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Signed On Apr 11, 2005, 20:15
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2013, 12:25 Ratty
 
So why keyboard macros instead of AutoHotkey? I got a fancy keyboard just for the macros but could never get it to work. Then I got AutoHotkey and that program is simply amazing and very easy to use. I use it a lot for games that don't let you bind more than one key to a function, like all Bethesda games. And you can make different macro files for different purposes and switch between them with a double-click.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2013, 12:17 Ratty
 
Firefox has become more annoying with each update. I stopped updating it a while ago but I know that's not safe in the long term. Don't like Chrome, won't touch IE. I don't know what I'm going to do but as soon as I figure it out I'm going to ditch it.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Free XMas music Dec 6, 2013, 12:13 Ratty
 
What? No Jingle Cats? No Meowy Christmas? The only Christmas music I listen to semi-regularly. Even at 8.99 it's worth it.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jingle+cats&sm=3

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2013, 12:11 Ratty
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 11:47:
Wow that "Seattle man's frugal life" story is depressing as hell. He had 187 million dollars, and cut coupons and drank frozen orange juice? Live it up a little, snort some coke off a Brazilian model's ass, or something.
Kinda reminds me of Schindler's list. Remember the scene at the end where he broke down crying, thinking of all the people he could have saved if he hadn't bought that ring, that car ... ? His goal, according to the article, was to leave as much money to charity as he could when he croaked. So maybe he was an obsessed miser or just an obsessed philanthropist.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 2, 2013, 00:35 Ratty
 
sdgundamx wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 22:17:
I'm about equal with you with number of hours played and still haven't finished the main story. I spend most of my time tinkering with different character builds. For example, how about an archer that only uses poisons and a bound bow? How about a wizard who only uses staves to cast? etc.
I've played the Fallouts and Skyrim multiple times (I'm on a Skyrim replay right now). I always finish the main quests the first time through but usually don't finish them on subsequent runs. I actually really enjoy building my character, getting him to be the best I possibly can as soon as possible, then once that's done I lose interest. As much as I love New Vegas the main quest is incredibly boring. Hate the casinos, hate the Mr. House story line, I always stop playing when I get to those points. But building my character, trying different perks and specialties - that never gets old.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 1, 2013, 14:59 Ratty
 
Skyrim must have raked in a buttload of cash for Bethesda by now. I hope so. Maybe now they can afford to make a friggin PC UI for ES VI.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
94. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 19:49 Ratty
 
You warned us it was coming but it still comes as shock. You've made Hudson's character so real for us with your posts over the years I feel the hurt of his loss personally. I'm so sorry Blue.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 13:49 Ratty
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 12:19:
The Matrix lawsuit thing is a lie. In fact, that propaganda website is only re-posting an article from about 10 years ago that itself was proven false.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp
Ah, thanks for the clarification. I couldn't understand why I'd never heard of this outside of a radical fringe website (with such charming articles as "Why Robert Mugabe Is A True African Hero")
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2013, 10:52 Ratty
 
Blue's News on average has a much higher comment quality than most gaming sites, but boy, do these threads bring out ugly sides in the personalities of even some seasoned regulars.
They sure do. And race as well. I remember years ago here there was an article about black gamers and boy did they ever come out of the woodwork. The thread had hundreds of mostly rabid posts. Not racist posts for the most part, but people upset that someone even dared raise the issue. What is it about these topics that instill rage in certain people? Indifference I can see - I'm mostly indifferent to these topics - but why the rage? It's like a reverse victim mentality. Whites are so victimized, men are so victimized.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 10, 2013, 15:14 Ratty
 
Ah, damn. I hate to see that happen to once respectable sites. I don't know a lot about sourceforge but it was one of the places I considered trustworthy to download from. From Wikipedia:
In September 2012, Dice Holdings acquired SourceForge from its previous owner Geeknet.
More recently additional revenue generation schemes, such as bundleware models, have been trialled, with the goal of further improving sourceforge's revenue.
In September 2012, Dice Holdings acquired the websites Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode from Geeknet, forming Slashdot Media.

