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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 21, 2018, 12:59 Orogogus
Klaus Flouride wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 10:11:
LOL she is in it strictly for the money and will say anything to get more money. So the believeability index of either is zero.


Any other day of the week and nobody would trust a porn star and now she God Herself and only speaks the truth? Come-the-fuck on she was paid off and signed an NDA. Anyone posting here that's signed an NDA before knows the other party can legally sue the fuck outta you if you break said NDA.

Doesn't this seem kind of self-contradictory? She's either making stuff up or she's breaking the NDA. She can't do both. And, come on, no one pays you off and makes you sign an NDA for not having sex.

I don't think it's a huge issue, but Trump obviously had sex with her, had his lawyers pay her off and lied about it. The correct defense would be, "Yeah," and move on.
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News Comments > HTC VIVE Pro Preorders
23. Re: HTC VIVE Pro Preorders Mar 19, 2018, 14:35 Orogogus
I think the only WMR headset people usually talk about is the Samsung Odyssey, which I think has the same resolution as the Vive Pro, and is in the same cost ballpark as the Rift & Vive.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 16, 2018, 14:10 Orogogus
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 13:57:
I have an inkjet I got free from my company. I change the cartridges once a year or so. For the small amount of printing I do is it worth it to get a laser?

I don't do any color printing, but I know that I'd absolutely recommend a b/w laser over an inkjet, and I see cheap color laser printers on Slickdeals every now and then for $75-110. If I had to do color printing more than 2-3 times a year I'd probably buy one on sale.
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Video Teases New Biomes
7. Re: MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Video Teases New Biomes Mar 15, 2018, 17:52 Orogogus
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 17:03:
This is my current major beef with MWO, why no VR?

That seems kind of unreasonable. It has no VR because it was developed and launched before the Vive or Rift were on the market; its underlying game engine, CryEngine 3.0, is even older. MW5 is being developed now, so it does have VR on its feature list.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: UTC and sub solar Mar 12, 2018, 15:50 Orogogus
People probably don't like it if a time zone cuts straight through a city, or even nearby cities within a state. People who cross state lines next to a time zone just have to suck it up, but it probably greases a lot of wheels to have it consistent within a state, or within a country if the country in question is small enough.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Dentists Mar 12, 2018, 13:28 Orogogus
YourNick wrote on Mar 11, 2018, 16:14:
What's so horribly wrong with keeping noontime the time where the Sun is at the highest point in the sky?

Wouldn't that mean a constant shifting noon point, such that noon here is 12:27 a little ways east?
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News Comments > Valve Plans to Make Games
48. Re: Valve Plans to Make Games Mar 10, 2018, 11:51 Orogogus
Prez wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 10:27:
Yeah your post made me curious so I went and looked myself. Right now the Nintendo Store's Switch games section is sitting at 500 games. Checking specifically under indie games I recognized far more indie titles than those I didn't. And the majority are fairly highly rated on Steam. Yeah there are some dubious sounding stinkers in there but the level of saturation is a fraction of a fraction of what Steam has. Keeping in mind that the Switch is only a year and change old just look at what Steam has done in that time. In 2016 Steam added over 4000 games to its library. That was under Greenlight. In 2017 Steam added over 6000 under the even worse Steam Direct program. Putting it in perspective, in less than 2 years more games were added to Steam' s library than were added over the previous 13. And being a browser myself I check those new games being added regularly. It is almost incomprehensible how bad the vast majority of these games are. Half of them do look like they took about 15 minutes to cobble together in Unity or Game Guru.

I went to look, and on the first page of 40 I recognize 9 games or at least their franchises. Maybe 5 or 6 of the remainder look like they're guaranteed to be glorified Flash games (e.g. Spot the Difference, Grid Mania, Air Hockey). Further, there are no ratings, and it looks like they had customer reviews but removed them. This just seems super bad.

I don't know, I've never had a problem with Steam letting in garbage, either. It just seems like there are tons of ways to find out about interesting new games which don't involve trawling through the new releases at random. Like, Target and Walmart have super good curation and quality control, but somehow I'm buying all my stuff from Amazon, which kind of doesn't.

I have a much bigger problem with mobile app stores, where they apparently let you sell an app with the exact same name as an existing app, so even knowing the name of something you want to buy it can be hard to find.
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News Comments > White House Game Summit Recap
44. Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 18:56 Orogogus
Quboid wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 18:18:
Reporting that leads to copycats is reporting that glorifies the killer. Stuff like this utter disgrace, literally giving a murderer the rock star treatment. But hey, sales doubled...

