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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > DCS: Combined Arms Pre-Purchases
8. Re: CS: Combined Arms Pre-Purchases Jul 10, 2012, 19:16 Bard
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 17:59:
What do you guys think of the "Preorder and we'll give you access to the beta!" stuff? Lots of games seem to be doing it these days (ex: Endless Space, GW2). I guess folks are free not to preorder, but it just seems silly to me to use beta access as bait for preordering. "Pay for your new car six months in advance, and we'll let you drive it around early UNPAINTED!"

TFC have a history of releasing Alpha and Beta products to market as 'retail releases' - never finishing them and leaving purchasers screwed.

Now they're being honest about it - and releasing beta to pre-orders (thereby gaining some income) to tide them over until they finish the product.

 
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Drivers
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2012, 09:42 Bard
 
I'm SO SICK of the issues I have with ATI video cards to the point that I am currently on the last ones I'll buy from them.

Configuring settings seems to be a pay per click app - crossfire is such a fiddly and pain in the arse implementation that works properly with a few games (usually whatever is benchmark of the month) and it's just not worth it. Their drivers always lag behind.

Nothing is ever simple with their drivers. 20 year IT Systems Engineer experience with more hardware and software and the only things out there that piss me off more are Acronis and Maximizer.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 22, 2012, 00:46 Bard
 
Seriously, who gives a shit about neo-nazis!

There's bigger problems today - they're called zionists!

We're utterly screwed yet wave-the-nazi keeps happening to distract us from the real evil in the world.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Assange Jun 20, 2012, 14:53 Bard
 
don't forget - provide EVIDENCE of war crimes, corporate crimes, crimes against humanity, political corruption etc etc.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Kills Error 37
9. Re: Diablo III Patch Kills Error 37 Jun 12, 2012, 20:15 Bard
 
So instead of error 37, we get something a little more time wasting, as instead of getting the error and coming back at a later date when things might be working, we're going to be sitting there waiting for a timeout?

I was against 'always on DRM' before D3 because of past experience, and now I am absolutely convinced about how crap it is. If blizzard can't do it - no one can.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
28. Re: Steam Top 10 May 28, 2012, 08:52 Bard
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 27, 2012, 19:57:
Prez wrote on May 27, 2012, 19:34:
To all the people who ask me why I carry a gun everywhere I go, this is why.
Yeah they don't let you do that in Canada, I really wish they did.

Because we have no zombies up here

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch: Error 37 Gains Infamy
60. A great example of why Always on is Always wrong May 16, 2012, 09:05 Bard
 
Whatever happened to purchasing a game?

Now not only do we pay the same price for leasing the game - but blizzard monetizes the trading of items between players.

How far does greed go?

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Wonderful May 6, 2012, 11:00 Bard
 
NSA and other government agencies transcribe conversations held or written everywhere into text - WITHOUT A WARRANT (goodbye constitutional rights).

Computer Program parses the data.

You become a 'potential terrorist' because you talk about Israel's perpetration of 9/11, with all the trimmings that comes from being on such a list.

This is just the first step in criminalizing free speech.

I'd like to trust those who would hold this data, but honestly - we cannot.

 
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News Comments > Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition Announced
15. Drop the limited install DRM May 5, 2012, 14:02 Bard
 
DRM ONLY PUNISHES PURCHASERS.

I'd rather not be a pirate, but at least with a pirated game i'm assured that i'll be able to install it whenever i want, on any machine i own, without relying on an authentication service which may cease to exist sometime in future.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Next Year
30. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Next Year May 3, 2012, 14:10 Bard
 
If there's monthly fees it's going to be short lived.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 25, 2012, 09:15 Bard
 
Those who don't listen don't matter - because they're not going to be involved one way or the other.

The Federal Government is trying to create cybertyranny.

But it's not really the Federal Government, but those who own the politicians in it - the 'Monied Interests' we were warned about.

For the last 100 years these Monied interests have had control over what you and I know, through their ownership of Print, Radio and Television. The internet has exposed the lies we've been fed, and today they are exposed in almost real time.

Without the internet we would not know that the official 9/11 theory is utter bullshit (through the forensic studies of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth) nor that Israel was the state that perpetrated the attacks (refer to Dr. Alan Sabrosky).

The sooner these monied interests regain control over the free flow of information the sooner they can go on manipulating currencies, formenting wars and sponsoring terrorism without risk of being caught.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Valve Employee Handbook?
2. Re: Leaked Valve Employee Handbook? Apr 21, 2012, 14:04 Bard
 
ah, some of the biggest selling games, some of the most consistently played games. Yeah they release stuff, and it's excellent.

