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Re: Rocksmith+ Announced
Jun 12, 2021, 21:23
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Re: Rocksmith+ Announced Jun 12, 2021, 21:23
Jun 12, 2021, 21:23
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 18:13:
I wouldn't mind the UI and feature updates, but I ain't going in for no subscription bullshit... Guess I'll just keep adding songs to the old version.

but... just how effective is it? will you actually be able to shred like van halen in a month? and read music too? i have a guitar with a plug, but not too sure about 'rockband with a real guitar' game.
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Re: New World Deep Dive
Jun 12, 2021, 01:32
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Re: New World Deep Dive Jun 12, 2021, 01:32
Jun 12, 2021, 01:32
 
i haven't played other mmos in a long time, but this is very different from shit like wow. i've been in the alpha since last year, and it interests me. no classes - just skills based on usage. no auto aim - gotta use your kb/m skills. also solid characters in combat so positioning matters. i can't tell you much about story as i haven't played it enough to really get into it, but i hope it's as interesting as the trailer implies.
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews
Jun 10, 2021, 06:29
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews Jun 10, 2021, 06:29
Jun 10, 2021, 06:29
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 04:48:
1badmf wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 22:31:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 17:29:
WaltC wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 10:45:
It seems to be a fact that both AMD and nVidia have just enough stock on hand to send to reviewers, with scant left over for customers. I'm glad this tactic makes sense for them because it sure makes little sense to me for them to continuously keep announcing GPUs that aren't generally available.
It's kind of a waste of marketing: advertising a product that isn't in stock and won't be for months, perhaps not until next year.

as i understand it, it actually doesn't go on sale until midnight tonight so find your most obscure tech retailer and warm up your f5 buttons!

Best Buy launched the 3070 at 6AM Pacific, that'd be my guess.

you are correct, launch time is in fact 9am EST/6am PST.
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews
Jun 9, 2021, 22:31
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews Jun 9, 2021, 22:31
Jun 9, 2021, 22:31
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 17:29:
WaltC wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 10:45:
It seems to be a fact that both AMD and nVidia have just enough stock on hand to send to reviewers, with scant left over for customers. I'm glad this tactic makes sense for them because it sure makes little sense to me for them to continuously keep announcing GPUs that aren't generally available.
It's kind of a waste of marketing: advertising a product that isn't in stock and won't be for months, perhaps not until next year.

as i understand it, it actually doesn't go on sale until midnight tonight so find your most obscure tech retailer and warm up your f5 buttons!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 9, 2021, 04:55
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 9, 2021, 04:55
Jun 9, 2021, 04:55
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 23:08:
NKD wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 12:23:
Tax evading billionaires, classic. Tax the ever loving shit out of these assholes and if they don't pay up, throw em in jail, confiscate all their rockets and sell them.
Warren Buffet has said on multiple occasions he should be taxed more. He's right. There is little doubt billionaires don't pay a lot of taxes, however very few of them are doing anything illegal.

I haven't read ProPublica's story, however the coverage about it I saw on a television segment did not impress me. It left me with the impression they were equating wealth growth with income. Guess what... when Bezo's stock portfolio goes up $50 billion he pays $0 taxes on that. You know what? I haven't paid any taxes on the gains my portfolio has made in the last two years either. Because it doesn't work that way. If any of us had bought $5,000 of Apple stock on the first day of trading in 2001 (1/3/2001) and just sat on it (and reinvested the dividends back into buying more stock) you'd have over $3.5m worth of Apple stock sitting in that brokerage account. And guess how much taxes you would have paid on that $3.5 million? That's right, $0.

