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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 13:18 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 13:16:
Also, is there an MS in every country now? Are they like ambassadors? Like VP's that don't make their quarterly earnings projections get sent to Microsoft Mongolia, where it's just an IBM 5150, a desk lamp without a bulb, a hay bale and a goat?


=-Rigs-=

You don't entirely get how global corporations work, eh?
You should talk to the guys here complaining about how expensive their games are in Australia - they can tell you all about it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 28, 2014, 18:11 Beamer
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 14:40:
I've met more than one highly intelligent person with very advanced degrees who are unable to find work in their field at at a decent pay rate. People become so specialized with PhDs that they all end up competing for the same 20 or 30 jobs. When there's a glut of PhDs it causing degree hiring inflation, which is even worse.

As an aside, I wish people would recognize that having a HS diploma is the same has having no diploma and fund free public education through to the level of at least an associate's or trade school education. Also, the stigma on trade work needs to be erased. There is nothing great about any white collar worker that sets him above a good plumber or welder.


A big part of it is that companies are no longer willing to train. They expect you to start able to do something. If you're a PhD, you probably can't do anything yet. Most, but not all, PhDs focus on theory, not application. Someone comes out, damn near brilliant in theory, but can't yet apply it.

Companies don't want to touch that with a 10 foot pole. That person demands a high salary but it will be some time before they're actually able to do anything worth it.

Short-sighted? Yes. It leads to ruts and stagnation, because they're not bringing in the bright-eyed people with fresh thought untainted by the corporate world.
But it's what they're doing. We're at a point worse than ever of being unable to get a job without experience, yet unable to get experience without a job. Corporations have basically ended any kind of formal training, and avoid as much as possible informal training. Have you proven you can do the job being asked? No. Then get fucked.

Like customer service, training was an easy thing to cut to reduce costs without it having an immediate impact on revenue. Again, short-sighted.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Trailer
3. Re: Far Cry 4 Trailer Sep 27, 2014, 14:07 Beamer
 
Yeah, this looks like it could be even more fun than FC3, and I really enjoyed FC3.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
68. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 20:16 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 16:59:
This is what everyone complaining about "SJWs" is fighting against - a couple more heroines, a few unusual gaming scenarios, and some better realized secondary characters.

The horror!

Actually, no it's not. Like, at all. If that's all you guys wanted you'd be quiet now, because you already have all that in spades. One has to look no further than yesterday's "On Sale" listing. A quick perusal of Steam or Desura yields dozens more such examples, if not hundreds. SJW's want that to be perceived as our platform because it is easily assailable. Alas, it isnt, nor was it ever.

And none of those are AAA games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
65. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 14:31 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 14:30:
*place standard bullshit reply HERE*

* place standard cop out because you have no real response HERE *
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
63. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 12:50 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 12:40:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 12:19:
I think this is really the best quote in the article"
When I look at the hate thrown at SJW (and indeed the hate thrown back, since I certainly wouldn't suggest that it goes all one way) I wonder what the hell it's all about. What do gamers think SJWs can actually do when it comes to games? Developers already have hundreds of clamoring voices, many of whom pay their wages, to listen to before internet critics. From a developer's point of view it's maybe getting a team to put a bit more thought into their female characters, from what they look like to who they are and how they relate to the game world (something I push for anyway.) We might get another couple of heroines, a few unusual gaming scenarios and some better realized female secondary characters. That's really it. And is that so bad?

This is what everyone complaining about "SJWs" is fighting against - a couple more heroines, a few unusual gaming scenarios, and some better realized secondary characters.

The horror!

oh, yeh? i thought they were complaining about the ridiculously overblown claims of harassment, exploitation, degradation, and all the other whiny "poor me" and prepube "i hate you!!" articles, videos, rants, etc.

you dont see that? HOW SHOCKING

The complaints about harassment came from people responding with "YOU'RE TRYING TO CENSOR MY GAMES YOU PSYCHO BITCH!"

The rest? You really haven't watched the Tropes, have you? It isn't saying "here are a bunch of games that are bad and need to never be made." It's saying "here are a bunch of trends that an enormous amount of popular games do that it would be nice if fewer games did."

That isn't censorship, that's asking for more thought and more strong female characters.

I'm sorry if the guy that has said, multiple times, that people supporting this are "bitches" or "psycho bitches" doesn't get the nuances of a gender discussion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
61. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 12:19 Beamer
 
I think this is really the best quote in the article"
When I look at the hate thrown at SJW (and indeed the hate thrown back, since I certainly wouldn't suggest that it goes all one way) I wonder what the hell it's all about. What do gamers think SJWs can actually do when it comes to games? Developers already have hundreds of clamoring voices, many of whom pay their wages, to listen to before internet critics. From a developer's point of view it's maybe getting a team to put a bit more thought into their female characters, from what they look like to who they are and how they relate to the game world (something I push for anyway.) We might get another couple of heroines, a few unusual gaming scenarios and some better realized female secondary characters. That's really it. And is that so bad?

