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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 > XCOM 2 Announced
12. Re: XCOM 2 Announced Jun 1, 2015, 19:14 jdreyer
 
Flatline wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 18:37:
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 18:21:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 17:24:
From a continuity standpoint, not sure how they will explain away my squad of utter badasses seemingly eradicating several alien species with relative ease in the first game and expansion.

Maybe the same way they can justify calling the fourth or fifth entry in the series XCom 2. It's fairly obvious that they're just not very concerned with consistency or logic.

Except that all the previous games are x-com and not XCom. Or UFO Defense if you prefer.

Also, I view Enemy Unknown as a reboot given how long we went without a tactical XCom game. XCom 2 makes sense to me (assuming that's the actual name).
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Announced
1. Re: XCOM 2 Announced Jun 1, 2015, 16:45 jdreyer
 
*Drool*

I do appreciate the role-reversal and the level randomization.

*books a week staycation in December*
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jun 1, 2015, 14:18 jdreyer
 
Erik Kain is a good guy. Fiscally a bit conservative/libertarian, but socially liberal. He used to blog over at balloon-juice, and I had several discussions with him in the comments. He's smart and thoughtful.

As for being blocked on Twitter, it's a shame, since that eliminates the possibility of discussion (admittedly limited on Twitter). I know those two get a lot of vitriol thrown at them and blocking is a defense mechanism, but it makes it hard to avoid the charge of only being interested in preaching to the choir.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 1, 2015, 14:12 jdreyer
 
Man, I just want to be alive at 92, never mind running marathons.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jun 1, 2015, 14:10 jdreyer
 
Yeah, I'm glad things are coming together for him. You could tell from his posts over the past year that he was starting to come apart. Just glad it didn't have a permanent effect on the poor guy, and glad he was able to make it out of the other side of the tunnel.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 1, 2015, 14:05 jdreyer
 
Xylemon wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 10:49:
Although I don't trust the NSA to follow the law, this is a step in the right direction.

Yeah, I guarantee they're not pulling the plug on this. They'll stall, and say it will take weeks to implement, and hope that by then the congress will approve a bill that lets them continue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Ad Blocks’ Doomsday Scenarios. Jun 1, 2015, 13:42 jdreyer
 
NetHead wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 10:45:

However, unfortunately trusting a site is no longer a good enough reason to stop blocking ads on it. As many if not most use ad services which are basically out of their control with the content not even being hosted by them but instead in, lets say, a centralised location which is exactly why it makes a worthwhile target for anyone wanting to compromise it with malware or something nefarious.

Just as Windows makes a juicy target due to its userbase size, so do these ad-services. If my mother made a site which used such an ad-service, I still wouldn't stop blocking it.

Trusting a site, does not equal trusting its ad content. One of the reasons I consider NoScript at least as important as AdBlocking, even if I allow ads on a site I won't be allowing 3rd party scripts and flash etc.

Yeah, Blue is extremely aggressive about policing what kind ads show up on his site, but he's an extreme minority. The vast majority of sites just don't give a shit.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jun 1, 2015, 00:53 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on May 31, 2015, 16:04:
JeffD wrote on May 31, 2015, 13:50:
Are we still posting "new" news articles for stuff that happened 4 days ago?

What exactly is the problem?


The problem obviously is that Blue is not an omnipotent god that can post all related news across the globe within minutes of it happening. Obviously.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2015, 20:52 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on May 31, 2015, 09:48:
SlimRam wrote on May 31, 2015, 03:36:
Well Blue, in her defense, the argument was over turkey sausage...

Turkey.

Sausage.

It's just wrong

didnt you just have a stroke? was there any related diagnosis?

Caused by eating turkey sausage?

