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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 10739 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 26, 2016, 08:33 eRe4s3r
 
I always considered Pac Man a symbol of capitalism, not consumerism..., the ghosts are competitors who protect their cookies, pacman is the evil CEO that buys them out and shuts them down (think Yahoo) while the cookies are progress toward market domination.

And with that, one has to conclude.. that personal social bias will always influence how you perceive reality.

As a child, I only considered a weirdly addictive point race though Social commentary, if it even had any, was only added when I played it many years later.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
36. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 26, 2016, 08:00 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 02:33:
Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 22:03:
Cutter wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 21:15:
Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 19:44:
Just like how the democrats distanced themselves from Obama in 2010? They got trounced. They need to toe his line in order to get re-elected. Not all of them will, but the majority will.

No, they failed to act and that's why they got the boot. They had complete control and didn't do anything with it.

Oh come on, the republicans started project scorched earth and were nuking obama on everything from day one. The democrats got scared, and instead of standing up to the bullshit nonsense, they ran from it, and ran from Obama.

They all saw a better chance to get re-elected by distancing themselves from their president. Many of them publicly denounced obama in a last-minute bid to get re-elected, and most of them lost their seats.

While Obama was busy spending all of his political good will doing the noble (yet stupid) act of reaching across the aisle, the GOP would have none of it, and the attacks were continuous. Pussy ass democratic representatives said: "hoo boy, they really don't like this guy, uhhh, errr, i don't like him either! someone like me?"

Nice summation. Basically this. Dems F'd up, and Obama spent 2-3 years longer than he should have giving a fuck about "bipartisanship." Funny now that he has no fucks to give and does what he thinks is best that his approval rating is higher than ever.

Explain to me something, what power does a President in the US have nowadays? Back in my days and in Germany, when the chancellor wanted something, he sat with media and other parties, negotiated a deal, and pushed it through with compromises and plenty of beer if needed. If a pressing issue had to be decided, NOBODY was allowed to leave the parliament until it was signed and done. (I remember 2 day marathon meetings between party leaders with actual results)

I am not saying this lead to good decisions all the time, but it meant that no decision that was important was blocked by political bickering.

A good comparison is the health insurance.
Here in Germany, it is mandatory because in part of our social law, it would be illegal to only join it if you became sick. Since this would put a huge burden on only sick people (who then have to pay extreme insurance fees or the tax payer) Instead, everyone has to be health insured so that the load is balanced equally. This is the very definition of a "social system" it is the opposite of social if you end up with a health insurance that is optional because only sick and poor people would really need it.

My point is, what in the heavens led to the US obamacare being how it is? Was it 1 party blocking needed laws and reforms?

You gotta see this from my point of view, to me what you got in the US is WORSE than no health-care, because by offloading the burden to the sick and poor ONLY you have created an asocial health care system. Or better put, segregation of the sick (in social terms).. which leads to a 2 or even 3 class medicine, where the best chance of survival only exists if you are rich

It is rather baffling to me that the law could be put into place like that in the US
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
19. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 25, 2016, 16:59 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 16:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 16:24:
What is there to debate, from an outside view, Trump dominates the news.. 100%
Along with the bottom half of the bell curve.

Maybe, but fact is Trump is pure reality TV and this sells like hotcakes because his name always brings clicks to the news sites... it's a self-feeding prophecy of doom.

Also I wonder (honestly) if Trump means anything he says... I know that most "before election" talk is bullshit, but he says a lot of controversial stuff, that I would be curious just to see happen.... mainly to see the world burn ;p
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 25, 2016, 16:37 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 12:30:
Yahoo countersues stooped customers.

Meanwhile whoever owns the copyright on the ! sign makes a living from Register UK news headline writers.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 25, 2016, 16:35 eRe4s3r
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 12:15:
Ouch, people jumped in big time on GTA5 at $40? Not a good sign, for people hoping for better Steam deals, such as myself.


It's good to see D:OS2 on there though, although I'm probably going to pick up my Kickstarter key for that on Gog, not Steam.

Yeah played for.. 8 hours in the beta and have to say it has it ups and downs, I pledged for it and what not, but I have real doubts this TAG system for dialog is well thought out. It seems to me it is highly flawed, and breaks immersion and the writing even more than this was the case in D:OS 1

** To explain
In this game your char has tags.
RACE, GENDER, CLASS, BACKGROUND/TRAIT, Unique

And the dialog triggers responses for all of those, meaning your UNIQUE dialog is often just a SINGLE extra choice. And among that 1 unique choice, you are still left with the "generic" dialog all the time... which makes it feel weird and out of character.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
14. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 25, 2016, 16:24 eRe4s3r
 
What is there to debate, from an outside view, Trump dominates the news.. 100%  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Sep 23, 2016, 23:37 eRe4s3r
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:51:
Interesting. I enjoyed Wasteland 2 quite a bit, and plan on going through the director's cut/enhanced edition or whatever when the queue clears up a bit, but I would not say their 3d models were the strong point of that game.

Functional, acceptable, somewhat generic, come to mind.

Be that as it may, for my indy devs, function and acceptable are especially hard to achieve without turbosquid or unity market A good 3d artist costs money, often demands a concept artist and a texture artist as well, least if you want good quality. And not every 3d modeller is specialized in the same category of 3d models...

I have some real doubts whether this is morally justified btw. As a KS project the models ought to belong to the Kickstarters no?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2016, 13:31 eRe4s3r
 
That is a good laptop indeed, but it ain't VR ready with a 1060  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 21, 2016, 08:39 eRe4s3r
 
NetHead wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 13:30:
Darks wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 12:03:
This guy has hi priorities set straight. He knows that Piracy is at times a good thing. especially when he talked about how they monitored sites to see what shows were being downloaded. Sometimes ass-hat programmers cancel shows that are really better then they think. They use an outdated system with the nelsons and that is not an entirely accurate system to Gage whats shows really are most popular.

