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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Trine 4 Announced
4. Re: Trine 4 Announced Oct 24, 2018, 22:29 jdreyer
 
The Trine series is so much fun with the kids, couch coop on the big screen.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 24, 2018, 21:08 jdreyer
 
Unity dabbles in development with FPS Sample Game - GamesIndustry.biz.

Game appears for sale on Steam with flipped assets in 3... 2... 1...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2018, 18:32 jdreyer
 
Red Dead Redemption II Has A Companion App.

Because of course it does.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Battle Royale in March
7. Re: etc. Oct 24, 2018, 18:28 jdreyer
 
deqer wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 12:40:
Why would people invest into something that will die 2 years later once BF6 comes out and changes mechanics again.

I think players like to invest and become skilled at something, and not have that suddenly taken away from them when either the game dies, or the mechanics change.

1. Two years is a long time to play a multiplayer game. I would think people would have moved on anyway, for the most part.

2. There are still multiplayer games of BF 2142 going on, so just because the new one comes out doesn't mean everyone will stop playing.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Battle Royale in March
6. Re: Battlefield V Battle Royale in March Oct 24, 2018, 18:25 jdreyer
 
Timmeh wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 18:14:
YAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaawwwww wwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwnnnn nnnnnnn nnnnnnn nnnnnnnnn.................

You could have just wrote "Timmeh!" and saved yourself all that typing. We would have understood you.
 
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News Comments > 3D Realms Plans QUAKE-Engine Shooter
1. Re: 3D Realms Plans QUAKE-Engine Shooter Oct 24, 2018, 01:26 jdreyer
 
Why.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 23, 2018, 20:47 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 20:31:
That is how you get Ants an explosion.


Potential Darwin award winner.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2018, 12:00 jdreyer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 11:12:
IIRC this particular test was of a special nuclear powered 'neutron bomb' that was only needed to detonate in the general vicinity of the incoming missile, not directly hit it. The nuclear explosion of a multi-megaton-sized bomb meant it's kill radius would be pretty huge. The neutrons, coupled with intense X-Rays, would bombard the incoming missile and destroy it before it re-entered the atmosphere. The test in '71 in Alaska proved there would be very little nuclear fallout from such a blast, again IIRC.

Right, these were "clean" nuclear tipped anti-ballistic missile missiles.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2018, 11:57 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 21:22:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 19:34:
It's not just the math. To think that shooting down missiles is easy just means that you have not applied much thought to the problem.
It's call "rocket science" for a reason.

You seem to willfully ignore the fact that the human race is really, REALLY FUCKING GOOD at rocket science. We are so good at it that private companies are now doing it; private companies that now just make the missiles come back down and land on a barge.
As impressed with SpaceX as I am, I think we've stagnated a bit in rocketry the past few decades. Humans haven't been to the moon for almost 50 years. We haven't been to Mars. We have no SSTO spacecraft. I thought we'd be much further along by 2020.

But in any case, Russia has designed a missile meant to defeat ballistic shields, and I readily admit that I didn't think their arsenal was that advanced. (And I even read Foxtrot Alpha!)
Tyler Rogoway left FTA a couple years ago. Have you been to his new digs yet?

Fortunately, Putin owns Trump, so no danger of a nuclear war for the next six years.
True though that may be, Russia isn't the only one with nukes. Things are heating up with China in the South China Sea, and one false step could spiral out of control, Duke of Ferdinand-style.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2018, 11:44 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 19:34:
Of particular concern would be the "dirty bomb" effect caused by a missiles radiocative material raining down, not as damaging as detonation it's still something to keep in mind.

Most of such debris would fall into the ocean, or even better, Canada.

Don't worry about Cutter. He's played all the Fallouts. He knows what to do.
 
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News Comments > Priest Simulator Announced
17. Re: Priest Simulator Announced Oct 23, 2018, 11:33 jdreyer
 
MrBone wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 11:30:
I don't even have to read the comments below. Let me guess, someone is going to mention whether or not you can molest the village, etc.
The comments were mostly civil.
 
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News Comments > Priest Simulator Announced
11. Re: Priest Simulator Announced Oct 23, 2018, 03:05 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 21:30:
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 20:57:
We may all go to hell for watching this...Well...at least myself...

We're all going to "hell" regardless. The word "hell" is a bad translation of the Hebrew word Sheol and the Greek word Hades which simply mean "the common grave for humanity." It describes the condition of death as an unconscious-state, free from eternal torture (Jesus called it a sleep-like condition). Yes, even for evil people. No one suffers eternal damnation. Conversely, no one is blissfully floating around in clouds with harps and halos. Humans cease to exist when they die, and their bodies dissolve back into the essential natural elements. Without the vital organs keeping the body and mind alive, a soul effectively dies.

Who are you, and what have you done with KXMode?
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving EA
7. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving EA Oct 23, 2018, 02:04 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 23:24:
Hey guys, when execs job hop they call it "being agile" which is awesome...apparently. Unlike us peons in the rank and file who get grilled by interviewers on why you left any job after any period of time and are if they're going to take the risk of hiring you are you willing to sign a contract in blood that you'll stay with them as a drone forever.

