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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2015, 18:10 ledhead1969
harlock wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 17:31:
Cutter wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 16:07:
Those photos are remarkable. Particularly the ones he matches up from 10 years before. They really just abandoned it didn't they?

fuck yeh they did

sweep it under the rug, its "The American Wayô"

Just some reality for fellow Blues-ers who would rather form their opinions using facts.

'Inequality' is noted as an issue 10 years later but that is more on the economy as a whole under Obama.

"Here's a pop quiz: How much money has Uncle Sam spent on New Orleans and the Gulf region since Hurricane Katrina ripped the place apart?

I'll give you the answer because you'll never guess it. The grand total is $127 billion (including tax relief)."

Guess when that figure is from...
It's from *2007*. In only 2 years the US Government spent 127 BILLION DOLLARS in NO and the other areas hit.

The thing is...NO was sort of crooked so it's not a surprise a lot of that was 'misappropriated' (see: Nagin and Co as an example of the climate there) but A LOT of it was put to very good use.

Those pictures of blight and lack of rebuilding are because there was no economic value to do it. Building/rebuilding just to spend money (and have no benefit) is what the Chicoms do and we see how that has been turning out. You invest where it makes most sense and let the rest just be.

The proverbial rug you speak of is called REALITY.

Ok, 20 billion more was spend by 2010 (all earmarked under Bush).

Nice write-up on how money was spent:

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2015, 16:46 ledhead1969
Looks like Detroit.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2015, 21:04 ledhead1969
Retired wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 14:08:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 13:53:
I stopped watching Mr. Robot after episode 6, don't see a way for it to recover. It doesn't surprise me it got temp pulled, the show is way more psychopathic than I was hoping.

You are missing some really good stuff then.....

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News Comments > On Trine 3's Length and Future
8. Re: On Trine 3's Length and Future Aug 22, 2015, 17:39 ledhead1969
"Frozenbyte concluded that even though it was not able to fulfill its vision, itís still proud for Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power as it offers around 6-7 gameplay hours."

I have so many games to finish (across PC and PS4/XBO) that 6-7 hours seems good to me for $20 if I had nothing else to play. I don't need 10 to 15 hours of Trine (at $39.99). Of course, it has to be fun, though, and Trine 1 and 2 were.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 21, 2015, 20:43 ledhead1969
Cutter wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 19:29:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 17:57:
That is very cool. A Li battery that is not only immune to catching fire, but also lasts through hundreds of thousands of cycles? I guess the main question is how much it will cost to produce.

That's global game changer right there. All of a sudden everyone can affordably go renewable energy. How do you buy stock in that?

I don't think 'renewable energy' means what you think it means.
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released
10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released Aug 11, 2015, 20:18 ledhead1969
Mac wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 18:51:
ItBurn wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 18:42:
Mac wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 18:35:
ItBurn wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 17:56:
Played a somewhat boring 68 hours, got too bored to complete it, never touched it again.

One could argue you got your monies worth???

Yeah I guess, but I was mostly forcing my way though it in the hopes it would become good. There were some points that were pretty good. Worth the money? Sure. Best use for the money(talking games here)? Probably not.

I know what you mean - I finished the story, and by the end I was pretty bored ... never killed a dragon through the game, and no great pull to go back and do so ... also, I'll wait until the DLC is on sale before even considering more - my backlog of games is big enough already!

I find it fascinating that you played the game to completion and didn't kill a single dragon.
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News Comments > The International Results
13. Re: The International Results Aug 9, 2015, 18:06 ledhead1969
Ferazel wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 17:16:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:07:
For a video game? That's beyond retarded. Fucking pro athletes are overpaid but at least they have to put real effort in. Our species is doomed.

I hope you're being sarcastic or you're just ignorant about pro-gaming. Your attitude isn't unique, but hopefully one that is slowly changing, so let me give it a shot.

