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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 > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 30, 2016, 05:36 eRe4s3r
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 22:58:
Won't happen. They are just patenting an idea. Like the drone thing.

But if you merge the 2, you have floating drone hives, and I could think of quite a few uses for these...

On the other hand, I don't think this is something they plan to do for heavy objects or the like, but for small light parts it would make sense to collect an entire cities orders, load them to the drone blimp, and then fly it there from the warehouse... it would reduce costs.. at some point, and if they manage to build them without drones constantly falling from the sky...
 
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News Comments > Airships: Conquer the Skies
6. Re: Airships: Conquer the Skies Dec 29, 2016, 04:05 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 15:08:
Zanthar wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 15:04:
Why are they showing the Commodore 64 version?

LOL, yes the graphics could be better, but FTL was good despite its low res graphics.

FTL was top-down and had high-res pixel art... this looks like someone discovered Clonk and decided to not hire an artist... (Clonk a game made 1994 !) and.. well, google it. it looked vastly better. (That SS from OpenClonk though)

Anyway, 10 is enough of a price to ask for better 2D art than just blurry pixels... I kinda like games like these, but I would prefer a proper top-down one, where decks matter, where paths matter, where projectile penetration, armory position and all that stuff mattered.

Essentially, I want Wh40k'ish space battles.. top down, but in HQ 3d with light and fire, particles, gore and stuff, with realistic damage modeling, realistic deformation, physics....

Or maybe a build-your own submarine and fight it out against alien invaders simulation in 3D... this genre seems to be stuck in low quality graphics for some reason.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 29, 2016, 02:06 eRe4s3r
 
"Windows 10" and "Enhanced PC gaming experience" are not phrases that exist in the same universe. Nothing MS does with PC gaming ever enhanced anything.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 28, 2016, 15:16 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 13:33:
Favorite post from Incontentia Buttocks

"Hmmm...disabled HT, and 2 cores AND raise VCC to 2.0v.

"If we put a twin turbo on that 1.6l and throw a little NO2 into the mix she'll do 10 seconds in the quarter" Sadly the engine explodes after 5 seconds...."

Joke is, without HT and 2 cores, it's slower than before the OC
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
48. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 28, 2016, 05:05 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 13:13:
Creston wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 13:00:
Star Citizen is simply not vaporware, and it should not be included on this list.

It is vaporware because the game pitched in 2012 isn't the same game they're working on today and it's not even remotely close to completion thanks to the massive scope creep. Letting people play an early alpha build isn't the same as releasing a finished product.

Vaporware is the opposite of something that is playable. Even if it only is an alpha test, which is better than shipping a product that is an Alpha *cough* NMS *cough* , no?
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 - Biohazard 7 Teaser- Beginning Hour Patch
4. Re: Resident Evil 7 - Biohazard 7 Teaser- Beginning Hour Patch Dec 28, 2016, 01:14 eRe4s3r
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 20:24:
Holy crap, what is it with games not supporting SSE 4.1-less cpu's?! NMS and GTA5 both had this problem, as did DIRT Rally. They were all patched quickly and I'm not one that has this problem (Core i5/750) but still, wtf devs?


=-Rigs-=

When you code in high level IDE's with the clutch of tons of middleware it is probably very easy to include things you don't fully grasp the requirements of. And the fact that the Phenom II despite being one of the best CPU's AMD ever made lacked SSE 4.1 is not widely known, as the CPU is getting older, the problem will increase.

It's the primary reason I am hoping that Zen won't suck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 27, 2016, 02:42 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2016, 01:19:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 13:23:
Well Deus Ex is back up, after a sluggish looking release. Still no Dishonored 2, which it seems conflicting. I've seen good reviews and complaints. Personally finding out there is no real story anymore (if what I've read is true) seems a huge disappointment. I still keep trying to avoid spoilers for both games but not sure how much longer that's possible. Also first choice would be to wait till they remove the new drm, but we'll see.

I'm not really sure why people keep complaining that there is no story any more, as it's basically exactly the same story from the first one.

That said, despite the fact that Dishonored 2 is as good as or better than Dishonored in every single area of the game, I'm not enjoying it as much. I've actually had to force myself to play it again over the past three days just so that I could finish it.

(I think for me the big issue is that the levels are just too big and you have no mini map. It took me like four hours to figure out the layout of the Dust level, and it just got really, really frustrating.)

And then, of course, the fact that six weeks after release, Harvey Smith & Co still can't be bothered to fix the retarded "the game takes three minutes to load to menu at random boot ups" and pretty terrible performance in open levels doesn't help it one bit. But hey, at least they had time to put in a New Game +, so now you can have ALL the powers to help with a game that is absolutely no challenge whatsoever...

