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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 > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2014, 15:30 jdreyer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 10:46:
I hate it when people take an issue and simplify down to one single variable. Women make less than man because... wait for it... sexism!!! Yep, the evil white man is once again sticking it to someone in his vileness. Let me try it their way. Violence is lower in the rural areas than in the cities. There are more cows in rural areas. Therefore, cows prevent crime!

Of course it's ridiculous, but so is looking at a multi-faceted issue such as gender pay gaps and boiling the cause down to it being simply due to women being women. The MS CEO wasn't inarticulate, he just answered it like a moron.

The issue is a complex one. Studies show that women are less aggressive in pursuing raises. Whether this is a cultural thing or genetic is still being studied, but it's my guess that it's a combo. I've seen women get massive increases when they came to work for us, but still be underpaid because they were so underpaid at their previous jobs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2014, 15:28 jdreyer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 11:06:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 10:50:
I get a max automatic 3% yearly raise.
Lucky you.
Raise is a none existing thing where I work in the past 4-5 years

The solution obviously is to job hunt.

I hired a guy cheap at the bottom of the recession. He came in and did such a good job, that when I put him in for a 10% raise my boss bumped it to 15%. That was a few years ago, and the guy has continued to improve so I'm trying the same thing again. It can be done, but you have to have the culture for it and support from management. My boss said, "He shouldn't have to job hunt to get paid what he deserves."
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 10, 2014, 15:23 jdreyer
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 14:57:
In a perfect world everybody would fucking love their job and strive to do it as best as possible on a daily basis. Rampant time wasting via the internet is a symptom, not a disease.

You mean there is a job out there that involves playing games and watching teh pr0n 40 hours a week???
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 10, 2014, 15:22 jdreyer
 
That article says Americans work 34.5 hours per week working, but the US Board of Labor Stats shows workers with children work 8.7 hours per day on average. Childless workers are expected to work even more. So, if you are already working 44 hours a week, but wasting 4 hours a week on the internet at work, it all works out!  
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News Comments > RYSE: Son of Rome Released for PC
18. Re: RYSE: Son of Rome Released for PC Oct 10, 2014, 14:45 jdreyer
 
This looked awful from the trailers. Glad folks are validating that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2014, 03:13 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 20:09:
Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 19:28:
Maybe it's the romantic in me, but I'd stuff her like a turkey. I've wanted to boink her from the first time I saw her.

That is..pretty creepy. The 'dork from The Office' is funny and women like humor.

What's creepy about it? It's not like she's 12. She didn't even start appearing in movies and TV until she was 20.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Oct 10, 2014, 00:34 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 19:22:
That's a long fucking way from a Holodeck.

Well, yeah, but that's 400 years from now. It's an interesting first step though. For better immersion, you'd have to dedicate a room.

Here's the scene from Minority Report that somewhat depicted a future version this.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 10, 2014, 00:27 jdreyer
 
Cloud Imperium is OK with Star Citizen's grey marketů

They'd better be okay with it, seeing as CJ already made a bundle selling his ships. Also, given how they're selling ships and making $10s of millions it would be pretty hypocritical of them to say anything else.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 9, 2014, 19:49 jdreyer
 
Elon Musk worries AI could delete humans along with spam.

AI would never do that. Humans just don't taste as good as spam.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 9, 2014, 19:48 jdreyer
 
Also, too: Where's my single player, first person mech game with 20 hour narrative, mission-based campaign with Oculus Rift support?

Now get off of my lawn!
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 9, 2014, 19:47 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 18:19:
If it will be free to play, why should I fund it?

That was my first thought. Why do people think they can KS free to play games? Especially MOBAs, a genre that gets regular derision from the very people that participate in kickstarters.
 
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News Comments > Space Engineers Free Weekend
2. Re: Space Engineers Free Weekend Oct 9, 2014, 19:44 jdreyer
 
Lots of times these Free Weekends are multiplayer only. Is this playable for free single player? Hard to tell from the blurb.  
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII Released; Only Supports 720p
10. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII Released; Only Supports 720p Oct 9, 2014, 19:18 jdreyer
 
As a deepening crisis threatens to plunge the floating PC world of Cocoon into chaos, a band of unsuspecting strangers hackers find themselves branded enemies of the state Square. With the panicking population baying for their blood higher resolution, and the military all publisher not too happy to oblige, they have no choice but to run for their lives build a UI that runs command line changes. Join them on a desperate quest to challenge the forces controlling their fate, and prevent untold destruction.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 9, 2014, 16:03 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 09:37:
That Camel will be a famous one.

