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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 30, 2015, 01:51 NKD
 
Should you upgrade from plugging your setup directly into some crap integrated audio? Yes. But PC sound cards are pointless, particularly anything marketed towards gamers. Hardware 3D audio has been dead for a while so it's not like the old days where you're buying yourself performance with a fancy processor to do all the audio work in your games. PC focused audio gear is overpriced and underbuilt. Get a proper external setup for your preferred way to listen whether it be headphones or speakers, and output digital audio via USB and let actual audio hardware handle the rest.

 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed
19. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed Oct 29, 2015, 17:36 NKD
 
Anything prior to the release date generated for the title is flagged as pre-release automatically by Steam. And the release date cannot, last I checked, be altered manually by the developer. (It's possible they've added this in the time since, but I don't see why they would.) This whole thing was probably just a goof by whoever at Valve reactivated the title for WB.

 
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News Comments > Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf
18. Re: Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf Oct 29, 2015, 16:39 NKD
 
Saw this coming when CCP cancelled the MMO. They aren't really interesting on hanging on to IPs for no reason.

Hopefully Paradox can get a solid game in the works.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
69. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2015, 02:11 NKD
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 17:06:
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 13:56:
Invisible sky wizards

Can we please not get into this? Yes, there are those of us who actually believe in God. You don't have to agree with my beliefs but at least be respectful. This is an community of varying expressions.

I'm loath to agree with Cuttard, but you come in here using Biblical folktales as a reason why certain dietary choices are the "right" ones, you deserve to be laughed at. It's the same as if you posted about how the universe was created in literally 6 days.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 27, 2015, 04:24 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 13:43:
InBlack wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 12:30:
I can play football (soccer) but I can't play it on the same level as Ronaldo or Messi. Same with any e-sports game. There is no way I can play those games on the level that I can watch pro teams going at it on twitch.

Sure you could. Play it for 8-12 hours a day and you could do it easily. Question is would you want to, which the answer is no. I don't care what the potential financial upside is I'd rather spend most of my life doing other things - traveling, eating and drinking well, having sex with actual females, etc.


You say that, but you seem to spend most of your time bitching on the Internet, spreading misinformation, and having wrong opinions.
 
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4. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2015, 12:09 NKD
 
Very sad. One of the few PC centric Youtubers out there of note as well. I hope he can defy the odds and pull through.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2015, 13:59 NKD
 
Again Cutter with his armchair lawyer incorrect bullshit again. Unless the photographer got a signed release, his nude photos of his girlfriend have zero protection and he has no legal right to publish them. Go fuck yourself you retard.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
29. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 12:34 NKD
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 11:40:

Conservative estimated total: $37,000,000


I too believe this project is going nowhere, but your numbers aren't conservative, they are wildly inflated. You're not even in the ballpark of what actors get paid, or how long it takes, to get voice recording done.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Oct 13, 2015, 13:51 NKD
 
Game is super dark with Revision. Be sure to tweak your brightness or you'll spend the whole game with your flashlight eyeballs turned on.

Also if you have a problem with dialogue audio not playing, launch DX GOTY at least once after installing it, then go back to Revision.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2015, 15:24 NKD
 
I wish our prison system was better. Even a short stint in prison is extremely unlikely to make a positive change in this guys behavior. People almost always come out worse off than they went in, and more of a threat to society.

We can't let the behavior go unanswered, but at the same time, are we doing more harm than good by converting this social retard into an actual criminal?

I feel like a more creative punishment should be in order. Maybe a ban from computers, and a court order to seek and maintain gainful employment in a low tech field of work. Sort of a rehab for addiction to being an internet fuckwad.

Just one idea.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 10, 2015, 16:56 NKD
 
Joking and inaccurate headline aside, what they are saying is correct.

A longer password, made up of standard English words, is much less vulnerable to brute force attacks than a significantly shorter password made up of random symbols, numbers, upper case and lower case letters. It's also significantly more memorable and leads to less password reuse. Password reuse is awful because once one popular site is compromised, those usernames/emails and passwords are then tried at other sites, and a significant percentage of them end up working.

