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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
27. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 19:48 1badmf
 
shihonage wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 19:42:
As an ex-Soviet residing in America, I fully understand why someone grown up in civilized world cannot survive for too long in Russia.

It's not just "another country", like Germany, France, Britain, Canada or Israel. It's really, REALLY not.

interesting. i've gotten into a few youtube arguments with russians about the thin veneer of civilization over there, but at the end of the day i've never been so couldn't support my case with any real authority. what's it really like over there?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2015, 19:37 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 16:24:
@ 1badmf:

in vietnamese there's no word for green, which is odd considering the whole country is covered in green jungle. there's just the word for blue, and to get green you add a modifier, literally, "blue in the shade of tree leaves". very environmental language, which is not to say we have difficulty seeing any colors. afaik no one in my family has difficulty seeing blue or green.

That sounds similar to Japanese. I wonder if this is a trend in most east Asian languages, as they seem to share a lot of other similarities.

where does your knowledge of japanese come from? closet anime fan i bet =D
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
37. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 07:12 1badmf
 
true. but then explain the vaporware that is HL2 ep3. there's really no tech or story barrier there; it's all been set up in the first two episodes, and you have to believe they at least had a complete story outline or document when they started the project. it's like they're just trolling the community at that point with their refusal to release part 3 of at least that.  
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
34. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 06:03 1badmf
 
NKD wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 20:01:
Of course they released another "2" because they can't count to 3.

bahahahahah that joke's been long looooong overdue i feel; its truth is kinda scary. they really can't release part 3 of anything.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2015, 01:32 1badmf
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 10:47:
InBlack wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 10:03:
I have to go on record and agree with the assesment that a sequel for Blade Runner is completely unecessary and more to the point would ruin the ambiguity of the original flick.

I don't remember any ambiguity and both Scott and Ford have said that there's nothing to it. Is there any reason to elevate this above any other non-canon fan theory like James Bond being a codename?

I haven't watched it recently, I should.

the theatrical release was pretty ambiguous. in one scene deckard had the eyeshine like the replicants. also he's vague about taking the VK test himself. of course there's the question of why batty would save him. one possible answer is that he knows deckard is a replicant.

the director's cut pretty much removes any doubt with the addition of the unicorn dream. it means that the origami unicorn that gaff leaves for him at the end means gaff knows his implanted dreams and memories.

as for the article, the dude is griping about nothing. rachel herself had her lifespan limit removed, so it doesn't matter if deckard lives to an old age cuz he could've been created the same way. even if it did answer conclusively, that's not the point of the film. batty was the hero of the film - deckard was really nothing more than a plot device to move things along.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2015, 01:24 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 12:58:
harlock wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 11:45:
I was told that apparently the Japanese language still does not have a word for blue, instead it refers to something more blue-green...

pretty weird

The word is "ao." The Japanese usually translate it as "blue" but when you're at a stoplight and it turns green, they say "Ao desu" (It's green). Very strange, as those colors are pretty distinct IMO. Light blue, on the other hand, is "mizu iro" literally, "water colored."
Complicating the issue is that the Japanese actually have a word for green, "midori" (namesake of the famous melon liqueur). The word is usually applied to lighter shades of green, but is technically considered a subset of "ao." Further, Japanese people sometimes also use "guriin" from English.

man i love this post so much. i've always been a closet philologist, fascinated not just by words, but how they came about and where they were borrowed from. also i've been watching a lot of anime lately, so the japanese is especially apropo =D. i'll add two cents about blue.

in vietnamese there's no word for green, which is odd considering the whole country is covered in green jungle. there's just the word for blue, and to get green you add a modifier, literally, "blue in the shade of tree leaves". very environmental language, which is not to say we have difficulty seeing any colors. afaik no one in my family has difficulty seeing blue or green.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5 Will Add Party Storage; Mouselook
9. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5 Will Add Party Storage; Mouselook Mar 3, 2015, 02:23 1badmf
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 00:17:
While I'm not even out of the starting area (after you form the Inquisition), I'm sorta enjoying the game, but also it sorta sucked exploring into a valley and being burnt to a crisp by a dragon WAY out of my teams league.
I hate to say it, but it's almost too open?

that's a bad thing? that's a good thing in my book. i remember stumbling into that valley myself and the 'oh shit' pucker factor was high at that moment cuz i knew the game didn't dynamically adjust difficulty. i ran like a little bitch after the first fireball nearly wiped my team and i haven't been back since, but man am i looking forward to kicking his ass when i do go back.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Mar 3, 2015, 01:11 1badmf
 
in all seriousness though, biehn was one of the more underrated action stars of the 80s/90s i feel. universal everyman type look with a strong voice and confident acting ability i think made him the most believable and down to earth of action stars. i wish he'd been more successful than stallone at least. i for one would heartily welcome back corporal Duane "somebody wake up" Hicks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2015, 18:17 1badmf
 
what pisses me off most about that video is how the car absolutely refuses to even touch her brakes. several times the correct move would've been to just slow down and stay in her lane, especially when they're about to pass that other bigrig. but nooooo, braking is for nubs i guess, so she tries to squeeze in between two bigrigs... on a two lane highway. the stupidity is just overwhelming right there.

truck driver wasn't totally in the right either (if he could see her), but bottom line, he had right of way, and he's a fucking bigrig.
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
49. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 05:03 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 02:53:
Wraith wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 02:32:
NKD wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 01:54:
You just sound like a whiny little cunt with an axe to grind, honestly. You're not using reason whatsoever.
I can't hear you. You need to get Luckey's cock out of your mouth before you try speaking.

