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News Comments > RiME Free on Epic Games Store
11. Re: RiME Free on Epic Games Store May 24, 2019, 13:48 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 23, 2019, 20:10:
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the quality of these freebies is slightly lower than awesome.

May 5th: "EA's freebie Origin offerings started dropping in quality too. Near the end of the promotion they gave away Peggle and Steamworld Dig. When it started they were giving away Mirror's Edge and Medal of Honor Pacific Assault."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 21:36 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2019, 21:07:
The sunrise Ray tracing on the mesa looks cool. However, the purple illumination of the weapon looks overdone. Maybe that's how Avalanche coded it rather than being an issue with the hardware, but it reminded me of the gimmicky fluid PhysX effects from Borderlands 2 (which were also purple)

We agree on the purple. I think that comes from the light-source being so close. The panel's current brilliance wouldn't produce light that vivid (at least I don't think it would). If halved the diffusion would more accurately reflect the amount of light the hand scan emanates. This RTX tech is all bleeding-edge stuff though, so it'll get better as devs grow more familiar with the tools. But in the meantime, I think it is a significant first step.

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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 21:27 Kxmode
 
bigspender wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:41:
Scientists Have Created a Sound So Loud It Can Vaporize Water on Contact.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86aorxbBRY

My name is a killing word - Paul Atreides

bigspender, do we have sharksign?
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Version 2.0 Beta
3. Re: GOG Galaxy Version 2.0 Beta May 22, 2019, 21:24 Kxmode
 
Talisorn wrote on May 22, 2019, 21:15:
I'm waiting for the hate train to start rolling. Anything that poses a threat to the "Most Holy of Holies, Steam" must be crushed by the Valve Crusaders.

you're clueless.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Positive Review Bombing
14. Re: Valve on Positive Review Bombing May 22, 2019, 19:27 Kxmode
 
All good because it forces Valve to look at how a zeitgeist can manipulate ratings. Ultimately, with each iteration, the system ends up benefiting consumers. In this case, societal disruptions force Valve to think of creative solutions.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 19:09 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on May 21, 2019, 16:01:
El Pit wrote on May 21, 2019, 02:45:
Kxmode wrote on May 21, 2019, 00:09:
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Sorry, can't answer because of the way you structured your post. Too difficult. But you're wrong in many points and you ignore in some parts what I have already written and what is shown in the series itself (like "he sees the present". Nope. He himself says it in the series: "I can only see THE PAST.")

At least, you liked it. To each their own. And this season of GoT was at least not as bad as Star Wars episodes I and VIII. This gives me some hope that D&D can offer a new SW trilogy that will be hopefully alright. Not great, but not as horrible as SW I and SW VIII.

I stopped watching GoT after season 3. It was just too bleak.

As for D&D making a good Star Wars series, they better get a good team of screenwriters. Seems like GoT went downhill after they ran out of GRRM material.

Technically they didn't run out of material. They ran out of books. Season 7 and 8 come from extensive notes GRRM assembled for the book he'll eventually complete. Granted the show took liberties with more than a few character arcs, but the core stuff is likely to remain the same. Of course, GRRM might change things dramatically to regain fans who may have been turned off by the series or to basically "kill" D&D's version because, you know, it's George Martin.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Dauntless Launches
3. Re: Dauntless Launches May 22, 2019, 19:01 Kxmode
 
I played the beta when it was available. Boring is the only word I can come up with (at least, for me it is). It plays like a lighter version of Monster Hunter World with graphics that feel more suited to mobile games. Throughout the life of the beta, I was requested continuously via emails to come back and play the beta. With it being a EGS exclusive I'm glad I didn't waste my time helping to make their game better so they can toss Steam users under the bus.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 17:47 Kxmode
 
Tim Harford: How Can Chaos Lead To Creative Breakthroughs?

Psychologist Daniel Oppenheimer a few years ago, teamed up with high school teachers. He asked them to reformat the handouts that they were giving to some of their classes. Some were formatted in something straightforward, such as Helvetica or Times New Roman. However, half these classes got handouts formatted in something intense, like Haettenschweiler, or something with a zesty bounce, like Comic Sans Italicized.

Now, these are hideous fonts, and they're difficult fonts to read. But at the end of the semester, students were given exams. The students asked to read the more difficult fonts had done better in their exams in a variety of subjects. The reason is the problematic fonts forced them to slow them down, forcing them to work a bit harder, and as a result, they learned more.

