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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: HBO Jan 17, 2014, 09:59 Pigeon
 
Do you still need a cable provider and package to get HBO Go? Yes, then who cares. Start selling it as a separate service and you'll have my interest.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2014, 22:24 Pigeon
 
StaticRandomNumber wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 19:58:
Sounds more like buying a car and then having to pay again to shift it out of first if you want to go to the grocery store.

Also known as road pricing.

Toll roads are an alternate service. There are already pay to use sites that promise a better experience than free sites. And much like toll roads they often fail to deliver on that promise
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2014, 15:49 Pigeon
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 13:26:
nin wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 13:02:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 12:54:
Does anyone else getting some problems when trying to access Blues?
I am not sure if the website was down this morning or was it my internet connection at work, but I couldn't access the site for about an hour today and pretty much most of the morning yesterday.

Bounced today and I'm pretty sure yesterday, too.


Pretty much everyday during certain time periods.

I've been getting that too. I think it was around 11am EST. but it seems to happen periodically through out the day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2014, 13:52 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 13:26:
It's not charging twice, it's "premium". Much like coach, business, and first class seating on a plane. If you can afford it, good times, if not well fuck you peasant!

*sigh* I hate this classist shit.


But don't they already sell tiered internet access based on speed and data caps? So they want you to pay for a fast connection, and then they want you to pay to have a fast connection with say netflix?

Sounds more like buying a car and then having to pay again to shift it out of first if you want to go to the grocery store.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2014, 13:13 Pigeon
 
I'm not sure I 100% understand what the telecoms are trying to do. So basically you pay to have access to the internet and the amount of bandwidth you can use at a time, and so do the companies that host content. So now they want companies to pay so other people can access their sites faster? How is that not charging twice for the same thing?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 16, 2014, 12:58 Pigeon
 
harlock wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 12:15:
i thought the LED was supposed to be a feedback device for games, like a health meter or something

Its not in a place where you can easily see it. It is essentially for the camera.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 16, 2014, 08:46 Pigeon
 
Rossafur wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 01:17:
Tom wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 19:29:
This is what happens when you set out to "prove" something and make zero effort to avoid or hide your bias. Pretty dumb. All it proves is how not to run a test.

^ This.
Seem to get a lot of that in the mainstream media...

Seems like a point well made. If you want more actual business traffic, staff your booth with professionals instead of clueless women dressed like sluts. I wouldn't be surprised if dressing like a slut is bad for business regardless of people skills. That's why I stopped coming to work in nothing but a banana hammock and a spray tan months ago.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 14, 2014, 15:03 Pigeon
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 13:01:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 11:52:
He could have left and texted outside instead of deciding his own convenience overrode that of everyone else in the theater. Previews or not, he was being very inconsiderate of everyone who wasn't him. And by saying that I am not condoning what happened to him. Homicide is obviously not an appropriate response to someone who is being rude, nor is violence of any kind. Its sad so many people feel their indignation warrants lethal or violent responses.
Everyone?
/sociopathicly, everyone?
or
/sarcasm, everyone?

Yes text messaging during loud ass previews, so intense they encapsulate the majority of action, music and story elements, in two minute clips. Surely their 3 year old, had some loud ass punk music playing, which was bleeding over previews.

Inconsiderate, fatherless, 3 year old.

Everyone as in the people in the theater, who are there to watch a movie, which is the intended point of being in the theater. Whether or not you like the previews doesn't make it okay to start texting, talking, farting or whatever because you feel that part unimportant. You can text before you enter the theater, you leave and text, or you can decide you can go an hour and 45 minutes without using your phone.

Also no reason to go Mrs. Lovejoy on me. I'm not arguing that what happened wasn't tragic, or that he deserved it in anyway way, shape or form. But just because one guy went apeshit insane over it doesn't mean people who talk or text tin theaters can't be criticized.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 14, 2014, 11:52 Pigeon
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 11:28:
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 11:18:
InBlack wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 10:45:
Jesus Christ some of you guys are insensitive pricks. I agree with the sentiment that its rude to text and use your phone in the theatre but no one deserves to get shot and killed over it!

I don't see anyone saying they deserved it. Nor does anyone deserve to be on the receiving end of the rage of a mentally unbalanced person with access to firearms.

He certainly didn't deserve it. He was only texting during the previews, or so I've heard.

