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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 14:39 jdreyer
 
At least nobody's going to get trampled clicking on web links. That technology is at least a couple of years off.

Full force feedback VR cyber monday shopping.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 28, 2016, 14:36 jdreyer
 
I stimulate my vestibular twice a day, and VR still makes me sick!  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
27. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 28, 2016, 13:35 jdreyer
 
Bub wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 07:36:
It won't be long before Hollywood picks up on this type of string-em along on hype scam.

Fanboys n girls will gladly pay cash up front for 'early access' to supposed SciFi or Fantasy blockbusters.

The challenge for the studios is to emulate Chris Roberts and milk these suckers for a much as possible while producing the least amount of product.

Seems unlikely that movies will go this route. Whereas you can play a game unfinished, and still enjoy it (currently having a blast in Totally Accurate Battle Sim alpha), watching unfinished movies with placeholder effects is a jarring experience that continuously interrupts the suspension of disbelief distracting you from the experience and reminding you that it's all smoke and mirrors. The illusion is ruined.

I'd be curious to know how you think this might work.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 13:27 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:39:
Yeah, I hope it's a thing. I'm returning my Gigabyte RX 480 as A) it's defective B) it's garbage. The thing runs at 80c under load! And Gigabyte support? Mon-Fri 9-5. Seriously? For a global multi-national company where people the world over will obviously need immediate support on their products and they're too cheap to provide it? Never bought Gigabyte before, never will again.

So after spending the weekend doing a hell of a lot more research I'm either looking at grabbing an MSI or Asus board instead, or switching gears and going with a 6G Nvidia 1060 - either EVGA, MSI, or ASUS.

Huh, been running a triple fan Gigabyte GTX 670 going on 4 years now without a hitch. Runs a cool 40 under load. PC gets used 6 or so hours daily, and the card has 1000s of hours of gaming on it.

Go figure.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
22. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 28, 2016, 01:38 jdreyer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 00:45:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:08:
Still trying to save face after your horrible lies?

You would have to be a fucking idiot to give these guys more money in the future. Even if they decided to implement all the features they promised over the next 2 years.

You know what they are.
Are you really surprised companies are exploiting idiots like those?
Look at several early access games. They have been in alpha for years, yet have achieved only minor stuff, are still as buggy as when they were released to the public and charge an insane price for that is offered. Yet you still see hordes of fanboys defending what they do blindly. Even simple critical questions trigger them.
I would exploit the crap out of people like those too. They dont deserve better.

I think something like this as at work:

If you’ve ever criticized a sports team in front of one of the team’s most passionate fans, you’ve likely been accused being a “hater” and had your argument quickly dismissed. It doesn’t matter if you presented objective evidence to demonstrate how you drew your conclusion&#8202;—&#8202;e.g., suggesting that an NFL quarterback is bad because his statistics are worse than any other quarterback&#8202;—&#8202;because, to these passionate fans, there’s no such thing as a valid argument against the teams they support.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
21. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 28, 2016, 01:32 jdreyer
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 21:50:
Note: I've highlighted items that are either personally important (for whatever reason) or were supposed to be included in the original launch but were not...

ALSO NOTE: Blue/Frans...UNDERLINING is not working and hasn't for several months!

PATCH NOTES

General Gameplay
Increased the number of different NPC character models generated per system

Localisation
(none)

UI
(none)

PS4
(none)

PC
Added support for up to 8 mouse buttons

Generation
Improved distribution of plant life across all terrain types
Introduced planets with elevated building density
Introduced planets with no buildings or sentient life
Improved and altered per-planet terrain resource generation, improving gameplay and visuals

Creatures
(none)

Atmospherics
(none)

Terrain
Improved terrain generation algorithms
Terrains now generate more open spaces
Decreased differences between planet as seen from space and actual planet terrain
Fixed seams on planets when seen from space

Visuals
Improved alpha cutoffs and blending for grass in the distance
Fixed texture scaling on asteroids

Space
Improved asteroids to allow much denser fields
Improved explosion effects
AI ships will now clear asteroids in their path
Planets are now scannable from space to see their resources

Space Combat
Added damaged ship effect on AI starships
Improved AI combat flight patterns
Improved AI ship freighter attacking

Freighters
Added auxiliary freight ships to freighter groups
Improved turret lights and explosions
Freighter Commanders now give rewards for rescuing them from pirate attack

Audio
(none)

Fixed for those that don't like hunting through 400 lines of patch notes.

