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Re: Activision Blizzard Adding Oversight
Nov 23, 2021, 15:51
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Re: Activision Blizzard Adding Oversight Nov 23, 2021, 15:51
Nov 23, 2021, 15:51
 
Paragon of Virtue wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 13:35:
Firing Bobby Kotick won't magically make the workplace different.

Yes, there's a good chance it would. Corporate culture is set from the top down. People take their cultural cues from their manager. They learn what's normal and acceptible by mirroring of the behaviour to those whom they're resposible to, since you're best rewarded by emulating your boss. The values of a company are set by the person at the top, so just changing that one person can have a significant effect on company culture.
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu
Nov 23, 2021, 14:13
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu Nov 23, 2021, 14:13
Nov 23, 2021, 14:13
 
Do y'all know something I don't? I'm seeing the new Matrix movie release date as 12/22, which is still a month away.
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Re: etc., etc.
Nov 23, 2021, 14:02
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Re: etc., etc. Nov 23, 2021, 14:02
Nov 23, 2021, 14:02
 
I was excited for the new Bebop show, and ended up bailing about half-way through the first episode. It was just painfully bad for me. Campy and cheesy, but unfunny. I've heard it gets better after the first episode, so I may give it another shot. WoT and Foundation have been disapointing, too.

I watched the first episode of Arcana. It's suprisingly well written for a show aimed at young teens. It's very tropey, though. That's fine for kids who haven't been exposed to the same story 50 times already, but I'm not sure I'm up for that again.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Nov 18, 2021, 16:53
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 18, 2021, 16:53
Nov 18, 2021, 16:53
 
Agreed. I'm not an audio engineer, and I find the sound quality absolutely dreadful. If I'm going to stream over my phone, there are plenty of other, better, options.
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Re: Steam Deck Delayed
Nov 11, 2021, 12:59
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Re: Steam Deck Delayed Nov 11, 2021, 12:59
Nov 11, 2021, 12:59
 
I think it's fair to complain about Valve in this case. You may not be able to blame them for the supply chain issues, but those issues were present when they announced the thing for sale in the first place. They should have factored in the delays to begin with.
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Re: Beholder Free, Beholder 2 Sale, Beholder 3 Testing
Nov 10, 2021, 18:05
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Re: Beholder Free, Beholder 2 Sale, Beholder 3 Testing Nov 10, 2021, 18:05
Nov 10, 2021, 18:05
 
Now I want to play EotB again, but there's no way I'm breaking out the graph paper. Did they ever release a version with automapping?
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Nov 10, 2021, 13:23
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Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 10, 2021, 13:23
Nov 10, 2021, 13:23
 
No one's grandmother is going to "accidentally" install a a file browser and start mucking around with the file system.
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Re: God of War Coming to the Epic Games Store Too
Nov 9, 2021, 17:55
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Re: God of War Coming to the Epic Games Store Too Nov 9, 2021, 17:55
Nov 9, 2021, 17:55
 
Guess I'm now officially spoiled by ray tracing. The game is only a few years old, and the graphics are looking rather dated to me.
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Re: EA Revival Plans?
Nov 9, 2021, 13:24
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Re: EA Revival Plans? Nov 9, 2021, 13:24
Nov 9, 2021, 13:24
 
I've still got my floppy disc and manual for Crusader around here somewhere. My main recollection was that the game was brutally hard, and I never finished it. Even teenage me didn't have time for that.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Preloads & DLSS Support
Nov 5, 2021, 13:10
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Preloads & DLSS Support Nov 5, 2021, 13:10
Nov 5, 2021, 13:10
 
Finally, I can play in 16K resolution.
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Re: ItB: Please Don't Suck
Nov 4, 2021, 14:32
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Re: ItB: Please Don't Suck Nov 4, 2021, 14:32
Nov 4, 2021, 14:32
 
Foundation has some good acting, nice visuals, and potentially interesting characters, but some of the writing and plotting is pretty bad. I'm still watching, but just barely.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 2, 2021, 23:42
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 2, 2021, 23:42
Nov 2, 2021, 23:42
 
About that...*
That's not the same DRS. And neither of those other two are integrated with KVM. Sure I could try to coble together multiple services to create something like ESXi, but it's going to be a lot more work than deploying vCenter and setting up a host profile that automatically takes care of all that work for me. I'm willing to pay for ease of setup and support.

