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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
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
21. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 3, 2017, 11:32 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 09:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?



As I've mentioned here before, they have lots of monetization ideas. My company works with them regularly. Regularly. We paid them millions of dollars in 2016, and our 3 year budget with them ramps up quickly. Can they get to break-even? Who knows?

Cutter is the most out of touch with reality I think we'll ever have here, but almost everyone here is out of touch with what people under 30 do with their time. They do not watch broadcast TV. Pretty much ever. But they spend enormous amounts of time on Snapchat, and they spend far more time watching Stories than watching TV. So where do you think companies that want to reach 18-34 year olds are putting their budget? Normal TV commercials, or the places Snapchat has embedded advertising?

In that case, good for you, but not good for shareholders

$514m loss 2016
"warns it may never be profitable"

The only value this company has, literally, is as an advertising platform for companies like yours..... which is, in case you are not aware, not a business concept that leads to profits for shareholders. So this IPO is completely overblown, good for whoever got in and sold instantly. Bad for anyone sticking with it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 3, 2017, 11:15 eRe4s3r
 
I am now convinced that Ubsioft doesn't even understand what a dedicated server is or does...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 2, 2017, 21:12 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?


 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
58. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 20:29 eRe4s3r
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:26:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:01:
Update I was reading on a subject of reviews with wildly differentiating game results. Leading candidate as to why? Different MB's and the consensus think that bodes well for Ryzen once they are all figured out and updated. Will keep an eye out on that, if it matches the 7700K or say within 5'ish percent, then all the rest and possible better future proofing come into play, maybe.

Yes, BIOS updates and microcode updates will help quite a bit. There's also a refresh in the works that should really do well. I've been saying wait for the 6/12 for a while now since by the time it's launched most of this stuff will be worked out, and it'll be a great value, especially for overclockers.

As far as gaming performance goes...future games, esp. DX12-only ones (optimized), will benefit from 6+ core/threads which will help Ryzen a bit especially in VR. It's likely Intel will maintain the overall gaming edge, though, at least if all you're doing is gaming.

For those giving various data from various views: just keep in mind, AMD's stock tanked today because of perceived poor gaming performance. It's definitely an issue. AMD already said (prior to launch) it was releasing a microcode update and BIOS update to fix a lot of the memory latency and cache issues.

Where you reading these AMD statements? (out of curiosity) more importantly, do we know when R5 releases and at what prices?
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
57. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 20:27 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:01:
Update I was reading on a subject of reviews with wildly differentiating game results. Leading candidate as to why? Different MB's and the consensus think that bodes well for Ryzen once they are all figured out and updated. Will keep an eye out on that, if it matches the 7700K or say within 5'ish percent, then all the rest and possible better future proofing come into play, maybe.

Meh, reviews should show what people who buy the matching mainboard / cpu should expect right now. Insofar they show reality. Imo R5, and more importantly, response from INTEL will be the far more interesting things to watch for future proofing..

If they come out with a 6 or 8 core at 7700K levels per core then future proofing becomes a whole other topic.
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
40. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 15:31 eRe4s3r
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 14:42:
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 14:26:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 14:20:
All the naysayers crack me up.

by definition, fanboys are incapable of being objective

rather, they are subjectively biased in the extreme.. and therefore cannot comprehend actual reality in factual terms

this is widely apparent in the current political sphere as well

So... Trump has Ryzen to power?

And Bannon is his "memory controller" ?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 2, 2017, 15:07 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 14:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 08:56:
Well that FCC news bit was just depressing as hell.
And you don't even live in the US. Think about how we feel.

I'd guess much worse
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
14. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 11:47 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:33:
Yeah for gaming, TechSpot benches show the Ryzen getting killed still. It seems AMD both CPU and GPU are betting everything on multi-thread, we'll see if it pays off soon.

Are the lesser core version of Ryzen planning on having better single core speeds or just faster core speeds in general vs these ultra high core offerings?

Now starting to lean on waiting again. Year 6 for my main i7! No one wants my money.