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
20. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 28, 2016, 01:26 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 20:37:
Get over it. Tired of people who make blanket statements without and fucking clue what they are talking about. If people would actually take the time, do a little research about the topic before they posted the internet as a whole would be a better place.

And it has nothing to do with a Fanboy/boi/whatever. I (along with millions of other gamers) were excited for No Man's Sky. Same with Star Citizen. But when we are lied to, and strung along, then ignored don't expect me (or anyone else) to be happy about it.
If you're in a bad abusive relationship and break up with a person you generally don't get all 'GOLLY GEE WIZ I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!' every time you meet your ex.

And he did read it. Saying "I just read the first sentence and the last" is like saying 'Because I was an idiot and didn't know better and don't want to be corrected I'm just going to say I ignored it"

The thing I'll give Star Citizen is they've been pretty transparent about what they're building (including massive scope creep), and they've provided demos along the way. That's where HG fell down, IMO. They (Sean?) tried to leave the gameplay a mystery, so people filled those unknown spaces with their hopes and dreams. Then when it came out, people were pretty disappointed that their idea of what they thought the game was didn't match reality.

NMS could have benefitted greatly from either more transparency or an EA-style open beta weekend to get feedback and set expectations.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2016, 17:13 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:30:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:02:
The man had gravitas. I'll never forget that voice. 71 isn't even old. Fuck you 2016. With a rusty nail.
Personally, this has been one of the worst years me and the wife have seen together (her Mom passed Nov. 2nd, we've lost 1 dog, 1 cat, and one guinea pig, my Mom just got out of the hospital after faling, wife's Dad has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, our refrigerator died) and it just keeps going. Yeah...

FUCK THIS YEAR

Yeah, lost both my grandfathers this year, 2 days apart. Fuck this year. Fuck it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
14. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 27, 2016, 15:32 jdreyer
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 14:53:
Exactly. It's definitely not one side doing it. Each side has it's own echo chamber that propogates these things.

Let's stop with "both sides do it" false equivalency. Republican presidential candidates lied more than Dems. In fact according to an empirical study, all Republican politicians lie more than Dems.

Major findings:

PolitiFact rated 32% of Republican claims as “false” or “pants on fire,” compared to 11% of Democratic claims – a 3 to 1 margin. Conversely, Politifact rated 22% of Democratic claims as “entirely true” compared to 11% of Republican claims – a 2 to 1 margin.

A majority of Democratic statements (54%) were rated as mostly or entirely true, compared to only 18% of Republican statements. Conversely, a majority of Republican statements (52%) were rated as mostly or entirely false, compared to only 24% of Democratic statements.

Despite controversies over Obama administration statements regarding Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press, Republicans have continued to fare worse than Democrats, with 60% of their claims rated as false so far this month (May 1 – May 22), compared to 29% of Democratic statements – a 2 to 1 margin.

It's not for nothing that Colbert exclaimed "Reality has a well-known liberal bias." And when the politicians lie all the time, is it any wonder that their supporters are more likely to believe the truth? Especially when said party has long had a pro-Christian, anti-science agenda. They are ideologues. Dems on the other hand, tend toward "Let's see where the science takes us," to quote Obama.

Let's not pretend that all news outlets are the same. Sure, none of them are perfect, but there are those that crank out fake news on a pretty constant basis, and those that just screw up now and then. Creating a false equivalency and declaring all news sources to be fake is just wrong and won't do anything to improve the situation.

Right.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 27, 2016, 15:04 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 13:39:

Exactly, and to that you forgot to ask the most important question. Does this mean we should doubt all news related to politics in any way?

Because that's what I decided I will do from now on.. it just is not possible to source check when fake news actually spread coordinated hoaxes that are picked up by either right or left media as "truth" (and you know what, truth always dies first in politics)

So what to do? Should blues just not post political related news stories? Is is he training us to be better at spotting fake news, or is he conditioning us to trust fake news more.. mhh

It only takes a second to check if something is being reported by the Times, WaPo, Reuters, or The Guardian. These source very occasionally get things wrong, but are almost always careful about checking what they publish. Blue, BTW, usually sticks to these major sources for news stories.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 27, 2016, 14:58 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 12:38:
You always reward those that get you elected. Nothing to see here.

