User information for Sepharo

Real Name
Sepharo
Nickname
Sepharo
Email
Concealed by request - Send Mail
Description
I like games... Hi.
Signed On
May 29, 2003
Supporter
-
Total Posts
9032 (Guru)
User ID
17249
Search For:
Sort Results:
Ascending
Descending
Limit Results:
 
9032 Comments. 452 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16    452  ] Older
5.
 
Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trusted Mode Fights Cheating
Jul 9, 2020, 02:06
5.
Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trusted Mode Fights Cheating Jul 9, 2020, 02:06
Jul 9, 2020, 02:06
 
thestryker wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 01:33:
Ideally the way anti-cheats would work for multiplayer would be sandboxing the game. I know UWP apps can leverage this and it effectively acts similar to the way Xbox loads games. I'm assuming there are likely other ways to do this outside of UWP, but it's the only built in way I know of on windows. This wouldn't prevent any hardware macro type issues, but it would prevent anything hooking into the game itself.

I get that not being able to touch the files would annoy a certain chunk of people, but I'd much rather deal with that than running any of these company's anti-cheats whether built in house or contracted.

That's basically what this is.
Avatar 17249
10.
 
Re: Op Ed
Jul 1, 2020, 21:03
10.
Re: Op Ed Jul 1, 2020, 21:03
Jul 1, 2020, 21:03
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 19:34:
(Feeling somewhat philosophical today.) Ah, the age of faux guilt...;) If there's anything people do these days that someone doesn't try and make people feel guilty about, I don't know what it is. I'm not a Catholic, but the general thrust today is to make most people feel guiltier than a nun living in a bordello...;)--usually for no rational reason at all. People feel guilty these days because of their genetics, etc.--as if they could have changed them! Really is remarkable to hear crazy people running for political office today actually stand up and apologize for having been born!....;) I think that some folks today really enjoy it--feeling guilty about something--even about buying computer games. It's like a sort of psychological prison people put themselves in--some people I know wallow in guilt, like a Linus security blanket. Anyway, I'll pass, thank you...! Very debilitating, faux guilt.

What am I supposed to feel guilty about?
Avatar 17249
24.
 
Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Removing Phallic Symbols for Japan and Wall-Running for All
Jul 1, 2020, 15:44
24.
Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Removing Phallic Symbols for Japan and Wall-Running for All Jul 1, 2020, 15:44
Jul 1, 2020, 15:44
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 15:03:
GothicWizard wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 11:42:
Re: Wall running, like the name implies I assume that was some kind of running along the walls horizontal w/ the floor like matrix style combat? I can see where that would cause massive headaches and map design issues.

As for Japan as said previously they are very sexually repressed. So not surprising. We are just starting to get over our silly Puritan views of nudity and sex and they are living like it's still 1880. Not a shock why underground genshi, sex clubs and hentai is so popular over there.

Having lived in japan for several years...

They are not sexually repressed, this move makes no sense. The book stores there are full of Echi, soft core, hentai etc.... It was a shock coming from the USA.

These guys see some pixelated dongs in porn and suddenly it's "Japan is very sexually repressed" lol
They just have a weird and illogical law on the books that's never been fixed regarding porn... otherwise Japan is kind of sex crazy... and no despite the popular theory it's not because of the pixelization.
Avatar 17249
28.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 1, 2020, 14:53
28.
Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2020, 14:53
Jul 1, 2020, 14:53
 
Jivaro wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 14:29:
Star Wars is a universe that between Legends and Canon is like what, 4000 years or more? Why not just do something new? The Mandalorian doing well should be sending the message that fans want new original content, not rehash and repeat of similar storylines. I liked the last few movies but that's because I literally loved all the fanservice most people hate. I am that guy. (Sorry) That being said, a new, original story that wasn't simply a rehash of the same morals and ethics through the same plot devices would have made for a much higher quality set of movies overall. They can do that now, or in the future, so why not do that? It just seems odd to me.

Pick a different spot in the timeline and go! TOR is just waiting to be pillaged Hollywood! HINT HINT

That's exactly what they're doing. This story is nonsense.
Avatar 17249
3.
 
