

And which would you choose between them?

Ryzen all the way. For two reasons:

1) Intel is a giant bag of fucking shit. Now that there's actual CPU competition again, buy the competition, so MAYBE Intel will clean its shit up a little.
2) Tied in with 1, AMD figures that if you buy a $230 processor, it should come with good TIM (Thermal Interface Material.) Intel, on the other hand, only gives a shit about its shareholders, and they use basically birdshit as TIM so they can save 20 fucking cents per processor. As a result of which, Intel processors run like 20 degrees hotter than if they used good TIM.

In short, Fuck Intel.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Physics Trailer
21. Re: Star Citizen Physics Trailer Oct 19, 2018, 18:09 Creston
 
It's nice tech, with literally zero gameplay implications. What the fuck else are they going to waste everyone's money on?  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 18, 2018, 19:30 Creston
 
Amazon couldn't guarantee me that they'd do a release day delivery. Cancel, pre-order from Playstation store. Gimme my preload, I'll need the entire week to download it anyways!
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
6. Re: Morning Previews Oct 18, 2018, 17:41 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 15:17:
There's still going to be Fallout 5 proper

Not anytime soon, though... I mean, 2024 or so at the earliest, probably?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 18, 2018, 12:49 Creston
 
I picture this bleak, destitute chamber with bare concrete walls, one flickering light bulb, and one old, discarded cafeteria table in it. Some disheveled guy sits at the table on a stool which has two of its five legs missing, looking at some print-outs of a slide that says "SAFEGUARD THE ELECTION!" and a memo from some dipshit executive charging him with this task.

He has no equipment of any kind, nor does he even understand what this has to do with him. Up until ten minutes ago, he was the guy who cleaned out the trash cans.

Outside the door, he can hear some marketoid speaking to reporters about how seriously Facebook is taking all of this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. 5G phone Oct 18, 2018, 12:42 Creston
 
Soon. A BEEEEELLION DOLLARS, UNLESS YOU GET OUR TWO YEAR PLAN WITH 9 LINES WITH UNLIMITED* EVERYTHING!

(* Not actually unlimited. 5G data plan allows you to watch video for an entire 9 seconds per month before we throttle you back down to 2G speeds, but right now we will give you an extra 9 seconds for FREE! ** Take advantage of this amazing offer NOW!)

(** Not actually free. While we don't charge you directly for the 9 seconds, we just add some extra on one of those ubiquitous, indecipherable fees we charge you. But if you act now, we will waive *** this fee!)

(*** This is actually true! We will not charge you this extra bullshit fee at ALL! To make up for it, though, we will just 'mistakenly' overbill you a few months here and there in the future. If you have an objection to us blatantly stealing mistakenly overcharging you, please file a complaint with the FCC who will address your grievance.****)

(**** HAHAHAHAHA SUCKERS! WE OWN THE FCC! AJIT PAI IS OUR BITCH! Now start writing fucking BIG-ASS CHECKS made payable to "I Love Being Bent Over By Verizon"!)

 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Oct 18, 2018, 12:35 Creston
 
"We own the license now. What we say is what goes."
 
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News Comments > Snooker 19 Announced
5. Re: Snooker 19 Announced Oct 18, 2018, 12:14 Creston
 
MisterBenn wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 22:52:
You must be talking of the mighty Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker!

Now that I think of it, what ever happened to Virtual Pool 4? I remember 3 had a decent version of snooker in it although the AI didn't really manage the position of the reds like a pro snooker player does.

I remember with 4 there were controversies about a subscription model, and always on DRM and then I don't recall ever hearing of it again, and never heard of anyone owning it or playing it online. Did it flop?

Jimmy White's was good. There was another one I played back in the days of the old Amiga, but I can't remember what it was called. I tried Virtual Pool and didn't particularly enjoy it. Like you said, bad positional play, it never seemed to play snookers, and it went for shots that even today's pros would only ever play if it was literally the only shot available to them, or if it was a shot-to-nothing.

No idea about VP4. I play a pool game on my phone (Pool Break) that's pretty good for the pool part, but again pretty terrible for snooker.

I really like that this will have the venues in it, as well as the players. I'm extremely hopeful this will be good in which case I am definitely picking this up. I can't play actual snooker anymore because of my back, so a good game will have to do as a substitute
 
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News Comments > Blizzard "Working on Different Diablo Projects"
18. Re: Blizzard Oct 18, 2018, 09:42 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 23:33:
- Diablo Clickharder

That's the sequel. First they have to release Diablo: Click Hard.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard "Working on Different Diablo Projects"
7. Re: Blizzard Oct 17, 2018, 21:09 Creston
 
Diablo Auction House. We removed all the irritating gameplay elements, now you can just focus on what you really loved!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 17, 2018, 21:08 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 14:28:
Creston wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 12:40:
RDR2 is like 105GB, IIRC, so yeah, it better come on 2 discs. I'd hate to get one disc and then still have 50+ Gigs to download...
The first patch weighs in at 75GB. It's just a sign of the times.


Ugh. Goddammit.
 
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