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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 15, 2014, 12:55 Pigeon
Narf2029 wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 12:40:
It's funny that the transparency of the internet age has just made politicians blatantly corrupt instead of skulking around in the shadows. Still just as corrupt, if not more so, but the proof is literally all around us and the overwhelming majority of people simply don't care. This is a country where nobody likes a guy and nobody has liked him for 20 years yet he's been in the House of Representatives for 18 of those 20 years.

Unfortunately people make rhetoric informed decisions when voting instead of behavior informed.
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 13, 2014, 15:14 Pigeon
1badmf wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 14:48:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 13:00:
It's funny that the other day the MPAA totally pissed Google off when Google was actually trying to help them.

typical no-talent hacks trying to justify their jobs. their brains don't have the processing power to comprehend the whole picture so they get lost in the minutiae and have no clue about what they're doing to us as a society. but that's been the entertainment industry's problem for a long time. they've been so used to staggering profits that their greed has essentially become unlimited, and they don't care who they squash in the course of chasing it whether it be innocent mistakes or the rights of a whole country. i'm pretty sure if left unchecked by the likes of google, they'd happily turn this into a police state where piracy became a capital crime.

Google's mistake was thinking a solution that negatively impacted people's ability to search for pirated material while making it easier for customers to find legitimate sources would please the MPAA.

In MPAA logic all customers are pirates, and should be treated like criminals. Google should have require everyone to sign in with an always-on DRM that linked directly to filthy customer pirates checking accounts, and any time they viewed a clip, read a review or searched for a movie they would be charged a fee. Actually watching a movie would incur a $1 per-minute charge, with HD (720p) costing extra.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2014, 13:50 Pigeon
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 10:48:
That honking the horn garbage makes my blood pressure rise. EVERYONE has a cell phone, some more than 1 - yet for some stupid reason, neanderthals feel the need to use the horn on their vehicle. Lazy inconsiderate bastards....

It happened all the time where I used to live and people would just lay on the horn too. Of course there were a host of other scuzzy low life behaviors going on too.
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 09:34 Pigeon
What a ridiculous piece of crap. If they're going to complain about GTA V's over the top violence complain about the whole thing. You can do whatever you want with innocent faceless civilians, but don't hurt the prostitutes T.T. I get what he's saying, but it just seems absurd to single out that one aspect of the game out of all the other horrible things you can do. I would have more respect for this article if the Author just said, 'hey maybe we shouldn't be glorifying violence to this extent, because X,Y and Z'.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2014, 11:46 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:15:
No, the reason OPEC didn't cut production is because foreign oil production has been increasing - fracking, etc.- and had they cut production then other markets would have picked up the slack leaving them out in the cold. So it's better for them to depress prices in the short term, as they're playing this as the long game. Do not doubt those prices will increase again, and sooner rather than later.

Even now, gas finally broke less than a buck a liter here - currently the cheapest at Costco at 94.4 cents - and while that's super and all, fact is we're still getting screwed on the price. It should really be about 35 cents a liter.

This is the explanation I've heard from people I know in the industry, and they aren't particularly happy with the lower prices. Further more the lower prices are also hurting US oil production as our current boom is due to our large deposits of shale oil. Shale oil is more expensive to produce so lower prices make it a riskier prospect.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2014, 10:05 Pigeon
As it was not mentioned in the article, is the rating actually inconsistent with how the MPAA tends to rate films? Is there an actual conspiracy, or are people just upset a film they feel is important is rated R, and therefore less accessible?

Still Kudos for the theater, the ratings are just suggestions and they are well within their rights not to follow those suggestions.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 11, 2014, 08:48 Pigeon

How dare people find a way to pay money for Sony's products!!!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 8, 2014, 11:28 Pigeon
Comcast repeatedly claiming that because Netflix itself is so large, they have no room to criticize the cable giant.

First off Netflix is not Comcast big, secondly they're 'large' because they offer a good product at a price people find reasonable. Comcast is large because they've carved out territories where consumers have little choice over who they choose as an ISP.

I can get Hulu, Amazon Prime, and/or Netflix, but if I want internet my choice is Comcast or very slow AT&T DSL.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2014, 09:57 Pigeon
I've not used it in years, but it's also a pretty decent seasoning for meats. I mainly used it on chicken I grilled for stuff like salads or quesadillas.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 3, 2014, 09:48 Pigeon
How do you get 100 Terabytes of data from someone without them noticing?

I feel bad for the employees, especially the people on the lower end of the pay scale. Hopefully Sony offers them assistance with helping to secure their identities. On second thought, in light of Sony's apparent inability to secure it's own data maybe they don't want their help or that of anyone Sony might hire.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 3, 2014, 09:12 Pigeon
What if your child can no longer use his or her video game device?