Re: Op Ed
Jul 1, 2020, 13:07
3.
Re: Op Ed Jul 1, 2020, 13:07
Jul 1, 2020, 13:07
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 12:02:
That's a silly article. The only thing that should make you feel ashamed is if you can't pay your bills due to your video game spending habits. As long as you're doing ok financially, who cares if you bought a few games that will add to your backlog and you were granted some points for it to use on profile fluff?

I picture the writer being some 32 year old shaved head millennial with a nose piercing.

You have a strange conception of what a millennial looks like lol
Avatar 17249
5.
 
Re: Into the Black
Jul 1, 2020, 04:35
5.
Re: Into the Black Jul 1, 2020, 04:35
Jul 1, 2020, 04:35
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 21:24:
Not familiar with it either but the thought of hillbillies just made me think of that Patrick Swayze move...Next of Kin. Crazy for Swayze!

I think you'd really like Ozark. It has a lot of similarities to Breaking Bad but it's also definitely its own thing as well.
... though I did search your history for "breaking bad" and you've got one post implying you watched a lot of it... and another implying you watched none of it... so who knows lol
Avatar 17249
25.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 1, 2020, 04:15
25.
Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2020, 04:15
Jul 1, 2020, 04:15
 
Drayth wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 13:26:
Be that as it may Doomcock did accurately leak the ending of Rise of Skywalker about a month before the movie's release (verified retroactively personally). His sources have been spot on in the past.

I went back and checked that out... he was still wrong about a lot and the "leaks" came out after many trailers had already revealed much of that.
It's possible that he or someone he knew did see the film before everyone else somehow (digital fx studio, marketing, etc.)... but that doesn't translate to insider knowledge of the kind that he's claiming now.
Avatar 17249
24.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 1, 2020, 04:13
24.
Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2020, 04:13
Jul 1, 2020, 04:13
 
Y'all know that's not happening right?
Despite how badly Mr. "Doomcock Overlord" wants it to be true they're not going to use the Rebels Veil of the Force to reset the canon invalidating the sequel trilogy.
Don't get me wrong, they might use that mechanic to explore other alternate universes, but they'll be the alternates, not episodes 7-9.
Avatar 17249
9.
 
Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 1, 2020, 02:16
9.
Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 1, 2020, 02:16
Jul 1, 2020, 02:16
 
I'm very protective over what I watch / click on specifically so my algorithm doesn't start suggesting me the garbage.
One thing that I notice when I'm at friends' places watching youtube is that they always have auto-play on... That's just asking to be sent down the rabbit hole... I'll decide the next video I'm watching thank you very much.
First thing I do is disable autoplay wherever and whenever I see it. It's a public service

If you're going to be doing a lot of youtube watching, I recommend subscribing to a very robust list of channels of excellent quality... when the recommendation algorithm starts giving you crap, go back to only viewing your queue of videos from subscribers. Watch those for a bit and your recommendations will be back along those lines for the most part.
Avatar 17249
4.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 29, 2020, 21:15
4.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 29, 2020, 21:15
Jun 29, 2020, 21:15
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 29, 2020, 19:02:
Someone mentioned to me the other day that Denny's has the best pancakes. Seeing as Denny's are rare up here I haven't been to one in forever. Does anyone A) go to Denny's with any regularity B) concur with the sentiment they make great pancakes?

I've never had a pancake that didn't taste like every other pancake before it.
So yes, Denny's is tied for 1st for best pancake.
Avatar 17249
70.
 
Re: Forza Bans the Confederate Flag
Jun 28, 2020, 21:03
70.
Re: Forza Bans the Confederate Flag Jun 28, 2020, 21:03
Jun 28, 2020, 21:03
 
It's a corporation ya weirdos. They do everything in the interest of money.
If ya really want them to ban "every flag in Africa", then go ahead and find like minded people and threaten their bottom line.
Good luck.
Avatar 17249
12.
 
Re: Op Ed - Anarchist Sympathizer
Jun 27, 2020, 18:22
12.
Re: Op Ed - Anarchist Sympathizer Jun 27, 2020, 18:22
Jun 27, 2020, 18:22
 
(in the U.S.)
"Right to work" is a euphemism for "don't have to join a union".
"At-will employment" means an employer doesn't need to provide cause to fire.

