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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 11217 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > AMD Threadripper Pricing Unveiled
10. Re: AMD Threadripper Pricing Unveiled Jul 14, 2017, 10:59 eRe4s3r
 
If that's your only reason not to buy Intel cpu's you really need to read up on this entire new platform for far better reasons not go intel this generation.

But basing it on TIM vs iridium solder is silly. Ryzen is simply a good CPU, but it's a total shit-show for overclocking due to the way it's built (glued together die collection, as Intel calls it ,p). They (AMD) probably didn't even have a CHOICE but to go for iridium solder in order to reach boost clocks and IPC they wanted. Even if you delid the Ryzen and apply the *BEST* possible cooling connection (liquid metal) the CPU is hugely temp limited, the difference to solder is like 2 to 3°C only. Internally Probably because the interconnect gets hotter than the chips but that's my speculation

Either way, it's never as simple as "They should just do it"
There are always engineering and business reasons behind it.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial
1. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Jul 14, 2017, 10:36 eRe4s3r
 
10 hours of play..

I wonder if with first planet they mean literally the starting world. That would be a big dick move.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 13, 2017, 20:30 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 18:39:
All I want to see - required by law - are rear facing cameras that can detect tailgaters and send a signal to the other vehicle to force it to slow down and/or report it to the police with accompanying footage to bust them. That'd put an end to that horseshit PDQ.

Well.. at Level 4 autonomy, that would not even happen anymore (tailgaiting) and at level 5, you wouldn't even notice anymore even if it happened, as the car would likely drive on it's own lane set designed for autonomous vehicles. Which can be tighter and denser.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 13, 2017, 20:21 eRe4s3r
 
NKD wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 19:32:
Shouldn't they find actual women to keynote that thing instead of bridge trolls?

As long as they draw in clicks and views, no.
 
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News Comments > Two Worlds II HD - Call of the Tenebrae Released
1. Re: Two Worlds II HD - Call of the Tenebrae Released Jul 13, 2017, 20:16 eRe4s3r
 
Not just is it confusing, but releasing an addon that costs money for Two Worlds II NOW is pretty damn hilarious Even with worldmerge, (which this breaks) the game is not good enough to really hold your attention... it's just a really strange release all things considered.  
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News Comments > Interstellar Space: Genesis Preorders and Instant Access Underway
4. Re: Interstellar Space: Genesis Preorders and Instant Access Underway Jul 13, 2017, 12:45 eRe4s3r
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 08:50:
Could we please have an end to the 'spiritual successors' and 'inspired by' MOO-like 4X games? How about some original ideas once in a fucking while?

Exactly, can't put into words how much "inspired by MOO2" turns me OFF an 4x nowadays
 
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News Comments > AMD Threadripper Pricing Unveiled
1. Re: AMD Threadripper Pricing Unveiled Jul 13, 2017, 11:44 eRe4s3r
 
Is thread-ripper using the same memory controller? (Dual channel, heavy DDR4 limitations with 4 modules etc.?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 13, 2017, 08:44 eRe4s3r
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 07:27:
VR is a niche market but not a fad. Oculus is a classic example that being first with tech isn't always best.


Oculus is not a good example for that, mainly because Oculus did not ever understand what it means to be a content creator for VR, it's VR experiment was doomed before it started exactly because of this insane resistance to "internalize" game and "reel" development hand-in-hand with the VR tech team. If you are not a content creator for VR, how could you ever develop and market VR goggles for content creators?

The only industry that is truly experimenting with VR right now is the porn industry and asian porn-games industry. The latter still hugely falls flat because of a lack of touch feedback technology. Touch is absolutely vital for room-scale VR; without it, you don't even need to bother.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jul 13, 2017, 05:19 eRe4s3r
 
That SickBrick story is pretty neat

By the gods, I could quote mine this guys business stupidity for an entire page worth of content alone.

TL;DR, you don't sign agreement with steam, you don't own shit on steam, even if you *think* that's your game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2017, 09:28 eRe4s3r
 
Windows 10 problems* the threading works fine in Windows 7 and 8....  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 12, 2017, 09:21 eRe4s3r
 
Ads in pm's is what made me stop using ICQ back in 2005

It's good to see big corps always fall for the same pits
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
46. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 12, 2017, 05:33 eRe4s3r
 
Dev wrote on Jul 12, 2017, 01:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 20:27:
but I'd have thought a smartphone would probably be too low power so the worst thing would be the lights in the house go out as the fuse shorts out and the phone dies but not the person.
Yep anything electrical basically that's plugged into wall..
That's the point of the EFI circuits, to have a circuit breaker that trips earlier to save your life.

I think the modern circuit breakers (which also happen to replace physical fuses and are WAY more accurate and instant, and fail proof) are the primary reason that very few people have this on their radar nowadays. And I think anyone should have modern circuit breakers, mine saved my house from burning down once, saved me from electrocution TWICE when various parts of my house flooded because my heating had a leaking pipe, you just can not overestimate how important and vital a good electrical setup is for your life, your house, and your family.

And when water comes flowing out of your ceiling lamps.. well yeah, then you get a whole new incentive to read up on this stuff I guess <Happened to me>
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2017, 17:01 eRe4s3r
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:19:
deqer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:16:
Can we stop linking to sites that circumvent Ad Blocker?

