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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2015, 19:31 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 21:52:
Old Logitech sets are the best, z5500 was the best PC speaker set ever produced.

I'm throwing my 560s out. Work fine, but no place to put the subwoofer. When I need sound out of my PC, which is rare, I just connect it to one of the billion of Bluetooth enabled speakers in the apartment.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Delayed
6. Re: XCOM 2 Delayed Aug 28, 2015, 18:47 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:33:
wont be any good until they put out a Long War mod for it anyways

It will be good, just not as good as you personally want it.
For others, it'll be better because it'll lack some of the depth but not require you to have regular rifles for the first 6 hours.
 
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News Comments > etc.
37. Re: etc. Aug 18, 2015, 19:49 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 19:25:

THousands of people polled across the USis statistcally meaningless. Extrapolating that 90% of over 330 million people want something by asking even 10,000 people has asuch a high margin of error it's statistically worthless.

You need to Google "sample size." If you'd like, you can even Google "Sample Size United States" to see how many you need to have a statistically representative group.

In general, in the US, they use a sample of 1000-1500. Your 330 million isn't accurate, it's more like 190 million adults. In that case, you get about a 3% error margin with 1000 people polled, assuming it's a true random poll.
To get that to 2%, you need to triple it. To get it to 1%, you need to then quadruple that. Which is why they never bother - 3% margin of error is pretty good.

So yeah, you're really far off on your criticism of how statistics work. I'm not saying you couldn't make an argument, but "statistically meaningless" is factually inaccurate.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
26. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 18, 2015, 07:19 Beamer
 
I feel like every few months there's sheer panic over something in someone's EULA, but what's in the EULA has never actually become reality.  
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2015, 18:13 Beamer
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.
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Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?


It sounds an awful lot like the justification some use for their own racism, doesn't it?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
19. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 16, 2015, 10:40 Beamer
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 19:21:
Beamer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 19:17:
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 19:07:
Beamer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 18:51:
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 18:34:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 17:11:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:29:
8ch can have some pretty disgusting users, but I didn't see anything illegal. Not sure why they're being banned.

I clicked on a few of the text links and got an eye full of cartoon kiddie porn and pictures of naked underage boys.

Funny how by trying to not bring attention to this "forum" they made even more people aware of its existence.

Removing sites like this just makes it go further underground, at least maybe with these pedos thinking their safe out in the open someone might be investigating them. They need to do more dragnet "to catch a predator" type sting operations, they were catching all sorts of interesting people with that show. One guy was a cancer research specialist, couldn't believe that actually happened but there he was with his mike's hard lemonade.

I'm a regular at 8chan /v/ and, as all anonymous boards, and twitter and reddit and bluesnews, it has its bad users. CP there is no more common than it is on reddit or twitter, or megaupload or whatever other uploading service and/or hard to moderate aggregator. 8chan abides by US law and, as stated in their FAQ, will work with the government to arrest the offenders.

And "cartoon kiddie porn", that's rich. It's not my thing, but comparing that to actual pedophilia is disingenuous at best.

The difference is that Reddit and Twitter are proactive and take steps towards banning child porn and its users. 8chan calls it freedom of speech and will drag its feet.

This is Google telling them to do something about it or no longer be part of their services.

They do not "drag their feet". They will ban anything illegal as quickly as it's reported. They are as proactive as twitter and reddit in that regard. And unlike those other two sites, freedom of speech is actually the most valued asset they have on the site.

But, when it comes to child porn, it isn't valued by Google.

And no, they do not delete as quickly as things are reported. It may be a staffing issue, but many have reported that things they flag will remain for months.

Google isn't having any of that. You want your freedom of speech to be your primary selling point, fine, but part of freedom of speech is accepting consequences of your speech, no?

Yes, they do delete it as quickly as reported, and the consequences are legally warranted by US law, are they not?

Then how come, rather than take it down, they simply make /hebe/ harder to find?

Seriously, go to /hebe/ and tell me you think that the free speech of that is more important than deleting that content.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 15, 2015, 19:17 Beamer
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 19:07:
Beamer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 18:51:
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 18:34:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 17:11:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:29:
8ch can have some pretty disgusting users, but I didn't see anything illegal. Not sure why they're being banned.

I clicked on a few of the text links and got an eye full of cartoon kiddie porn and pictures of naked underage boys.

Funny how by trying to not bring attention to this "forum" they made even more people aware of its existence.

Removing sites like this just makes it go further underground, at least maybe with these pedos thinking their safe out in the open someone might be investigating them. They need to do more dragnet "to catch a predator" type sting operations, they were catching all sorts of interesting people with that show. One guy was a cancer research specialist, couldn't believe that actually happened but there he was with his mike's hard lemonade.

I'm a regular at 8chan /v/ and, as all anonymous boards, and twitter and reddit and bluesnews, it has its bad users. CP there is no more common than it is on reddit or twitter, or megaupload or whatever other uploading service and/or hard to moderate aggregator. 8chan abides by US law and, as stated in their FAQ, will work with the government to arrest the offenders.

