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Signed On Jun 28, 2005, 16:58
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
15. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 3, 2014, 22:42 Agent.X7
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 09:21:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 08:33:
I really don't want them, I know the Minneapolis PD is going to try them out. Burnsville PD I believe has them, or they tried them out at one time. Here's the thing, I am recorded whenever I drive my car, for all traffic stops, and any interactions near my car.

It never once has helped me even though the evidence is right there and obvious.

How many cameras are you going to have? How good is the audio pickup? They can't see what a human sees and they can't hear what a human can hear.

People always want to record me at traffic stops, and that is fine. I tell them the department I work for, my name, my badge number, that they are also being recorded, and all information I just gave them will be at the bottom of their citation.

It is at an infant stage. Will it make cops act better? No. Will it make the public act better? No.

My questions is - what do you want this to accomplish?

The city or state puts a camera up somewhere and everyone cries about privacy, yet everyone wants to put a camera and mic on a cop and record everything we do.

When someone makes a mistake wearing this - are they going to also go back and play the 10,000,000 good things that person did along with that one mistake or comment?

Thanks Batman!

With regards to privacy: the difference is that if a police officer is present, my privacy is already gone. A camera on a street corner is another eye on me, a camera on a cop isn't. It's the officer's privacy which I don't have an answer for - it doesn't seem right to record everything they do even if a higher level of vigilance is warranted (as in, IMHO the police must be policed most).

I appreciate it would be limited in what it picks up. The sound and actions of someone close and in front of the cop is all I would expect, the person or persons who the officer is talking to.

Will people go back and look at past behaviour? No more or less than they do now, which is to say generally not but of the officer is accused of being a loose cannon then he or she would have 10,000,000 examples to the contrary.

I don't think the game-controller example would be a problem. In fact, I think the video would help as it may show that the cop had virtual zero time and that the other guy was an idiot. Some Internet sleuths would get it wrong but no one of any consequence - thankfully the sort of idiots that do this don't matter and I wouldn't let such numpties derail a good idea. Plenty of people would see the video and think "wow, that guy does get something gun-like out of their pocket. What an utter, utter moron!". Just don't put Reddit in charge of Internal Affairs.

The big question, and what I want this to accomplish is: how does this make people behave? You say no difference but the trials suggest otherwise. An 88% reduction in complaints seems like a big deal, albeit from a small sample, which I suspect is mostly down to potential perpetrators not trying to get out of trouble by getting the cop into it.

Unfortunately, the guy on the street is a police officer, and the guys in charge of reviewing shit like this are POLITICIANS. They pretty much are worse than people on the internet.

PS - The armchair fucktards I was referring to are the brass that will be reviewing this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 22:12 Agent.X7
 
Played the Evolve alpha this weekend.

You know how Destiny was so polished and amazing during its alpha that it made me order the CE?

I'm under NDA, so I will just say that this is the exact opposite of that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 3, 2014, 02:45 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 19:49:
If the tech is good enough for a car to be self-driving then I'd totally sleep in it while it was driving. Totally.
Sleeping

I'm with you. Road trips would be so much nicer, and you could catch up on lost sleep on the way to and from work. In fact, some sleeper sofas instead of back seats would be awesome.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 3, 2014, 02:31 Agent.X7
 
Happening already, folks.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/03/10/denver-police-to-get-body-cameras/

Denver PD is trying it out.


The problem with police work is that some situations require the officer to quickly assess and deal with an incoming issue. Some guy pops out in front of you, screams "Fuck you pig!" and points something black and gun-like at you and your brain has .2 of a second to react. Your training takes over and you draw your duty weapon and shoot the guy. Turns out, he was holding something that you thought was a weapon but wasn't. Now an army of armchair fucktards that have never been in that sort of situation will pick that incident apart and crucify you for it. Oh look, when I pause the video that's clearly a video game controller. Why didn't you know that?

Clearly the guy didn't need to be shot, but how was the cop supposed to know? Why wasn't the man aware that acting like you are threatening a cop's life (or any armed citizen's life, for that matter) is grounds to get your ass ventilated?

It's kind of a double edged sword. On one hand you have it keeping everyone honest and polite, but on the other hand you have people using it to crucify officers.

This comment was edited on Aug 3, 2014, 02:41.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
15. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 1, 2014, 04:20 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 00:03:
He's guilty as sin. Tried to get her drunk and take advantage of her. She said no, he knocked her out, panicked then went to security with this BS story.

It was Colonel Mustard in the parlor with the candle stick!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Aug 1, 2014, 02:12 Agent.X7
 
I can't tell you how many people get down on me for playing video games while their main hobby is sitting on their asses and blankly staring at reality television. Yes, American Idol is so worthy of your time, but not video games. Pshaw.

I also love: "You play video games? But you're not fat!" Yes, because someone who plays video games must ONLY play video games and never do anything else, right?
 
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News Comments > Deep Silver Acquires Homefront from Crytek
19. Re: Deep Silver Acquires Homefront from Crytek Jul 31, 2014, 03:44 Agent.X7
 
bhcompy wrote on Jul 30, 2014, 15:36:
Task wrote on Jul 30, 2014, 15:19:
They are going to end up being a mainly engine based company like Unreal, they aren't going anywhere.

The problem is that they have very little in the engine market to begin with. EA is on a Frostbite or die kick. id is purely idtech. Everyone else is on Unreal Tech.

Star Citizen, Evolve, and Archeage come to mind.
 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and SecuROM
21. Re: Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and SecuROM Jul 30, 2014, 05:07 Agent.X7
 
Thenetcase wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 18:39:
I understand that.
But stealing games from publishers / developers is just as wrong in the sight of the law as walking into K-Mart and stealing something off the shelf, or breaking into a home and robbing the owners.
It's basically the digital form of the same thing.

