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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 09:36 Pigeon
 
The debate is really about who pays for — and who profits from — the increasingly elaborate infrastructure required to make the internet do something it was never designed to do in the first place: stream high-speed video.

The consumer pays for it and the broadband and content providers profit from it. There that was easy. I also assume the content providers are paying for some sort of connection/hosting as well. It sounds like broadband companies want an ever increasing revenue without having to invest in infrastructure, and who wouldn't, but that's just not a possibility.
 
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News Comments > Valve on VAC and Trust
17. Re: Valve on VAC and Trust Feb 19, 2014, 08:56 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 03:57:
The day before yesterday saw the first ever cheater (I noticed) on Team Fortress 2. It was on a VAC server, he was obviously using some sort of auto-aim. Headshots with sniper with every single shot, and the strange jerky motions of the rifle in all directions were dead giveaways. We voted him off the server but it was still disturbing none the less.

I've seen a few in TF2. Weirdest one I've seen is some sort of super spy hack where the player can essentially and functionally be whatever class they want whenever. Pyro with working flame thrower one second then cloaking the next. Still for as long as I've played TF2 its pretty rare to see any cheating.

Worst game I ever played (as far as cheaters go) was the Q3 mod Urban Terror. That game had so many cheaters it became unplayable.
 
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News Comments > Rust Punches Cheaters
4. Re: Rust Punches Cheaters Feb 12, 2014, 10:30 Pigeon
 
Alamar wrote on Feb 12, 2014, 09:32:
...Now, I've been accused of cheating many times... And there's not much more I boast about, in gaming, than that... Especially when it's in a game I am just very good at (like UT Excessive, 'back in the day')...

-Alamar

It is a good feeling, usually it comes from people who refuse to adjust their habits when they're getting owned. Not really an example of getting called a cheater, but back when I was into Soldier of Fortune II, some guy got really mad and accused me of grenade spamming since I always killed him in the first 20 seconds of a game. My reply was that if he didn't hide behind the same box every-time, I wouldn't "spam" grenades there.

Usually if I think someone is cheating I make them top priority on my list of targets. If they're actually cheating that tends to piss them off pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 12, 2014, 08:52 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 11, 2014, 21:38:
Bitcoin exchanges buckle under strain of phantom transactions.

Was only a matter of time before they found a way to break it....be interesting to see if it rebounds.

A currency that can lose half its value in 5 days?! Gimme some of that! Right now it seems like its fairly easy for criminal elements to manipulate the exchange rate to their liking.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 10, 2014, 09:56 Pigeon
 
Has Tim been reading from The 7 Habits of Highly Despicable People? Habit #4 always blame the weak and defenseless. The only thing he did wrong was not also blaming the poor. But he gets style points for going the 'telling it like it is' route.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 10, 2014, 09:25 Pigeon
 
I'm sure apple is lobbying for patent reform for everyone but them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2014, 13:33 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 8, 2014, 13:01:
How strange, I burned the shit out of my pasta sauce yesterday when I forgot about it, sigh. Yesterday was a bad culinary day for me. Really off my game. Shoulda just went out for dinner.

And Subway...ewwww.

And I agree, Nye should have never debated that clown in the first place. The fact that even he gives those hillbillies credence does harm. Lincoln should have let the south go. They'd be happy living in their shacks in Jesusland while we'd be happy living in a Star Trek like utopia of the future.

And who knew Bizarro read Blues.

I have a hard time faulting someone for trying to educate and inform. I'd like to imagine he had a greater impact than he's being credited with. Sure the loud mouths will come out louder than before, but its the people who stay quiet and listen that might start to think critically. Even Pat Robertson said Ham needs to stop being a moron. Well not in those exact words, but close enough
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 7, 2014, 09:53 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 09:37:
Destiny? Oh that MMO that Bungie is developing. How wonderful for them.

Its tough for MMOs to get legs under them. Even with a relatively good launch games tend to crap out after a year or more. So good luck with that Activision.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Into the Black Feb 7, 2014, 08:45 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 21:43:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 20:51:
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 20:18:
I think my favorite is the one with four shitters just side by side. No stalls, no partitions, nothing.

"Hey, Bob."
"Hey."
"It fall yet?"
"..."

Imagine the hilarity!

I like one with one toilet and three observation chairs in front facing it. New Olympic sport?

"Oh my gosh, the Russian judge gave it a 4.2! The crowd is outraged! Boos are flying through the building right now, and it sure looks as if the Russians have once again been bribed to give lower votes, Bob!"

"Right you are, Wally! Now it's time for these messages."

"This is OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUR COUNTRY!"


I thought you were making a joke about the three observational chairs... nope. Also rather fond of the toilet rules sign, where it shows a big X through someone fishing in the toilet.

I know there have been unfinished venues at other Olympics, but I swear it looks like 2 months ago someone remembered they were hosting, and they've been hastily throwing shit together since. Its possible we're only seeing the exceptions to an otherwise quality job, but I'm getting the feeling that may not be the case.

