eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 18:06:Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 18:01:eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 17:55:There are two different things here. Spreading from droplets produced by coughing, sneezing or talking is one thing, actual "airborne" is different. The first is certainly happening and is very significantly reduced by wearing a mask. The second would come straight out of the air without the droplets, this is what the "report" or whatever you want to call it is claiming, which masking might reduce, but less effectively.
Are you guys joking? We know this in the EU since March - why you think full face masks are MANDATORY here?
Is this a language barrier thing? Something that is airborne is something you can get from breathing. And this applies to this virus 100% and has been known since March. Small air droplets are called aerosols for a reason. They are airborne by nature, outside and in good ventilated areas they fall to the ground instantly and dry up, in bad climate (cold air, recirculation) you can get infected. This has happened and has been explored IN DETAIL in 5 different meat factories in Germany, in at least 6 known in France and at least 4 known in Austria, where the virus spread through the climate circulation cooling system in the factory. That is the literal definition of airborne in my book.
And again, we guessed this since March, that it could spread through climate systems was confirmed in June and fully confirmed after 1 infected infected over 1500 people in a factory with a recirculating cooling system. The virus spread over the cold air and infected *everyone* that is why this virus is so tame right now, when winter comes this will become a 2nd wave. Which is why I am keeping to these rules, mask and distance, no singing, shouting, no places with lots of people and more distance and outside whenever possible. Climate controlled environments are potentially safe, and potentially unsafe, depends on the climate systems. Obviously where you should not be right now is anywhere where it's around 6°C and 40-100% humid since this is apparently the environment where this virus is air transmittable, and not just via droplets.
I mean, did no one in your US science community listen to the podcast of Dr. Drosten? The person that literally wrote the science on corona virus (Sars 1 was discovered by him, and he is leading researcher along with his institute on this new virus, that it could spread via aersols and not just via droplets was a well reasoned theory in March and proof for it came in June)
Edit: I just realized, could it really be nothing of the research we did in Germany reached the US or WHO? Drosten said in his (many) podcasts that scientists could prove that it could spread via aerosols, although they used a much higher base rate of aerosols than breathing would cause. Later on when the Tönnes hotspot was investigated it was found the virus had become fully airborne in the factory, due to temperature (5-7°C) and high humidity. Unique situation? Hardly, the same situation happened in many other meat processing plants.
And maybe worse, here in Germany we call that climate situation "Winter"
jdreyer wrote on Jun 23, 2020, 15:24:Numinar wrote on Jun 23, 2020, 00:36:
My dream of building the ultimate Into the Breach fan site will probably have to stay up in my brain for now.
Well, games comprised of the efforts of large teams. Avellone's contribution was fairly minor, IMO. The genius of that game lies with the gameplay designed by Ma and Davis. Baby/bathwater.
NKD wrote on Jun 15, 2020, 08:13:Still, after the Kerbal 2 kerfuffle I don't think I will ever love again..
Huh? We've barely seen anything of KSP2. What's wrong with it?
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jun 15, 2020, 04:38:
Hopefully people in deciding positions learn something from Sea of Thieves being so popular on Steam, even after being exclusive for so long.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 30, 2020, 04:28:TheBigVlad wrote on May 29, 2020, 22:51:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 29, 2020, 21:14:
Cool, cool cool cool. I've been wavering on giving in and buying this on EGS for awhile now, I'll probably still wait until the release version hits GOG or Steam though.
It's not on EGS and it's already on Steam and GOG. Did you get it mixed up with another game, like Satisfactory?
Ah yes, I did exactly that.
To be fair both games interest me, and I got Factorio months ago on Steam, but have only played it a little; I was waiting for the final release.
Substitute Satisfactory in my original post.
Desalus wrote on May 7, 2020, 10:12:
I'd like to know how much time the average person actually spends customizing the appearance of their characters in video games. For the games that have highly intricate appearance customization, how many players actually use it?
Personally, in single player games if the default character isn't ugly I don't even bother with character appearance customization. The extent of my character appearance customization in Cyberpunk 2077 will be clicking through the preset characters to see which one looks the best and then clicking the 'next' button to just get into the game.
The amount of time developers put into building intricate character customization just seems like a huge waste of time. I can't imagine that many players make use of 100 different sliders to adjust ever aspect of a character.