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News Comments > etc., etc.
25. Re: etc., etc. Mar 11, 2015, 03:12 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 01:12:
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:56:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 23:59:
The only wireless things I have are my cellphone and tablet.
Wired mouse, keyboard, headphones.
There's an ethernet cable between my computer and router.

Who wants to deal with batteries and data loss.

Oh my god....

My comment was about a wireless controller, one that originates from the console world. I use wired connections for everything else for the record but it is a total waste to pay $60 and not at least get the option for wireless out of the box when talking about a controller.

This isn't about MLG Counter-Strike whatever.

Holy overreaction. I was just describing my setup. Wasn't really addressing your comment. I don't care what you use

For what it's worth, I typically put my PC where it can be wired.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 10, 2015, 21:18 Beamer
 
Those guys were on my flight from Seattle to NYC, with them connecting to Boston for PAX.

We had a nice 8 hour delay in Detroit, despite it being a non-stop. My friends texted me saying it could be worse, I could be in the East River like the plane that caused our delay. Honestly, I think that would have been better than eating at a Popeye's in Detroit.

Guess the made it to PAX ok, sounded like they were worried about missing their connection.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2015, 19:37 Beamer
 
This article has 17,000 views. You really think that those came from other Gawker sites?

It has 115 comments. How many BluesNews topics have hit that in the past 12 months? There are stories from a few hours today with almost 300 comments.

I don't read Kotaku. Not a fan. But I don't get why some people here are so unwilling to admit a popular site is popular.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
16. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 19:23 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:38:
Man, gold is such an ugly metal IMO. And soft, too. Not sure why someone would want a gold watch.

Meh, styles go in and out. Gold watches will be back in at some point. Probably somewhat soon. Gold, in general, hasn't really been fashionable for men for a while, but it's come back to an extent for women.

Personally, I see no reason for jewelry other than watches. I love watches. And I completely get why a $10,000 watch that will be obsolete in 3 years is a status symbol, especially as most buying it will probably also want the iWatch 2 and iWatch 3, etc. Completely idiotic wastes of money are definitely status symbols to people that inherited fortunes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 10, 2015, 19:10 Beamer
 
Yeah, well, "I get paid to kill N-words like you" seems like a really good reason to fire a cop.

Of course, so does killing someone, but at least I get why they don't penalize that too hard - not only is it a function of their job (whereas yelling in CoD isn't) but there's fear that if you penalize cops too hard for using a gun where someone may think a gun is ok will have them second guess too long when one is definitely needed.

For the record, I firmly disagree with that logic - police are too gun happy right now and their job is to protect the public before themselves, and if someone isn't armed they're part of that public, but I at least understand why the police are more hesitant to punish that. Just think it's the wrong call.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2015, 18:12 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 17:59:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 10:44:
Seeing as how it's from Kotaku, it probably failed because there wasn't enough feminism and too many white men. Or something. Am I doing this right?

Absolutely right. Kotaku is a social justice site, they're not about gamers.

Not all gamers are you. Which is why kotaku is having record unique views and why it's probably the most popular game news site.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 11:39 Beamer
 
ldonyo wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 11:14:
Electroplating uses very little gold, too.

But then it is gold plated, not gold, and can't be marketed as gold.
 
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 20:23 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 20:20:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:50:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:21:
You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
Considering I asked a legitimate question, I'll take that as a no. I read both sides of the field and am pro-GG. I've yet to read anything where it hasn't devolved into a class black and white, males are evil, gamers are evil, they're sexist because of xyz reasons, or apply various labels like terrorists and so on.

The anti side lives, breathes and eats identity politics while using unverifiable yellow press style journalism to paint their opposition as such. I'm sure that it was a huge blow for their morale though, when Gawker of all sites came out under oath stating that GG is actually about proving the ethical lapses in the industry. Damn that narrative.

Oh let's toss this in because I just ran across it and chuckled, since it the narrative.
aGG narrative timeline:
  • September to October 2014: Gamergate is nothing, just 200 dudes being loud, they're insignificant!

  • December 2014 to january 2015: Gamergate is a child porn ring and ISIS terrorists, theyve literally killed people!

  • March 2015: Gamergate has ruined gaming!


  • You might be going derp wat?! On the last one, but you've probably missed the gaming press and their latest round of attacks. We're now so big and powerful we're ruining gaming.
    I seriously can't figure out if you're being hyperbolic for effect or you actually believe this.

    No, he claims others are hyperbolic then goes all hyperbolic.

    It, sadly, is kind of common in these talks. It's really, really hard for people to not go hyperbolic. On this site. Both sides. I don't think I do, but people say I do. I don't know if you do but I don't think so. Beremot often does.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Module Nears
    31. Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears Mar 8, 2015, 12:04 Beamer
     
    Kajetan wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 10:53:
    harlock wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 10:05:
    that looks like ass...20-30 fps with tons of hitching whenever things explode or lots of weapons are firing
    Its not a release version. Therefore i said: Seems promising! When the release version has this performance even on high end machines i'll bitch with you all day long. Until then ... have fun hating something you dont know.

