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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 14, 2014, 10:45 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Mar 14, 2014, 05:21:
Keeping that cash offshore to avoid taxes, works for the elites, just not for the rest of us. Time for that flat worldwide tax.

yup, the flat tax, an idea to make the rich richer since 1957!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 18:10 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 18:03:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:37:
Game of Thrones team, you may want to let George RR Martin know that he needs to write more then.

I wonder how they're going to explain the age of Bran, Arya, Sansa, and Rickon. They'll have to change the timeline, I guess.

I'd enjoy if, at some point, they forked the series off from the books.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
36. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 13, 2014, 15:04 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 14:55:
mch wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 10:34:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:28:
If it's not available on all platforms it should be a contender to begin with. How is everyone else to judge otherwise?

Hey wow that's really dumb.

To say it's the game of the year when it was unavailable to most people is silly.

It's available to anyone who cares to pay for the video game and the system to play it on. You know, like every video game ever.

Don't be an ass. Yeah, everyone is going to run and drop 300 bucks to play a game. Idiot.


I don't see why everyone needs to play a game for it to win.

Honestly, if a PC exclusive had won I'm guessing you'd have no issue.
I felt Last of Us was overrated and, until you had leveled up a few times, the combat was miserable. But I'm not going to whine that it shouldn't be allowed to win best game because it didn't come out on the Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Android or Atari 2600.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2014, 14:54 Beamer
 
When Prime started it was just free shipping. Now it's free shipping, instant video, and some free Kindle books.

I use instant video a decent amount (just finished the first two seasons of Sherlock) but not necessarily the free Kindle books (I feel these are unreasonably hard to find.)

But I just ordered two cookbooks yesterday and didn't worry about building my cart up to $25, or $35, whichever it is. I like that convenience. I like the second day (which has always come in that time for me), even though I briefly lived next to one of the biggest fulfillment centers and almost always got items next-day.
At this point, I rarely buy anything from Amazon that isn't Primeable, and I rarely buy anything anywhere if it's Primeable on Amazon, even if it's a few bucks cheaper that other place.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 14:46 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:50:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:38:
Also, all you guys just need to move to California!

/BobBob.

Well said, sir. It will be 72 F today. This weekend we are looking at the upper 70s and low 80s. A great time for some beach cliff hiking.

The west coast in general.
It's basically been a high in the 50s all of 2014 in Seattle, save a four day burst in January that was down around 34.

The sun is setting at 7:12 pm tonight. It's early March and the sun is setting after 7. On the downside, most of our apartments don't have A/C and it's already over 70 degrees in my apartment naturally. Meaning it may be a long summer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 14:42 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:56:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:50:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 09:02:
I read some where that the beta had five tabs, but Blizzard reduced it to three as a "performance enhancement". Supposedly the five tabs were using up too many resources -- which sounds like total bunk. Don't know if they actually said it, if they did and it's true it sounds like a really bad design problem.

I'm sure the 20 bucks in storage and back-up costs they saved with that decision made Bobby Kotick hard as a fucking rock.

Speaking of Bobby, I'm still puzzled by his acting role in Moneyball. He came on and I'm like "Is that? Noooo...fuck, it is!"


I'm more puzzled that you could pick him out of a lineup.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2014, 13:34 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 13:25:
Must be nice to consider if it's worth it or not. Fucking Amazon here is all second banana shit. I don't understand how I can get free shipping from Honk Kong all the time but have to pay through the nose for US companies to ship something when many of them are right across the border!

Because companies from Hong Kong don't care about tariffs and companies from the US do. So US companies need to pay huge amounts of money to move things into Canada. Companies in Hong Kong just don't mark the packages. But if customs stops the package and opens it you may owe a decent chunk of cash before delivery. I know people who buy jeans from Rakuten and occasionally have to pay $40 before they'll be delivered.

At my last job we had a huge issue even stocking our Canadian stores. Even worse, often there was something a customer wanted out of stock in the Canadian store but in stock in a US store damn near visible from the Canadian one. We couldn't bring it over. Cost way too much to do so.

