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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2014, 16:01 jdreyer
 
That blood moon last night was pretty awesome. Damn the moon got dim. Was pretty weird. Got some good shots.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2014, 15:55 jdreyer
 
The whole whistleblower program is a joke, and basically non-existent in the government. Been this way for decades. Blowing the whistle means risk of demotion, investigation and possible persecution of the whistleblower, no action taken on the issue revealed, etc. etc. Things only happen when you go to the media. William Binney and Thomas Drake are prime examples of this. Both men, staunch patriots, tried to work from within the CIA and NSA to raise flags about programs the blatantly violated the constitution. Nothing changed, and both were retaliated against. So they went to the media. And of course both were investigated, threatened, and arrested.

It's impossible to blame Snowden for his actions. There was no way for him to do this internally. Nothing would have happened except he would have been fired and lost his security clearance. He basically sacrificed his life as he knew it (did you SEE the girl he left behind?) to bring these issues forward. His actions in this regard are as effective as Daniel Ellesberg or Mark Felt (Deep Throat) and greater than that of Bradley Manning. His actions are a watershed in American history.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2014, 15:22 jdreyer
 
Also that title is total clickbait.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2014, 15:21 jdreyer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 09:45:
"Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support."
I am confused

Yeah, my first thought was "I think Blue meant to post this 2 weeks ago on April 1."

My second thought was "This is a typo. It's supposed to say 'Windows XP'"
 
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News Comments > Kickstarter Roundup
7. Re: Kickstarter Roundup Apr 15, 2014, 15:14 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 10:48:
41 hours to go, and Chaos Reborn needs another $7,000... Do it!


Looks like it has $2500 to go with 36 hours remaining. With the big push that's happened over the past few days, it should make funding.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut for OS X
4. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut for OS X Apr 15, 2014, 12:55 jdreyer
 
Glad more and more games coming out for OSX (and Linux). I hate Apple as a general rule, but I also hate that Windows is the only real choice if you're a gamer.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 15, 2014, 12:49 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 03:13:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 21:47:
Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations.

Good on them. The sad thing is that if Greenwald left Brazil to come to the USA to receive his award, he'd be arrested and thrown in jail for being a journalist. I really have no confidence in my own government to leave the man alone.

He came to the US a few days ago.

Linkalink

Thanks. My pessimism level reduced a level.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Apr 15, 2014, 12:43 jdreyer
 
My son definitely gets more "active" after he plays Lego Star Wars. I wonder if it's the basic violence in the game that is affecting him, or is he imitating the game content, which happens to be violent. Is something like Lego Star Wars as bad for kids as CoD? Is it not? What about games with violence built in, vs. games that inspire rage, like Spelunky? What about setting? Does it matter if the game is fantasy or milsim or sci fi?  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 15, 2014, 01:32 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 01:15:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 21:56:
Kythlyn wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 20:36:
Where's Go?

It Went.

Went Where?

To shit. It had to Go.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Apr 15, 2014, 01:27 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 00:08:
im lookin for pc version AC4 on sale

That GMG sale has different sales daily. I'd be surprised if that didn't come up one day.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2014, 01:26 jdreyer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 23:16:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 21:55:
@ Orogogus

Totally agree that not only should filing be easier (wastes so many millions of hours a year on people filing) that there should be a free public option available. I'm fine with having private options, too, just like we have the USPS and UPS & FedEx. Just SO FCKING TIRED of lobbyists writing our damn laws in their own favor.

Connecticut does offer free tax help called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA. Most people have no idea it exists.

That's pretty cool. I didn't know that.

I do remember that CT is one of the few states with publicly funded elections that servers to mitigate the influence of lobbyists and corporate money. It has resulted in much more legislation that serves THE PEOPLE instead of big business. It drastically reduced the corruption CT was famous for.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Apr 15, 2014, 00:00 jdreyer
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 23:16:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 23:04:
Pretty good sales going on over at GMG. Rivals the best Steam sales.

Rivals? GMG usually pretty well stomps Steam sales.

I was talking breadth, not price.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Apr 14, 2014, 23:04 jdreyer
 
Pretty good sales going on over at GMG. Rivals the best Steam sales.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers
170. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers Apr 14, 2014, 22:30 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 21:44:
Drillo wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 21:41:
Either you read it or don't read it up to you.

Be more informed or stay ignorant.

You're not going to win people over with a fucking novel. No one gives a fuck.

If, however, you summarize each quote and use the quote system properly, people might just be interested.


Gotta agree with nin, Drillo. Being a bit more concise might help defend your cause. And I'm largely on your side on this issue.

I think people just need to be patient. This is the largest publicly funded game ever, and the process, messy as it is, is out there for all to see. It's going to take time, and it's not going to be clean. Huge software projects never are. But given enough time, they do polish up nicely.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Apr 14, 2014, 22:18 jdreyer
 
Cosplay Changes Lives - Off Book - PBS Digital Studios.

Cool video. Reminds me that I saw this collection of 1970s cosplayer photos over at IO9 a few weeks ago. NSFW, but amazing that people could dress like this at cosplay events, and not have the shit ogled out of them or berated out of the show. Was a different time.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Apr 14, 2014, 22:05 jdreyer
 
Study: Children Exposed To Violent Video Games Retain Aggressive Behavior, Thoughts.

Pretty generic article. What kind of games? How long? Which platforms? How aggressive? What's the increase in measurable violent acts before and after exposure? What's the correlation between frequency of play and level of aggression?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 14, 2014, 21:56 jdreyer
 
Kythlyn wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 20:36:
Where's Go?

It Went.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 14, 2014, 21:55 jdreyer
 
@ Orogogus

Totally agree that not only should filing be easier (wastes so many millions of hours a year on people filing) that there should be a free public option available. I'm fine with having private options, too, just like we have the USPS and UPS & FedEx. Just SO FCKING TIRED of lobbyists writing our damn laws in their own favor.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 14, 2014, 21:47 jdreyer
 
Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations.

Good on them. The sad thing is that if Greenwald left Brazil to come to the USA to receive his award, he'd be arrested and thrown in jail for being a journalist. I really have no confidence in my own government to leave the man alone.
 
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News Comments > Crysis and Crysis 2 MP Support End Next Month
2. Re: Crysis and Crysis 2 MP Support End Next Month Apr 14, 2014, 21:33 jdreyer
 
It's a shame though. Crysis games have some unique gameplay you don't see anywhere else. Also, it's just in the past year that we're seeing graphics cards that can run the original Crysis in full detail at 60+ frames.  
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