In theory the R5s should have higher boost speeds, because they don't need as much cooling. IN practice, it depends on how the binning works, and more importantly, how Intel is gonna respond. If the price for 7700K drops below 270€ then AMD has nothing to even compete on this level (least for my price ranges (EU = €, means with taxes)
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
9. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 11:07 eRe4s3r
 
The biggest take away from these reviews is not so much performance in games, those are not surprising considering they all compile with intel compilers and thus optimized for that and the 15% worse IPC per thread, but the far far worse take away is the memory performance, we are talking CAS latencies in the 80 to 100ns !

This is abysmal, let me make that plain. This is an absolutely horrid number...

You know what real memory latency should be? 13ns to 18ns And CAS latency as well as "true latency" are a huge factor in memory speeds, so huge in fact, that if these review measurements are "True" latency then this is BY FAR the worst memory performance ever measured in a PC platform to date. Even SDR, the earliest ever made RAM, had 24ns (true) latency.

A memory latency of 100ns is like mounting a SSD instead of DDR4 RAM. Which makes me hope this review got the numbers wrong. Because I can't even fathom how 100ns memory latency could be possible, no platform, even the earliest RAM, has ever been that slow. And at this speed mounting a SSD on SATA3 would be.. faster????

Someone explain to me what is going on here please. That memory latency is not making sense to me, and if that is a true measurement then AMD has released a TOTALLY broken memory controller.

I am talking about this here
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_7_1800x_processor_review,13.html

Ps.: And also, 150W on max load, so much about TDP of 95W

All that aside, I guess now we wait for the R5...

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 2, 2017, 08:56 eRe4s3r
 
Well that FCC news bit was just depressing as hell.  
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News Comments > LG VR HMD Specs
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 2, 2017, 07:51 eRe4s3r
 
Slick wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 01:39:
- Wi-Gi wireless 60Ghz tech
- min 1440p resolution
- min 90hz refresh rate
- 2/3rd the weight
- proper headmount (like a wielder's mask)
- eye tracking w/ multi-rez shading

that will be next gen.

When you say proper headmount, let me add
- climatized and temperature controlled headmount

Current headmounts have HUGE issues related to heat/sweat buildup. Especially when we get to Summer temps again people will learn this the hard way.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Video
23. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 2, 2017, 07:42 eRe4s3r
 
SlimRam wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 21:03:
Tom wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 19:23:
I wasn't planning on watching this video but after seeing all the bitterness in this thread, I had to see what the deal is. Is the game really total crap, or is it just people being whiny "get off my lawn" old folks? Looks like about 90% of the latter to me. The jury's still out for me on the game, but the complaints in this thread are ridiculous IMO. That's the best you guys could do?
"It looks like shit."
"It plays like shit."
"It sounds like shit."
"The dialog and acting are shit."

Yup, from what i've read, sounds like they covered all the bases.

This is what people come here *for*

But really, femshep voice does not sound like something I'd enjoy hearing 20+ hours...
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month
57. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month Mar 1, 2017, 20:03 eRe4s3r
 
FloorPie wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 13:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 10:22:
Creston wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 10:06:
Price drop on the 1070 please.
Not yet, The GTX 1070 is unflinched for now, from its $349 baseline pricing.

LOL. On what planet has the baseline price of the 1070 been $350? I dunno what crack TechPowerUp is smoking, hopefully just a typo. Its MSRP was $379 and prices have been mostly $400 to $450 for a model with good cooling. The "founders editions" were $450.

Anyway, I expect Nvidia will do the usual and offer a couple of AAA games with their higher end cards this spring/summer.

Sites often quote prices without taxes, 1070 costs here more like 400€ to 500€ ~.~
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Video
13. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Video Mar 1, 2017, 16:38 eRe4s3r
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 12:14:
Wtf is with that lighthearted dialogue all the time? Is the protagonist a fucking circus clown forced into a space exploration unit? Catering for 12 year olds has never been so obvious.

I am DEFINITELY missing the ominous feel of Mass Effect here. If the old ME trilogy was LoTR, Andromeda will be The Hobbit, I'm afraid..