This comment was edited on Feb 7, 2014, 09:03.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 6, 2014, 11:37 Pigeon
 
Well EA was voted the worst company in the US. They're just trying to live up to the expectations and "improve" on their performance. Sounds like they need to watch out for comcast though. That's some pretty weaselly shit. 'Lets increase our hotspot coverage without spending a dime. In fact we'll have our customers unknowingly pay for it while compromising their data security '  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 19:21 Pigeon
 
HBO also confirmed that it indeed makes more money than Netflix despite the smaller ranks. HBO generated $4.89 billion in revenue last year to Netflix's $4.37 billion, and profit was much higher: $1.79 billion in operating income versus Netflix's $228.3 million in 2013.

So what they're trying to say is HBO is expensive and netflix is a good deal. Gottcha!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 14:32 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 14:14:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 13:47:
What star rating does a hotel with face melting sink water get?

Judging by the star rating of some of the most incredible shitholes I've stayed in, I'd say Sochi hotels rank a solid 3.5 stars out of 5.

This whole thread reminds me of An Idiot Abroad, with Karl Pilkington
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS
24. Re: Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS Feb 5, 2014, 08:52 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 02:32:
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 01:32:
necrosis wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 00:29:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 21:17:
Not like I was going to bother with Titfall anyway but why not Vista 64 bit?
Because you deserve to be dragged into the street and stoned if your still running Vista.

Why should I go out and give MS another $100 when this OS works fine?

As I understand it, it turned out okay in the end, just that it took a couple years of patching to make it so.

Yeah Vista had a crap launch, but most of the issues were fixed within a year's time. I've not had a compelling reason to shell out another $100 to upgrade. Maybe by the time I ready to build a new system win 9 will be out and it won't suck.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 4, 2014, 10:09 Pigeon
 
The Superbowl was the first time I was aware of this movie's existence. I was deeply disappointed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 16:19 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 14:54:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 14:13:
What an ass kicking, first play of the game says it all, Denver gave the game to Seattle... not to say Seattle didn't play great. Normally I would have hated the game seeing as it really was quite lame, but for the first time I can remember, I actually cared who won. Seahawks FTW!

I wouldn't say Denver gave the game away. I'd say the Seahawks took it. They caused those turnovers and took advantage of them. They had a plan, and they executed on it perfectly.

Hawks earned it for sure, they didn't miss an opportunity, and they created plenty of their own, but Denver was playing very sloppy too. That kickoff run back should have been down around the 15, they had the guys there, but apparently most of the Broncos forgot how to tackle. One of the Manning interceptions where he was hit causing the ball to go in a high slow arc, the intended receiver was just staring at the ball like he'd never seen one before, while the defender moved in and plucked the ball away. Thomas after actually catching the ball for a decent gain decides he's going to fight for another yard instead of securing the ball against a defense that's been going for the strip the whole game. Opening kick, the Punt returner decides to try and take out from the end zone when the kicking team is already at the 20. And of course the subsequent safety cause the center hiked the ball while Peyton was doing an audible. They played terrible, it was like watching the keystone cops at times.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 3, 2014, 13:36 Pigeon
 
“People have stopped using demos as the deciding factor of whether to buy a game or not. We know that games played across Yogscast move people to purchase.”

That should read, 'companies have stopped providing demos'.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 3, 2014, 12:57 Pigeon
 
My local FOX affiliate broadcasts in 720p, so yeah I'd say they have some catching up to do. I don't normally notice unless I'm close to the TV, but I could tell yesterday watching the Superbowl.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 08:56 Pigeon
 
Hoop wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 23:15:
Ouch thats gotta harsh the buzz in Colorado.
Did Seattle at least manage to keep it classy after the win?
Sherman did'nt dry hump every Broncos player & wave his Junk at them I hope.

Nope he landed wrong and injured his jawankle. Probably should have been pulling starters at that point, not even a good Manning could have come back by then. And there was nothing good about Manning or the reset of the Broncos for the entire game. I swear something was wrong with Peyton's arm, he was only throwing short passes, and the few he threw down the field were off. Certainly not the laser like precision I'm used to seeing from him.

The Hawks on the other hand were on. They capitalized on every mistake the Broncos made and gave no quarter. They played like a super bowl team should.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jan 31, 2014, 13:18 Pigeon
 
I expect most game reviews to be subjective, its the nature of the beast. You're asking someone to give their opinion of a game, you are obviously going to get their personal opinions and tastes reflected in that. IMO getting paid to say something isn't even a matter of objectivity or subjectivity as it isn't the person's view, they're just saying what they were told to say (or not). That's called being a shill.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 31, 2014, 09:29 Pigeon
 
When you run out its better that more beer comes to you than you going to more beer. The FAA is encouraging drunk driving, this is an outrage  
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