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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
25. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 20:43 jdreyer
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 17:53:
There is the question of how the pilots managed to land the plane if they were both blinded. I mean if they were really blinded, there is no way they could have brought that plane down. So while I do agree that shining a bright light into someone in a flying plane is a horribly stupid and potentially very dangerous thing to do, and could cause a pilot to lose control of the plane, I don't think those pilots were seriously injured. We might as well be sentencing people for driving in traffic with their headlights turned on high. (That might actually be a pretty good idea, god that pisses me off).

It really depends on the strength of the laser in question. A 10 mw pointer laser isn't going to do anything other than disrupt a pilot's night vision, but a 5 watt laser could burn his retina. Here's a list of injuries that have occured during various incidents. Mostly minor and temporary, but some more serious:

He felt a "minor burning sensation" from the "very, very strong" laser beam. After landing at Livermore Airport, the pilot had his eyes checked by a doctor. The pilot’s eyes appeared unharmed, but the doctor recommended that the pilot see a specialist.

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The pilot of a medical helicopter flying in the Denver area was illuminated with a laser beam at about 8:30 pm local time on March 30 2015. The pilot made a “precautionary landing … was checked out and is off work for the next few days due to having sore eyes.”

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One crew member, who had been illuminated by lasers numerous times in the past, suffered temporary flashblindness, afterimages, a headache lasting several hours requiring pain medication, and dizziness.

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A pilot on an Air Canada commercial airliner, and two New York police officers on a helicopter, sustained eye injuries from a laser beam pointed at aircraft flying into and out of LaGuardia Airport on March 9 2015. According to police, the helicopter officers were treated and released in stable condition. The Air Canada pilot was taken to a hospital in Toronto for treatment.
 
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News Comments > XCOM2 E3 Trailer
9. Re: XCOM2 E3 Trailer Jun 25, 2015, 20:04 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 18:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 18:24:

Games like Syndicate, XCom, and Mechwarrior all had it. What other modern games allow this?

I don't know if you'd consider them "modern" anymore, but the Silent Storm series was turn based, 6 person party with classes and a wide assortment of weapons... great games.

Soldiers of Anarchy, another mostly unknown classic, real time like Syndicate and utterly insane in the number of vehicles and weapons available. Pretty short campaign with terrible voice acting, but what can you do? Not to be confused with any DayZ mods, I'm talking about the 2002 small squad RTS.

SoA dropped off the face of the planet, and it's not on gog, but Silent Storm is.

It's definitely not a well selling genre though, until the recent X-Com remake.


Hey Thanks.

BTW, Knock Knock for Android is free on Amazon app store.
 
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News Comments > XCOM2 E3 Trailer
5. Re: XCOM2 E3 Trailer Jun 25, 2015, 18:24 jdreyer
 
eDave wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 18:21:
I'd like to see a new Syndicate done like this. Not turn based though.

I loved the original Syndicate. I love games that let you:
- Research or acquire technology
- Customize your units to suit your tastes
- Test them in the field

Games like Syndicate, XCom, and Mechwarrior all had it. What other modern games allow this?
 
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News Comments > XCOM2 E3 Trailer
1. Re: XCOM2 E3 Trailer Jun 25, 2015, 18:19 jdreyer
 
Aw, yeah. Luvs me some XCom. Can't wait for this.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 25, 2015, 17:57 jdreyer
 
The original Project Reality had bots, I wonder if this will.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 25, 2015, 17:51 jdreyer
 
Thoughts on the new Netflix website redesign? Not saying the old one was better, but I'm finding the new one just as annoying to use.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 25, 2015, 17:49 jdreyer
 
Apple Removing Games Featuring Confederate Flag Regardless Of Context.

This is just a stupid overreaction. Legitimate Civil War games are being banned.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2015, 16:46 jdreyer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 14:36:
Hey Lexus,

Why?

Fucking, why?

Why the fuck?

WHY?!?!

This does nothing.. it's seriously nothing. Shouldn't they released this on October of this year for BACK TO THE FUTURE promotions?


Because one day all of our roads will be made of steel, and Lexus hovercars will be the first ones to glide over them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 14:27 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 14:17:
harlock wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 14:00:
you can assume whatever you want, theres still no evidence of it causing people to lose control of vehicles

Hahaha get the fuck out of here. Shine a laser at your own eyes while flying a helicopter, gather empirical data and let us know how much more evidence is required. Temporary blindness, spots in vision and other retina related symptoms from direct contact with a high power laser pointer have a large potential for distracting pilots which in turn can lead to a crash. At a high enough power it can also harm their long term vision. It's not a situation where we need to wait for someone to bring down a flight with a laser pointer to act. We already know what the consequences are and the act itself serves no legitimate purpose.

