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  1. cheevo systems. its a feature implemented for no other reason than because everyone else is doing it. many of them are mediocre and never see much improvement. others are overloaded with impossible cheevos that do nothing more than waste your time.
  2. its all a matter of show me the thrust. with space launch costs coming down, its getting cheap enough to make a cubesat test article than it is to do more extensive labwork on the ground. and there are always idiots enthusiasts to scam crowdfund. whats a cubesat go for anyway? the price of an economy car? less post-starship.
  3. some would argue that is no different different from public schools. plenty of ignorant cultlike propaganda there, and where free thinkers are some sort of underclass. fall into lockstep or be shunned. march or die, to use a motorheadism. what passes for professional teachers is also somewhat questionable. professionals are not immune to cultlike behavior. also the playground is a better training for the real world than the classroom. any idiot can learn to multiply, but it takes skill to organize a revenge prank on a school bully. i was always an autodidact so i found any organized education more of a hinderance and waste of time, even when i had good teachers. hours spent filling out math worksheets or memorizing useless information could have been put to more industrious activities. when there was a book report, id just write up something on a book i had previously read (or seen the movie). by highschool i was actively gaming the system so that i could get a passing grade with the least amount of work. id intentionally fail tests and then take extra credit in the form of helping them clean out their closets. closets full of old computer parts. lots of apple2s, old ibm pcs, some really ancient stuff. made several working machines out of what was essentially junk. thats where i liberated my ti99 which i used to learn basic. so when i showed aptitude for computer science i ended up in a class where i could do that for 3 hours a day. and i had c/c++ down at age 15. then i had electronics classes, so i left highschool with a strong tech background, in an era before stem.
  4. i think the big thing i dont like is that its displacing forums for developer-community interactions in some games. i had the exact same problem with twitter and for the exact same reason. and both inhibit verbose communication.
  5. its a fairly new psu. i dont think we had any surges and the thing is on a suppressor. i threw tons of stress tests at the computer before i started using it. its also a fairly new gpu i think the drivers have only been updated a few times since it came out. so it might be a gpu driver issue.
  6. yea the fps went up, and like way up, was hitting over 90 (my fps has been everywhere and seems to change drastically every time there is a driver or game update). thats what did it. my temp fix is just to turn on super sampling and render at a lower res. frame cap may be a better solution, im not sure. ksp2 really doesnt need high fps since you are going to spend a lot of time physics limited. looking at power supplies now seems 750w is about the best you can get in an sfx. silverstone makes an sfx-l in 800w and 1000w flavors. its a little longer and i might not have clearance for it. i can get the 800w with whats left of my crypto, but that only gives me another 50w, and idk how solid they are. logic tells me to wait for the 1k model, but that's gonna be some wait, and i really didn't want to break a kw. i dont like flying this close to the sun.
  7. ksp2 has been a weird beast so far. every time i try to characterize its performance it throws a new monkey wrench. it ran really well at first, then less well after a driver update from amd. patch comes out and its improved a lot, but the game crashed twice in the vab. on the second run i couldnt get the computer to restart so i took the top off to turn the psu off manually and noticed how hot it was. it seems to be running fine now, so i guess its thermal cutoff feature works. its actually a sign of good gpu usage when you can melt the power supply. it sorta reminds me of the kinds of crashes that are still pretty common with cryengine games. needless to say im gonna start shopping for a new psu, provided i can find something that will fit the build. the machine itself is fairly new. no aio, its air cooled. no leds. and yes the cables are plugged all the way in (they are the old 8-pin and not those stupid nvidia squid cables, thats one of the reasons i went red). there is a bit of smushing going on, but the cables are fairly flexible and the radiuses are sensible. psu sources cold external air at the side (mesh on 4 sides) and exhausts it up the top. its got its own dedicated airflow path. its possible the fan isnt kicking in quick enough. natural convection will move air through it on its own. but it seems like the fan should kick in a little more than it does. im not beyond doing a fan mod on a psu though, just dont lick the terminals on the caps. case came with filters but i always take those out, they block airflow, i prefer to just dust regularly (and just did as of the gpu upgrade). i checked my power cables when i upgraded the gpu and they didnt get hot at all even after a couple hours of furmark. i should re-check that while in the vab, but i dont want to breeak something, this machine was already kind of a money pit.
