Monday, 18 August 2014
I have never bought nor owned a console, we used to call them slabs of plastic in the PC industry, but I do enjoy their existence if that makes sense? Sort of! Well I tend to think PC Games would be a lot more worse off if not for the consoles, but that could be wrong?! It also may now be about to be proved quite correct?!
The new generations of consoles are very similar to PCs in their build and design. So much so that 'porting' titles from either console to the PC should soon become a thing of the past?! In said past this would result in very crap looking graphics when on consoles it looked better and any one that knows there stuff would know that the PC has always been more powerful. This might not be strictly true with my curent PC right at this very moment but when said titles come out I have two empty graphics card slots because the graphics I am currently using to play the lstest titles in built onto my AMD A10-7850K processor that have been refered to as APUs and not CPUs by AMD for a couple of years now.
Or in other words I canb plug in one slightly more powerful graphics card for a little over £100 or a very powerful one for a little under double that amount?! But then agin the titles that require this additional power, leaving alone those willng to spend thousands so the frame rates state 90 instead of 50 for this post, have not emerged just yet. So I have the added luxury of waiting, while still having a grewat PC to do other work with, until the pricing comes down in a couple of months time?! Now tell me thats nnot very cool?!
Bottle your arse!
Now one thing I have noted of late is that an old title, that has never been released on consoles previously, has started to re-emerge with a much greater view to ambition. Again, if I am right on that one, it wont or cannot be released on consoles and reading that is why I held off on the graphics card! Now one other thing I forgot to mention is that for around £60 I can get a graphics card that will work in conjunction, dual graphics, with the graphics built into the APU. This would give a 80% average boost in power, which is not shabby I am sure you will agree. However not everything works great with dual graphics and it does vary. Or to put it another way only of benefit to current titles and I only have one installed right now that would benefit and one not installed that would. These are Thief and Crysis 3 and I am not sure that either of them are worth the outlay?
If next gen titles do not scale well with dual graphics then its pointless having it! Buying one single card thats powerful enough removes this problem entirely, however. So I would rather wait until they are released.
This particular title I am referring to is Star Citizen and created by Chris Roberts who was behind the old PC titles called Wing Commander. He was orginally part of an outfit called ... erm Origin and they also did the RPG's called Ultima. Hmm now those coming back would be rather cool too!
Anyhoo I did not realise it was him until I looked up his site and realised that his name seemed familiar and then I remembered. I also read that to help develop the game he started a Kickstarter fund raising ... err project and since its inception it has raised a huge amount of money. In fact there was an article on the PC Gamer website about how the figure rasied had surpassed $50 Million! Yes I kid you not here!
Fifty Million Dollars! Or about £30 Million. Yikes!
Now I have been patiently waiting for a release date since I heard about this title a year ago or so. I then heard another favourite title was coming with Elite Dangerous! Very cool indeed! But despite patiently waiting I have not heard a projected release date and thought I would in this article?
Now the point is that in the comments section someone complains about the exact same thing, though I am not at the complaining stage yet and not likely to be for 6 months yet lol! Then someone else also complains that you get access to certain things for 'X' amount of money and that they were charging funders $350, 0r around £275, for just a certain ship?!
Well despite the fact this was defended I was aghast at this figure! Bit worrying to think that they are going to turn into something that I believe they should bring back flogging for and I am not joking about that, pay to win!!
Never in my life have I seen anything not only so utterly stupid and a complete opposite to the very notion of 'gaming' but also so utterly and obviously pure greed!
I hope that is not what they are doing here?!
Anyway that got me to thinking about this fund raising thing and I think to myself at which point does it become too much? At what point should they stop? Who makes the rules on thigs like this? Suddenly I am thinking abouyt how green with envy that the UK's useless and main three political parties must be at those figures?! Lol!
Then I started to wonder at what point do doners think they have not had their moneys worth? Or feel that they did not receive something worthy of the figures donated?
Now I have this sneaky suspicion that before much longer the house of cards may come falling down? Now those that defended the developers were not thinking clearly as they seem to feel asssured that everyone felt as they did? Do they? Can you, those that defend the developers, be absolutely certain that all the people behind that figure of $50 Million and rising all feel as you do?
More to the point can you be certain that you would be correct one year from now?
The trouble is that when a title is nearing completion you normally get release date estimates banded around? Elite Dangerous, a smilar game but with only 10% of the money that Star Citizen raised and admittedly I am not aware of the time frames either one as been in existence on Kickstarter, is scheduled for later this year of 2014, November I think? Star Citizen has neenm known about for over a year I believe, maybe two? The only release date I see ever given is 2015, which normally means there is no way its out in the first half of that year! Some commenters have remarked, again silly, that its two years away still.
Now if they, and believe me its a wild guess, are correct with the two years figure I cannot help but wonder what the donated amount would be by then?! I also cannot help but wonder just how many people will be complaining by then?!
Well this Kickstarter fund raising thing is new and with anything new you can always be sure that there are a bunch of people somewhere that just did not think things through enough?!
Oddly enough I have an account with Kickstarter and thought about using it to sort of fund my blogs?! I would feel guilty if I received 1% of that which Star Citizen had raised and thought this to be too much?! That, despite spending years already working to collect many tens, hundreds maybe, of gigabytes of secret recordings and videos!
Personally I think what they are doing has sounded very, vewry cool indeed. I just hope to God it does not turn out to be something that is ugly and end up being remembered for all the wrong reasons?!
If you know nothing of this space simulator that has trading, dogfighting and drivel inducing rumours about first person shooting (different planets?!) then do a search on Roberts Space Industries ... oooh bugger it hang on ...
In the meantime to be the Star Citizen you have to have the most wonga.
