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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2016, 15:53 Dagnamit
Quboid wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 13:41:
Ferris Bueller is one of the most obnoxious wankers ever put on screen, right? I keep on hearing about how he's the coolest, everyone would want to be him, want to be his friend or want to date him. Why? He's a bad person, a terrible student and an even worse friend. A self obsessed, attention seeking narcissist, unable or unwilling to care about anybody except himself.

I'm not sure I would ever tire of punching his smug, Broder-esque face.

That's the beauty of the movie. Is Ferris awesome or horrible? I find the same question applies to Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye. I find him to be an annoying and arrogant child of privilege, yet others find him endearing.

Ferris is all of those things you said, but he's also smart, charming and, most importantly, BORED AS FUCK. He's treating high school like a small child that tortures insects, he biding his time and toying with those lesser than him.

I find for both that the age you were exposed to each of them will color your perspectives. I've first saw Ferris as young kid and didn't read Catcher until I was 21, so that almost certainly is the reason why I hate Holden, yet have a soft spot for Ferris.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 25, 2016, 17:53 Dagnamit
nin wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:32:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:30:
Mobile broadband should be a lot cheaper it is a lot slower!


They need to break up the Telcos and jumpstart competition. Just imagine the speeds we'd have.

At my office in downtown Minneapolis, on my iPhone 6s I get 100 down and 20 up over LTE. It's utterly ridiculous. That's on Verizon, btw. Competition baby!
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News Comments > Two Sonic Games Announced
2. Re: Cossacks 3 in September Jul 24, 2016, 14:47 Dagnamit
Task wrote on Jul 24, 2016, 10:38:
Hell's yeah, Sonic Mania looks saweet

Yup. Made by the guys that did the Sonic 1, 2 and CD ports to iOS and xBox. The Sonic CD port, in particular, is of such ridiculously good quality that it makes it the best Sonic game of the originals. Can't wait for this.
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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
22. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 22, 2016, 14:59 Dagnamit
theglaze wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 12:58:
MacLeod wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 11:42:
Can someone actually explain the Titan to me? I don't get it.

What's the point of:

Intel i7 6950X?
Razer Blade?
Ferrari 488 GTB?

Why make nice things that push boundaries of size and performance to challenge the competition and sell shit to rich people, or high-tech businesses that can make use of cutting edge technology for an advantage?

The biggest problem is that it doesn't push any boundaries. This is not an original Titan that was a big as possible and had ridiculous capabilities. Nvidia took their very best and priced it at $1000.00. That card could do it all and it was BARGAIN for the right type of power user.

This Titan is probably 2/3 as big, die size, as it could be and uses a new, but not the best, memory system. It's just a bigger gaming card commanding a HUGE premium price for little reason other than, people with means will buy it because it's the fastest. There's nothing wrong with any of that. If the market will bear it, sell it at $1200.00. I'm only concerned because AMD is a complete no-show in this segment for the next 6 months and I'm priced out of meaningful upgrades. I don't want to be priced out of my hobby. That would suck.

Now that big old GP100 die they showed off a couple months ago. 16gb of HBM2, 4000+ shader cores, floating point compute for your mama? That's a GPU worthy of the name. Gamers will never see it though.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jul 19, 2016, 21:01 Dagnamit
The second step searches your bank accounts for more money!


How am I doing Cutter?

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 19, 2016, 19:31 Dagnamit
He's guilty of committing the worst crime possible in the USA. He embarrassed people with money.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 18, 2016, 09:02 Dagnamit
Numinar wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 05:01:
I probably would have as it looks and sounds amazing but they listed 3 games that weren't Prison Architect (One of my favorites!) as inspiration on the store page despite using a near-identical style of programmer art. Seems dishonest. User reviews make it sound pretty awesome though.

google search is your friend. don't accuse people of doing stuff without doing, at least, the minimum research. here's the dev of Rimworld in a post from 2013 (geez games take forever to make), the first result of a google search for "rimworld prison architect".

"I drew some inspiration from PA. Moreso from its own inspiration, Dwarf Fortress.

