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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: speechless Mar 1, 2015, 00:07 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 23:11:
Creston wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 22:40:
What does it show on? What channel, I mean?
It's on Starz. Which means I'll be waiting for Netflix. So no spoilers!

(Enjoyed Spartacus, so looking forward to Black Sails)

I got the first season on Blu-Ray last month. Debating buying the second on Amazon video. (generally available the day after they air on STarz.)
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 15:08 Agent.X7
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:31:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 13:34:
I need to get my priorities straight.

You could start by trolling less.

BURN!
 
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7. Re: etc., etc. Feb 27, 2015, 23:43 Agent.X7
 
Frijoles wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 21:09:
Since they can't decide who owns it, sounds like we're all clear to pirate the hell out of it. I bet re-releasing it would get someone to find the paperwork.

If you ever seen the "file" systems some companies had before they went to digital you'd know that their ownership contract is never, ever going to be found. If it didn't end up in a landfill somewhere already, it's stashed somewhere nobody is ever going to find it. Most likely a lawyer that worked for some company at some point had it in his office and it went with him wherever he wound up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 11:19 Agent.X7
 
Efflixi wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 09:39:
Saw this dress on Reddit. Turns out, the dress is literally blue/black and the photo is severely overexposed and color shifted. I personally see it as bluish-white/gold in the original photo but the links below provide more info:

Actual colors in original photo: http://i.imgur.com/RsvSM5N.jpg
Actual dress in normal colors: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roman-Womens-Detail-Bodycon-Dress/dp/B00SJEUCWU

I see the same, a light blue and goldish brown. I've seen so many pictures of things that I have taken show up as weird colors that it doesn't shock me how different this appears. I just think it's funny how big of a thing this turned into. Jesus people, nothing better to do?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 01:19 Agent.X7
 


Mmmm, a couple of quibbles:

jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 19:55:
*Sigh*

3. First, the US government does not "run the public school system." Schools are all run locally. You States-Rights conservatives should know that. But that lack of central oversight will result in a wide variation of quality. Second, the US doesn't spend the most per student, but it's second, so I'll give you that one. We're in line with most Western European nations. That being said, "We spend the most, so we should have the smartest students," is extremely simplistic. The US economy is strong, so US teacher salaries are going to have an outsized effect on those numbers, for example. As a % of GDP, we'd be right in the middle of the EU, which is closer to our lower test scores in the world.

The Feds absolutely run our school systems. They SHOULDN'T, but they basically do. I'm married to a teacher, I know a lot of teachers and I've done research on it. The Feds take tax money that should be going to the states in the first place and hold it over their heads. If your State's schools aren't playing by the Fed's rules, they get no funding. Since the Fed's stole erm, taxed so much money, local governments cannot raise local taxes enough to pay for the things they need. And teachers are fucking underpaid for the amount of work they do and the level of education they need.


I personally think the "WoT" is mostly a boondoggle that enriches corporations while providing much less security than we're actually paying for. And in some cases, we're using the money that implement policies that drive terrorist recruiting efforts (Hi, drone strikes!) That being said, we haven't had another attack like 9.11 on US soil, so it hasn't been a failure. Not sure what your point was? That it is very wasteful in the protection it provides? I would agree with that.


Yes, but we never had an attack like 9/11 BEFORE either. It's like saying your magic dead rat that hangs from your car mirror protects you from having an accident because you haven't had an accident since you hung it there. You're correlating data that probably has fuck all to do with one another. But, yeah, War on Drugs, War on Terror, it's all bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Fable Legends to be Free-to-Play
4. Re: Fable Legends to be Free-to-Play Feb 27, 2015, 00:57 Agent.X7
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 21:18:
DX10 exclusive.

Welcome to Halo 2 for Vista!

At least Win 10 is a free upgrade.

I don't know, this announcement says to me:

M$ - FUUUUUUUUCK, why are you guys taking so long to make this game?

Uh, sorry. Tech issues, story issues, it just takes a while to get it all polished for release.

M$ - No. Fuck that. Put it out SOON. Whatever you have to do. Half-finished, buggy as shit, we don't care, just PUT IT OUT.