I am sorry but I was enjoying this title but I am afraid to say that design wise of the missions they musty have held a competition for someone to design them and a village idiot must have won?!
The first time I was knocked unconscious was bad enough! You go around with the greatest stealth and then a effing cut scene where someone waiting around a corner knocks you out with the butt of his gun when you have just laid waste to dozens of men?!
Are you for chuffing real?
I let that slide.
But now it goes and happens a second time and yet where the first time you mysteriously still have your weapons the second time you are not?! Best of all is your opening up the back of an RV vehicle you have just been battling with, so your expecting bad guys with guns, and you get taken out yet again?!
It gets worse!
For those that have played it when I emerged from the waterfall and did a take down of a guy mysteriously guarding it for some unfathomable reason half the time that watery vision became stuck and despite emerging from the water with no effing guns the watery vision remained! So bloody frustrating was this that I tried exiting to the menus and back again, no luck. Ran all the way through unnoticed right up the the helicopter, but still looking like I have a bucket of water running over my face each second!
Even on the occasions whereby it did clear I kept running out of ammo despite killing half a dozen people alongh the way and always got killed by either the guy with the jeep mounted gun or one of those armoured guys standing next to the helicopter?!
I spent an hour at this! Same old shit each timne and quite how they came up with these idiotic ideas that out of the blue completely ruins a game I have no effing idea!
What a bunch of morons!
Well I can assure you that the urge to purchase FarCry 4 the day it is released has evaporated away to nothing. What a load of shite! How in the world did they possibly think this enhances the game?! How in the world did they manage to have their biggest bug in the game happen at not only the hardest point thus far but also the most frustrating and the only point in the game where you have no weapons whatsoever?!
God, I cannot remember a time when I was frustrated with a game. I think I would have to go back to my teenage years which would be 30 years ago!
The weird thing is I read in a magazine, PC gamer I think it was, of how annoying the first section where you get knocked out was but they failed to mention being knocked out a second time?! Nor did they make any remarks about you losing your weapons and your eyesight in a really difficult part of the game?! Oh and I hate it when they give you these time restricted sections too! I just been chucked into a chuffing well with no weapons and I have five minutes to get out, take out several guys, avoid a barrage a snipers then take out several more guys a truck mounted gun, a walking tank and a fecking helicopter?!
I think Crytek are made up of alcholics because they must have been fecking pissed that day?!
I was so incenced at that section I snapped and immediately wanted to come onto my computing blog and rant off about it. I have worked my way through all three of Bethesda's latest titles and not once did I feel the need to rant off.
I think they should give out awards for the dumbest cut scenes and dumbest time restricted sequences. Make them with a ball figure on to represent games so they have a pair of balls!
Grrr son of a #bleep# #bleep# #bleep#!!
I am not going near this game for a bloody week! LOL!
Oooh boy?! I might never be going back to FarCry 3?!
Here is a link to the PC Gamer page that states that "FarCry 3 dishes out cutscene concussions regularly"?! They mean it happens a lot more often?! Err no thanks Crytek!! This was a page talking about how it was a sin to have sections knock out a player for a cut scene ... USE FUCKING RADIOS FOR DIALOGUE!! Or PHONES!!
Jesus Christ, man!
Anyway here is a link ...
Also and using the exact same magazine as an example, as there are precious few on PC gaming these days ... err or only one lol, I am going to post up a link to e review, or preview, to a game I am unfamiliar with called Wasteland 2. I know nothing of this title and its not the kind of title that interests me really, top down view strategy ... err thingy! No the point is that a reviewer that has not really done his homework gets caned in the comments by people who obviously know there stuff!
Now I have said it before and I will say it again and again and again until those that should know better start to know better.
Do your jobs!
Magazines have rocketed in price and I can remember them hitting £2.00 each and thinking that was a great deal. Then they upped a fair bit with the costs of the cover CDs being the excuse. then they did again with the costs of DVDs being the excuse. They they got thinner ... and thinner. Today They have surpassed some books with their cover prices and this is ridiculous!
Once upon a time there was PC Zone ... umm something else or two along with PC Gamer, lol! I definately bought three pc gaming magazines years ago and may have been a fourth. Now their is just one!
Now despite their being just one you will see a comment about how someone used to subscribe to the magazine but wont do it anymore ...
... this only comes down to one thing! Distrust!
I have seen it over and over and over again and I see things written about products that are quite bizarre and sometimes its obvious that they have not fully tested something as they insinuate or are just waxing lyrical to the point that your reaching for a bucket to hurl into?!
I have stated aplenty that reviewers have harped on like banshees about how if your a 'proper' gamer you need to own an Intel CPU that costs twice as much as an AMD APU that has that has a part of the chip which is mean for gaming to be completely useless?! Oh? Right!
Despite the Kaveri version of their APU coming out and much testing done they still harp on about this and yet I realised that in many reviewers it was clear that did not understand the hardware at all. This was because I could see the details from the benchmarks and yet they did not.
For me this came to a head when I saw a guy who has a YouTube channel reviewing PC gear who setup a small form factor PC using an AMD Kaveri and plopped in different graphics cards right up to a R9-290 and even he was surprised at the framerates.
That one video showed me that not only was I correct in my assumptions but that a great many people claiming to know about this stuff were wrong.
Now thisd only occured recently and yet I was not automatically buying magazines like I used to by spotting articles on hardware, or games, I was interested in and walking to the counter to pay. No I started to first thumb through them and if I read the first paragraph or two and they still talk bullshit I put it back and walk away.
Now I am not saying that this reviewer for PC Gamer is guilty of this as like I stated I know nothing of the title they were referring to. But as it was called Wasteland I thought it might be something along the lines of a game called Fallout, of which I have played two titles, but with better graphics and weapons? It is not an first person perspective so it was not. However the reviewer made some references to things being copied from Fallout that it turned out were not. He then tried to defend his remarks and several people corrected him and one even stated that "you do not know what you are talking about".
