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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2014, 14:41 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 11:14:
This kid is playing a bowling game at a bowling alley.

....with a bowling glove on....


I'd like to think the kid loves bowling so much he plays the bowling game in between frames. The other option is that he has such an aversion to even minimal physical activity, he'd rather play video game bowling than the real thing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 23, 2014, 10:39 Pigeon
 
BitWraith wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 09:31:
I just checked out that youtube channel. That girl is boned. While I hate the music industry as much as the next guy, you can't just use whatever you want in your work - images and music alike.

At first I thought you may have been talking about the 2nd article
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2014, 09:44 Pigeon
 
There's no doubt that blind and deaf people, who use special online services to communicate, need access to zippy Internet. Similarly, smartphone-based medical devices that are popular with disabled people require fast Internet service. Telecom industry lobbyists have argued that, without a fast lane, disabled Americans could get stuck with subpar service as Internet traffic increases.

So are they offering to upgrade these special online services to the "fast lane" for free? Cause I'm going to hazard a guess that these 'special' services that target such a small vulnerable population probably don't have lots of extra funds around to pay for fast lanes. So in all likelihood when they can't afford to pay the ISPs their ransom they'll be stuck on the slow-lane.

Does Verizon do anything to help this group of people (that isn't part of a government paid program)?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 22, 2014, 09:54 Pigeon
 
Literally, by the time a child is 18 years of age, they‘ve killed over 100,000 people in video games and other online things.

Literally huh? So when you kill something in a videogame there's a corresponding 'real life' death? Or maybe the Citizens United case had further reaching consequences than anyone imagined, and goombas are considered people too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 21, 2014, 10:03 Pigeon
 
Get ready to wait a long time Chattanooga, or better yet go after your state government that's decided its unfair to make Comcast and AT&T compete...ever...against anyone.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 11:53 Pigeon
 
Even the first one was terrible. If you're so insecure people's suggestions or criticisms on your build trouble you that deeply, you should probably spend your PC building money on a therapist instead. I usually solicit people's opinions when I'm building a new machine because they may point out something I didn't consider or know.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 17, 2014, 10:05 Pigeon
 
Someday I hope I can be so wealthy a team of lawyers working on my behalf, will sue people for expressing their admiration of me and/or products I create.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 16, 2014, 14:26 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 13:17:
ldonyo wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:42:
No, texting doesn't affect their grammar and spelling skills. Their grammar and spelling skills are atrocious, regardless of whether or not they text. Too many of them depend on spell-checking and grammar-checking to bother learning how to do either one by themselves.

I'm guessing they spend too much time on your lawn, too!


I love all the "millennials are awful" rants and articles, mostly because the people writing them, so convinced their generation was better, are forgetting all the articles written about how awful they were when they were in their 20s. You can go back as far as both newspapers and the concept of "generations" exist and find articles about how the people in their 20s are uneducated, uncaring morons that will never, ever be productive members of society.
And that they spend too much time on other people's lawns!



We can all agree the boomers are the worst, right?!

Uncertainty is always scary. When we look back to when we were kids it's easy to forgive the stupid stuff we did because it turned out okay, society didn't crumble and we were wiser for our mistakes. When you look at the current generation logic would suggest their experience will be the same but different because the environment has changed slightly, just as it has for every generation. But that uncertainty says, 'What if they're the downfall of humanity because they were coddled too much, or because their smart phone made them dumb?'

Now if you want to go full misanthrope you just say, 'everyone has always been stupid and its amazing we haven't annihilated ourselves off the planet yet.'
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 16, 2014, 12:51 Pigeon
 
Bard wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 11:58:
History of lying to Congress and the American people a definite plus.

Only an asshole would start a job with the NSA after the Snowden revelations.


Then they should have no shortage of potential candidates.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2014, 10:23 Pigeon
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 09:58:
Is Archie really that bad in sales (probably, who the hell cares about archie?) that they need to do some weird gay save publicity stunt? This just screams of trying too hard.

Also, Ultra-pure water video, that David Rees guy was annoying the shit out of me.. He acts like a 15 year old.

