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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 25, 2016, 15:03 jdreyer
 
Why young-adult video games are thriving.

*The Final Fantasy series clears its throat*

Gone Home was another "YA" game.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Aug 25, 2016, 15:00 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 10:39:
Lol @ the ZP review! Nicely done!

Yeah, maybe modders will make it more interesting:
- Make planetary landings a skill you actually have to learn
- Make more dynamic and interesting weapon system
- Make interesting space combat
- Reduce the frequency of some elements, making the game a bit more challenging,
Etc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 25, 2016, 14:26 jdreyer
 
Huh, my memory has been getting better the more I've used the internet.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 25, 2016, 00:13 jdreyer
 
Vive probably more attractive to devs cuz hand contollers.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced
6. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced Aug 25, 2016, 00:10 jdreyer
 
In the year 2525
If Sid Meier is still alive
If Firaxis can survive...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2016, 14:31 jdreyer
 
Angler hooks German's todger at nudist lake.

Frankly, that gives me the willies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2016, 14:27 jdreyer
 
I guess it'll be another six months before we find out if AMD Zen lives up to the hype.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2016, 14:16 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 14:00:
1badmf wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:54:
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:44:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 17:48:
Well, this is weird. I'm getting reports from several people who used a recent CC-released track of mine that a group is claiming my work as theirs. I thought Youtube copyright claims could only be made by people or groups who own the music. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?

Almost all of my music is released under the CC license so that others can benefit from it in videos or whatever they'd like to use it without fear of financial repercussions, but my music is never for commercial purposes.

Time to lawyer up, buddy.

getty images has been caught multiple times claiming copyright and fees on works of which they had no ownership. maybe this is the same deal, just with music.

Update: I gathered all my evidence and tried to contact Google, but they make the process almost impossible. The only people who can dispute a copyright claim are those who have the claims on their videos. So since I cannot reach Google I decided to reach out to the music distribution firms themselves; who made the claims. Most of them only represent the people distributing through their service. I hope reason and the rule of law win the day.

Try contacting the EFF?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
103. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 24, 2016, 08:21 jdreyer
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 19:00:
where the fuck is Derek Smart anywyas? wasn't the studio supposed to have imploded like 5 months ago already????

yo troll Derek come back so we can hear some more of your bullshit plz!!

To be honest, it's mind boggling that SC continues to raise money. Who are all these people, and why do they keep funding this? Not that I'm complaining: keep funding the game that I'll eventually play. I just find it incomprehensible.

When DS was railing on SC almost a year ago, funding was less than $90M. Now it's nearly $120M. I don't think even CR imagined this game would fund this high. Also, like CJ pointed out, they still have a lot of systems yet to build, and as I pointed out, it will probably take them years to deliver all of their promised systems. There's still time for them to run out of money, proving DS right in the long run.

Once the game ships, we can laugh at DS. Until then, odds are still on him being correct.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2016, 08:10 jdreyer
 
Yeah, that is one lucky seal. Those people should have been shitting in their pants. Orcas have never been documented attacking humans in the wild, but there probably hasn't been a case where the prey they were chasing ended up on a boat just out of reach. Those orcas looked bigger than the boat.

Also, I wonder if those people took the seal home and ate it...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2016, 08:07 jdreyer
 
One last post (yes, I know I posted too much in this thread).

All the fuckers over at Ars who danced on Gawker's grave, turned around not 2 days later and defended Backpage's posting of sex trafficking ads as protected speech. Mind boggling.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2016, 07:58 jdreyer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:58:
The bad always outweighs the good. No group that pulls shit like the Condé Nast mess deserves moral support, regardless of how much you dislike their enemy as well. They gave their opponents an easy target with indefensible articles and paid for it. Maybe in their new careers they find a stronger moral compass and try again. The problem with how the legal system is disproportionately benefiting the rich is a completely separate issue that will not improve regardless of gawkers state of existence. They were too busy punishing homesexuals they disagree with by airing their personal secrets to seriously tackle the legal system anyways.

Edit: This article lays it out better than I can

The Nazis and the KKK do not deserve moral support, and yet their speech is fully protected. How much you value protected speech is not measured against speech you agree with; it's measured against deplorable speech. You're siding with authoritarians and the religious right with your comments. Is that your intention?

Gawker was no paragon of journalism, but that's exactly why they need fucking protection. Free speech isn't for Better Homes and Gardens or Crossword Monthly. It is exactly for outlets like Gawker that push the boundaries.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2016, 07:52 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:30:
Thiel is just one of the first. There are plenty of billionaires who hold grudges. This should be an extremely worrisome situation for everyone, but apparently as long as it's done to a "shitty blog", few people care.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2016, 07:48 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:20:
Agreed. The state of journalism has become deplorable over the last few decades. It's virtually all editorializing and scandal and e-tainment now. It used to be just about the facts. Most of it was quite dry, but it also fell in line with the public's right to know. The public has a right - and a need - to know if a serial killer is on the loose in their hometown. They do not, however, need to know who's schtuping who. Why does the public need to know that? If I had my way, rules would be a hell of a lot tighter for all news organizations. Christ, just look at post 9/11 when the so-called objective media was cheerleading Bushco's drum beat for war. Too many people have had their lives ruined, or even lost, because of irresponsible media. So yes, good riddance to bad rubbish like Gawker.