This is a prime example of those selling something, or someone in power as I talk about on my ever more popular corruption blog, treating the general public like idiots and then speaking to them as such. Like Ombudsman they get chatted up and flattered by those that they are reporting on or items they are reviewing and turn into their bitches, for want of a better term? Lackeys, if you prefer.
What amazes me is it does them no favours whatsoever and in fact they are trading long term profit, or careers, for larger short term gains. Out of these two the former is greater than the latter. Even if they are not guilty of doing this then making wrong statements will make them look like they are at times. In the case of this reviewer the publishers of Fallout are far bigger than that of this Wasteland title and it could be perceived that they are tying to do the Fallout publishers favours by not giving an honest review?
Of course at other times it can be more directly obvious.
Ooh crikey ... nearly forgot the link, lol ... reviewer being panned (just one I came across while searching for Sandboxed, or open world, PC Games coming out sometime soon and not FarCry 4, lol) ...
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Thought it might interest some out there but my gaming had included the title FarCry 3.
This plays rather well on the AMD A10 7850K and at 1080p I only had to drop a couple of settings to medium. I always go for the settings that I think I would notice the least, sometimes I wonder if I would at all?!
Sometimes I do wonder about some of these settings and sometimes I think it's features within the graphics chips themselves rather than anti aliasing being at ever higher rates?
For instance I do not know if games I am playing all using all the features built into the graphics chip integrated into the APU? Yes you can talk about how much faster and higher clocked the fastest graphics chips are but new features within chips, can't remember the damn terms, often take awhile before games coders ... code for them and the game are on the shelves. Maybe they are and maybe the aren't it is these kinds of little details I have lost track of over the last dozen years!
Still this is only me pondering as at the end of the day, or rather August or September, I will add a graphics card to the mix which will likely be a Radeon R9-280? There are rumours of new cards and they are a little overdue this time around? A couple of R9 cards are talked about on the Internet one being the 265 and one the 285. Odd naming of these cards and I expected the first number in the model names of 200 series to be upped to 300 series? I guess not? So the prices should come down and even more so if nVidia release their new graphics chips?
This is partly because I hate sodding around with games settings but mainly because by the time the prices are adjusted the two games I am most ever about week be either out or not far off being released?
These are Star Citizen/Arena Commander, though I think these names will change Lol, and Elite Dangerous. Cannot be long before we start getting the next generation graphics in everything else? Oh yes and there is FarCry 4!
Which has remixed me that I have wandered off the fact I started this about FarCry 3!
I am loving the game though there are some niggles. Oddly the part where I was knocked out by the butt of a rifle was also complained about by a pc magazine, think it was PC Gamer? Also the map could be easier to read or road signs like in Elder Scrolls. The other thing is the way it saves games. My word, sometimes I feel like I can't leave the game for fear of being set back several miles?! Lol!
The world is fantastic, though I think it's a bit gory for kids in paces, and the variety of animals rivals or surpasses that of Elder Scrolls V Skyrim's! There behaviour and movement is also impressive and being someone who spent a life around animals from all over the world I am bout easily impressed.
After the joyous return to gaming that I have had with the two main Bethesda titles, Elder Scrolls and Fallout, and now FarCry I am positively dribbling at the prospect of bigger worlds to roam around in and a greater variety of animals too?! Oh boy!
Also I think that vehicles in games normally let things down and ... well really should have a steering wheel option to use but in this edition of Farcry, I did play the first title ... possibly the second too, they are actually fun to use and useful.
I do find it funny that hang-gliders are lying around on every mountain top for you to use. Some things are clever though like the need to climb the towers to the radio transmitters to turn them on. Also the towers sway in the wind which is a great touch and some of them are in very bad shape. Often you have to do some jumping and grabbing to climb up and if you don't have a head for heights, like me, it makes you feel a bit ... queasy and edgy, lol!
I also seem to be finding new animals every now and then and I also love the fact that when your in the sea the water actually swells. It almost feels like your on a tropical island and admittedly salt the closest I have come to that! Lol, of you discount southern Italy that is?
Looking forward to the next wave of games starting with FarCry 4!
I have to actually say something nice about Microsoft, yes shock and horror, but I wish that I didn't!
Sound completely backwards and FUBAR?! Well it is!
Microsoft shocked me by sending me a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate?! This was the complimentary package for informing them I where I had bought my not so genuine copy of Windows 7 Professional. I was taken aback let me tell you!
Only after several hours of faffing about I wish they hadn't!
It refused to upgrade and it refused to ... err install it another way and I had to go via the Windows Upgrade Anytime Anywhere nonsense. I got a letter of thanks too, sorry just remembered that one! But it did something extremely annoying and refused to recognise the USB ports! I am sure that Pro did this too but I do not remember it being this bad?! After having all that aggravation I then found myself presented with the desktop screen and no way on interfacing with it as it failed to recognise either of my two keyboards nor either of my mice?! Feck me do I need to have three plugged in from now on then?!
Jesus H Christ how Windows ever got into this sorry state is beyond me!
After trying to remember some keyboard shortcuts I got the motherboards disc in and there was no way to tab between options which is had also just done to me on the wifi driver disc for my Enemax! Lord, strike me down and put me out of my misery!!
Anyuway after finally getting around that and getting my Logitech G602 and my Roccat Ryos MK Pro pair talking again I then noticed I had a black border around my screen, after I selected the 1920x1080p resolution that is. I checked with the Catalyst Control Centre and that had not tthe option for the native resolution and yet it stated my monitor was a 1080p monitor?! WTF?!?!