He could have left and texted outside instead of deciding his own convenience overrode that of everyone else in the theater. Previews or not, he was being very inconsiderate of everyone who wasn't him. And by saying that I am not condoning what happened to him. Homicide is obviously not an appropriate response to someone who is being rude, nor is violence of any kind. Its sad so many people feel their indignation warrants lethal or violent responses.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 14, 2014, 10:00 Pigeon
 
You're only supposed to fantasize about shooting people who text in theaters, not actually do it.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 14, 2014, 08:38 Pigeon
 
Soverain President Katharine Wolanyk said, "We're obviously disappointed that the court denied our petition. It's a really tough time to be a patent owner."

Rotfl
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 13, 2014, 21:27 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 17:00:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 14:03:
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 13:46:
I love lemon-lime Gatorade, but let's face it, kool-aid with salt is no big secret.

There's no salt in Gatorade, only electrolytes.

I'm guessing you were being sarcastic as salt is an electrolyte.

Yeah, but they would never call it salt or sodium since that's a bad word. Not that salt is bad, but given our already high salt diet, unless you're doing something where you're sweating profusely, water is probably the best option. Funnily enough most sodas have less salt and probably 30 or so more calories.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 13, 2014, 14:07 Pigeon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 11:32:
Well the buyer has to have a brain and decide if they want one. Them making one doesn't force anyone to buy them.

I can see an extra-wide curved desktop monitor. To me that has some sense to it since you are so close, it would enhance FOV. Since in the Living Room, I'm far back that the curve wouldn't help FOV, I'd just have a curve for no good reason I can think of.

Its a ploy to get people to sit closer to the TV so the mind control rays from the commercials are more effective. Crazy
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 13, 2014, 14:03 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 13:46:
I love lemon-lime Gatorade, but let's face it, kool-aid with salt is no big secret.

There's no salt in Gatorade, only electrolytes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2014, 09:02 Pigeon
 
Just wait till AT&T releases their, 'Pay us to slow down your competitors' tiered service in late summer '14. I also hear a protection plan is coming soon too. Maybe if you don't pay your packets get dropped, I don't know, maybe your site gets DDoS'ed. These things happen.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Haterade Jan 13, 2014, 08:42 Pigeon
 
Well I'm sure they were targeting the 1% of people, out of those that actually exercise, that exert themselves enough to actually need a product like Gatorade.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 10, 2014, 09:10 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 18:12:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 18:06:
Forget 4K TVs: Most Americans still own a VCR.

I own one. Doesn't mean it's plugged in.

Also, interesting tidbit. I have a friend who's a librarian. She says that a VHS tape lasts about 600 rentals before it degrades to the point where they have to replace it. For discs, it's only 100 rentals.


I can't speak for your friends experience, but (I would think) it's a lot easier to damage a dvd than it is to damage a vhs cassette, based on the way the tape is largely protected by the external case.



Judging by the quality of some rental DVDs I'm pretty sure people use them as handkerchiefs and then clean them off with sandpaper. I've cleaned more than a few to get them to work properly, or simply because I'm afraid my DVD player might get electronic herpes from them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 9, 2014, 16:30 Pigeon
 
If the best way to communicate with your partner in a relationship is to text, then yeah there's gonna be some issues...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2014, 14:08 Pigeon
 
Ratty wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 12:07:
Hey, I have a question and thought I'd ask here first. I found my StarCraft II WOL DVD and since I never finished it I thought I'd give it another go. Problem is I have since upgraded to a new computer and haven't a clue what my old BattleNet login/email or password is. I seriously have no reason to ever use Battlenet for anything so just didn't pay attention the first time - I just wanted to play a fucking single-player game - and didn't want to have to keep track of yet another website login password for years to come.

So I create a new Battlenet account and install from DVD, everything seems fine. I play a couple of levels but it turns out I'm just playing the starter edition and it won't play anymore until I upgrade to the full game! WTF? I'm guessing I've just been screwed by Blizzard and I'm SOL unless I want to pay again for the same game.

Or am I just being overly cynical? Since I have the actual physical DVD is there a way to get the full game again? Does Blizzard have a support email or a phone number that they actually respond to?

There should be a customer support number (be prepared to spend a long, long time on hold). If you can remember what email you used I'm sure they can either reset your login and password. If you can't remember, bnet should have sent you a confirmation email when you setup your account, might be worth doing a search for bnet in your various accounts.
 
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News Comments > Double Dragon Neon for Steam Nears
1. Re: Double Dragon Neon for Steam Nears Jan 9, 2014, 09:47 Pigeon
 
I did love me some DoubleDragon back in the day, that was some awesome 2 player fun to be had.  
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