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Signed On Jun 25, 2010, 15:17
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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
14. Re: Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3 Mar 24, 2017, 06:12 yuastnav
 
Wasteland 2 was good. It was not great, I didn't finish it but it was a good game, a fun experience.

I'm having fun with Torment right now. I'm a couple of hours in and it's good so far. Don't get why it only has a mixed rating on Steam. I read the first view lines of the first negative review I came across and they complained that it's a short game with only 30 hours.

I'm actually kinda glad. I don't have time for really long games anymore so it's a plus in my book. And I wouldn't call 30 hours short anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2017, 06:33 yuastnav
 
RoboNerd wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 20:23:
yuastnav wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 13:22:
Wow... rest in piece, Chuck Berry. You were a pioneer of rock music.

Right on, (well, except it's peace not piece) I've always felt Chuck didn't get the accolades he deserved. George Thorogood always gave him his due. I believe this is a quote from George on Chuck Berry: the most important rock guitarist of all time. Hes the man. Hes the link between blues and rock and roll. He never gets enough credit for it. Guitarist

Thanks, corrected my spelling, it was late yesterday.

I'm torn between whether he is as recognised as he is important or not. Only after I studied a bit of his music with my guitar teacher I realised how incredibly influential he has been and that almost all modern guitarists owe him a lot.
Just this morning I told my girlfriend when we listened to Johnny B. Goode (it was interesting, that song came on and when I switched stations after the song was over the other station immediately played that song, too) that you probably wouldn't realise what kind of effect his style of playing had on modern music if you didn't play guitar or were a musician yourself. So I think that has something to do with that, too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2017, 13:22 yuastnav
 
Wow... rest in peace, Chuck Berry. You were a pioneer of rock music.

[corrected spelling... it was late yesterday]

This comment was edited on Mar 20, 2017, 06:30.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Trailer
3. Re: Quake Champions Trailer Mar 17, 2017, 04:10 yuastnav
 
Not getting my hopes up but I will wait for the final product before I form an opinion.
Already not a great start that it's going p2w f2p, though.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Closed Beta Begins
2. Re: LawBreakers Closed Beta Begins Mar 17, 2017, 04:01 yuastnav
 
Maaan, really wish I had time this weekend. I don't.

Had a blast with the alphas.
 
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News Comments > Overload Early Access
8. Re: Overload Early Access Mar 14, 2017, 10:08 yuastnav
 
Got my KS key yesterday and played for a bit. It feels really good. The movement is good, the shooting feels nice, overall a great experience.

Being in small, tight spaces with enemies surrounding you is quite unnerving, too. Had some fun times.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Beta Signups
13. Re: Quake Champions Beta Signups Mar 8, 2017, 02:46 yuastnav
 
Won't get my hopes up but we'll see how it'll turn out.  
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News Comments > LawBreakers Closed Beta This Month
9. Re: LawBreakers Closed Beta This Month Mar 7, 2017, 03:50 yuastnav
 
Really excited for this. I played the last closed alpha and there was indeed a lot of work to be done but it was incredibly fun. The shooting was really good and the pacing of the game was acceptable (compared to Quake 3 CPMA/Quake 2/Warsow there aren't any fast shooters availale anyway).  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 28, 2017, 07:24 yuastnav
 
Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Most likely not.

Most studies that were done, the ones that showed a correlation and the ones that didn't show a correlation, were flawed.
Additionally, the predictions that were made about the how certain types of cancer would become more frequent but the rates do not increase, actually.

Furthermore the radiation emitted by cellphones is non-ionising. Ionising radiation probably starts above 1PHz, around were ultra-violet light is. Normal light is below that, infrared is below and that the frequencies that are used by mobile phones, afaik a couple GHz, are below that.
 
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News Comments > Splash Damage Self-Publishing Dirty Bomb
5. Re: Splash Damage Self-Publishing Dirty Bomb Feb 6, 2017, 04:14 yuastnav
 
Man, the only good shooter last year was Shadow Warrior 2.
However, I also loved the Lawbreakers Alpha.

Dirty Bomb was good but the F2P/P2W element killed this game for me. Too much grind, stupid unlock system. I would've much preferred just to pay 40 for it and be done with it. But now, they had to be greedy.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 31, 2017, 03:13 yuastnav
 
Yeah, this seems really baffling? Why Warhammer? It's a completely fictitious universe and no one who'd come into contact with it would think "man, really need that fox pelt".

On the other hand, when I see the figurines, why the hell would a Space Marine squad wear fur? Makes absolutely no sense, you'd really use a material that is more durable and can withstand a tank shot.
 
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News Comments > Torment Stretch Goal Changes
25. Re: Torment Stretch Goal Changes Jan 30, 2017, 01:52 yuastnav
 
Seems reasonable, still looking forward to the game. I like Wasteland 2 and I trust inxile to do a good job on T:ToN. I have to admit, though, that I never played Planescape Torment. I was very late to the game and only started a playthrough once but had to stop playing due to studies and unfortunately never went back to it.  
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News Comments > Stars in Shadow Released
9. Re: Stars in Shadow Released Jan 20, 2017, 13:52 yuastnav
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 05:50:
I'm finishing up reviewing it right now (I'll post it Monday). It's pretty decent, some annoying things (too easy to ally, namely), but mostly good.