Should we tax wealth growth? Maybe? I'd have to see the rules on it before passing final judgment. But I don't see that it matters much because I find it difficult to believe such legislation would ever be passed.

everything they did was on the up and up, and i personally have no problem with wealth growth being tax free - it's meaningless until you actually convert it to cash anyway, then it's taxable. but it doesn't stink any less that billionaires find ways to pay no taxes while their workers don't have the personal fortunes to write off these trivially massive losses. my idea? no tax breaks, including deductions, of any kind for anyone with more than a billion in assets. of course that'll never fly.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 8, 2021, 21:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2021, 21:15
Jun 8, 2021, 21:15
 
there better be an announcement about starfield or there'll be HELL to pay!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 8, 2021, 04:37
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2021, 04:37
Jun 8, 2021, 04:37
 
Wolfen wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:20:
1badmf wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:13:
JeffD wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 15:52:
I really liked my ultra wide screen, but MOST games do not give you an improved experience where you get additional FOV, instead they crop the top and bottom REDUCING what you see over 16x9. Also cinematics are often displayed in 16x9. This is because UI elements like rendered weapons/hands/arms are modeled in a 16x9 view port and expanding outside of that could show broken or unintended artifacting of the models. Same with cinematics, they are framed in 16x9 and expanding outside of that could yield disappearing actors, or actors improperly animated because they were not intended to be seen.

not my experience at all. any game that says it supports ultrawide, doesn't stretch or letterbox the image, and that's most games i've played the last few years. in fact every game. i can't think of a single game in recent memory that was stretched or letterboxed dating back at least to 2014's dragon age 3.

Sometimes they mess with the FOV in a bad way. Outer Worlds comes to mind.


very rarely. MOST games, like jeff was saying? that makes no sense to me, that's not even close to the truth.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 8, 2021, 04:34
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 8, 2021, 04:34
Jun 8, 2021, 04:34
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 23:32:
It would be interesting to know how exactly they managed that. Both the tracking and how they managed to insert themselves in the middle to intercept. Maybe someone will write a book some day and tell us about it....

Edit: I was under the impression despite the nature of an open block chain, tracking bitcoins around was very difficult. Maybe it is a lot less difficult than I thought it was. Getting it back though, that seems like a niffy accomplishment...

i only have a very basic understanding of crypto, but isn't the whole point of the blockchain to guarantee the authenticity of every coin by exhaustively tracking every transaction so that fakes cannot be inserted into the chain? i would think back tracking the blockchain is an option; i have no idea how difficult that would be.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 7, 2021, 21:13
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2021, 21:13
Jun 7, 2021, 21:13
 
JeffD wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 15:52:
I really liked my ultra wide screen, but MOST games do not give you an improved experience where you get additional FOV, instead they crop the top and bottom REDUCING what you see over 16x9. Also cinematics are often displayed in 16x9. This is because UI elements like rendered weapons/hands/arms are modeled in a 16x9 view port and expanding outside of that could show broken or unintended artifacting of the models. Same with cinematics, they are framed in 16x9 and expanding outside of that could yield disappearing actors, or actors improperly animated because they were not intended to be seen.

not my experience at all. any game that says it supports ultrawide, doesn't stretch or letterbox the image, and that's most games i've played the last few years. in fact every game. i can't think of a single game in recent memory that was stretched or letterboxed dating back at least to 2014's dragon age 3.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 5, 2021, 23:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2021, 23:29
Jun 5, 2021, 23:29
 
PhysicalEd wrote on Jun 5, 2021, 22:52:
Blue, if you like the "Master and Commander" movie, you should check out the books by Patrick O'Brian. Fantastic writing and of course much deeper into the characters, and the history.

love that movie. it says something that of the films looking to make a franchise out of age of sail adventures, pirates of the Caribbean won out.
also finished watching all the Sharpe films, and the new poldark series and books, so i'm on a bit of a Napoleonic wars kick atm. hope this comes out soon.
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Re: During The Pandemic Lockdown, Traffic Deaths Soared To The Highest Level In 13 Years.
Jun 5, 2021, 17:20
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Re: During The Pandemic Lockdown, Traffic Deaths Soared To The Highest Level In 13 Years. Jun 5, 2021, 17:20
Jun 5, 2021, 17:20
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 5, 2021, 14:28:
As I believe I indicated on the previous story, not particularly surprising. I noticed the idiots "taking advantage of the empty roads".

saddening nonetheless. i knew it was going to be the case when i saw people driving like maniacs in the early days of lockdown. in my daily 40min commute to work i'd see a dozen people doing 100+. i'd say 99% of people don't have the driving skill nor the car to maintain that speed safely, so even in open roads there were bound to be bodies.
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Re: Battlefield 4 Free with Prime
Jun 2, 2021, 21:30
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Re: Battlefield 4 Free with Prime Jun 2, 2021, 21:30
Jun 2, 2021, 21:30
 
