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by mosc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 576
Views: 90995

Re: Hearthstone

Honestly I don't see much difference between 15 and 5 in terms of opponents. Higher than 5 is mostly about time commitment (meaning if you don't have 20+ hours to go from 5 to legend, you're probably not going to make it). I think it's way too early to speculate on the metagame in the new format con...
by mosc
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 54085

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

Anybody see Giant Bomb's review? It wasn't too flattering. I play enough elder scrolls games to put up with some bugs but ME:2 was the most polished AAA game I can name. This is definitely one of the buggiest. I'm trudging through as best I can. The key seems to be ignoring a lot of side-quests. The...
by mosc
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon.com's Counterfeit issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Re: Amazon.com's Counterfeit issue

This is old news. Certain products have a lot of this, others it's not an issue. If you're buying Oral-B toothbrush heads, god help you. If you're buying from the manufacturer's listing or from Amazon directly, this is often not an issue. Read the reviews. The biggest problem I have with amazon is t...
by mosc
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...
Replies: 36
Views: 11891

Re: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...

Season 7 on Netflix. Really enjoying it.
by mosc
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 10665

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

I have ignored the whoke extended universe of novels, cartoons, action figures, breakfast cereals, etc. Oh now come on that's going too far. I refuse to view a universe that doesn't have some Admiral Ackbar Cereal! http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Admiral+ackbar+cereal+its+a+trap_49c29c_3144648.jpg...
by mosc
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 11401

Re: Logan

On the topic of language, the only real gripe I had (which was pretty minor) was that all the other kids only ever spoke English, even to each other when Logan wasn't there or was unconscious; it was only Laura who spoke Spanish but, if they'd all been raised by the Mexican nurses (but also ordered...
by mosc
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 54085

Re: Mass Effect

So the combat is much the same as ME3. I actually preferred being clear on when I was in cover and not in cover (because its' such a binary thing no matter how integrated they try to make it) but it's not that bad at lower difficulties. If you want to crank up the difficulty on mass effect combat, I...
by mosc
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Hard Drive For Gaming?
Replies: 11
Views: 2619

Re: Best Hard Drive For Gaming?

Do you have an M-2 slot or a PCI-E 16x slot? If so, why are you looking at anything SATA based?
by mosc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300183

Re: Diablo III

I just talked right past you apparently. You do not make up the monster health increase from a greater rift level increase with your primary attribute, you make up for it mostly with Gem levels. They provide NOT ALL of the level's increase (or else they would scale infinitely) but a good fraction of...
by mosc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 27761

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

Oh man, let it die. I feel so old now!
by mosc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 11401

Re: Logan

How old is a child actor? Obviously getting a stunning performance out of a 1 year old is not much about the specific one year old but where's the line? Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit held her own against one of the best ever in Jeff Bridges. Really liked her in that movie. She was probably 12 for mo...
by mosc
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 11401

Re: Logan

Comic Book Movies just came of age and have fully become a replacement for the traditional Western. Logan made no qualms about it and referenced it's inspiration directly. Just blown away that a movie like this could be made. I guess we have the success of Deadpool to thank for getting executives le...
by mosc
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300183

Re: Diablo III

you're neglecting gem levels. Bane of the Trapped specifically (which is almost ubiquitous), and also Bane of the Stricken. raising their level raises damage. It's on a slight decay curve but not meaningfully weaker per level than it is at 25. They add no toughness and increase damage more than addi...
by mosc
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Hard Drive For Gaming?
Replies: 11
Views: 2619

Re: Best Hard Drive For Gaming?

not over $600? How is the recommendation not a Samsung 960 Pro 1TB?
by mosc
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300183

Re: Diablo III

No, it's really not like that because of the entire greater rift concept. The Highest rift you can do in 15 minutes is mostly based on offense, not defense. Defense is done through physical movement and stuns moreso than actually taking hits. You can easily make a build that will stand in a pile of ...
by mosc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300183

Re: Diablo III

Diablo 3's balance has always been horribly on the side of offense. Damage mitigation via killing the enemy is the most common tactic. Through most of the "game" now (which I would call after having a 6-piece set), you're fighting enemies that can mostly kill you in 2 shots, the weakest en...
by mosc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Alarm Clock

Kindle Paperwhite is what I was thinking of. The screen is lit... if you don't want to call it backlit. Side lighting built into the screen functions the same way.
by mosc
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 5248

Re: Anti-Semetism is Boston Suburbs Mishandled

It should probably be pointed out that the majority of Jews do not hold to any traditional interpretation of "Kosher". Even among people who keep the rules, the differences in observance are massive. Synagogues often try to enforce more standardized and strict rules to ensure that the vast...
by mosc
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300183

Re: Diablo III

I got sucked into season 9 for the stash slot and because some friends started playing. The Balance between the classes is pretty good for single player now (if you pick the same build as everybody else) but the group play is still bizzare (favoring certain classes and extreme builds like zdps) and ...
by mosc
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Alarm Clock

I still think this would be an interesting kickstarter project for somebody more techey. You get an e-ink display, probably an old phone chip, a small lithium battery, a button hooked up through the headphone port (or perhaps some legacy supported android buttons we used to get like menu or somesuch...
by mosc
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Alarm Clock

It would probably be easy to cobble something together with a Raspberry Pi. A few buttons are easy, and there are even e-ink displays available. I agree. However I'm too lazy to get out of bed in the morning effectively so the level of effort involved in what you're proposing is several orders of m...
by mosc
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Alarm Clock

