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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
21. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 6, 2014, 19:11 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 19:08:
Julio wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 18:45:
There's no need for piracy to know if a game is crap. But it's a nice attempt to justify piracy.

Bullshit. Keep fucking that high horse you're on.

No, he's right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 6, 2014, 15:59 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 15:39:
Do you watch MMA fighting and say "I could take any one of these guys if I had a gun."

Actually I've said exactly that watching MMA before!


Well, it's probably true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Angry Birds Aug 6, 2014, 14:27 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 14:11:
It's strange that Rovio are licensing anything to Hartz. Did they independently come up with the same name and art direction and then somehow get the manufacturer of an existing toy of the same name and style to pay them to make toys with this name and style? That doesn't add up.

There must have been a deal between Rovio and Hartz at some point to buy or license AB from Hartz to Rovio, only for them to decide that there's a new market for toys and get together again to license AB back to Hartz.

If that's the case, then this suit would be to establish that she is the rightful owner of the IP, which would be needed to go after Rovio.

Hartz had an Angry Birds line. Rovio separately came out with a different Angry Birds. Hartz had the trademark to the name for pet toys, and only pet toys, so it was natural for them and Rovio to synch.

Hartz did not have it for video games, so there was nothing that needed to transfer from Hartz to Rovio. There's also no evidence that they are linked. The name is the same, the artwork is similar, but the artwork is different and the name isn't the least generic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 6, 2014, 13:06 Beamer
 
Oh my god, that guy fills out the entire MRA bingo board. "Stop picking on me," "yeah, these may have been a problem, but look over there, people are starving!" etc.

I'll bet he wears a fedora.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2014, 12:41 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:51:
RIP twitch. Killed before it even had a chance to truly shine.

It's still alive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 6, 2014, 12:40 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 12:27:
Kevin Lowe wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 12:04:
InBlack wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:33:

Give me a mouse. And a keyboard. Ill give you an answer.
Any other equipment the rest of the players aren't using that you'd like?

Not much point crowing about your skills if you're not willing to play by the rules. If/when Destiny comes to the PC, you can have a mouse and keyboard. Until then, Bungie's game, Sony's platform, their rules, full stop.

Doesn't make it any less cute that these people consider this level of play to be at all "skillful".

It's like saying "This guy is a beast! He's #1 at fingerpainting! But UH UH! Doesn't matter if you're a real genius artist, you can't criticize his skills unless you're better than him at fingerpaiting!"

Oh for godssake. Between this and the "Waaah, Windows 8 threatens my genitals!" post.

Do you watch people at the Olympics and go "so what, that guy ran a mile in 4.5 minutes. I can drive it in 40 seconds." Do you watch MMA fighting and say "I could take any one of these guys if I had a gun."
 
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
6. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 6, 2014, 10:57 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 09:57:
The increasing Win 8 percentages are quite worrying...

How is it "quite worrying?" What impact does it have on you? Microsoft is already backtracking on some of the big changes, and anything it runs your version of Windows also runs.

The increasing paranoia amongst some posters is quite worrying. "People like something I don't, the world is ending!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Angry Birds Aug 5, 2014, 18:25 Beamer
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 17:42:
the game is still largely derived from her work and thus still entitles her to consideration. if she wins this, that's where the largest chunkachange is gonna come from.

Depends on how much Rovio has given Hartz. She has no real suit against Rovio. It doesn't matter that their work is derived from hers, hence why they're not in this lawsuit.

All she's suing for his her cut of the revenue Hartz made from the deal with Rovio - 2.5%. Rovio didn't license AB from Hart, Hartz licensed it from them, therefore no money went from Rovio to Hartz, and it was Hartz that she had a contract with.

It would be extremely difficult to get any cash from Rovio, which is why, at this point, she isn't even trying. In fact, the complaint is pretty clear that Rovio owns the patents and trademarks to everything not pet toys, but Hartz held it for pet toys based on her work, and this suit is solely related to pet toys.

She never claims Rovio based their ideas off of hers, she just claims that the pet toys fell under her preexisting contract. After she wins this, may she claim that Rovio ripped her off, that someone walked through a pet store, saw her toys, and used the art direction? Possibly, but good luck winning that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2014, 16:31 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 16:24:
Beamer wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 15:00:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 14:44:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 13:03:
a computer that takes 7 minutes to boot up must to ancient, maybe they need to upgrade them.