This is what everyone complaining about "SJWs" is fighting against - a couple more heroines, a few unusual gaming scenarios, and some better realized secondary characters.

The horror!
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
55. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 10:38 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 10:14:
UHD wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 09:56:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 09:00:
Considering occupy was gutted from within by sjw's, and GG is refusing to let them control the narrative perhaps you're just reading into it far too much.

I love how SJWs are your bogeymen. They're everywhere, man, crawling out of the woodwork while you play DotA2 and disturbing your video game time. You can't get five minutes' peace without some SJW breaking into your house to call you a manhater. Seriously, the nerve!

You (and the few other whiteknights left here) clearly feel threatened by trying to diminish the argument with ad hominem nonsense. Run out the clock until people move on. But they aren't moving on because the majority is tired of hypocritical ideologues who find meaning in life by bullying others. Their biggest mistake was picking a fight with people who have the means to fight back. Deny. Deflect. Diminish. It's not working this time and you know it.

I wonder if you can even go back to ranting about Christianity, the Tea Party, banks, businesses, anything and everything related to America, or straight white males without everyone rolling their eyes in disgust. It's the same copy and paste rhetorical bullshit. Run to Kotaku or RPS or one of the other internet sanctuaries, because you're finished.

That's rich.
You're always whining about how these boogymen, be it "libtards" or "SJWs" or "white knights" or "victims" are trying to censor you or keep you down, even though none are.

Which is fun. Because you keep acting as if you're a victim of people that think they're victims.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
54. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 26, 2014, 10:37 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 09:00:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 22:27:
The guy I responded to in the quote you singled me out on said it was about reviews.

So you're changing goalposts. Nice.
No I'm not changing goal posts. It was people who jumped the gun and believe it was reviews--this is what happens when people don't research something. It was always about what I said, you don't want to believe that fine.

Then again, I *could* change the goal posts and be perfectly okay with it. After all the anti-gg side, has been doing nothing but that, right.

NKD wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 06:23:
No one even knows what they are arguing about or for anymore. Even here on Blue's trying to follow the conversation is nigh impossible. Are we arguing about sexism? Is it about de-facto censorship? Is it journalistic integrity? Is it global warming? Are CEOs paid too much? Coke vs. Pepsi?

This shit is more fractured and meaningless than Occupy Wall Street. Just another generic excuse for people to voice their favorite tangentially gaming-related gripe and rabble rabble rabble.

Face it, this issue is so muddied that no productive conversation can come out of it. None. It's been tainted, soiled, and ruined by everyone who wants to co-opt the conversation for their own agenda.
Considering occupy was gutted from within by sjw's, and GG is refusing to let them control the narrative perhaps you're just reading into it far too much.

Sorry man, here's how the conversation went.
Guy A: It's about reviews
Me: Can you show me a review that was tainted
You: BEAMER YOU IDIOT, IT'S NOT ABOUT REVIEWS!

I never even said it was, so getting angry at me for responding to someone is the very definition of changing goalposts. He set a goalpost. I responded to it. You freaked out at me for it. Not him, me. And moved the goalpost in doing so.
 
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12. Re: etc., etc. Sep 26, 2014, 10:31 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 10:18:
You know what sucks about being an artist? When phony feminists cowards tell you what you can and cannot do.

No one is telling them they can't. They're asking them to also be varied.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
40. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 23:40 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:32:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:28:
I thought #gamergate was fighting the media being too close?
People that think this is solely about the media: you probably should distance yourselves and use a new hashtag that doesn't have this kind of baggage dragged into it.

#Gamergate is many things to many people. No need to use a new hashtag, that dilutes the impact. Of course the other side would like us to do that...

This isn't a Godwin I swear, but learn from Hitler about fighting a way on two fronts.

You can split gamers into four quadrant. One access is how much they care about journalism, another is how much they care about supposed feminism. By making #gamergate just about one of those quadrants, you push away two others.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 23:38 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 23:09:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:28:
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:10:
If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.

Increasing minimum wage, increasing bus lines, ending corporate welfare, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, rent controls, ending racial profiling, legalizing same sex marriage and marijuana, reducing student debt and decreasing ties to Israel.

Sounds like a nightmare.

Sawant voted against the minimum wage resolution because it wasn't fast enough for her. For someone with a Ph.D. in economics she doesn't seem to have a good grasp of economic equilibrium.

Yeah, she supports increasing bus funding, just like the rest of the council.

"Corporate welfare" is a term that means dick all to anyone outside the extreme left. The rest of us call it "being realistic". It appeals to people who think the 70s Boeing bust was Seattle's greatest era.

Small businesses will need all the help they can get when the minimum wage increase starts up.

Rent control is illegal under the state Constitution. Ask poor people in San Francisco, Santa Monica, NYC and DC how well rent control has worked out for them. Or ask the people who voted down Boston's old rent control law.

Racial profiling is already illegal. Gay marriage is already legal, as is cannabis.

And just what the hell is she going to do about student debt as a Seattle city council member? Likewise with Israel, and on that last point, thanks for proving my point. Sawant is a glorified college student body politician. She is an embarrassment to a city that likes to pretend to be big.

