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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 9, 2016, 19:28 jdreyer
 
Yeah, looking forward to when OLED monitors are ubiquitous and reasonably priced.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 14:08 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:08:
Despite your denials it is effectively the same story.

The irony being that most of A New Hope is direct homage to older works too. The Flash gordon series, old westerns and japanese films... there isn't a single original thought in any of these movies so stop pretending like the original trilogy was the most innovative thing ever written.

The hero's journey is the same in every hero journey movie, so what? Sure there are a few similar plot settings and ideas but TFA stands up just fine as it's own movie.

First of all, that's stupidly reductive and can be applied to any movie.

Second, we're not only complaining that it's the same story, but in the same fucking locations, with the same shots, same dialog, same characters, and full of stupid on-the-nose references to the previous trilogy, and cramming basically the original trilogy into one movie.

Yes, like Tarantino and others Lucas borrowed heavily, but he combined it all into something unique and original. And he gave us some totally batshit insane stuff no one had ever seen before - lightsabers, star destroyers, sandcrawlers, death stars, the force, etc. Paying homage is a fine line, and Abrams crossed it. TFA suffers from the uncanny valley effect: such a close copy of the original but not quite matching up such that it inspires revulsion.

This is an awful trend we've seen recently, and each movie following this path has been pretty terrible: ST: Into Darkness, Terminator: Genesys, Jurassic World. These are rich universes with their own lore, there are a million untold stories there. There's no need to re-tell that which has been told already by switching a few names and genders.

Help me Rian Johnson, you are my only hope.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 13:51 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 10:04:
You guys sound like the SC fanboys protecting SC. Despite your denials it is effectively the same story.

And the parts that aren't the same are for the worse, like (I guess I should use spoiler tags) Rey's unbelievable rise to master Jedi, and Finn not getting his head chopped off by Ren, and the Falcon just happening to be on Jakku and flyable, and Han Solo just sauntering by, and R2 waking up, and Poe actually not dead.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 01:38 jdreyer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 18:18:
I keep trying to figure out where a stormtrooper defects and joins the rebellion in A New Hope. Can't seem to find it but I know it has to be there.

I keep trying to figure out where Luke goes from desert planet bumpkin to defeating Darth Vader in a light saber battle in a single day in A New Hope. Can't seem to find it but I know it has to be there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 7, 2016, 14:00 jdreyer
 
No backdoors for the Dutch? That wasn't my experience in Amsterdam.



 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2016, 13:26 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 13:21:
Least Avatar had a better story.

I know, right? That story was pretty derivative itself, but not anywhere near TFA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 7, 2016, 13:22 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 11:04:
741 ....
At that price in EU it's dead before it even launched. For reference, a bleeding edge 6GB 980TI costs 680 to 709 here...

Massively bummed on that price.. that is actually insanely expensive for a gadget you might not actually be able to physically use, and you won't know until you tried..
Yeah, bummed about the price. $400 I could go for. $500 is pushing it. But $600 is just too much. I was really hoping to get one of these this year.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2016, 12:48 jdreyer
 
"Force" Overtakes "Avatar" At U.S. Box-Office.

It's as if millions of Na'vi voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were silenced.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2016, 12:46 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 09:52:
Out of curiosity, are the auto-play YouTube ads messing with anyone else's system? I'll be typing, then discover that entire chunks of words, or even sentences, never made it to the browser. At first I thought it was only when I had multiple Blues tabs open (and I often will), but it seems to happen when I even have just one.

I've been having issues with autoplay vids on my PC (no vids on mobile though) for several months now. Usually causes either a mem leak or tanks the JS so it crashes. It would be really bad if I opened multiple Blues windows. In the past I'd have a dozen open, but these days only 2 or 3 at a time. And pausing the ads doesn't work since they just restart after a minute. That being said, it has been much better the past month or so, mostly banner ads and fewer vids.

I did get auto-redirected on mobile last week. It was nasty, I had to kill the browser and restart. But that was a rare case.

Blue must be doing something right now b/c I don't see any ads at all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2016, 12:23 jdreyer
 
Let 'em have it boys!  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 6, 2016, 23:46 jdreyer
 
I wonder how to get Netflix with a ton of Japanese content.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
32. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 13:21 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:48:
PunkiBastardo wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:32:
Oh my, I just saw the European price is 699 + 50 shipping. We got really screwed by exchange rates this time.

Really? Try Canada where this is $850 + $100. Hahaha! Yeah, looks like you're not going to see a lot of adoption in Canada anytime soon. And it's really cheap and uncomfortable looking to boot. Look at the headphones! Totes ghetto.

Well he promised they wouldn't sell out preorders. He's just holding true to his word!
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
31. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 13:15 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:07:

$600

Ouch.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jan 6, 2016, 01:30 jdreyer
 
NamecaF wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 01:12:
Why do the Japanese have such an obsession with giant monsters fighting and generally wreaking havoc in cities?

It's a cultural response to the devastation wreaked by the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
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News Comments > Bombshell Trailer
5. Re: Bombshell Trailer Jan 6, 2016, 01:23 jdreyer
 
This is the game where I keep telling people they're using Anita Sarkeesian as the model, but no one believes me.

Bombshell

Anita

Uncanny, no?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jan 5, 2016, 23:43 jdreyer
 
I thought Gipsy Danger already killed Knifehead.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M?
25. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M? Jan 4, 2016, 14:02 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 11:45:

Just accept that the average "gamer" doesn't care at all about the reasons we all think this game sucks. It is immensely popular due to a myriad of circumstances working in it's favor that have nothing to do with the quality of product.

Much like Michael Bays Transformer franchise.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2016, 13:36 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 22:35:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 15:16:
9 classic geek movies turning 30 in 2016.

I thought they missed Real Genius, but I guess that turned 30 last year.

btw val kilmer is doing pretty rough these days

That's a shame to hear. He was always so watchable.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Jan 4, 2016, 13:33 jdreyer
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 22:12:
I didn't buy anything big this year.

Interplanetary. Grim Dawn. Dungeon of the Endless.

Grim Dawn is friggin awesome!!!

How does it stack up against Path of Exile, D3, etc?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M?
20. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M? Jan 4, 2016, 13:29 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 11:46:
Practically every friend and relative I visited over the holidays had a Battlefront PS4 sitting under their tree.

Just accept that the average "gamer" doesn't care at all about the reasons we all think this game sucks. It is immensely popular due to a myriad of circumstances working in it's favor that have nothing to do with the quality of product.

That's actually a pretty good observation. If The Olds are going to pick up something "cool" and safe for nephew, niece, or grandkids, Star Wars is absolutely at the top of the list, something they have heard of or even seen 30 years ago, and constantly in the news. There's defintely a huge crossover effect here.
 
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