So this is close: https://www.amazon.com/Zettaly-Wireless-Speaker-Internet-Powered/dp/B00WR3W2TA/ They call it a "smart speaker", but it's really just a cheapo tablet with overgrown speakers. It does not have a snooze button on the top but the screen is massive enough to use an app based c...
by mosc
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Alarm Clock

That's true. The weather, and the clock for that matter, are fairly unrelated to the alarm. Simply showing the weather and the time fulfills that function while having a traditional alarm clock next to it works fine for waking you up. Looking at alarm clocks though I am continually puzzled by their ...
by mosc
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0154: "Coast-to-Coast Coasting"
Replies: 34
Views: 5901

Re: What-If 0154: "Coast-to-Coast Coasting"

So what would the ratio be (distance over drop) to keep a bike going fast enough where it could self-stabilize? 500/1 gets you moving but it does not keep you from falling over. Is it 250/1? Less?
by mosc
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Alarm Clock

That's pretty awesome. I don't think building it into the mirror adds much though. Furniture has long co-existed with a clock of one sort or another. It's not a problem of price. The battery doesn't need to last more than overnight and the display doesn't need to be that big. I look at a $39 kindle ...
by mosc
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Alarm Clock

So I'm sick of all the awesome alarm clock apps in my BATTERY OPERATED smartphone and my straight out of the 1980s alarm clock. No, I don't check the 9V battery very often and no, I have no confidence it would work off of the battery anyway. I also don't like having to pull out my phone to check the...
by mosc
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1142
Views: 173833

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Heros *FROM* the Darkness would be more typical FF language but *OF* the darkness I suppose could be implying the same thing. Are they heros because they brought light or are they heros who favor darkness? I guess I would wonder if Square was going to make a villian themed game but then just pass it...
by mosc
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 10665

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

I liked the Dirty Dozen better before they all got put into space.

Just saying...
by mosc
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1142
Views: 173833

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

I can't get into FFXV. Somebody help sell me on motivating myself to put the disk in the PS4 and watch a car I'm not controlling drive around a map for 4 minutes again. I can't do it. It's an MMO I play by myself and each grind quest feels more useless than the last one. I don't understand the point...
by mosc
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 10665

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Rogue One

I thought it was pretty meh. It over-indulged itself in darkness and I think Cassian Andor was completely unnecessary in the movie. He was just a love interest check box and his character seemed completely foreign to the rest of star wars themes. I missed the comforting dichotomy of morality that ev...
by mosc
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 3707

Re: dubsola's Chilli

My chili is strictly a meat and pepper affair. No beans. The final product is a condiment-like meat paste. The meat acts as a binder for the pepper and the pepper flavor is all that matters. I don't use much garlic or onion to get in the way. Oregano or other seasonings take you further in the wrong...
by mosc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 97333

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Final thought: what was George thinking when he failed to tell this story in his prequel trilogy? Maybe he wanted to tell a different story entirely , but those plans were scrapped between Episodes 1 and 2. Have you seen this analysis? Might change your life (or at least your prequel perspective): ...
by mosc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
Replies: 10
Views: 3468

Re: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

On the one hand, I won't say he doesn't deserve it. On the other hand, it's kind of nice when the Nobel introduces a brilliant writer to a large audience that might never have heard of them otherwise. That's true but 100 years from now he will be one of the most remembered and most mentioned keepin...
by mosc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: No link to forum from xkcd.com
Replies: 5
Views: 13200

Re: No link to forum from xkcd.com

I'm legally allowed to complain about this still being missing once every few years right? It bothers me every time I come here.
by mosc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Topic
Replies: 56
Views: 12566

Re: Nintendo Topic

legally, your liability is limited to your purchase but the purchase itself is at risk with no refund. I'm sure you could sue the people you bought the device from for a lot more than it's purchase price though if that happened so not much risk to you. Maybe the kid grew up a couple years and traded...
by mosc
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Topic
Replies: 56
Views: 12566

Re: Nintendo Topic

new console thing looks incredibly cool or incredibly dumb mattering on what I assume it can do. Like, does it support android apps in tablet mode with nice 1080p capacitive touch screen and an SD slot? How awesome would that be, especially because it would create some drive to standardize the contr...
by mosc
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 8556

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

I guess I agree that DS9 is a better series to binge watch than TNG. However, if you ask me to list the best episodes of any Star Trek series, almost all will be from TNG. There were a couple really spectacular TOS episodes too but I think for the most part the best of Star Trek came from Stuart, Sp...
by mosc
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Intel & Micron announce “3D XPoint” memory
Replies: 17
Views: 9050

Re: Intel & Micron announce “3D XPoint” memory

Well I also think the size of DRAM isn't needed when you have an XPoint-like "dimm" a few inches away either. These multi-layer memory technologies will eventually lead to much denser DRAM as well. I'm thinking more of additional layers on top of the CPU die for "memory". Imagine...
by mosc
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 8556

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

Plenty of awful DS9 episodes too. TNG is just held to a higher standard. Yesterday's Enterprise, The Inner Light, so many definingly excellent episodes. Q was still cool, the Enterprise was far from a battleship, and science fiction still showed up as relevant from time to time.
by mosc
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 8556

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

Gah, way too much DS9 love.

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