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Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
6. Re: Saturday Consolidation Aug 22, 2016, 02:21 MattyC
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 20:29:
Red light is also good for the eyes

Well hello Mr. Mid-2000s BWM interior designer! I would like to let you know that I despised your retina destroying death beam instrument panels.


 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 19, 2016, 00:45 MattyC
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 11:48:
USB Type-C-powered headphones can employ smart power management to, say, turn off the microphone when only the actual headphones are needed. That should help keep the effect on battery life to a minimum.

Features like noise canceling and special sound effects—such as making it sound like the recording is playing in a concert hall—are all possible over USB-C. Presumably, those features would be much cheaper to implement than they are now.

Finally, ditching analog connections for USB-C may also result in even thinner phones since handsets will lose not only the 3.5mm jack, but also the digital-to-analog circuitry required to support them. If phones do get thinner thanks to the end of the headphone jack, be sure to wear looser pants.

Is that the best they can come up with? Concert Hall sound effects and saving power by turning off the mic? First of all you can already add the crappy sound effects to your music, but nobody wants that cause it sounds like shit. Secondly how much power is saved by turning off the mic? I'm going to guess almost nothing.

The only valid point IMO, is saving room. I'm not wholly convinced the elimination of the audio jack will make a definable difference for the consumer, but it will probably save money in manufacturing; savings that are unlikely to be passed on. Further more I'd be willing to guess the type-c headphones will come with a price premium that isn't reflective of the actual audio quality you receive. Maybe I'm just jaded, but the lack of convincing arguments is setting off the, this is just a gimmick money grab, alarm.


I thought the whole point of removal was water resistance. I think I could be OK with that. If it is for any of this other stuff? No thanks. I mean nothing with open connections like that is going to be 'underwater ready', but the only selling point for me on removing ports would be adding a small amount of water resistance.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Death Star Details
6. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Death Star Details Aug 18, 2016, 02:10 MattyC
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 22:21:
14.99 is what they charge for individual DLC, season pass is 49.99

And that is why even when stuff like this looks really neat I won't bite. SWBF has potential and it isn't even that weak of a base game... however it lacks content. And I am not going to pay for them to fix that when I already got it for full price at launch.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Remasters Hint
21. Re: Mass Effect Remasters Hint Aug 17, 2016, 17:22 MattyC
 
Bug fixes are always welcome and I am certainly not against remasters (after all I am sure there are players who never got into the series), but honestly ME2 and 3 still hold up visually quite well.  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Adding StarCraft Maps and Zarya
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm Adding StarCraft Maps and Zarya Aug 17, 2016, 03:29 MattyC
 
MT Silver wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 02:15:
Screw the maps, did you see they're adding Alarak?? Fucking glorious.

Hey now, I never said I wasn't excited to see Q coming. I just also thought the maps looked cool
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Adding StarCraft Maps and Zarya
2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Adding StarCraft Maps and Zarya Aug 17, 2016, 00:10 MattyC
 
I know these are likely very early version clips and Blizzard moves at a glacial pace, but I have to admit those new maps look quite nice.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 14, 2016, 07:07 MattyC
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 06:02:
Creston wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 14:10:
"Airline carriers make massive record profits, and struggle with aging technology."

Well, I guess we know where those massive record profits are coming from.

Do they really make massive record profits though? Here in Germany the airlines are pretty constricted when it comes to money, and competition is hard as hell. (You can fly nearly anywhere in Germany for around 50€)

I have no idea what airline profits are or are not, but that doesn't seem that low given the size of Germany. If it was much more than that, why would anyone bother to fly unless absolute speed was needed?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 12, 2016, 00:19 MattyC
 
Fion wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 13:46:
Pfffft.. I'm on TWC and I pay $50 for 20/1. Paying an extra $10 for triple the speeds sounds lovely.

You 20 down is rather slow, but you only get 1 up for $50/m? You need to contact The Hague or something. If that isn't some form of internet crime, it should be.
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Begins
5. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Begins Aug 12, 2016, 00:15 MattyC
 
Maybe I am alone here, but I would love to see an updated European Air War. I have very fond memories of stuff like Chuck Yeager's Air Combat and Aces of the Pacific, but EAW was just awesome.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
7. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 2, 2016, 08:03 MattyC
 
Ecthelion wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 18:05:
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 13:07:
Couldn't care less about the S itself, but the new controllers supporting bluetooth is nice. Got one of those on order...

