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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 17, 2022, 12:22
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 17, 2022, 12:22
Jun 17, 2022, 12:22
 
Photoshop has alpha per layer, per layered stack group, per folder of layers (containing all or none of the above), as well as per file. Each is a click away.
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Re: Halo Infinite Reviews
Dec 6, 2021, 11:55
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Re: Halo Infinite Reviews Dec 6, 2021, 11:55
Dec 6, 2021, 11:55
 
"Why no couch co-op"

Maybe there's a push from MS to use their online service as they're likely to get more money that way?
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Re: Morning Interviews
Nov 12, 2021, 10:34
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Re: Morning Interviews Nov 12, 2021, 10:34
Nov 12, 2021, 10:34
 
they'll just keep re-releasing GTA 5.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Login Queue Patch
Oct 19, 2021, 09:26
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Login Queue Patch Oct 19, 2021, 09:26
Oct 19, 2021, 09:26
 
I've been playing Diablo for a short bit, completed the first act and got to level 15. I applied the patch on my PS5—aaaaand my character was reset to lvl 1, all of my progress was lost, and my stuff was gone. But, all of the Binding for my learned skills were still still present.

So, anyone want a lvl 1 Necromancer? Cheap!
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified
Sep 9, 2021, 20:17
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified Sep 9, 2021, 20:17
Sep 9, 2021, 20:17
 
Playing Tetris with loot was never my idea of a good time. Calling that "vision" giving it too much credit—it was *very* likely a memory management system to prevent hoarders from blowing system memory.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 3, 2021, 20:07
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 3, 2021, 20:07
Jun 3, 2021, 20:07
 
Can I buy those charts as NFT?
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 3, 2021, 14:51
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2021, 14:51
Feb 3, 2021, 14:51
 
Sony should pretend they sold out and then release them to the market pretending to be scalpers. Like hedge fund managers.
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Re: cancerous tumors
Jan 2, 2020, 13:47
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Re: cancerous tumors Jan 2, 2020, 13:47
Jan 2, 2020, 13:47
 
Getting the body to respond to cancers/tumors is likely the best bet for cures. We know that cancerous cells hide from the immune system so anything that can trigger a strong immune response is likely to help.

This article is similar to one on Ars where tumor cells in mice were injected with a flu virus—once done the immune system attacked the infected tumors and killed them off. As a bonus, the animals were immunized to that virus at the same time.

Ars article: Injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor (in mice)

In the dog’s case, taking the tumor itself and injecting it into the body essentially removed the "mask" that hid it from the immune system. The system then was able to coordinate an attack against the tumors, saving the doggo.

Having lost a friend to cancer a couple months ago—after so much painful chemotherapy—it saddens me that she had gone through all of that to no avail. I'm hopeful that affective treatments are just around the corner.
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Re: On Diablo IV Leveling
Nov 20, 2019, 17:41
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Re: On Diablo IV Leveling Nov 20, 2019, 17:41
Nov 20, 2019, 17:41
 
Darks wrote on Nov 20, 2019, 13:20:
Alamar wrote on Nov 20, 2019, 11:39:
D4 needs to be something new and different, and more like D2 is.

Um?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 20, 2015, 10:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2015, 10:59
Mar 20, 2015, 10:59
 
"astrological phenomena"?
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Feb 15, 2015, 14:33
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2015, 14:33
Feb 15, 2015, 14:33
 
Barbra Streisand is in full effect.

I watched the WoT pilot episode—truly awful; I wouldn't even have known of its existence if Harriet hadn't made it known by putting out the press release stating how offended she was by it.

That travesty shouldn't have been made, and the public shouldn't have been made aware once done; there was a reason it was aired in the wee hours of the morning.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Aug 10, 2014, 20:25
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 10, 2014, 20:25
Aug 10, 2014, 20:25
 
I had surgery because I had to deal with two sets of glasses and didn't want bifocals. Unfortunately the surgery didn't go as expected and I *got* astigmatisms and lost the ability to see up close. Up side: I can drive without corrective lenses. Down side: I can't look through my camera, nor see my sketches or what I'm writing unless it's a little too far than I'd like.

High-contrast items like type on a TV is rough. Thin type…oh dear, it's a mess. Strangely, low contrast items like pink chalk on a board is legible from a distance. *scratches head* I don't get that one.

oh, and bright light really sucks. It's like being a vampire without the turning to ash business.
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
May 25, 2014, 11:36
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Re: Saturday Consolidation May 25, 2014, 11:36
May 25, 2014, 11:36
 
"PS4 fans are so happy that they can download games now."

