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News Comments > Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Released
26. Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Released Aug 9, 2017, 00:03 Creston
 
If the whole permadeath thing turns out to not be true, then these devs are really freaking dumb. Why announce it's in there if it isn't, because all it does is make people NOT BUY YOUR GAME for something that's maybe not even true.

Way to kill yourselves there, fellas. Brilliant thinking. I'm sure your marketing peon is sitting there wrenching his shoulder askew trying to pat himself on the back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 8, 2017, 23:59 Creston
 
DAMN YOU BILL BURR!! Shakefist

In all seriousness, back in 2003, password cracking was nowhere near at the level it was now. There was no such thing as a computer with a hundred RX480s in them that makes a trillion guesses per second. If your password got cracked, it was because it was too easy.

Substitions made sense for a while, until:

A) crackers realized everyone used the same substitions, and
(far more importantly) B) The LinkedIn hack happened, and suddenly gave crackers a database of ~ 60 million passwords they could put in their hash database.

With the power of brute force guessing at the current rate it is, and the leaps and bounds it will continue at, unless you can come up with some crazy sentence nobody else has ever used (and thus isn't in some random database), a password is always going to be vulnerable.

(and before the LastPass users jump at me, yes, I realize a 40 character randomized password is safe, but your LastPass passwords are only as safe as your master password, so the same thing still applies there.)

Biometrics aren't the answer either, because they're easy to fake, so I'm not sure what the solution really is.

My company makes me change all my passwords every month, and I have like two dozen of them. And they're always going "don't do an incremental password!" Well, how else am I supposed to remember all of them? :\


So, I give Bill Burr a pass. Now, that fucking asshole who invented the pop-up ad, he can burn in fucking hell.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2017, 16:20 Creston
 
Short sellers betting against those two companies have lost a combined $1.8 billion this year as Nvidia has skyrocketed by 57% and AMD has climbed by 16%, according to data provided by the financial analytics firm S3 Partners.

Good. Burn in hell, short sellers.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: UK Sales Charts Aug 7, 2017, 16:18 Creston
 
Does nobody in the UK buy PC Games? So that the three Sims 4 sales then automatically tops the charts? There can't be that many people still buying the freaking Sims 4??
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2017, 10:25 Creston
 
I'm as geeked about the giant robot fight as anyone, but I still don't see how you make weapons that are powerful enough to fatally damage the other robot, and somehow keep your pilots safe?

Once Grant Imahara got involved, I figured they'd remote pilot it, but apparently not.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Video Catch-up
1. Re: Borderlands 3 Video Catch-up Aug 6, 2017, 10:17 Creston
 
I've seen that video before, could have sworn I'd seen it here.

FY 2019, so that's maybe somewhere next year? Cool. Now let's hope they shake up the formula a bit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 4, 2017, 09:04 Creston
 
Bixby is literally just a broken button on my phone, that's how useless it is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 3, 2017, 16:23 Creston
 
Machine-learning tools can create custom malware that defeats antivirus software.

Kind of misleading, since by definition all new malware defeats antivirus software, as the AV doesn't have definitions for it yet, and doesn't know what to scan for.

Though apparently it also gets by tools like Cylance, which is essentially an "AI" (Term used mega mega mega mega mega loosely) on the protect side of the story.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 2, 2017, 13:37 Creston
 
But not the ISPs, though! They are fine being just completely free.

Of course, the ISPs spend more money in bribes (Sorry, SCOTUS wants us to classify bribes as "lobbying" now) lobbying fees, so Bannon is basically just telling Facebook and Google that daddy needs a new pair of shoes.

 
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News Comments > Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month
1. Re: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month Aug 2, 2017, 11:34 Creston
 
Lots of terrible screen flickering on textures in that video. That does not bode well for something that's going to be out in 4 weeks.

Still, it looks pretty.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
57. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 14:11 Creston
 
I give it 3.0 dismissive wanks.

Looks pretty, though. In trailers.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Montreal team and EA Motive Sitting in a Tree
5. Re: BioWare Montreal team and EA Motive Sitting in a Tree Aug 1, 2017, 14:09 Creston
 
Motive was partially the few people who worked on Andromeda who didn't get canned afterward from Montreal, so now they're just combining both teams again like two months later.

