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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 3930 (Veteran)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
18. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 18:08 Quboid
 
Alamar wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 14:11:
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 13:51:
Because he's the accuser. This isn't a complex situation, guys.

Which is why Creston made the joke he did...

I'm not sure how you're failing to understand this line of thought.

-Alamar

This is what confused me. I didn't know the circumstances behind 505 contacting ROAM but if the KS was under way, evidently they couldn't have ripped off How to Survive/Monster Island. However, since Fibrocyte didn't simply point this out, I thought he must have thought Creston was at least making a serious comment.
 
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
6. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 10:59 Quboid
 
I can see why he'd be concerned but this is why you don't go public until you're damn sure. At best he's looking silly and if 505 Games aren't amused he could be sued.

I presume ROAM, the game, existed in development before 505 contacted Roam, the developer - so it couldn't be that in fact they're ripping off 505's idea (which I think was Creston's point, that you seemed to have missed Fibrocyte).
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 28, 2013, 10:43 Quboid
 
Why is broadband more expensive in the US?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24528383
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Preloads
12. Re: Battlefield 4 Preloads Oct 27, 2013, 16:56 Quboid
 
deqer wrote on Oct 27, 2013, 14:50:
"And while we can't guarantee that you'll never encounter a glitch (hard as we might try), we can guarantee that we'll make it right if something goes wrong "

How is EA going to make it right within the 24 hour period you're given for refund?

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"- Complete and submit the Refund Request Form.
- You'll get a response within 48 hours and your refund within 10 days if you meet the refund criteria."

Really? Sounds easier to just reject the payment on credit card, and I would feel some compensation from doing that because it will penalize EA(with the credit card company), for putting me through frustration.

I think if you do that, your whole Origin account gets locked meaning you lose any other Origin games you have. I seem to remember hearing this when people tried to get SimCity refunded.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 27, 2013, 10:17 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2013, 02:00:
Quboid wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 22:04:
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 15:09:
Unethical users? Lol Apple and it's users are all unethical!

I own an iPod, is there any particular way in which I should kill myself or do I get to choose?

Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Redemption begins with an act of contrition. Destroy your Apple crapple before you're completely consumed by the dark side. If it's too late you may as well head off and join the Taliban.

But it has a 160GB hard drive and 40 hours of battery life. How else can I get that sort of audio performance in a pocket device? Is my own convenience not the most important thing?

More seriously, who can I buy electronic devices from who are any different? Is my Samsung phone any better? Are your electronic devices made by manufacturers who are any different?

I dislike Apple and wouldn't be in a hurry to buy any of their stuff now but in respect to working conditions and off-shore manufacturing, which I gather is your beef, I doubt Apple are any different to virtually anyone else.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 26, 2013, 22:04 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 15:09:
Unethical users? Lol Apple and it's users are all unethical!

I own an iPod, is there any particular way in which I should kill myself or do I get to choose?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2013, 20:47 Quboid
 
It looks like the laptop's screen is about the right width to be turned 90" into a portrait monitor. Actually physically arranging it isn't going to be pretty if it can't be disconnected from the damaged laptop body. Perhaps the body can hide behind your primary display.

One issue is that cheap LCD screens have lousy vertical view angles, which are much more relevant when it's turned 90 - laptops tend to have cheap screens compared to stand-alone monitors but YMMV.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
60. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Oct 26, 2013, 20:40 Quboid
 
Sho wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 14:09:
Does it put you in god mode while the commentary runs?

It didn't even occur to me to check, I assumed not. I was worried about saving the hostages in time, IIRC there's no other point in the game when you can't just stop and listen once an area's clear.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2013, 18:30 Quboid
 
What height/resolution is your 22" screen and what width/resolution is your 15" monitor? Do they match?

I have a 1920x1200 27" monitor as my desktop's primary display and a 1280x1024 19" monitor for a secondary, rotated 90 degrees to portrait, i.e. 1024x1280. It's only a few pixels higher and very nearly the same physical height as my primary monitor, and is also roughly the size and shape of a standard A4 letter page, as seen in any PDF, which makes it useful for keeping an eye on reference material.