Get your news from reliable sources and learn how to spot bull shit.

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/

students cannot tell fake news stories, npr

Came here to say this. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 27, 2016, 14:56 jdreyer
 
Black Friday set a record as the first $1 billion mobile shopping day in U.S. history.

Hooray for capitalism?
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
7. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 27, 2016, 14:44 jdreyer
 
Heh, is it just me, or does that final base look like a gas station?  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
6. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 27, 2016, 14:41 jdreyer
 
It sounds like a good start. Maybe someone can have a play and let us know how the improvements stack up.

KXMode, you game?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 27, 2016, 14:19 jdreyer
 
Skyrim Legendary is on Humble for $10. If I get it, can I upgrade to Enhanced Edition still? I have Skyrim, but none of the DLC.

Or is it better to just upgrade Skyrim with mods? I'm thinking of doing another playthrough soon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2016, 12:02 jdreyer
 
The man had gravitas. I'll never forget that voice. 71 isn't even old. Fuck you 2016. With a rusty nail.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2016, 21:54 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 12:53:
I am just gonna leave this link here

What if jobs are the problem, not the solution

It made me realize that computerization of large portions of jobs may not be as far fetched and far away as I thought, and imo it should be a mandatory read, and should be seen as a new experience, to look at work from an different angle, and to look at the consequence of doing so, so leave your preconceptions about how "work builds character" at the door before entering.

And remember, Asian school children dominate math, but you know what they don't dominate? Cultural development. Those making culture are not the ones acing math and science and culture is what defines a nation, not it's jobs. Shouldn't this mean that we should strife to educate children so they further our culture and society, and not our economy?

Isn't Trump winning the perfect proof? Everyone puts so much value on jobs, everyone is sad and angry they lost their jobs, instead of creating something new out of that, something that does not benefit the economy, but the society of your nation, your neighborhood even, even if it's based on "entitlements" and even if you have to sustain yourself on a slightly lower luxury level... mhh, food for thought.

I'll agree that it's time to start thinking of a new paradigm. Most people enjoy "work" in order to have some purpose and stimulation in life. Just sitting around doing nothing sucks and saps your morale, leading to drug abuse, mental illness, and other issues. And here's a nasty quote from the article:

Almost half of employed adults in this country are eligible for food stamps (most of those who are eligible don’t apply). The market in labour has broken down, along with most others.

Income inequality is just STUPID. How about instituting a living minimum wage, like $20 per hour? That would cut down on the user of government services is a massive way. Walmart and places like it actually train their workers to use government services to supplement their incomes. It's corporate welfare at its most pernicious.

The sad thing (because it is politically untenable) is that it would be a HUGE boon to the economy. Poor and lower middle income people spend their money, nearly all of it. This stimulates the economy by cycling the money through it. Rich people just sock it away, often overseas. Or they invest it, but trickle down economics has been pretty much proven to fail at this point.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
35. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 26, 2016, 21:34 jdreyer
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 13:54:
Creston wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 11:42:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 20:57:
The state of Pennsylvania admitted their proposed voter id law would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of legitimate voters. Not surprisingly, a majority of those voters were minority voters.

This isn't meant to be snarky, so don't take it that way. The voted ID law would require you to provide a government-supplied (or sanctioned) ID before you could vote, right? So how could that disenfranchise so many legitimate voters?


Well the more road blocks you put in place the less likely people are to do something. Getting a valid ID is nothing more than a minor annoyance to most people, and probably something they already have. But these things tend to hit vulnerable populations hardest, elderly, poor, handicapped, etc., who may not have a valid and/or up-to-date ID and lack the resources to easily obtain one. So while going down to the DMV may be a minor annoyance to you it could be a major inconvenience to someone who doesn't have transportation, is disabled or whatever else.

Or may be working 3 jobs to put food on the table.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2016, 21:33 jdreyer
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 21:23:
And now Ron Glass aka Shepard Book from firefly is dead. Damn 2016...

Aww, damn. RIP Book.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2016, 21:32 jdreyer
 
Mordhaus wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 17:51:
Rogue One 'official' final trailer...releases new one a day later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWNvdoRnNv8

They must be really worried about people showing up. This is the fifth trailer or something. After TFA, I'm not very interested. I'm going to see Dr. Strange and Arrival before R1.
 
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