I'd totally support this. I have had many articles I've not bothered reading because they insist I disable my blocker or whitelist them. Ironically one was about reducing adverts in TV programming

Mhh, doesn't circumvent uBlock Origin

But on the hand, Bild.de does block me (for example) ;/
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta in October
7. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta in October Jul 11, 2017, 16:33 eRe4s3r
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:48:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 03:58:
Do you know how I know that EA never plans on selling this on steam? EVER ?

Well, because the same game already exists
https://steamdb.info/app/6060/


Yeah but this new version has a ":" colon punctuating it -- so it's totally different & revolutionary .

You know what the real funny bit is?
It really doesn't have a colon. That was blues adding it probably subconsciously

(see below)
https://www.origin.com/deu/en-us/store/star-wars/star-wars-battlefront-2/standard-edition

Actual name of this new thing (copy paste from origin)
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II

name of the REAL Battlefront II (copy paste from steam)
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II

I mean, really, they are name colliding with their own game for gods sake, down to the ™'s. How does that even happen? And why not calling it Battlefront III or IV (as it should have been from the start?)

Anyhow, just thought this was really funny ^^
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
26. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 15:59 eRe4s3r
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 14:37:
Creston wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 13:36:
I was surprised that a phone could do that, but I guess if it's plugged in, and you have shitty plugs in your house, I can see it happening. Let's wait for the inevitable lawsuit against Apple/Samsung/Whomever for making CHILD-ELECTROCUTING PHONES!

To be honest, I am also kind of surprised. Not that I would charge my phone in the tub but I would have thought that even if it drops in the tub in such an incident, it'd be a very low power affair and that it would short-out immediately.

I mean, the power gets converted at the plug level (right at the wall), doesn't it? Or do modern smartphones charge at the full 110V* (US) or 230V* (EU) without any conversion to low power? Does the juice from the wall go straight through the cable into the phone/tub?






* Yes, I know that she was killed by ampere and not volts but since amps, volts and watts stand in direct correlation to each other let's skip the nerd crap Wink .

There is no such thing as a low-power short-circuit when something is connected to the mains without a circuit breaker. By dipping it in the water the resistance on the cable end that's plugged into the phone goes to nearly 0 (short-circuit, because the phone is now higher resistance than the water, and it's also no longer what draws power), instantly you have HUGE ampere potential flowing through because the cable is only regulating the voltage and the skin is extremely low resistance, ampere is how much is drawn by whatever is connected, if resistance goes to near 0, ampere goes to MAX (the max in most cases, is heavily limited by circuitry in the fuses and breaker boxes required for bathroom connections) (or even the cable itself, if it has a proper "brick" with it)

To repeat, what limits the Ampere flow is the resistance on the END of the cable (connected to the phone, that is the phone providing that resistance to maintain a safe A flow, probably 1.5A at 12V) when the connection is short-circuited by water, that Ampere limitation from the phone provided resistance disappears, and what else is in the water? oh right, wet skin and beyond that skin, muscles... very low resistance that. So low, that you will easily draw the full potential available. And it's deadly then because resistance is very low. In fact you can electrocute yourself just with USB cable and a PC (if it hadn't a fuse)

Actually having to write it down like that, I can see why children might not inherently understand this. It's teh parents job to make that 100% abundantly clear, and I'd damn near get a heart attack too if I saw any child do what Creston described.

In fact, I am now sorry for being so emotionless before... that is not as clear a thing as I thought.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 11:43 eRe4s3r
 
Dacote wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 11:14:
Don't know and don't care, but to claim it's an obvious suicide is the coolest.

Empathy is not available when it's sweltering hot and 100% humidity....

Aside that, maybe it was accidental death... crowd funding for her funeral however triggers all my scam alarm-bells. But yeah, maybe I am too cynical today.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 10:26 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 09:25:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 09:09:
To be honest, taking a charging phone in the bathtub is imo intentional suicide
Not all 14 year old's have degrees in electrical engineering.
GFCI plugs are installed for that very reason.

Are GFCI plugs mandatory in Texas? Because sure doesn't seem like they were installed in this case. Or a modern circuit breaker for that matter.

Just realized in EU, this is so mandatory that we don't have custom plugs for that, we have it mounted directly in the circuit breaker box for ALL circuits in the house. It's 100% mandatory. So yeah, wtf is this case? Texan house without modern circuit breakers in 2017?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 09:09 eRe4s3r
 
To be honest, taking a charging phone in the bathtub is imo intentional suicide  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 11, 2017, 08:10 eRe4s3r
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 07:19:
Did the CEO know? Possibly, even probably. Did a senior executive know? It would seem highly unlikely at least one didn't. Fairly reasonable to assume a group of engineers isn't going to decide on their own, without consulting management, to design and implement an engine system to bypass emissions testing. Hell, there are probably cost cutting systems which got in the way. Cost guy, "Why did the cost go up?" Engineer, "Just doing what management told me to do."

That said, I don't know about in Europe, but no senior management in the US will do any jail time over this. The most serious thing which might happen is a fine or at absolute worse a suspended sentence. However, I seriously doubt there will be that much accountability.

Germany puts management in jail if it can be proven that they willingly and knowingly violated a law. And in this case, German prosecution has someone going for a plea bargain. If the witness is good and can provide proof, then this can result in a pretty large prosecution.

And managers can go to jail here. Heck, for simple things like tax evasion even. ^^
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 11, 2017, 08:04 eRe4s3r
 
If this were my server, he'd be banned for 200+ ping, ruins the game for everyone else imo... and in shitty netcode, high pingers have a huge advantage when they maintain initiative around corners and have good reactions)  
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