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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 29, 2017, 11:16 HorrorScope
 
Even Trump gets one right every so often, why is USPS subsidizing Amazon in shipping, meaning taking a loss. We have to assume it is, the entity is still losing billions a quarter and at an estimated $2 a package, that is surely a loss. By doing so, it undermines retail who pay market costs and has the public footing part of the cost due to loss. USPS in general needs to start charging to at least cover the costs to a break even point and they are not.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 28, 2017, 18:33 HorrorScope
 
I keep thinking there has to be a way to do something like Uber, but with cryptocoins, where the driver and passenger is the transportation and app is the electronic payment to "who knows where?". This makes the company anonymous, unattackable, unable to regulate, sue, unionize, whatever else you want to do to hold it back. It is just an app that takes a transnational fee anonymously and the driver/passenger do their deal.  
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News Comments > PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding
18. Re: PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding Dec 28, 2017, 18:25 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 15:45:
Rubberbanding ruins games. They better figure that shit out quick.

I don't know of this rubber-banding you speak of...

"we would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the intermittent lag and character position readjustment issues our players are experiencing"

Sounds more like an issue of character position readjustment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2017, 18:23 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 18:03:
It's like when people complain about pricing on high end wines in some of the joints I've worked. It's like, 'This is a luxury commodity. Fuckoff and go somewhere else or buy it

Take that line of thinking into games as well. Sometimes we bitch about luxuries there to vs needed things.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 28, 2017, 12:49 HorrorScope
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 07:25:
From the sounds of it, the technology is here and it works. It just needs to be scaled up and refined to handle the most technically challenging use cases.

Like an icy hill in January or a high wind rain/foggy day in the bay area hills.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding
11. Re: PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding Dec 28, 2017, 12:44 HorrorScope
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 11:23:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 11:02:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 10:20:
The netcode is utter garbage. Just get a new one already...

If they had a Comp USA store nearby they could have just stopped over and picked one up off the shelf.
I think thats where they got it from in the first place.
It was fine with 50 players in the alpha, but instantly, in the beta, after increasing to 100 players, it went belly up and only bandaids were implemented since then to hide the utter crap it is.

They got the wrong one, they should have chosen the other box right next to it, that one works better.

Sounds like they need to go back to 50 players.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding
3. Re: PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding Dec 28, 2017, 11:02 HorrorScope
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 10:20:
The netcode is utter garbage. Just get a new one already...

If they had a Comp USA store nearby they could have just stopped over and picked one up off the shelf.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 27, 2017, 19:22 HorrorScope
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 07:06:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 02:17:
Wasn't Samsung and some others supposed to come out with VR headsets this Christmas? There were supposed to be a whole slew of them based on the Windows mixed reality API.

Cold feet perhaps? VR it not trending much at all. Niche fad is niche.
Bring the price and requirements way down, then it may get common place.

Not sure you are as in tune as you think.

First there are tons of cheap VR, with low price and low requirements.

Sales are up YOY. Investment dollars are up YoY. So it is growing, is it an on-fire product? No. What we are seeing is gaming isn't in a crisis that a new format has to come in to save it.

On the high pc-end a unit with all the accessories hit $350 this Christmas and that price is showing it will sell for that.

There should be some quality standalone units coming soon, but I don't really have a personal interest there, others will.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2017, 11:11 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 11:00:
Yeah except who the hell wants a $100,000+ pickup truck with one seat? People either buy pickups for work or as family vehicles. The artist rendering makes it wholly impractical, electric or not. That looks like nothing more than a toy for city slickers to drive around.

There are people out there for sure that would buy that, but those that won't, are your typical truck owners, they'll want to stay gas/diesel as long as anybody. But there are people out there certainly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 27, 2017, 00:44 HorrorScope
 
How do these cars know where to stop. For example at a 4 way stop, why does the car stop and what triggers it to stop and what happens if that isn't there? Is it by GPS or is it by things it see's. I was at a very odd 5 way stop this past week and thought, a car is really going to handle this really odd situation how these roads are aligned here?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 26, 2017, 18:14 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 12:40:
Vio wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 12:05:
Why is my computer so slow?! The unnecessary gaming graphics settings you should sacrifice.
What a crap article they make all these claims and have a screenshot made for ants so you can compare pffft.

Not only that, but they basically go "Turn off everything except Anisotropic Filtering, because that's essentially free."

I mean, I'd have gone one step further and told people to game at 320x240. You're sure to get at least 200fps then. (or at least 40 in Star Citizen! HEYOOOOOO!!!)


Well they did talk and show a graph in super and under-scaling. I do find it funny that games still have a AF setting and that many times I have to bump it up to 16. It has been a zero performance hitter for a long time now. I think they actually hit the places correctly, shadows we know some games simply melt with them on and enough are affected enough to consider dropping them into a medium range. The examples weren't all that good though, looks like SoW is poorly optimized.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video
56. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video Dec 26, 2017, 14:41 HorrorScope
 
Prez wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 12:43:
What? You don't enjoy games the exact same way I do?!?! Sorry Creston I love ya man but now you're dead to me.

