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News Comments > Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer
33. Re: Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 23:05 Agent.X7
 
Mmmm, still looks good to me.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2014, 16:12 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 16:02:
Prez wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 15:51:
I didn't care for the ending too much, but it wasn't Mass Effect 3 bad.

At least Bioware fixed their ending...

I always thought it would be ultra cool for Neo to wake up after he "died" in the third one and realize that the reality being sold to them was actually still the Matrix. I mean, the Architect said that it had been too hard to convince some people that the Matrix was real, so why would they not then build multiple layers of reality to trap the people who would not or could not accept the first layer as reality?

The true real could actually be set in a giant space station or something where they cast the power down to Earth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2014, 23:40 Agent.X7
 
1badmf wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 22:06:
is it... is it good? what does such a thing even taste like?!? such odd customs you have, you east coast foreigners.

It's sparkling water, chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's. Heretic, I know) and milk. (Supposed to be whole, I like half and half. Again, I am a heretic.) Mix a cup of milk with chocolate syrup to taste, add a cup of sparkling water. (Seltzer, whatever)

It tastes...well, good. Some people say it's like bubbly chocolate milk, but it's really not. The carbonation gives it a big head of foam and the tastes really meld into something else.

The important thing is that I loved it as a kid, and now my daughter has gotten to try it, and she likes it too. So thanks, Blue, for reminding me about egg creams.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2014, 20:51 Agent.X7
 
I just want you all to know that I am now sitting here drinking an egg cream because Blue infected my brain with a craving.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2014, 17:43 Agent.X7
 
ARMAGARD! UNCHARTED COLLECTION FOR PS4! HEAD EXPLODED!

http://tinyurl.com/nrxdoky
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2014, 15:26 Agent.X7
 
Ratty wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 11:05:
Egg creams. Oo la la. Aren't we hoity toity today. I have no idea what egg creams are but it sounds like something Thurston and Lovey would be sipping.

I guess you have to be from NY or nearby to appreciate an egg cream. It's not fancy at all, it's an old fashioned drink from the days when you went to a soda shop to buy ice cream sundaes. My grandfather used to make them, and they are AWESOME.

So, yeah, thanks a lot, Blue. Now I have to look for stuff to make some. Oh well, at least my daughter will get to experience them. (Although I'm in NC now, so I will get the same reaction. You want to make a what?)

Also, re: HFCS
The only readily verifiable fact is that your body processes HFCS differently than sugar. Cane sugar is 50/50 fructose/glucose bound by a weak glycosidic bond. A disaccharide. Your body has to work to digest it and break it apart to use it.

HFCS is a liquid mixture of two monosaccharides, and your body sends the sugars straight to your liver and bloodstream.

There are on-going debates and studies, but nothing conclusive. People on the both sides of the argument have "proof" but nothing really concrete. Most of the negativity is by people who cannot fathom that correlation does NOT equal causation. Most of the positivity is generated by the industry that produces HFCS.

Myself? I avoid it. Like Blue, I hate the taste. (I grew up when Pepsi was made with sugar, and I definitely noticed when they switched.) I tend to be skeptical, but I am more skeptical of the obvious financial backing of the corn industry. (Although certain doctors have profited handsomely from their attacks on HFCS with book deals and such.)

Disclaimer - I was as alarmed as anyone when they started really pushing the HFCS negative campaign a few years back. Then I did a bunch of research into it and came to the conclusion that there IS no conclusion and it's all mostly noise right now. Still, I prefer natural sugar to manufactured sugar in much the same way that I prefer fresh bread to bread loaded with preservatives.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 22, 2014, 15:02 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 20:30:
Fantaz wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 00:50:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 19:25:
Wow, I thought it would take a year or two for XBones inferior hardware to really lag behind what was being done on PS4. I was really, really wrong. It seems like ALL of the third party, cross platform games run better and look better on the PS4 already. Crazy.

well to me the next-gen versions don't look that much better than the current gen ones. just the textures look a bit better but it looks perfectly playable on a $99 Xbox 360. you need a 1080p TV to really notice the differences and still a lot of ppl just have 720p screens. still not worth getting a $499 X Bone or $399 PS4 just for this game.

Xbox One is supposedly able to become more powerful over the cloud, but who knows if and when that happens.

They shouldn't look that much better.
Again, go Google what the CoD launch title on the 360 looked like. Ass. Pure ass. It didn't look even remotely like what Ghosts looks like. I mean, the difference is like Mario 3 to Mario World drastic.

They look a lot better because developers have been held back for 5 years with extremely low system memory. Now that they have a bunch more memory to use, you bet your ass the textures are 100x better.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Weekend
15. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Weekend Feb 21, 2014, 19:44 Agent.X7
 
Kegaro wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 10:01:
Downloaded the 25GB install and played for about 1.5 hours... promptly uninstalled the game. What a garbage game.

I tried to warn you!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2014, 15:28 Agent.X7
 
Pumas wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:07:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 19:14:
I think there are still a couple of holdouts from the EU in what is generally considered Europe, but yeah, pretty much. Most people don't say Europe and think that Russia is grouped right in there.

You are well beyond missing the point. I was simply trying to explain to InBlack that running fiber in Croatia is a less daunting task than running it in the US because our country is nearly as big as a continent. I figured someone in Croatia would have a decent grasp of that scale.

Ah, the last argument of the mentally defeated. "The thing I was saying wasn't! You're missing the point!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2014, 13:30 Agent.X7
 
If fog is good at melting snow, we should have none left. I had to cut my speed way down on the way to work because I couldn't see 10 feet in front of my Jeep. (Of course, our highway runs right next to a river, that helps...)

