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Real Name Billy Mitchell   
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Nickname theglaze
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Description Try my hot sauce.
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Signed On Nov 1, 2011, 22:27
Total Comments 335 (Amateur)
User ID 57201
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Aug 23, 2016, 12:12 theglaze
 
Whoa, crazy headphones. They include an inline headphone amp and DAC....crazy talk!  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Aug 22, 2016, 15:31 theglaze
 
Well I'm surprised! F1 is such a niche racing genre, I didn't think it would add up to a No.1 seller on openin week.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 16:19 theglaze
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 10:56:
Do those tards still not have a career mode in their F1 game? I mean the whole fucking point of the good old F1 sims like Micrprose's Grand Prix series was to slip into the role of your fav F1 driver and take him through an entire season of races with all ups and downs and shit.
I was shocked, stunned and appalled when I found out that Codemasters' F1 games don't even have this most essential game mode.
That's right on par with offering a Doom game without guns. It's the very definition of What. The. Actual. Fucking. Fuck.

Many people felt the first one, F1 2010 had the best career of the series, and each subsequent instalment took a step back in the complexity, detail, and interaction that 2010 provided.

This one, however, appears to have surpassed the detail and features found in all previous career modes. I'm more of a hot lap kind of racer, chasing the perfect lap time whilst mentally in the zone, but I feel like starting up a career with a back marker team and try out a full weekend.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 10:41 theglaze
 
I'll be checking F1 2016 out tonight, I'm excited for the latest instalment.

Competition is a little different this year with the McLaren MP4-31 in iRacing, and Assetto Corsa providing Red Bull Ring DLC with the 2013 Ferrari F138 and 2015 SF15-T

But this title from Codies is the only one that has the full F1 calendar. I'll be all over it tonight, and if I remember, I'll post about my initial impressions to anyone who is curious
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Comp Mode Improvements
3. Re: Team Fortress 2 Comp Mode Improvements Aug 17, 2016, 17:06 theglaze
 
TF2 is DEAD!

Long live OVERWATCH!
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Changes
7. Re: Overwatch Competitive Changes Aug 16, 2016, 10:20 theglaze
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 08:19:
theglaze wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 01:37:
Season 1 ends on the 18th...I've hit 55 three times but can't get 56...if I do it's the next tier and the reward equates to 40 match wins! Must....try........harder!!!!

I keep hanging at 62. There's a big diff between 59 and 62. No teamplay or voicechat at 59. OK teamplay and much voicechat at 62. I love that.

Voicechat...

IMO, it's a mandatory requirement to play a team-based game at any competitive level.

And the match making system needs to penalize or segregate players who do not join team voicechat, who do not use their own mic, or have voices muted.

I've played matches where no one speaks and we put down a whooping on the other team, but that requires competent players that understand the meta and a lot of mistakes by the opponent. Also, some players are great listeners and follow discussions and request by voice. Maybe they're fragging from the babies room or something.

But outright refusal to participate in voicecomm because someone "doesn't want to"?....well put them at a lower competitive tier
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Changes
3. Re: Overwatch Competitive Changes Aug 16, 2016, 01:37 theglaze
 
Season 1 ends on the 18th...I've hit 55 three times but can't get 56...if I do it's the next tier and the reward equates to 40 match wins! Must....try........harder!!!!  
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News Comments > Overwatch Tick Rate Increasing
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 12:13 theglaze
 
LittleMe wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 02:51:
DrSquick wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 22:40:
I'm not an expert on this at all, but 1000ms/63 ticks is 15ms. Does that mean we will need a 15ms ping to the server or we will have lost ticks? If so, that's pretty aggressive I think!

No it doesn't work that way. They aren't lost if your ping is higher than 15ms. Read this reddit post for a much better description of what is changed:

Overwatch servers were always 60tick though. The issue is that the client used a cmdrate of only 20, which meant that clients only saw 20 of those 60 ticks and had to guess to fill in the gaps (this is called interpolation and lerp). This lead to huge mispredictions (where the client realizes it wasn't right and the server was, so the client snaps back to the correct value from the server). This is most evident in situations here you appear to get shot behind walls and appear to use an ability to save yourself even though it doesn't actually fire in time, even if it does on your screen.

And here is another post that gives good specifics.

Tickrate, cmdrate, and updaterate are all completely different.

Tickrate is the number of frames or ticks the server renders per second. A higher number means more accurate fast-paced action. In Overwatch this value is 60 and always was. In TF2 it's 66.

Cmdrate is the number of those ticks that the client actually receives per second. This can be lower than the tickrate and in Overwatch it was 20, it's now 60. In TF2 this is by default 66 but can be lowered. If this value is lower than the tickrate and the client framerate then the client does its best to predict frames between each tick it gets sent so that the action isn't jittery. These actions are called lerp in video games, or interpolation in general.

Updaterate is the number of times the client sends its own input to the server - for instance, your shooting, movements, and aiming. This can be any value from 1 to the tickrate. In TF2 this is 66 and in Overwatch this is 60 and always has been.

Thanks for the detail!
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Tick Rate Increasing
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2016, 23:09 theglaze
 
DrSquick wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 22:40:
I'm not an expert on this at all, but 1000ms/63 ticks is 15ms. Does that mean we will need a 15ms ping to the server or we will have lost ticks? If so, that's pretty aggressive I think!

