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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 13:36 mag
 
Jamil20 wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 12:29:
The LEDs and pins is seriously a pain in the ass. I'm only buying ASUS mobos until other companies either change this shit or design a similar connector. My previous Mobo was an ASUS, current is Gigabyte. I loathed having to connect those stupid pins.

I think it was on my previous board (a Gigabyte), but I had one recently where all of the pins were backwards (+ vs. - or GND) compared to every other board I'd always had. What the hell! It took me a while to figure out why nothing would power on. Haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2014, 13:02 mag
 
Axis wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 10:34:
I'm not a huge Mario Kart fan, didn't buy it.

Next game I *really* want on the Wii U is the new Super Smash Bros, my kids played that to death.

I played the heck out of Melee, but never owned a Wii so never got good at Brawl. When I played it a friend's, though, it just felt off. I couldn't get the hang of it.

Hoping the Wii U's version is a return to form. It'd be another reason to pick up the system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2014, 16:35 mag
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:59:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:03:
Still trying to push the Metro look I see, with its big fat and flat Fisher Price looking buttons. Still better than 8...

Marginally... And it takes precious space that could better be used like it is in the Win7 start menu.

Even the Win7 start menu is pretty terrible. Doesn't it limit the number of things it can show at once to a ridiculously small number by default? I had to install Classic Shell almost immediately to make it usable.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2014, 16:18 mag
 
KS wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 13:37:
Beamer wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 13:14:
Cutter wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 12:13:
Why does Marvel feel it's ok for them to fuck with other peoples religions so long as they're not mainstream? Hey, why not make Jesus or Mohammed women and see how that works out for you.

Thor isn't a religious character, he's a mythological one. Unless you know people still worshiping Norse mythology as religion. I can't even find any genuine ones online.

Today is Odin's Day. Tomorrow is Thor's Day.

Anyway, I can't tell from the article, is this some chick who was worthy, or did Thor get turned into a chick, like Loki was with a big, but in-continuity magical event, or a (gag) complete reboot?

My understanding from elsewhere is that Man-Thor gets depowered and Lady-Thor rises up and picks up Mjolnir to put the hammer down.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2014, 12:38 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 11:48:
Here's where I work on weekends as a bouncer.
http://www.hofbrauhausnewport.com/ (Take a look at the Google pics of it).
Usually don't work Sundays, but they wanted 3 guys just in case with the World Cup final game, and the Cincinnati Reds game (about 10 mins walking distance from Great American Ballpark). It wasn't bad until it rained at 3pm and drove all our Beirgarten (patio) business inside and we hit capacity in 30 seconds, so we told people that if they wanted service they could go around the side to the patio (the gate on the left), but wouldn't be allowed inside. AND due to the storm it also knocked out the Direct TV and Wifi out for 15 mins. AND we were looking at a possible influx of the rain delayed/postponed Reds game. Potentially 3 guys vs 400+... not good odds.
Thankfully everything was fairly peaceful during the game, but holy shit when Germany finally won the place went fucking nuts. Started throwing out idiots left and right.
Don't get me wrong, Soccer fans have a energy that is simply unmatched by any sport in the US by a landslide, but holy shit they just explode, which explains all the riots afterwards.

They should offer us Hazard Pay Beers after that mess.

I knew you were a fellow Cincinnatian, but didn't know you worked at the Hofbrauhaus. Cool!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 14, 2014, 01:33 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:32:
They could make it federal. As someone stated it, it's like complaining to head office that your boss is a dick and they refer you back to your boss to deal with the problem.

The executive branch doesn't write laws. That's why he passed the buck to Congress. They make laws.

Obama can, indirectly, influence the enforcement of current federal laws, but he can't wave a magic wand and stop states from being dicks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2014, 14:28 mag
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 13:44:
Animals should be in the wild nature. I imagine if we asked a pet what it would prefer, it would want its freedom; if it had the chance to experience both captivity and the wild. Unfortunately, an animal is incapable of communicating that fact. I have had pets in the past and loved them. But in retrospect, they should have been running in the wild. If you find my opinion offensive, put the situation in reverse: Can you honestly say you would prefer to be a pet?

