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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints
5. Re: Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints Nov 20, 2016, 18:12 bigspender
 
I feel like performance as well as visual quality is worse for me after this patch. (not sure if it's the patch or the newest nvidia drivers as I installed both at the same time).

I feel like performance was more consitent before, now it seems like there is more hitching, lower overall frame rate, and frame rate dips.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 17:54 bigspender
 
Footage of the dissolved body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ZzZ4370b4  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake in 2018
6. Re: System Shock Remake Next Year Nov 18, 2016, 16:55 bigspender
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 11:05:
Is it still on Unity or are they going to use an engine where it won't look dated but also run like crap?

The reason why it appears that many Unity games look and run poorly is because the toolset allows inexperienced developers to make a game fairly easily - but it takes an seasoned coder to optimize their game to the level of something form id or Unreal. And of course many of these start up developers use the free version of Unity where you cannot hide the Unity logo - so now the logo is associated with poorly optimized games. (Where as the ones that are professionaly polished, they usually hide the logo as that is a feature of the paid version of the engine).
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized
17. Re: Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized Nov 16, 2016, 16:49 bigspender
 
Probably have to wait for the Dedicated Server DLC to get these features.

I don't understand how you go backwards, it's the same engine, those features already existed in BF3!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2016, 17:55 bigspender
 
Wow sometimes science is insane. They find that rats giggle and feel joy, but I wonder if the proceeded to kill the rats afterwards when the study was completed (as is normal).  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2016, 17:55 bigspender
 
double post  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 12, 2016, 17:28 bigspender
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 11:40:
bigspender wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 20:14:
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 17:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:58:
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.

No, I'm not joking.

Consider the following example (has happened several times in my city):

Your child is "sucker punched" in the back of the head. He is knocked unconscious, falls, and hit's his head on concrete. He is now brain damaged or paralyzed, and for the rest of his life he will need a full time carer to perform his most basic needs for him such as going to the toilet, eating and getting dressed.

We have video footage from multiple sources of an unprovoked attack on your son, and the attacker is identified with 100% certainty.

We can quite easily workout what value has been taken from your son's life. The attacker made a choice to rob your son of financial, emotional, and physical value. We can say that the attacker is now in debt to your son of these values.

The current justice system is punishment based. However no amount of jail time for the attacker will repay this debt to your son.

So I think the justice system should be value based. The attacker should repay the lost value as much as possible - in this extreme case, it means the attacker will be used to find a cure for paralysis. This would go some way to returning the lost values from your son's life, but also it would benefit many other people suffering from similar disabilities - perhaps actually restoring exponentially more value than was taken.


What would the value based justice system bring us?
1. Similar to our current justice system it would dissuade the criminal in the first place - people would know that by taking away other peoples values, they automatically forfeit those values from their own life.
2. Unlike the current justice system, this would go to some way of restoring the values taken from the victims.
3. Encourages empathetic behavior and makes people aware of what values life has - as whatever you decide is good enough for others, must be good enough for you. But unlike the eye-for-an-eye principle, instead of making more people blind, vision would be returned to the person who did not deserve for it to be taken.
4. In a weird way it might stop police shooting first and asking questions later, if they know that capturing a suspect could result in adding value back to society. Instead of having the mentality of "let's teach this guy a lesson".

Yes there are many cases that aren't clear cut, or there isn't enough evidence - of course these people wouldn't be used for such a thing - these would be dealt with how they are now. For this value return system we'd need a 100% degree of certainty. And with video footage being recorded everywhere by multiple sources there are many cases where this would apply. And some good would come out of a bad situation.

And of course there are situations that aren't as drastic as this, so not everyone would be immediately used for vivisection, and it wouldn't be used for accidental crimes, only for truly malicious ones. E.g. someone might spike your sister's drink - and if caught with sufficient evidence, then it means they've volunteered drug testing. It's really just an extension of having your property returned to you if you've been robbed.


Since I'm talking about value - those monkeys owe nothing to anyone. They haven't taken anything from anyone, so why are they paying? They just have the misfortune of being born to a parent that was artificially inseminated in a lab.

