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Nickname eRe4s3r
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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 11347 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2017, 11:34 eRe4s3r
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 09:26:
1badmf wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 00:51:
absolutely wrong. free speech is not unlimited. inciting harm is absolutely against the law.

Maybe in your neck of the woods, in mine too. In the US, it requires a higher standard. This doesn't meet that standard, if you believe otherwise then it's simple. Prove it, because you're going to have one hell of a time getting around the case precedents that say otherwise.

The thing is this isn't just a prosecutor trying to make a name for themselves, this is also a case of the judge creating laws from the bench because of agenda surfing. The current hot topic agenda: "cyber bullying" of course.

In my neck of the woods inflicting harm or not helping when a person is in need gets you into trouble. But the USA has always been focused on "freedom" and less on "protection" with their laws. The case of those 5 black youths laughing as someone was dying is a good example of something that you would have a hard time to pursue even in Germany, yeah you could get them into trouble for not helping, but being a total inhuman asshole is not illegal sadly.

In this case however, she did plan the murder and convinced the dude to go through with it, that's a totally different legal situation. Helping someone to kill himself IS actually illegal.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Home Warms to Steam
1. Re: Oculus Home Warms to Steam Aug 5, 2017, 11:16 eRe4s3r
 
I wonder how many internal heads had to roll to push that change in policy through... because I can't believe that was a simple decision. Facebook basically surrenders the PC market with this.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
11. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 4, 2017, 18:25 eRe4s3r
 
MajorD wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 18:04:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 14:58:
MajorD you just need to break down those barriers you put up.

If it makes it better, think of it as a competition and at that time things work better in our heads. All the same otherwise, tripping up on a word.

I know when I played games at a competitive level locally, things got mighty intense. More like a race driver feel than a football one.

Horroscope, I have no barriers to break down on my side. If you want to call me defending the definition of "sport" a barrier, then I guess we just have to agree to disagree.

Additionally, as Nucas pointed out, cyberathlete. I forgot about that one, which also defies the true definition of an "Athlete".

Definitions from the dictionary:

Sport:

noun

An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

Athlete

noun

A person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.

Again, I agree with you that video game matches can be very competitive and intense, especially organized ones that have a lot of visibility, but they're not a sport.


Uhuhhhh

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/esports?s=t


noun
1.
(usually used with a plural verb) competitive tournaments of video games, especially among professional gamers.
adjective
2.
of or relating to esports: an esports event;
esports gambling.

Notice the word does not contradict the meaning of the word "sports"

esports is own word, own dictionary entry, and own meaning.

Don't like it? Well sorry to say, but deal with it Wouldn't be the first word that piggy-bags onto another word but has completely different meaning. It's why English is a odd language for a German, we just call it "Wettkampf" and problem solved. (Meaning e-sports is a "Wettkampf", not a "Sport" in German)

TL;DR As German I am so used to compound words that shift meaning of the 2nd word (sometimes completely) that I don't find an issue with e-sports.

And yes, there is no real english translation for "Wettkampf" you could translate it to competition, but that isn't really what the word can mean. A Wettkampf is competition where you can lose or win, not at all only physical activities. You can have a "Wettkampf" in reading quickly or writing neatly.

So basically, to me e-sports means "Elektronischer Wettkampf" and that is perfectly legit, the meaning of "sports" as stand-alone word has no bearing ^^

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 4, 2017, 15:50 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 09:04:
Bixby is literally just a broken button on my phone, that's how useless it is.

Thanks to the article I learned that I can use contextual queries within Google Assistant.. honestly didn't know that. Tested it and it works (in German) amazingly well.. so there is that

Now if my neighbor could do the same, maybe we'd get along.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 4, 2017, 15:24 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 22:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 21:54:
Well if the FBI under Trump says it then it must be true, right?

(hint: sarcasm)
you'll like this

Hot damn, ANOTHER leak?
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 4, 2017, 15:15 eRe4s3r
 
What's shark cards?  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2017, 15:08 eRe4s3r
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 14:53:
TF2 isn't dead though.. It just had a massive free update with a PVE mode and a new map, and it revitalized the game for a lot of people.

It's been getting free content since release even. All DLC is free, only paid stuff is some extra skins so far. And I think it was $15 recently? (also available to try for cheap on that Origin Access, along with other stuff - $5 to play it for a month or so)

They say in that interview that no new content will come and they "moved on"

That's the very definition of dead

Also I played it during its free period, how else do you think I know that in my region this game is deader than dead. Even for *FREE* there were barely 200 people in my region.

And if you wanted to play anthing other than attrition there was 1 or 2 games at best, 1 or 2... ONE OR TWO.

The game was dead during free period and it's dead now, especially if you ever wanted to play CTF (which I think is the ONLY fun mode in Titan Fall....)