  8. i had to turn down some settings. otherwise the psu seems to be going into thermal cutoff (while in the vab of all places). gpu and cpu seem to be cool as a cucumber, but the psu is taking the brunt of it. i found it uncomfortably hot to the touch after my rig went black screen. its got its own airflow path, but its fan isnt pushing much air. i dropped the res down from 4k to 1080 and turned super sampling on. that kept it stable enough to orbit a ship, but im gonna stop there for the longevity of my hardware. i should be inside my power budget by a good margin and i push 4k 120hz in most games i play. ksp2 is stressing it a bit harder than usual. ryzen 5800x 32gb ddr4 7900xt gen4 nvme ssd + gen3 nvme ssd (4tb total) corsair sf750 psu
  9. idk that it did audio chat any better than any other piece of software, both open and proprietary. the typical problem is people who dont know how to set up their mic right, and that effects every voip system. before that everyone was happy with team speak.
  10. i don't like it. or any other piece of software or hardware that requires membership in the phone zombie cult. much like bad music, bad tv, bad movies, and now bad games, you can always make up for deficiencies in design quality with extremely good marketing. so this jack of all trades master of none proprietary communications suite has grown tentacles. there isnt a thing it does that cant be covered with irc, vent, various forum softwares and file sharing apps. it does all these things, poorly. actually we should all be using cybico computers.
  11. i believe soccer was used for its international appeal. though i think it would have been funnier if it was a hockey game. the time travelers would be falling on their booties and the hockey players highsticking them in the face for interrupting their thing. of course they would apologize afterwords (unless it was an alaskan hockey game, we would throw fish at them, ive been to 2 hockey games, and this happened at both of them).
  12. i wondered why they didn't use grenade launchers. they have some rather impressive grenade launchers today they could have used. the weak underbelly would have made them vulnerable to mines, ieds, or a frag grenade fired at the ground directly beneath them. high calibur rifle, shotguns (which they did seem to have) loaded with slugs. their standard issue seemed to be spray and pray type weapons. and why even bother with the sidearms?
  13. you know i always assumed id already seen this movie, but i had it confused with edge of tomorrow, and therefor assumed i already saw it. anyway i have just rectified that error and watched the movie. was anyone else thinking, where the hell did the time travel tech come from? you know i almost bought that game. but i opted for carmageddon instead. i do not regret that decision.
  14. its snowing again. lol. had a late winter this year, but not a short winter.
  15. funny i got through high school without turning in a single page of homework. the only valuable thing i learned in school is not to let other people waste my time.
  16. looks like ryan redington just won the iditarod. unfortunately i was in the shower and didnt get to see him come into nome on the local news. give them goggies a steak.
  17. i made some bacon cheeseburgers. then my sister calls us, seems shes in labor with her fifth. i called it dinner and show. nothing like choking down a burger over dilatation callouts.
  18. i dont think any hand held energy weapon will ever be as good as a slug thrower. especially when we get to miniaturizing guided munitions. soldiers are already starting to get aimbots.
  19. better air go through hot things than through empty space.
  20. thats certainly a case for up-specing. psus actually last a really long time if you dont push them too close to the limit. granted you have to get a good one. i haven't had a problem with corsair supplies thus far. especially love the stability of their sfx line at the upper middle tier that i like to build at. had the 600 and 750w variants, the latter was bought because of the rise in gpu power demands, otherwise id have just kept the 600w. you also got to watch the power demands of led lighting and water cooling pumps. this is why i use neither. its just more stuff to go wrong.
  21. its not really fair to nukemap. i think precisely detonated nuclear weapons are completely different from chaotically detonated rocket fuel. the efficiency of conversion to energy is gonna be really low. not to say a huge detonation wont be bad. especially if it wipes starbase off the map. so i doubt spacex is being careless. though im sure there are bureaucrats that want to spam space-x with so many regulations that they cant afford to launch anymore. as if they havent done so already.
  22. i can make a case for long patch cycle times. i have a harder time making a case for a weekly patch cycle. id have hoped a quick and dirty initial patch was in the cards, but that was only wishful thinking.
  23. ksp1 - came out of nowhere. game was cheap, simple, and fun. players expected nothing and were impressed. ksp2 - sequel to now popular game. was expensive, buggy, and somewhat fun. players expected everything and were disappointed. you really need to manage expectations. people expected ksp2 to be instantly as good as ksp currently is, not realizing that it took ksp1 several years to get to version numbers > 1. that's a really unrealistic expectation.
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