Trying to build out a Canadian eCommerce site for them was miserable for this reason. Absolutely no way to share inventory, so to build for Canada you had to build an entirely new warehouse and fulfillment center. The cost made doing eCommerce in Canada entirely unreasonable. You could use a third party fulfillment center, but those have issues, and bringing the product from the US to Canada just totally jacked our costs.
 
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News Comments > Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters
34. Re: Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters Mar 13, 2014, 12:58 Beamer
 
Scottyl42 wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:22:
Cheating? I didn't know anyone was playing this game

#1 best selling game on Amazon (Xbone) and #5 (PC Download.)

I don't think this is the success people wanted, which is just my guess due to its reviews coming in more around the "great but lacking features" rather than "EVERYONE NEEDS THIS GAME NOW!," but it's doing well.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
48. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 12:36 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:19:
Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:16:
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:12:
And the predictably dismissive comments from the usual people comes piling in. Keep it going. It amuses me watching you hypocrites justify yourselves.

Curious how you mention liberals. It appears as long as you are a liberal on this site you can get away with saying whatever bigoted nonsense you want and not expect to be called out on it. Congratulations, Blue.

I'm pretty certain Cutter was called out in about 10 straight posts, so I'm not sure what you're crying over here.

I'm wondering why he's not banned or has his posts removed when others have been. I've said plenty of stupid shit on here and I'll own up to it. He never does and just repeats it dozens of times throughout the day for years on end. And nothing happens.

I just noticed his idiotic post was removed. About fucking time there is a faint glimmer of equal treatment around here.

It's sooo hard being a white guy here!

Cutter gets removed regularly. So do you. Typically, it takes not a sweeping generalization but a directed personal attack.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 13, 2014, 12:19 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:49:
"Eight years, three months, I don't know how many days," Stallion83 sighed, reflecting on his new seven-figure total. "Many many hours, many nights, I can't explain how much I've put into this."

MSFT knows - and they used to have a tool to show us time like Steam does so that we would know - not just about ourselves but other people. They removed it somewhere around when GTA4 came out....

Link?
I never once saw that tool, unless I'm forgetting.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
45. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 12:16 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:12:
And the predictably dismissive comments from the usual people comes piling in. Keep it going. It amuses me watching you hypocrites justify yourselves.

Curious how you mention liberals. It appears as long as you are a liberal on this site you can get away with saying whatever bigoted nonsense you want and not expect to be called out on it. Congratulations, Blue.

I'm pretty certain Cutter was called out in about 10 straight posts, so I'm not sure what you're crying over here.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
42. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 11:05 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 07:52:
It's nice to see bigotry is alive and well on the Blue's News forums.

Says the guy whose post history is full of "idiot liberals."
If mocking a religion is bigotry, then so is mocking a political view.

Oh my god, you've brought us around to overt political correctness. How dirty do you feel?


And, in the interest of not further derailing, I won't respond to your response. I'll read it, but we'll leave it at you having the last word if you'd like.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2014, 10:30 Beamer
 
First prime raise ever. This just keeps it up wig inflation, assuming it stays here for another 7 years.  
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
28. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 13, 2014, 02:51 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 00:58:
the thing about awards is never about if the game is really good or not, it's that someone's getting paid off. it's always rigged.

ViRGE wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 00:17:
PropheT wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 21:26:
The Last of Us is easily the most overrated game I've ever seen. I'm just not sure what people see in it...
TLOU was an interesting movie. It was a terrible game.

sometimes i feel that any game which doesn't use keyboard+mouse is terrible...

So... you think Naughty Dog paid the most for this?

Also, a whole lot of "that game sucks, the game I like is clearly better, but I'm not even going to mention what game that is!" going on.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 in a Browser
6. Re: Unreal Engine 4 in a Browser Mar 12, 2014, 21:09 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:41:
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 18:54:
It's fun to see the little hints of any upcoming game that they put into these demos.

all that effort in making an engine that renders photo-realism and Epic's big project is a toon-shaded defense fort game.