Uh....well....maybe we can do.....free to play with microtransactions?

M$ - BRILLIANT! DO IT! DO IT NOW!
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
92. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 00:52 Agent.X7
 
I'm a Libertarian, but I say this is mostly a good thing. I laughed at Verizon's bitchy letter about this today, as they claimed the Federal Government has no Constitutional purview to regulate them.

BITCHES, you are looking at the very definition of INTERSTATE COMMERCE, one of the very few things the government is SUPPOSED to regulate. The Internet isn't even one of the bullshit things the Feds always cram under interstate commerce that don't really belong there, it IS interstate commerce. Probably 90% of what is done on the web is business, i.fucking e. COMMERCE.

The sad fact is that the ISPs had decades to run free and fuck us as they pleased. They proved they can't do it without regulation.

The only thing they failed to address, which hopefully state governments will, is the competition. Great, now States cannot block local ISP competitors. Nobody can compete, however, if they aren't allowed to use existing lines and are legally forbidden to run their own.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
33. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 16:08 Agent.X7
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:41:
I'm a PC gamer who is spending hundreds of hours playing destiny with my friends on my PS4. But... I also use an XIM4 adapter to play destiny with a mouse and keyboard because shooters absolutely SUCK on a game pad.

That being said.. I find todays consoles and todays PC games to be extremely shit for multiplayer and friend finding compared to 1996 Gamespy Arcade for Quake 1 and 2.

It's actually really sad.


Yeah, I miss the old Gamespy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:06 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:32:
Whoa.

FCC votes for net neutrality, a ban on paid fast lanes, and Title II

and

FCC overturns state laws that protect ISPs from local competition

Color me shocked.

*Cheers*
 
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
17. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 16:04 Agent.X7
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:32:
Fion wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 12:21:
And Wtf_man, your talking about the level 80 zones collectively called Orr. You may be interested to note that the whole 'monster density problem' was toned down a little some time ago and there are half a dozen zones for level 80 in the game these days. Though if you do your personal story it'll always take you there, it's entirely optional.

At the time it was Malchor's Leap and Cursed Shore Zones... the beginnings of Orr?... I can't remember.

Anyway... after futzing in those zones for a couple of weeks I was completely turned off by the game. I'm glad that they possibly fixed it, though.

Still a bit overpopulated, but WAY better than it was at first. You couldn't walk 5 steps without being attacked. Now you can mostly avoid combat if you are careful. The original GW had a bunch of places like that as well.
 
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
14. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 15:16 Agent.X7
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:10:
I thought that I read that this game was coming to PS4 at some point. Anyone know anything about that? I've pretty much left my practically brand new gaming PC to collect dust in the corner in favor of the ease of console gaming. Blasphemy, right!?

It was going to be released on PS3 and 360, but they eventually decided against it. I wouldn't hold your breath on a next gen version either.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 15:12 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 14:05:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 13:50:
Fantaz wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 10:33:
i'm not even sure anyone cares about the Aliens franchise anymore... it's been so long.

And yet, there was a lot of excitement for Alien Isolation, and is for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, which is as old as the Alien franchise.

As far as Isolation, people like quality. No one's been screaming for another AvP movie.


I can't wait. Hasn't been a good Alien movie since Cameron's take. Prometheus was OK, but it felt about as related as the corny AvP movies. Why can Dark Horse come up with great plots for Aliens and Predator, but Hollywood gives us shit? (Well, Predators was great. Much better than Predator 2, actually.)
 
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
12. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 14:58 Agent.X7
 
Good, now maybe I can complete jumping puzzles on my main, who is a Charr. Before I had to switch to a human alt just to be able to see what the hell I was doing, since cameras for Norn and Charr are so messed up.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
24. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 14:55 Agent.X7
 
I bet it's an Android console for TV that streams PC games. Sort of a competitor to Razer's Forge TV. Which would be great, since I never want to buy anything from Razer again, but have been wanting to play some of my PC games on the TV. My laptop should be able to do this, but the HDMI out port is all wonky and loses connection randomly, not to mention it sucks power like a cyborg killing machine.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 15:38 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 11:19:
That power rangers short is awesome. I've never watched a second of power rangers but it wasn't that hard to pick up what was going on.