WTF, Cutter. If you want stricter rules for the press, move to Russia. It's not hard to find countries out their that limit freedom of the press. If you find that so fucking attractive, move.

Bonus: Game prices and vodka are hella cheaper in Russia than in Canada.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2016, 07:43 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 21:38:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 21:00:
Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise.


Another great example of this is the Las Vegas Review Journal. When people with money silence the news, everyone loses...


Gawker.com was terrible. It had terrible articles, far worse than even the Hogan one.

But what Thiel did was worse. He isn't the only billionaire trying to use unrelated court cases for revenge (Mother Jones had it happen, too), and Gawker isn't the only site he's been going after.

It's always so weird to me that the freedom of speech troops aren't realizing that billionaires using unrelated cases to punish websites for perfectly valid stories (though Gawker's about Thiel was very shitty) will just silence people by making them think twice about what they say about billionaires.

Gawker.com dying isn't bad. The other sites will live, though anyone else laid off is absolutely bad. Cheering on a billionaire silencing a media corporation through an unrelated court case in which he manipulated the plaintiff, simply because you dislike the reviews one site writes about your favorite video game, though...

Jeez Beamer, the courts ruled the tape protected speech, but Theil kept attacking. Gawker dying is bad, even if did have some questionable stories. Gawker did good work too, and all those people who lost their jobs didn't deserve to. This will just embolden plutocrats into attacking more and more, and will have a chilling effect on journalists. This was classic SLAPP tactics by Thiel, but because he used proxies, he's safe? This isn't how it should have turned out, and we should all be worried. No good came from this at all.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 15:22 jdreyer
 
Man run over, killed by friend after trying to stop her from leaving party.

Witnesses said both had been drinking alcohol with friends before the incident. The man was trying to prevent the woman from leaving, walked into the path of her BMW and laid down in front of the moving car, according to San Diego Police Sgt. Tom Sullivan.

Okay, that wins you a Darwin Award right there.

“She needs to turn herself in. You need to understand there was a mistake that was made, but to do the right thing,” said Gloria Williams, a hotel guest.

Jeez, if she was drunk, and the dude was lying down, she may not have even seen him and thought she ran over a curb or something.

Self-driving cars can't come soon enough.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 15:14 jdreyer
 
Hey Cutter, things to check (sorry doing this blind, so sorry if things seem obvious):

Windows fully patched?
Vid drivers fully patched?
Sounds like the case fans are operational, are the vents dusty? Does the design have poor airflow? Lots of cables blocking airflow etc?
Speaking of dust, is the GPU cooler clogged? That's how I lost my 8800GTX back in the day.
A CPU overheat can definitely cause a reboot, 50s is the temp while playing Wolf?
Is there no way to check GPU temp?
Are you overclocking at all, or is your BIOS at factory settings?

Try each of these things one at a time, boot up the game, and see if the problem goes away:
- Reset BIOS to factory settings.
- Set CPU and mem values below stock, forcing it to run slower (but cooler) than normal
- Unseat and reseat all of the cards. Do the same for the memory. Do the same for all the power connectors.
- Do you have access to an older GPU you can swap out for the 7790? You could see if that fixes the problem, identifying the GPU as the culprit.
- Get some Arctic Silver, pull the GPU cooler, clean everything, apply the new paste, and reconnect it. That stuff degrades over time. This is a different card, but here's a vid on how to pull off the cooler.
- Do the same for the CPU? I know you said it was fairly new...

That's all I got. Let us know how it goes.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, thanks Creston. Forgot about the PSU, that's near the top of the list for sure.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 23, 2016, 14:40 jdreyer
 
I wonder what the expectation of privacy is with police body cam footage. I have little sympathy for this asshole, as the officer was more than patient. Can imagine how this might have gone another way.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 14:28 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 08:46:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 05:27:
Blue wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 16:36:

No, he did us the "favor" of picking it up for us. Without us knowing he would do so, which is crazy, and caused our wasted trip. She got it from him at work today.

Serenity now!

There are these devices called "cell phones." Quite magical, really. They allow you to communicate with other human beings across 1000s of miles at the touch of a few buttons. Most even support video chat even, so you can confirm with others the exact piece of art one is buying for someone else. Do these not exist in the land of New Jersey? Perhaps the fat ruler of said land has throttled their sale, for spite? As he did the bridge traffic into New York for several days once.

Cell phones, huh? I'll have to check into those. In this case we used this preceding technology called a conversation.

Dude from work: I'm going to the auction place. I can pick up your painting for you.

MrsBlue: No thanks, I think we're picking it up ourselves. If I change my mind I'll let you know.

Well, yeah, I meant for HIM to call you if he was going to change the plan. You guys were clear about things from the start. Sorry, didn't mean my comment to be interpreted the other way. Why he didn't just call you guys from the auction boggles the mind.

As for this "face-to-face conversation" tech. What is this, the 1920s?

This couple on dreyerdaughter's sports team were dating. After practice they'd sneak off. I used to jog around the park where she'd practice, and I'd see the couple "hiding" under a tree. Back in the day, I know what I'D have been doing: snogging. Instead they would stand under the tree, not touching, not talking, both of them on their cell phones. For like an hour.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 23, 2016, 14:21 jdreyer
 
Came here to comment, but you all seem to have it well in hand.  
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