*that's on PC, obviously. I don't play shooters on a console
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 4, 2017, 14:38 eRe4s3r
 
I still think this is one of these cases where jail and probation don't work at all, she is mentally disabled to the extreme and needs to be put in a psychiatric ward... for healing, but maybe also to keep her from the public.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2017, 14:34 eRe4s3r
 
No new content for Titan Fall 2 also means the game is officially "dropped" now.. and as dead (on PC) as TF1... I didn't buy TF2 because as already was said, why buy into this knowing that it will be dead in less than 6 months no matter the promises of content and what not. And pricing it as they did was a huge mistake, I went for BF1 and that was my AAA buy of the month, TF2 could sod right off pricing itself at 60 on Origin, lmao. Which is 20 more than I paid for BF1 (absurdly enough)

And if they wanted to sell me the campaign, maybe they shouldn't have made it a bog-standard linear romp, and instead something unique, craaaazy idea huh?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2017, 13:43 eRe4s3r
 
At least in Dubai, you can clearly see that the fire protection worked, furnace effect still formed, but it couldn't cross-spread.

Still an entire part of the building you can now throw away... maybe next time, someone plans for furnace effects within insulation instead of hoping the fire deterrent materials stop a cross-spread...

That said, Maybe don't mount fucking gasoline as insulation to your skyscraper
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 3, 2017, 21:54 eRe4s3r
 
Well if the FBI under Trump says it then it must be true, right?

(hint: sarcasm)
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 3, 2017, 21:37 eRe4s3r
 
another thing that tracks your browsing history is Web of Trust , yes, the "privacy" addon, be sure you are not using that.  
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News Comments > Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Announced
2. Re: Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Announced Aug 3, 2017, 13:17 eRe4s3r
 
For money or for free?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 3, 2017, 07:39 eRe4s3r
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 1, 2017, 21:56:
$20 billion is about 1/4 of their market capitalization -- I'm not familiar enough with corporate practices to know if that is significant or not. However, it seems like a lot to me...

The headline is total BS, as usual
4bn debt
16bn obligations due to licensing deals

Difference you wonder? Debt is something you don't have, obligations are something you have to pay at some point with profits made at the time. If you manage the company properly, that means your obligations never really turn into debt.

 
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News Comments > Creative Assembly Turning 30; Free Total War: WARHAMMER Unit Plans
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2017, 07:16 eRe4s3r
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 04:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 17:11:
Seems to me this is only available after the 10th... btw, Skaven confirmed (yeah, I know I am late for this, but I completely missed that some press leaked that info)

I will get this game just because of Skaven ^^

Are they confirmed for this (which I own) or the upcoming second part/sequel/whatever that's coming some time?

For the 2nd game.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Split-screen and Controller Support
6. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Split-screen and Controller Support Aug 2, 2017, 22:39 eRe4s3r
 
As Backer I have played the beta and gotta say it's shaping up really REALLY nicely  
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News Comments > Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month
8. Re: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month Aug 2, 2017, 22:28 eRe4s3r
 
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 19:22:
I saw the shadow flickers, but honestly that's small fries and probably something that's a fairly simple fix...

I also didn't see these supposed Viper-agile Battlestars, I did see one instance of an animation that had a jitter while the Battlestar was changing direction at about 1:32, but I don't think that's indicative of super-agile capital ships.

That said, I had hoped that this game would be closer to Black Labs' previous game, Star Hammer, in style, but it doesn't appear to be.

The game is basically a Flotilla (Steam) clone

Which means the auto-cam they showed from the replay was piecing together turns, yes, literally turns, where ships could "jump" from going somewhere to suddenly turning starkly or whatever... when I saw this in a let's play I was kinda put off tbh.

Because where Flotilla has a neat element (shots simulated and all that) this is just a really cheap varation with a lot less style, and a lot more low quality graphics... where is the FLAK screen? Where are the hundreds or thousands of raiders? Where are the nuke explosions?

Entire trailer is kinda "meh" as well... too bad really, BSG deserves some quality game for once... but this one focuses on turn based fleet command instead of the epic battles you'd expect after the most recent show...

Also I find it amazing that in the year 2017 there are still developers that manage to make space combat look kinda boring.. after the Expanse put realistic space-combat on the radar there there is really no excuse, after having seen that show, this trailer looked like the re-enactment of a combat scene by pre-schoolers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 2, 2017, 18:31 eRe4s3r
 
Phasenoise wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 14:18:
Technically, it's declining because they won't build out their infrastructure while happily selling plans which require it.

No, technically it's because they are overselling their lines by several factors. So that would inherently change with a better network... they would still oversell fiber networks by 8x or more
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: IBM's world record- 330TB uncompressed data on a palm-sized tape cartridge. Aug 2, 2017, 18:21 eRe4s3r
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 17:34:
Of all the backup devices I have ever used, the tape drive has been the least reliable. The tapes aren't the problem, it's the tape drive that always fails, and it usually takes the tape with it.

It's because what you get on the free market is all junk, I've seen the real tape drives in a backup archive (fully automated) deep underground (had more than 7PB of storage in tapes) and those never failed. The robotic arm neither, but that was in a fully climate controlled shielded room, aka, EMP secured clean room on shock-absorbing dampeners...

TL;DR; German Universities take data security very very serious. And tape is the way for this, not for casual backup though. a HDD lasts a lot longer than any public tape storage or drive system.
 
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News Comments > Creative Assembly Turning 30; Free Total War: WARHAMMER Unit Plans
1. Re: Creative Assembly Turning 30; Free Total War: WARHAMMER Unit Plans Aug 2, 2017, 17:11 eRe4s3r
 
Seems to me this is only available after the 10th... btw, Skaven confirmed (yeah, I know I am late for this, but I completely missed that some press leaked that info)

I will get this game just because of Skaven ^^
 
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