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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI
10. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI May 11, 2017, 13:54 Orogogus
 
Well, he said, "The price is significantly higher if your PC isn't up to the (very high) required specs," so he wasn't counting the GPU or anything else from the PC.  
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI
8. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI May 11, 2017, 13:26 Orogogus
 
Fion wrote on May 11, 2017, 12:55:
The price point on VR still needs to come down. Unless you already own a PS4, it's a $1000 investment - and that's for the lowest quality VR on the market.

Is that in Canadian or Oz dollars or something? The Vive is $800 and the Rift + Touch is $600 ($500 for just the Rift if you're only going to be flying and driving with it).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2017, 13:20 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2017, 01:49:
Hump wrote on May 10, 2017, 17:21:
Stephen, I do tub and tile reglazing. Give me a call if I can be of any help. Reglazing is a lot less invasive than putting in new tile.

Oh, and a whole lot less expensive.

Tom AC 401 then 617-1132

You might want to obfuscate that a bit, so your number doesn't get picked up by a bot and end up on a robocall list.

If it's his business number it's probably out there anyway.
 
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News Comments > Steam Gifting Changes
17. Re: Steam Gifting Changes May 4, 2017, 15:14 Orogogus
 
SimplyMonk wrote on May 4, 2017, 14:36:
Suffice it to say, without regional pricing all regions would have the most expensive price which would probably be $70 AUD for games.

Well, that's not necessarily true. Every region would have its own price/profit curve which has presumably already been optimized, and I'm inclined to doubt that shifting everyone's price to Australia's level would make up for lost sales in the larger markets. It might be more profitable to cut off Australia, if there's any tax/tariff related reason why their prices are so high. But if they really do jack up Oz prices just because they can, then it's not inconceivable that they'd give them the US price to at least get something out of Oz while not damaging US sales.

Although... I don't think El Pit is the guy to debate this with. No offense, but aren't you the guy who thinks Valve should ignore German censorship laws because Germany isn't going to launch a war against the USA?
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War III Released
16. Re: Dawn of War III Released Apr 27, 2017, 16:59 Orogogus
 
NetHead wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 16:39:
Looking at the reception of Dawn of War, Dark Crusade, Soulstorm on Steam they get from 80% to 95%, the 80% actually being a standout in only recent Soulstorm ratings while all others are 90+. It then declines severely from there with sequels.

Eh? I see 87% for both DoW II and Chaos Rising, then 90% for Retribution.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 18:55 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 18:22:
I'm genuinely interested in knowing why someone here for 14 years has spent the past 2 nonstop talking about Jesus despite never mentioning it prior. How he went from criticizing a "Bible-thumping zealot" to being the biggest this board has ever seen.

Must go back to that whole proselytism.

That would be the way it works, wouldn't it? If it relied on followers who were in from birth, it wouldn't be a proselytizing religion. And it's a cliche that the recently born again are the ones who talk about it the most.
 
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News Comments > Starfighter Origins Tomorrow
21. Re: Starfighter Origins Tomorrow Apr 24, 2017, 18:25 Orogogus
 
Zor wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 18:01:
I want an X-Wing/Freespace series soft reboot with the visuals of Battlefront 2. And not aimed at consoles.

It's hard to not read this as, "It would make me happy if the company lost a bunch of money."

Like, CJ said being optimized for gamepad makes it a no-go, even though it supports HOTAS and TrackIR. But how many copies do you think they can sell if they limit it to PC gamers who have a joystick? Battlefront has a ton of money to spend on visuals because it's aimed at the broad, casual crowd. Generally you trade away whiz-bang graphics when you cater to niches. It's doubtful any more companies can go the crowdfunding route and get tens of thousands of dollars from individual donors.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2017, 14:58 Orogogus
 
"long for" is what you're going for, I think, or "wish for."  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2017, 12:51 Orogogus
 
Dacote wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:06:
We are going to rue the day when cell phones were just for phone calls.

"Rue" means the opposite of how you're using it here.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
24. Re: Report on comment 1131750 Apr 23, 2017, 16:03 Orogogus
 
descender wrote on Apr 23, 2017, 11:13:
Rehabilitation works because it works, not because of your latent racism.

Latent, my ass.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2017, 19:26 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 17:24:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 17:05:
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 15:45:
What's really amazing is that most cancer would never occur with a better standard of living and better diet and exercise.

I actually think this is semi-false. I believe diet has a large roll in cancers but exercise and standard of living would only have minimum affects. Take a look at Andy Whitfield, a man in his prime with diet and exercise and struck down with Lymphoma.


