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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
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > AI War II Announced
1. Re: AI War II Announced Oct 10, 2016, 20:08 eRe4s3r
 
Well here is hoping the best RTS ever made gets even more awesome Or should I say "gets funded" because KS is certainly not as alive as it once was.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2016, 18:07 eRe4s3r
 
Happy slaver day ,P  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
19. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 9, 2016, 16:54 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 04:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 00:30:
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 19:08:
I quit drinking pop in my teens. I have maybe one a year. Sometimes in mixed drinks, but only when I'm out because most bartenders look at you sideways if you're ordering a rum punch in a sports bar. I've always held govts should tax the shit out of junk food and use those taxes to directly subsidize healthy foods.

I'd rather they subsidize eating healthy food (by reducing your taxes if you do) not the act of purchase in a store. One can dream Otherwise you'd have black-markets cropping up

1. If you don't jack the price, people will still buy and consume it. You could give the veggies and fruit away for free, but if the Oreos are $2 a box instead of $6, people will still buy them weekly as a regular habit instead of monthly as a treat. You have to make it painful to buy for the disincentive to work.

2. Black markets are a non-issue. Nabisco and Coca Cola aren't going to enter the smuggling business, and there's no way to home-produce these products. Also, we're just raising the price a bit, not banning them so they're readily available. Most people prefer to follow the law. Think about it: you pay 1.5 € per l for unleaded petrol in Germany because your government taxes the shit out of it. We pay 0.5 € in the US. Is there a black market for petrol? No, people just use less of it and use the public instead. That's what I'm proposing.

There isn't just a black market for petrol, there is an entire region in east Germany where local petrol stations are basically losing out, since they compete with Polish ones. Tell me what is stopping me from driving 20m to Poland, fuel up every container I can carry and bring that back with me? The answer is nothing, except my laziness. At €1.35 currently I'd not bother, but if it reached €2 I would do it ^^ I think for most people here the (mental) barrier is €1.60 , the open border and current relative low price makes fuel smuggling a moot point though, that is true. On the other hand, smuggling of cigarettes is on a all time high.

You know who profited the most from high petrol prices in Germany back a few years? Polish border petrol stations. Since then every major road from Germany to Poland has a petrol station and some stores right after the border. And who buys there? Germans!

Also a good example is power costs, a kw/h costs a lot in Germany as well, which kills (you guessed it) electrical cars. Since they are actually more expensive per 100km than petrol powered cars. You could raise petrol prices to counter this, but that would not make electrical cars any cheaper now would it? All you do is piss people off and raise transport costs for everyone. You'd not educate a single person that way. In fact in the "car" nation Germany it's likely you'd not see that government in power for very long

Un/Healthy foods is the same thing, only that you can smuggle Oreos much easier ;p

I feel really bad for even writing this, but the market will supply when there is a demand. And if Oreos cost 20$ in a store and you can buy them for 3$ from a smuggler.... ;p
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed
17. Re: Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed Oct 9, 2016, 16:27 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 15:22:
D:OS had stretch goals they totally fell short of, and imo they did the same thing the 2nd time around. Learn please. These are weak, but it shouldn't be over-selling.

Exactly Not that I am sour over D:OS 1, I played that, but I find especially in D:OS 2 they over-promised a hell of a lot of stuff. The TAG dialog system is imo the worst thing ever implemented in a game.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed
9. Re: Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed Oct 9, 2016, 04:18 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 03:43:
Is it just me or are these stretch goals kind of uninspired?

Would you rather have Star Citizen style stretch-goals that stretch the release back 5 years?

Decide
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 9, 2016, 03:08 eRe4s3r
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 02:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 21:13:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 20:54:
it will be a long time before I let a car self drive me. They need to make major improvements to the AI before I will ever trust that. like that fool who was watching a dvd when his car went under a truck, sorry no way would I take that chance.

An autopilot is NOT autonomous driving, at no point ever should you switch an AP on and go away doing something else. Why do you think pilots sit in the cockpit even today, or why do you think ships are driven by a crew, and not the AP ? Hell, ship AGI is maybe 7 or 8 years out, and the main problem is docking and undocking as the ports have to be mapped and they need to support such drone vessels. With cars we are maybe 12 years at most away from a full feature AP... but totally autonomous? As in drone taxis? Yeah no. Maybe in few big cities that are exceptionally well mapped, but not on the whole national street network.

The problem is that Tesla marketed this technology totally wrong. An AP is never ever supposed to replace a human at the wheel.

So when Uber gets their self-driving taxis, will there be a driver in the seat? That seems counter-productive if there is, as that person could just drive instead. Now I'm confused...

=-Rigs-=

At least with the current technology they are not anywhere near 100% automation and miles and leagues away from true autonomous situational response, google cars are probably the closest to a real AP function, but autonomous driving means that it can handle ALL situations, not just fixed predefined paths on a highway. So I would say Uber is just spouting PR bullshit. ^^ But who knows... maybe they got the solution that nobody else has.

It's worth noting that once you HAVE fixed paths, automation is 100% possible even today. Trains for example do just flat out not need a human pilot as long as the track is updated to support a drone train. And that right there is the problem, modernizing train tracks is expensive as hell, a human pilot is a lot less expensive For ships and maybe even planes that is a very different situation. I think the main reason you don't see drone planes right now is that even those AP's are not very advanced when it comes to handling system errors and the like. For this you need a true AI, or a very complex scripted AI, and I think even there humans are just flat out cheaper than all that tech you'd need on top.

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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
14. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 9, 2016, 00:30 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 19:08:
I quit drinking pop in my teens. I have maybe one a year. Sometimes in mixed drinks, but only when I'm out because most bartenders look at you sideways if you're ordering a rum punch in a sports bar. I've always held govts should tax the shit out of junk food and use those taxes to directly subsidize healthy foods.

