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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
31. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2017, 15:42 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 10:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 16:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:32:
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.

Ok, so first, Facebook seems to be doing quite well as an advertising platform.

Secondly, do you know what's great about the internet? The place that advertises can also be the place that sells. And, once you enter retail, you can start seeing profit. Having a "click to buy now" button is the next wave for companies like this.

Keep in mind, they said they may never be profitable due to heavy investing. What company could that possibly remind me of. An industry darling that's virtually obliterated brick and mortar retail in the US, that went almost 20 years without a profitable quarter, and whose stock has been skyrocketing... I wonder what company that could be, that doesn't see profitability because it keeps investing in itself...

You telling me that a diary/image group messenger is to you same as Facebook and Amazon, when I tell you that to me, this is comparable to MySpace and Geocities. Once the generation that uses it right now stops using it it's gonna be dead and replaced by something with less "corporate bullshit" aka "advertisement" in it. Maybe you are right and it will be a good investment, but it just seems like a super risky and extremely overvalued stock price. More a sign that too much cheap money is in the market than a sign of real economic prospect.

No, I'm not saying it's "the same," I'm telling you it's comparable. And it could be replaced, but we've been saying Facebook will be replaced for 10 years now, and it just keeps growing bigger.

You think profits are what Wall Street cares about, which means you're not overly savvy about investing. Growth is also very important. Again, this is why Amazon surged despite not being profitable - it was growing. It could have been profitable, but it chose to keep investing in growth. This is what Snap does. VCs, and now shareholders, are willing to "lend" it half a million dollars if it can turn that into 2 billion of additional value.

It's hard to have this discussion when you keep changing your argument. First it was you misunderstanding what "never be profitable" means, insinuating it means it doesn't have the revenue, not that it's heavily investing, then it comes back to you thinking the userbase will leave. Which may happen. But Instagram, Snap, WhatsApp, etc., have kept rising for years now. The days of rapid exoduses have mostly left us. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but Myspace was very early in the social network game, and things shift rapidly very early. We're no longer very early, and things change much more slowly. Dozens of networks have tried to knock Facebook down, and they've all died trying. Google has done, what, 3? Ello launched claiming to be all about privacy and not corporations. Where are all those networks now? Yet, when FB had its IPO, everyone said it was the end of FB and something new would quickly supplant it, something less corporate.

Doesn't seem to have happened or be happening, eh?

Sure doesn't seem to be happening yet... so you are saying investors would put value on a stock that could eventually lead to profits, even if no (10year) plan exists to make that reality? How long do they plan on holding this stock? And what happens when we get another economic crash?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Videos
12. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Videos Mar 4, 2017, 13:11 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 13:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 12:10:
This + plot-device allows you to travel 25 million ly in 680 years (this would indicate 370000x FTL) and make Mass Effect gates even in the normal game world not anywhere instant at all.

I don't think it was ever implied that Mass Effect gate travel was instantaneous, was it?

No But it puts all things in Mass Effect into perspective, and why you had so much time to fight the collectors (and why ME3 felt so weird). A few days on a planet are literally nothing when you gotta traverse the entire galaxy. But traveling from Earth to Asari homeworld is already a few weeks. Traveling to where the Quarians are takes months (And this REALLY puts into perspective where those fleets come at the end of ME3 came from, Earth was under siege for many many months) and how truly fucked everyone was when you blew up the mass effect gates. I mean truly fucked, getting back would take MILLIONS of years. So ME3 wasn't in any a place they could continue from with this story
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Videos
11. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Videos Mar 4, 2017, 13:04 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 12:59:
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 11:28:
1) they optimized the FTL slipstream configuration to oscillate the thruster in pulses, taking advantage of inertial manipulation via subspace lubricants which allows the drive to "coast" at regular intervals and thus extends drive time indefinitely

2) they discovered that fusing particles of element zero in a hyper-phased neutrino cloud creates a self-contained vortex wormhole into the zero-point field, providing a renewable fuel source when placed into the proper geometric scalar array

Geordi?


Anyway, I thought the exploration video was very cool. The only thing I didn't like was the "you'll run out of life support that you have to recharge at stations" bit. (ie, at random things that pop up in the middle of a desert, because why wouldn't there be something that's magically compatible with your Mako?)

It reminds me too much of that Hammerhead mission on that frozen world, where you keep having to boost between heating elements to avoid getting frozen. It's boring. It sucks that they brought that "gameplay" into Andromeda.

