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Nickname Bodolza
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Description Overworked and Underpaid
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Signed On Apr 18, 2003, 16:27
Total Comments 536 (Apprentice)
User ID 16753
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
53. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 19:04 Bodolza
 
yuastnav wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:07:
So would you go to, say, a demonstration against the war in Vietnam and tell the people to stop protesting because hey, all wars are bad and you shouldn't just protest against this one but against wars in general.

Many people were protesting against ALL wars at the time. I wasn't there, but I'm guessing most of the anti-Vietnam protesters weren't okay with other wars. Peace and love.

You appear to have missed my point, anyways. I was responding to the argument that the same methods used to fight against racial discrimination in the 60s should be used to combat sexual harassment against female video game players.

My point is that national marches and rallies around the country in an attempt to get Congress to repeal and enact laws protecting female gamers, which is the methods used in the 60s, would be seen by many as a massive overreaction, and would actually turn potential supporters against them. See PETA for a perfect example.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 16:27 Bodolza
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:14:
[Second, while gender harassment in games is not as deadly as the fight for civil rights back in the 1960s, the same methods for mitigating it apply.

I don't agree. The degree of the response should be equal to the degree of the problem. For example, an large march on Washington for non-harassment in video games would turn off many people who'd see it as an over-reaction. Especially since, as you said, women in some countries have actual life-threatening situations they have to deal with.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 15:02 Bodolza
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:45:
1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything.

Are people burning symbols on women's lawns? How many games have "men only" sections, and will beat up women if they try to play? Are there parades in city streets promoting the superiority of men over women? How many women have been literally hung for gaming?

Ridiculous comparisons only succeed in turning off those who might actually support a cause.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 22, 2014, 13:14 Bodolza
 
Keyboards will go away when PCs go away, which isn't anytime soon. On the other hand, voice control is great for phones. Mostly because the keyboards are so terrible. These days, if I'm doing a search on my phone I'll usually use the voice controls.

Also, thanks for the deslide link, Ant. That site will come in very handy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2014, 13:31 Bodolza
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 10:03:
Seems to me FDA needs to ask some of these drink manufacturers why their ingredient label fails to disclose the presence of high fructose corn syrup. Clear cut case of mislabeling. So much for Blue's favorite Mexican Coke.

I didn't see any links to how they tested, but that graph makes no sense to me. Sucrose is half fructose/half glucose. How can they have a separate measurement for Sucrose? Mexican Coke is 51% fructose, which is exactly what you'd expect to see in something sweetened with sugar.

Most soft drinks use HFCS 55, which is 55% fructose and 45% glucose - that's right - a whole 5% more than sugar. Most of them showed up with 58%, which is a bit high, but who knows what their margin of error was in these tests.

I don't understand why people say fructose from fruit is better than fructose from vegatables. A fructose molecule is a fructose molecule. It's not like it knows where it came from.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 27, 2014, 18:33 Bodolza
 
Given the choice, which would you choose:

a) No net neutrality laws. Cable monopolies are free to charge for, and throttle bandwidth as they please - prioritizing the traffic that makes them the most money.

b) Imperfect net neutrality laws subject to the lobbying and bureaucratic inefficiencies that are common place these days.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Legal Briefs
20. Re: Memorial Legal Briefs May 27, 2014, 18:24 Bodolza
 
Verno wrote on May 27, 2014, 09:30:
This ignores all of the things Samsung did rip off is the problem.

Can you name something that Samsung ripped off of Apple that didn't already exist before the iPhone? That comparison image posted earlier shows a rectangle with rounded corners and a grid of icons. Both of those existed long before iPhones, and are obvious as well. Shouldn't we be accusing Apple of ripping off Windows Program Manager?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2014, 18:07 Bodolza
 
jdreyer wrote on May 27, 2014, 00:27:
On the one hand, you have a good point. On the other hand, current websites are built using responsive web design so that they automatically adjust to the screensize

If Blue redesigns using "responsive web design", I won't be sticking around. Most of those sites look terrible on desktops, which is where I do most of my browsing. There's always massive amounts of wasted white space, huge fonts that I have to manually shrink, and ridiculously narrow fixed width columns. See beta.slashdot, or io9.com for some recent examples. Here's a site I ran across just this morning:

http://ryanfrantz.com/posts/alert-design/
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2014, 12:25 Bodolza
 
He was a natural in front of camera, he put some real thought into his reviews, and I always felt like he was one of the very few games journalists with some actual integrity. Adam is the Siskel and Ebert of game reviewers. Sad to see him go.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 16:28 Bodolza
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 15:38:
Is there any streaming content that streams in DTS? Since it's larger than the others, I haven't seen it.

Most of the stuff I've ripped personally is stored in DTS. It's the most common multi-channel format on Blu-rays. It'd mostly affect people who want to stream from their own media servers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 14:54 Bodolza
 
Nice price on that little box, but I see that DTS is conspicuously missing from the list of supported audio codecs. The bluetooth remote also makes it incompatible with the vast majority or universal remotes out there. Looks like I'm sticking with the HTPC for the time being.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 2, 2014, 12:56 Bodolza
 
First of all, remember it cuts both ways if you're an exempt employee. They have to pay you the same amount whether or you work 60 hours in a week or 20. I had one job where they gave us a day off in exchange for being on call for a week. I almost never spent as much time responding to off-hours calls to make up for the day off.

Second, that headline is way misleading. The ministry only banned its own managers from contacting staff after hours. There's no law.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 12:44 Bodolza
 
I'm usually pretty "meh" on the honest trailers, but that one was actually funny. I guess it helps when they've got a lot more material to work with.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2014, 12:49 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 15:46:
They really should do a digital version of Dr. Who Risk. That looks so sweet. Exterminate!

<nostalgia>http://www.johndaileysoftware.com/products/bbsdoors/globalwar/ </nostalgia>
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 12:47 Bodolza
 
I expect the t-shirts will go on sale in 4 days.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 12, 2014, 13:49 Bodolza
 
Gopher-4-Life  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 12, 2014, 13:36 Bodolza
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 23:29:
But hey, keep voting for her, Californians!

I can guarantee you that her Republican opponent in the next election will be even more authoritarian.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 12:49 Bodolza
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 12:26:
Though it's definitely odd that the PS4 doesn't support 3D, 3D is pretty much a dead technology at this point, with manufacturers announcing they're no longer producing 3DTVs.

You're just a fount of bad information. The only manufacturer that's dropped 3D is Vizio, the bargain-basement company. Also, the PS4 supports 3D games (see Trine 2), they just aren't making it a major promotional point. Blu-ray support is currently missing, but Sony has promised it's coming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2014, 13:11 Bodolza
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 09:50:
HFC on the other hand is nearly 100% fructose

I don't know where you're getting your info from, but you should get it somewhere else, cause this is very wrong. The most common forms of HFCS are 55% fructose and 42%. So HFCS is either very close or has LESS fructose than regular sugar.

What you really want to stay away from is Agave syrup, which can be up to 90% fructose.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 11, 2014, 15:22 Bodolza
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 11, 2014, 14:10:
You can just drive into a Nissan factory and they'll give you any parts you need and do the servicing for free, based on the one time fee you paid 15 years ago.

Wait, no, that isn't how it works at all.

If it's for a recall, yes they will.
 
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