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27.
 
Re: Doom Eternal Earned $450M in Nine Months
Mar 1, 2021, 12:08
27.
Re: Doom Eternal Earned $450M in Nine Months Mar 1, 2021, 12:08
Mar 1, 2021, 12:08
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 21:05:
All they had to do was get rid of that idiot carmack, who thought jump scares were a thing for doom 3.
He forced out others trying to correct him, now hopefully that he's gone for good.

id games have been about intense multiplayer since doom original.

Doom3 single player design was thoroughly 'whatever' - like every id game ever.

Multiplayer was great. The pacing was super quick compared to other fps games at the time.

The only real downside was that it didn't have a tutorial that forced people to learn movement. MP lobbies were chock full of people 'running' around the map, screaming "hacker" at anyone bunny hopping circles around them.

It was a harbinger of the times. It illucidated just how arena shooter skills were gone from the general fps gaming population, and the skills weren't even recognizable to most players as anything other than hacking. 95%+ of players wandering like cripples made it clear the MP would fail.

-scheherazade

47.
 
Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 23:53
47.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 23:53
Feb 28, 2021, 23:53
 
MattyC wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 23:39:
Scheherazade wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 15:22:
If you are gonna argue with me, argue with what I actually said.
-scheherazade

I’m your huckleberry... Hydroxychloroquine does is not a viable COVID treatment, full stop.

And for the record:

Scheherazade wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 15:22:
if not, no loss to me.

I hope I just misunderstood you here, because it sure was a loss to people that actually needed that medication for things it is used to treat like RA and lupus.

Correct, you misunderstood. I am very unlikely to have an adverse reaction to HCQ, since I tolerate quinine, and quinine is the less tolerable variant. So if it fails to help me, it almost certainly won't harm me. Hence no loss to me.

-scheherazade
43.
 
Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 23:18
43.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 23:18
Feb 28, 2021, 23:18
 
In the f35's defense : you develop weapons before you need them, not after.

A present enemy is not needed to develop a counter. In fact it shouldn't be needed. If it exists, you are late to the game.

People bash the f35 on criteria that is OBE.

High off boresight sraams make maneuverability less of an issue than it was before. Modern fox2 engagements last seconds, and hardly anyone gets time to turn at all.

Stealth isn't about sneaking around. It's about reducing the lock range of your opponents fox1 and fox3 missiles, allowing you to shoot first, and even choose to leave, at a range where you are not lockable.

Yah, it's over budget. Sucks. But most of the cost is in development and it's 99% done. Dumping it now would be stupid. The time to dump it was way earlier. Now it would be pointless.

Especially when the cost of modern f16 variants has crept up to parity with the f35.

If you want to reduce cost, cut the process down.

Modern arms development works at a snails pace and bleeds money, mostly because every little new thing needs a new contract, and engineers are not even allowed to fix things unless confguration management thinks it is worthy of fixing. CM fears new safety bugs so bad that they prefer to leave broken but safe things unchanged.

Flight certification takes a good year for any revision of hardware that plugs into an airframe's electronics. Get ready to grow old iterating on a design.

-scheherazade

This comment was edited on Feb 28, 2021, 23:34.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 23:08
42.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 23:08
Feb 28, 2021, 23:08
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 19:21:
Scheherazade wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 15:22:

Depends on the study.

eg a quick google shows :
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.22.20040758v2

Pneumonia symotoms improved in 80% of HCQ group vs 55% of control group.
2 GCQ patients had adverse reactions.

In any case, there is a littany of studies. They range from HCQ helps, to HCQ has no significant effect.
There is also a difference between 'improves symptoms' and 'shortens disease', and different studies focus on different aspects.

In any case, the compound is inoculus to the vast vast majority of people. I already know I tolerate quinine, so I would have no reason not to try it. If it helps, good, if not, no loss to me.

-scheherazade

Scheherazade,
You base your opinion on a March 2020 study, nearly a year old, when both HCQ and Covid19, were barely under study ?
Speechless.


No, I don't. No need to strawman.

You can read and you know I mentioned that the link is one quick google.
And you already read that I said that multiple studies showed various results.
If you are gonna argue with me, argue with what I actually said.

-scheherazade
32.
 
Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 17:07
32.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 17:07
Feb 28, 2021, 17:07
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 16:13:
wtf_man wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 13:25:
#5 Oh Hell no. I work hard for my paychecks. I do not want to pay for other people's medical, college, slavery reparations (My family wasn't even in this country then), living wage stipends (welfare on steroids). I don't get why you want to steal from people that work hard and give it to people that don't. I never understood that logic. And before you say "tax the rich"... that never works. They hire armies of accountants for the loopholes, or pass on the cost somehow, or move their money out of the country. And when there is a shortage to fund these "programs"... the middle / working class gets stuck with the bill and screwed. At least Bernie was honest regarding everyone's taxes go up.

You probably pay less than you take in, so you needn't worry. For example , you say you have kids. Even if they went to public school, their education took far more in tax dollars than you paid, total.

People like me subsidized your daughter's education. Remember that before you whine about subsidizing anyone else's.

There really isn't a good solution right now.

Raise wages, demand goes up, costs inflate, nothing changes.

We all will be old and inferm at some point, and will all be wondering where the help is at after paying years of taxes.

Likewise I enjoy the affordability we have from relatively low taxes compared to the rest of the developed world. I like buying my fun gadgets for half price, even if I know it budens me to personally prepare for the future, and I likely will never be as prepared as the average person living in a socialized system.

I also have family experience of leaving a socialized system because safety is not the end all be all that some think it is. But the past looks better with age as one gets older. Truthfully the problem is that both approaches are correct, just one suits a different age bracket more than the other.

-scheherazade
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 15:22
29.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 15:22
Feb 28, 2021, 15:22
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 13:17:
Scheherazade wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 12:36:
The same people that whine about how untrustworthy politicians are get all their news and science from politicians

How is anyone still bringing up HCQ? Even Trump gave that one up 6 months ago.

How are some people so out of touch with reality?

Probably because HCQ helps some people very much.

Its downside is mainly that it doesn't reliably have an effect in every patient.
For some people they were recovering in half the time as others with the same condition at the time it was administered.
For other people it had no effect at all.
Meaning it's not dependable.

Since HCQ was created as a safer alternative to quinine for malaria treatment (Quinine is already safe enough to be sold at the grocery store (tonic water)), and HCQ is readily available, it's a decent add-on treatment to administer 'just in case it helps'.

HCQ was actually one of 3 compounds that China identified in the first few months as gaving some effect. They published their studies about it, which I read out of curiosity. HCQ was not actually the best compound, one other was twice as likely to help. But afaik HCQ was cheap and widely available.

It's a shame HCQ got politicised. It annoyed me how people dismissed it just because of the association with Trump.

-scheherazade

And here we go again spreading ignorant opinions 'cause hearsay and "reasons".
Those of a imbecile ignorant and willfully criminal president that heard about it in Fox or from a very interested big pharma donating "friend".

HCQ was dismissed because of the last full serious and finally complete scientific tests that required time and effort to produce.
And lives to be lost unfortunately : though not nearly as toxic as the other compound Scherezade mentions, HCQ has light noxious effects that will add to overwheming an already taxed organism.

Is China using it ?
No country is still supporting it, except Brasil's Trump, the wildly irresponsible Bolsonaro (who lost various Health Ministers already but what do doctors know, eh?), while panned by medics.

There are millions of dosis bought by the GOP states following the sainted word of their orange god, that nobody is using, nor wants, even free.

It's not people dismissing it, it's professionals, hospitals, doctors.
But every minute one clueless is born and all that.



Depends on the study.

eg a quick google shows :
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.22.20040758v2

Pneumonia symotoms improved in 80% of HCQ group vs 55% of control group.
2 GCQ patients had adverse reactions.

In any case, there is a littany of studies. They range from HCQ helps, to HCQ has no significant effect.
There is also a difference between 'improves symptoms' and 'shortens disease', and different studies focus on different aspects.

In any case, the compound is inoculus to the vast vast majority of people. I already know I tolerate quinine, so I would have no reason not to try it. If it helps, good, if not, no loss to me.

-scheherazade


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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 12:56
20.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 12:56
Feb 28, 2021, 12:56
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 12:36:
The same people that whine about how untrustworthy politicians are get all their news and science from politicians

How is anyone still bringing up HCQ? Even Trump gave that one up 6 months ago.

How are some people so out of touch with reality?

Probably because HCQ helps some people very much.

Its downside is mainly that it doesn't reliably have an effect in every patient.
For some people they were recovering in half the time as others with the same condition at the time it was administered.
For other people it had no effect at all.
Meaning it's not dependable.

Since HCQ was created as a safer alternative to quinine for malaria treatment (Quinine is already safe enough to be sold at the grocery store (tonic water)), and HCQ is readily available, it's a decent add-on treatment to administer 'just in case it helps'.

