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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 14, 2020, 19:38
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 14, 2020, 19:38
Jul 14, 2020, 19:38
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 18:59:

As for tracking, use a VPN, or set up encrypted DNS over HTTPS on your browser.
Firefox
Chrome

Oh I do a ton to thwart the tracking. The point is, I shouldn't have to. And no matter how much I do thwart... it's never 100%.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 14, 2020, 18:52
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 14, 2020, 18:52
Jul 14, 2020, 18:52
 
yonder wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 18:03:
Um... MOST public utilities start in the red. That's literally one of the reasons they're often funded with public money. Society pools their resources to get the foundation in place and private companies take over.

Yknow, like large scale railroads. Large scale electricity products, especially out west. Phone lines. The internet.

I'll never understand the ultra-conservative demand that all public functions be profitable.

I actually wasn't debating that. I was merely pointing out what the political opposition to the topic is stating.
But to play devil's advocate most taxpayers don't like funding things that could potentially be a moneypit and do nothing but require even more taxes in order to keep (whatever) afloat.

I consider broadband as infrastructure... so I don't bitch about taxes for something like that.
Welfare? Yeah... get rid of it. I don't want to pay for other people's sh!t. That includes universal / single payer medical, free college, living wage / stipends, etc. etc. etc.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 14, 2020, 16:42
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 14, 2020, 16:42
Jul 14, 2020, 16:42
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 15:14:
maddog wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 14:57:
Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't the courts all but killed municipal broadband? I get that some municipalities have it but it's far from being common.

He'd be better served to team up with Musk and promote his Starlink

It's usually not the courts. It's usually telecom lobbyists pushing state-level laws banning the cities and towns from setting them up.

This.
The biggest legitimate concern opposition reason is that it is financially risky for taxpayers because current ones mostly operate in the red.
The biggest political reason is because it "hampers the free market". (As if lack of choice / competition didn't already hamper it)

That said... since most people in the country think that broadband should be treated as a utility... it either needs to be regulated like one, or allow municipal broadband as a choice (Not sure how that would work tax-wise).

I have zero sympathy for the carriers / ISPs in this country... and I'm usually on the "fiscal conservative" side of things.

And one of the only California laws I agree with, would be an non-defanged version of their privacy law. FSCHK all these @sshat Carriers, Big Tech search and social media, and Marketing scumbags on the internet tracking everything you do without your permission. That shit needs to be stopped cold.
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Re: Watch Dogs 2 Make-Up Giveaway
Jul 13, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Watch Dogs 2 Make-Up Giveaway Jul 13, 2020, 14:19
Jul 13, 2020, 14:19
 
I'm one of the few that liked the 1st game better.
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Re: Sony Buys Epic Stake
Jul 10, 2020, 10:58
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Re: Sony Buys Epic Stake Jul 10, 2020, 10:58
Jul 10, 2020, 10:58
 
MeanJim wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 22:40:
This explains why Sweeny's nose was so far up Sony's ass with all the PS5 praising recently.

Yeah... that's what I was thinking... PS5 advertising kickback.

That said... I'd still choose Sony over Microsoft. Does the xbone still put apps like prime, netflix, hulu behind a paywall or mandatory sign in to Microsoft? I'm almost never signed into my PS4 unless I'm buying / downloading a game.
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Re: Libtard: The Satire Game Early Access
Jul 2, 2020, 13:33
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Re: Libtard: The Satire Game Early Access Jul 2, 2020, 13:33
Jul 2, 2020, 13:33
 
Not even a fiscal conserve-tard like me would buy this. Rolleyes
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Re: Crysis Remastered Leak Causes Crisis, Delay
Jul 1, 2020, 22:09
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Re: Crysis Remastered Leak Causes Crisis, Delay Jul 1, 2020, 22:09
Jul 1, 2020, 22:09
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 16:24:
wtf_man wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 15:50:
Drayth wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 14:45:
wtf

Guess the trailer needs a remaster

Yeah... like so many other game trailers... done with 3D Studio Max, Maya, Blender, or some other professional rendering tool... but the actual game looks nothing like it.

The trailer was in-engine, and that was the problem: the original was so ahead of its time, and whatever changes they made to the remaster had so little impact graphically, that most people couldn't even tell that it wasn't from the original game.

I know it was in-engine.

I was being sarcastic about remastering the trailer (itself).
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Re: Morning Interviews
Jul 1, 2020, 15:53
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Re: Morning Interviews Jul 1, 2020, 15:53
Jul 1, 2020, 15:53
 
NKD wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 13:23:
I feel like these types of mechanics are too gimmicky and disorienting to be useful. Not surprised it wasn't working out.

Not only that... if the setting takes place with "cyber augments" that allow wall running... why wouldn't a huge chunk of the over-crwded city not be taking advantage of that? And yes, that would look stupid.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Leak Causes Crisis, Delay
Jul 1, 2020, 15:50
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Re: Crysis Remastered Leak Causes Crisis, Delay Jul 1, 2020, 15:50
Jul 1, 2020, 15:50
 
Drayth wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 14:45:
wtf

Guess the trailer needs a remaster

Yeah... like so many other game trailers... done with 3D Studio Max, Maya, Blender, or some other professional rendering tool... but the actual game looks nothing like it.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Removing Phallic Symbols for Japan and Wall-Running for All
Jul 1, 2020, 13:59
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Removing Phallic Symbols for Japan and Wall-Running for All Jul 1, 2020, 13:59
Jul 1, 2020, 13:59
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 12:29:
Well if I can't run along walls with my penis flopping around I'm out!

