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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

Tyr07 Re:Burial customs? (158 comments)

People are calling the comment about burial rituals possibly spreading the disease racist.

You know what brings joy to my heart? That we can label a bacteria or virus racist. The best part, is the virus doesn't give a shit, not one shit. It doesn't care about your political agenda or anything else, or your self entitled right to do whatever you want without consequences.

I hope everyone who considers what was said racist is somewhere with extreme risk of infection based on their practices and the problem takes care of itself.

3 hours ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Tyr07 Remember the social jocks in high school? (429 comments)

Those kids at school, boys and girls who were socially popular, always trying to stay on top of the social list are the ones who managed to make it into managers by doing the same clicky behavior.

They are also the same people who treated techies / geeks poorly. They are now your bosses. They don't appreciate what you do and just want it done as cheap and disposible as possible for their profits.

2 days ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 Re:Beware of Gamers (473 comments)

Right, I agree fully with what you said.

I've died in ED, it cost me a few credits. Depending on the mission I take it costs me anywhere from 4 missions worth or 1/20th of a mission.
So as for starting out, the penalties really aren't there that much, much friendlier than say, Eve online which I do not rate as casual.

I assume they scale the higher you get but so does the mission pay. It's enough that I definitely do not /want/ to die, but it didn't upset me either when someone interdicted me and killed me randomly.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

Well specifically I don't know how it would tie into the legend of zelda, there are plenty of games where regardless of male female escaping would be fine.

I mean specifically more than, Gannon is supposed to be defeated. You're not supposed to just escape, or at least in the past.

So maybe if Zelda was imprisoned "someplace" by Gannon or whatever antangonist, then comes after him and defeats him I'd be cool with that.
I just had this concept of Zelda being in the same tower as Gannon and escaping. It just sounded, like running away from Gannon vs wupping his ass. Even if she smashed him on the way out, just the concept on it's own sounds like a rather short quest.

I also don't think an entire game based on being inside gannons castle or whatever would be that exciting. This is all regardless of gender.

about two weeks ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Tyr07 Re:The problem with certifications (276 comments)

There is absolutely longer latency using TCP as the process does not proceed forward without receiving the next packet.
We're talking real world, internet, not your private lans or internal corp networks.

You did exactly what I thought you would, you tried to get exceptionally technical with ambiguous technical statements about TCP vs UDP.
You are correct that in an environment with no other traffic, UDP and TCP transmission would not introduce additional latency. I wouldn't want to be hired
by someone who couldn't handle real world concepts, you sound like like potentially a middle manager that has no idea of real world concepts.

So I'll explain it. Why would TCP have a higher latency over the internet? As you don't control the network, you also cannot ensure the quality of the networks you are routed through. This means when packets are dropped, you wait to receive another packet, as it sends the packet again In most voice conversations, this causes a delay as it buffers communications before playing them on your end. E.G receives enough packets.

When using UDP it sends the packets without waiting for an acknowledgement of the receipt of the packets, therefore when transmitting packets and some get lost, you lose a little voice quality or get the odd artifact.

Alternatively, you could use TCP, and adjust the buffers so that it doesn't wait for the person transmitting to stop talking before sending the information. If it all reaches there with no problem, no issue, if packets are dropped a long the way, you will get artifacts and jitter.

So yes, adjusting the buffers makes a difference, but can also increase latency in environments where you do not control the internet and travel fair distances network wise.

So the reality is, you're an idiot that's omitting fine details to try to make yourself look correct. This is akin to someone who preys on those less knowledgeable managers to make their co-workers look bad by spouting information that is correct in specific situations, but doesn't apply to what is actually being discussed.

It's a terrible practice, if you know anything about networking at all or are in a position where you can decide if someone is an expert or not, you would know that the scenarios I've described are accurate.

Obviously your natural defense is a strong offense, point out other peoples flaws and discussed things like trying to distract, which is entirely what you're doing. It's called projecting. If you weren't doing it, you wouldn't have put the first post you did.