Too soon, Slim?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2015, 20:51 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on May 30, 2015, 23:36:
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2015, 22:03:
1badmf wrote on May 30, 2015, 17:49:
ViRGE wrote on May 30, 2015, 17:23:
Fantaz wrote on May 30, 2015, 16:02:
no Tron 3 makes me sad... :(
Agreed. I was looking forward to that finally going into production.

weird decision. that movie made boatloads of money. just not enough boatloads i guess. really lame cuz i love kosinski's work. he's one of the best new big budget directors around; i'd take him over JJ abrams 10/10 times.

Yeah, I'm not sure why they're not? Tron Legacy made $400M worldwide. That being said, big budget sci fi hasn't been panning out lately. Fury Road has just broken even, and didn't even win its opening weekend. Jupiter Ascending, Chappie, Edge of Tomorrow, John Carter, Elysium, and Dredd, to name a few have not made any money. The ones that have have either been superhero movies or Michael Bay movies.

Fury Road is at $240M world wide against its $150M budget. It's done fine.

The production budget doesn't include P&A, which is usually another $50-100M.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2015, 16:44 jdreyer
 
The Witcher has a nightmare « EXTRALIFE.

I can't blame Geralt. Obviously he's aware of these hideous creatures and perhaps has even experienced their ferocity in the wild.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 31, 2015, 16:28 jdreyer
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 31, 2015, 14:27:
Thinking that they could get enough people to pay to watch someone play a game is hilarious. Personally would not waste my time.

I know, right? Who ever thought watching someone play a game could be a money making endeavour?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2015, 22:05 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 30, 2015, 21:54:
I really wish I had a ranch in New Mexico or something away from it all. I have to find a way to get my ass out to the country away from everything and everyone. The older I get the more I hate people and cities.

I hear there's lots of empty space up in Canada.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2015, 22:03 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on May 30, 2015, 17:49:
ViRGE wrote on May 30, 2015, 17:23:
Fantaz wrote on May 30, 2015, 16:02:
no Tron 3 makes me sad... :(
Agreed. I was looking forward to that finally going into production.

weird decision. that movie made boatloads of money. just not enough boatloads i guess. really lame cuz i love kosinski's work. he's one of the best new big budget directors around; i'd take him over JJ abrams 10/10 times.

Yeah, I'm not sure why they're not? Tron Legacy made $400M worldwide. That being said, big budget sci fi hasn't been panning out lately. Fury Road has just broken even, and didn't even win its opening weekend. Jupiter Ascending, Chappie, Edge of Tomorrow, John Carter, Elysium, and Dredd, to name a few have not made any money. The ones that have have either been superhero movies or Michael Bay movies.
 
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News Comments > SOMA in September
7. Re: SOMA in September May 30, 2015, 21:24 jdreyer
 
This does look really good. These guys have stepped up their game.

The only nitpick is the interaction indicators. I hope there's a way to turn those off. It spoils the immersion.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. May 30, 2015, 02:36 jdreyer
 
Has nobody watched this? It's like a movie version of Blood Dragon. I thought that game was kind of popular around here.  
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Loses Class Status; Drops Gearbox
8. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Loses Class Status; Drops Gearbox May 29, 2015, 23:05 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on May 29, 2015, 22:50:
its better than everyone forgetting about it and pretending it never happened

at the very least, they were forced to acknowledge it did

This is a good takeaway. Other studios will say, "Well they got away with it, but it was a lot of trouble for them." I think it will have a deterrent effect.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse May 29, 2015, 22:16 jdreyer
 
Why on earth is Kristen Bell even taking Uber to begin with?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. May 29, 2015, 21:29 jdreyer
 
I'm not sure that's so much the trailer as it is the entire movie? It's 30 minutes long.

EDIT: Sooooo awesome. Watch it.

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News Comments > New Need for Speed Requires Internet Connection
33. Re: New Need for Speed Requires Internet Connection May 29, 2015, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on May 29, 2015, 09:56:
Normally I wouldn't care these days because my internet rarely goes down but with fucking EA you always have to watch your ass, they're constantly trying some new bullshit money scheme.

"I see you're joining this online race. Entry fee is $0.99. Please enter credit card details..."
 
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