Sigh

Meh I played it twice on "hard" (1x NewGame+) and I found it pretty damn challenging, but primarily because my first run was with Corvo high-chaos lethal and the levels were confusing.... and the 2nd play through aimed for ghost/pacifist/low-chaos with Emily... (difference between low/high chaos, and pacifist/lethal is pretty massive in terms of tone and ending) especially in the Dust / mansion level where you can even entirely miss an ENTIRE LEVEL.

The real issue is imo that the game feels a lot more buggy and slushy (dunno how to describe, entire movement and animation system fucking sucks) compared to Dishonored 1 which feels incredibly tight and responsive in comparision -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K0dsK1eCqU
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Dec 27, 2016, 00:24 eRe4s3r
 
Steam sale is pretty unimpressive... and the Total War DLC is not on sale, again...  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Hotfix Drivers
9. Re: NVIDIA Hotfix Drivers Dec 24, 2016, 19:08 eRe4s3r
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 24, 2016, 00:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 24, 2016, 00:33:
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 14:57:
375MB, jesus game driver packages are getting pretty huge.

Not to mention that if you update regularly you have a few GB of unused old nvidia unpacked setups, on your system drive no less, each weighting a lofty 1gb... talk about wasting precious SSD space. And yes, 375 and 376 weigh unpacked 1gb! And the stupid setup does not delete the old driver folders. Meaning you will have quite a few of em here
C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver

Also check for installer2.

Hint: use the program Everything

Thanks for mentioning that, but Installer2 is at least overwritten by new setups... on a friends PC where I checked the Nvidia folder, he updates regularly due to GFE, he had like 20 folders, and deleting them except the current one cleared up over 15gb... so yeah

I have pointed him to a deletion app and set it up for him as xmas present

Happy xmas you all
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Hotfix Drivers
6. Re: NVIDIA Hotfix Drivers Dec 24, 2016, 00:33 eRe4s3r
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 14:57:
375MB, jesus game driver packages are getting pretty huge.

Not to mention that if you update regularly you have a few GB of unused old nvidia unpacked setups, on your system drive no less, each weighting a lofty 1gb... talk about wasting precious SSD space. And yes, 375 and 376 weigh unpacked 1gb! And the stupid setup does not delete the old driver folders. Meaning you will have quite a few of em here
C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
23. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 15:07 eRe4s3r
 
Orogogus wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 14:33:
Everything came back up about half an hour ago.

Literally 2 minutes after I posted that too ^^ Ah well
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
19. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 14:03 eRe4s3r
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 11:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 11:31:
That's a steep fine for being offline during a sale.
I was just going to ask if anyone could get through, seems the fine broke valve and they had to turn off the Steam Sale servers.

Community is down for me as well.. heck, everything seems to be down except download servers.. wtf?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2016, 20:25 eRe4s3r
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 11:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 17:59:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:50:

Which the researchers noticed and attempted to correct for:

To make more of an apples-to-apples comparison, the study authors repeated their analysis using data only from hospitalists. These doctors only treat hospitalized patients, and since they work in shifts, their patients essentially are randomly assigned. Even so, female hospitalists had better outcomes (10.8% of their patients died within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital and 14.64% were re-admitted within 30 days) than male hospitalists (11.17% of patients died within 30 days and 15.11% were re-admitted), according to the study.

The researchers also reran the numbers using only hospitals without intensive care units, since male doctors may be more likely to work in ICUs, where patients are sicker. Once again, female doctors had better outcomes (11.16% of their patients died within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital and 15.34% were re-admitted within 30 days) than male doctors (11.78% of patients died within 30 days and 15.94% were readmitted).

The rerun (and thus numbers) is statistically totally flawed, you can't take a snapshot of 30 days in a hospital and then AVERAGE mortality per gender of doctor when nothing else is perfectly balanced and equal in the system. As the study itself describes, there is a shift system and not equal spread of genders between doctors, MANY doctors interact with the SAME patient over many shifts. This means because there are more male doctors, a male doctor would interact with MORE patients (on average) by nature during shifts (who then might die), and female doctors with less, but only if you take a statistical average of interactions. This obviously shifts mortality because less female doctors also means less average interactions by female doctors with patients that die over 30 day average over shifts.

It says absolutely nothing about female doctors being better doctors, that would only be possible with an in-depth look at the cases and ALL interactions that patient had with doctors. And even then it would tell you nothing and it certainly does not allow the interpretation that the LA times published. In fact if the difference on average is lower than the gender imbalance they might actually be worse doctors ^^

I would be seriously surprised if they did not use an analysis that accounted for the inequity in number of male vs. female physicians. Unfortunately I'm not as up on my statistics as I should be and even reading through the actual paper (The Journal Article linked in the LA Times article) I can't adequately explain what they did without spending hours and hours researching the various methods they used. I can see no reason to assume that when they say they adjusted for patient volume they didn't use some method for doing this as opposed to leaving it up to the quasi-random selection of shift system.