What if the children in the seats in front of and in back and across the aisle from you are so deprived … for hours?

What if last-minute phone calls before take-off and first-minute phone calls upon landing are no longer possible?

GOOD GOD!! It'll be like when I was a kid, they'll have to read, color or play with a toy... THE HORROR!!!
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 2, 2014, 13:01 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 12:25:
So if half of all workers are replaced by robots in the coming decade what does that mean for the economy? Who's going to buy shit when they have no money?

Everybody gets to work in the service and healthcare industries taking care of retired robots.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 2, 2014, 08:54 Pigeon
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 21:36:
Big Password mistake:

"How does a hacker get hold of your password? Most likely, through a breach of a customer database like the one that recently let criminals obtain confidential celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud. "

Right and once they get the db it doesn't matter what you have, it will be cracked, they have unlimited cracks at it with cracking software, doing 100's of attempts a second.

Now if you stay away from brain dead passwords and if they don't steal the entire DB. They only have so many chances before the account will be put on hold for additional verification. So it has imo been a fairly murky education of passwords and the realities to the masses, we are making changes to things that are really being broken a whole 'nother way.

The reality is once the get the db in hand, it doesn't matter if that password is "This!sMyPassword" or "ng031u$T%$T%Gdfdsf", it will be hacked. Now someone trying to break in through the front door, might have 10-20 attempts before locked out, but lets say they have 1000 tries, they will never get to "This!sMyPassword" in 1000 attempts.

It does seem we see an inordinate amount of attention given to password strength, when phishing, malware and database breaches are probably way more common ways of getting hacked than a brute force attack. Not that people shouldn't make good passwords, but like you said a mixed 18 character password isn't going to do crap if you get phished, or the DB your p/w is stored in gets hacked.

You can have the strongest front door in the world, with the most intricate lock, but if someone left a window open in the kitchen it's all for not.
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Dec 1, 2014, 11:39 Pigeon
Probably made harder by poor POV camera and what always felt like laggy controls. A decent MMO, but I when I was playing I felt those were two areas that could use some work. Maybe Mouse and Keyboard were gimped so they didn't have an advantage over gamepad players.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 26, 2014, 10:35 Pigeon
Verizon is trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission that it won't sue to block net neutrality rules as long as they're issued without reclassifying broadband providers as utilities.

I highly suspect Mr. Milch had his fingers crossed when typing up that email.
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 25, 2014, 22:55 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 21:27:
Also glad they didn't reveal the dino in the trailer. I'm imagining it as a T-Rex with Alien claws and Jeff Goldblum's head.

Dear God!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2014, 11:08 Pigeon
Not for any commercial or copyright reasons though, but rather because of the honey-obsessed characters dress sense, sexual identity and lack of genitalia. One member called Pooh a hermaphrodite, one thinks a half-naked bear is an inappropriate symbol for young children, and one went so far as to suggest Pooh's creator A.A. Milne castrated his character "with a razor blade".

Somebody needs to create a qualification test for politicians with questions like, Winnie the Pooh is an inappropriate children's character because?....
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 20, 2014, 08:49 Pigeon
Beamer wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 22:24:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 22:10:
A large +1 to Apple for a change.

Makes sense. Those games are the devil.

You mean the Canadian Devil Beelzaboot Devil
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 19, 2014, 13:02 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 12:31:
nin wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 11:51:
Frags4Fun wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 11:44:
I was in line yesterday at Gamestop to pick up my copy of GTAV and a lady was buying it for her 12 year old. So disturbing.

Wow. You should have struck up a conversation with the kid and watched mom's face: "Hey man, did you hear you can get a blowjob from the hookers in first person now? <pulls out phone> Here, it's on youtube!"

Our system in a nutshell:
Buying GTAV for a 12 year old: Perfectly legal.
Showing GTAV vid to a 12 year old: 10 years in the pen and life-long listing on the pedo registry.

I think legal for a legal guardian buy M games for their kids, just like how you can bring a kid to an R movie if you're the legal guardian. Alcohol may be different.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2014, 14:39 Pigeon
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 11:35:
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:39:
Expensive Tuesday! Bowie, McCartney, and Depeche Mode. GTA, Dragon Age, and Far Cry. $250 later...


Hey guys, any advice on what the current price/performance nadir is for graphics cards? Is the 970 just wiping everything away, or is a top flight Radeon a worthy contender, especially considering DA:I (what I'm upgrading for) uses Mantle?

Looks like the 970 is overall the better card, but the R9 290x isn't far behind, and looks to be the better card DA:I (granted the only benchmarks I saw were on a German site so I could have misunderstood a few things)
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