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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 10729 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
13. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2017, 18:29 eRe4s3r
 
Xirgu wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 06:30:
generally not illegal.. but you need to buy it. laws against "copied" content seem to be rather strict.

There were a few cases where possession of totally legal manga turned into imaginary "child porn" charges, as a legal investigation will often try to use anything it finds against you to discredit you in front of a judge. Of course in front of a properly working court and a good lawyer on your side this often didn't hold up to scrutiny, but your life can be ruined based on just the mention of this charge. And remember, the lawsuits where this can become relevant are often public. So ask yourself, do you want to store tons of potential "can be used against you" stuff in your house, or would you digitalize it and properly encrypt it....

If you are reading www.lawblog.de you might have read about 1 or 2 such cases where a completely unrelated computer related charge has spun way out into child porn charges just for physical and digital (legal!) possession of MAINSTREAM manga. And the problem isn't that it is or is not illegal, the problem is the charge alone can ruin you, not the court sentence.

There have been a few heated discussions about this ever since the german gov wanted to establish censorship infrastructure. (Zensursula)

From what I heard back during that censorship talk, investigators will always assume you have child porn if you own manga. And they will use that excuse to search you even if the original charge didn't allow this.

Btw, the legal sign for this STGB $184b http://dejure.org/gesetze/StGB/184b.html which criminalizes many things that do not involve any real children, or indeed any intent to be suggestive ;/ As I worked IT in an university this fucked up paragraph has been haunting my work life for nearly a decade now, as part of my job was to make sure nothing illegal was part of our backup systems or home directories and I had a huge fight with our resident feminazi over Manga and whether I was supposed to check for it or not within home directories, and not just within backed up folders marked as such, and specifically whether I was supposed to check the caching directories of tools like Adobe Bridge (which creates new image files for it's preview, and stores them).

TL;DR Manga is not actually legal in some cases, and hasn't been this way since our gov in 2015 and 2011 changed the law.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2017, 01:21 eRe4s3r
 
For this reason you have compartmentalized encrypted containers, normal pw only opens the first layer, only "secret" pw opens the lower layer, and police will never be able to tell the difference. Problem solved (funnily enough, I actually needed to set something like this up because of totally retarded manga related laws in Germany)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: still 2016? Feb 12, 2017, 22:14 eRe4s3r
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 22:12:
nin wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 22:00:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 21:18:
PSA: If you have not seen Stranger Things, you are missing something special.


Yeah, October is a long way off. I think that and Westworld were easily my favorites of last year.
Liked both those, also Travelers, Lucifer, The Expanse, Preacher and Magicians.

Same here, Stranger Things, Westworld and The Expanse were my surprises (didn't expect either of them to be good) 2017 may continue my amazement, as Season 2 of The Expanse started strong and showed some of the most realistic sci-fi space combat ever And some scary as fuck combat it was, wouldn't want to be in that situation ever.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
2. Re: Sunday Patches Feb 12, 2017, 14:34 eRe4s3r
 
Always a good sign when the #4 update is still fixing blocker and crash bugs.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty Returning to its Roots
13. Re: Call of Duty Returning to its Roots Feb 11, 2017, 23:54 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 15:33:
Yeah, it's like Beamer says, they've been beating the same formula year after year until it was a bloody pulp. I'm actually excited to play Infinite Warfare, I just don't want to pay full price for a CoD (I own a lot of them but only buy when they're $10).

Also agree with Wallshadows, a good Vietnam game would be cool, although I'd prefer a Battlefield version what with all the cool hardware that conflict had.

Mhh, my friend owns Infinity Warfare and while the campaign was certainly kinda illogical, it was by far the most fun COD I ever played (at someones else PC to boot) ;p Walking around the space-ship, flying around in space in the fighters, everything was well polished and fun. It's just too bad this setting won't be explored properly, but I guess I can't expect depth and expansive story-telling from a COD game.

It actually gave me an "The Expanse" feeling, and that is a good feeling. If you seen how they handle space combat in that TV show you know why. And sabotaging the space-russian carrier was imo one of the coolest moments of the entire game.

