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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 14:58 jdreyer
 
I've been coming here since around 98. I used to bus an hour to work a few days a week, and would print out the site and read it on the bus.

Congrats Blue!

*hunts around under the table and behind the sofa*

Now where's that Patreon? I can't find it anywhere!
 
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News Comments > Cancelled CoD: Roman Wars Details
1. Re: Cancelled CoD: Roman Wars Details Jul 6, 2016, 14:41 jdreyer
 
Activision CEO conversation overheard:
"Would you be able to have a full auto crossbow with ACOG scope?"
"No."
"Cancel it."
 
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News Comments > VIVE & GTX 10 Series Display Port Issue
5. Re: VIVE & GTX 10 Series Display Port Issue Jul 6, 2016, 14:31 jdreyer
 
My sister's best friend used to love the optional DP interface. She'd be disappointed to hear this news if she hadn't already gotten married.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 03:19 jdreyer
 
True story: my friend bought a $2 train ticket with a $100 bill from an automatic vending machine in Japan. He took the $8 in coins, leaving the $90 in bills, got on his train, and went on his merry way. It was only when he got home hours later that he realized his error. He went back to the train station, explained what had happened, and sure enough, someone had turned the money in so he was able to get it all back.

Second true story: I lost my wallet in Japan (fell out of my pocket getting out of a cab). A woman found it, gave it to police, and I got it back, all the cash still in it. Here's the rub: Japanese law states that if someone turns in your wallet, you have to give them 10% of the cash that was in it. I made several attempts to contact her, but she never replied. I gave all the documentation to the police to prove that I'd made a reasonable effort, as to not be in violation of the law.

The point is, even one of the most honest, law-abiding societies on earth has laws rewarding people for doing the right thing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 14:47 jdreyer
 
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BobBob wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:36:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:05:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:57:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:36:
The 1902 invention of air conditioning has long been hailed as one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, one that has forever changed the way we live.

Yeah, I dunno about that. AC is nice but hardly necessary - for me at any rate. I'd argue that the really important inventions are the refrigerator and toilet paper. I could live without most modern trappings but not having a fridge and TP would really suck.

Depends on the climate... a lot of the world would be/and is an absolute humid hell without air conditioning. Definitely one of the most important inventions, not the most important invention of the 20th century.

Hooray, not so minor improvements in the quality of life!


I can't imagine living where I do without AC. The feels like is 109F, and the lows at night are generally like 79F with 80% humidity. This is a consistent pattern that can last from early May to late October. The only thing that can break that in the thick of summer is a hurricane, which you better hope your power is back after 2 days, cause then it really gets hot. Think of it like this Cutter, if it weren't for AC all of us southerners would be up where you are, getting in your personal space.

Hmm .. I just open the window - the AC (Pacific Ocean breeze) is always on. Thumbsup

It was 105 in LA a couple weeks ago. You just opened the window?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 14:01 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:36:
The 1902 invention of air conditioning has long been hailed as one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, one that has forever changed the way we live.

Yeah, I dunno about that. AC is nice but hardly necessary - for me at any rate. I'd argue that the really important inventions are the refrigerator and toilet paper. I could live without most modern trappings but not having a fridge and TP would really suck.

Says the guy who lives in Canada.

I'll agree that the fridge is just as important probably moreso than AC, but they're basically the same technology, so there's no way to have one without the other.

Also, no AC means no internet.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
11. Re: Nothing hidding in Polaris 10 Jul 4, 2016, 23:21 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 18:12:
Interesting I saw a graph on 15 games avg together on a benchmark and then a commenter did the math and right now 1080 and 1070 are owning that metric because they are just so much faster. I could find it...
It would be interesting to see.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jul 4, 2016, 14:55 jdreyer
 
"The Force Awakens"

Trgger warning.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
9. Re: Nothing hidding in Polaris 10 Jul 4, 2016, 14:24 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 12:30:
NetHead wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 12:22:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 12:03:
So Polaris 10 is 480, Polaris 11 is .. let's ignore that it even exists.

What is AMD's plan to compete against Nvidia here? And how are any of these cards VR ready or is that not even a thing anymore for AMD?

I'm pretty sure everyone's expecting AMD's Vega 10 to compete with Nvidia's GP104 (1070/1080). Nvidia's releasing higher end parts first and AMD's releasing lower end parts fist.

