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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2016, 16:52 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 14:50:
Given that life originated in the ocean, and vents provide a wealth of both energy and minerals, I think the hypothesis is solid.

I dunno about that. I've always been a firm believer in Panspermia - the theory that life originated via delivery of asteroids. It would sure explain things like the Mantis Shrimp.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2016, 16:48 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 14:51:
Redwood wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 11:13:
Be aware that LED bulbs will fade over time as well. Maybe they eventually go out, but really they primarily just get dimmer. That's no reason at all to stay away, just something to be aware of. If you feel the lights are dimmer in a few years, it's not you losing your mind. Well, at least not for that reason.

Usually LEDs are claimed to have a 30,000 hour life. After how many hours do they normally dim? I just got a box of CFLs a few years ago, and they're all still bright, so not yet in the market for new bulbs, but wondering if LEDs are worth it. (I guess at $2, that's worth it tho)

At today's prices, switching to LED light bulbs is finally an easy decision.

How Much Could You Save?

Now consider that those savings are from just one bulb. Think about the number of lights in your house — some fixtures, like chandeliers or ceiling fans, probably even use three bulbs or more. If you replaced 20 incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs throughout your home, you could save up to $3,260 over their 23-year lifespan (and that’s assuming utility rates don’t rise).

Still, you don’t even have to make that big of a commitment to realize some significant savings. Switching just the five most-used lights in your home — for instance, the lights in your living room, kitchen, and entryway, which are probably in use closer to four hours a day — could save you around $44 a year on your electric bill.

It basically equates to about $10 a year per bulb in your home over a 20 year period, so it's pretty substantial.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2016, 13:50 Cutter
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 11:44:
Redwood wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 11:13:
Be aware that LED bulbs will fade over time as well. Maybe they eventually go out, but really they primarily just get dimmer. That's no reason at all to stay away, just something to be aware of. If you feel the lights are dimmer in a few years, it's not you losing your mind. Well, at least not for that reason.

Keep an eye on the company you buy them from, some have a warranty against fading for x years. The first and 2nd gen CREE bulbs and the phillips bulbs that I currently have warranty fade for 5 years and lifetime against failure. Also, the whiter the light the less you're going to notice it fading. I know a lot of people like warm light, but I find that the closer to white light you get the better and they're not so aggravating on my migraines. Upside, I've yet to have a LED cause either a headache or migraine like the old CFL's.

Also, if you're in Canada keep an eye out for "Energy Star" rebates. You can buy the bulbs(LED and CFL) for a couple of bucks or even pennies when the rebate periods are on, no mail in junk just take the coupon with you.

Yeah, I actually replaced most of my bulbs last year because of those rebates. I went with the Cree bulbs myself and have no complaints. Except how insanely powerful they are. We renovated half the basement last year and created a new workshop. On the advice of my electrician I went with LED potlights from Bazz. I went with six 7w/50w equivalent soft whites thinking that's probably good but holy shit they're bright at max. I have to keep the dimmer almost at minimum or risk being fried by the cosmic radiation they emit. When we cranked them up the first time my cousin - who's a carpenter and was helping me reno it - yelled 'Ahhhh! Carol Ann don't go into the light!' Heh, I haven't noticed any flickering however.
 
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News Comments > Silence: The Whispered World 2 Trailer
2. Re: Silence: The Whispered World 2 Trailer Aug 16, 2016, 13:22 Cutter
 
Where silence holds lease....
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 16, 2016, 00:14 Cutter
 
93? Oi vey that's a good run! So long you great messhuganah bastard!  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Open Beta This Month
12. Re: Battlefield 1 Open Beta This Month Aug 16, 2016, 00:05 Cutter
 
Stop buying this scheisse and supporting DicEA. You want WWI? Get Badiya instead.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Testing Skipping PCs
9. Re: Titanfall 2 Testing Skipping PCs Aug 15, 2016, 21:04 Cutter
 
Not like I ever had any intention of ever buying this scheisse, but if I had this alone would have resulted in a lost sale.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
15. Re: Game Reviews Aug 15, 2016, 15:36 Cutter
 