And "cartoon kiddie porn", that's rich. It's not my thing, but comparing that to actual pedophilia is disingenuous at best.

The difference is that Reddit and Twitter are proactive and take steps towards banning child porn and its users. 8chan calls it freedom of speech and will drag its feet.

This is Google telling them to do something about it or no longer be part of their services.

They do not "drag their feet". They will ban anything illegal as quickly as it's reported. They are as proactive as twitter and reddit in that regard. And unlike those other two sites, freedom of speech is actually the most valued asset they have on the site.

But, when it comes to child porn, it isn't valued by Google.

And no, they do not delete as quickly as things are reported. It may be a staffing issue, but many have reported that things they flag will remain for months.

Google isn't having any of that. You want your freedom of speech to be your primary selling point, fine, but part of freedom of speech is accepting consequences of your speech, no?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 15, 2015, 18:51 Beamer
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 18:34:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 17:11:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:29:
8ch can have some pretty disgusting users, but I didn't see anything illegal. Not sure why they're being banned.

I clicked on a few of the text links and got an eye full of cartoon kiddie porn and pictures of naked underage boys.

Funny how by trying to not bring attention to this "forum" they made even more people aware of its existence.

Removing sites like this just makes it go further underground, at least maybe with these pedos thinking their safe out in the open someone might be investigating them. They need to do more dragnet "to catch a predator" type sting operations, they were catching all sorts of interesting people with that show. One guy was a cancer research specialist, couldn't believe that actually happened but there he was with his mike's hard lemonade.

I'm a regular at 8chan /v/ and, as all anonymous boards, and twitter and reddit and bluesnews, it has its bad users. CP there is no more common than it is on reddit or twitter, or megaupload or whatever other uploading service and/or hard to moderate aggregator. 8chan abides by US law and, as stated in their FAQ, will work with the government to arrest the offenders.

And "cartoon kiddie porn", that's rich. It's not my thing, but comparing that to actual pedophilia is disingenuous at best.

The difference is that Reddit and Twitter are proactive and take steps towards banning child porn and its users. 8chan calls it freedom of speech and will drag its feet.

This is Google telling them to do something about it or no longer be part of their services.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
22. Re: On Sale Aug 3, 2015, 08:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 14:35:
Isn't this the game where at first they were doing all these Unreal Tournament style "headshot" announcements and stuff? But then I thought they got so much negative feedback that they removed it all?

Also, are there patches out there that "fix" what's overly consoly about this game?

I don't think so. Wasn't that the new Rainbow Six?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 23:30 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 23:22:
Cutter wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 22:45:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 22:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 20:51:
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 18:46:
Everyone talking about how they're better than the shriveled pansy-men who don't shoot

Dreaming of some type of civilization breakdown. But reality will be they will die in a bed of old age hanging on to their last breath. This happened recently and from reports I've heard this man wasn't arrested. He's lucky he's not black or he would have been shot.

Hand on gun AND an AK on the other shoulder.

http://i.imgur.com/knFLjw1.jpg

This analysis by statistician Nate Silver says it all:

  • For whites in America, murder rates are comparable to Finland.

  • For blacks in America, murder rates are comparable to Rwanda.

  • Blacks have a nearly 8 times greater chance of being murdered than whites.

    I'd like to see that study because it sounds like cherry picking to fir a political agenda to me. Is that adjusted for overall population percentile? Black on black crime? What about black on white crime? Why do blacks account for half of all crime when they only account for 12% of the population? You don't see those numbers anywhere close to that with any other minorities. Asians account for only 1% of crime and they're 5% of the population. Just a quick search of race crime stats - FBI, etc. - shows that most of the danger that blacks face is of their own making. Everyone else seems to be moving on except them. They always seem to be looking for someone to blame and refusing to accept any responsibility for themselves. Meanwhile those from Asia seem to be moving onward and upward just fine.

    jdreyer's link linked to the actual Nate Silver article

    Cherry picking what? It's just the stats. They are just what the article says they are. It didn't comment on the other stats and variables you're bringing up.


    You can walk into a hospital nursery and predict who will graduate college with a reasonable certainty based on visuals only.

    This is why people claiming "racism is solved," or close to it, baffle me. In the US, we have a large, large amount of work to go.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
    129. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 21, 2015, 08:16 Beamer
     
    Bub wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 07:59:
    Pitchman gonna pitch, until the money dries up or the securities and exchange commission comes knocking. Best "whistling past the graveyard" performance in the snake oil hawking category.

    Why would the SEC come here? For one, there are no securities here, eh? That's kind of a big deal. For another, what fraud happened? You sound like Cutter, assuming poorly run businesses are fraudulent by default. We've seen no examples of fraud here.

    And man, you guys sure never exhaust yourselves discussing SC.
     
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    News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
    4. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jul 18, 2015, 20:51 Beamer
     
    jacobvandy wrote on Jul 18, 2015, 13:23:
    Stop trying to pretend this is some killer feature for Windows gamers. It's not. I really hope I will be able to remove any Xbox nonsense Win10 installs for me...

