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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > LawBreakers Roadmap
5. Re: LawBreakers Roadmap Sep 7, 2017, 12:08 Kxmode
 
They can say whatever they want, but when they run out of funds they're going to be forced into sink or swim. It's goes without saying that they are nearing "sink." glup glup

Joking aside, I wish them the best!
 
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News Comments > L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Announced
5. Re: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Announced Sep 7, 2017, 12:02 Kxmode
 
Great technology. Unfortunately LAN is boring. It's not bad, but it meanders nowhere. I guess Rockstar is trying to tell a much larger story arc, but it's piecemealed together via unrelated cases. That said, I've put 15 hours into it and plan on finishing, yet I continue to be push it back in favor of other games. #GamerDilemmas  
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News Comments > Animal Farm Game Announced
10. Re: Animal Farm Game Announced Sep 7, 2017, 04:20 Kxmode
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 6, 2017, 20:51:
Don't screw the pigs, they'll squeal on you.

I am bacon you to stop!
 
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News Comments > Animal Farm Game Announced
3. Re: Animal Farm Game Announced Sep 6, 2017, 19:41 Kxmode
 
Maybe I'm naive but most farms are animal farms right? Seems a bit redundant. Could they have called it Russian Farm Sim 18?  
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News Comments > Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute "Silly"
28. Re: Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute Sep 6, 2017, 04:29 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 20:54:
BobBob wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 19:08:
In case anyone missed it: Carmack has left the building.

Is that a spoiler?

I think it's a cliffhanger!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2017, 04:21 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 6, 2017, 00:12:
That is reasonable thinking, and it might even be correct. But there are good reasons to think otherwise. Unfortunately, even if I could remember the counter argument, it would probably be too lengthy to recount here. But from what I've seen on the various science shows and read here and there, cosmologists seems to be in agreement that they don't know -- and they really want to figure it out...

Not a problem with the counter argument, if you do remember it, feel free to post a lengthier reply.

On your last sentence, I don't know either, but I remember a fascinating talk at TED last decade by American theoretical physicist Brian Greene. The particular part of his talk I like to reference is:

"When we look around the world, as scientists have done for the last hundred years, there appear to be about 20 numbers that really describe our universe. These are numbers like the mass of particles like electrons and quarks, the strength of gravity, the strength of the electromagnetic force. A list of about 20 numbers that have been measured with incredible precision but nobody has an explanation for why the numbers have the particular values that they do. Now, does string theory offer an answer? Not yet, but we believe the answer for why those numbers have those values they do may rely on the form of the extra dimensions and the wonderful thing is if those numbers had any other values than the known ones the universe as we know it wouldn't exist. This is a deep question. Why are those numbers so finely tuned to allows stars to shine and planets to form when we recognize that when we fiddle with those numbers - if I had 20 dials up here and I let you come up here and fiddle with them, almost any fiddling makes the universe disappear." source: http://youtu.be/YtdE662eY_M?t=12m59s

I based my idea on a blend of that talk and Occam's razor. If 20 numbers or formulas comprise the entire universe, then it stands to reason that these 20 numbers create a framework. This framework then establishes the rules for how things are, how they function, what they do, where they go, and so forth. In other words, humans have looked out into the cosmos with incredible precision and have found amazing and wondrous things and have explored most of the universe. At present, dark energy remains an enigma for scientists, but they acknowledge it exists. Within this construct, a black hole or dark energy could be polymorphed to hold together a gas planet or into a plasma to become a star. In both examples the same principles and numbers apply, the only variable is scale and scope.

I look at the universe, our galaxy, and the solar system purely from a programming viewpoint. To me, it appears like an engine with namespaces and classes. It's not disorderly or chaotic, but it is the most beautiful and perfect program ever created. If only we could use its APIs. Smart

Yes, I said created. My bias.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2017, 00:06 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 17:45:
I find it a fascinating problem, it is partly a chicken/egg problem. Which came first -- the super massive black hole or the galaxy?

Additionally, they have discovered large super massive black holes, very far away -- meaning these black holes were formed and large billions of years ago. So long ago we really don't have any ideas how that could possibly happened when the universe was that young. (well, no ideas with any kind of significant evidence to support them)

I'm pretty sure super massive black holes have to come first otherwise our galaxy's 100 billion or so stars would have nothing to orbit. Likewise, after the sun came into existence, its mass provided the gravity to allow nine planets to form (#MakePlutoGreatAgain).

I believe Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus are no accident. I won't get into the particulars on that because I know how many of you feel about it. That said, much like the blue and red supergiants in the galactic core, I believe the purpose of these three gas giants is to act as a buffer for the earth. With variable orbits around the sun they can tractor away most cosmic debris like comets and asteroids thereby safeguarding earth. All three planets are ~83-90% extremely pressurized hydrogen. All objects vaporize upon entering these atmospheres.