These competitors aren't just casual gamers that play on the weekends with their friends. These are people who live and breathe the game. They spent 8-10 hours of each waking day playing this game and improving their skills. They love doing this, and they are rewarded for doing the thing that they love because people like me enjoy watching people compete at the highest levels of the game. They are fundamentally entertainers just like "real" athletes are. They provides a service that many find entertaining enough to spend their time with and thus are financially rewarded for the time they invest in being the best. They train incredibly hard to be able to play at the level they play at.

If you're angry about why they're getting paid for doing what they love, you should try to understand the viewer. Without the viewers, the players would not be receiving nearly as much money. For most tournaments there are corporate sponsors who subsidize the prize pool. However, in DOTA 2 there is almost always a community factor that increases the prize pool. For example for this tournament $1.6 million was fronted by Valve where the remaining $16.4 million was contributed to by the community for digital items that Valve produces for this tournament. The International is basically an entire season of NFL in 2 weeks of games. This is the one tournament out of the year hosted by Valve (the makers of the game, with interest in promoting the game to more and more people).

To me, watching teams play within the confines of an imaginary battlefield is much more engaging. As a video gamer, who I imagine finds games interesting because of the escapism that it provides, I figured you would understand that. To me are a number of reasons why profession DOTA 2 is more interesting than "real" sports.

  • I like playing the game!

  • The caster and player personalities are gamers like me, whom I can relate to better than say sports jocks

  • The game field/environment is unique and visually interesting. Not a stadium with a bunch of lines on it.

  • There are no ties. One person will win, eventually. Also, while you gain leads, the game isn't over until it is over (no arbitrary time limits).

  • There is a lot of strategy involved with pick/ban drafting. Heroes each have strengths and weakness and picking a combination of those ahead of time vs another team's is very interesting.

  • There is a lot of decisions that must be made by the players instead of being fed instructions (say by an offensive coordinator).

  • There are no human referees the games usually run from beginning to end on LANs. There are no human influenced over-reaction fouls or the like. The biggest issues are technical issues like network connections and DDOS attacks.

  • There is only simulated carnage and death instead of inflicting that on actual people or animals.

  • Your viewpoint is the type of stigma that pro-gaming has to fight to be accepted. For some reason it's ok to watch humans physically interact with each other, to determine who is the best but not ok when it's though the confines of a simulation. Luckily, younger people are much more open to this type of entertainment. If you can't accept it, you can just live in your log cabin stroking your shotgun while the world changes around you or you can try to learn to accept new things.


    "you can just live in your basement stroking your mouse while the world changes around you or you can try to learn to accept new things."


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    News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
    3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2015, 17:33 ledhead1969
    Cutter wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 15:45:
    "Knowing it was wrong, you provided material support for a terrorist organization or some other offence... that is the bulwark against prosecuting someone for having an idea or interest," Comey said. "You have to manifest a criminal intent to further the aims prohibited by the statute."

    So why aren't they arresting Tea-Partiers in that case?

    I love how liberals fail to understand moral equivalence. Go back to your basement, fool.
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    News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
    11. Re: Mad Max Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 11:32 ledhead1969
    Looks like Rage 2.  
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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 13:27 ledhead1969
    "This was no robot - (it's actually) a bunch of junk glued on to a trash can and left by the side of the road along with a sign asking people to cart it around."

    The lesson is don't be a freeloader in Philly. Good for them.
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 21, 2015, 01:41 ledhead1969
    Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 23:57:
    And like I said, I have no idea who they are or what that shit is about. It just came off as a couple of editors quitting rather than let the board usurp their editorial control.

    ...and what I posted is there to inform you of the truth. That way, when you make a comment on some gaming board and get corrected, you can read up a bit and instead reply "You know, you are right, Gawker is shit and those guys should have been fired a long time ago."
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 20, 2015, 20:50 ledhead1969
    Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 19:46:
    No idea who those guys are but kudos for standing up for their principles.

    Gawker is yellow 'journalism' at its worst. Do some research. Those two were going to get fired and, because of their stupidity, will cause Gawker and the rest of their idiot properties to go out of business because of lawsuits.

