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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 3, 2014, 09:12 Pigeon
 
What if your child can no longer use his or her video game device?

What if the children in the seats in front of and in back and across the aisle from you are so deprived … for hours?

What if last-minute phone calls before take-off and first-minute phone calls upon landing are no longer possible?

GOOD GOD!! It'll be like when I was a kid, they'll have to read, color or play with a toy... THE HORROR!!!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 2, 2014, 13:01 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 12:25:
So if half of all workers are replaced by robots in the coming decade what does that mean for the economy? Who's going to buy shit when they have no money?

Everybody gets to work in the service and healthcare industries taking care of retired robots.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 2, 2014, 08:54 Pigeon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 21:36:
Big Password mistake:

"How does a hacker get hold of your password? Most likely, through a breach of a customer database like the one that recently let criminals obtain confidential celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud. "


Right and once they get the db it doesn't matter what you have, it will be cracked, they have unlimited cracks at it with cracking software, doing 100's of attempts a second.

Now if you stay away from brain dead passwords and if they don't steal the entire DB. They only have so many chances before the account will be put on hold for additional verification. So it has imo been a fairly murky education of passwords and the realities to the masses, we are making changes to things that are really being broken a whole 'nother way.

The reality is once the get the db in hand, it doesn't matter if that password is "This!sMyPassword" or "ng031u$T%$T%Gdfdsf", it will be hacked. Now someone trying to break in through the front door, might have 10-20 attempts before locked out, but lets say they have 1000 tries, they will never get to "This!sMyPassword" in 1000 attempts.

It does seem we see an inordinate amount of attention given to password strength, when phishing, malware and database breaches are probably way more common ways of getting hacked than a brute force attack. Not that people shouldn't make good passwords, but like you said a mixed 18 character password isn't going to do crap if you get phished, or the DB your p/w is stored in gets hacked.

You can have the strongest front door in the world, with the most intricate lock, but if someone left a window open in the kitchen it's all for not.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Dec 1, 2014, 11:39 Pigeon
 
Probably made harder by poor POV camera and what always felt like laggy controls. A decent MMO, but I when I was playing I felt those were two areas that could use some work. Maybe Mouse and Keyboard were gimped so they didn't have an advantage over gamepad players.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 26, 2014, 10:35 Pigeon
 
Verizon is trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission that it won't sue to block net neutrality rules as long as they're issued without reclassifying broadband providers as utilities.

I highly suspect Mr. Milch had his fingers crossed when typing up that email.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 25, 2014, 22:55 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 21:27:
Also glad they didn't reveal the dino in the trailer. I'm imagining it as a T-Rex with Alien claws and Jeff Goldblum's head.

Dear God!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2014, 11:08 Pigeon
 
Not for any commercial or copyright reasons though, but rather because of the honey-obsessed characters dress sense, sexual identity and lack of genitalia. One member called Pooh a hermaphrodite, one thinks a half-naked bear is an inappropriate symbol for young children, and one went so far as to suggest Pooh's creator A.A. Milne castrated his character "with a razor blade".





Somebody needs to create a qualification test for politicians with questions like, Winnie the Pooh is an inappropriate children's character because?....
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 20, 2014, 08:49 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 22:24:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 22:10:
A large +1 to Apple for a change.

Makes sense. Those games are the devil.

You mean the Canadian Devil Beelzaboot Devil
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 19, 2014, 13:02 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 12:31:
nin wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 11:51:
Frags4Fun wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 11:44:
I was in line yesterday at Gamestop to pick up my copy of GTAV and a lady was buying it for her 12 year old. So disturbing.

Wow. You should have struck up a conversation with the kid and watched mom's face: "Hey man, did you hear you can get a blowjob from the hookers in first person now? <pulls out phone> Here, it's on youtube!"

Our system in a nutshell:
Buying GTAV for a 12 year old: Perfectly legal.
Showing GTAV vid to a 12 year old: 10 years in the pen and life-long listing on the pedo registry.

I think legal for a legal guardian buy M games for their kids, just like how you can bring a kid to an R movie if you're the legal guardian. Alcohol may be different.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2014, 14:39 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 11:35:
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:39:
Expensive Tuesday! Bowie, McCartney, and Depeche Mode. GTA, Dragon Age, and Far Cry. $250 later...


Teehee.

Hey guys, any advice on what the current price/performance nadir is for graphics cards? Is the 970 just wiping everything away, or is a top flight Radeon a worthy contender, especially considering DA:I (what I'm upgrading for) uses Mantle?


