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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 8, 2014, 09:34 Pigeon
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 22:26:
jimnms wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 22:14:
Do hard drives and flash drives with child porn on them smell different?

No, the child porn BS is to convince the public that this is a good thing and to deflect attention from the obvious. What they actually want is to be able to find any storage devices so that they can be scanned or spied upon. Zero privacy in the United Police States of America.

They're just saying that to be sensationalistic. There's nothing wrong with the police having a dog that can sniff out storage hardware and media. Whether or not they have a warrant for search and seizure is another matter.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Jul 8, 2014, 09:21 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 20:53:
Slick wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 19:17:
the idea that pc gamers pirate any more or less than console kiddies is a fallacy. search piratebay for xbox or ps3.

people will pirate as much as they're able to. that's all consoles have going for them, that the new console shaven't been jailbreaked yet.

and gamers are whiny bitches. anyone who disputes that is living in a fantasy.

It's not fallacy. Pirating on PC takes a download. Pirating on Xbox takes hardware modification that gets you banned from online. The piracy rate on the PC is significantly higher than the Xbox.

But, in the years since Cliff stopped making PC games, Steam has risen. And PC piracy has fallen drastically since Steam showed up.


So, not everything exists in a bubble.

Its almost like lower prices and easier access decrease piracy. I wonder if the RIAA and MPAA know about this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 7, 2014, 13:23 Pigeon
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 12:31:
You want a credit lady? Haha, are you serious? We're Comcast, you're lucky we let you cancel your servi.....oh shit we're on the news! Quick give her money!

Good job Concast, bill someone for 13 years who isn't even in an area you provide service to anymore then offer a $174 refund. That's the kinda classy that got you voted worst company in the US.
 
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News Comments > The Wolf Among Us Episode 5 Next Week
2. Re: The Wolf Among Us Episode 5 Next Week Jul 3, 2014, 14:01 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 13:54:
...I enjoyed it a lot but the length of time between episodes is much too long. Episodic content doesn't work when the gaps are so long that people forget half the plot, their decisions and their relationships with the other characters...

I picked up Broken Age in the steam sale, but I'm in no hurry to play it for that exact reason. I considered picking this up too, but I'm probably better off waiting till more content gets released.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 3, 2014, 09:34 Pigeon
 
The case was placed on "pending inactive'' status, "until which time evidence of a crime exists.''

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 2, 2014, 09:46 Pigeon
 
Great you can use clipping exploits to finish a game that is largely about exploring a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 23 minutes, congratulations.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 13:01 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:46:
So they're estimating $2 per month if two PCs were connected to the hot spot, streaming netflix, at all times.

This is an increase over idle. What is the increase over a router that already has 2 pcs connected streaming netflix?

Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

Regardless, though, it should have been opt-in and should have come with a bill reduction. Want to turn your router into a hot spot? Save $2 per month on your cable modem "rental!"

I think this is the biggest sticking point to me, they hit you for fees for everything they can think of and when they need their customers to do something for them they act like its no big deal and they're actually doing them a favor. If the situations were reversed they'd be charging a hotspot location rental fee.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 11:55 Pigeon
 
Julio wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 10:36:
Couldn't they have just said that Dorian is 'gay' not 'legitimately gay'? Legitimately sounds like they've required proof to be submitted i.e. a Kinect feed streaming the act

I guess they mean he's not bi, since in the past male-bi characters have been labeled as gay. All the relationships tend to seem very contrived in Bioware games anyways, I appreciate the effort, but I'd rather they didn't bother.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 1, 2014, 10:14 Pigeon
 
What, you mean mouse & keyboard desktop users aren't going to be forced to use an interface designed for mobile and touchscreen devices? What an uncharacteristically sensible idea.

Hopefully win9 comes out sooner rather than later and is actually good. A new build is on the horizon and I don't want to get stuck with the bastard child OS again. Currently running Vista, which runs just fine, but vendors give it no love. AMD has stopped releasing drivers for it, while still continuing to support XP.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 1, 2014, 10:01 Pigeon
 
Comcast spokesperson Joel Shadle told Ars that the Speedify test relied on Comcast's business equipment, rather than the equipment that's used for the residential hotspot program, and that the equipment was outdated

Because I'm sure Comcast always sends out their latest modems to all their customers.

