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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2014, 14:19 Beamer
 
EvilGrouse wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 13:39:
Garner's dead? Shit! One of the last great ones has moved on.

I was certain he died about 10 years ago. Certain. I could have sworn the maverick movie aired a few times due to his passing.
 
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News Comments > Next DOOM Details Next Year
22. Re: Next DOOM Details Next Year Jul 19, 2014, 19:52 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2014, 18:08:
I get it. First impressions are important. And QCon is a friendly and forgiving audience. So what you feel like showing to superfans you might not want to release to the general public. The Internet isn't prone to nuanced analysis and opinion. Still I'm curious.

Yup, what they did is very smart and I think very reasonable.

I don't have much faith in the game being fantastic. I didn't play Rage (it's still in shrink wrap for the 360), and I despised Doom 4. Despised.

But I think they way they went about this video is smart, I think that not releasing something so early to the internet makes absolute sense, and I can't deny being marginally more interested in the game after seeing some of the comments people have posted here regarding it. Marginally, but that's better than nothing.
 
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5. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2014, 22:54 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 22:25:
Beamer wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 21:36:
Did you just link to a couple of poorly made YouTube conspiracy vids, one arguing all queda doesn't exist?

They say there is no such thing as a dumb question, but that was one. Pretty funny labeling what I linked as "conspiracy" though (and I know exactly what you are implying), even though its fact that guy is a criminal. He was behind arming the creation of "Al Qaeda" (aiding and abetting extremists, aka a crime, aka state sponsored terrorism). In a court of law, if you didn't know, a conspiracy is a planned crime by two or more people. If you want an example: Bush and Co planned and lied about reasons to go to war in Iraq, citing "WMD's and Al-Qaeda Supported by Saddam," both of which were lies (Fact), therefore conspiracy to commit a [war] crime.

Soon people will start dismissing history and say that Caesar wasn't killed by a conspiracy - it was a all hoax, he choked on some fruit!

But I'll let that one pass since you don't understand the irony of the title of that documentary, mostly because the documentary is not that extremists under the banner of that name do not exist, its that the name itself was made up by Brzezinski and Friends. What would you like me to link to you for easy information access on the person I am discussing?

Mika is an imbecile, because her father is one too. It runs in the family.

Ug.
1) But you did. You did link to a bunch of poorly made conspiracy videos. You know, if you want to be taken seriously, link to something more academic and not made by someone anonymous
2) I tend to know what happens in courts of law, given that I have a JD
3) Typically, in order to be dubbed a criminal, you must be convicted
4) Typically, if you accuse someone of a crime, you ought to let us know what crime he committed. "War crimes" is impossibly vague
5) That said, while accusing someone of "war crimes" is vague, the actual term isn't vague. State sponsored terrorism is not a war crime. If you're going to USE THE FUCKING TERM, you should know what it means.
6) It's also worth noting that typically the "winner" defines the war crimes. He was the winner, no? It's very hard to convict someone of a war crime when they won. This is why it will never happen to Bush. Who will stand against him? All the powers that might were with him at the time, charging in next to him. And the case against Bush having committed a crime against the peace is much, much higher than the case against this guy. State sponsored terrorism? If the US could be convicted of that, we'd all be in jail. So would France, for, you know, aiding and abetting the US during the Revolutionary War. Or did you forget that? But we won, right, so no one was going to prosecute France for it
7) Furthermore, "aiding and abetting" is US criminal law, not international. You're trying to say a guy violated international law by citing US law. That's pretty bad. It's like everyone else that feels US law should dictate the world
8) Seriously, though, if you're going to use a specific term, at least use it right


If you want to link to something other than a rambling 9 minute video by some anonymous nutbag, please do. And please note that I'm not saying he's a nice guy that deserves praise, that he isn't a scumbag, that he didn't deceive the nation, or that his daughter isn't an imbecile.
What I am saying is that linking to poorly made YouTube videos as evidence of anything other than something caught on film (e.g., here we have proof that this seagull stole a bag of Doritos.) is a bad, bad decision. No one wants to watch a 9 minute YouTube video full of text or some guy rambling. Link to articles. Text. Something written by someone putting his name out there. Or link to documents that have facts. You're linking to conjecture.
Also, don't use the term "war crimes," if what you are accusing of is not technically a war crime.

