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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Mar 18, 2011, 13:19 LittleMe
 
adamj wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 12:55:
The top 2% does not control 90% of the wealth. And even if it did, what do you propose we do about it? I hate the idea of government saying, you have too much wealth, let's take it and give it to others. That opens up a bag of potential massive corruption.

Good question. By returning the US government to legal operation under the Constitution, it would happen by itself because it is just a house of cards right now. It's all ready to topple. The corporate, educational and government elite are partnered, illegally.



adamj wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 12:55:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_in_the_United_States#Wealth_Inequality_and_Class

"In 2004, the wealthiest 25% of US households owned 87% ($43.6 trillion) of the country’s wealth, while the bottom quartile held no net wealth at all."

Many times it is the fault of the poor that they have no net wealth at all. I'm not saying I won't personally help them by donating time and money ( I do), nor do I say that all of them are to blame for their situation. But dropping out of school, getting pregnant in high school with some random guy, doing drugs, etc will lead to poverty. While doing well in school, and working hard can lead to becoming wealthy. Duh. But who the hell are you or who the hell am I to say when somebody is too wealthy and that his wealth should be confiscated. As long as he earns it ethically, that is.

Are you are blaming the victim of tyranny for their suffering? I think so. In the past few years we are seeing regular people, not just drug addicts and the hopelessly destitute suffer. And anyway, most public school systems are very poorly designed after an antiquated 'one size fits all' paradigm. They are part of the fascist or tyrannical system of control that teaches obedience to the system.

While doing well in school, and working hard can lead to becoming wealthy.

This is central planning and what is brainwashed into everyone, but it's not often true. And anyway, 'being wealthy' isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's only a carrot used to keep the masses under control. It's not all that different in how games nowadays use weapon unlocks and leveling as a carrot-like system.

Freedom and human dignity is true wealth. Wealth under tyranny is slavery and suffering. We are all born wealthy. Human insanity is what takes our wealth away.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 16, 2011, 19:06 LittleMe
 
Creston wrote on Mar 16, 2011, 13:09:
This bill is just words. They have absolutely no way to track it, and they know it. It's like the Kyoto protocol: all talk, no action.

Corporations use government to protect their market share. That's likely what's going on here. It's called crony capitalism, or corporatism. Corporations will gladly accept costly and even prohibitive regulations that inhibit their competition.

The key is, look at who actually writes the bill. Often it's the very corporations being regulated. They write the laws in such a way that it costs them little because they already comply.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 16, 2011, 12:57 LittleMe
 
Interesting article. His idea of freedom isn't the same as mine, but it's roughly close.

At the end of the article he mentions the Wisconsin protests. Those protesters, if I understand it correctly, were NOT protesting (or rioting) for freedom but for their cushy govt jobs and benefits, at the behest of the taxpayer. The Wisconsin protests were NOT about freedom, but rather those who abhor freedom. Of course, it was painted in some media reports as being a 'workers rights' issue but in my opinion, govt workers should not enjoy the same rights as those in the private sector because their income is generated through coercion or even extortion.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 16, 2011, 12:53 LittleMe
 
It's a power move, cleverly worded to try to convince you the authorities care about your privacy. Actually they care much more about their power and propaganda. The devil is in the details, not the rhetoric.

 
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News Comments > Earthquake Takes FINAL FANTASY MMOGs Offline
6. Re: Earthquake Takes FINAL FANTASY MMOGs Offline Mar 14, 2011, 15:18 LittleMe
 
Ruffiana wrote on Mar 14, 2011, 13:31:
I'm sure that on some forums somewhere, there are people bitching about Square really doing this out of pure greed or laziness.

Well if Square Enix had better support then maybe the quake wouldn't have happened. Sayonara.

 
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News Comments > Call of Pripyat Complete
1. Re: Call of Pripyat Complete Mar 13, 2011, 16:36 LittleMe
 
There's also a patch/hotfix out for those who can't run the game due to crashes.  
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News Comments > BioWare on Dragon Age II DRM
12. Re: BioWare on Dragon Age 2 DRM Mar 12, 2011, 00:16 LittleMe
 
mt2e wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 23:43:
I have been reading blue's for years and until recently, finishing school, getting a secure job in the IT field, I had never felt the urge to participate in talking in forums/blogs/journals/aggregates. I had to start somewhere like all of you and unfortunately DA2 was my first topic to talk about. I am a person of great depth and hope to contribute (less nerdrage and trolling hopefully) to blues in the future.

Very cool. Welcome to the BN threads!

 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Demo Tweaking
5. Re: Crysis 2 Demo Tweaking Mar 11, 2011, 13:43 LittleMe
 
Tehol wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 12:58:
what tweaking?

i thought it's a console port.

No it's not a console port. It does suffer the consolitis, but it's still a PC game engine.

It can be tweaked much like Crysis 1. Here's the batch file I used to launch it to do various things:

@echo off
c:
cd \Program Files (x86)\Crysis 2 Demo\bin32
start Crysis2Demo.exe +cl_crouchToggle=0 +cl_zoomToggle=0 +i_mouse_accel=0 +g_skipIntro=1 +cl_fov=80 +r_DrawNearFoV=80 +pl_movement.power_sprint_targetFov=80 +r_motionblur=0 +r_ShadersRemoteCompiler=0

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Mar 10, 2011, 11:40 LittleMe
 
Creston wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 11:22:
InBlack wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 10:22:
RIFT looks like WoW on droids,

What exactly does it mean when something is "on droids?"

