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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2015, 11:48 Pigeon
I knew it was gonna happen, but the reality is here now; it's going to be a rough season for the Texans. Maybe Mallet will get better with time, but he looked horrible for the most part. There are incomplete passes and then there's wtf are you throwing at. If Carolina hadn't gotten so many unnecessary and poorly timed penalties the game would not have been nearly as close.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Sweden tests the six hour work day Sep 20, 2015, 13:04 Pigeon
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 12:25:
Hmm, I'll have to do the math and see how that compares to the previous best work setup I know of. A buddy of mine in the early 1990s worked for MCI on a 2pm to midnight shift -- 4 days on, 4 days off.

Well it would at least reduce the amount of time spent preparing for and going to/from work. Still 10 hour work days are rough, specially if you have to pull several in a row.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Heroes Sep 19, 2015, 23:01 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 22:15:
Creston wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 20:48:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 19:19:
Random question.

In preparation for "Heroes Reborn", I've been re-watching "Heroes" -- in episode 6 of season 3, Arthur Petrelli absorbs/consumes Adam Monroe. It's not clear but it looks like he "absorbs" his life energy, which in turn regenerates him allowing him to get off the respirator he is on. Please excuse my use of logic, but is there a known reason why...

1) Why not just get some of Adam's blood for an IV and keep him around for future use?

2) Why not absorb someone prior to then and use their energy to regenerate?

3) Why since he can take others' powers, as he does later to Peter, just take Adam's power -- and if he wants, then kill him?

Trying to find any kind of logic in the latter seasons of Heroes is completely, utterly pointless, as there isn't any.

I don't think any show ever went from "Holy Fuck This Is Amazing" to "??????????" in the space of a few episodes the way that show did.

Season 1 is so good. A fantastic arc.
Season 2, I just had to quit half way through.

I quit somewhere in season 2 as well. It's been a long time so I don't remember the details, but I'm pretty sure it was a bunch of lazily executed plot twists. That tends to kill shows for me pretty quickly.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2015, 14:12 Pigeon
Yarr, even Blue Beard an' his crew of scurvy dogs be knowin liquid nitrogen is a fools choice for a drink.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: AVG Sep 18, 2015, 19:29 Pigeon
nin wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 16:58:
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 16:55:
panbient wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 15:45:
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 12:34:
If anyone is still using AVG (and I can't fathom why, as it's terrible bloatware), get rid of it QUICK.

What do you recommend as an alternative?

Bitdefender is really good right now. Definitely my #1 pick.

Huh, I'll try that tonight - Thanks!

I'm going to slap that on my old laptop. Using Avira on it right now and it nearly locks the thing up if I've not turned it on for awhile. And if I like the way it works I'll put it on my desktop too. I really don't need much; noscript and ad-block have proven a pretty formidable duo for keeping crap off my computer.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 13, 2015, 14:19 Pigeon
Never is a strong word. It's already to the point where SSDs are cheap enough that even budget builds should have one. The only reason to have a HDD anymore is secondary storage/backup; something you can usually re-purpose an old drive for. Not saying HDDs are going away anytime soon, but their usefulness is rapidly shrinking.  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend
16. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend Sep 11, 2015, 13:22 Pigeon
PHJF wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 10:51:
The human enemies in XCOM are poorly integrated and have almost no scaling. It isn't long before they post no threat whatsoever but nevertheless continually harass XCOM, because pinpointing their base takes an unreasonable amount of time and/or trial and error. It could have been a lot more interesting if the enemy human forces more closely paralleled XCOM in equipment/abilities/tactics.

I agree, once my game gets rolling the EXALT missions pose little problem. By the time they get laser weapons and gene-mods my guys are well armed and leveled and once I get control of the map EXALT's reinforcements never get a turn because they get wiped out by overwatch. Really the biggest nuisance with EXALT is they can cause more panic, which can be difficult to control in classic or higher difficulty.
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend
5. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend Sep 11, 2015, 10:30 Pigeon
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 09:59:
I've been meaning to get Enemy Within...

It's adds some nice variety that's not present in Unknown. I got both in a bundle and played Unknown first thinking Within was a more traditional expansion with separate story. It is not; it adds couple of events, scenarios and new classes/powers (mec's and gene mods.) It's worth it at $7.50, I think it adds more game-play depth; there's just no reason to play Enemy Unknown first.
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News Comments > Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed
8. Re: Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed Sep 10, 2015, 10:57 Pigeon
I remember when grim patron came out, that was like a big middle finger to newish free to play people. Took me awhile to get cards to semi-effectively deal with it. Luckily it fell out of favor, but that was one that could get out of hand fast if you didn't deal with it immediately.

