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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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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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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 9, 2014, 08:46 Pigeon
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 17:34:
Don't Starve is HARD! I'm having fun, but I have died a ton of times.

I've barely gotten into it yet, but its fun so far. Once I figured out I could make a torch so I didn't insta-die at night I soon realized that wasn't enough to keep the monsters at bay, so I set the forest on fire. That learned 'em Flamethrower
 
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News Comments > Starbound Sells 1M
5. Re: Starbound Sells 1M Jan 7, 2014, 13:03 Pigeon
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 10:53:
Verno wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 10:13:
Going to wait until its feature complete and polished to get seriously into it but glad they're doing well.

Yeah, I really want to play, but I'll wait for the finished version...

Same, I've got a lot of other games in my need to play queue already, so I feel no rush to play an unfinished product. The idea of a well put together 2d scroller is very appealing to me though. I get tired of fighting the camera in a lot of 3d games, or dealing with 8 billion button combinations.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Removes GFWL?
11. Re: Fallout 3 Removes GFWL? Jan 7, 2014, 11:16 Pigeon
 
Now Origin needs to die as well and all will be right in the world.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 6, 2014, 15:15 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:27:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 13:33:
If bitcoin can ever stop dropping and regaining half its value in a two month period maybe more business might take the risk.

It is as bad as insider trading.

Everyone knew that announcement would trigger prices - and I am sure people made millions on it over night.

Yeah it is. Seems more like a Vegas 'game' right now than the legitimate currency it's trying to be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 6, 2014, 14:30 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 10:57:
And website owners (no offense, Blue) wonder why everyone just runs adblock plus nowadays.


I've long used noscript, but so many sites have tied functionality to various ad or data tracking services it's losing its effectiveness, i.e. I end up enabling more scripts just to view a website properly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 6, 2014, 13:33 Pigeon
 
If bitcoin can ever stop dropping and regaining half its value in a two month period maybe more business might take the risk.  
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
31. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 13:50 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:22:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:20:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:17:
So let me get this straight....it is now past 1300, so you can no longer buy or sell the globes - but they were down for how many hours? And now you can't do anything with them, and they are probably going to yank all of them? wow. Classy!
Yeah that does suck.
I was expecting Steam to at least expand the sale a few hours due to the issues they've had.
Instead they just ignored it like it never happened.

And it wasn't just the store front that got hit, look at the stats. 8M users to 4M users.

I barely managed to get it done last night. I hope they end up giving more time, otherwise people will shift their ire from the DDoS'ers to Valve for handling it poorly. Which I'm sure would make the little trolls very happy.
 
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News Comments > On Sale (2)
22. Re: On Sale (2) Jan 3, 2014, 08:47 Pigeon
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 07:41:
Steam still has issues for me. My inventory won't load, and the forum is on/off. Click on a thread, and it works, click on the next page, it won't load. Click again a couple of minute slater, the page loads. I hope they find those DDoS guys and give them a short time in prison. Just long enough to impress them.

I was trying to get my winter badge finished before everything disappeared. After first I thought I'd broken it by hitting refresh 8 bazillion times trying to get a card before someone else purchased it

Also you're punishment suggestion is far too mild for the internet. I'm afraid you're going to have to suggest being drawn and quartered or Colombian neck tie if you want to be taken seriously.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 2, 2014, 17:02 Pigeon
 
11. Phones older than 6 months will continue to be the slowest and worst things every, while newer models will save humanity countless times when they load that cool app 0.1 seconds faster.

I have a hard time believing a phones are going to be "more powerful" than the last gen consoles.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
9. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 11:55 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:48:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:46:
Wasn't there also an issue reported a week or so ago about marvel vs. capcom stuff being removed for xboxlive and psn? Sounds like Marvel is getting stingy with their licensing.

Or Disney (now owning Marvel) plans to renegotiate everything.


That would explain it. Disney has been busy gobbling up IPs. I guess now that nobody cares about Mickey Mouse and their other original characters they're just going to buy new ones.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
7. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 11:46 Pigeon
 
Wasn't there also an issue reported a week or so ago about marvel vs. capcom stuff being removed for xboxlive and psn? Sounds like Marvel is getting stingy with their licensing.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Pricing Survey
5. Re: World of Warcraft Pricing Survey Jan 1, 2014, 16:27 Pigeon
 
This reminded me to cancel my subscription

Frankly I've played the game so long they would have to completely change it for me to care. And then I'd probably be mad at all the changes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 30, 2013, 16:45 Pigeon
 
I don't remember the first one we had but it may have been some kind of 286 clone my mom brought home from work. I remember playing Beast and Castle Adventure in DOS and occasionally using Word Perfect, and its blue screen, for doing homework. Little did I know the mediocre computer skills I learned back then would make other people think I was a genius for years to come .  
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Legal Briefs
1. Re: Christmas Eve Legal Briefs Dec 24, 2013, 15:43 Pigeon
 
Their mistake was defrauding Chinese customers. If they had chosen targets in other countries I'm sure the government wouldn't have bothered to investigate.  
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