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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jun 28, 2015, 21:43 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 19:23:
harlock wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 17:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 17:39:
But.. why?

the short answer (because this is a long long discussion) is that some people derive their identity and personality from the things they like, the things they own, the things they pursue and so on.. and therefore they consider the "brand" as part of their own self.. like nationalism, like tribalism - its the same impulse, trying to borrow power by belonging to something bigger than yourself, essentially by sacrificing a part of yourself in the process - namely, the part that can think rationally

But.. that is totally insane. And I mean that quite literally... Maybe I am the odd one.. but I don't care what people own, work as or enjoy doing or even what brands they like (Why would you even like brands rather than just the product you enjoy from that 1 brand?). I care if people are friendly, interesting and not total assholes (which already excludes like 60% of population it feels like).

For the same reason when I upgrade my PC, no hardware manufacturer is out by default. And I will never pick 1 manufacturer just because I already have something by them.... is that so odd?

Maybe it's that they were educated wrong? That they do not truly understand capitalism? Or do they really think this mantra "Capitalism is buying things you don't need, with money you don't have, to impress people you don't like." is one worth following?

I find this incredible interesting mainly because I can not even understand how that train of thought could go. I buy things I need, I don't give a damn what anyone THINKS about that, and the only thing in my house that I impress people with is my cat (and maybe my still working 24" 120hz CRT, but they'd have to be serious geeks to appreciate the reason why I still have that monstrosity.) ;p (Or people who know that considering last CRT's made were 2007, having one in 2015 that is still fully working after 16hrs a day, everyday usage is amazingly impressive engineering...)

Ehm, yeah

It is because you apply logic to your purchasing decisions instead of emotion. We genetically programmed to be tribal, it helps with group success. In the case of games, however, it is misapplied.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 28, 2015, 21:31 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 13:07:
ARK is fun and deffo headed in the right direction. Allowing people to choose solo, private, PvPvE, PvE, or PvP servers is also smart.

Offering options is good for sales. Who would have known? Looking at you BF franchise.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2143 Images?
13. Re: Battlefield 2143 Images? Jun 28, 2015, 21:29 jdreyer
 
Even if it was true, it's hard for me to get excited about a BF game these days.  
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News Comments > Breaking Bad Game TMed
15. Re: Breaking Bad Game TMed Jun 28, 2015, 05:04 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 16:55:
I may be in the minority, but I found to be BB to be tremendously boring. It's glacial pacing was just painful to watch. I admit I ended up skimming through most of the episodes because it was just so slow. Who would want a game like that? You've already got GTA5 for the best criminal simulator going.


I didn't find it boring, but I found it a bit too dark. Only made it through 1 season.
 
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News Comments > Breaking Bad Game TMed
7. Re: Breaking Bad Game TMed Jun 27, 2015, 14:45 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 14:14:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 14:09:

That does sound quite excellent.

I was imagining a Telltale style game.

(Heavy Reverb) NOOOOOOOoooooooo......
Well that was the only thing I could think of that would keep any semblance of relationship to the story. But maybe I'm not trying hard enough. How about an isometric RPG? You could level up skills like meth cooking, money laundering, and body dissolving.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2015, 14:18 jdreyer
 
‘Top Gun 2&#8242; Story Details Revealed; Tom Cruise Likely to Return.

Really? Is anyone actually calling for this?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jun 27, 2015, 14:15 jdreyer
 
Sirius XM agrees to pay $210M for playing pre-1972 songs.

Copyright is so broken. Those should be in the public domain already.
 
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News Comments > Breaking Bad Game TMed
4. Re: Breaking Bad Game TMed Jun 27, 2015, 14:09 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 11:11:
I think they intend to mimic Breaking Bad's worst episode - "The Fly"...

Breaking Bad: The Fly:
You are a fly in a meth lab. Not only do you have to avoid fumes and spills, you are under constant attack by team Jessie and Walt. Packed with achievements and objects, here's just a few examples of what to expect:


Features:
* One seamless level
* Methvision ™
* Meth Mutators (become a goat!)

Achievements:
* Bore the Audience
* Fly around
* Camera angles everywhere

Interaction:
* POOP: restores health
* Windows: provide escapes, but higher chance of 'splatting'
* Ears: Get close enough to annoy, but beware!

