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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 14:57 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:41:
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 11:11:
Task wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 10:48:
I'm confused Beamer, Warren Buffet is a crook, IE, Legalized Crook, bitcoins or not.

I can't tell if you linking to a cartoon is a sign of a joke or not. I'd be curious to know what makes Buffett, who's actually a decent guy and actually concerned with job creation (of course, already being a billionaire with nothing to prove helps this, but it separates him from so many others out there) makes him a crook.

I respect Buffet for what he has done in the media and speaks against the class warfare. Having many friends who work service industry, gotta respect his attitude of $15.00 min wage (I personally don't agree - but I have to respect it).

It would be great for injecting more money flow into the economy, as people making $15 are going to be spending almost all of what they make. Much of it in those industries that employee minimum wage workers. It should also increase the tax base so there are less "free-loaders". The biggest problem I think that would occur are massive layoffs as companies try to avoid that initial hit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 5, 2014, 09:15 Pigeon
 
Because the Comcast subscriber's signal will be kept separate from the second, publicly available signal, the subscriber's speed and privacy shouldn't be affected, Comcast officials said, acknowledging that such concerns have been raised in test markets.

And Comcast should be trusted because reliability, fairness and top-notch customer service are hallmarks of their business.

Nonsubscribers will get two free hours a month; beyond that, they can access Xfinity Wi-Fi on a per-use basis. Rates run from $2.95 per hour to $19.95 per week, according to Comcast.

So not only are they getting their current customers to pay for the installation fees so they can make it look like they have a massive hot-spot network, but they also get to profit off these residential hot-spots by selling access to them... I didn't realize that south park episode was actually a documentary >_<
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 5, 2014, 08:56 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 08:45:
PS4 PlayStation Plus will get free triple-a games later this year, insider claims.

Only a matter of time. Hello, Knack!


Now I have to put off buying any triple-A games so I don't buy one I'll get for free O_O
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2014, 14:33 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 14:19:
Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 14:08:
I'll never understand why people use those machines in the first place. Shitty product, needlessly pricey, and environmental nightmares.

I agree, but it's all we have at work. I'd have to drive somewhere which costs both more time and gasoline. Either way, I lose. I only use a porcelain mug, no disposable cups, so trying to help in that way.

The worst part is each "cup" is not nearly enough to fill my mug with coffee
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2014, 11:59 Pigeon
 
ldonyo wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 10:42:
Keurig will probably get slapped down just like printer makers did when they tried the same thing years ago.

Yeah that's pretty shitty, I hope this fails, but the current culture of law seems to be more supportive of corporate protective measures than allowing competition and consumer choice.

I use one at work cause the regular coffee from the dispenser has notes of chocolate followed by a strong vomit taste. The k-cups are expensive for what you get, but at least drinkable :/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Vaccine Mar 4, 2014, 09:40 Pigeon
 
So willfully ignorant people choose to remain willfully ignorant; not a huge surprise. That one story about what a friend of a friend's mother read on the internet about some person who's 3rd cousin twice removed got Autism from a vaccination is worth 100 scientific peer reviewed articles.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 4, 2014, 09:28 Pigeon
 
Just a guess, but I don't think the people that have been holding out on windows XP are going to jump to win 8 because its the newest. Clearly they don't care about something being the newest. They'll probably grab Win 7 or switch to Linux, if they switch at all.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 4, 2014, 09:25 Pigeon
 
I am quoting John Riccitiello (former EA CEO) back in 2012 who told me that he thought that Microsoft was going to eat Sony's lunch the next cycle. But we all thought so because we thought that Xbox 360 had a large, loyal install base and multiplayer and we thought that Sony would price [the PS4] about the same as the Xbox, but we didn't think Xbox One would be $500. I frankly thought they were both going to be 400 and the possibility that the Xbox One would be 350. I thought Microsoft might be that bold. They made a mistake and they priced too high and I think that caught everybody by surprise. So I haven't talked to John Riccitiello about this since, but it's pretty clear that at a $100 price advantage Sony is going to beat out Xbox until the price is the same.

But, the spy cam, wannabe Star Trek voice commands and TEH POWAH OF THE CLOUD, how can that not be worth at least $100 more?

