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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Sep 2, 2009, 13:00 Narf2029
 
I really like at the end how it says "Due to its ease of leveling and lack of grouping we cannot recommend Champions Online." Especially because two inches down the page they give it an 80% rating (basically 4 out of 5 stars!), likely what Cryptic paid for. It makes sense - the author gets to bash it all he wants, but the only thing people will actually see is that 80% rating as a bullet point on Metacritic.

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News Comments > Metaverse
4. Re: Metaverse Sep 1, 2009, 15:28 Narf2029
 
Rather hear about a new version of Opera Mini, like one that doesn't crash every few minutes.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
8. Re: Legal Briefs Aug 30, 2009, 23:53 Narf2029
 
Piracy is rampant. Did you know 75% of grade school kids deal pirated media to each other on the recess playground? It's the gateway into digital piracy on the internet later in their lives. Shut down schools! Shut down the internet! These both cut significantly into the profits for the upper echelons. Sure, the developers/musicians cut into it a lot too but we can't completely cut them out or who will make these guys rich? It takes a lot of work to become obscenely wealthy off the hard work and ingenuity of other people. Show some respect!

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Aug 30, 2009, 02:26 Narf2029
 
Probably the best new addition to our news here. Maybe not the best new addition to my budget though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2009, 02:22 Narf2029
 
Eh, with all the money he got from Star Trek, what more does he need to do?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 30, 2009, 02:20 Narf2029
 
Perhaps. I did mean benefits directly related to eating it - I should have been more specific. There's no arguing that some of the stuff used in making conventional foods isn't great for the environment. I still think Alzheimer's is mad cow disease half the time though, given that humans exhibit pretty much the same symptoms when infected with one or the other. Given that the difference can only be discovered at autopsy, the cause of the symptoms is somewhat moot.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
5. Re: Legal Briefs Aug 29, 2009, 23:49 Narf2029
 
Be careful what you say. Don't give politicians any ideas. If they could license shoes, they would. Politicians will never say they have too much control. I also agree that first-time users who get scammed deserve what they get if they did not prepare in any way. It is seriously not hard to avoid being scammed even if you have never been at risk before. If there is any license that should really exist, it should be a license for procreation. Stupid is hereditary, people. That would never fly though. Eugenics is evil, except if you're a dog, horse, cow, chicken, pig...

edit: Come to think of it, how is adopting so hard and popping out welfare children so easy? I bet we'd have fewer abandoned kids if bearing children came with as much red tape as adopting them.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 29, 2009, 23:43 Narf2029
 
I don't see how organic food is good enough at all. Far as I know there is still no evidence that it's healthier or better than conventional food. Only difference is the price - when half of it doesn't make it to market, the other half is gonna be expensive.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2009, 14:47 Narf2029
 
Sad that Reading Rainbow is ending. It's a real testament to the state of education in the United States when it's not worth it to pick up a show that teaches kids why they should read, because they don't know how to read at that point like they used to.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
3. U.N. Steps Into RapeLay Controversy Aug 28, 2009, 22:18 Narf2029
 
All I read is "U.N. Increases Public Awareness of Something They Probably Didn't Know About." If governments really don't want people to get that game, maybe they should stop advertising the game as loudly and publicly as possible. But of course, they don't give a shit about who gets the game. Only important thing is being visibly opposed to something in such a way that it gets them votes or makes their organization look legitimate.

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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Aug 28, 2009, 22:09 Narf2029
 
Pretty much six, though I only have a cellphone holster so I don't break the touch screen.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2009, 21:41 Narf2029
 
Of course she's a chick, what do chicks do? First, they gripe about never being able to find the "right guy" who listens, is smart and sensitive, etc etc. Second, they ignore that guy and fuck the first jerk that treats em like shit. And they wonder why so many guys just glaze over conversation to get into bed with them, when if a guy observes their actions that's clearly what they want in the first place, so why try harder? If you want people to believe it when you say you don't like cookies, keep your hand out of the fucking jar! It's kind of funny that she's a lesbian too, if that's true - sometimes I think that some lesbians keep saying men should be like this, and men should be like that, and one day they wake up and realize if they want a man that has all the characteristics of a woman, maybe they should go get a woman. Not all, of course, just some.