Dogs (wolves) and cats domesticated themselves. Being with humans was better than being in the wild.

So goes the theory, anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2014, 22:28 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 20:21:
Back from the beach whereupon I read:

Margaret Atwood - Handmaid's Tale
China Mieville - Embassytown
Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

I'll take something from Gaiman over Zelazny any day. Amber was so god damn tedious.

What. WHAT. What what what.

What what what what what.

What.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 10, 2014, 18:25 mag
 
Julio wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 14:12:
On the person refusing to decrypt their data going to jail, looks like we might as well officially call democracy dead. Really a lot of countries are corporate dictatorships now.

Worth pointing out that that's the UK, not the US. I'm not sure about the UK's protections against self-incrimination, but I'm fairly certain that they're quite a bit weaker than the US's 5th amendment if they have any at all.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil
29. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil Jul 5, 2014, 18:28 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 18:18:
mag wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 14:36:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 13:27:
wonkawonka wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 13:01:
I for one am very happy with my kickstarter investment.

Yeah, this is the only so far that I can say the same. Can't wait to see what some people do with the editor.

Are you still not happy with Shadowrun? You've been praising the Berlin campaign a lot. Or were you not a backer?

Yeah, I backed it, but I'm split on it. Berlin was great. The original campaign, not so much. And I still don't like the stylized direction they went with the art. I wanted a realistic, real gritty world and characters. Not impressed with W2 so far. And obviously it's too early to tell on PE.


Fair enough. I haven't chipped in more than $15-25 on anything so far, and the only one I feel burned on was Castle Story, but I also knew that was the longest shot.

If I'd spent $50 on Shadowrun I'd probably feel worse, but $15? Enh, I'm happy enough.

Edit: More on topic, I am excited to play this game. Going to get through Divinity 2 first, though.

This comment was edited on Jul 5, 2014, 19:02.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2014, 16:09 mag
 
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 15:25:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 14:47:
Image: To me, this is all 'Early Access' is.

Towns shut down development. Took 2Million+ and quit. Dick move. I can see DayZ doing this.

Huh, someone there refers to Garry (of Garry's mod) as "kind of an asshole. Really rude to his fans sometimes." Wasn't aware of that, and while I don't follow it or anything, I've never heard anyone bitch about him.

edit: And was Towns the one where he pulled the plug, but then said he might do another KS for a sequel (which in turn pissed a lot of people off, understandably)? I did a search here but can't find it...


Some comments said that this was true, but others said that he just did a complete tear-down of the engine and was rebuilding it to be more capable and hadn't quit.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 5, 2014, 15:34 mag
 
Samsung has announced it will scrap plasma TVs.

Nooo. Bye-bye, plasma.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil
10. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil Jul 5, 2014, 14:36 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 13:27:
wonkawonka wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 13:01:
I for one am very happy with my kickstarter investment.

Yeah, this is the only so far that I can say the same. Can't wait to see what some people do with the editor.

Are you still not happy with Shadowrun? You've been praising the Berlin campaign a lot. Or were you not a backer?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 3, 2014, 11:44 mag
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 10:55:
Wow that article was written by Cory Doctorow. He is actually a half-decent Sci-Fi writer. Im suitably impressed.

He's actually more well-known for his blogtivism than he is for his sci-fi writing, I think.

Obligatory xkcd.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2014, 02:21 mag
 
BobBob wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 21:40:
Just imagine if you had saved that money and invested it instead of buying games. You wouldn't have to live in mom's basement, could be driving nice cars, started a family, gotten a good education. Just imagine. Still young? Read this post again when you turn 30.

You are hilarious.

Are you trying to win the Old Man Cutter award?

