Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for John

Real Name John   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname wtf_man
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
Total Comments 2853 (Senior)
User ID 19499
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
11. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 27, 2016, 19:42 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 17:25:
Yeah, had to understand. Benefits of cord cutting:
- Cheaper
- No commercials
- On-demand
- Binge watching

I cut the cord more than a decade ago, never looked back. Never happier.

Ditto.

Unfortunately the content libraries are slowly getting worse, as the streaming services rely more on their own content, and less on keeping their libraries full.

I'm on the edge of dropping Netflix because of this.
I'll keep Amazon Prime though... mainly because the streaming is a bonus to all the shit I get shipped for free, even though their "prime" library ain't all that great either.

I understand that the content providers are jacking the prices in favor of Cable / Satellite TV, but eventually I will just go full circle and put up an HD antenna and say "fuck all of the services". At least with an antenna, there is an actual reason to have commercials.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Vampyr Trailer
9. Re: Vampyr Trailer Aug 26, 2016, 13:50 wtf_man
 
No... Because it's WAY shoulder-cam (practically side cam) like Alan Wake. I can't stand that.  
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Vampyr Trailer
7. Re: Vampyr Trailer Aug 26, 2016, 09:36 wtf_man
 
Ugh... shoulder cam... pass.  
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Duke Nukem Countdown
33. Re: Duke Nukem Countdown Aug 26, 2016, 09:25 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2016, 08:35:
Task wrote on Aug 26, 2016, 08:26:
Unless this is the Duke 3D remaster that was shut down by the big-wig hacks at Gearbox, I'm not interested.

I wouldn't be surprised if they took on the duties themselves and make produce their own sub par version.

And it probably would be that cel-shaded crap like Borderlands... which would piss me off.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
30. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 23, 2016, 09:49 wtf_man
 
Tom wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 05:00:
wtf_man wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 20:30:
When you code for a company, the shit is automatically theirs. That's part of your employment agreement. You have to explicitly get permission to work on something on the side that they can't claim as theirs. (like making a little commercial app that has nothing to do with the company's business, nor competes against the company).
This depends on the contract. In 20+ years of getting paid to write code, I've always managed to avoid signing a contract including such language. I have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to companies attempting to own or control what I create outside of work.

Then you have been rather fortunate. There are a lot of companies that will not hire you, without a clause like that, especially if you are salary instead of hourly. Their point being it's their paid development time, not your free time. (Not saying I agree with this)

Also it's to protect them from someone coding on their time and running off and making a mint.

I suspect that when Zeni bought Id.. they made it clear that they were buying Carmack's (and other's) tech work, among the game IPs.

Him playing with VR to possibly put in the Id Tech engine, would definitely fall under Zenimax ownership.

If he took nothing and started writing from scratch "from within his head" over at Oculus... that would be one thing. If he actually copied code and took it with him to Oculos, ESPECIALLY from company machines (not a home machine)... well... there's a strong case against him, unless he had some sort of clause in his contract (which I doubt).

/shrug
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
7. Re: Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up Aug 22, 2016, 20:30 wtf_man
 
Dirk wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 19:15:
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Carmack was the original author of all of the code that he purportedly absconded with. I also wouldn't be surprised to find out that he was under a contract that automatically made Zenimax the owner of any programs that he authored, in or out of the office, regardless of the project that code was associated with.

This.

When you code for a company, the shit is automatically theirs. That's part of your employment agreement. You have to explicitly get permission to work on something on the side that they can't claim as theirs. (like making a little commercial app that has nothing to do with the company's business, nor competes against the company).

So, if Carmack took any code with him, he's fucked.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
20. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 14:58 wtf_man
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 10:22:
My question is, really...WHY? If I have to run another power connector to the motherboard, I can just as easily run that to the video card. Feels a lot like a solution in search of a problem.

The only advantage that I can see would be for "mini systems" (Like a NUC) or gaming laptops being able to power higher end GPUs... but battery life would be out the window for laptops.

Also, the Laptop 1060, 1070, and 180 are supposed to be nearly as fast as the Desktop version... so I'm not sure extra power is totally necessary.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
63. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 21, 2016, 11:25 wtf_man
 
NasWulf wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 20:05:
wtf_man wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 19:00:
Was it awe inspiring to me? Nah.

no game to date has done the different game types, graphical fidelity, and ambition of SC has shown ... awe inspiring? SC pushes the PC in new directions with its Tech and ambition, that should be awe inspiring to anyone in the game developing world ... the more I read these forums the more I lol at the comments.

... cracks me the F up.

The walking / running animations were clunky and the combat was Meh, IMO.
Otherwise it looked pretty solid.

Maybe when it's polished I'll feel different.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
33. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 19:00 wtf_man
 
I don't know... I guess for me, it was good to see a cohesive start to finish mission with a secondary mission.