And if by "back to the roots" they mean WW2, ussr/allies vs nazi/jpn, then no thanks. That theme is so trodden a path, so beaten a horse, that any deviation from it is welcome, but any return to it makes me just sad. I want a modern Battlefield 1942 though, without fucking snipers.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
19. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 11, 2017, 23:41 eRe4s3r
 
This should be a lesson for AMD, release official benchmarks, coordinate CPU shipment and mainboard releases for previews, if you don't do this, you have some dewb run benchmarks with no boost-clock on a mobo that would be better suited to run a toaster against cpus with boost-clock on mobos you buy for hardcore gaming or heavy workloads.

The benchmarks are actually pretty good considering all that, but something is also majorly broken, 32% worse perf thread-by-thread than expected. Can the boost-clock really offset that?
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
48. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 11, 2017, 21:11 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 19:55:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 19:02:
Am I the only person on earth who doesn't care that there are garbage games on Steam?

Do people really just buy games like they're renting a video in the 90s, aimlessly wandering around?
Nope, there's 2 of us.

I know what games I want to buy, the storefront has little to do with it.
I either see them here in bluesnews or the blues forums.

Not to mention that nowadays you can just add "youtube" to your game search and find a gameplay video... or a few hundred thousands (in case of Stardew)
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 10, 2017, 21:25 eRe4s3r
 
Influenzers might get influenza while being influenced...  
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
37. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 21:06 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 16:59:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:20:
Bundy wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:03:
$100 hasn't reduced the amount of trash you see in the iOS app store. But I imagine $5,000 will almost entirely eliminate the one-man-part-time indie dev from publishing anything.

There must be a middle ground that'll work for devs and gamers alike.

With 5000$, games like Star Ruler or indeed any Indy game (including the ones from Japan) would not be on Steam whatsoever. That'd be like 20% of the budget...

So those games did less than $5000 in sales thus not recouping the money? I'd argue such niche games need not be on Steam in that case.

Having insight in how budgets in at least 3 games worked, I can assure you that no indy developer can throw $5000 at steam and still make a game to begin with. Since to get on this program you need to have an already made game, which means you don't have 5000$ left over to magically pay a bridge troll. You want to sell it, and you call it complete, because you ran out of money to work on it and polish what is there. And then when you get good sales, you maybe make a superior sequel or the game you really wanted to make. Or you used greenlight to get EA sales to even finish developing your game.

Not to mention that if this gate fee would really be 5000$ you would not see a single indy game on there, steam sales for indy devs are already absolutely disastrous ever since the flash sales have been removed. The problem of indy devs on Steam is to even be noticed nowadays, and just because a game doesn't make sales on steam doesn't mean it's good, it means steam decided to fuck you over 3 times in a row and put your release notification on page 6.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
4. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 14:20 eRe4s3r
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:03:
$100 hasn't reduced the amount of trash you see in the iOS app store. But I imagine $5,000 will almost entirely eliminate the one-man-part-time indie dev from publishing anything.

There must be a middle ground that'll work for devs and gamers alike.

With 5000$, games like Star Ruler or indeed any Indy game (including the ones from Japan) would not be on Steam whatsoever. That'd be like 20% of the budget...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 10, 2017, 13:00 eRe4s3r
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 12:28:
Zanthar wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 12:25:
Hold dota in one of the mexican border towns, so players have to dodge bullets, risk kidnapping, or being dismembered by a drug lord.

I see Fox news has succeeded in brain washing you shitless scared. mission accomplished.

Joke is on you
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/homicides-in-mexico-reach-highest-level-in-two-years

55 murders a day
Crime Increases in 18 States of 31 - Five states saw increases of more than 100 percent

February violence also claimed the life of a journalist. In this case it was the reporter Anabel Flores, who on February 8 was kidnapped from her home in the city of Orizaba and was found dead 24 hours later in the state of Puebla. State authorities attributed the murder to organized crime.

The organization Stop Kidnapping reported 155 kidnappings during February nationwide, with a total of 201 victims.

