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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
Total Comments 1726 (Pro)
User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remastered Kickstarter Next Month
6. Re: System Shock Remastered Kickstarter Next Month May 16, 2016, 11:03 sauron
 
This looks great. I'm all in.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2016, 12:56 sauron
 
Blue wrote on May 12, 2016, 12:06:
Cutter wrote on May 12, 2016, 11:32:
America: The last holdout from the metric system.

Join us! JOIN US! One of us! One of us! Gooba gobba! Gooba gobba!

But I don't wanna be a pinhead no more!

I just met a nurse that I could go for.

Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 12, 2016, 10:52 sauron
 
Creston wrote on May 12, 2016, 10:22:
Not the smartest place to sue. Gawker will have 0 dollars left once Hogan gets his payday. I have also literally never heard of Shivva Ayadurai, and always believed Ray Tomlinson to have invented email.

Seems more like a "Hey, see if you can get me some cash too!" type of deal.

Yep, as far as I know they are already broke, and deservedly so.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Thermally unstable felines May 11, 2016, 15:03 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 11, 2016, 15:02:
sauron wrote on May 11, 2016, 14:58:
Hey, completely off-topic, but did anyone else see this for Android/Mac?

Exploding kittens game

Since I have a serious beef with fluffy kittens, I may have to check this out.


Based off the kickstarter card game!



Yep, but in this version you actually get to watch them blow up!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Thermally unstable felines May 11, 2016, 14:58 sauron
 
Hey, completely off-topic, but did anyone else see this for Android/Mac?

Exploding kittens game

Since I have a serious beef with fluffy kittens, I may have to check this out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Quiet PC build May 11, 2016, 13:41 sauron
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 11, 2016, 13:24:
The 2012 model came with w/3 fans, it's all black, no bling or windows.

I beg to differ. Much as I love the color black, here in Mordor the Nazgul use blue Corsair LED fans, while the orcs/goblins use those horrible Noctua 1970's brown/beige fans which remind me of Smokey and the Bandit:

Boogie Down

They look utterly nasty (unless you're an orc, or stuck in a timewarp to 1974), but are completely silent.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2016, 10:40 sauron
 
I built this machine (i5 4590, 500GBSSD, GTX970, 16GB RAM) about 6 months ago, and just used stock cooling and plenty of fans. It's very quiet, almost completely silent. The key was to plug the fans into the motherboard fan headers rather than the PSU since that way they're running at optimal speeds rather than maximum all the time. And paying close attention to direction of airflow, from low down and in front of the case, to above and the rear of the case. Good cable management also helps a bit. As does a good quality power supply, although that latter mainly for my peace of mind. And an SSD is great - quiet and oh so quick. And Arctic Silver rather than the manufacturer's goop pad that comes on most of the stock and aftermarket CPU coolers.

If I was building one now, I'd go with liquid cooling, nice big dampened case, and good quality fans plugged directly into the board. Best resource I found was pcpartpicker, since you can see and price up different builds:

Linkie

I also have an i7 6700k GTX970 500GB SSD mini ITX plugged into a 4k UHD TV but that was a commercial unit and I think I'll have to re-house it. It's kind of loud. The case it came in is worryingly small and only has a couple fans, plus the CPU is on stock. Will probably move it to a Thermaltake V1 and Corsair H60/90 liquid cooler, with NZXT fans for the win.

Good luck!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 13:04 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on May 10, 2016, 12:06:
Swale plans to launch an IndieGoGo campaign to keep the garden barge project afloat through the summer.

We want to show that healthy, fresh food can be a free public service, Swale creator Mary Mattingly told Tech Insider, not just an expensive commodity, and something that for not much work and effort, a city could supply.

Clearly she doesn't understand what "free" means. And how is this healthy and green when you have a massive polluting tug towing it around. Or who knows what that barge could be leaching into the soil. Things like this require more than just good intentions.


We also do our part for Ecology here in the Jackson Heights area of Mordor/NYC. The orcs like to garden out back of the Tower. We have an especially good crop of Assassin Vines this year - helps keep the local hobbit population under control.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 12:52 sauron
 
MrGrosser wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:41:
You guys should Twitch stream these things. I'd watch.

I did actually watch a stream of the Heroes of the Storm game Blue mentioned last month that he and his buds were part of:

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/170616/out-of-the-blue

It was fun and I'd definitely watch more of that kind of thing, even if only to see games I don't usually play.

As for Overwatch, I think I'm gonna have to get it on release. It looks like it's a blast. Am guessing it's going to sell a lot of copies.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine This Month?
8. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine This Month? May 9, 2016, 13:13 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 9, 2016, 10:38:
Xil wrote on May 9, 2016, 10:32:
Sooooo looking forward to this

More content is always welcome, but I've pretty much accepted I will never complete this game...too many side quests and too much OCD.

