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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 13, 2015, 19:10 NKD
 
Kill me now  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 13, 2015, 17:11 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 17:01:
NKD wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:36:
First started lurking here to get the skinny on Quake and Quake II mods... looks like I made this account in 2007. I'm wondering if I made an older one at some point. I find it hard to believe I lurked for 10 whole years before even posting a comment. Then again I did primarily discuss games on IRC in the early 2000s, and stayed away from forums.

Speaking of that, considering I've made my way onto pretty much everyone's ignore list over the last 8 years for daring to disagree, I should probably just make another one. Feels like I'm wasting my breath posting about most stuff when I'm really just talking to myself and users like JDreyer who don't use their ignore lists.

Same here, I started coming daily in '98 or '99, but didn't create an account and start posting until 2004. Man, I wish I had my web history from back then. I have no idea how I found Blues in the first place, but it has been a daily visit in my life for almost two decades.

Blue, if it comes down to brass tacks, and you're not making enough ad revenue, please consider doing a Patreon. I know there are lots of people here that hate ads but want to support you in that way. Hell, last week, the ads from another site were bogging down my laptop so much that I am considering installing an ad blocker and whitelisting Blues. I know, I know, what the hell is taking me so long. I just believe that the sites I visit deserve the ad revenue so I put up with it.

I think I got linked to Blue's from one of the other old Quake sites. Maybe Stomped, which I believe shutdown almost 15 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
82. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 17:08 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 16:51:
I'm not sure why your consensus is assuming that the PC launch will be the one to destroy all of their server backends that they've been developing for the last 17 months.

Just playing the odds chief. Hyped launch plus online component is almost a 100% fiasco rate for the first couple days. If Blizzard can still get blindsided by server load numbers as they did with Warlords of Draenor, despite more than 10 years of iteration and development on their server infrastructure, I imagine the same thing can happen to Rockstar after 17 months.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
79. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 16:41 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 16:37:
NKD wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 16:33:
Slick wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 16:29:
I'll be doing MP at launch

That's fairly optimistic don't you think?

At launch, I'll be frowning at the Social Club launcher for only giving me 182.4 KB/s when my connection can do 10x that while yawning.

Sounds about right. Even in a best case scenario, the online component is going to utterly crumble. I imagine it'll be sorted out in a few days, in time for the folks waiting on port/performance reviews.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
77. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 16:33 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 16:29:
I'll be doing MP at launch

That's fairly optimistic don't you think?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 13, 2015, 14:36 NKD
 
First started lurking here to get the skinny on Quake and Quake II mods... looks like I made this account in 2007. I'm wondering if I made an older one at some point. I find it hard to believe I lurked for 10 whole years before even posting a comment. Then again I did primarily discuss games on IRC in the early 2000s, and stayed away from forums.

Speaking of that, considering I've made my way onto pretty much everyone's ignore list over the last 8 years for daring to disagree, I should probably just make another one. Feels like I'm wasting my breath posting about most stuff when I'm really just talking to myself and users like JDreyer who don't use their ignore lists.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 14:00 NKD
 
I like how Batman says he works every day to fight the stereotype, but his posts are just the same regurgitated bullshit you see on all the LEO forums which basically just consists of patent denials that there is any significant problem at all and that most of these cases are just white cops being picked on by those devious black criminals.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
38. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 12:19 NKD
 
Would be nice if Rockstar had given out some review code to.. uh.. someone, somewhere, who could give us a port report. If this was any other company people would be crucifying them for not handing out review code prior to release.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 09:15 NKD
 
mag wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 02:27:
I think the Grand Canyon's generally accepted to be much older than that. Wikipedia pegs its formation beginning ~17M years ago.

How can that be? I was told by RELIABLE SOURCES that the universe is only 6000 years old?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 13, 2015, 04:14 NKD
 
I don't really see a point in drawing arbitrary lines in the sand when it comes to fiction when it's already perfectly legal to kill and dismember virtual people.

There is no logical or reasonable difference between that and what is described here. Only an emotional one. And we shouldn't be legislating based on emotion.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 12, 2015, 17:55 NKD
 
siapnar wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 17:31:
nin wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 16:22:
So (knowing this day was coming for awhile) I've compiled a few GTA tips/features to look out for. Hopefully others will chime in as well.
nin, our Los Santos ambassador

You spelled shill wrong
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2015, 12:01 NKD
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 10:20:
What are the "statistics" on police killed in the US vs police killed in the UK?

And remember what Twain said about statistics...

Don't know how they compare on that statistic, but in terms of how dangerous the job actually is? Police officer, in the US, is on par with delivery truck drivers and a few other "I drive all the fucking time" position because they get in a lot of traffic accidents. More than half of police on-duty deaths in the US are due to traffic accidents.

But that's a bit of a sidetrack because the police aren't being threatened by unarmed citizens guilty of minor crimes. So there is no reason to shoot those people. I don't think anyone objects to shooting some guy who pulls a gun out, and SOME higher rate of police shoots is expected because US police are more likely to have a run in with an armed criminal.

But the rate at which police in the US fatally shoot suspects does not correspond to the rate of firearm homicide, when you compare the US to the UK. Firearm homicide is about 40 times as prevalent in the US as compared to the UK. (About 10 per 100,000 as opposed to 0.25 per 100,000). Gun ownership, both legal and illegal, is something like 15 times as prevalent in the US.

