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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:
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 And I cannot compile it because the libraries it depends on are outdated.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
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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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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Dec 20, 2016, 06:58 yuastnav
Dear Disney, please don't. We already have KOTOR.  
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News Comments > Egosoft Plans "Real" X4
4. Re: Egosoft Plans Dec 16, 2016, 11:32 yuastnav
From what I understand Deepsilver wanted to make a simplified X game for consoles. That pretty much backfire, especially because it was still to (technically) complicated for consoles (and because Egosoft don't have the best track record when it comes to releasing bug free games, the release of X3 was a mess where it crashed to desktop when you tried to edit the first sector) but I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and am this cautiously optimistic.  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Launch Trailer
16. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Launch Trailer Dec 13, 2016, 02:55 yuastnav
Man, I loved E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy and I had SUCH high hopes for this game but it looks more disappointing by the day.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: The 10 best Star Wars games in the galaxy, ever Dec 13, 2016, 02:52 yuastnav
Irrelevant list because there is no Jedi Outcast.
How could they not include the Dark Forces series? I understand that the first Dark Forces was just a shooter but no game has done lightsaber fighting better before or after Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast.

I'd play Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy any day, the former especially for the multiplayer and the latter for the singleplayer (mp in JA is a buggy mess, afaik there has only ever been ONE patch that fixed minor things, shame on you Raven Software >:( ...)

Knights of the old republic were also really good games. Of course it's typical EA that they had to completely ruin it and make a MMO out of it. Bunch of utter morons. The second kotor was better, though. Better story, more interesting characters. Doesn't mean the first one isn't good. No, it's superb! But I guess I always liked Obsidian's story writing more than Bioware's, although their games are always a buggy mess (here's looking at you Alpha Protocol - such an interesting concept ruined by terrible shooting mechanics, a myriad of bugs and one of the worst PC ports I have ever seen).
Hope I'll be able to find some time to buy and play Tyranny over Christmas.

I really wish there would have been a sequel to Republic Commando. Another hint that the author has absolutely no idea what he is talking about when he says it feels more like a Tom Clancy game. But then again he probably only saw the new games. Because when it comes to tactics then Republic Commando is nothing like Ghost Recon or Rogue Spear.

Unfortunately I never played the older games, like Tie Fighter etc. so I cannot say anything about those but how the hell is Star Wars X-Wing Alliance not on that list. Instead you get Pod Racer (not that it's a bad game, it was actually pretty good but basing a game on one of the more boring parts of The Dark Menace is kinda weird - or just a cash grab). Just go home, Gerald.
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Free DLC
7. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Free DLC Dec 9, 2016, 02:08 yuastnav
This game is definitely worth it. My favourite shooter this year. Hell, my favourite shooter for some time now.  
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
16. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 18:02 yuastnav
Rigs wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 17:28:
yuastnav wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 17:04:
Never played it. This is the game where you cannot jump, right? God that is so stupid in a first person shooter.

Doom 1 and 2 where great, despite not being able to jump, but the thing I want in a shooter is incredibly fast gameplay, just really fast movement and great shooting. These two things are really important. How can you make a modern shooter without jumping?

Well, like you said, you never played it, so having a negative opinion on the whole game because of that one fact is kinda silly. The reason it's there (or not, as it may be) is because it's not needed. In all honesty, I can't even remember if the ability to jump is there or not in Bulletstorm and that alone proves that having it wouldn't matter. Putting something in the game because every other FPS has it (ie chest high walls, cover mechanics or washed out brown textures) is a road littered with the burned out husks of CoD sequels and clones...and thus not what this particular game was/is about...


Oh I did watch the wtf is of Bulletstorm and wasn't impressed either. Apart from that I don't play cover shooters. I only played the first Call of Duty and had enough of that series after that.
What I want is something like Quake 3 or Shadow Warrior 2. And both of these games use jumping extensively.
Personally the ability to jump is a must, whether it's really needed or not. I just feel extremely limited when I cannot do that, like I'm in a straitjacket or something. (apply only to shooters, of course)
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
14. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 17:04 yuastnav
Never played it. This is the game where you cannot jump, right? God that is so stupid in a first person shooter.