Looks like the 970 is overall the better card, but the R9 290x isn't far behind, and looks to be the better card DA:I (granted the only benchmarks I saw were on a German site so I could have misunderstood a few things)
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 17, 2014, 21:10 Pigeon
 
Wow, the one caveat of Citizens United and they couldn't even stick to that.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 09:36 Pigeon
 
Windows 8 is quite possibly the worst desktop operating system that Microsoft ever released. Since Windows 8 is going up against such all-time flop-a-doodles as Vista and Windows ME, that’s saying something.

Both ME and Vista had some pretty bad bugs at launch, I wasn't aware Win 8 had any major issues except the fugly mobile device Fischer Price looking interface.

I do have to agree with the sentiment that calling it Windows 10 is a bit absurd. I can only imagine it was the idea of some marketing executive with an, 'it goes to 11', mentality. I'll hold of judgement on whether or not it should actually be 8.2
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 17, 2014, 08:49 Pigeon
 
It's embarrassing how much money we make while treating our customers so poorly, it's almost like we had no competition Grin  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2014, 17:35 Pigeon
 
HL2 had a lot of great moments,it just tended to drag things out for too long. And while I generally like most of the vehicle options it remains one of the few times I've ever wanted to hurl from game motion sickness.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2014, 15:10 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 13:09:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 13:07:
AMD "Misspoke" Saying DirectX 12 Won't Work With Windows 7.

"That's right bitches, my homey M$ sez you gots to gets you Windows 8 if you wants DX12."

Luckily it will be five years at least before we see even one game that requires DX12.

hah dude i'm still running vista. i figure windows 10 oughta be a good time to upgrade, get dx12 at the same time.

So am I, but I'm looking to do a complete system build this holiday season. So looks like I'll be stuck with 8.1 like I got stuck with Vista. There are rumors 10 will be a free upgrade to 8.1, but I think that's just wishful thinking on their part. Right now the hardest part is trying to hold off on purchases till Black Friday/Monday.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 15, 2014, 00:15 Pigeon
 
Fry: Pine needles. Oh, man, this is great... hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus.

Leela: I don't get it.

Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.

Fry: Oh. What's it called now?

Farnsworth: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 12:36 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:35:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:30:
There were times I'd rather stand and explain how to do things. Usually for computer basics because I didn't want to get a call every time someone thought their file got 'deleted' because it was no longer in the recently opened documents, aka the only way they knew how to open a file.

are you for real? that, man, i just, jesus people are stupid.

Granted that was over a decade ago when basic computer illiteracy was still pretty common, specially among middle to older aged people; still very bad for the time though.

My favorite was getting a call about someone's computer not working. I asked, feeling like an ass for asking it, if it was plugged in. In an offended tone I was told of course it was, that was the first thing they checked. So I walk over to their building to investigate, try turning on the computer sure enough, nothing. So I look under the desk and see the the male end of a power cord sitting next to the power strip. I plug it in and like magic the computer works. When I told the employee what was wrong, they first didn't believe me, and after I assured them that was the problem they sheepishly told me how they must have forgotten to plug it back in after they had rearranged the furniture in the office. Luckily I had the sense not to face palm, cause I probably would have caved my own head in from that one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 11:30 Pigeon
 
There were times I'd rather stand and explain how to do things. Usually for computer basics because I didn't want to get a call every time someone thought their file got 'deleted' because it was no longer in the recently opened documents, aka the only way they knew how to open a file.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2014, 10:42 Pigeon
 
Well I propose we label all of our disgusting gummi fish as Swedish  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2014, 11:24 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 11:14:
Orogogus wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 10:57:
ldonyo wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 10:27:
I happen to agree with Ars on this. Locked content and DLC is why I just wait for the everything edition of games to come out anymore. Except for The Witcher. I have great faith in CD Projekt RED and they give away additional content, so there's no reason to wait on a Witcher game.

Did you read the article? It never mentions DLC. It's about game design, and whether every game should have cheat codes to let you bypass any progression gating (as well as locking game modes and such behind unrelated achievements).

Yeah pure clickbait. They fish with an important sounding article title to make you think its relevant (paywall DLC) only to devolve into trolling the reader with some publisher-approved bullshit that really makes little sense.

The only time I'm actually annoyed with what they're talking about is when games with low replayability have some piddly unlocks for finishing the game. You can replay the whole game again, but now you can do it dressed as as raccoon!!!

That said most of the time I find unlocks are pretty well implemented. There are a lot of other mechanics and practices in modern gaming if feel have a much greater impact on the fun/value factor, like day one DLC.
 
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