But does it hang low?
Does it wobble to and fro?
Can you tie it in a knot?
Can you tie it in a bow?
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Removing Phallic Symbols for Japan and Wall-Running for All
Jul 1, 2020, 11:48
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Removing Phallic Symbols for Japan and Wall-Running for All Jul 1, 2020, 11:48
Jul 1, 2020, 11:48
 
The weird thing is that Japan is supposedly one of the larger producers of porn.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 30, 2020, 14:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2020, 14:26
Jun 30, 2020, 14:26
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 14:13:
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Star Wars just isn't that great of a setting. It produced two great films (Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back) and some memorable video games, and that's about it. The rest is passable at best genre fare dressed up in nostalgia. Even the original trilogy ran out of ideas by the end of the first act of Return of the Jedi.

Yeah... 2 out of 9 films that wasn't utter crap. Pretty bad ratio.
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Re: Crysis Remastered July Release Date and Trailer Leak
Jun 30, 2020, 13:29
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Re: Crysis Remastered July Release Date and Trailer Leak Jun 30, 2020, 13:29
Jun 30, 2020, 13:29
 
Well... so far, I haven't seen any other engine out there that comes close to Unreal 5's tech demo.
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Re: On Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing
Jun 26, 2020, 16:43
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Re: On Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Jun 26, 2020, 16:43
Jun 26, 2020, 16:43
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Jun 26, 2020, 13:13:
* helping approx 0.15 % of the userbase to give a shit

Glad I'm not the only one that couldn't care less about Ray Tracing.

If nVidia offered a GTX 1680 TI for a couple hundred less than the RTX 2080 TI... or... for next gen, a GTX 1780(?) TI for a couple hundred less than RTX 3080 TI... I'd go with a GTX every time. That's how much I don't care about fricken Ray Tracing.
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Re: Tom Hall Makes Resolution
Jun 24, 2020, 19:04
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Re: Tom Hall Makes Resolution Jun 24, 2020, 19:04
Jun 24, 2020, 19:04
 
Resolution Games, the leading VR and AR game studio behind Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs, Bait!, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels and more

Since he is joining that... I guess we can put Mr. Hall in the category of "washed up", along with the likes of Richard Garriott, Warren Spector, D.W. Bradley, etc. etc.
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Support DirectX 12 Ultimate
Jun 24, 2020, 18:54
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Support DirectX 12 Ultimate Jun 24, 2020, 18:54
Jun 24, 2020, 18:54
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 24, 2020, 18:19:
Just think they are hard core pushing RTX when it's not mainstream, and ATI owns the console market.

Yeah, I'm still scratching my head with the word "multi-platform". Linux? IOS? Android? OSX? Consoles other than Xbone?

Vulkan is truly multi-platform, and already has Ray Tracing.
Wikipedia: "On March 17, 2020, Khronos Group released the Ray Tracing extensions by adopting previously existing Nvidia implementation with some minor changes."

Windows + Xbone ain't very "multi".
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Re: GOG.com Offers Free Cyberpunk 2077 Goodies Collection and Preorder Incentives
Jun 24, 2020, 14:21
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Re: GOG.com Offers Free Cyberpunk 2077 Goodies Collection and Preorder Incentives Jun 24, 2020, 14:21
Jun 24, 2020, 14:21
 
Rather have a decent discount as an "incentive" (Especially since I normally won't pre-order anything) than garbage that will most likely be available on the Internet somewhere (if I actually wanted any of the garbage, which I don't)
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 23, 2020, 14:45
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 23, 2020, 14:45
Jun 23, 2020, 14:45
 
I don't get Liquid Nitrogen overclocking. Who cares if an overclock is only stable enough to get through a few benchmarks?

I mean... you can't play a game for several hours at LN overclock. You can't do some high computation or trans-coding for more than a few minutes. It's completely useless other than "breaking some stupid record".
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Re: Morning Interviews
Jun 23, 2020, 14:39
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Re: Morning Interviews Jun 23, 2020, 14:39
Jun 23, 2020, 14:39
 
Just started farting around in SWTOR. I figure after 8.5 years they must have patched it to be decent. They did get rid of a lot of the F2P restrictions, and since I figure to pretty much only solo / do a class story... I figured what the heck... I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Jun 22, 2020, 14:23
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Re: Morning Multiplex Jun 22, 2020, 14:23
Jun 22, 2020, 14:23
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 14:02:
Does it even matter how long it takes? If it releases and it is a masterpiece literally not a single person will remember the delays. They will remember the game for what it offered them, new experiences and immersive gameplay.

First impressions are the most important ones, so for a game like this it needs the polish turned up to 11

Actually... it does. We've had several over-hyped long developed games that end up being failures.

Not that I think that this is the case with Cyberpunk... but I also don't agree with the "however long it takes" / "when it's done" attitude of fans.
Usually... the longer a game is delayed (or more numerous times)... the more of a train wreck it becomes because it was a mis-managed project to begin with.

Again... not saying this is the case with Cyberpunk (given the excellence of Witcher 3... good track record)... but I'm not going to blindly forever judge these things as positive, either.
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