I guess if you have no games worth talking about, you can talk about how you split and recombine teams constantly to generate some news? This must be that year of "great innovation" EA was talking about.

Also, who exactly is highly anticipating Anthem??


 
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
19. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 17:40 Creston
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 15:17:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 13:57:
You will never be able to buy one of these at MSRP. Fuck crypto miners.

Miners won't touch this with a 10' pole. It uses 300W for 180W performance and HBM2, from what we see with the FE, is not superior to GDDR5 for mining. The 480, 580, 1060, 1070, and even 1080/1080 Ti will be superior due to power consumption efficiency. As this card is essentially a thicker Fury X we can deduce much from that.

That is actually a good point, I didn't think about the TPD and the cost/benefit ratio. Then again, I have no need for a 390W TPD card anyway, and all the ones I DO want are the ones that crypto miners are Hiring 747s for to ship
 
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
18. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 17:38 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 16:54:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 13:57:
A new attack on the enthusiast gaming crypto-currency mining segment expected next month.

You will never be able to buy one of these at MSRP. Fuck crypto miners.


out of curiosity, why are amd cards so popular with the cryptos if nvidia are generally faster?

I think it's because of the parallel compute thing. Not sure exactly how it works, but for that particular work load they are monstrously faster than Nvidia.
 
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
9. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 13:57 Creston
 
A new attack on the enthusiast gaming crypto-currency mining segment expected next month.

You will never be able to buy one of these at MSRP. Fuck crypto miners.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 29, 2017, 21:02 Creston
 
Minutes to hack the voting machines? Wow. I wouldn't have put money on them lasting more than two seconds. Good job, gubmint!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2017, 23:52 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 14:40:
Right, because prior to the ACA healthcare in the US worked like a dream, right? You know what I pay a month up here? Nothing. That's what happens when a country decides to put money into things like healthcare and education instead of allowing themselves to be needlessly raped by the Military Industrial Complex. Stop wasting money on the military and start spending in on things you actually need. Tell that to your elected reps.

To be fair, it wasn't fantastic before Obamacare, but at least you could have a hope of affording it. I've posted this here before, but I had insurance for 12 years through a private plan before Obamacare, and during that time my premiums went from ~ 170 a month to just a tad over ~ 300 a month.

In the 2 years that I had Obamacare, it went from 300 to 400 to 720 a month.

Obamacare is great for the people who get massive tax credits, or who can be on MedicAid because of it, but if you need to get health care while making over ~ 45K, you get absolutely raked over the coals. :\


And your health care isn't really free. You just don't pay for it on the spot—you pay for it upfront through your taxes. Your income tax is substantially higher than it would be in the US. So in the end, it probably is a wash between your higher taxes and no fee for health care, and my lower taxes and terribly high fee for health care.

The US needs to stop allowing people to sue doctors and hospitals for 500 million dollars because the doctor left a scar on your arm when he stitched you up, and to stop let pharmaceutical companies rape the US customer so they can charge lower prices in the rest of the fucking world.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2017, 23:46 Creston
 
Retired wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 13:20:
This is remarkable progress on what just days ago had seemed like a stalled process, so I'm pretty excited. There's definitely a sense that the finish line is in site, which is quite a relief.

Good luck Blue. I just took the lockbox off of the house. Waiting for agent to show up to discuss our offers. 30 showings in 2.5 days. Very little sleep, slept in my vehicle at work (working nights), and living out of a box with a 3 year old......very happy to get this done.

Good luck to both of you!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2017, 23:44 Creston
 
I think the most mind-numbing thing today was some fuckwallet on Fox News who was bitching about people celebrating the defeat of the skinny repeal, and he went "Well, congratulations! Now you HAVE to have health care, and those of you who are healthy will be paying for those who are sick."

Yeah, moron. That's how insurance FUCKING WORKS. That's the entire fucking IDEA BEHIND IT.

Fuck it, just let North Korea nuke us.
 
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News Comments > EA on Game Streaming
9. Re: EA on Game Streaming Jul 28, 2017, 23:41 Creston
 
You can just hear the desperate need for it to be true in his statement. "Oh God, please let streaming finally take off! We'll be able to charge players by the minute!" *jizzes all over himself*
 
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