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Nickname Genesys
Email dnelson_1901@yahoo.com
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Description Worth a million in prizes
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Signed On Apr 18, 2010, 06:51
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Feb 16, 2018, 20:43 Genesys
 
Those poll options are weird, and sounds like they should have been multiple choice instead of "pick one". What if I want to respond with these three: "Cosmetic only is OK", "Dislike Pay to Win" and "I don't purchase them"? I have no problem with ingame purchases as long as they don't affect gameplay, but I'd never buy one myself.
 
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News Comments > InnerSpace Launched
3. Re: Re: InnerSpace Launched Jan 16, 2018, 23:10 Genesys
 
"If you don't help me, you're going to wind up with this miniaturized submersible pod floating around your insides with this teeny tiny human skeleton at the helm."  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: ICO represents last-gasp hope for struggling Kodak. Jan 10, 2018, 20:19 Genesys
 
What's sad is that Kodak's shares are up to $11 from $3 a week ago due to this - https://yhoo.it/2D2ufCc . It really is true: put out an announcement with the word blockchain in it, and your stock goes up.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things
8. Re: Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things Jan 7, 2018, 22:18 Genesys
 
I don't know that a class action suit will go anywhere. Intel's CPUs have had the ability to separate userland and kernel address spaces since Haswell (~2013); you might as well go after Microsoft and Linux for not using that feature as soon as it was available.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 6, 2018, 11:15 Genesys
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 10:44:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 21:11:
Hey everybody make sure you update your password and not share it with anyone!

It's hard to tell in text if you're being facetious, but if not, it's not that kind of security flaw. Instead, it's the kind that would allow an attacker to crash a server or a business's workstations, causing economic losses.

I'm pretty sure that both are information disclosure vulnerabilities, not denial of service ones. Meltdown lets user processes read kernel memory, and Spectre lets user processes read other processes memory. Both take advantage of timing and cache effects of prefetching and out-of-order instruction execution to determine the contents of memory that the attacking process does not have direct access to. Neither can crash the system by themselves, but if they manage to read a root password or something, that might let an attacker gain more privileges.

Edit: more info, including the white papers for both attacks and other interesting links, is at https://meltdownattack.com/
 
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News Comments > New Year's Mobilization
6. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 22:48 Genesys
 
NKD wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 15:10:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 11:56:
The article about removable batteries is face-meet-palm bad.
You can still make a stylish waterproof phone that uses a removable battery.

Yes, you can. If your idea of stylish is a thick phone. But as the article says, that's not what most consumers want. A thin phone that "feels" like it has high quality construction is more important to people. Especially when they replace their phones annually and never need a new battery.

There are also lots of phone battery cases for those people that are running older phones whose non-removable batteries are getting weak. I think removable batteries are sort of like flip-phones or physical keyboards. Some people really want them, but most people don't care, and current phone trends mean that they're not coming back on flagship models.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 26, 2017, 12:07 Genesys
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2017, 09:43:
Redmask wrote on Nov 26, 2017, 08:45:
Are they still going to edge-light it and charge $5000 for their bullshit?

Fuck Samsung.

Yes, you will.. edge light is a problem of all LED solutions aside from OLED But with OLED you obviously get far bigger and far more serious image quality problems, and let's not even get started on the whole 8bit problem

I don't think these TVs are edge-lit. The LEDs themselves are the pixels, just like in an OLED screen. They haven't been able to make the LEDs as small as OLEDs, though. So far they've shrunk a 4K-resolution screen from a 33-foot Cinema size down to a 150" TV. A 5" phone screen will probably come at some point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2017, 20:47 Genesys
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 19:44:
Quantum seems more nimble certainly. We lost a lot of add-ons though, hopefully some make their way back to round it out.
Yeah, of course it's faster if you ditch the classic extension system. It's also a lot less flexible. Extensions I will miss: Adblock Plus's full interface, Classic Theme Restorer, DownThemAll, Mouse Gestures Suite, NewScrollBars, Saved Password Editor, SQLite Manager, Status4Evar, Tab Scope, and Toggle Word Wrap. I might stick with 56 or ESR for a while.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 8, 2017, 15:19 Genesys
 
A little googling shows that it's been a "game-changer" since 2013 or so. Rumors in 2016 were saying that in 2017, Apple Watches were going to use them. Now they're predicting them in 2018. Reliably producing them in mass quantities is apparently harder than it looks.
 
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News Comments > Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1
5. Re: Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1 Aug 12, 2017, 13:58 Genesys
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 12, 2017, 13:12:
If it's "AI" and not just a bot that's been programmed to play, how can they have any control over or make any guarantees about the APM? I mean, if it's actually thinking and acting for itself, why wouldn't it do as much as it could as fast as it possibly could, like a competitive player does? It's not remotely fair on that basis alone.
What they're saying is that APM is not a measure of skill. Their bot's APM was only "average", but its actions were far more effective than an average human player's. There are some good responses in this Reddit thread asking about APM.

