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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: Rust Mar 26, 2015, 13:13 Pigeon
 
I don't know how much it adds to the game, but it certainly sounds like an interesting social experiment.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 09:59 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 08:49:
oh hell yes xfiles is back! with only six eps they better not waste any on monster of the week filler like the last movie. and i hope it's post invasion too, like mulder and scully running a resistance a la john connor.

rogue one was the name of boba fett's ship wasn't it?

Slave I. It could very well be about Rogue Squadron, possibly Wedge Antilles, who's designation is rouge one when Skywalker is in command. But that would mean Disney gave a crap about the cannon from the original 3 and the expanded universe, which I don't think they do.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Mar 24, 2015, 11:33 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:44:
harlock wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:36:
anybody got some explanation on this? other than bullshit white guilt and pandering?

Negro, literally means black in the spanish and italian languages and is derived from the latin niger, which you guessed it: means black. I got no explanation for you but it's apparently ok for black people to use any permutation of the n-word, including the offending permutation, but it's a huge NO-NO for us honkies.

It's because of its widespread use, particularly in the US, as a defamatory word, meant to ridicule and be condescending towards those of a particular race. But I suspect y'all already knew that and are just looking to spark an argument about political correctness, freedom of speech, and why some people can say specific words and others can't. Which is fine, but when your leading point is the insincere position that it's just a word, and you don't understand why people get so upset over it, don't be surprised when you get called out as a troll.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 08:53 Pigeon
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 23:17:
Cool! Now there will be porn between my porn!

Family and friends that visit might be a bit perplexed as to why you have so many commercials about Kleenex and personal lubricants.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Broken Age Act 2
2. Re: Gone Gold - Broken Age Act 2 Mar 23, 2015, 08:50 Pigeon
 
I was just wondering when they'd get around to this. Now I can finally play the 1st act without having to wait a year for the next one, unless there's a third act...  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
66. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 22, 2015, 11:58 Pigeon
 
I don't think it's the end of the world if it's best played with a gamepad, if it's a fun game that shortcoming will mostly get overlooked. I do understand people's frustrations though, game pads aren't nearly as precise, and the UI tends to suffer because of this. It's kind of disappointing to see this one aspect of gaming de-evolve as the rest of gaming progresses. The first Witcher had a good UI, and (not so)coincidentally was PC/OSX only. The same goes for the difference between Morrowind and Skyrim; Skyrim was arguably better in every aspect except for the UI. Even modded the UI is still clumsier than a game 9 years it's senior. There's no reason a PC player should have to scroll through inventory one item at a time to find what they want, that UI design problem was conquered long ago, but continues to rear it's head because it's the best solution for gamepads, and developers don't want to design for both.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase Bonus
10. Re: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase Bonus Mar 21, 2015, 13:16 Pigeon
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 01:04:
Naxramas was a blast (except that one cheating bastard boss!) and I expect this will be too. Some nights Hearthstone is my only gaming since it's so quick to jump in a play a round or two. I think the pre-order bonus is an attempt to get people to spend real money on an expansion that can be had for in game gold once it releases. I'm impatient and I want to spend my gold on cards, so I just buy them anyway. For the $40 I've spent on Hearthstone expansions I have probably played it for a lot longer than most $60 AAA games anyway.

I think they got rid of the option to pay gold for expansions, at least I'm not seeing a gold amount for nax.

The games are deceptively quick. I think 'oh I have time for just one more', 4-5 games later and I'm having a rough start waking up for work
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase Bonus
3. Re: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase Bonus Mar 20, 2015, 21:17 Pigeon
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 20:50:
Ah that's too bad pretty cool card back.

If you follow that link and look on the right they have a couple previews for about 6 cards from the set, which is neat.

Just started playing this, addictive game, if not frustrating when you're going F2P.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 19, 2015, 10:56 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 09:56
FT....

ICANN decided some time back, and the courts have largely agreed, that when a user visits a domain whose name is identical to a famous trademark, those users are likely to assume that the site they're visiting is maintained by the owner of that mark.

So this is a pretty well-established rule for well-known TLDs like .com and .org. Now that the number of TLDs has exploded, there's maybe an argument to be made that a TLD outside of the normal range of wares sold by the owner of that mark might not be subject to the same rule. So, e.g., whereas it was reasonable for courts to transfer ownership of a domain like "barbie.com" from an adult entertainment company to Mattel, it's less clear that they should do the same for "barbie.xxx" or whatever.

In the present case: I'm about 99.99% sure that Walmart sells horse-related products in some regions. A person looking for horse-related products might very well assume that walmart.horse is Walmart's horse-related products website. Whether a parody defence would apply in this context seems questionable to me.

I'm not generally an apologist for overly strong IP laws, but trademarks actually work to help consumers rather than hurt them much of the time.
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The site is just a stupid joke and not selling horse related items or even profiting off add revenue as far as I can tell. Whatever confusion people may have when searching for horse related items at walmart will quickly evaporate if they actually visit the site. It would create maybe 5 seconds of inconvenience. I'm sure there are a handful of amoeba brained dimwits out there that might mistake a tumblr page for an official Walmart site, but you can't pander to the stupidest .5% of the population.

