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Comment: Re:The last sentence in the summary... (Score 1) 204

by Tyr07 (#48033955) Attached to: Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

Canada...had another record breaking hot summer, and expecting another winter with hardly any snow in the Vancouver region.

10-15 years ago, we used to actually get snow over here.

Yeah, it's getting hotter. But keep waving your hands 'It's not me its not me its not me no it not my car not me no its not my oil companies not me not me don't have to stop what I'm doing it's not me no it's not real it's not happening no see look there's ice its fine for me to keep making tons of money off of polluting factories its not me no no not me its fine not me.'

Looks obnoxious doesn't it? That's because you fucking people who are like that are fucking obnoxious. No one takes fucking responsibility for their shit in anything, this included.

Comment: Quickly! Stop the information! (Score 2) 298

by Tyr07 (#48017477) Attached to: Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Oh that's fantastic.

Hey bob, it seems these people are able to spread information and when people in power do shitty things, they have ways to let everyone know
without us being able to quickly arrest them and stop it.

Better control that shit now. Oh hey look, people are downloaded content illegally. Uh..we need to..stop internet piracy...from...causing anarchy...and stuff...and only people we say can have websites.
Get fucked.

What's next? The USA finds out the internet has oil and decides it needs freedom?

Comment: What does this have to do with the ice bucket? (Score 4, Insightful) 96

This makes absolutely no sense.

This is Microsoft to offer free online courses in latin America.

Not, you have to take this programming course or dump water on yourself or something.

i'm super torn on this. I love that people are getting access to education that they don't usually get, but at the same time I feel that's just so later they can go 'Well, America doesn't have the skills we need, so we need cheap visa workers to work in this field.'

Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 1) 252

by Tyr07 (#48013047) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

It's true, thanks to the way technology is we see a lot less crashes, or at least I do.

I think programming has gotten sloppier though because people just asssume, well, it's the dual core age, so it's fine if it locks up the CPU.
In the past I think they spent a lot more time optimizing systems, especially since it was single core single thread.

I think they're doing that a lot with games these days too. In the past, illusion and artist trickier made games look fantastic.
Games have improved but it feels as if it's a lot more like. Hey, GPU: render_water - poof there is your water effect, and it's a lot more intensive.

Then the older style, where an artist put in a hell of a lot of time with their fake water looks just as good as their 'Well, this is fully simulated water'

Comment: Impressive but a bit much... (Score 4, Insightful) 131

by Tyr07 (#47993951) Attached to: Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

It looks really good, it's fantastic actually.

However, I could still easily tell that these were not real world images. Some more than others stood out, but in motion these elements still looked 'wrong' for real.

I think his work is fantastic and state of the art, but I think he was a little to hopeful in his video that no one could tell until he said it.

Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 1) 252

by Tyr07 (#47991295) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Sorry I didn't mean to imply I was waiting on my browser, but that it chews up a lot of CPU depending on the web pages. So when you're multi-tasking significantly eventually I run into apps being slowed down by existing single threads running on all of the cores.

Right now running 8 cores at 4.0 Ghz has resolved any problems I've had with this happening. In the past the triple core didn't have enough multi-tasking capability, and I was also getting single thread locked as the processor just couldn't execute enough code in time.

Browsers was just an example of something that can take a surprising amount of CPU depending on the page, but I run a lot of other things which are CPU intensive, when you wouldn't think they would be this day and age. So that's why I wanted to point out that Desktop speed is quite significant for some of us out here.

Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 1) 252

by Tyr07 (#47973693) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Let's assume given I found an 8 core processor meets my needs that I probably monitor things such as disk utilization and memory.

Fortunately I also run a high speed SSD at 550 MB/sec, and although my ram is a bit low (Only 8 GB) I haven't hit that bottleneck yet.
It really just comes down to un-optimized code, or I'm underestimating the complexity of what I'm doing.

Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 1) 252

by Tyr07 (#47972665) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Actually for me speed on the desktop is becoming increasingly important.

Either it's sloppy coders or just the evolution of software but I'm finding more and more I'm waiting because of my CPU.
Triple core at 3.8 GHZ wasn't enough, it's an overclocked 3.0.

So I'm clocked stock at 4.0 with 8 cores now, and my CPU is sufficient for now. There are still
times where I'm waiting on the CPU although is a very small wait, I'll likely increase the speed of it at some point.

Sure, certain tasks are strictly on my GPU, video games, video editing, transcoding. But a lot of applications I run tend to be unfriendly to the CPU, games or otherwise.
Like Browsers.

Comment: Yelp on slashdot, oops! (Score 1) 249

by Tyr07 (#47962721) Attached to: Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Now every geeky friend who reads slashdot, which, there is a lot of us, we're everywhere, will trash a yelp review.

'Oh, yelp said it's bad? I don't use that site, they just use extortion or else they won't publish positive reviews. So it's not reliable, you might get a good restaurant with bad reviews because they didn't pay yelp, or a bad restaurant with good reviews because they paid for them''
And slowly, yelp loses any power it has.

I know if someone comments to me on it now I'd say it.
I also generally refute any online review from most places. Generally I only accept personal experiences or from people I trust.

Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 1) 292

by Tyr07 (#47930253) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

You're a little too black and white.

You think if someone is better than you they must be 'hard core' and play all the time.
That's a perfect example of peoples sensitive ego. Oh, I died. I don't suck at video games, these people clearly have no lives and are hard core.

The average gamer isn't "hard core". They play more than the casual I play once a week people, but significantly less than the every day people.
There's just a lot of people who assume they're the average level of skill, when a lot of people are honestly, just bad at video games.

Maybe they're amazing mechanics, or accountants, but that hand eye co-ordination to play video games well? Not everyone has it, a lot of people don't really.
Or you play video games a few times a month only, You're casual or occasional gamers, and the gaming world isn't made up of you.
The game sales, isn't from casual / occasional gamers. It's from average gamers.

And we also still lose to 'hard core' gamers, we make up the majority of the gaming community, I am part of this crowd.
Know how I know this? Because I play with these people on average during my average amount of time playing games.

Their average skill level is comparable to my average skill level. We do run into those who kick our ass, we have a less sensitive ego and shrug it off.

Guy below me wants to filter out 'hard core people' but I'll call it as it really is.

"Filter out people who beat me because I believe I'm a decent player, and anyone who beats me must be hard core and should be taken out of the game"
Yep, that line is going to upset people, but if you're reading this, and that line upset you, why did you think it was directed at you?

Ahhh...ouuu...the magic.

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 1) 330

by Tyr07 (#47917421) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

[quote]And so a whole new generation of gamers will learn the pain and heartache of a loved name from their childhood getting ruined by a poorly-thought-out corporate-developed sequel.[/quote]

No idea how that's a mod funny....

But I'm not going to tell you that it won't be ruined, or that it'll be fantastic. I have no idea about it, we can all make assumptions, but really I have no idea.
And neither do you.

Microsoft has released some fantastic games, and some other not so good ones. So I'd sit back, wait and see. If it's terrible, don't buy it, if you think it looks like fun, buy it.

It's like the internet in general, if content offends you, stop looking at it and let it be.

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. -- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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