Not even an 8086 takes 7 minutes to boot up, from floppy yet.

I've had plenty of work laptops that take that long to reboot. New machines, but with all the security it takes them forever.
Hell, reawakening my current laptop from hibernation will take forever before it's usable. I should time it sometime. It's over five minutes before I can actually get into the browser. An actual reboot is usually faster, I think, since it isn't pushing 7 gigs of data back into the RAM, but not by much.

.. from Hibernation to browser... less than 3 seconds here... what.. how.. is 5 minutes even possible? Even my Ancient 486-DX2 66 booted way faster than 5 minutes. On a 20mb HDD held together by duct-tape. Heck my screen takes longer to "boot" than my PC

Mhh, thinking about it, what your laptop is likely doing is dumping RAM to disc and then shutting off, what you think is Hibernation is actually lowest level energy state possible, in which ram is not powered. On turning on, it loads the entire ram-file back into the ram, a process that can take VERY long indeed.

If so, shutting it OFF (properly) may be a lot faster....

Like I said, shutting off is faster, but it still takes forever to boot. It's faster now that the bios level security was disabled, but it's still an extremely long process of security and network confirmations. I'll time it next time I turn it off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2014, 15:00 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 14:44:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 13:03:
a computer that takes 7 minutes to boot up must to ancient, maybe they need to upgrade them.

Not even an 8086 takes 7 minutes to boot up, from floppy yet.

I've had plenty of work laptops that take that long to reboot. New machines, but with all the security it takes them forever.
Hell, reawakening my current laptop from hibernation will take forever before it's usable. I should time it sometime. It's over five minutes before I can actually get into the browser. An actual reboot is usually faster, I think, since it isn't pushing 7 gigs of data back into the RAM, but not by much.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research. Aug 4, 2014, 20:00 Beamer
 
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 19:55:
Internet commentary often wraps itself in hyperbole.

You mean the guy calling looking at Twitter evil, or the guy calling looking at Twitter an experiment?

At least one of them read the article. Lord knows the other didn't.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: 6 high tech movie facilities Aug 4, 2014, 15:25 Beamer
 
I always thought ED-209 took the stairs to the 100th floor...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Ice cream freak out. Aug 4, 2014, 15:22 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 15:15:
The comments under that article. Wow.

Newsflash, it ain't just cheap Wal-Mart ice cream peoples. Ben and Jerry's, Cold Stone, you name it, it probably has some sort of gum and cellulose. Haagen-Dazs is the only one I can name off-hand that doesn't.

Oh, they're using sawdust as filler! Holy Jesus, you are retarded. Hey, guess what is actually used as filler in ice cream? AIR! And you WANT filler, or your ice cream will have the consistency of gritty, frozen cream.

I grew up on a dairy farm, btw. We knew how to make excellent home-made ice cream. FYI, you can't do it with the cheap BS machines they sell at Target.

You realize B&J still melts, right? Some gum gives consistency, but it still melts.
Personally, I only buy gum-free ice cream. Usually the major grocery stores will have a few local pints. Those are what to go for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 4, 2014, 12:50 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 12:15:
Nintendo's indie broker Adelman quits.

Reading here, that's some pretty serious bullshit on nintendo's part, especially:

"When people started complaining that I wasn't active on Twitter anymore, it was suggested that a PR person could just post in my name. I thought that was about the worst idea I'd ever heard, so I left it as is and let the silence speak for itself."

While the trail of morons ruining their reputation and bringing grief to their company likely outweighs the number of people the have earned trust and become beloved, it happens. Major Nelson is beloved. Or was. I think he used to be somewhat honest and genuine, but think he's become a bit of PR machine. I don't pay attention, both assessments could be wrong, but people seemed to rabidly follow him.

Microsoft, in general, is often fairly good with people admitting shortcomings. At least on the Windows Phone side - Joe Belleflour is often pretty decent at admitting the flaws they're working to overcome. Maybe because they flaws are numerous, or maybe because it's one of the few areas they're willing to admit to being underdogs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2014, 12:15 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 11:37:
Why are the TV stations permitted to air this garbage? Just because they toss out a disclaimer before it, that somehow absolves them of any responsibility of it? If they're profiting from it - and they are - then they should share the responsibility and be liable. As bad as lawyers and politicians are there's no lower scum than people in marketing and advertising.



