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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 14, 2014, 12:56 SmyTTor
 
The judge's comments as to why he declined the recommended sentence is because he wanted to stop her from protesting in the future. That just so happens to violate the constitution on its face. This is why it will be overturned on appeal.  
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News Comments > Respawn Attacks Titanfall Bribery Claims
82. Re: Respawn Attacks Titanfall Bribery Claims Feb 21, 2014, 01:16 SmyTTor
 
Rather than say the game sucks in general, I'll say why it isn't very good, for me.

I realize this is beta and use that grain of salt liberally when seeing the entire opening day scrubbed due to server connectivity issues on MS's side. I do not think it was okay to have the graphics on PC look as dated as they did so close to public release. But, I will say that even bumped up to max, the game ran very smoothly on a mid-range machine.

The auto-aim code is strong with this one. Aside from a weapon that can lock on and automatically track and kill multiple things at once, there is far too much correction going on. You can especially see this in the immediate death replays while waiting to respawn. Or when you wonder how the hell you just hit that guy when your cursor ended up blocked by the wall.

There is way too much one-shot killing. You can kill a guy with a shotgun clipping a foot. You can one-shot anyone from about 7-8 meters away with a flying kick. I'm not kidding. I topped an entire match solely (get it?!) by meleeing.

This is not a mech game. When you get your titan, you are pretty much a wrecking machine if you come across any other player. It's not that it's all just power, you also have about as much speed of movement and agility. That side-step is powerful, even with having it as two very short-timed charges. In one quick backslide I splattered 4 pilots and 4 npcs.

The npcs on each side end up making it harder to locate actual players. However it's a strange mix. The flow of combat is so inhibited by so many features that are crammed into the game. Like the cloaking ability, and the mini-map pointing out enemy locations, and the FOV being capped as it is. Don't get me wrong, those would have their places in other games, but it seems like it was about how many features from other popular games they could put in "Titanfall" rather than how they actually affected game play.

I actually really like the way the double jump/wall sprinting mechanics were implemented and that alone would have been amazing. I just don't think everything combined the way it is fits together into one coherent game.

Lest anyone try calling me out, I was really pumped for this game. I'm not an EA fan, but this game really caught my eye. The game just feels like a run-of-the-mill FPS console port with little else going for it at this point.

I will personally be passing on this game. The only other upcoming FPS that caught my eye was "Tom Clancy's The Division" and I really hope that turns out well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 21:14 SmyTTor
 
But if they do indeed raise Prime by $40, or even the $20 low end, would that change things enough?  
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
50. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 3, 2014, 02:26 SmyTTor
 

Does no one remember the incidents of Amazon removing books people purchased and downloaded to their Kindles?

It isn't similar to what this situation is (though there are enough posts implying as much), but people shouldn't be surprised at how things play out in an era where the copyright and patent systems, which were created to foster progress and protect culture for society in general, are used as weapons by corporations to exclude people from accessing the very culture they are supposed to have a right to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2013, 02:58 SmyTTor
 

Such trollbait.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 22, 2013, 04:15 SmyTTor
 
No biggie just use Bing... oh, wait...  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 22, 2013, 07:24 SmyTTor
 
Da Hoppa!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
29. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 1, 2013, 22:30 SmyTTor
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 19:17:
shihonage wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 18:18:
Well downloading a driver is good...for those "hardcore nerds" as it were. Most people can't install a printer without managing to hose the installation even with an 8 or 16 step sheet of paper.

Please tell me society has not already dumbed back down to the point it can't install a damn driver- or worse that it shouldn't have to, ever.

There is zero compelling reason to switch to Win8, even after they fixed most of the more annoying aspects. None.

Aside from the cheerleaders, I would have to say that 95% of the tech community I work with and speak with have nothing but disdain for Win8 as anything but a cash grab and yet another PinTA for certification tracks.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2013, 20:30 SmyTTor
 

Don't forget the company executives made aware would have been committing felonies by even mentioning those orders and most likely similar charges as Snowden is facing for his making knowledge of these programs public.