Definitely report on the event, the victims, even the killer - but save reporting on the killer to a dry paragraph deep in the article or towards the end of the TV segment. Inform, but don't make killers famous.

I feel like that speaks to my point. If people will snap up Rolling Stone magazine to learn more about the Boston bomber, doesn't that suggest that if large media outlets don't report this kind of information, people will find somewhere that does?

I think the question is, do people want to know more about these killers? And if the answer is yes, we're kind of stuck because that kind of thing's easy to find on the Internet. And it also gives free rein to sites that swear that the Florida shooter was an anti-NRA Democrat, or a member of a white supremacist group, or whatever.

Although, I may not be understanding the context here. That Rolling Stone cover is pretty extreme, literally a rock star treatment. I don't think most shooters get that.
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News Comments > White House Game Summit Recap
42. Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 18:05 Orogogus
saluk wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 17:49:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 14:10:
Right, because nobody does this for the instant notoriety the press issues them. Oh, wait...

Why do they do it has many answers and no one really knows for sure which would have the biggest impact. Would not repeating there names or making a big deal about it on the news prevent them? Maybe. I do think that's one avenue that could be looked into.

How they do it though is a well known and solvable problem.

I'll bend a little on 1st amendment if you do on 2nd. Fines or losing tax breaks for news organizations above a certain income who report on stories in ways that may lead to copycats. If the penalties are to the corporation and not to individuals I'm kinda OK with that.

It just seems unworkable to me in the Internet age. What kind of reporting leads to copycats? Is the idea that the news outlets don't even report on the school shooting? Students and teachers dead, the area cordoned off with SWAT teams and helicopters on scene, communication on publicly available police and emergency radio bands, and the local and national outlets just agree not to say anything about it? People posting about their dead children or classmates, and nothing? Someone gets booked on 17 counts of first degree murder and no one jumps on that publicly available information? So they just leave it to bloggers?

It just seems to me that the end game would be people getting all their news from sites that don't even have reporters. Or is that we want to immediately jump to a state-owned media, like the totalitarian Chinese, and straight up imprison people for crimes against the state to scare them into submission?
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Outage Fix and Compensation
4. Re: White House Games Summit Details Mar 8, 2018, 13:59 Orogogus
Saboth wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 13:38:
I wonder about the game prices in the store. Are they so high that a $15 credit basically brings them down to a "normal" price?

They're about the same as Steam prices. Link

If you mean VR games in general, there aren't many $60 VR games out there. The only one that comes to mind is Fallout 4 VR, which is Steam-only, and Bridge Crew is $40 (EDIT: Sorry, meant to type $50). Most of the bigger games launch at $40, and there's plenty of stuff at $20-30. The issue isn't that everything's too expensive, it's that it's generally not well fleshed-out or polished compared to equivalently priced non-VR games.

The Oculus store is a lot better than it was a year ago, having implemented a lot of catch-up features to put it close to parity with Steam -- a refund policy, selecting install drives, reviews & ratings visible in non-VR, a section for free games, discounts on bundles when you already own one or more games, wishlists, and a more interactive home environment. But I already committed to Steam back when the Oculus store was garbage, so I generally still buy on Steam when a game is available in both storefronts. Oculus might want to consider something like GOG Connect, because otherwise I'm probably never going to bother building a library with them, especially since I don't know if my next headset will be compatible with the Oculus store.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Samsung's Mar 8, 2018, 12:33 Orogogus
Blue wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 11:12:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 10:35:
Dev wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 09:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 18:30:
No price indicated in the article, I'm going to guess $30k.
Actually it is

"There are only 11 of them, costing roughly $400,000 each"
Err.. color me confused. When I follow the link I see a two paragraph article which doesn't contain that sentence. Confused

I concur. This is what I see there about pricing:

While the electronics titan didn't release a price, it'll likely be significant, so start saving now.

$400K is the bricklayer robot, not the TV.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2018, 03:28 Orogogus
Asmodai wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 02:33:
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 07:04:
Awww, you're sweet. I know you insult people because you have fuck all relevant to say Beams. Stay classy. ; )


You couldn't do a better job of quoting than that?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2018, 03:22 Orogogus
StoNe wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 02:49:
The left...they have universities, Hollywood, and Silicone Valley. Not. Much. Else.

Also the cities, New England and the West Coast, women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish, Asians, the non-Hollywood arts and the sciences.

