I'm happy you got to meet Seth Rogen :)
I'm glad Burnie's alternate Reddit account got to meet some whiskey guy.
Jokes aside this is a great photo
I hope I get to again. I was stammering like an idiot the entire time because of how excited I was.
I didn't think Gus would ever go back to Vegas..
RT store order from November to Australia was sent to Mississippi. Support: “the package has been signed for ... If that wasn’t you have you checked with them? Let me know if you find the package.”
I know this is yet another RT store complaint post so I apologise in advance, but if nothing else than to get this off my chest and further the drive for better customer service I believe it needs to be put out there.
When the last Geoff hoodies dropped in November I ordered two of them and some other merch on the 11/11. I waited patiently until December 11th when I received an email from Chelsea Atkinson apologising that one of the hoodies had shipped with the wrong size. That was unfortunate as the smaller size was a Christmas gift for someone, but at least I knew they were on the way.
Christmas came and went and I sent a support request. The response:
“Thanks for reaching out to us. After tracking the order, it shows it was delivered to *someone’s address in Mississippi, MS. Here is the tracking link. It shows someone NAR signed for the shipment. If that is not you, have you checked with them? Let me know if you find the package.”
With the above response the support ticket was closed immediately. I’ve sent follow up support requests with no response. I’ve replied to Chelsea’s email to no response. My order status on the RT site is now “cancelled” and no longer “shipped” which is furthering my concerns.
The store has nearly $200 usd two months ago and so far I have nothing to show for it, my Christmas gift for someone never arrived and when or if it does I already know it will be the wrong size and I can’t seem to get any support. Not to mention these were limited edition items that are no longer available.
What am I supposed to do next?
Keep logging new tickets until they give you a proper answer I'd say. You could also go the extra mile and nag the relevant RT accounts on twitter.
If all else fails, charge back or contact your bank saying the vendor never provided the product and you want to reverse the transaction.
So I'm aware that what I'm about to say isn't exactly the point of the post, but...
... RT customer support just gave you someone else's full address!? What the fuck!? What other personal information are they just haphazardly giving out to random people!?
RT, I love you, but you all need to seriously un-fuck your store. For a company that tries to portray itself as community oriented, you have one of the shittiest customer experiences around.
Everytime one of these threads gets posted, the big name personalities have to step in and try and fix it. Geoff, Burnie, Barbara, Autumn etc should not have to step in and fix your store's fuck ups.
As a fan, it disappoints me. Your store has a lot of cool merch, but I will never spend a dime there.
100% charge back. If you buy something, The the product is delivered some where else and the company refuse to help, you’re in the right to charge back.
The Know's 'PC gaming apocalypse' video
So, I just saw the video the know put up, and honestly, I'm pretty pissed about how they reported on this issue. I love Roosteeth, but this video is dangerous misinformation.
So, first, the 'dangerous' part. There are already people in the comments claiming that they aren't going to update their operating systems because of the performance hit that the video states will happen. There are two very, very serious security flaws, and people who don't install any patches relating to them are at a very serious risk (many people already avoid Windows updates 'because performance', so this isn't some unlikely, overblown thing, and it is absolutely vital that everyone gets protected against these flaws).
But the whole performance hit thing is total misinformation. Meltdown (the Intel issue they reported on) is related to something called context switching; simply put, when a program needs to access low level parts of the computer, it tells the operating system to tell the kernel to do something.
Context switches are already very slow, and software already avoids them like the plague. Gaming, for example, tends to have very few context switches, and these patches will not have much of an impact on it. In fact, most consumers will not notice any performance change, because, again, this only impacts context switching performance wise, and software is already designed to avoid context switching.
Certain niches will, of course, be slowed down, but in the vast majority of cases, it will be negligible.
Of course, it's not just RT propagating this misinformation... everyone is doing it, but again, the performance issue is being massively overblown, and it will lead to people leaving themselves incredibly vulnerable.
Also, there is Spectre, which affects AMD and ARM too, and is just as serious as Meltdown, which the video ignores entirely.
