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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 30, 2014, 02:59 InBlack
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 01:12:
Veterator wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 00:01:
A lot of things are simply too expensive to fix.

That's sadly the truth. I can fix practically anything I get my hands on provided I have the parts, but more often than not it's either not worth it or the parts aren't available.

The dishwasher was a good example, since I have a dead one right now that I could probably fix but can't get parts for (it's not that old, either). My furnace needed work at the beginning of winter, but I couldn't fix that because if I did the power company wouldn't service it anymore... I wound up fixing that one anyway since it was an electrical issue, and they would have just replaced everything.

I wonder how much of it is that a younger generation isn't able to fix things, or just can't because shit's not designed for it anymore or has so many warranty/legal hoops that you can't get parts or service done even if you did crack it open.

People also forget how our consumer society is built. Things are not built to last or get repaired anymore. Look at cars. Cars are nowhere as solidly or well built as they used to be. That is on purpose. Our economy is built on spending cash on useless shit that is supposed to break down and die, so we can buy new useless shit.

Most kids these days cant think without turning on their cell phone or PC, so its no wonder that they cant spell let alone fix shit. But thats ok, they are not supposed to.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Gender Assumptions Dec 30, 2014, 02:57 InBlack
 
cento wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 22:33:
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 22:10:
It's a fair assumption because most of them are. Just like most chefs are men. There's noting sexist in it as it's a safe assumption and no one is saying women are incapable of being professors so stick that SJW BS up your ass or go be offended with the rest of the clowns on a site like Polygon.


And it is still clear you comment on articles without actually reading them.

Not that that is surprising.

Hahahha. Busted!
 
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News Comments > Red Goddess Trailer
3. Re: Red Goddess Trailer Dec 30, 2014, 02:55 InBlack
 
Wildone wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 19:23:
Pretty fugly for a 'goddess'

Yeah we all know that drawing pretty female characters in games is sexist and misogynist. Just look at Super Mario! Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Talos Principle Punishes Pirates
3. Re: Talos Principle Punishes Pirates Dec 29, 2014, 09:40 InBlack
 
Overon wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 09:33:
The game has to detect that are you are using some pirated software. Why wouldn't people who bypass copy protection bypass this too?

They are well aware that it will get cracked at some point. Still, its not a bad way to implement DRM. It gives them some more publicity and shows that they have a sense of humour to go along with it.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Dec 29, 2014, 02:31 InBlack
 
panbient wrote on Dec 28, 2014, 08:16:
Would you boycott the Star Wars X-Wing / Tie Fighter games because they require a joystick?

No. I would buy a joystick. I did buy a joystick.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 24, 2014, 05:53 InBlack
 
From what Ive seen of Destiny, it looks a lot like a stylish Sci-Fi version of Hellgate London, with less content and all the pain of a console shooter. Ugh....  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 10:00 InBlack
 
nin wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 09:52:

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots.


Oh yeah, this'll end well for us!


Makes sense though. Intelligent biological life will eventually try to overcome natural selection (as well as ultimately death itself) and in the process create new technological life which is ultimately much more suited to the hazard of living in our Cosmos. I hope to live to see the day we create a fully functional AI.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 09:53 InBlack
 
Yeah happy holidays for those who celebrate, also a very happy new year to everyone. I hope you are all safe, healthy and not hungry.

It's a little premature I guess, but its better early than never
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
71. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 23, 2014, 04:10 InBlack
 
It's pointless. You will never get through to these fanatics, some of them are posting that they recieved more fun out of following and supporting this project than actually, you know, playing games. Ahem. Okaaay. Makes sense though, you would have to be in denial to actually not see all the problems some of us have repeatedly listed in these threads.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 02:24 InBlack
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 15:41:
Saw Birdman yesterday... it's the best movie I've seen in several years. Every aspect was just phenomenal.

Been meaning to see that. Unfortunately I doubt it will ever appear at any of my local cinemas, its too arthouse for that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
22. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 23, 2014, 02:21 InBlack
 
KS wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 13:05:
It's questionable whether they actually tested a nuke successfully, or just detonated a massive pile of TNT with some uranium on it to fake out sensors. Note it would be in the US' interest to presume publicly it was true regardless of what they actually knew.


What is this ACME Science class 101? Christ, do you really think the South Korean military isnt watching every single one of those underground experiments very closely? They have nukes. They have even figured out the type and megatonnage of the tested weapons. They even know the approximate stockpile size of their nuclear fuel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2014, 09:38 InBlack
 
nin wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 09:16:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 09:08:
wtf? IGN did their best of 2014, they put in Sunset Overdrive and no mention of Mordor!? One of the many reasons I don't go to their site.

