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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
Total Comments 20474 (Jedi)
User ID 22024
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
23. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Nov 13, 2017, 12:36 jdreyer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 11:15:
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 10:54:
I'm playing the 10h trial right now and I've already unlocked a few heroes, not sure where you get those numbers.
10,000 credits to unlock now, being raised to 60,000 at release.

10,000 seems to be the sweet spot, from a gameplay perspective. I can play an hour or two a night and unlock a hero or two a week.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
21. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Nov 13, 2017, 12:31 jdreyer
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 10:39:
This is a good one.

About 40h per hero, about 9 heroes are unlockable. 360 hours or ... just a few bucks, eh? This IS grind made to encourage buying those chars instead of playing the game to unlock them.

And this answer is the epitome of lying your customer in the face.

Hey there, man. Get your facts straight. Luke and Vader are 40 hours. Leia and Chewie are only 30 hours.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 12, 2017, 22:57 jdreyer
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 22:11:
Hmm, this is the first time that GTA V hasn't been in the list for a while...

Or Skyrim.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2017, 19:44 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 09:53:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 09:30:
Over the past several years, I've decided federal judges should be term-limited. Having the same people on the bench for decades and decades just isn't good, especially with technology and culture changing so rapidly. 10 to 15 years should be the max you can serve on the bench at each level.
Yeah, it is a difficult situation. The idea behind making a life time appointment is it will supposedly remove political pressure -- as opposed to the premise of a judge who would be beholding to a political process to be reappointed or re-approved on a regular basis of some kind.

Unfortunately, the judiciary has become as politicized as everything else. Far too often judges are unable to put aside their own political opinions when making decisions on the law. You do see it happen sometimes, but much more frequent are seemingly "wrong" decisions which obviously follow the judge's political beliefs. This is further complicated by a population which often has problems understanding what "right" is. Look at how difficult the struggle for civil rights has been.

The problem with making the appointments term limited is are "good" jurists going to want to abandon a thriving career in their 40s or 50s for a temporary post? If not, we will be stuck with the "left-overs" manning our judiciary, which sounds like a bad idea. If there is an easy solution to this problem, I don't know what it is.
I don't think you'd get leftovers. Any federal judgeship is an extremely prestigious position that any law firm or corporation would snap up if hiring a former judge. Also, 10 or so years per level: district, appeals, and supreme. Maybe 16 years is a good number so that each presidential term replaces a quarter of the judges. I'd also like to see term limits for the Senate and House.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2017, 16:33 jdreyer
 
So the old lady was smackin' ya around again, eh Blue? She musta whacked you good to rupture a sagittal band!  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Ampere? Nov 12, 2017, 16:28 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:13:
From everything we've seen so far, admittedly not a ton, Volta is an absolute beast of a chip. Why would Nvidia just bypass it completely other than the minor pro-card release they've done? Unless they're just renaming Volta to Ampere.


Given the lead time required for chip development, I assume Ampere is the 2019 or 2020 chip, with Volta coming next year.

I guess Watta will come in 2021?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 12, 2017, 16:25 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:13:
The 87.5 mill is what they are charging their customers, right.

Equifax CEO: "Given that the security upgrade was $200M, we're doing okay so far."
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 16:24 jdreyer
 
Disney pass up an opportunity to rake customers over the coals?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Nov 12, 2017, 16:20 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:14:
There is no excuse for using twitter as a means of communication, ever.

On the one hand, this x 1000.

On the other hand, what's the alternative?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Nov 12, 2017, 16:19 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:07:
Cool, but it doesn't diminish the fact that Borderlands 2 was one of the grindiest games ever.

Wait, what? I've played through twice, and I never felt like I was grinding. I just did the levels as they came and progressed steadily til the end. I was able to finish without having to replay the same levels again and again.