Remember Sera?
Remember Merrill?

I sadly still do ;( Cringe factor at 11 whenever Bioware tries too hard to be quirky.
 
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News Comments > Avatar Game Announced
16. Re: Avatar Game Announced Feb 28, 2017, 19:24 eRe4s3r
 
Hump wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 16:44:
actually the game that came out at the time of the movie was pretty decent.

Eh, not really... it was mediocre at best Although the NAVI part was interesting.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
14. Re: Robots Feb 28, 2017, 14:47 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:03:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 18:17:

No, tokens and what you can buy with them would be an entire different economy. Only things produced by (specific) robotic factories would be available by tokens, as no human makes any money producing these things there would be no sense converting them. As robot factories spread, as AI gets better, more and more things would be put into the token system and more importantly, there would be state enforced 100% recycling required for all things that are sold via token. (Food aside) and the wares in the Token system would be illegal to import or export. They are locally only... AI manages production rates and amounts based on local AI governor systems.

This token would pay for the minimum life-style that is achievable by the current automation level of the nation, basically. And btw, as I said before, this would be a drastic change. It would not be a thing you can just make happen with a few laws. This would require an entire country adapting to the UBI, building robotic factories, fisheries, farms, bakeries, butcheries... the list goes on and on and on. This would be a project comparable with the moon landing. Ie. the costs would need to be stemmed in the current economic system. However the end goal is to do away with capitalism entirely, as 100% robotic workforces do not work in capitalism, obviously...

Think Tanks, Research and all these things, could be automated as well btw.. once AGI has been developed.

In order to bypass cash entirely, you would need an end-to-end system that was completely automated with no humans involved. That's centuries away. We need a system that can handle the production factory being 90% automated while the inputs to said factory are only 70% automated and sales of the outputs are still sold by at a 50% level by humans. Because that's where we'll be in 10-20 years, with 30-40% unemployment due to wide swaths of industry becoming 60-70% automated with no replacement jobs for people. How do you handle that?

Essentially by stretching social security systems and making massive debt to dampen the impact of what you describe. It would work only for countries that 1) export way more than they import and 2) have enough development level to actually BUILD and SUSTAIN a fully robotic infrastructure (ie, no extreme geographical distances). Or basically, I see the end-goal before me, but the path to it would be a total shitfest no matter what you do. Worse, poor nations would be totally fucked by this.

I think you could do it in less than a century, maybe 40 years for a 25% coverage (major city hubs for starts). If the system works, you'd end up with people moving into completed hubs and then it would at least soften the next 40 to 80 years this would take to really be 100% self-sustaining.

But yeah, if you think this will be a pretty transition that's not gonna happen. The slower governments react, the less effort they put into this transition, the worse it will get....

And as you say, it will take centuries, but if the start is not done soon then there won't be anything left in a few centuries. And that's not something we would want, or is it?
 
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News Comments > Avatar Game Announced
2. Re: Avatar Game Announced Feb 28, 2017, 14:17 eRe4s3r
 
The news should read "for *ANOTHER* " game in the Avatar universe.

Because there was already 1 of those, and it sucked.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 14:16 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:11:
Based on my experience using wireless mice and keyboards, I think I'll stick with wired headsets.

Same here, haven't seen a single wireless device that could sustain this kind of FPS at that resolution, and none of the tech details I saw so far explained how they wanna fix interference and latency issues and the most important one, weight. You'd have to strap 2kg worth of batteries to your head or an extra belt, good luck sitting with that... heh
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
67. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 28, 2017, 07:31 eRe4s3r
 
Slick wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 20:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 05:09:
DarkCntry wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 01:47:
Bundy wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 00:02:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 22:35:
prelim reports stress the "action" part of action-RPG on this one... only combat related skills and abilities.. no dialog or interaction type upgrades.. also has a "you are the messiah" based story, and yes, the "DA:I in space" format is confirmed as well (makes sense because you were the messiah in that one too)

I better be the damn Messiah. If I wanted to be a random nobody, I'd put the controller down and spend time with my family, go to work, watch TV.