Basically, while you may be right, it's hard to tell because you're oversimplifying, using incorrect terminology, and linking to the worst possible sources to link to.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2014, 21:36 Beamer
 
Did you just link to a couple of poorly made YouTube conspiracy vids, one arguing all queda doesn't exist?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 15:12 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 14:31:
I think it's supposed to be mostly a joke article, but some things are actually true.

Those tiny fucking pin connectors are ALWAYS a goddamn nightmare to get working, because the stupid picture in the manual is always turned upside down, or mirrored, and then - is +, and the abbreviations they use make no sense and ... aarrrggghhh. I've probably spent more time on those damn pins than on most of the other stuff.

And there is indeed always one game that I run where I expect it to be going 900 fps, and it'll get me 40. Which is like 5 more than I had on my old machine. And it makes me want to fucking kill something.

Ha. Inevitably, firing up the new machine is amazing until you load a game, and then it's "I just paid $1200 for this?"

I think some of their point are fine. Any time you finally decide what to buy you'll have some jackass telling you it's fine but you should have bought THIS! No one has a clue what they're doing with thermal paste and it hardly seems to matter. Lots of the pins are terrible. I've never had static issues or missing screw issues, but I always seem to end up needing a cable I'm missing, or a longer cable than I have. The cable will be half an inch too short and I can't figure out a way to route it to make it and still be able to close the case.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2014, 13:43 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 13:02:
Axis wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 10:34:
I'm not a huge Mario Kart fan, didn't buy it.

Next game I *really* want on the Wii U is the new Super Smash Bros, my kids played that to death.

I played the heck out of Melee, but never owned a Wii so never got good at Brawl. When I played it a friend's, though, it just felt off. I couldn't get the hang of it.

Hoping the Wii U's version is a return to form. It'd be another reason to pick up the system.

I disliked Brawl, but only played it briefly. It didn't feel as dynamic.
But, I should point out, I was a c-stick slammer. My entire game was based around beating people up then slamming the c-stick. I know that, in tournaments, this is considered bad, dumb, or even forbidden, but in my group of friends it just made me dominant. Especially with Marth. C-stick slamming Marth was unstoppable.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
29. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 12:49 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 12:08:
short sighted leadership. Hopefully this type of example will lead to less of this in the future instead of more.

I fail to see much of the "short sighted leadership" you're mentioning, and I don't know what could have been done different.

Can you elaborate? What could Microsoft have done differently? What do you want them to do with all the support staff they picked up from Nokia? There's literally no work for them to do, because someone in Microsoft was already doing the same work. And the remaining Nokia Corporation didn't need them because it sold off the business unit they worked in.

I agree that there's stupid PR drivel being spewed out, but you can thank people suing corporations that laid them off for that - every single tiny non-meaningful thing said has been cleared by legal to make sure it leaves nothing they can be sued for. It's extremely hard to fault a company for saying meaningless bullshit when the alternative is to say something meaningful then get sued for it.

But I don't see many of these layoffs being due to "short sighted leadership," and I don't see a way to avoid laying people off after mergers. Every company has support staff - people that eat revenue without adding to it. In general, these people make it hard to start a company, because you need someone in HR/Communications/Marketing/Finance/IT, but as the company grows they scale nicely, meaning that one IT guy can cover a network of 100 employees as competently as he can cover a network of 5 employees. When two companies merge, suddenly the HR people, the IT admins, the finance report-makers, the marketing teams, all find themselves, well, redundant. In the future, that won't change. That will never change. If you're not part of what makes a company worth buying, you will be at risk when your company is bought. The engineers stay. The product design guys stay. The UI guys stay. The finance guys, the IT guys, the marketing guys, the HR guys, etc., they all find themselves in a bad spot.

