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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > New Radeon Crimson Drivers
5. Re: New Radeon Crimson Drivers Mar 10, 2016, 13:31 Pigeon
 
NetHead wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 13:21:
Know what I would like to see from AMD, or Nvidia or anyone that often releases drivers like this.

Take a "Tic - Toc" approach. In one version add the new stuff and in alternating versions fix everything that was wrong in the previous version, without adding anything including bugs.

That way I, along with other sane people, can just download the version that likely won't mess things up and ignore these "game ready", or whatever, versions.

I usually just wait until they change something I care about, or it's been 6 months since I've updated. I'm actually happy AMD is putting out more frequent updates lately. It kind of sucked when they were only releasing once a quarter (not counting beta releases).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2016, 13:08 Pigeon
 
When I had win 8.1 I would frequently get a critical update for the Razer software/driver. Unfortunately the update was old, but didn't recognize a newer version was installed. So if you installed the update the software would see it was out of date, update itself, and then windows update would think the software was not up to date, lather rinse repeat.

They want people to be invested in their product ecosystem, so they create the bloated companion software to 'enhance' the product experience, but they can't be bothered to maintain it properly. Actually that just about describe every hardware and software company any more.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
16. Re: New GeForce Drivers Mar 8, 2016, 08:32 Pigeon
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 03:55:
Flo wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 01:49:
Ah, I'm eager to try out the Ashes of the Singularity performance with these drivers. DX12 is pretty much useless with current nvidia hardware , right?

That's correct. Their premium priced 980+ series is not built to last and is going to get owned in DX12 by AMD: https://twitter.com/PellyNV/status/702556025816125440

As an owner of a GTX970 I currently feel the accelerated obsolescence of this GPU, thanks to its memory bus limitation. More and more titles want 4 GB of VRAM, and not just 3.5.


The 970 has had a long life span for a graphics card considering it came out late summer in 2014. Usually there's a refresh every 9-12 months, and it's unlikely we'll see Pascal cards till late summer or fall. I agree it's starting to show its age, but its an old card. Once it really starts to matter Pascal will be out and everyone will be ready to upgrade.
 
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News Comments > Fable Legends Cancelled; Lionhead May Close
11. Re: Fable Legends Cancelled; Lionhead May Close Mar 7, 2016, 13:39 Pigeon
 
I started playing Fable anniversary edition, having a hard time getting into it. The annoying save system doesn't help; had a couple of times where I saved and quit and found when I came back later most of my progress was gone. So far I get the feeling it's one of those games where there are a lot of interesting mechanics that just aren't implemented well, you know a typical Molyneux game. I can easily see this game being in development hell for several reason and MS just wanting to cut losses.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2016, 10:52 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 10:03:
Julio wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 06:51:
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 17:18:
You're joking right?.....Right?

It's amazing how much people drink the kool-aid because they want to believe some things. Society does a good job on indoctrination of the general population.

What's next, you gonna tell me that the Van Allen belts cause lethal radiation for astronauts?

Have you even heard Van Allen belt? How is this not lethal: https://youtu.be/-KTXuqNyTAI ?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2016, 00:42 Pigeon
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 23:20:
To be clear, Mythbusters did not prove we landed on the moon, they just disproved some of the contrarian theories out there. Namely that the ambient lighting, flag physics, and footprint preservation are scientifically accurate as depicted in that old footage.

They failed to disprove the moon landing was real. Is that better? As an intellectual exercise in skepticism I find the whole moon hoax thing interesting. What rubs me the wrong way is rejecting the photographic, video, physical and eye witness evidence they did go to the moon when the testable criticisms of this evidence have been rejected.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2016, 09:50 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 03:03:
I'm going to look into OTA. I was recently visiting my cousin who lives up north in the country and he has a digital antenna. Get's 30-40 HD channels, including some specialty movie channels out of the US, which blew me away. Does anyone do the OTA thing?

Yes, it doesn't take anything special. Regular rabbit ears can help pick up a few channels, there are also indoor and outdoor antenna designed more specifically for HD. The only other thing you might need is a converter box if your TV is old and doesn't natively support HD. Around here most of the "extra" channels show old movies and TV shows, well that and a large assortment of religious and non-english speaking programming. So if that's you're thing you should definitely look into it.

This comment was edited on Mar 5, 2016, 10:05.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 4, 2016, 08:53 Pigeon
 
Slick wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 01:51:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 22:50:
Luckey said bluntly that for most users, "your crappy PC is the biggest barrier to adoption [for high-end VR]..."

Well he better hope people are going to shell out $1000+ for a PC that isn't crappy plus the extra $600 for the Rift en masse, or he's just going to be another asshole who helped found a failed product.

yeah, cause there isn't an installed base of pc gamers running windows with 970-ish level of graphics capabilities already... oh wait...

It's listed as a minimum spec that will likely be replaced. I don't see how a 970 is going to drive 2160x1200 at good frames without having to downgrade visuals. I guess we'll know soon enough.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 3, 2016, 22:50 Pigeon
 
Luckey said bluntly that for most users, "your crappy PC is the biggest barrier to adoption [for high-end VR]..."