What I understand is that you are actually the child of the Messiah in Andromeda, so that is a bit of a change of pace.

Yeah I don't get what the problem with that is anyway, as Bundy said, if I wanted a normal dude I'd play real life. And chances are in real life, we will never ever see a pathfinder program of this scale and scope in our lifetimes. Maybe if we are lucky we see Moon for He³, and Mars colonization.. MAYBE.

Either way, I am hyped for this, there can never be "too much" Mass Effect, and I liked DA:I.... makes me the minority here? Is it so weird to enjoy Mass Effect trilogy, Final Fantasy 13-2, Gothic as a whole, Dragons Dogma and Dragon Age as a whole?

My core genre is definitively RPG, but I don't care much for specifics, you give me a well made or even great experience in a fantasy or sci-fi realm and you nearly by definition have me sold. But then I also liked Mars Logs... however rough that was, it was unique

You liked FFXIII-2? I fucking LOVE that game! Only FF game other than & that I've fully replayed more than once. Oh and the soundtrack is by far the best FF soundtrack of all time, possibly of the genre.

Also, I'm a huge DA:O fan, not so much of the sequels, I mean they're still great games, but the strategic combat was pixel-perfect in DA:O

Yeah, I adore FF13-2, soundtrack, characters and setting, the world, as in, seriously the only FF I liked of ALL of them.

And yes, I played all of them. (Except 15)

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Robots Feb 27, 2017, 18:17 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 13:09:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 05:39:
It would be feasible, but I guess if my idea gained traction we'd not be calling it UBI anymore.

I would only pay out decaying (30 days lifetime) non transferable, DNA bound tokens. All basic* living necessities could be payable with Tokens, but there'd be a huge up-front caveat, all industries to include in this thinking, would have to be 100% automated and not use imported resources as base.

*Internet at mandated speed (50mbit or 100mbit or whatever), Power, Water, Food, Clothes, Social activities

And this right there is where you incentivize working again. Because tokens only pay for so much of that, if you want "more" you have to work in jobs that benefit society and reduce gov costs, and not companies. This could be child-care, teaching, police, maintenance, infrastructure (power/water/internet) and manufacturing in whatever requires imported goods. These jobs would be mandated in companies and a human would always be prioritized over a robot. And yes, these jobs would be heavily taxed.... but you'd still have more than someone who only subsides on tokens.

But overall, I think UBI with real money can never work. It will have to be a token currency. And it would probably have to be very fine grained one at that (ie. local produce is always prioritized etc.)

The goal of UBI in my thinking, by the way, is not to keep people from becoming criminals, but to transfer nations from capitalism to ecologism, where everything produced has some thing attached to offset the damage to the environment. And this is also why the tokens would be non transferable and not saveable

And then the businesses exchange the tokens with the government for cash? We need to keep the motivational aspects of the market system while getting a broader distribution of wealth. That's the secret to a healthy economy.

No, tokens and what you can buy with them would be an entire different economy. Only things produced by (specific) robotic factories would be available by tokens, as no human makes any money producing these things there would be no sense converting them. As robot factories spread, as AI gets better, more and more things would be put into the token system and more importantly, there would be state enforced 100% recycling required for all things that are sold via token. (Food aside) and the wares in the Token system would be illegal to import or export. They are locally only... AI manages production rates and amounts based on local AI governor systems.

This token would pay for the minimum life-style that is achievable by the current automation level of the nation, basically. And btw, as I said before, this would be a drastic change. It would not be a thing you can just make happen with a few laws. This would require an entire country adapting to the UBI, building robotic factories, fisheries, farms, bakeries, butcheries... the list goes on and on and on. This would be a project comparable with the moon landing. Ie. the costs would need to be stemmed in the current economic system. However the end goal is to do away with capitalism entirely, as 100% robotic workforces do not work in capitalism, obviously...

Think Tanks, Research and all these things, could be automated as well btw.. once AGI has been developed.
 
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