RPS nails it pretty well with the myriad problems with the game. It's almost like the people at Hello Games have zero game design experience and come from other fields. There are so many amateur mistakes in how they made this game I really wonder if that isn't the case. It's more like a game designed by actual computer scientists who just happen to be casual gamers themselves. They came across a neat algorithm and decided to make a game from it. And rather than hire an experienced lead dev and producer they decided to wing it themselves.
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans?
13. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans? Aug 14, 2016, 17:51 Cutter
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 14:01:
Obsidian technically has the whole Troika team working for them and has several secret projects! Lighter

Brian and Annie usually worked as outside contractors in the past, i.e. Alpha Protocol and such.

Yeah, get Tim Cain to head up design. Just keep outside producers from Paradox on hand to keep Obsidian on track and you could have a real winner there.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Aug 14, 2016, 02:13 Cutter
 
Oh yeah, no local maps is a real great design choice on huge fuckin planets. Icons that don't even change color or tick off so you never know if you been there before or not. Honestly, this thing is just rife with "Basic Game Design 101 Mistakes That Everyone Else Stopped Making A Decade Ago". No, this isn't even a $20 game, it's a $5 or less time waster for tablets. Something you'd want to play on a road trip or flight or something to pass the time without having to think or invest anything in it.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Aug 13, 2016, 20:54 Cutter
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 17:42:
I don't think this game has a future, which is kind of unfortunate because they do have some really cool tech at work here.

That's about the size of it. If someone could utilize that tech and make an actual game with it it would be good. Even for what their is it's just too limited. Gravity is the same on every single planet? No mountain ranges, savannah, jungles, etc. No cities, hell even towns or villages. 1 alien per exact same building everywhere. The list goes on and on about its shortcomings. Even the flight model is just awful. The only cool thing is taking off and flying into space - the same space with the same asteroid fields everywhere, sigh.

How is ED these days? I want me some space game now and SC is never going to happen so it looks like ED is it.

 
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News Comments > Police Simulator – Law Enforcement Announced
8. Re: Police Simulator – Law Enforcement Announced Aug 13, 2016, 14:39 Cutter
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 23:28:
Will I be allowed to harass minorities, illegally confiscate personal property, illegally wiretap on anyone I choose, and never face any consequences for whatever misdeeds I may commit?

Yeah, there's a game that could be KS'd easily. Call it, "A Law Unto Themselves". 'Want to be part of the world's largest gang? Shake down people for fun, break the law with impunity, lie, rob, steal, even murder and get away with it even when you get caught? Than this is the game for you!'
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
64. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 14:37 Cutter
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 13:56:
If a company has to stoop to this level of douchebaggery, they are shady as fuck and have no ethics at all. If you screwed up with your product, suck it up, take your licks, then own up to your mistake and do your best to fix it. Don't hire astroturfers to propagandize your broken product and attack people who are legitimately pissed off about the poor quality of said product. I might have given them some leeway or benefit of the doubt before they went the astroturfing route. Now, I will never give them a cent of my money and won't buy the game at any price.

PS - How can people defend this company now? They've lied to sell pre-orders, created a half-arsed and poorly tested console port and hired astroturfers to try to sucker people into buying the game despite all this by rigging social media to say their product isn't broken. I just don't understand.

The way they acted through all of this - lots of innuendo, implied talk about the game vs. express, etc. reminds me of the same shit that happened with Sword Coast Legends. While they never came out and said it was like NWN, they sure never made any attempts to set the records straight when the gaming press was saying that's what the game was. Any company that does business like that should always raise a massive red flag for you. If they can't come out and say it clearly as to what it is and does than don't believe the hype.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
63. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 14:34 Cutter
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 12:22:
Here's the TOS:

https://www.gog.com/support/support_view/30_day_money_back_guarantee_faq#en

It's not like it is terrible for gaming at all, but there are some real outs for them to.

IMO you have overstated the issue there at this time.

