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Signed On Jan 17, 2001, 00:28
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News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
9. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 15, 2018, 12:03 Nimh
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 11:07:
Turd Ferguson wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:46:
If more ppl would vote with their wallet, we would not have this kind of issue, however, having a label "loot box alert" attached to the game would be a small step in recognizing that this mechanic is a problem.


The crux of the problem is this entire scummy fake currency system big publishers (but really, mainly EA, Activision and Ubisoft) have setup. There is a reason lootboxes are considered gambling, since you often can't even pay for them with direct money transfer, there is always 1 more step involved which detaches you from the payment, and especially for younger people this is a huge problem. And just like casinos give you chips for money, EA gives you fake money for real money that THEN lets you buy loot boxes. Why are casinos gambling if loot boxes aren't?

You forgot Valve.. the godfather of loot boxes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2018, 11:44 Nimh
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 09:28:
Nimh wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 08:13:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 08:04:
Nimh wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 07:47:
The Agile manifesto has ruined silicon valley. Testing? Pffft.. ship now, patch later.

Uh, test-driven development is kind of integral to Agile.

Yup, tested by the consumer.

A) Again, Test-Driven Development (TDD) is integral to Agile methodologies. Typically, TDD (in Agile or otherwise) loops tightly and iteratively between writing tests until production code fails, and writing code until it passes tests again. TDD isn't perfect, but it's generally agreed to be superior to the alternative of having graduated phases of design, implementation, and testing, wherein testing doesn't happen until after you're ostensibly done implementing the software.

B) Apple's software engineering practices are still very 90s big corporation-y, according to my colleagues who are former Apple engineers. That means low test-coverage, heavy middle management overhead, and fixed designs and deadlines. In other words, the embodiment of practices that the Agile Manifesto sought to fight against.

While some aspects of Apple may still be managed in that fashion, the trend has been new feature roll-out at the expense of testing (silicon base ring + wood example).

Anyway, it all comes down to implementation, and for some industries its required more than others. The heavy hitters have been dropping the ball, period.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2018, 08:13 Nimh
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 08:04:
Nimh wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 07:47:
The Agile manifesto has ruined silicon valley. Testing? Pffft.. ship now, patch later.

Uh, test-driven development is kind of integral to Agile.

Yup, tested by the consumer.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 15, 2018, 07:47 Nimh
 
The Agile manifesto has ruined silicon valley. Testing? Pffft.. ship now, patch later.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 14, 2018, 07:29 Nimh
 
The venereal disease that is crypto mining just keeps giving.. You'd a thought digital tulips would have gone away by now, but no, now it's a seasonal bubble machine that's replacing internet ads. Thumbs up Satochi Dumbfuck.

(Seriously.. a scheme that maxes out CPU/GPU for distributed computing?? Thank goodness torrent and other distributed clients were not this retarded)
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Plans
2. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Plans Feb 13, 2018, 07:06 Nimh
 
Ant wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 02:43:
Again? Blizzard must be desperate.

Desperate to get more chumps hooked on the loot box lottery.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 12, 2018, 13:04 Nimh
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 12:22:
Gee, a misogynist mulsim? Why, how odd! A muslim who likes to spread fear? Stranger still! Really? That seems just so bizarre coming from the "religion of peace" because you just never ever hear of that happening otherwise. Wry

And of course he was welcome into Canada with open arms by Canada's liberals. And given millions of dollars to boot because no actual real Canadians need help here obviously. I so fucking hate Canada's traitors liberals.

2008-2013 was Harpor's government, that damn liberal traitor.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2018, 08:13 Nimh
 
Congrats New England, you're now the losingest team in SB history. To be honest you didn't earn your spot this year after being propped up by three overturned touchdowns and the last five games of referees tilting on your behalf. You certainly have talent and discipline but your meta bullshit is ruining football.

Guess next year Kraft will need to bury his tongue a little deeper in Riveron's asshole, or is it vice versa? We may never know.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2018, 14:32 Nimh
 
The season ended two weeks ago. Commercials will be on Youtube tomorrow. Plenty of good movies to catch up on with the family tonight.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Social Media Bans
16. Re: Overwatch Social Media Bans Jan 27, 2018, 12:53 Nimh
 
MT Silver wrote on Jan 26, 2018, 21:11:
I find it quite disturbing how many of you think this is okay. Blizzard is literally ordering surveillance on their own players OUTSIDE of the game to detect "toxicity". They're going to read your Twitter or Facebook or your Vlogs on youtube and make a moral determination on whether you deserve to be their customer or not.
Reverse the situation and imagine if it was Facebook who were probing Overwatch chatlogs to determine if you deserve to exist on their service. This shit gives me the creeps.