    Bluesnews: Have fun hating something you don't know
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2015, 01:02 Beamer
     
    I spent this weekend in NYC apartment hunting while friends in Seattle hung out outside in 65 degree weather - breaking 70 in the sun.

    Still questioning this, but looks like I'm moving to the West Village at the end of the month. Super excited.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
    14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 7, 2015, 11:19 Beamer
     
    jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 01:13:
    Cutter wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 22:03:
    And what do all these corps think is going to happen when they eliminate the middle-class? Who's going to buy their shit? The fucking greed and shortsightedness is mind-boggling. I supposed the mentality is so long as you get yours now fuck everyone else, right? And then they wonder how bloody revolutions occur.

    1000x this. Economies and societies both do better with flatter income equality. Empirically. And revolutions chance increases proportionally with increased income inequality. Empirically. And yet we have been heading in the wrong direction for decades.

    And, no Communism is not the answer. Free markets work well for most things, but exploitative capitalism is just as extreme as Communism.

    All you need to do is look at the US from the end of WWII through the election of Reagan to see how good flatter income inequality is for a country. We thrived and built a flourishing middle class.

    The New Deal was socialism, and it was good for is. We became capitalism augmented with some socialism and with a top tax bracket that served somewhat as a salary cap. You could become fantastically wealthy due to building something and having equity in it, but you couldn't really pay yourself significantly more. You had to cash out equity.

    The result was that you still had the super wealthy, so yes, weirdo conservative people that are poor but want to protect the super rich, you still had very wealthy people. But due to them having comparable income to everyone else, they had to pay their employees. This meant employees could buy things. This meant more money went into the economy.

    Right now you have some super rich with way too much in the bank to ever spend it and the rest without enough in the bank to splurge enough on things we need people splurging on. You also have incentives for people up high to chop jobs because it results in higher bonuses, and bonuses are income.

    It's all about taxation. But people fight taxation too much as being about spending and totally ignore the impact it has on income inequality.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
    30. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 7, 2015, 09:20 Beamer
     
    JD, you left out income inequality, which is the worst since the 1920s, meaning before the New Deal brought socialism to the US and the wealth inequality is worse than that.

    But I guess Republicans not making half a million a year are ok with this because they're simply lazier and less intelligent than the Donald Trumps and Kim Kardashians of the world.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    36. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 08:50 Beamer
     
    He's right about the Greek phone company, though. At least 20 years ago it was mind-bogglingly slow and required, no pun, greasing.

    Greece's issues with these things are well documented by now.
     
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    News Comments > etc., etc.
    6. Re: etc., etc. Mar 4, 2015, 21:51 Beamer
     
    Wallshadows wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 21:41:
    They might be able to buy the reviews but they can't buy the players to fill their game. It really is more like Brink than Titanfall.

    The article calls it brilliant. Do you think he was paid?

    Seems like most here that bought it love it. Where they paid?



    Why are some so convinced every review is paid?
     
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    News Comments > EA Closing Maxis?
    21. Re: EA Closing Maxis? Mar 4, 2015, 21:24 Beamer
     
    Maxis lost its creative drive and soul years ago. Will Wright was Maxis.  
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:54 Beamer
     
    Task wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:52:
    They may have meant your mind was lost somewhere The Beams ;). I remember you mentioning being overseas on duty or something spreading freedom (unwittingly being used to spread Oligarchy fascism and "freedumbs"). Unless that was someone else. The U.S. security state, illegal tortures, and all harm you or your soldier friends on duty MORE than any revealing of said practices. Anyways, that's where we are coming from. Snowden's reveals harmed no one but the establishment/Oligarchs. The U.S. and those in power already did the damage to itself.


    Uh, that wasn't me. That was Walt about 3 minutes before you made this post. In one eye out the other, eh?

    But nice to go back to being called too conservative. It's been a solid year or two since that's happened, with people just calling me too liberal in that time.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:25 Beamer
     
    harlock wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:17:
    Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:10:
    Wow. Two posts and already this thread is absolutely mind-blowing.

    now youre here and the "mind" part goes away

    And this post does what now?
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:10 Beamer
     
    Wow. Two posts and already this thread is absolutely mind-blowing.  
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    News Comments > Bombshell Details & Trailer
    5. Re: Bombshell Details & Trailer Mar 2, 2015, 20:42 Beamer
     
    jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 20:28:
    Meh, doesn't look that bad. There's a lot of creativity there. Definitely not UE4, though (or if it is, they're not using it to full potential). Still the gameplay looks twitchy to me, so I will probably take a pass on this.

    Yup, UE3.
     
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    News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Free
    23. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 14:53 Beamer
     
    Axis wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 14:42:
    Ahh the sweet sound of capitalism and competition - thanks Unity!

    Unity has nothing to do with this. Unity has made absolutely no dent in AAA games, which Unreal owns. It's made a big dent in mobile games, which UE4 isn't yet optimized for.
     
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