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 1, 2021, 21:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 1, 2021, 21:42
Jun 1, 2021, 21:42
 
Greentiger wrote on Jun 1, 2021, 18:50:
I liked the original Dune movie, but I liked the mini-series better.
I'm hoping the new Dune movie later this year is good too.


lynch dune is a work of art imo. i don't really care that it's not particularly faithful to the book. what it is is a gothic scifi masterpiece.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
May 31, 2021, 00:08
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 31, 2021, 00:08
May 31, 2021, 00:08
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 30, 2021, 21:19:
NKD wrote on May 30, 2021, 18:50:
I wonder if anyone who goes into the booth gets automatically flagged for termination?


So ya may hate Amazon, but for the most part Amazon has AMAZING benefits to employee's. I called my HR team wracked with guilt of my meth useage and had a minor breakdown at work (at Amazon). Called Amazon HR on my lunch saying that I was needing to get help and they asked me when I wanted to start my FLMA. I asked when I could start it and they said "Right now". They said that was fine, they would call and talk to my manager, gave me some immediate help info and emailed me the rest and told me to just take care of myself. I took a month off, and had my Outpatient program and NA meetings and my schedule was arranged to do all of that and not a thing was said. Granted late on when the min wage went up for part time employee's the full timers got screwed out of Peak and Prime bonuses, but there is no other job out there that has the benefits Amazon has. Anyone who says otherwise is a lazy POS. (sides Prime Bonus paid for all but 8 bucks of my HTC Vive headset when it came out )



i'd argue UPS has better benefits than amazon, while not being dicks about work productivity. fully funded health care, several weeks off per year pto, many many employee discounts on top.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
May 30, 2021, 18:05
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 30, 2021, 18:05
May 30, 2021, 18:05
 
i didn't think pirating software was even a jailable offense; more like a civil matter that's taken to litigation. back when the riaa was suing the shit out of anyone that shared torrents i don't think even then any of the big offenders got sent to jail.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 25, 2021, 22:26
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Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2021, 22:26
May 25, 2021, 22:26
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 25, 2021, 15:02:
While I agree with Cutter's sentiment on red light cameras -- there are issues with civilian company involvement in law enforcement. I'm not certain if I'm just paying more attention these days, or more easily annoyed, but the regularity with which I see people running red lights seems to have gone up in recent years. I'm starting to get into the habit of looking both ways before pulling out when the light turns green...

saw a t-bone accident happen right in front of me about a year ago. the people that got the green did just that - they waited several extra seconds. and still got t-boned. hard too. the dumbass chick in the merc missed that light by a good 5 seconds; didn't even slow down. no one was seriously hurt - i saw everyone get out, but damn i wanted to pull over and scream at her
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 24, 2021, 21:11
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 24, 2021, 21:11
May 24, 2021, 21:11
 
almost certainly will be overturned on constitutional grounds. especially since the stupid court decision that said corporations are people too, government cannot tell a person (here, a corporation) what to say, do, or think, which would be a clear violation of the first amendment. but it probably won't even go that far. platforms are broadly immunized from government intervention when it comes to moderating their own platforms esp. in the name of public safety, and based on everything i've read, all the idiotic republican bans have been for inciting violence.
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Re: Eternals
May 24, 2021, 21:03
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Re: Eternals May 24, 2021, 21:03
May 24, 2021, 21:03
 
not sure about the connection, but gemma chan played one of the kree in captain marvel. doesn't seem to be the same character here, but still weird having the same actor play two different prominent characters.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 20, 2021, 03:37
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Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2021, 03:37
May 20, 2021, 03:37
 
your prediction was 'any chance.' the SABRE i think has at least a 10% chance of success in our lifetimes, by my estimation.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 20, 2021, 03:37
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Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2021, 03:37
May 20, 2021, 03:37
 
your prediction was 'any chance', not that it wouldn't happen. the SABRE i think has at least a 10% chance of success in our lifetimes, by my estimation.
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