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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Wargaming Seattle Closing
3. Re: Wargaming Seattle Closing May 25, 2018, 01:47 jdreyer
 
Wow, I didn't realize they had grown to 150 people. I wonder what's going to happen to the game they were working on.

Also, I wonder what's next for Chris Taylor. Darks, heard any news?

I was playing SupCom just last night. Man, that game is brilliant.

Wonder if Chris still has the code base for Kings and Castles...
 
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News Comments > Dauntless Open Beta
12. Re: Dauntless Open Beta May 24, 2018, 20:43 jdreyer
 
Oh, poor guy. That really sucks dying so young. I hope he didn't suffer.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2018, 19:48 jdreyer
 
Et tu, Morgan Freeman?

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization May 24, 2018, 19:25 jdreyer
 
KS wrote on May 24, 2018, 12:57:
jdreyer wrote on May 24, 2018, 12:33:
Simon Says wrote on May 24, 2018, 10:51:
If Apple made a car, you'd have to return it to Apple to get it repaired...

And an oil change would cost $300. Also, all the parts would be glued together, not bolted.


Car makers are halfway to non user-changeable batteries. Fuel pumps and fuel filters are now located inside tanks so you have to lift the car and remove the tank for close to a thousand dollars instead of a quick, sub-$100 self-repair.
The fuel pump for my '98 Nissan was in the fuel tank. I had to pull out the back seat to get at it. Was a PITA, but only cost me $100.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 24, 2018, 15:32 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 24, 2018, 10:07:
Yeah well that could be a problem if an when an AI ever actually exists which is likely never.

I guess it depends on how you define AI. Certainly an automated learning tool could wreak havoc even if (especially if) it lacked consciousness.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2018, 14:20 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 24, 2018, 14:14:
jdreyer wrote on May 24, 2018, 13:50:
Neither of which is as stupid as putting your body in the way of a 1200 lb animal charging at 25MPH.
I don't think the horse was going quite that fast, certainly not when it got to her. But that's not nearly as stupid as the cyclist charging in to "diffuse the situation" -- unless perhaps it was his backpack to begin with. He did pay a bit of price for it though. All in all, an Out of the Blue filled with stupidity it appears.
LoL so true. That guy is either an idiot, or set the whole thing up Leroy Jenkins style.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2018, 13:50 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 24, 2018, 13:30:
Peter M. Smith wrote on May 24, 2018, 12:59:
You all haven't figured out the husband doesn't *need* his wife to unlock the car, he *wants* her to unlocked the car. Because he thinks it's cool.
I'm not sure which would be worse -- too stupid to realize he could do it, or so stupid as to ask his wife who he knows is "in space" to do it because he thought it was cool.

Neither of which is as stupid as putting your body in the way of a 1200 lb animal charging at 25MPH.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
57. Re: Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free May 24, 2018, 13:24 jdreyer
 
Drazula wrote on May 23, 2018, 08:34:
A lot of revisionist history here... Unreal wasn't very good. I do agree the opening was pretty good. But Half-Life came out a few months later and buried it.

And UT didn't get good until UT3, which was great.

Unreal was just okay, but the original UT was fantastic. So many great modes and gameplay mechanics pioneered in that game.

I still fire it up occasionally to play Facing Worlds instagib or Hall of Giants CTF or one of the Assault levels.

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News Comments > EA Acquires GameFly's Cloud
10. Re: EA Acquires GameFly's Cloud May 24, 2018, 13:22 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 23, 2018, 19:58:
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2018, 16:45:
Kxmode wrote on May 23, 2018, 16:25:
GameFly: "Rent Over 9000 Games & Movies." It looks like EA is going all-in for their Software-as-a-Service plan. I do know that SAAS works for apps like Adobe Cloud. Maybe it'll work for video games. My personal opinion is "renting" video games feels wrong; I prefer ownership. Not sure how EA is going to change a decade's old mindset. Maybe that's it. They're targeting the younger generation who can be conditioned to be more accepting of renting video games.
We've had subscription based games for years. That's similar.

Sure with console games. Not with PC games. At least not at the same level as renting console games.

