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Nickname Sepharo
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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2013, 11:08 Sepharo
 
Why are the Miami Dolphins 2-0?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 10:59 Sepharo
 
"Krahulik closed out PAX by suggesting that his one big regret was pulling PAs ill-advised official Dickwolves merchandise back in the day [.]"

That's misleading. What actually happened was Robert Khoo was interviewing the PA guys and asked them to be brutally honest with their answers. The questions covered sensitive issues like their finances and their families. He then asked Gabe to name a time that he (Khoo) made a mistake. Khoo is a nearly perfect being so it's a tough question but Mike answered "pulling the Dickwolves shirt" and Khoo agreed with him and so did the audience and so did I after reading about it.

There are people out there who think that mentioning "rape" means you support/like rape and those people are incredibly wrong. They kicked up a shit storm over an innocuous comic and PA poked fun at them (people who think "rape" can't be part of a joke) and then they claimed that what PA was doing amounted to attacking rape victims. The controversy could have died out at any point and the only mistake was keeping it in the limelight. That's why removing the shirt was a mistake because it was another step in keeping the controversy relevant, it said, "Yes, you're right our shirt is an attack on rape victims" which was never the case. Unfortunately Mike's answer at PAX revived the whole thing again so now there has to be 100 articles like this tripe.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 10:40 Sepharo
 
"Penny Arcade is two guys. Three if you count business manager Robert Khoo, and many more if you include all of PAs various partners"

That's not right...

Penny-Arcade has 15 employees and 18+ people that work in their office.

Mike "Gabe" Krahulik
Jerry "Tycho" Holkins
David Coffman
Jamie Dillion
Mike Fehlauer
Jeff Kalles
Robert Khoo
Kenneth Kuan
Ben Kuchera
Kristin Lindsay
Joshua Price
Erika Sadsad
Brian Sunter
Kiko Villasenoro
Levin Sadsad

Other Webcomic artists who work at PA HQ
Scott Kurtz - PvP
Kris Straub - Starslip
Katie Rice - winner of Strip Search
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 18, 2013, 00:34 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 00:22:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 23:16:
It's kind of weird that this iFruit app that I need to train my GTA dog is an actual real phone app and not one for the phone in the game. But it's absurd that it's not ready for Android yet. A game they spent years and 250 million creating but they can't get a tie in app ready for release day on a platform that has no approval process...

Honestly, the 20 minutes I spent with it? You didn't miss much...

But... my dog is bad...
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 17, 2013, 23:16 Sepharo
 
It's kind of weird that this iFruit app that I need to train my GTA dog is an actual real phone app and not one for the phone in the game. But it's absurd that it's not ready for Android yet. A game they spent years and 250 million creating but they can't get a tie in app ready for release day on a platform that has no approval process...  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2013, 01:42 Sepharo
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 15, 2013, 19:31:
I have a friend in Michigan who's got tens of years in IT plus being the smartest person I know, bar none, and he can't get his foot in the door after four years of trying...

Do you mean IT as in system administrator / networking / desktop support ? Or as in software development. Because getting a job in software development is that easy right now, (at least in this area). I couldn't say for IT but I would assume it's lower considering the ratio of IT to developer at my company. I don't know anyone with a computer science degree without a job right now.

My anecdotal evidence about my friends and facebook contacts was spread across all kinds of industry. Retail, sales, real estate, police, public utilities, nurse. A lot of them were out of work for a while or never had a job out of college for the past few years. I think it seems kind of obvious that older workers are getting left out here. It's a sad reality but we're looking at a generation that's getting a later start in their careers because of the recession and at the same time older workers hanging around longer than they would have without it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2013, 01:29 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Sep 15, 2013, 22:05:
The Netherlands (more commonly referred to by Americans as: Holland.)

I haven't heard an American call it Holland in a long time. More likely just to call it or refer to "Amsterdam" specifically.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2013, 14:27 Sepharo
 
My shaky picks are Rams and Bills.
The other close one are Cowboys and 49ers.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 15, 2013, 14:23 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Sep 15, 2013, 11:24:
That's because a good portion of folks can't find jobs -- not because of any company turnaround.

It's terribad out there for a ton of people despite the media spin spin spin. Ask your recent graduates, your neighbors, etc -- get out once in while, turn off the spin, and find out for yourself.

Well since you're citing anecdotal evidence I will as well. Lately my facebook feed (I'm sure you'll get a chuckle out of that as well) is full of people my age (27ish) getting decent paying jobs. Mostly in Michigan but also Colorado and Arizona seem to be hotspots for my friends too. I had a friend who was low level management at a warehouse who got let go in early 2012 and was out of a job until just a few weeks ago. He said that after more than a year of no offers he suddenly had multiple offers to choose from in August.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
19. Re: Nice HTML tags. Sep 15, 2013, 00:19 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 22:49:
I've been pretty lucky with them. The only reason I went with the R* warehouse this time was it was either them or lamestop. And I feel dirty when I shop there...