Not making any arguments here, just trying to clear up some phrases as it seems like they're getting a bit conflated.
Avatar 17249
38.
 
Re: Ubisoft Investigating Misconduct
Jun 27, 2020, 17:14
38.
Re: Ubisoft Investigating Misconduct Jun 27, 2020, 17:14
Jun 27, 2020, 17:14
 
Quinn wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 16:45:
Looking forward to the first "no flirting allowed" signs. Bunch of fucking drones we humans will become, afraid to interact with eachother socially. Many people see colleagues more than their partners and other family members, with 8 or more work hours a day, 5 times a week. Is it OK to give compliments during after-work drinks facilitated by the company? If so, is it allowed to recall the fine evening the next day or does that go too far?

"Unwanted flirting", wtf does that even mean? I envy Sepharo the Mind-reader, who only ever flirted with women who wanted his advances.

Yeah no "advances" with co-workers, especially at work, is a good idea.
Avatar 17249
35.
 
Re: Ubisoft Investigating Misconduct
Jun 27, 2020, 16:20
35.
Re: Ubisoft Investigating Misconduct Jun 27, 2020, 16:20
Jun 27, 2020, 16:20
 
People, men and women, should be able to go to work without being the target of unwanted flirting.
So radical.
Avatar 17249
15.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 27, 2020, 06:39
15.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2020, 06:39
Jun 27, 2020, 06:39
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 06:13:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 04:47:
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 04:03:
side note :
I notice you mentioned their leaderlesness. That makes me believe that you misunderstood my mention of anonymous - I'm not mentioning anonymous to talk about leadership.
I mention anonymous to point out how the media misunderstood the use of the word anonymous. Hackers said 'we are anonymous' to mean 'we are unnamed unaffiliated individuals' - but the media understood it as 'oh, so anonymous is your organizations name'.

-scheherazade

People who claimed they were in "Anonymous" were acting in part with the "Anonymous" movement.
Just like people who are organizing and participating in "Boogaloo" groups and are identifying that way are part of the "Boogaloo" movement.

I know you think it's just preppers and people with "bugout" bags, and maybe that's all you've been exposed to... but the people dressing in Hawaiian shirts and planning violence, and organizing in "Boogaloo" groups are part of the "Boogaloo" movement, not simply preppers or whatever.
It's a real thing.
You're trying some "no true scotsman" esque argument... but there are people in the groups who want a 2nd Civil War, and that's what the name comes from.

(Anonymous is all of us. You, me, etc, not a movement. The anonymius hackers were a complete misunderstanding in mainstream media.)

Boogaloo predates any of these groups.

The no true Scottsman fallacy first requires that the person be a Scottsman.

In this case, uninitiated outsiders see a Frenchman and call them a Scotland. And when corrected they say 'yeah, well, we call them Scottland'.

Uninitiated outsiders are hearing boogaloo for the first time, and misappropriating the term as a label for groups that talk about the boogaloo.

-scheherazade

You're honestly the one doing the retconning here.
You have it backwards, Boogaloo has always been in reference to the "sequel"... Nobody would have called zombie apocalypses, meteors or whatever "boogaloo" before and it's not from "bugout".
Your exposure to the term has come long after it has been used on the chans for Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo specifically.
I don't disbelieve you that it means different things to different people... same thing happened with "gamer gate".
Avatar 17249
13.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 27, 2020, 04:47
13.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2020, 04:47
Jun 27, 2020, 04:47
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 04:03:
side note :
I notice you mentioned their leaderlesness. That makes me believe that you misunderstood my mention of anonymous - I'm not mentioning anonymous to talk about leadership.
I mention anonymous to point out how the media misunderstood the use of the word anonymous. Hackers said 'we are anonymous' to mean 'we are unnamed unaffiliated individuals' - but the media understood it as 'oh, so anonymous is your organizations name'.

-scheherazade

People who claimed they were in "Anonymous" were acting in part with the "Anonymous" movement.
Just like people who are organizing and participating in "Boogaloo" groups and are identifying that way are part of the "Boogaloo" movement.