HCQ was actually one of 3 compounds that China identified in the first few months as gaving some effect. They published their studies about it, which I read out of curiosity. HCQ was not actually the best compound, one other was twice as likely to help. But afaik HCQ was cheap and widely available.

It's a shame HCQ got politicised. It annoyed me how people dismissed it just because of the association with Trump.

-scheherazade
9.
 
Re: Evening Tech Bits
Feb 25, 2021, 16:55
9.
Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 25, 2021, 16:55
Feb 25, 2021, 16:55
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 11:04:
Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 20:59:
And what would the point of that be, Joe? We already know why there's a shortage. Rather, people would like to know what you'd actually do about it. Maybe like open some fab plants at home? The pandemic has illustrated more clearly than anything else the critical need to manufacture stuff in your own country. Canada, more than anyone else, desperately needs to learn that lesson. Fuck free trade.

Pervs order large number of pervy mousepads? Shocker. Wry

Why the fuck would I make stuff in the US? I can make millions on the dollar for some cheap asian labor, and install nets around the building to catch the suicidal workers.
OR
I could be like Elon Musk and move my business out of California (like many have done) because of the operating cost and state regulations.

So what exactly would the President do? Companies are in the business of making money right? From a buisness standpoint why would it make sense to open plants in the US?

At some point the lack of domestic manufacturing capacity becomes a defense issue. 99% of consumer goods coming from foreign lands, and 99% of components for domestic goods coming from foreign lands, if someone wants to cut us off, we got an existential crisis on our hands.

-scheherazade
11.
 
Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 13, 2021, 11:36
11.
Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 13, 2021, 11:36
Feb 13, 2021, 11:36
 
ldonyo wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 13:19:
Elon should probably worry about turning Tesla cars into well-made Tesla cars before he starts trying to float them over the road.

I know 3 peoe with teslas.
1 model3p, 1 models, 1modelx

As far as I've seen first hand, they are pretty well made. Nobody has had any issues. The youngest is 1 year old. The oldest is 1st gen.

From personal experience with the cars, I will probably get one eventually. Actually, to me personally, it's the only compelling new car, period. (technically a lie. LC500 is real pretty)

I like classic sports cars, and don't care much for what is offered new these days. The fact that teslas are even interesting to me is saying a lot.

I have a collection of sports cars, and my own garage with lift and tools. I am what you would typically call a gear head.

P.S. I do however consider teslas as a 'daily' type car. Unlike sports cars, I won't care about taking it on salty roads and watching it rust away. It's a consumable, not a collectible.

-scheherazade

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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 5, 2021, 19:19
14.
Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 5, 2021, 19:19
Feb 5, 2021, 19:19
 
"Manipulation" is not absolutely illegal.

Every time you buy or sell stock you are manipulating.

What people mean when they talk about illegal manipulation is people lying to trick others into buying or selling in order to raise or lower the price.

The gamestop situation was totally public and transparent. Everyone was fully aware of the situation, and everyone had the same information.

The situation is special because it shows that retail investors can pool their efforts to trade against large investors, which nobody expected.

It also exposes that any investor that tries to short a stock can get fleeced if others decide to buy up that stock and hold it. Which was always the case, just usually there wasnt a buyer big enough to buy up a stock.

-scheherazade

29.
 
Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 12, 2021, 19:13
29.
Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 12, 2021, 19:13
Jan 12, 2021, 19:13
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 13:54:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 13:45:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 13:40:
For the life of me, I don't understand why conservatives want to repeal section 230. I can only assume that because of Trump's misunderstanding of what it is (I'm sure he never bothered to read it, since he couldn't be bothered to read the Constitution in the last four years), and his constant repeating of the 'repeal 230' chant, everyone is just buying into it.

Probably the same stupidity as the left's 'defund the police' mantra.

Now don't be disingenuous. You're comparing apples to oranges. The "left" ( rest of the world's center ) has been pretty clear what they meant "defund the police", they meant to reduce it's funding to:

-Demilitarize it.
-Divert some of the funding to social programs.
-Reduce the police's workload by letting other organisms funded by the social programs deal with calls that have nothing to do with crimes and which police routinely bungles and has no training to deal with, often resulting in tragic unnecessary deaths and violence from the police.
-Other provisions I don't remember which are as clear as those stated above.

Not being disingenuous at all. It's a marketing slogan. Something easy to yell over a bullhorn, but unfortunately it's a poor choice of words.

