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Real Name Eric Phillips   
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Signed On Mar 29, 2012, 18:44
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2018, 20:20 DrSquick
Does anyone remember playing LORD - Legend of the Red Dragon on a BBS? It was a turn-based multiplayer game where every real world day would advance to the next turn, and everyone would dial in and do their turn for that day.  
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News Comments > Fallout Tease?
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2018, 22:18 DrSquick
99% chance it is a sequel to the mobile base building game released about a year ago, I think.

Except this time... It is a battle royale game, and has real money loot boxes!

OHHH YEAH! Isn't that what everyone wants!?

But really, if it is a true sequel to Fallout or TES, I'd be very excited!
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 23:03 DrSquick
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2018, 22:25:
I was mad for UT. Loved it a metric fuckton more than Doom, Quake, et al. UT CTF, good times.

2 Towers will always hold a special place for me... I remember sitting in the enemy tower sniping people in the back using my laser trackball. That stupid thing gathered more nastiness than any mouse, but man did I love it...
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2018, 21:21 DrSquick
I know people love to hate this game, but I bought it for about $20 or maybe even less in this past Winter, and I thought it was a very fun chill game if you like exploring, crafting, and mining. I understand it was WAAAAY oversold, but if you go into it expecting a $20 game, I thought it was a very nice game to play while watching Netflix or a stream.  
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News Comments > Deckard Cain Coming to HotS to Stay Awhile and Talk
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2018, 15:22 DrSquick
Being a MOBA I think they need to tweak some of the abilities...

"Stay a while and listen... To me banging your mom."

"I identify many things, like how bad you are at this game"

"The Horadrim are gone, but your virginity will remain forever"

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News Comments > StarCraft Is Life: A 20th Anniversary Celebration
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2018, 21:52 DrSquick
Ant wrote on Mar 31, 2018, 21:19:
20 years already? I'm old.

Remember a song that came out in 1991? That's like 10 years old, right?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2018, 22:43 DrSquick
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:51:
Okay, having a Con Ed. person sitting there 24/7 is not only odd, it is simply crazy. Never heard of such a thing. I'm glad the power lines in my neighborhood are underground. Power outages for me are always large deals which are almost always quickly addressed.

A different power company does the same thing in Michigan. After every storm the radio is filled with commercials letting us know that EVERY DTE Energy employee, including entry-level phone people, are dispatched after a storm to watch downed power lines.

I truly feel safe knowing that a 19 year old phone rep with one hour of training is taking care of me.

But I will say, less than a week ago when this same storm hit us I had an 8,000 volt line dragged down to my metal fence by a fallen tree 25' from my main entrance. I was a bit freaked out... I didn't touch the fence, the kids were not allowed out unless they were held by us. Even the power company employee that came the next day sorta did a limbo to not touch the possible energized fence. Our power flickered like crazy while the line was down, but we never went out, and I never saw a spark, so I have no idea if it was actually energized.

Power is scary yo...
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News Comments > Subnautica Surfaces
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2018, 22:23 DrSquick
Very great game! If you can do it, play without Googling anything about it. It has a great storyline that would probably be totally lost if you learn about it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2018, 20:59 DrSquick
I wish you well with your house/moving/job issue. I know moving to another state is wildly stressful, and I can imagine in her position something must have been pretty wrong for this to not work out.

I'd encourage you to think a bit if you want some land like you would have had (I think) in Pennsylvania. My family and I moved from a typical suburban house to almost the identical house on 5 acres, and it is amazing. We are still only 8 minutes from a grocery store, 20 minutes from a major town of 200k+ people, and 35 minutes from a massive city. But if I want to walk out to my garden nekkid I can, and not a soul will see me. I don't need to have curtains on my first floor windows any more, and it is a regular occurrence to have deer or a bunch of turkeys outside my window during my breakfast.

The breaking point for me was when I was carrying a 10 foot long 2x4 board sideways at my old house and I managed to hit both my house and my neighbor's house at the same time. I stopped and said, you got to be kidding me, my neighbor's house is closer to mine than the width of a tiny bedroom?

I know somewhat rural life is not for everyone, and some people love living in the middle of the city. But I hear Northern NY is incredibly beautiful, and you might be able to snag an awesome house on a bunch of land for way less than you are paying now if that's what you want.

Anyways, I have visited your site 3x-4x per day for the last 15 years at least, and hope you and your wife find exactly what will make you happy!
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News Comments > VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 21:17 DrSquick
I tried a Rift dev kit 2 a few years ago and was quite unimpressed. However, I recently tried and immediately bought a current gen Rift with the hand controls, and am very impressed! The refresh rate on the hand and head tracking are amazing! The slightest movement by your hands is tracked in absolute real time.

