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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 6, 2012, 13:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Odd, wonder when someone is going to hold Obama's academic records ransom.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Sep 5, 2012, 23:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 22:43:
My company has been struggling to fill the desks, just not enough devs to go around.
Good heads up and interesting. I know a few people who were working at RIM who are out of work. I'll pass that along, housing in Windsor is dirt cheap right now and I know they'd have no problems moving and cross-border commuting. They already have their NEXUS cards.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Sep 5, 2012, 22:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 21:46:
I love to cook, but I'd never be a chef. Likewise, I love playing games, but I would never want to be involved in making them, unless I did it as a hobby. It would just take all the fun out of it.
Hah I dated a girl back a bunch of years ago who had done training in Swiss, Italian and Japanese. She could cook stuff that would make your brain melt for it's deliciousness. When she quit working in it, you know what her words were? "This job is nothing but a sweat shop, I hate working 14 hour days, and I hate this entire fucking industry."

Yeah it happens everywhere. Though to be honest, in a down turn economy, there's no such thing as normal. Every company will push what they couldn't get away with 5-6 years before hand because there is a glut of employees out there who will take the job if you quit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 5, 2012, 22:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
That's okay. Hyped up news costs you...

*Dr. Evil* One meeeeillllon dollars!
What?
 
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News Comments > NPD: U.S. Video Game Player Totals Drop
4. Re: NPD: U.S. Video Game Player Totals Drop Sep 5, 2012, 22:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yep, you're right. NPD doesn't include Steam or similar services and as more of them grow NPD will continue to show a similar decline.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway
39. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway Sep 5, 2012, 20:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MattyC wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 17:46:

No hard price though.
Last rumor had it at $29-39 or so on internal SKU pricing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 5, 2012, 16:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 15:26:
Not sure why a coroner would ever make a judgement call like that - they are scientific and factual - the rest is just hearsay.
Because in some places being a corner requires no medical training. In the UK you can become one with only legal training(barrister/solicitor). Welcome to the micky mouse system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 5, 2012, 14:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The telegraph continuing it's fine downward slide into journalistic oblivion. Makes you wonder why it's not doing an investigative piece on why the corner used CoD instead of oh...everything else that was mentioned in this thread instead. Video games are just the easy way out when you're looking for a reasonable answer. I know, I was on a coroner's jury and this was one of the causes that was looked at. It was very easy for the people who didn't pay attention to say "that was it."  
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Sep 4, 2012, 18:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
It's funny though, that if you look at the most popular mods outside of the usual nekkid bodies, armors, weapons and textures for skyrim, oblivion, and FO3/NV you'll see that they're mods that not only increase the difficulty of the enemies but increase the overall difficulty of things that are in the game itself. Such as hardcore mode.

So there's obviously a draw for not only hardcore, but even a higher level of difficulty. Hell when I played DX:HR I found DX mode stupidly easy, right around normal mode compared to the original DX.
 
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News Comments > Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines
25. Re: Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines Sep 3, 2012, 21:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 18:28:
The couple of female gamers out there will be happy. Otherwise who cares?
There's a lot more of them out there than you'd think. My better half spends more time gaming these days than I do, and my last three ex's were habitual gamers. They were also heavily into anime and manga as well. Oddly enough I can't honestly remember a GF who wasn't a gamer, even as far back as highschool. Then again, the last three were also heavily into cosplay and con's so who knows maybe they were just crazy.

Wait did I mention both my sisters are gamers? Yeah I know...doom walks among us, and it has ovaries. Sorry no they're both taken, so no luck for you scoring a gaming chick.
 
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News Comments > Labor Day Safety Dance
4. Re: Labor Day Safety Dance Sep 3, 2012, 20:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 19:16:
With Android apps it tells you what permissions you're giving the app by installing it. So people just need to learn to read before they install.
Yep. I'm constantly surprised at some of the updates that I've seen. A new update for google maps just came up for my phone, which includes tracking and 3 dozen(disable keylock on the phone, disable phone from sleeping, broadcast location, directly call numbers, records audio, manage accounts lists, read phone identifier information, including phone number and serial #, allow NCF and full internet access, discover all known accounts, google accounts on phone, and view all configured accounts) other things which weren't on the previous version. No thanks, I'll keep the old version.

But this is going to get interesting, because a lot of these apps are cached in Canada on their own server. Which means they fall under the privacy act. All it's going to take is someone getting angry enough to file a complaint over it up here.