You're deranged.

Why?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 20:14 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 17:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:58:
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.

No, I'm not joking.

Consider the following example (has happened several times in my city):

Your child is "sucker punched" in the back of the head. He is knocked unconscious, falls, and hit's his head on concrete. He is now brain damaged or paralyzed, and for the rest of his life he will need a full time carer to perform his most basic needs for him such as going to the toilet, eating and getting dressed.

We have video footage from multiple sources of an unprovoked attack on your son, and the attacker is identified with 100% certainty.

We can quite easily workout what value has been taken from your son's life. The attacker made a choice to rob your son of financial, emotional, and physical value. We can say that the attacker is now in debt to your son of these values.

The current justice system is punishment based. However no amount of jail time for the attacker will repay this debt to your son.

So I think the justice system should be value based. The attacker should repay the lost value as much as possible - in this extreme case, it means the attacker will be used to find a cure for paralysis. This would go some way to returning the lost values from your son's life, but also it would benefit many other people suffering from similar disabilities - perhaps actually restoring exponentially more value than was taken.


What would the value based justice system bring us?
1. Similar to our current justice system it would dissuade the criminal in the first place - people would know that by taking away other peoples values, they automatically forfeit those values from their own life.
2. Unlike the current justice system, this would go to some way of restoring the values taken from the victims.
3. Encourages empathetic behavior and makes people aware of what values life has - as whatever you decide is good enough for others, must be good enough for you. But unlike the eye-for-an-eye principle, instead of making more people blind, vision would be returned to the person who did not deserve for it to be taken.
4. In a weird way it might stop police shooting first and asking questions later, if they know that capturing a suspect could result in adding value back to society. Instead of having the mentality of "let's teach this guy a lesson".

Yes there are many cases that aren't clear cut, or there isn't enough evidence - of course these people wouldn't be used for such a thing - these would be dealt with how they are now. For this value return system we'd need a 100% degree of certainty. And with video footage being recorded everywhere by multiple sources there are many cases where this would apply. And some good would come out of a bad situation.

And of course there are situations that aren't as drastic as this, so not everyone would be immediately used for vivisection, and it wouldn't be used for accidental crimes, only for truly malicious ones. E.g. someone might spike your sister's drink - and if caught with sufficient evidence, then it means they've volunteered drug testing. It's really just an extension of having your property returned to you if you've been robbed.


Since I'm talking about value - those monkeys owe nothing to anyone. They haven't taken anything from anyone, so why are they paying? They just have the misfortune of being born to a parent that was artificially inseminated in a lab.

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News Comments > Tyranny Released
13. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 11, 2016, 00:47 bigspender
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 00:34:
Wow! That was quick. So soon after the election, we already get a game based on the coming presidency?

/checks trailer

Sorry, my bad.

nin, any words on the game? Is it worth the money? Thanks for your info, MoreLuckThanSkill.

hahah classic
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:32 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:23:
The Pyro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:09:
I think I can guess how they obtained a bunch of monkeys with spinal cord injuries. Poor monkeys

I thought that, too. I mean, that's how science advances, but how would you like that job?


It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
 
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News Comments > TrackMania Turbo Adds VR Support
4. Re: TrackMania Turbo Adds VR Support Nov 8, 2016, 15:54 bigspender
 
theglaze wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 14:31:
Barf bags included?

I love me some TrackMania, but VR enabled? Puke

I know right! Vomit Mania.

It was bad enough when I tried it on a 3m projector screen at a party. The first time the car went up a loop everybody that was watching ducked out of nausea lol
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:14 bigspender
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:12:
I like feeling better getting up and brighter mornings.

Absolutely, the chemicals and hormones in the body are set up that way. I think artifical lighting has really messed up with our natural patterns, with the side effects ranging from depression to weight gain, or just making generally bad decisions.