You know, you're amazingly misinformed.

She didn't vote against the minimum wage, she ran on the platform, sponsored the bill, saw it win with a unanimous vote (which means she voted for it), then gave a victory speech.
So yes, she did vote for it because it was her idea. And it probably wasn't enough, because relative to inflation our minimum wage is far below where it was in the 1970s. For a guy without a Ph.D. in economics you really kind of seem like one.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
38. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 22:27 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 22:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:21:
Jesus, man. To quote Axis, "wrong."

Note the part where "to help sell that game."
Not a single person that reviewed Depression Quest is alleged to have slept with Zoe Quinn.

Or do you think it's just unconscionable that reviewers have sex with people that also make games, even if they never, ever review the games the people they have sex with make? Because there are hundreds of thousands of people that make games, and some of them have relations with people that cover games. It's true in every industry.
Wrong? Hardly. See, you're still stuck on "reviewed" which was never the issue. Rather it was "mention in the context of other titles, mainly at the start of an article." Or do you keep forgetting that?

Do you realize that in the world of real media that reviewers and sources don't bang each other. Or when they're "too close to a source" that they recuse themselves in it. You realize that doing anything like this in any other industry would be grounds for disciplinary action or outright dismissal.
The guy I responded to in the quote you singled me out on said it was about reviews.

So you're changing goalposts. Nice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 20:28 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:10:
If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.

Increasing minimum wage, increasing bus lines, ending corporate welfare, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, rent controls, ending racial profiling, legalizing same sex marriage and marijuana, reducing student debt and decreasing ties to Israel.

Sounds like a nightmare.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
31. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 19:28 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:17:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:01:
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:34:
the SJW crew trying to turn gaming into a bland, boring anti-male industry
Irrational, conspiratorial nonsense. You can't even point to any examples of how they've ruined anything.

Note I said they are "trying" not that they are "successful". After all that is what #Gamergate is fighting. Before calling something nonsense you might choose to read it?

I thought #gamergate was fighting the media being too close?


People that think this is solely about the media: you probably should distance yourselves and use a new hashtag that doesn't have this kind of baggage dragged into it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 19:17 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:14:
If they really want to maximize recycling, they'd make businesses do it. Much more effective and efficient collection as well. But given corporations run the government it's not going to happen.

You know, if you Google "Seattle business recycling," you'd see that they do make businesses do it.

But fact checking yourself before making an assumption and judgment is not going to happen. Eh, we all do it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
29. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:11:
harlock wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 11:23:
If this is who I'm making games for, it makes me wonder why the hell I should.

THEN FUCKING DONT!! good riddance, bitch

no, seriously... fuck off and go cry about it
Great job demonstrating Lewis's Law.

It's extraordinary that in a thread where this person has called someone a "bitch", there are other people trying to deny that this kind of attack even happens. MAYBE HARLOCK IS A FALSE FLAG ATTACK.

In another thread on this topic he called someone a "psycho bitch," but I don't think this is a crowd that feels those comments are rooted in misogyny or are harmful.
 
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24. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 18:21 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:16:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 16:46:

Can you direct me to a review written by someone Zoe Quinn slept with?
Still having problems reading huh? Note the part where "people who were writing reviews" not "banged them for reviews." Let's not forget that she was a literal nobody until she got mentioned by said individuals. Of course there are several other people who were sleeping with people they were writing about as well. But I'm sure none of that matters either.

Jesus, man. To quote Axis, "wrong."

Note the part where "to help sell that game."
Not a single person that reviewed Depression Quest is alleged to have slept with Zoe Quinn.

Or do you think it's just unconscionable that reviewers have sex with people that also make games, even if they never, ever review the games the people they have sex with make? Because there are hundreds of thousands of people that make games, and some of them have relations with people that cover games. It's true in every industry.

 
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14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2014, 17:52 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 17:45:
As far as Americans "loving Apple", well, as an American I am quite pleased to say that Apple doesn't make anything I even like, let alone "love"...;)

In what seems to be a reocurring trend, when someone says "This group XYZ," it doesn't mean that it's guaranteed true about you if you are part of that group. NBA players are really damn tall, but Mugsy Bogues was 5'2.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 17:45 Beamer
 
KS wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:49:
I hope children in Seattle die insane and screaming in pain from rabies from rat bites from rats chowing down and multiplying on food garbage in compost piles.

Preferrably kids of these regulators.

Also, bonus for scientific ignorance whining about CO2 in the atmosphere while whining about carbon sequestration AKA burying food (or yard) waste in landfills to combat it under the false, leftover 1970s fraud that landfill space is limited.

You're misinformed. I mean, on a lot of different things, but most specifically Seattle isn't asking you to compost your own food, it has separate compost bins to put your food into. Meaning there's fundamentally no difference between that and a regular garbage as far as rats are concerned, because it's picked up just as often. All it does is ask you to spend 5 seconds sorting your trash when you clean up dinner.
 
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