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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
30. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 13:46  Blue 
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 12:32:
Damn I tried to delete post 18 and 19 but don't have permission, sorry Blue.

If I delete them, they will still sit there saying *Deleted*, which is not very different from how they stand as it is, so don't sweat it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2014, 13:13  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 12:10:
Oh, speaking of which, I found a free playoff bracket tracker,

Again, beattheinsiders simply continues during the playoffs. Why switch?

Because there's no indication that Beat the Insiders is tracking the playoffs separately from the regular season, so this is a way of doing the playoffs as a new competition. Beat the Insiders continues, but if it's just adding to the previous totals, the 11 games remaining for the year are only going to change the outcome so much.

Also, this is a bracket where you pick all the games up front, which is an entirely different animal, and something I usually don't get to do since I'm not a college basketball fan.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
2. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 11:16  Blue 
 
Looks like I got distracted amid re-writing that. We need a "report this post as incoherent" button.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2013, 11:00  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 10:39:
Awwwwww.... You sure Gunnar isn't a border collie, Blue?


Oh, we're sure... he's a Standard Poodle, though his short legs, barrel chest, and indifferent grooming lead to him frequently being mistaken for a Portuguese Water Dog. But I have never met a dog more fond of fetching than the Gunnar-man. He will drop a toy at your feet and stare at it, and if you don't touch it, he will stand there patiently and wait for you to throw it for up to an hour or even more.

Just crazy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 19, 2013, 07:51  Blue 
 
Lord Tea wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 03:35:
"Macbook webcams can be remotely activated without any sign"

Oh, thanks for showing us this neat trick, says the NSA.

I'm pretty sure that's vice versa.
 
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News Comments > Cosmonautica Announced
3. Re: Cosmonautica Announced Dec 19, 2013, 07:48  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 20:40:
Why are they called Taikonaut in commie China but Cosmonaut in ex-commie Russia?

Because Communism is not a language?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: McLaren Dec 18, 2013, 15:52  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 15:47:
NegaDeath wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 13:53:
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 13:38:
Cost of a pair of windscreen wipers: $12.
Cost of a sound wave forcefield generator: $????????

I'm going to say most cars will just stay with windscreen wipers, really.

Cool factor of a pair of windscreen wipers: Meh
Cool factor of a sound wave forcefield generator: Fuck yeah!

Until it breaks and you get hit with a $???????? repair bill, and you go "You know what, guys? Put some windscreen wipers back on there."

There are plenty of things on cars that can be improved. I'm not sure that windscreen wipers are the things to start with.

As has been pointed out, were not talking about a Hyundai here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2013, 13:29  Blue 
 
panbient wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 13:19:
Can anyone confirm the urban legend about the Rolling Stones bringing a dialysis machine on tour with them back in the 70s so roadies could hook up Richards and / or Jagger after they'd passed out to mitigate the potential alcohol poisoning so they could live to perform the next night?

According to Snopes, the legend that Keith had all his blood transfused in Switzerland to kick dope was based on him joking that it happened. They do indicate that it does seem he may have had a treatment there that involved filtering his blood to clean up to go on tour. I never heard about it being done on tour, that sounds like a further legend based on the same story.

Source.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Multivitamins waste of money Dec 18, 2013, 13:24  Blue 
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 13:08:
There are a TON of studies about how most people living in the world, even in 1st world countries, are not well nourished. The steady stream of shit we eat is not a balanced diet. Most women are short on iron. A lot of people are short on vitamin D, especially in the winter months.

Interestingly, Vitamin D is the one that seemed singled out in that article as a possible exception to all this. And iron, of course, is a mineral.
 
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News Comments > QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History
11. Re: QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History Dec 18, 2013, 12:46  Blue 
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 12:19:
I don't think that the Date for Unreal Tournament & Unreal II is correct because Unreal wasn't even out yet. I'm pretty sure it was like 2003 for Unreal II. Probably a copy and paste error when adding the hyperlinks. Been there, done that.

You are correct, I messed up the year. But it was only '98. Apologies for the error.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 18, 2013, 09:46  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 09:40:
These areas - "a safe and welcoming environment" - would also be lounges, which apart from the main PAX events would have their own stuff like diversity-themed booths and panels.

(Not trying to start a riot here, legitimate question.)

Is it me, or is this ass backwards? I thought everyone wanted to be treated equal. The idea of "if you feel bad, your section is over there" seems bizarre.

Why not apply it to the entire con and tell people "if you can't be nice to others that are different than you, you need not show up"?

So you're suggesting one of the PA creators be barred from PAX?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed
8. Re: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed Dec 17, 2013, 12:59  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 12:52:
There are no free lunches. You know what's free? Poop. Poop is free.

You do know that lunch becomes poop, right?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed
2. Re: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed Dec 17, 2013, 12:48  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 12:47:
I thought LucasArts wasn't going to make SW games themselves anymore, that it was all going to get farmed out?

"...in development for Windows PCs at Area 52 games"
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 17, 2013, 12:14  Blue 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 11:55:
Anyone doing an experiment with proper scientific procedure is a scientist...