Now, I don't need to convince anyone reading it's right, as they know it is, which is why they're not commenting, as they're more mature than I am and I shouldn't have responded in the first place. As for insulting you, well, yes I did. I do apologize for it, but even with that, I'm not removing it from this post either, as you're being an idiot.

about two weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (473 comments)

The difference between fund the game and buying the beta is none.

I funded the game at 75$ at a time when they were offering beta for that level of funding.

Period.

Others did not.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

Tyr07 Re:It's a combination of problems (154 comments)

No, you're right on that I don't think they would have been accepted.

However, now that they are, it's done. It's too late. Being mad at a different device doing it is insanity.

I could understand people who refute all technology that has this behavior, but not when it comes down to the model of the object doing it.

about two weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (473 comments)

P.S Eve has in game advertisements but they are theme fit and for eve companies, not real world ads, they felt natural. It wouldn't bother me if it was the same but about a real product. I would ignore it just the same.

Maybe they can add an adblock component to your ship for a subscription :P

about two weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (473 comments)

Ironically I don't have a problem with it if it doesn't interfere with gaming and is like a backdrop, a billboard passing by or something, I think it would add to the immersion.

I think if we ever entered the space age to the point we were flying around publicly to stations, we would see advertising go there.

It's probably a better solution for continued development than a subscription model.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

There are so many messages that people are putting out there, do you know the rage if we starting labeling content as man hating, when clearly it's not a feminist that is just fighting for equal rights but actually has a problem with the entire male population regardless?

Maybe on youtube if it's deemed content that is just deterimental to men we flag it 'Man hating content'

Then we can label any women who watches it as man hating. We could do it with games too. Is that right? Just because a women watches it or plays a game labeled with it , does it make them a man hater? I don't think it does, not at all, and I think women would agree with that.

But there's that double standard, if you watch or play content labeled sexist, I promise there are plenty of women who will label you yourself as such.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

I'm worried about it getting out of control.

Let me define my position on this more.

If game developers of their own choice decided Zelda rescued herself (which is boring) but even cooler you play Zelda and rescue link, I'd be all fucking for it, sounds badass, they'll probably do some really neat things with it. I hope they do that actually some point, it would be a really cool twist and Zelda always seems to kind of know what's going on while link is running around figuring it out.

If feminist groups lobby and pressure game developers into designing it that way, I feel their stifling creativeness, and damaging games as we have no idea what cool idea they would have done if they weren't pressured.

The ends don't justify the means?

Let me give you an example - in Dues Ex Human revolution, there was a scene where you are in a shady part of a new city in China, in the slummy area there happens to be a brothel, it adds to the atmosphere of the run down enivronment, chicks had big boobs but whatever, you end up helping one because their 'pimp' is basically trying to force mechanical agumentation on them. So you take care of him.

That can easily be flagged sexist and pressured out of the game, it added to it. It was a minor part of it but it still did.
Now, Malik was the pilot in the game, she was a women, didn't have big boobs and she was awesome. At one part you can either save her from an onslaught, run or even just fail as you take to long. It was a great turning point, the aircraft was shotdown, any pilot would have problems there, man or female.

But, because it's a women, it could get out of hand and be labeled sexist. There ARE feminists out there who would view it that way. (I replayed it like 5 times to save her, OO man saving women, sexist)

It also happens one of the main antangonists, was an agumented female you had to fight, who was badass. Also someone trying to save the world but through control, another main antgonist, was female.

Was the game overly sexist? I don't think so, there were evil women that were badass, good women who were badass, a main villain women who was a millionare another main millionaire antangonist that was male, but could feminists lobby the game, changing it, making it not as good?

Absolutely.

A perfect example was that Mass Effect 3 had a gay sex scene in it. I didn't care or notice really at all, it didn't matter to me that they had it even though people were talking about it.

Then I was pissed off. Why? I find out later it's because they had sex scenes previously, and special interest groups were mad that they didn't have a gay option. I'm not bothered that the gay sex option was there, I thought it was good originally, but then I was pissed off that special interest groups are modifying the content I see to suit them.