I'd rather they subsidize eating healthy food (by reducing your taxes if you do) not the act of purchase in a store. One can dream Otherwise you'd have black-markets cropping up
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 8, 2016, 21:13 eRe4s3r
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 20:54:
it will be a long time before I let a car self drive me. They need to make major improvements to the AI before I will ever trust that. like that fool who was watching a dvd when his car went under a truck, sorry no way would I take that chance.

An autopilot is NOT autonomous driving, at no point ever should you switch an AP on and go away doing something else. Why do you think pilots sit in the cockpit even today, or why do you think ships are driven by a crew, and not the AP ? Hell, ship AGI is maybe 7 or 8 years out, and the main problem is docking and undocking as the ports have to be mapped and they need to support such drone vessels. With cars we are maybe 12 years at most away from a full feature AP... but totally autonomous? As in drone taxis? Yeah no. Maybe in few big cities that are exceptionally well mapped, but not on the whole national street network.

The problem is that Tesla marketed this technology totally wrong. An AP is never ever supposed to replace a human at the wheel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Galaxy Note 7 replacement airplane fire might lead to second recall Oct 7, 2016, 18:18 eRe4s3r
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 10:42:
While traveling over the past several weeks, via three different airlines, each requested to turn off, not use, do not charge your phone on the plane if you have a Galaxy Note 7. So I wonder if somebody did it anyway......

He turned it off after being asked to, and the thing caught fire AFTER that So that is in some ways even more scary
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins
27. Re: Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins Oct 6, 2016, 23:18 eRe4s3r
 
mag wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 21:39:

I hear a lot less about that stuff these days, so presumably they're less shady now. But for a long time there, they had an extremely sketchy reputation. I still avoid working with them whenever possible.

And VISA and MASTER card data security (the lack of it) don't bother you at all? Paypal is the only digital way you can hide your bank and card details from a store.

*Unless the store accepts crypto-currency
**Or unless you fancy paying with real physical paper money
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Where’s Polygon’s Mafia 3 review? Oct 6, 2016, 20:45 eRe4s3r
 
Polygon was informed via a phone call from a 2K representative yesterday evening that 2K Games has decided not make the game available to press from any outlet prior to its release

And that right there is the reddest red flag a game can throw up.

This quite literally means they fully expect bad reviews.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins
2. Re: Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins Oct 5, 2016, 19:55 eRe4s3r
 
Was interested until I checked what payment provider they use, when the dialog opened up I felt right back at home.. in 1990, before the internet got started and we invented paypal and DIGITAL payment options (and same for KS nowadays)

Visa/Master Card number and date.. as only payment option
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2016, 01:38 eRe4s3r
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 20:09:
Ghostbuster 2016. Not a bad movie. But could have been "fine" by fixing two things. 1) Different City, 2)Ackowledge the original Ghostbusters instead of ignoring them and then having the original cast play other characters in the movie.

They didn't just have the characters play differently, the entire movie had no rhyme or reason to it's setting. It was like watching a SNL skit instead of a real movie. But I admit it was better than the Trailer made me fear. But as movies goes, it was like.. a 4/10. Aka, better watch some random youtube video than this...

That's my 2ct
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2016, 01:35 eRe4s3r
 
2 things

1#
Westworld season opener was awesome Good to see HBO actually producing not just 1, but 2 REALLY good (at least so far*) shows.

2#
Google Pixel sounds absolutely absurd ,/
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Arsenal Trailer
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2016, 21:23 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 11:31:
I'm worried that the game blurbs released so far specifically do not mention any sort of campaign. This is why Im waiting for release to see what kind of meat the game will have on its bones, so to say.

Even though Space Hulk and Space Hulk 2 are some of my favorite games to this day, if this turns out to be just Left4Dead with a WH40K skin it might still be a fun little romp, but I for one will be dissapointed.

They talked about RPG elements though. Leveling up your librarian and exploring the hulk. Gaining new skills and new weapons.

But as you say, if this is just L4D with WH40k theme then there is really not a lot of long term staying power. Vermintide for example could be absolutely amazing if it weren't grindy as hell and mandatory COOP all the time. Grinding in COOP as a new player is about as much fun (to the other players) as it sounds.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 2, 2016, 13:51 eRe4s3r
 
Who'd have thought forcing something down your customers throat would end up biting ye in the arse hard.

But reality is that there isn't a real way to measure what OS is installed in terms of market share, it's all make-believe statistics. Only ones that KNOW how many computers run each OS are probably Microsoft and maybe Google. And they don't tell us.
 
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News Comments > TwitchPrime for Amazon Prime Members
4. Re: TwitchPrime for Amazon Prime Members Oct 1, 2016, 21:19 eRe4s3r
 
TickleMyElmo wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 18:06:
For US only I'm sure. Amazon's stance on Canadian Prime customers has consistently been "Go fuck yourselves".

Amazon Prime streaming stuff in Germany is a total joke as well, and that is only their 2nd largest market. So if they fuck it up here, they fuck it up everywhere else ;p
 
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News Comments > Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit
13. Re: Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit Oct 1, 2016, 15:11 eRe4s3r
 
The taste of salt  
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News Comments > Giant Machines 2017 Released
2. Re: Giant Machines 2017 Released Sep 30, 2016, 23:22 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 18:41:
Huh, that could be interesting. I've always been curious what it must be like operating those things.

Just be warned that this is pretty buggy mess currently
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Advertising Investigation
17. Re: No Man's Sky Advertising Investigation Sep 29, 2016, 05:22 eRe4s3r
 
Hopefully this leads to something more, it may seem like a small thing, but if developers lie on the store-page and ask for real world money then that is imo fraud and not just an advertising code-of-conduct violation  
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