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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 18, 2015, 03:34 shiho
Quboid wrote on Apr 17, 2015, 23:07:
It's incredibly impressive that they got (something approaching) this on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Yes, running at 15fps.
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News Comments > Into the Black

6. Re: Into the Black Apr 16, 2015, 20:08 shiho
And thus, Jar Jar Abrams rapes another venerable (pre-prequels) franchise. Everyone applauds as the hope dies.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 9, 2015, 19:25 shiho
It is inevitable now that Youtube will stop playing around and introduce unblockable ads. I always wondered how they could afford to be so generous.

Unfortunately unblockable ads will be no less obnoxious. Possibly moreso than before.
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video

7. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video Apr 6, 2015, 21:56 shiho
WaltC wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:30:
Incredible...this clip was beautiful...The game itself must be gorgeous...loved the breeze blowing through the trees--had to keep reminding myself I wasn't watching a movie...;) We are in all likelihood looking Game of the Year, 2015. This one is a must-have.

Graphics aren't the same as a reactive/immersive world. Yawn.
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News Comments > etc.

7. Re: etc. Mar 26, 2015, 23:25 shiho
Yay HL2 gfx update! (remembers the physics puzzles)

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 19, 2015, 22:49 shiho
VR will always be a niche market. Not much will change. It may allow for virtual presence situations at opera and stadiums, and it will work well with cabin simulation games, like Elite: Dangerous 2: Not Sucky This Time, and Mechwarrior: Nonexistent Single Player Game.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

3. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 19, 2015, 00:55 shiho
It's not just her opponents. Liberal news networks and magazines are ganging up on Hillary because they don't want old blood in the office.

She's talentless, unaccomplished, crooked, dead-looking, and completely unappealing in every way.

I hope the conservatives do the same thing to Jeb Bush as liberals are doing to Hillary Clinton.

The past 16 years made Bill Clinton look like a genius of a President. How far the country has fallen...
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad (2013) Giveaway on

13. Re: Rise of the Triad (2013) Giveaway on Mar 16, 2015, 17:14 shiho
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 16:34:
I wouldn't take that game if they gave it away for free. Oh they did do that? I'll pass.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

3. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 13, 2015, 06:16 shiho
Still waiting for a watch which isn't codependent on a cellphone.  
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Confirmed

12. Re: Titanfall 2 Confirmed Mar 12, 2015, 19:48 shiho
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 19:45:
Icewind wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 19:40:
Does this one have a real singleplayer campaign? No?

Yeah, pass.

UT doesn't have a single player campaign either. Did you pass on all of those?

UT had 50 times more to offer in its multiplayer than Titanfail, and it was a far better and more lasting experience to boot. It was well worth the money.
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Confirmed

2. Re: Titanfall 2 Confirmed Mar 12, 2015, 19:18 shiho
It better be free for those of us who wasted money on the first game. Lul.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 6, 2015, 21:44 shiho
Anyone using uTorrent past 2.2.1 or so deserves what they get.

qBittorrent is uTorrent minus all the garbage. It's not as optimized, but none of the other clients are. But it has a similar UI and no bullshit.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

33. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 03:49 shiho
@1badmf: Yes! Every time I go to Safeway at freaking 1AM and its freaking OPEN... often I just take a slow stroll through the baked goods section because of the smell. I look at all the stuff around me and realize that I can have it. Now. It's been 20 years, but it's still not completely real to me.

It always feels so fragile, the abundance Westerners have.

In USSR we only had select fruits and vegetables at certain seasons. Hydroponic farms were too advanced of a technology for USSR. And adults being forcefully herded into communist farming collectives didn't turn out to be very productive. Every supervisor faked the numbers which moved up to his superior, but in the end, no one was deceived - you still had to stand for 2 hours in line for milk.

"The opposing superpower" put all of its research toward armaments. There's a theory that the Cold War destroyed Soviet economy. I think it was that and Chernobyl. With Chernobyl it really became an international incident when people somewhere in (Sweden, I believe), 3 days later started going "Uh... guys... we have radioactive rain... guys..."

