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Real Name Joshua Blomberg   
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Nickname Henry Dorsett
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Description Lead programmer and level designer for independent game developer Polymorphic Games.
Homepage http://www.progmanpro.com
Signed On Sep 28, 2012, 14:22
Total Comments 39 (Suspect)
User ID 57571
 
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News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
20. Re: Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up Aug 23, 2016, 02:14 Henry Dorsett
 
There's the real possibility that Zenimax is going to make the case that John Carmack IS the code, and that him working for ANY company breaks some contractual obligation. That is to say, they might think that they don't have to prove that he stole physical or digital copies of anything, but that it's all in his head, and therefore anything he touches is tainted. It's dirty, it's underhanded, and it's exactly the sort of shit a fucked-up company like Zenimax would try to pull.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 15, 2016, 00:46 Henry Dorsett
 
Grokk wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 21:29:
Great!! Now we've got politics shitting up the gaming community.

Why couldn't they choose youtube-red instead? Or perhaps redtube, since the government generally wants to just fuck the populace anyway.
And how is this not against Twitch's TOS?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 10, 2016, 14:26 Henry Dorsett
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 13:40:
I think it has happened again, almost certain and it is one of my fav's here at Blues and probably is the reason why Blue's post Cliffski blogs. For commenter's to mistaken him for Cliffy B.
Which is a shame, because Cliffy B. has done some fantastic work.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jul 10, 2016, 12:21 Henry Dorsett
 
To summarize: Democracy has failed, and Cliffski gets less attention than he wants for his shitty games, so he wants other people to pay journalists to be 'professional' and shit on other peoples' work.

You're a real class act, Cliffie-boy. A real class act...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 29, 2016, 23:59 Henry Dorsett
 
Does it blow up planets? No? How about rocks? Does it at least melt small rocks? Still no?

Then it's not a God damn Death Star.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 15, 2016, 13:53 Henry Dorsett
 
From the sound of it, the data caps and overage fees were in place before they came out with this plan, and all they're doing is removing an established cap when you purchase TV service. I don't get why everyone thinks they're imposing new caps on people who don't buy TV service. It seems like we've got another serious case of Read The Fucking Article.

For the record, I'm of the opinion that MOST OF THE TIME, data caps are fucking stupid and unnecessary. However, offering to remove data caps for people who purchase TV service probably isn't some maniacal get-rich scheme from Bend Broadband, but rather a way of mitigating some or all of the equally-fucking-stupid costs in running an ISP. I mean, it's not like you can just plug into some giant router somewhere and become an ISP free of cost.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
5. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 21, 2016, 13:14 Henry Dorsett
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 13:04:
Whenever I see VR marketed as "casual" gaming I laugh, because 800$ isn't ever gonna be "casual" anything.
I'm still hopeful for the $300 Razer OSVR Hacker Kit. Everyone seems to be panning it because, from what I can tell, they've fallen into the crap narrative that Oculus spun for so long about everything HAVING TO BE, no exceptions, the best possible engineering, or everyone would get sick and have headaches and all that garbage.

Maybe it's just me, but have neither the cash for, nor the desire to spend on the most top-notch equipment for the smoothest, most immersive gaming experience possible. When my last graphics card died, I picked up a GTX 960 (shortly after it came out), and while it won't play every single game on ultra-uber-amazing graphics settings at 200+FPS, it does play every game I want to play at settings which are good enough. And that's what's important to remember: Good enough is good enough, and I think the OSVR Hacker Kit will end up being good enough.

Alas, I have about a month left until my big paycheck comes in and I can buy one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 30, 2015, 15:48 Henry Dorsett
 
z0dd wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 14:19:
"will", not "won't"
I think what it means is, they're dropping the proprietary API stuff and using the open-source equivalents. Funny thing is, I'm pretty sure OpenJDK is more secure, stable, and efficient, anyway.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 27, 2015, 15:39 Henry Dorsett
 
Luke wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 14:40:
If MSspytech Win10 says NO it IS needed
Or... We could stop using reg cleaners entirely, not because Microsoft recommends it but because they don't really do jack squat these days. Windows Registry is a database. It's a pretty big one, but it's just a database for storing system-wide settings. Cleaning it out won't make your computer run any faster or stop it from crashing, the two big promises reg cleaners make.

Put another way, if you're educated enough to know what they do, you should already know they're nearly useless and potentially dangerous. If you don't know what they do or how the Windows Registry works, then you don't know enough to use them safely. It's as simple as that.
 
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News Comments > Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources
113. Re: Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources Oct 4, 2015, 23:38 Henry Dorsett
 
More terrifying than the idea of Chris Roberts as an expert con-artist with the perfect scheme is the idea that he actually believes, 100%, zero doubt, every statement that he makes. That he believed every single deadline put forward would be met, that he believed each and every budget projection was correct, and that he believes, actively, that if anything goes wrong and Star Citizen tanks, it is absolutely and completely the fault of Derek Smart and those who have sided with him. And you know why that's terrifying?

