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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 5, 2014, 00:21 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 14:01:
How was "The Fappening" not #1 search?!
RECOUNT!
Because despite what reddit thinks, they're not really that much of a powerful cultural phenomenon. The 99% of the population that lives outside of the Internet blogosphere echo-chamber never heard the word 'fappening' and just searched for '<celebrity name> naked'.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Dec 4, 2014, 00:24 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 00:09:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 22:57:
My thing has always been, "if you can offer it at 19.99, it should always be 19.99".

I hear you, but apparently the super cheap price serves as a kind of advertising, and a whole bunch of people keep buying it even after it goes back up. Not defending, just explaining the principle.

It also makes people pull the trigger, whereas if it were always that price they might say, "Eeeenh... I'll pick it up some other time."
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 2, 2014, 15:34 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 12:25:
So if half of all workers are replaced by robots in the coming decade what does that mean for the economy? Who's going to buy shit when they have no money?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 2, 2014, 01:32 mag
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 11:28:
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 11:08:
We're 100% committed!! (As long as it keeps selling.)

Too bad you fuckers weren't 100% committed to making sure it worked out of the fucking box. Three weeks and your shit is still broken.

Again, matchmaking is something that's been around since the late 90's. How the fuck is this an ongoing issue?

It's never been particularly good, though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 1, 2014, 20:43 mag
 
I have a Nexus 4, and got the update last week.

Overall, not a fan. The new task switcher looks terrible, is less functional, and is slower. A lot of normal tasks take more work than usual. Can't access the clock/alarms/whatever from the lock screen, have to do an extra tap or swipe or two to enable airplane or silent mode. The UI in general is slower and less responsive.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2014, 06:34 mag
 
Oh my god, the games today. I couldn't catch a break.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 18:55 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 03:00:
mag wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 15:39:
One unforgivable sin: What the shit that lightsaber is idiotic.

I'm seeing a lot of hate out there for the lightsaber, but I thought it was pretty cool. I especially like the effect of the light shooting out like an acetylene flame.

The actual rough-around-the-edges blade is fine, I don't think anyone's angry about that. It's cool. But the lightsaber-crossguards are ridiculous, useless, and dangerous. Unless they really are just some sort of exhaust thing, in which case they're just ridiculous and dangerous.

You shouldn't be able to cut your hand off by touching your crossguard, and it wouldn't stop another lightsaber blade because it still has metal bits sticking out that would get cut off.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 01:35 mag
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 21:13:
mag wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 16:14:
Task wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 15:58:
I doubt Mara Jade is in it, but obviously the books had more than that going for them. That narrator with the gravely voice sounded like Tony Todd.

Also I'm not out shopping today, screw Black Friday or Brown Thursday or whatever the fluck it is now.

The narrator is Smaug. I mean Khan. I mean Sherlock. I mean... Benedict Cummerbund or whatever.

No it's not, it's Andi Serkis.

Oops! You're right! I saw about a dozen places saying it was Cumberbatch and took it at face value, but looks like it's been officially confirmed as Serkis. That's a new voice for him.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2014, 16:14 mag
 
Task wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 15:58:
I doubt Mara Jade is in it, but obviously the books had more than that going for them. That narrator with the gravely voice sounded like Tony Todd.

Also I'm not out shopping today, screw Black Friday or Brown Thursday or whatever the fluck it is now.

The narrator is Smaug. I mean Khan. I mean Sherlock. I mean... Benedict Cummerbund or whatever.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2014, 15:39 mag
 
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 14:50:
1badmf wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 14:23:
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 14:07:
Popular rumor is she's one of the Solo kids.

Kinda liked the fact they didn't lean on established characters right off the bat.

As usual, negativity from the rest of the internet is hardly surprising.


i know i know, but still, i'll never completely give up hope that another Empire can come along. abrams has never come close to that.

That wasn't aimed at you, yours was pretty tame. Elsewhere people are freaking out.

It's all about managed expectations.

I may have to watch People vs George Lucas again tonight.

edit: Also, everyone is saying Cumberbatch is in the movie...

edit again: waaaaaaaaallllllllpaper!