I suppose you could think of it that way

With the server gathering data at a more frequent rate, there should be less disconnect between what you see on your screen and the input you make, and what the server records and updates to the other players in the server.

Kill cam's reveal a lot, and I think Roadhog's hook is a perfect example. You may be running and clear a wall by a significant margin, but you get hooked and dragged back as if you were in the open. When you see the kill cam, you get hooked earlier than you did on your screen, and if you could see your opponents screen, you may have been on their screen the entire time.

Blizzard was confident that the algorithms and interpolation of player movement was good enough to overcome any tic rate disadvantage. Looks like they're tossing in the towel on it.

I know at high levels against good players in competitive, EVERYONE moves like a butterfly, randomized movement that challenges not only your aim but the server's ability to accurately place a player in a fair/real-time position.
 
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News Comments > PC DOOM Sells 1M
8. Re: PC DOOM Sells 1M Aug 10, 2016, 12:03 theglaze
 
I enjoyed Doom 3, a lot. And I'm not interested in the twitch pace of the DOOM reboot.

I found the art style and lighting to be visually appealing, and their horror spin struck me as entertaining, with the slower pace and less enemies acceptable considering the atmosphere they created.

2004 was a very busy year for the FPS genre, and I think Doom 3 held its own and differentiated from the competition. Here's what it was up against that year, including multiplayer-only and console-only titles:

Half-Life 2
Halo 2
Painkiller
Unreal Tournament 2004
Battlefield Vietnam
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
Far Cry
Counter-Strike: Source
Tribes: Vengeance
Star Wars: Battlefront
Metroid Prime 2
Killzone
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Adding Rumble Mode
3. Re: Rocket League Adding Rumble Mode Aug 8, 2016, 12:10 theglaze
 
It's as if they've added a sprinkle of Worms weaponry! Will probably take a few updates until they achieve a decent balance in power-ups.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Season 1 Ends Soon
10. Re: Overwatch Season 1 Ends Soon Aug 6, 2016, 17:25 theglaze
 
I'm concerned that cheating will increase now that the rewards are announced. I hover around the cusp of the big CPs payouts, 80 to 200.

Maybe that's why the announced this and Diablo new season at the same time: don't like the restrictive OVerwatch loot and ranking systems? Go back to Diablo, it's waiting for you!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 5, 2016, 13:30 theglaze
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 12:42:
theglaze wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 12:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 10:40:
Ransomeware hits anyone who does not follow these simple rules
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/
All sound advice. And I will stress:
Data backups!
There are no "solutions" when malicious software encrypts your files, besides paying the bastards. The only option is to wipe the infected computer/server and reload your data, assuming you've retained a copy of the data that is NOT infected. Nightly backups don't matter if you find or do something about the ransomware a week later and no longer have a clean copy to work with.

There are a few solutions for ransomeware and more are being continually developed. At least one decryptor requires that your point to one encrypted file and one not encrypted file, like a word doc you emailed before the ransomeware was installed. The others can crack it standalone.
https://noransom.kaspersky.com/

Interesting! I've used Kaspersky in the past but didn't know they've developed some decrypt solutions for the common/simple ransomwares out there. Thanks for the info.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 5, 2016, 12:11 theglaze
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 10:40:
Ransomeware hits anyone who does not follow these simple rules
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

All sound advice. And I will stress:

Data backups!

There are no "solutions" when malicious software encrypts your files, besides paying the bastards. The only option is to wipe the infected computer/server and reload your data, assuming you've retained a copy of the data that is NOT infected. Nightly backups don't matter if you find or do something about the ransomware a week later and no longer have a clean copy to work with.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Aug 3, 2016, 23:26 theglaze
 
The day is here, Valve is changing the main weapons in CSGO for good.

Personally, I think the full spray impact to accuracy should happen at the 4th or 5th bullet, instead of the 6th. But I welcome anything that kills the perceived advantage players have to crouch spray until they're out of bullets or the target is dead.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Aug 1, 2016, 13:55 theglaze
 
Wow...that EVGA chassis is a monster! Well over 40 pounds before any computer components are installed.

It's hilariously large too, only kitchen appliances are bigger in most peoples homes, besides a TV.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2016, 13:44 theglaze
 
I let my laptop update to Win10, it's only a couple years old but I wanted to try out the new OS and was interested in the 'automatic' upgrade experience.

It was terrible. Even though it's lightly used, I had app issues and the OS itself was running very sluggish, waiting 2 -3 times longer for things to open and process.

After a full wipe and fresh install, it runs super smooth with no issues.

Makes me wonder how many other free upgrade users, who don't know how to format and install an OS, are stuck on machines limping through a poorly but automatically updated Win10.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 29, 2016, 00:50 theglaze
 
Informative Murder Porn via South Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtGYSDXEFSc


 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
11. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 22, 2016, 12:58 theglaze
 
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?
 
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News Comments > Pro Pinball Ultra Released
4. Re: Pro Pinball Ultra Released Jul 22, 2016, 12:27 theglaze
 
I got a bunch of tables for Microsoft's Pimball FX via a humble bundle, at least 8 tables for less than this.

That said, the dynamic lighting on this table looks fantastic.
 
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