Because that means that he would have to believe that Star Citizen is some sort of godsend, which would make him some sort of digital-age messiah. It would mean that his entire world view is based around the notion that his GAME is somehow more important than the lives of the people who work for him, more important than a free press, more important than the universal human right to free will. That if we would just stop listening to the media and the haters, we'd all realize just how absolutely amazing and life-changing his creation is, and how it would make all of our lives better for having it.

We kid about the die-hard fans of Star Citizen being a cult, but it's looking more and more like we've got a mentally unstable man with loads of money and an army of cultists, ready to try to force his views down our throats. Where does he go, if and when Star Citizen tanks? And how many people are truly convinced that he's the Truth and the Way?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 11:47 Henry Dorsett
 
$350 for a Rift? Well, there goes my interest... It would be a fun toy at $200, but at almost double that, it's just a fancy piece of tech with not a quarter of the usefulness it would need to justify the price. Maybe it'll become more attractive when the price drops and there's an established collection of software which supports it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
117. Re: Op Ed Sep 25, 2015, 13:01 Henry Dorsett
 
You know, the funny thing is, I've made more progress on a space dogfight game that I started as a fun way for me to learn UE4 than CR and CIG have shown for Squadron 42... And I started it in March.

But, hey, who knows, maybe there's gonna be a bunch of people who want to work on a new space game soon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2015, 11:54 Henry Dorsett
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:11:
Not a useful article. The guy says "stop making your own boards, there are companies that can make them quickly and cheaper than you can yourself!"

And then doesn't even post a link to a single one of these companies.
The article falls flat on its face because it's intended to preach to two different subsets of the Hackaday community: Long-time readers who are largely resentful at the new "go out and buy these services" attitudes of the new writers of a website based around building shit yourself, and the recent influx of new readers who may or may not know enough about anything to know already why you'd want to make your own boards vs. why you'd spend money on having a board manufactured at what is almost definitely an overseas fabrication house, then waiting weeks for it to arrive unless you toss out EVEN MORE money on expedited (read: not fucking insane) shipping. In other words, it's for the people who know better but the author thinks don't, or for the people who don't know better but also probably don't know better than to listen to this guy.

Here's a list of PCB manufacturers that I've heard to be reliable:
http://www.seeedstudio.com/service/
http://dirtypcbs.com/
https://oshpark.com/ (This one's actually located in the US, either in Oregon or Colorado).
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 22, 2015, 02:21 Henry Dorsett
 
I will say that the last point, the one on Twitch's subscriber model, is spot on. As someone who is heavily involved in a number of Twitch streams, large and small, partnered and not, the fact that you can meet, even exceed, every stated requirement and be denied because some idiot yahoo like the guy in the video, it's simply awful. You're a fucking business, Twitch, and it's time you started acting like one.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Keys?
7. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Keys? Aug 10, 2015, 17:08 Henry Dorsett
 
I can confirm it's working. Just got mine, and everything worked first try. It's slow, though, so be patient.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 27, 2015, 21:03 Henry Dorsett
 
So... Riot basically admits that they have no idea how to effectively manage the sub-divisions of their studio, and listen too much to their rabid, lunatic player base. As if everyone didn't already know things were fucked there when TANKS were the ones dealing the most damage and getting the most kills...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 9, 2015, 11:37 Henry Dorsett
 
Or, you know, we could be happy that we're not using Flash on YouTube because Flash is a buggy, laggy piece of shit that eats system resources like nothing else... Someone with some authority needs to tell Cory Doctorow to sit down for a while and find a pragmatic approach to this stuff, rather than a strictly dogmatic one. He's slowly but steadily approaching Stallman levels of annoying.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2015, 17:47 Henry Dorsett
 
Ideology pushing on a topic that hasn't been relevant for a while now? There's another website to cross off my list of semi-reputable sources... Bye-bye, MCVUK.  
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News Comments > Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: "No Finish Line"
3. Re: Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: Jan 2, 2015, 17:35 Henry Dorsett
 
Is it just me, or does this guy seem like a condescending dickbag? I guess it's easy to let it go to your head when you're cheating people making money like he is.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 10, 2014, 01:35 Henry Dorsett
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 22:56:
Wow, just wow on that SCOTUS ruling! And the fucking plutocracy of America continues full steam ahead. Hopefully those poor bastards can get some restitution under state law. This, this is the kind of shit where you need strong union representation. Hell, this is what creates it. We're probably going to see a big swing back to unionization over the next 5-10 years as these abuses continue unchecked.
Well, SCOTUS exists to interpret existing laws and set precedent, not to create laws, and certainly not to protect any one group over another. They decided - rightly - that the law which was brought up in the case, which isn't even mentioned in the article posted here (good one, Reuters...), doesn't require employers to pay for end-of-day anti-theft screenings. If you want to read an article that isn't crap, I recommend the one by the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/1...

In a nutshell: No, you cannot sue your temp agency for money because the company they sent you to does security checks at the end of the day, and the temp agency isn't paying you for not working.
 
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