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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released
15. Re: Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released Aug 25, 2015, 12:47 Verno
 
Looks like tons of improvements here, be happy to check this out when I'm done with Dark Souls 2. I never had any noticeable problems with load times but I was running it on an SSD.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 11:11 Verno
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:48:
i shoulda said i'm not new to this, just wondering if someone knew something i didn't.

apparently the only sound card that can hardware decode dolby is the old audigy2 line. i just bought one for $38 bucks off amazon, but i was wondering if someone knew a way to, say, do it in software from a spdif source. i kludged together something years ago but it was laggy as fuck. was hoping someone came up with a better solution in the intervening time. it's really surprising no one has considering i'm sure what i'm trying to do is pretty common - hook up their console to their PC's a/v system.

It's not that common, most people have separate setups for consoles and PCs because they tend to be physically separated in the household. There used to be a lot more options before most of the soundcard vendors died off but nowadays its a wasteland since its fairly niche. Anyways my advice is to get a cheap receiver but good luck with whatever you decide.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Night Operations Next Month
8. Re: Battlefield 4 Night Operations Next Month Aug 25, 2015, 11:05 Verno
 
Task wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:59:
Servers should just ban the IRNV from being equippable on a Night map, if they even have the possibility.

You can't unfortunately. You can ban weapons in a very clumsy way through plugins but not attachments. Or at least I've never found a way, if anyone has one that would be awesome. An admin can sit around banning people he sees using one but that's about it.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Night Operations Next Month
4. Re: Battlefield 4 Night Operations Next Month Aug 25, 2015, 10:21 Verno
 
Yeah that was always my problem with the night map in BF3, everyone just used IRNV. Hell a ton of people just use them in day maps even.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 25, 2015, 09:58 Verno
 
Can't wait to play Mega man 2 again. The only game to make me controller toss more than From Software titles.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2015, 09:52 Verno
 
It depends. TrueHD and DTS HD? Nope. Just Dolby Digital or DTS? I'm sure there are some overpriced soundcards which can do it. I know Asus makes one that does Dolby, not sure about DTS. You could also see if your motherboard supports it but I doubt it, most just do passthru. Maybe some monster Asus model that costs $300 might but you would have to check their website. I remember seeing some weird external boxes that did this awhile ago but I think they just output 2.0 after decoding.

To be honest it sounds like a really convoluted setup, I would just get a cheap receiver and call it a day. You want your PC to act like a receiver but its never going to be great at that. Less hassle and probably less time/money spent overall. What you want is perfectly doable if you can live with 2.0 sound though.

A long time ago I did recordings of PS2 games and had it all hooked up to my PC. It was a kludge of wires and annoyances, things never quite worked right and it cost me way more than I anticipated. I was stuck with stereo sound as well. I ended up tossing the whole setup and getting a $150 receiver.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 25, 2015, 09:13 Verno
 
Twitter will start declining soon. The generational overlap has moved to other chat/post services and while celebrities will keep it afloat for awhile I think we'll see user base declines in the next year.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2015, 09:06 Verno
 
While we're talking about privacy, I was reading the other day that they were charging for user profile deletion but never actually deleted the information. That's some despicable shit right there and definitely grounds for a lawsuit.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2015, 09:02 Verno
 
People cheat for a lot of reasons and not everyone who used the site was a cheater. I read an interview yesterday with a woman and her disabled husband, he couldn't perform sexually due to a physical limitation. She had his blessing to use the site because everyone has needs and all that. Now with her info out there it could affect their livelihood as co-workers and colleagues might look unfavorably on the situation despite them not knowing the whole story. That's to say nothing of friends and family.

I'm sure the site had its share of cheating jerks and all that but I don't presume to know everyones reasons or conclude that they're all nefarious evildoers who deserve it. 3 years ago I was seeing a great woman and just couldn't commit due to work related pressure and being at a crossroads in life. She really loved me but I was distant emotionally and largely indifferent to the relationship. She cheated as a way of acting out and getting my attention. I never forgave her but I do understand, I helped create that situation. I don't think she deserves her private profile photographs and information leaked to the general public. Most people don't cheat in a healthy relationship and people don't always do the rational thing, we're all human.

