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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 16:56 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 16:48:
beremot wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 15:25:
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 15:16:
I just said I saw the damn film didn't I? And I'm well familiar with Turing's story. In fact that's about all the film focuses. Everything about breaking Enigma is just an incidental sideline.

Uhhh ... isn't the film about Turing? And wasn't he in fact, instrumental in breaking the code? And wasn't his homosexuality, given how badly persecuted he was because of it, an important part of his story, not to mention history?

What would you have the filmakers do? Just omit all that stuff? Maybe they should have just left Turing out of the film completely, so as not to upset you so much.

I'd rather have them focus on the actual science and the story surrounding what they did and how it was used. That's barely mentioned in passing in the film. I don't really need yet another film that demonizes straight white males. Again, learn to let go. Get over it. We ALL have our problems.


Well, it's nominated for best picture, the world sure is learning how important catering to Cutter is...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 12:55 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 22:14:
robdot wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 21:13:
In america, our politicians openly discourage the use of vaccines....

Even our current president!

Yawn.

He said something wishy-washy in 2008, before it was known to be fraud, and it wasn't discouraging vaccines.

Educate yourself. If possible.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
19. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 22, 2015, 12:47 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 10:12:
NKD wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 04:38:
God I wish you fuckers would stop quoting Cutter and subjecting those of us who have him on ignore to his stupidity.

You can't let that kind of ignorance be openly fostered, you have to stamp it out lest anyone else be taken in by it.

I've pointed out his lack of understanding of "fraud" at least two dozen times.

It just makes him call even more things fraud. "Your watch is 1 second faster at the end of the month than the start of the month? Fraud!"
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Microtransactions Coming to Asia
19. Re: Diablo III Microtransactions Coming to Asia Feb 21, 2015, 10:30 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 04:29:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 21:12:
Brumbek wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 19:12:
We live in such a bizarre world. So many of us D3 players would really love more stash space. And we, being reasonable, don't mind paying a few dollars for more stash space for a game we have played for hundreds of hours. It is especially fine for reasonably priced stash space DLC because Blizzard has done tremendous work patching their game and adding features that other devs would charge for.

And yet, Blizzard isn't letting us pay for more stash space. Ironic world.

PS: that new currency and paying for XP boosts...now that is GARBAGE. I just want stash space or character slots, both which would be fine to pay small fees for.

When you pay $60 for a game, shouldn't "enough stash space" be included? It's just 0s and 1s. Even if stored online, 10x the space isn't going to cost millions in extra server hardware.

When you pay $60 for a game, shouldn't "enough stash space" be included? It's just 0s and 1s. Even if stored online, 10x the space isn't going to cost millions in extra server hardware. Thumbsup

When you pay $60 for a game, shouldn't "enough ammo" be included? It's just 0s and 1s. Why do I need to run around finding or buying more ammo when it's just 0s and 1s and I paid $60?
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 12:07 Beamer
 
CGI is great for things that aren't organic.

CGI is often, usually, terrible for things that are. And, right now, it's still terrible when it's the bulk of a set, but great when it's less than the bulk of a set.

Going back and watching something like The Thing makes me lament how much of that is lost. Or, really, anything with weight, like car chases and crashes. But then you have something like the world of Game of Thrones, which is often ridiculously well done CGI backdrops that are far better than old matte paintings (though I love the skill required to make those.)
 
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News Comments > Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games
7. Re: Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games Feb 19, 2015, 17:36 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 17:29:
This will become Generation S (for stupid) if kids stop reading books.
Said every generation since the invention of the radio.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
10. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 18, 2015, 19:36 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 19:32:
nin wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 18:58:
Pardon my skepticism...

But hey, more power to them, if true...


Remember this promise of how much better DX10 would make things look? Yeah, here's how that turned out.

I mean, this is Brad Wardell, he has no reason to pander to Microsoft.

But yes, I imagine this is something using a feature DX11 either doesn't support or barely supports. Much like how some things got much faster with DX7 due to hardware T&L, though I'd wager that we're at the point that there are no necessary features like hardware T&L was.

The "lens effect" is what stands out to me. Something that DX can make much faster, but something I don't tend to care about.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 18, 2015, 18:09 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 17:06:
Is there anything comparable to Google Translate on the Surface 3 (Where you can take a picture and it translates the foreign text in it to your language?)


The Surface 3 runs Windows 8.1, so if there's something for the desktop there is for the Surface.

My WP8 Phone can do it, so I'm guessing that even if there isn't an app yet, Microsoft has the capability and will release something for Windows 10 Universal Apps.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 14:39 Beamer
 
As a Yankees fan, I don't expect it to be much better in Yankee Stadium, haha. Fortunately there's still about 15 months left of the hockey season and the Rangers look like they'll be playing for much of it. Thank you, though.

