What’s out there?

I think that everything has been explored, in the old days you wonder what’s there at the end but now we know, about nothing. No Man’s Sky game has continuous development and travel all the time for exploration. We don’t need AI, well maybe an assistant and that’s about it. Maybe faster software development with AI, if can be done. I guess Skynet is the next level, that AI will get something to do. If the truth is out there, i’m not sure just more lies and deceptions. We must be aware of false gifts and broken promises, if a neighbour gives you salami with expired date than you know where you at.

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Past Cure

This is not the worst game ever and the name is perfect for this game, so let’s just go with it. Well it’s obvious that the main character has some memory problems with bad presentation, like a unfinished demo. It’s Unreal Engine, but maybe they rather go with Unity for non-open world would be better in this case. Graphics is a bit blurry and not very sharp. No i haven’t finish the game but i did get it for 5€ new in box for Xbox. It’s a 4+ hour game and i respect every developer whatever it is. Some levels must be repeated if there is a bug in it, like missing papers on table in arena. I have sold 11 Xbox games to on-line store and this one also. The last level was End Game and i stop playing at circles puzzle, so that’s that and good luck if you try this one.

My ultimate browser

Vivaldi is very close to that, you can have basically everything and setup everything. I want the quality of render like Firefox has it and the speed of Chrome but this days you can’t have both. Try a very long site with scrolling and then compare it with Firefox and Chrome. With my Lots of text HTML5 demo, Firefox actually uses GPU up to 30% to render better and faster, so looks like Chrome don’t use GPU for basic render of web sites but just for 3D elements i guess. Chrome GPU usage was 15% in this case.

Lubuntu on Vbox

This is the fastest Linux so i have install it on Virtual Box. I have selected 4 cores, 4GB RAM and 3D acceleration, so that’s fine to run this distro, fast as possible. There is not much to test on, well you can install your favorit browser and that’s about it. The rest of the apps are also available for Windows. With Wine you can install and run something from Windows that’s possible, i use Terminal for that. Sadly Wine still isn’t part of user interface, at least i don’t know how to use it without Terminal. I think that supremacy of Windows 11 just checked all the check boxes, including security.

From 66MHz to 4GHz

Back than there were clone CPUs or x86 compatible, like AMD 486 DX2 66MHz, that what we had in first family PC. System had 8MB of RAM, 1MB graphics card and 420MB hard drive. Later on there was multimedia upgrade with CD-ROM, sound card and Juster speakers. We had Philips 14″ inch monitor VGA 640×480, good for everything. Okay, fast forward to 2023, i was just wondering why we need this much power this days with quad core at 4GHz and in laptop that has AMD APU with plenty of power for editing whatever content might be and some light gaming on the side. Basically i’m talking about user interface, is all that power needed for that or is it just evolution of hardware. Yes, thanks for good speakers, display, quiet fan and fast file system. This days RAM minimum is 4GB just for web browsing, sure but a web browser this days can do almost everything. So my question is, are we getting anywhere or this is it?

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What is an ad blocker?

Ad blocker will block ads on web site that you visit and maybe don’t want. Well, i’m not against ads but they should be put in background of web site or in head of web page, but not in content of web site and if they are than they should be part of the content of web site itself. In the old days they were Flash ads with Flash plug-in and that made things very slow. Vivaldi uses internal blocker, it’s good, i rarely see any ads anywhere. The rest of browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge is required an add-on, like uBlock Origin is good enough. I’m on the web like from the ’90 so i think i know what i’m talking about. Some sites will try to block the blocker, you can still disable ad blocker for specific site, it’s not that hard. Ads should be always part of the content that are relate of content itself, so that’s my point on that matter and of course we need good ads not spam that’s for sure.

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The last Saints Row

This game is not that bad, like some reviews are. Sure, maybe there is some lack of quality control with story dialog and sound but the gameplay is good. No silly stuff this time, maybe some players want that but can’t make the same soup every time so thanks for that. Driving is good, but engine from cars sounds muffled, that’s my only complaint. This game can be done in a couple days, it’s fun after all. I saved side missions for last, so it’s still something to play after the game is done. Completion of the game is under save game, so it’s not that high even if the game is done. I have done playing at 78%, it’s good enough for me.

PC gaming is dead

Why? Well, less and less people can afford 4k equipment. I mean giving some company half a grand for almost every component it’s just nuts. Having something in between and ray-tracing enabled, will just give you mediocre frame rates. Prices for games are also need to be paid, so my advice is better invest in gold, or have a car, it cost just the same. Soon the world will run out of food but not TVs, so it’s still a chance for console gamers. Yes, next generation of consoles will go for 8k, that’s for sure.

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