Valve and Blizzard and Bethesda and eSim - you can count on these guys releasing good quality stuff because their approaches are good ones - and that includes after sales support.

I'm still left with more great games to play, than time I have.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 4, 2012, 23:08 Bard
 
Sixtoes wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 19:20:
I'm a pretty hardcore libertarian, but people are seriously over-reacting here. I've read the decision (Florence v. {insert extremely long name here}), and can tell you that three very clear conditions apply.

First: strip searches can only be performed on someone who is being placed in jail - not merely arrested or detained. So the suggestion that violating a leash law would result in a strip search is utterly absurd and patently false - I know of no jurisdiction that would allow jail time for a leash law violation, do you?

Second: the opinion makes it clear that jail officials are allowed to conduct the strip search only if the prisoner is being placed among other prisoners in the facility. Two justices in the 5-4 majority wrote separately in order to stress this specific point. This is a safety issue for other prisoners - if it were merely about the safety of the facility or the guards, this wouldn't have been at issue in the court's written opinions.

Third: the authority to conduct a strip search was limited to visual only, without any touching whatsoever. It can be performed at the same time the inmate showers and de-louses before being put into general population.

The fact of the matter is that this is simply an example of a balancing act between protecting the security of other prisoners, while also protecting the liberty rights of the accused. A visual-only search is a reasonable part of the intake process.

Finally, it should be noted that if a particular state wants to limit these searches further, they may - this is simply the 'outer limits' of what the 4th amendment allows in this case. It's not SCOTUS' job to legislate - merely to ensure that legislation complies with the Constitution.

{end legal rant}

Sorry, but you're naive to the realities of the user of such laws.

Laws are sold to us in the most pleasant light, but applied in the darkest ways possible, to suppress those who dare to speak up.

It's not 'criminals' we're talking about here - but Nuns - A NUN for Christ's sake, for nothing more than being present at a protest.

This is about making the lives of those people with the brain to see what the hell is going on, and the guts to go out and do something about it, as difficult as possible.

Protesters are being maimed, poisoned, injured, humiliated, arrested and tortured to 'shut them up' - and to force the gutless to stay home where it's 'safe' rather than hold the assholes who are REALLY behind the war on terror and mass looting of the American people accountable.

Cheers

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 4, 2012, 23:01 Bard
 
Prez wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 18:22:
Personally I have no problem with this. Not sure why it's being presented in such a way that I'm required to be outraged, because I'm not. More media sensationalism.

You don't seem to understand that we're supposed to be FREE PEOPLE. The government is supposed to be OUR servant, not our masters, to dictate we can be stripsearched as they see fit, yet somewhere along the line they HAVE become our masters.

I'm assuming you're young, because otherwise you'd understand what has been taken from us.
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Preorder Bonus: Assassinate Hitler
5. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Preorder Bonus: Assassinate Hitler Feb 28, 2012, 13:05 Bard
 
Wave the Nazi.

Really - it's about time we started dealing with today's war criminals.

I guess video game devs are as void on historical knowledge as our media.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Feb 24, 2012, 21:44 Bard
 
wow. 100.

cheers mate, i still have many hours of enjoyment!
 
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News Comments > Arma 3 Alpha Release Planned
2. Re: Arma 3 Alpha Release Planned Feb 24, 2012, 21:42 Bard
 
Aren't they ALWAYS alphas when they're released?

 
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News Comments > Medal of Honor: Warfighter Revealed
6. Re: Medal of Honor: Warfighter Revealed Feb 23, 2012, 23:23 Bard
 
Prez wrote on Feb 23, 2012, 21:45:
Bard wrote on Feb 23, 2012, 21:27:
more race hate perchance?


Eh? In a game about war in the Middle East what would you expect the enemy to look like, Oompa Loompas?

Don't know where it's set, and not going to bother finding out, gotten sick of regurgitated garbage that portrays the US's victim nation of that particular invasion cycle as terrorists.

if there was anything decent about the premise the fighting would be about defending your own country IN your own country, not about hunting 'terrorists' in someone elses. Same BS has been in use forever to justify taking brother man's shit.

History man, history. If you don't know it, you don't know what the hell is going on.
 
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News Comments > Medal of Honor: Warfighter Revealed
1. Re: Medal of Honor: Warfighter Revealed Feb 23, 2012, 21:27 Bard
 
more race hate perchance?

 
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News Comments > World of Warplanes Global Alpha Takes Off
2. Re: World of Warplanes Global Alpha Takes Off Feb 23, 2012, 11:16 Bard
 
I hope the physics are at least somewhat realistic - energy management is the overriding pricinciple of air combat - without realistic physics it's just an arcade game.  
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