eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 19:16:Where is a glass smasher required by law? It's not anywhere I've lived.nin wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 13:49:Creston wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 12:42:Julio wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 12:18:
Is it really that hard to break a car window yourself? (he wasn't underwater or anything)
It never used to be. I once kicked in a car window (rear door) to open the car to save a dog that was trapped inside in the heat.
Modern windows are probably a little more sturdy than ones in the 80s, but even so, shit, nobody could find a fucking brick to toss through the window??
Queue another big-ass lawsuit heading GM's way.
They're designed to blunt the force...do a youtube search on sparkplugs and car windows.
The trick with the sparkplug is ceramic, a tiny piece of it, thrown with full force against a car window, will shatter it. So breaking a car window is stupid simple, if you have a glass breaker in the car (which.. is required by law) then it's even easier. Side windows = 1 swing.
Am I evil that my first thought was "dementia" ?
And yeah, car features not being explained by dealers is a HUGE issue too. Just sad story all around
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 14:55:eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 10:55:
That Corvette story is both awful and absurd, how the hell can you die inside a car that is just "locked" ? Sounds more like suicide.
Also the people trying to get him out don't break a window and rather let him die? WTF?
There was a similar incident Blue posted a while back. Know where your manual release is people.
Also, Cutter's right. Have a ResQMe on your keychain.
Not sure why no one broke the window. Hard for an old guy to get the right leverage in a small car like a 'vette. But everyone outside has got a crowbar or jack in their car that would go through the window pretty easily. It takes an hour or two to die of heat exhaustion, so there should have been plenty of time. Maybe they thought destroying a Corvette was the bigger tragedy? J/K. Poor guy.
PHJF wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 14:51:Granted medal of increase the odd. Didn't occur to me for some reason.Also unless your standing underneath a tree your chance of getting hit by lighting is so small its almost not there.
Yeah but every time I grill a perfect burger or a deliciously tender piece of chicken I insist on thrusting my overlarge metal tongs heavenward and exclaiming at length man's victory over whatever puny animal I am set to devour. It's tradition.
RoboNerd wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 09:11:It means someone missed the memo about the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR. Or they still think that joke is funny.
Re: Tornado Chaser Stops at the Wrong Location. In Soviet Union...
Maybe I'm really slow this morning, but what does the "In Soviet Union..." mean?
Whiskers wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 20:52:
It's a shame they don't take this technology and graphics and just do a reboot of the Rainbow Six games. Same levels, same basic gameplay, add in first person and a few other modern mechanics. This will sell way more copies than that ever would though I'm sure.
nin wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 23:05:Isn't that the Lego model in real life? But in all seriousness I bet you this will have a lot of DLC.jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 22:59:
So has anyone tried this out yet? How does it play?
I was damn close to pulling the trigger, but based on dev comments on steam, everything right now is treated as attached to the earth. Meaning, when they show you building a chopper and such in the trailer, you can't actually do that yet. You will be able to, but it's not in the game yet. Based on that, I'm going to wait a bit.
But it does look neat, and there's a lot of potential. The other question is the $15 price and how much DLC there's going to be. I don't really want to have to buy 3 million pieces/sets just for new content.
So, fingers crossed, but waiting to see how it pans out.
Desalus wrote on May 26, 2015, 17:13:walrus1 wrote on May 26, 2015, 15:58:
Sorry to rain on everyone's parade. But based on this trailer I expect a 10-12 hour game with a hell of lot of cut scenes and no exploration.ItBurn wrote on May 26, 2015, 13:14:
I dunno. As far as I can tell, it's a linear third person brawler with driving? It looked a bit amateurish, but story and voice acting looked ok. Can't say I'm too excited for yet another of those games...
You two must have not seen the Mad Max gameplay walkthrough video that came out a few weeks ago: http://www.bluesnews.com/s/160980/mad-max-trailer
They say it's open world, but like GTA the main storyline is probably linear. Could be 10-12 hours, but the exploration is definitely there.Silicon Avatar wrote on May 26, 2015, 14:37:
I thought that guy's name was Rictus Erectus, not Scrotus.
Even though they resemble one another, I think they are two different characters.
harlock wrote on May 24, 2015, 14:26:I hope they don't go under. I've found that AMD chips are cheaper then equivalent Intel chips. I don't want to see what will happen to prices if Intel and Nvidia get a monopoly in their respective markets.
apparently AMD is gonna start going after high end gaming rigs and leave behind the budget mindset... could be the nail in the coffin, but we'll see
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 14, 2015, 11:55:Exactly, this is a developer putting in the least amount of work possible to go through the motions of pretending to care.walrus1 wrote on May 14, 2015, 11:35:Yeah, nothing here makes me think 'this is a developer that really responds to the community'.
These are all really minor changes. Which really don't seem to address many of the complaints I've heard.
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 19:24:Google responded and stated the cars have done over a million miles. If so this puts the accident rate well under regular human driven cars. I see this AP article as fear mongering and click bait.HorrorScope wrote on May 11, 2015, 18:35:
Supposedly all the fault of the other car, not the self-driving.
Also, the vast majority were minor accidents, the kind that usually go unreported when they happen between to actual people, so it's hard to know if the accident rate is greater or less than human drivers. Regardless, self driving cars are the future.