What they really need to test is whether or not the claims it doesn't eat into your bandwidth is true, and if it makes it easier to hack into your home-network. The power consumption is negligible.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hits 8M Concurrent Users
5. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 1, 2014, 08:55 Pigeon
 
NKD wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:27:
Is that number of players in-game or people logged in AFK?

Only logged into Steam as far as I can tell, but that's still a pretty awesome achievement.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 10:39 Pigeon
 
Having more or less cleared out my backlog of games and having a little more disposable income this year I got a lot more than I ever have before.

XCOM: Complete
The Pit: DLCs
Bioshock Infinite + season pass
Borderlands 2 GotY
FFVII and VIII
Papers Please
Dark Souls
System Shock 2
Broken Age

So I've got a lot to play now. Though I wish I'd realized XCOM:EW wasn't a proper expansion pack as I played XCOM:EU to completion. Also the game causes infrequent BSoDs, I've not seen a BSoD in years and I've had 3 while paying that game :/
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 30, 2014, 09:56 Pigeon
 
Essentially this change destroys item builds, the key theorycrafting element in current MOBAs, as well as changing the entire class role system.

Yep, that sounds like blizzard alright, homogenize the shit out of everything. I'm not a fan of MOBAs, for reasons that are probably in line with why blizzard is going MOBA-lite. But it sounds like they're removing the things that make the game more enduring. Its the same things they did to WoW and Diablo3; cut down on the options and decision making so its easier for newbies.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2014, 10:57 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 00:12:
How is Dust: Elysian Tale? I'm not really into platformers, but this looks like it has some interesting RPG elements, and word of mouth has been good. It's on flash sale for $3 right now.

I enjoyed it. Its like a platformer/beat'em up with some light RPG elements. Has a very Saturday morning cartoon feel to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 27, 2014, 08:54 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 04:02:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 19:49:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 18:26:
Best Buy Provides Pizza, Asks Employees To Contact Congress About E-Fairness Bill.

Illegal?

That was my thought, too. There's got to be a law against that.

Are you guys serious? Lobbying is LEGAL in the United States Congress and you are seriously asking if bribing your employees with pizza is legal??? MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...

Since when have politicians ever held themselves to the same standards as everyone else?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: German Gov. cancels Verizon Jun 27, 2014, 08:40 Pigeon
 
*nelson laugh*  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 26, 2014, 13:01 Pigeon
 
Between PS+ and the steam sale I'm drowning in games again. Guess I'll have to quit my job so I have enough time to play them all.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
27. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 11:38 Pigeon
 
mag wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:38:
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:14:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:58:
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:55:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:45:
I saw some kids playing minecraft at the local park

Im trying to picture this in my head but really cant get it to work with my (limited) imagination. Were they like sitting in the sand pit and playing it on their laptops?? Worried
More like on their iPod or iPad.
This game is on every imaginable platform.
My 7 yrs old son plays this all the time. He shows me the stuff he built, and than when he gets together with his other friends they are talking about all their Mincraft stories.
I think this game is amazing to capture the young ones like this. I much rather see my kids play something like this than CoD

Its kind of sad to see that in the park though. Whats the point of going outside to play if they are basically still playing minecraft on their ipads or whatever?? Sigh...50 years from now kids wont even know what a tree looks like in real life, they will probably recognise one in a picture on their tablet of choice...

I think you guys completely misinterpreted Pigeon's comment. They were playing "Minecraft", as in the unauthorized-imagination-port and "ground-is-lava" clone, not Minecraft the game on electronic devices.

Bingo! Sorry I wasn't clear, no electronic devices were used only their imaginations and playground equipment. I only knew it was "Minecraft" they were playing because one of the kids was loudly and excitedly explaining the rules.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
4. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 09:45 Pigeon
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:37:
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:33:
Never would have guessed it would get so popular, but good for them. Fun game...

Indeed. I bought it back in Alpha; but I never thought it would take off like this.

I saw some kids playing minecraft at the local park, it appeared to be a variant of the classic 'the ground is lava' game with zombies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 24, 2014, 15:18 Pigeon
 
Scud wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 15:04:
Except there's still a little problem with the fact that you don't own the space you're selling, the city does. I can only imagine the kind of shit that will get started when someone is waiting for somebody else to leave a spot and is told that they're not leaving until the person who paid them to leave shows up. Also, ParkModo was guilty of paying people to take up spaces but it's just those kinds of "innovations" that this kind of system will lead to.

Exactly, it's not their spot to sell.
 
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