Was it awe inspiring to me? Nah.

But like I said... if it plays that decent in Squadron 42, I'll be satisfied for my measly original $25 backing.

/shrug
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
5. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 13:26 wtf_man
 
I gotta admit.... that was pretty cool.

If Squadron 42 plays out like that Demo... I will be fairly satisfied (I still don't care about the MMO portion)
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 12, 2016, 18:28 wtf_man
 
It's been 9 years since Dave Orton was in charge.... and 6 years since the "ATi" name was retired and merged into "AMD".

Also there have been a few key employees jump ship to nVidia,

Definitely not the same company it was 10 years ago.... then again, neither is the CPU side of the company, since they have been constantly spanked by Intel since the early Core Duo days.

PS4 and XBox One are pretty much all that's kept their necks above water, lately.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 6, 2016, 20:59 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 17:53:
The problem isn't that they get access to our devices. We have mechanisms in place to prevent blanket access, like warrants. They have access to our houses, for example. The problem is requesting tech companies to create backdoors into encryption that the government can use, which makes encryption much less secure and useful and dangerous.

Which also creates blanket access. If they don't want to use a warrant, they won't. Look at the situation with the StingRays.

I'm saying, as citizens, that we don't want to give them ANY potential blanket access, which backdoors would create.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 6, 2016, 15:54 wtf_man
 
Comey says encryption technology makes it impossible in a growing number of cases to search electronic devices. He says it's up to U.S. citizens to decide whether to modify the technology.

I thought we already told them to pound sand.

How many times do the "U.S. citizens" have to tell them that they aren't going to get blanket access to all of our devices? Talk about Orwellian!
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions Jul 29, 2016, 19:54 wtf_man
 
Since Cortana is acknowledged to be too much spyware on our Kids...

Cortana removal will not be tolerated in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Pro Anniversary update tweaked to stop users disabling cloud ads

Enjoy your Windows 10 Non-Enterprise Anniversary Love!
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 27, 2016, 14:52 wtf_man
 
Not sure what adblocker you are using but I can see the whole article fine with ublock origin on chrome.

/shrug
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
118. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 20:38 wtf_man
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote:
As anyone with half a brain knows, all the good games are on mobile. I don't know why everyone is up in arms about this shit. Back to Candy Crush for me.. you kids have fun. <3

/ROFL
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
108. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 18:40 wtf_man
 
**looks at his Windows 7 Gaming Rig**

It's not like I'm ever going to run a UWP / Metro App anyway.
DX11 or Vulkan is fine by me.

/shrug

 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 17, 2016, 18:06 wtf_man
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 17:47:
Some states allow you to defend your home with deadly force no matter the circumstances. And frankly it is in your best interest to kill in that situation (as opposed to just beating him up or shooting him in the leg or something), so the asshole home invader doesn't come back and try to sue you thereafter.

True, but they were not on his property... they were in a car on a public road.

That said... this fucking pokemon go game needs to get some sort of restrictions. There is a local Navy Air base that had to post signs to the public that no pokemon go playing on the base... non-employees were walking around out on the tarmac with their cell phones. (Employees know better, and would probably be fired (civilian or military))

From the sounds of it, trespassing potential is very high, and I wouldn't be surprised if someone eventually does get shot.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
40. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 23:33 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 22:06:
Not quite sure I follow the analogy, so corporate America doesn't care if Microsoft spies on then as long as they have a working OS? Win 7 already works without the spying, right?

That's why the Chinese government got a "special version" of Windows 10.

Enterprise LTSB is the only version that has most of the crap turned off by default (Still have to do work to create an image to get the rest of it turned off)

I'm still in total shock Microsoft put Candy Crush on the 1511 Build of the Enterprise version. They HAVE to be smoking crack over there.

That said.. while we haven't deployed Windows 10... a locked Down Enterprise LTSB version is the only version we will consider at work.

At home... I just plain don't run it.
Windows 7 + Aegis is much easier to keep the data mining out.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
36. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 11:43 wtf_man
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:04:
*Points to your router* You know... this thing which isn't subservient to your computer OS and can, OMG, BLOCK whatever it wants no matter what your OS does? Please... stop with the fearmongering. I had numerous problems with win 10, but none to do with its supposedly Orwellian tendencies. Those can be dealt with very easily, it just takes time and a bit of effort.

It's a lot more phoning home than you think, and it's a lot more effort than you think.

MS TechNet: Manage connections from Windows operating system components to Microsoft services

No privacy tool nor amount of firewall blocking covers everything... and there will be future IP addresses to block. You really want to play that cat and mouse game?

Or just run an OS that doesn't do that crap?
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2853 Comments. 143 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo