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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Dec 4, 2020, 16:11
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 4, 2020, 16:11
Dec 4, 2020, 16:11
 
Bodolza wrote on Dec 4, 2020, 13:00:
My company has many employees on visas, and I have direct knowledge that it doesn't save us any money. The talent pool is pretty tight in my industry, and someone on a visa is frequently the best applicant for the position. They are hired on the exact same pay scale as non-visa holders, but with the added headaches of having to navigate the visa rules.

Same situation here. I know for a fact that the H1B contractors make the same as the other developers.
We just have a really hard time finding people.
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Release Tomorrow, Reviews Today
Dec 3, 2020, 14:01
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Release Tomorrow, Reviews Today Dec 3, 2020, 14:01
Dec 3, 2020, 14:01
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 2, 2020, 17:59:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 2, 2020, 11:24:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 1, 2020, 20:05:
As everyone has mentioned, it's more powerful than last generations top card 2080ti, iirc. At $400 it's also half the price of the 2080ti at release.
I don't see how anyone could consider this less valuable than $300, so the debate is over $100. It's a card in hand atm, if you've got access to buy these
mysterious and unknown 3090 and 3080 cards please share their vendor link. Not to mention buying this now, gives something until prices and supplies settle
down on the top tier cards 2021. Nor do I want to wait for ATI to develop and add in their own RT which could take another 6 months.
So it looks like all that's worth $50 buck, if not the $100 at least imo.

This post seems to imply that you think the 6800 cards will be more accessible than the 3000 series cards...
but it seems like we'll have the same problems getting these as the others.
I'd buy any of these cards at retail list price if I could... but I can't.
Been the same story for multiple generations now.
Guess I wasn't clear, or I misunderstand. The only thing I mentioned about ATI was their RT software was reported to be coming later.
My possibly over dramatic estimate was 6 months to get something like that running and stable. Otherwise, I've got no idea.
The lack of the one feature I wanted, kept me from following ATI, except casually.
It's just my casual opinion but RT looks like it adds another level depth. I.e. At least to me, if I'm running at 1440p with RTX, it feels like 8k instead of 1440p.
They still haven't called me but I didn't register until yesterday.

Was talking about this part:
It's a card in hand atm, if you've got access to buy these
mysterious and unknown 3090 and 3080 cards please share their vendor link. Not to mention buying this now
Seemed like you were implying that one benefit was that you could get them but couldn't get the 3000 series cards... and my point was that you can't get the AMD cards either right now. Same issue.


edit: Ahh I see now, you're simply talking about the 3060ti... I swear I thought you were replying to a thread talking about AMDs lineup.
But still... is the 3060ti not going to also be sold out? I bet it is.

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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Release Tomorrow, Reviews Today
Dec 2, 2020, 11:24
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Release Tomorrow, Reviews Today Dec 2, 2020, 11:24
Dec 2, 2020, 11:24
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 1, 2020, 20:05:
As everyone has mentioned, it's more powerful than last generations top card 2080ti, iirc. At $400 it's also half the price of the 2080ti at release.
I don't see how anyone could consider this less valuable than $300, so the debate is over $100. It's a card in hand atm, if you've got access to buy these
mysterious and unknown 3090 and 3080 cards please share their vendor link. Not to mention buying this now, gives something until prices and supplies settle
down on the top tier cards 2021. Nor do I want to wait for ATI to develop and add in their own RT which could take another 6 months.
So it looks like all that's worth $50 buck, if not the $100 at least imo.

This post seems to imply that you think the 6800 cards will be more accessible than the 3000 series cards...
but it seems like we'll have the same problems getting these as the others.
I'd buy any of these cards at retail list price if I could... but I can't.
Been the same story for multiple generations now.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Nov 22, 2020, 19:16
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 22, 2020, 19:16
Nov 22, 2020, 19:16
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 18:30:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 17:58:
Wow, I am like 3-4 'public families' behind, I think. Ramble Podcast Network? Is that one of the Y'all Qaeda 'conservative' social media groups?
I've seen commercials for at least a couple of family based reality shows which I have no idea what their names are or why anyone would be interested. It wouldn't surprise me if there are half a dozen of them which I have no knowledge of. The only reason I know about the Kardashians is they penetrated main stream media so deeply. If you haven't seen a headline concerning the Kardashians, you simply do not read headlines. Oh and as I type this I realize I know there is one around Ozzie Osbourne's family. But again, all I have ever seen is small portions of the commercials concerning the show.