    Given how many people on this board laude the wiiu for letting them game while their spouse or kids watch tv, I'd say this is actually a fairly big deal.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2015, 13:09 Beamer
     
    InBlack wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 12:42:
    nin wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 10:09:
    In all fairness, you're comparing something over 900 years ago with something that happened 10 years ago, where survivors and families of those lost are still very much living.


    True that. But like you said, it wasn't intentional and we can't go around apologizing every time we unintentionally hurt someone by speaking our mind. If we did, we would spend every waking second apologizing to someone for something.

    What's wrong with apologizing when you say something stupid?

     
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    News Comments > New FlatOut Game Announced
    6. Re: New FlatOut Game Announced Jul 8, 2015, 11:02 Beamer
     
    Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 10:23:
    Strategy First equals an automatic run away. Kylotonn should just make you run faster.

    The CEO used to frequent the Jagged Alliance boards I posted on frequently, around the time that SA got that IP.

    He swore all these things, which of course no one believed, and of course never panned out.
     
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    News Comments > People Can Fly Returns
    16. Re: People Can Fly Returns Jun 24, 2015, 22:26 Beamer
     
    Suppa7 wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 20:49:
    The problem with bulletstorm was the fact that it was gears of war with a really bad combo system that didn't work. Otherwise you had the gimpy gears of war momvement with a bunch of mostly boring weapons.

    Shadow warrior and Hard reset were leagues above bulletstorm in terms of gameplay. I hate the gears of war cumbersome style of movement/animations. I'd give the idea of combo's to a different team that knew what they were doing.

    I haven't played SW, but I found Hard Reset awful. The weapons sucked, or weapon I suppose, and I felt like I was always running forward and fighting the same enemies in the same basic location.

    I loved Bulletstorm. Yes, it was GoW movement which was detrimental, but the game had a sense of fun I really dug.
     
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    News Comments > Wasteland 2 GotY Becomes Director's Cut
    18. Re: Wasteland 2 GotY Becomes Director's Cut Jun 23, 2015, 21:57 Beamer
     
    I really hope I eventually get to this one.  
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    News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Release Announcement
    22. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Release Announcement Jun 23, 2015, 20:03 Beamer
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 19:06:
    Warner Bros marketing Executive Ryan Moore has allegedly called PC gamers “a bunch of babies” because of the numerous complaints about the issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight on video game forum NeoGAF.

    User TheMadMan007 posted earlier today: “Man everyone in here is a bunch of babies… Look, every game released now is going to have problems the day of launch. If you can’t troubleshoot or can’t deal with having a few issues here or there, you should probably just wait until about a week from now and a few patches will be out and all these little problems will be fixed.”

    This made the another user look into the details on TheMadMan007’s user profile, which lists their Xbox Live name, real name and location, all of which associates perfectly with one Ryan Moore, who according to LinkedIn is the executive director of marketing, unscripted & alternative television at the Warner Bros Entertainment Group.


    This is always a loser move, he better be untouchable, otherwise he's out soon.

    She, I think.
    It's worth pointing out that, as ridiculously stupid as the post is, she is in no way connected to the game. She's in the TV division in LA. The video game stuff is in Chicago. This is like someone at ESPN making a comment about Disney Publishing in LA. Yeah, they're under the same corporate umbrella, but they have absolutely zilch to do with each other and a low level person at one has no impact, influence, or understanding of the other.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    15. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 17, 2015, 07:47 Beamer
     
    SXO wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 06:58:
    Bundy wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 09:54:
    nin wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 08:58:
    Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 04:18:
    With how unique the architecture on the PS3 was compared to the pretty standard x86 hardware in the 360, I don't see the PS4 getting emulation of PS3-era games ever.

    They'll continue to push their streaming service. which is unfortunate, as I'd much prefer local emulation (which I totally agree with you - w/o the chip, it's going to be extremely hard if not impossible).


    I don't think the Xbox 360 was x86.
    No, it wasn't, but it sure as heck is far easier to emulate games for the 360 than it is games made for the PS3's Cell processor.

    Easier, but not significantly. The 360 CPU is based on the Cell Processor. It's actually an interesting story. IBM basically leaked to Microsoft what they were doing and Microsoft said "we'll take that, just make it a bit less weird."
     
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Video
    5. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Video Jun 6, 2015, 14:46 Beamer
     
    ForgedReality wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 14:37:
    The cheese is strong in this one. I couldn't get past the first couple of minutes of these bad-acting hipster cunts. They're gonna ruin this game if this is anything to go by.

    You mean the head art director and lead voice actor? Those bad acting hipster cunts?
     
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    News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Loses Class Status; Drops Gearbox
    17. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Loses Class Status; Drops Gearbox May 30, 2015, 11:56 Beamer
     
    Yup, in order to be a member of this class, someone would have had to have paid close enough attention to have seen the E3 videos and not close enough attention to have seen pre-launch coverage.

    Did a single person here buy the game thinking it would look like E3 and not having heard all the pre-launch changes or seen the updated videos or reviews/word of mouth?

    And games do change drastically in that time. Usually not this drastically, but Gearbox employees are pretty chatty on this topic and who fucked it up.
     
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