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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Strife Open Beta
1. Re: Strife Open Beta Aug 29, 2014, 21:33 mag
 
I keep thinking that this is the Doom-engine Strife getting a sequel, and then I read "MOBA," and I weep inside.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 28, 2014, 18:35 mag
 
Ugh, AMD is so bad at this. They just can't help but be inconsistent.

270 < 270X < 280 < 285 < 280X < 290 < 290X
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Aug 28, 2014, 18:24 mag
 
Amazon.com End of Summer Sale. That URL is not stuffed with our affiliate code (as opposed to this one, which is).

Your affiliate link is broken, there.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Aug 28, 2014, 17:29 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 16:46:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 16:22:
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 13:58:
Calling swat on someone for shits and giggles should be thirty years in the federal pen.

Because these swat guys are coming in on a bomb threat, and they are high strung to hell; you make one bad or suspicious move and they'll end you right then and there.

Such lulz. So the asshole who did it, @screwpain, hope you enjoy getting assraped for a large portion of the rest of your life. Miserable piece of shit.



1. Prison sentencing reform is a serious issue. I abhor swatting and those that do it, but 30 years doesn't fit the crime. Swartz was threatened with 35 years for sharing docs. It's a problem, given that the USA has the world's largest prison population.

2. Prison rape is not a joking matter. If you're convicted you should server your time, not be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment too. Most swatters are kids that don't know better. Ruining their lives forever due to a prank is too much, serious though that prank may be.

Anyone that stupid needs several years to reflect on just how dumb they are. As stated, this could easily get someone killed. I'd say a 5 year sentence would be fair. After all there has to be a deterrent in there as well. Most tools would get out after a year or two anyway. How bad a parent do you have to be if your kids don't understand how dumb and dangerous something like this is?

I'd say a hefty fine and probation would strike the fear of god into them. It was probably some dipshit kid.

Edit: Well, the person that did it wouldn't do it again, anyway. How do you deter other internet dipshits from copycatting? Doubt the threat of prison would do it, unless you could convince them that they WILL get caught--that's going to be hard. Part of being a dipshit kid is thinking you're invincible.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
25. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 06:44 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 04:51:
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 23:20:
And fuck Joss Whedon he's a perv with a foot fetish anyway.

I'd not heard that. Maybe you're thinking of Quentin Tarantino?

There was a Cracked article the other week that mentioned how Joss Whedon shows bare feet in his shows a lot, which to them means he has a foot fetish. Cutter probably read that.

I think it's really funny that the veracity of the foot fetish is what we're discussing, instead of the the entire bewildering content of that comment.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming
25. Re: GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming Aug 28, 2014, 06:33 mag
 
walrus1 wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 21:07:
GOG has attempted to jump the shark here. I wouldn't be surprised if the shark ate them.

I doubt this represents a huge investment on their end. Worst case, it'll quietly go away, no harm. Best case, one day you won't have to deal with VUDU or whatever.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 27, 2014, 02:46 mag
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 23:46:
12.9"?! You might as well just put a keyboard on it and call it an Ultrabook at that point.

I can't wait for the 2020 30" tablets and 20" phones.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: RE: Follow up Aug 27, 2014, 00:33 mag
 
UConnBBall wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 20:35:
Sad Google didn't land Twitch.tv I am scared that Amazon will cause:
1) No chromecast for Twitch!!!!
2) They will reduce the payment to streamers
3) They don't know eSports and we will lose the ability to watch every event through Twitch
4) Twitch ends up becoming a wasteland 3 years down the road due to zero development on the platform
5) Amazon puts up pay walls like Prime or other ways of pushing Amazon.

As opposed to Google:
1) Google+ & youtube integration of Twitch!
2) Reduce the payment to streamers
3) Google discontinues it in two years because that's what they do to everything
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2014, 17:47 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 14:46:
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:17:
I look and compare vs the i7-4790K and I despair... AMD.. .... ... you drunk? Intel just shoved the Haswell refresh with 4ghz and unlocked MP in your face.... that completely obliterates your cpu's... and you come up with a piledriver with slightly higher core speed.. depressing as hell!

Some people here have taken offense when I say this (not sure why), but AMD just doesn't really play at that higher end. AMD wants you spending under $250 on a CPU. Anything over that and it just doesn't care. And even in that range it's kind of ridiculous to go AMD most of the time. Depends on deals, I guess. Under $150 AMD can make some sense. Usually, I'd argue that over that it makes none.

Wait, sorry, I should have read first. These are expected to be around $300? Jesus, at Microcenter you can get the i7-4790K for $290. Who would ever, ever buy an AMD over that?

Where you saw prices? I looked and couldn't find any info on that. Anyway the i7-4790K is a true beast. I know it's unfair to compare this to AMD's offerings here. But if they go 4ghz they will still be below an 4790K on default clock. And we are talking by 15% to 25% which is huge when you consider that this is is PER CORE.

If they price this above 200$ they might as well give up now. As you say, who would ever buy an AMD cpu with the 4790K doing what it does... devils canyon is really aptly named. And untypical for Intel, it's also decently priced.

