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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 11498 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Re: Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 5, 2017, 23:45 eRe4s3r
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 22:46:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 18:40:
I still have a 20gb drive that runs fine to this day, though I have no uses for it Btw, how the heavens do you live with a 40GB SSD? I have a 500GB SSD and can barely get along with that, installing Total War games (Warhammer 1 and 2) alone nearly uses 30% of space. I barely got 100GB left...

I have a 1:1 backup in my NAS with HDD's from different companies and dates (to avoid exactly the issue you had) when 1 dies, I just swap out the HDD wait a few hours and all is fine. Of course the first NAS I had (Qnap) the fan died and despite having an replacement it wasn't actually the fan that died but the onboard voltage controller for the fan. I figured that out when it "smelled weird" after 10 minutes.. yay QNAP, never again!

Not fine: Defragging a 4TB HDD.. my god... yes, it is STILL needed, and it REALLY makes a HUGE fucking difference when you get beyond ~50% fragmentation and of course it takes forever (3 days for 4TB, for 8TB, I suspect it would be 12 days...)

I seem to have really good luck with HDD's though. Past 7 years 1 failed (thankfully in my 2 disc raid so aside from a wait there was no data loss). When it failed I bought 2 in a pack so I still have a replacement drive just sitting around not doing anything. You never know ;p

I have 2 mixed HDD's in my NAS because from my IT work I know that you NEVER use the same HDD made on the same day in a raid. Chances are that if they are from the same batch they have the same faults.

Heh, well, at the time 40gb was still a pretty good size SSD, in 2010. It's been my faithful OS boot disk since the beginning, typically leaving a generous 2gb's free space, just in case. Right now, with Win7x64, I have....a little more than 2gb's. Suited me fine. I will admit I was mighty tempted to swap my Mom's new 850 Evo 250gb with my 40gb. I mean she uses her computer maybe 3 or 4 times a week, mostly for banking, FB and light email. She's mostly on her iPad. (I threw both Windows7 AND Windows10 (she had 10gb of RAM but only a 32-bit version of Win7 originally, so was only using 3.5gb and it needed to be replaced with 64-bit. Since I built it, that was my fault for not looking ahead) on her system so that she could learn 10 at her own pace) In fact, I, just today, swapped monitors with her, giving her my 22" Samsung 2253BW LCD (that's 1680x1050, 16:10) and grabbing her 23.9" Dell S2309W LCD (which is 1920x1080, 16:9, full 1080p). I'd really love to get a G-sync monitor now that I have a 1050ti/4gb but it's gonna have to wait a little longer. Maybe for Christmas...lol.

Anyway, I'm dreading doing the whole defrag thing. I know it's gonna take days. Plus I need to off-load some stuff because you're 'supposed' to have at least 10% free (which would be around 200gb's on 2tb) and they're both full!

As for a NAS, I've thought about it but as with the whole RAID thing, I'm currently lacking in experience and knowledge of that particular subject. I'd thought about building a small server with some of the boards, cases and parts I have lying around, just so I could learn how to manage a server and that would require getting to know how to handle a NAS and possibly Linux, but like most projects you write on your 'to-do' list, they keep getting pushed back in exchange for more time wiping out your game backlog. Well, at least it does for me!

=-Rigs-=

Just buy a ready made NAS like DS216se from Synology and it's basically plug and play (I use a DS214se and have only good things to say about Synology NAS solutions)

In this market you get what you pay for, and you gonna need active cooling for NAS with big HDD's (they get really hot ,p)

And by the way, even a 500"gb" SSD is only really 429 actual GB, the extra space gives you a lot longer lifetime, more provision space and stuff.

For gaming it's imo a bad idea to have a small system partition by the way, some games savegames can become quite large Some games store mods and maps in user account, or screenshots... it's why I decided to go for the "big" samsung evo
 
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News Comments > ELEX Trailer
9. Re: ELEX Trailer Oct 5, 2017, 18:42 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 22:53:
I've enjoyed PB's previous games, though they haven't really evolved much since Gothic. Combat and traversal are still janky. October is already overloaded with games I want to play so I'll probably hold off on this until I'm done with those.

On a side note, Elex appears to suffer from a lack of decisiveness. It's like PB wasn't sure if they wanted to make a fantasy, sci-fi or post-apocalyptic RPG so they just threw all three together.

But if you love the jank, then the jank loves you back ^^ Btw, in every game from PB combat evolved. Not always in a good direction, but Elex has completely different RPG mechanics compared to all previous titles.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 5, 2017, 18:40 eRe4s3r
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 17:46:
*LONG STORY WARNING!*

Oh geez, the stories I could tell. Hard drives are a pet peeve of mine and have been for a while, if only because I seem to always get the shittiest bunch of drives on the face of the Earth! I'd thought, in the past, that Seagates were unstoppable, only because the ones I'd had performed very well and lasted nearly a decade. Then, in 2011, I hit a fucking wall, apparently.

