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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 10:25 Beamer
 
You guys sure love status quo.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 21:34 Beamer
 
None of that made much sense. When you resort to baby talk, you've lost. No one ever said your teeth were guaranteed to fall out. More straw men.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 21:04 Beamer
 
I'm sure you have a rock that keeps lions away, too. It must work, as you have no lions near you, right?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2014, 19:27 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 20, 2014, 19:26:
Beamer wrote on May 20, 2014, 13:44:
These things make for great adult party games, with non-gamers really liking it. But this was true for the Wii, too. How long does that last? A few nights? And then what? And how many new ideas could have come forward with the new, more powerful Kinect? We had dancing, we had a few party games, would anything monumentally different come out that would get those non-gaming friends interested in trying again?

Right. And that sort of sounds attractive until you really find out adult friends don't typically really want to do this all that often. I've never really had a friend asking to come over to play, sort of we steer them towards it while onsite, have some fun, but never anything requested.

Drinking, movies, bar, dinner, table top game, camping, trip... that's about it for adult couples entertainment. Generally.

Like I said, it lasts a few nights.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 16:32 Beamer
 
nin wrote on May 20, 2014, 16:29:
DukeFNukem wrote on May 20, 2014, 16:27:
nin wrote on May 20, 2014, 15:54:
DukeFNukem wrote on May 20, 2014, 15:32:
But he said h2o is poisonous. How does over-hydration qualify as a poisonous substance? That's the part I am having a problem understanding.

poisonous - a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.

I don't think there are inherent properties in water that destroy life, therefore, classifying it as poison seems somewhat silly. But whatever floats your boat. It would be akin to saying since floods kill people it follows that water is poisonous. Are we starting to see the crazy of the comment that water is poisonous? If not I can give more examples.

Seeing as your own quote says "impair health" I think you answered your own question.


Umm, there was a reason I posted the whole sentence and not just two words of the sentence. If you guys wanna play word games knock yourself out. I never in my life heard of water(h2o) being classified as a poison. I never seen on my bottle of nestle water a number for a poison control center. But I'll look again just in case you guys know something I don't. I think we are using the word 'poisonous' just a lil bit too liberally here.

Keep moving those goal posts, it's cool...


He's been doing it at the start. In one post he created the strawman of fluoride increasing IQs. The study says it has no effect on IQ, not that it increases IQ, but hey, why look at facts when you can keep changing the argument you make?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 16:31 Beamer
 
Vitamins always have overdose warnings. I guess they're poison.

Anyway, water is a poison under this definition:
a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.

Water is capable of killing you. This makes it a poison. Everything can kill you if ingested in too heavy an amount.



Whatever, you keep avoiding fluoride, your dentist will appreciate the additional fees he collects from you. I mean, given that we actually have empirical proof that there's a higher tooth decay rate in municipalities without fluoridated water than with fluoridated water.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 14:29 Beamer
 
DukeFNukem wrote on May 20, 2014, 14:26:
h2o is poisonous huh? Thanks, I didn't realize that either. So fluoride good for increasing my IQ. h2o poisonous to the body. Got it. Hey, thanks guys. *cough, cough*. I appreciate it.

Ok, we may have to go from "that post is idiotic" to "that poster is so horribly misinformed that no one should read what he says."

Yes, water is poisonous. Don't you remember that woman who died a few years ago chugging water to win a car from a radio station? Here's a Wikipedia article on how, exactly, water kills you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

The key quote:
Water, just like any other substance, can be considered a poison when over-consumed in a specific period of time. Water intoxication mostly occurs when water is being consumed in a high quantity without giving the body the proper nutrients it needs to be healthy.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2014, 13:44 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 20, 2014, 13:34:
Beamer wrote on May 20, 2014, 13:27:
What we lost is any potential for the Kinect to do something useful.