No one is happy about it, but Microsoft took on 30,000 new employees. They had been about 100,000 employees before that. That growth is enormous. You can't expect them to keep them all.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Jul 18, 2014, 11:16 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 08:31:
Why is Weird Al spoofing pop hits?? What's the world come to when Weird Al is spoofing... oh.... this just in, he's always done that.

Today's shallow pop music is no worse than yesterday's shallow pop music, and equally deserving of parody.

Yeah, but of course there's someone here whining that today's pop hits are worse than the ones he grew up with. And this generation is lazier than his. And movies are worse. And the video game suck. And get off his lawn! He's not getting old and in his own rut and out of touch with the younger crowd, it's their fault! It's not his, he's a perfect individual. Kids suck!

Also, I'd imagine most people here know Fancy. I hardly watch TV and I know the song. It's in some commercial I heard about 100 times while having a Harry Potter movie on in the background while playing Civ4 on Sunday. No lie, every commercial break. Only reason I know what it is, but if it was played that often on Sunday I'm guessing it's played fairly often on every channel.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
27. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 11:15 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 09:48:

Literally one user said that, no one else.

In the other thread people said it, and here I believe it's implied in their discussion of "incompetence." People don't like Microsoft products here, so they extrapolate out that people must not like it everywhere and both revenues and the stock price must be plummeting. Not true.

What is true?
1) Microsoft had about 100,000 employees, then took on another 30,000 in an acquisition. That's too many, and most of those are marketing and beancounters whose jobs are already being done by someone at Microsoft
2) A new CEO came in and he's changing the strategy. Some of the concepts being worked towards by the old CEO don't make sense to him, and he'd like to clear house. You can somewhat call this incompetence. XES was certainly an incompetent decision to build, and with Mattrick and Ballmer gone, no surprise no one believes in it and it's being shuttered
3) Whenever you have a large layoff for understandable reasons (again, like laying off a redundant marketing team picked up in an acquisition), it's a good time to do a sweep through of the people you have sitting in cubes that no one wants to work with, be it through incompetence or through bad attitude. These are occasionally just people the boss dislikes, but usually people everyone kind of dislikes because working with them is problematic. They're not quite bad enough to fire, but not someone anyone wants around. Every company has people like this. Layoffs represent a good time to clear this


There are definitely some people going due to managerial incompetence, but it's probably less than 10%. It sucks for those that got hired and moved to Seattle for something that's getting cleaned out in this (I know of a guy that moved here from LV over the winter, which is still better than a current coworker of mine who went to work at P&G out of undergrad, moved to Texas, and was told the entire office was closing at the end of the week... on his first week. His first week! "Well, people would have been suspicious if you didn't start," his idiot, uncreative, now-former boss explained.) It sucks for those that worked at Nokia and had great jobs they probably did a great job at but now no longer have a job function, because someone in Seattle was already doing their responsibilities, and are now unemployed. I feel less bad about the dead weight being kicked out. Every single one of us can think of at least two people we deal with at work that we think the company would be better off without.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 01:13 Beamer
 
walrus1 wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 00:23:
Redmask wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 22:38:
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:38:
How dare a company fire people! You should have your job until you don't want it anymore or are deemed incompetent! These evil fucks and their changing staffing needs.

That unimpressive hyperbole misses the point. That's a lot of fucking jobs lost for a company whose mistakes have arguably been management related. They certainly have the right to fire people but that doesn't mean people have to like it or that they can't criticize it.

Our corporate overlords demand that we remain silent and buy without question.

Seriously 18,000 people that's eighteen thousand people just got fired due mostly to both Nokia and Microsoft's incompetencey. Yet Microsoft's stock went up today. This is very wrong!