I know you think it's just preppers and people with "bugout" bags, and maybe that's all you've been exposed to... but the people dressing in Hawaiian shirts and planning violence, and organizing in "Boogaloo" groups are part of the "Boogaloo" movement, not simply preppers or whatever.
It's a real thing.
You're trying some "no true scotsman" esque argument... but there are people in the groups who want a 2nd Civil War, and that's what the name comes from.
Avatar 17249
11.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 27, 2020, 03:54
11.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2020, 03:54
Jun 27, 2020, 03:54
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 03:28:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 03:15:
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 03:02:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 03:01:
I don't really care about whatever angles you're taking this to right now...
Was just commenting on the fact that it's a real thing.

This is my only angle :

Multiple forums, countless posts, since well more than a year. Probably seen "boogaloo" over 1000 times by now. Not one post mentioning racism. Not one post instigating any revolution. Every post made in the context of bugout/prepping for shtf. Am I supposed to believe an article by some outsider rando trying to convince me that all those people have been writing in secret code this entire time?

I think it's more likely that they misunderstand the term.

Or they deliberately recast it because it's so common, and so many people they dislike (gun owners) have used it.

-scheherazade

I've seen articles that specifically say it's not a racist thing... I'm not trying to argue that it is.
I'm saying it's a group that's preparing for, and some would say welcoming and advocating for, a 2nd civil war.
And I'm saying that you're confused about the word coming from "bugout". It doesn't.

Understood

I have seen articles portraying the boog as people trying to bring about a 'south rises again' style of revolution.

I only mean that the boogaloo and the bugout are synonyms and are interchangeable in conversation - and that the boogaloo is not a group of any sort.
The similar sound helps. I don't mean to say that one was created as a letter bash of the other.

It's like when the media would refer to 'the hacker group anonymous' - completely unaware of the concept that anonymous is a 4chan term that refers to all people in an unaffiliated collective sense (precisely not an organized group).

-scheherazade

From what I've seen the media covering it knows it's leaderless / unorganized. That's why it's referred to as a "movement" which it is...
But there is organization in these individual/disconnected social media groups. That's why dozens of young men show up in hawaiian shirts and tactical gear at protests. And some have been arrested for communication regarding planning violence.
Not made up.
Avatar 17249
9.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 27, 2020, 03:15
9.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2020, 03:15
Jun 27, 2020, 03:15
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 03:02:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 03:01:
I don't really care about whatever angles you're taking this to right now...
Was just commenting on the fact that it's a real thing.

This is my only angle :

Multiple forums, countless posts, since well more than a year. Probably seen "boogaloo" over 1000 times by now. Not one post mentioning racism. Not one post instigating any revolution. Every post made in the context of bugout/prepping for shtf. Am I supposed to believe an article by some outsider rando trying to convince me that all those people have been writing in secret code this entire time?

I think it's more likely that they misunderstand the term.

Or they deliberately recast it because it's so common, and so many people they dislike (gun owners) have used it.

-scheherazade

I've seen articles that specifically say it's not a racist thing... I'm not trying to argue that it is.
I'm saying it's a group that's preparing for, and some would say welcoming and advocating for, a 2nd civil war.
And I'm saying that you're confused about the word coming from "bugout". It doesn't.
Avatar 17249
7.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 27, 2020, 03:01
7.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2020, 03:01
Jun 27, 2020, 03:01
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 02:22:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:47:
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:40:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:30:
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:16:
In case anyone is wondering about "boogaloo", it's the media's latest windmill.
Gun enthusiasts use boogaloo as a goofy word in place of 'bug out'.
Bug out being a situation where things are suddenly really bad and you have to run away from society for safety.
Usually discussion centers around your 'bugout bag', which is basically a backpack with a gun, ammo, food, money, first aide, etc. The idea being that you may need to grab it and run, and rely on what's inside for a while.
When talking about 'the bugout' (aka the boogaloo), people spitball situations like riots, or military crackdowns, or wars, or breakouts of serious disease where you risk being quarantined with the sick, etc.
Somehow left wing conspiracy theorists have latched onto it and identified it as secret code for some uprising - as if people talking about 'prepping for disaster' are actually 'planning disaster' (the type of disaster being whatever type the conspiracy theorists can imagine).
It's similar to the situation with 'OK', where 'for teh lulz' 4chan made an organized effort to convince the media that OK is a white power simbol by generating fake content suggesting as much, and managed to do it pretty successfully.