What about people like me, who never got into any 4X game but always wanted to try one out?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2017, 08:05 yuastnav
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 06:41:
You paragons of knowledge and humour do realize that in phyics the term "mass effect" is more commonly known as gravity?

I dunno, I've never really seen this particular term in this context.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
25. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 12, 2017, 03:08 yuastnav
 
Slick wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 02:08:
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And my wife runs linux for work, and I can't tell you how many hours of headache most of those upgrades are, +75% of the time after updating the computer won't POST.

Operating systems should be both held to a higher standard of QA for such a mission-critical piece of software, and at the same time given a little slack considering how monstrously complicated they are.

What distro is she running? I have friends who used suse, fedora, ubuntu etc. and they all told me that it's kind of a crapshoot. Sometimes the updates break something, sometimes they don't.

I've been running Debian Stable for over ten years and I've had one system upgrade where I've had some problems I had to solve. And that's because of my own damn stupidity because I didn't run "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade" before running "apt-get dist-upgrade".
Apart from that Debian Stable is always smooth sailing. It's the most stable OS I've ever had.
Well, DOS was pretty stable, too, from what I remember when I was four years old.

Downside is, of course, that you don't get the latest software and it can be a real pain. Sometimes I wanna run new software and I can't because it's not in the repository. And I cannot compile it because the libraries it depends on are outdated. *sigh* Oh well, current Debian testing is going to freeze in February so that means I'll get a shiny new system this spring yaaaay.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
22. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 9, 2017, 06:09 yuastnav
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 04:43:
saluk wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 20:12:
They did piss me off last year when they stopped supporting the amazing tab groups feature that no one except me seemed to use.

That thing was amazing. There are add-ons but I haven't found any that work as well as that did.

I used that as well, and still do. The announcement that they were dropping it from a built in feature recommended Tab Groups for those that used the feature. It is based on the original Mozilla code. It used to be an addon before Mozilla integrated it, now they've spun it back off as an addon. I'm actually glad they did because now with it as an independent addon again it has been updated, new features added and it is so much better now. It seamlessly imported my tab groups from Firefox and it's like nothing ever changed for me (except the improvements). Firefox tended to corrupt the tab groups and I'd have to edit my session.js to manually repair it. This hasn't happened any more, but it has a backup feature so that you can restore a previous backup if it does.

As for tabs, memory usage and stability, Firefox's reliability has been rock solid recently. I have 4 tab groups (the main window and 3 saved that I use frequently). I hardly ever close Firefox. I currently have 62 tabs open among the 4 groups (34 on the main windows). Firefox has been running for 8 days and is using 1.8GB of memory.

Hey thanks, I kinda missed Tab Groups. Didn't use them all the time but they were useful. Was really puzzled that they decided to remove them.


Unfortunately all modern browsers are pretty terrible. Whenever I want something lightweight I use midori. I use Chrome for Netflix and Amazon and for everything else I use Firefox. But maaan is this browser slow. And what a memory hog. Unfortunately it is the only browser that is even useful to me because of all the addons I need, addons which Chrome does not have. Which is, unfortunately, also part of the reason why Firefox is so slow.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
10. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 9, 2017, 04:35 yuastnav
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 23:02:
If you go the Pi route, there is an image available by searching "retropie" in our favorite nordic search engine. It completely fills a 64gb card.

I have my retro pi setup using my original SNES controllers.

Man, thanks for that.

I was actually going to buy a NES Classic Mini but the price is totally inflated at the moment with the thing costing up to 200 Euros. And now I learn from Mordecai Walfish that the experience is actually inferior to when you make something like that yourself so I guess I'll make one myself.

So you just need a Raspberry Pi? apt-cache search tells me there are a couple of emulators so that won't be a problem. And then probably just get the usb adapter for the controller. Plus HDMI cable. Am I missing something?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 1, 2017, 16:59 yuastnav
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 15:52:
I'd switch to microsoft phone before going to apple.

Exactly this.

Why would I switch to a product made by a company I despise because of its cult-like abhorrent hipster image and sealed off eco system.
 
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News Comments > Final Fantasy Creator's New Game Plans
7. Re: Final Fantasy Creator's New Game Plans Dec 30, 2016, 05:13 yuastnav
 
Sakaguchi!  
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
9. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 25, 2016, 05:05 yuastnav
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 24, 2016, 14:59:
And you're horribly naive and overly optimistic if you can't see the potential dangers of AI. That's what Westworld is about. What happens when the robots start designing robots?

What do you mean 'what happens'? That would be an ideal situation, that is what we want. We DO want van Neumann machine.

I never understood where this idea came from. Terminator is a good movie but it's also just science fiction, like everything else we know about AI. People never look on the other side, Golem XIV or something like that. There is NO indication that artificial intelligences would want to destroy us, that is just all in your head.
 
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