Dictionary attacks work well against common words or phrases, but a personally meaningful but otherwise arbitrary sentence like "ilikemydogralphieandmetmywifejoanneatthegroomers" is not going to be brute forced and, to my knowledge, there aren't really any particularly effective dictionary attacks that can take down a lengthy arbitrary English sentence. You can shave time off of brute force, but it's still going to be way harder to crack than an 8-12 character string of random characters.

The problem is that those silly restrictions like "use a symbol and a number and mixed case" are fucking stupid and prevent this strategy from being used. On top of that they usually come along with a ridiculously short character limit on the password. Sometimes as short as 8 characters. Which also makes this approach impossible to use.

People make fun of end users for being stupid with their passwords, but developers' generally lacking awareness of password best practices really encourage computationally shitty passwords.
 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
16. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 5, 2015, 10:14 NKD
 
No real chance of success in the US for a lawsuit like this. I doubt they'd even go beyond this saber rattling. They'd have a better chance suing the ex employees or whoever it was Escapist spoke to, but the Escapist is basically in the clear. The law doesn't require you to have infallible knowledge that something is true.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
10. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 13, 2015, 02:53 NKD
 
Under $700 of that figure is actual restitution, and it's doubtful whether they'll actually manage to recover any money. The problem with crowdfunding cut and runs is that the money is usually gone by the time anyone figures out they've been duped.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 1, 2015, 13:01 NKD
 
Law enforcement data collection is death by a thousand cuts. They can use an algorithmic approach to associate tons of tiny pieces of innocuous data to assemble a whole picture of your life.

Automated law enforcement, or human law enforcement augmented by too much technology, is scary. There's the unspoken rule that if you break a minor or obscure law that a police officer isn't going to pop out of the bushes and immediately cite you. They can't do that, because they can't be everywhere at once, and sometimes they really don't give a shit and have better things to do.

But with enough tech, that becomes a non-issue. You thought automated speeding tickets were bad. What about automated littering citations because something flew out the window of your car? What about license plate readers/cameras at intersections that check if you came to a complete stop before taking a right?

We have a lot of problems with police in this country. But if you thought they were bad, wait until you see what an uncaring unfeeling calculating machine does with a huge amount of data and a flawless encyclopedic knowledge of the law.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2015, 23:29 NKD
 
yonder wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:35:
But seriously... it's evident that someone hasn't seen Battlefield Earth.

I would hope that most of humanity hasn't seen that utter piece of shit.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 23, 2015, 05:38 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 05:24:
All police interactions should be instantly uploaded to the web.

I don't know about that. It should all be recorded and made available to all parties with a legitimate interest in a very timely fashion. But instantly uploaded to the web?

When the police mistakenly enter your home while you're plowing your wife's sister do you really want that uploaded to the web?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2015, 18:04 NKD
 
Really puts Steam in perspective. Only around 1.3 million Steam users buy a significant number of games, and to be a member of the top 20%, you only need to own four games.

80-90% of Steam users may as well not exist for how little they participate in the PC gaming market. I never would have guessed those numbers.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Aug 21, 2015, 06:51 NKD
 
Hitman is such a shitty candidate for game to movie adaptation. It has a somewhat interesting story, but it's not narratively rich. There's just too little to pull from. It isn't a hugely popular game series either, in the grand scheme. So it doesn't have an enormous fan base that you can milk.

I've always felt that video game movies are better off as low budget projects, rather than as films to be shown in the theater. Things like video game web series have a much better track record than video game feature films.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 13:53 NKD
 
That comparison is some serious cringe shit.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
8. Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 19:24 NKD
 
Starbound's main problem, according to what the lead dev said on Reddit, aside from their inexperience, was Early Access. They wasted a ton of time on placeholder features that have since been replaced, removed, or will soon be replaced. They implemented and even made rudimentary balance passes to entire features knowing full well those features would be removed. Placeholder progression, etc.

These features were put in because they needed to make the game more playable since they were selling it on Steam. Silencing critics on Steam was more important than delivering the end product that was pitched. Just goes to show you that Early Access, while it can be an infusion of cash, can also be an enormous waste of time that actually eats up that cash.

 
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