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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 12137 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Zoo Theory Jan 1, 2018, 20:19 eRe4s3r
 
Is not new, is not a solution to the fermi paradox, and makes zero sense. Why? Because the effort to establish a non-interference zone around an entire solar system is gigantic, and the tiniest mistake could mean the zoo has a naked alien running around.

TL;DR, I was laughing hard when I read that If you are into the whole fermi paradox thing, then zoo theory is only good for a giggle. Especially considering the time spans involved.

And with giggle I mean it's a total BS theory. Would require FTL travel to actually cordon off a solar system. And 1 crazy alien researcher could easily break into the zoo. There would be various factions in any alien society, and the big one here, interference vs non interference, will always mean that interference wins. Because you can't prevent interference if you don't interfere. And we may not be far ahead in the space game, but we could instantly detect any weapons fire at the edge of the solar system.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 1, 2018, 03:43 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 18:09:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 15:40:
No Ruiner on this list, still!?!

I don't see No Ruiner. Where is it?

Lmao A comma for the frail and haughty.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2018, 02:32 eRe4s3r
 
Asmodai wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 17:14:

You must be such great fun to hang with IRL.

We found the person that thinks violence is funny.
 
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PC Gaming > Most Anticipated Game of 2018
6. Text goes heres Dec 31, 2017, 18:47 eRe4s3r
 
Anno 1800 I know who helps Ubisoft makes this balance and gameplay wise. They brought in major players from Anno community. I hope they don't fuck this up. And the setting is hugely interesting. So much could be done with it.  
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News Comments > BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG
40. Re: BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG Dec 30, 2017, 19:20 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 10:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 22:35:
Remember, Sartre was the only writer ever that refused the Nobel prize. He was a dude that knew what was going on. But I don't think he would have enjoyed the digital age....
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1964/12/17/sartre-on-the-nobel-prize/

Interesting thought; Would he have been happy that the cold war ended in 1990, 10 years after he died? Or would he have correctly realized that the cold war was the only thing binding many countries to a common doctrine and that the collapse of the USSR would cause dozens of wars?

Thinking about it some more, he most definitely predicted this

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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 19:08 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 18:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 18:35:

Or maybe call the residence first and have a single cop check the situation before going rambo on innocents, doesn't need AI nor money. There is a novel idea eh? But I guess US police work is "shoot first, then let guy bleed out for 17 minutes while EM stands literally not 10m from the dude, and then have his family escorted over their dying parent while they all scream bloody murder AT THE COPS who then cuffed them and ferried them off to the precinct.

If this is how US police operates then I suddenly understand whyNOBODY trusts the cops over there.
What if the perp answers the phone and says all's well or holds a gun to the old lady while she's chatting it up with the cops.

Most people don't have a home phone and folks cell phones are not always tied to their address.
ever try to look up someones cell phone number, dang near impossible.

Much easier to shoot first and ask questions later.

If they don't have a home phone or mobile device then they couldn't have called 911 from inside the home, not to mention the call talks about a 1 story house while the police happily murders someone in front of a 2 story house. Even a casual inspection would have triggered ALL red flags. Neighbors were not secured first, address was not double checked with citizen registry......

Basically, I was talking about going to the house and knock/ring without a massive police force parked right in front of it. If it's hostage situation 1 cop might be able to initiate talks, an army of them will initiate a shoot-out and dead hostages. The entire SOP of this police department was all fucked, the dispatcher was fucked, the trigger discipline was fucked. I mean bloody hell there is not single entity in this entire story that didn't totally fuck up. If there is a moral here, it's that negligence kills.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 18:35 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 18:30:
Slick wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 17:29:
Internet fake-news trolls are taking over the free world.

People are rightly outraged but I've seen very little in the discussion on how to actually win this fight. "better training" isn't going to cut it, there were multiple levels of failure here.

I think we need an AI that can have a hope in hell of tackling this problem, I don't know anything else that has a chance. If you think that you need "human eyes" on a problem to solve it... well, ask the cop in this case.

And now might be the time to start talking about the nature of an AI like this, long before it's a reality. Because it will be a reality one day, probably sooner than most think, and we don't want to let the important ethical questions sneak up on us without proper reflection.
On the back end:
Tranq'em.
Knock them down with an overdose of Fentanyl.
Revive them with narcan.
no one get's hurt

Shoot them with a bean bag gun, suspect get's a few broke ribs. Unless hit in the head where it could be fatal.

A self contained stun gun/taser charge (think sticky/shocky bean bag) with a range of 150'. Current models max out at 30 feet.

On the Front end:
Change the system so e-mails and phone numbers can't be spoofed. Or if they are spoofed they get tagged as suspect.