These disruptions help us solve problems, and in turn, help us become more creative.

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So true. How many times have you encountered problems or obstacles that led to creative results?

I end the comment with this from Tim:

There's a beautiful example from London that could not be more every day, where, a few years ago, the London Underground suffered a partial shutdown because there was a strike because of a labor dispute. The shutdown lasted two days. For those two days, everybody who was used to commuting around London probably had to find a different way to get to work.

So three economists got hold of the dataset and looked at what people had done, and they found that a vast number of people commuted to work the same way every day. During the strike, they adapted. They found a different way, and a substantial minority of them never went back. So they realized - because of a 48-hour shutdown, they had been doing it wrong their entire lives. It was only when the disruption comes in and says - no, you can't do it your usual way; you have to find a new way - tens of thousands of people went, wow, actually, the new way's better. How many things do we do in our lives - not these soaring feats of creativity, just everyday situations - how many things do we do that, if we were forced to do it differently, we would never go back?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 05:17 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 22, 2019, 04:49:
Are the videos "hidden" somehow? They didn't show up when I looked at your channel. Thirty one videos in 11 years and you have 233 subscribers, not bad considering.

Yes, they're hidden. Thank you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 03:08 Kxmode
 
Dacote wrote on May 21, 2019, 21:00:
Kxmode wrote on May 21, 2019, 20:27:
Dacote wrote on May 21, 2019, 20:19:
The test guide is public but the New sheet asks for permission.

Fixed.
noted. Have fun benchmarking.

Thanks.

Almost immediately noticed an RTX feature called "Global Illumination" in Rage 2 (I believe this is part of the RTX's raytracing system), and wow is it nice! Rage 2 with settings maxed out and GI enabled runs at a solid 4K60 (sometimes it bumps past 60). Recorded a 4K60 video showing GI in action. This is pretty much how most games run on my machine. Here's another 4K60 recorded example of GI in play, but this time in the entire environment. You'll notice the overall hue is an orange tint. This is from the sunrise. That was not present on my 1080TI without GI.

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News Comments > Get The Sims 4 for Free
2. Re: Get The Sims 4 for Free May 21, 2019, 21:47 Kxmode
 
There's no such thing as a free EA game and especially not for The Sims. It is filled with micro- and macro-transactions, not to mention expansion packs. It's a mobile-game with desktop fidelity.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2019, 20:27 Kxmode
 
Dacote wrote on May 21, 2019, 20:19:
The test guide is public but the New sheet asks for permission.

Fixed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2019, 19:13 Kxmode
 
Dacote wrote on May 21, 2019, 17:56:
Kxmode wrote on May 21, 2019, 17:18:
jdreyer, Dacote - Recieved the 2080TI at work. I'll keep you updated on the 1080TI.
Let us know how much of an improvement it is over your other card.

I plan on updating my test guide with New sheet. This will also include my memory upgrade although I suspect the extra 16GB will have little impact on the FPS. The 2080TI should be handling the bulk of that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2019, 17:18 Kxmode
 
jdreyer, Dacote - Recieved the 2080TI at work. I'll keep you updated on the 1080TI.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. The Man Who Is Aging Too Fast. May 21, 2019, 17:15 Kxmode
 
Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow aging or stop it altogether.

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The million-dollar question is whether these marks are imprints of diseases and aging or whether the marks cause diseases and aging and ultimately death. And if the latter, could editing or removing epigenetic marks prevent or reverse any part of aging or age-related disease?

Science is not going to solve this because the cause is beyond science.
 
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News Comments > George R.R. Martin Confirms Game Consultation
12. Re: George R.R. Martin Confirms Game Consultation May 21, 2019, 16:28 Kxmode
 
How many showrunners is Martin going to kill?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2019, 05:07 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on May 21, 2019, 02:45:
Sorry, can't answer because of the way you structured your post. Too difficult.

You take one sentence, or a group of sentences, or a paragraph and reply to that. Then move on to the next. How is that difficult? You're the one who crafted a word-salad of thoughts. I was only addressing each at face value.

El Pit wrote on May 21, 2019, 02:45:
But you're wrong in many points and you ignore in some parts what I have already written and what is shown in the series itself (like "he sees the present". Nope. He himself says it in the series: "I can only see THE PAST.")

Wrong! He repeatedly told individuals including his family members that his power isn't just limited to the past but the present:

Season 7, Episode 3: Bran (to Sansa): "It means I can see everything. Everything that's ever happened to everyone. Everything that's happening right now."