What does the right have? The military, the one percent, the non-college educated white males, and the churches. That seems even more "not much else."
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
68. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 23:43 Orogogus
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 23:11:

Basically no one here is arguing that video games are causing shootings. Even the Trump supporters say he's probably just joking. The only reason to trot out the pro-video game arguments here is because seeing the post counter go up triggers an endorphin rush. As people have been noting recently, this board doesn't let you stick likes on posts, so why bother?

There is back-on-forth on gun control so there's discussion to be had there, but the closest thing to a pro-censorship anti-video gamist this board has is Ozmodan, and I think he mellowed out some time over the last decade.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
61. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 22:08 Orogogus
ventry wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 20:57:
The thing those people don't know is that it was all the "Law Abiding" Australians that handed their guns in.
The criminals kept theirs.

"Law abiding," in sarcasm quotes like that, means the criminals.
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News Comments > 0N 0W Launches
11. Re: 0N 0W Launches Mar 2, 2018, 20:15 Orogogus
Slick wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 20:07:
Wouldn't 0 degrees north make the degrees "west" redundant? Seems that it would be at the pole, so it could be 0, 10, or 100 degrees west, and they'd be the exact same place.

Zero degrees north would be at the equator, not the pole, wouldn't it? The pole would be 90 degrees north.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
43. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 13:33 Orogogus
sliv wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 11:59:
I think it's perfectly fine to share opinions. Do you think the only reason to share your opinion is to change someone else's mind? Yes, futile but also a completely wasted opportunity to gain some perspective outside of what I know. I have my opinions that I've instilled by life experiences and from those I consider mentors. But to say you'll only have a real conversation with someone who only comes with facts, that's pretty close-minded as well.

This conversation won't show any facts, we're not robots so you can't possibly prove that video games cause violence.

I never said don't have the conversation, what I'm saying is don't state opinions as facts and belittle those that have differing opinions than yours. It creates an echo chamber which helps no one.

I don't think this board is terrible about the echo chamber for most topics. It can help to ignore a certain number of people at both ends of the spectrum who are more interested in lulz or scoring points than discussion.

But on the specific subject of video games being responsible for mass shootings... I think it's reasonable to expect that the overwhelming majority of people following a video game news page are going to come down on one side of that argument. Why would someone who thinks video games are causing shootings read the articles here? I wouldn't go into a Bible reading forum expecting a balanced back-and-forth on whether Christianity has been a positive or negative influence on Western politics. When you complain about an echo chamber on this issue, on this forum, it just looks like you're looking to pick a fight.
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News Comments > Crytek CEO Change
13. Re: Crytek CEO Change Mar 1, 2018, 12:48 Orogogus
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 11:39:
Slick wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 23:21:
that VR climbing game released exclusively for the Oculus comes to mind... works with a controller only, for a VR climbing game! Why no HTC Vive? You can tell they were hurting for money, that they sucked the facebook dick...

Have you played it? If you did you'd understand why it works with those VR Touch Controllers. It's actually a pretty decent game with some great mechanics. It's one of the first games i show people when I show them VR.

I think he means the state it released it (he probably wasn't aware that it was updated). The Climb came out before the Touch controllers, so it initially had gamepad-only controls.

It's one of the games I show off, too, but I haven't figured out how to jump properly -- every jump takes three or four tries -- and waggling to chalk is pretty dumb.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
39. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2018, 15:31 Orogogus
Creston wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 12:23:
But as Beamer showed, even if we tax the super rich 100%, it would still only pay for an $8000 UBI per year, which is nowhere near enough to live off of.

We CANNOT make a huge chunk of the population unemployed, and just expect money for them to just come from somewhere else. It's just not going to work.

I think Beamer was talking about $8000/month, so $96K/yr. $8000/year would be $667/month, which is on the same order of magnitude as what the article was originally talking about; I don't think that pitch was for a 100% tax on the top 1%.

But when you talk about not being able to afford massive unemployment -- we can't afford it now, because jobs haven't all gone to robots and AI yet. But if, say, 10 guys were making all the money that was formerly being made by the entire US workforce, how many people could they support? Is it 100,000? A million? 10 million? The money represents productivity; presumably the productivity hasn't gone away, so there's still x amount of money for y number of people.

I just feel that this problem will be faced head on before it gets to the point that only a minority of people have jobs, since those people without jobs still get to vote.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 23, 2018, 03:06 Orogogus
saluk wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 00:59:
Move the interface to the sides and keep the 4:3 ratio. Done.

Looking at screenshots, it doesn't look like the interface is taking up enough space to really matter.
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