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News Comments > Foolish Games, Volume 1
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2014, 19:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
bhcompy wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 17:09:
nin wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 09:44:
Wow, looks like /. isn't participating this year? A welcome change...


They would have been hung by their users again for wasting resources on shit when they're already wasting resources on the horrific beta website they're pushing users to
Probably has more to do with the fact that /. was bought out by a holding company. In turn they're trying not to piss off the users anymore than possible especially after the beta layout bit a month or so ago.
 
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News Comments > Foolish Games, Volume 1
9. Re: Foolish Games, Volume 1 Apr 1, 2014, 16:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The nice thing about a HDD crash on april 1st is that you miss all of this.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2014, 15:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 14:45:
I both dread and look forward to the day (in a perverse way) that the government allows the POTS lines to go dead and a major disaster happens. Since most cell towers require power to function and a surprising number of them do not have a whole lot in the way of backup power it'll be one of those days when lawmakers realize they've fucked up and blame it on the companies who wouldn't have done it had the lawmakers not approved it. Even cell towers that stay functional in such situations are easily overwhelmed by call volume especially in major metro areas.

Of course I am also waiting for the day a large coronal mass ejection hits the earth and devastates the power grid. I think even intact POTS lines would be out of commission in that case.
Regular POTS service requires power to operate as well, and neither do most banks have much in terms of backup power. Most cell towers are good for 48hrs, most POTS bank stations are good for 48hrs because they're all digital now. Almost everyone on POTS is FFTN, or to the remote which is also on a 48hr backup.

There are solutions like fast deployment towers for disasters, and so on. And there's also a few other interesting ones like backpack deployment kits that are coming on the market now. But in the end we're in the middle of a transition phase of technology where POTS is on the way out, but wireless "isn't quite good enough" for important and emergency communications. Out in Western Canada, besides the public links, the provincial governments have their own private links for emergencies that are on their own separate paths and away from the main public paths. Between earthquakes, fire, mudslides, and who knows what else, it's a smart idea. And that's on top of HAM operators who are a dime a dozen out there.

If a CME hits this rock, you're going to have a lot more to worry about besides just the grid anyway. Including most electronics...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2014, 18:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 16:51:
In America, it's PROFIT over CONSUMER SAFETY. In fact, in America, it's PROFIT UBER ALLES.

As the article states, banks make more money on a signature transaction than a PIN transaction. They don't want ANY of these security features added.
So what you're saying is that they make more money on signatures, even with the losses incurred through theft of CC's and fraud. Well, I'm obviously in the wrong business.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2014, 15:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Seriously? We've been on chipped cards for almost 8 years in Canada(that's not RFID). It's not a big deal.  
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News Comments > Michael Abrash Joins Oculus
48. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 20:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well it'll be a delayed deployment of VR now, until facebook dies and it's spunoff or the equipment portion gets out on the market again openly as a fire sale when FB is on it's last legs. There's enough of the new generation that find FB itself creepy or anything else that they refuse to use it at all.  
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 20:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Verno wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 14:23:
I don't know, it seems like a good initiative considering how underrepresented women are in game development in general. I might agree if things were more fairly weighted already but they're not.
You want to fix it, you need to fix the "math and sciences" problem in highschool. Since that's where more girls stop caring about it and decide to do other things for some reason or another. I know that's where my sisters friends stopped, and she was a math wiz back having won enough "awards and prizes to build a life sized statue of herself" including the gauss, FCH, FGH, and Euclid math tests. And competing in provincial finals and finishing in the top 10. Back before they allowed calculators and all that fancy jazz, aka the 90's. I did the same tests back in the 90's, and was quite good at them myself. My math scores in school however were mediocre to poor, because I didn't find it challenging. Couldn't even be bothered to do my homework because it was that boring, much like the lessons. But these contests? Damned if they weren't fun, interesting, and challenging. I loved them.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trademark
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 20:04 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I might have asked for this...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 11:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Verno wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 11:16:
I miss the big nerdfests like that. I can't remember the last time I was at a proper lan.
2003 in Indy was the last event for me but they still happen here in southern ontario run by computer shops quite often.
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 11:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Awesome! We have gender segregation in development. Now all we need is some racism and the cycle will be complete.  
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News Comments > Dead Space Free on Origin
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2014, 22:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 21:08:
Can't even get into my account....awesome. Must be on it's knees....
You haven't had fun until the steam beta fucks up your account and you need to get them to unfuck it. In the year that I've had origin and been in the beta I've yet to have that happen...though I've probably jinxed it now.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior Demo
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2014, 20:45 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Ray Marden wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 18:39:
Finding little reason to use anything other than the sword,
Ray

Same, but it is fun. And the humor is good.
 
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News Comments > Tropico 5 Trailer
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2014, 15:09 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Good to see the humor is still there.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Trailer
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2014, 15:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 13:11:
Impulse was a one-time serial number activation. That was all. Offline ever-after if desired. SteamDRM isn't and never will be until Valve goes shall we say, belly up...like Impulse did.
Odd. My laptop has had steam offline for 230 days, and I play games on there still without going "online."
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launches; Future Plans Outlined
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2014, 15:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Btw for those that haven't gotten to it yet, Spoilers: the templars quest is full on ass-raping on T1-3. At the start it's 8-10:3, with each guy hitting for 20-45k/pop. In the second phase it's the same thing except they can crit for 150k, and the inquisitor can crit for 450k. Also the "king" event, is along the same lines. At each 1/4 or 1/3 he'll get an invulnerability shield. But even if you kill all his minions they'll just keep respawning during the entire event. They'll hit for 10-20k/pop.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2014, 22:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Mah wizard is ready! Respect her face melting athoritah!

Seamless Blizz...nicely done. Too bad I'm on a T6 Diablo kill still...Fuck!


Oh and the music in the early areas of Act V, awesome. Very awesome. And for anyone curious and didn't know, marquise gems drop right off the start.

This comment was edited on Mar 25, 2014, 01:10.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Trailer
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2014, 22:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
shinchan0s wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 20:32:
That's not GalCiv II?
People don't realize that alpha = not release graphics?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Double XP Weekend
51. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2014, 15:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 08:37:
I have replaced damn near all gear I had within 20 minutes with each character. The changes are THAT drastic.
About 50% of my wizards gear is still pre 2.0, I haven't found anything else to replace it with, mostly because it was already BiS. I have found a few things, especially rings and had two set items(tal rasha) that were serious upgrades. But for my monk and DH it was just like you said.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Double XP Weekend
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2014, 23:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Axis wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 23:46:
All those edits to that message Prez, all in attempt to insult me further. Great job, what an addition to Blues you are.

Yes, #21 says all that needs to be said. Carry on the insults, and remember #21 each time applies.
Well what's funny is, even if those are supposed to be insults...Prez actually added something constructive with his post. You haven't added anything constructive in any of your posts. Actually if I look back in any of your posts, you don't actually add anything useful, insightful, interesting, or in general something worth while.

As such, that leads me to believe you're simply out for whatever little bit of attention you can garner. And that leads me to believe one of two things, either you're exceptionally lonely, or a paid shill for a company that hasn't hit it's bright spot on a product here yet.

Just to toss in as well, not sure for anyone else but I'm seeing a huge number of pools of reflection up on all my characters. In the last 40mins of play. 8 pools, gone from 50 to 58 on my monk in no time flat.

This comment was edited on Mar 22, 2014, 00:21.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2014, 14:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Despite the bitching and moaning, I picked this up for $9 during christmas and it's an okay game. The biggest complaint I'd have is the tiny city size and the fact that you can't easily have enough area to properly scale your city.  
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