Yes IP laws do often protect consumers. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there looking to use Walmart's brand recognition to either generate sales for their own products or phish information from consumers. That's where both Walmart and consumers are actually harmed, not from a stupid website featuring of a horse that's been photo shopped into the foreground of a Walmart picture.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Mar 18, 2015, 15:29 Pigeon
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 13:27:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 13:21:
"People of Earth, I am Lrrr of the planet Nintenduu 64. Tremble in fear at our 3 different kinds of ships."

"Sir we're losing ships. What are your orders"
"Increase speed, drop down and reverse direction"

You stole my joke!

I may have stolen the joke, but Sandler stole the plot.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 18, 2015, 13:21 Pigeon
 
"People of Earth, I am Lrrr of the planet Nintenduu 64. Tremble in fear at our 3 different kinds of ships."

"Sir we're losing ships. What are your orders"
"Increase speed, drop down and reverse direction"
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black Mar 17, 2015, 08:41 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 06:10:
I like how in your table you did not look at odd numbers, like 17C which you can't easily convert to F at all. ;p

This entire topic not once mentioned Kelvin or eV (sad)

Also I like Celsius for day to day use.. I can't tell the difference between 22.4C or 22.1C so what would I need more precision with Fahrenheit for?

Ps.: "acceptable" climate also easily defined with C -40 to +40 everything beyond those temps or below those temps is ugly

Where do you live that you'd consider -40C acceptable climate, Hoth?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Mar 16, 2015, 20:24 Pigeon
 
Interesting argument, but I've always figured people would know what temperatures meet their comfort/discomfort zone based on what they're familiar with. If someone told me it was 34C out I wouldn't know what that meant, but if they said its 93F I'd know it was shorts and t-shirt time. Anyone that has used both extensively have a preference?

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 16, 2015, 10:00 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 09:06:
Can't wait for Bloodborne, saw some gameplay stuff from people on Youtube over the weekend before it got nuked and it looks excellent.

It's the first PS4 game I've had any level of excitement for. Hoping this holds true after release.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 13, 2015, 17:27 Pigeon
 
Chrono Trigger is probably one of my favorite JRPGs. Pretty much a great story and fun battle system. They did a great job making all the ages feel unique; the future was so bleak they should have packaged it with Prozac.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2015, 16:35 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 13:12:
Going to be in Texas late April - any Bluesers from there?

Yup. Just be sure to bring your gun, they won't let you in without it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen is Huge
3. Re: Star Citizen is Huge Mar 12, 2015, 09:35 Pigeon
 
Prez wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 09:31:
Well Star Citizen does everything big - big promises, big coffers, big development time - so I am disappointed that the client is only going to be 100GB. Maybe it can be a stretch goal to get it up above a terabyte.

The first game to be sold pre-installed on a hard-drive
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2015, 14:45 Pigeon
 
vacs wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 13:31:
Just wondering, what are the actual prices per month in the US?

Here in Europe you get fiber 100 Mbit/s for 60, 200 Mbit/s for 70 and 1000 Mbit/s for 150 (upload is always half of it and flatrate the standard).

The cheapest would 35 for 8 Mbit/s which is normal DSL but still flatrate.

All connections, at least in my country, are almost 100% stable and no drops are noticeable.

For Comcast cable it's ~$79 for 105Mbits, new customers can get the same thing for 12 months +some streaming subscriptions for $45. If you happen to live in an area where there's an equivalent competing service you can sometimes haggle for a lower price after the 12 months. Oddly enough it really doesn't get much cheaper as you go down in service, ~50Mbits is ~$68 a month and and 6Mbits is ~$50 a month

In the very few places Google fiber is available it's about $70 for 1000Mbits

Overall y'all get a much better deal.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 08:55 Pigeon
 
John wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 08:14:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 03:58:
Doesn't the apple iwatch have a fast discharge of like five hours and you need to charge it up again?
According to Apple it gets about 18 hours so it would need to be charged every night. We'll have to wait and see what the reviews say about battery life after it is released.

I'm curious as to what the life span of the battery is, or even the lifespan of the watch. How long until the watch is no longer fully supported by newer devices, or it suffers the slowdown creep? Are people going to want to shell out another $400-$600 every year and a half for something of limited use?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 6, 2015, 14:52 Pigeon
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 11:49:
nin wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 10:28:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 10:23:
That Comcast thing is exactly why we need a least the commons man version of Net Neutrality. BS an ISP can pick and choose what will go over their wires. Lets see where this leads...

Yeah, you'd think, at least for the moment, they'd be kissing ass, trying to prove they don't need additional FCC input.

But nope! This is exactly why NN is important, to either keep them from being assholes about this kind of shit, and/or allow competition from another vendor that could provide what they don't.


Is this a net neutrality issue? I thought this was a tv provider issue. Comcast, the cable tv company part of it, didn't negotiate a contract with HBO for this, thus subscribers to Comcast cable TV can't verify their accounts. It's like DirecTV subscribers who can't access ESPN on their mobile devices because ESPN and DirecTV can't seem to get their shit together. I mean, I used my DirecTV account on my PS4 for HBO Go....and unless I am REALLY delusional....it works fine. Streams right over my Comcast Internet connection without problems. Am I missing something?

Yeah, sounds like it's a TV issue not an internet problem. Since HBO Go is tied to a cable TV subscription, Comcast has to support authentication through the PS4 app.

I don't know why they would drag their feet on this, but I can only imagine it has something to do with how much they're paying or how much they get paid. Whatever it is I'm sure it's exceptionally petty, cause you know, Comcast. Just one more reason HBO needs to uncouple their TV subscription from their HBO Go.
 
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