Ayup. The i7 4790 is $250 (4790K is $280) at Micro Center. The FX 8350, though, which this is replacing, is $160. So--obviously the i7s blow them out of the water, performance-wise, but that's not a tiny price difference, especially if you've already got an AM3+ board.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
60. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2014, 01:08 mag
 
Julio wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 18:28:
mag wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 15:20:
So yes, if you are not a person that believes women should be treated equally, you might be a misogynist. The problem is that to other people (mostly, and usually mistakenly, men) 'feminism' is this scary belief that men are evil and should be punished for having penises.

There are plenty of militant feminist women who think they should get advantages over men to 'make up for the past'. And they'd like to treat men as less than equal.

Equal = Fair, however that's generally not good enough for the SJW.

Where Plenty = A Few Loud People on jezebel.com, I imagine. Anyway, my argument is not that they don't exist. It's not even that they are in the (vocal) minority (though they are). It's that you have two camps of people using the same word to mean completely different things. So when you go charging into an argument foaming at the mouth about feminism, social justice, and political correctness, people that have a moderate view of those things are going to think that you are batshit crazy/a dick.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
55. Re: Op Ed Aug 25, 2014, 15:20 mag
 
Prez wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 13:04:
Personally I don't like the term "social justice" for the same reason I don't like people like Sarkeesian and Quinn. They take a legitmate issue and agendize it to the point that the goal of a movement and/or meaning of a term mutates into something it was never intended to be. I like the idea of equal justice and treatment for everyone in society. But the term "social justice" has been used and abused by the "Social Justice Warriors" to the point that it has become a negative term for many. That's why it really fits in my mind. They don't stand for actual social justice. They satnd for their own warped vision of what they think justice should be.

The "If your not a feminist you're a misogynist" quote comes to mind.

People get bent so out of shape about 'feminism' without defining terms. For most people that would call themselves feminists, feminism is the belief that women should be treated equally to men--and yes, it's feminism and not 'personism' because in most (not all) situations, it's women that are marginalized.

So yes, if you are not a person that believes women should be treated equally, you might be a misogynist. The problem is that to other people (mostly, and usually mistakenly, men) 'feminism' is this scary belief that men are evil and should be punished for having penises.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
48. Re: Op Ed Aug 25, 2014, 04:50 mag
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 24, 2014, 22:28:
I have been called a bigot and a misogynist online ... for pointing out that Anita Sarkeesian's video have factual errors in them ... I've also been called an SJW (actually I think it was a feminazi) on my YouTube channel when I pointed out some of the really creepy advances your character in the Sega CD game Snatcher makes towards several women characters (that comment was moderated so it no longer exists.)

Behold, the problem with labels. SJW might be the dumbest slur people have come up with yet. Stop using it. It's not helping anyone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2014, 14:31 mag
 
I had an arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder a couple years ago, and they never really offered anything but the general. I was really tempted to ask for the local, though, because I wanted to watch.

I never did ask, though, because I wasn't sure I could keep from fidgeting. Sitting still for an MRI is hard enough!
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
50. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 23, 2014, 03:51 mag
 
Damn. I'm pretty sure Phil Fish is an asshole, and I've had a pretty negative opinion of him, but the knuckle-draggers in here are actually kinda pushing me to side with him just so I don't have to feel like I'm lumped in with the mouth-breathing gaming public.

Y'all need to chill.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
3. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 15:06 mag
 
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:00:
I'm certainly not saying he deserves all of the venom he gets, but he comes off as the most thin skinned person I've ever heard of.


Makes you kinda pine for Derek Smart, doesn't it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2014, 12:20 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 11:49:
NFL Pick time again?

GO CUBS!

I would like to pick the Bengal's but sadly I'm not a native of Cincinnati and delusional (bat shit crazy) about the Bengal's chances.
4 years, 4 loses in the 1st post season game of the year.

Three years, innit? And hey, three straight years of playoff runs isn't too shabby, especially if you're the Bengals.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 20:31 mag
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 16:38:
mag wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 16:21:
I have heard tell that eating a lot of meat and then sprinkling your urine around the yard/garden will deter deer.

So an average Tuesday then?

You know it!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 16:21 mag
 
I have heard tell that eating a lot of meat and then sprinkling your urine around the yard/garden will deter deer.  
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
7. Re: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Aug 19, 2014, 20:57 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 18:49:
This is interesting. Not sure a major studio has ever let the public play test this early before.

I was going to say 'qtest,' but apparently that was only four months early. Uh. Hm.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
24. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 19, 2014, 16:41 mag
 
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 07:12:
mag wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 03:14:
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 00:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.

How so? Which camp are you from? "Not enough like Fallout" or "too much like Fallout?"

There's just no tactics to it at all. Early on before explosives, since there are no formations your guys enter combat in a clump, first round you move them to cover or just crouch and set everyone to "ambush". The AI is pretty tard, so they always rush into your field of fire, so most battles end by the second third round as you decimate them the first round. You literally have 3 options in combat, crouch, attack, and ambush which is basically overwatch. Later on it get's even worse because you get grenades, and so does the enemy, which are completely overpowered in that they are 100% accurate and do about 100 damage which is instakill unless you are level 10+.

No feats, no aimed shots, no body part targeting, very little environmental destruction; it's just really boring.

I hope PoE doesn't fall into that same hole and spend all their resources on the story and forget that combat is machine that progresses the story and needs to be done just as well.

Alright, that is pretty lame. :/
 
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