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  2. Their plan was probably to just Weekend at Bernie's a big bourbon bottle with a whig if Sexton took them up on the offer.
  3. No idea, but when you compare a simple ray traced image to something else using shaders and such, their are some huge gains. Obviously, depends on what your doing. Existing rendering types are getting insanely awesome though, but still have a lot of room to grow. No graphics card can handle the latest game at 4k/120hz with all graphics settings maxed and new games are only going to push the envelope even more. I can't wait to see what AAA games are going to look like in 5 years from now. Then again, there has been a marked downgrade in graphics for anything but the AAA titles that come out, with everybody taking the "indy" stance which usually means animated graphics. Easier to develop and easier to run...
  4. Well, this happened today

    Not the same, but my heart broke when I caught my 9 year old in a lie. I wanted to shame her, call her a dummy, but knew that wouldn't help the issue. So I talked it over with my wife and we just had a long talk about it. She has my wife wrapped around her finger, but I know she's more like me in knowing how to be manipulative. What she has yet to learn is how I let her think she's manipulating me, when I'm always a move ahead. Kids think theyre so much smarter than us. It's hilarious.
  5. New Ready Player One Trailer

    Interesting article about movies that reference media and take place in the future: https://apple.news/AWZAnPXhiQ6CQ2VZU-1MsQQ Of course, thinking about movies that DID include future fictional movies... such as in I Am Legend... wait, no, that movie is exactly the reason they shouldn't do it.
  6. There's precedent for it (I think the precedent is largely, but not solely, the Bong Hits 4 Jesus case). But on the Congressman's end this is a clear of the petition clause: The student petitioned his Congressman on an issue and the Congressman's office retaliated against him for it. Seems pretty open-and-shut.
  7. What are You Playing This Weekend?

    I'm currently doing the Thieves Guild quest line. Having a lot of fun.
  8. Well, this happened today

    Thank you... @Boyle5150 has actually said similar things to me in the past so maybe it's true. Brigham Young University has a "Family Studies" degree. One of the courses is "Advanced food preparation." For real.
  9. Superdata: Fortnite is eating PUBG's lunch

    Exactly the point I was trying to make. Thank you for taking the time to explain it properly. The building mechanic alone makes Fortnite a deeper game with more strategy involved. Someone can favor PUBG gunplay til the cows come home, but the building and destruction capabilities in Fortnite add so many possibilities.
  10. Also, LOL at the promise of access to Bannon. I'd demand a promise to never be forced to be in a room with him.
  11. Game Night is worth your time

    I didn't love what they were doing with him at he beginning, the humor was rather mean-spirited, but it ultimately won me over.
  12. This is probably why she's so pissy about feeling burned by him.
  13. I hate the cliffhangers. Ruins the show for me.
  14. I agree, but I'm not really sure how that could happen. Regulation seems like a possible step, but I think that's much more difficult than it might seem. If you just regulate political ads, you've done very little to their bottom line and now they have a baseline which they can point at in the future and say "well it's not our fault, we were following the rules." If you tried to pass some real privacy legislation that prevented them from collecting or using personal data, I doubt you could get it through (in the US) because the implications would be so far reaching they'd probably destroy the internet advertising business as a whole. If you make them suddenly more liable for losing information, it seems like a very difficult line to draw to figure out how much they could be punished and when. I think there probably are some good answers in what you can do, but I guess what I'm getting at is that doing so would require a real nuanced effort that I don't think exists in Washington. Passing legislation that is effective and has a real impact on FB would require a level of insight I think is hard to find in general, and there aren't many other parties interested in pursuing it. It's not like you're getting Google's lobbyists on board to help limit personal data collection. I hope more comes of this than a very temporary dip in their stock price, but it's hard to see it happening.
  15. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/attorney-says-roy-moore-supporters-offered-him-10000-to-drop-client-who-accused-the-senate-candidate-of-sexual-impropriety/2018/03/23/6d875f2c-02e3-11e8-93f5-53a3a47824e8_story.html?utm_term=.1e2284ceac3c
  16. I'm aware it's using LIDAR My examples were illustrative of how things you think are simple actually often are not. Because of that, you can't just say "this was normal." You might not even realize how non-trivial the scenario was unless you have a lot of in depth information of what was going on. This may well be a rare, within acceptable limits, surprisingly difficult scenario. It could also be that their system does in fact suck and is overly dangerous but the existence of a failure is not sufficient to conclude that. (And just to reiterate, I am deeply worried about deploying these systems if we're expecting them to be insufficient on their own but "fine" if humans are supervising and I'm waiting for that issue to come to a head legally. But I don't think this event really tells us anything informative without a deeper analysis.)
  17. I really, really don't understand how the school can punish a student for actions taken outside of school. I mean, it's not like the kid committed a crime.
  18. I like the series, interest twist on time travel.
  19. Superdata: Fortnite is eating PUBG's lunch

    Yeah but DOTA 2 isn't any fun to play. PUBG is more "realistic" than Fortnite and it's still fun!
  20. Yeah right. They're desperately trying to find investors to pay off the $1.2B in debt they have on 666, which they're now trying to buy back. I'm sure he'd have been very willing to turn down the money.
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