Though that's not quite as good as one of the QR readers I ran across. Which wanted the ability to turn on datapacket networks, and make remote calls.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2012, 20:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 20:14:
You pay 25% more because we like to take advantage of our neighbors. You get 25% less because people like there numbers to feel right, 763mL is just wrong.
No. Back in the 70's when this was done up in Canadaland, the price jumped by about 25%, and the quantity dropped by 25%. In the "great change-over" what you're talking about has nothing to do with it. Welcome to the great screw-over.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2012, 18:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 16:55:
That is how it is at the very bottom of the United State, to the middle, to everywhere.
Yeah that's only because they've been trying realllllly hard to get the US to switch to metric for the last 25 years. Just remember if they ever do, you're going to end up getting screwed over just like we did up here. 25% less product, and pay 25% more.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2012, 16:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 15:17:
It's Labour Day in Canada. Shame on you, Mash!
Bah I live within 150km of the US border. That whole "our/or" thing is interchangeable, it's why you can buy everything in two standards of measurement here still, and why grocery stores sell everything double stamped in lbs/kg, L/oz/Gal. Never mind that every digital thermometer they sell here comes in dual setting mode still. Hah.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2012, 14:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Labor day in Canada too. We're lazy on both sides of the border today! The end of summer in Canada starts when the mosquito's no longer drag away dogs, that's usually the start of October.  
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News Comments > Labor Day Tech Bits
3. Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 3, 2012, 14:45 Mashiki Amiketo
 
No story on Apple having worst ever 1h losses because it though? I guess Apple continues to do no wrong.  
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News Comments > Command & Conquer the Ultimate Collection Announced
12. Re: Command & Conquer the Ultimate Collection Announced Aug 31, 2012, 13:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 11:11:
Though Kane is a hoot. Seriously does the actor that plays him not age or something? I swear he looks the same in every release.
True villains don't age, they simply grow more evil.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Launches
13. Re: Steam Greenlight Launches Aug 30, 2012, 16:06 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Aug 30, 2012, 14:58:
I'll say...
"Item does not exist"
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Maxis on PC Gaming
6. Re: Quoteworthy - Maxis on PC Gaming Aug 30, 2012, 00:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 29, 2012, 23:57:
I think they listed D3 as an example because it sold like 6 million units in a week and is the fastest selling PC game of all time.
Pretty much. Though they could have used Skyrim too which would be an excellent example. D3 for fast selling, Skyrim for longevity and modability IMO.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
31. Re: Iran Aug 26, 2012, 19:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2012, 15:39:
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I still to this day do not understand what makes Iran a threat to the USA or Europe.. because last time I checked, Iran doesn't give a damn about either. They give a damn about Israel because they attacked Iran before, without provocation and illegally .. but then, when does Israel ever follow international law.

Sanctions exist because of several reasons, usually because of a belligerent party but that's the short of it. The war on drugs? Yeah I agree, a lot of my friends up here in Canada are LEO's(street side) and would agree with you too. But wars on terror? Different story, especially because terrorism exists as people use it to inflict harm for ideological goals and harm civilians.

Mexico isn't a direct threat. Though the drug cartels are, the government isn't a threat. Though people inside the government that are corrupt are. The ISI(Pakistan) is a threat, and every security agency knows it, the problem being no one has the balls to give them the slap needed. And the last time India was going to, the US intervened. That will hit the boiling point sometime in the next 5-10 years, especially as Pakistan becomes more extremist.

You don't understand what makes Iran a threat to the USA or Europe? Well Iran has and continues to threaten international shipping lanes, they fund terrorist organizations which have international reach, and exist in western countries. Those terrorist groups avowed goals are to destroy the west. The US in particular, followed by Canada then Europe. They do have missiles which can reach parts of Europe.

As for Israel? Remember those terrorist groups that are funded by Iran, yeah those. That isn't without provocation. That's Iran funding a war by proxy, which is also illegal. Same with Syira. And remember international law only exists if you agree to it. The US, Canada and hell even Europe only agrees to something when they feel like it. And why? Because you've got countries like Russia, China and a whole block of extremist ones who would love nothing more than to use those laws which were at one time good, for something else.

It's kinda like Egypt right now, did you know they just started militarizing the Sinai in violation of the peace treaty after the 6-day war? That's a serious enough breach that Israel has the full right to go right back to war defensively per the terms of agreement. Instead they're trying to get the UN to get Egypt to remove any and all military units, and get peace keepers in there. So far the UN is silent on the issue. That's kinda where international law gets you.
 
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