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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 09:10 Verno
 
I don't know how to take his coming out. It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood, hes been spotted with women and men in romantic situations over the years, very obvious he is bi-sexual.

The whole I choose to live life as a gay man thing felt like convenient timing, almost reads like he wants cover from the gay community to help shield him from the accusations.

He tried to force himself on a teenager. The fact that it happened to be a male should not mean people take it any less seriously. I hope the #MeToo movement shows Anthony Rapp the same support and the gay community rejects Spaceys obvious ploy that seeks to soften the damage to his credibility. It's good to see Netflix is taking it seriously, although the show was scheduled to be cancelled anyway. I'm shocked it went on this long, the original british one was 3 smaller seasons and felt totally played out by that time.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2017, 08:47 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 18:19:
Not a tough milestone to reach to be honest, but good to see that Nintendo has righted the ship somewhat. I'm not even a fan of Nintendo; it's just nice to see an industry icon finally do something right.

As for the Switch itself, I'm kinda indifferent. Do I want to play the new Zelda and Mario? Yeah. Enough to buy a whole new system for them? Not really. Especially when Nintendo has made so many dubious design choices with it and I don't really need a handheld as I don't travel.

I was super skeptical but I love my Switch. You don't really care about the specs because the games are so good. The unit itself is pretty decent portable use but I don't do much of that, I mainly use it as a traditional console docked to the TV. I use a Pro Controller and prefer it that way. It is super nice though that if the GF is watching something I can just pick up the unit and go play elsewhere.

Breath of the Wild was an amazing experience and truly a once in a generation game. Mario Odyssey is shaping up to be similar. I know people often say "I dont want to pay X to get Y games" but then I see them shoveling games into their Steam backlog, never to be played. If any game was worth buying a console for, it's these ones. Shit I bought a PS4 for Bloodborne and that turned out pretty well when you look at all of the first party games Sony has now.

Anyways just food for thought.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 15:56 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:29:
Rhett wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:52:
That is hilarious if true (Denuvo). Denuvo's gonna put itself out of business...

What's the over/under on when it gets cracked? The last few Denuvo protected games have taken a day or so, but no crack so far.

It's VMProtect + Denuvo so no one knows, going to require more time than usual I suspect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 15:50 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:23:
Yeah, for half a second I thought they were comparing it to the original Wii, and was like "holy shit!" Then it registered.

The Switch growth curve is pretty crazy though and it is impressive regardless IMO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 11:50 Verno
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 11:41:
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:52:
In its first year it already has two of the highest rated games of all time so the game situation on it is fucking great.

Yeah, but what do you do two weeks later when you're finished with them?

They need more games with some staying power, that you can sink 100's of hours into. I'm waiting to see how good the online play is for the new Smash Brothers. If it has good matchmaking and no lag, I'll take the plunge and pick one up.

Two weeks?! Breath of the Wild took me a month to get through and I was putting a ton of time into it. When you're done with those games you do what you do on any other console, play other first party games or play third party stuff. In the first year of the PS4 I had Black Flag and Bloodborne so I think the Switch is doing ok!

So far I have played:

Mario vs Rabbids - awesome X-Com clone
Mario Kart 8 remix - great game
BOTW - one of the best games I've ever played
Super Mario Odyssey - amazing so far
Golf Story - cute little game

In year 1 that's a good list.

Third parties are actually coming to the table now that the system is selling too. Fucking Doom port lol.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 10:52 Verno
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:43:
Too bad the software on the Switch really sucks.

Do you mean games or the OS? The OS is barebones but who cares about that, you don't buy it to browse the web. In its first year it already has two of the highest rated games of all time so the game situation on it is fucking great. A pile more on the way too. I think you're off your rocker, the Switch is killing it in the first year and that's reflected in the insane demand for it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
77. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 30, 2017, 10:45 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:24:
Yep. The Ds are lost in the weeds for sure. That is part of the reason I think the talk you hear about the Ds doing well in the 2018 elections is overblown, at best. I will be shocked if the Ds gain control of either the House or the Senate. I just can't see it happening. As far as a D candidate for President in 2020... here's to hoping a little known Senator can rise up and charm the nation.... it's happened before.

The interesting thing I see going on already is that both the media and the Democrats are making the same mistakes all over again. Trump is getting 24/7 free press from CNN specifically, they are just non-stop attack dog all the time. This doesn't actually hurt him, if anything it galvanizes his supporters. I am fairly moderate with a Republican leaning voting record so I read a fair bit from both sides of the fence. Trump to the right is not the disaster that people here seem to think, regardless of whether its valid or not. The bar being set so low and the constant attacks from CNN make his position MORE tenable, not less. Anything he accomplishes will be validation and receive far too much attention. No one will care about the wall in 3 years, they will care if tax reforms happen. The irony is that Trump is the most vulnerable political opponent in history on multiple fronts but both the media and democrats just can't seem to throw a real punch.