We don't share any tools. Chris at IV has his own tech foundation; I built this one on Unity.

But they do look somewhat similar; that's my fault. I'm not a good enough artist to come up with a really good original look. There are only so many ways to render characters on a tiny grid without using animations.

I hope the differences between the game will be enough for people to look past the aesthetic similarities. And if I get some funding at some point I can get an artist to help develop a more unique look.

I do think the similarities are skin-deep. In gameplay the game resembles DF much more than PA.

How did you know I used to call it Starship Architect? That was back in March... I didn't think I ever mentioned that anywhere. CREEPY :D"
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2016, 19:20 Dagnamit
Yifes wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 18:42:
dubfanatic wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 14:15:
LOL Blizzard goes way out of the way to make a "diverse" game and this is what they get for it. When will they ever learn, you can't ever appease liberals.

I don't think an old Hindu cleric counts as a "liberal".

Of course he does. He's neither white nor christian. Textbook liberal.
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News Comments > RimWorld Early Access
5. Re: RimWorld Early Access Jul 15, 2016, 21:41 Dagnamit
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 21:24:
Huh, for some reason I had a very different and pornographic interpretation of what this might be. Hi-O!

Here's the trailer,

IN A WORLD... teetering on the edge of OBLIVION...

ONE MAN travelling to the void is going to get more than he bargained for...

He'll find out there's more to the world than meets the browneye....


Winter 2018.

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News Comments > Raw Data Early Access
3. Re: Raw Data Early Access Jul 15, 2016, 10:20 Dagnamit
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 20:45:
I agree Gib. It's pretty fun. Ran like garbage initially, quit out, hey an it runs quite a bit smoother. The Ready Room is still a bit much for my poor 970, but now missions run nice and smoothly.

Sadly, they show your forearms, which don't move properly most of the time. It'd look much less weird if they'd just show your hands. Played multi with someone whose mic was open and sounded like they were playing in a wind tunnel, they were so loud I couldn't hear the robots. But it was great fun.

The teleport would look better if they had the characters leap around, as it appears from your own perspective.

thirded. I spent all of 10 minutes playing the game and it's the highest quality game out there by far and fun to boot. turning around and seeing the robot bashing your head in is startling as all hell.

I knew when I bought the Vive that my 970 wasn't going to cut it for long, but hell, I'm going to have to upgrade soon. Dammit. I can get a solid 90 in this title but it looks like crap.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 14, 2016, 11:14 Dagnamit
Retired wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 09:47:
says press is 'literally insignificant.'

Pot meet kettle.

Where do I sign up to get paid 5 million dollars a year to be insignificant?
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 7, 2016, 13:10 Dagnamit
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 10:07:
So after the 1060 overcomes the FE bullshit and drops to $250+ AIBs without being stung by the Pascal markup flim flam bug due to increased yields on the new gp106s we will see a good old fashioned battle of the mainstreams.

I'm still reserved about availability and markup though especially if nVidia moved ahead the production and release date of the card by a month.

We'll wait until the benches show up. If it's true that it can beat a 980 then I might have to upgrade from a 970. I can probably still sell the 970 for $175 or so and only need to come up with $75 instead of $200 for the 1070.

I don't need maximum power all the time so I'm hestitant to get a 1070 or 1080 when I know that the 1080ti is coming in about 7 months and will blow the doors off everything for probably $700ish bucks. I'm thinking incremental upgrade to 1060 to get more out of my VIVE and then break the bank for the 1080ti. choices, choices. Need benches now.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 1, 2016, 11:31 Dagnamit
GTX 1060 w/ only 3GB of memory would be a huge mistake from the Green team at $250.00 or any price for that matter. Even if it has better performance, memory usage has spiked significantly in the last year. It's not PRESENT proofed, much less future proofed. What's the point of owning a card that can run GTA V at high settings only to have it run out of memory? That game devours video memory and people still play the hell out of it. It would be a debacle.

On the other hand, a GTX 1060 w/ 6GB at $250.00 would be a knock-out blow to AMD.

