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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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User ID 11815
 
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News Comments > Plain Sight on D2D, Requires 'Net Connection
3. Re: Plain Sight on D2D, Requires 'Net Connection Apr 5, 2010, 21:20 Narf2029
 
I was a little tempted to try it out for $10, but if this too is going with the always-online trend, they couldn't give it to me for free.  
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News Comments > New Dwarf Fortress
21. Re: Angband Vs Dwarf Fortress Apr 3, 2010, 13:33 Narf2029
 
Yeah, the UI can be extremely difficult to overcome. I know it's a one guy show but every time I take a break from playing it, I have to take a couple weeks to just get used to looking at it again to where I know what I'm seeing. Each time I put it down, it takes longer for me to want to pick it back up as a result.  
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News Comments > New Dwarf Fortress
17. Re: New Dwarf Fortress Apr 3, 2010, 02:27 Narf2029
 
Has its moments though, like when a dwarf catches a kobold thief by ripping one of the kobold's arms off and beating him to death with it. Or all-inclusive defense by flooding the outside world with magma anytime trouble shows up, tree-hugging elves be damned.  
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News Comments > PEREGRINE Glove Controller Ships
1. Re: PEREGRINE Glove Controller Ships Apr 1, 2010, 17:16 Narf2029
 
My wrist would love to try it out, but not for $150...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2010, 15:54 Narf2029
 
Yeah, nobody got hurt at all. Nobody even got dirty despite the estimate of $300,000 of damage. I just started at this job too, haven't even been there a full week. I know they said I'd get a baptism by fire but I think today is a little over the top!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2010, 15:48 Narf2029
 
Off work early, hurray! I'll be sure to thank the old woman who drove her goddamn car through the front of the store. It's amazing that nobody got hurt, let alone killed. Now I know up close what all those internet videos are like. Oh well, more time for Dragon Age!  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
1. Re: Safety Dance Mar 31, 2010, 15:45 Narf2029
 
Attempts to ban a deplorable “rape simulator” video game have only caused it to spread virally across the internet, leading to calls for sites hosting the game to be blocked by internet censors.

Wow, they told the whole world it existed and now it's spreading across the globe? SAY IT AIN'T SO.
 
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News Comments > Breach Breach
9. Re: Breach Breach Mar 30, 2010, 23:43 Narf2029
 
Has to be a marketing ploy. If the dude really only made off with 14MB of data, what was he doing, transferring it one floppy at a time?  
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5 Patch Plans
9. Re: Silent Hunter 5 Patch Plans Mar 30, 2010, 23:39 Narf2029
 
Wow, only in an upcoming patch will players be able to tell the depth below their keel? What do they do in the meantime when the destroyers are depth charging the shit out of them? Dive really deep and just pray they don't hit the bottom?  
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News Comments > BioWare Bazaar
7. Re: BioWare Bazaar Mar 30, 2010, 02:59 Narf2029
 
Next countdown will end on a Monday at 9am in their local time, and herald nothing more than when that work week begins.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Mar 29, 2010, 12:36 Narf2029
 
mm maybe i am wrong but i think that is a MMO good damm it , hello world calling hellooooo

You've got to have a pretty serious internet hiccup for WoW or other MMOs to actually kick you off, as opposed to standing still for a bit and then having fierce rubberbanding in the world around you, waking up dead or both. It's also generally understood that an MMO is going to be around for a few years if it's even modestly successful. Why should Ubi keep Splinter Cell 2011 going if they know Splinter Cell 2012 isn't a big improvement and will lose sales unless they force 2011 to stop working?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: wow Mar 28, 2010, 17:34 Narf2029
 
Maybe but if they raise the price, it's just going to make waiting for the DVD look like a better option than it already is.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2010, 06:46 Narf2029
 
Then there's privacy. Yes, the PATRIOT Act is the biggest invasion of privacy ever and The Devil. However, Republicans will always be the first to start screaming about invasions of privacy. And, of course, I have to defend it a little bit. I mean, if you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?

This kind of attitude is why the government can keep taking away civil liberty and we largely allow them to do so. I would not be surprised at all if one day soon you will have to submit to DNA testing to get on a plane, and people will not complain because "it keeps me safe from terrorists!" Would you let your local police search your car or house anytime they wanted? Even if you have nothing to hide? What if they do it specifically when you are not around? When does it stop being ok and start being invasive?

And the more important question : how many acts of domestic terrorism have been carried out in the United States since the PATRIOT Act became law? Compare that to how many acts of domestic terrorism were prevented - something you don't hear about very often.

The Patriot Act virtually stopped all domestic terrorism, yes. Why? Because terrorists know now that they don't have to actually do anything to scare us and change our way of life - their two primary goals. We do all the work for them. If acts of terrorism send you to Islam's equivalent of heaven, bin Laden is going to be appointed the lord and master of heaven for orchestrating a single act that is still damaging our society almost 9 years later. As for prevention, blame Clinton and his policy of not allowing the CIA to use informants if they were criminals.

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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Mar 27, 2010, 02:19 Narf2029
 
I wouldn't qualify it as an enhancement myself when at best it would bring the patient to what is average and even taken for granted by most people.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 27, 2010, 02:16 Narf2029
 
Fantastic, a statistic that makes me feel young again.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews
10. Re: NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews Mar 27, 2010, 02:14 Narf2029
 
I stuck it out with ATI even after they started to decline, but I swear as soon as I gave up and switched to Nvidia they turned to shit too and ATI bounced back. At least I got mine just before the decline. It's surprisingly good for a $50 card.  
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News Comments > Half-Life Pulse Detected
9. Re: Half-Life Pulse Detected Mar 27, 2010, 02:11 Narf2029
 
I stopped caring about a new Half Life years ago. I figure I win no matter what happens, since if one never comes out I may not even notice and if one does come out I'll be pleasantly surprised.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Mar 24, 2010, 12:08 Narf2029
 
I don't think kids today know anything about the unintentionally awful things that camp tries to parody, so I would think the humor is lost on them. That and apparently "realism" is the current cool thing in sandbox games if people think GTA IV is better than Saints Row 2.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2010, 02:01 Narf2029
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 01:36:
Because it wasn't necessary. We had free clinics and health care was much cheaper. Now with insurance, it rewarded very expensive solutions so that's what we got more of.

It's like when before the govt starting guaranteeing student loans, a college education was cheap. All these good intentions are a path to hell.
I can't believe I'm saying this but I agree with LittleMe's point. Colleges do charge whatever they want out of an assurance that the government will pay it (or well, loan money for it), so it's not a stretch to imagine the same happening for healthcare now. However, healthcare costs in the United States are already absurdly high which is probably the main problem. I really doubt mandated insurance is going to do anything except drive that cost even higher.

On the other hand, if a federal law was enacted that protected healthcare professionals from being sued every time a procedure doesn't go exactly as the patient hoped, that could allow healthcare costs to go down. Of course they wouldn't actually go down since the healthcare industry knows it can get what it charges now, and it would just use lawsuit protection as a way to further increase profits.
 
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News Comments > Violent Game Talk
14. Re: Violent Game Talk Mar 23, 2010, 01:26 Narf2029
 
Anyone remember when rock music was turning us all into Satan's children?  
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