But
it
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incompetency



It's like shouting at a mountain or something here. No matter how many times you point out that Microsoft isn't doing this due to their incompetency, people that haven't looked into it at all make that assumption and spew it all over the internet.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jul 17, 2014, 23:33 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 20:57:
Why is Weird Al spoofing that? This generation of shallow, empty, vacuous kids who celebrate style over substance is nothing that should be promoted. If anything those idiotic kids are guaranteed to be the next generation of career fast-food workers. It's just a shame so much tax money has to be wasted on them.

Yeah, because the guy that spoofed Madonna, New Kids on the Block and Ridin' Dirty cares about whether the songs are shallow.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 17, 2014, 22:44 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 22:38:
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:38:
How dare a company fire people! You should have your job until you don't want it anymore or are deemed incompetent! These evil fucks and their changing staffing needs.

That unimpressive hyperbole misses the point. That's a lot of fucking jobs lost for a company whose mistakes have arguably been management related. They certainly have the right to fire people but that doesn't mean people have to like it or that they can't criticize it.

But most of these jobs won't be for that reason.
People keep acting like this is due to Windows 8 sales. It isn't. It's due to them acquiring 30,000 new employees in a merger. They do not need 30,000 new employees. Like I keep stating, Nokia is bringing a large WP marketing team. WP already has a marketing team, why would it need to be much larger? It brings in new accountants. One accountant can cover an awfully large amount of businesses, so why would they need more?
And, in the process, it gives them opportunity to make more layoffs, and most of these will be people considered dead weight that someone has been itching to lay off for a while (sometimes this is fair, sometimes it isn't, but employees are usually aware of this and a bit disgruntled and not a fun person to have a cube/office near), and a small amount will be due to bad management decisions (like XES.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
54. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2014, 22:39 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 20:33:
Beamer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 20:12:
Axis wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 20:04:
Beamer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 19:03:
I've given you plenty of substnace to respodn to, as well. Do you want to deny that the wealth inequality caused the Great Depression?

As for your ideals, I said that you think that rich people work harder than other people. Which always cracks me up, because you must find yourself incredibly lazy.

But I'll source that for you:
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 22:24:
Most successful people work smart, or hard. Most unsuccessful people don't. There are exceptions, but that's black and white unbiased truth.

I'm not sure how you define monetary success, but I'd wager very, very few on this board are actually successful. Not in the eyes of our government's economic policy. Apparently you think we're all people that work neither smart nor hard.

Helpful hint: you aren't successful. If you aren't making at least half a million a year, at least, you aren't successful. You wouldn't be invited to Mitt Romney's fundraisers (nor to Obamas.) The economic policies that I support wouldn't negatively impact you. If you lost your job and couldn't find work for over a year, something very possible at your age and your skill level (true of nearly anyone in their late 40s and above) you could find yourself needing welfare assistance. Somehow you think you're closer to the Warren Buffets of the world than the 45 year old single mom working as a Walmart greeter and a McDonald's cashier while raising 3 kids.

You aren't. Not a single person on this site is. But that 45 year old single mom undoubtedly works significantly harder than every single person here and probably harder than every single billionaire in this country (a third of which inherited their money.)

This is gold, pure gold man. You just proved my last line that you can't "understand", and proved how absolutely out of touch you are with reality at the same time. Not successful unless you're making 500k a year, Parental duties vs career, just one laugh after another with you.


And you proved your inability to add content to a discussion.

Facts. Even basic justification for your opinions. You have none at all.

You probably don't get it. You think being poor means someone is stupid or not working hard. And you don't realize that, in the eyes of the people spending the money on the laws, you're a poor, classless nitwit. You fail to understand the meaning of "success," in the eyes of our economic policy. You fail to realize how much everything is being twisted to help the superwealthy, and you keep supporting it, because you're stupid enough to think your $70k/year is "successful."

You still stuck on that "prove it"? Just another sheep dolt and you think you've found the cryptonite that the same few keep using, snoozefest here bro it ain't working - same can be said about everyone in every post.

