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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 11205 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > GOG Summer Sale Includes Free Rebel Galaxy
12. Re: GOG Summer Sale Includes Free Rebel Galaxy Jun 6, 2017, 19:05 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 15:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 10:31:
Uh.. I didn't get Rebel Galaxy despite buying 3 things ~.~

Ah.. "slight delay"
More like, major delay (40m so far)
DISCLAIMER: Due to high demand, your free copy of Rebel Galaxy might take a while to arrive. Please be patient.

Got this email (And I wanna say, I did not even complain yet, this came out of GoG just like this)

Hello,

Due to a bug, which we fixed soon after the launch, some of our customers - yourself included - did not get their copy of Rebel Galaxy automatically. We sincerely apologize for this.

Please use this replacement code to redeem your free copy of Rebel Galaxy: ( )

If you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this email.

Best regards,
GOG.com Support

So apparently I actually hit a bug Now I got my free stuff

I have to admit that is really nice CS,
 
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News Comments > GOG Summer Sale Includes Free Rebel Galaxy
3. Re: GOG Summer Sale Includes Free Rebel Galaxy Jun 6, 2017, 10:31 eRe4s3r
 
Uh.. I didn't get Rebel Galaxy despite buying 3 things ~.~

Ah.. "slight delay"
More like, major delay (40m so far)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 5, 2017, 11:50 eRe4s3r
 
Just teens doing dumb stuff, my surprise and care level = zero

Now that Google Home outage is the reason no home automation is gonna find its way to me without the server sitting in my basement and working without Internet. If it sits in the cloud, you don't own jack shit.

Ps.: 3 decades without Facebook, do I get a cookie?
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jun 5, 2017, 11:20 eRe4s3r
 
The problem with this chart is that only big publishers are reporting numbers, and some of them only for consoles. GFK itself has no numbers.

Meaning: Steam and uPlay and GoG are entirely opaque to this. Which means 80% of the PC market isn't represented here.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
11. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 4, 2017, 08:02 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 17:50:
I'm not sure why anyone would crowdfund an MMO. MMOs are very expensive to make. No amount of crowdfunding will be enough to completely fund an MMO's development or upkeep. $11 million is nothing. The average AAA game costs at least $40 million and that's just for a 10 hour single-player campaign.

Yeah, but the KS wasn't about an MMO. This "downgrade" has been gifted to backers out of nowhere.

And indeed, for $11m -fees you aren't gonna make a MMO which is why the original KS was for a SP game!

This gives you some idea why people are REALLY sour on this one.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter: Tomb of Annihilation Next Month
8. Re: Neverwinter: Tomb of Annihilation Next Month Jun 4, 2017, 07:57 eRe4s3r
 
I am more amazed that this game is still ongoing...  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 3, 2017, 10:00 eRe4s3r
 
Tom wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 05:10:
Uh huh, have fun with your AMD CPUs...

For what he is doing with his PC, it may be a better choice. but if that I7 with 6 cores really comes with a 15% IPC increase to the 7700, then Ryzen looks pretty pale in comparison, pale as in 30% slower per core.

And I have no doubt this price change is because of that single announcement. If that IPC boost is really true, then Ryzen 1800 won't even compete against the 6 core I7, especially if the I7 runs each core at 4GHZ or more by default.
 
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News Comments > Blitzkrieg 3 Launches
2. Re: Blitzkrieg 3 Launches Jun 2, 2017, 19:22 eRe4s3r
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 2, 2017, 17:38:
So many mixed reviews on this one. I wanted to pick it up but I am not sure anymore.

Had "sale" all over it ever since they talked about "neural AI" and super slow grind heavy (replay singleplayer campaign for achievements, basically) "progression system" that does not reward you for playing against said "neural AI" in Skirmish (the campaign AI is 100% scripted and you gotta play it and rush for achievements to unlock units and advance in the tech era apparently) ;p

Sounds like fun? Not to me. And oh yeah, always online singleplayer campaign and skirmish. No offline play whatsoever.

Was this supposed to be a freemium f2p game?
 
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News Comments > Steam Direct Fee is $100
6. Re: Steam Direct Fee is $100 Jun 2, 2017, 19:07 eRe4s3r
 
The fact I am agreeing with you must be stars aligning or something, this was, by the way, not a mere scam, but organized crime. They made tidy sums of milling asset flips -> trading cards. We are talking $5k or more per game and dozens of games. You can assume that a 100$ fee isn't gonna curb that kinda crime, which is why Steam isn't even trying to do it via this route. And it's already problematic that steam is making 30% of what is essential money laundering.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 2, 2017, 10:18 eRe4s3r
 
sure, "accidentally"  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 1, 2017, 10:25 eRe4s3r
 
How could any data saved there even be accessed if it were properly encoded and encrypted? Lastpass does something similar (though not in this scope) and even if you pwned all their systems, without the user based encryption key aka, masterpassword that only the user knows, you couldn't decrypt anything.

So wow, this company might as well shut down.
 
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News Comments > ELEX in October
1. Re: ELEX in October Jun 1, 2017, 10:16 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah, I am ready, hopefully this won't be a repeat of Risen 2  
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News Comments > Take-Two Acquires Kerbal Space Program; New 2K Prez
1. Re: 2K Acquires Kerbal Space Program May 31, 2017, 10:04 eRe4s3r
 
I have miniscule hope that this means the game improves and I am talking better planet surfaces, actual point to the game, etc.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed May 31, 2017, 06:14 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on May 31, 2017, 03:35:
Beamer wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Op ED - Is Polygon harming your sanity?

