Button_Man wrote on Feb 11, 2020, 05:13:I've never heard of Audient before, but the iD14 looks quite nice. Personally, if I were to recommend something for streaming, I'd suggest either the Behringer UM2 ($50) or the Focusrite Scarlet ($110). However, if I were to recommend something in that form factor for professional audio work (mixing, voice acting, stuff where audio quality isn't lost by way of stream compression or decompression), I'd suggest the Motu M4 ($220).
Is it just me... or is that absolutely terrible advice for buying a soundcard? $300, janky specs (123dB SNR - my best RME at work quotes 118dBa). 32bit Audio... for streaming? For something small but good, maybe an Audient iD14?
Meh - I think I'm just grumpy and tired. :).
Scheherazade wrote on Mar 21, 2019, 12:42:What's the point of having a standing army if not to defend the homeland? If I'm expected, as quite a few lunatics in the US have insisted, to be armed as a civilian for purposes of defending my country in the event of an entirely unforeseen invasion which just so happens to land on my doorstep (Red Dawn is a terrible movie but a strangely effective bit of propaganda), then I'm of the opinion that I ought to be paid and trained in the interim at the expense of those expecting such a thing from me; basically, those people are demanding that we all be conscripted into the nebulous concept-group of "A Well-Regulated Militia". Otherwise, I'll be keen to go about life now and to take up the fight if and when this absurd scenario happens to occur.
I am predicting an invasion of everywhere, eventually. Be it tomorrow, or in 500 years.
It's funny to even have to say this. Since the dawn of time till 50 years ago it was a given that every man woman and child just knew. We had a quiet spell thanks to MAD and everyone picking sides with 1st or 2nd world alliances, and people act like war is over for good.
What good were SKS against the US military in vietnam?
Video games and movies give people the wrong impression. Tanks/Planes/etc are few and far between. They can't be everywhere at once, they break down for repair every few days, and need a steady supply of fuel and parts which is a soft target. Individual infantry is what actually holds land.
Either way, I would rather be armed than unarmed.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 02:13:If that's what you qualify as Netflix's "good stuff," I think we can all safely ignore you opinion on films and television. You, like the critics, are entitled to your opinion. It just happens to be, you know, pretty disingenuous to ding the movie for a lack of subtlety or not enough world-building when it's really God damn clear from the start that it's supposed to be an easily-accessible action-fantasy film.
Netflix makes some good stuff; Mindhunters, Travellers, etc.
Creston wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 21:13:Pretty sure that's the concept behind the appeal, yes...
"We didn't like the verdict of the first trial, so we want a new one."
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 22:02:Space games in non-space engines are hard. Like, REALLY hard. Getting Unreal Engine 4 to tolerate impulse-controlled unconstrained three-axis rotation was a pain in the ass, and even then it's temperamental. Getting it to tolerate controls from anything remotely close to an AI buddy/opponent, which has serious trouble with the idea of an impulse-controlled input system, rather than a direct-control input system, is what got me to drop the idea until I have time to fully learn UE4's eccentric system for modelling sensor input, decision-making, and output. And, really, you can't even put out an intro video announcing your project without working AI and fluid controls.MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 21:39:
What? There are already dozens of Rogue-like (that term is really overused and misused by the way) games out there already that have permanent death.
Not to mention most of the new generation RPGs offer hardcore modes with limited saves, etc.
Oh, I see, this guy is a console peasant, who only plays AAA titles.
*Cue PC master race rants.
Things are nowhere near where they once were back in ye old videogame days of the 8, 16 bit and 32 bit eras. Post PS1 there was an orgy of extremely easy cinematic games that we really haven't recovered from. Sure there are lots of REALLY BAD challenging games, but we're talking about the AAA space (the 'real games people care about). There have been only a handful of decent indie games like Faster than light.
Where's games like Freespace 2 for instance?
Grokk wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 21:29:And how is this not against Twitch's TOS?
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.
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 13:40:Which is a shame, because Cliffy B. has done some fantastic work.
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.
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 13:04:I'm still hopeful for the $300 Razer OSVR Hacker Kit. Everyone seems to be panning it because, from what I can tell, they've fallen into the crap narrative that Oculus spun for so long about everything HAVING TO BE, no exceptions, the best possible engineering, or everyone would get sick and have headaches and all that garbage.
Whenever I see VR marketed as "casual" gaming I laugh, because 800$ isn't ever gonna be "casual" anything.
z0dd wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 14:19: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.
"will", not "won't"
Luke wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 14:40: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.
If MSspytech Win10 says NO it IS needed