Meanwhile there is little focus on people or policies that will be important in the next election. I don't even see groundwork being laid for a frontrunner, it's not that far away and they need to start now because Trump and Bannon already have. Who is it going to be? Sanders again? Warren? Michelle Obama? The husk of Nancy Pelosi? How are Democrats going to appeal to the middle class?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
14. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 10:08 Verno
 
Ouch yeah, WorldCom hit me too. The interesting thing about stock picking is that I am so fucking bad at it whenever I assume I am gaining competence yet perform very well when I'm fearful and not meddling. I swapped most of my portfolio over to index funds about 10 years ago because of that and left about 5% of my annual contribution room as "play money". That way I can fart around a bit with tech stocks to satisfy the idea that I'm actually accomplishing something while not fucking over my retirement funds  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 09:20 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 29, 2017, 12:30:
In case anyone was wondering... on the day Amazon IPO'd it opened at 18 closed at 23.50 -- assume you got 100 shares at $23 each. If you managed to not sell them somewhere along the way... your $2,300 investment would now be 1,200 shares worth roughly $1.3 million.

Buy and Hold cuts both ways though. I had $2000 in Nortel stock that is totally worthless today

I know a couple who bought BoA stock after the crash for next to nothing on a lark. Millionaires today. Just luck.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
71. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 30, 2017, 09:15 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 09:02:
the D's like that the GOP is fracturing...

I keep hearing this sentiment from people but I don't think it will do the left any favors. Steven Bannon has been targeting old party Republicans for elimination and looks to be laying the groundwork for some sort of bizarre new party under Trump. I'm not so sure a split Republican vote actually happens, they look to be totally subsuming the old party if anything. There are a lot of big egos in politics though so perhaps many won't go quietly.

I don't think populist sentiment has actually died down yet or will by that time, you guys should run Elizabeth Warren. She's not a very good orator but that can be addressed and I love her credentials and authenticity.

 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus GeForce Hotfix
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 30, 2017, 09:03 Verno
 
Surprisingly those are only 4 years old but even a 780GTX is getting long in the tooth now. Damn the PC upgrade cycle is vicious.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 30, 2017, 08:58 Verno
 
Agreed, her public pity campaign to put pressure on Apple isn't going to accomplish anything either.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 20:51 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 19:17:
For space stations, artificial gravity via centripetal force will go a long way to mitigate the issues of microgravity exposure. As for Mars, I suspect that by the time we get there, we'll be genetically modified to handle that gravity. And any pathogens on Mars will have come from the Earth.

It's certainly a very remote chance but has never been ruled out. There are pathogens on Earth that have evolved without dependence on animals after all. Or maybe I've been watching Life too much
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 18:29 Verno
 
The Scott Kelly link is really interesting, just the effects on his bones alone is scary shit. They even took a lot of precautions and he still ended up in rough shape. I wonder what other health issues we will face eventually on planets like Mars. Just the potential for pathogens that we haven't seen before freaks me out.

Glad that will be a problem for someone else.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins Released
46. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Released Oct 28, 2017, 18:24 Verno
 
For anyone just starting out, right after the tutorial hit up Giza. Each pyramid contains an ancient tablet that essentially gives you a free upgrade and there's a shit ton of gold laying around. Also the game showers you side quest stuff to do but many of the rewards aren't worth the time IMO.

This game looks pretty good in 4k by the way, not quite Witcher 3 good but not shabby. Framerate is still uneven whether its bumped down to a lower res or not. The optimization is lacking because even at low settings you still get weird hitching and other problems. Maybe some of this can be cleared up with drivers, dunno.

Time for Super Mario Odyssey next!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 17:39 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 17:05:
No, no I didn't. Your case is coming from self-hate and ignorance of the problem.

I don't know, he makes a decent argument and asks some interesting questions. Just because its a different viewpoint doesn't mean its ignorant, you keep saying that but not explaining why. So I'll ask in his place, why? In your own words instead of a link you googled
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins Released
44. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Released Oct 28, 2017, 17:36 Verno
 
I'm playing it right now on at a friends place on PC, it's an improvement on Syndicate but its got plenty of warts. I do love the world design, they did a much better job on that this time. I'm not sold on the combat engine, it just feels really stiff and is often poorly animated. Ironically this needed another 3-5 months in the tank, you can spot a lot of little issues.

The port is weird, performance is all over the place with lots of stuttering on a 1080Ti. Playable but unacceptable and it affects the combat annoyingly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 13:20 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 12:50:
People who smoke pot tend to have more sex, and pop out more kids that they can't afford/want to take care of.

As for Narcan.... let them die. Clean out the low end of the gene pool.

Haha oh man you will catch some shit over that one
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 11:59 Verno
 
sauron wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 11:23:
That rescue at sea story is amazing. It's a miracle they made it.

By the way, can anyone recommend a good external hard drive with RAID? I kind of need a backup solution here at Barad-Dur. Thanks!

DIY is always better but if you insist on prebuilt I would go with a Synology. They have the best community packages, ecosystem and support. QNAP isn't bad but just isn't up to snuff compared to Synology. Make sure you have at least one parity drive.

Edit: oh you just want an external drive to backup to? Anything off shelf is fine then. WD, Seagate, whatever. My backup strategy at home is PCs on Network->NAS->External (only important stuff)->Cloud Backup (in case of fire/theft).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 10:31 Verno
 
Always enjoyed his blunt responses to ban messages on the Xbox forums.  
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