The 1080p option was curiously available under HDTV though and selecting this still had the border!
I then discovered that a slider for scanning the image over or under and if I slid that to the farthest right, which was 0% overscan ... umm or was it under, then the picture fitted the screen! I was not happy about this and the image displayed was degraded compared to when I had the Windows 7 Pro installed?!
Jesus ... oh you get the idea, lol.
I had looked online and found many going on about the overscan slider but no one seemed to realise that this was indeed a cheat and that you lost image quality from using it. One person was getting irate as the usual crew of know it alls were insisting he must have damaged the monitor.
I looked at the Catalyst Control Centre again and realised it was an older version, being 14.2 when I had 14.7 installed previously which was odd as I had just downloaded it from AMD's website? Well how does that work?!
I then clicked for it to check for updates hoping that installing 14.7 again would cure the problem, only it only found a later version of 14.2?! I was three quarters of the way through the download when I remebered that the 14.7 drivers were beta! Oh for the love of ...!
Right now the download of the later 14.2 drivers are at around 80% done and failing this curing my image quality I will have to chose the beta version option. If that then fails I think I would have pulled all my remaining hair out of my head leaving Coots wildly envious of my shiny bald head!
So far not quite so Ultimate is this version of Windows 7 and it also put a load of files into a Windows.old folder which had me believing that if you pointed Windows 7 Ultimate at it it would just reinstall everything I had on previously and also including my settings? However a look online and everyone says no which begs the ULTIMATE question ... well why did it do this?
My bloody word this has been a highly irritable evening of computer tomfoolery!
Oh and the first download attempt of Catalyst Control Centres upgrade failed with a bizarre message. I was being asked if this odd and unknown program could have permission to alter a series of things and with the letters 'tmp' in it it looked suspiciously like a virus?! So I said no and the downloading of CCC then immediately stopped at ...
Damn it ... I just got blue-screened for the second time tonight?!
Now where the bloody hell was I?
Well I can continue by telling you that this time around setting the resolution at 1920x1080p in the Windows settings worked! That is where last time I got a large black border! Though oddly when it rebooted I got a 800x600 desktop, aero all switched off and when I attempted to change the resolution in the Catalyst Control Centre I got a message to tell me that no AMD graphics driver was installed?! I thought I remembered having this before but cannot remember if it was this desktop PC or my laptop?!
Anyhoo it gives me bugger all options now and I am now downloading the 14.7 RC CCC! Pretty sure it was in beta when I downloaded it previously? So hopefully soon I was stop having all this niggling issues, done quite deliberately by Microsoft in some cases, I had previously that all started as soon as Windows detected it was not genuine!
The ulitmate pain in the arse it has been so far and if anyone gets sent a more advanced copy on Windows via the same route I advise you to send it back and demand the correct version! I certainly wont want to go through this again! Lol!
I also have yet to discover what differences there is between the Ultimate, Pro and Home Premium.
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Well this report came as a surprise and I have to wonder how it took them so long to do it?!
IBM lead a group that worked on a micro chip that mimics the neutrons in a brain! Not doing things anything like the current way, which has now been around for decades, which is less efficient, this new chip handles memory very differently, they report.
The chip has, in effect, neurons that are computational units which number 256 and all connected to each other. The report incorrectly states that there are 256 neurons connected to 256 others, would actually be 255 others is there are 256 neurons, lol. Or if connected to 256 others then there would be 257 neurons. However this is simply dizzying to anyone that understands hardware and current chips used in desktops only have around 6 or 8 or in the case of the one I use has 12. Graphics chips however have a much larger number but not interconnected the way the TruNorth, which is it's name by the way, is.
The possibilities on this are endless and I will now be keeping an eye out for developments, provided my own neurons do not fail in what is known as Fibrofog? Lol!
Million neurons on stamp-sized chip http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28688781
Friday, 1 August 2014
Here is another thing that fascinates me as much as it does horrify me and have me fear to the possibilities!
I have been oddly fascinated that these viruses exist and have eluded our best efforts ...
Well, only the trouble with these viruses is that they orrery in one thing in humans ... being preoccupied with things that can see and are pointless and being behind the times when it comes to science and technology. In fact most things scientific and technological age deemed as being evil and satanic, except when they are using them for their own selfish needs and desires that is.
In fact I have had this weird morbid theory for years now I have mentioned to friends that always seems to remain the only theory.
You see no matter what the human race just can't rise above hatred, murder, power, manipulation one self obsession despite our short life spans?!
Throughout history it always seems to do the same way and whether it is the Aztecs, Mayans and the Romans among others. We never change.
We get civilisation we grow to an unmanageable size and then half wits become more obsessed with power and shafting the people or the world or bending over while someone shafts them and/or their people, a la the British Public! Namely by mostly American tosspots too! I only his the American public see them as tosspots too and if not currently then befit to long before they do too much damage?!
Preoccupied with ever more money and power, back then it would be gold and power, something natural, Mother Nature, comes along and reminds everyone who is boss and reduces the preoccupations of idiot despots into what they are which is trivial, pathetic and a complete waste if time when you have no one left to spend all your cash with?!
This might be about to happen once again?
I must admit though to being surprised that it might be a virus that had been known about for sometime now with Ebola. I thought some new virus would emerge or a strain of Bird-Flu would be the one?
Yes there are many horrific dangers to consider and it had not give unnoticed by me or several petiole I now that two people were thought to have had it here in the UK?! This has never occurred before previously in the UK and it's odd because the reports and rumours all say the same thing, one 'must' have tested negative and the other one they did not bother testing?!
What does this mean? This was extremely vague at best and I saw no naves mentioned. They did not bother testing??
Well did some fruitcake see the news and suddenly decided that they were the first person ever in the UK, or probably a whole long list of countries, to have contracted Ebola?! Oh boy!