I must admit, I've not mastered the share button on the PS4. I was trying to record a particular portion of gameplay in Outlast, and wasn't sure how to reliably record what I wanted. I felt like an old man trying to figure out how to work his VCR.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2014, 17:04 Pigeon
 
Linksil wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 16:48:
The BoA gear came to be because they don't want people trading. They want people to be forced into self found and because they believe the only thing "FUN" about Diablo games is FINDING the upgrade yourself. Also with removal of the AH they don't want people jumping all over the 3rd party sites so this is another way to remove that. Hell look at the high gold costs for end game stuffs, yet you can't even trade gold.

I almost feel like they were afraid if they had just dropped the RMAH and made better loot, they would be admitting they screwed up one of the main focuses of the game for profit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2014, 11:59 Pigeon
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 10:15:
I've been loving loot 2.0 but been absolutely hating the Bind on Account system Blizzard have decided to approach to regulate the loot and trade system.

Loot 2.0 means when I play my Wizard, all those sweet, upgraded legendary items which Blizzard has been giving out handjobs about will spawn with Intelligence as their primary role regardless of the item that drops. Now, while the stats it will role are great for that class, it pretty much makes grinding loot for your Barbarian while on your Wizard useless. On top of that, if you solo play, you're stuck with the item and all you can do is shard it if it's not up to snuff which you currently wear. This is with nearly all legendary items, regardless of level. I crafted a level 52 Fist Weapon and it was account bound.

I have a lot more fiery brimstone since starting again.

I'd say throwing in a bind on account system to replace the auction house is only a minor gain on going back to a bartering system especially when rare items seem to be less than ideal compared to bound legendary items.

I let the update install last night, but I've yet to actually play. That certainly doesn't sound ideal as you can't use your high gear-level character to grind high level gear for an alt. Still a better system than the hours of crap useless gear that was in place before. At least in the new system if you play the character you should see useful drops.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2014, 09:42 Pigeon
 
I was gonna say it sucks that they drop support after only 5 years, but the cost of upgrading seems much more reasonable. Unless you have to do something silly like purchase each upgrade in the path to the newest version.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 2, 2014, 17:24 Pigeon
 
Our competitors are doing to us exactly what we've been doing to them. THIS CANNOT STAND!! Furious2  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hangar Adds Oculus Rift Support
24. Re: Star Citizen Hangar Adds Oculus Rift Support Feb 28, 2014, 14:09 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 12:57:
Jamil20 wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 12:45:
Optional Nickname! wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 09:22:
FTA: KNOWN ISSUE – You may be able to get a better picture by setting the resolution to the native Oculus Rift resolution (1280×800)


Virtual reality, in its current, past and near future forms, is laughable and a distraction.

That's an unfair assessment.
That is the native resolution of the developer kit's screen. The consumer version will be at least a 1080p screen, perhaps 1440p.

This is about the most innovation in gaming we're getting now-a-days. The xbone and ps4 aren't pushing any limits of modern hardware. That's our performance target for the next 5 years otherwise.

For some reason some people are really keen to shit on the Rift. Also on Star Citizen, for that matter. I have my doubts and concerns with both, SC in particular, but I consider them both to be exciting projects which could be brilliant.

Everyone that I have heard from who has actually tried the damn thing has absolutely loved it. Even people who can only wear it for a short period (and that internal 1080p prototype I mentioned should help a lot) are talking about it changing gaming. Nausea and resolution are the two complaints that I've heard, they've made progress on both but I'm sure the Rift 1 and probably the Rift 2, 3 and 4 if they exist will still have some issues on both counts.

I think it bodes well for Rift every-time you hear about a company adding support for it. A lot of gaming peripherals/gimmicks fail on launch because they only have a few token games that support on launch. The more support they have at launch the more likely it'll be a successful product. Its good for the consumer and the company, so not really sure why some people seem to get so angry when they see games working on Rift support.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2014, 13:30 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 11:42:
Creston wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 11:35:
Great article about potentially saving the Columbia. Very much worth a read.

Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I swear, I think NASA are rockstars these days. They do all kinds of amazing shit, even with a strangled budget.


Agreed. When I get to feeling too much like the world is filled with nothing but petty, greedy, violent little shit monkeys, I usually go read about something NASA is doing. Makes me feel better seeing there are people out there actually making progress into understanding the universe and furthering knowledge.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2014, 09:25 Pigeon
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 09:12:
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 09:08:
Someone get major nelson in here for damage control!

So, without going into details, I found out yesterday I've come into some unexpected money. And for all of 10-15 seconds, I considered buying an xbone (specifically the titanfall bundle).