Side note. I've always held this thought. There is sameness within the universe. The only variable is scale and scope. For example, our solar system is a minuscule example of our galaxy. Conversely, dark energy holds 95% of the universe together. However, if you look at a map of the universe, you'll see that it is an orbiting mass. Accordingly, I thought if a black hole is an object that holds galaxies together and dark energy is the thing that holds the universe together, then gas giant planetoids are held together by some sort of mini singularity. Oh, nothing as big as a typical black hole or the expansiveness of dark energy, or with enough gravity to overpower the sun, but enough to keep all those gases spinning around it forever.
 
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News Comments > Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute "Silly"
20. Re: Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute Sep 5, 2017, 17:35 Kxmode
 
Here is a video of a map call tim14.bsp from 1996 (running on a NextStep VM, thanks to the programmers here at id Software).

I wonder if ZeniMax knows he spent time and money on this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2017, 12:59 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 08:38:
I think you missed the point Kxmode. Astronomers have found many "normal" black holes -- a black hole created by the collapse of a large star. And they see a "super massive" black hole in the center of every galaxy they look at. The main question is, how do super massive black holes form?

If the normal black holes are the kids, super massive black holes are the old men, there are VERY FEW young adults. Far fewer than would be expected if there was some kind of ongoing growth curve for super massive black holes. This 100,000 solar mass black hole is right in the middle of the young adult range. And the hope is by studying it they can get more evidence for how super massive black holes form.

Gotcha. Thanks for the update!

Perhaps more than likely our milky way galaxy formed from a single red supergiant going supernova nearby a large cluster of stars. The resulting singularity would have grown in size as it consumed interstellar debris, eventually creating a kind of dam with nearby red and blue supergiant stars. This action could result in a perpetual cycle of stars dying and being reborn producing an endless supply of fuel.
 
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News Comments > Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute "Silly"
10. Re: Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute Sep 5, 2017, 12:43 Kxmode
 

Sensing a strong Derek Smart vibe from his response.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Monster Black Hole 100,000 times More Massive than the Sun Discovered at Center of Milky Way. Sep 5, 2017, 02:25 Kxmode
 
Well, of course, it's a gravitational singularity. What else would it be if not that? Only a singularity has enough gravity to hold a galaxy together. Furthermore, I believe the reason the black hole remains relatively stable has to do with the endless supply of "fuel" from close-proximity stars. When those stars go supernovas from the gravitational pressures, its debris is sucked into the singularity and ejected out. However, the dense cluster of stars surrounding the black hole prevents this material from escaping. Eventually, the debris forms in a new star, resulting in a perpetual cycle.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: NieR- Automata Sep 3, 2017, 21:03 Kxmode
 

Doesn't Square-Enix have a good track record of releasing PC patches? If not, this doesn't bode well for Final Fantasy 15.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
21. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month Sep 3, 2017, 21:00 Kxmode
 

I don't want my PC to be like an Xbox game console! That's why I'm a PC gamer.
 
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News Comments > Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 1
7. Re: Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 1 Sep 1, 2017, 22:44 Kxmode
 
Most of you are quick to criticize but I wonder, how many of you have actually played the game? I have and it's fine. Yes, Ashly Burch isn't voicing Chloe but the current actress is a great replacement. The story is definitely within the LIS vibe plus the back story with Rachael is good. The Overwhelmingly Positive rating is legit.  
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
40. Re: QUAKE Development History Dispute Sep 1, 2017, 05:29 Kxmode
 
supergp wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 00:44:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 20:29:
Is this like Al Gore saying he invented the Internet?

FUCK YOU.
http://amsterdam.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0009/msg00311.html

It was a joke. Sheesh, some people get their WADs in a bunch.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
32. Re: QUAKE Development History Dispute Aug 31, 2017, 20:29 Kxmode
 

Is this like Al Gore saying he invented the Internet?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
52. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 31, 2017, 01:35 Kxmode
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:31:
Holy crap... it's been so long since I've given a shit about the development this game that I actually forgot it was a thing. Like, seriously.

Yeah, but a SC thread is like a free bag of popcorn! Popcorn
 
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News Comments > Survived By Announced
11. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 01:33 Kxmode
 
Perhaps this is simplistic, but it looks like your character respawns with incrementing appended roman numerals. How is this permadeath? Am I missing something?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 31, 2017, 01:26 Kxmode
 
As a person who suffers from insomnia, I found a solution to help me fall asleep fast. 20 MG melatonin and keep my mouth slightly opened. The research I found states this: "Relaxing your tongue and jaw sends a message to your brain stem and limbic system to turn off the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol," says neuropsychologist Marsha Lucas, PhD. Simply let your tongue go limp in your mouth, and then open your mouth slightly, which will instantly loosen up your jaw. "These exercises help bring our parasympathetic nervous system online, which tells our bodies to rest and restore," Lucas says." I use melatonin as a backup. Combined they work very well!  
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News Comments > Survived By Announced
8. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 20:25 Kxmode
 

Looks like the website can't "survived by."
 
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