I drink coffee and beer, so I am all set.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2014, 19:19 Agent.X7
 
Erebus wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 07:57:
Blue you have lots of fans and friends here but this is your business and I've been pretty surprised watching this unfold. Reading about this pice of hardware and that piece of hardware and clearly seeing that your site and systems could not have been backed up and restorable is a bit shocking.

Time to get into the Cloud sir and away from the rack at the colo.

Seriously this is my favorite site and irs at risk with your current 90s strategy!

I'll take the slings and arrows of the fanboys in the hope that you make a good move to protect your business.

The mystical cloud of never crash!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 20, 2014, 19:16 Agent.X7
 
Fantaz wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 00:50:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 19:25:
Wow, I thought it would take a year or two for XBones inferior hardware to really lag behind what was being done on PS4. I was really, really wrong. It seems like ALL of the third party, cross platform games run better and look better on the PS4 already. Crazy.

well to me the next-gen versions don't look that much better than the current gen ones. just the textures look a bit better but it looks perfectly playable on a $99 Xbox 360. you need a 1080p TV to really notice the differences and still a lot of ppl just have 720p screens. still not worth getting a $499 X Bone or $399 PS4 just for this game.

Xbox One is supposedly able to become more powerful over the cloud, but who knows if and when that happens.

If you have a decent 1080p TV, yeah, they look a LOT better. Tomb Raider was much improved. AC IV wasn't very much better, though. (Lazy port)

That cloud stuff is marketing speak, btw.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
30. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2014, 19:14 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 19:24:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 18:45:
Pumas wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 18:18:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 16:46:
Uh, our country is bigger than all of Europe. By quite a bit. And that's not even including Alaska and Hawaii.

USA - 3,794,101 sq mi

Europe - 3,930,000 sq mi

I looked it up before posting

Right, but you are comparing the CONTINENT of Europe with the COUNTRY of the USA. Now subtract Russia, who is not part of Europe as a collection of countries, but rather a transcontinental country.

I mean, otherwise you are comparing apples to oranges. Sure, the European CONTINENT is bigger than our country, but the North American CONTINENT is bigger than European CONTINENT by quite a bit as well.

Yup.
EU Size: 1,691,658 sq mi
Because I assume you meant the EU. That's what most people mean when they say "Europe," I think.

I think there are still a couple of holdouts from the EU in what is generally considered Europe, but yeah, pretty much. Most people don't say Europe and think that Russia is grouped right in there.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Weekend
4. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Weekend Feb 20, 2014, 18:23 Agent.X7
 
It's not worth your time even if it's free. trust me.


Oh, and even the extremely dated looking Titanfall natively supports 2560x1080 resolution at the right aspect ratio. COD: Crap does not.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 19, 2014, 19:25 Agent.X7
 
Wow, I thought it would take a year or two for XBones inferior hardware to really lag behind what was being done on PS4. I was really, really wrong. It seems like ALL of the third party, cross platform games run better and look better on the PS4 already. Crazy.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 19, 2014, 18:58 Agent.X7
 
Wow, $10 for Decent 2, huh? Tempting, but...no.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 18:45 Agent.X7
 
Pumas wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 18:18:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 16:46:
Uh, our country is bigger than all of Europe. By quite a bit. And that's not even including Alaska and Hawaii.

USA - 3,794,101 sq mi

Europe - 3,930,000 sq mi

I looked it up before posting

Right, but you are comparing the CONTINENT of Europe with the COUNTRY of the USA. Now subtract Russia, who is not part of Europe as a collection of countries, but rather a transcontinental country.

I mean, otherwise you are comparing apples to oranges. Sure, the European CONTINENT is bigger than our country, but the North American CONTINENT is bigger than European CONTINENT by quite a bit as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
23. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 18:00 Agent.X7
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 17:09:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 13:28:
Cornelius, NC - where I am moving - has its own community broadband.

Have you read the articles on recent legislation to make that illegal? Crazy shit.

Yup. And that's why I laugh when people think the government would handle it better. THEY ARE HANDLING IT, and it's fucked. Without their interference, things like this bill would not be passed just because another business is bribing an official. They call it "campaign contributions," but unless you are a fucking moron you know what it really is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 16:46 Agent.X7
 
Pumas wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 15:58:
InBlack wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 09:49:
Well said Pigeon. The article is complete and utter paid-for-shill bullshit. In my country (Croatia) the biggest cable company is currently promoting and provding a six month 120MBIT connection FREE trial for new users. Unrestricted, unlimited broadband with NO caps. For less than a dollar. If I wasnt already a customer I would be signing up ASAP. If a shitty east european country can do it, there is NO REASON whatsever that this should be a problem in the US. The infrastructure investment is just SPIN. Dont believe a word of it, optic-fibre is realtively cheap. The real reason for the terrible caps on broadband in the states is PERCIEVED PIRACY. The digital publishers, retailers, distributors, record companies, etc. are working in collusion with ISPs on this.

The scale of the US is so much larger than people realize. The state I live in (Indiana) is 50% larger with 50% more people than your entire country. Indiana isn't among the largest states in the US. Our country is nearly as big as ALL of Europe. That's a crapton of fiber to run.

That said, the communications companies running them certainly aren't hurting for money and could easily do the upgrade if they had to...but they don't because there's not enough competition.

Uh, our country is bigger than all of Europe. By quite a bit. And that's not even including Alaska and Hawaii.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 15:44 Agent.X7
 
Wonder if Burton will fit Johhny Depp into BJ2. That would be cool, Keaton and Depp trying to out weird each other.  
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