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Nickname Quboid
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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
Total Comments 3921 (Veteran)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > On Sale
30. Re: On Sale Dec 21, 2013, 11:57 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 10:00:
PHJF wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 08:28:
Bahaha, I'd never heard of that Worth A Buy before. Pretty damn good and under 5k views???

Wow watching the X Rebirth video I am laughing my ass off here. This is how video game reviews should be done.

He's pretty good, I added him to my growing list of subscribed YouTube reviewers after seeing his X Rebirth video.

I can't quite place his accent; I know it is north-east England or Scotland but no sure exactly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2013, 21:35 Quboid
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 15:11:
Quboid wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 13:57:
That Mac Pro was assembled in the USA. Cutter, how many of the manufacturers you buy from can even say that?

Assembled in the USA--made in China. (You forgot about that, I guess.) Every Windows computer in my home since 1995 has been assembled in the USA--assembled by me, personally, as I cherry-pick the hardware components and order them separately and "assemble" them myself. Assembling is one thing, manufacturing a component is quite another, isn't it?

(Man, the RDF is really deep in this thread...;) Keep it coming guys, always entertaining!)



I didn't forget anything, I simply pointed out that it's not entirely done outside the US (and that this is more than some). Nothing else.

The main point was how ridiculous Cutter's criticism of Apple appears to be. Unless he's made sure none of his possessions are also made outside the US, it's getting hypocritical to bang on about it so much.

I thought he was joking at first, now I think it's only about 50% joking at most. His largely incoherent ramble doesn't clear that up; Cutter, seriously, what? Do you own a phone? Who made it? Who made your mouse? Who made your monitor?

This comment was edited on Dec 20, 2013, 21:56.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2013, 13:57 Quboid
 
That Mac Pro was assembled in the USA. Cutter, how many of the manufacturers you buy from can even say that?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2013, 13:57 Quboid
 
NegaDeath wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 13:39:
1badmf wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 13:35:
haha wasn't that exactly how The Last of Us started? hope you're stocked up on your antifungals blue!

Maybe, just maybe, he's already been turned and is trying to lull people into a false sense of security by saying everything's fine.

We'd be foolish not to kill him a little bit, just in case.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2013, 13:19 Quboid
 
I'm not complaining, but there hasn't been nearly enough time.

And now the Space Engineers alpha has added explosives. So much to do!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2013, 13:10 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 13:02:
And the Steam Winter Sale started... with regular prices?! The start page seems to be broken atm, I guess we'll be seeing the real prices soon.

Whoa, price cuts all over the place for me. Didn't their Autumn sale end about 45 minutes ago?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 18, 2013, 20:52 Quboid
 
i agree its very danggggggggg

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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Lawsuit
2. Re: Battlefield 4 Lawsuit Dec 18, 2013, 11:19 Quboid
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 11:17:
Oh boy! Heads are gonna role.

Who's got popcorn? I'm definitely going to need popcorn.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay
9. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay Dec 17, 2013, 10:36 Quboid
 
This was inevitable and I wouldn't read anything into the project from this, but it is a little bit funny.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
21. Re: Into the Black Dec 17, 2013, 09:02 Quboid
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 08:44:
When did Cameron become a shit film maker exactly? Was it right after he made T2? Or Aliens? Or Titanic?

I don't think there's ever been a director who has had more success with such a short filmography. Avatar wasn't Citizen Kaine, but it was a competent movie.

It's a reaction to his success, as much as anything. I dislike Avatar and Titanic's painfully shallow characters and the way the bad guys use every decision and every line of dialogue to transparently reinforce their bad-guy status to the audience. However, there are of course a great many films that are a great deal worse but which aren't such a convenience reference.

I'm sure the same accusation could be made at T2, Aliens and True Lies; the enjoyable body of his work. However, they're different styles and don't try to push themselves as some sort of ultra serious film making in the way that Titanic and Avatar seem to be. That's got a fair bit to do with it, if Titanic and Avatar had been sold as purely popcorn flicks then I'd have less of a problem. However, when you compare your film about Smurf-Pocahontas in Space to The Godfather, you're claiming it is something more than a summer blockbuster.

