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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 11:41 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 07:50:
yuastnav wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 06:12:
PHJF wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:09:
Pretty sure Bose has all the patents for overpriced.

So your definition of overpriced doesn't depend on the quality of the product?

I wouldn't use the same label for Beats and Bose products...

Why not? Same thing, mediocre products with a high price tag and a lot of marketing.

Wait, don't tell me you got suckered into buying Bose..

Their noise-canceling headphones are still among the best. Other stuff? Marketing. Noise-canceling? Way better than most, especially Beats.

I have an old Sony pair that cost 1/3 what the Bose does. And are probably 80% as good. They get uncomfortable after 4 or 5 hours, though, and they really strain when things get loud. Given that I fly coast-to-coast pretty often, and sometimes have to do puddle jumpers with propellers that get really loud, the extra $200 for Bose would probably have been worthwhile.

But yeah, outside of that category I'd never buy Bose.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 11:38 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 11:30:
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 10:02:
I have to admit, I remember most people here were pretty worried after we learned it would be Wheeler but hes defying expectations so far in a wonderful way. I should be less cynical.

It can't be the same guy. He's either been brainwashed or someone just wacked him and put a somewhat similar looking guy in place.

In any case, trust the fucking assholes in Congress to put a stop to it. Apparently bribes lobbying money has been flowing like fucking water since Wheeler somewhat announced what he was planning to do, and the Mafia in the House of Representatives have been making out like bandits.

No. I've defended Wheeler here. Not saying he's good, but saying wait and see. People often get really irate when someone goes from the industry to a position such as this, but it's hard to avoid that because you need someone in this position that really knows the industry, and how can someone have that without having been in the industry?

But that doesn't mean they're tainted. It makes them more open-minded, but it doesn't mean their allegiance doesn't follow. Wheeler's paycheck no longer comes from the cable companies. He no longer represents them, he more represents himself if anything. Some people don't care about this. Most do. And most change.

Have you guys ever switched jobs? Especially to a competitor? You spend years at one job, talking about how much you hate the competitor. Then they give you a job offer and suddenly you see the other side of the argument. You don't come in deliberately doing things that sabotage your new employer. You suddenly see how some of the things you thought before may have been wrong or misguided.

Hell, I had a boss that, before working for him, I hated. He was kind of well known in the industry and gave lots of interviews and always seemed like a jackass. I kind of hated the entire company and thought it was full of jackasses because a few mouthpieces were. Then they made me a job offer. Suddenly I saw the other employees, not the jackasses, and I saw that at least half the jackasses were really nice, genuine people that didn't know how to turn the enthusiasm down in public and not sound like jackasses. My entire opinion turned rapidly and I was capable of seeing the other side of the argument.

A good person will do this. They'll take their learnings, but open their mind and their opinions and do not what they felt was right before but what they feel is right based upon their new responsibility and new information. Not everyone does this, but most do. And I was happy giving Wheeler the benefit of the doubt.

But until he actually does something, and what he does actually does something, I'm also not celebrating or applauding him. Benefit of the doubt means neutral, not positive. You get positivity for doing something right, not alluding to doing something right or attempting to do something right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
39. Re: And yet US media censors the caricatures Jan 9, 2015, 11:33 Beamer
 
This is a discussion I've wanted to avoid for obvious reasons (the discussion's benefit, not mine, haha), but there are distinct differences between gamers and muslims that I think stretch the analogy:

1) Gamers choose to be gamers. Hell, you can love video games and not be a "gamer" in the way that gamergate has defined it. And you can choose to be a gamer and not support what gamergate is doing. But leaving the religion you were born into? That's much, much, much harder. That's culture, at the very least you're family's culture. It's difficult to turn your back on that without risking some of your personal relationships