What I want to know is, who reads Archie? It's one of those comics that has been around forever, but I've never met someone who has claimed to read it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2014, 10:03 Pigeon
 
Still trying to push the Metro look I see, with its big fat and flat Fisher Price looking buttons. Still better than 8...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 16, 2014, 09:06 Pigeon
 
Wow, what a rip off, I only ask Blue to give me $2,000 to leave comments... still waiting on my check...  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Survey
4. Re: Mass Effect 4 Survey Jul 15, 2014, 09:45 Pigeon
 
I played 1 and 2 and found them quite enjoyable, but it feel like this franchise needs to die, or at least hibernate for a few more years. Plus that survey comes off as a bad sign, 'We have no idea what to do anymore so tell us what you like from other games and we'll jam that in there'.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Why are HDMI cable so expensive Jul 14, 2014, 14:18 Pigeon
 
So Best Buy can rip you off on one of the few things you might actually buy at Best Buy.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 14, 2014, 09:18 Pigeon
 
"Raising the FCC standard will naturally lower the number of people who have 'broadband' (i.e. penetration will fall, at least initially)," Craig Moffett, senior analyst, said in a cover note about the 50-plus page report. The change will also have wider implications because "it will reduce the portion of the country for which broadband is deemed 'available,' arguably bolstering the case for FCC authority to do something about the shortfall."..

"Cable's share will, on paper, appear to rise. Importantly, so too will that share of the country where cable is deemed to be the only available option, bolstering arguments for FCC authority to intervene in the absence of effective competition," Moffett wrote.

'Don't call that rotten chicken rotten otherwise it'll look like we're serving rotten chicken.' Seriously their argument is asinine, then again it is Wall Street, a group of people who profit wildly on false claims and then leave everyone else in the poor house when their non-reality bubble collapses.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 14, 2014, 09:03 Pigeon
 
Reminds me I should cancel my Hulu subscription. They have a good selection of shows, better than Netflix in some categories, but their player is ass. If I try to skip over opening credits it occasionally freezes up, or gets stuck trying to load one of the commercials. When you reset it you of course have to watch the commercials all over again. Sometimes the commercials don't load right so you have to reset it. I think subscription accounts get slightly less commercials, but if it's less its by a barely distinguishable amount. To put it another way, the player weights commercials way more than viewing experience, and it can't even be assed to make sure the commercials always run correctly. Of course, nothing less should be expected of a service partly owned by Comcast.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2014, 13:17 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 12:27:
Ouch. That'll teach those people to dare to go to a Siberian beach. Hopefully nobody got seriously injured.

Well played, meteorologists.

Yep, exactly what you'd imagine when Siberian beach is mentioned.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 11, 2014, 13:07 Pigeon
 
Task wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 11:41:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 09:58:
I'm afraid the only evidence that would satisfy O’Rielly

The thing with O'Reilly is that he is a stooge and corporate shill. Like the stooges/shills of CNN, MSNBC, or FOX. He plays a character and is providing a product. Remember when Fox won a court case that allows them to lie? Because of the high courts of the land decided to use loopholes in the 14th amendment, we can have corporate media people that lie :). Many of these corps like Comcast have big ties to the media corps as well in one big corporate lovenest.

I know O'Reilly is a sell-out stooge personally, because he was a 'regular' reporter in the 70s/80s timeframe. He at that time took the JFK assassination investigations seriously - years later realizes that wasn't good for his paycheck, got a new persona in the changing propaganda Media atmosphere of the U.S. (and dying Fourth Estate) and wrote a terrible book on JFK as well.

I think you're confusing Bill O'Rielly with Michael O'Rielly, the FCC Commissioner mentioned in the story. Michael O'Rielly is a corporate shill too though, so despite the identity confusion you still weren't that far off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 11, 2014, 09:58 Pigeon
 
I'm afraid the only evidence that would satisfy O’Rielly would be if Comcast took a kindergarten classroom hostage and demanded mandatory nation wide subscriptions to their top tier service or they would execute a child every hour.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 11, 2014, 08:50 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 23:40:
It's also something that happened months ago, but trust Ars to be right on the ball.

And I like how the US government's IT department is being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.

I'm not sure what the problem is, everything is backed up onto 8" floppies. It's not like any data was lost.
 
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