If you have thousands of VMs, it would be high time to look at containerizing
I already run Kubernetes for most of our Linux workloads, but that doesn't work for everything. Maybe when MS gets it's act together and doesn't release Windows containers that run 100 processes. Until then, VMware is still the best option for Windows workloads.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 2, 2021, 13:57
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 2, 2021, 13:57
Nov 2, 2021, 13:57
 
I'm pretty sure KVM doesn't have any equivelent to HA, DRS, or vDS. Having a nice management interface is also a plus when you're managing hundreds of hosts and thousands of VMs.
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Re: Mix & Match
Oct 28, 2021, 15:22
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Re: Mix & Match Oct 28, 2021, 15:22
Oct 28, 2021, 15:22
 
For those that don't enjoy clicking through 50 slides, deslid.de works on this site.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 28, 2021, 12:58
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 28, 2021, 12:58
Oct 28, 2021, 12:58
 
Warning: don't watch that trailer if you don't want what looks like massive spoilers for the rest of the season.
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Re: OotB: Battle of Agincourt
Oct 26, 2021, 13:20
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Re: OotB: Battle of Agincourt Oct 26, 2021, 13:20
Oct 26, 2021, 13:20
 
Must be nice to even have an IMAX 3D option. I live in a major city, and no theaters here are showing that version. Speaking as one of the few remaining advocates for 3D, I'm going to say skip it. Not only is it a post-conversion, but the director is anti-3D, so I'm guessing that minimal effort was put into the conversion on his part.
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Re: OotB: Battle of Agincourt
Oct 25, 2021, 15:25
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Re: OotB: Battle of Agincourt Oct 25, 2021, 15:25
Oct 25, 2021, 15:25
 
They succeeded in making a much more believable light saber fight

Time for a rant. Sword "experts" universally have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to lightsaber fights. They have no idea what it weighs, how powerful it is, what type of controls are available. They don't know how the blades interact when they hit each other either. There are clearly differences between the types of sabers as well. They also have no idea how to fight when you have the ability to see into the future and how that works when you're fighting someone who also has that ability. There are a ton of variables that would affect the actual fighting style of "real" lightsaber combat, and there's only one person who knows what they are.

That said, the video is pretty well done, except for the end where the lightsaber is laying across his chest when he's on the ground. Part of the skill of a jedi is making sure the lightsaber never touches you (another reason why Kylo Ren's lightsaber was such a terrible design).

Also, if you're a nerd (which I clearly am based on previous rant), many of those Technology Connections videos are pretty interesting. Some real pratical knowledge in there.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Oct 25, 2021, 13:29
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Oct 25, 2021, 13:29
Oct 25, 2021, 13:29
 
One of my big issues with the ending was just how cheap it all felt. There were these massive set pieces through out the games, but then the end of the game is mostly someone talking at you for a long time. Then after all the effort you put into performing missions, your reward is some barely animated drawings to show who survived afterwards. Also, the little boy was clearly just a scaled down adult model, since the proportions were entirely wrong for a child.

I just seemed like such a lazy way to end an epic.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Next Month
Oct 22, 2021, 13:47
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Next Month Oct 22, 2021, 13:47
Oct 22, 2021, 13:47
 
Looks like they just added some tesselation to the models to make things rounder. I don't see any new data, except maybe on the main characters. Textures also looked like they were uprezzed. Probably ran them through one of those AI filters. Either way, looks like a pretty lazy upgrade, and no where even close to GTA 5, which is already 8 years old.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 20, 2021, 12:46
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2021, 12:46
Oct 20, 2021, 12:46
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 10:14:
Isn't that true even for a transplanting a human kidney?

Speaking as someone with a good friend that had a kidney transplant, yes, that's true. It would seem as if Ozmodam likes to spew misinformation about topics he knows little about.
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