Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 Issac Needs a new GPU – Suggestions?
I’m currently planning on picking up a GeForce GTX 1650 to replace the dead card, but I want to do a quick sanity check before I spend the money. I know how easy it is to get confused / misled / make a mistake. When Nvidia names their products, clarity is not their top priority.
If you have any advice, please share it in the comments. Thanks!
07:56 Stop asking me to turn on notifications!
Ugh. I’m not annoyed at having to click “No thanks”, I’m annoyed by the sheer pointlessness of the entire system. It didn’t occur to me until after the show to wonder if there is a plugin to auto-refuse any such offers. After searching around, I discovered you don’t even need a plugin. Chrome has an option somewhere in the menus to block all such requests. Ideally, this popup:
…would also offer some sort of link to a way to turn off these silly things forever.
I found a site that explained how to disable notification popups. While reading it, I got a full-page popup that obscured the content with an invitation to subscribe to the site’s newsletter.
The internet was a mistake.
18:24 7 Billion Humans
37:55 Fract OSC
47:08 SkillShare isn’t… very good?
To be fair, my only experience is with the music tutorials. Has anyone explored the other domains? Anything to report?
58:37 Mailbag: Crowdfunding
Currently the two big crowd funding possibilities are kickstarter and patreon. Yet both seem to fail different ways. Kickstarter is a lump sum, but if the developer doesnt know how to ration the money they run out with nothing to show. Patreon in this regard is better, they know how much they can spend every month, and if the project is more difficult than anticipated they can just work on it a month longer. At the other hand there is no reason for them to complete the game, ever. The system encourages feature creep.
So the question is (or two questions, if I may cheat)
1) which system would you say is the least bad
2) could you suggest a third system that would combine the strengths of these two platforms and avoid the pitfalls.
with kind regards
Another PC Golden Age?
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So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.
PC Gaming Golden Age
It's not a legend. It was real. There was a time before DLC. Before DRM. Before crappy ports. It was glorious.
Spec Ops: The Line
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