I watched about 5 minutes when I was younger but gave up because it was so, so stupid. This short was awesome, though.
 
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1. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 25, 2015, 15:08 Agent.X7
 
And the PS4 article was worthless. Blue's headline said everything that was in the article.  
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19. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 24, 2015, 17:13 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 09:07:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 23:46:
Adria Richards, however, is what we normal, not-so-PC-it's-freaky people call a "bitch." She has a history of doing bitchy things to people. She wasn't afraid, she was totally looking to start something over nothing, just like she has done in the past. She a professional at taking offense to anything and everything she can find, and she finally had to lie in the bed she made. Boo. Hoo.

Wow, how did you guys not get the B and B twins in here yet?


Beamer and Beremot?
 
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14. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2015, 23:46 Agent.X7
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 18:28:
Julio wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 17:26:
I enjoyed what happened to Adria Richards. Clearly got what she deserved, learned nothing from her experience and probably will go the Patreon/Kickstarter route next.

Feel sorry for the guy who made a joke at the next table though. Clearly the victim of someone who has serious issues.

I won't go so far as to enjoy what happened to her. She didn't learn anything and came away more bitter and really more paranoid. She didn't deserve the level of vitriol that was aimed at her and I think 2 years of being unemployed or whatever it was according to the article is paying for all your sins and then some. I agree that we all lose in that scenario.

But in reading the comments in the article I linked to, there are people who argued, very passionately, that defusing the situation with a "dude not cool" and receiving an apology is "submissive" and "sexist". So resolving things in a non-confrontational manner is not a valid option for some people.

It's a totally valid option, they are just shitty people who choose to not use it.

Or, they could totally not be such delicate little things and not choose to take offense.

Adria Richards, however, is what we normal, not-so-PC-it's-freaky people call a "bitch." She has a history of doing bitchy things to people. She wasn't afraid, she was totally looking to start something over nothing, just like she has done in the past. She a professional at taking offense to anything and everything she can find, and she finally had to lie in the bed she made. Boo. Hoo.

This comment was edited on Feb 24, 2015, 00:00.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 16:05 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:15:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 04:38:
beremot wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 15:06:
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 13:57:
And AS will obviously have to win something won't it? In spite of it being the worst kind of propaganda even liberal Hollywood still has to kowtow the MIIC. Can't be seen questioning that sort thing or yoi'll be branded as an enemy of 'Murica!

Or ... maybe "liberal" Hollywood isn't quite as liberal on some things as you seem to think it is? Particularly American "exceptionalism" and the American military?

Haven't seen AS but I'm curious to see how his death is covered. I thought Kyle's murder at a gun range was a bizarre example of poetic justice. The snake eating its own tail. Live by the sword ... die by the sword.

Yeah, helping out fellow vets who have PTSD and winding up getting killed by one. Such justice. Fuck his wife and kid too, right? There aren't words to describe the kind of person I think you are.

Don't feed than, man!


Sorry, won't happen again. He's safely on the ignore list with the other trolls. (Even Cutter isn't there, so you know I'm pretty tolerant usually.)
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 04:38 Agent.X7
 
beremot wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 15:06:
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 13:57:
And AS will obviously have to win something won't it? In spite of it being the worst kind of propaganda even liberal Hollywood still has to kowtow the MIIC. Can't be seen questioning that sort thing or yoi'll be branded as an enemy of 'Murica!

Or ... maybe "liberal" Hollywood isn't quite as liberal on some things as you seem to think it is? Particularly American "exceptionalism" and the American military?

Haven't seen AS but I'm curious to see how his death is covered. I thought Kyle's murder at a gun range was a bizarre example of poetic justice. The snake eating its own tail. Live by the sword ... die by the sword.

Yeah, helping out fellow vets who have PTSD and winding up getting killed by one. Such justice. Fuck his wife and kid too, right? There aren't words to describe the kind of person I think you are.
 
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