First the death of Andy is a single, anecdotal piece of evidence.

Second, the statistical evidence is pretty strong actually. Exercise can prevent some kinds of cancers in the 25-30% range, hardly a "minimum effect."

25-30% reduced risk is significantly different from cancer never occurring.
 
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
17. Re: Activision Classics on Steam Apr 20, 2017, 18:16 Orogogus
 
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I don't think MW2 got textures until the Titanium edition. But if you go on YouTube you can easily see videos showing it with untextured polygons and sprite explosions.

The old demo is the one with the Marauder and the Puma/Adder, right?
 
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 19, 2017, 20:42 Orogogus
 
Well... DosBOX isn't going to require DirectX. I'd guess that Steam's choices just don't go any lower, or maybe Steam itself no longer runs on lower spec?

I think it would have made sense to package a Windows interpreter like Frotz, but the screenshots suggest that they just used the original executables.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Surge
30. Re: Gone Gold - The Surge Apr 19, 2017, 12:41 Orogogus
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 12:11:
JohnQP wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 09:38:
its understandable to think it is only this way if you are still young and/or relatively new to gaming, or someone who just lacks knowledge in general.. which is also quite common

Or if one has a broader perspective of gaming than someone who uses the term to mean "computer gaming." Or if one is not especially literally-minded, and more comfortable with abstract language.

As for its recent vintage, lots of language works that way. E.g., "his or her" or "their" in lieu of "his."

"on rails" was never applied to any other type of game before the term was used in computer gaming... details like this are usually unknown and specifically not a concern for people who would just rather tow the line, fit the trends, be a good little follower, and basically hold the standard of peer pressure as the highest authority

but thats just bullshit.. its the reason why the word "literally" now means its exact opposite, and frankly i dont give a shit if you want to redefine every word in the language to suit your own level of ignorance... but the simple fact remains, thats what it is

I think the term might have been used in arcade games first, for light gun games -- "rail shooters." But yeah, it means exactly that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2017, 16:18 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 15:53:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 13:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 12:40:
Are taxes so simple you can do them yourself in the US?
For a vast majority, yes. And even if your situation is a little more complicated, something like Turbo Tax will walk you through everything for $120 ($60 for the software, $60 for the electronic filing).

An example of someone who might need professional assistance: A day trader with hundreds or thousands of trades. Or if you are self employed, the mixing of personal and business finances can get complicated.

Yeah, as Freelancer for me this stuff is complicated, and it's not so much I couldn't do it myself, the problem is that my tax is set for the next year based on my report for last year, so I have to employ "intelligent" book-keeping not to push me above certain tax brackets for the next year, where income isn't set in stone... I'd rather pay someone 160 a year for this including always information what changes how and when so I don't get into trouble.

That seems more like a self-employment vs. wage slave thing than US specifically. Do most company employees in European countries get professional tax assistance?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2017, 14:36 Orogogus
 
A Martian day is 24h 40m long. So 7/11, known for being open 24/7, is closed for 40 minutes on Mars.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 18, 2017, 07:16 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 04:36:
And yet, the rise of video games has correlated with the lowest loss of life from war in the history of mankind. I'm not going to claim causation, as it's a complex, multifaceted issue, but there's no evidence that playing violent video games leads to actual violence in even the tiniest fraction of individuals.

That's a weird statistic to pull out. I don't think even anti-video game crusaders are going to claim that video games lead to war.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Apr 18, 2017, 00:29 Orogogus
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 23:20:
Tencent is the Chinese conglomerate that owns League of Legends, some major mobile games, etc. They already have more users than Steam on their own gaming platform, but I don't think that translates to being able to have as much pull in western markets...

Tencent also developed and owns WeChat, the chat/social media app overwhelmingly favored by people from mainland China, even ones living elsewhere.
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
32. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 16:27 Orogogus
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 16:15:
Also: 2 male leads.

Sub-leads. Cohais to the sempais.

I think that opinion is kind of horseshit. Did you think Luke was the only lead in Empire just because he had a training montage? I feel like if you switched Rey with either Po or Finn suddenly those roles would have become the lead and Rey's role would have become the sublead.

But, eh, I think your other opinions are basically modern eugenics, the same tired spiel of genetic superiority based on skin color or gender for decades. Knock yourself out and enjoy your victimhood.
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
30. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 16:08 Orogogus
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 15:50:
2 Star Wars movies in 3 years, 2 female leads.

Also: 2 male leads.
 
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