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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 31, 2016, 10:11 Pigeon
 
Capella wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 09:55:
Damn I just bought a 980ti. Should I retun it? Although so far it is freaking amazing!

Depends on how long you want to wait for the 1080 to come out. So far release dates are only rumors, but best bet is late summer/early fall, though I've seen some that think it could happen as early as May. Also the 980ti isn't going to stop being an amazing card when the 1080 comes out.
 
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News Comments > MS on Win10 App Openness
5. Re: MS on Win10 App Openness Mar 30, 2016, 21:06 Pigeon
 
Spencer went on to say, "Nobody does app openness better than Microsoft, developers love us. In Windows 10, it's nice can I tell you it is just the best by the way, we're going to have more app openness than anyone else."

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 15:38 Pigeon
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 15:09:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:17:
Pretty sure you missed the part where I wrote "I feel this is very unfair to those of us who worked at minimum wage jobs but decided to better ourselves by learning a skill and now we have good paying jobs". I have a good paying job. It's a job that requires a certain type of skill not everyone can do. I don't want to be on the same financial level as a burger flipper and lettuce stuffer. It's incredibly insulting. Minimum wage needs to remain minimum wage so people can take a hint and go learn some marketable skills.

Yeah, what happened to the days of minimum wage jobs that you had when you were on summer break, or worked part time during school, that were essentially stepping stones to gain 'work' experience for future skilled/higher paying jobs?

If people want to work minimum wage jobs for the rest of their lives, that is their choice, but just because they don't have the desire and/or drive to excel beyond that, why does that entitle them to wages higher than that of minimum wage?

I think the term 'Land of Opportunity' here in America has certainly become twisted along the way, as it used to mean you had the 'opportunity' to work hard to excel and make a better life for yourself and family, but 'Land of Opportunity' has certainly become misrepresented with entitlement programs.


First of all almost nobody cares about previous work experience unless it's doing exactly what they're looking for. Your summer job flipping burgers means very little to the HR software that categorizes and selects potential applicants. Companies want to spend the least amount of time training as possible. From my experience they would rather leave a position vacant than fill it with someone who, despite having a great work ethic and willingness to learn, is going to need some training to become proficient at the position. This is not the 1960s, businesses are run very differently now. My grandfather, as a high school graduate, worked his way from the ground up to the top at a construction firm. That seems exceedingly rare these days, now you have to get hired somewhere else to advance a career. Work hard at a job and they're just as likely to layoff your coworker and saddle you with the work load.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Way to go California. Mar 29, 2016, 13:39 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:13:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:09:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 11:49:
California raises minimum wage to $15 an hour.

That's awesome, more states need to raise the minimum wage. It can only benefit everyone!

Indeed. The economy runs on money being spent. When more people have money to spend, the economy is healthier and we all make more money.

The problem with a superrich class leaving everyone behind is that they earn more money than they can ever spend. Someone earned $850MM last year. 1 guy, in 1 year, earned more than he can ever spend. If you give 1 guy $850MM he'll spend, what, maybe 20 million of it?

If you give, say, 400 guys $2MM they'll probably spend at least $200MM of it. Probably more. That's a lot more money in the economy, fueling growth, fueling businesses.

That $850MM is the equivalent of 27,500 minimum wage jobs at $15/hr. If you split it that way, you'd probably have $700MM in the economy. Businesses would thrive.

I saw a video a couple days ago basically explaining how Kansas is quickly becoming a shining example of why trickle down economics don't work. Since instituting massive tax cuts for the super rich and businesses Kansas has had massive budget deficits, they've drastically cut social services, including education. They've apparently raised sales taxes in an attempt to stymie the effect, unfortunately sales taxes are a much larger burden on the poor and middle class.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 28, 2016, 16:12 Pigeon
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 28, 2016, 15:41:
I'm fine with Nintendo wanting to claim their nextgen console is more powerful than a PS4 as long as they stay in the console realm. No console will ever be more powerful than a PC. #PCMasterRace!