Is it in 2017 same as before? We don't know, but what is a fact is that you are more likely to be shot in Mexico than die in a car accident.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 11:44 eRe4s3r
 
nin wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 10:46:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 10:43:
Report: Over 75% of Women in real life are Evil Video Game Bosses just practicing in case they get to be in a Video Game.

I would like to point out, before anyone takes it the wrong way, that is indeed an Onion article.


Blue is testing our ability to spot "alternative facts" ,)
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Feb 9, 2017, 12:51 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 23:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 19:40:
Squirmer wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 17:41:
Yeah what the hell man, he's not a child. He admits in the chat that he's a pedophile.

No shit you both, "retarded child" isn't talking about children, it is a compound insult meaning "Slow of mind, unintelligent, mentally distorted, confused, stupified, numb-in-the-head" (pick one). ^^ The child insinuating they are on top of that mentally underdeveloped and that insult can imo be used as compound just fine. In fact that is how the insult goes in German, only it'd be far more insulting to call a 25 year old a "Bescheuertes Zurückgebliebenes Kind" ^^ Which does not mean he is a "Kind".. duh.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=retarded&defid=316451


Still, it doesn't feel appropriate using "child" as an insult when it can be then turned into a defense. He was an intellectually retarded adult, fine.

Fine, but somehow that sounds less insulting to me... oh well I blame language barrier
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2017, 19:40 eRe4s3r
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 17:41:
Yeah what the hell man, he's not a child. He admits in the chat that he's a pedophile.

No shit you both, "retarded child" isn't talking about children, it is a compound insult meaning "Slow of mind, unintelligent, mentally distorted, confused, stupified, numb-in-the-head" (pick one). ^^ The child insinuating they are on top of that mentally underdeveloped and that insult can imo be used as compound just fine. In fact that is how the insult goes in German, only it'd be far more insulting to call a 25 year old a "Bescheuertes Zurückgebliebenes Kind" ^^ Which does not mean he is a "Kind".. duh.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=retarded&defid=316451

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2017, 15:39 eRe4s3r
 
J wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 15:13:
Can you read me?

No!
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
7. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 12:22 eRe4s3r
 
Sadly nowhere in their PR do they talk about actually making a good racing *game*

I thought PCARS did have the best racing physics of any game, but the actual gameplay was... boring as hell. Damage model was a joke, flag rules non-existent, no league selection, no pitstop crew management.. it was.. just only a car simulation. Racing it did never simulate properly.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2017, 12:09 eRe4s3r
 
Summed up it could be said that 2 retarded children found themselves. I had more elevating chats with my cat than these 2 had with each other....  
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Alpha This Week
1. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Alpha This Week Feb 7, 2017, 09:36 eRe4s3r
 
I want it to be good, but... this is a WH40k game we are talking about. And "Founders campaign" makes me relive certain nightmares related to other Wh40k projects.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 High-Resolution Textures
25. Re: Fallout 4 High-Resolution Textures Feb 7, 2017, 09:29 eRe4s3r
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 09:00:
Task wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 08:22:
I'm still not falling for it though, this franchise is long dead and the game itself is a bad joke - NMA FO4 Review.

You're going to post a review of Fallout 4 by the users of NMA? That's like asking Karl Rove to critique Bernie Sanders' campaign. You may find nuggets of truth in there, but the sheer disgust by the reviewer of the material will mean there's pretty much no chance of the work being objective.

Mhh, I find that review to be pretty accurate .. bad world design is bad world design, no matter who puts that into words. The story and characters in Fallout 4 are about the most inane things Bethesda has produced, and that includes Skyrim, which is even more absurd.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 High-Resolution Textures
4. Re: Fallout 4 High-Resolution Textures Feb 6, 2017, 21:29 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:23:
Min reqs:

OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1080 8GB
Storage: 58 GB available space

Seriously? Wtf is even the point of releasing these with those sorts of reqs as a minimum?

If you got 4gb vram and a SSD (though 120gb (Yes, 120gb!)... that is hard to swallow) you can use this. The reqs are total BS, as usual. Before they edited them they even showed a yet unreleased ATI card. ^^
 
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