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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 01:18
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By Ripper
One of the things I find interesting is that…

One of the things I find interesting is that corporations like Amazon and Google, with plenty of cash but little experience, make such feeble and half-arsed attempts to break into the games market. I…
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 00:28
Replies: 6,485
Views: 846,970
Posted By Ripper
Yeah, I'm pretty much with you. Back in the late…

Yeah, I'm pretty much with you. Back in the late 90s I moved to a new area, and for a while there I used to regularly stroll down to the local cinema on my own. Maybe it's just the time in one's…
Forum: News Comments January 24th, 2022, 20:46
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By Ripper
The unfortunate thing is, I think the blockchain…

The unfortunate thing is, I think the blockchain has all sorts of potential - it's just that, as usual, we've taken the technology and charged off in the direction of the nearest cliff.

I think…
Forum: Off-Topic January 24th, 2022, 17:11
Replies: 2,516
Views: 317,854
Posted By Ripper
"While some joked about the robot's adventures,…

"While some joked about the robot's adventures, one feared for its safety in the great outdoors, pointing out that "nature abhors a vacuum".

:biggrin:
Forum: Off-Topic January 24th, 2022, 00:15
Replies: 2,516
Views: 317,854
Posted By Ripper
"Dead, is he? Well that's a terrible shame… Now…

"Dead, is he? Well that's a terrible shame… Now then, Paddy, if that's the situation, an idea occurs to me…"

:p
Forum: News Comments January 23rd, 2022, 15:24
Replies: 40
Views: 1,758
Posted By Ripper
I think the sad part is that NFTs will influence…

I think the sad part is that NFTs will influence the sort of games that will be made - essentially they are microtransaction games, but instead of one off in-game purchases, people will be able to…
Forum: News Comments January 23rd, 2022, 01:26
Replies: 40
Views: 1,758
Posted By Ripper
https://memesbams.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2…

https://memesbams.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/26-Wonka-Image.jpg
Forum: Off-Topic January 22nd, 2022, 22:05
Replies: 2,516
Views: 317,854
Posted By Ripper
Two men take corpse into Irish post office to…

Two men take corpse into Irish post office to claim dead man's pension (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/22/two-men-take-corpse-into-irish-post-office-to-claim-dead-mans-pension)
Forum: News Comments January 22nd, 2022, 00:02
Replies: 62
Views: 3,172
Posted By Ripper
Yes, I think that's where they're coming from….

Yes, I think that's where they're coming from. It's a different way of looking at things when your aim is the Netflix of games.

I'm actually a bit wary if the idea of the Netflix/Gamepass model…
Forum: News Comments January 20th, 2022, 02:15
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Ripper
Yeah, I drove past, and this was my feeling. …

Yeah, I drove past, and this was my feeling.


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d8/6c/d8/d86cd857ba25cfb7576f66e5f26b8844.jpg
Forum: News Comments January 18th, 2022, 19:10
Replies: 62
Views: 3,172
Posted By Ripper
A bit of a non-event, IMO. Just the ownership…

A bit of a non-event, IMO. Just the ownership shuffle of megacorps with literally too much cash.

Bit of a shame all those tens of billions of dollars weren't invested in whole new studios and…
Forum: Off-Topic January 18th, 2022, 16:01
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By Ripper
Too much cash sitting around. What to buy……

Too much cash sitting around. What to buy… what to buy..?
Forum: General RPG January 18th, 2022, 13:05
Replies: 37
Views: 5,974
Posted By Ripper
Ay, Dios Mío!

Ay, Dios Mío!
Forum: Off-Topic January 17th, 2022, 23:03
Replies: 1,121
Views: 165,439
Posted By Ripper
Just anecdotally, what I'm seeing fits with the…

Just anecdotally, what I'm seeing fits with the pattern the broader evidence suggests - a lot more people catching it, but almost exclusively as fairly minor illness. I know one guy who his in his…
Forum: Off-Topic January 17th, 2022, 21:39
Replies: 1,121
Views: 165,439
Posted By Ripper
They are generally good on reliable positives -…

They are generally good on reliable positives - false negatives tend to be the problem.
Forum: Tech Help January 16th, 2022, 16:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By Ripper
It's nice to see interest in Linux growing around…

It's nice to see interest in Linux growing around here. It used to be mostly tumbleweeds or snark when it was mentioned. :p
Forum: News Comments January 16th, 2022, 16:30
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Ripper
TBH, the trailer doesn't do much to inspire…

TBH, the trailer doesn't do much to inspire confidence that progress has been made. A camera tracking slowly through a couple of basic areas, and hire a voiceover to make it sound like it's…
Forum: Tech Help January 14th, 2022, 17:56
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By Ripper
Yes, Redhat took over the CentOS project, and…

Yes, Redhat took over the CentOS project, and decided to turn it into an upstream testing platform, rather than a community version of Redhat. And the community said, "Um… How about 'No'?"
Forum: Off-Topic January 14th, 2022, 17:14
Replies: 31
Views: 3,929
Posted By Ripper
Looking very interesting. It's reportedly in…

Looking very interesting. It's reportedly in great demand. I guess the big question is just howwell the Proton layer will work, and whether it creates friction for users.
Forum: Tech Help January 14th, 2022, 17:08
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By Ripper
Redhat fans may also be interested in a couple of…

Redhat fans may also be interested in a couple of other projects. Rocky Linux (https://rockylinux.org/) is now the community version of Redhat Enterprise, which is probably a good bet if rock-solid…
Forum: Off-Topic January 14th, 2022, 01:41
Replies: 71
Views: 5,066
Posted By Ripper
There may also be barnacles. …

There may also be barnacles.

https://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/529417-half-life-2-macintosh-screenshot-yuk-barnacles.jpg
Forum: Off-Topic January 13th, 2022, 00:17
Replies: 71
Views: 5,066
Posted By Ripper
I particularly like the heathland and the…

I particularly like the heathland and the rockface.
Forum: Off-Topic January 10th, 2022, 23:17
Replies: 71
Views: 5,066
Posted By Ripper
I'm not sure exactly, but the book was from 2010….

I'm not sure exactly, but the book was from 2010. I think there were redevelopment plans for some of the buildings, but I don't know what's gone on since.
Forum: Off-Topic January 10th, 2022, 23:15
Replies: 71
Views: 5,066
Posted By Ripper
Yes, and I also get some Bioshock vibes from…

Yes, and I also get some Bioshock vibes from them. Detroit was a thriving city at the time of what i think was the best American architecture, and had some great buildings from the Art Deco period…
Forum: Off-Topic January 10th, 2022, 22:52
Replies: 2,516
Views: 317,854
Posted By Ripper
I'm not sure anything could better encapsulate(!)…

I'm not sure anything could better encapsulate(!) this marvelous era in which we find ourselves than people selling their farts as non fungible tokens.
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