Recovery can take weeks, and the pilot cannot work during that time. Some pilots are affected with migraines for a year or longer. If the damage is great enough he or she may never be able to return to piloting. Although I've not heard of a case like that, it's possible in theory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 14:25 jdreyer
 
As I understand it, there are two laws. One is for idiots that point lasers and aircraft to see what happens. Even people that do it multiple times. That's the lesser crime, and the max sentence is 5 years. Then there is a law for people who point lasers at aircraft with the intention of crashing them. That's the greater crime. The judge applied the wrong law to the case, and gave him an inappropriate sentence. Is the guy an asshole? Sure. Did the punishment fit the crime? I argued back when this story broke that it did not, and it still does not. It's the right call.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2015, 14:15 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 11:06:
Cutter wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 10:54:
Maglev isn't anti-grav. They really need to stop with that clickbait bullshit. Anti-grav would be one of the most significant developments in human history. Magnets repelling each other is nothing new.

The word "gravity" does not appear once in the headline or the article.

It's interesting that it hovers over steel. The Hendo hoverboard only levitates over non-ferrous metals.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jun 25, 2015, 14:03 jdreyer
 
It's a good day when there are more comments about Deus Ex than GG.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2015, 20:46 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 18:31:
Went on vacation for a week....in 1 day I used my "50 MB" service in "roaming" from T-Mobile.

Called them, they said, oh, we don't have service there, but we will gladly sell you a data plan to cover you while you are there. FOR 7 DAYS!

We went to Best Buy and bought new phones and new service with Verizon - which we had service the whole time there and the drive back.

F you T-mobile!

Side note, we used 3GB in 5 days. Can you imagine THAT BILL! wow.

Huh, been happy with my T-Mobile service, although I don't roam much with that phone.
 
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News Comments > People Can Fly Returns
14. Re: People Can Fly Returns Jun 24, 2015, 20:40 jdreyer
 
Parias wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:57:
Kajetan wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:19:
I'm glad Epic just didnt shut them down after EA was not very impressed with Bulletstorms sales performance, canceling all plans for Bulletstorm 2.

Which I found annoying -- I don't know if I'm in some strange minority or not, but I actually really enjoyed Bulletstorm. I hope we can still get a sequel one of these days somehow.

I thought it was over the top campy sci fi b-movie fun.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jun 24, 2015, 20:24 jdreyer
 
Meh, it's a shame these guys are done. They were doing interesting things.

That being said, I don't recall even hearing about Sunset until this story. And looking at it, it just doesn't appeal to me at all. Marketing failure, and commercial failure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2015, 16:26 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:39:
Cutter wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:10:
And the Nazis weren't all bad, so stop with the shrill liberal reactionary bit. They had a lot of good, common sense reforms in government and making things efficient, productive, safe, and clean.

What the fuck????


Opposing Facism means you're a reactionary Liberal. Obviously.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2015, 16:13 jdreyer
 
House cat couldn't care less about a big, scary mountain lion.

Speaking of cats being in places they're not supposed to be. That is one lucky cat.
 
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News Comments > Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 Released
8. Re: Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 Released Jun 24, 2015, 15:53 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 20:09:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 19:54:
Teledildonics. Never bought one, doubt I ever will.

You don't know what your missing!

I'll admit, that cracked me up.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront 3 PC Footage
20. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 3 PC Footage Jun 24, 2015, 15:50 jdreyer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:28:
Ok guys,

Please don't pre-order anything without a very proven track record.

Ever..

Like ever.

This is what's killing gaming. Shit games that make a buck because of the word "Star Wars" in it.

Anyways, I haven't seen enough to call this game shit but please hold your wallets till the reviews. I'm hoping this game is actually really fun.

I'm not going to preorder, or even buy this within 3 months of launch, but at this point, you pretty much know what you're getting with a Dice BF game. If people find that acceptable, who am I to judge?
 
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News Comments > New Evolve Hunter Ushers in Price Cuts
11. Re: New Evolve Hunter Ushers in Price Cuts Jun 24, 2015, 15:47 jdreyer
 
Joss wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 14:06:
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 12:13:
This retarded nickel and dime (more like nickel and a hundred bucks) scheme this game has displayed from the start has been a sad vision of where the gaming industry seems to be heading.
They're learning the hard way. Same with the movie industry.

How does the movie industry nicke and dime? You mean concession prices?
 
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