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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Tyr07 Quickly! Stop the information! (296 comments)

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?

2 days ago
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Microsoft Co-opts Ice Bucket Challenge Idea To Promote Coding In Latin America

Tyr07 What does this have to do with the ice bucket? (96 comments)

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.'

2 days ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Tyr07 Re:Depends on the specs. (252 comments)

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'

2 days ago
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Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

Tyr07 Impressive but a bit much... (131 comments)

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.

5 days ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Tyr07 Re:Depends on the specs. (252 comments)

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.

5 days ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Tyr07 Re:Depends on the specs. (252 comments)

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.

about a week ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Tyr07 Re:Because... (252 comments)

People spend too much anyway.
I paid 80$ for a huawei y-530.
Dual core 1.2 ghz, 512mb of ram.

It does netflix, youtube, music, email, and all that other fun stuff, even some games with decent 3d graphics.
I really don't need more out of my phone.

about a week ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Tyr07 Re:Please... (252 comments)

Actually I think you need to get over the fact that people like their phones, their features and talking about them.

They're not the ones getting angry.

about a week ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Tyr07 Re:Depends on the specs. (252 comments)

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.

about a week ago
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Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Tyr07 Yelp on slashdot, oops! (249 comments)

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.

about a week ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Re:Negative mutliplayer posts (292 comments)

Did I hurt your sensitive ego?

Quickly! Find someone politically correct! Only they can save you now!

about two weeks ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (292 comments)

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.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Tyr07 Re:Ads (330 comments)

[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.

about two weeks ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Negative mutliplayer posts (292 comments)

I know your types.

The game doesn't make you feel like you're super best so you don't want to play. It's fine if an AI kills you, but if a player does, your ego is too sensitive for it.

I love multiplayer FOR the challenge. AI are repetitive, predictable, and just a small puzzle once beaten doesn't change. I lose, I win, I laugh, I cry, I rage, they rage, it's all good.
Players on the other hand, although some you definitely mute, will come up with new strategies and tactics, making the game a challenge.

Stop being a care bear and crying because you are not the best at something.
Play it for the challenge, not the ego stroking.

about two weeks ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (292 comments)

Or you know...

You could have this thing called 'Friends' and have them play with you.
Screens out a lot of the issues you have. I recommend you try getting some.

about two weeks ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (292 comments)

If multiplayer is dominated by obsessive players with endless time to practice, then they are the average gamer.

If you are the minority who learns to die a little less, you would be an occasional gamer, or casual gamer.
It's turned into an e-sport depending on the game.

Imagine if you would soccer, you had a team who played the games that were scheduled and showed up to practice.
Then you, show up once and awhile to practice, and play the odd game.
If you commented 'Soccer is dominated by professionals who have too much time to practice, but the average soccer player performs poorly'
would be incorrect. As you are a casual player, not the average.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Tyr07 Re:hope for improvements (330 comments)

You're obviously modding the game.

Default minecraft vanilla installations with default graphics pack eats like 800 MB of ram.
Cpu is not used that much.

Now, the mod pack I put together, uses 2.3GB of ram for the client and a lot more CPU.
Mods aren't designed for performance, more for compatibility, which means they drastically increase resource requirements.
If they were developed by a single team and placed directly into the game, you would see a significant performance boost for those 'mods'

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Tyr07 Re:Ads (330 comments)

Unless of course....

Because you purchased the name, you can develop Minecraft 2, DLC content for the original or a sequel, and the players
who already purchased Minecraft will likely purchase a sequel..meaning....it's worth the purchase.

Clones don't do so well, because those who are interested in that kind of game, I will make a broad assumption here, won't hide it, probably own Minecraft,
and the clones can't compete with the current modding community. So it's hard to take off.

But owning the name Minecraft, that's huge.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Tyr07 Re:Whiners (610 comments)

First time my android phone does this it's gone.

Stay the **** out of my library, I'm tired enough of the ads being everywhere, trying to control and probe everything we do and watch and where we spend our money.

That's like having super loud ads yelling at you and you saying just plug your ears.
Now I'd be listening to my playlist and someone elses shitty music comes in? You know eventually they'll lead that to ads.
I hope it has a serious backlash against them for that behavior.

about two weeks ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Tyr07 It's not "free money" (215 comments)

There is nothing that is actually free. Yeah, a lot of people are going to have to show how serious they are by investing their own time and money into it first.

You can't get it risk free by doing kick starter and expect everyone else will absorb the risk.
I think the idea for kick starter is that you come up with something fantastic, you then start working on it.

You got this cool prototype that has a lot of potential, but you want to make it soar. To do that, you'll need funding for wages, to pay for your
expenses while you devote time to it, for licenses, for materials if it's not digital, for equipment to make it. Then you hit up kick starters.

If your ideas were fantastic enough to have absolutely nothing but an idea written on paper that will get you funding, you'd hit up a developer / corporation
who is willing to fund you.

Also, maybe a lot of people didn't think the concept was as good as you thought it was, and that people wanted to take that chance on it.

about three weeks ago

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Is it time to redefine all gender based rolls?

Tyr07 Tyr07 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Tyr07 (2300912) writes "Transgender women are now permitted to run in the miss universe pagent, being hailed as a victory against discrimination. Does this mean then we're discriminating against all men who don't pay for an expensive procedure? Should we change the definition of women? Do genetics even matter?
It's starting to sound like we can say whatever we feel like and that's what we are now."

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