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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 7, 2014, 21:42 Pigeon
JeffD wrote on May 7, 2014, 20:43:
At first I thought the negative review fiasco was going to be another pr shit storm, until I saw that they in
fact highlighted parts of the review that are libel, negative accusations that the author had not backed up. Looks like the lawyers get a win for this one.

The day of reckoning has come; people on the internet being required to back up their wild accusations with verifiable facts. This could be way more damaging than the major ISPs' assault on net neutrality; the end of days is nigh

I understand the company's reaction, but I'm not sure this is the best action. Funnily enough the letter accuses the poster of pretty much he same actions the poster was accusing the company for; artificially inflating popularity.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse May 7, 2014, 09:56 Pigeon
What happens under a net neutrality regime if Netflix, YouTube, or Hulu flex their muscles in the marketplace?

Flex their muscles? How, by offering better services than competitors? Or maybe he thinks they'll start DOSing ISPs claiming its consumer demand, and they need payments from the ISPs so they can streamline their content delivery process.

It's like his position is, 'Let's ignore the problem we are currently having because OMG there could be some vague problem that might be terrible even though I have made no mention of what that could possibly be...'
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 6, 2014, 09:29 Pigeon
Symantec's business model is failing, not the need for anti-virus programs. They're still wanting $50 for a service you can get for free from many sources. Perhaps if they offered a basic free, or low cost edition they could reclaim more of the market.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse May 5, 2014, 20:52 Pigeon
It's okay guys, Wheeler said he'd stop these shenanigans with dispatch. I'm sure he'll be here any minute to stop those packets from being dropped.... annnny minute....*crickets*.....Hello?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Find my iPhone May 5, 2014, 11:58 Pigeon
Creston wrote on May 5, 2014, 10:52:
The officer urged anyone whose phone is stolen to call the police

so they can shrug, make you fill out a form, and then do nothing about it. Even if the GPS tracking shows the thing to be a block away.

“Let police officers take care of it. We have backup, guns, radio, jackets — all that stuff civilians don’t have.”

and that we won't use to help you. But hey, at least we have it!

I do have to say, though, that going to confront the thief seems like a rather ballsy move. You can easily wind up in the hospital or worse, all for the sake of a phone? People's priorities are straight-up out of wack.

This was my first thought, cause a lot of times the cops don't do shit. But don't worry they'll be there next time you're speeding
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 5, 2014, 09:10 Pigeon
The best part about the VPPA article was reading about how the law came to be. The take away being if you want more privacy laws, an anti-privacy conservative needs their privacy violated. Want the NSA to go away, just find proof they have a record of every phone call Scalia has made.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2014, 14:24 Pigeon
Mr. Tact wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:40:
Yeah, I was puzzled by the Portland story too. I thought the exactly same thing you mentioned, I assume wildlife is pissing and pooping in the reservoir and that this is pre-treated water. So, what is the problem?

The problem is they're stupid and so are a good portion of the voters. If ever there was a good reason to discriminate against anyone, it would be based on a person's level of willful ignorance. If you believe stupid things that are easily disproved, your vote should only count for 1/4th of a 'regular' person.
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. May 2, 2014, 09:05 Pigeon
Yup, that was an 'unpopular' opinion, you probably shouldn't have posted it on your twitter account. Specially when you're a Community Manager.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse May 1, 2014, 11:51 Pigeon
nin wrote on May 1, 2014, 09:13:
FCC chairman says there will be no Internet 'fast lane'.

Uh huh.

It's not a fast lane, it's a passing lane, so content providers that pay can pass slower moving content. What's so hard to understand about that.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse May 1, 2014, 08:39 Pigeon
Time Warner Cable: Google Fiber's No Better Than What We Offer, it's Way Better.

There fixed.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 30, 2014, 14:37 Pigeon
Verno wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 12:41:
Linksil wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 11:59:
This is a complaint I really don't get. Even playing games that seem to need to be played in a darker room(infamous on dusk levels), I've never had a problem with the light bar.

Depends on where/how you sit, if your TV is glossy or matte, etc.

My complaint is slightly more practical, I just think its a waste of battery power. Before someone says "but its LED!!!", the LED in that thing is so bright they put a heavy dimmer in front of it. I get far better battery life when I'm using the DS4 on the PC with the lightbar turned off as well.

