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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
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Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 11, 2017, 23:09 jdreyer
 
Let us hope this is the beginning of the end for these credit companies.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Sep 11, 2017, 23:06 jdreyer
 
Huh, that's an optimistic take. I was expecting something a bit more cynical.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 11, 2017, 20:16 jdreyer
 
Amazon's new video strategy: make the next 'Game of Thrones.'

I would love to see Roger Zelazny's Amber series adapted into a show. It's a very GoT-ish adult fantasy with a large cast, tons of intrigue, action, adaptability, etc. And it has the added bonus of actually being finished.
 
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News Comments > First Emotion Processing Unit Launches
14. Re: First Emotion Processing Unit Launches Sep 11, 2017, 20:07 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 19:17:
So, in layman's terms, it means that my game characters will hate me just as much as real life people do? OH YEAH, THAT'S the feature that has been missing from my gaming experience.

Hey, it also means that they will laugh at your jokes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2017, 16:45 jdreyer
 
How Vicis Built The Zero1, The Futuristic Football Helmet Saving the NFL

It's ironic that science is coming to the rescue of a sport the supporters of which are largely anti science.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2017, 16:39 jdreyer
 
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News Comments > First Emotion Processing Unit Launches
8. Re: First Emotion Processing Unit Launches Sep 11, 2017, 16:24 jdreyer
 
"We are also proud to announce that Emoshape will be powering Peter Molyneux's Project Milo.* Milo will react in real time with the most sentient realistic emotional responses ever seen in a game.



* Project Milo projected to ship in summer 2025."
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen 3.0 "Akin to Early Access"
20. Re: Star Citizen 3.0 Sep 11, 2017, 16:08 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 15:36:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 14:38:
"Early Access" but still only one of 100 promised systems will be available. Once you've finished that system, what's left to do?
Wait on the other 99 systems of course.

Walked into that one I guess.
 
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News Comments > On Windows 10 Game Stuttering
12. Re: On Windows 10 Game Stuttering Sep 11, 2017, 16:06 jdreyer
 
"I don't always test my code, but when I do, I test it in production."
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen 3.0 "Akin to Early Access"
17. Re: Star Citizen 3.0 Sep 11, 2017, 14:38 jdreyer
 
"Early Access" but still only one of 100 promised systems will be available. Once you've finished that system, what's left to do?  
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News Comments > Star Citizen 3.0 "Akin to Early Access"
16. Re: Star Citizen 3.0 Sep 11, 2017, 14:35 jdreyer
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 10:55:
Has anyone actually been downloading the updates lately? I can't be bothered to do the updates, even on my fiber connection. I'll start playing when the game is at the point Elite was in Alpha.
Stopped updating back in Jan. Waiting for the 3.0 release.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 11, 2017, 12:15 jdreyer
 
Right, not even shooting one down, should a drone fail of its own accord who knows who would end up with the package.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
22. Re: RE: The Incredible Growth of Python Sep 11, 2017, 12:13 jdreyer
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 11:09:
My inner 15 year old is laughing at the obvious joke here.
Huh?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2017, 06:14 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 04:38:
Creston wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 22:33:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 15:11:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 15:02:
How to steer a spacecraft into Saturn

I can't wait to see these pics. Incredible.

It's not going to get far. The pressurized hydrogen is going to crush it like a grape within mere seconds of entry.

It depends on what you consider "entry." If you're talking about the absolute edge of the clouds, then no, since they're essentially just whisps. The pressure doesn't start until deeper in, and it's going to take Cassini a little while to get down there. But yeah, once the pressure builds, it's not going to last very long.

Quite frankly, I don't think we'll get much, if any, pics from within the cloud parts. It'll be too dark and too much interference for the signal to get back, but hopefully I'll be proven wrong.

I based my statement on what I think gas giants to be. They are massive orbs of pressurized hydrogen gases locked in orbit around a small singularity. The pressure coupled with a gravity well strong enough to form a planetoid shape the size of Saturn is going to rip the spacecraft to bits upon entry. There's also the results of when objects enter the atmosphere at high rates of speed. There's also Saturn's hypersonic bands of weather systems. I could be wrong, but I believe with all that in play that satellite will not last but a few seconds, possibly a few minutes.

Saturn's gravity at surface is less than Earth due to it being so much less dense. So the gravity well is a non issue. Pressure is also a non issue. Cassini is not designed for reentry and will be destroyed by heat as soon as it breaches the mesosphere. When you hit atmo at 50k mph, you heat up several thousand degrees. This is a problem even on planets with almost no atmo like Mars. Cassini can't take the heat and will be destroyed before pressure has exceeded 0.1 atmo. It will never get far enough to experience 10 or 20 Atmos of pressure in Saturn's lower atmosphere.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: * Sep 11, 2017, 05:53 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 02:16:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 00:59:
He's also staffed his cabinet with Goldman Sachs execs, and practically everyone he appoints has no relevant experience for the position, or has major conflicts of interest.
That's giving him way too much credit. Many of his appointments have been people who directly opposed the agencies they have now been put in charge of or simply have literally no relevant experience..

Scott Pruitt sued the EPA multiple times, opposing regulations they either had or wanted to put in place. He is now the Administrator.

Rick Perry said as a presidential candidate he would eliminate the Energy Department. Now he is in charge of it.

Betsy DeVos' main experience prior to be coming Education secretary was giving her families money to member of the GOP. She famously said, "My family is the largest single contributor of soft money to the national Republican Party. I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right." She is totally unsuited for the job.

And it goes on and on like that...

Ben Carson, HUD.

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General (couldn't get a Senate confirmation to become a judge, rightly so).

Steve Mnuchin, Sec. of the Treasury. A banker who was hip deep in the mortgage crisis and one of the worst when it came to forced foreclosures...

If it wasn't so sad and damning it would be funny.
"We have the best people. The best people."
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 10, 2017, 22:17 jdreyer
 
Tom wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 19:47:
How do the budgets compare between Destiny 2 and PUBG?

Not sure if serious question, but PUBG was probably a few mil and I'm sure D2 is in the 150M range.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
16. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 10, 2017, 22:14 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 21:57:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 16:23:
Anyone waiting for Nvidia's volta I think is going to be disappointed. I have seen multiple articles saying not to expect more than 10% improvement on the next generation. So spending money on a 1080ti is not going to be bad thing as it's replacement probably won't be that much better.

i heard from insiders that it's actually going to be a much bigger improvement than ever before

They always say that though and it rarely is. I hope you're right though.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
15. Re: NVIDIA’s performance improvement per generation has dropped from 70% (pre-2010) to 30% (post-201 Sep 10, 2017, 22:12 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 18:15:
Agreeing with CJ on this. Diminishing returns have impacted the whole industry. I'm confident we'll see many more gains in the future but for now this is how it is.

It will take a quantum leap to see an impressive gain, which is an ironic turn of phrase given that the technological leap is likely to come from quantum computing.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 10, 2017, 16:35 jdreyer
 
Shorter CJ Parker: Diminishing returns.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2017, 15:22 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 15:11:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 15:02:
How to steer a spacecraft into Saturn

I can't wait to see these pics. Incredible.

It's not going to get far. The pressurized hydrogen is going to crush it like a grape within mere seconds of entry.

I think it'll burn up before getting crushed. But the pics will be the closest and most detailed ones of Saturn ever.
 
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