I was actually referring to things like WoW, which had 12M players at peak. It's a world famous game that people payed monthly for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse May 24, 2018, 13:19 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on May 24, 2018, 00:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 24, 2018, 00:19:
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2018, 19:50:
NKD wrote on May 23, 2018, 17:19:
Wooo The Expanse. Some of the best scifi on TV in years and years.

Probably the best since BSG, before it jumped the shark in the fourth season.

I think it's actually substantially better than BSG.... for one, realistic space combat.

Also it's not a shitty soap opera. And the writers actually know where the story is going.

Right, thus my fourth season caveat.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse May 24, 2018, 13:17 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 24, 2018, 00:19:
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2018, 19:50:
NKD wrote on May 23, 2018, 17:19:
Wooo The Expanse. Some of the best scifi on TV in years and years.

Probably the best since BSG, before it jumped the shark in the fourth season.

I think it's actually substantially better than BSG.... for one, realistic space combat.

Really? BSG space combat had Newtonian physics. And I have a few nits to pick with some of the battles in The Expanse.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V in October
33. Re: Battlefield V in October May 24, 2018, 13:10 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on May 24, 2018, 12:14:
Cutter wrote on May 24, 2018, 09:09:
bigspender wrote on May 23, 2018, 22:50:
For sure, but I believe it has more to do with marketing the game to a wider audience than SJW pandering. It's a smart business move to make it appeal to more people.

Is it though? Most people have had enough of the PC bullshit. The silent majority is pissed off and not staying silent anymore. This is manifesting itself the world over. Look at most of the recent elections in Europe where it's all starting to go hard right. Even here after 15 years of Liberal misrule it looks like they're going to get crushed - and rightfully so - this June. I suppose we'll see.

Oh come on Cutter... How in the hell is this "PC". It's a Battlefield game. Would it be less "PC" for a woman soldier to be in a "modern" shooty-shooty game?

There are more 'historical' WW2 games anyways:

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Rising Storm
Hell Let Loose
Post Scriptum

The other thing is that women fighting in WW2 isn't even historically inaccurate. Here's a bunch of Soviet women. Check out the scope on her Mosin M1891. And here's a French partisan, dressed to the nines and wielding a Schmeisser MP40.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization May 24, 2018, 12:33 jdreyer
 
Simon Says wrote on May 24, 2018, 10:51:
If Apple made a car, you'd have to return it to Apple to get it repaired...

And an oil change would cost $300. Also, all the parts would be glued together, not bolted.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black May 23, 2018, 21:15 jdreyer
 
Building in a rift zone is like building in a flood zone. Don't do it, but if you do, get good insurance coverage.  
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News Comments > Battlefield V in October
4. Re: Battlefield V in October May 23, 2018, 21:09 jdreyer
 
That trailer is a chaotic mess. So, this is straight up WW2? Strange that all the soldiers were irregulars.

I was hoping that this might be some kind of alternate history, but looks like not the case.

Bummer that they chose WW2 when so many other interesting settings exist out there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse May 23, 2018, 19:50 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on May 23, 2018, 17:19:
Wooo The Expanse. Some of the best scifi on TV in years and years.

Probably the best since BSG, before it jumped the shark in the fourth season.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2018, 19:33 jdreyer
 
Anyone watch the BF V trailer?

Definitely WW2, but maybe an alternate history? The trailer features British partisans suggesting the UK gets invaded. Also has V1 rockets, which were used mainly against the UK.
 
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News Comments > EA Acquires GameFly's Cloud
4. Re: EA Acquires GameFly's Cloud May 23, 2018, 16:45 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 23, 2018, 16:25:
GameFly: "Rent Over 9000 Games & Movies." It looks like EA is going all-in for their Software-as-a-Service plan. I do know that SAAS works for apps like Adobe Cloud. Maybe it'll work for video games. My personal opinion is "renting" video games feels wrong; I prefer ownership. Not sure how EA is going to change a decade's old mindset. Maybe that's it. They're targeting the younger generation who can be conditioned to be more accepting of renting video games.
We've had subscription based games for years. That's similar.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse May 23, 2018, 12:33 jdreyer
 
Good news about The Expanse.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2018, 12:21 jdreyer
 
MH370 not deliberately crashed by pilot, say investigators.

Yeah, that story the other day that the pilot flew for 7 hours before crashing the plane deliberately made no sense.
 
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