I've asked for 2 refunds from GOG before and had zero problem getting this. They've said as much themselves. Yeah, if you're abusing the system and asking for loads of refunds all the time they won't, but if you're not it's not a problem.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 14:21 Cutter
 
It's true, the humidity is the killer. It's 90% here right now and it's brutal. Yesterday it was so bad - 34C/44C with the humidex - restos didn't even have their patios open. A lot of people working outdoors took a day off. I was in an out of the house as I'm doing some renos atm and I swear I lost several pounds just through sweat. Clothes were effinf soaked and just ripe by the day's end. I love the heat, man, but it needs to be a dry heat. I'd give a lot to be in Death Valley atm.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
57. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 11:32 Cutter
 
You guys know this is available on GOG, right? With a 30 day money back guarantee, right? Not Steam's joke that is 2 hours.

I checked it out and it's worse than I originally believed. Beside the piss-poor optimization everyone is complaining about it's isn't pretty. All the planets and all of space is the exact same with very minor variations on themes. Space stations are all identical. Planet's too. Do you see any great jungles or mountain ranges or plains? No. Just a tundra like environment with some hills and valleys, lots of caves, and bodies of water - and they're all the same. The procedural algorithm is very evident in how everything is made. Its limitations are obvious and it's not good.

Mining and looking for goods/information is the same on every planet and all the same resources are available everywhere just in varying densities. Upgrades are shallow and marginal so you can make your suit a bit better but the only thing to really do is a get a better ship and I haven't seen any that impress me, much less any reason to get one except to go a bit faster and be able to haul more shit to sell to end up with money I don't need. Oh yes, as other have mentioned the controls fucking suck. The flight sim part is terrible, especially on planets.

On the whole the game is just completionist grind and even that's a joke. The fucking achievments come virtually every other minute to make you feel you're "accomplising" something worthwhile. I swear to god, after every alien you meet you get a huge grahpic on the screen, 'You've met 3 aliens!' 'You've met 4 aliens!' 'You've walked 1 mile!' 'You've earned 1000 units!' sort of bullshit for everything there is to do in game and it's literally incremental for most of it.

So really the only thing to do is learn the secret of Atlas, or go to the cneter of the galaxy, or grind like you've never grinded before. You go do an 8 hour shift grinding sausage meat in a sausage factory dancing the bump and grind as you do it and it wouldn't come close to approaching how grindy this game is.

The game is mana from heaven if you're a seriously OCD completionist type that likes repetitive tasks, it fucking sucks for anyone else. I think the average rating on GOG atm is 2 stars with most reviews voicing similar opinions and all looking to get refunds. So yeah, a ton of buyers remorse as I expected. Hell, even Steam is 14k positive and 11k negative atm, and the neg reviews all say the same thing I did. I may pick this up again when it hits the bargain bin $5 or less, but I wouldn't pay a penny more for it than that. I imagine that the price will plummet on this game in short order so if you waste your money now you'll end up kicking yourself before long. If you must take the plunge do it on GOG - where you should be buying anyway.

Honestly, I knew it wasn't going to be great but I didn't expect to be this fucking bad. Still, I haven't played a space game in a long time and it kind of re-ignited the bug. Is anyone still playing Elite? I see keys on G2A are $20'ish bucks so maybe I'll grab one.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 13, 2016, 10:49 Cutter
 
Grammar. the difference in helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, or helping your uncle jack off a horse.

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
53. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 18:11 Cutter
 
I'd assume Sony's QA support was mostly the PS4 and maybe a few people for the PC. Still, small team or not and money not obviously an issue, they should have had their own QA team for months now. That's just shocking.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2016, 18:07 Cutter
 
Whenever I was in the US when I was living on the west coast I always used to go to Peets Coffee, especially in the Bay area. Anyone frequent Peets? Is it still good?
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
21. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 14:12 Cutter
 
ShadyPete wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 11:44:
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 11:05:
Let the Florps begin!

hopefully in a few patches i can become a galactic iridium baron and charter flights from visiting aliens in my quest to obtain the rarest of florp skulls in the galaxy.

Shady Pete - Galactic Florp Hunter. Has a ring to it, doesn't it?
 
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