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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
24. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 22, 2016, 15:45 Saboth
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 15:25:
AmericanWulf wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 11:59:
MacLeod wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 11:42:
Can someone actually explain the Titan to me? I don't get it.

According to videocardbenchmark, the TitanX has a lower G3D Mark score than the 980ti, but is over 3x the cost.

the titan series of cards are geared more for the content creators, the graphic artist, or the power needed for graphical rendering. It is really not marketed nor designed as the ultimate gaming/gamer card, never has been.

Right here right now it is being marketed as the Ultimate with no boundaries attached.

Yes this isn't a bargain card, it's a BMW... my Corolla can hit the speed limit, keep me cool and do well at the pump. But some just want more even if it doesn't make price/performance sense, news at 11.

I think it's more like taking a 455 hp, $60,000 Corvette, fiddling with the computer, giving it 546 hp, then charging $120,000.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
17. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 22, 2016, 14:17 Saboth
 
I'd assume at that price it is dual core (although I don't see any mention of that), and has at least 2x the performance of a 1080. But it says 11 TFLOPs while the regular 1080 is 9 TFLOPs at 1/2 the cost, so looks like you'll get like ~20% better performance for 100% more money?  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 17, 2016, 17:37 Saboth
 
bigspender wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 17:30:
Saboth wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 14:39:
Land of the free, home of the brave. Everyone's so terrified that someone parked in a public street talking in their car is cause to
run out and threaten them with a gun. The guy said the kids tried to run him over.
1. If true, I think they have a right since they were being threatened with a gun.
2. If not true, then he simply ran out and started shooting at people on the street because he was afraid.

Sounds like the gun owner was looking for an excuse to use his gun or to be a hero/tough guy.

Surely using something lethal like a gun for protection, can only be done so when a life is in danger?

Even if adults were stealing everything in his home, he doesn't have the right to kill them if his life is not in danger or at risk of any injury right? Although I guess it seems like in the US it's gotten to the point where you want to shoot first since everyone has guns. What a debacle.

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous here. In many instances, it seems you can go out of your way to argue/start a fight with someone, then if they fight back, you can say you thought your life was in danger, so you killed them with your gun. Seems to work quite a bit as a defense.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 17, 2016, 14:39 Saboth
 
Land of the free, home of the brave. Everyone's so terrified that someone parked in a public street talking in their car is cause to
run out and threaten them with a gun. The guy said the kids tried to run him over.
1. If true, I think they have a right since they were being threatened with a gun.
2. If not true, then he simply ran out and started shooting at people on the street because he was afraid.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 17, 2016, 13:45 Saboth
 
The only way I'd enable ads again is if they were small, unobtrusive, 100% secure from malware, and used only a few mb of data. This mess was created by ad agencies, not by people looking to secure their computers, save time, money, and data. If a website changes to "we notice you are using an adblocker, disable to continue", then I just stop going to that site. I used to visit Wired every day, now - never.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 16, 2016, 15:59 Saboth
 
At first I didn't care much, as said, who needs to look at porn in a coffee shop, but then you learn it's these moronic religious "morals and values" organizations that were putting the pressure on these companies to do this, spouting nonsense like " Internet pornography is a public health crisis". I guess since churches have lost the war on gays, they are moving to pornography. There always has to be something assaulting society's moral fiber, whether it's pot, sex, rock music or rap music, so I guess it's porn's turn up at bat.  
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News Comments > Rick and Morty VR Announced
8. Re: Rick and Morty VR Announced Jul 16, 2016, 08:39 Saboth
 
Alamar wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 23:47:
Such a stupid show... That I enjoy... Kinda neat the one dude voices both main characters...

On the contrary, I think it's one of the smartest shows on TV.
 
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News Comments > Windows Gaming Survey
9. Re: Windows Gaming Survey Jul 8, 2016, 21:29 Saboth
 
I panicked at the "please put in your email you received this email at", but went with "johnsmith@hotmail.com". For reasons for wanting VR, I put for games, seeing the world and other: wink wink.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jul 6, 2016, 19:38 Saboth
 
I think what is going on with Steam sales is developers are realizing they don't need to mark their $10 game down to $1 to sell it. Many people still buy at $4.99, just to get a "deal" (same reason stuff on Ebay ends up selling for the same amount as the store.) And I've seen an influx of people that are getting into PC gaming just for the deals so they are all asking how Steam sales work, so they think a $10 game for $5 is a great bargain, but they don't realize that game would have been $1.50 5 years ago.

Meanwhile, the veterans are looking at the 30-40% off deals and shaking their heads, vowing to wait for the next GMG, Humble Bundle or similar sale where you'll pick up that game that is on sale for $13 during the summer sale for $1 in 3 months.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 5, 2016, 19:46 Saboth
 
"I'm confident that they will be ironed out before the holiday season. The addition of exciting new titles will lead to a new wave of VR HMD hardware interest among those buying for themselves or family members and friends".

Yeah, I can imagine if I had asked my mom for an $800 VR system for Christmas when growing up. And damned if I have any friends that I love enough to give $800 gifts to.

Oculus burned up a ton of goodwill with gamers with their DRM games, and trying to lock down the system, as well as treating their preorder customers like pure crap. If they'd come in anywhere remotely close to the price they'd been suggesting for years, and treated their customers like they wanted their business, they should have probably outsold the less-known Vive by 3 to 1. As-is, they are not even on my list of VR considerations, and I don't know of anything they could do to get on my good side. In my eyes, they are the EA of VR.