2) Islam is clearly multifaceted and clearly has beneficial aspects. There is a central text. There are mosques everywhere. There are charitable organizations. You can clearly see these. You can understand why someone supports these parts but not the terrorism and why the terrorism doesn't define it for them. It is harder with gamergate. It is easy to see why, to many, it is just about harassment and complaining about "SJWs." The most well defined parts of Gamergate are 8chan, KiA, and sites like TheRalphReport. There is infinitely more discussion about "taking people down" or "getting that bitch back" or "shutting that SJW up" than there is about any kind of ethics. So, to someone on the outside, it's very, very hard to see how it's about anything other than those things. There isn't a single place you can go and not see discussions about how colored hair and transgendered women are ruining America. With Islam, you can easily go to the mosque in your city, or probably look at the family across the street, and see how to them it's more culture than religion, something keeping their family together the same way Christianity does for moderate Christians (i.e., the ones that don't confuse religion and political lines.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 18:57 Beamer
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 18:46:
Beamer wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 18:40:
I like that the image quality is so much better on Bluray than any streaming I've done. I mean, if it's a dark movie, and so many are these days, you get so much more detail in the shadows.

I dislike that I have to own Blurays. I have something like 300 DVDs. Not only will I probably only want to watch maybe 10 of those ever again, but they look terrible on modern TVs. They haven't held up. They're a whole bunch of wasted space.

If you feel that way, sell them or give them away to somebody less fortunate who wants to watch them. I'm thinking EBay or a poor relative? You get your space back and somebody gets to enjoy what you already did.

ebay is a lot of work for a little amount of money (probably, what, $1 per?) and I live 2000 miles from any relatives, so...
Even taking these to the Salvation Army is a lot of work. They weigh a ton.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 8, 2015, 18:40 Beamer
 
I like that the image quality is so much better on Bluray than any streaming I've done. I mean, if it's a dark movie, and so many are these days, you get so much more detail in the shadows.

I dislike that I have to own Blurays. I have something like 300 DVDs. Not only will I probably only want to watch maybe 10 of those ever again, but they look terrible on modern TVs. They haven't held up. They're a whole bunch of wasted space.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $69M
23. Re: Star Citizen at $69M Jan 8, 2015, 13:54 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 11:30:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:21:
I wonder if there will be a single person that will buy this game when it releases. It seems like every single person on the planet and their dog has already backed it.

I haven't backed yet, and neither have my two dogs. So that's three copies right there.

Nor have I. It seems much more my type of game than Elite Dangerous (which seems to be exactly what they said it was, and exactly what many wanted, just not what I think I would have wanted), but I haven't paid close enough attention to know what this will end up being.

If it's good, and I feel I have time, I may buy it. We'll see. I like action based space combat more than exploration, but this just seems like the kind of time suck I can't do anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 8, 2015, 13:41 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:35:
Beamer wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:28:
Axis wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:26:
InBlack wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:20:
Loving the thinly veiled hate speech. Im not saying you guys are wrong, Im just saying youre partly right. Islam is not to blame. Religion is to blame. Period. In fact, I would like to add Christianity to the list of religions that need to go. In fact I would like to add all the religions to that list. Any religion that claims it is peaceful is full of shit. Why? Because at one time or another someone has used religion as an excuse to kill. Yeah, even Buddhists. Don't believe me? Go read a history book on Sri Lanka.

Bullcompleteapoligist shit.

This is the 21st century, not some medieval town with people whose average lifespan is 30 and IQ less.

You, InBlack, are part of the problem with bullshit statements like that. Typical liberal bullshit that I can't fucking stand.

Why is everyone that disagrees with you a liberal.
I mean, you called Cutter a liberal, and that guy has spewed so much hate against so many different ethnic groups. And now you're calling InBlack liberal.

Is this the ultimate insult to you? If someone doesn't like your favorite restaurant, are they liberal? If you like Nickelback and someone else prefers Tupac, are they liberal? If you watch The Big Bang Theory and someone else thinks it's nowhere near as good as Archer, are they liberal?

Is that just the go-to you use for anyone with a different opinion than yours?

How about you fucking read for once Beamer. I ignored you yesterday with your "law" comments that you kept misquoting because you can't ever fucking take responsibility for what you say, and now I point out that his view is typical liberal bullshit and you somehow come up with I called him a liberal. Its a liberal view, get the fuck with comprehension boy.