Ozzie was the first of these kinds of shows 18 years ago way back in 2002.
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Re: Overwatch Patched; Priority Pass System Plans Revealed
Nov 17, 2020, 23:12
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Re: Overwatch Patched; Priority Pass System Plans Revealed Nov 17, 2020, 23:12
Nov 17, 2020, 23:12
 
Ever since they added the ability to play games while you're queued, like deathmatch or the server browser... long queues haven't really bothered me much.
That said, this actually sounds like a really good idea, reward people for spreading their role choices out more with some faster matchmaking times at the expense of those who don't spread out.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 14, 2020, 15:04
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2020, 15:04
Nov 14, 2020, 15:04
 
They say in the video that they make most stuff from scratch because it's easier to store that way.
Cutter seems to be specifically talking about the meats they had frozen.
But they also said they go through a ton of pancake syrup.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 13, 2020, 15:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2020, 15:43
Nov 13, 2020, 15:43
 
Apparently there's a hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal.
Sounds like the initial call to police was regarding a burglary.
Employees barricaded on roof of building.

Ubisoft Montreal staffers barricade on roof amid possible hostage situation
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 13, 2020, 12:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2020, 12:25
Nov 13, 2020, 12:25
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 12, 2020, 21:25:
No one is saying C19 isn't worse, it's just marginally worse for a tiny percentage of people. Over - fucking over - 95% of all people who get it have zero immediate or long term issues from it...same as the fucking flu. This isn't rocket surgery. Yeah it sucks for the people who do, it also sucks for the people who do with the fucking flu. And in case you were unaware that's been happening to 10s of millions of people annually forever as well. No one ever lost their shit over it. It's typical of those of you on the far left to consistently make mountains out of molehills, to insist, like Chicken Little, that the sky is falling when it isn't.

The actual real danger is the economy. If we slide into a global depression you won't give a fuck about Covid anymore when you're staring down bankruptcy and homelessness. I can promise you that.

The Spanish Flu is also just the flu.
Sometimes we get a virus that has severe repercussions for a higher than normal amount of people... This is one of those.
Why not listen to the epidemiologists... and well uh, see the hospitals overflowing, and the amount of deaths... and the worldwide response.
But hey, crotchety poster on a PC gaming news site says the left is overreacting and making a mountain of a molehill.
Bozo.

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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Nov 11, 2020, 17:15
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 11, 2020, 17:15
Nov 11, 2020, 17:15
 
The Army and Navy beat them to establishing esports teams.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 9, 2020, 13:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2020, 13:05
Nov 9, 2020, 13:05
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 9, 2020, 12:29:
I played CS 1.0 so much.

I still want to claim credit for the knife. In a long thread on their message board, I got into a detailed discussion with Cliff on how to handle all the rounds that ended up people without ammo staring at each other.

Of course, a knife is the most obvious answer, the first one most people would come up with had it been Family Feud, but I will still meaninglessly claim credit.

You're confusing beta 1.0 and version 1.0... this logo was celebrating version 1.0.
I started playing in beta 5.2 December 1999.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2020, 20:56
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2020, 20:56
Nov 7, 2020, 20:56
 
Dirwulf wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 19:19:
NKD wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 17:49:
Where's that Australian QAnon guy who used to post here? venmo? Havent seen him in a while

Venmo is a payment app lol. I think you might be thinking of Verno?

He might be thinking of ventry.

But yeah I coulda swore we had a venmo or vemno as well... but couldn't find them.
We've got a venomhead too.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Oct 23, 2020, 17:13
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Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 23, 2020, 17:13
Oct 23, 2020, 17:13
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 12:01:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 11:58:
Dash wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 09:17:
Oh. Just had a thought to add.


The streamers are paying the publishers and dev in 'exposure'. Because isn't that something some try to fob off on artists?

Totally not the same.
When people say they are going to pay an artist in exposure, they are trying to get the artists to give them something for free or at a deeply discounted price.

Streamers have already purchased the game. The publisher already has their money, and NOW they are getting free advertisement as well. That this douche thinks the STREAMER should be paying for.

I honestly think music should work this way as well. Instead of beating down any creator who dares use their music, artists should be glad for the free advertisement. Jesus, look at Dreams by Fleetwood Mac. All of the sudden they are raking in cash again from a 40 year old song because some random on a longboard used it in his video and it went viral.