This is when USSR started opening up a bit.

@jdreyer: There's nothing for me there except nostalgia of walking down the streets where big Lenin/Marx/Engels banners used to be draped on sides of gray 5-story buildings.

That nostalgia would wear out in 5 minutes and then I'd want to have the comforts that spoiled me in the Western world.

If there's one benefit of visiting ex-USSR territory is that it always had a VERY high percentage of attractive women. They're overwhelmingly attractive, so much that the men are spoiled, and women who would be models in America, in ex-USSR are called "cute". Women who are "cute" in America (thin, somewhat plain-faced girl next door) think themselves ugly in ex-USSR.

In addition to the "cute" ones, in every high school classroom there were usually 1-2 complete stunning knockouts that belong in Victoria's Secret. Tall, natural full breasts, feminine perfect face. Their presence moved the whole pecking order down a notch.

A few years ago my friend who migrated from Ukraine went back to visit his homeland and he showed me some photos which reminded me. She wasn't a model. Just some girl on the beach. They walk next to each other. She has perfect everything and the photo looks staged. But no, she was just a girl. Chances are there was another girl like that nearby. And another.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

29. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 00:16 shiho
1badmf wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 19:48:
interesting. i've gotten into a few youtube arguments with russians about the thin veneer of civilization over there, but at the end of the day i've never been so couldn't support my case with any real authority. what's it really like over there?

Making it brief would do it a disservice. But whatever. People coming from USSR who would enter a Western supermarket have been known to break down crying.

Supposedly things are better over there now, but really a person who never stepped out of Russia has no point of reference just how AMAZING an average, say, American taxi driver, has it, just as your average American absolutely cannot imagine what a Russian has to deal with everyday.

Russia is a country, where by American standards, everything surrounding you is shit. Shit clothes, shit food, very few choices of anything (if any), deficit of basic goods, shit living conditions in Soviet-era depressing falling-apart buildings, broken roads, poorly regulated businesses and mafia wreaking havoc.

Terrible healthcare. I don't know if this improved since Soviet times, but in 1994 they still didn't use anaesthetics, water or suction for routine dental procedures, even on children. All of us grew up like that. Numbing agents were reserved only for taking teeth out.

Resterilized needles, bleary-eyed doctors, minimal and outdated equipment.

In order to accomplish something, bribe a bureaucrat. Drunk police.

Russians all grow up figuring out how to scam the system, because of perpetual scarcity around them. They also all grow up fighting each other. Even girls will fight guys in the playgrounds.

There's a defensive "pissing match" language for use with hostile strangers that men and women alike use. You'll see it in dashcam videos and the like. Women yelling stuff like "eat my pussy", only less nice version of it. Russian profanity is harsher than American/English profanity.

Despite an exploitative mindset, given a chance by migrating to a civilized country, most Russians work hard because they finally feel in control of their own future.

When I came to America from USSR and saw a flyer outside saying "Garage sale", first of all I was blown away that someone just left this colored piece of paper out there, for free. Not even the garage sale, just the flyer itself.

People carry toilet paper with them because in case they need to use a public toilet, it will likely just be a hole in the ground, and they won't give you free toilet paper.

In Soviet times, not having toilet paper anywhere was the norm, so we used daily free Communist newspaper, crumpled them to make them less rough, and used them like that. There was a bin to throw the dirty paper into, because you couldn't flush it down the toilet.

In Soviet times there was a complete lack of innovation due to no capitalist competition, and that retarded the country's progress in not just technology and abundance, but everything around you, and that impact is felt to this day.

From not-earthquake-proof buildings to pollution to shitty clothing and just a stagnant lack of originality and color and optimization/efficiency in every "homeland-made" object.

This is why one of the visitors in Sochi Olympics almost fell down an elevator shaft. The Soviet elevators were so inefficiently designed as to allow autonomous opening of doors. That design, like thousands of others, was never retouched since 1991.

