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Re: Morning Previews
Feb 4, 2021, 15:58
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Re: Morning Previews Feb 4, 2021, 15:58
Feb 4, 2021, 15:58
 
Gotta admit, this matter of fact post by Blues nearly made me believe it's an April First post done early.
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Re: Into the Black
Feb 4, 2021, 09:54
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Re: Into the Black Feb 4, 2021, 09:54
Feb 4, 2021, 09:54
 
The joke hits even better because that GM car they showed has a worse CO² footprint than that cargo ships cargo containers. Meaning it'd be better for the enviroment to ship your EV car around the world than to drive with it... or basically. GM in a nutshell.

Also beats me why this turns into �

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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced
Feb 3, 2021, 19:45
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced Feb 3, 2021, 19:45
Feb 3, 2021, 19:45
 
Verno wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 16:41:
The whole point of making a third is to extend the gameplay, much like they did with the second. The second game was a massive iteration over the first, they are not even close to the same experience except on a surface level.

Really looking forward to this and expecting a lot of improvements in the siege area.

I mean. .hype.. but it's coming in what.. 6 months? Early release announcement or what?

Many, if not most games announce over a year or more in advance now. 6 months is actually fairly conservative.

I know, but it just seems odd... 6-8 months is a long wait. Will they be trickling out new content every week to keep us hyped? Because I am still more hyped for the last WH2 patch/DLC ... that said, I have WH3 pre-ordered and I do not care how much they change about sieges, I get to play with demons in the chaos realm itself that's already selling it for me. (But everyone has their own likes in Warhammer.. so yea)
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced
Feb 3, 2021, 13:48
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced Feb 3, 2021, 13:48
Feb 3, 2021, 13:48
 
I mean. .hype.. but it's coming in what.. 6 months? Early release announcement or what?
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit
Feb 3, 2021, 10:31
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit Feb 3, 2021, 10:31
Feb 3, 2021, 10:31
 
wrlwnd wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 10:16:
Benzer wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 09:44:
It's so obvious that no one thought to do it until scuf patented it. It's funny how things seem obvious as soon as they exist.

No. It's obvious because it's obvious.

Except for judges and juries who sometimes can't see the obvious staring them in the face because they don't live in that world. It's called a person "having ordinary skill in the art".

The fact that patent decisions can be made by laymen nooblets with zero clue about patents is the greatness of this decision and court setting. And why I call it a hallmark decision for patent trolls. Every, single, patent troll is gonna want this kind of court proceeding now in that federal state. Counter-claims are nearly impossible to make via zoom as you can't engage with the jury nor does the attacking patent troll have to show any actual products.. if you used zoom you'd know how well inactive participants can follow the stream. just claims and PR images. Lmao.. Washington state is now basically patent troll country. And whoever authorized a digital court over zoom should be fired.. for being an idiot. The amount of legal problems this throws up are beyond imagination. For starters, how you even prove that someone in a zoom meeting is who he says he is? How you control that the jury actually looked at the controllers?

Or basically

#OnlyInTheUSA

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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit
Feb 2, 2021, 22:21
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit Feb 2, 2021, 22:21
Feb 2, 2021, 22:21
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 21:55:
They looked at pretty pictures online and made a legal decision over it.
They were mailed controllers so they got to fondle and handle them just like anybody else.
There's several links in that patent page that I posted.
Blue has posted some other stuff so if you read everything and still feel the same way, not about the patent troll part but about the ruling.
I think the ruling is sound.
I doubt valve appeals.

Can I just point out that RULE 3 applies to you as well?

Aside that, either provide proof for your claim that they got SCUF controllers or I will ignore that, nowhere on the internet does it say SCUF sent controllers, valves counter-claim was literally that SCUF only provided fake images.
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit
Feb 2, 2021, 21:22
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit Feb 2, 2021, 21:22
Feb 2, 2021, 21:22
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 21:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 21:14:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 21:03:
Holy zoinks Batman, I didn't see that coming.
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 20:56:
Ah, so the legal system now operates on hearsay... that's awesome for patent trolls.
Not a patent troll.
They make controllers.