*goes to game website*

*tells everyone to stop playing games you damn kids*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2014, 15:32 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 13:40:
Landing that plane on a stool is amazing. He did clunk it down fairly hard at the end though.

Apparently that happens regularly enough that they keep that special stool around for just that occasion. A former service member chimed in, one place I saw the video, and said that when he was in they just piled old mattresses up and crossed their fingers.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jun 27, 2014, 14:33 mag
 
Task wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 12:11:
Panickd wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 10:23:
Task wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 09:52:
Here is a picture to go along with drone war crimes. When you detach them from reality, then they can avoid consequences of their actions from killing people, of feelings of remorse or apathy. Obama in his infinite well of hypocrisy thinks its a joke, "watch out, we'll drone you."

Hate to break it to you but this has been how wars are fought for many years now. Pilots don't engage in "whites of their eyes" dog fights anymore. In fact a lot of times they'll fire a missile from 100 miles out and never see the opposition. Bomber pilots drop precision munitions from miles up where they can't even make out the structures on the ground and then they fly back to their home base which is thousands of miles from the battlefield. Pilotless aircraft were always the next logical step in the evolution of aerial warfare.

This misses the entire point of what I just said. War Crimes.

Its pretty damning when the last surviving Nuremburg prosecutors have stated that people like Obama, Bush or any other corrupt politician and even propagandist media heads, and what they get away with today, is exactly what they hung Nazi's for.

Here are the innocents and human beings suffering in Obama's and the CIA's illegal "drone warfare" in the for the Permanent War State:

"In 2009, my home was attacked by a drone. My brother and son were martyred. My son’s name was Hafiz Zahinullah. My brother’s name was Asif Iqbal. There was a third person who was a stone mason. He was a Pakistani. His name was Khaliq Dad…. Their bodies were covered with wounds. Later, I found some of their fingers in the rubble.” – Kareem Khan

Commentary on the damning memo that was kept secret from the U.S. public, released this month (june):

"The arguments put forward in the memo released Monday—justifying the abrogation of basic rights, state murder of citizens and dictatorial powers on the grounds of national security and the requirements of war—are identical to those put forward by every military and fascist regime, from Pinochet to Hitler."

And they can do it from cozy drone centers in order avoid accountability. Its the PERFECT tool for war hawks that would prefer a murder tool to first illegally go to war, and then illegally bomb people with little intelligence on whether or not the target on screen is really a "terrorist" without putting boots on the ground (pawns, that come home with PTSD, commit suicide, because the government thinks of them as pawns in their Grand Game of Global Chess).

I completely agree with your point, but you don't help your case by posting bad photoshops and memes.

Original, just 'cuz.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
17. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 10:38 mag
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:14:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:58:
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:55:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:45:
I saw some kids playing minecraft at the local park

Im trying to picture this in my head but really cant get it to work with my (limited) imagination. Were they like sitting in the sand pit and playing it on their laptops?? Worried
More like on their iPod or iPad.
This game is on every imaginable platform.
My 7 yrs old son plays this all the time. He shows me the stuff he built, and than when he gets together with his other friends they are talking about all their Mincraft stories.
I think this game is amazing to capture the young ones like this. I much rather see my kids play something like this than CoD

Its kind of sad to see that in the park though. Whats the point of going outside to play if they are basically still playing minecraft on their ipads or whatever?? Sigh...50 years from now kids wont even know what a tree looks like in real life, they will probably recognise one in a picture on their tablet of choice...

I think you guys completely misinterpreted Pigeon's comment. They were playing "Minecraft", as in the unauthorized-imagination-port and "ground-is-lava" clone, not Minecraft the game on electronic devices.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 26, 2014, 04:04 mag
 
Oculus Thrift.

Bravo.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $47M
10. Re: Star Citizen Passes $47M Jun 24, 2014, 00:47 mag
 
Are they hiring more people with each of these goals being met, or are they pressing the release date back a month, or whaaaat?  
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