Recent content by noobman

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    Xbox One’s Unlocked 7th Core Isn’t Much Of A Boost

    To be fair it's very difficult for a very-high end PC to do 4K above 30fps in a modern game today. Still, I think it was ridiculous for them to release a generation of consoles as underpowered as they did. The systems can barely hit 1080p in an era where everybody is already chomping at the...
  2. N The Twitch for programmers.

    Fantastic! Now everyone can watch me get distracted and play Netflix when I'm working on my side-projects.
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    Do gamers using steering wheels generally get better laptimes vs control pad?

    The closer to sim style gaming you get the more useful a wheel becomes. F1 2013 is challenging but not completely sim-like, and IMO actually plays better with a wheel because it requires those smoother inputs. I get better lap times with a controller though.
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    HL:2 on Windows 10

    Do you get a dump file? A crash report? Have you tried reinstalling Steam and the game itself? Do you have the problem with other Source engine games? Have you tried different versions of your video drivers? Windows 10 hasn't officially been released yet. Play around with it if you want but...
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    Haven't played/beaten games in awhile, where to start?

    Create a spreadsheet, break the games down by genre, and work your way up from there. I like to mix up the genres every so often. Here's the spreadsheet I'm using to track everything, though I...
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    Half Life 3 almost confirmed?

    If the talk is game physics optimizations I would say that Left 4 Dead will be at the heart of the discussion.
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    Another Kickstarter Game Bites The Dust?

    Exactly. Just because a bunch of guys had a pretty cool idea doesn't mean they're capable of executing on it.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    BioShock Infinite. For a two year old game it looks freekin' beautiful and oh man is it terrifyingly good.
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    Battlefield hardline worth it?

    DICE is a subsidiary of EA and is supposedly "collaborating" on the game with Visceral. What that actually means is unknown to me, but it implies some involvement.
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    The best reason to own a new PC is to play five-year-old games

    It feels like the author literally clicked "Random" on XKCD and decided to write a post about the firs gaming-related comic he could find:
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    From Full-Time to Contract Developer?

    It sounds like you and I are one and the same. I'm actually in the midst of building a little recipe database app to learn AngularJS. Thanks for the info. It's something I'm looking at more and more these days.
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    From Full-Time to Contract Developer?

    I'm a .NET developer, mostly. I'm comfortable across the stack but specialize more on the back-end of things... IE working with databases, building APIs / service layers, performance optimization, etc. I can write Javascript / jQuery and if you ask me to build a UI I can put something...
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    From Full-Time to Contract Developer?

    Yes, but many companies here offer supplemental coverage for spouses and dependents. In this case I would fall under the former and still get coverage while increasing my earning potential and exposing myself to a wider array of challenges/problems to solve, albeit in a more volatile environment.
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    Windows 10 Build 9926: Where's Windows Update?

    ....but but but its flat! And minimalistic! Isn't that what all the kids are yapping about these days?
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    From Full-Time to Contract Developer?

    Has anyone made the jump from being a full-time employee as a software developer to a contract developer who hops from contract to contract? What's involved in making that jump? Currently I'm a Senior Developer / Team Lead with a financial institution. While I have a decent amount of...