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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drivers
5. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Drivers Nov 17, 2015, 13:30 Pigeon
 
Hopefully this'll give Fallout 4 FPS a big boost on AMD systems. From reading around it seems there were some issues beyond God Rays not running as well on AMD GPUs. Mainly big frame drops coinciding with a drop in GPU utilization.  
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News Comments > Disgaea on Steam "Soon"
1. Re: Disgaea on Steam Nov 17, 2015, 13:21 Pigeon
 
I'll have to at least put this on my wishlist; I've had a few friends who have harped about this being a great series for the last 10+ years.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2015, 10:15 Pigeon
 
What a horrible week last week was for picks. I don't think I've ever only gotten 4 right. Congratulations to the two who manged to get 7 correct; a number normally expected from random guessing suddenly looking like it could only have come from a pick'em savant.

Despite getting the pick wrong I can at least take some satisfaction from my home team beating the Bengals last night. A horrible offensive showing for both sides, but Cincinnati didn't count on us bringing out our 4th quarterback of the season, renowned Bengal slayer, T.J. Yates, who made a terrible throw into the end-zone that was expertly caught by our star receiver who routinely drops "easy" passes. Perhaps they shouldn't have concussed Hoyer. Also I hesitate to say it, but our defense looked more like it should, even our easily beat secondary was doing good on coverage and came up with a timely interception and forced fumble.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 16, 2015, 13:59 Pigeon
 
Alamar wrote on Nov 16, 2015, 13:24:
Did this actually happen to any of you, or is this the usual BN comment section?

Just checked mine, and no changes...

I had a file type association change to the default app; I don't remember anything else changing. I did notice briefly that there was a message saying my location service was being utilized, but all of that is supposed to be turned off. Maybe there's something in event viewer that will tell me what was using it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2015, 13:06 Pigeon
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 12:19:
Even worse than a chair falling apart is the deathcall it makes prior to doing so. You can't move an inch in any direction without the chair crying. I'll have to take mine behind the barn in not too long.

Some metal bits started falling out of mine a few weeks ago. I have no idea where they came from, but its wobbly now. What gets me is how cheap the "metal" feels, it doesn't bend or break it crumbles... So yeah mine is due to be sacrificed to the dumpster gods soon.

Anyone have suggestions for good chairs? I don't need anything fancy/expensive like the Aeron, but it does need to last.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 12, 2015, 08:29 Pigeon
 
Hope AMD comes out with some drivers that greatly improve performance; a 40% difference is huge.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
27. Re: Fallout 4 Popular Nov 11, 2015, 08:29 Pigeon
 
LiTh wrote on Nov 11, 2015, 07:38:
Thats right my little beta testers, get to work! Perfect it with mods and patches until I grab the GOTY edition on discount

Ok ok, i'm a little bit jealous...

This is my feeling too, I want to wait for a better product, mods and drivers, but I also wanna play it now. I just have to keep telling myself I have other games to play...

On a some what related note for those who could not resist, how's the default UI? I know Skyrim's was a mess of consolitis and I ended up quitting and grabbing SkyUI about 10 minutes into the game.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
6. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 10:10 Pigeon
 
Raven wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 09:26:
I'll just jump in and say that I only had one bug last night, and it was probably a Steam bug where "tab" didn't always work when switching from the overlay.

Happy that quite a bit of the crafting is unlocked at the start. Just gotta get a few more perks to unlock more stuff.

Game looks amazing, though I predictably died when I went off scavenging for more junk to build stuff. Protip - modding a pipe pistol into a sniper rifle is all fine and dandy, but go for the bayonet instead if you're only going to bring 3 bullets with you...

How does the saying go, never bring a knife to a gun fight... unless you only have 3 bullets.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 9, 2015, 20:23 Pigeon
 
Walls make it hard for us to see if Chris Dodd is running a meth lab in his house.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: Mod lets you explore Alien Nov 9, 2015, 14:33 Pigeon
 
I might have to try this. One of my biggest problems with the game is there's this wonderfully designed environment to explore and all this lore/story building stuff you never get to see because you're too busy hiding in a locker.

