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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 > Guild Wars 2 Adding PvP Leagues
1. Re: Guild Wars 2 Adding PvP Leagues Aug 10, 2015, 14:23 jdreyer
 
So GW2 came out 3 years ago, and they're just getting to this now?  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Aug 10, 2015, 04:57 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:02:
The Darkness II is a really fun 10 hour romp, light in tone, funny with lots of crazy powers and decent shooter mechanics. It isn't the greatest game ever made but if your looking for something to help get you over the 'summer slump', it's a very fun game for $6.

How does it play? I get annoyed with the simplistic gameplay of console ports.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 9, 2015, 21:57 jdreyer
 
To me roguelike means gaming in short digestible randomized chunks with permadeath. I've been playing FTL and Rogue Legacy again lately, and loving both of course. Also, I have Pixel Dungeon and Hoplite on my phone and have been enjoying them both.

I like hand-crafted narrative games too, but there's always room for Roguelikes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2015, 23:33 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 18:03:
I was raised to be courteous -- almost too much - to the point of being self-conscious. "How would you feel if you were someone else?" It was instilled into me as a child and growing up as a teenager. I'm not sure it's a good way to be raised. I feel like I'm constantly surrounded by selfish assholes who don't have that level of empathy or self-consciousness. I would have been better off being raised like them. At least I wouldn't care about my own actions or the actions of others.

So that's why you troll everyone on the weather all the time? (Admittedly you haven't recently)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2015, 17:42 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 15:32:
Ahumado wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 12:24:
I shudder to think what would happen if a dog crapped in your yard that wasn't yours

Actually, it has happened. I cleaned it up. *shudder*

Not sure what you are getting at.

What happens when the shit hits the fan lawnmower blades?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
6. Re: Saturday Previews Aug 8, 2015, 17:36 jdreyer
 
On the one hand, I'm not very hopeful that this part of the game will be good.

On the other hand, is it much different from flying jets in Battlefield or GTA?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2015, 03:33 jdreyer
 
NewMaxx wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 00:14:
shihonage wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 16:54:
Good riddance. Too bad this clown will only be replaced by another.

I strangely agree. I wouldn't use the words and rhetoric that you did, but in essence we're on the same page. I liked him at first but it didn't take me long to realize what he really was; any true student of history can see through the facade. I'm younger, my friends like him, I don't disparage him in front of them. I respect his entertainment value and I actually thought he could have been a force when he first arrived on the scene. He ended up a caricature and a mockery of "freedom of the press" by making political bias trendy.

Yet any student of history knows that editorials - always popular and famous in political and government courses - were always that. They were about shock value, about contemporary events, about making fun of what was serious. The difference today is people actually accept that as news and that we have "instant" communication.

Editorials in history had impact because they were controversial and led to discussion. Stewart never did that; he was the physical comedy rendition of it. A quick laugh that made people think they were smart with enough actual information that they thought they understood the issues when in reality they might as well have been watching a magician's show. It was rendered as comedy but it quickly became more than that. I don't believe that shows a weakness in broadcasting so much as a weakness in viewership; as you say, it's nothing new, just people lean towards the cynical more than ever.

I find it kind of sad but it's difficult to fight something where the average supporter feels better about himself from watching. It's an addiction but it's also elitist. The person thinks, hey, I understand what he is saying, I agree with it, we're smarter than these other people! The entire while they fail to see just how blindly they follow.

Can you give an example that does political satire in a way more to your liking?

Also, Jon would not have lasted one year if Fox News and the right wing of the US political system didn't give him a freighter full of material to work with daily. Wingnuts with their hatred of other races, the poor, teh gey, wimmenz, "socialism" (but don't take away my medicare or social security!), etc. etc. need only look in the mirror for someone to blame for his existence.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Patched
3. Re: The Witcher III Patched Aug 8, 2015, 03:21 jdreyer
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 22:22:
I finished the game. I rate it 8.3/10. I'll write more when I have time.

1. 8.3? That's pretty precise. Reason?

2. Will this patch change your score one way or the other?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
13. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 7, 2015, 20:03 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 19:54:
My only question is why is there a "CITIZENCON" for a freaking tech demo?

I'm at CitizenCon now, and I had the chance to interview him earlier today. So I asked him that question. His answer, "To piss off Kxmode."
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
12. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 7, 2015, 20:00 jdreyer
 
This whole video didn't make much sense, as pretty as it was. Why was there a corvette just sitting empty in the asteroid field? Then there was just someone sitting there on the other side of the asteroid field waiting for someone to get into the corvette so he could attack them? Also, is it just me, or did they come out of hyperspace awfully close to both the asteroids and the space station? I'm used to watching E:D where everything is manually controlled and everyone is a bit more careful about approaching large objects.  
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News Comments > Heavy Gear Assault Early Access
3. Re: Heavy Gear Assault Early Access Aug 7, 2015, 19:43 jdreyer
 
Asmodai wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 19:12:
Esports... /sadface

Was kinda looking forward to another Gear game as I played the original tabletop, but it's going to be MWO again...

Came here to post the same thing: ESports??? The original games were pretty good for what they were, back in the day. Would love an updated version of those.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2015, 19:36 jdreyer
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 18:53:
shihonage wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 16:54:
Jon Stewart is state propaganda puppet no different from news anchors we had in Soviet news program "Times".

*bizarre rant snipped*

Good riddance. Too bad this clown will only be replaced by another.

W T F Shocked

He can't help it. It's genetic.

Also, he was raised in the former Soviet Union. Political pessimism was inculcated in him from an early age.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 7, 2015, 19:20 jdreyer
 
Wow, I knew that TMob had been eating Verizon and AT&T's lunch, but I didn't think it would push them this far. Still not going back, sorry.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 7, 2015, 19:18 jdreyer
 
Okay, that cracked me up. NSFW, in case any of you were wondering, not that too many of us are still at work at this point.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2015, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Read that snooping article last night. While those gangbangers should absolutely be in jail, the illegal and unnecessary use of the stingray by the police is kind of emblematic of the issues raised by Snowden, et. al.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2015, 13:01 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 09:16:
He's leaving definitely leaves a hole in their programming, even with someone else taking over the show (I won't be watching).

But if he gets to go off and do more movies or other stuff that's fun to him, more power to him. Can't fault him a bit for wanting to do something else, after doing the same show for so long.


It's the end of an era for sure. There was truly no one like him, nor will there be again. Funny how he was more trusted than Fox or CNN. But yeah, he just got beat down after 16 years of having to watch Fox News all day. He basically said that was the reason, that he just spends all day depressed having to watch that stuff to mine it for comedy.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Announced
4. Re: Stellaris Announced Aug 7, 2015, 02:19 jdreyer
 
Sounds very cool. Will be keeping an eye on this. And Paradox has a good track record for making compelling games.  
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News Comments > Unreal Engine Games Trailers
11. Re: Unreal Engine Games Trailers Aug 7, 2015, 02:12 jdreyer
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 01:03:
Both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat using Unreal?/??

I know, right? It's almost...unreal.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending
11. Re: Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending Aug 6, 2015, 20:22 jdreyer
 
Last one to level 1000 is a loozar!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 6, 2015, 20:21 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 15:42:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 13:19:
I'll just leave this little chart right here. Kind of explains the whole thing.

I wonder what the numbers would look like for a shorter timeframe i.e. 20 years.

Worse. Notice that the Y-axis is logarithmic not linear, so the change over time looks better than it actually is.
 
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