I know what they mean by it, but it just gives the Right, fuel to mis represent it. Obama himself pointed this out after the election. He specifically called out using the phrase 'defund the police' as what likely caused the loss of house seats.

I'm a left leaning independent, and fully support the idea of 'demilitarizing the police' (there, a better slogan, I offer it royalty free for anyone's use).

You and I may understand what it means, but you and I read a wide range of news sources. Conservatives (even the reasonable moderate ones) get their news from Fox or worse, and they constantly take the literal meaning of the phrase and use it to stoke fear of the 'socialist agenda'.

I have lot's of reasonable conservative friends, not MAGA hat wearing nut jobs, who nonetheless, still believe that 'defund the police' is literal. They don't read the New York Times.

We've become a sound bite society. And that's a lousy sound bite.

Normies and anarchists have different impressions of what 'defund the police' means.

One watches on tv, maybe attends some local protest to walk with a crowd. The other is organizing the protest and doing the yelling from the bullhorn.

Normies think : well, what do they /really/ mean?
Anarchists think : you damn well heard what we said.

Side note, I am more or less ok with the literal interpretation. Fact is, police only show up after the fact to take statements. Reality already is that you have to help yourself in the moment. The movie portrayal with sirens seconds away is just a fantasy. Just save the money.

-scheherazade
32.
 
Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 11, 2021, 14:42
32.
Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 11, 2021, 14:42
Jan 11, 2021, 14:42
 
Chipp0r wrote on Jan 10, 2021, 16:30:
We live in interesting times
- China is laughing at the western world for it's treatment and handling of the coronavirus which has brought huge expense and deaths due to a slow to react government and unwilling population to adhere to rules because we so used to being liberal and free.
- The strongest nation on earth elects a right wing narcissistic as president and is able to rile and maintain a loyal following.
- UK shot themselves in the foot with Brexit.

These make troubling times for western countries - As a string of bad decisions left up to the will of the people has caused all the above to happen and continue to persist. As social media continues to dominate and provide every person in every household their own echo-chambered view of life, these problems will deepen. We talk to people less to get other views, we understand less and less about the reality we live in thus we care less and ultimately, we'll be a race of selfish idiots being ruled by a rich elite and vain media superstars.

This is exactly like watching a Black Mirror episode and unless something is bravely done to take us off this path we're going then I do fear for the future.

Brexit may yet end up being good for the UK. EU was very expensive for the UK. They paid in far more than they got, and they lost a lot in EU regulations imposed on the UK.

(E.g. like fishing waters that were operated in by UK fishermen since time immemorial being assigned to other nations, putting coastal regions out of business).

Plus the universal right to work and travel created a mass labor migration that saturated labor markets and depressed wages, while brain draining poorer EU member nations.

I'm sure there will be at least a short term dip in UK markets, but long term it could go either way.

IIRC the UK also was not keen on dissolving their military and combining it with other nations into a singular EU military controlled from the EU. Once that happens there is no way to exit (because who will enforce the exit if the EU disagrees?). So the time to do it was before the military merger.

-scheherazade
6.
 
Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 4, 2021, 16:08
6.
Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 4, 2021, 16:08
Jan 4, 2021, 16:08
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 3, 2021, 19:15:
Firefox doesn't need a facelift.

It needs a friggin reversion. Every time they touch the UI they find ways to screw it up more.

And firefox mobile is an absolute dumpster fire. I have had to manually load the last edition's apk because the UI in the current version is painful to use, slow to navigate, and their addon support got nerfed. Now they only allow curated addons, and no more cross compatibility with the desktop addons. Absolute garbage.

Its like everyone wants to add whiz bang visuals in exchange for sacrificing usability. Who the hell is in charge of this thing? Do they not realize that a tool must firat and foremost focus on functionality?

Reddit is the same way. I have to use https://old.reddit.com because https://www.reddit.com has such low information density that it's infuriating to navigate. Just takes forever to scroll around to find what you are looking for, doesn't load as smoothly if on a bad connection.

-scheherazade
6.
 
Re: Nvidia Rumored To Launch RTX 3060 In January, RTX 3080 Ti in February.
Dec 16, 2020, 23:23
6.
Re: Nvidia Rumored To Launch RTX 3060 In January, RTX 3080 Ti in February. Dec 16, 2020, 23:23
Dec 16, 2020, 23:23
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 04:45:
I wonder if the 3080Ti is going to be as powerful as the 3090RTX.

Doubt it.

(ignoring the fact that right now only about 10% separates 3080 and 3090 performance)

Nvidia has been good about not upsetting buyers of their top end cards with a 1-up scenario.

