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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 11, 2014, 08:36 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 19:49:
Shut up Google. All you clowns need to be reigned in too.

Well its okay for them to do it because they just want to sell all your info to anyone willing to pay for it. They would never do anything bad with it, or use the money they make selling your information to lobby for laws that would trample your rights as a citizen while allowing them to increase their profit margin.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 10, 2014, 08:38 Pigeon
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 19:47:
nin wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 18:42:
Wow, harsh Infamous review...all I can say is I'm 3-4 hours in and having a blast.

Different strokes...

Yeah, I loved the whole thing. My only complaint was that it was too short (~15 hours at 100% completion with a good guy play through).

Harsh reviews are kind of his thing, when he really likes a game he doesn't have a lot to say
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 9, 2014, 11:34 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 09:53:
I would say that what is worse is that corporations have the legal protection and are treated as 'persons' under law and yet repeatedly face very few consequences for breaking most said laws.

The mountain of hypocrisy that is building up in our modern society truly is astounding...

"A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold."

That's a quote from Justice Stevens' dissenting opinion in the Citizen's United case. Seems to sum it up pretty well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 8, 2014, 11:58 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 11:15:
Yeah, I'm sure that treadmill will sell like hotcakes. Lulz.

And I don't know about worst but for outright evil Monsanto wins that handily.

They both use pretty nasty tactics to get what they want, it's just Monsanto is doing it with one of the few things that are actually essential to life. It'll probably be Comcast since they more directly and visibly effect the internet voting denizens.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 09:49 Pigeon
 
The FCC denied an appeal by Comcast, which argued that its practice of charging customers separately for a DTA (digital terminal adapter) a converter box that allows cable subscribers with older televisions to receive digital channels, which the company said would be provided at no charge is not subject to rate regulation, because it is a service fee. The ruling was issued on March 19.

Provided at no charge, but they're charging a service fee for it? Comcast and I apparently have very different views on what 'provided at no charge' means. Sounds like these things are a $1.99 service charge for each TV, per month. You should be able to buy one retail for about $20.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 2, 2014, 09:31 Pigeon
 
I was actually just wondering whatever happened to the Homestar Runner series yesterday. I only casually followed it, so I never noticed the years it was apparently missing. Very surprising to find out one day after I absentmindedly thought about it. I can only assume I HAVE MAGIC POWERS. Speaking of things I haven't heard about in a long time, I wonder whatever happened to that Firefly TV series, it was kind of good.........


nope not back on the air, damn
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 1, 2014, 14:09 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 13:25:
Eh, I thought he was asking if it could hurt someone if it just refracted without direct contact. Not sure why I thought that.

The laser just going into the cockpit is very distracting, and like you said, that's not what a pilot needs on takeoff/landing, especially not in a helicopter...

Right, and both Helicopters were emergency services vehicles. One a police copter and the other an emergency transport for a children's hospital (which had a patient in it at the time). The sentence seems harsh, but the perpetrator was already on probation so that may have factored into it as well. Basically he was having his fun at other people's expense and safety and then got caught. I don't feel bad for him.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $41M - Procedural Generation Plans
6. Re: Star Citizen Hits $41M - Procedural Generation Plans Mar 31, 2014, 19:22 Pigeon
 
$50M goal: Sell to facebook for $2B


 
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News Comments > Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG
8. Re: Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG Mar 31, 2014, 14:00 Pigeon
 
Atomic wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 13:01:
Creston wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:06:
It is a good idea, and I'm curious to see how it will work out. However, the cynic in me just thinks that this is nothing but a dev who wants to make cash off an MMO without having to spend time making actual content...

Wow, glad to know I'm not the only one who thought that.

That's a good possibility, their website certainly looks like it is waiting for someone else to add content.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 31, 2014, 09:44 Pigeon
 
BitWraith wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 09:13:
That 4k TV story seems a little upbeat - like it's a press release or something. I don't know anyone who's going to run out and buy a 4K TV... wreaks a little of 3d to me.

Big box stores like Best Buy can only hope 4k spurs a TV buying spree like the transition to flat screen. I think it stands a better chance of success than 3D, no goofy glasses and probably easier to deliver 4k content than 3D.
 
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News Comments > Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG
1. Re: Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG Mar 31, 2014, 09:28 Pigeon
 
An interesting idea. Player run servers could be more specialized, so if you like PvE group based play, everything in game could be specifically tuned to that. Implementation will be everything of course, but at least the idea is good so far.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 27, 2014, 11:39 Pigeon
 
CrimsonPaw wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 11:00:
nin wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 09:23:
The Last of Us is Coming to PlayStation 4

Please be true. And bring GTA5 with you!

This, and this, and this!! Since GTA is coming to the PC, I would be surprised if the DIDN'T bring it to the new consoles.

The good news for PS4 owners just keeps rolling in
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2014, 09:41 Pigeon
 
Pretty sure the Attila the Hun story is fake. The rest of the "news" on that site also seems pretty far fetched.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2014, 09:55 Pigeon
 
So they let their animals breed and create genetically sound offspring, and then kill the offspring because they're afraid of inbreeding?

Straede maintained that the lions had to be destroyed also partly to avoid inbreeding between the two young lions and their father.

Again, they killed the father, then why was there a "danger" of inbreeding? They seem so concerned about genetic integrity, but I don't know why since they don't seem to have a problem euthanizing healthy offspring. Something is very wrong there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 09:44 Pigeon
 
Fry: My God, it's full of ads!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 26, 2014, 09:39 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 09:25:
Report: PS4 to get PS1/2 Backwards Compatibility.

Hope it's true! Sony's been on a roll lately...


Yeah it'll open up a huge, hopefully discounted, game catalog. Not gonna hold my breath, but I'll be pretty happy when/if it happens.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 08:36 Pigeon
 
What they forgot to mention is the card in their slide show was the actual size.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launches; Future Plans Outlined
5. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launches; Future Plans Outlined Mar 25, 2014, 10:35 Pigeon
 
I'm going to wait on grabbing this, having fun leveling paragon and grabbing loot atm. It's shocking, I kill things and loot drops that I actually have to think about as a viable replacement to current gear. Also changed up to an Archon/Beam of doom build and finding killing things much easier.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 25, 2014, 09:26 Pigeon
 
Sam's Club to be outsourced for all the government's bulk phone data needs.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
20. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 25, 2014, 09:19 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 21:50:
Prez wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 21:36:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 20:30:
Honestly I still don't think that that poll is anything more than a joke. I mean saying that a game company with, at worst, a capitalistic mentality is worse than banks screwing people over out of their homes, large-scale companies foregoing safety and dumping millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, and then the multitude of other companies out there that are actually causing physical harm on people is rather stupid.

You are assuming that everyone who votes has the exact same definition of "worst" as you do. As an example, someone else might have had pretty good customer service and got a decent home refinance loan from one of the banks you despise while having gotten screwed by EA in one or more of the myriad ways EA fucks over their customer base on a regular basis. Their vote is legitimate as well. Not veryone sees everything on a global scale; many people rate things based on how those things affect them personally. Which is why, incidentally, I voted for EA again...

Exactly. You're a direct customer of someone like EA and indirect with other companies like BP, Monsanto, et al. This isn't the "evilest" company in America, it's the worst - as it applies to how it treats customers and staff. While Monsanto is pure evil they treat their demons, er employees quite well, and their customers are farmers so unless you know some they're the ones getting fucked in the ass sans lube.

To be fair, EA got beat out by Time Warner which the internet denizens are likely to be directly effected by.
 
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