 
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News Comments > New SteelSeries Mice Boast 1-to-1 Sensors
10. Re: New SteelSeries Mice Boast 1-to-1 Sensor Aug 1, 2017, 21:02 Genesys
 
I use a plain old Logitech G203. Used to get the G102 (one every 18 months or so cause the LMB kept failing) but they stopped making them. I don't need fancy buttons, just a light mouse. I've never been bothered by the cable, either. Just lay down two loops of cord, half-overlapping each other, about a foot behind your mouse pad. That gives more than enough room for the cable to move around as much as you need, with no snagging or resistance.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jun 26, 2017, 21:46 Genesys
 
NKD wrote on Jun 26, 2017, 21:03:
Wow that was a big bomb. I mean, it's a short walking simulator but it's well reviewed and visually different. It was never going to pull Prison Architect numbers, but only $50,000 in revenue for 9 months of the team's time? Wew.

I assume their fan base is just really into gameplay rather than a short visual experience.

I was going to buy it until I learned about the horror bits. I would have loved a nice quiet exploration game without having things popping out at me.

From the RPS review: "However, I spoke of an identity crisis earlier, and that is that Scanner Sombre is a slightly uneven blend of pure walking simulator, Dear Esther-style metaphysical narrative and jump-scare horror. "
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jun 22, 2017, 21:32 Genesys
 
On Sale: just about everything. I got a notification email this afternoon saying "34 items from your Steam wishlist are on sale!" I only have 40 items on the list in total :)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2017, 20:25 Genesys
 
You really don't want to mow an acre with a push mower. Riding mowers work great.

Orrrrrr, just get yourself one of these babies: http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/robotic-lawn-mowers/


 
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News Comments > Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Takes Off
5. Re: Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Takes Off May 29, 2017, 17:23 Genesys
 
Over at RockPaperShotgun, there's a weekly "The Flare Path" posting by Time Stone that covers all sort of war games, and occasionally he does a piece on flight sims.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 17, 2017, 11:00 Genesys
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 17, 2017, 10:27:
Genesys wrote on May 17, 2017, 01:02:
Vorbis has been replaced with Opus; it ranks consistently better than Vorbis and AAC at the same bitrate in multiple listening tests. I just wish more things supported it.

http://opus-codec.org/comparison/
Thanks for that.
It does not matter how good it is if nothing supports it.
And in all things music compression related, from the chart "It attempts to summarize results from a collection of listening tests and (when no data exists) show anecdotal evidence."
A pretty chart but results based on anecdotal evidence and listening tests is still just anecdotal science.

At higher bit-rates all of the compression techniques probably sound pretty good.
As long as peeps realize that mp3 is not dead and will still work for years to come.

That chart is just meant to indicate the approximate quality range of a bunch of codecs in an easy-to-read fashion. If you check out the listening test links, they go into a lot more detail. The HydrogenAudio tests compared five codecs and between 30 and 40 music samples. Opus beat AAC in almost all cases, and AAC beat Vorbis in most cases. MP3 only stayed up in the rankings in the 2014 test because they gave it a 30% higher bitrate than the others :)

And Opus does have some support; YouTube uses it for its high-quality audio streams, for example, so I assume there's wide browser coverage. You're unlikely to have either Vorbis or Opus support in your car's cheapo builtin audio player, though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 17, 2017, 01:02 Genesys
 
Vorbis has been replaced with Opus; it ranks consistently better than Vorbis and AAC at the same bitrate in multiple listening tests. I just wish more things supported it.

http://opus-codec.org/comparison/
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. May 4, 2017, 20:31 Genesys
 
I remember that Neon ad when playing Tie Fighter! So maybe not that rare when it came out. Certainly don't have the disks anymore.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 26, 2017, 20:47 Genesys
 
I loved Unbreakable too. Best "origin" film ever. I don't know if a sequel can match up to it though. I'd like it to be as low-key as Unbreakable, but it'd probably be more like your typical superhero movie.
Elijah Price: Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I'm not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain's going to be? He's the exact opposite of the hero. And most times they're friends, like you and me! I should've known way back when... You know why, David? Because of the kids. They called me Mr Glass.

[edit] Ooh, found a neat interview with Shyamalan, Jackson, and Willis talking about Unbreakable. An Oral History of M. Night Shyamalan's 'Unbreakable'
SHYAMALAN: When Iím at Comic-Cons and all this, everybody says, ďAre you going to make a sequel?Ē But Unbreakable isnít even a comic-book movie. Itís a drama about the subject of comic books. But thereís something about these tropes. I donít know, maybe thereís interest right now in the underlying struggles and fantasies that are being fulfilled in the comic books and not being fulfilled in the real world.

JACKSON: Nightís still around. Bruce is still around. Iím still around. And Iíd love to break out of the asylum

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 23, 2017, 20:11 Genesys
 
descender wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 09:28:
Google just demonstrated an SHA-1 collision for the first time... so the digital security world is about to be turned on it's head anyway.
Note that was a collision against a customized source file, so it hasn't been completely broken yet. It's just got some proven cracks. Also, Google and others have been pushing since 2014 to phase out SHA-1 SSL certs, so there isn't much of it left in widespread use on webservers.
 
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