 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
46. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 22:47 Saboth
 
Orogogus wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 20:50:
Acleacius wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 20:14:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 19:53:
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 16:09:

Virtually all of mine are only 10% off. I don't see a single game I want at a sale price I deem fair atm. And G2A is still crushing most of those prices.

Don't buy off of G2A if you can stand it. There was an article on here a few days ago, many stolen credit card rings are buying game keys and reselling them on G2A, and G2A doesn't seem to be doing much at all about it.

More on topic: I may have reached peak Steam ownership for awhile, no good sales on my wishlist at all at the moment.

I saw the article too, but wasn't it sort of speculation? It just seemed like something the RIAA drm, PR people try to push to justify all their lawsuits.

I don't think it's wild speculation. The developer was able to pick a key and show that it was bought off the Humble Store and sold below the buying price. The only place you can buy anything cheaper than G2A is "pay what you want" bundles; other than that they beat everyone. G2A's retailer fraud protection is a paid service. I see a lot of room for doubt.

And I feel like if G2A were legitimately trying to stop fraud, they'd have some pretty big busts under their belt by now. If I were a no-goodnik, I think I'd certainly try this avenue to launder stolen credit cards. As long as there are ton of Cutters out there, G2A has every incentive to do nothing to stop fraud, and no one else would be in a position to stop evil-me.

I think this is correct. The owner was very dicey in his answers to questions, saying that even vague metadata was "confidential" (lol, yeah right). Also couldn't provide much information on anything except a few choice topics and they don't seem to care about fraud much. I'll stick to legit game retailers over these grey market sites where you have to pay extra money to make sure you get a key that might work, or the key is declined due to fraud.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
14. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 14:41 Saboth
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 14:39:
I would like to see Total War: Warhammer on sale... That's what I'm waiting for..

Looks like about 25% of the games on my wishlist aren't on sale at all. C'mon, at least toss out a 10% or something.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 23, 2016, 14:14 Saboth
 
xxzone wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 14:04:
I agree. If it wasn't for child pornography, I'd think it was completely nuts as well. I'm all for every advantage to help bust the pedos.

I'm of the mind we've given up too many rights and privacy already in the name of defeating the "terrorists and pedos" (the 2 tired factions trotted out by the government every time they want more power to snoop on all Americans). It's time to start walking back many of those government overreaches that they've given themselves in the past decade.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 23, 2016, 13:50 Saboth
 
10k to look for porn, which isn't even illegal. Or maybe it is now in Utah, who knows. That place is the mecca of nutters. Suppressing all of your natural urges in the name of religion your entire life usually twists a person into becoming some kind of raging freak.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
6. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 13:45 Saboth
 
Not really much that hasn't been on sale already for the same price. It's more like the weekly deals for the past half year back again all at once. I hate that the sales are the same each year, and wish they were like they were back when they did flash and daily deals. I'm seeing a few ok deals, but nothing that made me instantly buy.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 22, 2016, 20:56 Saboth
 
I'd rather use an authorized retailer and pay a bit more so that money makes it back to the developer. Using promo keys, press keys, and keys obtained from fraud doesn't help the developer at all. I mean, c'mon. This guy is as shifty as a used car salesman with an "F" BBB rating. Whatever price they charge will be matched on GMG, Steam or something within 2-3 months.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 22, 2016, 20:51 Saboth
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 17:05:
Ads are the reason I refuse to use Hulu... I know I've moaned about it before, but Netflix shoving video ads for their own content down your throat is annoying enough already!

Why don't you sign up for the ad-free Hulu? That's what I did. If Netflix added ads, I'd drop them pretty fast. Their catalogue has shrunk year after year, while price has gone up. There's virtually no recent movies on the streaming anymore (although there were very few before too).
 
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News Comments > It came from E3 2016, Part 3
10. Re: It came from E3 2016, Part 3 Jun 18, 2016, 21:37 Saboth
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 13:00:
WaltC wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 12:18:
Yep, 4k-5k gaming is the near future for PC gaming. VR is destined for the same tiny niche that stereoscopic 3d gaming now fills, imo, if even to that degree.

I disagree. Honestly, 1080 is good enough. I don't see what raising the resolution will do other than a linear improvement in graphics. VR will grow, improve and get an exponential boost.

edit: Also, The Verge is now in my list of shit flamebait/clickbait sites.

I think 1440 is where it's at. 1080 is like 720 to me now. I think 4k is too much though, at least for me. There gets to be a point where the eyesight can't keep up.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 17, 2016, 17:59 Saboth
 
I dropped cable and satellite (specifically DirecTV) over rental fees. They were simply too much. $40 a month for a DVR and 2 satellites. That's $500 a year. In 4 years, they'd have gotten $2000 out of me simply in rental fees.

Now, I own my Rokus at around $30-$50 a pop, and I pay $40 a month for TV TOTAL.

Either give me the boxes for free, or let me buy them, but I'm not going to give you $5,000 over 10 years for rental fees.
 
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News Comments > Space Run Galaxy Launches
2. Re: Space Run Galaxy Launches Jun 17, 2016, 17:56 Saboth
 
I *kinda* liked the first one, but it felt like there was always an envisioned setup for your ship each mission, and other configurations weren't meant to be used. Meaning unless you put gun 1 at positions X Y and Z, and a shield as position T, and anti-missiles at S, you couldn't win the level. So each mission was just running the mission over and over again to see what enemies would appear, when they would appear, and what setup the developer meant for you to use.
 
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