I think that the one big complaint with BL2 is they dialed in the weapons so that your chances of getting some wildly crazy gun. In BL1 I got a pistol with a cyclic rate of 20 that was just so much fun. Never saw anything like that in BL2. In the middle of the Pre-Sequel now, but it's not as much fun for some reason.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 12, 2017, 16:14 jdreyer
 
Huh, first time I've seen the kanji for Nioh. Means "King of Virtue" or something like that. Cool.  
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News Comments > Warlock Revenge
1. Re: Warlock Revenge Nov 12, 2017, 16:09 jdreyer
 
Reminiscent of Heretic/Hexen. Which reminds me to renew the call I make every couple of years that we need a modern version of this style of game.  
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News Comments > Sorry, James Released
2. Re: Sorry, James Released Nov 12, 2017, 16:07 jdreyer
 
"James Garner?" Really?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 12 Underway
5. Re: Diablo III Season 12 Underway Nov 12, 2017, 09:40 jdreyer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:07:
Jumped in to PoE but it's not the super-crazy Mayhem event so I might give this a whirl for the week until then. Turmoil is okay and got my guy to 70 but am not happy with the outcome of my character and don't feel like rerolling.

I think my biggest issue with PoE is that if I step away to make a snack, or have to quit in the middle of a level, that it resets. It's a shame because I think it's brilliant otherwise.

I have GD, and just started it. Hopefully it will be as good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
64. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2017, 09:30 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 22:36:
Anything and everything Trump says, pales in comparison to some of the things he is doing...

Did you see Trump's federal judge nominee? He is a 36 year old blogger who has never tried a case. As incredible as it might seem that Trump would nominate him is the fact that every GOP member of the judicial committee voted to forward the nomination onto the full Senate, including Jeff "all talk and no action" Flake.

The NYT article on it.

This loser could be on the bench for the next four decades if he gets approved, which is looking likely at this point. As I've said previously, we will be paying the price for the Trump presidency for an entire generation to come, possibly more.

Over the past several years, I've decided federal judges should be term-limited. Having the same people on the bench for decades and decades just isn't good, especially with technology and culture changing so rapidly. 10 to 15 years should be the max you can serve on the bench at each level.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
9. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 12, 2017, 09:26 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 17:10:
Boy CEOs are worth every penny of their ridiculous salaries and benefits aren't they? Wry

"We'd fire him, but that would cost us $39M"
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 09:25 jdreyer
 
Every now and then something I order on Amazon takes several weeks to arrive, and I assume it's coming from China. Usually that thing has both had a very low price and somewhat middling quality.  
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News Comments > For Honor, LawBreakers, and Squad Free This Weekend
9. Re: For Honor, LawBreakers, and Squad Free This Weekend Nov 12, 2017, 09:23 jdreyer
 
PacoTaco wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 22:17:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 19:38:
Wow, I think it's officially time to throw in the towel when a free weekend can't get you more than 500 concurrent players...

All the free content you can play these days what does this game offer? 12 year old FPS mechanics that you can play today for free in a modified version of Unreal Tournament? OW, PubG, CSGO, BF1, CODWWII, Fortnight oh my.

The good news is Cliffy's ego got deflated by 5.2 percent maybe he can try to design a game that people will care to try if he is sober enough.


#Sober AF?
 
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News Comments > For Honor, LawBreakers, and Squad Free This Weekend
8. Re: For Honor, LawBreakers, and Squad Free This Weekend Nov 12, 2017, 09:22 jdreyer
 
Ant wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 22:15:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 19:38:
Wow, I think it's officially time to throw in the towel when a free weekend can't get you more than 500 concurrent players...
I can't play any due to lack of free time and hardwares.

I dunno about you, but as I get older the appeal of games like Chivalry and For Honor wears thin.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2017, 15:35 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 14:31:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 13:20:
Oof, they're basically the same card. I didn't realize they were so close in performance.

Also,
1050 Ti cores: 2432
1070 Ti cores: 768

I dunno, I'd almost just skimp on the proc, mboard, and mem and put the money into graphics if I needed to keep the entire system one price.
I think you swapped the CUDA Cores.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/11/nvidia-gtx-1070-ti-review/
https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-1050-ti/specifications

Yeah I did. Derp.

 
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