Go back to that thread. Won't discuss it here. If I was misreading you, so was everyone else in the thread.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 8, 2015, 13:28 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:26:
InBlack wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:20:
Loving the thinly veiled hate speech. Im not saying you guys are wrong, Im just saying youre partly right. Islam is not to blame. Religion is to blame. Period. In fact, I would like to add Christianity to the list of religions that need to go. In fact I would like to add all the religions to that list. Any religion that claims it is peaceful is full of shit. Why? Because at one time or another someone has used religion as an excuse to kill. Yeah, even Buddhists. Don't believe me? Go read a history book on Sri Lanka.

Bullcompleteapoligist shit.

This is the 21st century, not some medieval town with people whose average lifespan is 30 and IQ less.

You, InBlack, are part of the problem with bullshit statements like that. Typical liberal bullshit that I can't fucking stand.

Why is everyone that disagrees with you a liberal.
I mean, you called Cutter a liberal, and that guy has spewed so much hate against so many different ethnic groups. And now you're calling InBlack liberal.

Is this the ultimate insult to you? If someone doesn't like your favorite restaurant, are they liberal? If you like Nickelback and someone else prefers Tupac, are they liberal? If you watch The Big Bang Theory and someone else thinks it's nowhere near as good as Archer, are they liberal?

Is that just the go-to you use for anyone with a different opinion than yours?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 8, 2015, 13:04 Beamer
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 11:16:
Only 68% huh??? LOL. Like that's a small number? ios 8 was released way after Windows 8 and Windows 8 only has a pitiful 12+ % market share. Now, that's something to cry about. Only 68%? LOL!!!

Uh... you realize that iOS is a free update and your phone nags you to complete it, whereas Windows 8 is not a free update and no one asks you to install it.

So... yeah.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 7, 2015, 19:32 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:14:
I believe the FBI, hows bout you?

Well, can you give me one reason why the US would lie about something like this?

What people keep saying is:
1) To enhance spying. But that works as well without risking an international incident
2) To make NK look bad. But NK does that on a near-hourly basis without us pointing fingers
3) To start a war with NK. But we're already in the middle of a war we can't pull out of, does anyone think the government really wants another war in an entirely different part of the world, right at China's doorstep?


There's really no good reason the US would blame NK. Nothing to gain, not just for the huge risk of being proven wrong about something so major but even if they knew it could never, ever be proven otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
10. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 7, 2015, 19:30 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:17:
I guess Valve should've been working on Half-Life 3 instead of <insert random thing here> department.

What I'm getting out of this though is the term, as he said is dead, but Valve is still pushing their controller and Steam OS on different living room pc things.

Yes. No one else is really reading. The name is dead, not the product.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
53. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2015, 16:50 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 16:43:
You guys are wasting your time, he has no original thoughts on the matter, just whatever was gurgled up on talk radio. He wants to talk at you, not with you. Actually understanding and discussing the issues requires a level of rational thought he clearly isn't capable of given his extreme zeal in resisting it. You will be better off talking politics with a house pet.

What's that Sparky? Ruff ruff you dont like Obama? You're so cute!

I've been down this road with him before. He'll say something and never, ever source it or follow through on it. I'll respond with links to numbers from the census or sources in the media and he'll respond with, at best, Breitbart. At best.

Here he thinks giving a post detailing voting history proves his point, but his point isn't about how she voted, it's about why. He said she's the worst ever because she votes based on stupidity. A mere voting record doesn't prove this.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Creative Director Joins Robot
7. Re: Borderlands Creative Director Joins Robot Jan 7, 2015, 15:00 Beamer
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 22:14:
Why the hell would they turn a decent series like OMD into F2P garbage?

Will nothing be free of this F2P/P2W taint?

Robot Entertainment was one of my favourite devs too.

This post is pretty much hysteria.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
45. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2015, 14:25 Beamer
 
We're floundering like lost children?

And is this the same guy a few posts ago complaining about insults?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 12:38 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 11:16:
Julio wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 05:14:
Diversity is just racism and sexism against the white male in a politically correct sounding term.

But the entire system is set up for the white male to achieve above anyone else.
Yes, not every white male benefits from this fully or equally, but Julio, why is nearly every single position of power in this country occupied by white males?

