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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
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 8, 2014, 14:31 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 11:12:
"Spencer: Dropping Kinect is not the No.1 Xbox One request."

Ok, it's the number two request. They'll drop it. It's 100 dollar paperweight no one wants or wants to make games for. That won't make the NSA too happy but there's already several million suckers that they can spy on with it.


The thing is, they could be making games that make good use of it. Imagine an FPS where you move forward by jogging in place. Your controller is in the shape of a weapon that kinect reads and calculates the position of the reticle on screen. Moving left, right, up, down is just a tilt of the head. If you kneel to shoot, so does your character in-game. A game that incorporates this kind of thing could be pretty immersive, and burn off those Cheetos and Mountain Dew at the same time.
 
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News Comments > List of Games Relying on GameSpy Services
10. Re: List of Games Relying on GameSpy Services Apr 8, 2014, 13:53 jdreyer
 
Since Borderlands uses Gamespy, I wonder if they are going to migrate it off. Or to Steamworks.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 8, 2014, 13:50 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 21:31:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 13:44:
Given that you only need one network per area,


Says you.


Fiber is incredibly expensive to run. Why would you need several redundant networks? Also, like access to water and roads, the internet has become indispensable to daily life. You either run it as a public utility, or run it as a heavily, heavily regulated utility like electricity. The current situation is intolerable. Imagine the electric company charged you double the rate, but capped your electricity at 30kwh per month. That's analogous to our current internet problem.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 8, 2014, 13:41 jdreyer
 
BitWraith wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 08:43:
Fibrocyte wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 05:39:
PropheT wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 22:55:
Just how screwed up are things when they give out awards for telling the truth. Oy

It seemed like a moronic prize and then they confirmed it by giving it to Snowden.

The prize is stupid, but one day you will be glad he did what he did.

Apparently half the nation is glad, since half of Americans have changed their behavior since the Snowden revelations. How many individuals do things that get half the country to change? Very few, I'd wager.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Apr 8, 2014, 13:38 jdreyer
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 03:17:
Tragedy follows this family, ever since Bob offed Hutchins. Karma is a bitch...

I guess Live Aid didn't make up for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 21:41 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 20:04:
Beamer wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 18:50:
Beamer says: I think all politicians are wasting our time, and the worst part is, some of them actually believe that's a good thing

Axis Tea Partier hears: I love Obama. He's been amazing. He is flawless. He is wonderful.


I don't even know how to respond to your post, or why I should read your rant, when it has nothing to do with anything that's been posted here. As always, you hear what you want to hear and somehow take something bashing everyone and turn it into something that makes your particular favorite "team" the victims of a massive slander. This is why no one takes you seriously.

That's why you don't waste time addressing those who live in their reality distortion bubbles. You say 'Let's try and quit fighting and achieve something through real bi-partisanship.' And as it filters through their bubble what they hear is 'I'm a godless commie socialist liberal and I'm going to take away your guns and put the world on welfare you alone will pay for!'

Right, as I just posted, the more information you present opposing their view, the harder they cling to said view. It's really a conundrum.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 21:39 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 18:50:

Beamer says: I think all politicians are wasting our time, and the worst part is, some of them actually believe that's a good thing

Axis hears: I love Obama. He's been amazing. He is flawless. He is wonderful.



I don't even know how to respond to your post, or why I should read your rant, when it has nothing to do with anything that's been posted here. As always, you hear what you want to hear and somehow take something bashing everyone and turn it into something that makes your particular favorite "team" the victims of a massive slander. This is why no one takes you seriously.

Hey Beam,

I found this article fascinating. It shows how presenting evidence that opposes a political ideology forces people to counter-intuitively cling to that ideology in the face of said evidence. And it is the case regardless of your intelligence or information level. From the article:
Kahan calls this theory Identity-Protective Cognition: "As a way of avoiding dissonance and estrangement from valued groups, individuals subconsciously resist factual information that threatens their defining values."