Or maybe call the residence first and have a single cop check the situation before going rambo on innocents, doesn't need AI nor money. There is a novel idea eh? But I guess US police work is "shoot first, then let guy bleed out for 17 minutes while EM stands literally not 10m from the dude, and then have his family escorted over their dying parent while they all scream bloody murder AT THE COPS who then cuffed them and ferried them off to the precinct.

If this is how US police operates then I suddenly understand why NOBODY trusts the cops over there.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
17. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 02:30 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 01:43:
Tyler Barriss: Man behind Wichita swatting incident arrested in Los Angeles

So they got the little bastard. And this fuckin' clown has been arrested for multiple swattings and bomb threats already. They really need to make an example of this asshole. Yeah, life in prison at this point sounds about right.


Holy crap That story is just a downwards roller-coaster ride, why is this fucker not in jail for 10+ years already?
 
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News Comments > BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG
36. Re: BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG Dec 29, 2017, 22:35 eRe4s3r
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 15:15:
Yeah, I'm hopeful that better, more realistic AI can help create more compelling experiences when you don't feel like interacting with human beings and all of their issues.

I like to think Sartre foresaw multiplayer gaming. "Hell is other people." That's how I see it.

Remember, Sartre was the only writer ever that refused the Nobel prize. He was a dude that knew what was going on. But I don't think he would have enjoyed the digital age....
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2017, 22:27 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 21:13:
It's the gun culture and institutional paranoia in America. Do you see ANY other country in the world where this is a regular occurrence like it is in the US? Yeah, the only thing that will stop this bullshit is charging the swatter with 1st degree murder and the cop with it as well, or at least manslaughter.

Lesson here is DON'T walk out the door without communicating with them first. THEN you come out with your hands already up after it's been established you're not a criminal and don't have a weapon and you're coming out with your hands up. Or like JD said, why don't the cops just fucking check first? They know this an issue.

Well you are right, but you can never fix a problem with harsher penalties. It would help if the US would actually apply it's broken laws to instances like this to begin with... but as usual the cop will get away with zero charges or consequences and the swatter will be getting a slap on the wrist.

Meanwhile in Germany I feel more secure just by seeing police standing around in public spaces. Feels good not to live in a state where essentially a civil war is raging.
 
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News Comments > BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG
18. Re: BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG Dec 29, 2017, 01:17 eRe4s3r
 
Jagacademy wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 21:31:
necrosis wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 21:27:
Jagacademy wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 21:11:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 20:43:
Want to hear from Bats or Jag or any of you others if things have improved.

Got killed by a hacker in the very next game after reading this.

At this point I have to assume that cheat banning is just a money making racket by the developers. Ban, sell another copy, ban, sell another copy.
And this is the reply from anyone who got killed by a 'cheater' and their decapitated corpse was not delivered to them in less than 5 seconds.

Banning does absolutely NOTHING to deter cheaters. These aren't people whose Steam accounts are threatened, they are Chinese farming points to sell cosmetic items, it's their job. Getting an account banned slows them down for 2 seconds before they're back at it. Developers know this, they aren't stupid. Yet banning for cheating, instead of preventing cheats, is their preferred method of "dealing with the problem." Hard to argue with 1.5 million new sales every ban wave.

You know, they could just reverse all trades these banned accounts did and that would insta ruin these chinese farmers due to charge-backs. But that would cost them money, banning them earns them money.

Seams like a developer supported money laundering racket to me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
21. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Dec 28, 2017, 06:24 eRe4s3r
 
Kajetan wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 06:17:
Asmodai wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 21:58:
Comments on the linked article say it all. Almost all of them are positive about the movie and many of them point out the glaring disparity between what the critics think is good and what the people do.
European critics mostly liked Bright. Different cultural background, no quarrel with BLM and other political themes.

That's probably spot on.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
17. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 28, 2017, 03:51 eRe4s3r
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 02:13:
Meh, not sure what you guys were seeing when you saw Bright, but it was a pretty bad in my opinion.

**SPOILERS BELOW**


An embarrassingly ham-fisted racial metaphor, questionable plot (If the wand is that strong, why would Noomi Rapace's Elf character ever give it away, especially if her Elf group are basically turbo ninjas?), constant contradictions('everybody' knows only Brights can use a wand, yet regular people keep grabbing it and blowing up?) What exactly were the cops going to do with the wand if they had successfully stole it? Annihilate themselves by touching it bare handed? Even if a person is a Bright, if they don't know the magic words(as shown by Will Smith), they can't do much anyway? On top of that, apparently they will be targeted by the entirety of Earth's population, who will want to kill them and take the wand?

There were a couple centaurs around, and some other less common mythical creatures, yet they were mostly background scenery. It seems like the other non-human police would have maybe had some effect on Nick the orc cop's situation?

