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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2015, 14:43 Pigeon
I'll have to try out my TV. I've occasionally used youtube on it, but I wouldn't be heart broken if that ability disappeared. Still a great reason why an HTPC is a superior option. The idea behind the smart TV is great, but the electronics companies just can't help but screw it up. Between DRM, information gathering and each company trying to create their own little market place it's just not lived up to the potential.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 13:13 Pigeon
I use k-cups at work, they're better than the alternatives, gross dispenser coffee, or over priced starbucks. I'd certainly not use them at home. Too expensive, wasteful and not that good.  
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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
3. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 09:49 Pigeon
What is being reported sounds pretty wide spread not to be some sort of security exploit on Rockstar's side, but it's possible it could be a well designed phishing scam. Or possibly some kind of 3rd party program.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 17, 2015, 14:00 Pigeon
This was nothing more than a hastily put together cash grab by Apple and Pearson. Still the district deserves a lot of the blame, putting hundreds of millions into a curriculum program that hadn't been developed beyond a few demos, and then allowing them a year after deployment where they didn't have to offer the full curriculum Pearson promised.  
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News Comments > 2K Australia Closing
3. Re: 2K Australia Closing Apr 16, 2015, 10:43 Pigeon
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 09:05:
I wonder if they hired Handsome Jack's VA to deliver the news.

I just wanted to thank all of you for making so many fun terrific games that have been wildly profitable... you're all fired.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 15, 2015, 21:04 Pigeon
nin wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 09:12:
Slashman wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 09:02:
I hate you Shade of Naxxramss!!!!


Yeah there are a couple cards that can be a real pain if you don't immediately have a way to destroy it. I'm looking at you Grim Patron.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 13, 2015, 14:58 Pigeon
nin wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 13:50:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 13:47:
HBO To Netflix: Bring It On.

I find myself more often than not watching the shows that Netflix produces over the ones they acquire. They're that good. Next on the to-watch list: Daredevil and Bloodline.

Shows made for cable are often just annoying: it's obvious that they're made with specific commercial breakpoints, and they're often made for the lowest common denominator and lack a lot of intellectually or emotionally stimulating content. The original Netflix shows are just usually better in that regard.

I've heard Marco Polo is good as well, but I've not seen it yet.

All I know is that had to be one of the most obnoxiously pretentious introductions to an article I've read in a long time. I hope Mr. Plepler enjoyed Ms. Laporte's BJ afterwards.

I don't think HBO is in any real danger from netflix so long as they continue to offer quality shows and make changes, like they currently are, to severe complete reliance on the cable co.'s they'll be okay.
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 12, 2015, 16:32 Pigeon
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 15:30:
Do people really want to wear watches again?

I find they just get scratched up over time - and since the Apple watch is also a piece of technology that runs software it has the additional downside of being obsolete in a few years.

Of course, I said the ipod wasn't a big deal either so what do I know?

Smart watches just seem like a shoehorned niche. They're an attempt to combine two products, and fall far short of providing the advantages those products offer. As a watch, it's prone to becoming obsolete from a software and hardware stand-point and the battery life is atrocious in comparison. The batteries in most wrist watches last years, and are user replaceable. Smart watch batteries last what 18 hours between recharges, and when the batteries eventually give out they're not likely to be user replaceable.

As a smart phone the screen size is a huge problem that can't be fixed. Screen size is going to limit what people will realistically use the watch for. Sure you can watch movies, look at pictures, read messages, and view websites on it, but why would when you have infinitely better suited to doing that in your pocket. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see that there are going to be many people who want to wear a 5" screen on their wrist.

So what's left? People obsessively concerned with monitoring their bodies' various functions? There are already cheaper, likely more durable and specialized devices out there for that.

Maybe I'm just not seeing where the need is, but it just seems like they're trying to make a market for something when the demand isn't there.
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
6. Re: Sunday Consolidation Apr 6, 2015, 09:06 Pigeon
It's so inane I have a hard time imagining what kind of person would think this is a good idea without having a cartoon villain come to mind.

Seriously though what kind of moron would be upset that someone makes what is essentially a 40 minute commercial showing himself enjoying their game? It costs them no money to make, no money to air and it could potentially be seen by millions of people. So many companies would kill for that kind of FREE exposure.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 2, 2015, 16:32 Pigeon
Sure, the cost of entry is more than the PS4 or and Xbox One,

Fixed that for them.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 2, 2015, 10:19 Pigeon
I'm kind of the opposite. I have a very limited mobile plan, but good home internet. If I was on the go a lot, that probably wouldn't be as feasible. Though with how many hotspots there are around the city, and the fact I know how to look up directions before I go somewhere I don't think I'd be inconvenienced that much.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta Begins
4. Re: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta Begins Apr 1, 2015, 13:15 Pigeon
Rattlehead wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 12:41:
Alamar wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 11:39:
So this is the final installment in the $180 SC campaign right? Too bad SC won't be sold on steam...
What the hell? Right now on B.Net Starcraft 2 + Heart of the Swarm are $20 each. Where are you getting $180 from?

The original was $60 at release, I don't remember if HotS was $60 at release. Either way, as you pointed out, they can be had at a substantial discount now. I'm looking forward to Legacy, but I'll probably wait for a price drop.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 30, 2015, 09:15 Pigeon
Dropping the price of something by nearly half increases sales? I wonder if other companies know about this. It really is a niche product though, at least at the price point it was at, now it's priced competitively with other set-top boxes, so the gaming side is a bonus.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2015, 15:06 Pigeon
Sound system bass shreds ear drums!...

Seriously though, who would even want that? Maybe Dr. Evil could use it as an earthquake dooms day device or something.
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 29, 2015, 14:55 Pigeon
I don't know about the xbox, but I've never found the PS4's power options confusing. I'm not sure who they're targeting with the revelation that suspend an rest modes use more electricity than "off mode", but they'd do a better service to that particular audience if they wrote an article highlighting the fact that licking the floor of a public restroom could be detrimental to your health.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2015, 19:22 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 14:07:
Sheeeeit, I cut the cable more than 10 years ago and never looked back.

Same, I've not had pay TV in years. I'm either streaming shows or playing games and its on my schedule. Maybe if I had a lot more expendable income I'd get cable, but it's pretty far down my list of things I want to spend money on.
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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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