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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 25, 2014, 18:17 Beamer
 
Yes, I'm an applelite...


This message was posted via Windows phone, as I own no Apple products
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 25, 2014, 14:44 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 12:12:
Come on Apple champions, defend this shit!

And eff you Barry you crony capitalist lying sack of shit!

No one defends Apple,we just struggle to see how Google is better. Or Monsanto. Or WalMart.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 25, 2014, 10:24 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 05:46:
*disclaimer*

I consider myself a left leaning liberal. In the true humanist sense of the word, so I do not consider Putin to be in any way an ideal leader, far from it.

You've made more than a handful of positive Putin post here, though. It's... odd. The guy is a corrupt murdering maniac.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Apr 24, 2014, 16:57 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 16:40:
retail stores all across the u.s. are seeing record closings, its not just gamestop. Of course gamestop is floundering for its own reasons, due to the rise of digital game sales, but as a whole its not the only reason.

That article is terrible, though I'm happy I kept it open long enough to see the idiotic partisan really very at the end. Chains closer every year, regardless of economy. The economy can't be blamed for sears, penny, Abercrombie, quizno's, b&n, etc. Those are poorly run companies not keeping up with changing consumer habits. Can't blame that on the economy, people having more money won't put them in sears or b&n. And staples is the second biggest online retailer in the world, so yeah, they're closing stores as consumers move online.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: Journalists vs. Users Apr 24, 2014, 15:15 Beamer
 
ColBlister wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 15:08:
When I look at Metacritic, I compare how well the critic's score lines up with the user's score. If a game has an 80 from journalists but users only give a 7.2, I'll be extra cautious. Flipsidewise, a game that has a journalists score of 74 but the users give it 8.0 is almost certainly a buy. Seems like journalists are often influenced by things other than fun.

I more often find users are influenced by things like needing to give a 0 or a 10 to a developer they feel slighted them or praised them without having actually played the game. Some are smarter about it and do 2s or 9s.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Apr 24, 2014, 11:23 Beamer
 
I read most reviews before I buy something. I don't care whether a reviewer liked it or not (or claimed he liked it or not), I care why. Maybe he hated something I wouldn't mind, or loved something I know I'd hate. Maybe he spends an entire review bashing something then gives it a high score. I like to know these things.

But the difference between a 7.5 and 9.0 is somewhat meaningless to me. I look at numbers mostly on games I had no plans to buy. If I see something very high that wasn't on my radar, may as well check out why. If I see something very low, it can be entertaining to read just how incompetent the devs were.

For many, though, I think the numbers are just a way to feel justification in the crap you've irrationally aligned yourself with. Engadget got rid of numbers, because iOS fans and Android fans were constantly rubbing it in each other's faces when one device got 0.1 higher than another device. It was bragging rights for the corporation you obviously loved. It's the same with games. People will pile on and need to see that the unreleased series they've preordered and spent hours defending on Bluesnews is as good as they built up in their head. "It got an 8.5, critics love it, Ouya is the future of mankind!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 22:42 Beamer
 
Yup, I was right - this is the second topic on the first page of your profile, a mere 20 posts, in which you're taking some weird passive aggressive stance in which you diminish privilege while claiming to not be against the concept.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 22:39 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 22:14:
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:58:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:56:
Hmmm. So if I agree with the article, we have established there is a male privilege. If I disagree, according to the author, I'm simply proving that I'm in denial and that their is a male privilege. One of those times that the phrase "begging the question" is appropriate.

You do not think there is male privilege?

Typical.

Actually, you prove my point. I made no statement about the existence or absence of male privilege. I simply noted that the author's rhetorical strategy was one that assumed he was right regardless of the response he received. Much like you just assumed that I disagreed and that you were right without the slightest bit of evidence. That's not "argument" or "discussion" or even "thought"... It's just dogma...

No, you're even allowing a question. There is no "argument" or "discussion" or even "thought." There's only fact.

It can be like talking to someone from Kentucky about evolution. "But it's a theory. You need room for discussion and argument." No, no you don't. There's enough evidence and enough statistical analysis for it to be clearly true.

That you're so combative makes you stance clear, and I'm pretty sure you're one of those names you never see posting anywhere unless it's taking some kind of men's rights stance. As if declaring that things are very difficult for one group negates any difficult you've had and therefore must be fought in some weird passive aggressive way that you don't find fighting.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 21:11 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 20:53:
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:58:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:56:
Hmmm. So if I agree with the article, we have established there is a male privilege. If I disagree, according to the author, I'm simply proving that I'm in denial and that their is a male privilege. One of those times that the phrase "begging the question" is appropriate.

You do not think there is male privilege?

Typical.

You don't think there is female privilege?

Even more typical.