And yes, the hearing loss tends to be problematic. This one has fine hearing, which can be annoying. As a child I was attacked by a dalmatian, and everything I'd heard since was about how terrible and neurotic they are. I've found that to not be the case. I'd definitely contemplate getting one of my own.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 14:28 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 13:30:
Your weather trolling is much more solid.

On that note, it's been about 60 all week in Seattle, the buds are beginning to come up from the ground so there are flowers everywhere, the sunsets are back to being a billion colors as I watch the sun fall into the Puget Sound, and last night I had to kill one of those giant bugs that looks like a mosquito in my apartment because, well, it's warm enough that bugs are out.

Clearly, the rational thing to do is leave this amazingness and return to the snowy hell that is NYC. Just signed my offer letter, I move back in March or April! Please, snow, be done by then!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 14:26 Beamer
 
I've been spending a lot of time of late with a dalmatian. It's one of the friendliest, sweetest dogs I've ever met, which goes against everything I know about the breed. They're so unmistakeable, too.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Feb 17, 2015, 23:01 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 22:45:
Interesting that the petition is aimed at Kotaku and Polygon and not NBC. And certainly not the gamers that continue to abuse and threaten people.

Kind of like how I keep hearing review scores must end because of publisher and metacritic abuse, but it's aimed at journalists and not publishers or metacritic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 16, 2015, 11:04 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 10:59:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 10:28:
InBlack wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 09:33:
Game length should not be something anyone should base their decision to buy or not.

I agree but the price should reflect in many cases.

Indeed. Blood Dragon was a fairly short single player game that was tons of fun. It was also 20$ if I remember correctly.

It was also a massive reuse of assets.

Shorter games don't necessarily cost less to make. I mean, less than a longer version of the same game, but not necessarily than other longer games.
Should how much something costs be part of the price with digital goods? Debatable. But the real issue is a persistent belief that gamers see cheaper products as "budget" titles and not AAA.

In any case I think that length shouldn't matter much after a point. Not every game needs 80 hours. Hell, not every action title needs 12. I've played some in the 12-20 hour range that just dragged. I'd prefer a tight 8 hours to a dragging 12. And those Call of Duty games that clock in around 6-7 would be miserable if any longer - but also worthless without the multiplayer.

I think 7-8 hours should be a minimum, personally, but I am content when I get that and they're 7-8 satisfying hours.
 
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Feb 14, 2015, 13:02 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 07:37:
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:22:

Do you not understand Leigh isn't complaining about the way"gamers" were shown on svu?

And if burgers and fries was about ethics, why was it burgers and fries when only one guy was a journalist and he barely mentioned her insignificant free game?

No, they went after the sex with five guys, not the journalism part.

Right, she's complaining that everyone including them are being shown as such in SVU.


HOOOOOLY SHIT!

Once again, you do not know how to read and it's amazing and somehow it's solely aimed at Leigh Alexander.

Read that first tweet, man. "wow the whole world thinks our medium is full of violent garbage people... totally random lol! oh well nothing 2 do with u [shrugging smiley guy]"

You know that's mocking you, right? That's blaming the very loud members of gamergate that are absolute sexist psychopaths for what is going on. It isn't lamenting what was said, it's lamenting you morons for making it be said.

She isn't angry at SVU, she finds SVU funny. She says so much in the final tweet. She finds people like you sad and frightening and laments that you even know who she is and have enjoyed things she worked on.

Look at the third tweet. "whyyy do mainstream media depictions keep getting 'gamers' wrong it's like sooooo unfair lolol." HOW DO YOU NOT REALIZE THAT'S MOCKING YOU AND CRITICIZING YOU FOR BEING JUST LIKE SVU STEREOTYPED?! That isn't complaining about SVU, it's complaining about shithead gamers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
127. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 15:04 Beamer
 
So we've been trolled. Wonderful.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 13, 2015, 12:57 Beamer
 
I won't blame him as much as you guys for not being able to make a proper budget. That's not his skill, and it's incredibly hard to budget art (which is something I keep saying about these Kickstarters.)

But the thing is he should know this. He should be able to compensate for that better than all the new game devs.

That whole interview was so painful I could barely even skim it. I don't think he really understands what he's done. Repeatedly. I don't think he's a bad guy. I think he's incredibly lacking in self awareness.

Godus' art style, by the way, is amazing. A shame the game will never match it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
118. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 12:55 Beamer
 
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:53:
Redmask wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:48:
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:43:
Yes pick one item to write everything off. Brilliant!

You linked a vague list without any supporting documentation or research. A list of deaths that aren't even suspicious from a random website. How much research have you actually done into those deaths? Have you read the public autopsy reports? Spoken to investigating officers or read their reports? Please be specific, what exactly does that list prove and how? Link those deaths with the discussion and be very, very specific in each case.