I often wonder though to the capabilities of these things because you just do not know how these viruses, regardless of how virulent, spread in other climates ... if at all.
I have been around animals since I was young and have been ever since, much longer than I have computers and I have a Single Honours Degree in the latter!
The animals cover the entire animal kingdom bit primarily involved three areas of reptiles, amphibians and fish. These can come from very cold climates, temperate climate and tropical climates. In the case of Pup Fish these can be extremely hot and hostile environment most, if not all, other life forms could not survive.
Other species also are fussy and even delicate Tree Frogs can require extremely wet and humid environments, like my Milk Frogs (Trachycephalus resinifictrix) which like it very wet or the genius Red Eyed Tree Frogs (Agalychnis callidryas) which like to be very, very dry and you only lightly mist them once at night when it goes dark.
Try to keep either of these the way the opposite species is kept and it will be net with disaster.
I could list hundreds ... no thousands of amphibian species like this and the same with reptiles, though fewer numbers, and also in fish species, in far larger numbers. It's just how it works based on the diversity of each group. Or if there are far greater numbers of directed then the different environments differs more often than not. Plus reptiles do not really exist in cold climates.
The point is as you head down the animal kingdom to the more basic and primitive species the numbers increase exponentially as does the requirements. Insects, I am sure anyone at an Entemalogical show would tell you this is at nightmare at times.
As an example their is a species of British Butterfly that become instinct done time ago, the Large Copper Butterfly. Sometime ago they tried to reintroduce them using Butterflies from Holland, same species more or less, but it failed. Funny story about someone I know boldly cladding they saw one in their garden and then to try and convince ask the experts they were related to they was wrong went looking for agreement at the Annual Entemological Show, got told by lots of professionals that this person must be mistaken until they found one that was involved in the reintroduction and have him some false hope, poor guy! Those that accompanied this person all knew what they would do at the show and all vanished for fear of cringing embarrassment and headed fur all the furthest corners of the show.
If you had not guessed it I was one of that group, thigh I am hardly an expert on the subject of Butterflies and Moths, though the two brothers I was with are. They are heavily into insects but also into the things that interest me too!
So it's a nightmare unless you have been around all this a long time!
Even so biological viruses are a completely different world and I could be completely barking up the wrong tree? Then of course there are the times of the year that are the seasons, in that in the summer months that are the northern hemisphere the climates are much closer in similarity so the odds of it spreading are greatly reduced. This will be from April to September with sine variation in the northern half of the world in the temperate zones, that have seasons.
So if Ebola spreads further afield in Africa this week increase the chances but if still confined to Africa those changes will be reduced come October. Possibly?!
Of course after October the southern hemisphere tilts towards the sun and enters their summer months so the chances are vastly increased for them! There are not many nations that have seasons in the summer hemisphere and likely not many outside southern Argentina and Chile. Australia is warm to hot all year round so bit good for them but then they have a large portions of mostly dry climates. Not sure about Tasmania and oh my word would I want to go there and study the wildlife!
Had this theory for years about the evolution of animals which starts at Antarctica then seems to them nice to Australia, through Asia to Africa and then the Americas based on how evolved the animals are. This is across the board too from Fish to Amphibians and from Reptiles to even Mammals!
I think Antarctica ended up at the South Pole, which was not always the South Pole ... magnetically anyway, after a period of continental shift, or crust displacement (theory of Albert Einstein). I think animals first evolved their and spread to Austrasia and on to Asia before reaching Africa and then America. Leaving Antarctica alone, until enough fossils are discovered, researched and fully understood, the animals in Australia are primitive and mammals not evolved a womb, hence the marsupials.
Jump straight to South America and there are Tree Frogs that are marsupials but not abonafide proof, just an example.
The Red Eyed Tree Frog can live in very dry atmospheres and is South American.
The Poison Arrow Frogs that used chemicals in the termites they consume too produce deadly skin toxins are from South America. Frogs that are the closest looking to them are the Mantellas of Madagascar are not anywhere near as toxic as the Dendrobates of South America. Of course Madagascar is about half way from Australia and South East Asia to South America. South America itself had been steadily moving away from the African continent due to a rift in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. So a long time ago they were a lot closer together and of course if you go far enough back in time it was one big land mass called Pangea.
What I for one have been interested to find out, or rather have other people find out, is what the animal kingdom was like when Pangea existed? There are always build claims by scientists wanting to make a name for themselves, so bit really scientists in my eyes, that will have a theory and argue like hell to be correct even when the facts emerging are going against long held theories.
So yeah I have been around this stuff a long time ... a very long time! It is also not all that I am into either but those inquisitive among you have likely seen the other blogs and all umm 11 subjects and I don't cover all of the ones I would like to.
Any way you get the idea by now, hopefully? I am inquisitive and anything out of the ordinary or with complex models interests me and non more so than Astronomy and Astrophysics. Hopefully get around to that one in greater depth before very long?!
Still I will be paying close attention now to the Ebola virus reports and despite the fact that my theory about mankind and it's obsessions I doggedly stick to let's hope I am wrong?! At least this time around anyway!
After all I do not want to have to get in the phone daily or in a coach or train, huh on the fecking money they give to to scrapie by on, to steer my daughter and grandchildren through yet another disaster?!
I am still steering then through the current one that involved the Merseyside Police bullying, intimidating, lying, neglecting and breaking the law asking with Wirral Council and they Social Workers Department doing the same and covering up some really, really dreadful incompetence and ignorance.
Currently they are still attempting to cover to their failures and it stinky will not do them any good.
In fact quite the opposite because like so many others they failed to realise that in setting up what I did, setting to them, starting my blog then staying under the radar I fully intended to have them all not only bang to rights, don't care what they think they have tied to with courts and media as it won't make any difference, but that the longer it goes in then the worst it will be!
