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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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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
109. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 12:35 Beamer
 
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:26:
Prez wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 11:47:
So you actually believe thousands upon thousands of scientists and doctors have all colluded to mislead the public on the link between autism and vaccines? Let's pretend for a minute that this was even possible - what would motivate so many people to lie? If they don't care that their lie is causing kids to have autism why would they care if the lack of herd immunity is causing kids to die from measles and other diseases? There isn't enough money in vaccinations for them to go through all this trouble. The problem with the vast majority of conspiracy theories is 1) they never explain the end game of those involved in a way that makes any sense whatsoever, and 2) they ignore the sheer impossibility of keeping such a thing covered up. They would literally have to coerce every single doctor and scientist who performs their own independent study to keep quiet or discredit them as a hack. It just isn't possible.

1. I honestly don't know what the end game is other than greed. If we take a step back from the vaccine and autism debate, look at the other vaccines that have caused harm. You have the most recent one of the HPV vaccine which has crippled teenagers! And lets not forget Bill and Melinda Gates getting in trouble for crimes against humanity. To which Bill Gates has said that vaccines are a great tool for population control.

2. As far as the coverup, you could look at the list of the dead scientists that have died under unusual circumstances.

As I've been saying, if the vaccines were deemed safe, then I would not have any problems with them.

What greed?

Who do you think is making money on vaccines, the majority of which are actually given out for free or next to no money? Hell, the flu vaccine is mostly free even in the US.
There are little to no profits in vaccines and the government has started paying drug companies more to do vaccines because so few bothered, given how little profit is in them.

I see people discuss the revenues of vaccines all the time, but fail to understand how businesses work. Revenue is great, but few companies actually survive on revenue alone. And, at some point, revenue is hard to grow. Shareholders and Wall Street look for margin.

Who is getting rich off of vaccines, and rich enough to buy off every doctor?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
105. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 12:21 Beamer
 
The best part is that the profit margins on vaccines are so thin that drug companies would be fairly happy to not have to produce them anymore.  
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. Feb 13, 2015, 11:06 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:30:
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:22:
No, they went after the sex with five guys, not the journalism part.

Kotaku disagrees. Then again since you still are quite disingenuous about Gamergate it doesn't surprise me you're still spewing the same stupid argument that has been debunked time and again.

Really? I feel you're oblivious about Gamergate. Like many, you ignore that horrible treatment and focus on things that are meaningless (indie games, where no one has any power) and ignore the important things (AAA devs and publishers, the only people involved in any of this with any power) and somehow focus your efforts on whining about SJWs, which has nothing to do with journalism or ethics.

If you want to chase "SJWs" out of games, that isn't journalism and it isn't ethics. It's solely being an ass that refuses to accept that it's time for the occasional game to have the occasional character that's occasionally not a straight white man. Half Life 2 did this wonderfully. Why is everyone so against more games being like Half Life 2? Because someone may fuck it up? So what? Most games have fucked up plots and characters now and you don't care too much. And why would we ever stop doing something good because there's a chance the occasional person would do it poorly? What kind of irrational fear is that?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
100. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 10:40 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 09:35:
You do realize that there is ZERO evidence that links Autism and other mental disorders to Vaccines. The MD and researcher who originally put forth the thesis, FAKED his research. I thought your child had some adverse effects, not someone who bought into the whole AUTIMS conspiracy bullshit....Christ....One guy fakes his research, and spawns a LEGION of vaccine deniers. ONE guy. A whole ARMY of scientists proves him wrong, he gets his MD license taken away and ends up in jail, yet no one takes notice.

You sir, and your ilk are definitely antiscience. Shameful.

This is what is so confusing. It's like walking around today telling people Brian William's heicopter was attacked.
 
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News Comments > AO Hatred Steam Listing Offers Specs
2. Re: AO Hatred Steam Listing Offers Specs Feb 13, 2015, 10:39 Beamer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:29:
The Intel and AMD processor requirements seem to be getting more and more strange in their disparity.

Comparable pricing, AMD just never went as low power.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Feb 13, 2015, 10:22 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 03:51:
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 23:22:
Leigh is laughing at you. And her "hissy fit" was over shit head gamers obsessing over a woman's sex life with five guys.

Fuck anyone who said "burgers and fries." Games are better without assholes like that.

Actually, she hasn't realized that she's sleeping in the bed she created. Much like Kotaku and Polygon didn't until they both got dragged in and smeared by their own narrative. Then again, that's the "privileged" person who goes on globe-trotting trips to insult and be racist in other peoples countries.

Oh it wasn't the sex life people cared about, you should know that by now Beamer. It's the favors, collusion, and pro-quid-pro coverage. You know, like just what happened with IGN and Ubisoft(you can thank gamergate for bringing that one to light too). See, what you continue to fail to grasp is that instance was the trigger that had been boiling for nearly 20 years and people simply had enough. I can dig up dozens of articles from 2000-2010 calling out the same shit.

And don't worry if the joke flies over your head, but I'm sure if the sexes were reversed you'd be laughing.

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.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 23:22 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 22:33:
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 17:23:
I can find plenty of similar critiques about movies, tv, and music. And they don't receive this kind of tantrum in response. And the people throwing those tantrums get demonized, not every "hardcore gamer."

Forgetting something? They created that narrative and the media jumped all over it, causing them to throw their hissy fits. And that of course is just one more of many.

Leigh is laughing at you. And her "hissy fit" was over shit head gamers obsessing over a woman's sex life with five guys.

Fuck anyone who said "burgers and fries." Games are better without assholes like that.
 
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