But if I were entertaining... What facts exactly are you seeking? You want me to scour your posts to show how you've contradicted yourself over and over again with regards to you being more pro "Capitalism" than everyone here (aside from being contradictory in many areas of your "expertise")? Go right ahead, no one gives a shit so I won't waste my time, but it certainly is there for the dedicated researcher!!

Or wait! I see... Maybe you mean the same "Facts" that you provide, where you deduce your own false "facts" about others then attempt to high-road trounce them with lame ass examples like you did in your last "gold" thread. I'll pass, I respect others time.

Ug. Seriously, man, you're buzzwords without substance. You talk in circles. You exaggerate (I never said "more than everyone else.")

I add facts. I link to numbers. And sorry, "bro," you aren't successful. You get in hissy fits when I say the top marginal tax bracket (which I still don't think you understand) should be incredibly high. You act like it's an affront to you, when in reality it would help people like you. You spend so much time defending the top 0.5% as if you matter to them. As if you're more like them than those on welfare.

And your posts, much like this one, never have substance. Ever. When asked for it, you talk in circles. Again, just search my history and see how often I've linked to hard census or IRS numbers, direct from their websites. You never do. When asked for data, you just use a term like "sheep dolt." And somehow you think this makes you intelligent. You have a local government job making under six figures with a mid-tier bachelors but you think you're part of the nation's elite. You think you're better than people in poverty. You don't realize how amazingly close to it you are, and that people like Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers are trying their hardest to make sure they keep as much of the income and wealth in this nation as possible and you get as little as they are forced to turn over to you.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 17, 2014, 21:32 Beamer
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 20:34:
Beamer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 15:47:
XES never made much sense. I mean, don't get me wrong, it would be the most fun project at Microsoft to work on, but TV shows tied to one platform just seems like a losing prospect.

Unless I'm misremembering, and you didn't need Gold, or an XBox, to watch them. But if it was tied specifically to both Xbox and to Gold it would never have a large enough audience. Even if just Xbox, or Gold and watchable on any Windows machine, sounds too limited.

Even still, it's something that Microsoft really had no expertise in. At least Sony can piggyback off of their television and film studios to get original video content - Microsoft was in a position where they basically had to chase after promising projects with huge sums of cash to get them to come on board. Guess somebody high up realized that wasn't particularly a winning proposition.

Netflix had no experience and seems to be doing just fine.
Amazon had no experience and seems to... not be doing particularly well. I dunno, I never watched their shows.

I think the issue is really about audience. I can't see it being possible to get the audience needed to sustain a show when you limit yourself to Xbox owners.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
52. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2014, 20:12 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 20:04:
Beamer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 19:03:
I've given you plenty of substnace to respodn to, as well. Do you want to deny that the wealth inequality caused the Great Depression?

As for your ideals, I said that you think that rich people work harder than other people. Which always cracks me up, because you must find yourself incredibly lazy.

But I'll source that for you:
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 22:24:
Most successful people work smart, or hard. Most unsuccessful people don't. There are exceptions, but that's black and white unbiased truth.

I'm not sure how you define monetary success, but I'd wager very, very few on this board are actually successful. Not in the eyes of our government's economic policy. Apparently you think we're all people that work neither smart nor hard.

Helpful hint: you aren't successful. If you aren't making at least half a million a year, at least, you aren't successful. You wouldn't be invited to Mitt Romney's fundraisers (nor to Obamas.) The economic policies that I support wouldn't negatively impact you. If you lost your job and couldn't find work for over a year, something very possible at your age and your skill level (true of nearly anyone in their late 40s and above) you could find yourself needing welfare assistance. Somehow you think you're closer to the Warren Buffets of the world than the 45 year old single mom working as a Walmart greeter and a McDonald's cashier while raising 3 kids.

You aren't. Not a single person on this site is. But that 45 year old single mom undoubtedly works significantly harder than every single person here and probably harder than every single billionaire in this country (a third of which inherited their money.)

This is gold, pure gold man. You just proved my last line that you can't "understand", and proved how absolutely out of touch you are with reality at the same time. Not successful unless you're making 500k a year, Parental duties vs career, just one laugh after another with you.


