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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 28, 2015, 11:38 mag
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 10:16:
YouTube ditches Flash for HTML5 video by default.

Didn't work for me. I had to disable flash for it to fall back to HTML5... and I still get a brief error on the video windows as it falls back. (OSX Firefox)

That said... I can't wait for the day I don't have run / constantly update Flash.

It only works on beta versions of Firefox. The present stable Firefox does not support some parts of HTML5 that are required for the present version of the HTML5 youtube. It falls back to an old version otherwise, that doesn't support the newer features (360p or 720p only, no 60fps, etc).

That said, installed the beta version of Firefox and it works just fine.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2015, 10:18 mag
 
nin wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 10:02:
InBlack wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 09:56:
What the fuck? I had no idea they were going to reboot Indiana Jones. Oh man

Rumor was Ford did the new SW (spoiler: and dies in 7) in exchange for more Indiana Jones. But that was awhile back.

I don't think Pratt's a bad choice at all. You could do a hell of a lot worse.


Definitely a better choice than Shia LaBeouf.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2015, 01:07 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 23:46:
mag wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 23:34:
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 21:07:
It's their property they should be allowed to block wifi if they want. Some other hotel chain will be smart enough not to do that and pick up all their business. At least there's enough competition left in hospitality for that.

And what about businesses who want to just block it outright - and not sell their own service - like a theater, or library, or high end restaurant?

Also prohibited. The FCC exists for this exact reason.

I don't see how it's their business how I run my business unless I'm trying to do it in order to gouge people like the Mariott was doing. In my first bar I never had a TV. You want to watch TV stay home or go to a sports bar. Same thing with cells. Why can't I build a Faraday Cage? If people want to text and bury their faces in their phones do it somewhere else. I don't want that in my establishment.

If you want to build a Faraday cage, I don't think there's anything that would prohibit it. What you can not do is broadcast harmful interference unless you have a license of a higher priority than the one you're interfering with.

You do not own the electromagnetic spectrum on your property, and you don't have the right to interfere with people using it. On the other hand, pretty sure there's no problem with you kicking people out for using their phones, so have at.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2015, 23:34 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 21:07:
It's their property they should be allowed to block wifi if they want. Some other hotel chain will be smart enough not to do that and pick up all their business. At least there's enough competition left in hospitality for that.

And what about businesses who want to just block it outright - and not sell their own service - like a theater, or library, or high end restaurant?

Also prohibited. The FCC exists for this exact reason.
 
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News Comments > Magicka 2 Trailer; Bonus Signups
2. Re: Magicka 2 Trailer; Bonus Signups Jan 27, 2015, 23:05 mag
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 22:50:
Hrm, looks great; I loved the first one, this might be a guaranteed buy unless they really screw something up before release.

I'm stoked! First one is one of my top games of recent years.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 24, 2015, 04:20 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 23:05:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 20:33:
Amazon Prime (One Year Membership) on sale tomorrow for $72.00.

Mine just re-upped in Dec, wonder if I can add to it....such a great service. Not sure how high it has to go for me to stop using it. The shipping alone is HUGE for my family.

Same. I'd jump all over the 72 bucks, but I doubt it's a rolling tally...

A lot of people are saying that you can cancel your current one at a pro-rated rate and buy the new one at $72, and various permutations, especially if you contact customer service to try to work something out.
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars on GOG.com
15. Re: More Star Wars on GOG.com Jan 24, 2015, 01:45 mag
 
walrus1 wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 01:21:
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 19:53:
After seeing the dated graphics the sense of nostalgia dies pretty quick. It'd be nice if they were re-released with updated HD graphics. Look at Resident Evil for example, they can do the same here.

I played rouge Squadron on the N64 and I don't remember it looking that bad! Did the N64 get a graphics update or is my memory clouded by nostalgia?

Rogue Squadron was one of the games that could use the N64's memory expansion slot. It let you play at 640x480 instead of 320x240.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
56. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 23:27 mag
 
Once again, for clarity, it will not be subscription based.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2015, 19:45 mag
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 11:40:
Nothing truly compares to always keeping oneself in motion. I sit a lot while working, so in order to compensate for being inactive, I exercise one hour on a Nordic Track Skier and ride a bicycle for about one hour along the beach. Still, it doesn't compare to constant movement. Our excessive use of technology is destroying our health in multiple ways: too much sitting, bad posture, multitasking (,) and eye strain. We need a 'paradigm shift' to make technology adapt to humans not the other way around.

The whole point of the article is that exercising once a day does not compensate for long periods of sitting. However, other studies have suggested that getting up and walking for five minutes every hour can mitigate the risks. So there's that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2015, 01:41 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 21:05:
mag wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 16:13:
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 13:44:
Boss battles are almost never fun. I hate just having to sit and grind away. Same reason I never got into raiding in MMOs. It's boring as hell. It's like the dragons in DAI. They're pretty cool, but ultimately it just results in a long drawn out grind of a battle.

You should check out Shadow of the Colossus. The entire game is boss battles! Amazing, epic boss battles!