We evolved to be woken up by the blue light of the rising sun, and to be lulled to sleep by the orange light at dusk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:11 bigspender
 
That mental health study is just two unrelated statistics being corrolated together. (not to mention the author has a pretty clear agenda, and it's almost like he doesn't realise that the amount of sunlight is exactly the same regardless of how you shift the time).  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Release Date and Preorder Beta
5. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Release Date and Preorder Beta Nov 4, 2016, 21:58 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 19:12:
Want a pre-order? Then let me try your game first or fuckoff.
Wouldn't that be nice!?

I miss demos.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
2. Re: Tyranny Trailer Nov 4, 2016, 18:26 bigspender
 
Dat beard :S  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Nov 2, 2016, 23:02 bigspender
 
That was brilliant  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2016, 19:32 bigspender
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 17:23:
bigspender wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 17:04:
Oh look, China is going to export cheap stealth planes - I bet all of the F-35 haters will be changing their minds now.
I assume this was sarcasm, if not -- it should have been.

Why would it be sarcasm?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2016, 17:04 bigspender
 
Oh look, China is going to export cheap stealth planes - I bet all of the F-35 haters will be changing their minds now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2016, 17:01 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 16:06:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 14:45:
Watch some big pharma corporation patent and market Zika as male birth control.

If it works, super. My cousin just spent a month in prison for non-suport. And not minimum security either, but max. And when you go to prison for it - at least here - it doesn't even count toward the debt, which makes it even harder to deal with. That's just fucking insane. And all because of a drunken one night stand. Dudes hate condoms, plain and simple. If you could take a shot or pill and not have to worry about that yeah, I'm pretty sure the world would beat a path to that pharmaceutical's door.

Birth control isn't the only thing condoms are useful for though. A pill wouldn't prevent sexually transmitted diseases, some of which are much worse than being father to an accidental child.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 29, 2016, 23:09 bigspender
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 22:22:
Fion wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 14:19:
I haven't used deodorant in years.. let alone soap (save occasional hand soap - never the antibacterial stuff) or shampoo. Instead I've worked to restore my bodies natural microbiology. I find I don't sweat as often (accept working out of course), my hair is thick and doesn't tangle much (though it isn't as shiny), I have no BO, and my skin is very healthy. I do of course still shower, but I just use good hot water & a good old wash cloth.

I'm of the belief that these artificial, antibacterial, chemically based soaps, shampoos & deodorants have hurt our bodies ability to stay clean, not helped it. People hear that 100 years ago people bathed rather irregularly and think 'they must have stunk to hell and back'. I think it was probably rather the opposite.

You know how when you go over to grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner and when you walk in, it smells like old people and cat litter box? But then you're there for an hour and you've gotten used to the smell and you actually don't notice it anymore? I'll just leave you to think about that one...

LOL. That is one scenario, I have put it to the test though

The smell of your sweat is dependent on a number of things. But using sweat blocking deodorants such as ones containing aluminium makes you stink more when you do sweat. (because when you are finally able to sweat it is more concentrated, and you also sweat more during those times).
(coincidentally there is some evidence showing that aluminum particles in foods (e.g. used as anti-coagulants in creamer) and in deodorants contribute to dementia and Alzheimers).

So use something that still allows you to sweat, and doesn't contain aluminium or other metal particles.

Another factor is diet. Eat less processed crap, and fewer animal products, and more whole-foods, like brown rice, legumes, veges etc and your sweat loses it's offending odor.

I've been eating a plant-based diet for a couple of years, so I can account for this change myself.

I find I might dab on a drop of tea tree oil under my arms if I've done a heavy workout and I'm dripping in sweat. But day to day, no deodorant for me works just fine.

The same goes for a lot of shampoos. They will strip the natural oils and minerals from your hair. So that if you don't wash your hair the oils build up in excess. But if you don't wash your hair with shampoo (only water) for a month or so, it all balances out. Of course if your hair is dirty from your job, then wash out the dirt, but using something natural that doesn't strip off the natural coating of your hair.
Also conditioners in most circumstances just coat your hair in silicone or similar to make it appear shiny (after the shampoo has
stripped out the natural oils).

Of course if you smoke and drink regularly, and have a meat/dairy/poultry high diet, your hair will have excess oil, and your sweat will have excess stink.


Never thought I'd be talking about personal hygiene on this forum lol
 
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