That's not really how it works, though.
Would whatever 40 year old you're referring to have gone viral without the music? Probably not.

With streamers, would they have any value without the games? No, none. So I do understand why the people that made the games get frustrated at some person making significantly more by playing the game than he or she did by making it. Remove the streamer, and the game still exists and makes some money. Remove the game, and the streamer is working at Subway.

This really isn't that accurate. There are tons of people watching streamers who don't give a damn about the game.
Maybe because they're were initially drawn to the streamer by a different game and now the streamer isn't playing that anymore... or just that they like the streamer's personality or whatever. There are also streamers who talk to the camera/chat for hours without even playing a game.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Oct 22, 2020, 23:41
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Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 22, 2020, 23:41
Oct 22, 2020, 23:41
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 23:25:
Avus wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 20:55:
Streamer need to buy the game and then pay the dev every time when they stream the game.
Let's put this idea in the racing world....
A racer need to buy a Ferrari and then need to pay Ferrari every time when he/she RACE the car.
Logic...
Does that happen? I mean street racing I guess. But I would have thought anyone doing professional racing isn't driving a car without the manufacturer being a sponsor...

What's the point you're trying to make here?
You're saying the manufacturer would pay the racer... yes.. not the racer paying the manufacturer per use of car.
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Re: Amnesia: Rebirth Released
Oct 21, 2020, 14:53
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Re: Amnesia: Rebirth Released Oct 21, 2020, 14:53
Oct 21, 2020, 14:53
 
I'm liking it so far... it's very pretty. Setting is A+ so far.
It feels like you can explore a bit more than the previous games, even though it's mostly an illusion and a lot of the traversable area is useless.
I do like that they've hidden a lot of the notes and diary stuff, so you do kind of need to drag things around and open boxes to find them all.

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Re: Amnesia: Rebirth Released
Oct 21, 2020, 00:25
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Re: Amnesia: Rebirth Released Oct 21, 2020, 00:25
Oct 21, 2020, 00:25
 
Frictional is one of the few developers where I'm excited to see what they've made and will gladly purchase.
Going to go boot this up now... all I've done PC gaming wise lately is play Overwatch and bit of that Mafia 1 remake.

Next up is probably Cyberpunk.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2020, 03:50
2.
Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2020, 03:50
Oct 11, 2020, 03:50
 
Has anyone heard from or seen sign of Creston?
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Re: Humble Announces $1M Publishing Fund for Black Developers
Oct 8, 2020, 19:07
Re: Humble Announces $1M Publishing Fund for Black Developers Oct 8, 2020, 19:07
Oct 8, 2020, 19:07
 
I read the super flimsy Breonna Taylor warrant and thought they probably made up the part about the post office confirming she was receiving suspicious packages...
Turns out they did
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 1, 2020, 20:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2020, 20:27
Oct 1, 2020, 20:27
 
Nice to see the logo back!
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up
Sep 30, 2020, 20:25
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up Sep 30, 2020, 20:25
Sep 30, 2020, 20:25
 
IgWannA wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 19:59:
wtf_man wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 18:27:
Most game developers are on Salary... not Hourly... which is why there is not OT pay available. However, they are usually promised some "bonus"... but we've seen how that goes, like with Gearbox.

Honestly, taking any IT Professional job for Salary instead of Hourly is kind of a dumb move ...unless the salary is way above the industry average. There's almost always "Off Hours" work to be done at some point... might as well get paid for it. Now, where I work, we mainly flex "off hours" work to avoid OT as much as possible... but if it's over 40 hours for the week, we go into OT.

I'm on a salary but I get paid overtime if I book it, so I don't see your point. A salaried position does not preclude you from claiming OT.

In the U.S. software engineers are exempt from overtime regulations. The company can pay it but it's not law. I've been in the industry many years, don't know of anyone around here that gets paid OT. But frankly I appreciate being able to work whenever I want and not keeping my time or punchclocking whatever. My particular company can get really busy if there is a hard deadline coming up but crunch is mostly not a thing for us thankfully. But you submit your own estimates for work, so if you're way over what you thought it would be you better have a good explanation or be willing to work some late nights to catch yourself up. Not required, but I'm sure it reflects on your performance if you never get anything done when you say you will.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 30, 2020, 05:26
10.
Re: Into the Black Sep 30, 2020, 05:26
Sep 30, 2020, 05:26
 
Wish we could have watched this nationally instead of the debate...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=MO1o66Ti2bA

succinct, coherent, and dead right
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