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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 556 (Apprentice)
User ID 16753
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2012, 14:35 Bodolza
 
Looks like political season is heating up at Blue's.

Matshock wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 14:16:
China's one child policy- no arms in the UK, penalties for fat people, gas is $10.00 a gallon to pay all the taxes for healthcare in the UK.

But that could never happen here- that's your next line right?

I don't see any facts about the US here. Do you base all your political views on fear and speculation? Personally, I prefer to have actual evidence before making a claim.

Edit: Looks like nin beat me to it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2012, 12:53 Bodolza
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:16:
Turning "The Hobbit" into a trilogy is silly at best.

They're pulling from the Appendices and Silmarillion as well. There's plenty of material there. Some of those stories could be movies in themselves.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jul 16, 2012, 12:54 Bodolza
 
Been happily gaming in 3D for a years now and loving it. I've played a bunch of PS3 titles. That's in the living room hooked up to a big screen DLP set, which has zero ghosting and no limitation on viewing angles or number of viewers.

My computer monitor is also 3D. It's passive, so it has some ghosting, but the glasses are feather weight. Platform games, like Portal, really benefit from 3D. The only problem I have is that my current machine isn't fast enough to render at the highest settings in 3D, but that's easily fixed with an upgrade.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2012, 12:32 Bodolza
 
nin wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 21:03:
what's worse was their userbase told them (sometimes very vocally) the updated site sucked, but they refused to listen. And look what it got them...

And just to show that some people don't learn their lessons, the Gawker sites have been doing the same thing over the past few months. They've redesigned to the point of unusability.

Meanwhile, Reddit, which could really use an interface re-haul, seems to be gaining in popularity.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2012, 12:55 Bodolza
 
kanniballl wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 12:26:
Perhaps turning the bio-weapon black goo into incubators (or whatever) for eggs. And overgrowing the metal canisters and either turning them into resin or forming a big resin cocoon around them.

Most of the "plot holes" are people not understanding the movie, or complaints about Scott not explaining everything, which isn't a plot hole.

The cylinders were created by the Engineers to deliver the black goo. The eggs are laid by the Xenomorph.

**Spoilers**

The Xenomorph are the result of the facehugger implanting in an Engineer/Human. There aren't any facehuggers until a human gives birth to one. Direct infection by the black goo just seems to make their heads asplode. That seems to be the biological progression, but there's more to it than that, though, since there's a carved image of a Xenomorph in the cave.

The one plot hole I haven't seen a plausible explanation for is why David's head is still next to his body after the spaceship crash.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2012, 12:14 Bodolza
 
I don't see many people talking about their kids around here. Makes me wonder how many other members are DINKs in their 30's (or up).  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: matthew@welchkin.net Jun 8, 2012, 12:30 Bodolza
 
reisub wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 12:22:
How are circles better?

They're usable and intuitive. Circles don't feel tacked on like lists. It took me a long time to figure out how to even use lists. Google+ schema is based around your Circles. By default, you are just posting to the Circle.

I'm not worried about it going away. It's actually getting heavy usage in the professional areas.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 5, 2012, 12:33 Bodolza
 
nin wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 10:25:
I've not powered the thing on in like two months...and short of GTA5 (current E3 MIA), I see nothing on the horizon that interests me.

I'm glad to see you write this. I hadn't played anything except Rocksmith for the past few months. I was watching the E3 presentation last night, and it all looked so damned boring. Just more and more of the same thing. I was starting to think it was just me, and I was getting tired of gaming after all these years, but it looks like I'm not the only one unimpressed with what's being offered these days.
 
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News Comments > Korean FTC Raids Blizzard Over Diablo 3
19. Re: Korean FTC Raids Blizzard Over Diablo 3 Jun 1, 2012, 12:06 Bodolza
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 00:09:
the government there sticks up for the people!? Why can't that happen here!?

Didn't you get the note? The government helping people is socialism, and we don't want any of that in the U.S.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: SPACE TRAVEL PART 1 - Prometheus Promo Video. May 31, 2012, 13:34 Bodolza
 
nin wrote on May 31, 2012, 11:44:
Yeah, I need to get my imax ticket.

JFYI, unlike Dark Knight, it wasn't shot for IMAX. It'll be an up-convert. Although it might be worth the extra price if you have a real IMAX screen nearby, just to get the bigger image.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
24. Re: Into the Black May 31, 2012, 13:19 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on May 31, 2012, 08:45:
I classify the whole Star Wars genre as B flicks IMO. And Lucas was doing nothing new in utilizing classic mythologies for his work.

You're right. They are B flicks, and they were produced to be that way. Same with Indiana Jones. Lucas has openly, and repeatedly said this. Just as he's repeatedly said that he intentionally took themes from classic mythology.

As for Lucas's hurt feelings, my impression is that the prequels were very much his vision, done the way he wanted. I think he understands what people don't like, but he decided that he didn't want to make what other people wanted - he wanted to make what he wanted. Then a whole bunch of people told him what he liked was crap. At this point, he thinks his taste are completely out-of-line with the majority of the public, so he's giving up on trying to make stuff for them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 22, 2012, 12:45 Bodolza
 
RTFA?

"The authenticity of the documents has not been confirmed."
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse May 22, 2012, 12:40 Bodolza
 
Beelzebud wrote on May 21, 2012, 22:13:
Use a web browser made by an advertising company? Not in this lifetime.

Google-free version:

http://www.getchromium.org/
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black May 15, 2012, 14:27 Bodolza
 
mag wrote on May 14, 2012, 23:30:
Lots of places have research reactors.

Yep. Even my tiny college had one when I was there, although it's been gone for a while.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2012, 13:24 Bodolza
 
Funkinator wrote on May 9, 2012, 08:39:
Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc... don't want it to go away. Sure they use it to launch costly lawyer wars against each other, but more importantly for them they can crush potential competition.

[url=http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/03/patent-reform-needed-more-than-ever.html]Google begs to differ.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 26, 2012, 12:33 Bodolza
 
No chip on most cards in the US, just a magnetic strip. Since roughly 99.99% of readers are magenetic strip only, I wouldn't expect this to change any time soon.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Breathtaking new photos of Space Shuttle Discovery preparing for its final flight Apr 17, 2012, 12:10 Bodolza
 
nin wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:25:
Tupac "hologram" merely pretty cool optical illusion.
More on that here: http://vimeo.com/7047856

That's a bit disappointing. I thought someone had come up with some working hologram system, but it just turns out to be a variation on a 19th century parlor trick.
 
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News Comments > etc, etc.
19. Re: etc, etc. Apr 10, 2012, 13:07 Bodolza
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 07:23:
it still doesnt change the FACT that used game sales hurt the publisher.

Its not really an argument, you cant argue about facts, because facts are truth.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's not a fact. Used game sales increase the overall market size of the gaming industry. Profits from used game sales may not directly go to the publisher, but an increased market does benefit publishers.

I can't say for a fact that used sales increase or decrease publishers bottom lines, because the numbers don't exist. And neither can you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2012, 13:49 Bodolza
 
Awesome looking grill. Pricey for charcoal, but it looks like it will last forever. If you can find a way to vent the top, you might even be able to do some decent bbq on that thing.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2012, 16:42 Bodolza
 
If I understand your thinking, companies should be criminally liable for the content of ads they post if the ads turn out to be deceitful, since they should have reviewed all the ads before-hand, but it's okay if they don't review the ads before hand because sometimes the ads are okay. So, companies should always review ads, except for when they don't have to.

Did I get that right?
 
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