Of course there is, but getting out of a speeding ticket easier doesn't really compare to having more career options or never worrying that wearing the wrong clothing may get you sexually assaulted.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Multiplayer Video
6. Re: Watch Dogs Multiplayer Video Apr 23, 2014, 20:34 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 20:07:
Looks like a cross between GTA4 and 5 driving wise, but not as bad as Saint Row.
I thought GTA5 was awful, the cars handled poorly.

Can't speak to SR4, because I've been in a car all of 10 minutes, but remember finding the driving in SR3 pretty solid.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 19:58 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:56:
Hmmm. So if I agree with the article, we have established there is a male privilege. If I disagree, according to the author, I'm simply proving that I'm in denial and that their is a male privilege. One of those times that the phrase "begging the question" is appropriate.

You do not think there is male privilege?

Typical.
 
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News Comments > Free Red Orchestra 2 Promotion
11. Re: Free Red Orchestra 2 Promotion Apr 23, 2014, 19:38 Beamer
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 18:57:
Graham wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 17:47:
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 15:44:
So this is a RIFLE ONLY version of the game, not the full game? B.S.

Cancel install.

This may be the most entitled thing I've read today, and I've got Tumblr open in another window. Nice job, man.

I think it's called seeing through a marketing ploy. They are just trying to get you to upgrade to the full version. Why would I want to play a partial game, even if it's free? I don't play any F2P games just for that reason.

Or, as the Steam page says, this is only the original game, not the expansion pack which was sold separately and included vehicles, which the original game did not.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2014, 15:54 Beamer
 
Fion wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 15:43:
Supreme court has a history of disagreeing with oral arguments and then voting the other way.

Sadly, with this extreme corporation/unlimited money in politics court, Aero could be proved legal by every court in the world and the Supreme Court is still going to 5/4 kill it. Even if it is nothing more than a rent (as opposed to own) antenna with personal-cloud DVR.

Sometimes disruptive business models are actually only good for the disruptor, and when people move en masse, it ends up bad for everyone else.
Aero isn't as simple as "renting an antenna." That's what it is in theory, but that also blows up carefully balanced pricing models on the behalf of the content creators. They lose money, because they only expect a small percent to be using antenna and a larger percent to pay additional fees for certain conveniences to cable companies. When they lose that, they have to find that revenue elsewhere or cut costs from their productions.

And, honestly, Aero is basically in a lose-lose, though they won't admit it. If they get the green light, everyone gets the green light. Their concept is easy to replicate, and the cable companies have already said they're going to be implementing this immediately if it's legalized.

In general, I hate legislating against business models (see: Tesla, Uber), even to preserve business models and investments that individuals made (see: dealerships, taxi medallions), unless there's a genuine public concern (see: Uber and who is liable if there is an accident.) I just like that people be aware of how some great new innovation may be one of those "this is why we can't have nice things" moments, or it could lead to bigger, better innovation. In any case, I think that this case is somewhat lose-lose for Aero and somewhat win-win for cable, and I hate cable companies getting anything.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 23, 2014, 15:13 Beamer
 
Yup, GDP is meaningless when it only goes to a small percentage of the people.

Sadly, it amazes me how many people don't consider this, and blame instead the poor people for the economy, rather than the economy for the poor people.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
16. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 23, 2014, 12:36 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 08:30:
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 01:41:
So that app does none of what they claim. It shows you some pics you took, tells you who you talk to most, least, and who tags you most.

Shocking, deep hitting stuff there.

You do realize it's a marketing gimmick by Ubisoft for Watchdogs, right?

You realize the article claimed it revealed things about you Facebook shares to partners but isn't visible to users, right?

Maybe you should read the article blue linked to and I commented on before making your own comment.
 
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News Comments > Kick Ass 2 Next Month
11. Re: Kick Ass 2 Next Month Apr 23, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
Kick Ass lost the ability to feel pain?
I don't remember that at all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 23, 2014, 01:41 Beamer
 
So that app does none of what they claim. It shows you some pics you took, tells you who you talk to most, least, and who tags you most.

Shocking, deep hitting stuff there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 22, 2014, 13:35 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 13:27:
I've never said other companies weren't evil. Simply that Apple is the evilest of them all. And yes, if you support Apple you do hate America and babies, and likely love the terrorists too.

I don't think you've really ever given a reason why Apple is more evil than Google or Walmart or Koch Industries or MLM pyramid schemes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 22, 2014, 10:20 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 08:41:
NamecaF wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 03:03:
Luke wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 02:49:
Get peps hooked and you can do what ever you want with them Baby 's

Yep, its basically crack cocaine economics 101 isn't it? That's why you're better off just downloading that shit for free

Deep thoughts by luke.

And some random pirate.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 21, 2014, 16:54 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 16:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 16:00:
Beamer wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 12:43:
Can you think of a single successful modular product?
Legos?

Housing. There is tons of modular housing out there.

Yeah, but that's less a consumer product and more an OEM. You don't have someone moving into a home and deciding they want a new bathroom and going back to the company that made the modules and swapping it out.
 
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