I'd gotten a 2tb Western Digital as a backup drive during a new system build (what would be become the system I type this on now - 'Black Omega 2' (The first 'Black Omega', in case you're wondering, was built almost exactly a year before with a (now somewhat legendary Core2Duo E8400), right when the Core i-series came out, so, realizing it was already obsolete out of the box, I sold it to my cousin and built 'BO2' with a first-gen Core i5/750). We were moving houses at the same time and my room was a mess of containers and furniture. In my stupidity, I had it sitting externally on my desk with a long SATA cable and one late night, I snagged it with my leg and down it went onto the hard wood floor while it was copying files. It never ran after that. It would spool up, make a dreadful screech/crunch/multi-car-pileup sound and spool down again. All the files I'd copied over, nearly the whole drive by that point - gone. Oh, I was pissed! At myself, mainly. So I had it RMA'd, telling them it just died one day and had a second drive within a month. At the same time, I bought another 2tb, another Western Digital Caviar Black, near identical to the RMA'd drive. About three months after we moved and I had both drives filled to near bursting, they BOTH started acting strangely, making weird clicking sounds on occasion and one would intermittently drop from view only to come back later. From previous experience with drives that make this sound, I knew they weren't long for this world and RMA'd them both. Fast forward two years, near the end of the replacements' warranty period and they BOTH, once again, started making the same exact fucking clicking noise! I was dumbfounded! And once again, one of them, not both, would intermittently drop from sight. I couldn't believe it! So, I quickly RMA'd them both AGAIN, just getting them in about a week before the warranty on them expired. I now still have the replacements of replacements, after five years and they've run fine, though they ARE full and are in desperate need of a defragging!

I didn't consider using them in a RAID array, since I know you might be wondering that, because A. I needed the space of both B. Both had gone bad before, thus negating the reason for the RAID array to begin with and C. I didn't have any experience in doing it. Since then, I've recently lost a Seagate 500gb drive that was only two years old and another Seagate 500gb drive that was in my mother's system, that I built, that is dying, with 'reallocated sectors' and 'unrecoverable sectors', a sure sign of a dying drive.

It's not that I'm doing anything wrong, these drives just seems to die easily and out of nowhere for no reason. But then I've had drives from my P2/400 system in 1997 that still run, a 6gb Hitachi drive which runs fine, though is slow and IDE. I hope to be able to replace ALL of my drives with SSD's in the near future. I just got a Samsung 850EVO 250gb for the Seagate drive that is dying on my mother's system and the speed of it blows me away! I have a small 40gb Intel X-25 SSD from when I built BO2 and it's still going fine which I use as my primary Win7 boot drive. I don't think I'll ever be able to fully trust a mechanical hard drive again, no matter the manufacturer.


=-Rigs-=

I still have a 20gb drive that runs fine to this day, though I have no uses for it Btw, how the heavens do you live with a 40GB SSD? I have a 500GB SSD and can barely get along with that, installing Total War games (Warhammer 1 and 2) alone nearly uses 30% of space. I barely got 100GB left...

I have a 1:1 backup in my NAS with HDD's from different companies and dates (to avoid exactly the issue you had) when 1 dies, I just swap out the HDD wait a few hours and all is fine. Of course the first NAS I had (Qnap) the fan died and despite having an replacement it wasn't actually the fan that died but the onboard voltage controller for the fan. I figured that out when it "smelled weird" after 10 minutes.. yay QNAP, never again!

Not fine: Defragging a 4TB HDD.. my god... yes, it is STILL needed, and it REALLY makes a HUGE fucking difference when you get beyond ~50% fragmentation and of course it takes forever (3 days for 4TB, for 8TB, I suspect it would be 12 days...)

I seem to have really good luck with HDD's though. Past 7 years 1 failed (thankfully in my 2 disc raid so aside from a wait there was no data loss). When it failed I bought 2 in a pack so I still have a replacement drive just sitting around not doing anything. You never know ;p

I have 2 mixed HDD's in my NAS because from my IT work I know that you NEVER use the same HDD made on the same day in a raid. Chances are that if they are from the same batch they have the same faults.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 5, 2017, 16:21 eRe4s3r
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 16:14:
Verno wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 14:39:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 14:22:
Right, we won't run out in our lifetimes, but given its usefulness in so many applications, I would think we should be more judicious in it's use.

So wrong. CONSUME like a good little human jd.

Risk/Reward

Backup with a mirrored drive and there is only reward... and no risk. Unless your house floods or burns down I guess.
 