He wasn't talking in metaphorical terms either. This was a literal power he has. That's why no army will be able to defeat him because he has the ability to not only see their current movements but their plans in the past. When the battle at Winterfell happened, he wasn't warging to escape from the war. He was doing it to observe the battlefield so he can create a memory imprint of it (he is the keeper of Westeros' history) and also as a curiosity because he can. He was also keeping track of the Night King's movements.

El Pit wrote on May 21, 2019, 02:45:
At least, you liked it. To each their own. And this season of GoT was at least not as bad as Star Wars episodes I and VIII. This gives me some hope that D&D can offer a new SW trilogy that will be hopefully alright. Not great, but not as horrible as SW I and SW VIII.

I think a better comparison would be The Hobbit films. If that's the point you're trying to make.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2019, 00:16 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on May 20, 2019, 21:57:
Simon Says wrote on May 20, 2019, 15:32:
Nucas wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:30:
love it or hate it, the good news from game of thrones is we're going to be deluged with expensively produced shows based on good books and stuff for the next two years while everyone tries to be the next game of thrones.

I guess The Witcher could work... But not at the GoT level. Other than that, not sure about any of the others, even LotR. Didn't read anything in that pile.

Why do you think it won't be at the Game of Thrones level? The books are ripe with intrigue between kings, assassinations, treachery etc. The biggest difference between the Witcher series and the GoT is that the Witcher focuses more on fewer characters, and fewer of them die (though there's no shortage of deaths in the Witcher books.)

It's entirely possible for Netflix to pull this off.

Agreed. The premise of the Witcher series is Geralt is a monster slayer. Sometimes those monsters turn out to be people, and sometimes those people are kings and the powerful.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2019, 00:09 Kxmode
 
WARNING: GOT SPOILERS!


El Pit wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:57:
Bran the Useless is the new king.

He is not useless. As Tyrion pointed out, more than anyone else in the World, Bran knows stories. He knows the world's history and can see the present. What army would ever go against a King who can control the minds of animals and people? Also, as King, his rule is nobler than Jon's because Bran has the one thing Jon doesn't have: ageless wisdom. It may be artificial since he effectively downloaded the history of the world from the previous 3ER, but all that history and knowledge has made Bran very wise beyond his years. Bran has demonstrated temperance even when faced with death.

El Pit wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:57:
Also: the Unsullied murder hundreds of people and get away free.

That was war, and had Jon not killed her they would have ended every remaining man, women, and child in Westeros and beyond who would have stood in her way. By stopping her reign before it truly blossomed, the Sullied no longer are held responsible for their actions.

Besides they were effectively pardoned when the council told them to go take land and build a house. Instead, they chose to leave Westeros and sail to Naath and defend Missandei's people.

El Pit wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:57:
Jon kills a mad tyrant and is an outcast.

Jaime Lannister killed the King to protect the people of King's Landing from wildfire as was branded a Kingslayer and an Oathbreaker. Despite his wealth as a Lannister, that name stuck with him for the rest of the life.

El Pit wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:57:
I think the new justice system in the six kingdoms is off to a great start!

Because ALL those people have seen their share of what war under an heir to a throne can do. They all saw the wisdom in Tyrion's words to elect a king so that no bloodline could own the throne. That, of course, is going to end in failure as a parliamentary form of government has never been successful. But it does show the evolution of Westeros from a pure monarchy to a parliamentary government.

El Pit wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:57:
Jesus... This final episode was better than the previous but still... Oh... my... god... Wall

I loved the way the lords and ladies reacted to the idea about democracy, though... Mwahaha

You really should stop using so many ellipses. It's quite unbecoming.


Covering so I don't accidentally spoil it for anyone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2019, 23:43 Kxmode
 
Hoop wrote on May 20, 2019, 11:29:
I could not get into GOT from the first episode so never bothered.
I swear the shear number of averagely acted seasons wore you all down & like confused brainwashed hamsters y'all now don't know which way is up or how to feel.

Wait. What? You note you could not get into the first episode of GOT so you never bothered, and then immediately stated the sheer number of averagely acted seasons wore you down. So you're essentially saying you wasted your time watching a show you never had an affinity for? Why would anyone put themselves through that? If you don't like the show, then don't watch it. Just like if you don't like playing a video game anymore, stop playing it.
 
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