Just trying to be brief but informative. From the article:

The experiment earned the five students top honors in a regional science competition. Moreover, according to a teacher at their school, Kim Horsevad, a professor of neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden was so impressed with the experiment that he is interested in repeating it in a controlled scientific environment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2013, 12:12  Blue 
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 12:09:
I'm only a couple of hours north of you, Blue and the snow is hitting us as well. I guess the foot of snow we got over the weekend wasn't enough. It was -2 when I left for work this morning! My coworker said it was -12 at his place this morning. uuugh. I'm not a fan of all this snow.

I was surprised how cold it was this morning too. I had to refill the bird-feeder and my fingers stuck to the metal!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay
28. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay Dec 17, 2013, 11:19  Blue 
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 11:09:
Blue wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 11:03:
ItBurn wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 10:54:
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 10:46:
ItBurn wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 10:33:
Your jokes would be funny if they were based in reality. Adding more people to a project slows it down in the short term rather than speed it up. It's much worse when it's multiple teams in different locations. That's absolute truth in the software industry and that's part of his explanation for the delay.

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He explains that the overabundance of funding they received has allowed them to proceed faster than anticipated, which, counterintuitively means they are delaying the dogfighting module they intended to be one of the first elements of the game released to the public.

Ya reading is hard...

That's Blue's interpretation of what Roberts said. The only thing close to that that he said was that they were able to implement some features that they didn't expect they could do so soon. I'm guessing he's talking about mocap primarily. What he said though is that their teams are ramping up and synchronizing everything when the teams are still being set up is tough.

I disagree. I think what I wrote is a fair summary of what Chris wrote, which is this:

The incredible surge in funding this year has helped the long term picture. We have been able to ramp up sooner and wider than we originally thought. This means more features and content will be in the game at launch. We’re further along than originally planned in building the tech for the persistent and instancing server backend which will ultimately drive Star Citizen. Both Squadron 42 and First Person Personal combat / boarding have full teams working in parallel, in addition to the teams in Los Angeles, Austin and Montreal working on the Dogfighting and Planetside components. We have smaller groups of people supporting these efforts from CGBot in Austin & Monterrey, Mexico and Void Alpha in San Francisco.

Long term, this is great for the game, but in the short term, getting multiple teams up to speed has definitely taken some bandwidth from myself and the initial team members.
Which brings us to the Dogfighting module;


I guess you could read it that way, but I think that the delay is because of the teams and not these extra features. Whatever, you're right, I'm too starstrucked from being replied to by Blue.

Perhaps you are attributing some of the comments in this thread to me? I don't see where I said the extra features caused any delay. What I wrote was that Roberts says that the money has helped them proceed faster, but they are delaying this module, and I called that counter-intuitive... I don't consider that an editorial stretch.

And there's certainly no need to be startstruck, I am just concerned with addressing whether I added some spin to this that wasn't there. (And apologies for all the nested quoting, it was hard to figure out a way to trim this mess down.)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay
23. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Delay Dec 17, 2013, 11:03  Blue 
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 10:54:
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 10:46:
ItBurn wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 10:33:
Your jokes would be funny if they were based in reality. Adding more people to a project slows it down in the short term rather than speed it up. It's much worse when it's multiple teams in different locations. That's absolute truth in the software industry and that's part of his explanation for the delay.

________

He explains that the overabundance of funding they received has allowed them to proceed faster than anticipated, which, counterintuitively means they are delaying the dogfighting module they intended to be one of the first elements of the game released to the public.

Ya reading is hard...

That's Blue's interpretation of what Roberts said. The only thing close to that that he said was that they were able to implement some features that they didn't expect they could do so soon. I'm guessing he's talking about mocap primarily. What he said though is that their teams are ramping up and synchronizing everything when the teams are still being set up is tough.

I disagree. I think what I wrote is a fair summary of what Chris wrote, which is this:

The incredible surge in funding this year has helped the long term picture. We have been able to ramp up sooner and wider than we originally thought. This means more features and content will be in the game at launch. We’re further along than originally planned in building the tech for the persistent and instancing server backend which will ultimately drive Star Citizen. Both Squadron 42 and First Person Personal combat / boarding have full teams working in parallel, in addition to the teams in Los Angeles, Austin and Montreal working on the Dogfighting and Planetside components. We have smaller groups of people supporting these efforts from CGBot in Austin & Monterrey, Mexico and Void Alpha in San Francisco.

Long term, this is great for the game, but in the short term, getting multiple teams up to speed has definitely taken some bandwidth from myself and the initial team members.
Which brings us to the Dogfighting module;

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 16, 2013, 19:02  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 18:39:
Julio wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 17:43:
Love the sidewalk truck. Totally deserved.

What the hell is that? I didn't know VW make pickups. I've certainly never seen one in my life. Man, I'd love one of those. It's so hard finding a small pickup here. Nevermind anything that's AWD and diesel. Which is precisely what I need.

You might be able to get a good price on that one.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale
64. Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 14, 2013, 10:14  Blue 
 
DG wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 08:24:
boo, might have gotten around to playing if I could have left them in the list there. Oh well thanks

With their strident anti-DRM stance, it would be more than a little odd for GOG.com to offer Steam keys.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 14, 2013, 10:10  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 00:37:
Prez wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 00:30:
It's fairly new but I get the feeling the middling reviews hurt sales.

Whole team got axed.


Is our slightly klugy search system the reason when things like this come up that people end up referring to stories on other sites rather than when it was reported here? I see it happen fairly often, so I'm thinking this is something I should concern myself with.
 
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