Does it matter who makes the boulder roll? SCUF is not a patent troll, but they just opened the flood-gates with this for actual patent trolls
I'm sorry, but the patent troll floodgate has been open for a long time.
Obligatory IANAL, are you?

IANAL either...
I am just hardcore against weaponizing patents and digital courts, and especially these 2 things combined. Or explain to me how a controller that isn't made hurt SCUF, a company nobody has ever heard of.
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit
Feb 2, 2021, 21:14
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit Feb 2, 2021, 21:14
Feb 2, 2021, 21:14
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 21:03:
Holy zoinks Batman, I didn't see that coming.
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 20:56:
Ah, so the legal system now operates on hearsay... that's awesome for patent trolls.
Not a patent troll.
They make controllers.

Does it matter who makes the boulder roll? SCUF is not a patent troll, but they just opened the flood-gates with this for actual patent trolls
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit
Feb 2, 2021, 20:56
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit Feb 2, 2021, 20:56
Feb 2, 2021, 20:56
 
Ah, so the legal system now operates on hearsay... that's awesome for patent trolls. And before you claim this is a valid court decision, remind me how exactly a digital jury in a court proceeding run over ZOOM of all things examined the controllers in question physically.... oh yeah, they didn't and couldn't. They looked at pretty pictures online and made a legal decision over it. This is adults playing make-belief court.
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding
Feb 2, 2021, 13:59
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Feb 2, 2021, 13:59
Feb 2, 2021, 13:59
 
Still waiting for one of these in a full fantasy or sci-fi setting... sigh
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Re: Massive Mass Effect Info Flood
Feb 2, 2021, 12:30
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Re: Massive Mass Effect Info Flood Feb 2, 2021, 12:30
Feb 2, 2021, 12:30
 
If shooting, AI , leveling and items are all improved for ME1 and ME2 and ME3 are unified in 1 game then that is definitely a good reason to replay it...... but I am guessing Bioware (or whoever is actually doing this) is half-assing it as they half ass everything
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Re: Why is my internet so slow- Here are 7 reasons and how to fix them.
Feb 2, 2021, 08:36
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Re: Why is my internet so slow- Here are 7 reasons and how to fix them. Feb 2, 2021, 08:36
Feb 2, 2021, 08:36
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 00:25:
I hate articles like this because they're filled with so much bullshit. For example:

"There are two general categories of hardware used to connect your home: a traditional router or a mesh network."

Although I am an advanced user, that is both demonstrably and factually incorrect.

For example, I have a pfsense router and a mesh wireless network. Moreover, my mesh network doesn't talk to one another over wifi because that is utterly useless. They use ethernet backhauls. They're not even commercial grade units. They're just simple Netgear Nighthawk RM86s and RS86s which provide Wifi 6. They're setup as a mesh network that serves as a giant AP only. No routing involved. The pfsense box handles that. On a more advanced level, they are on their own separate VLAN so their traffic doesn't talk to the infrastructure VLAN or the wired VLAN. It's only for phones and tablets and they definitely don't need to interface with the rest of the network.

More to the point, don't just recommend a "mesh network" when there are real and substantive differences between the offerings. TP-LINK, for example, has the Deco line which can only be setup by a fucking phone app and has automatic call-home feature to TP-LINK that you cannot disable. The aforementioned Netgear Nighthawk mesh system has a phone app but you can address it via a web browser and it doesn't call home.

For fuck's sake, that article isn't even long enough to be a pamphlet.


I didn't even click on it because of this.. like if I can come up with 3 pages of rants over routers and DLS interconnects and DSLAMS and ADSL vs VDSL and CABLE load sharing on a single 10gbit line... point is, there is a lot more to slow internet than just downloading teh pornz, or streaming it nowadays at 4k I guess.
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Re: Google Closing In-House Stadia Studio
Feb 1, 2021, 20:37
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Re: Google Closing In-House Stadia Studio Feb 1, 2021, 20:37
Feb 1, 2021, 20:37
 
Who would have thought that making games is hard.. heh
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Re: Battleborn Dies Today
Jan 31, 2021, 21:06
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Re: Battleborn Dies Today Jan 31, 2021, 21:06
Jan 31, 2021, 21:06
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 17:11:
I need to apologize to Lawbreakers. I mistakenly claimed it was the worst shooter I had ever played.

