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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2014, 15:10 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 13:09:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 13:07:
AMD "Misspoke" Saying DirectX 12 Won't Work With Windows 7.

"That's right bitches, my homey M$ sez you gots to gets you Windows 8 if you wants DX12."

Luckily it will be five years at least before we see even one game that requires DX12.

hah dude i'm still running vista. i figure windows 10 oughta be a good time to upgrade, get dx12 at the same time.

So am I, but I'm looking to do a complete system build this holiday season. So looks like I'll be stuck with 8.1 like I got stuck with Vista. There are rumors 10 will be a free upgrade to 8.1, but I think that's just wishful thinking on their part. Right now the hardest part is trying to hold off on purchases till Black Friday/Monday.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 15, 2014, 00:15 Pigeon
 
Fry: Pine needles. Oh, man, this is great... hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus.

Leela: I don't get it.

Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.

Fry: Oh. What's it called now?

Farnsworth: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 12:36 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:35:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:30:
There were times I'd rather stand and explain how to do things. Usually for computer basics because I didn't want to get a call every time someone thought their file got 'deleted' because it was no longer in the recently opened documents, aka the only way they knew how to open a file.

are you for real? that, man, i just, jesus people are stupid.

Granted that was over a decade ago when basic computer illiteracy was still pretty common, specially among middle to older aged people; still very bad for the time though.

My favorite was getting a call about someone's computer not working. I asked, feeling like an ass for asking it, if it was plugged in. In an offended tone I was told of course it was, that was the first thing they checked. So I walk over to their building to investigate, try turning on the computer sure enough, nothing. So I look under the desk and see the the male end of a power cord sitting next to the power strip. I plug it in and like magic the computer works. When I told the employee what was wrong, they first didn't believe me, and after I assured them that was the problem they sheepishly told me how they must have forgotten to plug it back in after they had rearranged the furniture in the office. Luckily I had the sense not to face palm, cause I probably would have caved my own head in from that one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 11:30 Pigeon
 
There were times I'd rather stand and explain how to do things. Usually for computer basics because I didn't want to get a call every time someone thought their file got 'deleted' because it was no longer in the recently opened documents, aka the only way they knew how to open a file.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2014, 10:42 Pigeon
 
Well I propose we label all of our disgusting gummi fish as Swedish  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2014, 11:24 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 11:14:
Orogogus wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 10:57:
ldonyo wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 10:27:
I happen to agree with Ars on this. Locked content and DLC is why I just wait for the everything edition of games to come out anymore. Except for The Witcher. I have great faith in CD Projekt RED and they give away additional content, so there's no reason to wait on a Witcher game.

Did you read the article? It never mentions DLC. It's about game design, and whether every game should have cheat codes to let you bypass any progression gating (as well as locking game modes and such behind unrelated achievements).

Yeah pure clickbait. They fish with an important sounding article title to make you think its relevant (paywall DLC) only to devolve into trolling the reader with some publisher-approved bullshit that really makes little sense.

The only time I'm actually annoyed with what they're talking about is when games with low replayability have some piddly unlocks for finishing the game. You can replay the whole game again, but now you can do it dressed as as raccoon!!!

That said most of the time I find unlocks are pretty well implemented. There are a lot of other mechanics and practices in modern gaming if feel have a much greater impact on the fun/value factor, like day one DLC.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 13, 2014, 09:40 Pigeon
 
Wheeler told attendees of the meeting, according to the Post's sources. “What I’ve got to figure out is how to split the baby.”

So he's going to make a decision so horrible one of the sides will give up in order to keep the internet from being completely destroyed?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 13, 2014, 08:52 Pigeon
 
Hope it gets rolled out to my phone soon. It'll supposedly fix some issues I've been having with wifi connections.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2014, 22:24 Pigeon
 
Ted Cruz, looking perpetually concerned and sympathetic, while still managing to be a colossal douche. It's not something many people can pull off, and he works hard at it; which is why he doesn't have time to be concerned with things like internet comics, and making sensical statements.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 7, 2014, 11:45 Pigeon
 
If caught, the caller faces up to a year in jail and $5,000 fine.

Is that all?! You put people in danger of twitchy fingered police, waste tax payer money and traumatize a family and the maximum you can get amounts to a slap on the wrist?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 21:22 Pigeon
 
Axis wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 20:17:
NKD wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 19:40:
Ebola panickers are fucking ignorant putzes on par with climate deniers and anti-vaxxers, but there's nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution a bit. It's not like thousands of Americans are being indefinitely detained.

Says the climate panickers...