You may be entitled to your irrational beliefs but no one else has to respect them.

It was just a list. I remember reading many reports last year and the year prior of all these scientists dying mysteriously and most were working for the United States government and military. So of course I didn't speak to the investigating officers.

Just showing a link of mysterious deaths of scientists to the potential coverup of vaccine dangers. Might not be the best example, but at least provides some food for thought.

THEY AREN'T MYSTERIOUS!

There are how many "scientists" in the US? Half a million? Five million? Someone can probably Google it, but the odds of a few of them dying of weird circumstances each year would be fairly high with that many, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
117. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 12:53 Beamer
 
Dacron wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:51:
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 11:38:
The problem here is, there are court cases and research out there that show a connnection to autism and vaccines.


Source?

Source: Jenny McCarthy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
115. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 12:52 Beamer
 
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:43:
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:37:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:34:
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:26:
2. As far as the coverup, you could look at the list of the dead scientists that have died under unusual circumstances.

From that site:

47-year old NASA Scientist Alberto Behar helped to prove that there had once been water on Mars according to the sad Daily Mail story published to announce his recent death in a plane crash that happened on Friday in LA, California. While plane crashes do happen and scientists do die, Behar's name has now been added to a very long list of scientists and astronomers who have met their untimely ends prematurely, leading us to ask, did Behar know something that 'they' don't want the rest of society to find out?

Awesome. Most of the other entries are less batshit insane, but that's the very first one.

Oh my god, it isn't even linking them to anything, it's just a list of doctors that died of things other than old age.


Batshit indeed.

Yes pick one item to write everything off. Brilliant!

How about this one?
Glenn Thomas, AIDS and Ebola expert and spokesperson for the World Health Organization.
Ebola expert Glenn Thomas was among the 298 people who were killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down and crashed in Ukraine. It is understood he was one of more than 100 researchers who were aboard the flight on their way to an international Aids conference in Australia. Among the other delegates aboard the plane was Joep Lange, a leading AIDS researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society (IAS)

What was he killed for, and was the entire plane shot down for him?

Or this guy's sad tale:
Mark Ferri, 59, Nuclear engineer
A renowned American engineer was found dead in his hotel room in Salford after his heart suddenly stopped working. Mark Ferri, 59, from Tennessee, had completed two degrees in engineering as well as an MBA before becoming a nuclear engineer.

At an inquest into Mr Ferri’s death at Bolton Crown Court, it was heard that the dad-of-one was visiting Manchester on business on September 18 – the day of his death.

It was said Mr Ferri had been under stress from his job. His wife, Michaela, told the inquest: “He said a number of times, this job is killing me.” Mr Ferri was originally due to return to the US a week earlier to see his family but was asked to remain in the UK for an extra week.

On September 5, Mrs Ferri spoke to her husband and said that ‘he didn’t sound right’. She said: “He said it was just his work and they were giving him additional assignments and he was feeling overwhelmed and he didn’t think he would be able to complete them”.

What's mysterious, and what does someone think he was killed for?

Or this one:
Professor Carol Ambruster, 69, University professor and Astronomy and Astrophysics
Officers had found nothing in Ambruster's life or history that appeared suspicious. Philly.com reported; Carol W. Ambruster, 69 was found by her roommate in the kitchen of her apartment in the 5500 block of Wayne Avenue, Germantown with a knife in her neck about 9 p.m., police said. She also had been stabbed in the chest.

Ambruster, a tenured professor in the department of astronomy and astrophysics at Villanova, retired in 2011. Ambruster attended Northeastern University, where she majored in physics, and received her doctorate in astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Her research interests included stars and the history of astronomy.



Seriously? Nothing about these is extraordinary, except the plane shot down, but there isn't even a hint of some grand conspiracy.

This isn't John Wick. The world isn't full of assassin's running around killing thousands of people a day. I'm concerned about your ability to distinguish between fact and fiction.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
110. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 12:37 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:34:
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:26:
2. As far as the coverup, you could look at the list of the dead scientists that have died under unusual circumstances.

From that site:

47-year old NASA Scientist Alberto Behar helped to prove that there had once been water on Mars according to the sad Daily Mail story published to announce his recent death in a plane crash that happened on Friday in LA, California. While plane crashes do happen and scientists do die, Behar's name has now been added to a very long list of scientists and astronomers who have met their untimely ends prematurely, leading us to ask, did Behar know something that 'they' don't want the rest of society to find out?

Awesome. Most of the other entries are less batshit insane, but that's the very first one.

Oh my god, it isn't even linking them to anything, it's just a list of doctors that died of things other than old age.


Batshit indeed.
 
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