I do hope the city is big...


You and me both nin. By the time I finally completed Skyrim, it was May 2015!

I will finish Witcher 3. It's going to take quite a while but it will be worth it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Blu-ray suggestions? May 9, 2016, 13:10 sauron
 
BobBob wrote on May 9, 2016, 13:01:
I understand your pain. I have an arthritis that threatens to fuse my vertebrae. The only way to prevent disability is to keep moving, hence the obsession with cycling and exercise. Though on certain days - usually before it rains - when there is a flare up, my body feels like a torch due to rampant inflammation. What's weird is it even affects my eyesight. On occasion, it's so bad I literally can't walk.

Ouch, that sounds very painful. Not wanting to intrude but has your doc checked for underlying causes? Unlikely, but sometimes arthritis and linked uveitis can be part of RA, psoriatic arthritis or Sjogrens. Anyhow, hope you're alright.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Blu-ray suggestions? May 9, 2016, 13:02 sauron
 
I'm on the mend today, as I suffered a little back strain over the weekend. These used to be pretty frequent, but at some point in the late 90s I invested in an Aeron chair, and haven't really had any problems since.

Hope your back's feeling better, Blue.

I'm also a fan of Aeron chairs and in fact my Throne of Skulls and Unholy Iron is actually a converted Aeron Herman Miller Tilt Limiter Task Chair. I'm sure you can see the similarities:

Throne

Although mine also comes with a Hobbit Foot Stool (not converted).
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
68. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 9, 2016, 10:10 sauron
 
This looks nice, but right now I'm not sure there's too much of a need. I have a 4k TV with a GTX970 i7-6700k 8GB SSD machine hooked up to it, and it seems to handle everything just fine. Then again, I haven't tried anything really recent on it except AC Syndicate, and that's kind of a console port.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
26. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 16:41 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:44:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:41:
I'll check it out tonight when I get home from work.
I have the beta installed but didn't really screw around with custom games, only did a match vs Ai and online against human players.

Please keep us posted - if it has full bot support, I might check it out.

Thanks!


Yes, me too. Thanks for the information!
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 6, 2016, 15:40 sauron
 
Tachikoma wrote on May 6, 2016, 14:35:
'Beholder' is a simulation of the life of an ordinary beholder
is what I hoped this sentence will look like.

Same here. Zapping paladins with Flesh to Stone rays never gets old.

Let's just say we have a few 'rather lifelike' statues here in the tower.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
6. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 12:57 sauron
 
Frijoles wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:45:
Like TF2, great when you just want to jump in and out of a quick match, or play for an evening. And since I'm old, I can play with real players vs. bots (like in HotS) and not worry about the competitive parts of it. They just need a few more levels of difficulty (medium is way too easy, hard is way too hard if you're not playing as a team). Lots of stuff to collect, too, which will keep me busy for a while.

Bots sound good - I loved UT botmatch practice since it allowed me to get to know the maps before jumping on to the servers.

Can you run a full match with just one human player and the remainder bots on the human player's team and the opposition team?

Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 5, 2016, 13:59 sauron
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 5, 2016, 12:32:
sauron wrote on May 5, 2016, 11:28:
Note that the Times only allows 10 free articles a month, and the original study may need a subscription but the summary page is free.
Surely the second Dark Lord and others in Barad-dr know to clear cookies and use different browsers and free vpns to evade paywall limitations.

Hmm, you have a point, puny human. I shall execute my current orc IT technicians, and will hire more devious and cunning replacements.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 5, 2016, 11:28 sauron
 
A new Biggest Loser study shows why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off

The NY Times also has a great article on that scientific study, which has been published in the journal Obesity . The study, and the commentary in the Times article, are really insightful:

NY Times Biggest Loser article

Link to full study, and summary

Note that the Times only allows 10 free articles a month, and the original study may need a subscription but the summary page is free.
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Mediah Part Two
7. Re: Black Desert Online Mediah Part Two May 5, 2016, 09:53 sauron
 
JohnBirshire wrote on May 4, 2016, 18:33:
What MMO's are the "least grindy" nowadays?

The least grindy one I've played was Guild Wars 2, which is pretty good but had almost no endgame at the time. I heard the expansion (Heart of Thorns) is also good - it came out recently.

FFXIV was also decent. FFXI was ridiculously grindy but some of the gameplay was just amazing.

LOTRO is excellent, of course, and I'm not at all biased.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black May 5, 2016, 08:20 sauron
 
Spektr wrote on May 5, 2016, 04:51:
I guess that guy knows moray eels are venomous right?

And two sets of jaws (normal and pharyngeal).

I was on a fishing boat once, and someone hooked a moray. The captain just cut the line half an inch from the hook and let it go. He said he only ever caught two morays, and one of them bit him.
 
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