It doesn't even make any sense to check social media in the first place. If you can't tell someone is "toxic" from their actions in-game then you have no justification to ban them, period.

Blizzard runs a very well curated experience with their stomp or be stomped matchmaking algorithm, with 1 or 2 fair matches per evening jammed in there. Of course they are upset when people either quit or screw with that system in any way. Clever that they call it player toxicity, when it's by their design.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 System Specs
4. Re: Far Cry 5 System Specs Jan 22, 2018, 20:45 Nimh
 
It's really nice that both minimum and recommended systems have an anticipated fps and resolution posted with them.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2018, 20:02 Nimh
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2018, 19:50:
Maybe the New England Patriots will finally win a Super Bowl.

Not hard when you have 18 players on the field for any given play.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month
4. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month Jan 12, 2018, 14:27 Nimh
 
Has this game been flushed out? The beta was good but after a 20-30 hours you pretty much saw or did all that there was to be done. Still p2p instances for everything?  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 9, 2018, 11:41 Nimh
 
Apparently this update can be blocked for the moment.

block update
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverrideMask /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f


unblock update
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverrideMask /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 9, 2018, 11:02 Nimh
 
No pre-Sandy Bridge Xeon chips, but Bloomfield is mentioned on the next page? Not sure that's right.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 9, 2018, 06:29 Nimh
 
Microsoft removed the ability to select which updates to install, this is 100% on them and their poor planning.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
10. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 12:55 Nimh
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 12:49:
yonder wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 12:44:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 12:20:
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 12:13:
Big Fucking Gaming Display.

I don't imagine too many people have a PC setup where a 65 inch screen is all that useful...

That where you're wrong friend, I play on my 70" TV and have been waiting for something like this.

And since you are the "many people" he refers to...
I doubt Nvidia invested in the R&D for just one person. My guess is there are quite a few who game on bigger screens.

The first generation of PC gamer is aging.. dot pitch and high resolution are probably becoming secondary concerns to overall size and legibility. My 80 year old father is now using a 32 inch TV for a computer monitor. It looks like ass but he's happy, so whatever.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 8, 2018, 12:11 Nimh
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 11:10:
Pretty funny/shitty how the Meltdown bug was exposed right before CES for Intel. Might be a tough crowd.

Coupled with the ridiculous Ryzen price drop. Interesting times indeed.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
3. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 11:59 Nimh
 
Verno wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 11:31:
I'll stick with my OLED for now. It's really nice but lacks a tuner and the only real upgrade for me would be variable sync which will be cheaper when HDMI 2.1 finally goes mainstream.

Ooooo... I've been waiting for an OLED gaming monitor. Whatcha using?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 5, 2018, 09:54 Nimh
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 01:08:
Nimh wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 15:19:
Intel gets to nerf older CPU's up to 30%.. I wonder how much they paid Google (exploit founder) and Microsoft (exploit patcher) for that honor? All of this after everyone shrugged off the "Windows 10 will not support older CPU's" crap from last year.

I bet this is just the beginning of 'security patches' with side effects intended to kill off older product lines. Dovetails nicely with Apple's 10.2.1 cpu throttling.

Uh, a Phenom II on windows XP is affected as well? So what is your point here? In fact all CPU's are affected by the speed reduction from the patches. Even the ones not affected by the 2 bugs (which is NONE) AMD cpu's are always affected by at least 1 bug, Intel by both, completely, ARM by both, completely.

Now if you think this is over think again, any connected device ever made has an ARM cpu that is now easily haxable. And you won't get fancy updates for your intelligent toothbrush et. al.

Any CPU, from all makes, produced since 2005 is affected. And this isn't a bug, this is literally a performance feature gone bad. And they all use them. AMD with their latest server CPU's is even affected by both bugs as well. Because that is a needed feature to catch up to Intels superior IPC

No, I get it. You are right with regard to Spectre.

A 30% performance hit is going to hurt, and it doesn't help that newer CPU's basically see no impact, but older and mid-market CPU's easily are hit for 10% or more (based on the initial benchmarks that are out now). I disabled OS updates last night and will wait until I see the Westmere numbers and patch if it's under 10%, if it's over I will not for the time being. I can't afford to basically lose the machine on my bigger projects. I will just take it offline and use sneakernet I guess.

I don't really care if my toothbrush is effected or not. I don't enter personal information or passwords into it.
 
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