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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Sep 13, 2014, 08:54 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 21:53:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 21:24:
Since most botters are AFK, I wonder if a random CAPTCHA test every couple of hours would solve the problem. Fail too many, or don't respond in time, and BAN HAMMER!

Wouldn't it be easy to do this? Just make it so that there is a start-game button (after card selection) in a random place on the screen and bots would be fucked. Time-out of 30 seconds

Captcha is no solution. Bots are better at reading captchas than humans are...

I think if you get a captcha right anymore you should be flagged as a bot.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 11:52 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:48:
PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:34:
Cooking from scratch can actually get stupid expensive. I've made relatively simple dishes that easily end up with a food cost rivaling the price of a meal at a restaurant. I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.

It depends on what you're making and the quantities. I can make plenty of meals for less than cost of restaurant food, I just have to make larger portions and freeze some. I also avoid eating absurd amounts of sodium this way. Of course some things will just always be cheaper store bought, I can't make a pizza cheaper store bought due to the price of cheese and meats I like on mine.

My problem is always grocery store produce leaves a lot to be desired, and farmer's markets are few and far between around here. Ideally I'd be able to grow my own produce for at least part of the season, but that's just not a reality. Best salsa I ever had was made from home grown tomatoes, onions and peppers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 11:39 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 10:18:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 10:06:
The NFL is a joke of course, they clearly should have fired Ray Rice immediately. The real question should be, how did Ray Rice NOT go to prison in the first place? Nice work, police.

Probably because they saw the whole video. Unlike anyone else here I might add. Im not defending the guy here, but if his girlfriend was indeed being abusive on tape throwing (weak) punches, slaps and whatnot and the tape has all of that on there, a good fucking lawyer would have a field day with that. Its fucking cynical but it is what it is.

What I saw leading up to the elevator is he either leans in and says something to her or spits on her. She responds with a weak back handed swat as she is walking away that looks like it wouldn't have hurt an infant let alone an NFL RB. It's unclear as to who does what first inside the elevator, but it is clear who's response is a gross overreaction tot he situation.

My question is this, why is she culpable for his behavior and her's, and yet he's only partially responsible for his own behavior? 'He shouldn't of done it, but, he is an NFL player and someone was swinging at him.' Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but that's what the argument I hear people making. Why isn't he responsible for driving her to that point but she's responsible for him punching her?
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
19. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 10:03 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 09:21:
When someone is offering to make you a billionaire, it's hard not to listen.

QFT
 
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General Discussion > NFL Week One
3. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 09:51 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 09:03:
Romo was looking rough on the weekend

I can't stand the Seahawks but they looked damned impressive, the only thing stopping Marshawn Lynch is going to be an injury.

Bills did surprisingly okay even with that backup CB, they are always my worst picks.

Biggest disappointment last week was KC, felt like they weren't even on the field mentally.

I was sad to see the Saints lose too but it was a good game.

Seahawks are definitely the team to beat this year, followed by the Broncos (So close Colts)

The Bills are an upset team; they're generally bad, but seem to pull off wins against teams you wouldn't think possible. Cincinnati is kind of the same way, 'cept they tend to lose to teams they shouldn't.

It was good to see the Texans finally win a regular season game. The offense looked shaky, and the secondary outmatched like always, but that defensive line and special teams looked fantastic. Blocked extra point and a blocked punt for a TD. Sucks about Clowny, 4-6 weeks
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2014, 19:05 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 17:16:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 16:46:
*ugh* Not going to be a good first week for me in the picks.

Yeah, it's looking like the logical picks are not doing what they're supposed to be doing. Oh welp, any given Sunday, right?

First couple of regular season games are the hardest to predict for sure, but that's what makes it fun. Plus it gives teams like the Lions and Dolphins a chance to make everyone think they're going to have a great year, only to crap out 4 games into the season.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 5, 2014, 10:00 Pigeon
 
Yes, but that 1% has 'donated' 99% of the money sent to campaigns.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 21:59 Pigeon
 
Julio wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 20:49:
I like the quote in the FBI article about it being "long and hard work". I'm sure there was plenty of that...

I'm sure they're studying the crime intently. On an unrelated note, I understand they've just increased their Kleenex budget.
 
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News Comments > EA Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO
6. Re: EA's Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO Sep 3, 2014, 10:09 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 10:00:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:44:
They believe that marketing is more important than the product itself.

In a sentence, this is basically the biggest problem in gaming today.

It's the biggest problem with a lot of industries. Why bother creating a better product when all you have to do is convince people the product is better.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 3, 2014, 08:50 Pigeon
 
I wonder when they'll decide coming out with a new 'version' of firefox every 3 weeks is a little ridiculous. Perhaps when it's time for Fire Fox version 100 they'll call it Fire Fox II version 1

Also, youtube is just a cesspool for user comments, I'm actually surprised when I see a comment thread where people aren't trolling and actually holding conversation.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 3, 2014, 08:39 Pigeon
 
While I applaud his efforts in of giving up the phone zombie life, it might be time to reevaluate whether or not an iPhone is right for him come upgrade time.  
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
26. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 14:45 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:54:
4D-Boxing wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:50:
Pigeon wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:02:
Asking the internet not to make death threats and racial,homophobic or sexist slurs, is a bit of a tall order, but good luck.

Lol keyboard warriors would actually have to use logic to express their repressed angst..good luck with that. Why aim that at gamers, its a satiety/evolution issue. Hundreds of years after slavery and almost 50 years after MLKs assassination and society is still dealing with this issue. Give it another 200 years maybe at least if not more. (people that spread hate and intolerance do reproduce so it will take a very very long time.

Why aim at gamers?
Because this was done by game developers? Why would they aim it at something other than games?

