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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 Crowdfunding Roundup
10. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 1, 2014, 17:54 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 14:26:
...and a neckbeard.

You use that term derisively, yet there are millions of years of evolutionary history proving throat puffery is a successful mate attraction strategy.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2014, 16:23 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 09:23:
Not seeing a lot of mind blowing sales, so far...


XB1 with AC Unity or MW: Advanced for $329

Maybe not mind blowing, but it's amazing how far the XB1 has fallen.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: Video Game Remakes Nov 30, 2014, 03:04 jdreyer
 
Scud wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 22:08:
I'm not sure if GTA V and The Last of Us really belong it that article, neither of those games are old by any definition. The night/day shots of Halo were cool though, I'd consider it if it didn't mean buying an Xbox.

Not old in when they were made, sure, but were made for prev gen hardware. So in theory they could have been made nine years ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 21:49 jdreyer
 
Krovven wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 16:38:
Disney released some high-res images from the trailer.

Look better for you now without so much motion blur? CG/Models up to your standards? How about the high res IMAX image?


Yeesh, that looks even worse. Either it's CG, and it's an early render, and they'll fix the stuff that's wrong (it's well-known that they often rush the CG for trailers). Or it's practical, and they composited it wrong in the background frame. I still think the swoopy shot is very cool (and it's classic Abrams) I just hope they more seamlessly integrate it so it's not as glaring to me.
 
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News Comments > Game of Thrones Episode 1 Next Week
3. Re: Game of Thrones Episode 1 Next Week Nov 29, 2014, 14:26 jdreyer
 
Game of Thrones is coming.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 29, 2014, 14:21 jdreyer
 
How video game remakes do retro right and wrong…

Was playing Far Cry the other day. Looks worse than I remember, even if it still looks pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 29, 2014, 14:16 jdreyer
 
Does anyone on this site use twitter? I can't even bring myself to check FB, never mind sign up for and use twitter.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 29, 2014, 14:14 jdreyer
 
Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030.

Meh, not a bad prediction. Might be a tad early, but watching on demand is so superior to scheduled programming that it's bound to happen eventually. But it will probably take longer than 15 years. Old tech has a way of stubbornly refusing to go away.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Interviews
27. Re: Black Friday Interviews Nov 29, 2014, 13:53 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 10:46:

That cruises pretty close to the old "No morality without religion" argument. There's nothing magical about imposing order. And there's no shame in admitting that our laws and rules, many of them, are fairly arbitrary. They are in place because we acknowledge humanity's often selfish or petty nature and agree, as a group, that they are better than having no laws. The problem arises when religious doctrine goes from "No, you cannot murder that dude and steal his cows. to "No, you cannot marry that dude and help him raise cows." or "No, you cannot teach science that conflicts with religious creation myths."

Morality has historically been linked to religious beliefs, but it's not a causal relationship. Religion has shaped the morality of people, not created it. After all, these religions were created by men, not by gods. Normal human beings who wanted order but lived in an uncivilized time. That time is past, and that's why religious belief on the whole is in a decline. People simply don't need it anymore.

Just a couple of things in support of what you say.

1. Throughout history some of the worst wars, human abuses and debasement, torture, etc. have come in the name of various religions and their specific moralities.

2. Some studies show that atheists/agnostics actually score higher than the religious on morality tests, while others show no difference at all.

3. Altruism and self-sacrifice are evolved survival traits. That is why they exist throughout the world regardless of the type of religion or lack thereof. Also, that's why there are regions of the brain dedicated to it. Humans can't survive on their own like, say, mountain lions and grizzlies do. We need each other, and although humans are also selfish, too much selfishness in humans is not a successful strategy for passing on your genetics. We have to work together to survive.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 03:00 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 15:39:
One unforgivable sin: What the shit that lightsaber is idiotic.

I'm seeing a lot of hate out there for the lightsaber, but I thought it was pretty cool. I especially like the effect of the light shooting out like an acetylene flame.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 02:52 jdreyer
 
Krovven wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 02:51:
1badmf wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 13:36:
i dont think that was jade. she looked too young to me. probably one of the solo kids.

overall impression for me - the abramsness of it is killing me. god, the shakycam, THE FUCKING SHAKYCAM! and wayyyy too much fake looking CG. i wonder why none of these morons realize that all these overproduced monstrosities still look worse than empire strikes back.

You do realize that Abrams is using mostly practical sets and effects right? Based on what you said, it doesn't sound like you do.

I heard the same thing, but how do you explain how awful the Falcon looked?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 02:51 jdreyer
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 19:52:
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 14:07:
Kinda liked the fact they didn't lean on established characters right off the bat.

Me too.

Unless you consider the Millennium Falcon to be an established character, because that part was awesome.

Not a huge fan of the CGI falcon. Maybe they're still working on the CGI? Could have been an early render. It didn't look "right" and also, it wasn't lit correctly to fit in the frame.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Interviews
19. Re: Black Friday Interviews Nov 29, 2014, 02:35 jdreyer
 
Dirwulf wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 02:16:
Religion is just a process to control the masses.

Maybe not in theory, but definitely in practice.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Nov 29, 2014, 02:26 jdreyer
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 20:09:
Caladell wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 18:15:
I nabbed Mordor as well. Then I grabbed the season pass at bundle stars for cheap. On sale, plus 25% off even sale stuff with this coupon: SUPERNOVA25

Awww crap! I just bought Mordor when I saw it on Steam at $33.49. Didn't think to check Amazon!

Furious2

Do you feel it's not worth $33? Do you want to encourage this kind of game?
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Tech Bits
2. Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 28, 2014, 18:42 jdreyer
 
Are they giving up on the Windows Media extension then?  
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News Comments > Black Friday Interviews
8. Re: Black Friday Interviews Nov 28, 2014, 15:47 jdreyer
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 15:28:
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And the point of that interview was what? That the guy considers himself an xtian and likes telling people that Jesus loves them? Super for him. And no, Jesus wouldn't be a gamer. He'd be out saving the poor, which is what any other gamer xtians should be doing too. Or more likely, he'd be locked up in an insane asylum. 'So your dad is an invisible sky wizard and you have superpowers do you? Yeah, ok....let's start him on a Thorazine drip and some shock tratment."

Let's be realistic. That wouldn't be why he'd get locked up and subjected to drugs.

It'd be more like:

"You want to feed and clothe the poor, visit them while they're sick, comfort them while they're in prison, and you think that rich people inherently have a problem being good.

What are you some kind of psycho commie? Thorazine for you."

I know you guys are half serious half joking, but Christians get arrested for trying to feed the poor and homeless (in violation of ordinance, but still they're out there trying)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Nov 28, 2014, 14:30 jdreyer
 
Banner Saga for $5! Sold!

Also, is it just me or is Amazon totally hosed?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2014, 13:00 jdreyer
 
Star Wars: Force Awakens.

1. You could put a static picture of poop to John Williams theme, and I'd still get excited.

2. There are some cool scenes there. This is definitely original trilogy tech, which is awesome. Not sure I like that soccer ball R2 unit though.

3. Doesn't give a clue about the plot. Maybe that's a good thing? I'll probably try and avoid anymore trailers until this comes out.

4. The Phantom Menace also had an awesome trailer, and we all know how that turned out.

5. Where are the lens flares?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Nov 28, 2014, 02:49 jdreyer
 
Also, in case you didn't notice, Shadow Warrior is on sale for $4 for the next 10 hours.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2014, 01:15 jdreyer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 22:24:
Everyone brought something to work today to eat. I brought chili.

Homemade?
 
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