Don't worry, Senator Inhofe will soon be chairing the Environmental and Public Works Committee. He's a man grounded in solid scientific, evidence based, theory:
“[T]he Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”

I'm sure he's got some great ideas on dealing with Ebola as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 17:26 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 14:39:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 13:10:
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:46:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:30:
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:00:
NKD wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 09:48:
That murderer guy turned himself in to police rather than suicide-by-cop as he originally planned, so he is in custody now. Though the "4chan link" stuff is overstating it a bit. 4chan is where the dude posted his sick pictures after the fact. As far as anyone can tell, there was no other involvement by anyone on 4chan.

The best part was when ol' Brianna Wu decided to go on Twitter and link this to Gamergate or hold it up as an example of how serious online threats are. Except there were no online threats. This guy did his threatening in the real world, had a history of domestic violence and threats against law enforcement, and killed his girlfriend who he lived with, not some random woman on the Internet.

Sick of the people in this world who do that kind of shit. Comparing your trivial online threats to the very serious problem of domestic violence, god damn. Shameless.

Yup.
Had he killed someone over an argument on 4chan, fine, but he killed someone then bragged on the most convenient place on the internet. The steps to how he killed and ended up on 4chan aren't the same as anything else being discussed.

The truth never stopped anyone from twisting a tragedy to meet their own agenda.

No offense, but you're the one doing that.

Briana, Zoe and Anita have had numerous 4chan threads discussing ways they should die. Don't you think this hits a little close to home for then? It doesn't make them right, but I'm certain they're honest in being concerned that a message board obsessed with killing them has a thread bragging about killing a woman.

But I won't let understanding where people come from stop your personal agenda.

What's my agenda? [/quote

Diminishing death threats, apparently.

My original point was that people will use tragedy to prove a point regardless of the facts involved. This was a case of domestic violence, it wasn't random, and it wasn't from some anonymous stranger on the internet. Perhaps there's a lesson in there about misogyny, I don't know if the guys motivations were ever stated or if he was just completely bat-shit insane and did it just because.

It's not that I don't understand where she's coming from, but as someone who has been a public face of the anti-GG movement (her not me), I think it's a poor comparison for her to have made. This was a domestic abuse situation, and the danger from someone who you know and/or live with threatening you is a lot higher and more immediate than some asshole on the internet. I'm not trying to diminish the terribleness of internet death threats, but I think it's disingenuous to artificially inflate the threat by pointing to a domestic abuse case and saying 'SEE I WAS RIGHT'. That kind of rhetoric is great for your supporters, but it drives away people who realize it wasn't a case of online harassment, and it further cuts-off meaningful dialogue with your detractors, because it is seen at an attempt to demonize them.

From reading the article what I did see from the supposed GG people was disbelief, they thought it was a hoax, and horror/disgust at the act and sympathy for the victims. I've not looked at 4 chan or reddit so I don't know if that's an accurate representation of the general population or not.

What particularly bothers me is I agree with her on a lot of basic points. Online threats aren't funny or harmless, women tend to get targeted online for harassment because of their gender, and there's a good deal of misogyny in games (though with some caveats on that last one).

I think what he takes exception to, and he can correct me if I'm wrong, is the same thing I take exception to. That is, comparing bullshit anonymous online trolling to the very real threat of domestic violence.

That's probably a way better explanation than all my rambling.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 13:10 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:46:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:30:
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:00:
NKD wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 09:48:
That murderer guy turned himself in to police rather than suicide-by-cop as he originally planned, so he is in custody now. Though the "4chan link" stuff is overstating it a bit. 4chan is where the dude posted his sick pictures after the fact. As far as anyone can tell, there was no other involvement by anyone on 4chan.

The best part was when ol' Brianna Wu decided to go on Twitter and link this to Gamergate or hold it up as an example of how serious online threats are. Except there were no online threats. This guy did his threatening in the real world, had a history of domestic violence and threats against law enforcement, and killed his girlfriend who he lived with, not some random woman on the Internet.

Sick of the people in this world who do that kind of shit. Comparing your trivial online threats to the very serious problem of domestic violence, god damn. Shameless.

Yup.
Had he killed someone over an argument on 4chan, fine, but he killed someone then bragged on the most convenient place on the internet. The steps to how he killed and ended up on 4chan aren't the same as anything else being discussed.

The truth never stopped anyone from twisting a tragedy to meet their own agenda.

No offense, but you're the one doing that.

Briana, Zoe and Anita have had numerous 4chan threads discussing ways they should die. Don't you think this hits a little close to home for then? It doesn't make them right, but I'm certain they're honest in being concerned that a message board obsessed with killing them has a thread bragging about killing a woman.

But I won't let understanding where people come from stop your personal agenda.

What's my agenda?
 