There's probably room for a 1060ti in the product stack though. We'll see what happens. GPU's have gotten so boring, it's good to have stuff to talk about again.
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
7. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 12:38 Dagnamit
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 11:33:
Yeah the 480 benches were a hot commodity many were waiting for.

Reviewing this it seems a 1060 will be a bit more powerful than the 480, so I'd have to see what price the 1060 comes in at. I think it perhaps settled me in on a 1070. This just isn't enough horses for 2016 moving forward.

I'll have to review all those articles more, but a lot of those are imo shit. No where near the data I'd think someone would want for comparisons sake. And in general Bench articles since the 1080 has been released have been weak. Where are VR benches with these new cards? We need to know if we are getting our 90 FPS in VR games, etc.

My recent VR purchase has left me with an inch for an upgrade to something. The 970 OC'd to 1450mhz just barely does it and frankly does not get it done for anything that hasn't been made specifically for VR (Elite, Assetto Corsa, etc...)

There's been a discovery on the VIVE of a global supersampling setting that significantly increases the quality of almost every game. The VIVE will now take all the GPU you can throw at it and then some (even more so than before). Even 1080's are being brought to their knees and the video fidelity benefits are extremely tangible, so my desire of a new GPU is growing daily.

The 1080 at $600 is intriguing, but it's too much to swallow and the 1070, though a great upgrade, is essentially the equal of a 980ti. It'll be, at least, an 8 month wait for the 1080ti, but the performance of that chip is going to be nothing short of mind-blowing. Let's hope it starts at $700.00. I think I'm waiting... but we'll see.

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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
3. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 13:34 Dagnamit
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 13:19:
So are there daily deals or everything that is on sale for a certain percentage right now will be on sale for the same price until July4?

good question.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 22, 2016, 16:50 Dagnamit
that's why I went ahead got a 6s. I like the iphone and ios and all that, but even the thought of having to mess around with dongles and not being able to charge and use headphones at the same time will push me to consider an alternative. I'm not buying new headphones or adapters or any of that garbage so that apple can make the phone even more pointlessly thin.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 12:52 Dagnamit
DangerDog wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 12:17:
Threewave ctf, Action Quake and Jailbreak were my favorite mods.

Those were the days indeed, except for the 56k dialup connection that pretty much sucked.

If only I had been rich like Joe Rogan

It's amazing how good we all got (wink) playing a game with a 300+ ping if you were lucky. Anything under 200 was put in the favorites list and mourned when it disappeared.

My brother was just starting college at a tech saavy university which had high speed internet in 1996. Let's just say it took him a few more years to finish because that first year was pretty much a waste. I used to visit him just to get that 50ish ping and crush mf'ers.

to Blue, Quake is reason I first started at this site and your dedication to it has kept me coming back here since. Thanks for 20 years keeping me unproductive at work! Cheers!
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 20, 2016, 13:17 Dagnamit
Creston wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 12:56:
A THIRD of Valve is now doing VR??? Half Life 3 VR Confirmed!!!!!

That's gotta be mostly hardware development and suppport though, right? I just don't see Valve going the software route for VR. I hope I'm wrong about that, because The Lab is unbelievable. Just showing that to my friends and family has been worth the cost.

Need to check out new game, Battle Dome. Apparently it's a blast. I guess it's a cover based multiplayer FPS, with mechanics stolen from Splatoon. movement is teleportation based, but you can only move where your team has painted the floor.
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News Comments > It came from E3 2016, Part 3
17. Re: It came from E3 2016, Part 3 Jun 19, 2016, 10:38 Dagnamit
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 10:34:
Mr. Anisotonic wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 04:46:

Except there are well over a hundred 8/10+ games playable on 3D Vision, and I don't think VR will get there.
VR is going to blow past those lame numbers so fast it will make your head splode.

I would guess VR already has double the users that gimmicky 3d Vision ever had. I'm going to love being right about VR on this website.
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News Comments > Oculus Touch Titles Revealed; Controllers Still MIA
5. Re: Oculus Touch Titles Revealed; Controllers Still MIA Jun 14, 2016, 15:45 Dagnamit
double post...  
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