Now, what we can debate is how much potential existed. I'm going with "next to none." I'm guessing most people here think it was actually none, but I think we need to give it the benefit of the doubt and say it shifted from 1,000,000:1 to something more akin to infinity:1.
There was some benefits but not for the Blues News crowd for sure. My kids love to play some Kinect games and it is always fun for them when friends come over.
Problem is the Xbox is not a console for the kids, it is aimed towards the adults, so I am having a hard time justifying the cost when you can get a Nintendo console with similar functionality a shit ton of kids games and the console is much cheaper.

I had a free Kinect for the 360. Kinect Adventures was fun for a game night or two. Dance Central lasted longer, though it was impossible to use their damn menu system - it would take longer to get into a game mode than to play.

These things make for great adult party games, with non-gamers really liking it. But this was true for the Wii, too. How long does that last? A few nights? And then what? And how many new ideas could have come forward with the new, more powerful Kinect? We had dancing, we had a few party games, would anything monumentally different come out that would get those non-gaming friends interested in trying again?

I still haven't seen anyone announce anything that makes me think "yes."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 13:31 Beamer
 
nin wrote on May 20, 2014, 13:26:
DukeFNukem wrote on May 20, 2014, 12:21:
Fluoride...it does a brain good. LOL. Oh but wait, it says on my toothpaste to call a poison control center if swallowed? Oh well, the study says it makes me smarter. So it must be.

Do you honestly think the concentration is the same between toothpaste and water?


How insanely stupid. Even water is poisonous, if you have enough of it. The fatal amount of fluoride to a child a 45 pound child (and, remember, the warning on the labels is about children under 6, not adults) is 4 tubes. In fact, in the US, only two children have been seriously injured from fluoride overdoses, and there have been zero fatalities.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2014, 13:27 Beamer
 
What we lost is any potential for the Kinect to do something useful.

Now, what we can debate is how much potential existed. I'm going with "next to none." I'm guessing most people here think it was actually none, but I think we need to give it the benefit of the doubt and say it shifted from 1,000,000:1 to something more akin to infinity:1.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed
39. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed May 20, 2014, 13:02 Beamer
 
ochentay4 wrote on May 20, 2014, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on May 20, 2014, 12:12:
Quboid wrote on May 20, 2014, 11:40:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2014, 09:54:
11 minutes of fucking menu time!? WTF!?

"Arcadey Action game through and through"

Looks nice....but I will wait.

I like that, few reviewers show this stuff but it's important and says a lot about how good the game is on a technical level, especially cross platform stuff like this. It's not riveting but it's good that someone covers it.

I'll probably wait too. I've got Crysis 1 and 3 to play if I fancy arcade nonsense and they're cheaper.

Funny, I just mentioned I have Crysis 2 and 3 to play. I loved Crysis 1, and never really found the aliens as annoying as others did. Warzone was even better. No clue why I haven't played 2 yet.
*Warhead*

Oh, yeah, haha. At least I didn't say Warface.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed
32. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed May 20, 2014, 12:12 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on May 20, 2014, 11:40:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2014, 09:54:
11 minutes of fucking menu time!? WTF!?

"Arcadey Action game through and through"

Looks nice....but I will wait.

I like that, few reviewers show this stuff but it's important and says a lot about how good the game is on a technical level, especially cross platform stuff like this. It's not riveting but it's good that someone covers it.

I'll probably wait too. I've got Crysis 1 and 3 to play if I fancy arcade nonsense and they're cheaper.

Funny, I just mentioned I have Crysis 2 and 3 to play. I loved Crysis 1, and never really found the aliens as annoying as others did. Warzone was even better. No clue why I haven't played 2 yet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 12:10 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2014, 09:10:
D3 is 29.99....

It may be time for me to jump on this. I kind of feel like a mindless skinner box. I started playing The Stanley Parable, which was fun for about 30 minutes but I felt like I spent too much time listening and not enough time doing. Diablo is exclusively doing.