Am I more clear now? I'm okay with people expressing themselves through video games in any form, that's all good, but I get upset when peoples expressions are forced by special interest groups.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

Tyr07 Re:It's a combination of problems (154 comments)

So if someones boss demands they keep their google glass on you'll have mutual respect?

You could always just start with not threatening the adoption of technology by people because their monitor everything everyone does device is more obvious that your monitor everything everyone does device.

about two weeks ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Tyr07 Re:The problem with certifications (276 comments)

Alright you got me, you can increase latency to compensate for voice quality over TCP but it doesn't work for what we consider natural real time communication.

So if you were failing people for this, you would be a terrible person to be marking scores. TFTP is old as shit and rarely used, so that's ignorance there and often for small amounts of data, throughput suffers for large volumes at high speeds on todays internet. So you would fail as an instructor.
Last time I saw TFTP was to do with network boot protocols, never seen people use it for normal transfers over public internet.
You would have severe issues using udp for FTP over a realistic network distance over the internet.

So what I said was 100% right. Realistic world side of performance, for real time communication, if you switched them over to TCP, you would either have A - longer latency for communication or B - artifacts and jitter.

You sir, are the biggest douche the unnniiiveeerrrseee...

P.S Yes in your own private networks any of these protocols can work fine since you control the network. Talking to someone in europe from Canada does not give you control over the network and where my statement 'the internet' makes them correct. So don't try to get technical to weeny out of what looks like a troll post.

about two weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 Re:Beware of Gamers (473 comments)

The game isn't difficult, oh wait I know what your problem is. In eve, you would be called a care bear.

Someone who if they lose even once gets extremely upset, even more so if it's because of a player. People need to look at it like a first person shooter, you die sometimes, and that's okay.

This doesn't mean it's not for casual gamers. Casual doesn't mean 'Super easy I never die so I'm the best and feeds ego'

If that's not what you mean I apologize but it's what it sounds like.

about two weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (473 comments)

Hello /.

I've purchased the game plus it's early access, and I've had a lot of fun with it. I've played games like X3 and earlier so I know what a decent single player game consists of.

Frankly, I think it's about time we received a game that was even of better quality that was just online, we have great single player space games, we really do. However, I always wished they were online, that those ships out there were other players I could comm with or do things with my friends. Elite dangerous, has brought me that. Eve online is a fantastic game, but I always wanted a first person cockpit, full docking procedures, aiming, the whole I'm a spaceship in space experience, not the mmo style.

Elite brought it. They also added new features, and patched them quickly to make the game stable, playable, look fantastic, fun, and immersive. Sitting in the cockpit with voice attack, astra, engaging in combat yelling divert power to weapons! Full impulse! and shooting down npcs or players is great fun.

If they focused on a single player offline mode, I think the game would really suffer, we need that open ended focus where players get the drive the story and history of the game by their actions, not by a predefined script.

I want to see alliances of mercenaries that you know to avoid or that will steal cargo from you. You'll eventually see player factions I'm sure that you recognize as pirate. You get the joy of someone pulling you out of hyper drive, and fighting to stay in it. If they pull you out, you see what it is, oh crap it's system authority, do I fight or run? I kick my engines to full speed as I have a bounty on me and as soon as they scan me, they'll open fire.

I'm trying to get away and spin up my hyper drive engines, and I hear the dreaded 'Ship scan detected' Next thing I know, shots are wizzing past me, I'm under attack. Fortunately my quick reflexes allowed me to get away this time.

It's not always like that though, I've had players pull me out and open fire right away. I was in a slow cargo ship, their proximately slowed the spin up of my hyper drive, I couldn't get away, they destroyed me.

Other times, I was in a small attack ship, the eagle, and I inderdicted other players. Some got away, had enough distance to spool up and run before I could get them, others, not so lucky.

Plus all the docking is fantastic, it's actual ports, you go in the actual station, there is no state change to dock, and land in a landing port. Also even when you're waiting after you landed, and told the platform to pull you in, which it literally does and hides your ship in the station, if you want to go to the outfitting and it 's not done yet, your interface says 'please wait'. That is, your ships interface. You have several consoles, can still look around and muck with them still.

So it's quite well done to make you feel like you're in that ship and things are happening as they should with no loading trickery.