I stopped playing months ago, got tired of the grind, disparity between pay decks and free, and griefers. I do kinda miss my priest deck, I could do some fun things with it.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 9, 2015, 09:14 Pigeon
Isn't this how GLaDOS got started?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 4, 2015, 02:21 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 23:35:
Samsung unveils world’s first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player.

Aren't disks supposed to be dead?

I think a 4K movies are something like 100GBs plus, so it might be faster to drive to the store and buy a disc than wait for it to download. That and it's a significant chunk of real-estate on your hard-drive.
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News Comments > WildStar F2P This Month
10. Re: WildStar F2P This Month Sep 3, 2015, 15:15 Pigeon
I've been playing the F2P beta for the last 2 weeks. As a F2P it's probably better than some of the others I've tried. There's enough variation while leveling that it's not the mind numbing experience I've had in other F2P MMOs. I've had some issues that concern me though; and while I understand it's a beta, it's also a beta of a game that's been out for awhile. The UI has been having issues with the quest tracker, which makes questing difficult, and I can't run it in DX11. DX11 runs very smoothly until it doesn't, apparently it's an issue they've had for quiet awhile.

Overall I'd say worth checking out. It's got a cartoony style that I realize isn't for everyone, but I like it.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 2, 2015, 10:15 Pigeon
I manged to fill up my 1GB with mostly automated saved game backups, and I don't play my PS4 that often. 10GB is still pretty pathetic considering they want people to create and share game-play videos on their network, but it's 10x better than what it was I guess. I think the xbone gives a free 15GB, no service subscription. Of course you have to use OneDrive... TO RULE THEM ALL!  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: If you're about to buy a new 1TB PlayStation 4, don't. Here's why. Aug 31, 2015, 08:50 Pigeon
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 08:33:
I wonder if there are any performance differences with this newer model. I guess it could go either way or stay the same. I wish someone could/would benchmark them.

I would imagine there's little difference; people who already own one would be upset if a better (more fps) console were released. I do wonder when/if they'll release a SSD version. If they're looking to make a quieter and less power hungry hungry console that's one way to do it, plus better load times.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 27, 2015, 13:28 Pigeon
A sex site on the internet-webs scamming people out of money? MY GOD!! If nothing else this just proves how stupid/gullible guys are when it comes to sex. As I understand it most dating sites have the same issue, lots of active male users with only a handful of female users. I've known both guys and girls who've used dating sites and it's pretty much the same story, the guys almost never get requests or replies , whereas the women get a relatively numerous number of requests. I don't know if most dating sites have a tiered pay service like AM though. Not that I'm trying to put dating sites in the same category as AM, but they do have some similar dynamics.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2015, 11:55 Pigeon
I don't necessarily disagree with what's being said in the article; certainly calls for better transparency and user control are welcome. I feel like it ignores and in some ways accepts the core problem, that being the foxes have the keys to the hen house. The people who have the most to gain from violating people's privacy are the ones controlling tech privacy. Walking out of your house is not the privacy trade-off equivalent of using an app. Yes there is a trade-off involved, you can't walkout of your house naked and expect people to not look, but the tech equivalent is more like, if you want to walk out of your house you must let us look at you naked.

The privacy conditions aren't set to accomplish the desired task, they're set to collect as much information possible. There is no reason most of these apps need access to your pictures, contacts, or location yet it's become so standard even a solitaire game collects that information. Calling it a trade-off does not do justice to the actual problem.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 24, 2015, 09:54 Pigeon
It's just a pointless product for tech hipsters; that's all that needs to be said about the Dash Button.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 23, 2015, 19:04 Pigeon
panbient wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 13:32:
SMB might have been a horrible movie but something based on Fire Emblem done in the style of the Lord of the Rings films could be cool.

Or Zelda in the style of Willow.

Or Metroid a la Aliens! (ok I'm getting ridiculous)

Michael Bay presents: Super Smash Brothers the Movie *EXPLOSION*
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: plate reader Aug 21, 2015, 10:50 Pigeon
So I initially thought these were just being used to identify stolen vehicles or those used in criminal activities, but they just seem to be using them for tracking every car ever scanned (unless I'm misunderstanding). Perhaps if they deleted or did not store data on vehicles not involved in a crime people wouldn't be so up in arms over breeches of privacy. The argument that people on a public road should have no reasonable expectation of privacy is bullshit. Just because someone is out in a public area shouldn't mean the authorities get to stalk you without reason.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2015, 10:08 Pigeon
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 10:03:
90 degrees for 3 straight days. That's adorable.

I know right. We've recently gotten back down to the low 90s and it feels like a cool front compared to what we had before.
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