In August 2013, Dice Holdings acquired The IT Job Board, a business which includes numerous European websites and a targeted marketing business, IT Media.
Have fun with your acquisition Dice. I certainly won't be using it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 9, 2013, 12:32 Ratty
 
2 positive Windows 8 stories this morning. Oh noes! Blue has been TURNED!  
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Turns 5
9. Re: Fallout 3 Turns 5 Oct 28, 2013, 22:27 Ratty
 
I've been spooging out on both FO3 and FONV last couple of weeks. Currently finishing up Old World Blues. And I want more Fallout now! Never played FO1 or FO2 sadly so no reason to hate the new ones as untrue to the originals.  
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News Comments > Thief Dropping XP System
27. Re: Thief Dropping XP System Oct 17, 2013, 13:25 Ratty
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 12:26:
So I can see stupid console players trying to mantle up something and missing and alerting guards, or just hitting the jump button by accident, getting impatient after 5 minutes and saying this game sux.

Stupid consoles. Ruin everything for the rest of us.

I'm pretty sure the decision to remove jumping has nothing to do with consoles. Plenty of first-person console games have jumping. Hell, CoD, the epitome of consolitis, has jumping.
I'm being sorta facetious anyway, kinda, but in those games you mention you don't alert guards if you jump accidently. It's not that it's hard to jump on a console, obviously. It's that with the controller it's too easy to jump accidently or miss a mantle.
 
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News Comments > Thief Dropping XP System
13. Re: Thief Dropping XP System Oct 17, 2013, 11:37 Ratty
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 11:24:
Couldn't have put it better myself, which is why I quote you instead.

Also, I think they've put to much thought in the literal title (thief). Not sure if it's me, but I never played the original games because "OMGZ IZ SO AWSUM TO ST34LZ!". It was the character Garrett and the character of the game; the mood, the environment, etc., and the stealthy gameplay ofc. It wasn't the stealing of silver plates.
I couldn't have put THAT better myself. You are spot on.

Here's the old trailer for Thief 2. Sigh. What a difference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvNvvdqy-Tk

The whole jump debacle reminds me of when the demo for Thief 2 came out. Beautiful demo. I played it many many times. It was a City rooftops mission. When the game was released they had added a lot more to the level and tightened up the spaces between rooftops because players were falling to their death a lot and the devs said that was no fun so they made the whole thing less perilous. Even though falling wasn't a problem for me the change was totally fine. It didn't dumb down the level or anything.

So I can see stupid console players trying to mantle up something and missing and alerting guards, or just hitting the jump button by accident, getting impatient after 5 minutes and saying this game sux.

Stupid consoles. Ruin everything for the rest of us.

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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
64. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 20:13 Ratty
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 18:15:
@Blue RE: Jarring Twitter Embed

I messed around with Firebug for a couple minutes and created this custom style on the Twitter embed. I don't know how easy or possible this would be from your CSS styles, or directly within the embed call, and you might have to use things like !important, but I think the current embed could benefit from such a restyling so it doesn't look out of place.

http://i.imgur.com/4b1ORe6.png
Hey, I like that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2013, 14:11 Ratty
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 13:07:
I'd rather they continue Stargate Universe, but then I guess even it they made it to the next galaxy so much time would have passed the wouldn't have much in common with Earth any longer... *sigh*
Took me awhile but I totally got into that show. I didn't care for the first season much cause everyone was such an asshole, Greer was a scary psycho, Camille a manipulative bitch, Rush a caffeine-deprived lunatic. Once everyone settled the fuck down in season two and I actually started to like these characters it became my favorite show. I still watch the reruns pretty regularly.

I thought the series finale was perfect. Also just open-ended enough. I think it was only going to take them 3 years to get to the next galaxy, not 300 years. So it would still have worked.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2013, 11:42 Ratty
 
I think I need to put a sign on the gate reminding people to close it.
Or put a spring on it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 6, 2013, 11:28 Ratty
 
I don't have a problem with Google scanning emails. It's a free service and they're entitled to make a profit from it. As long as everyone using it knows the deal, and they should, it's their responsibility to know.

Unfortunately at my university they closed down our own mail servers and started using Gmail to cut costs. Many people complained about the privacy implications and I hope all of this makes the big boys rethink their choice. Throwing out privacy at a big institution like this is just stupid.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 3, 2013, 20:07 Ratty
 
I feel sorry for Finland. I guess Nokia was a great source of pride for them for many years.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2013, 17:15 Ratty
 
Just saw this on Wired:

Maybe We Should Wait to See Ben Affleck Play Batman Before Deciding He Sucks
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/ben-affleck-batman-2
 
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