No, it's that you can be out of the house, purchase a PS4 game with your phone and then the PS4 back home will wake up, download, and install it. This is similar to the iOS/iCloud feature on where one can make a purchase and have it installed on all devices automagically.
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Mar 20, 2014, 21:17
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Re: Mar 20, 2014, 21:17
Mar 20, 2014, 21:17
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 14:18:
Well said Beamer.. I was shocked when I read hobeaux statement. With all due respect dude's logic reminds me of the an apple vs android thread...

Anyways, like others said, just remake Ut99. Devs have not shown me that they are really ready for anything more complex...see bf4 threads.

My idealist side would be totally stoked to hear that UT99 was truly be revamped in new tech and would *love* to buy a copy. Seriously. Gimme.

Maybe it'd be so awesome that they'd sell a bajillion copies...

it's the cynical side of me that says that I can't go home again.
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Mar 20, 2014, 11:01
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Re: Mar 20, 2014, 11:01
Mar 20, 2014, 11:01
 
they've brought some of the levels back (deck 16, anyway) but with new physics, weapons, faster run speeds, the gameplay is just—different.

Truth is that if UT99 was brought into the modern age it would probably be antiquated, rejected by the vast majority of game players today who don't have that nostalgia that we old fogies have for it.

that said, Epic released Unreal Engine 4 to the public yesterday so if you *really* want to have UT99 recreated in modern tech you can do that yourself. If there's a market, Epic may be able to help you sell it to the masses. I might even buy a copy myself
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Re: Hitchhiker’s Guide
Mar 10, 2014, 10:38
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Re: Hitchhiker’s Guide Mar 10, 2014, 10:38
Mar 10, 2014, 10:38
 
That was a rather involved puzzle. From what I remember it wasn't hard, but had a lot of steps that the player had to do to get the fish in their ear.

the last puzzle of the game had me stumped and frustrated for quite a while; it was a simple matter of opening a door but it one had to have the right way of stating it or it wouldn't work. semantics as a puzzle device. writers.

sigh.

if i remember rightly there was supposed to be a sequel…
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Dec 20, 2013, 10:08
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2013, 10:08
Dec 20, 2013, 10:08
 
actually, yes. I've read several articles over the years that the Mac hardware runs Windows better than many/most/all (depending on the year) PC hardware. There are a couple of options, such as VMWare or Parallels, so one could have Windows running in a VM inside the OS X—but Apple provides a solution called Boot Camp that allows a user to choose OS X or Windows at boot so you get the full native experience.

That said, it's not a guarantee that Windows will understand some of the hardware components, so YMMV.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Dec 12, 2013, 22:04
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Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 12, 2013, 22:04
Dec 12, 2013, 22:04
 
I went in to GameStop a while back looking for a PS4 and they just sold their last one, so I bought an Xbox One. It’s not what we wanted but it should be fine, right? right?!
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Re: Unreal Engine 4 Teaser
Mar 25, 2013, 11:56
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Re: Unreal Engine 4 Teaser Mar 25, 2013, 11:56
Mar 25, 2013, 11:56
 
let's see: full-screen DoF and Motion Blur, steady-cam style camera tracking, fog and lighting effects, dynamic hair system, water particle system, materials-based reflections, lots and lots of detail in the meshes, and something scary looming just around the corner. that's a lot in a couple of seconds.
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Re: Free Radical: Cancelled Battlefront III was
Dec 2, 2012, 15:24
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Re: Free Radical: Cancelled Battlefront III was Dec 2, 2012, 15:24
Dec 2, 2012, 15:24
 
Just because it could have been their most successful release doesn't mean that it would be successful financially. The costs of marketing, servers, maintenance, content development (and more) needs to be assessed and addressed.

Even if it was projected to net profitable, the expected gain could be too low to justify the cost of getting there and keeping it.

Gross exaggeration: if you have yearly earnings of $4.2M but the operating cost is $4M then the actual profit is a mere $200K. The amount of effort to net that may not be very appealing.

also: one doesn't know the licensing costs of the franchise or any implications with the recent transfer of Star Wars to Disney. It may simply been a fringe operation that would be better to kill early than risk financial loss despite a positive forecast.
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