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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
29. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2014, 21:11 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah, people get that, but talking about safety directly after an assault has happened is crass and demonstrates a lack of decency.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
27. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2014, 20:20 Silicon Avatar
 
People have been calling for anti-harassment policies and strict anti-creeper rules at cons like this for a while and maybe this will be the very unfortunate incident that gets that kind of trash behavior put down.

I don't care if a woman is wearing a G-String with pasties cosplaying Striperella. That's not an invitation FOR ANYTHING.

I've been to SDCC several times both as pro and visitor and it has been a pleasant (though exhausting) trip each time. This report soils it and I hope they look at what went wrong and make sure it doesn't happen again.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2014, 20:21 Silicon Avatar
 
I liked the Mad Max trailer. I heard they did a lot of physical stunts instead of trying to do everything with CG.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 27, 2014, 01:37 Silicon Avatar
 
Maybe some governmental body will figure out that it's dumb to tie everything to a "secret number" (SSN) that people are supposed to keep secure for the entirety of their lives even though every other company manages to give it away at the drop of a hat.

I'm starting to think that WOW logins are more secure than most information transactions.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 26, 2014, 18:42 Silicon Avatar
 
Sooo... Basically everybody's data is stolen unless you use all cash and only do in-person transactions.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 20, 2014, 13:59 Silicon Avatar
 
Artists get paid up front all the time because they get ripped off all the time.

For 35k he could have hired a good artist for an entire year though.

If you have a huge Kickstarter the first smart move is to hire an industry pro to do hiring and control the budget..

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam
19. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam Jul 17, 2014, 19:56 Silicon Avatar
 
I like it. I play with friends. I have 5 level 30 characters.

I've learned more about the TES races playing ESO than I ever did playing the regular games.

They did a pretty good job with lore if you read all the books and stuff.

There are some things that could be done better though.

I'd still be kind of surprised to see it go F2P anytime soon.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 16, 2014, 23:34 Silicon Avatar
 
Glass still looks like a gadget without much of an audience or purpose.

Besides that it's ugly and makes everyone think you're a creeper.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 16, 2014, 14:27 Silicon Avatar
 
What hurts grammar (math, science, etc.) skills more than anything is that schools don't show people why the skills they teach are useful later and, more importantly, how they can make money with them.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Survey
14. Re: Mass Effect 4 Survey Jul 15, 2014, 15:24 Silicon Avatar
 
Still waiting for ME3 on Steam.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 14, 2014, 20:56 Silicon Avatar
 
I hated working food service.

DOS is kind of still fun though.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 5, 2014, 13:19 Silicon Avatar
 
There's something about BoingBoing and Cory that aggravates me and I can never figure out exactly what it is.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 2, 2014, 14:01 Silicon Avatar
 
Win 8.x is okay. I use it all the time. I imagine Win 9 will be better in the interface dept. MS dropped the ball there in a pretty big way.

It's still not the bomb Vista was but it's definitely a skip-able upgrade if you're on 7.

 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascension Announced
15. Re: Underworld Ascension Announced Jul 1, 2014, 14:17 Silicon Avatar
 
I remember trying to run UU2 on a 386. It worked but not that well. I never finished it. I liked what I played though.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 29, 2014, 15:14 Silicon Avatar
 
Amazon app deal appears to be gone.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 12:13 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah, seriously. Who cares if somebody is gay anymore.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Jun 26, 2014, 00:55 Silicon Avatar
 
ESO's pretty fun, but if you have more than one character and you want to do any crafting at all you will spend way too much time shuffling your bank vault around to make room for materials - even after upgrading your bank space several times.

It kind of sucks. It's the worst, most boring part of the game. It gets even worse if you are trying to collect armor to make a set.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
37. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 16:33 Silicon Avatar
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 15:25:
Kitkoan wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:58:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:17:
The entitlement is strong with this thread.


So, to be treated as an equal customer and not as a 3rd class citizen is now considered entitlement?

Such a shallow view you have of others.
In what way are you treated unequally from other Ubi customers?

If you're a paying customer screwed by DRM software you have a legitimate gripe for the single product you were screwed out of.

Every other argument is just some variation of conscience-salve for people who want something and don't have the self-control needed to save up for it. It's easy to identify those remarks - just look for sophistry and the emotional appeals. It's thick. It's mundane. It's people doing mental gymnastics trying hard to cheat creatives out of their due.

 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
30. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 14:19 Silicon Avatar
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:43:
If people want to pirate and admit they're stealing someone else's hard work, fine. It's when people act like their stealing is taking some moral high ground that drives me nuts. "I'm doing this because I'm a good person who dislikes UPlay or Origin. I'm not the one wrong here, paying nothing for the 40 hours of fun this game will give me, it's them who are wrong for providing it in a way I don't like!"

Just admit you're pirating it because you don't feel like paying the cash.

I just imagine those guys wearing fedoras and everything is explained.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
24. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 13:17 Silicon Avatar
 
The entitlement is strong with this thread.

 
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