Actually the real annoyance is that to collect a lot of the world/story building items requires quite a bit of back tracking for no other reason than to collect those things. Also there's really only one point in the game where you can go almost anywhere in the maze that is Sevastopol and have access to all the areas, and it happens to be during a time where the alien's presence is most frequent. You just shot me, set me on fire and exploded a bomb in my face? No problem I'll just scramble up this air-duct for about 3 seconds and be right back down to impale you with my tail.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: [Theory] Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user Nov 3, 2015, 21:39 Pigeon
 
Oops double post  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: [Theory] Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user Nov 3, 2015, 21:38 Pigeon
 
descender wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 18:34:
Yeah, all those clickbait articles on Reddit... wtf?

Barring... complete ignorance, the JarJar theory is really well written, as is the Dark Luke theory if you google it up.

Neither are true stories, and they aren't meant to be. They are meant to be fun, something certain posters around here just can't seem to handle.

The trauma Lucas has brought upon on Star Wars fans with JarJar is so great they continue to try and rationalize his existence. They just can't accept the fact that the creator of their beloved fantasy world would insert a cartoon character into the films they had been anticipating for 20 years. It was like Roger Rabbit, only unlikable and with a bad plot, acting and writing.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go work on my theory that the whiny, obnoxious and easily manipulated Anakin we see in the films was just a poor quality clone that Palpatine used as a body double while he secretly trained the real Dark Lord of the Sith in the ways of the dark side.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2015, 13:18 Pigeon
 
I had no idea "Movember" was supposed to be about raising awareness for men's health issues. And while I'm a sample of one and it could just be a case of being completely oblivious, it seems like they could do a bit more to draw attention to the important "awareness" part.

Also the EM drive seems cool and a lot of practical applications if it is what they're presenting it to be. Still a lot of unanswered questions though. But onward with the march of science.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 3, 2015, 10:06 Pigeon
 
Oh Comcast haven't you heard, those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. My favorite response is the Person complaining about paying more and getting less, and Comcast responds by offering to find a better service plan for them. Which is true, they will switch you to a better plan for less… for 6 months then your rates double and you end up paying more than you were previously. I understand if you live in a place where you actually have a choice of providers you can stay with your plan and get the cheaper 6 month – 1 year rate if you threaten to leave.  
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News Comments > AMD Driver Changes
7. Re: AMD Driver Changes Nov 2, 2015, 19:13 Pigeon
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 15:36:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 14:32:
Well if more frequent drivers = better support then I'm all for it. As is problems seem to persist for longer periods on AMD cards, or touted features and OS support are unceremoniously dropped. The CCC UI isn't bad for the most part, but there has been a long existing issue with the aspect ratio controls that require fresh installs to work properly. It's a little annoying to have to use third party software to strip drivers in safe mode every time you update your drivers. Also Overdrive isn't terrible either, but it could stand to be a little more straight forward.

I've been with AMD GPUs since 2002 (R300) and I don't know what problems you allude to as I certainly haven't seen them...;) (I think most problems begin and end between the monitor and the chair, if you know what I mean.) I've never, ever had to use 3rd-party tools to install/uninstall Catalysts, and I never install/uninstall in safe mode--I tried DDE a couple of times and both times found it to be destructive--so I stopped using it. I suspect the real problem if people have one is the 3rd-party tool. Just don't need it.

What touted features & OS are you referring to that have been promised but not delivered? Aspect ratio problems only concern older games with 4:3 aspects, and then the problem is getting them to stretch the aspect to fill the screen sometimes--but I never have difficulty getting 4:3 to display in 4:3. I don't know how overdrive could be any more straight forward, frankly...;) (There I believe I've ticked off everything on your list.)