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News Comments > ELEX Trailer
3. Re: ELEX Trailer Oct 4, 2017, 22:29 eRe4s3r
 
Ok, I guess a good narrator was not in the budget Still, what I have seen of the preview footage looked pretty good.  
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News Comments > Extinction Trailer
2. Re: Extinction Trailer Oct 4, 2017, 22:27 eRe4s3r
 
Looks... kinda like a less good version of Attack on Titan...  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Oct 4, 2017, 22:21 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 21:19:
Fire extinguisher powder is some nasty shit.

If you smoke near a gasoline source (which can ignite from cigars and even hot surfaces and sparks, unlike diesel) then you deserve it and a dozen times worse punishments
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 4, 2017, 14:17 eRe4s3r
 
Nimh wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 13:48:
F*** everything Autodesk. They slice up all their products into nitches, lock down the format, and then insure that no other product overlaps features and/or exports to a different product. You want a new something in product X? Sorry, you need to purchase product Y.

Yeah, as freelancer this particular thing is a huge pain in the ass..... I need 3 licenses and 3 installed applications just to have any hope of even supporting Autodesks own format jungle...

And when you got developers who use middle ware things go way out of control.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 4, 2017, 12:44 eRe4s3r
 
How is this company even still legally allowed to operate.... corruption?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 4, 2017, 12:42 eRe4s3r
 
whitelined wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 11:54:
Why not just open up the FBX format up? To many closed formats make it difficult to transfer data between applications, autodesk is one of the worst offenders of this.

There are far worse offenders (gr2...)
 
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5. Re: etc., etc. Oct 3, 2017, 17:31 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 13:24:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 07:03:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 03:22:
Unreal Engine's Human CGI is So Real it's Unreal.

Do NOT let Chris Roberts see this, or he'll drop Lumberyard and port Star Citizen over to Unreal just to get this tech.

unreal can't handle open world games though

Neither could Cryengine when they started five years ago, but that didn't stop them.

That's very true hehe... although one wonders if it had been better if they had coded their own engine.... I kinda doubt it...
 
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1. Re: etc. Oct 3, 2017, 17:29 eRe4s3r
 
That entire steam news post is a big laugh You can taste the tears of these god damn asset flipping scammers.... such sweet tears indeed!

If only it hadn't taken 3 fucking years!
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 3, 2017, 07:42 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 20:04:
Of course Russia is supporting DPRK. Who do you think is providing them with the technical support producing their fantastic nuclear ICBM results? The more the US and the world is focused on DPRK,the more freedom Russia has in places like Ukraine.

Free reign in the Ukraine for sure, but extremely negative PR and sanctions in Europe is a really shit trade-off for a post-soviet wasteland with nearly zero industry.

And on top of that, Nato can now expand to areas it never thought possible thanks to Putin And where there is a Nato military base, there is western influence.....
 
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2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 3, 2017, 07:03 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 03:22:
Unreal Engine's Human CGI is So Real it's Unreal.

Do NOT let Chris Roberts see this, or he'll drop Lumberyard and port Star Citizen over to Unreal just to get this tech.

unreal can't handle open world games though
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2017, 15:54 eRe4s3r
 
Those Tesla power packs would be home to hundreds of bee colonies and billions of other heat-loving insects where I live..... can't believe they are building them with open ventilation like that... don't wanna be the technician that opens them in the summer.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 1, 2017, 15:43 eRe4s3r
 
So the US law allows native American tribes to operate money laundering operations above US law and outside any jurisdiction?

How is this not regarded organized crime?
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
13. Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Oct 1, 2017, 05:50 eRe4s3r
 
This reminds me of that space game mmo thing from Blizzard... which was the only space game mmo I ever liked ;/  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Sep 30, 2017, 11:07 eRe4s3r
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 08:26:
Someone please dump these motherfuckers into the ocean so they're removed from the gene pool.

That would be an insult to fishes
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER II Launched
10. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II Launched Sep 30, 2017, 01:28 eRe4s3r
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 03:34:
Darks wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 21:15:
Shit, this bitch has already been cracked. that has to be some kind of new record for cracking Denuvo.

LMFAO!!!
Yeah it is. Took 9-10hrs to crack it, and it's the newest version of denuvo no less, which operates inside a virtual machine(don't worry it won't impact performance guys...really). Bet the guys in their office are panicking now, they screeched from the rooftop that "it was the best copy protection evar" then changed their mind with a "it's only meant to stop it the first few weeks..." Maybe they can go with first few hours or something?

Yeah, but pirated versions don't get access to mods.. which considering how many of those I used in Warhammer 1, is a huge negative point.

Ps.: The game actually runs substantially better than Warhammer 1
 
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3. Re: etc. Sep 30, 2017, 01:27 eRe4s3r
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 13:53:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 13:04:
Can a sale of the franchise for billions be far behind?

Microsoft has their $3B queued up.

Oh god shut the hell up, don't give them any ideas, or we'll have another Bungie/Halo situation, and MS will buy PUBG to be a system seller/launch title for the Xbox One X.

EA is also queued up
 
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