You would think that just one of them will actually raise this and give up while holding their hands up?
Unless of course the perpetrators of each of these are convinced that they wok escape Scott free?!
But then this is what I not only knew would take place but was relying on because I do not want the most guilty to get away untouched! Oooh no, far from it. The amount of time I have been at this has allowed me the time I need to show the British public that they have only ever been provided with pawns that have been thrown onto their own swords forcefully.
I then stinky had to continue until I had not only reached enough people but they other groups, like that of UK Column (ukcolumn.org) and others, to also get the message out to enough people. Of course many would be just considered mad conspiracy theorists and I did not want that, even though I had no idea that the corruption would be in all public services and on every level and in all the related Omdurman too!
So I decided that the only way and with no Ombudsman doing anything and ask the TV News media groups along with tabloids going out if their ways to avoid covering these stories I had to get proof, incontrovertible proof.
Of course the other mistake they make us being narrow minded and tunnel visioned because they still think of national when they think of the Internet. I don't!
The plan was that this blog and my findings would be picked up by foreign news media groups that simply do not like our government or worse!
When foreign news media groups then start reporting or just reposting my blog then things become untenable before long and if the British public are being naive or did obsessed then someone else will explain that they have actually done themselves a far greater injustice BT being self obsessed.
Life gets better when the shit stops which it will when you have told enough people know about the evidence contained within these posts.
It's no longer an illusion when everyone knows how the trick is done!
That is quite simply the basic theory behind what I do!
1 Try to be as honest and make things as obvious as I can
2 This will lead people to make lists of the best evidence (read downloads) and show others and repost these collected links.
3 Covering every single public service asking with private companies should attract a vastly broad spectrum of the populace?!
That was just the simple rules for the British Public. Of curse as the numbers grew then the chances were that I and my endeavours and evidence would be discovered by people and news groups outside of the UK?
In so doing I thought I would create something akin to a virus? Not a biological virus maybe or indeed a digital virus but something that behaved like a virus. I had thought it works grow exponentially in the beginning using the power of two so like computers. So like 1 and then 2, 4, 8, 16 and so on doubling up each time with the theory that each reader would tell two others about it on average.
That was what I based things on in the beginning and if a dancing baby can do it or silly and even sick videos then evidence revealing that amidst all GPs are knowingly lying to their patients at the request of those in loftier positions and without much encouragement this alone would go viral?!
It did not go as fast as I thought it has to be said.
This was even stranger when you consider just how many public services and retail outlets I covered and for how long?
Of course there were many other factors too and as I mentioned on my Facebook account today a number if petiole that think they are smarter than they actually are frowned upon my endeavours and even laughed about it behind my back. They never ever learned that there is no such place as behind my back or that his frustrating it was that I knew that not only was it egos that were speaking these things but that it was coming from people had zero understanding not qualifications of any kind in either mathematics, psychology or computing but student run they are not knowledgeable in all three subjects than I am, lol.
Little do they know of those that have turned around and stated that they are under no illusion about what I am trying to achieve and fully believe that I will! One did this today and he works in a pharmacy currently and wanted to be a Doctor but now in the Police. He stated he knew and will it was all corrupt and the Police get a worse name with each week that goes by. He also stated it was largely to do with me and sees this now!
I told him not to worry as if he wants to go this route the chances are that I will change things and make things better.
After all much of it is out and the rest is already in the public domain for those that know or can be bothered to look.
One thing is for sure that many need to know ...
It won't get better by ignoring it nor allowing your ego to fell deflated and become jealous over the achievements of others.
I always complain about this because it's never really affected me!
I do boot have the attitude that I'm the sheerest man on Earth because I am not. As for being smarter than many around me then yes this may well be true and many are jealous but I do bit want bite like things this way!
Any leaning towards this ... theory to battle against me would also be a waste of time because I have started what I feel and want in this bog enough times in little jibes when I am fed up, which is indeed the key thing in all this ...
... I do get fed up at times and I get bored ... too bloody much for my liking and it drives me insane!
I have stated about moving to a new home and joked about who would take me?
I have also mentioned about what I would not give to be around like minded people. Many subjects and interests I have no one to disk to with the same interests. Some I do but many I do not and though I have sine with a passing interest I know if I started taking about what I knew and theorised on there eyeballs would explode!
Reptiles and amphibians I have a couple of people into both these things, there are others but they have ego issues I am afraid and live to make little jokes they think I don't realise had a more sinister truth to them.
Yet move along a little to Fish or Orchids and there is no one and the same is true for Astrophysics and Computing despite the later having many different sections to it, hundreds and possibly thousands in fact! Yes almost everyone I know uses them but not very well and there is a constant stream or failed laptops that collect in my house but if I started speaking about CPUs, Graphics chips, SSD, HDDs or indeed any other parts of computers and their eyes weighs glaze over. Anything being 60 characters of Twitter, or whatever it is, and Facebook gossip and they went to their themselves of the nearest bridge!
I despair over these things I really do!
There are other the I used to be into that I could again that would involve doing something with one mate but that takes money and he has never asked anyway.
I could join clubs but that indices travelling ... often very far too!
As for forums ... must don't. Don't even go there! These seem to bring it something else in people. Armchair experts who like to make themselves into a greater fountain of knowledge than they actually are who then decide that every newcomer that comes along is a pleb, fish out of water newbie, who knows nothing and being in the forum longer means you can talk down to them or get power trippy because they can state libelous things or have access to the ban button if the are losing an argument.
The funny thing is that the vast majority of these idiots are themselves the newbies and the over in possession of very little knowledge because I was doing all this over ten years ago how long befit smart phones and most not even surfed the Internet.