Seriously, Roosteeth, please do some more research, talk to your games and software developers, and update your reporting on this issue.
Edit: And a footnote directly to the rest of the community. Please, please download any OS updates you get over the next week or so immediately. Hell, manually check for them every day.
Edit 2: Thank you u/commiecat for noting that windows updates are available now. Make sure you are protected.
Windows updates are available now.
Edit 3: Sort of a Tl;Dr, more a Too Confusing/Unclear; didn't get the key point.
The video implies that serious performance impacts are almost guaranteed. One statement is literally 'older machines could experience a slow down of up to 30%". This is completely and utterly incorrect. The absolute worst slowdown experienced by these researchers was 30%, and that's for specific tasks, on specific devices. Only kernel access is being slowed, and most software explicitly avoids kernel access, because it's already slow. For there to be a significant performance impact, a program would need to make many calls to the kernel in a short amount of time. The average consumer will almost certainly not notice the performance impact of these patches, and the impact will vary from application to application and device to device; it will not be universal on any one device, or application.
The overblowing of the performance impact will encourage some gamers and other tech-literate-but-not-totally-understanding-the-issue people to skip the security patches. People already do this, and yes, the patches will be mandatory, but mandatory patches can be easily circumvented, and people, again, already do that. It is utterly vital that everybody installs these patches. The security hole is massive, and the impacts of it being used are absolutely disastrous. Roosterteeth need to update their reporting on this.
Edit 4: For edit 3. In case it's not totally clear, for anybody who has a stronger understanding of the issue, in the last edit, 'kernel access' is being used generally here. As in syscalls, which are done via the kernel, which requires kernel access, and involve context switching, which is what is slow. Don't expect a simplified explanation to use all the correct terminology, and huge levels of detail, because then it wouldn't be simplified.
Also, thanks for the gold. Pretty sure that's the first time I've been given any in about 8 years of Reddit!
Edit 5: Here are some non-gaming benchmarks from u/bazuz over on PCMR, on a non-PCID (worse affected) CPU.
A sub 5% degredation. On Haswell onwards CPUs, this will be less. Comments in the thread are reporting similar, afaict, all lower numbers, even for other non-PCID CPUs, and gaming scores within the margin of error—as in unaffected. 2-3% seems common for non-PCID CPUs, and =>1% for newer ones. Will update with gaming benchmarks and maybe some more non-gaming ones, but gaming is likely to be even lower.
From u/jackjt8 - also claims Firestrike FPS is within MoE.
I'm sure the people at the Know are great people, but I can't take any YouTube news seriously. The click bait is ridiculous, the misinformation is provably high, and every channel will literally butcher anyone's statements in order to fit their narrative and seem right.
I don't think people understand how serious these vulnerabilities are.
Seriously, Roosteeth, please do some more research, talk to your games and software developers, and update your reporting on this issue.
At the Know? It's the one channel on Rooster Teeth I've never been able to take seriously, in the years I've been following RT it's been nothing but heavily biased reporting on 'news' that's 2 days old and everyone already knows about.
This is absolutely standard for their channel.
I'm not really sure how The Know still exists or who watches it. Funhaus were the only ones who ever made it interesting.
It's because they want to get the video out as fast as possible and thus don't take the time to do actual research. The goal of most YouTube news vids isn't to inform but to get views (understandable, because views=money, but still), it's just stupid.
This might have been one of the worst kept show secrets in a while. Glad to see it get an air date.
She was, briefly. Back in like 06. Not from RT, from a totally different job. But still fired.
edit: this gag did not translate well.
A show following someone as they level up their skills, and Ellie no less? Yes please.
Called it! Really excited to see this show!
Movie of the year for sure
When is the sequel coming out.