And you proved your inability to add content to a discussion.

Facts. Even basic justification for your opinions. You have none at all.

You probably don't get it. You think being poor means someone is stupid or not working hard. And you don't realize that, in the eyes of the people spending the money on the laws, you're a poor, classless nitwit. You fail to understand the meaning of "success," in the eyes of our economic policy. You fail to realize how much everything is being twisted to help the superwealthy, and you keep supporting it, because you're stupid enough to think your $70k/year is "successful."
 
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48. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2014, 19:03 Beamer
 
I've given you plenty of substnace to respodn to, as well. Do you want to deny that the wealth inequality caused the Great Depression?

As for your ideals, I said that you think that rich people work harder than other people. Which always cracks me up, because you must find yourself incredibly lazy.

But I'll source that for you:
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 22:24:
Most successful people work smart, or hard. Most unsuccessful people don't. There are exceptions, but that's black and white unbiased truth.

I'm not sure how you define monetary success, but I'd wager very, very few on this board are actually successful. Not in the eyes of our government's economic policy. Apparently you think we're all people that work neither smart nor hard.

Helpful hint: you aren't successful. If you aren't making at least half a million a year, at least, you aren't successful. You wouldn't be invited to Mitt Romney's fundraisers (nor to Obamas.) The economic policies that I support wouldn't negatively impact you. If you lost your job and couldn't find work for over a year, something very possible at your age and your skill level (true of nearly anyone in their late 40s and above) you could find yourself needing welfare assistance. Somehow you think you're closer to the Warren Buffets of the world than the 45 year old single mom working as a Walmart greeter and a McDonald's cashier while raising 3 kids.

You aren't. Not a single person on this site is. But that 45 year old single mom undoubtedly works significantly harder than every single person here and probably harder than every single billionaire in this country (a third of which inherited their money.)
 
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47. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2014, 18:54 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:47:
Not sure why Beamhole keeps bringing me up all the time and throwing out made-up ideals he thinks I posses, but it's humorous occasionally.

But that's what he does, that King of Capitalism! Just make something up, then go on a tirade about it! And it works, always the same few dopeyass sheep ready to hop on the TrollTrain!


I have no clue what most of the remainder of your post means, because you never, ever cite anything. But, for the first part, it's pretty obvious that you bring me up at least as often. Just scroll down this thread and look at which of us was the first to not only address the other but make a condescending comment.

As for your ideals, you routinely make them obvious.
As for your arguing tactics, for the love of god, learn how to cite things. You never, ever do that. Ever. Whether it's linking to numerical data (which I've often done to you), or simply pointing out specifically what you are whining about when you say things like "make something up," you never cite anything.

Please, please, please cite things if you're going to make an argument against it. Random, general, blanket arguments make you look very dumb.
 
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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 17, 2014, 18:46 Beamer
 
Tom wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 17:59:
It's like there's a competition among corporate suits to see who can sound the douchiest.

You understand it's the corporate communications department, not the executives themselves, writing these messages, and they're doing it heavily under the eye of legal, right?
 
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6. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 17, 2014, 18:26 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:23:
Let's spend millions creating original TV content for the xbox platform that'll be up on a torrent as soon as it's released.

I don't see how that's relevant. It doesn't stop HBO, Netflix, FX, etc.

There are plenty of flaws with the idea, but if "it'll be pirated" was considered a flaw, we wouldn't have any TV shows or video games.
 
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1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 17, 2014, 15:47 Beamer
 
XES never made much sense. I mean, don't get me wrong, it would be the most fun project at Microsoft to work on, but TV shows tied to one platform just seems like a losing prospect.

Unless I'm misremembering, and you didn't need Gold, or an XBox, to watch them. But if it was tied specifically to both Xbox and to Gold it would never have a large enough audience. Even if just Xbox, or Gold and watchable on any Windows machine, sounds too limited.
 
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