Never made a titan ti (afaik)
XX80 ti never (afaik) exceeded a titan.

I would be surprisrd if they made the 3080ti beat the current titan (3090).

THEN AGAIN, amd has been competitive, so nv may be forced to move the 3080ti above the 3090.

Rumor has it that the 3080ti will keep the 20(10) gig corresponding memory interface, rather than go to the 24(12) setup. That would mean that the 3080 would be down on memory bandwidth too, unless they can clock its memory higher than on the 3090.

-scheherazade

8.
 
Re: New NVIDIA Drivers
Dec 15, 2020, 17:38
8.
Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Dec 15, 2020, 17:38
Dec 15, 2020, 17:38
 
I'm just happy to see something demonstrate a canonical raytraced renderer at live framerates - in a demo you can at least play around with.

IIRC unreal engine now also has a reference raytraced renderer available - but I haven't seen it used in a live setting. I think its just literally for reference at the moment?

There will come a time in the not distant future where pure raytraced renderers will deprecate rasterizers. Kind of like with electric cars today, and with jet engines at the end of ww2, the writing is on the wall.

-scheherazade
9.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 1, 2020, 10:36
9.
Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2020, 10:36
Dec 1, 2020, 10:36
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 30, 2020, 13:36:
Been mulling over getting a new mouse and KB. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm considering getting one of those new lightweight mouses. This seems like good value for the money - Lightweight Wired Gaming Mouse, 26 RGB Backlit USB Gaming Mice & 7 Buttons Programmable Driver,PAW3325 12000DPI. I was considering the Steelseries Aerox 3 but shipping is $40 on those so no. Keeping in mind I'm not a pro gamer or even really FPS anymore I don't need uber top of the line gear.

With the keyboard I'm looking for something RBG individual key programmable, quiet - no clicky keys, and something that's easy to disassemble to clean. I'll never understand why so many keyboards are so difficult to take apart to clean. Ideally in the $100 or, preferably, less category. Thanks


AFAIK the "Glorious Model 0" and "Glorious Model 0-" have been the goto leaders for the last while.

Pair it with a decent mouse pad like the Zowie GTF-X and you get a really nice smooth surface with just enough sticktion to double click reliably. If you like super slick, you can use the Glorious hard pad and ceramic feet to get the air hockey feel that is so slick it's hard to double click reliably without practice. If you like some extra stopping power, the Divina pad tends to be the popular goto.

I believe this youtube channel is the one to look at if you want to nerd out on the opinions of someone good enough to give a meaningful opinion : https://www.rocketjumpninja.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJaDZC7PChgd-XMwcbZkiw

But in the last year a bunch of competitors have been showing up, and knock offs like the one you linked.



Mechanical keyboards used to be the domain of Filco/Das/Ducky/etc. Now TBH the china knockoffs for 35 bucks on amazon are just fine. I can tell a difference, but it's good 'nuff. (I bought a knockoff for a nephew, and I have a filco, and I can feel the build quality difference in weight and feel - but both work, and both are NKRO, and TBH 99% of the population wouldn't know or care about the difference. One is $35, the other was $100 more back when I bought it).

-scheherazade
22.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 24, 2020, 04:08
22.
Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2020, 04:08
Nov 24, 2020, 04:08
 
AFAIK they are all producing AIBs ('add in boards').

Just that for the longest time nvidia and ati/amd have referred to 3rd party makers as 'add in board partners', or 'AIB partners', shortened to 'AIB's.

-scheherazade
6.
 
Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Nov 15, 2020, 13:06
6.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2020, 13:06
Nov 15, 2020, 13:06
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 14, 2020, 13:39:
1: Go AMD! About time you roared back to life on all fronts.

2: HighPoint? Hard, HARD pass.

I've had weird issues with highpoint, such as having two controllers in the same system causing only one to have the driver load successfully - unless I run different firmware on each, then each has a successful driver load.

That said, their stuff is usually 'good enough' for workstation use.

-scheherazade
5.
 
Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Nov 15, 2020, 13:03
5.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2020, 13:03
Nov 15, 2020, 13:03
 
Synthetic vulkan api benchmark.

-scheherazade
23.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 3, 2020, 16:47
23.
Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2020, 16:47
Nov 3, 2020, 16:47
 
I would love to see people shun all political parties, and have independents take over all positions in the upper tiers of government. Shit can all these propagandists, influence peddlers, and regulatory capture sellers.

-scheherazade
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