That game is hard. I didn't look at any help guides and gave up quickly. Thinking about trying again with some help. How the hell would I ever think to do any of that....same with Demon Souls, etc. As I get older I have been groomed to be game stupid. My brain used to be able to figure these things out - now I am dumb cause of cheevos and guides.

SotC is a little tough, but it's not really a hugely long game. I think it took me about 15 hours the first time, without looking up help. But yeah, sometimes I did have to put it down and walk away for a while before I'd think of the trick. The game is rewarding, though. I'd really recommend giving it another try... even if you need to use a guide.

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, too. There's a pretty steep learning curve. You need to be patient, and you need to be willing to make mistakes. But again, I think they're entirely worth playing through, even if you have to follow along with a Let's Play or something.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Removes MP Region Lock
3. Re: Dark Souls Removes MP Region Lock Jan 21, 2015, 01:37 mag
 
Hurray! Constant invasions in Oolacile Township again! Dark magic Havelmages galore!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2015, 16:13 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 13:44:
Boss battles are almost never fun. I hate just having to sit and grind away. Same reason I never got into raiding in MMOs. It's boring as hell. It's like the dragons in DAI. They're pretty cool, but ultimately it just results in a long drawn out grind of a battle.

You should check out Shadow of the Colossus. The entire game is boss battles! Amazing, epic boss battles!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2015, 20:35 mag
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 19:55:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 18:43:



So it's fine for tens of thousands of children to suffer the weeks and weeks the pain and indignity (and possibly death) of a completely preventable disease, why exactly? Because some rich selfish assholes have fake beliefs about science and think other people's children should risk takers to keep their own safe? Douchecanoe.

God your pathetic. You fell for the divide and conquer bait. This has nothing to do with rich people. It has everything to do with educated people who look at history and make their decision to have their children vaccinated or not based upon history and common sense.

I noticed you didn't stand up for any people who are already dead or brain damaged from a vaccination shot...but you probably justify that with the "theoretical" millions of lives that are saved each year because of vaccines. So, that makes it all good.

Please tell me you did get your swine flu shot, yes?


Look at how common measles was. Go look up how common complications from measles are, and their severity. Go look up how contagious it is. Now go look up how common serious complications are to the MMR vaccine. Crunch the numbers.

Right now, you're relatively safe. You're freeloading off of the rest of the country's immunity. But as soon as you get a community of anti-vaxxers together, the viruses start proliferating again, like in this case. Get your ideas to spread, and enjoy infant mortality rates returning to the 19th century standard.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 11:06 mag
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 10:59:
I could see a 30 day jail sentence as reasonable but five years? Waaaay over the top and not beneficial to anyone.

30 days? A huge waste of manpower and a totally not insignificant chance that the SWAT team shoots someone in the raided place. Throw him away for life. He's 33 years old, it's not like a little kid did it.
 
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
11. Re: MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers Jan 16, 2015, 09:51 mag
 
Xbox boss Phil Spencer can sod off.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2015, 18:10 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 18:05:
Learned something new.

Yeah. Of all of the dumbness of Avatar, this was the least dumb thing, but it's what everyone calls him out on. He was literally just using a (slightly jargony) word that people weren't familiar with.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2015, 18:01 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 17:24:
/Thread jack -

So I mentioned last week that I saved some data from my old man's laptop. Well, it has hardware failures that probably made it do what it did - so I ordered him a new laptop.

Came with Windows 8.........hmmm...he doesn't even have a MSFT account.....proooooooobbbbably going to format and install Win7....

Thoughts?

Win8.1, with the big Update that further de-stupided the UI, combined with Classic Shell, is pretty usable. There are still some pretty dumb decisions, but really it's not bad. Filesystem performance is way better than Vista or Win7, and personally I'm glad Aero is dead.

Edit: Which is to say--I actually like Win8.1 Pro better than Win7 Ultimate, once I had it tweaked the way I liked. And I never had to create a Microsoft account for it. I guess you do if you want to install apps, but you can't use the apps at all on Win7, so.

This comment was edited on Jan 15, 2015, 18:07.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2015, 17:58 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 15:18:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 14:32:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 12:50:
...I just found the writing to be very poor...

You make it sound as though unobtainium wasn't a product of literary genius. The visuals were good, but the writing had the depth of a desert puddle.

Plus, I'm pretty sure The Core used the term unobtainium long before James Cameron ever got hard thinking about a skinny blue chick fucking a skinny doofish blue guy.

Unobtainium dates back to the 50s or earlier. It's popularly used in a lot of fields in the sense of "If we had a support/tether/heatsink/blah/blah/blah made of unobtainum, then we could do X."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2015, 15:02 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 13:22:
Also, holy hell, there were girls at Notch's party! 90 ultra-nerds and a bunch of girls? I suspect an LA escort agency made some good bling that night.

In any case, I think it looks pretty sweet. Love his cars. RR Wraith, Ferrari 458 Speciale and I gigglefarted at the room with the 3 huge screens, bar, and pictures of Sean Connery and whatsherface from Dr No.

They look like pretty normal (mostly) young people.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity in March
12. Re: Pillars of Eternity in March Jan 14, 2015, 14:57 mag
 
I wasn't expecting it this soon. Groovy, color me excited.  
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