But other than that, the rest looks fun. I especially like expanding the Nexus and awakening further scientists/warriors/merchants part of it, and being able to build outposts on these planets.


Those recharge things are something you have to discover (locations) and call down yourself from the Nexus/Ark (I wonder if they cost resources?), they are not by default there from what I read. So the more you explore, the more you can explore. ^^

And what they did not show here is that you can always park in shadow for a few seconds.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Videos
8. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Videos Mar 4, 2017, 12:10 eRe4s3r
 
MacLeod wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 11:31:
If Andromeda was launched after the ME trilogy, 1 and 2 would make sense... but according to the timeline given, it was launched approximately slightly before or at the start of ME2... meaning they couldn't have done all that, since the tech would have then been used in the previous games.

To be honest, one of your primary thought errors is that you misunderstand what Mass Effect gates *do* in the fiction

They put you into a FTL stream by encapsulating you in a field and nullifying your mass and throwing you into a certain direction at a fixed (but very fast) FTL speed, they are directional jump gates in the sense that they are 1 way. But you can stay within the stream indefinitely as long as you don't hit anything, it's just really not useful because this requires way different ships than everyone else uses, and it requires aligning a mass effect gate with your target. And accuracy (where you exit the stream) is total shit. This + plot-device allows you to travel 25 million ly in 680 years (this would indicate 370000x FTL) and make Mass Effect gates even in the normal game world not anywhere instant at all. Which just shows how absolutely insane the scales in the universe are.

 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
79. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 3, 2017, 22:40 eRe4s3r
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 16:37:
"The most obvious culprits are:
Motherboard UEFI/bios. Some reviewers mention a newer bios improve perf by a massive 25%. Computerbase mentioned that as well, and I trust those guys.
RAM usually does not have a major impact in most games. Like 2400 vs 2933, hardly any difference. Though some games like Fallout 4, do scale.
The other culprit that was confirmed by AMD reps & some reviewers, Windows Power management needs to be set on High Performance, not the default Balanced. On Balanced, Windows manages Ryzen's SenseMI and it does a bad job at it. On High Perf, Ryzen manages itself and performance uplift was quoted at 5-15%. Since reviewers don't mention their Power settings with windows, we don't know their setting. The ones that do mention they run on High Perf mode, like Joker & HardwareUnboxed, their results are very good overall.
There's also reports of Windows not knowing how to handle core parking with Ryzen yet, due to the 2x CCX (each 4 core) design, thread jumping from 1 CCX to the other has a heavy performance penalty. Basically, windows should not do that, keep everything within a CCX only. A windows update is needed to fix this."

Well... this explains a lot... Botched rushed release... I'll wait until these issues are fixed then take a look at it again, still, if these are true, its a BIG BLUNDER on AMD's part.

Aida64 has already said that the benchmarked memory and L1 latencies are "correct" after AMD claimed they were not. And Computerbase showed performance problems in Photoshop.. which indicates memory performance problems. (PS does not scale per cores, it scales by memory speed)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
27. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 3, 2017, 16:08 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:32:
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.

Ok, so first, Facebook seems to be doing quite well as an advertising platform.

Secondly, do you know what's great about the internet? The place that advertises can also be the place that sells. And, once you enter retail, you can start seeing profit. Having a "click to buy now" button is the next wave for companies like this.

Keep in mind, they said they may never be profitable due to heavy investing. What company could that possibly remind me of. An industry darling that's virtually obliterated brick and mortar retail in the US, that went almost 20 years without a profitable quarter, and whose stock has been skyrocketing... I wonder what company that could be, that doesn't see profitability because it keeps investing in itself...

You telling me that a diary/image group messenger is to you same as Facebook and Amazon, when I tell you that to me, this is comparable to MySpace and Geocities. Once the generation that uses it right now stops using it it's gonna be dead and replaced by something with less "corporate bullshit" aka "advertisement" in it. Maybe you are right and it will be a good investment, but it just seems like a super risky and extremely overvalued stock price. More a sign that too much cheap money is in the market than a sign of real economic prospect.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XV PC Plans?
7. Re: FINAL FANTASY XV PC Plans? Mar 3, 2017, 15:44 eRe4s3r
 
Gotta say, tech wise this is one of the most stunning things I've seen so far in the game engine tech. UE4 looks like a joke compared to this.  
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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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