I mean, they are giving that 60ish guy who was growing pot for his wife's illness 10 years. The Steubenville rapists got 2 years while the person who made it public that officials were going to drop the charges because the rapists happened to be top pick football prospects is up for 10 years. The US is holding publicly acknowledged innocent people prisoner on foreign land because... I don't rightly know. Same country.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 15, 2013, 23:20 SmyTTor
 
Not even a peep about the government having the ability to turn off cell phone communications of people even after what is going on with the NSA?  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 15, 2013, 22:14 SmyTTor
 

That they did not knowingly participate.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 8, 2013, 17:27 SmyTTor
 
Some interesting facts to note:

Twitter isn't listed in any of the submitted materials as a cooperative entity.

By law, all these companies cannot acknowledge this program in any way.

All the companies have an existing immunity from the earlier Telecom amendment regarding the TIA (Total Information Awareness) scandal.

TIA as a program was abolished, but the Senate Intelligence Committee kept the policies and gave them legal cover.

Only the Senate Intelligence Committee (a fraction of the Senate and Congress) were aware of the details of the recently revealed programs.

This is being treated as a federal leak investigation when it previously would have be considered in the area of whistle-blowing.

This administration has prosecuted more "leaks" than all previous Presidential administrations combined.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 13, 2013, 18:43 SmyTTor
 
Meh, I'll stick with Bernie Sanders and decisions based on data. Fuck ideology.

Oh, and yeah, making sure people have access to healthcare, what a terrible goal.

Glad we have politicians willing to tell he truth!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT3Px11xN-0
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Anonymous Mar 1, 2013, 22:41 SmyTTor
 
What a massively ignorant grasp of the situation. Did you even read the full title of the link above? Because it's glaringly apparent you certainly didn't read the article it link to.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
13. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 12, 2013, 01:14 SmyTTor
 
RollinThundr wrote on Feb 11, 2013, 13:51:

Jdreyer, you seem like a pretty rational guy, why for the love of god would you prefer a party that wants to turn the US into a 3rd world shithole of socialism and make everyone overly reliant on government while bankrupting us in the process? aka see Greece.


I guess you aren't too big on data or facts. When Republicans held the presidency and had control of congress, rights of citizens were lessened and rights of corporations expanded while deficits and spending went off the charts. Under Democratic presidencies and congressional control the deficits have either been, recently, dramatically lessened or produced the staggering effect of a surplus of funds.

I would suggest you dial back on the FOX News agitprops.

As for the most ludicrous 'turn US into Greece' meme certain ideologues try to mainstream (see, proper use of quotes!), I am not sure anyone with a minor grasp of economics other than those of Strauss would even bother listening to it. As a matter of fact, doing what conservatives currently suggest would take the US economy on a fast track towards what Greece IS rather than growing the overall economy.

If you want to see how austerity cannot only stop but damage an economy's recovery, all you need do is look at what is happening to European nations that decided to stop investing in their commonwealths and cut, cut, cut. I feel sorry for England- talk about shooting yourself in the face- err foot. A country with no debt, a world leading currency rate, bodies jumping to lend money at next to zero interest, and rather than invest and stimulate their economy they cut hard.

Or you can learn from history, back when Roosevelt listened to Republicans in 1937 in the recovery from the Great Depression where he decided to acquiesce to austerity measures, greatly stunting what was record breaking growth until removing them.

Boom goes the dynamite.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 31, 2013, 16:53 SmyTTor
 
I'll say a word! Actually, I'll say three:

Publicly Funded Elections.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
18. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 28, 2013, 09:56 SmyTTor
 
This may come as a shock, but there are more *nix based operating systems on devices than Windows- by a long shot. Between Apple shit and Android, Windows is a distant third today.

The development of software compatible with the *nix's has mushroomed thanks to gaming on tablets and phones and the streaming of movies and music, the need for apps. The strong points of linux really allowed it to take off with smart phones. Small, efficient, reliable, open source. Hell, my universal remote is linux based~
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Weekend Event
9. Re: Mass Effect 3 Weekend Event Jan 25, 2013, 23:39 SmyTTor
 
That's slated for the future ME MMO =) Complete with micro(EA definition)transactions!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 25, 2013, 02:25 SmyTTor
 
Let's not focus on his father being a violent gangbanger who found religion and made it obsession for living, yet still kept assault weapons and large quantities of ammunition easily accessible.

Yeah, religion never killed anyone. Neither did gang culture.

I bet the kid also played Mario Kart. Fucking psycho.
 
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News Comments > SMITE Open Beta Launches
11. Re: SMITE Open Beta Launches Jan 25, 2013, 00:21 SmyTTor
 
Since this is Hi-Rez, will it go to PTW at or shortly after launch?  
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