It really doesn't bother me much, but I understand that it bothers some people. I also understand how it can be particularly annoying when its completely possible to turn it off, but they're refusing to give that option for unexplained reasons. I'd probably turn it off, as it only serves as a flashlight in dark rooms, otherwise its just a battery drain.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 30, 2014, 10:01 Pigeon
Something that harms competition is not commercially reasonable. For instance, degrading overall service so as to force consumers and content companies to a higher priced tier would be shut down....

...Wheeler also addressed peering agreements, like the ones in which Netflix has agreed to pay Verizon and Comcast for direct connections to their networks. Peering is "outside the scope" of his proposal, but "we will seek comment on this question in order to hear from those who may disagree with this suggested treatment of peering/traffic exchange."

Is he trying to use some kind of Jedi Mind trick? '*waves hand* This isn't the forced peering you're looking for'.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 30, 2014, 08:58 Pigeon
So they'll let you dim the light bar, but not let you turn it off? I swear some companies get so stubborn over the dumbest things. It'd probably some dumb plot to sell more recharging cradles. Still most of the updates look pretty good.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2014, 16:17 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 15:37:
BitWraith wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 13:55:
I dunno. 1-3 were pretty gawd-awful. Everyone on my Facebook feed are losing their crap over Harrison, Hamill and Fisher being in the new film. I know what they're visualizing, but that's not what they're going to get on film. These folks are old and way out of shape.

If it was my movie to make, I would do something completely different and recast everyone. I would pull a move like Abrams did with Star Trek and make my own movie. I know fans of the old series dislike the new Star Treks, but I really enjoy them on their own.

Yeah, that's my thought: no need to bring back the oldies, just make a new movie in that universe with new actors.

Just wait till Han goes to make that crucial jump to light-speed when suddenly his back gives out and he can't pull the lever.

I can only hope they have more supporting roles rather than Star Wars: Grumpier Old Men Episode VII
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 29, 2014, 10:31 Pigeon
What they fail to mention in the conclusion of the ram article is the decent improvements in load times. 4GBs is fine, but with ram so cheap might as well go 8GBs for another ~$30. I mean for game performance the order is GPU>CPU>SSD>RAM, but if you just want to shorten loading screens or smooth out area transitions (an MMO issue), on the cheap, more ram isn't a bad idea.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2014, 09:51 Pigeon
New cable company to be named Tsacmoc, and they'll totally compete with Comcast HONEST TO GOODNESS. Now approve the merger Deal  
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
59. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 29, 2014, 08:44 Pigeon
It's a FPS MMO, of course they're not going to release it on the PC. I mean have you ever tried to play an FPS or MMO on a PC? The controls are shit, and the UI's are cumbersome. And forget about trying to communicate with other players, it just can't be done with a keyboard.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Apr 24, 2014, 14:35 Pigeon
JohnnyRotten wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 13:50:
Beamer wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:23:
I look at numbers mostly on games I had no plans to buy. If I see something very high that wasn't on my radar, may as well check out why. If I see something very low, it can be entertaining to read just how incompetent the devs were.

We're on the same page here. If I see a 1/10, the review is generally worth reading just for the schadenfreude alone.

This is generally how I use scores. Or if I'm looking for something in a specific genre, I might use scores to narrow down the search. For the most part actual purchasing is based on a combination of things, unless its on sale for $5, then I can justify buying a game that's less than amazing. Reviews are helpful if they actually say why something is bad or good. Like they can say terrible UI, but actually mean they feel its cluttered because they're used to simpler console UIs.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Censorship Apr 24, 2014, 09:05 Pigeon
Rule# 31: All games must start with a Mao Zedong splash screen  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 23, 2014, 10:54 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 10:26:
Peer reviews yes. Game "journalist" reviews no.

Anything I buy anymore tends to be because I've seen other gamers express their delight with the game. Most gaming journalists are either shills or have played so many games they have very different expectations as to what constitutes a "good" game. Plus any gaming marketing firm worth its salt can make a pile of crap game look like a wondrous, life changing adventure, that's full of fun and merriment.
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