Well he better hope people are going to shell out $1000+ for a PC that isn't crappy plus the extra $600 for the Rift en masse, or he's just going to be another asshole who helped found a failed product.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2016, 11:41 Pigeon
 
Perhaps that is the first generation of squirrels that has evolved to have telekinetic abilities. When they take over the world, we'll know who to blame.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 17:14 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 16:16:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 15:36:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:42:
Cutter wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:29:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 11:15:
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.

In every sane country that's an overreaction. Given the US sees mass-shootings on a daily basis it's not. If something had gone down and it came out they knew about it and failed to react they'd be up shit creek. They really don't have a lot of choice in the matter for scenarios like this. Besides, even as a joke that's the sort of thing that warrants a parents attention.

Given what she *wrote* I don't think this is an overreaction. The Emojis are not the problem

Something she *wrote* that was determined to not be a credible threat. To be clear I'm not saying no reaction is correct, but dragging this to juvenile court seems overkill. Who hasn't said or done something stupid when a kid? What if the 'wrong' person had heard or seen it and decided tough action needed to be taken because there's a 1 in 10 million chance the kid could be a mass shooter? Once the threat was determined not to be credible punishment should have been left to the school and parents.

Yeah, but you only know what's a credible threat AFTER and you'd be flamed to hell and back if you let even 1 credible threat pass through because "it's only a 12 old girl" made you ignore it. Point is, making a threat is a crime, be it a 12 year old girl or a 90 year old dude. And I didn't threaten to kill anyone as a X year old I would never do that

Juvenile court isn't gonna put her in jail, 50 social hours or whatever is well enough to teach a lesson.

Again I didn't say no action should be taken. She made a vague threat posing as another student, appropriate actions were taken to identify who made the threat and the credibility of the treat. Perhaps I lack faith in a justice system that appears eager to use incarceration to 'fix' problems and teach lessons, but I think a combination of school and parental involvement can mete out a better solution that is more likely to address emotional problems and less likely to be a permanent detriment to the young girls life.

As far as age goes it's pretty well established that minors' rational and emotional intelligence isn't on the same level as adults. That's why there are many laws that specifically protect minors, and why they have a different court system than adults.

...aaand looking at the latest news, here we go again
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 15:36 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:42:
Cutter wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:29:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 11:15:
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.

In every sane country that's an overreaction. Given the US sees mass-shootings on a daily basis it's not. If something had gone down and it came out they knew about it and failed to react they'd be up shit creek. They really don't have a lot of choice in the matter for scenarios like this. Besides, even as a joke that's the sort of thing that warrants a parents attention.

Given what she *wrote* I don't think this is an overreaction. The Emojis are not the problem

Something she *wrote* that was determined to not be a credible threat. To be clear I'm not saying no reaction is correct, but dragging this to juvenile court seems overkill. Who hasn't said or done something stupid when a kid? What if the 'wrong' person had heard or seen it and decided tough action needed to be taken because there's a 1 in 10 million chance the kid could be a mass shooter? Once the threat was determined not to be credible punishment should have been left to the school and parents.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 11:15 Pigeon
 
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 27, 2016, 20:37 Pigeon
 
...followed by an awkwardly told anecdote about masturbating to censored wheelchair porn the night before didn't quite fit the tone of the program.

Odd, why would anyone think that's a fire-able offense? I send out company wide emails on that very subject all the time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 13:12 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:07:
That's fucking ridiculous, they need to revert that shit. They hide it away too, its not an obvious toggle setting to undo for casual users.

They make a great version of Windows and ruin it with stupid initiatives like this.

That is pretty much my take on Win 10. Once you scrape away all the shoe horned in crap it's a solid OS. They must have too many upper level managers at MS, cause it seems like there's a lot of bad ideas that get generated so people can justify their bloated salary.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 08:35 Pigeon
 
Amazing how well AMD cards are still performing compared to nVidia. When these results first came out people were complaining the difference was due to immature drivers. Unfortunately for AMD when it actually starts to matter, when DX12 games are available, I'm sure nVidia will have a comparable or better offering. Also the mixed GPU thing is cool.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 24, 2016, 13:36 Pigeon
 
1:27 and on, that's why the robots will murder us in our sleep.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 22, 2016, 22:44 Pigeon
 
22 pounds assuming you have the know how of the guy making the video. Still 500 is probably 400 of profit. I know from experience replacement batteries can often be expensive enough to warrant just buying a new unit (clearly not the case with the Nagra VI).  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
4. Re: Sunday Interviews Feb 21, 2016, 16:10 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 14:06:
The BBC deliberately misquoting things and taking them out of context to emphasize the terribly slanted point they try to foist on their viewing audience?

Why, I never...!

Rolleyes


I'm more familiar with FOX's shenanigans so I don't know how bad the BBC is at "editing" interviews to fit their story, but it sounds like they almost completely edited the interviews to have them appear to say the exact opposite of what was actually capture in the interview. Pretty scummy.
 
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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
1. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 20, 2016, 13:19 Pigeon
 
Good to hear they're working on this. Maybe by the time the Patch comes out I'll be ready to pay.
 
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