It's a book review, with the book somewhat positing that question, and the review ending with:
A Parent's Guide to Video Games is a useful little book for anyone whose children play games, and who wants to feel assured that there's no harm being done.

It's interesting. Last year my son would try to sneak his way into CoD and Just Cause 3 when I wasn't looking, and shoot peds/teammates just to see what would happen. This year, he's kind of become sensitized to violence and avoids games like that, preferring to play more sandboxy games like BeamNG Drive or Beseige, or roguelikes like Rogue Legacy or FTL. I wonder if that's a typical progression, or just his personality.

Besiege is a lot more violent than COD...
 
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
28. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 14:18 eRe4s3r
 
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 13:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:04:
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Wake me up when they start to mass-produce quantum processors. Dozey

Quantum computing has so many downsides that you should probably stay asleep even if they are mass produced. I mean, that's not even talking about the whole driver issue, interoperability issue with EVERYTHING including basic concepts like network stacks and encryption, and that Windows will not ever support quantum computing unless it has 50% market share in desktop (good luck with that ;P)

In Reality, you would still need 2 CPU variations in your system, quantum chip, and x86, unless you wanted to lose access to 99.99% of all software ever made. Including API's and stuff, like even decoding MP3 or JPG would be non-trivial to implement on quantum based compute units.

I mean, I want sci-fi to happen just as much as any other geek, but I think Quantum CPU's are -1- direction, not necessarily the direction we actually wanna be going for desktop/gaming

Interesting point of view, but only has one problem. Your brain (which arguably relies on quantum processes, organically) is compatible with those mentioned above, and if it's proven that human consciousness is a result of quantum field processes, well, basically, the AI based on said quantum processing should be able to interact and control the primitive conventional processes we have today - if for some reason there was ever a need.

Put it this way. Close your eyes and imagine running a computer and all the interactions of said computer, and imagine the outcome. Now you explain that result.

Now imagine if your brain was directly connected to whatever it needed to control to give provide the imagination a functional and productive result - be it external calculations, robotics, holographic imaging systems, controlling machinery, nanoscale 3D printers, etc.

That would the same for the future quantum computer.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161102-quantum-neuroscience/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm

To wonder how a quantum computer will interface with a classical computer, would be like wondering how an automobile is going to assist the horse when it pulls the buggy. Or if someone mentions it can also fly - meaning an airplane - wondering how they are going to put wings on the horse.

Ok that is an really interesting and though provoking perspective I hadn't considered yet... how close you think we are to that, though?
 
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
22. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 13:34 eRe4s3r
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 30, 2017, 13:24:
Ok serious question since I haven't been keeping up on cores/threads in at least 5 years.

What exactly would an 18 core, 36 thread chip be useful for? Wouldn't most gaming not take advantage of any of that?

This would be a chip for rendering and compiling right?

When they say enthusiast, they mean streamers and youtube let's players. And yeah, more cores/threads is incredibly useful then. It allows you MUCH better stream image quality.

Obviously anything multi-threaded benefits immensely from a CPU with 18 cores ^^ But only if Windows actually updates their OS to support this, because I think they have a virtual CPU limit.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed May 30, 2017, 13:32 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Op ED - Is Polygon harming your sanity?

It's a book review, with the book somewhat positing that question, and the review ending with:
A Parent's Guide to Video Games is a useful little book for anyone whose children play games, and who wants to feel assured that there's no harm being done.

I still think clickbait headlines leading to book reviews are pretty lame way of wasting my time and sanity. Ok, maybe as somone who plays "games" I know what they are and that they can be both good and incredibly bad so I am prejudiced from the start. Thinking about these social crap games on mobile and MMO's specifically, but this article doesn't even cover that.

And I wouldn't mind someone taking an actual scientific look at social games and how incredibly bad they are for children development.
 
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
20. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 13:17 eRe4s3r
 
NewMaxx wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:52:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 12:04:
In Reality, you would still need 2 CPU variations in your system, quantum chip, and x86

It's likely we will see quantum coprocessors alongside not only x86 but also RISC/microcontrollers like ARM. Indeed, Samsung has such a patent dating to over a decade ago.

Interesting, so that would make quantum "cpu's" really only another "CPU ability" for the OS to access (although I guess 2 fundamental different CPU's architectures on 1 die is still pretty difficult). For encryption and some calculations I assume. And then there'd be no compatibility issues either in the OS. So Quantum CPU's would probably not even exist, they'd be x86-64 cpu's or arm/risc with quantum chips.

 
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
18. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 12:04 eRe4s3r
 
BobBob wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Wake me up when they start to mass-produce quantum processors. Dozey

Quantum computing has so many downsides that you should probably stay asleep even if they are mass produced. I mean, that's not even talking about the whole driver issue, interoperability issue with EVERYTHING including basic concepts like network stacks and encryption, and that Windows will not ever support quantum computing unless it has 50% market share in desktop (good luck with that ;P)

In Reality, you would still need 2 CPU variations in your system, quantum chip, and x86, unless you wanted to lose access to 99.99% of all software ever made. Including API's and stuff, like even decoding MP3 or JPG would be non-trivial to implement on quantum based compute units.

I mean, I want sci-fi to happen just as much as any other geek, but I think Quantum CPU's are -1- direction, not necessarily the direction we actually wanna be going for desktop/gaming
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 30, 2017, 11:53 eRe4s3r
 
Is this a joke? Before the law, all are equal. What's next, passports removed from annoying reporters? Opposition party members?

That smells of fascism.

In fact, let me re-phrase that, this smell like Australia wants to become the 2nd Turkey.
 
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