You would be surprised? I wouldn't.... this study was done by doctors, not by statisticians. You can very easily come to wrong conclusions if you apply statistical models without adjustments to numbers that are sorted by gender. When I learned this stuff, we were told that in a statistic that sorts like this

Lung cancer rates per 100k
Female smokers 200
Female non-smokers 50
-- RISK OF SMOKING per 100k (with cancer) 4.0
Male smokers 400
Male non-smokers 50
-- RISK OF SMOKING per 100k (with cancer) 8.0

You should think long and hard what you are actually measuring (hint: lung cancer isn't just caused by smoking, not by a long shot)

Anyway, my point is, this study does not say what they did specifically to account for the imbalance in genders of doctors. Just saying you applied a model isn't scientifically correct. You need to detail what you applied, where, to account for imbalances and wrong conclusions.

TL;DR

I don't say the study is flawed, I am saying the conclusion they draw has to be considered in the reality that 70% of all doctors are male and they apparently also work more compared to the 30% female doctors. (This is likely because of different work places, again, these numbers don't tell you anything, because average workload tells you nothing except that you averaged many numbers that should never be averaged. ^^
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2016, 17:59 eRe4s3r
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:50:

Which the researchers noticed and attempted to correct for:

To make more of an apples-to-apples comparison, the study authors repeated their analysis using data only from hospitalists. These doctors only treat hospitalized patients, and since they work in shifts, their patients essentially are randomly assigned. Even so, female hospitalists had better outcomes (10.8% of their patients died within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital and 14.64% were re-admitted within 30 days) than male hospitalists (11.17% of patients died within 30 days and 15.11% were re-admitted), according to the study.

The researchers also reran the numbers using only hospitals without intensive care units, since male doctors may be more likely to work in ICUs, where patients are sicker. Once again, female doctors had better outcomes (11.16% of their patients died within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital and 15.34% were re-admitted within 30 days) than male doctors (11.78% of patients died within 30 days and 15.94% were readmitted).

The rerun (and thus numbers) is statistically totally flawed, you can't take a snapshot of 30 days in a hospital and then AVERAGE mortality per gender of doctor when nothing else is perfectly balanced and equal in the system. As the study itself describes, there is a shift system and not equal spread of genders between doctors, MANY doctors interact with the SAME patient over many shifts. This means because there are more male doctors, a male doctor would interact with MORE patients (on average) by nature during shifts (who then might die), and female doctors with less, but only if you take a statistical average of interactions. This obviously shifts mortality because less female doctors also means less average interactions by female doctors with patients that die over 30 day average over shifts.

It says absolutely nothing about female doctors being better doctors, that would only be possible with an in-depth look at the cases and ALL interactions that patient had with doctors. And even then it would tell you nothing and it certainly does not allow the interpretation that the LA times published. In fact if the difference on average is lower than the gender imbalance they might actually be worse doctors ^^

This comment was edited on Dec 21, 2016, 18:05.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2016, 11:55 eRe4s3r
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 14:15:
Uggh, that's one of the reasons I stopped eating meats decades ago, all the disease they spread. Puke

Life, the deadliest of all diseases.
 
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News Comments > New AMD ReLive Drivers
1. Re: New AMD ReLive Drivers Dec 21, 2016, 10:36 eRe4s3r
 
Always nice when you need a GPU driver to fix WIFI issues...

Wait, what?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2016, 15:44 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:42:
I have to post this... this one will be a family legacy at reunions:

https://twitter.com/LOV_app/status/811104147797921793

The internet never forgets!
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War III Trailer
4. Re: Dawn of War III Trailer Dec 20, 2016, 09:54 eRe4s3r
 
Just hope they get the studio involved that did the original cinematic trailer for DoW III, because that was amazing art direction AND sound direction. And yeah, makes you wish for a "real" WH40k movie, but Hollywood would ruin everything.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 23:05 eRe4s3r
 
RoboNerd wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 12:56:
Mr. Blue,

Take it from a retired food safety professional - buy yourself a digital probe thermometer. And then USE it.

That goes for all the Bluesnation... Chef

Using one and would consider that a vital thing too... ever since I got one I am no longer scared of below low (100C) temperature meat preparation where I found that it is nearly impossible to judge the temperature and state of an entire "meat-brick" even with a "poker". And it has turned to be absolutely fantastic tool as well. Would never prepare semi-complicated meat recipes without it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2016, 22:47 eRe4s3r
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 19:02:
That Gatebox appliance is just sad, as in depressing and not meant as insulting. How hollow and empty of a human life must be led where the only emotional stimulus comes from a set of scripted routines. Moreover, where that's the only positive emotional stimulus.


Well, I am taking a guess and muse that Japan doesn't have record low birthrates for no reason...
 
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