Seriously, stop being an ass. This influx of cash can only help create a better product, unless FB does something really stupid. So far there is no indication they will. Luckey created this because he's excited about the tech. Zuck bought this because he has $100B he doesn't know what to do with, and he's also a fan of the tech. End of story. Without this money, this product would not be nearly as far along.

don't know why you bother man. he can't hear the truth for all the angry voices in his own head. that 'reply' of his was nothing more than cherrypicked facts and unsupported opinions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
62. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 01:36 1badmf
 
descender wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 18:00:
Did anyone even bother reading the Wired article that clearly explains why people can see it as different colors? It also explains why one person might see it as different colors at different times.

The white balance of the image is off, so your brain has trouble separating the reflecting light from the illuminating light. This is how your brain figures out colors.

The picture of it that looks ambiguous was simply taken with bad white balance settings, and then you are viewing it with completely different white balance settings. Your brain simply doesn't know how to interpret it.

It's extremely likely people who only see it as blue/black in this image have their color temp set "too blue" on their monitor. Blue != white.

The dress is in fact not white, so... come on brain!

doesn't explain the fact that while at work, four of us said white/gold and four said blue/black, all of us looking at the same picture on the same phone.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
20. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 18:30 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:27:
Krovven wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:11:
It's a rock-paper-scissors format for the units. Mousing over the units in the Build menu tells you exactly what each unit is strong against and weak against.

Also, IIRC there's kind of a DPS-tank mechanic where you put assault frigates in the front to soak up damage and keep the weak but devastating ion frigates in the rear to destroy enemy cap ships.

ok fine you guys talked me into it quit twisting my arm jeez!
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
10. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 17:30 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 17:15:
It looks good, although probably not as good as if they'd re-done the entire thing from scratch. I ran through the tutorials just now, and it plays just like I remember. Have to make dinner and take care of the kids right now, but I'll be playing more later.

having never played this, is it an epic experience? or does the story fizzle to something predictable and boring? i watched scott manley's playthrough and it seems promising.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 17:25 1badmf
 
that's what i assumed from yesterday. like i said, miraculous right? i can't imagine how that's even physically possible, especially for the battery. Scope have you opened it up and looked inside the battery compartment?

also: so it wasn't, a dildo, blue? XD
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2015, 17:58 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:19:
I have a few wall lights that are battery powered, they are spotlights for reading.

One won't shut off and when I mean that, I mean ever. The power button does nothing. I'll assume physically removing the batter will do the trick.

But I'm talking like 4 years now it has been on, the others I've replaced the batteries a couple/few times and I shut them off when done, as they'd probably only last a couple days being on non-stop.

However I have this one, not sure how the chemical reaction happened within it, but its a miracle. I now call it the Light that looks over me and is as good a sign as I need that everlasting light does exist.

Wha?

Can you post a pic, or a vid to youtube?

yeah. both a light AND a battery lasting 4 years? that's like, literally miraculous.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 06:03 1badmf
 
yeah that really was an inhuman comment. dude sounds like a stereotypical SJW - lashing out at the du jour cause without once considering what the actual truth is.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 18:44 1badmf
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 17:08:
Although Cutter is being confrontational about it, he's right. Imitation Game isn't a very good film and is blatantly manipulative. Cucumber-batch is good and there probably could be a good on-message film about this but the movie we got uses kid gloves to such an extreme degree (for instance Turing is never shown or depicted in a relationship with another man) that it ends up being a version of The Help. The Enigma code and how it weaves into the end of WWII is fascinating on many levels but this movie uses them as window dressing.

Cutter I also agree with what you said about Budapest. That ugly undercurrent is what makes this one of Wes' best.

agree. IG is one of those films that will be looked back upon by history as a 'wtf' nominee, even moreso if it wins. a well produced movie with excellent performances that blinds voters to how unremarkable it really is. doesn't help that large parts of it were poetically licensed out of reality.

keira knightly's character was actually an incredibly plain looking woman. turing never had anything approaching asperger's, which miraculously disappears halfway through the film anyway. and in a film about the tragedy of a gay hero, they never cover any of his love affairs with men nor the how and why of his actual death.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 18:05 1badmf
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 16:46:
Is there anyone who wouldn't rather see Neil doing his followup to District 9 already?! Yeah, yeah, we all like Aliens and Predators, but at least D9 was exciting and new. I want to see what happens. I love the way the film ended but hate that rhere's been no followup. Fuck do I care about more chest-bursting aliens. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt numerous times already.

seconded! i always imagined district 9 was something like how chewie and han became buddies. i sorta hope district 10 or whatev is more like a space adventure where they buddy up to save our podunk little planet.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
54. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 19, 2015, 04:26 1badmf
 
if they had a sense of humor at all they might as well have just claimed OVER 9000% INCREASE!!!!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 02:02 1badmf
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 21:32:
You are right, Nin. WAY too many people get pets without any thought into what effort will be required to care for the pet.

Dogs are cool, but I have no desire to "clean up" after one of them. Not too mention the issue with them needing to go out when there's snow on the ground and/or its zero degrees out.


out of idle curiosity, what's a largish breed that's basically a lazy bum and is otherwise low maintenace (low shedding, no slobbering, etc).
 
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