This comment was edited on Oct 26, 2013, 18:37.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
58. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Oct 26, 2013, 14:09 Quboid
 
You still need to activate the commentary by 'using' thin air when a prompt pops up in the corner - so it's basically nodeular (that's a word). Once it starts you can't stop it, which made me worry about those hostages as their lives tick tick ticks away.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2013, 13:19 Quboid
 
Thanks Blue, yay Hudson!  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
51. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Oct 26, 2013, 10:15 Quboid
 
I think it comes down to whether you see these as fixes or additions. If these are fixes, they should be in a free patch. In my view, these are additions - the boss fights were a valid criticism of the game design and development but they worked.

I didn't have any problems with the AI and I don't know what's changed. Perhaps they are fixes, in which case they should be free, but even then the original shipped product clearly wasn't deeply flawed in that regard.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Sells 6M Units
16. Re: The Witcher Sells 6M Units Oct 25, 2013, 15:56 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 14:51:
Even if a lot of those copies were at $5 or $10, that's still a lot of cash. Good for them, they deserve it.

Also, Witcher 3 looks amazing.

That looks amazing, like Oblivion for adults. They claim (1:17) that "the concept of choice will take on new meaning". I dare say there's some exaggeration there, but unlike most studios I expect there's something behind that.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Sells 6M Units
10. Re: The Witcher Sells 6M Units Oct 25, 2013, 12:26 Quboid
 
There was just so much walking in TW1, I liked what I saw but got bored too quickly. I'd forgotten I owned TW2 until now. Having recently given up on Dear Esther (before my W key gave up on me), I guess I've no more patience these days.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 24, 2013, 21:17 Quboid
 
That 12% is really poor. Google are forgetting what made them good.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 18:50:
Why is it every time I go to an Ars Technia page, when I hit the back button (to come back here for example), Ars has loaded 6-7 times in my back button history?

I just got that by looking through their gallery - each picture acts like a new page in the history, although going back and forward doesn't change the picture on display.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
366. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2013, 17:09 Quboid
 
You have now twice quoted my answer, genius.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
364. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2013, 16:35 Quboid
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 16:21:
Quboid wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 15:29:
You can't handle things that aren't absolutes, can you? People helping one another isn't socialism, it's society. The ACA isn't socialism and affordable healthcare isn't socialism.

If you and your ilk could understand this, maybe you'd be looking for affordable healthcare rather than wreaking any attempt at such at every possible opportunity even if it means wreaking the economy at the same time.

Rather than accept the decision of elected officials, the electorate and the SCOTUS, your boys piss and moan so much you (and you alone) shut down the government. No fucking wonder the ACA has teething problems (and as yet, nothing more), it's literally compromised by people who have the nerve to complain that the president won't compromise yet again (despite elected officials, electorate, SCOTUS backing him). And you're so stupid, you lap up their lies.

Speaking of lies, what did I deny?? What's that nonsense about?

The ACA is anything but affordable. Look at the data. Look at the averages. Are you obtuse on purpose or just really retarded?

You quoted me talking about teething problems and it being compromised by your idiots. You're being obtuse *and* retarded.

I wouldn't describe members as that normally but since he referred to somewhere having Muslim immigration as "infected shithole" (even if the friend he claimed to be quoting is real, he was quoted with no further comment as a reason not to visit London) I have zero interest in giving him any courtesy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
362. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2013, 16:13 Quboid
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 15:36:
My god you don't even know what socialism is apparently.

OK, if you're going to mock yourself, what do you even need me for?

Edit: Mad Max, how does that make them traitors?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
358. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2013, 15:29 Quboid
 
You can't handle things that aren't absolutes, can you? People helping one another isn't socialism, it's society. The ACA isn't socialism and affordable healthcare isn't socialism.

If you and your ilk could understand this, maybe you'd be looking for affordable healthcare rather than wreaking any attempt at such at every possible opportunity even if it means wreaking the economy at the same time.

Rather than accept the decision of elected officials, the electorate and the SCOTUS, your boys piss and moan so much you (and you alone) shut down the government. No fucking wonder the ACA has teething problems (and as yet, nothing more), it's literally compromised by people who have the nerve to complain that the president won't compromise yet again (despite elected officials, electorate, SCOTUS backing him). And you're so stupid, you lap up their lies.

Speaking of lies, what did I deny?? What's that nonsense about?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
354. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2013, 14:36 Quboid
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 13:47:
If you love socialism so much get out, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Quboid wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 20:21:
In my experience, to the far-social-right, freedom means freedom for them and them alone to do what they want

Land of the free, right there.
 
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