Which is why the 1060 (Nvidia GP106) is coming out after Polaris/480. Hopefully we at least get some news on Vega 10 soon. Hopefully using HBM2 on it doesn't cause any supply delays, I'm quite curious to see how it turns out (and hopefully doesn't have a reference board partially designed by marketing lol).



So Vega is an entirely new DIE and CHIP ? If so that would mean by the time it's out, Nvidia is gonna push a TI version of GP104 (it has plenty of headroom) to compete against that with barely any extra development no?

Just seems like AMD is basically doomed to lose what little market share it has left if they don't release some positive press soon. At the latest by xmas tons of people are gonna plan to upgrade.
Meh, the vast majority of graphic cards are sold in the midrange level. If they can compete in that market, they'll be fine.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2016, 14:20 jdreyer
 
Happy Amexit everybody!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2016, 22:38 jdreyer
 
So, uh, what happened to the bee? You gonna go up there and investigate? If you find one, maybe you can put your hand out and pet it like the scientist in Prometheus did with that snake alien. They're yellow and fluffy, nothing bad will happen I'm sure.

Blue, you still up there? BLUE??!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 3, 2016, 20:49 jdreyer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 3, 2016, 19:39:
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 3, 2016, 13:07:
What about a MOBA inside of a MOBA?

Someone fund me.

MOBAception!

Came here for this. Did not leave disappointed.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
12. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 3, 2016, 00:03 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2016, 23:56:
Not surprised. The concept was good but then quickly turned into failed experiment. Godus, Star Citizen, Spacebase DF-9, etc. all failures.

Tim and Peter especially should have staked their personal fortunes on getting their games done. They've really strangled the golden goose. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Roberts still has time to make things right.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 2, 2016, 12:23 jdreyer
 
Thanks Star Citizen!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Ban White Trucks!!! Jul 1, 2016, 18:00 jdreyer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 12:33:
Luke wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 12:18:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 11:14:
Figures for 2014 show 32,675 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014.

I would still feel safer in a vehicle with autopilot.
nhtsa

IF the price was so that many more peps could buy the tesla how safe would it then be driving on autopilot ? Book

Considering that the accident was caused by the autopilot's sensors mistaking the white side of a tractor trailer for the sky... pretty damn unsafe. This isn't a case of the non-autopilot vehicle wrecking the Tesla; the Tesla autopilot straight up worked incorrectly and killed the occupant...
It was kind of a perfect storm. The optical sensors mistook the white side of the truck for sky. And the collision avoidance radar missed the truck too because the trailer is 3 ft off the ground not bumper level. So the car didn't stop and the underside of the trailer took off the Tesla canopy along with the driver's head. Thing is I'm not convinced any driver could have avoided the accident. Thekalani high school phone truck cut across incoming traffic.

This can be fixed pretty easily though. And the driver was apparently a huge believer in the tech so was aware of its limitations and risks.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Beta Tease
11. Re: Battlefield 1 Beta Tease Jul 1, 2016, 17:44 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 16:46:
JaguarUSF wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 14:41:
LittleMe wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 13:57:
I wish they'd do a PRmod inspired expansion

Have you looked at Squad? It's 25% off during the Summer Sale.

Yes I have it thank you. It's coming along! I'm sure DICE/EA is watching it's reception to gauge (gouge?) the market.

Out of curiosity if you like shooters but don't like BF games what ones do you like and why? Perhaps more sim-like games like Arma?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Is Lyme Disease Curable? Jul 1, 2016, 17:39 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 17:17:
Good luck with the treatment, Blue. Depending on how long you've had Lyme's disease, it could be a fairly heavy series of antibiotics. Make sure to replace your gut bacteria after it's over. Probiotics, vegetables, etc.

Poop pills.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2016, 15:48 jdreyer
 
I haven't kept up with the disease since the 80s. Is it totally curable today?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jun 30, 2016, 21:43 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 20:22:
Yeah whatever, it works. And if you are working out and not losing weight then you are gaining muscle mass which some prefer anyway.
Exercise also stimulates the appetite, so you have to watch what you eat regardless. Even doing 40-50 mile weeks training for the marathon a few years back I didn't really lose weight.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 30, 2016, 20:01 jdreyer
 
I remember hearing Arnold talk about how he got into shape for T3: "I never change what I eat, just work out more." Of course, when you're working out 5-6 hours a day as a job, you're bound to lose weight. "You need to get down to about 8% body fat, that's where the muscles really pop out."

For me, it's all about drinking beer. If I don't drink it, I lose weight, if I do, then it comes back.
 
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