In sane countries, elevator itself plugs into the doors and opens them, which guarantees you will not see them just open by themselves into abyss.

I really liked the movie Transsiberian, because it portrays the atmosphere pretty well. The Russian train conductor calls smiling Americans crazy loons, because that's how Western tourists looked to us... what's there to fucking smile about? Are you children or something?

Switching to that old perspective and seeing things through my "young" eyes like this can become really bizarre. What's all these Youtubers smiling about? Shouldn't they be standing in line for chemically manufactured milk powder substitute?

Anyway. This doesn't really cover it.
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News Comments > Gigantic a Windows 10 Launch Game

3. Re: Gigantic a Windows 10 Launch Game Mar 4, 2015, 19:44 shiho
The only gamer-centric feature anyone wants from Microsoft, is less memory and CPU consumption and less hogging the OS with useless apps and cloud garbage and bloat and "gamer-centric features".  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

26. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 19:42 shiho
As an ex-Soviet residing in America, I fully understand why someone grown up in civilized world cannot survive for too long in Russia.

It's not just "another country", like Germany, France, Britain, Canada or Israel. It's really, REALLY not.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 06:39 shiho
Sonic welcomes being regulated as a common carrier. Too bad about the trojan "general conduct" horse in the bill which destroys freedom of speech on the Internet.

"The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field." - Tom Wheeler, FCC chairman

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed." - Vladimir Lenin
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 27, 2015, 17:06 shiho
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 11:37:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 10:11:
“The FCC’s decision to grant the petitions of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Wilson, North Carolina is a troubling power grab,”

Was going to post the same response below but someone beat me to it:
"It's like watching a 6th grade bully telling a high school kid to go pick on someone his own size, when the high school kid interrupts the 6th grader from beating up a 3rd grader."

Bang on. Stop obstructing my ability to obstruct others!

It's part of their whole cognitive dissonance. It's why they call themselves pro-life when they're really anti-choice. The GOP & their suppoerters - the reason working class Americans can't have nice things.

Spoken like a true proletariat stooge. Lenin used low-information voters like you to create a revolution in my home country. Now Obama's using people like you for a soft coup. Some things never change.
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband

88. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 23:33 shiho
Cutter wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 23:18:
I can see some of you youngsters don't understand how the internet started. It's called the ARPANET. So all you anti-gubment/sky-is-falling/socialism is evil types should get off the internet now and go live in a shack somewhere off the grid.

Not so much anti-government, but anti-government which is headed by a moronic college sorority brainwashed from ear to ear with Statist teachings, the sorority that already managed to convert IRS into Stasi, ICE into babysitters, NSA into Big Brother, side with Militant Islam and undermine both Egypt and Israel, spy on free press under guise of anti-terrorism, and was willing to sacrifice 40 people in Benghazi compound to win re-election.

There are different kinds of governments, my friend. This one happens to be "governed" by Obama, who just recently declared he will veto Congressional votes and "let the political process run in parallel" to what he's doing. He's also ignoring the orders of a Federal Judge, and just openly announced that he's "expanded his authority".

Combined with his anti-semitism and covering for Militant Islam, the parallels to Hitler are absolutely chilling.

But hey, just wait until court jesters on Comedy Central will give your daily two minutes hate against Fox News, and you'll stop wrinkling your pretty little face thinking about things which are serious and real.
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband

87. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 23:25 shiho
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 20:15:
shihonage wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 19:18:
This ruling has a trojan horse which allows bureaucrats to censor the Internet. EFF sent a letter to FCC about this "small concern" of general conduct rules, which went on to be ignored.

These rules will be exploited to curtail Internet freedom.

Chairman Mao would call this a step in the right direction.

Now this is possible, but it still shows regulation need, it is companies still trying to finagle every loophole and advantage they can find, not for the greater good, for their good.

Yeah, yeah. The Obama administration just made you a piece of cake with shit in it. That's essentially what this legislation is about. It was all about the shit. The shit will ruin the Internet. The cake(de-monopolizing) will not be worth it in the global picture.
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