That's some special kind of love there man.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video
20. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video Dec 24, 2017, 18:10 HorrorScope
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 17:14:
The game is going to support Vulkan to considerably improve performance, which hasn't yet been implemented.

Well sure it is.
Well sure it hasn't.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video
14. Re: GeForce Drivers for Fallout 4, Legacy of the Void, & Battlefront Dec 24, 2017, 16:01 HorrorScope
 
Overon wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 15:14:
There is constant stuttering. I saw the whole thing. Everywhere it was stuttering.

Obviously you are mistaken, a DX11 2 gig video card is the recommended GPU.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
11. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 24, 2017, 13:58 HorrorScope
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 08:52:
Cutter has nailed the problem. Length is the key. Make the task too lengthy to be worthwhile for hackers to trudge through.

Who's hacking you the traditional way of typing in your password X times before it locks you out. Anything out of the ordinary untold to others is going to do the job.

Are there wifi routers with daily passwords you can hand out to visitors? Or are we also giving away our wifi password to friends and friends of friends. If not, why not? Don't companies concerned with security understand how this all goes in real life?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
8. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 23, 2017, 20:31 HorrorScope
 
What dumb ass systems are even allowing just 123456 as a password these days? If they are serious about security, at least put in a rule to make it a little more restrictive than that. That said, the security that gets us isn't related to knowing your individual password, deflect back to the little people as the problem, while millions get breached by a single source.  
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News Comments > World of Tanks Plans Major Changes; Offers New Engine Demo
4. Re: World of Tanks Plans Major Changes; Offers New Engine Demo Dec 23, 2017, 17:42 HorrorScope
 
Hmmm....

World of Tanks soon hitting 1.0

S.C. @ v3.0

Hmmm....
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 14:57 HorrorScope
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 13:00:
Socialism doesn't fail in theory it fails in practice. Why? Our species will always look for the easy out. The free money. Socialism also fails because it is the dream that those in power will not hoard the wealth nor abuse their power to enrich themselves.

And when looking for the easy way out, that forces laws and regulations into existence, as they harm an entity who takes them to court. Laws and Regulations are mostly created on situations that force such things to exist, not just because we're big meanies wanting to control, there was an attempt made to do it with less control, but it only takes one person/situation, right?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 14:54 HorrorScope
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 00:26:
Saboth wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 20:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 20:16:
There is no good news when you're layed off, the $1000 is a joke and won't even cover most folks house payment. More drumpf lies.

With healthcare going up due to Trump and the GOP, and Republicans trying to destroy what little healthcare system we have left, they'd better save that $1,000 in case they get sick. Whatever "tax refund" people get from the Tax Scam will most likely be eaten up by much higher healthcare premiums as the GOP continuously attacks our only healthcare system while having absolutely nothing to replace it with.

We had a health care system long before Obama turned it into a health care tax system. I'm not saying it was great but it sure was a lot cheaper before Obamacare. Do you know anyone that didn't have their health care at least double if not triple during his presidency? Don't worry though I am sure somebody you like better will be in office sooner or later to help us all toward socialized medicine and a universal living wage.

There are articles discussing medical insurance costs. Medical costs have been outpacing inflation for decades, it was always spiraling upward. But here is the thing with new laws, it give companies a way to mask their desires. The biggest difference pre & post AHA is the deductibles went up. Companies certainly used AHA as the reason, but many stories revolving around companies who wanted to move to this model for a while and this was the springboard they needed to sell it. For decades the saying was "Any doubt go see a Dr.", this cost companies a lot of money. The way to stop that is to build an initial wall of costs so large that people would think 3 times before going to the Dr. It has worked bigly, what many have is catastrophic insurance, only use it when in a total emergency. ER visits are also now greatly frowned upon and have their own separate deductibles now because of ridiculous costs. This isn't AHA driven it is a cost problem. And what has popped up in ER's place? "Urgent Care", the cheap(er) alternative.

This is the same thing with the Enron law that came about in the mid 2000's under Bush. We are going to protect the people so they don't lose everything when a company goes belly up in the manner Enron lied to the public quarterly. What happened? Companies cut back massively in traditional retirement packages, these rules now are to strict. But they were wanting to get out of the traditional retirement for years. This is just another time when a law allowed companies to redo a problem to their way and blame the law.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Launches
23. Re: PUBG Launches Dec 22, 2017, 21:02 HorrorScope
 
SirKnight wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 12:27:
I watched some live streaming a few days ago from IGN. It looked really boring. But all of these survival type of games come off that way to me anyway.

I'd much rather play Arma 3.

I don't list this under a traditional survivalist game, more death-match to me. But it is like a runaway success, so it is well loved enough.
 
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