"Toon-shaded" is hardly the big deal people make it out to be (the days of Jet Set Grind are long since past) and that's undoubtedly not the biggest project they're working on.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 in a Browser
2. Re: Unreal Engine 4 in a Browser Mar 12, 2014, 18:54 Beamer
 
It's fun to see the little hints of any upcoming game that they put into these demos.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 12, 2014, 16:31 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 15:46:
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 02:32:
LittleMe wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 00:48:
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 10:12:
And someone has some control over the ebb and flow of the dollar, which is actually a good thing.

They manipulate the dollar to benefit themselves (central banks) and benefit the political elite while robbing the populace through perpetual debt and inflation. Banks get bailouts despite their own failures and we get shafted to pay for it.


You realize your first sentence and your second sentence have nothing to do with each other, right? Even if we were solely on bitcoins, those banks could still have been bailed out.

The two sentences are related. I'll explain it for you. Controlling the ebb and flow of money supply (dollars) is done through interest rate manipulation by the Fed. The artificially low interest rates was the determining factor in the real estate housing bubble because it injected a massive amount of speculative money into the system. The eventual collapse of housing bubble is the biggest factor in their action to bailout these institutions.

And you are mistaken. If we were on bitcoins or another similar crypto currency, the bailouts could not have happened because BC's have a predetermined supply and new ones can't be manufactured on a whim. If you disagree then explain how. I know there is some loose governing body that administers BC's but I don't think they can do that, but I could be mistaken. It's a voluntary currency and the market would reject such an action as long as it's voluntary. That's why we are mandated to use Dollars because no one would want them otherwise.


Again, totally unrelated. You're saying that speculation and artificially low interest rates led to the bailout. That's fine. But your next leap does not work. It's like if I was riding a skateboard, fell, went to the hospital, and insurance paid my bill. I can't say "riding my skateboard was the reason insurance paid my bill." Riding my skateboard is the reason I got hurt. Having insurance is the reason they paid my bill. Controlling the ebb and flow is the reason the banks got into trouble. A government supporting them too much is the reason they were bailed out.
Very different things that aren't exclusive to each other.

And jesus, dude. You are so into "crypto-currency" that you fail to see how it would change nothing. The government would have a huge stock pile of it, regardless of what you think. Why? They'd fucking buy it. The government would still be rich. And it would be using that wealth that they'd bail the banks out. They didn't bail the banks out by printing money. They didn't bail them out by manipulating anything. They bailed them out by writing checks. If you replace "dollar" with "dogecoin" you still have a government with a large amount of currency with which to give loans.

Fuck. I hate swearing, but it's mindblowing that people think that this wouldn't occur.
Think harder, man. Think more critically. "Cryptocurrency" doesn't really solve most problems.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall PC Connection Issues Fixed
4. Re: Titanfall PC Connection Issues Fixed Mar 12, 2014, 13:37 Beamer
 
Words intelligent people never use:
1) Sheeple
2) kiddie game
3) white-knighting
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
66. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 12:48 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 11:31:
There's nothing wrong with the "sound decoder" in source.

This game was designed for the lowest common denominator, and in this case that means ON BOARD SOUND.

People with onboard sound (probably a significant portion of the pc market at this point, thanks for dropping the ball Creative Labs)... can't decode and play at the same time (because they've butchered the source engine in other extremely inefficient ways already), so we get 40GB of uncompressed audio.

I don't think this has anything to do with streaming it off of SSD's or any of this other nonsense being discussed. They wouldn't be talking about cores of your CPU decoding the audio otherwise.

There's no excuse at all for the audio to be delivered in this manner other than lazy as shit programmers.

Probably a significant portion?
I'd be shocked if it was under 90%. Steam doesn't capture this, but there isn't a single computer manufacturer using anything other than on-board, and even for those building their own few see any reason to spend money on better sound, since the difference is hard to notice, instead of putting that cash to a better CPU, better GPU or more RAM.

Seriously, you say "lowest common denominator," but I don't think that's the right term. Even if we poll Blues, I'd be shocked if more than 20% of us have a dedicated sound card.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
77. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 12, 2014, 02:33 Beamer
 
robdot wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 00:27:
So, is there no way to set up a private match in titanfall? That's fucking stupid.

Though I agree, I guarantee we have it by the end of the month.
 
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