And more...!

That does sound quite excellent.

I was imagining a Telltale style game.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jun 27, 2015, 03:59 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 18:25:
Creston wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 17:32:
ASeven wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 16:11:
With the Hulk Hogan trial case drawing closer, Gawker, and its affiliate Kotaku, may be soon bankrupted out of existence and not a single tear will be shed for these assholes.

Well, I'd miss Jalopnik...

io9 is fucking awesome!


Foxtrot Alpha is one of the best military blogs on the web.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
17. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2015, 03:49 jdreyer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 03:41:
Bernie would be out too, he's a 73 year old man.
Looks great for it though.

Bernie would be a great Prez. And he's currently neck-and-neck with Clinton in New Hampshire. The income gap is as worse as it has been in 100 years and getting worse. Bernie is really the best candidate to handle that issue. Fix that issue, and you fix the economy. It's really that simple. Oh, and he opposes the TPP.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2015, 03:47 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 03:20:
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 01:22:
Term limits for Congress anyone?

Term limits for everyone. Reelect no one. One term and then GTFO.


The problem is less term limits, and more:

A. the corrupting influence of the money required for reelection, and the legality of campaign donations
B. gerrymandering
C. the two party system
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 27, 2015, 03:35 jdreyer
 
ChopperDan wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 18:07:
Charter: We won’t impose data caps after buying Time Warner Cable.

*wink* Sure you won't...

They won't, honestly. They'll just throttle the shit out of your connection down to a trickle until you're getting 1 fps for a youtube vid.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 26, 2015, 23:09 jdreyer
 
Scientologists, they have an intelligence agency known as the Office of Special Affairs that uses means both legal and illegal to investigate and harrass "suppressive persons" i.e. people who speak ill of or try to leave Scientology. They're truly a class act, borrowing techniques from the Stasi and Gestapo.  
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News Comments > The Division Trailer
10. Re: The Division Trailer Jun 26, 2015, 22:50 jdreyer
 
Rhett wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 20:00:
Quinn wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 18:53:
I watched a part of the trailer, on phone without sound on. Did I just see this game promoting the notorious "ninja" act? The stealing of loot acquired by another person or entire team? What. The. Fuck!?

It's not necessarily "ninja-ing". It's more-so, what looks like, DayZ-esque in that you can, say, go bandit on someone who just came out of a high-tier loot area.

jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 18:29:
Hey, as long as I can jump into a MP game with my buds from my phone and control a drone I'll be happy. B/C that was promised, and that's what I'm looking forward to.

Also, if I understand correctly, that mobile app was recently cancelled (the one that let you go in-game from a tablet). Source

Awww, dang. Cuz that's what I was looking forward to the most. Mostly.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
14. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 22:49 jdreyer
 
Satoru wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 22:08:
Trading Policy from Oct 2011

This policy has been in place since Oct 2011

Aka a news site is about 4 years late on this 'news'

Olds?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 26, 2015, 21:57 jdreyer
 
Surprised at all the "tech" sites that carried stories on the marriage equality ruling. The Verge, Wired, and IO9 all had stories up.  
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News Comments > Her Story Released
1. Re: Her Story Released Jun 26, 2015, 18:30 jdreyer
 
FMV FTW. Not.  
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News Comments > The Division Trailer
4. Re: The Division Trailer Jun 26, 2015, 18:29 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 17:11:
doesnt even look like the same game they were hyping originally

Hey, as long as I can jump into a MP game with my buds from my phone and control a drone I'll be happy. B/C that was promised, and that's what I'm looking forward to.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
2. Re: Evening Previews Jun 26, 2015, 18:26 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 17:10:
so thats .1% more info on no mans sky... man fuck that game

Yeah, it's very annoying they're being so cagey on the game play details. For two fucking years all they've shown are staged trailers, no game play. They'll let people play it and talk about it though. WTF.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 26, 2015, 18:21 jdreyer
 
In this modern life, it is becoming extremely difficult to function without access to the internet. Increasingly, many private and public functions are becoming online only, or impossible to access timely enough without internet. It has become nearly as necessary as electricity or plumbing. Thus it needs to be either regulated as such, or made a public utility.  
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