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Description I can't make any car pop a wheelie.
Homepage http://bcmedia.biz/
Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
8. Re: Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units May 18, 2015, 23:12 Quboid
 
nin wrote on May 18, 2015, 22:42:
NetHead wrote on May 18, 2015, 22:15:
HorrorScope wrote on May 18, 2015, 21:54:
Comment embargo at Blues for Witcher Release thread.

What's with that?

Huh! I emailed Blue...I'm assuming it's an accident.


The HTML is a bit borked. I managed to post by fiddling with the code but my comment is invisible due to the same bug. I've emailed Blue too, it's an easy fix.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released
1. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released May 18, 2015, 23:09 Quboid
 
So what do people think as their first impressions?

It's quiet in here...
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3
36. Re: NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3 May 18, 2015, 20:07 Quboid
 
Is it out?  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced
12. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced May 18, 2015, 18:38 Quboid
 
How does Galactic Civilization 3 compare to Beyond Earth and Endless Legend?

I've seen it criticised for lack of innovation but as I'm effectively new to that series, an iteratively improved sequel suits me.
 
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News Comments > etc.
28. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 14:45 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on May 18, 2015, 12:44:
Quboid wrote on May 18, 2015, 11:28:
If Kotaku or Polygon "forgot" to mention something like how this was just over 3 weeks, GamerGate would be all over them for unethical journalism - and they'd be right. This is a pattern with OneAngryGamer.

You need to read the notes at the bottom of the pictures for the article. OneAngryGamer is being ethical again (unlike Kotaku/Polygon). The "Nov 6-26, 2014" sourcing seems to pretty clearly indicate the length of time, doesn't it?

So they do, I thought it was just in a URL that few will bother to type out but it is specified. The conclusions reached, and OneAngryGamer's article, ignore this.

Did any of the people in the ignore list know that they were being blocked by someone that they might potentially want to harass?


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By the way, one thing in that blog stands out: "GamerGate is not a social media movement to harass women out of the tech industry." I personally would not describe GamerGate like this. A tiny minority yes, but fewer than the amount of attention they receive would imply. I realise there probably are people out there who would describe GamerGate as such a movement so I'm not saying that this is a strawman argument.

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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 11:28 Quboid
 
Hang on. The ignore list was public knowledge then so the most of the people on the list knew that they were being ignored by potential targets, right? So if they were to do some harassing, they knew they couldn't use that account. I don't see the point of the study at all but perhaps I'm missing something. (Edit: Also, they had a special reporting form - sure no one knew about this?)

If Kotaku or Polygon "forgot" to mention something like how this was just over 3 weeks, GamerGate would be all over them for unethical journalism - and they'd be right. This is a pattern with OneAngryGamer.

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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 10:02 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on May 18, 2015, 09:55:
Quboid wrote on May 18, 2015, 09:43:
Does that blog acknowledge in any way the fact that the report only covered a three week period? It doesn't appear to be mentioned on the site or in the infographics.

I don't know if it's mentioned. But unless that 3 week period is somehow an extreme outlier where everyone in Gamergate decided to give not harassing people a try... it seems likely that any 3 week period would yield similar results.

Right, but what about the whole time? That an account didn't get reported for harassment in a 3 week period tells us effectively nothing about whether or not they have been involved in harassment at any time.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 09:43 Quboid
 
Does that blog acknowledge in any way the fact that the report only covered a three week period? It doesn't appear to be mentioned on the site or in the infographics.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 16, 2015, 18:56 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 16, 2015, 17:44:
When we canít verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user. If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device. Non-Genuine Windows has a high risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions. Non-Genuine Windows is not supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.

Why? Or is it just trying to sell fear. Why would a Non-Genuine be more at risk with Malware, exposure and poor performance? Are they drop settings to make that so? Not that I worry, but I just found it strange, you get a watermark, ok, but it's like a Pirate Lite Version of 10, if it really is more susceptible.

It could be compromised before you touch it - the people who cracked Windows or who uploaded it could insert whatever code they want to. This goes for all pirated software but I would think that an operating system is easiest to hide this code from virus scanners with rootkits and access during the OS's installation.

Most of these crackers do it for the prestige but probably not all and I'd worry that my keystrokes were being analysed for credit card info.

(BTW, have you seen the thread addressed to you on the left menu, below the popular threads?)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2015, 09:08 Quboid
 
If you weren't a clueless newb, Blue, you wouldn't have an iPhone in the first place.

What?! You said no abuse *yesterday*!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse May 11, 2015, 19:26 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 15:45:
Quboid wrote on May 11, 2015, 14:43:
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 14:22:
Illumin wrote on May 11, 2015, 13:19:
I love my internet but I love my body parts even more. It's easy to say you would give up a finger, but put that baby down on a chopping block and a couple of guys holding your hand down and another one holding a meat cleaver. I bet their story would change. If not they have an addiction issue.

Heh, this.

It is living without a finger, not having a finger brutally hacked off by a butcher. It doesn't have to be medieval.

Living without any Internet access in any form at home, not even mobile or my neighbour's WiFi, wouldn't be nice. I could lose my ring finger, it's not like I need that Cry

I just think it's easy for people to say "I'd lose a finger over internet" but once the doc gives them local and gets the scalpel out, most people would have second thoughts. Also, missing a finger would make typing a pain.

I wouldn't believe that this choice had to be definitively made, that's where my shit would be misplaced as they say.