Except that Robbery and shoplifting are not the same thing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2014, 01:28 Agent.X7
 
The hypocritical whining of the patent troll is hysterical.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2014, 00:49 Agent.X7
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 00:31:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 11:00:
Sigh, George RR Martin. He's going to pull a Robert Jordan on his readers, it's pretty much a given at this point.

So does that mean we get Brandon Sanderson to salvage this series too?

Sanderson did well with RJ because he was aping his style anyway. He would totally shit up Martin.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: GRRM Jul 28, 2014, 14:34 Agent.X7
 
GRRM - says fuck you to fans, then realizes fans are probably right and he needs to buckle down maybe just a little.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
11. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jul 27, 2014, 05:08 Agent.X7
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 02:07:
so this is an open world middle earth game? iiiinteresting. i thought this was another one of those tired RTSs. and it delves deeper into the lore, something that i've always considered more interesting than LotR itself. screw shogo, if this does well i hope they roll the money into a First Age game =P

Yup, built on the AC engine. Looks cool, but I'm waiting for the reviews.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
7. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jul 26, 2014, 20:47 Agent.X7
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 20:04:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 17:46:
The combat and traversal in AC never required any skill. I've played all of them and it's always been "hold-two-buttons to automatically run, climb, jump, hop, swing, etc" and "hold block and press counter to automatically kill enemies." In terms of combat, the series has actually improved slightly with each iteration. In the first game, you could literally hold block and press counter to kill every single enemy in the game. In the sequels, they added enemy types that required a slightly different tactics.

Am I crazy, or do I remember being able to climb a little higher and faster in older games, which let you use a jump and grab technique that is no longer possible? Also seemed to be easier to grab ledges when you're falling in the past, which opened up more opportunities for quicker descent. It seems in their effort to make the motion more fluid and foolproof, they've removed player ability/ingenuity from the equation.

The jump and grab was something you unlocked in ACII. It's been in every game since as far as I am aware. It's still pretty easy to grab ledges when you're falling. I have trouble not grabbing ledges when I want to free fall.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Early
3. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Early Jul 26, 2014, 01:00 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 22:39:
Well, that doesn't happen often.

This looks interesting, but it seems like something that can easily sound great and turn out to be boring to play, so I'll wait for some people to play it and give some opinions on it.


Right there with ya. I love LOTR, and this looks interesting but it could easily be shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2014, 21:28 Agent.X7
 
Hey, Steam has the Entire Dead Island franchise on sale for less than $8 right now. Or, if you already own the first one, Riptide is $4.99.

For $4.99, I figured WTF. Been trying to finish the first one this summer anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2014, 19:29 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 18:34:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 18:05:
PHJF wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 10:19:
Can you guys shut up about Destiny? I don't want to buy a console with only one worthwhile game on it, however crack cocaine-like its euphoric potential may be.

Destiny
The Last of Us
Uncharted 4
Infamous: Second Son

Also, I prefer to play stuff like Watchdogs on my PS4. (And Tomb Raider)

Second Son story DLC next month, too. Lookin forward to that!


Ya, used some of my PSN credit to get that. Forgot The Last of Us comes out next week on PS4. Sweet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2014, 18:05 Agent.X7
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 10:19:
Can you guys shut up about Destiny? I don't want to buy a console with only one worthwhile game on it, however crack cocaine-like its euphoric potential may be.

Destiny
The Last of Us
Uncharted 4
Infamous: Second Son

Also, I prefer to play stuff like Watchdogs on my PS4. (And Tomb Raider)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2014, 18:41 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 17:08:
Jivaro wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 17:01:
That has been my experience as well. Despite the PS4 being on a wireless connection I have had a really smooth gaming experience. Me and some randoms took on a walker today. My first time. We ran out of time....but damn it was close.

Did you go for the legs? You get more points there. And then crit on it's neck/core, when it sticks it out.


Ya. Sniper rifle + leg shots = mega damage.

I live in a crowded apartment/townhouse development, so wireless sucks for gaming. Way too much interference. I ran ethernet cable up a wall, across the ceiling, and down behind the TV and then covered it up with cable channels.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All
25. Re: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All Jul 24, 2014, 15:58 Agent.X7
 
DrSquick wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 11:26:
My favorite memory of Sims was when Sims 1 came out. I remember I woke up super early on a Saturday for some reason and eagerly bought it, installed it, and proceeded to play it nonstop for 14 hours. I recall I only ate breakfast that day, didn't take a shower, and my house was a mess.

But there I was - exercising, cleaning my house, reading books, and showing - my virtual self, while my real-life self needed to do all those things.

I exited the game and remember it was dark outside, I smelled, and was woozy from not eating all day. I uninstall and never played again thinking, "well that was dumb."

Good times.

My roommates girlfriend used to play it on their PC while I played CS in my room. She named all the people after out little "family." I was in between maps when I heard them gibbering wildly, so I came out to see what was going on. Apparently one of us knocked something out of the fireplace and set the couch on fire. 2 sims ran circles around the couch waving their arms in the air and gibbering, and one sim was trying to get to the bathroom. She was panicking as much as the sims and couldn't manage to click on any of them, and eventually the whole house burned. I laughed and went back to shooting people. Good times.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Jul 24, 2014, 15:53 Agent.X7
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 10:19:
Julio wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 06:39:
Great movie, anything Star Trek pales in comparison.

Your enthusiasm is noted, but you understand that Galaxy Quest could not have succeeded as written if Star Trek wasn't a enduring, well loved franchise.

Not written in the article was that they initially wanted the actual cast of the original Star Trek in Galaxy Quest.

Yeah, I've never read that anywhere.
 
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