Now, more specific to the article, if there is sex at any point in the path of a romance, there are going to be people who are only after that. That sounds pretty human to me. Some people are gonna be after the talking and the getting to know the other character better, and that also sounds pretty human to me. It's not dehumanizing if humans do it. It's more like this writer thinks only her way is the good way. I haven't read the whole article yet but the first line of the excerpt pretty much sums up the flaw in the argument - "the player wants sex." With the example of Mass Effect, that player got what he wanted. Isn't that the goal of the developer, to give the player what they want? Only this writer seems to think it's terrible and shameful and inhuman for someone to want sex. Even then, if another player wanted to get to know the character better, they got what they wanted too. Why does she ignore that part? I wonder what she'd say about a game like Fallout 2 where you can have meaningless sex within the first 10 minutes of gameplay if you hurry?

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News Comments > FCC Considers Unified Ratings System
13. Re: FCC Considers Unified Ratings System Aug 28, 2009, 21:30 Narf2029
 
I think the last thing all 3 industries need is federal oversight and regulation. It's hard to argue that parents shouldn't expect the government to raise their kids when things like this are proposed. But hey, maybe that problem needs to hit the bottom before people wake up and pay attention to it.

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News Comments > Emergency Internet Bill Plans
10. Re: Emergency Internet Bill Plans Aug 28, 2009, 21:26 Narf2029
 
It almost makes one miss the simpler things, like when governments controlled you by putting a gun to your head.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 26, 2009, 01:29 Narf2029
 
Hah, I have one of those kind of phones somewhere. Mine's a little smaller though. One of those great things to mention when someone complains that their mobile phone is too big.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch
13. Re: Mass Effect Patch Aug 25, 2009, 14:33 Narf2029
 
By disabling hardware audio in-game and restarting the game I've gotten my sound back to... well, as close to normal as it ever was. I only had time to run around Feros shooting at random to test the sound there but so far it's a definite improvement. I just finished Feros with all my characters last night so I'm not super eager to drum up another one and take a couple hours to get there for a better test heh. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone else who suffers from Realtek HD audio.

edit: And a pleasant surprise - I can see Therum as it was intended for the first time ever! Very nice since no fix anyone has ever posted fixed that problem for me.

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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch
11. Re: Mass Effect Patch Aug 25, 2009, 14:14 Narf2029
 
Less neat. Now half the sounds are deafeningly loud and the other half are whisper quiet, and on top of that changing volume settings has no effect.

edit: And suddenly Steam is updating the game again, so let's see what happens in a few minutes.

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News Comments > Legal Briefs
1. Outed 'Skanks in NYC' blogger to sue Aug 25, 2009, 13:48 Narf2029
 
All this because kids can't punch each other in school for talking shit anymore.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch
9. Re: Mass Effect Patch Aug 25, 2009, 13:45 Narf2029
 
Neat, I was just lamenting about my Realtek audio likely causing problems yesterday and there it is in the patch notes.  
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News Comments > More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC
11. Re: More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC Aug 25, 2009, 02:54 Narf2029
 
Not guaranteed to work, unfortunately, though it does seem to work for most people. I'm just in that 2% I guess. I always am. I'm sure a possible culprit is using the cheapest current-generation video card I could find last Christmas, but I couldn't afford to be too merry lol. I don't know though since I do get a high frame rate with all the bells and whistles, despite using a cheapie.

edit: Come to think of it, I do have another irritating-but-tolerable bug with sounds and vocals randomly stopping on Feros, but I'd bet money that's being caused by using Realtek onboard audio. If anyone has a magic pill for that, I'd be thrilled to try it. Enabling/disabling hardware sound was the only solution I found during an admittedly brief hunt, and of course that didn't help me.

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