But did they include Wolfenstein: The New Order? It barely edges out Mordor as my GOTY.


Will definitely have to check out Wolfenstein at some point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 09:37 InBlack
 
Funny and sad at the same time.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2014, 09:35 InBlack
 
Julio wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 09:32:
Thanks North Korea, can't beat free!

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
41. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 09:13 InBlack
 
Comet wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 08:37:

Why pass judgment now, so early in the development process?


Three reasons.

Firstly, because the crowdfunding initiatives got twisted with the passage of time and because they kept adding more goals and changing their goal posts when they saw fit to do so. You can sugarcoat it any way you like, call it 'expanding' the vision or whatever, the fact of the matter is that they are generating hype by promising the moon and the stars. To me this is wrong, you cant do that and sell 1000+ dollar ships at the same time. Its irresponsible to your backers and its irresponsible towards the army of developers who are trying to build your game. Stick to your original plan or you will never release a game. We've had countless examples of less ambitious projects failing due to mismanagement.

Secondly, Chris Roberts never says NO. When someone answers every question with a YES we have that... or YES we will have that or YES we plan on having that....etc. to me that is a big tell. Ive never seen an interview or statement by CR where he states his reasons for NOT including something in this game. According to CR this game will be everything. Common sense prevails, if its too good to be true....

And thirdly, the thousand dollar virtual items for virtual display, that may at some point end up being playable in a game, when it is eventually released. Now I dont have a problem with people paying thousands of dollars for their virtual ships. I really dont. What I do have a problem with is the way everything is structured around the sale of these ships. The 'game' that I see that CR is building at the moment is one of 'collectible' virtual items. Promo videos of new ships are constantly being released. Promo sales are held, where 'limited' quantities of these ships are sold. The website is streamlined for people who want to purchase these ships. It stinks, no it reeks of the end being the means, instead of the other way round.

I could go on but these three reasons should be enough for anyone to at least raise a few red flags. Im not going to ignore the project silently and I will call out the BS as I see it here on Blues News and elsewhere. Sorry if that bothers you and you are welcome to ignore these posts.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
10. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 07:30 InBlack
 
Casus Belli? Seriously? Cyber Warfare is a real thing. The US wages a lot of it. In fact a cursory check on Google will even tell you that it does most of it, with China in a close second place. Most of it is done against nations with which the US is not in any kind of open conflict. Are you seriously advocating open conflict against nations on this basis? Im reasonably sure that the war against North Korea would be brief and very violent, regardless of their nuclear arsenal. Millions would die. Millions who are held hostage by a paranoid and delusional lunatic. You would punish that regime by bombing millions of oblivious civilians into the dust, people who probably dont even have phones let alone access to anything resembling the internet.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
34. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 07:04 InBlack
 
They can stick their first ten missions of the 'episodic' Squadron42 where the Sun dont fucking shine. The last time I fell for that bullshit I still thought Halflife 3 was just around the corner. Fuck that. Im with MoreLuckThanSkill here. If and when he releases the FULL single player game (which is basically what everyone wanted before the MMO fanbois became the dominant voice in the Starcitizen kickstarer) I might jump on board. Call me a hater if you like. I do hate dishonest bastards, although I usually reserve that feeling for people I actually know in real life. In this case Im more annoyed with the army of fanbois who believe they are dictating the development of a game, and paying for the privilege of doing so.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
30. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 03:36 InBlack
 
Dev wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 03:29:
So, can someone explain what exactly arena commander is? I KS this game at the lowest amount, and I'm pretty sure this isn't the single player game I backed, is it like a flight test module or something?

Sugarman wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 03:15:
Cutter, do you haven an account? Have you tried it? It's an alpha, so don't go in expecting a polished game.
Arena commander 1.0 doesn't sound to me like an alpha

Arena commander is like Mechwarrior Online. In Space. Sounds awesome right??
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 22, 2014, 03:03 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 12:17:
Yeah, humans are dumb, but being dumb shouldn't be a death penalty.

*Looks at nature*

You sure about that?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 02:42 InBlack
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 17:02:
Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama.

Other than the fact he is a decent speaker, he says about as asinine things as Bush did, but it sounds like sugar when he says it.....

From the context of your post Im guessing that you dont agree with him and that an unknown person or persons hacking a private corporation is an act of war. On whom exactly? On Sony? On America? On the Free World? By whom? By North Korea? By China? There are indications the hack did not originate in North Korea. Do you nuke this other country?

If this is a war, then the USA lost a long fucking time ago. Its time to wake up to the fact that when you give in to terrorist demands, you lose. When you give up your freedoms because of terrorist threats. You lose. When you invade other countires because of terrorists. You lose. You cant fight terror by inciting more terror. It just doesnt work.

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