I still get wicked motion sickness if I try traditional locomotion; but sitting games or teleportion works great.

My main complaint at the moment is quality games are pretty rare. Robo Recall is fantastic, but is only 5ish hours of play. The rest I've tried are pretty hollow and offer an hour or so of play each. Resolution is still too low to read anything that is not blown up huge.

It's an unbelievable experience. I hope the technology keeps evolving to advance the resolution, and hopefully games improve a bit; but I'm guessing there needs to be more headsets out there to provide the market base for the technology.
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News Comments > Crytek Suing Cloud Imperium
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2017, 22:27 DrSquick
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 20:32:
Does anyone doubt this thing will surpass the Duke Nukem Forever "records"? Call me when it does, until then.. *yawn*

I'm personally hoping it is released as a mobile free to play game with RobertBucks that can be used to give more "ship fuel" and play more.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2017, 21:41 DrSquick
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 21:36:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 15:58:
Giant space ants, maybe.

According to ZDNet Korea, the top of the line TV will be 150 inches.

Niiiice! For a mere four kidneys and a hotdog you can have a 150 inch TV. I had a 130" 1080P projector setup at my old basement, and it was amazing... But having a 7' ceiling sucked because if anyone got up they would block the picture. And you had a very expensive bulb and notable cool-down period. I'm sure it will never happen, but if there was a 150" TV that would be fantastic.
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News Comments > Path of Exile Expansion Announced
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 09:46 DrSquick
Always glad to see these guys doing well. I think it is probably the best example of a free to play game I've ever seen, and hopefully it is monetarily working well for them!

I know I've personally bought the ten stash bundle because I like to horde everything!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2017, 12:07 DrSquick
Congrats! This is definitely the only site I visit every day, and usually many times a day.

I do miss the holiday Blue's logos though...
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News Comments > Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 11:02 DrSquick
Alamar wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 10:23:
That Survival Mode looks kind of cool... And annoying heh... The lower carry weight will probably suck more than the other changes though ; )

Yeah I agree. I'm a horrible hoarder in games like Skyrim. So my first few play through were stressful that I had to constantly decide if I wanted to hoof it back to my house to save stuff or leave it on the ground. Once I learned about mods I installed one that dramatically changed weights, like making potions 0 weight; and then the game became much more fun for me.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2017, 16:39 DrSquick
Can GPUs replace CPUs? My limited understanding was that GPUs were highly specific and could only do a few things but ultra fast and the equivalent of thousands of threads at once, whereas CPUs were more all-purpose.  
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Warzone Launches
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2017, 21:13 DrSquick
Reminds me of a modern Descent... I tried playing the GOG version of Descent 3 last year and my computer had an aneurysm. I do wish them well though, I loved EVE and really appreciate how open CCP Games is.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2017, 15:53 DrSquick
Luke wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 15:38:
Just go laser printing...lots of money saved gfys hp

Do you know of any affordable color lasers? I switched to a color monochrome many years ago and have probably used two toner cartridges in ten years. But some folks in my family still like to print pictures locally instead of using a service.
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News Comments > Ark Expansion Announced
6. Re: Ark Expansion Announced Sep 3, 2017, 22:16 DrSquick
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:00:
Does this game still run poorly for folks?

Yeah... I upgraded to an nvidia 1070 from a 3-4 year old 770 and went from ~15 fps to well over 100 at all times. So I'm not sure if the game uses an instruction set that the older cards don't have, but a newer card makes the game fantastic.

I get that a lot of people don't like that they did an expansion in early release, but this game really has a LOT of content! I only play single player, but I have 125 hours from just two play throughs. If you like crafting and foraging, I think it's a fantastic game!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2017, 10:49 DrSquick
Creston wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 10:05:
And their standard 20GB data cap, most likely.

Fuck Ajit Pai for pretending that satellite internet is acceptable in 2017.

If it wasn't for the data cap, it would be a great option as a backup Internet for rural sites, or the only highspeed option for very remote sites. I've had quite a few clients with manufacturing plants in the middle of BFE where I can only get bundled T1s for primary Internet, and no second option. So I'd love to do satellite or 4G as a backup, but both have such restrictive caps that unless it is a mission critical system (which wouldn't be in BFE in the first place), it's more affordable to let the plant go down if the T1s fail.
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