The only state changes are entering hypercruise, which with a bit of network lag you can tell it's a state change, but once in it, it feels natural, and if it's instant exiting and entering feels like it's not a state change. Also hyper jumping to other systems can tell it's a bit of a state change, but you never see a 'loading' screen.

Let this small detail go. It's one of the few games that will really benefit from online play.

about two weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Tyr07 Re:"Just pay extra..." (473 comments)

I'm disgusted that you're disgusted that you didn't receive more than what you paid for.

I paid the price to include the beta access, and I've had a lot of fun with the game, it's actually a lot of fun. I combined it with voice attack and astra and it's quite immersive. Especially playing with friends, its amazing.

You're really missing out over your bitterness that you didn't pay for early access. Personally I'm fine with no single player component, there are plenty of excellent single player space games like the X series (X-2, x3 etc). It's about time we got a quality game like this, that was online and that was their primary focus.

Imagine if you just ignored all the emails, and waiting for the game to come out. Would you be satisfied? Probably. Your real issue, is a bunch of us paid more and are having fun, and you feel you deserve what we got as an extra for you because you're some special cupcake. Suck it up, spend the extra, good game development costs money, and I've seen enough shitty games just trying to make a dime I'm happy to seriously invest money (on a game purchase anyway) for a quality game.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

The first step is communicating and finding people who share values. This is step one. Once there is enough people, a more direct approach can take foot when it can defend itself against special interest groups who will find this an affront to them.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

Why do you think I have to support the goals of a campaign that works against men and have my own campaign to try and get support for it?

I can just fucking drop support and dismiss the campaign that isn't about equality, I don't have to "leave it alone". I can tell you right now every feminist group in the world would be on my ass in a second if I started a campaign about equality for men, saying it hurt their cause, in fact it's been done my friend.

The problem is narrow minded self interest groups don't impress me, if they want to start a campaign about equality for everyone, I'll support that, but why the hell when there are men that face the same problems would I support women only? That's assbackwards. Did you know not all women face these problems? Hell, some own giant media companies and millions of dollars, so this isn't exclusively applied to all women.

Is it not good enough until all women have millions of dollars, then maybe men can stop being treated like disposable garbage that should serve them?

And games are FINE the way they are. I don't want you fucking with them that's the issue, and sure I can not buy their products, but you know what? If people are too afraid their games will be judged "Sexist" so they lose profits, games will suffer. Why? Because it doesn't have to be a blonde bimbo for someone to label it sexist, someone can be pissed off that there is a pretty face in it.

I shouldn't have to start a campaign for sexism against men, it should be just a campaign against sexism, period. If you think they need to be separate, you're saying, there needs to be a fight over it where men and women aren't supporting each other. Which means campaigns about sexism about women are just one sided.

How do you expect men to support one sided campaigns?
Thank you, I can officially remove all my support for them based on what you just said. Clearly it's us vs them. I won't because I have a better understanding of whats going on than you do, but damn man, think for once.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

P.S You only think men aren't affected by sexism because you look at the top 1%, you look at what you want.

You are not looking at the average person and the life they have to live. It's through pure ignorance that the balance of women is purely based on the 1% of people with all the money, that's the only place women are truly concerned with that they get a piece of that 1%.

When I say women, I don't mean all women, just the ones that support feminism in the domination over men. There are women out there that support women and don't identify as a feminist tho because the loudest of them don't support equality at all but think they just deserve more. They even tell other women who want to stay at home with their kids that they're wrong to do ti. There's men who like doing that too.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Tyr07 Re:What about the male stereotypes? (641 comments)

Because I'm not going to destroy my life and get attacked by feminists because I support equality for men and acknowledge that sexism affects men too.
They would shit so hard over everything as women hating, even though I support equality, but it's not the same as purely supporting women.

What women who ask for support for women, but don't give two shits about men forget, is that they need us too to get equality. I'm not going to support discrimination against my gender, but I will support equality for women. A lot of women would have a problem with that statement.

I'm not stupid enough to publicly talk about it unless I have to, but I back what I say.

about two 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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