Amazon had the collectors edition too. Unless you're getting some edition I don't know about.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2013, 20:23 Sepharo
 
I just had a Polaris and Lee jeans (on the side ad) at the same time both were rollovers with video and sound. The polaris one is very frequent and being at the top seems to always pop up.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2013, 19:40 Sepharo
 
walrus1 wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 19:18:
Blue, I just got another roll over video ad! It's for polaris snowmobiles. I keep getting it when I reload the site. Heres a link to a screen shot of it. [url=]http://imgur.com/HOVDGnA[/url] This ad is super annoying because I don't even have to roll the cursor over the ad to triger it.

Also I don't trust liquid cooling. I still remember the days when they weren't as reliable as they are now. One pin hole and your computer just went through the car wash.

Yeah I've been getting a bunch lately. Seems like a quarter of the ads are popout rollovers suddenly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2013, 23:12 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 23:00:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 21:22:
I believe that if anything ever visits Earth it's going to be machine / AI of a long dead civilization. I think it will be indifferent to life, just simply looking for resources. Perhaps those resources are more easily harvested from asteroids. Or maybe it will just stop by and suck up our atmosphere into holding tanks.

Presumably by the time you have the capacity to either do FTL or send a completely autonomous harvester into interstellar space, you will have the ability to transform energy into matter, thus making the nearest gas giant / sun a far better source for your needs.

Also, hauling resources across interstellar distances would be beyond insanity.

Oh I didn't mean for shipping purposes. They'd be using those resources on the spot for themselves. Just lifeless machines spreading because it's in their programming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2013, 21:22 Sepharo
 
I believe that if anything ever visits Earth it's going to be machine / AI of a long dead civilization. I think it will be indifferent to life, just simply looking for resources. Perhaps those resources are more easily harvested from asteroids. Or maybe it will just stop by and suck up our atmosphere into holding tanks.  
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News Comments > Titanfall Trailer
6. Re: Titanfall Trailer Sep 13, 2013, 00:03 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 21:27:
Isn't Titfall MP only anyway? Look like a reskinned COD to me.

COD of course being a game that's all about jetpacks and mechs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2013, 20:21 Sepharo
 
LaxerFL wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 19:56:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 10:54:
Even though these types of things are frustrating (esp. when it's compounded being more than one pc of HW) and console players point to as an issue like this as a big negative to gaming on a pc. I believe there is a real hidden benefit, it pays to know how to fix things like this.

I routinely point parent/kids to get their kids on PC's for gaming. I tell them, if your kid is going to play it should be on a PC, they are getting good experience using that pc, they will learn many things outside of direct gaming, where on a console, they learn nothing. These skills will help in their professional life later on.

I agree completely!! When I bought my first real PC, I knew almost nothing about computers. I had one good friend who was a computer nerd (I use "nerd" as a compliment) and when I would call him for tech support he never fixed anything for me. Instead, he showed me how to trouble shoot the problem and use the internet to find a solution. This is the whole "give a man a fish/teach a man to fish" thing.

Just using a computer daily for the past 14 years I have learned so much about hardware, software, and networking that I easily passed the A+/Net+ certification tests and got a good job working at the "Help Desk" of a local company as a "Support Technician". The company paid for me to receive further education in the field and I really owe my whole adult life situation to buying that first PC in 1999.

If I had just bought a PlayStation or whatever back then, I don't know where I would be! I will gladly suffer the occasional glitch, crash, BSoD, etc for the wealth of knowledge I gain!

It always blows my mind to think how different my life would've been without that IBM Aptiva. Thanks Mom and Dad for the incredible foresight to know what a powerful tool a PC would be to a young kid. I've heard stories before of kids asking their parents for a computer after seeing one at a friend's or at school but that wasn't my experience. I really had little to no exposure to computers, I wanted a Nintendo but my parents got a family computer instead. I don't think they were really all that interested in it themselves. I'll have to ask them what influenced them to drop $3000+ back then when they were just scraping by.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 10, 2013, 18:39 Sepharo
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 12:41:
Ray Ban wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 05:04:
What is sport? What is art? What is life? What is an RPG?


Somethings are not possible to define, it would seem.
A port is an athletic competition. Not just a competition.
That is not a definition of port that I'm familiar with.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2013, 11:15 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 10:56:
What the heck? Beat The Insiders webpage won't be updated until tomorrow? Are they doing it by hand?

I believe so. Seemed like most of the games updated nearly immediately but then when the last game ended at 1:30am EST the intern in charge must've been asleep because it wasn't updated until this morning.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2013, 10:06 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 08:50:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 07:40:
Julio wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 04:53:
He must have some cash that she's waiting to inherit. Or maybe she's really, really into Star Trek.
Of course, but maybe ... she's really, really into him?

He throws on the Picard charm... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMrBldVk0s

Doesn't look or act 73 at all.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Beta Access and System Requirements
35. Re: Battlefield 4 Beta Access and System Requirements Sep 10, 2013, 02:32 Sepharo
 
Bright light!

Maybe we can get twitter embeds with an off-blue to the usual background.
 
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