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Re: Amazon Has Renewed The Expanse for One More Season
Nov 24, 2020, 21:51
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Re: Amazon Has Renewed The Expanse for One More Season Nov 24, 2020, 21:51
Nov 24, 2020, 21:51
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 21:31:
Here's to wishing they go ahead and adapt all the books THEN STOP AND WAIT if there are no more books out yet... Cause we all know "how well" it goes when TV series run out of book material, *cough* Game of Dumb & Dumber *cough*.

I don't know what the production of GoT was like, but maybe it wasn't feasible to keep the sets and other materials in a usable state for an indefinite period of time. And the child actors would probably have aged out (and some of the older actors died) by the time George RR Martin finishes the books, assuming he doesn't pass away first. I'm given to understand he's made it clear he wants the book series to remain unfinished if that happens, but I think my sympathies are with the "even a bad ending is better than no ending at all" school of thought.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 20, 2020, 16:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2020, 16:13
Nov 20, 2020, 16:13
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 15:48:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:54:
Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:27:
I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
Yeah, after watching it several times I noticed what looked like the shadow of a camera stick just before the launch and shortly after the landing. Still couldn't figure out if he was holding it or if it was attached to his body somehow as someone noted. it is impressive editing.

You would think if it was a selfie stick, that when he jumps off the cliff and does a backflip, the camera would rotate with him. However, the horizon stays static. Also, a selfie stick would have a fixed distance from the camera to the target, but sometimes he's close and sometimes far away. My thought is that he's using a tracking drone that follows him down. Since he's flying into the sun, there's no shadow to look for.

I think there are stabilizers that solve that problem, or maybe you can tell the 360 camera to keep a fixed horizon. In any case the shadow is clearly visible.

But on further investigation, apparently you get the invisible stick effect just by angling the camera correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eoif6FRLrso
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 20, 2020, 14:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2020, 14:27
Nov 20, 2020, 14:27
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:05:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:36:
Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?
360 degree camera
Uh, I agree it was 360 degree camera. What I don't understand is where it was...

Front left knee... and you average go-pro mount... the effect is achieved with overcapture... GoPro proprietary stuff

I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
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Re: Get Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door for Free
Nov 20, 2020, 12:40
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Re: Get Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door for Free Nov 20, 2020, 12:40
Nov 20, 2020, 12:40
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 11:02:
Dev wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 10:28:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 00:50:
AND a hotas controller like the X52;
Last time I looked for one around xwing squadron release time, that and anything similar was all sold out or super expensive.

I use the T16000m HOTAS combo which wasn't crazy expensive and is awesome.

That's what I have, too, but apparently there was a run on joysticks leading up to the Microsoft Flight Simulator release, and COVID supply chain issues, and the T16000M and most consumer joysticks have been out of stock, everywhere, since around August. Amazon and other sites have listings for two or three times their MSRP, but I don't think new ones are actually available to buy, regardless.

EDIT: I should clarify, that's online. People have reported finding the joystick or HOTAS set in stores, but obviously YMMV.

This comment was edited on Nov 20, 2020, 12:52.
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Re: etc.
Nov 19, 2020, 20:07
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Re: etc. Nov 19, 2020, 20:07
Nov 19, 2020, 20:07
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 19:42:
Cutter actually pointed out most of them. EQ2, LOTR, Guild Wars...for before...
I feel like LOTR and Guild Wars were both after, and EQ2 was basically the same time.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 19, 2020, 17:30
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 19, 2020, 17:30
Nov 19, 2020, 17:30
 
RogueSix wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 17:16:
Two huge problems here: TSMC doesn't even begin to have the capacity to fulfill Intel's needs and TSMC is definitely not interested in fabs outside Taiwan. They very reluctantly agreed on building that one fab in Arizona. It was basically forcefully blackmailed upon them.
Extortion, not blackmail.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2020, 17:14
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2020, 17:14
Nov 7, 2020, 17:14
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 16:06:
The GOP controlled legislator refused.
It's called the RepresentaBot-9000, and it receives instructions from conservatives over 802.11g or Bluetooth using an Android interface.
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Re: etc., etc.
Nov 7, 2020, 12:00
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Re: etc., etc. Nov 7, 2020, 12:00
Nov 7, 2020, 12:00
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 09:09:
Krodge wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 07:57:
I see. Ubisoft censored a podcast from game about resisting totalitarianism because podcaster held a "controversial" political opinion 3 years ago.

They didn't censor it. Not a word is being removed. And they wrote it themselves, anyway.

They're removing an actor for having said something that insulted a portion of their audience they care about. This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Won't be the last. Remember when everyone turned their backs on the Dixie Chicks for not supporting the war in Iraq? Same same. Or when Kathy Whatever lost work for posting an image of a beheaded Trump.