Again, watch the John Oliver. Part of it is because proving these claims are false is extremely costly, so no one can go after them easily right now. So they should prove their claims are true first, right?

It's easier to pay a ton of politicians to avoid this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2014, 10:27 Beamer
 
John Oliver did a big rant weeks ago on the supplement industry. Those gloves would fall into that rant. It was magnificent.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 13:52 Beamer
 
A friend, one of the only 2 or 3 I have on Steam, sent me a game yesterday because he was sick of always seeing me play FTL, XCOM or Civ4.

I went to reciprocate, which was problematic. He has 3,317 games on Steam. Do you know how hard it is to find one he doesn't own? You can't even really go to his games list and sort, because sorting that large a group freezes Steam.

How many does Prez have again?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
29. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 3, 2014, 13:50 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 05:15:
Beamer wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 23:19:
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I'd wager that site is the key to social life for these kids. Opting out is admitting you're a lost cause. But I know no one this age, so just a guess.

Because before that site kids had no social life?

Before that kids hung out at malls or strip malls. Have you been to one lately? The kids aren't there nearly as much. Mall revenues are plummeting in part because kids don't go there and hang out. Hell, even the percentage of kids with driver's license is falling, because having a car is no longer as important to kids.

But this doesn't really matter much to the point. It doesn't matter what kids were doing before an app like this, it matters what kids are doing with it. If almost every HS kid is using this as their primary means of socializing, then opting out is opting out of a social life. Again, it's like if you were a kid in the 80s or 90s and you got bullied at the mall, so you decided to stop going to the mall. Great, but if all your friends are at the mall, then what?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
13. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 3, 2014, 01:23 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 23:25:
Beamer wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 19:27:
How many people do you know that are "electronics hobbyists?"

Every electrical and mechanical engineer I've ever met, for starters. Everyone I've spoken to has either a Pi, Arduino or Beagle board that they have either one or more projects cooking on. Since there's only a few million of us in North America alone, yeah...that marketplace sure shrunk down to nothing God damned near overnight.

Yet, despite your fallacious assertions to the contrary, companies like Allied and Delta are still heavily investing in their core business and making money hand over fist.

Judging by the success of their competitors in their original market and RadioShack's very obvious demise, I'd say it's very defensible to say that RS' execs ARE fuckwits who did nothing but just chase trends for the sake of the short term bottom line.

Hmm.

1) Well, RS changed markets long before Pi, Arduino and Beagle. We're talking in the mid-late 90s. Unless they could see what would happen in 2012 and weather the 2000s with what they had, what good is telling us about Pi?

2) Pi and Arduino parts are almost exclusively sold online

3) Allied is a distributor that opened a webstore. Delta is basically Foxconn, also with a webstore. Neither of them have 4,000 locations to support

You got defensive over "nobody is doing this anymore." Fine. Nobody was doing this back when RS changed their structure and today the only people doing it are online only, in many cases also OEM manufacturers (Delta) and it is still meaningless because RS would still have had to closed thousands of stores to have made it this far. And, you know, changed their entire business model.

You guys seriously think enough people were buying circuit boards and speaker cable in the 2000s to support 4,000 stores? Are you insane?

"Judging by the success of their competitors." WHAT COMPETITORS?! Allied is basically Amazon - you can't walk down the street and wander into one. Delta manufacturers parts for Antec, they're absolutely not in the same business as RS. Both were previously suppliers of RS - B2C retail is not and was not their core business. Most other RS suppliers are long since dead.

"I like this hobby, therefore others do" is not enough to support 4,000 physical retail locations.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
13. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 2, 2014, 23:19 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 23:11:
Well to me there's a difference between being bullied at school, where the law says you have to be if your a teen, and being bullied on a site that you can voluntarily sign up for and leave as you please. I have a hard time understanding why anyone, young or old, would opt to allow themselves to be harassed and badgered instead of just leaving a place like Secret. School is another matter - the children don't have a choice whether or not to go.

I'd wager that site is the key to social life for these kids. Opting out is admitting you're a lost cause. But I know no one this age, so just a guess.
 
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