Then I was like "na, who am I kidding? I'm not rewarding those fucks."

Don't you dare !!
Just spend it on upgrading your PC instead, it will be money much better spent imo.

Right. Isn't Titan Fall being released on PC as well? You'll be able to get an actual 1080p at stable frame rates assuming you have a decent GFX made within the last 3 years. Plus mouse & keyboard is an unbeatable combo for FPSs.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling
28. Re: Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling Feb 26, 2014, 08:38 Pigeon
 
FloorPie wrote on Feb 26, 2014, 07:55:
briktal wrote on Feb 26, 2014, 00:24:
Blackhawk wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 23:51:
For some people, yes. 1-90 is the point and the pleasure of the game. It is for me. For others, though, it is the end-game. They want the level 90 character for raiding, for heroics, for PvP.

As to 'pay to win', forget it. Someone who levels from 1 to 90 will have a huge advantage over someone who starts at 90 and has to learn dozens of skills and abilities, their interactions and rare utility from scratch.

1) Leveling isn't so bad the first time. It's not so fun the 4th or 10th time through the same content.

2) You don't use most of your abilities while leveling, you'll rarely fight a single target for more than 10-15 seconds to even get a chance to use the best rotation, and even when you do you'll probably be missing a core ability in that rotation until level 80+.

Heh, I learned awhile back they don't even give druids their mark of the wild buff until level 50-60 now.

The grind isn't so bad these days due to XP boosting gear that is account bound and can be sent across servers now too. That said, its not that much fun to me anymore unless I want just mindless grind action/distraction game time (aka diablo like).

I think ya'll have hit the issue pretty good. It usually takes a week for the majority of dedicated players to hit level max after an expansion. Or 2 days if they have no life and pull a gaming marathon. But alts are another story, as you're usually playing your main for raiding PvP and rep grinding, so leveling an alt gets tedious, and the more you have the worse it is. They should do something like the more level cap toons you have you get an increasing EXP bonus. But that would reward time investment and not a money investment.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 25, 2014, 15:16 Pigeon
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 12:15:
Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, shuts down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

Now with any luck the rest of the exchanges and the whole infernal scam goes with it.

I don't know if a scam was the original intent, but it sure seems to have turned out that way.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2014, 14:46 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 12:37:
Rhett wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 12:07:
The crunch can be good... but Subway manages to make it look very unappealing. Last time I was in one (a couple weeks), the pocket for fritos was almost entirely empty too. Someone's buying it...

*shudders*

I mean, Americans eat some really weird combinations (like ham sandwiches with fucking MAYO on them!) but that just... ugh. It was already weird to me to see people eating chips as part of a meal, but okay. But to put them ON your sandwich?


Chips with a sandwich is weird? That's been like defacto American lunch since man first dipped thin sliced potato into hot boiling lard. Now on a sandwich, that's just blasphemy! I find the issue is they sort of cancel each other out when eaten in one mouthful. The flavors of the chip are muted by the sandwich and vice versa. Just wait till Asia gets a hold of our chip and sandwich technology. They have already wed pizza and hotdogs into an unholy monstrosity.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 24, 2014, 22:55 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 19:18:
JediPunisher wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 19:14:
"Let’s be clear about this: Xbox One fully supports 1080p at 60 frames-per-second," said Eagle...
"It’s up to individual developers. Performance in this era comes from three areas: hardware, software and The Cloud."

In other words, the XBone won't be so pathetic when developers finally learn how to harness the incredible power of The Cloud! Fingerscrossed Pray


Christ, are they still touting that shit?


Bunch of atheist gamers and developers refuse to believe in the power of the THE CLOUD. Only if you acknowledge THE CLOUD as the one true savior of gaming will you be granted passage to the land of 1080p60FPS. Woe to the nonbelievers for the all watching eye sees their blasphemy and condemns them to oblivion with last gen resolutions and suboptimal frame-rates.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 24, 2014, 21:24 Pigeon
 
Maybe this has been all part of Netflix master plan. Pay for "direct" connections with the big ISPs to fix the "congestion" problem that's totally not a result of throttling, and then Netflix busts out with proof the ISPs were throttling them and sues the crap out of them, and um free netflix and ISPs for everyone....yeah...


Seriously though this is really sad and a terrible precedent for all content providers and a double fucking for consumers. It won't be long till services like netflix are as terrible and overpriced as cable.
 
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