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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 537 (Apprentice)
User ID 16753
 
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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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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2012, 15:30 Bodolza
 
If you're going to take that position, then every media company is responsible for helping criminals -- including newspapers, TV networks, magazines, radio stations, and internet sites.

Since you consider Blue's to be criminally responsible, I'd suggest you stop coming here, or else you're also responsible for supporting them.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2012, 12:29 Bodolza
 
The only way Google could ever prevent this from happening is to have someone individualy review every single ad posted for any potential deceptive practices.

Should TV networks also be required to vet the claims in every commercial they air?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2012, 16:12 Bodolza
 
Elessar wrote on Mar 26, 2012, 10:24:
according to reviews and suggestions, this grill should last at least a decade.

Had mine for about 15 years, and it's holding up just fine. I think the most important thing you can do is get a grill cover. If it's not sitting out in the rain, there's much less chance it's going to rust. I also clean the grates after every use, and haven't had to replace them, yet.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
20. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 13, 2012, 13:09 Bodolza
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 09:37:
Few people are still buying desktops. Corporations moved on. Individuals moved on. The benefits they offer over laptops are non-existent unless you're building yourself

Maybe you should read your own links.

"By format type, desktop PCs are still SMBs' choice of device type with unit sales equaling 61.3 million"

And all those companies that are switching to laptops, do you know what else they're buying? Docking stations, mice, keyboards and monitors, so people can use their laptops as desktops.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 16, 2012, 13:39 Bodolza
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 13:30:
Kinda getting sick of hearing outrage over labor conditions at Foxconn

I'm tired of seeing stories about Kim Kardashian and the Real Housewives of Orange County. What's with all the Hillbilly shows on TV? I wish the city would do something about the stench on 1st street. It's disgusting. My knee has really been bothering me this week.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed 3 in October
16. Re: Assassin's Creed 3 in October Feb 16, 2012, 13:30 Bodolza
 
Where ever it's set, it will need to be a place with lots of buildings to climb, which is going to limit it to major metropolitan areas. Still lots of options there, but that probably means no Japan or Egypt. If we're looking to get out of Europe, something like 19th C. New York could work well. Lot's of story potential, too.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 3, 2012, 12:00 Bodolza
 
Pick your battles. Apple is their most high-profile customer, and since much of Apple's worth is based on marketing, they have the most to lose if their image goes south. With so much money on the line, Apple might actually change something, which should have a ripple effect through other companies and manufacturers.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Ron Paul seeks to unmask YouTube user who uploaded offensive Huntsman ad. Post Comment Jan 30, 2012, 17:37 Bodolza
 
eunichron wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 15:43:
What government should be doing, and already has the capability to do, is enforcing the law.

That isn't a political stand, and it's not what the Libertarian party represents. All political parties in the US want the laws that they believe in to be enforced, and want to get rid of those they don't want.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Ron Paul seeks to unmask YouTube user who uploaded offensive Huntsman ad. Post Comment Jan 30, 2012, 13:39 Bodolza
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 12:43:
Lets take a silly regulation that Ron Paul would almost certainly oppose. Remember a few years back when lead was found in some Chinese toys? So, Mattel helped write the regulatory law that went into effect.

Is Ron Paul's solution to have no regulation? That we should just let them poison the kids? Sure, the "free market" might eventually put that particular company out of business, but more would just pop up in their place. Meanwhile, we have kids dying while we wait for the market to correct itself.

We need effective regulation, not no regulation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 26, 2012, 15:57 Bodolza
 
This is done all the time in music. People will write a song with similar, but different chords and notes to evoke the feeling of another song without actually directly copying it, specifically to avoid copyright restrictions. If it's legal in the music world, why not photography?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 12, 2012, 14:57 Bodolza
 
VoodooV wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 13:44:
Now in fairness, Firefox and Chrome make Google their default engine.

I don't think you've installed Chrome recently. I just installed it again today, and the first thing it asks before you can use the software is for the default search engine, and Google is not selected by default.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2012, 15:37 Bodolza
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 11, 2012, 15:14:
Actually, we've seen publishers claim that when zero-day piracy is eliminated due to more sophisticated DRM (i.e. it lasts a week, rather than being cracked before release) they see higher sales than projected.

If all piracy is blocked, it will likely have the effect of shrinking the entire market for commercial software. True, in the short term it's very likely that sales will increase for some well-known publishers, but I haven't seen any convincing evidence that over-all sales will increase over time.

IMO, competitive pricing and availability in combination with social pressure against piracy is the best route. The second isn't going to happen until publishers stop fighting their customers, and even then, it's going to take some time for customers to forget the bad treatment. Society as a whole is generally OK with piracy right now, and a good deal of that attitude has to do with the adversarial posture that publishers have taken.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2012, 14:54 Bodolza
 
Ruffiana wrote on Jan 11, 2012, 14:30:
How can you lose sales you never had in the first place? That arguement might hold water when talking about "used" game sales, but it's completely invalid for piracy.

Example 1: Microsoft manages to block all piracy of their product. Most of the pirates switch to Linux and Libre Office. Linux becomes the dominant desktop platform in the world, destroying Microsoft's marketshare.

Example 2: Bethesda blocks all piracy of Oblivion. Many people who would have played the pirated version didn't. RPGs remain a niche, as they did for many years. When Skyrim is released, sales are much lower than they were.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2012, 12:47 Bodolza
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 11, 2012, 12:42:
they said that there is no way that if piracy was completely eliminated that sales would not increase as a result. And like it or not that is true

I'm sorry, but there is no evidence that this is true. It's also possible that sales would completely tank as people looked to either other sources of entertainment or free software.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 6, 2012, 01:56 Bodolza
 
HDTV took a good decade to really catch on. The first several years were people making many of the same complaints, too, like little content that is too expensive, or just a plot by TV set manufacturer to get you to upgrade. I predict in 10 years most of us will have 3D sets, even if we didn't intentionally buy them.

It's cheap for manufacturers to add 3D to a set, and most new higher-end models come with it. I already have 3 3D sets. The latest 2 are passive models, and I can just use the glasses from the movie theaters. I already have about 10 pairs without spending an extra cent.

I'd think if anyone embraced 3D, it would be this group. Gaming in 3D is fantastic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2011, 13:42 Bodolza
 
a) They're suing for trademark infringement, not copyright. Copyright has nothing to do with this.

b) They called their new tablet Transformer Prime, so they are no longer just using the generic term "transformer".
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches
22. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches Dec 20, 2011, 13:15 Bodolza
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 10:54:
I would have prefered a KOTOR 3.

I agree, but at least we have Mass Effect, which is essentially KOTOR. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, but everything else is the same.
 
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News Comments > On SWTOR Queues
49. Re: On SWTOR Queues Dec 19, 2011, 15:00 Bodolza
 
Rusby wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 14:18:
I just realized his eyes are changing color due to him turning more and more evil the more dark deeds i do.

Doesn't the same thing happen in all the SW:KOTOR and Mass Effect games as well?
 
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News Comments > Lord British/EA UO2 Follow-up
12. Re: Lord British/EA UO2 Follow-up Dec 15, 2011, 14:10 Bodolza
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 13:14:
Man, I didn't know we had senior citizens on this site. Cool!

Average age of a gamer is 37. I think the Blue's community actually skews a bit older. Plus some of us have been playing video games since we were 5 years old.

A few more years and the comment section topics are going to start including colostomy bags and liver spots.
 
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