2nd worst.

But what about Paladins?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 31, 2021, 20:14
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2021, 20:14
Jan 31, 2021, 20:14
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 18:16:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 15:18:
If an """average""" Japanese household only uses 250kw/h per month in covid times AND heating water and home with electricity I am doing something wrong.... or maybe that number is complete BS.

I am going to assume the latter.

Just 2 people and a pet, a fridge, and home-working, pushes me above 330kw/h per month without heating ANYTHING electrically and using power-saving things wherever possible. If I counted my gas heating for rooms and water into it, I'd be using a good 11m� per day at 12.5kw/h per 1m� do the math yourself for winter months.

So truly, WTF is that average number?

Orogogus covered a lot of it, but here's some more:

- Most Japanese homes don't have central heating. They usually heat room by room, often with kerosene space heaters. Some rooms aren't heated at all, instead you sit in a kotatsu, which is heated on the inside for your legs, and you wear a jacket. A lot cheaper to heat 1 cubic meter instead of the entire room.

- Hot water is often heated with natural gas instead of electricity

- Japanese appliances tend to be smaller than western ones, thus using less electricity. Japanese refrigerators are about half the size of US ones, for example. They get away with this by going grocery shopping several times a week.

- Many (most?) Japanese people don't have dishwashers or clothes dryers, they hang their laundry on poles on the veranda, even in the winter.

- Low circuit breaker settings mean you don't use too many appliances at once: using the hair dryer and the blender together could shut down the entire apartment!

- A general culture of conserving energy in general.

And here I am burning 19m³ gas on a single day (that's energy equiv 240kw/h) because it's -11°C and if I didn't do that I'd have frozen over locks, hinges and windows... and this is a mild winter....
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jan 31, 2021, 19:45
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 31, 2021, 19:45
Jan 31, 2021, 19:45
 
Dev wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 17:33:
Dyson on top, nice to see an indie up there. This is 2nd week they've been on the top ten I think.

This and Everspace 2 are definitely a good example of indie devs exceeding anything AAA developers have done... makes me happy
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Re: is the text corruption on the front page being investigated?
Jan 31, 2021, 18:48
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Re: is the text corruption on the front page being investigated? Jan 31, 2021, 18:48
Jan 31, 2021, 18:48
 
Frans wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 03:50:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 12:35:
Well at least I can pinpoint it to many particular symbols

’ <-- causes issues
´ ` ' " <--- no issues issues too
I'm not sure it's related to quoting characters, rather than non-UTF8 ones. But I was pretty sure I covered all the bases there when I last worked on this a few months ago.

And either way, the erratic nature of this little problem is frustrating.

eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 12:35:
Testing more it seems it's Firefox doing something stupid on first load.
Blue is seeing it in his primary browser Chrome too.

Why is the quote window having this issue though? Good example of this behaving weirdly is when you use special cases, like 50m² or 50m³ (if you quote that, sometimes it completely borks it, even though it looks perfect for me, until I quote myself... really strange. And then sometimes it just works fine... it seems completely random even.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 31, 2021, 18:22
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Re: Op Ed Jan 31, 2021, 18:22
Jan 31, 2021, 18:22
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 17:32:
Well, I recommend actually reading Neuromancer, Fall; or Dodge in Hell, and any of the other novels from William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, really. Of course Neuromancer is from 1984? 1982? It predates anything GITS/SAC, and to be honest, GITS and everything else stem from Neuromancer.

Fall is... not Westworld. In any way. The most important aspect (in my opinion) of Fall is what happens to society as people start moving into the virtual world, it's a pretty good commentary on what really happened the past 4 years or so, honestly.