I'm surprised Ridley Scott is mentioned as a worse director. Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) from Gladiator is Cameron-level of shallow and has the same problem were every moment on screen is spent screaming "I'M THE BADDIE! DON'T ROOT FOR ME!" but apart from this film, I think he's done excellent work.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 16, 2013, 20:27 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 20:23:
Okay early returns are SteamOS Performance = Win 8.1 performance. Is this considered good or bad?

That's pretty good IMHO, for the first public beta. No miraculous frame rate improvement but that was never likely to happen.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Dec 16, 2013, 20:22 Quboid
 
Avatar, the first big 3D movie.

The plot was 1 dimensional, the characters were 1 dimensional and the dialogue was 1 dimensional. That makes it a 3D movie, right?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 16, 2013, 19:35 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 18:34:
Quboid wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 16:47:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 13:33:
The First NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On The SteamOS Beta.

Those are interesting, but what I really want to see is performance from actual games, not just benchmark.

I want to see performance in SteamOS compared to Windows in otherwise identical situations.

Well, that would be ideal, but that is a lot of extra testing. I would settle to know that it plays Far Cry 3 on a 660Ti at 1080P at 80 frames per sec or whatever.

True, but without that testing these are useless to me.

"To me" being the key. They're not testing what I'm looking for and it's not that their benchmarks are flawed - just not what I was wanting to see.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2013, 19:32 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 18:36:
Quboid wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 15:32:
That's what they want you to think! Or are you one of them?!

I don't see what's in it for them. Use this as an excuse to demand more funding and more convenient laws? Incite revolution to create nice juicy contracts for the military industrial complex?

What do you mean create? The MIC is already a trillion dollar a year operation. It can't get any juicier. Hell, it's not even affordable as it is now.

I mean create new, additional contracts, not create the industry. It doesn't matter if it's affordable as long as the 1% bleed the rest as much as possible before the current crop die off.

I'm honestly not sure how much I'm joking any more
 
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access
30. Re: DayZ Early Access Dec 16, 2013, 19:29 Quboid
 
JayDeath wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 18:10:
I want the SA already. This game was supposed to be launched sometime in the beginning of the year and now they announce this early access shit? I'm taking that as the devs aren't anywhere near done with the game. That's why I'm annoyed. And no, as much as I love this game, I refuse to buy into this early access scheme.

That's exactly it, they aren't anywhere near done. If it wasn't this, it wouldn't be released much sooner. You're annoyed at the delay but that's got little to do with early access. I expect early access slows down development a bit as it's more to do and I suspect it's of limited use in terms of finding bugs but it won't slow them down much and the game wouldn't be ready anyway.

In many cases (probably not this) it wouldn't be released at all as the funding is needed to finance development. By-passing meddling publishers is a good thing but that can only be done if the developers have money before releasing the game.

I don't mind early access. I mind early access games being released as final products; Day One Garry's Incident and X Rebirth for example.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access
1. Re: DayZ Early Access Dec 16, 2013, 15:35 Quboid
 
"We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle"

What % of players understand not to bitch? What % of players report any issues?

50%/20% feels optimistic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2013, 15:32 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 14:18:
Snowden was a small guy. There is no way he could have ever gotten that much insight as he did without some serious helping and pushing.

He did have major help, just not the conspiracy doodle stuff you're thinking of. He was very successful in using his personality to get others login information through social engineering and to obtain higher clearance levels for himself. The NSA went through an extensive internal review afterward and determined that civilian contractors had almost unfettered access to so much information that they decided to blow up all third party hires and start over.

That's what they want you to think! Or are you one of them?!

I don't see what's in it for them. Use this as an excuse to demand more funding and more convenient laws? Incite revolution to create nice juicy contracts for the military industrial complex?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2013, 11:56 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 10:28:
You might as well be trying to fix the weather. What a crock...

My hopes could barely be lower but this is better than nothing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2013, 16:50 Quboid
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 16:38:
Mordhaus wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 14:25:
Peter O'toole died yesterday. Sad weekend.

damn. watch The Lion In Winter if you haven't already - one of the great film performances of all time imo, from the whole cast including peter. i think i'll watch it again when i get home from work.

His performance in The Night of the Generals is one of the finest I've ever seen. I haven't seen The Lion In Winter yet.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 15, 2013, 16:47 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 13:33:
The First NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On The SteamOS Beta.

Those are interesting, but what I really want to see is performance from actual games, not just benchmark.

I want to see performance in SteamOS compared to Windows in otherwise identical situations.
 
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