With these stats in mind, you should expect a higher rate of police shootings. But police shootings are hundreds if not thousands of times more common. Way out of proportion to the overall difference in violent crime and firearm crime in particular.

No matter what statistic you pull, none of them seem to tell us why US police are shooting so many people to death. And even Mark Twain can't hand wave away that many bodies.

The Half Elf wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 11:32:
How many good cops are there? Significantly more then bad cops. Bad Cops are being recorded and HOPEFULLY dealt with properly.

I see this argument a lot. It's the number one argument. But it doesn't stand up because the problem with the police force is not just too many bad individuals. It's the systemic problem that allowed that many bad cops to get onto the force and stay there. Simply put: The police are unable to clean up their own shit. They'll bury it, cover it up, or simply stay silent.

Those "good cops" are not going to say a fucking word if they know one of their fellow officers is up to no good. They rationalize the behavior, and say things like 'Well he doesn't deserve to lose his job over it, and I sure as hell dont want to lose MY JOB due to retaliation so I'm just not going to say anything'

And to the second part of what you said, HOPEFULLY dealt with properly? Yeah, well, your hope is for naught bro. Even when officers are caught red-handed and the department is force to do a paid suspension and investigate, a lot of the time they clear the person to get back on the job the second the eye of the media is off them. Do something so bad they have to fire you? Well you can probably get re-hired in another state or county. Police departments see a lot of firings as unjustified but necessary to get rid of media attention, so when hiring a police officer who got fired, they basically just see that officer as having "taken one for the team." rather than as an actual problem officer. And let's not even get into the scum pit that are police unions.

And officers who DO get charged with a crime? Frequently offered a sweetheart deal. And in the rare case it goes to trial? They still come out a lot better than the average citizen charged with a similar crime, IMHO. But a law enforcement officer who commits a crime actually going to trial is so incredibly rare so we can't say for certain what a jury of their peers tends to do.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2015, 02:07 NKD
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 01:27:
Cutter wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 13:17:
Speaking of killers....

American police killed more people in March (111) than the entire UK police have killed since 1900

That's just fucking insane. It's seriously out of control now.

*sigh

Upset when people link facts and statistics, but not a fucking peep when innocent people get gunned down right on video.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2015, 01:01 NKD
 
FYI Game of Thrones episodes have leaked, so if you're sensitive to spoilers you might want to watch them ASAP.  
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
14. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 11, 2015, 17:38 NKD
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 17:26:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 17:24:
Toss in the fact that none of the developers have ever worked on a Descent game (or any other 6DoF shooter) and this is probably going to be a big disappointment, if it ever even gets finished.
To be fair, where in 2015 are you going to find developers who have worked on a 6DoF game?

Assisted living?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2015, 16:27 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 14:41:
Just stopping by to say 'hey all' and let everyone know I'm still alive. Going through a nasty divorce at the moment so I have been consumed by bigger worries than saving the princess and sending misogynist tweets to female gamers.

Don't let her get custody of the Steam account.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 11, 2015, 16:15 NKD
 
Hmm, seems a little fishy.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Expansion Closed Beta This Month
15. Re: Path of Exile Expansion Closed Beta This Month Apr 11, 2015, 15:38 NKD
 
I tried really hard to get into this but I found myself playing a lot more Diablo 3 in the long run. It's got a lot of the stuff I wanted from Diablo 3 but didn't get, but it also feels, I dunno, old school in a bad way? Clunky? I can't really put the feeling to words.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
43. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Apr 11, 2015, 11:19 NKD
 
Rattlehead wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 09:43:
Yah, cause skyrim was the first open world fantasy game.

Look at the dude's post history, then slap him on the ol' ignore list man.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2015, 15:41 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 15:22:
NKD wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 10:09:
If you're looking to see some scary hits in the secondary look at Kam Chancellor from Seattle. That guy makes for good video.

Like your sig. Seeing how they tried to cover that Walter Scott shit up makes me wonder how often that happens when there isn't a cell phone recording police interactions. The police shoot and kill hundreds of people each year in the US. How many of those were truly justifiable homicide?

It's getting so sad. I used to shrug it off like I think most Americans do: Some violent gangbanger's teary eyed mom telling us all that he's a good boy who wouldn't do anything wrong. Who cares? My mom would probably say the same thing even if I was guilty as sin.

Clearly that's not always the case though. People are starting to wake up to this, and if anyone sees a cop out of their cruiser interacting with another person, they are going to be very tempted to hang back and record that shit.

Make no mistake, this isn't evidence of a recent upsurge in police violence, it's simply an upsurge in the recording and reporting of that violence. It's been there all along, hidden behind the blue wall of silence and the fact that the public doesn't want to believe a poor, possibly under-educated black man telling them something they don't want to hear over a law enforcement officer who is confirming their pre-existing biases.

We'll never know how bad it's been, but we can do stuff going forward. People need to record, record, record. Some states are passing laws explicitly protecting the act of recording the police. There is tech available now that automatically streams your video to the cloud so that the police can grab your phone and smash it into dust but they can't erase your video. The availability of smartphones to even low income Americans is really catching the police with their pants down.

Of course in some areas, predominantly red states, they are trying to crack down on the recording of police, but for the most part those laws are doomed to be overturned.

We can't force prosecutors to bring charges, or force the so-called "good" cops to stop covering for these assholes, but we can expose the violence. And, if the police don't make changes and clean up their act, then the American people will give a police uniform the same respect they give a skinhead tatted up to the eyeballs with swastikas.
 
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