I like the trailer! Mostly!

One quibble: OH MY GOD TATOOINE AGAIN SERIOUSLY

One unforgivable sin: What the shit that lightsaber is idiotic.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Adventure Game Released
1. Re: The Witcher Adventure Game Released Nov 27, 2014, 14:15 mag
 
...a computer game based on a board game based on The Witcher series of, yes, computer games, based on a series of novels.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Announced; PC Upgrade Details
3. Re: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Announced; PC Upgrade Details Nov 26, 2014, 16:31 mag
 
Boo. Moneygrab.  
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News Comments > Original Elite for Free
26. Re: Original Elite for Free Nov 25, 2014, 06:18 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 04:01:
subx wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 22:24:
It's not the same if you don't have to hunt for a blank tape to save your game on.

They actually simulate that in the BBC Model B emulator: you have to search for a virtual tape in a virtual messy room and insert it correctly into the tape player. In 30 seconds. It's a minigame, but tell me that doesn't add realism.

Haha! That's perfect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2014, 15:57 mag
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 12:15:
ldonyo wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 11:29:
Also, contacting Dragon Age servers was an issue throughout this past weekend, at least for me. Hopefully, for EA's sake, this is not the beginning of another SimCity-esque server meltdown.

It's not. They were getting nailed by DDoS attacks over the weekend again by the same jackasses who have decided recently that the best way to punish game companies (for whatever reason) is to make it so regular folks can't sit down and play their games in their time off.

Does DA require you to be online to play?
 
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News Comments > Game Cancellation Causes Double Fine Layoffs
3. Re: Game Cancellation Causes Double Fine Layoffs Nov 22, 2014, 14:39 mag
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 14:37:
Proof that publishers were correct dumping double fine. They are don't have their shit together.

How does a publisher backing out of a project prove that? Games get canned all the time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 22:05 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 16:50:
mag wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 16:01:
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 10:25:
That'd be funny, a tranny with a tranny problem.

And I really like Ken. Black Rain is still one of my fave flicks. It just oozes style.

Ugh, was up until 4AM with DAI. Gotta admit, I'm duly impressed so far, and it really is friggin gorgeous.

Also, that version of 'tranny' is a slur. I know, I know, PC police. But just for your edification.

Are you a transvestite? And even if you are do you speak for all of them? Are you their king...er, queen? Thanks but I really don't care about what other people consider PC. In fact, the more PC they get, the more reactionary the rest of us get.

Just letting you know, man, so you can offend people on purpose instead of unintentionally. I'm not attacking you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 16:01 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 10:25:
That'd be funny, a tranny with a tranny problem.

And I really like Ken. Black Rain is still one of my fave flicks. It just oozes style.

Ugh, was up until 4AM with DAI. Gotta admit, I'm duly impressed so far, and it really is friggin gorgeous.

Also, that version of 'tranny' is a slur. I know, I know, PC police. But just for your edification.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2014, 00:59 mag
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 21:52:
I hope voting against the Constitution will change once the new congress is sworn in, but we will see.

I can see your point Cutter, but do we really want people that fail in life to run government? I mean... you do not have to be rich, but at least have some success in life. Know what I mean?

The party getting control is the party that obstructed the vote. There's no reason to grandstand anymore; they already won the election. They are not going to do a damned thing about this when the Senate changes hands.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 16:16 mag
 
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 16:13:
Oh, duh. Fucking Mondays... My bad.

I feel ya. Still trying to jumpstart my brain today.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 15:59 mag
 
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 15:44:
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 15:25:
They needed some sort of bullet point other than "a different version number". I agree that its not going to get a lot of use outside of enthusiast circles. Heck I'm an enthusiast and I can't see myself using it much outside of work.

Outside of work, what would you even use it for? It's not going to run games, so other than browsing dodgy websites infested with malware I don't really see a purpose to them. (for private use.)

I think you're confusing virtual machines (run a sandboxed OS that can't talk directly to the host OS) with virtual desktops (kind of like having multiple monitors you can cycle through and arrange windows on). There's no virtualization involved, it's just a handy way to organize things.
 
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