I feel bad buying a new game, though. Maybe I should finally play Crysis 2, or even 3. I think I have at least one of those on both the PC and 360. Or Halo 4. Or one of the billion Steam games I always forget I own, like Dead Island.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 19, 2014, 20:19 Beamer
 
"No lifes."

Says the guy who is averaging about 2 posts per day here, the majority of which appear to not be about games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
51. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 14:35 Beamer
 
BitWraith wrote on May 19, 2014, 14:32:
jacobvandy wrote on May 19, 2014, 14:02:
It takes 25 minutes to run across the map and meet up with your buddy, you really didn't even get to start playing!

I don't have any buddies playing this, so I'd say my time was pretty much 25 minutes of running around aimlessly, not seeing anything, and wondering why I was wasting my time with this.

Mine was running aimlessly, seeing one guy, finally seeing zombies, getting bored at how much time I spent with nothing happening, running into zombies, trying to pick up an ax to kill zombies, realizing the ax was just there for decoration, trying to run into a room, realizing the door was just there for decoration, never playing again.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
49. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 14:04 Beamer
 
BitWraith wrote on May 19, 2014, 13:24:
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2014, 15:04:
DayZ has become a meme like Minecraft did. It's become the current in-thing so people want to be part of it. What I'd really love to see is the average play time clocked by everyone who's recently jumped on board this bandwagon.

Grabbed State of Decay and Lego Marvel yesterday on Humble. So far I like SoD. And holy crap does Lego ever look good running maxed at 144HZ.

I fell for it. I think my play time logged by steam is about 25 mins.

25 minutes in DayZ?
That's about what I had. It was enough to let me know I felt like playing something more structured.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization May 19, 2014, 12:34 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 19, 2014, 12:20:
I have always known the people yelling that tablets were owning computers was nonsense. As the article points out, the doers find little use for them.

Your comment lacks context. "Owning" how? Who was saying it? If you mean "owning" in terms of dollars, both sales and R&D, then the people "yelling" about it were right and you're wrong.

The past couple years, from a consumer (rather than enterprise) standpoint, tablets have been absolutely destroying computers. Your average home user either already has a laptop good enough or has one through work. The tablet is what they do 90% of their online work with, which makes sense, considering that most consumer computer time is spent reading websites, listening to music and watching videos.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization May 19, 2014, 11:16 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 19, 2014, 11:07:
There is a place for all four and chances are many here have it.

Phone - Mobile business and entertainment.
Tablet - Mobile entertainment.
Laptop - Versatile Business.
Desktop - Office, Development and HighEnd Gaming.

IMO the least important is the Tablet, still a cool device, but if one had to go, it would be that one in a easy decision. Now which would be next after that? Now your going to have to pry from dead hands. I needs each.

For most people Desktop is the least important device because Laptop does office almost as well (I'll die before you take my docking station and 2 monitors away from me), but personally I agree, as my tablet gets turned on only when I'm flying, and even then my kindle is used more often.

Tablets will almost definitely replace laptops at some point, probably far out. And they'll almost definitely become good meeting tools first, once a company figures out how to include a stylus and make it better than having a pen and paper/print-out, which only the Microsoft Courier project seemed interested in doing but nearly everyone I know in a company seems to eagerly await.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse May 18, 2014, 20:24 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on May 16, 2014, 06:27:
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 11:06:
Well, we don't think you're shitting us that you read it. I read somewhere that Magic Johnson should be ashamed that he has The AIDS. I guess that makes it true.

Despite your personal jab, I will acknowledge you are right as I made a mistake regarding Bezos. He didnt buy an island. The story was about Oracle's Larry Ellison, he is the womanizing island buyig yuppi, and I simply mixed the two up.

Bezos is actually building a 42 million dollar clock. In a mountain face. I. Shit. You. Not.

link

It was an impersonal jab, actually. And the clock is weird, but weird always seems to work for bezos.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
43. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 17, 2014, 06:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2014, 06:24:

Am I a bad person?

Yes. But it's ok, you're around friends.

 
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