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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 2, 2015, 14:21 jdreyer
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 14:12:
I would have suggested Kathryn Bigelow except the way she has advocated for MPAA and RIAA prosecutions.

Came here to post the same thing. Even as I disagree with her vengeful politics, I think she's perfect for a gritty reboot of this franchise.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2015, 22:57 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 14:33:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 14:14:
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 11:48:
Spain just got draconian on their citizen's asses too....

Spanish Congress Approves Draconian Laws Essentially Sending Spain Back to the Dark Ages

And once the TPP goes into effect it's pretty much all over but the crying for regular people everywhere.

WTF? Is that new law some kind of joke? Most of that stuff is going in the opposite direction from the rest of the civilized world.

We're all headed there as well. The TPP basically amounts to open warfare on regular Joes everywhere. Myself and a few close friends have started seriously talking about where we can go and what we can do for making a living that's free of this sort of bullshit - or as minimal as possible. I dunno, maybe some place in the South Pacific? Cook Islands? Vanuatu? etc. Either that or really going to have look at getting some land way the hell out in the middle of nowhere and start learning that self-sufficient mountain man/homesteader lifestyle. Ugh, it's all so depressing, particularly because most people don't know, and what's worse, don't care.



BTW, someone leaked the TPP to Politico.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 1, 2015, 22:40 jdreyer
 
Rarely have I seen an example of such a total lack of self-awareness.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 1, 2015, 21:30 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 20:07:
Dogfight ability has zero relevance to plane performance in a modern AWACS supported war.

And... F-35 in Dogfight.. would be a major fail of the command structure. Considering the US can get the IRIS-T, which is a "furball" missile. Meaning it can turn around and chase targets that are behind, below or above a plane without having to turn the plane in that direction....

That's true if you're fighting a 3rd world country. But what if 10 years from now we were defending Taiwan against the Chinese and going up against stealthy J-20s and J-31s (itself designed from stolen F-35 blueprints, although without the crippling VSTOL design flaws). The AWACS will be too far out to detect them and engagment distances would be greatly reduced.

Or what if Putin launches a full invasion of Ukraine in a few years and we're going up against SU-35s hidden with plasma stealth, which the Russians have been developing for decades. It's a nightmare: fighting against a top of the line stealthed gen 4.5 fighter that doesn't have any of the compromises of passive stealth. Never mind the new T-50, which was designed to be fast and passively stealthy to penetrate US air defenses and take out AWACS with 120 mile-ranged Kh-58UShE anti-radar missile. And without AWACS where would the F-35 be?

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 1, 2015, 20:31 jdreyer
 
Chicago Netflix customers- Your bill is about to go up 9 percent.

Wow, can cities charge consumption taxes? I've only ever heard of states doing that. It's one thing for a national company to have to keep track of 50 states' laws, but to then have to also track 100s of cities? That seems like a burden.

It's called a "cloud tax." It imposes a 9-percent tax on "patrons of amusement." I imagine that your WoW subscription and Steam purchases would also fall under this? Any Chicagoans out there know?
 
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News Comments > Kotaku Sources: WBIE Knew of Batman: Arkham Knight Problems
13. Re: Kotaku Sources: WBIE Knew of Batman: Arkham Knight Problems Jul 1, 2015, 14:35 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 14:21:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 13:16:
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 12:55:
Well DUH.

Stop preordering shit.

Typically I would agree with you Creston, but WBIE and Rocksteady's track record was pretty damn good up till this point.

Rocksteady yes, WBIE no. While Ark City wasn't as bad as this, it was still plenty bad and that too was WBIE's fault. It still boggles the mind in this day and age that there are suits stupid enough to think that pushing a game out the door to save a few bucks on QA is going to save them money in the long run. Boggles...the...mind.

It's almost never the fault of not enough QA. QA finds the bugs are reports them, but the decision is made not to fix them before the launch. They either want to use the devs to add new features, or haven't hired enough devs to fix enough bugs in time and don't want to push the date.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jul 1, 2015, 14:30 jdreyer
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 10:02:
RONIN is fun.

All the reviews cite some minor issues, it's not "perfect", whatever.

Screw perfect. This isn't a 200hr AAA title that will require a huge investment of time and resources.

It's fun. Reminds me of why I play these damn things.


-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist

Fun. Trying to recall exactly how that applies to gaming. "Realistic" I get. Also, "immersive," "engrossing," "intense," and "challenging." But "fun?" Perhaps you could explain.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2015, 14:24 jdreyer
 
Impossible Mission. Probably my favorite C64 game.

One of the greatest C64 games ever. I played the crap out of that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2015, 14:19 jdreyer
 
The Boredom Of Living Off The Grid.

