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Reply #35 on: April 22, 2015, 03:47:13 PM

I do, but I'm never there because Silicon Valley is full of obnoxious shitbags.

Edit: So the point stands, people in the valley don't talk like that.
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Reply #36 on: April 22, 2015, 11:42:10 PM

And here I thought this was a documentary...  awesome, for real
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Reply #37 on: April 23, 2015, 01:19:28 AM

It's as much of a documentary as King of the Hill was for Texas.

Which is to say, honestly, it's not that far off. And it's super depressing while still funny.
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Reply #38 on: April 23, 2015, 01:39:58 AM

Makes sense, Office space was one or two exaggerations away from being a documentary about how things work in my company as well.

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Reply #39 on: April 23, 2015, 06:25:34 PM

And sadly, Idiocracy is also a documentary.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #40 on: May 19, 2015, 04:10:45 AM

The Let Blaine Die board was pretty fucking funny. Pause that shit and read it :)

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Reply #41 on: May 19, 2015, 05:26:55 AM

This show is utterly, utterly awesome.

Over here, we just got to the Night Sweats Episode.  I was giggling the entire time, even if the resolution was telegraphed right at the start.

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Reply #42 on: May 19, 2015, 06:22:26 AM

Dinesh and Gilfoyle are the best thing on that show most of the time.

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Reply #43 on: May 19, 2015, 10:35:48 AM

Dinesh and Gilfoyle are the best thing on that show most of the time.

This.

"A grief threesome with Gina and her mom? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?"

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Reply #44 on: May 21, 2015, 01:41:56 PM

There is not a character on this show that isn't "the best thing." They're all basically perfect twins of real life dipshits in shirts that say things like DUMPSTR.
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Reply #45 on: May 21, 2015, 01:56:39 PM

"Oh god, it's not Zune bad is it?"

This week was the first episode I've watched and I about died during that whole list of tech fails.

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Reply #46 on: May 21, 2015, 04:24:00 PM

I am totally naming a FF team 'Grief Threesome' this season.

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Reply #47 on: May 23, 2015, 06:48:21 PM

He's definitely gonna fuck her later and she won't be thinking of you when it's happening.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #48 on: May 25, 2015, 10:36:54 AM

"Nonconsensual Santa"

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #49 on: May 25, 2015, 01:38:43 PM

"Let's Try Fisting."

The fucking names on the placards in those scenes made me rewind a few times. They were fucking awesome.

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Reply #50 on: May 25, 2015, 04:00:22 PM

"Let's Try Fisting."

The fucking names on the placards in those scenes made me rewind a few times. They were fucking awesome.

Damn beat me to it.

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Reply #51 on: May 26, 2015, 11:43:42 AM

OMG Russ's petulant demonstration on how the various car doors worked had me ROFL. I am too lazy to rehost all these, so enjoy the gifs in this post from SA-

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3712955&pagenumber=16#post445785261

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Reply #52 on: May 26, 2015, 12:54:40 PM

 Heart

Need an image of the 'Dinesh face'. You know the one.

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Reply #53 on: June 01, 2015, 01:44:00 PM

Meh on this one. Mostly because there's no way you don't have a backup of your thousands of hours of pr0n. The setup and the build were great, especially with the running "kids in bad places" joke.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #54 on: June 01, 2015, 04:47:00 PM

I was literally yelling, "WHY ARE YOU TESTING SHIT ON A LIVE ENVIRONMENT"  I may have had a few too many beers during GoT.

OTOH I got a hell of a lot of amusement out of the guy booking it after meeting with the opposition team for 11 mins.
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Reply #55 on: June 01, 2015, 11:07:20 PM

For a series that claims to be spot on regarding the tech setting the Deleted Porn thing was painful in every aspect. Starting from pressing a delete key deletes everything without comfirmation (still, that could be a quirk of the OS, whatever). But you never ever do tests with live data, especially if those tests are done by unknown entities like subcontractors. Thats beyond stupid. Couldn't appreciate the funny in the show because of that.
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Reply #56 on: June 02, 2015, 02:01:36 AM

Nerds.

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Reply #57 on: June 02, 2015, 09:06:46 AM

The delete key thing didn't bother me because of how it happened. It wasn't about whether the shit could work (because the minute they started talking about using GPU's as CPU's I kind of checked out on the tech), it was about Russ being such a colossally self-absorbed dick that he caused them to fuckup. I mean, FFS, their entire tech premise is based on the Weisman score for compression which is entirely made up for the show.

In short, NERDS.

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Reply #58 on: June 02, 2015, 09:32:09 AM

because the minute they started talking about using GPU's as CPU's I kind of checked out on the tech

I haven't seen the latest episode yet, but isn't this a real thing? Don't they use GPUs for Bitcoin mining?

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Reply #59 on: June 02, 2015, 09:57:39 AM

I actually missed Russ being more of a douchebag this episode. He set the bar high from the last one.

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Reply #60 on: June 02, 2015, 09:59:04 AM

Short version, yes, this is a thing, for anything that's a repetitive, dedicated task.  Not entirely sure what they're doing here is anywhere near reality, but one of the writers apparently has heard of bitcoin miners.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Why_a_GPU_mines_faster_than_a_CPU
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Reply #61 on: June 02, 2015, 10:26:22 AM

Quite a lot of supercomputing work these days is based on GPUs. GPUs have different strengths than CPUs. For something like compression, it's definitely plausible.
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Reply #62 on: June 02, 2015, 10:40:20 AM

I actually missed Russ being more of a douchebag this episode. He set the bar high from the last one.
Really? Because I thought the douche quotient was even higher in this episode.
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Reply #63 on: June 03, 2015, 09:43:27 AM

GPU computing is a bit of a black art, but in essence any time that you have a problem where you are performing programmatically simple (meaning lots of math and little case testing) operations on large sets of simple data blocks (that you are stepping through sequentially), GPU's are going to blow away CPU's.

There are some critical elements that determine just how much of an advantage GPU's have, in essence the more you can make your problem like crunching through pixels and polygons (in a programmatic sense), the better the performance.

And like Raph said, as long as you could arrange your data into the kinds of structures GPU's like and use the kinds of operations they are good at, there's no reason GPU compression couldn't work.

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Reply #64 on: June 03, 2015, 09:55:25 AM

I'll give you the GPU's thing. But still... Weisman score and the entire tech premise of the show. Playing hard and fast with how tech works for comedic effect is kind of their thing. No reason to get spergy about the delete key if you've already bought into the premise.

Also, how long does it take to jerk off every guy in the room? Remember to show your math.

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Reply #65 on: June 03, 2015, 10:15:47 AM

Middle out!

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Reply #66 on: June 07, 2015, 07:35:29 PM

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"Both"

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Awesome episode.

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Reply #67 on: June 07, 2015, 09:35:52 PM

Be sure to check out the Pied Piper live cam:

http://www.piedpiper.com/


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Reply #68 on: June 08, 2015, 02:19:17 PM

I think I should start all my sentences from now on with 'Anal dilation aside..'

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Reply #69 on: June 09, 2015, 09:33:43 AM

"There's a text from Richard. I'm just not going to open it."

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