Are white males smarter and better leaders, or is the system designed to push them farther than others?

The Atlantic had an article about race in the educational system. To probably no one's surprise, on a level playing field, Asian-Americans clean up academically. A study found that when shown that Asian-Americans were admitted at double their proportion, white study participants abandoned support for objective admissions standards and switched their support to subjective criteria like leadership or community involvement.

To put it succinctly, diversity in academic admissions usually ends up discriminating against Asian-Americans, not white guys.

Academically Asian Americans do tend to outperform. Why?
In large part due to their family support structures. I grew up in an area with more than a handful of Asian students, and their families pushed them like none other. The stereotype is often true there - the family puts a higher emphasis on academic performance than the average family of another race, and that results in higher performance overall.

Then comes the real world.
We all know Asians are succeeding. Business schools are full of them. 20% of Harvard is Asian (arguably an upper-limit, as it's reportedly harder to get into Harvard as an Asian than anything else.)
So where are the Asian senators or CEOs? Why is it that Asians succeed supremely throughout school but then get surpassed by white people in the real world?

Is there something about them culturally that doesn't let them achieve, or are they often overlooked for white people?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
41. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2015, 12:34 Beamer
 
Just one case she clearly botched so horribly she could be considered one of the worst of all time.

Just one. Not even a preponderance of the evidence that she's the absolute worst of all time, just one case that demonstrates that, if all cases were exactly like that, she'd be in even the bottom 10%.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 7, 2015, 11:58 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 11:53:
"A Warcraft film should not be about a good race of humans battling an evil race of orcs! Warcraft should be about heroes on both sides trying to avoid a conflict, when villains leave them no choice… I hope that with our film, the audience will get a chance to see past the Horde/Alliance divide and recognize the heroes on BOTH sides!"

Well that's at least an encouraging sign, of course actually delivering is another story.

Sounds like Dawn of the Prequel to the Rise of the Sequel of the Planet of the Apes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 11:16 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 05:14:
Diversity is just racism and sexism against the white male in a politically correct sounding term.

But the entire system is set up for the white male to achieve above anyone else.
Yes, not every white male benefits from this fully or equally, but Julio, why is nearly every single position of power in this country occupied by white males?

Are white males smarter and better leaders, or is the system designed to push them farther than others?
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Creative Director Joins Robot
5. Re: Borderlands Creative Director Joins Robot Jan 7, 2015, 11:10 Beamer
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 08:39:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 06:16:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 02:55:
F2P and P2W are not synonymous. DotA2 is F2P and the only things you can buy are cosmetic items. As with all things, it's a matter of implementation.
Exactly. It comes down to the implementation, though admittedly Valve is about the only company to get it right.

So it's about implementation but most developers are crap at implementing it. That pretty much equates to the same thing.

I have no confidence that OMD 3 will ever get made. An F2P game from a small company doesn't leave a whole lot of room for separate development projects.

If we see an OMD 3, it will probably mean that Unchained failed. Selling trinkets, XP boosts and OP weapons for a game you already made is way easier than producing a new game. Once they get a taste of that easy money, I don't see them clamoring to make a better single player version of the multiplayer game they are milking for micro-transactions.

I disagree with everything you're saying, for a few reasons:

1) Yes, F2P often sucks. I honestly haven't even played any P2W games, but I have played some P2P ones, meaning that they hit the point that you literally can't do something, even fail, without either waiting upwards of a week or paying. But some companies do it right. If it's a company with a history of doing things well, why start panicking on forums and declaring them dead before you see anything at all? Why do games forums have so much endless hysteria?

2) Paul Hellquist is a huge name. Huge. But OMD:U is about to be released. Simple math means that he can't contribute much to it, but he's almost certainly getting a huuuuuuuge paycheck. They hired him for a project, and it isn't OMD:U. So, then, they have something very big planned, very very big, regardless of how OMD:U performs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 7, 2015, 11:03 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 09:48:
Considering that the movie was released for free on the internet Id say that's raking it in.

Considering that most online distributors are taking a higher percentage than theaters would, the movie made less online than it was expected to in theaters, and the movie still had a full marketing budget, no, it's still deep in the red.
 
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