Millions had their private photographs and profile information leaked, credit card numbers and so on. How about we separate the moral act from the real crime here? It seems like people just want to conflate them. People can be doing something wrong and still have a wrong done to them. It doesn't make either party blameless but the summary judgment from some here is pretty ridiculous, especially when people don't know the circumstances.

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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Aug 25, 2015, 08:40 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 03:07:
Meh, the Dutch angle helps communicate the disorientation Thor feels at losing his powers and being exiled.

Maybe in a few scenes but it was a good chunk of the film. It was over used. That's not the films biggest mistake anyway, that script was dreadful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 24, 2015, 15:02 Verno
 
We managed to make online shopping even lazier somehow, truly impressive. Even if I was so lazy that I needed something like this it would be to get the lowest priced item of that kind, not just from one manufacturer who is guaranteed to screw you on the price.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Aug 24, 2015, 14:53 Verno
 
No one deserves a medal for committing multiple crimes and releasing unauthorized personal info. They made a decision for millions of other people that they had no right to in the first place, one with many unintended consequences. I don't think some people realize how serious it is. It could put peoples lives in danger by outing their sexual orientation in countries that do not tolerate same sex relationships. I'm sure a few people will kill themselves over a lost marriage and it will ruin more than a few childhoods. For what? Just so people can judge others bedroom conduct and feel morally superior for 5 minutes.

It's none of my business and I don't want anyone hurt over it, I can't believe people are saying otherwise. And before the "maybe they shouldve thought about before blahblahblah" crowd comes in, maybe you should think about the mistakes you've made in your life and how you would like to be judged too. Hugely disappointed in the public response to this.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2015, 11:59 Verno
 
It's 7 games out of hundreds, hes fine and nothing will happen as hes entirely within their policies and not abusing it.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 24, 2015, 10:57 Verno
 
They will just make season characters online only and avoid dupes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2015, 10:23 Verno
 
I went from Frontpage on Windows to vim on FreeBSD then finally back to Dreamweaver after joining a windows shop again. It took me forever to stop using Dreamweaver after years of familiarity with it but these days I use Komodo which I can't recommend enough.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
36. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 24, 2015, 09:27 Verno
 
Windows is actually pretty decent now with base drivers, I've swapped motherboards on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 without reinstalling, no issues. Windows 7 on the other hand can be an issue depending on the chipset drivers installed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2015, 09:07 Verno
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:01:
That GTA image (it's a gif/video really) is super funny but also show how good the game is in that each of the flashlights are then a object with mass and physics.

Christian Slater is great in True Romance (very good film) and also in the best Tom Cruse movie - Interview with A Vampire (I have not seen some other Tom Cruse movies that other rate highly - Mangnola, vinila sky's ect.)

My problem with Tom Cruse in movies is when I see him I think Tom Cruse not whatever character he is playing (some exception like above and Tropical Thunder)

About to watch that Tanker video.

Cruise has a script doctor and if he gets his way they will chop it up to make everything better for Tom Cruise, not necessarily the film. Everything from the way they shoot (making him seem taller) to dialogue that they change because it could reflect unfavorably on him. When you see Cruise in a role where he doesn't seem like himself its usually because the studio had the balls to stand up and refuse this sort of thing.

Another actor who is famous for that is Will Smith.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 24, 2015, 09:00 Verno
 
Good to see Rocket League still doing well, great game.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released
4. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released Aug 20, 2015, 14:36 Verno
 
I forgot all about redeeming my steam key from backer kit so thanks for the reminder about this. I hope they've been able to make the combat a bit more interesting, rest of the tools are solid.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2015, 13:20 Verno
 
Go read House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds or Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson.

I thought The Martian was fine for airport style scifi, a light and enjoyable read that you won't remember in a few years but provides quick and easy entertainment at the time. Movie looks good too.
 
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