-scheherazade

It's a real thing.
Not sure where you're getting the idea that it isn't...

I've talked to the people who are into it. They were at the quarantine/mask protests in my state's capital even before George Floyd was on the street dying.
Kind of hard to miss the guys wearing hawaiian shirts, body armor, and rifles.

Boogaloo refers to the common joke of subtitling a sequel "Electric Boogaloo" from "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo"...
Like Bluesnews 2: Electric Boogaloo
But in this case it's Civil War 2.
Truth is stranger than fiction man, they're real people in real facebook groups and discords... you can talk to them.

Boogaloo is a generic term. It isn't specific to any group or organization or ideology.

Casting it as being specific to some concept effectively entangles people with said concept, potentially years after using the term to innocuously refer to bugout.

Here's a video about it by someone actually in the gun community, for perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsOZSzo-N8o

-scheherazade

I know what "bugout" and a "bugout bag" is... it's not "boogaloo"... sorry you're wrong.
They share similar letters and there's overlap between those communities, but they're not the same thing.

The main community (99% of people who use the term) uses it to mean bugout/shtf/disaster.

The idea that it's an organized effort to stir another revolution for racist goals, is a retcon that places like vice have been pushing.

Is there some sub 1% of weirdos that would like/try to make an SHTF situation happen, that you can point to, and say they used the word? Yep. You can do that for most things. Amplifying the visibility of that element, while focusing on the term, is defining it in the public psyche in a different way than most existing users have used it.

You can't even say that the bigigloo/bigluau types at the protests are trying to start anything. If they wanted to shoot shit up they would have. Many of those poeple go there thinking they are bringing stability by making it risky for others to start violence. Ironically altruistic, given the sinister motives that some media is pushing about them.

-scheherazade

I don't really care about whatever angles you're taking this to right now...
Was just commenting on the fact that it's a real thing.
Avatar 17249
5.
 
Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 27, 2020, 01:47
5.
Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2020, 01:47
Jun 27, 2020, 01:47
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:40:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:30:
Scheherazade wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 01:16:
In case anyone is wondering about "boogaloo", it's the media's latest windmill.
Gun enthusiasts use boogaloo as a goofy word in place of 'bug out'.
Bug out being a situation where things are suddenly really bad and you have to run away from society for safety.
Usually discussion centers around your 'bugout bag', which is basically a backpack with a gun, ammo, food, money, first aide, etc. The idea being that you may need to grab it and run, and rely on what's inside for a while.
When talking about 'the bugout' (aka the boogaloo), people spitball situations like riots, or military crackdowns, or wars, or breakouts of serious disease where you risk being quarantined with the sick, etc.
Somehow left wing conspiracy theorists have latched onto it and identified it as secret code for some uprising - as if people talking about 'prepping for disaster' are actually 'planning disaster' (the type of disaster being whatever type the conspiracy theorists can imagine).
It's similar to the situation with 'OK', where 'for teh lulz' 4chan made an organized effort to convince the media that OK is a white power simbol by generating fake content suggesting as much, and managed to do it pretty successfully.

-scheherazade

It's a real thing.
Not sure where you're getting the idea that it isn't...

I've talked to the people who are into it. They were at the quarantine/mask protests in my state's capital even before George Floyd was on the street dying.
Kind of hard to miss the guys wearing hawaiian shirts, body armor, and rifles.

Boogaloo refers to the common joke of subtitling a sequel "Electric Boogaloo" from "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo"...
Like Bluesnews 2: Electric Boogaloo
But in this case it's Civil War 2.
Truth is stranger than fiction man, they're real people in real facebook groups and discords... you can talk to them.

Boogaloo is a generic term. It isn't specific to any group or organization or ideology.

Casting it as being specific to some concept effectively entangles people with said concept, potentially years after using the term to innocuously refer to bugout.

Here's a video about it by someone actually in the gun community, for perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsOZSzo-N8o

-scheherazade

I know what "bugout" and a "bugout bag" is... it's not "boogaloo"... sorry you're wrong.
They share similar letters and there's overlap between those communities, but they're not the same thing.
Avatar 17249
9032 Comments. 452 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16    452  ] Older