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Signed On Apr 11, 2005, 20:15
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2013, 15:19 Ratty
 
Aw, now I feel guilty being mad there was no BN this morning.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 23, 2013, 13:08 Ratty
 
A couple years ago I succumbed to the temptation and got an XBox. I also got Borderlands and Oblivion but trying to aim and shoot on a console was too frustrating and I never played another game on it again. Then I just started using it for Netflix but discovered they NEVER stream anything I want to see so it's just been gathering dust and hogging an HDMI connection because I still haven't given up all hope.

I'll pass on either console this time around. Still excited what the additional memory will do for PC games in a few years though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2013, 11:39 Ratty
 
nin wrote on Jul 19, 2013, 10:11:
Schoep just had a birthday, I want to say his 20th. His sudden departure really brought me down yesterday.

He was so cute...

The incredible thing about that picture was the look on Schoep's face. So peaceful and content. It's amazing a dog's face can convey so much.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
71. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 11, 2013, 21:28 Ratty
 
Prez wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 19:13:
Wow - talk about bad timing! I think I was just fired from my job this evening.
That's terrible. I'm so sorry to hear it. I've had the same job, lived in the same city for decades so losing my job would be just about the worst thing I can think of. An evening drinking binge is definitely in order. I happen to have my glass of Franzia right here so bottoms up and here's to you! Salud and good luck my friend.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jul 11, 2013, 21:21 Ratty
 
What an intriguing idea for a game. The first thing that comes to mind is when jumping back and forth between times you might see the results of your actions in the past. Play a level in the past, jump forward and see a completely different world than the last time you visited.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
15. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 11, 2013, 14:14 Ratty
 
So wait, Bioshock Infinite is already 75% off? Since it didn't seem to be quite my cup of tea I've held off to get it on sale but thought maybe a year after release or so. Oh, I just checked. 50% off. Hmmm, $29.99 ... do I knuckle under and get it or wait? Think I might get it for less on a daily deal?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:23 Ratty
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 11:14:
Haha dude, whatever you do please do not look up anything related to Dan Simmons personal views. He is one of those authors that went absolutely nuts after 9/11 and feels the need to express really weird/crazy personal opinions in public. His political views would make RollingThundr raise an eyebrow. Just enjoy his work and pretend I never said anything He's a damned fine writer, just a terrible person too apparently.

I'm like Prez, I tend to enjoy their work regardless of how messed up they are so it doesn't really faze me, I just sort of observe the craziness with amusement.

Well, as I said a certain line has to be crossed. I can ignore a lot of personal foibles and political views that don't agree with mine. Goodkind crossed it by putting them into his books. Card went way way way over that line a long time ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:12 Ratty
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:06:
Orson Scott Card just never knows when to shut his big mouth. It reminds me of Dan Simmons whose work I love but his beliefs are batshit insane.
Oh no, not Dan Simmons! Do I dare look him up on Wikipedia? Have you ruined him for me Verno? I can't always separate the art from the artist so when a certain line is crossed their art is dead to me. I'd enjoyed Terry Goodkind too, but when he started putting his extreme political views into his novels I gave up on him.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 10, 2013, 10:47 Ratty
 
I love when the Linux crowd gets all offended by the use of hacker vs. cracker. Sorry, nobody but nobody is going to refer to you guys as crackers. That's right up there with Trekkies vs. Trekkers. As Dr. Hibbert said "...and hillbillies want to be called Sons of the Soil, but it ain't gonna happen."  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 6, 2013, 12:27 Ratty
 
Yeah, I don't have a problem with AdBlock and Google. The ads are nonintrusive and Google has to make a living. AdBlock are not sellouts here. I started using AdBlock when the animated crap got too widespread to bear. Nothing I hate more than something jerking and twitching and moving off to the side, distracting me from what I'm trying to read. Same reason I have Flashblock. Occasionally I have to use IE, which I have no addons for, and am stunned at how unusable the raw web really is. Haven't had java turned on for YEARS and have never once missed it.

I have no problem with banners, non-moving ads off to one side, even interstital ads. Websites have to make a living you know.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 27, 2013, 19:44 Ratty
 
Tom wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 18:10:
Is encrypting my email any good at defeating the NSA survelielance? Id my data protected by standard encryption?