Doom 1 and 2 where great, despite not being able to jump, but the thing I want in a shooter is incredibly fast gameplay, just really fast movement and great shooting. These two things are really important. How can you make a modern shooter without jumping?
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Footage
6. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Footage Dec 2, 2016, 16:50 yuastnav
I was really looking forward to this, especially because this is made by Streum-On Studios, but after skipping through the upload of TotalBiscuit's stream of this game I'm kinda disappointed.
He wasn't too fond of it either.
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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
13. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 16:44 yuastnav
This is a first person shooter. Why is this idiot playing it with a controller?

Anyway, the narrow FOV is kinda vomit-inducing.

The "turn into a cup" thing looks like a gimmick that will get old fast.

Making stairs with that gun looked like fun, though I wonder how limited this will be in the final game. For some reason when I think about destruction and/or modification of the game world I always think back to the glass house in Red Faction 1. It's been over a decade since this game was released and no one has figured out how to do deformation of the landscape and levels well.

Looks like this game has one of the worse shotguns in shooters.

I admit, using the kinetic blast to rocket jump is kinda cool but very, very slow.

Of course this game has crafting. How can it not? -_-

Yeah so this trailer does not excite me.
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News Comments > Darksiders - Warmastered Edition
8. Re: Darksiders - Warmastered Edition Nov 30, 2016, 08:32 yuastnav
I just liked playing as Death haha.  
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News Comments > Darksiders - Warmastered Edition
6. Re: Darksiders - Warmastered Edition Nov 30, 2016, 03:29 yuastnav
Never played the first game but I like the second one, despite it's shortcomings which happened due to it being a console port.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2016, 05:12 yuastnav
bigspender wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 02:28:
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 23:13:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 21:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 12:53:
I am just gonna leave this link here

What if jobs are the problem, not the solution

It made me realize that computerization of large portions of jobs may not be as far fetched and far away as I thought, and imo it should be a mandatory read, and should be seen as a new experience, to look at work from an different angle, and to look at the consequence of doing so, so leave your preconceptions about how "work builds character" at the door before entering.

And remember, Asian school children dominate math, but you know what they don't dominate? Cultural development. Those making culture are not the ones acing math and science and culture is what defines a nation, not it's jobs. Shouldn't this mean that we should strife to educate children so they further our culture and society, and not our economy?

Isn't Trump winning the perfect proof? Everyone puts so much value on jobs, everyone is sad and angry they lost their jobs, instead of creating something new out of that, something that does not benefit the economy, but the society of your nation, your neighborhood even, even if it's based on "entitlements" and even if you have to sustain yourself on a slightly lower luxury level... mhh, food for thought.

I'll agree that it's time to start thinking of a new paradigm. Most people enjoy "work" in order to have some purpose and stimulation in life. Just sitting around doing nothing sucks and saps your morale, leading to drug abuse, mental illness, and other issues. And here's a nasty quote from the article:

Almost half of employed adults in this country are eligible for food stamps (most of those who are eligible donít apply). The market in labour has broken down, along with most others.

Income inequality is just STUPID. How about instituting a living minimum wage, like $20 per hour? That would cut down on the user of government services is a massive way. Walmart and places like it actually train their workers to use government services to supplement their incomes. It's corporate welfare at its most pernicious.

The sad thing (because it is politically untenable) is that it would be a HUGE boon to the economy. Poor and lower middle income people spend their money, nearly all of it. This stimulates the economy by cycling the money through it. Rich people just sock it away, often overseas. Or they invest it, but trickle down economics has been pretty much proven to fail at this point.

I guess you don't understand math or economics. Taking other people's money and giving it to someone with no expectation of them doing anything to earn it would be hugely inefficient and wasteful. They will spend it on cheetos and beer and video games. It would be much smarter to take all that money you want to take from real earners, and give it back to those who produce in the form of tax breaks. They will then take that money and build something of value that deadbeats can choose to work for.

You Bernie fools are a riot. Go to Cuba and see your shit-hole commie/socialist utopia...or Venezuela. Seriously, go to one of those awesome places that gives everything to everyone. Only problem is that when the government runs out of people producing, runs out of their money, it turns evil. But, ya know free shit and Bernie. Idiots.

What does having a fair wage have to do with communism? I don't understand how you've made that connection.

It's all in the nickname.
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
44. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 25, 2016, 02:53 yuastnav
I just hope the weak sales mean that we'll get better sales during the winter sale.

The spacing between the sales is really weird, though. There is one in summer, sometime around August, then we may get a Halloween sale in October, an autumn sale in November and a winter sale in December. And then not much happens until next summer.
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