Anyway, given how many people here have, in the past, claimed they would never use Xbox Live because it's just racist 14 year olds, I'm shocked at how many people are angry at someone posting an open letter saying you should "publicly stand against" racist 14 year olds.

Not that Xbox Live is really full of that anymore. It was when only 14 year olds used the service, but in the early days of the 360 they became the minority.

I think the general dislike of the petition is the perception it's just game developers and journalists whining about people being mean to them. As you pointed out it's likely due to the vague simplistic language of the petition. Maybe they did this to avoid the murky waters of trying to define what goes too far in criticism, or what constitutes harassment.

Personally I think they would have been better off just addressing threats of violence and racial/sexist/homophobic slurs. Those things contribute nothing to criticism, they are purely negative coercion. So while calling someone, a self-righteous moron, with their head planted in their ass, isn't the best way to express criticism, it at least addresses specific negative qualities; as opposed to demeaning someone for being a woman.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
4. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 11:02 Pigeon
 
Asking the internet not to make death threats and racial,homophobic or sexist slurs, is a bit of a tall order, but good luck.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 30, 2014, 11:00 Pigeon
 
This sounds like something that's much more likely to irritate customers than anything else... oh wait, that's the definition of DRM.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2014, 09:55 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 09:26:
Pigeon wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 09:22:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 19:06:
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:55:
Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I made in my life awhile ago. It opened up so many other things, I started mountain climbing, biking and being able to actually taste food again was wonderful.
I quit nearly eight years ago, and I'm still waiting to experience thse benefits. So far the only noticeable change is the 60 pounds I gained and have not been able to lose.

That's because you've replaced your smoking habit with eating. Before when you were bored you probably smoked, now you probably eat. You need to replace it with something healthier, like drinking

While I don't smoke, I was under the impression that smoking itself increased the metabolism. And thus, when you quit, it slows. So what you ate before with no weight gain could potentially now cause weight gain.


You forced me to look it up: Is weight gain inevitable after you quit smoking? What causes it?

So it seems like smoking increases metabolism slightly and it's an appetite suppressant; thus when you stop you burn less calories and are hungry more often. The More You Know Star_full
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2014, 09:22 Pigeon
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 19:06:
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:55:
Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I made in my life awhile ago. It opened up so many other things, I started mountain climbing, biking and being able to actually taste food again was wonderful.
I quit nearly eight years ago, and I'm still waiting to experience thse benefits. So far the only noticeable change is the 60 pounds I gained and have not been able to lose.

That's because you've replaced your smoking habit with eating. Before when you were bored you probably smoked, now you probably eat. You need to replace it with something healthier, like drinking
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 16:08 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 14:52:
Pigeon wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:33:
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:55:
Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I made in my life awhile ago. It opened up so many other things, I started mountain climbing, biking and being able to actually taste food again was wonderful.

I whenever I see TV Chefs smoking, it makes me wonder how good their food could actually be. I tend to assume they over season (i.e. a half pound of salt), because that's the only way they can taste stuff.

They do. Have you ever watched Chopped? Half their judges are CONSTANTLY bitching that shit 'needs more salt.' Guarnachelli recently complained that fucking ICE CREAM needed more salt.

The fact that she has completely burned away her taste buds with all the Umami she's eating to the point where salt is the only thing she can taste anymore has apparently never occured to her.

I'd bet that if they couldn't see their contestants put all the ingredients in, their tasting at the end of a round where they go "Hmmm, I can really taste the star anise and the cloves! Such a bold flavor profile!" would be exposed for the sham it is, because they'd have no clue what anything tasted like except fucking SALT.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

I'd love to see these guys in a true blind taste test and their pretentious patrons. I'd also love to see smokers vs. non-smokers in identifying flavors.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 11:33 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:55:
Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I made in my life awhile ago. It opened up so many other things, I started mountain climbing, biking and being able to actually taste food again was wonderful.

I whenever I see TV Chefs smoking, it makes me wonder how good their food could actually be. I tend to assume they over season (i.e. a half pound of salt), because that's the only way they can taste stuff.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming
9. Re: GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming Aug 27, 2014, 14:55 Pigeon
 
Julio wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 14:21:
Great idea, the current movie selection sucks. Hopefully we see increased selection in the future and I'm in for sure.

Well I certainly wish them the best in their endeavor, but knowing how much the MPAA loves its DRM it's going to be tough for them to get good movies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2014, 11:42 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 10:59:
Prez wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 10:16:
Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group.

I'm usually not too vehement a supporter of either side of an issue anymore, having become largely moderate in my 40's, but wishy-washy is not how I would describe myself. That said, I have rarely been stuck on the fence about an issue as much as I am on Net Neutrality. I hate the idea of un-regulated amoral big corporations having free reign over things, but on the flip-side, I abhor the idea of a corrupt and incompetent government sticking their hands into the internet - they ruin virtually everything they touch.

That's not true at all. Corporations doing government services generally do a much worse job because it all comes down to the bottom line and they cut corners everywhere and anywhere. Safety standards, infrastructure, labour laws, etc. etc. etc. are all thanks to government. They're failing now because the corporations have effectively taken over government and are systematically gutting all these things.

Net-neutrality is Marxist is it? Well so is the military by that rationale so I guess the US will have to dismantle that. And it's an attack on capitalism? The same capitalism that promises competition that results in the best product at the lowest price? That capitalism? The kind that doesn't actually exist because it's really more of a plutocratic oligarchy?

Well, when those sorts of assholes actually get serious about the "free" market then they come talk about what's Marxist and what isn't. Fucking pricks.

Anything that isn't Corporate Capitalism is Marxist. Laws should only exists to protect corporations from the government, private citizens and non-corporate entities. Ferengi Economics at its best.
 
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