RedEye9 wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 17:38:War is asymmetric these days, so comparing fighting "goat herders" in Afghanistan has no relevance to 2 first world nuclear powers dukeing it out in a conventional war. American bravado that we would simply "kick their asses" is asinine as the collateral damage in such a war would be unconscionable, even if we are the far greater power.Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 15:05:Thanks for using reliable sources to back up your factual claims.Darks wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 13:02:
I wish I shared your confidence. Bronze age goat-herders with AK-47s fought the US military to a stalemate over the course of 20 fruitless years in Afghanistan. The RAND Corporation rates naval surface warfare near mainland China as being a Chinese advantage, and naval surface warfare farther from mainland China as being US-China parity. "China" fairly routinely kicks our ass in US military simulations of a conventional military conflict between the two powers. Meanwhile, COVID has thoroughly overwhelmed the US federal government's capacity to deal with it, while other developed nations are largely returning to normalcy. Like the hapless Federation in Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, we're collectively getting our asses kicked on all the major problems facing our society, and no amount of "USA NUMBER 1!!!" jingoism will reverse our decline in the metrics where we used to be, but are no longer, the best.
The United States wouldn't know what hit them if they were ever in a war with China, I guess nobody around here remembers Korea or Vietnam.
Fantaz wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 11:34:Because many, if not all of us, have been GPU limited for years now. Intel is the bee's knees if you game at 1080p 240hz.Cram wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 11:16:
Better Silicon, slight performance increase for a noticeable increase in-cost... The free game is a nice touch..
This whole refresh is mostly just a marketing gambit by AMD to keep people talking about AMD and not on Intel / Comet Lake. Smart move I think.
Can I haz Zen3 please now so I can build a new computer, thank you.
why would u want amd? intel's better for gaming
phinn wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 21:14:Are you serious? Do you realize that these chips will likely be able to emulate x86 apps as well as they run today. iPads are already faster than Macs in most ways and run on significantly less power and can scale better. Take those CPUs and scale them up to a desktop size package, use in an OS that's actually competently optimized for large scale multi threading and you now have a true next gen computing architecture. Everyone can laugh this off all they want, but there's no way Apple makes this move unless they are unbelievably confident they are moving with the best tech.
Wow, fast in-house embedded CPUs or not this sounds like a stupid fucking move by Apple. Worse than that time they went to RISC or PowerPC or whatever.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 17:54:I'd be up for that, I've been playing since Alpha.
I can do between 4pm and 8pm CST M-Th. After that, it's no bueno because that's QT with Mrs. B. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays I am pretty open.
Mr. Tact, I made my money exclusively by doing "hot" and time limited passenger runs. It seemed to be the path of least resistance when I played. Mining was dull and I wasn't making any money. It is more than likely probable because I didn't know where to mine lucratively that I wasn't making much money.
I would definitely be down with a BN fleet. Schedule a regular gaming night where we can all meet up. Maybe use Discord as a assembly and communications point?
Wait, do we even have a BN Discord channel?
Cutter wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 23:18:Umm, Papers, Please is an immigration officer simulation that takes place in a fictitious dystopian communist nation. No joints to be found here unless you plan to smuggle them in to Arstotzka.
Odd choice of organizations to donate to for a game about rolling joints.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 22:18:I've had a similar experience. When I do play FPS it's with friends I know and everyone else muted.
Good, the amout of racist pieces of shit spamming constantly in BFV was ridiculous. So much so that it led to the first time for any game I actually took the time out to report people, via Origin. Not sure any action ever got taken, but it pretty much killed the last bit of desire I had to bother playing multiplayer FPS games these days.