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News Comments > Diablo III Season 5 Begins
17. Re: Diablo III Season 5 Begins Jan 17, 2016, 15:20 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 18:04:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 15:01:
Yeah... still zero interest in playing seasons, Blizzard. Forcing stash unlocks into seasonal play is really a scumbag move.
Worse than that, the things you need to get done are not trivial. Probably beyond less committed players.

Well, the seasons are considered to be "end game" content, so it was never really for less committed players to begin with.

I have several colleagues who play the crap out of seasons, and they are always massively excited when a new one starts. I personally don't get it, though I get a chuckle out of how ludicrously overpowered the builds are becoming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2016, 15:18 Creston
 
Patriots will yawn their way to another Superbowl, and the level of smug bullshit coming out of Boston because of it will likely create a singularity that will destroy us all.
 
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News Comments > Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM
1. Re: Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM Jan 17, 2016, 15:16 Creston
 
It really is a pretty fun little game. For free it's an absolute no-brainer.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
85. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 15:15 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 14:49:
Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 14:19:
I wonder how legal this is.

depends on who gave them the idea in the first place... wink wink nudge nudge

Heh, touche.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
80. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 14:19 Creston
 
I wonder how legal this is. Someone needs to call the Attorney General, tell him to wake up and have a looksee if this isn't just a terrifying abuse of market power.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Standing desks Jan 15, 2016, 15:01 Creston
 
Following 27 high school freshman over one school year, researchers found that using a standing desk generally improved the kidsí neurocognitive test scores by seven to 14 percent. The tests, given both at the beginning and end of the school year, evaluated cognitive processes such as reasoning and working memory.

Hmmm, and that wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they've gone through a year of education, would it? You know, the thing that typically helps a kid with their neurocognitive test scores? Nope, must be the standing desks!

Of course, at least they would have tested this against a control group of students who sat at their desks all year.

Because the study was a pilot, it lacked a sitting control group for comparing cognitive performance.

Oh.

Ultimately, the authors conclude, this study could kick off others that prove that standing desk use in kids can "drive their cognitive development and impact educational outcomes."

Ultimately, the authors should have concluded that their test was stupid, lacked any form of controlled variables, and just wasted money.

Authors conclude that kids are smarter after another year of school. Groundbreaking study, at 11!
 
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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
30. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 15, 2016, 13:27 Creston
 
DX was my immediate worry as well  
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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
28. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 15, 2016, 11:31 Creston
 
May not be the only game that goes episodic?

UGH.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 15, 2016, 10:17 Creston
 
Holy crap. It does not suck to be Intel.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 15, 2016, 10:15 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 08:24:
id rather they just skip ahead and turn on Skynet and say "fix all our problems for us!!"


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Run GlobalThermoNuclearWar.exe



"DAMMIT, HARLOCK!!!"
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
11. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 15, 2016, 10:06 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 18:40:
I always wanted to see how a self driving car navigates dense fog and a snow storm or horrible snowed in roads. Wonder how this will turn out.

Right now they do basically none of those things (not sure on fog, I think fog would be okay since the radar cuts right through it. But definitely not heavy rain or snow). Most self driving cars that are out right now do great in nice, bright sunny weather. Once it starts raining heavily, or snowing, they start running off the road.

Elon is funny when he says that his Tesla will run coast to coast on autonomous mode in 24-36 months, because what he really means is "as long as it doesn't rain."
 
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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
25. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 15, 2016, 09:56 Creston
 
I can't really see the upside to this for gamers. "Hey, would you like to play a game while waiting a month in between levels??"

Uhm, no? I dunno, maybe some people are excited by that prospect.

If it's good, I'll just wait for the complete thing to hit at the end of the year.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2016, 09:42 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 21:06:
Creston wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 20:46:
"stop it. Just stop it."
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Stephen Hawking is truly an amazing person. Oh, and a pretty good physicist too.

No, you misunderstood. I thought the quotes would have made it more clear, but his advice about depression is essentially just "Stop it. Just stop it."

It's an old Monthy Python skit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 14, 2016, 09:37 Creston
 
Eh, I think PewDiePie is pretty funny in small doses. I just don't see him going off Youtube as a winning proposition for him. I think the large majority of his followers don't want to start going to multiple sites to get their entertainment, and they'll just stick with YT.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2016, 20:46 Creston
 
"stop it. Just stop it."
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Yeah I got a question Jan 13, 2016, 20:42 Creston
 
WHY IS JENNIFER HALE NOT IN THE NEXT MASS EFFECT GAAAAAAAAMMMMEEEE??!!!!


 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed
23. Re: Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed Jan 13, 2016, 11:32 Creston
 
Nucas wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:58:
Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

apparently it was going to be china originally but they ended up hiring a CIA analyst/field officer who explained that economic interdependence made that retarded.

Well, I'm glad they felt that North Korea made more sense then.


i actually really liked the game but i played it through three full times and according to steam only racked up 10 hours.. not a lot of meat on those bones.

Holy heck that's terrible...
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
49. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 13, 2016, 11:15 Creston
 
It'd be worth signing up if you're planning on buying multiple games/DLCs, getting the 10% discount, then quitting after one month.

Other than that, I really don't see that much worth playing in that list except Battlefield 4 and DA:I, and you can buy those for 20 bucks in sales.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 12, 2016, 23:43 Creston
 
WaltC wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 20:48:
Musk is getting dry rot on the brain, I think. Lately, his "predictions" keep getting more and more bizarre.

Except, of course, that Apple IS making an electric car. There's nothing particularly news worthy about that, it's been known for months. Everyone and their grandma is trying to get a product ready for the massive autonomotive singularity (ie, self driving cars) because that's going to be the biggest new product market in possibly a century.

And every major car manufacturer is currently hopping on the electric bandwagon and is naming their electric car to be released in a few years a "Tesla killer".

So yeah, no dry rot there. I think he's being too optimistic with how soon this will happen, I don't see it really making huge headway in the next decade, but after that, I think it'll gain a lot of momentum.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders
18. Re: Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders Jan 12, 2016, 23:42 Creston
 
It's just gravy on my already overflowing Prime train, but it's kind of sucky that it's only on physical games. I think the last game I bought physical for the PC was Mass Effect 3.
 
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