If I didn't have Internet access, I'd barely need to type.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
4. GMG May 11, 2015, 19:23 Quboid
 
Was it ever established who was at fault with GoG and GMG's dispute? As long as GMG's keys are legal and CD Projekt Red see an appropriate cut I don't see a problem but last I heard GoG disputed this. Has there been any developments since 6th May?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse May 11, 2015, 14:43 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 14:22:
Illumin wrote on May 11, 2015, 13:19:
I love my internet but I love my body parts even more. It's easy to say you would give up a finger, but put that baby down on a chopping block and a couple of guys holding your hand down and another one holding a meat cleaver. I bet their story would change. If not they have an addiction issue.

Heh, this.

It is living without a finger, not having a finger brutally hacked off by a butcher. It doesn't have to be medieval.

Living without any Internet access in any form at home, not even mobile or my neighbour's WiFi, wouldn't be nice. I could lose my ring finger, it's not like I need that Cry
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2015, 22:03 Quboid
 
That does seem to be in pretty bad taste. Just because it is a joke doesn't mean that it's not low quality humour going for a cheap shock. I expect better from The Onion.

FWIW Cutter doesn't actually give any indication that he doesn't know that this is a joke, other than precedent.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming
25. Re: Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming May 9, 2015, 21:20 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 9, 2015, 14:07:
Dev wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:10:
It's gotten much better, but last steam sale I still noticed it, errors with steam store while browsing and trying to buy, etc. It's always the front end, never the actual content bandwidth as far as I can tell.

Same here. To say these things are completely a thing of the past is unfortunately wishful thinking. However, it's usually only on the first three days of a sale and then also only around the time the store updates which is 10:00AM PST/PDT AFAIK when everyone and their dawg is checking for the latest daily deals.
As for content bandwidth, well, I've had it happen when I wanted to download a game at peak times during a sale that Steam gave me a "please try again later" message. Sure, it only took a few retries to get through eventually but still annoying when you can't access the games you have actually fookin' paid for.

Oh, I guess I've been lucky to have had no problems recently. Still, if it has improved then kudos to them for not being as sucky... *slow clap*
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black May 9, 2015, 21:15 Quboid
 
That certainly wasn't clever. I can understand the satisfaction of punishing a jerk but the truck driver took a bad idea and ran with it for too long. They don't shoulder most of the blame but it was evidently reckless.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming
19. Re: Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming May 9, 2015, 11:32 Quboid
 
Slashman wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:14:
It's a weird thing, but most people assume things about Steam and Valve without actually going to the Steam page for developers and reading what they offer. Steam really seems to be the best game in town when it comes to pricing and all the perks that devs get for free from them.

http://www.steampowered.com/steamworks/

I didn't check that because I assume it is for small developers, and publishers or people with an established product could negotiate better terms - but that says that it's free and I doubt anyone is negotiating themselves a worse deal. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming
14. Re: Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming May 9, 2015, 10:04 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on May 9, 2015, 09:28:
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2015, 08:58:
Do you have a source for this? It makes sense as Valve are clearly determined to get people on to their service but I'd like to know for sure. I'd be very surprised if Frontier are paying Valve the full 30%.
Not really any official source, but think of all the steam key giveaways of crappy non selling games that sometimes happen. Or when companies do something like this, giving keys away to people who purchased elsewhere.
Most couldn't afford that if steam charged anything.
I also know that for mobile kickstarters, almost no one gives away keys to a mobile game on itunes because they DO charge for all keys. So you end up paying in the kickstarter once, then paying again for the game when it's released on itunes.

So all the evidence points to no cost steam keys.

That makes sense. As well as getting people on to their service, Valve will benefit from any DLC sales these customers go on to buy in Steam. It's worth it to them to take the bandwidth hit and while Frontier could probably afford to pay something, many developers couldn't.

Speaking of bandwidth, it occurred to me that Steam Sale server problems seem to be a thing of the past. A few years ago, each sale would result in their store dying all over the place and downloads slowing but this hasn't been the case for the last year or two.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming
12. Re: Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming May 9, 2015, 08:58 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 9, 2015, 04:47:
Well, Steam is getting their cut from copies sold through them. And I'm sure they'd rather have people using Steam to access their game than not. It's pretty well-known among indie devs that free keys is a solid perk they offer compared to other services that may charge you a fee and/or have a limit on how many free ones you get. They don't charge for activation of Steamworks games sold through retail or other digital stores, either. They serve dozens of petabytes of data per week... All 300+ thousand of those pre-Steam Elite players would have to download the game at once to even make a blip. This is how they grow the user base; eating some bandwidth costs here and there is more than made up for by attracting more people that will stick around and buy stuff, etc.

Do you have a source for this? It makes sense as Valve are clearly determined to get people on to their service but I'd like to know for sure. I'd be very surprised if Frontier are paying Valve the full 30%.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black May 8, 2015, 23:13 Quboid
 
nin wrote on May 8, 2015, 22:49:
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2015, 22:20:
Guy is lucky he wasn't killed. Wonder what made him pass out like that? Also, is it just me, or is that a weird place to have a dashcam? Can't even call it a dashcam, more like a B-pillar cam. Why would you ever mount a camera there?

Also, check out this footage of an asshole camaro causing an accident after being egged on by an asshole truck.

Scary to begin with, but once it turned and started heading back towards the highway - yikes!

edit: And holy hell, they camero owner deserves every bit of pain and suffering he gets. Love to see if that made the news, and the aftermath.



Camero driver arrested and charged.

 
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