But TEH C100UD!!! Unless a console wants to price itself out of the market or take a huge loss on every unit sold, never going to happen. I do feel like the current generation started out a bit further behind the curve than normal.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 28, 2016, 14:20 Pigeon
 
More powerful than a mediocre system that's been out for 3 1/2 years? How is that possible!? Granted, even though it should be a given this is Nintendo so I can only assume there a big fat asterisk in there.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 11:54 Pigeon
 
The only "problem", is the secure page icon by the address bar has a little notification saying "Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)"., when I click on it. It's a problem in that it exists, but seemingly effects nothing. I assume it working as intended.

Using firefox 45.01
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 24, 2016, 16:43 Pigeon
 
sauron wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 15:02:
The Anandtech article on CPUs is interesting, thanks for posting the link.

They make the point that only 1% of the PC gaming community has the hardware to run VR at the moment, which means anyone trying to make the jump is going to have to shell out for the headset plus the hardware upgrade.

And even of the folks that do have a VR-capable setup, how many are really going to make the jump? I already have the PC hardware and feel absolutely no desire to buy into VR, at least not now.

I feel like they recommended skylake CPUs because NEWER, without really exploring why. Like is an i5 6600k really better than an i5 4690k? The latter is cheaper and clocks higher. And when you're talking about the impact a CPU has on a game that's pretty minuscule. The difference between the $260 i5-6600K and the $370 i7-6700k was 2.7 FPS. I don't necessarily disagree with their choices, but I'd like to see a bit more reasoning and fleshed out benchmarks.

Agree about the VR thing, price is going to be a huge roadblock for a lot of people. Hell I want to upgrade to a (nice) 1440p monitor, but new video card + monitor is going to hit me for $6-700. When I think about a rift, with the unit itself being $600 and then at least another $300 for a card I don't see be a handful of people going for that. I also highly suspect a 970 or 390 isn't going to cut it when comes to keeping a 2560x1200 game near 90FPS.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 24, 2016, 15:29 Pigeon
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 13:40:
It's a smart move by Sony.

Think about it this way.. there's no way they would fragment their playerbase with a better performing (for games) model of the PS4.. but adding the ability to play 4K Blu-Rays and stream 4k content to devices and include higher bandwidth ports and options for doing so, will create a higher-end SKU that their more financially endowed customers will buy up quickly, and that someone with a failing PS4 may consider going with instead of getting a base model instead.

I highly doubt this will mean gaming in higher resolutions or better framerates than the current model, as this would only piss off the existing userbase, so just catering to the 4K standard thats becoming more widely adopted for a format they essentially created (blu-ray) while adding more options for that content to be delivered seems to be a no-brainer.


They'd also need a serious video card to do games at 4k. I don't see them packing a Fury X and corresponding power supply into a PS4 unit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2016, 23:05 Pigeon
 
Their only defense is to probably say she shouldn't have had pornographic material in the school in the first place. I won't be surprised if she wins, blaming the victim doesn't normally go over well.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 23, 2016, 10:47 Pigeon
 
And the RIAA continues to not get it. They seemingly continue to want to assume there's a 1 to 1 relationship between "free" music consumers and paid music consumers. Meaning if people weren't consuming music for "free" they would be paying to consume the same amount. They're complaining that ad-only streaming generates a relatively meager $385 million compared to the number of listeners. Instead of seeing it as additional revenue from people who otherwise wouldn't listen, or would pirate they see it as lost sales. I would be willing to bet a good amount of the ad supported streaming leads people to subscription and other paid services aka the bulk of the $2.4B they made off streaming services. This is why people hate the RIAA.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 22, 2016, 13:30 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 12:22:
If you leave the SSD and pick something worse than a 980TI you will direly regret it. The 3.5GB of the 970GTX are a huge hindrance for the 2nd generation VR, only reason they pick that is because most people have a 970 already... from a pure upgrade perspective, even the current generation from nvidia is not a good choice, you wanna wait till Nvidia splurges out it's VR ready GPU designs. Which will likely include some hardware based features that give it an advantage.