At one point, I think it was Netflix, who monitored piracy/torrents to see what content to try and get and worked great for them.


Except for that 1 show You know which one ^^
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
19. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2016, 21:14 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 06:30:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 00:36:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 01:32:
From what I've seen, the Asian countries which do well in math don't go out of their way to make it relatable or fun. Parents from those countries who come to the US to raise their kids don't expect it either. Ultimately, The touchy-feely fun and relatable method is simply less effective than the do-well-so-you-don't-starve-or-die-in-the-slums school of thought.

You really wanna copy a school system with the highest youth suicide rates in the world?

That doesn't seem to bear out:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1414751/
https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

Neither talks about about 9-14 age ranges.... although to be correct, I can't seem to find any actual statistics regarding this ;/ Only news posts that don't source anything. Bah
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Sep 20, 2016, 21:10 eRe4s3r
 
If he was attributed this is a non-issue. Mods really don't fall under copyright.  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous May Drop Win32 and DX10
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 20, 2016, 04:35 eRe4s3r
 
Slick wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 02:48:
And yes, Tom is %100 correct, that's why I was getting confused, they're interspersing Win32 with 32-bit Windows. Two VERY different things, thanks for clearing that up, I thought there was something wrong going on. Pretty big oversight on their behalf.

Well... don't worry about it, as you can see from the topic on the ED forums 0% of people there even have the slightest clue what win32 actually is (you'd think a space-game crowd would be more knowledgeable..) tons of supposed tech sites even lack this basic knowledge, saying win32 and win64 when they mean x86 and x64 (notice the problem?) it ain't called win32, because it is called x86 and x86-64 it's such laziness with terminology and abuse from marketing that confuses people and it should be mentioned, as Tom did thankfully.

Anyhow, this is for sure a big oversight in the wording... but that's what you get with unpaid interns posting such stuff. (And yes, that was sarcasm ^^ I know who posted it)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 20, 2016, 02:34 eRe4s3r
 
Genesys wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 20:24:
And about SoftRAM? They must have had the right idea, since Windows 10 has memory compression built in! http://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/17993-windows-10-memory-compression.html


Yeah, but in real world applications this makes no performance difference as they are not paging to disc.. least not if they can help it.

You can not (efficiently) compress RAM (you know, it is in the name, RANDOM access).... it's bullshit snakeoil, what MS is doing is compressing an paged disc write to memory and instead of writing it as is into the pagefile, they compress it before the write into the pagefile, thus you can page more into a fixed size pagefile.

Only problem is that with 8 or 16gb RAM, you are quite literally not ever paging anything to disc. ^^

I had a good laugh when reading the whole story

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 20, 2016, 02:10 eRe4s3r
 
Those compat docs are not as silly as they sound, since many apps have a green header (And thus green status bar) a green icon would be unreadable. And an icon like battery status is definitely one of these things where google does NOT make exceptions  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous May Drop Win32 and DX10
20. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 20, 2016, 01:09 eRe4s3r
 
Tom wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 00:20:
Yes, I was talking about this post to their forums, which they did not get right. And you can call it nitpicking, but actually dropping the real Win32 is possible (but extremely ill-advised) in the current tech climate. The alternative is called UWP and it's VERY controversial.

Dropping support for 32-bit Windows is a minor announcement. Braben claims only 0.5% of players would be affected. Dropping support for Win32 would be huge. 100% of players would be affected. It's an enormous difference and they should get it right.

I would be totally for it, because I would get a huge giggle out of it if Braben actually removed win32 support, and not just 32bit binary support. Can you imagine? 1 patch to disable all windows support entirely, lmao (Although I guess this is why Windows 10 UWP exclusives are a thing as you can't easily convert UWP to win32)

To explain for tech plebs, with no win32 support, you couldn't even run a binary exe and not just "a" exe, really, literally no exe would work.

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
16. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2016, 00:36 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 01:32:
From what I've seen, the Asian countries which do well in math don't go out of their way to make it relatable or fun. Parents from those countries who come to the US to raise their kids don't expect it either. Ultimately, The touchy-feely fun and relatable method is simply less effective than the do-well-so-you-don't-starve-or-die-in-the-slums school of thought.

You really wanna copy a school system with the highest youth suicide rates in the world?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 19, 2016, 21:52 eRe4s3r
 
Bodolza wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 13:18:
I took a look at the comments on that Pokemon article, and then quickly ran away. Despite the occasional dumb-ass, it really makes me appreciate the community here.

Yeah that was strange comments all over... from political slants to open racism. Ain't there anybody moderating that?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 19, 2016, 21:41 eRe4s3r
 
So the solution to dust on the fans, is to suck the dust into the chassis? YAY MARKETING  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 18, 2016, 21:07 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter you are speaking the truth My math teacher was abysmal, nearly 70 year old by the end of it, slow and annoying to listen to... I hated math, I never got over this.

sigh, so many children are ruined by teachers who never learned HOW to actually teach. They all know a lot of things, they are all smart people, the problem is many don't know how to motivate or *teach* properly.

Btw Cutter, the answer is a universal income not bound to a job. Although I am sure some anti-socialists would like to make you believe that is the end of the world. I think it's better to give everyone money, than to have massive riots on your hands (see France)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Wish HP was the only one, but it is endemic Sep 18, 2016, 20:59 eRe4s3r
 
Although HP is definitely the scumb king of scumbaggery in the printing business, they define the word, they are not alone in this.

Buying a laser printer was the best decision I ever made...
 
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