We live in an oligarchy now. There are two sets of rules, one for the rich, one for the rest of us. Now work, peon.
 
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News Comments > Rift 2 Cancelled?
10. Re: Rift 2 Cancelled? Oct 22, 2018, 22:18 jdreyer
 
Mixed reality headsets like Samsung Odyssey also run VR Steam apps, so there are still lots of options available besides Vive.  
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News Comments > Rift 2 Cancelled?
9. Re: Rift 2 Cancelled? Oct 22, 2018, 22:07 jdreyer
 
Vazz wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 21:45:
Oh boy, TechCrunch's clickbait headline is now making it's rounds here huh?
Look, there will be another Rift. Right now Oculus is working on releasing the Oculus Quest(their new standalone headset) next year. After that, we'll start hearing about the next thing they have for pc vr users.


Does Quest work with PC at all? I thought it was totally self contained and proprietary.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 22, 2018, 19:52 jdreyer
 
Danny Boyle is making a 10 part series about the raid for FX. Can't wait.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2018, 19:25 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 18:12:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 17:31:
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 15:00:
They keep saying it's like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet—as long as the intercepting bullet has guidance, why would a computer not be able to hit it?
The Minute Man missiles flew at approximately 17,507 mph (Mach 23, or 28,176 km/h, or 7.8 km/s) (terminal phase).
You do the math and build the device that's gonna track it, take off from earth, catch up to it and knock it out of the sky.

You don't "catch up" to it, you meet it head on. And a minuteman (or Russia's equivalent LRICBM) isn't a cruise missile that gyro-stabilizes itself and makes minute course corrections that would allow it to dodge. It flies on a trajectory that's probably easily calculable halfway through its journey. At that point you launch a missile here that meets it (relatively) head on. Where else would you launch the interceptor missile from that it needs to catch up? From a ship in the Pacific or something? I mean, that would be more ideal since it drastically reduces the amount of interceptors you need, but that's not feasible.

So then is it a math problem? For all the shit I give the US Government, this is the military apparatus that gave us bombs that could fly through a window to detonate inside the target area after being dropped from 20000 feet. This is the military that has built an actual rail gun and has put it on a ship. This is the military that has actual, freaking LASERS.

Speaking not from the US perspective, but just from science the world around, we just landed on a freaking asteroid that's hurtling through space. We send space craft on missions to planets in our solar system and time it so that after 20+ years they circle said planet a thousand times, then fly practically through the rings to evaporate in the atmosphere itself.

But somehow, the math to intercept an ICBM escapes them? Let's just say I'm a little skeptical about that. Hell, if nothing else that Rail Gun could probably blow one up, provided we'd have several in the general vicinity of the potential targets.
Intercepting a simple ballistic missile like the DPRK Taepodong 2 is possible with current systems like the Aegis and its 1300 mile range SM-3. However, modern ICBMs like Russia's TOPOL-M are designed specifically to defeat ABM shields:
The missile's high speed shortens the time anyone can react to it, and every second matters when it comes to ballistic missile defense. The rocket motors were designed for a short, very powerful boost stage so that American space-based infrared detection satellites (SBIRS, DSP) have less time to detect and track it. Its decoys make it hard for radar to adequately track the correct target, and its countermeasures are said to have been upgraded to fool infrared tracking systems, which are use for mid-course interception. The missile and reentry vehicles' ability to dynamically maneuver outside of their ballistic track makes producing an effective kill solution, or even predicting the TOPOL-M's target, problematic. All these features come together to make a missile that is probably outside of America's missile defense capabilities today, and the sheer number of them that exists makes the idea of defending against anything but a limited barrage totally invalid.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2018, 18:34 jdreyer
 
Crazy Footage Of The 1971 Cannikin Test, The Largest Underground Nuclear Bomb Test In US History.

That footage is nuts.

Also what's that music? Sounds like something from a '70s thriller.

Lastly, was that William Shatner narrating?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2018, 18:27 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 17:31:
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 15:00:
They keep saying it's like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet—as long as the intercepting bullet has guidance, why would a computer not be able to hit it?
The Minute Man missiles flew at approximately 17,507 mph (Mach 23, or 28,176 km/h, or 7.8 km/s) (terminal phase).
You do the math and build the device that's gonna track it, take off from earth, catch up to it and knock it out of the sky.

Here is a primer.

Short of having some kind of anti-missile system hovering over enemy territory, the midcourse phase is the most practical place to intercept enemy warheads. But it is tricky. The warhead's speed isn't the only problem. You also have to detect the warhead, and then, most importantly, sort out which of the incoming objects are thermonuclear warheads and which are harmless rocket parts—or decoys.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2018, 18:11 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 11:43:
Maybe orange nixon can restart our much needed underground nuclear weapons testing program. At least something good emerged from Cannikin, GreenPeace.


Cool article.
 
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