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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 12:06 Creston
 
Awkward...

On the flipside, if you're Tim Cook and you're the head of the second-most lucrative company in the world, and you have more money than most countries, what do you care if people know you're gay or not? Is that still such a major issue?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2014, 12:02 Creston
 
If it's all gray and no sear, what they probably do is just throw them in near-boiling water to keep them warm. I've seen several chefs do that in places where they need to be able to churn burgers out more quickly and they don't cook them to order.

It boils every last bit of taste right out of them. So yeah, it's hot when you get it, but...

I rarely order burgers anywhere anymore, unless there's absolutely nothing else on the menu that I see that I like. Like you, I much, much prefer my own burgers which I now cook Juicy Lucy style.
 
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News Comments > X: Rebirth Goes 64-Bit
1. Re: X: Rebirth Goes 64-Bit Jun 28, 2014, 11:59 Creston
 
Who knows, maybe at some point it'll actually start running at a decent speed. Right now it still runs worse than (apparently) the SC alpha.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 28, 2014, 01:10 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 00:26:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 22:26:
1badmf wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 19:37:
i actually just bought an xbone, and i hafta say, the kinect is not completely useless. not worth the $100 premium, but i got it for $430 which was totally worth it.

Yup, I'd consider picking one up if they were $50. Not $200 tho.

the voice commands are pretty efficient even if you have to speak up. gesture interface is pretty worthless though. it takes a few seconds to recognize your hand is up, and then the hand icon tends to jump around a lot. lot faster to just use the controller. still, for $30 premium, the potential is worth it.

The voice controls have always looked (sounded?) cool, and I could definitely see use for those, but they could have just implemented them with a $10 microphone built into the box itself.

But then Kinect would have been just a camera, and they knew full well that nobody wanted another iteration of their near-worthless camera for $100 extra, so they crammed the voice controls into the Kinect and pretended that voice controls somehow had to cost $100.

Don Mattrick really is just a fucking idiot.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 27, 2014, 16:01 Creston
 
The title Red Dead Redemption, for instance, suggests a lethal quest for vengeance when the game itself functions as a tragic rumination on the hollowness of revenge.

Except for, you know, the part where John Marston's son Jack finds the scumbag FBI lawman who killed his dad, and kills not only said lawman, but also his wife and friend. Or at least I did.

In any case, good, Polygon has found something to whine about again.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Jun 27, 2014, 11:38 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 22:10:
I Do Dairy Queen Daily!

That's probably not healthy.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Beta Concludes
21. Re: Battlefield Hardline Beta Concludes Jun 27, 2014, 11:31 Creston
 
But this beta is only the beginning. . .

Please buy the game and get to experience ALL the old Battlefield bugs all over again! It's the EA Promise(tm)!
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jun 27, 2014, 11:17 Creston
 
All I can say is that Microsoft really dropped the ball here. Playstation Mentality? C'mon, they should have put a little more money into this advertising opportunity.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War Swaps GameSpy for Steam
7. Re: Dawn of War Swaps GameSpy for Steam Jun 27, 2014, 11:13 Creston
 
That's quality service of SEGA. I applaud them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2014, 01:04 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 00:42:
i presume you don't follow US soccer too closely, cuz this is precisely the way our team and league are built. our best players in MLS are cherrypicked by european teams, spend a few years there and eventually come back. most of our lineup has played in europe at some point, some of them very successfully. to name a few; clint dempsey was a leading scorer for a team in the EPL for several years. michael bradley was a starting midfielder for AS Roma. jozy altidore scored 31 goals for a dutch league team. a lot of the rest play in germany.

the process you're talking about started a long time ago; that's why i think it'll take only a few more generations before we're competitive.

I don't watch it, no. Last time I looked (admittedly years and years ago), they were very hesitant to let the top US players go to other (far, far, FAR better) leagues, and like I explained, it was killing US soccer, which was an appalling product at the time. I saw better soccer at junior leagues in Holland.

If they've finally realized their folly and implemented the process, then yes, US soccer will get better because of it, but it is a slow process of growth.

None of the players on today's US team really struck me as top level, other than perhaps your goalie.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 20:56 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 17:29:
There is no better combined strength and cardio exercise, period.

I think swimmers might disagree, but rowing is pretty damn awesome.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 15:23 Creston
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 15:10:
You've some nerve whining about me calling you out on this when you STILL haven't figured it out.

Is that supposed to sound intimidating or something? Because instead it sounds like a shrill little girl screaming that she's right and everyone else is wrong.

The entire fucking WORLD says that people in soccer flop way way way too much, and that it makes the sport plain irritating to watch sometimes. You pretend that there is little to no flopping, and that it's legitimately players being injured for 5 seconds, and then shrugging it off.

Okay dude. Whatever. I'm done fucking arguing with you about it. I genuinely couldn't give two shits about soccer to begin with, so thump your little chest and proclaim victory. You've won. There is no flopping in soccer. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 14:36 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 14:08:
it'll be another generation of players, maybe two, before we can legitimately challenge for the cup.

Not if your best players keep staying mired in the swamp of poor play that is US soccer. All your best players need to play in European leagues for 8-10 years, then come back and raise the level of play in the entire US. This is a process that will take 20-30 years, but it's the only way it's going to happen.

Your best players aren't going to get better if all they play against are the dregs of US Soccer.

Germany dominated throughout, with the exception of the last two minutes when the US FINALLY started attacking. If none of your players can beat the opposing player one-on-one, all you're left with is continuously passing it around, and that rarely leads to wins.

I was amazed Germany only scored once. (Your goalie had a lot to do with that, and the defense played well.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 13:49 Creston
 
descender wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:56:
http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-world-rankings-of-flopping-1403660175

Where'd that guy go that was defending flopping?

There is no flopping. It's all just people getting terribly hurt in this dangerous, dangerous sport.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 13:45 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:45:
Creston wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:39:
IDDQD

I Double Dip Queer Doritos?

I Don't Dare Quip Dingos?

I Don't Demand Quails Dancing?




I Do Daring Queenly Deeds!
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 13:45 Creston
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 12:16:
up up, down down, left right, left right, B, A, Select, Start

I knew someone would put that one up
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 11:50 Creston
 
I have a nasty suspicion that Der Mannschaft is going to wallop the shit out of the US.

Then Portugal will beat Ghana by 11 goals, meaning they go on, and not the US.

Then everyone at my company will be so pissed off that we close, and I get the afternoon off.

THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN!


 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 26, 2014, 11:43 Creston
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:22:
The killer drone complaint is retarded

What? Margot Al Harazi just blew up a hospital in London with a hijacked drone, man!

Don't worry though. Jack will have it fixed in ~ 6 hours.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 26, 2014, 11:39 Creston
 
Oculus accuses Zenimax of trying to cash in.

Rest of the world: Well DUH.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 11:39 Creston
 
IDDQD  
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