Heh, that Dilbert one is funny. It's actually part of a series that starts here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2015, 14:14 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 11:48:
Spain just got draconian on their citizen's asses too....

Spanish Congress Approves Draconian Laws Essentially Sending Spain Back to the Dark Ages

And once the TPP goes into effect it's pretty much all over but the crying for regular people everywhere.

WTF? Is that new law some kind of joke? Most of that stuff is going in the opposite direction from the rest of the civilized world.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2015, 14:00 jdreyer
 
Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection.

"Court" that never says "No" says "Yes."

In other news, the sun rose in the east today.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
49. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 13:50 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 08:44:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 03:22:
harlock wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:36:
*Whew*

I was worried that the funds might dry up.

I won't buy it, but I hope other people do. The more people spend on this game, the better it will be when I play it.

keep on slurpin the kool-aid mans cock

Hey, I'm not spending any more. But it's obvious that this game will cost north of $100M and I don't want Roberts to run out of money before it's done. Someone's got to pay for it.

its all wrong, there is no logic in your statement.. just blind faith

again, see: cult groups

Is it a guaranteed thing? Of course not. No project is. But I don't think the odds of this completing are any greater or less than No Man's Sky or Limit Theory.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Sells > 8M Copies, 40% for PC
10. Re: Dark Souls Sells > 8M Copies, 40% for PC Jul 1, 2015, 13:46 jdreyer
 
I picked up mine for $5, based on my nephew's suggestion. Have yet to play it though.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
43. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 03:22 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:36:
*Whew*

I was worried that the funds might dry up.

I won't buy it, but I hope other people do. The more people spend on this game, the better it will be when I play it.

keep on slurpin the kool-aid mans cock

Hey, I'm not spending any more. But it's obvious that this game will cost north of $100M and I don't want Roberts to run out of money before it's done. Someone's got to pay for it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
41. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 03:18 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 18:33:
This is disgusting. Is there any way to get a refund of my $37 through kickstarter?


If you're not paying, why does it matter? Let them pay if that's how they like spending their money. The more people spend, the more ships and planets get built, so the bigger the game gets. Fine by me, I paid my $35 and won't spend any more than that.
 
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News Comments > World of Warships Bundle Resolution
5. Re: World of Warships Bundle Resolution Jul 1, 2015, 03:16 jdreyer
 
fawker wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:51:
This is a blemish on their record - although a corrected one.

I don't see how this should be considered good publicity.

Right, it's not good publicity, but it could have been. If they'd immediately walked back the change and made the initial "mistake" the default package it would have been.

I wonder if this is a cultural thing. Americans are used to calling companies out on the bait and switch, and our laws hold companies accountable. Wargaming is a Russian company. Do Russian companies do this often?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
19. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 20:36 jdreyer
 
*Whew*

I was worried that the funds might dry up.

I won't buy it, but I hope other people do. The more people spend on this game, the better it will be when I play it.
 
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News Comments > World of Warships Bundle Resolution
1. Re: World of Warships Bundle Resolution Jun 30, 2015, 20:34 jdreyer
 
Really, it was a no brainer. You fucked up, you take the hit. It's not wasted money. You've bought good publicity.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2015, 14:01 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 10:20:
The ability of the F-35 to "dogfight" is really irrelevant, it simply isn't designed to do it. Of course it failed to keep up with an F-16, a plane that was designed to dogfight a MiG.

The last official "confirmed" dogfight that I can find happened in 1991, most aerial combat now happens "beyond visual range" at distances of over 80 miles. This is the new war, face to face combat is going the way of the dinosaur.

That is not to excuse it from the clusterfuck of funding and technical problems it has had of course... It would literally have been cheaper to write every person who has worked on it a $1million check than to design this plane we really don't even need anymore. Good luck getting the breadbasket of this country (US) to stop building military hardware though lol... they'd all be out of work.

That's all good and fine until you are given an order to obtain a visual IFF before engaging. Or until Russian and Chinese stealth tech prevents BVR attacks. Etc.

- The brand new F-35 lost to a 40 year old design saddled with two external fuel tanks.
- The F-35 helmet is so bulky, the pilot couldn't turn his head to see if the F-16 was behind him.

The F-35 has so many design flaws being designed to do too many different roles. There should have been 3 different planes for 3 different roles: a stealthy air force fighter/bomber, a stealthy naval fighter/bomber, and a vtol/vstol fighter for the marines. Not even sure that last one is necessary. So many tradeoffs are required for vtol that it severely hampers the performance of the aircraft. The F-22 was expensive and a boondoggle as well, but at least it does what it's supposed to and very well too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 30, 2015, 13:25 jdreyer
 
MS has been trying to imitate certain aspects of Apple for a while now, and owning the hardware is a big chunk of that.  
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