Answer:

Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on. Unfortunately, endpoint security is so terrifically weak that NSA can frequently find ways around it.
Hey thanks. I didn't know about that quote.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 27, 2013, 10:43 Ratty
 
I've always suspected the govt has had a quantum computer for a number for years and can easily crack any common encryption. I'm wondering if some of those unreleased Snowden documents might reveal that.  
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News Comments > Steam Game Sharing Planned?
36. Re: Steam Game Sharing Planned? Jun 19, 2013, 14:08 Ratty
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 11:01:
Sounds comparable to a demo
Just what I was thinking since demos seem to have died out in the last few years. Though I always suspected it was so publishers could over-hype games without users finding out via demo what a load of bullshit it all turned out to be. I'm sure the sharing option would be subject to publisher approval. Yeah, I'd pay a couple of bucks to participate in something like that, especially since it would be so easy and transparent on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 13:42 Ratty
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 12:28:
Ratty wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 11:45:
Wait, didn't I read someplace that their reply to the question was "Microsoft Studios" games would be 59.99 but they declined to comment on any other publishers' games? Is this a clarification?

There has been no clarification on standard price for third party games. They could still announce it at $69.99.
Oh, OK. I was misinterpreting the article title. "Microsoft's XBox One Games" means games from Microsoft, not games for Microsoft's XBox One.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 11:45 Ratty
 
Wait, didn't I read someplace that their reply to the question was "Microsoft Studios" games would be 59.99 but they declined to comment on any other publishers' games? Is this a clarification?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
52. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 11, 2013, 12:56 Ratty
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 09:14:
Just hearing the crowd and the reactions of people when they've announced the used game stuff was awesome and should send a pretty clear message to Microsoft.
I'm not saying the freedom Sony appears to be giving their customers isn't a great thing, but you do know they often pack these kinds of audiences with their own cheering/applause boosters.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 7, 2013, 21:38 Ratty
 
I was reading a NYT op-ed defending PRISM this morning (written by a lawyer, natch) and my friends and I were playing a fun game of spot the false assumption. For example this gem:
The raw “metadata” requested will not be directly seen by any F.B.I. agent. Rather, a computer will sort through the millions of calls and isolate a very small number for further scrutiny.
That's right, a super-secret impregnable computer designed so that no human could ever access its raw data. Yeah, right.

Article is here: Making a Mountain Out of a Digital Molehill

Anyway, I just want to say for those thinking liberals are OK with it as long as it's a democrat doing it, that is not true. I don't know a single liberal friend (and I'm a die-hard liberal) who isn't pissed to mighty hell about all of this.
 
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Selling Well
17. Re: Metro: Last Light Selling Well Jun 3, 2013, 16:07 Ratty
 
I've been watching this game on a Let's Play channel on youtube. It looks absolutely phenomenal. Love the expressive faces and animations. Love the gritty realism of the characters and the believable dialog. Some of the outdoor areas especially are literally the best I've ever seen in a computer game so far. But I have no temptation to buy it. There's just so much there that says not my kind of game, but I am enjoying watching someone else play it.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 31, 2013, 10:43 Ratty
 
wtf_man wrote on May 31, 2013, 09:25:
It still sucks.

But MS doesn't care. They want in the mobile market so badly, that they will ram that ugly UI and their store down desktop users throats, no matter what.

There is little hope for Windows 9.
Yeah, someone finally explained that to me in a way I could understand. They want people to buy their smartphones and tablets and are using the Windows 8 UI to make them comfortable with the UIs on their other products and more likely to buy them. I could just not understand what MS manager was so stupid to put a touch-driven interface on a PC OS. Turns out they're not stupid, they just see the future in mobile devices and couldn't give a damn about the PC market anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2013, 10:06 Ratty
 
Efflixi wrote on May 29, 2013, 09:57:
I can't believe how well Barbara Eden has aged! Definitely some magic going on...
The years have been very kind of her. She looks fabulous. Look at that flat tummy. She really lucked out. She might have ended up here: http://www.mandatory.com/2012/09/14/plastic-surgery-catastrophes
 
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