Were it Harvey Weinstein, would you still complain?

It does seem to me that you liked James Gunn, so in his case you were quick to write off his 6 year old pedophilia and rape jokes as old news and make hay out of how sorry he was to not have his cushy job.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2020, 00:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2020, 00:58
Nov 7, 2020, 00:58
 
Nucas wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 00:48:
1badmf wrote on Nov 6, 2020, 23:19:
a little bit of branch prediction (cuz i play chess and it's fun), almost certainly trump will run for president again assuming he's not thrown in prison at some point. his amoral sociopathic ego won't allow him to just accept a defeat. he is psychologically compelled to fight on so that he doesn't have to accept being a loser.

i doubt he'd make it out of the primary. no one wants to back a loser.

Normally, yes, but I think it's reasonable to believe that he would have won this election easily if it weren't for COVID-19, or if he had handled it... you know, not like an insane person. If I were a Republican and all I cared about was winning, I'd run him again as long as there wasn't a national crisis in play.
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Re: Terminator: Resistance Adds Content
Nov 6, 2020, 19:29
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Re: Terminator: Resistance Adds Content Nov 6, 2020, 19:29
Nov 6, 2020, 19:29
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 6, 2020, 18:21:
Ravenus wrote on Nov 6, 2020, 03:20:
I saw a gameplay clip. Why is it that the protagonist human has some kind of X-ray / Sentient form detection vision but frikkin' Terminators depend on line of sight, and while staking out a territory miss a group of humans just because they're hiding behind a car?

I don't think it's ever been established that Terminators have X-ray vision whereas the explanation of it in-game for the character is... here, wear these futury goggles.

Ya. I feel like there are a lot of instances in T1's police station, and in the future scenes, where people jump out of doorways to shoot a Terminator and then get gunned down. It didn't seem like the future-tanks and flyers could spot humans hiding in rubble at night. I can't think of a scene where someone was hiding and got shot. And none of the Terminator-view scenes have any X-ray or even IR vision going on.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 4, 2020, 15:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2020, 15:41
Nov 4, 2020, 15:41
 
ByteCrawler wrote on Nov 4, 2020, 15:24:
Great, so the mass populated cities can make the decisions for the rest of the parts of the country they either don't understand or just flat out hold disdain for.

Is that not true the other way? Fewer people living in the rural counties making decisions for the larger number of city-dwellers they despise?
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade
Oct 29, 2020, 12:41
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade Oct 29, 2020, 12:41
Oct 29, 2020, 12:41
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 07:28:
It's been a while since I've played it. Anyone try it in VR?
No Man's Sky is easily the jankiest thing I've played in VR, requiring way more horsepower than anything else I've tried to play. I don't have a great PC (i5-6600K, 1070), so even at the lowest settings there's tons of pop-in and severe hitching on the ground, and it's much worse in the sky. I wonder if it's like this with PSVR, too.

That's aside from design jank, like the quick menus on your wrist still don't seem to have a way to navigate left or right other than selecting the option to the side and then canceling to move the menu over.
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade
Oct 28, 2020, 13:50
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade Oct 28, 2020, 13:50
Oct 28, 2020, 13:50
 
Fion wrote on Oct 28, 2020, 13:26:
Bumpy wrote on Oct 28, 2020, 13:19:
This game as a service, I don't want a service; finish the game and move on to NMS2 or something.

I keep wanting to buy this game but refuse to because of all the continuously added on content and features.

I got 'burned' with Elite Dangerous and don't want to experience this same misfortune again.

Lol the difference being, all the content added to NMS has been free man. That's a good thing, not a bad thing.

Eh, some people don't want to play games until they're in their final state, or with all the DLCs. That seems fair, especially if some of the updates mean your old saves won't work.
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade
Oct 28, 2020, 13:09
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade Oct 28, 2020, 13:09
Oct 28, 2020, 13:09
 
Nut wrote on Oct 28, 2020, 12:37:
I wonder this too. As far as I can tell their pricing strategy is to still keep No Man's Sky relatively highly priced (no big timed price slash sales that people wait for), which makes sense.
I see NMS for 50-55% off all the time just through Steam and GOG directly, to say nothing of key sellers like Fanatical, Green Man Gaming, etc. Isthereanydeal seems to be down right now, but SteamDB shows a 50% sale about once every 2 months, and occasionally more often. With the third party sellers, I wouldn't be surprised if it's available for sale more often than not.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 23:21
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 23:21
Oct 26, 2020, 23:21
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 23:05:
Orogogus wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 22:45:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 22:22:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 18:48:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 25, 2020, 19:59:
Oculus was always the inferior device anyway.

It is too bad that isn't true. Who has a better all around device than the Oculus Quest? And for $300. I'm not aware. So there's that.