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General Discussion > NFL Week 10
2. No subject Nov 6, 2014, 11:47 Pigeon
 
Week 9 was bad for me. I made a couple of upset picks that didn't work out and a couple of my 'safe' picks didn't work out either. Also WTF happened to the Chargers and the 49ers?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 11:30 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:00:
NKD wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 09:48:
That murderer guy turned himself in to police rather than suicide-by-cop as he originally planned, so he is in custody now. Though the "4chan link" stuff is overstating it a bit. 4chan is where the dude posted his sick pictures after the fact. As far as anyone can tell, there was no other involvement by anyone on 4chan.

The best part was when ol' Brianna Wu decided to go on Twitter and link this to Gamergate or hold it up as an example of how serious online threats are. Except there were no online threats. This guy did his threatening in the real world, had a history of domestic violence and threats against law enforcement, and killed his girlfriend who he lived with, not some random woman on the Internet.

Sick of the people in this world who do that kind of shit. Comparing your trivial online threats to the very serious problem of domestic violence, god damn. Shameless.

Yup.
Had he killed someone over an argument on 4chan, fine, but he killed someone then bragged on the most convenient place on the internet. The steps to how he killed and ended up on 4chan aren't the same as anything else being discussed.

The truth never stopped anyone from twisting a tragedy to meet their own agenda.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston TM a Hoax
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2014, 09:04 Pigeon
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 06:46:
InBlack wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 05:35:

Bethesda's Fallout3 had mediocre writing at best. New Vegas improved on that a whole shitload, but its unrealistic to expect them to deliver something on par with Fallout2's phenomenal dialogue.
That would be because New Vegas was done by mainly the same people that did Fallout and Fallout 2, so no big shock that they did exactly that.

Hopefully New Vegas taught them a few things about difficulty scaling as well. While being some demigod in F3 was fun in its own way, NV did a much better job of making you feel vulnerable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 5, 2014, 17:02 Pigeon
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 12:57:
Sony is still having issues with their firmware updates. Thought they've learned their lesson from the PS3 days.
I mean it is not like every single PS4 is different, how hard is it to test these dang things before they release it?

That's what I don't understand, these problems seem to be very wide spread how could they have missed it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 5, 2014, 12:50 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 11:52:
CrimsonPaw wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 11:40:
Thank God for the 2.01 update, I've been having serious issues getting out of rest mode.

Some people are now claiming, from a powered down state, it's randomly turning itself on now.


Fantastic. I usually have mine turned off, I only use standby/rest if I know I'm going to be playing again soon.
 
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News Comments > The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Released
14. Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Released Nov 5, 2014, 08:43 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 03:22:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 02:12:
Played, died 3x, deleted. Not my cup of tea.

One of the other PS+ games this month, Steamworld Dig, is holding my attention though. A mix of digging and metroid stuff. Pretty cool.

I bought Steamworld Dig on PC. Very good game. I think I played through to the end.....maybe just right at the end. Can't remember. I also downloaded it, plan on playing it on vita as well.

/damn, had a super sweet run going and messed up....was hard to come by HP.... roid rage, maggie, common cold, placenta, guppys paw - activate, contract "wealth but at what cost", daddy long legs (best passive in the game so far), ring worm, rotten meat, rotten baby, mysterious liquid.

//NOOOO!!! Died with literally one more hit on mom. Had a cool build, but no strength+ through the whole thing, tons of hearts, just took to long to kill bosses: prayer card, luck up pill, pinky eye, magic scab, started basement 2 and it said "curse of the maze" (HA! GENIUS!), placenta, stigmata, match book, 3 dollar bill, old bandage, ball of bandages, goat head, heart, my reflection.

Picked this up as part of PS+. Only played for a little bit, but it looks to be the same great fun the original was. Noticed there were new monsters and some kind of new gambling device (I'm assuming) that ate my coins with no perceivable reward.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 3, 2014, 11:48 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 10:56:
Of course the FCC gets it. You don't get into a position like Wheeler's by being stupid. They just don't care what the little people want.

And....

“The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy,” Price wrote. “The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when, how, and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect ‘when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.’ It records ‘the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.’ It ignores ‘do-not-track’ requests as a considered matter of policy.”

On the other hand, this isn’t the first time a smart TV has been found capable of tracking your activities for advertising purposes, so buyers should always try to go through the privacy policies they agree to when using such a device, and try to limit tracking if and when possible.

Furthermore, the device has a built-in camera with facial recognition and a microphone with voice recognition features, both tools that hackers or spy agencies could use to spy on unsuspecting buyers, Price says.

Wow, seriously? Ok, no smart devices TVs for this guy, thanks. Jesus, how is that shite even legal?


I have a Samsung smart TV and the EULA is equally ridiculous, along with tracking they also lay claim to use any personal pictures or videos you might display. I just use mine to watch Netflix and other on demand video sites.

I'm pretty sure this kind of language is common on such multimedia devices, and you're right it should be legal. Or at least what they do should be explicitly stated in brief understandable language somewhere prior to purchasing the product.
 
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