But you are in Germany, right? Your English seems quite good, so you can probably read these novels in English, but I'm not sure if it's a hassle over there to get novels in English vs German, etc. I'm not going to claim Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't have any problems, it has many. The tabletop RPG it was based on had many problems, story wise. CP2020 and Shadowrun, etc. were all pretty Cyberpunk-lite in my opinion, compared to Neuromancer/Snowcrash/et al. But yes, those were actual novels, vs games or even the anime of GITS.

Any genre suffers the problems you're talking about though, eventually. There are the pioneers and outstanding examples, then there is the sheer mass of mediocre and worse entries into the genre. Cyberpunk as a genre is not immune to the same problems afflicting any fictional genre; all I'm saying is I disagree with holding up GITS as the gold standard. At least say Akira or something.

Hah, I am just assuming we include Akira in this by default, but I have definitely a weak-point in that I have a hard time finding the gems in reading genres in general. I read Neuromancer ages ago (hence my - "this is quite trope heavy and culturally outdated" mention, although I don't remember much more than that anymore.. not in todays times), and the whole sci-fi asimov, enders-game etc. stuff, Wheel of Time etc. but where I am on on-point with games, books elude me and my limited attention pretty heavily. Especially as it goes in specific sub-genres, if it ain't fantasy I have a REALLY hard time even finding anything worth reading because I have no idea how orient myself in that. Especially as I am from Germany and yeah, it gets quite annoying, since I can't go to a local book-store anymore for what feels like a decade I literally get ZERO recommendations nowadays ~.~
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 31, 2021, 15:59
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Jan 31, 2021, 15:59
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 15:27:
GITS/Stand Alone Complex were great, at least the original and the SAC from like 10-12 years ago. I know they've rebooted it a couple of times.

But surely you aren't discounting William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and their novels? Neuromancer from the 80s, up to Fall; or Dodge in Hell from a year or two ago? Those two literally defined Cyberpunk, outside of the more popcornish tabletop RPG stuff of Cyberpunk 2077 and Shadowrun, etc. There are also plenty of other authors in the genre of various levels of fame and skill, those two just stand out, off the top of my head.

It seems to be an exaggeration to say nothing comes close to Ghost in the Shell, just my opinion.

What from western authors comes close to GITS? If you have some reading tips do share, because I have read nothing that has superseded the GITS manga and the 1995 movie and the 2 SAC's in my "this defines the genre for me now" list. Fantasy is well catered, but Cyberpunk from western authors is trope city for me. To point "Neuromancer" main character.. is a Cyber-Cowboy. NO, that would have sounded modern.. what was it... ah, console cowboy. And Fall; or, Dodge in Hell sounds to me like something I already seen.. oh wait,.. what was it.. ah yes, Westworld.

I am not saying the genre is borked, but I am saying it's going in loops... and even Westworld wasn't fully modern, it played, to wit, in a cowboy setting initially.... anyhow, we could talk about the genre a lot, but the article already did it.

The thing about Cyberpunk 77 for example, is that it perfectly shows what is wrong with the western Cyberpunk genre. It has zero substance. Mega-corps are supposed to be smart, have exceedingly deep intrigues and conspiracies. And dystopia does not mean everyone lives in the sewers, dystopia means that the development into the future is in the hands of those who maybe shouldn't have that power. Can you imagine Arasaki corp in CP77 running more than a hotdog stand? Because I can't
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 31, 2021, 15:18
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Jan 31, 2021, 15:18
 
If an """average""" Japanese household only uses 250kw/h per month in covid times AND heating water and home with electricity I am doing something wrong.... or maybe that number is complete BS.

I am going to assume the latter.

Just 2 people and a pet, a fridge, and home-working, pushes me above 330kw/h per month without heating ANYTHING electrically and using power-saving things wherever possible. If I counted my gas heating for rooms and water into it, I'd be using a good 11m³ per day at 12.5kw/h per 1m³ do the math yourself for winter months.

So truly, WTF is that average number?
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