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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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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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News Comments > Play Star Trek Bridge Crew Without VR
9. Re: Play Star Trek Bridge Crew Without VR Dec 22, 2017, 18:10 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 15:38:
so, now I can actually buy this and give it a whirl without worry about VR? Thats kewl!!

Elf, we may have to try this at some point. I'm waiting until this is on a sale though.

Isn't it half off? I wonder how well this is though in non VR? Seems like it maybe too basic.
 
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News Comments > Valve AU Fine Upheld
6. Re: Valve AU Fine Upheld Dec 22, 2017, 18:08 HorrorScope
 
To me this is a system working properly.

In the end we're all better off and Valve can still make their billions.


"This root problem was remedied after a proper Steam refund system was put into place, they still must pay the penalty."

Done. Done. Move on.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 22, 2017, 13:18 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 05:34:
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 00:06:
Yeah, but by slowing down your phone, their salesmen tech support guys can tell you your phone is dying and convince you to upgrade.

Funny enough, none of them EVER mention that a new battery would make that phone feel like new. Each and every one of them goes for the "You can get a 8 for just 800 bucks!"

Fuck Apple.


Cuz those batteries are now glued in place in cases that are glued in place. Changing them is nearly impossible, and surely violates the TOS. So convenient, for Apple (and Samsung).

Yeah that is what I thought, not sure what Simon is going on about, probably an Android phone, but this is specifically a Apple related issue that is being discussed.

If Apple was so noble, they would tell you that, due to the current state of your battery we are now running your system at a reduced rate and list aprox what that is. Right?
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway
15. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway Dec 22, 2017, 00:20 HorrorScope
 
For Elite, I think you'd try the $7 teaser first and then if you like it at all, add on the Commander Pack for $15.  
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News Comments > Squadron 42 Specs and Trailer; Star Citizen Selling Tanks
37. Re: Squadron 42 Specs and Trailer; Star Citizen Selling Tanks Dec 21, 2017, 12:37 HorrorScope
 
loomy wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 07:22:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 01:08:
Specs? Must be right around the corner for a release.

LOL on the skimpy ass GPU recommendation. DX11, 2 gig ram... wow, that could be a mighty old card by now. Uh huh.

the specs are accurate according to my experience. the game is poorly threaded, so it likes a faster CPU more than more cores. the graphics look amazing but aren't that demanding because there's a lot of nothing in space, and their ground levels are probably in buildings without much going on. the game has a lot of STUFF, textures and geometry, just not all on the screen at once, so there's a lot of disk loading, and it already fills 16gb RAM.


Hmmm.... so all these years when people are saying they are going to need a monster system, all for naught? That spec is something like a GT450 video card. I get the space part of your point, but didn't we see a city world from space you can fly down into and then fly through a never ending city, like never before in a game? That looks intensive. But you're right they are using the magic of Amazon and their Lumberjack, probably the most streamlined engine ever.

Or is SQ42, simply not going to that tech and just be a Station to obtain missions and then do them in space only type thing? If so... ok starting to feel ya.
 
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News Comments > Stayin' Alive Early Access
2. Re: Stayin' Alive Early Access Dec 21, 2017, 12:30 HorrorScope
 
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:21:
That doesn't seem much like a game to me as a sad comment upon our society. What's next for this developer? A laugh a minute dems vs reps on the senate floor?

Yeah probably, like your idea though.

Someone will say "This is what it has come down to, people just putting out garbage to poison our minds". They will point to religion as the answer for why a tight structure is needed to keep us in some type of moral line. But still really have no proof that a damn thing we do here has afterlife consequences, but now I have to live in this structure some else has imposed on me and really don't like that.

Just got to remember... it's only pixels and it's for the laughs. Why? Because that is reality it is. Sad or not.

 
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News Comments > Origin Winter Sale
3. Re: Origin Winter Sale Dec 21, 2017, 12:26 HorrorScope
 
I get the EA hate on many levels, but am I the only one that thinks $30 a year for Access garners you a lot of gaming hours?  
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News Comments > Squadron 42 Specs and Trailer; Star Citizen Selling Tanks
29. Re: Squadron 42 Specs and Trailer; Star Citizen Selling Tanks Dec 21, 2017, 01:08 HorrorScope
 
Specs? Must be right around the corner for a release.

LOL on the skimpy ass GPU recommendation. DX11, 2 gig ram... wow, that could be a mighty old card by now. Uh huh.
 
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