#editorial | Logs for 2014-06-04

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[14:49:46] <janrinok> hi guys
[14:51:08] <chromas> Hi from a non-editor since they all seem to be away
[14:51:41] <Bytram> chromas: yup. I'm not here.
[14:51:43] <Bytram> =)
[14:51:47] <Bytram> janrinok: Hiya!
[14:52:27] * chromas retreats into a dark corner :)
[14:52:49] <janrinok> Bytram: hi, how's things? You are doing well on the posting front!
[14:52:56] * Bytram offers chromas a cookie to lure em back out.
[14:53:15] <Bytram> Bytram: need more day in my day, but other than that, okay. thanks for asking.
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[14:53:44] <janrinok> hi chromas - sry, I missed your reply in a page full of gibberish...
[14:54:21] <janrinok> Bytram: I know what you mean!
[14:55:45] <Bytram> I'm procrastinating atm before getting a start on my day; late shift tonight at work: 12:15p - 9:15p. but then I get a couple days off to try and recover on my sleep. =)
[14:56:38] <janrinok> Procrastinate now! You haven't got time to put off procrastinating....
[14:56:49] <Bytram> janrinok: LOL!
[14:56:54] <Woods> Words to live by.
[14:57:12] <Bytram> Woods: yeah, but not right now.
[14:57:21] <Woods> Live by them later.
[14:57:28] <janrinok> Woods hi, hope you are well?
[14:57:30] <Bytram> I'll thnk about thinking about it.
[14:57:40] <Bytram> =)
[14:57:42] <janrinok> I thought that you might
[14:57:48] <Woods> Janrinok: Hello! Yesssss, very well.
[14:57:56] <janrinok> good to hear
[14:58:08] <Bytram> hey... coffee is catching up with me; I'm gonna take a bit of a break and check back in later.
[14:58:12] <Woods> I played Watchdogs for like 5 hours last night with a buddy of mine, it was just as awesome as expected.
[14:58:17] <Woods> Later Bytram.
[14:58:28] <janrinok> so you got your new computer up and running then?
[14:58:33] <Woods> Sure did
[14:58:38] <janrinok> laters Bytram
[14:59:04] <Woods> It did run a little hot, I will have to cannibalize a couple fans from my old system.
[14:59:10] <Bytram> new computer? cool! have *fun* with that!
[14:59:29] <janrinok> ..or cook something on it.
[14:59:38] * Bytram is debating getting a new box to replace his 9 y/o laptop.
[14:59:43] <Woods> Ooohhh, that sounds like a good idea.
[14:59:46] <Bytram> gtg
[15:00:06] <janrinok> never waste the energy - it might even keep your coffee warm a little bit longer.
[15:00:48] <Woods> I should rig something up to make that work, lol.
[15:01:18] <janrinok> Probably won't do much to extend the life of your rig though, but a price has to be paid for hot coffee...
[15:03:10] <Woods> I usually just draw a pentagram on my desk and sacrifice a small portion of my soul to the devil in exchange for keeping my coffee at just the right temperature.
[15:03:40] <janrinok> We'll if anyone has a source of heat, I suppose he the man for it.
[15:03:46] <janrinok> well*
[15:03:57] <Woods> Indeed indeed.
[15:06:05] <Woods> Huh, now there would be an interesting plot to a movie... A world where you can use pentagrams to get a desired effect, but it costs some of your soul each time, with the amount depending on the task.
[15:06:29] <Woods> Once you give up 100% of your soul, you die (Or whatever), but you never know exactly how much you have left.
[15:06:30] <Bytram> soul++
[15:06:30] <Bender> karma - soul: 1
[15:06:44] <Bytram> =) gtg cya later
[15:06:50] <janrinok> cya
[15:06:58] <Woods> For example, keeping coffee warm would cost like, .01% of your soul per hour.
[15:07:01] <Woods> Bye Bytram!
[15:07:19] <janrinok> Woods: tricky that, but at least you will have something hot to drink up until you actually go.
[15:07:59] <Woods> The economy would be all jacked up. Souls would become money, it would be an interesting moral plot device, to say the least.
[15:08:59] <janrinok> I'll stick to tepid tea....
[15:09:03] <Woods> lol
[15:12:09] <janrinok> The older one gets the less one is inclined to meddle in the 'end date' so to speak.
[15:13:54] <janrinok> So I take it the game is everything that you hoped it would be?
[15:22:57] <Woods> And more.
[15:23:21] <Woods> There is an online mode where your friends (Up to 8 of them) can jump in your world and you can all go around blowing stuff up.
[15:23:35] <janrinok> The graphics look incredible on the web site - did your new graphics card do them justice?
[15:24:04] <Woods> Oh absolutely. I have the settings on high, and it does not even lag a little bit.
[15:24:28] <Woods> During cutscenes, to keep with the very heavy computer influence, the game purposfully has lag and artifacts and glitches in the video.
[15:25:03] <Woods> https://www.youtube.com
[15:25:11] <janrinok> looking
[15:25:33] <Woods> This is just a video of the menu screen, they took every video codec and broke it, then put it in their game.
[15:26:33] <Woods> Really quite clever, it makes it very immersive. Though my brain is confused at times, it is pretty clever.
[15:29:00] <janrinok> I see what you mean about the 'degraded' computer display - it looks like all my machines in normal use.....
[15:29:15] <Woods> lol
[15:30:02] <Woods> I know right? It must have been a blast to put that together. I like to imagine the idea pitching phase of that project... "Alright, I want the menu system to just look broke as hell."
[15:30:24] <janrinok> very impressive - it is reaching a state of realism such that we will not be able to tell the difference in another decade or so.
[15:31:30] <Woods> Indeed, so close. I think they successfully passed the uncanny valley. Or are sitting right in front of it, hard to tell which.
[15:37:16] <janrinok> Perhaps we can solve our differences by computer game in the future rather than having wars in which millions actually die - n.b. it's 100 years since the start of WW1 and 70 years since D-Day.
[15:38:31] <Woods> I think Star Trek covered that in TNG. Except the people would calculate the number of people that would die in the war, and just slaughter them outright. That way, (Hardly) no resources were lost, but the war still affected the nations.
[15:39:06] <janrinok> good point - if there is no actual loss, what is stop nations initiating another war?
[15:40:45] <Woods> Indeed. On the off chance that they may win.
[15:40:51] <Woods> Might as well try, right?
[15:41:27] <Woods> AFK for a bit, work.
[15:41:31] <janrinok> I've just had an horrible vision of armies of nerds, geeks and gamers becoming the future's heroes.
[15:41:46] <janrinok> OK cu later. Have a good one!
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