And no SSD... once you go SSD, you never go back. If anything I'd say 250GB is way too frigging little for a gaming rig. I have 512GB ssd and even that is barely enough. And I only have few games on it (BF3/BF4/Diablo3/Anno2205/World of Warships/ETS 2 and XCOM 2)

Basically, those games where a decent SSD is mandatory. A slow HDD can make Diablo 3 entirely unplayable for example.

So don't be skimpy on upgrading your PC, because if you are you gonna be upgrading again and again. VR gen 2 is a moving target currently, so upgrade decisions should always keep that in mind.

I can't see having anything less than a 512GB drive, I know 250GB drives are real cheap right now, but the price has dropped a lot on 512s as well.

There were some questions about the 970 on in the article comments and their explanation was pretty lame. Unless there's something about specifically stating nVidia cards will perform better than AMD card with VR, the 390 is a better choice. Much more ram, and better DX12 support. Or wait a few months for the Pascal based 1070 to come out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Mar 21, 2016, 19:08 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 17:58:
rudra wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 17:44:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 16:17:
Oblivion was a groundbreaking RPG. Hard to believe it's been 10 years.

groundbreaking yeh, not innovative.. it was bethesdas first "mainstream" game - brought the masses into the fold

but Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind... it was already pretty well established formula by the time Oblivion came along

...(dammit, Acrobatics actually made walking long distances less tedious!) but it was one of the first games to really feel like a world to me.

That was one of the first things I'd focus on just to make "walking" around not suck. In Morrowind my character bounded around like The Hulk thanks to some enchantments.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Mar 20, 2016, 18:27 Pigeon
 
Perhaps I'm missing the point of the article, but all 11 paragraphs spinning the virtues of SFV being good for the community because it's a fresh start etc. etc. are nearly meaningless in the face of the single sentence mentioning the network problems and lack of arcade mode. There's not going to be much of a community if people get too frustrated just trying to play, or not inviting enough to new players because the lack of single player.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Fernando Alonso Walks Away From Devastating Wreck Mar 20, 2016, 15:44 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 14:36:
Look at the state of Alonso's car after that Shocked Shocked

It's a miracle of modern engineering that he walked away.

Amazing engineering and a heavy dose of luck.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Internet sex toys Mar 19, 2016, 11:11 Pigeon
 
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I'm really not sure what the point of it would be. Do they send out automatic status updates to your facebook and twitter accounts or sync to your favorite porn? Maybe I'm better off not knowing.

Also because this quote begs to be taken out of context:
“If I hack a vibrator it’s just fun,” Trend Micro CTO Raimund Genes told reporters at CeBIT in Hanover. “But if I can get to the back-end...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 17:47 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 17:23:
Fuck me, not this "The healing power of poop / piss" bullshit again.

A friend of mine got told by her doctor a year ago to "start drinking a cup of your own urine each day."

IT'S EXCREMENT.

I hope she immediately stopped visiting that doctor. This is one of those things the pseudoscience people love, because there have been some actual scientific studies on the topic that suggest gut flora play an important role in overall health, but there are a ton of unanswered questions. So the fake science hucksters swoop in with their supplements and bizarre treatments to make a quick buck. ~90 years ago people couldn't get enough radium. Radium is used medically today, but nobody is brushing their teeth with it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2016, 13:08 Pigeon
 
I don't advocate hard break checks, but that was pretty satisfying to watch. I had someone tailgating me bad last week, I should have popped my trunk and asked if they wanted in.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2016, 14:50 Pigeon
 
Babies also experience existential angst, 'to poop myself or not to poop myself, that is the question.' That's why they'll suddenly go from happy to crying.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2016, 11:48 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 09:17:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 16:54:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 12:26:
GM mosquitoes? Hell no! Give me the mass spraying of pesticides any day.

Any day? How about every day? What do you think those Chemtrails you see every day are?

Holy fuck, surely you're not serious?

Chemtrails are the main stay of government mind control; they weaken the frontal lobe's ability to reason, in-large part hindering abilities to draw links between consequence and action and future outcomes. This leaves us susceptible to more basal emotional responses such as fear and anger which the government under direction of the NWO uses to manipulate the populace. How else do you explain things like the Kardashians, the tides and why its so hard to tell sarcasm from what someone actually thinks on the internet? Grin
 
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