It is not restricted to the Internet either and in animals you get people that have had a beginners snake, lizard, community aquarium or easy to keep amphibians fur five minutes and suddenly they wax lyrical about their fountain of knowledge!
Now outside of my blogs what you would find with me, or in other words what normally happens, is that anyone knew that comes along and chats to people in front of me pay little attention to me. After about 6 months and as many chats where I get drawn in they often then to the people that have known me a long time and say ...
Your mate ... he knows a lot more than he let's on?!
To which they then normally get an explanation as to why and yes I don't go around waving my own flags.
I do on here however it had to be said ... but that's not to boast to the people I am trying to help or educate! Did you never figure that bit out then?! It is really quite simple once explained ...
It was to scare the living crap out of those I attached as they no doubt made that some old mistake and passed me off as just a mischievous trouble maker or not as big a threat as I sounded in the argument, letter or email!
I did explain, albeit not entirely, that I had to be all things to all people and that of course meant the bad guys!
I did start this with the intentions of winning and I had to do this by any means necessary. This normally means there is only one way and I always maintain there is one truth.
People, some close to me, have waxed lyrical ... no actually screened blue bloody murder that everyone had a right to an opinion! Some just say this. But I always stated that the country was heading down the drain, peoples kids were at stake and I never intended to start up a debate as I hate these, the government and Local Councils mice doing this forever and a day!
I wanted to change things, not spend several years arguing with people on hire to do this or the right way of doing this! Despite peoples feelings about what I did and how I went about things this was the only way! Love it or hate it this was the sad fact. I knew this before I even started blogging. It's why I chose a blog.
Hopefully I would eventually cover just about everything? In so don't helping just about everyone?
Because there is one thing that for me was the greatest nightmare if all during my twenty years if living hell? Despite all the symptoms and the horrid things forced upon me there was one thing that compounded everything, one thing that city's Jeff you into wanting it all to end. Made you want to ditch the ultimate switch to turn it all off? It is that switch that the Ebola virus works also wanted to switch off ...
When things are happening to you or having this fine to you by others or requesting help and not getting it, from the DWP/NHS/COUNCIL, it can be incredibly frustrating, depressing ultimately anxiety inducing which is itself a date wise than death.
Death suddenly becomes a more appealing option!
This blog was intended to counter these failings of all the public services and primarily those three.
But with my experiences I could help those who have been, or indeed currently are, victims of any others because they are too selfish, seeks obsessed or don't seem you important enough to know the truth! It hurts not knowing and this might seem a laughable statement but trust me that if you're in the beginning of something and it's forced to continue on it will in time.
Of course having one thing getting you down due a long time increases the chances that this will be joined by another ... and another and so on and so forth!
This is where those that do bit so there job and think nothing if it because they think it's just a simple solitary thing she they're narrow mindedness and incompetence.
This blog also serves to show these idiots, more averse than the average naive members if the public to accept the truth or indeed being wrong, that there one little ... indiscretion is part of a much bigger plot that they themselves are pawns in that are running lives and at times costing them!
Now I have out this statement ... out there ... now you can see how I work? This statement has now been made. There are enough people already that are aware of this blog and that will increase a great deal in the 6 months after mid August, 2014. It will be reposted elsewhere too and not everyone has access to the Internet, some do not want it at all and that is there choice. But more and more people will talk and mitre and more people will know of this blog. I can assure you that there is how a growing number if health professionals bow finding it about this blog naff some if the reasons could turn it to be funny, like the powers that be at the NHS are now crapping in their pants for instance?
So over time from here on in the excuses that they were blind to it all or had no idea they were pawns in a much bigger, darker and sinister plan to make peoples lives a living nightmare so that some yanks get to buy up the NHS, DWP, Councils who caused the new in the first place so that they can make money they have lost view across the pond?!
What will happen next is there will be an ever growing number or what I can true Doctors will air the voices, band together and say no!
That that do not would be best avoided when it comes to registration and at all costs because the health and welfare of people is not their primary concern, money and/or power is. Without question!
It has been an extremely long road to get to the point! I should not have had to buy I have had to bitch, argue, scream, threaten and then manipulate into a corner to make them are there is no way out ... unless I have it to them of course.
Will I think I just did and I have now shown that they themselves have been pawns and made to look very stupid as well as facing a great deal of responsibility for the destruction of lives that they were manifested themselves into actually doing!
Now we have this run to to the General Election and it will be the most exciting as well as the most interesting run up to an election that I have witnessed my entire life, bar none.
This blog will make sure of this!
Ebola spreading too fast - WHO http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28610112
It seems that there are far, far more and greater differences between this title and Bethesda's other two big titles than you would be aware!
First of I liked it but , oh my God did it have enough flaws or not and though I still have the two, well it says three but I will go with two, extra mission packs that I have issues with before even playing them!
Right for me what was the most annoying problem with Dishonoured was the idiot idea of the story and characters altering how the speak or respect you based on how many people you kill or let live!
Your not given enough to achieve this and many times its impossible to achieve anyway. I would also imagine that this would take far more repetition that would drive you insane to achieve this. This was already bordering on ridiculous especially the number of times I entered a building without being spotted at all and found two groups of assailants in both directions in neighbouring rooms with one who walks into your room and spots you immediately?!
Number of sleeper darts on this occasion? None! Maximum number you could get away with not killing in this situation? ONE! Ability to back off out the building and pick up sleeper darts? NONE!
This is of course forgetting the fact that these people want to dice you up at every turn, blow you to bits and throw you to the rats! I was really effing annoyed when the boatman Samuel, who I really liked as a character, told me he would 'let me go this time' and 'why was I so brutal'?!
The person that wrote these ideas in must have been a stoned hippie, for sure!