Hmm, what were they before, WiFi? For that matter, what were the Xbox360 controllers? It's kind of weird that they wouldn't use Bluetooth when Nintendo has been using it since the Wii and Sony has been using it since the PS3...

They were a proprietary radio interface IIRC (for both). You could connect any of them via USB, but that obviously wasn't helpful if you wanted wireless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2016, 08:00 MattyC
 
So don't leave us hanging... how did the fridge replacement go?  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 1, 2016, 03:34 MattyC
 
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 13:07:
Couldn't care less about the S itself, but the new controllers supporting bluetooth is nice. Got one of those on order...


I have been waiting on one of those as well. They are great controllers and it is a shame they weren't Bluetooth to begin with. Have they announced if the new controllers will be customizable? I would love to pick one up via the "studio" or whatever, but I would be equally happy if they just offered Bluetooth and were as comfortable as the One units.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2016, 21:28 MattyC
 
I can only speak to installing a fridge in a similar location (stove on one side and an ~fridge deep wall that flanked the entrance to the kitchen) but I think you would be fine with that. Newer fridge hinges really don't need much clearance. We were actually able to go with a larger model simply because of that. The fridge we were replacing was older than I am and it needed a good bit of hinge space.

Also, if possible, get it at someplace like Lowes where you can pay them to get rid of the old unit (particularly if it is an ancient one like my old unit was).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Marketing NIChe Jul 20, 2016, 00:00 MattyC
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 19, 2016, 12:23:
The Apple fad is winding down, once again...;) It's almost like clockwork...! As soon as competition arises Apple falls by the wayside, as first it sues its competitors and then when that fails Apple is simply unable to compete

Note to self: if you are ever 'unable to compete' make sure it is by the WaltC scale. A scale which appears to involve having money fights... on a giant yacht... floating in a sea of still more money.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces New Expansion & Free Trial
7. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces New Expansion & Free Trial Jul 18, 2016, 01:57 MattyC
 
Bucky wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 14:39:
So, as someone who loved KotOR and KotOR II, is this worth delving into as a single player experience? I have zero interest in the MMO part of it, but I wouldn't mind revisiting the world if I can do it on my own.

It is good enough that it will make you sad that it wasn't a single player game. Take that for what you will.

I played through a large portion of 2 of the starting 'campaigns' when it was just going free to play. I lucked into playing on a totally dead server so it almost was a single player game for me. Basically, yes you would probably enjoy it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2016, 00:57 MattyC
 
Devinoch wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 00:14:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 02:53:
the religious right for all intents and purposes has been pretty quiet for the last 20 years.

This is quite literally the most hilariously blind comment I've seen on this board.

I was unsure at first, Poe's law and all. That said, I think I agree with you now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 16, 2016, 02:45 MattyC
 
The Screenshot Tool You Didn’t Know You Wanted- A Look At NVIDIA’s Ansel.

Aptly titled. I hadn't seen anything about this, but it looks awesome.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers Jul 15, 2016, 03:19 MattyC
 
El Pit wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 00:56:
Tarmarna wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 22:53:
Also this massive post on the GeForce Forums -

High DPC - GeForce Forum

Wow. AMD and nvidia are really dropping the ball pretty much. So many flaws and mistakes - it is really incredible. AMD with its powersucking RX480 that needs to be underclocked, nvidia with GTX 3.5 + 0.5 GB 970 (and broken nvidia gameworks features e.g. in FarCry 4), now this...

We need a new player in the mid/high end graphics business.

3dfx! 3d... oh... yeah.

I don't really see how another big player could emerge currently.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 11, 2016, 23:51 MattyC
 
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Jul 11, 2016, 19:45:
Not really understanding the big fuss over the Pokemon Go privacy issue. Ingress has been doing the same thing since its been out with no problems ( at least none I've heard about). Secondly, if you don't like the Google access just create a Pokemon Trainer account to sign-in. "Problem" solved.

You can also use a separate Google account, at least on iOS. I haven't tried it on Android yet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 11, 2016, 03:36 MattyC
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 23:23:
christheshitter wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 19:15:
This is why the new Doom sucks monkey balls and i agree with him although i wouldn't call it a bad game but a bad Doom game

https://youtu.be/WkJMYRz8RMQ

I listened to about 3 minutes of that guy and had to turn it off. Annoying voice, laughable review. Of course, not everyone is going to like every game, but "DOOM is the worst fps experience ever" ? Please.

It's fine to dislike a game, but don't publicly dislike a game just to be 'edgy' or whatever.


I think I was able to endure the pain for all of about 20 seconds... so I guess you did better than me.
 
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