Apparently extends all the way to SCOTUS justices:

But Scalia’s comments were perfectly predictable given everything Kahan had found. Scalia is a highly ideological, tremendously intelligent individual with a very strong attachment to conservative politics. He’s the kind of identity-protector who has publicly said he stopped subscribing to the Washington Post because he "just couldn’t handle it anymore," and so he now cocoons himself in the more congenial pages of the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal. Isn’t it the case, I asked Kahan, that everything he’s found would predict that Scalia would convince himself of whatever he needed to think to get to the answers he wanted?

The question seemed to rattle Kahan a bit. "The conditions that make a person subject to that way of looking at the evidence," he said slowly, "are things that should be viewed as really terrifying, threatening influences in American life. That’s what threatens the possibility of having democratic politics enlightened by evidence."
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Apr 7, 2014, 21:12 jdreyer
 
Shame about Peaches. Wonder how that happened?  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 7, 2014, 21:11 jdreyer
 
Android Trojan. Sounds kinky.  
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News Comments > Space Noir Trailer
3. Re: Space Noir Trailer Apr 7, 2014, 21:08 jdreyer
 
Yeah, that's what I thought from watching the vid. Give me a bit more meat please. There are lots of arcady flight shooters out there already.  
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News Comments > Planetsł Kickstarted
7. Re: Planetsł Kickstarted Apr 7, 2014, 21:07 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 19:38:
I didn't back because there wasn't enough there. And the biggest issue being you don't even know who these people are. That was a huge RED FLAG right there. I hope this is legit though and they deliver something good because it'll be pretty sweet if that's the case.

Yeah, I admit this is probably the riskiest one I've backed to date. But I do really like their concept.

@nin, looks like Earthlock is getting closer, but not gonna clear.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 7, 2014, 20:01 jdreyer
 
Well, I say

Den let it snow,
Den let it snow,
Den let it snoooooooooow.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 7, 2014, 19:29 jdreyer
 
GoPro Launching on Xbox 360; Big YouTube Update on Xbox One Tomorrow.

The extreme sports camera for athletes goes live for...


...people who sit around on the couch.
 
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News Comments > Planetsł Kickstarted
3. Re: Planetsł Kickstarted Apr 7, 2014, 18:40 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 18:25:
I like it (and backed it), but I wish they'd had a little more to show (which is why I didn't pay more than I did).


Yeah, I backed it on your rec, and also b/c it looks pretty cool. I got the alpha access so I can tool around in it once they get the engine up. Should be fun. And I know how much software costs, so I don't blame them for running a second "KS." Just wondering if they'll be as forthcoming about the funds as KS forces them to be.
 
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News Comments > Planetsł Kickstarted
1. Re: Planetsł Kickstarted Apr 7, 2014, 17:37 jdreyer
 
Huh. That will be interesting. I wonder how transparent they'll be about the money they get.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2014, 14:13 jdreyer
 
"Wreck-It Ralph" Sequel On The Way?

I liked the first one a lot. I'd watch a sequel. John C. Reilly and Sara Silverman, what's not to like?
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2014, 14:11 jdreyer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 12:21:
They get a 3/10 on that Simpsons intro for not making things blocky enough, but creeper Moe bumped it up to a 6 or 7.

Loved creeper Moe.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 14:08 jdreyer
 
FCC sides with local cable commissions against Comcast.

A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 7, 2014, 13:52 jdreyer
 
In A Six-Day Period, Microsoft's New CEO Satya Nadella Completely Changed The Company.

Well, MS could use a shake-up, so it sounds like he's starting off on the right foot. Who knows, maybe he'll make Windows 9 an actual desktop O/S, and take some real steps to support PC gaming.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 7, 2014, 13:44 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 11:11:
One big reason we lack internet competition: The government tries its hardest to guarantee and continue the current status quo/monopolies the big telcos and cablecos have over their markets.


Well, certainly making Tom frikkin Wheeler head of the FCC was a move in the wrong direction. Given that you only need one network per area, and given the cost of it, it makes sense for this to be a government run project, a la the highway system or water system. If you're going to leave the monopolies in place then they need heavy, heavy regulation to avoid the current exploitation we're seeing (high cost for shitty service). South Park was spot on with the cable companies stroking their nipples: ISPs are no different.

Also, that article was just depressing. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the incumbent would file dozens of frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to bankrupt the startup, but it's just disgustingly sleazy.
 
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