I'm just grateful I didn't buy a nVidia Maxwell GPU on the strength of what nVidia said about it being 100% D3d12-compliant in hardware, now that we've discovered it doesn't even support Async Compute! But that's something nVIdia has done before--said that a feature it doesn't support is "turned off" when the truth is it doesn't exist. I've never forgotten TNT/2 & 8-bit palletized texture support--after the card was replaced in nVidia's lineup they said, "Oh, golly, we're sorry. We just couldn't figure out how to turn it on!" Yep, nVidia really inspires confidence [not.]...;) (There are many more major foibles perpetrated by nVidia over the years I could add if I had the desire.) Remember nVIdia's "Detonator" drivers and nVidia's ridiculous claims about them? Pshaw-w-w-w-w-w-w--Don't get me started...;)

But, I hope these drivers will bring more than just the overclock settings into the per-game profiles--I'd love to see resolution and gamma in there, too.

The controls for aspect ratio break when you do a simple uninstall reinstall and require the drivers to be completely removed through use of DDU. This has been happening to me on three OS's and two different builds. In searching for a solution to the issue I saw several other people having the same issue and it has been on going for at least 2 years. I'm sure a lot of people don't notice since, as you said, it's only something you'd run into with older games. Point is it's happening to me and others and there's been no mention of a fix.

A few years ago they unceremoniously dropped support for Vista without mention, they just stopped releasing. To rub salt in the wound, they still you could still install new drivers on Vista because it's nearly identical to win7 by editing an .inf file and typing "[ATI.Mfg.NTx86.6.0]" into the appropriate spot. They just couldn't be bothered to do a little extra testing and offer official Vista support.

As far as features I'm talking about how they've stopped supporting Mantle with their new cards. Anything running the GCN 1.2 architecture will not be optimized to run their own API. Those cards run games worse using Mantle than DX11. Considering they still tout their ability to run Mantle as a feature I find that a bit shady.

As I've said there's nothing overtly bad about Overdrive, I don't like that they've switched to percentages for power and clock settings, but I've got a calculator so no big deal.


"...renaming the driver suite for their graphics cards to Radeon Software Crimson..."

That has got to be one of the worst names I've ever heard.

Agreed.
 
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News Comments > AMD Driver Changes
2. Re: AMD Driver Changes Nov 2, 2015, 14:32 Pigeon
 
Well if more frequent drivers = better support then I'm all for it. As is problems seem to persist for longer periods on AMD cards, or touted features and OS support are unceremoniously dropped. The CCC UI isn't bad for the most part, but there has been a long existing issue with the aspect ratio controls that require fresh installs to work properly. It's a little annoying to have to use third party software to strip drivers in safe mode every time you update your drivers. Also Overdrive isn't terrible either, but it could stand to be a little more straight forward.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2015, 22:01 Pigeon
 
Make Walking Dead season 2 free, but charge for season 1; clever Sony, veeery clever.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 30, 2015, 11:38 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 10:45:
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 10:14:
InBlack wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 10:13:
Youtube has started to embed ads in its videos now. I don't think adblock can get around those, can it?

Send me a link (example) - I watched a bunch of stuff last night and saw no ads.

You've got Adblock right? That probably only means that adblock is doing what I'm thinking it can't. I probably need to install adblock on my home PC, but Im so careful about where I surf and want to support the sites I do visit that I can't really be bothered.

I was listening to a best of RATM album on youtube yesterday, and every two or three songs a video would come up with an ad (in my own language no less, it's taylored to IP) which would be skippable after 7 seconds.

You can set adblock to allow ads on certain sites. Like when I'm on Blue's I can click on the adblock symbol and there's an option that says "Disable on bluesnews.com"
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 29, 2015, 21:59 Pigeon
 
I've got realtek's ALC1150 chip-set on my MB and it sounds pretty good. Unfortunately for music, I've usually got my USB head phones plugged in so I don't really use it often.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 29, 2015, 15:07 Pigeon
 
jimnms wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 14:08:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 13:37:
Move Over Sit-and-Stand Desks, Here’s the Power Reclining Workstation.

Want! But $4K (sale price!) is a bit over the top.

What keeps the mouse from sliding off?

Your hand? It is unfortunate that they can't completely remove the need to use any of your muscles.

While I am in the market for a new chair, apparently my fat ass is too much for my current chair, $4k is just a few dollars over what I'm looking to spend.
 
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