you know whats easier than watching a video about editing config files? Just doing a write up that people can copy and paste with instructions and read in about 15 seconds, god i hate how everything has to be a video now
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Posted by sasquatc4 on 30 May 2020 - 06:42 PM
Posted by sasquatc4 on 17 May 2020 - 02:00 AM
The big one I'm hoping to get into is Civilization VI. I like turned based games that are fully fleshed out where I don't have to use some virtual joystick. Does Civ VI go on sale often?
Seems like once every few months they put all their DLC on sale. On ios civ6 is a free download and lets you play the first 60 turns I think, after that you need the full game unlock
Either way, yea they put the unlock on sale for 50% or more off pretty frequently
Posted by sasquatc4 on 29 April 2020 - 04:51 PM
You know, I don't know why, but I've got a sudden overwhelming urge to play the original SimCity, specifically on an iPad. It's not even my favorite SimCity, but that's the version it needs to be, and it has to be on an tablet for some reason.
And of course EA doesn't sell the original SimCity on any mobile device, so now I've somehow managed to depress myself for no real reason.
Theres some alternatives, mostly theotown, and pocket city
Posted by sasquatc4 on 15 April 2020 - 03:43 PM
Posted by sasquatc4 on 29 March 2020 - 08:04 PM
Yeah, listen to this advice. Nvidia is stated to reveal the 3000 RTX series in August, with the launch expected in September. The specs in that article suggest that the 3070 is only 5% slower than the current 2080 Ti. Now, no prices have been given, but given that the 2070 Super is a sub $600 card, I dont think there is any way the 3070 will approach the $1100+ cost of a new 2080 Ti.
All this, plus the ryzen4/zen3 chips are supposed to be dropping along the same time frame, which should provide a pretty big improvement over the current gen ryzens if the server parts are anything to go off of. They will probably equal intel or surpass, gaming wise, and have better perf multi-core wise. Also the availability of more mobos supporting pcie4, and a slim possibility of ddr5 (not holding out for that one). The time to do a new build is really ~oct+ of this year
Posted by sasquatc4 on 06 March 2020 - 05:53 AM
Yeah, my new one does too. My buddies who worked for EA used it for coding and graphic design, and I used it for data science and cybersecurity, so it covers pretty much every IT profession. Some of the bigger companies I've worked at have licenses for Skillsoft, and that is a great resource, but one that's only accessible with a pricey corporate license. It includes thousands of books and audiobooks, the only caveat being that the book presentation format largely discourages downloading for later use.
yea my previous job had skillsoft licenses, I do remember there being like a 5 book download limit. Though one book everyone had downloaded was interviews for programmers, since we were all leaving that place and luckily they had a good selection of those
Posted by sasquatc4 on 06 March 2020 - 12:42 AM
I use Pluralsight for most of my learning. Anyone can create a MOOC and sell it these days, but I find that Pluralsight has high quality curated content. You can find 1/3/6 month trial links online, and I think they have a student program. It only costs $35 per month for unlimited training, anyway. Udemy is also good, but it's at the other end of the spectrum; everyone publishes on it for passive income, making it competitive and resulting in some really good content.
So yeah, the $25 tier includes a wide range of basic concepts for interested programmers. Can't speak to the quality of Zenva's products.
A +1 for pluralsight, thats the site all of our corporate sponsored training runs through and usually has legit and verified teachers who are experts (though that being said the longest course I took for my higher level security training was utterly useless bullshit, do not take the 6hr long pen testing course, the rest were good though).
I havent looked at zenva's stuff but Id assume you're probably right in what you said. There are also probably enough free resources out there that Im not sure how useful places like this are anyway, the best training for programming in general is just thinking up some small project you want to do and hop in, unless you are really really starting from the ground floor with no concepts what so ever, in which case maybe they would be useful but I dont know how well these places teach the actual basic concepts
Then again maybe Im way off and no one learns the basics anymore and its all frameworks and videos all the way down and Im just out of touch, but that can also greatly limit you in the future
Posted by sasquatc4 on 07 February 2020 - 08:05 PM
They’ve gotta avoid the crossover with Game Pass if they want to keep these appealing. I know it’s an “own vs rent” scenario, but the value just isn’t there for me if I can play it on Game Pass.
when so many people have gamepass for at least a year or 2 for only a couple bucks, at this point they really need to have no GP games. What they could do is focus on games that have just left GP, you get people who either missed them or enjoyed them and now dont have them
Posted by sasquatc4 on 02 February 2020 - 03:15 AM
Trying to decide between Middle Earth and DiRT Rally 2.0. My rig won't run either, but I need to make a selection since I've already picked the others.
Dirt2, if you're looking for the economical choice. Its a much newer game, and has only recently started getting good discounts. Meanwhile shadow of war is much older, and the version in the bundle is not even the definitive edition, only the base edition. The DE has already been 10$ and probably cheaper. So if you ever did still want SoW you'd be able to find the better version, cheaper, sooner, than dirt2
Posted by sasquatc4 on 31 January 2020 - 05:42 AM
I don't get why people aren't fond of modern gaming laptops.
Especially when you can get laptops jam-packed w/ power like this for $900, which is an easy 1080p60+fps laptop - https://www.walmart....660Ti/685182150
Because the majority of people just dont need a laptop. For 900$ you can get a pre built desktop with a processor thats 20-30% better then the one in that laptop, and same goes for the gpu
The only time Ive seen people actually *need* a laptop have been in work environments, people who spend the majority of their time traveling such as military and salespeople, or people who feel a need to be able to write their screenplays in a starbucks. Hell I didnt need one at all for school. Nothing useful has ever come from being able to game on the go, except possibly annoying people around you.
Its just a cost/perf thing, if you are actually buying this thing to game on as its primary role aside from surfing and email (or even anything processing intensive), or are going to be using it at home the majority of the time anyway, then why not just get the better bang for the buck that will also last longer spec wise. If you want something to be able to surf and email with on the go, then just get a tablet in a price range you consider fine, Ive used an ipad for years for travel/couch and never felt a need for anything more, can even remotely login to my desktop if I feel a need to do something there