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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2015, 15:59 Silicon Avatar
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 12:35:
So why doesn't that deaf group provide the subtitles in that case? Great comment on the absurdity of this....

There is no way that every business and facility can appease every disability.

Imagine if people went around suing because every text doesn't come with braille. Can people start suing governments because street signs are too high up and don't have braille?

Where does it end? That should be part of the modern discussion.




No, slippery slope fallacies should not be part of any modern discussion.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 19:48 Silicon Avatar
 
dubfanatic wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 18:43:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 18:35:
Go look up Theodore Bilbo and some of his books if you want to see what kind of trash the "laws based on religious belief" crowd attracts in the US.


You do realize that RFRA is a modern conception and was largely championed by liberals seeking to protect Native American peyote rituals, right? Now that they realize the consequences of religious freedom for all, even KKKhristans, they're trying to retcon it. Kind of like how today's progressives are totally not at all like the ones who used to advocate for eugenics and prohibition.

Somebody makes a law that's decent - then some asshole comes along and takes it to an extreme. Then it gets fixed by means of public pressure.

What was your point? Oh, you didn't have one.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 18:35 Silicon Avatar
 
Go look up Theodore Bilbo and some of his books if you want to see what kind of trash the "laws based on religious belief" crowd attracts in the US.

 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Bug Warning
22. Re: Pillars of Eternity Bug Warning Mar 30, 2015, 22:19 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah it'll get patched. I'm just gonna wait a little.

I started in right away with Wasteland 2 and ran into some bugs. Then they released some huge patches. I might start over, but I'm also leaning towards finishing up too. The bug I ran into kind of made me waste half a town. I am probably going to get a bad ending now. LOL.

I don't mind bugs so much though. I only get angry when they never get fixed.

I bet these outfits do their own QA. They run the game so many times that they can't see the mistakes anymore. It's just a thing that happens. You have to have fresh eyes and if you're on a budget then your fresh eyes may be the players'.

 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Bug Warning
7. Re: Pillars of Eternity Bug Warning Mar 30, 2015, 19:49 Silicon Avatar
 
I think I'm just going to wait a couple months and let everyone else bug test this. By then it should be good to roll.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $77M
41. Re: Star Citizen at $77M Mar 30, 2015, 16:20 Silicon Avatar
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 15:08:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 13:50:
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 12:45:
The fact that this is so astronomically funded just serves to highlight one of humanity's greatest fallacies: more money = better product.

Well, yeah, but if you personally want the game and drop $40 after hearing about it constantly, you just added to the pool. It's not like you can sit back as a customer and go "Well they've got enough. I'll just wait for my free copy..."

(quotes are messed up because I edited them just for the one snippet)

Well, you edited them incorrectly. Lulz.

But for realsies though. There are lots of much less expensive games in this genre right now, and they're far more playable than this trash. You'd think they could outline a skeleton of a game before they go adding bells and whistles.

In addition to Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous, there are (to name a few):

Limit Theory
Enemy Starfighter
No Man's Sky
Rodina
Eve: Valkyrie
X: Rebirth

Yeah, that's true.

I haven't backed any of them, but I might check some of them out after they're ready.

(And I did totally edit the quotes wrong - I was in a hurry)

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $77M
34. Re: Star Citizen at $77M Mar 30, 2015, 13:50 Silicon Avatar
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 12:57:
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 12:45:
The fact that this is so astronomically funded just serves to highlight one of humanity's greatest fallacies: more money = better product.

Well, yeah, but if you personally want the game and drop $40 after hearing about it constantly, you just added to the pool. It's not like you can sit back as a customer and go "Well they've got enough. I'll just wait for my free copy..."

(quotes are messed up because I edited them just for the one snippet)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 29, 2015, 22:20 Silicon Avatar
 
I had to clean out a PC that had a bunch of mice living in it one time. Hanta virus was on my mind the whole time.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews Mar 28, 2015, 22:10 Silicon Avatar
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 19:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 19:40:
Gaming media corrupt? But the SJW's are telling us we are all imagining it.. ;p
Hah no doubt. You catch the thread on /. about elen pao? Lot of swj backlash going on, looks like people in the tech sector are also having enough of this BS.

Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 14:33:
EA worker on EA website says working at EA is great?
To be fair, one of my friends works for Ubisoft, and through the grapevine EA isn't as bad as it was even 15 years ago especially when you look at their history with things like the vancouver site. It looks like they actually are trying to fix their image.

Are they? I've been ignoring them forever but lately I'm hearing kind of good or at least decent things so I could believe it.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
1. Re: Saturday Interviews Mar 28, 2015, 14:33 Silicon Avatar
 
EA worker on EA website says working at EA is great?
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week
17. Re: Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week Mar 28, 2015, 03:26 Silicon Avatar
 
Fun game so far. I see some typos. They'll get fixed.

My party already wiped. I didn't even get out of the first dungeon. I made a mistake and let my curiosity take hold. Then I got dumb. Old school rules in place, I see. I deserved to get waxed.

After playing so many carebear RPGs I forgot all my old dungeon running paranoia.

Where's my ten foot pole...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 27, 2015, 10:31 Silicon Avatar
 
My SteelSeries mouse has been fine, but I'll never use their drivers again. They released a version that completely trashed my Windows 8 install (as in: made it unbootable - requiring me to do many hours of recovery).

They released a fix, but the damage was done.

I'll avoid that brand in future.

 
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News Comments > Asteroids: Outpost Early Access; Other Remakes Considered
2. Re: Asteroids: Outpost Early Access; Other Remakes Considered Mar 27, 2015, 10:24 Silicon Avatar
 
Seriously. Asteroids is not exactly rich on lore.

Rich on ore maybe.
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com on Customer Service
1. Re: GOG.Com on Customer Service Mar 25, 2015, 18:03 Silicon Avatar
 
This should really be the standard return policy for every software vendor.

I don't think most people will use the return policy as a rental service (and it should be easy to see who is doing that and ban them anyway).

Good for GOG. Maybe I'll throw my purchases over there instead of Steam. I lose nothing hedging my bets..
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Mar 25, 2015, 14:54 Silicon Avatar
 
The last big arcade I went to had full-motion mech pods and it was a blast. The downside is they wanted like 4 or 5 bucks a go and it lasted maybe 5 minutes.

That was ages ago. Now the only arcade games I see are retro / forgotten cabinets that nobody ever really bothered to unplug.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Mar 21, 2015, 14:31 Silicon Avatar
 
I guess the apps probably didn't violate any rule so they went through. Maybe the rules got revised to close the loop on what is basically a scam.

If the app store was full of viruses the media would be screaming and Apple fans would be the ones screaming loudest, followed by security experts.

There doesn't seem like much to pick on here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 20, 2015, 21:07 Silicon Avatar
 
It'll probably just end up being used on Windows 10 mobile stuff - cells and tablets. If you want to hack those there'll be a million alternatives.

 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Mar 19, 2015, 19:33 Silicon Avatar
 
Skylines looks like it might be the SimCity everyone wanted.  
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
27. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 11:16 Silicon Avatar
 
HL3 has taken so long to come out that I've become indifferent to it. If it comes out, fine. If it doesn't, whatever.

I don't really care what secret sauce Valve is coy about working on now because they've kind of become a bore about it.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End Mar 17, 2015, 11:11 Silicon Avatar
 
I do.

I like it and I'm still playing it.

I just wish I had more time to actually play.
 
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