The game was not just way too short it was bloody MILES too short! Exactly the sort of gamer I learned to dislike.
Sorry but I think games this short are not worthy of a £50 price tag when new, nor £40 or even £30!
Elder Scrolls and Fallouts, yes though they could still do with bigger maps and slightly more longevity!
The funny thing is that it is rife and commonly known that the parent companies want you using their stuff and titles and not someone elses. Everyone knows this. So why they have never strived to make games last longer and reducing the waiting time between finishing one title and then acquiring its follow up is utterly lost on me! Never understood that.
I find it funny that since I first got into gaming I watched as games got shorter and shorter and eventuially becomiung ridiculous, sorry Half Life 2 fans but it is and this God like worship of Half Life 2 that exists today is totally weird to be honest. I mean you do not get people talking or worshiping Space Invaders, PacMan, Defender, Jetpack or even Pong now do you? Yes Half Life was good and I was there in the store the day it came out! But was shocked out how quickly you could play through it!
Yes so the games went from having a longevity, interest, that lasted months to just hours! During this time the graphics went out beyond even an orbit of Earth. I put it down to the fact that everyone was concentrating on this but that when this slowed down, which it had to do eventually, the games would increase in their longevity.
In fact I think that this is the one bad element of gaming that has forced the lustre to lose its shine. You get put off after several titles that end up being so short lived. Also and by the time I had figured out the way to play Dishonoured I was already over half way through the game! Once I rescued Emily, young girl in the game, the first time around I was beginning to think I had actually finished the game and I thought 'oooh no! It cannot be?! I am going to rip crap out of this game on my blog!!' LMAO!
Then I noticed my achievements in Steam and I thought 'Oooh no, I made a mistake there it has bloody ages to go as I have only achieved 10% of the achievements!' Then the double cross, drugged, whiz around Dunwall with an elements of freedom not been given earlier in the game and suddenly the game was over!
Also the added content is disappointing and somewhat contradictory to the way they want you to play it because after being sent off to do things and being scorned for killing people that were trying to kill YOU the extra content has you playing as someone who murdered the Empress at the start of Dishonoured, not an evil one and instead a nice Empress?!
God you really need to work on this one! I had no problems avoiding killing all but the most deserving in all the Thief games, except the latest one as I have yet to complete it! Umm I have not killed too many people and if I have killed any at all I am not being scorned for it, lol.
Now for the reasons I liked the game and would love to see a much improved follow up version and hope Bethesda really pull their finger out!
I love the design, characters and story and its not that often I get drawn in to a story like that. Half Life was the early master of that one. I also loved the city and the powers, though annoyingly found myself firing darts off at walls instead on Blinking, form of teleportation power you have in the game. Yes despite doing this countless times and often firing off several bolts I still managed to kill too many people it seems, lol.
Now the things that sprung to my mind as I was playing it ...
1 H.G. Wells
2 Sherlock Holmes (original films)
Or to put it simply a kind of old world science fiction 'who done it'.
The blink power oddly did not always work on all objects even at times being well within range.
Guards would sometimes appear out of nowhere, seemingly, and a few times I simply could not see where they were coming from and seemed like they were spawning out of thin are a few feet from me. I would take on a group of five or 6 but would be closer to a dozen once I finished, after repeating this several times after getting killed by an unseen assailant after being convinced I had dealt with them all?!
Also it suffers from a little problem, albeit differently, from something I find in both Elder Scrolls and Fallout and I call it the 'Sticky Pixels Syndrome'. Oh yeah just remembered it does not suffer from 'Varying Player Height Syndrome' I get in Fallout 3, lol. Often you suddenly feel like you are completely disabled because your unable to walk in certain direction because your near some obstacle or against it. Sometimes you cannot bloody move at all and the only option is to reload the last save! When this happens in Fallout 3 because your in a gap or dip in a bloody boulder its infuriating and very much more so if you realise you have not saved the game in awhile, lmao.
The overall size of the world is tiny, or at least it feels bloody tiny! Fallout 3, New Vegas and Elder Scrolls feel like they are 100 times larger, no a thousand times larger? Lol.
What I also loved though was the look of everything, it had great colour and looked like a beautiful watercolor painting very often! Now had some one asked me if you could create a world in a 3D game with the beauty of water colours I would have told them it was impossible or they were mad.
So really a shame it was so short as this had the makings to be something extremely stunning and memorable for me. It still has this option depending on what they do if they decide to do a follow up?
Maps and freedom way bigger and greater and do not make it so hard to be the good guy by restricting the hardware needed to be the good guy, remember its about CHOICE. A bit stupid when you have all these powers and abilities but cannot carry more than 10 sleeper darts for your crossbow, yet you can carry 20 normal bolts?! Hmm or was it 20 and 30? Lol, I hate you fibro-foggyness!!
Well at least I will now be keeping an eye out for three Bethesda titles in the future! Only I would wager that as Dishonoured was the most recent off the three its safe to say that a Dishonoured 2 is further away than both Fallout 4 that they are only rumoured to be working on and might only be piecemeal if they are and even Elder Scrolls 6?!
I hate the fact that Elder Scrolls Online exists for so many reasons its not true! I might have been very interested in Elder Scrolls Online for about a months time had it not been for the sheer expense of buying and then the humungous monthly subscription on top of that! Plus its been ripped to buggery by just about every reviewer and gamer since release! I know a video I saw of gameplay looked like utter mayhem and one big battle frenzy with obviously a load of players who kind of miss the point of what Elder Scrolls is all about?!
I think I would rather go for World of Warcraft ... well if the graphics were not so dated looking! Or cartooney, lol.
Now if only there were some other software publishers that had three titles I was as interested in as I am these three, well OK two and a half, from Bethesda?