    Watching that company eat itself is pure bliss.




    Yea, principles.
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    News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Trial
    17. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Trial Jul 15, 2015, 13:40 ledhead1969
    I put 170 hours into this game by the time I killed the final boss. I explored, gathered, and did everything I could, plus chieves (I did screw up on the reputation one, though . The whole time I was playing it I thought how great it would be as a MMO. I wanted to do raids with those characters. I've just begun Hakkon so that should also be fun.

    Witcher will be a buy when I can get the whole thing and all the DLC in some sort of GoTY version for a nice price.

    I loved this game and can't wait for the next one. It also had fantastic environments.

    Anyone played Nightmare it brutal? Also, for second playthrough on a higher difficulty do I keep my existing character/abilities/gear etc?
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    News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Adds MP Content
    10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Adds MP Content Jul 8, 2015, 12:04 ledhead1969
    I'm really into this game. 170 hours in on my first play-through and only have 2 missions to go (doing Hissing Wastes that area). I'm actually kind of sad it is going to end because I dig the exploration and finding dungeons in each area.

    I haven't played any MP (or the SP DLC). Is the MP sort of like mini-raids or dungeons? I wish I didn't have to re-level a character for MP but ohh well.
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 6, 2015, 20:18 ledhead1969
    Sony should put in a better vid card, sell it for the same price, and put the final nail in the xbox. MS failed with terrible gaming hardware.  
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    News Comments > DOOM Next Spring
    16. Re: Doom Next Spring Jun 15, 2015, 02:46 ledhead1969
    Looks fantastic and the first real Doom in forever. I was seeing Doom in a 2015 skin and that is awesome.

    Now do the same for Quake.
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    News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Trailer
    14. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Trailer May 5, 2015, 03:30 ledhead1969
    I have the PS4 version and there are swastikas. They are not everywhere, but they are there (US version).  
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    News Comments > Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds
    2. Re: Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds Apr 27, 2015, 21:00 ledhead1969
    (get's popcorn)  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2015, 15:57 ledhead1969
    Ok, let me get this straight, Neil...lack of differing opinions means people will be more informed on a subject? Or, more opinions means being less informed? WTF are you talking about?

    "If you want to lean in a political way because thatís your politics, you should do that based on an objective truth rather than cherry-picking science before you even land at an objective truth. You canít just cherry-pick data and choose what is true about the world and what isnít."

    Is that guy being serious or is he just a blind idiot to what is going on with 'climate science' these days. It is ALL about cherry-picked or fabricated data.

    "When youíre scientifically literate, the world looks different to you. Itís a particular way of questioning what you see and hear. When empowered by this state of mind, objective realities matter. These are the truths of the world that exist outside of whatever your belief system tells you.
    One objective reality is that our government doesnít work, not because we have dysfunctional politicians, but because we have dysfunctional voters. As a scientist and educator, my goal, then, is not to become President and lead a dysfunctional electorate, but to enlighten the electorate so they might choose the right leaders in the first place."

    Huh? Not only is he delusional on how our government is supposed to work (checks and balances to prevent idiots like him from imposing their every thought...even if it means grinding the whole thing to a halt) but he also calls (a majority of) Americans stupid and the cause of the dysfunction.
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2015, 22:06 ledhead1969
    Right-Wing Trolls Hijack SciFi Oscars

    Don't be so close-minded, Blue. You know what is funny? In the old days, it was the left-wing that touted their 'different' thinking and chastised the right-wing for their lack of views. Now, the left-wing tries to destroy anyone that doesn't think like them.

    Blue, try to be different than all of your hive-minded/group-think friends.

    CORRECTION: After misinterpreting reports in other news publications, EW published an unfair and inaccurate depiction of the Sad Puppies voting slate, which does, in fact, include many women and writers of color. As Sad Puppiesí Brad Torgerson explained to EW, the slate includes both women and non-caucasian writers, including Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green. This story has been updated to more accurately reflect this. EW regrets the error.
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