Sweden is cool, is the short answer. Another thing they left out is that Sweden haven't been directly involved with a war since 1812, they have no war debt, which normally can stagnate innovation, growth, and the civilian market within a country (like the U.S.). Their government can then afford to assist with public funding in combination with decentralization, whether it be infrastructure (like fiber/cable), healthcare, and education. Other European countries have pretty good broadband as well, like Switzerland.

Yeah, I was really trying to cut on tea party types that are all "Murica Fuck yeah!" Sweden is a very progressive place. And very high on the happiness scale. A neat accomplishment for a country colder than a witch's tit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 9, 2014, 14:10 jdreyer
 
From the article:

Since Adobe doesn't actually sell ebooks, this makes the slurping of the data very strange indeed. It's also a possible breach of the software's terms and conditions, which state:

"We will not access, view, or listen to any of your content, except as reasonably necessary to perform the Services. Actions reasonably necessary to perform the Services may include (but are not limited to) (a) responding to support requests; (b) detecting, preventing, or otherwise addressing fraud, security, unlawful, or technical issues; and (c) enforcing these terms."

Adobe says it simply has to log every page you turn to tackle piracy.

Which makes no since because they don't sell ebooks. Just software.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 9, 2014, 14:06 jdreyer
 
PC sales are starting to pick up again.

Now that everyone owns a tablet and realizes they're pretty limited, they're buying PCs again.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within > 30 FPS "Not Supported"
59. Re: The Evil Within > 30 FPS Oct 9, 2014, 14:03 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 13:59:
I like that companies are at least being honest now letting us know about these things, like AC Unity having 900p/30fps/etc, instead of never saying anything only for us to discover these details after the games ship.

The solution to that is to play on PC. Even if the developer doesn't provide it, some enterprising modder will.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within > 30 FPS "Not Supported"
58. Re: The Evil Within > 30 FPS Oct 9, 2014, 14:01 jdreyer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 13:51:
Jesus, some of you people throw tantrums.

"I'm incredibly angry and outraged that a product that I have no financial interest in, that I am not obligated to buy and that I can safely bypass without a single iota of difference being made in my life has been crafted in a way that I don't like. TO THE INTARWEBS TO VOICE MY DISCONTENT!"


I'll just leave this here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 13:56 jdreyer
 
Brynjolf wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 13:50:

PS.: please dont change the desktop design, its old but its perfect! Even tho im in Europe, id be totally in for a Kickstarter, Teeshirts, Coffee Mugs or any other "Memorabilia"!

It's fine for desktop systems, but it's hard to read and use on mobile.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 13:49 jdreyer
 
Blue, you work 12 or more hours a day on this site, 7 days a week, 365. You need proper compensation.

1. Remind people not to use adblock when they visit the site. You need to make regular pleas for this. Guys, if you're using adblock, except Blues. Seriously. Shame on you. Blues <> EA. Blues <> M$. It's just one guy. Blue. He needs to eat. His dogs need to eat. Turn off adblock. *looks at Sho*

2. Do a Kickstarter. Ex: You could do a KS for "New Blues News logo." Set the goal at like $500 to pay for the graphic artist. I'm sure you will make gobs more than that. Use the extra money to feed the dogs and the wife, pay for maintenance on Blue Tower.

3. Do a Patreon. People "subscribe" to blues for $5 per month or whatever. I'm sure there are tons of people appreciative of what you do here that would subscribe. Here's an example from a webcomic I follow sometimes.

4. Sell merch. T-shirts, mugs, etc. It will take a bit of time to design, but once you do, the vendor will do the rest, and you'll just get a check every month.

5. Since the adblock blocks the amazon links, regularly (once a week?) remind people to order via the links. Regular reminders are cheesy, but with tons of people using adblock on the site, it can't be helped.

Evidenced by the time and number of visitors, tons of people love this site and will put their money where their mouths are to support it. Just provide them with a variety of options, and you should be able to keep things going.
 
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