Does it mean it's inherently unstable? Since if you were to put something on R2-D2, it'd likely fall off.

Creston

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News Comments > Crytek on Crysis 2 Cheating
4. Re: Crytek on Crysis 2 Cheating Mar 10, 2011, 10:00 LittleMe
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 09:59:
Im amazed that people are playing this demo online at all, let alone cheat. Ive never understood cheaters. Kind of defeats the purpose of the hobby.

Never underestimate human insanity.

 
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News Comments > Crytek on Crysis 2 Cheating
3. Re: Crytek on Crysis 2 Cheating Mar 10, 2011, 10:00 LittleMe
 
We know that some people have been playing with an unfair advantage in the Crysis 2 demo. Rest assured that although the demo does not have these features installed, our team has been working for some time on various anti-cheat measures that have been introduced for the retail release of Crysis 2. We would like to make sure everyone is aware of how important this issue is to us, and that we will continue to strive for a cheat-free community with Crysis 2.

Talk is cheap. We'll see if they are being honest. Their talk with Crysis Wars & patching turned out to be lies.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Mar 9, 2011, 14:49 LittleMe
 
I'm thinking it's the economy and people now are doing things they wouldn't normally do to survive. I can't completely blame PC gamer for doing what they feel they have to do - sell out.

It's a decent game. There are some high production values and nice aspects to the game. Some will like it. Many will feel insulted and betrayed when comparing it to DA:O.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Playing Titan Already
22. Re: Blizzard Playing Titan Already Mar 9, 2011, 14:27 LittleMe
 
Failure is always a possibility but Bliz has a proven track record and devout fan base. I have little doubt Titan will be successful. How successful is the question.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Through Active Shutter Glasses - Bulletstorm. Mar 9, 2011, 13:29 LittleMe
 
This is the type of gimmick from which consoles could profit enormously.  
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint: Red River Interview
2. Re: Operation Flashpoint: Red River Interview Mar 9, 2011, 13:09 LittleMe
 
Jackplug wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 12:56:
why bother, BF3 will crush it...

My guess is because the FPS genre is seen as a good money maker so the publisher or CM is willing to invest and even take a loss in hopes of later returns on investment. Imagine a stock holder meeting like this:

Investors/board of directors: "Are we investing in the FPS genre similar to the hugely profitable CoD series?"

Publisher: "Yes, absolutely. "

 
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint: Red River Trailer
6. Re: Operation Flashpoint: Red River Trailer Mar 8, 2011, 21:17 LittleMe
 
maddog wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 17:41:
Aside from the four-player campaign, the standalone multiplayer content sticks with co-operative rather than competitive modes. There's a quartet of distinct game types which will see you surviving waves of enemies, flushing out embedded AI, escorting convoys and performing search and rescue operations.

It's obvious you work for them. I see praising comments like this in the Metacritic user reviews for the previous title also. Every comment gives it a 0 to a 4 and then up pops a 9 or 10 with PHD thesis vocabulary and clever phrases that skilfully avoid the painful failures that CM has delivered with this series -- much like what I quoted above.

Sure I want to like the new OF games, but there's so much consolitis here I have to head to the drug store pharmacy.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 MP Demo Patch
20. Re: Crysis 2 MP Demo Patch Mar 8, 2011, 16:06 LittleMe
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 09:58:
I totally agree with you, as I was playing it a little bit more last night, and the more I play it, the more I like it as I get used the controls/movement and tactics, etc. It doesn’t run too bad on my current system, but I have been in the process of building a new hot rod over the past several weeks, which I hope to be done with not too long after the game releases.

Yeah I just played the demo some and yeah, it's rather fun. I hope there will be maps with lots of vegetation to hide in. My biggest concern is if Crytek will abandon the game and let the haxors/cheaters ruin it. It's NOT worth $50+ for that.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released
40. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 13:58 LittleMe
 
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:01:
Tying high-res textures to DirectX 11 is total fail.

It isn't. DX9 will still get visual improvements from the high res texture pack. DX10 'cards' run the game in DX11 mode so they also get a benefit. DX11 cards running in dx11 mode get the most benefit.

It's been this way on PC since 1984 when EGA cards came out and offered visual benefit over CGA, people. Welcome to the computer age.

 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared
13. Re: Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared Mar 8, 2011, 12:17 LittleMe
 
joe2tiger wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:11:
Wildone wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:06:
360 can't do DX11, nor could it do the original crysis. Fail.

I prefer the PC over the consoles, but I don't think this is true. The Xbox 360 has DirectX 11 support. Microsoft owns both brands, of course it can.

The 360 supports a very limited/primitive aspect of tesselation but it's not DX11 capable. The full DX11 is much more than tesselation anyway.

 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared
11. Re: Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared Mar 8, 2011, 12:08 LittleMe
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:52:
The differences here are basically why I prefer the console games for the most cases, the games aren't that different, the 360 is very respectable and costs a fraction of what the PC does in every respect.

PC screenshots are DX9 so this isn't showing what DX11 will look like so it's a poor comparison for the full game. Enjoy aiming with your thumbs and mod support on the prison box 360.

Edit: from wikipedia page on Crysis 2 DEMO: "The swedish website "sweclockers.com" also posted an article saying that the PC version of the game (demo) will not be released with support for DirectX 11"

The recent 1.2 patch for the crysis 2 demo might have introduced DX11 but the youtube video in question was made before said patch was released.

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