What did Gavin say about 20 minutes in? “Million views. I’m calling it.” I think he was wrong.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Very unpopular opinion coming. I do not like Lindsay in videos. And I'll tell you why. She, somehow has very little understanding of basic game controls and she cannot follow the same path the other guys do. What I mean by that is, in here, she has no idea how the game works. In Sky Factory, she wastes every single iron for an armor set, and doesn't loudly ask for help or search for help, so she can progress, no, instead she just stays quiet and they keep showing her stuck at the same thing for some fucking reason. In GTAs, she always DNFs, like HOW? It's simple racing in a video game, I seriously can't understand how can she be so bad at GTA Racing that she can't understand basic controls and/or racing rules. Or that's maybe because the guys already have a ton of experience in it.
AND THERE lies the problem. Either start a series, with Lindsay in it from the start, so she can learn with the guys or don't put him in at all... For fucks sake, this was Lindsay's first prop hunt while the guys have played like 5-6 already, OF COURSE she is going to be bad.
Watching Gavin fuck up is funny, becauseHe understands game controls. He plays it off very well.
Lindsay does not do that. And to be frank, the series-argument does not even work in GTA anymore. Alfredo was bad yeah, but he also WON races, Lindsay never even FINISHES?! Why does AH think that we like to see people borderline incompetent in racing play? I, personally, don't. It is not funny. It is annoying as fuck, because it constantly cuts to nothing happening.
Minecraft Let's Play... I mean for fucks sake Lindsay, the guys were also struggling also, but they managed to learn the boat controls, how the fuck did you not?
Whatever. I'm just a fart in the wind.
I 100% agree. For those thinking: Ugh, just another 'Lindsay hater', hear me out. Lindsay does'nt even fucking try to understand any kind of game mechanics. She just flails about and then laughs about it like it contributes to the gameplay.
I genuinely think Lindsay can be funny. She's shown it through her video editing and some of the games she's been in.
But refusing to understand any game mechanic and then to write it off as "lol silly me I'm just doing my own thing" isn't funny. It's just lazy.
I really hope this improves, because I know Lindsay will be in Let's Plays in the future. I wouldn't say to never put Lindsay in any Let's Play because I know she can have comedic value, but she's a genuine detriment to some videos.
Michael has such a need to clean that he was putting the pizza from the floor to the sink at about 23:30.
how is lindsay so bad at every single game she plays, i just dont get it
1 on 1 podcast idea; Tell Burnie he is interviewing Lawrence, and tell Lawrence he is interviewing Burnie
Reeeeeeeally hoping theyre both too busy to check reddit tonight lol
It's the age old conundrum of trying to both share the existence of an exploit in a game while also hoping to keep it under wraps from the developers.
Maybe I can just remove the thread and quietly send it to the relevant people at RT...
GREAT. Get on it live action!
People like what you do.
Dogs like grapes. Even though grapes don't like dogs
Dogs dont like what OP does.
Some blocks are greater than 5 tons/ acre. Some are less. I only farm the grapes, but some of the blocks sell to the big wineries.
The 4.6 million bottles comes to about 380,000 cases of wine.
Geoff Shooting Down Griffin Haters
So, THIS TWEET popped up on my feed this morning. I don't have the tweet he was responding to (hopefully someone does), but come on y'all.
Bashing Griffon because her and Geoff are splitting up is messed up. As Geoff says, she's his best friend and mother of his Daughter.
We are better than this as a community.
I have a lot of respect for how well the two of them have handled their divorce.
I can understand Geoff's frustration, my parents divorced when I was 14, both of them still to this day say they work better as friends then as a married couple. Hell my dad will still get into an argument with someone if they bad mouth my mother, and it's been another 14 years since they've been divorced.
As Burnie said after his experience, there are some things that are indecent to discuss in depth when you have a platform that the other party doesn’t have. I think this is good advice for general relationships, but yeah. They’ve been good.
People forget that divorces can be mutually accepted and actually be better for both of them relationship wise and still be friends, parents, whatever.
As far as bashing someone because they left their favorite Achievement Hunter or whatever the reason is, that's ridiculous and below childish. It's on it's own different level that doesn't even have a word for it. (Maybe in German idk they seem to have funny words)