Most importantly though, the entire movie would have been over in the first 10 minutes if the runaway elf girl had just told Smith and his partner to call the magic Feds, or spoken English to them, and anybody had any sense and called the Feds to deal with the incoming Murderous Elf Trio.

All in all, it felt like it should have been a Shadowrun movie, or any one of the halfway decent modern day-fantasy series adaptations; Dresden Files, early Anita Blake, etc. Almost any of those, as cheesy as they mostly are, have far more fleshed out worlds to be used and drawn from. Oh well.

Netflix makes some good stuff; Mindhunters, Travellers, etc. but they are also starting to pump out a ton of crap, seemingly just to fill their servers with their own content.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not cancelling Netflix in protest or something, I just felt the negative reviews of Bright were correct; it simply wasn't that good of a movie.

OCD Complaint: also the firearm sounds in Bright were mostly terible. No excuse for a $100 million dollar movie.

*EDIT* Typo.

Hard to disagree with you, but for me I watched Justice League before Bright, and if we wanna talk about bad movies.... well yeah. Also watched Blade Runner 2049 which was awesome and the plot was a true mindfuck.

Overall hard for me to call it a bad movie next to Justice League which I thought was abysmal.

And if this kind of fantasy-real-world merging can get more traction through the movie, a sequel or maybe even a episodic take on it, then I am all for it.
 
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News Comments > FCC Grants ESA CVAA Waiver Extension
4. Re: FCC Grants ESA CVAA Waiver Extension Dec 28, 2017, 03:37 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 20:36:
As for the blind I don't understand how or why they'd want to play the majority of games anyway.
Majority of games? That's a broad hazy definition just like "blind" can mean many things, legally blind people are not 100% blind usually, most they can still see contrasts, as long as games have audio queues for everything important and high contrast they can play the games, and yes, that is also accessibility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwPveJ53ces

Racing games per definition would be a great fit for blind people. Just like any other game with high contrasts and not a lot of twitchy reactions tied to reading something. (QTE's are probably a killer argument, although with audio queues tied to specific keys, probably not even that)

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 28, 2017, 00:54 eRe4s3r
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 00:43:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 20:24:
FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say.

Why wouldn't you use code from one of the most pervasive secret police states in the world?
Would that be China or...the UK? Or parts of the EU?

Definitely North Korea
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 27, 2017, 22:05 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 20:14:
Choobeastia wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 18:34:
So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked Bright. It's not the best movie, and it has its flaws, but it's fun. I feel like the critics were watching a different movie, and I wonder if their review copy really was different somehow.

I've heard much the same, that it's good. Almost watched it with the kids the other day, but then realized it was TV-MA, so figured I'd better watch it myself first.

Contrarian for contrarian's sake.

Loved the movie but it's got that MA rating for a reason (and that reason is why I loved it) finally some bad-ass elves.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 27, 2017, 14:42 eRe4s3r
 
Meanwhile, EU runs an entire department fighting Russian disinformation campaign

https://euvsdisinfo.eu/

Nowadays when you hear something out of Russia, it's very likely a lie.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 27, 2017, 14:30 eRe4s3r
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 07:06:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 02:17:
Wasn't Samsung and some others supposed to come out with VR headsets this Christmas? There were supposed to be a whole slew of them based on the Windows mixed reality API.

Cold feet perhaps? VR it not trending much at all. Niche fad is niche.
Bring the price and requirements way down, then it may get common place.

Yeah price is a no brainer, but how would you ever bring requirements down? Either the VR quality gets better, and requirements go up, or they become even worse (hardly possible considering how bad the DK2 was)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 27, 2017, 03:47 eRe4s3r
 
Can I just say I 100% agree to that naming list thing? The marketing bullshit in PC hardware is so absurd I can't even fathom the reasons for it anymore. Does AMD think server admins buy a CPU that's called Threadripper? You know how that looks on a subsidy funding request?

Yeah, neither does AMD *cough*
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 26, 2017, 23:46 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 21:35:
Shock wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 20:43:
Aren't business required to accept cash as legal tender?
Good point, I had to look that up.
There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person, or an organization must accept currency or coins as payment for goods or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether to accept cash unless there is a state law which says otherwise.
https://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/currency_12772.htm
sHaKeS hEaD

If I could get my bakery to switch to cashless payments I would do a happy dance... currently I get 5x10 paper monies (you get that at the shopping places at least) to buy my bakery goods every week. And when price is below 10 you ask? Well since they can't exchange (I am usually the first customer in a day due to my odd freelancer day/night rhythm) I just give them 10 and the rest is basically a tip...

So literally fuck cash I could save 20 a month if I didn't need to pay with physical money.

Ps.: I just realized this is truly a 1st world problem
PPs.: In my town is no ATM (and the one that is there has a huge fee) so yeah ^^
 
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