I dunno about the new one but for YEARS, the Vive was far ahead of the Oculus. Better resolution, better refresh rate, no motion sickness... I wouldn't doubt the situation has changed much, considering it's Facebook we're talking about.

The Rift CV1 and the Vive had the same resolution (2160x1200) and refresh rate (90 Hz). The primary advantages of the Vive were 1) better controller tracking, 2) Lighthouses not plugged into the PC, so they didn't have the CV1's early USB issues, and 3) it shipped with motion controllers out the gate. But after the Oculus Touch controllers shipped, the general consensus was that they were better than the Vive wands.

The Vive Pro did improve the resolution, but it was still 90 Hz. Valve introduced higher refresh with the Index.

The Rift had terrible black levels, the Vive used OLED and so its blacks were excellent. That's one thing I think Valve made a mistake with the Index; going back to LCD was a big mistake and is pretty much my biggest complaint with the headset. Everything else is great. Even still using Vive wands, which I think are solid.

Are people posting from an alternate dimension today, or just trolling? The Rift CV1 also used OLED displays, and had basically the same black levels as the Vive.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 22:45
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 22:45
Oct 26, 2020, 22:45
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 22:22:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 18:48:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 25, 2020, 19:59:
Oculus was always the inferior device anyway.

It is too bad that isn't true. Who has a better all around device than the Oculus Quest? And for $300. I'm not aware. So there's that.

I dunno about the new one but for YEARS, the Vive was far ahead of the Oculus. Better resolution, better refresh rate, no motion sickness... I wouldn't doubt the situation has changed much, considering it's Facebook we're talking about.

The Rift CV1 and the Vive had the same resolution (2160x1200) and refresh rate (90 Hz). The primary advantages of the Vive were 1) better controller tracking, 2) Lighthouses not plugged into the PC, so they didn't have the CV1's early USB issues, and 3) it shipped with motion controllers out the gate. But after the Oculus Touch controllers shipped, the general consensus was that they were better than the Vive wands.

The Vive Pro did improve the resolution, but it was still 90 Hz. Valve introduced higher refresh with the Index.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 15:36
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 15:36
Oct 26, 2020, 15:36
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 15:05:
FloodAnxiety wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 14:34:
Someone do an experiment for me. Delete your Steam account and let me know if you can still access your games.

You do an experiment and try to post on Steam about where you had lunch today and with whom. And if you don't post it on Steam - see if they delete your account and turn your Index OFF. I doubt it.

I think a more relevant counter-example here is the way Google doesn't really do anything to stop you from making separate accounts for Gmail, YouTube, Drive, Maps, Voice, Photos, etc., and they don't appear to care if you make multiple accounts -- in fact they have buttons specifically for switching between accounts. Nor am I aware of a YouTube channel ban taking anything else down with it. The way Facebook is going about it just looks needlessly heavy-handed on multiple fronts.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 14:23
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 14:23
Oct 26, 2020, 14:23
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 01:57:
Orogogus wrote on Oct 25, 2020, 22:45:
Luckey's super unpopular since he's openly conservative

LOL, you say that like it's such a terrible thing, when in fact ~36% of the US identify as conservative, ~26% as liberal.

Looking at the graph in that link, 36% is clearly the "moderate" number. Conservative is 34%. Regardless, that didn't really help Luckey or Oculus with the cancel culture shitstorm.
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Re: GOG.com Halloween Sale
Oct 26, 2020, 14:12
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Re: GOG.com Halloween Sale Oct 26, 2020, 14:12
Oct 26, 2020, 14:12
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 13:44:
Still don't get the Cyberpunk "100% goes to CDPR" thing, yet they charge just as much as Steam.
If you undercut your business partners to draw away their sales, they might not want to work with you. Presumably CDPR believes the money they'd lose if Valve and other retailers stopped selling their games outweighs the 30% cut. Also, they might not want other companies doing the same thing to them.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 07:22
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 07:22
Oct 26, 2020, 07:22
 
drloser wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 03:00:
Prez wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 02:50:
If you buy from Steam or Epic, you don't care what they do with your Oculus account. Right?
Of course. If you use your Oculus as a PC VR device, you dont care about the "risk" to see you FB account deleted. That's why it doesn't make sense to pretend it's a better idea to buy another PC VR device because of FB.

If you're scared about FB, just don't buy games on the Oculus shop. Stick with PC VR games on Steam and EGS. You will have a great device for only $300.

From what I've read, this is wrong -- you can't set up a newly purchased Oculus headset without a Facebook login. It's not just the store and store-bought apps. For the Quest 2, you can't play tethered PCVR games, and you can't run sideloaded apps. If you delete your Facebook account, or if Facebook bans it, the headset is useless until a new account is set up.

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/ivv5wj/do_you_need_a_facebook_account_to_use_the_quest_2/
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