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Description mayor of FUNKVILLE, BABY!!!
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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
2. Re: Sunday Interviews Jan 3, 2016, 18:56 Nucas
 
nin wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 14:42:
Well that's interesting!


that jumped out at me also, but more because i'm not sure i understand what he's implying. that he found out after leaving that the powers that be considered another old republic title but wrote off obsidian for it?

it could just be me but i'm getting a lot of subtext from that interview that he's sick of obsidian's bullshit and failure.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2016, 14:56 Nucas
 
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 10:00:
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it seems you and i ultimately agree then. the "tough on drunk driving" zero tolerance bullshit has led to a lot of people getting DUIs who shouldn't be, which ultimately dilutes the significance of the charge. drunk driving resulting in accidents or fatalities should result in felony jail time. there are just few crimes i'm willing to write off a person's entire life for, at the burden of tax payers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2016, 14:54 Nucas
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 22:27:
Oh you, with your pedestrian personal attacks. I yawn. And yes, clearly I meant for them to actually be beaten as we all know that people will ACTUALLY physically vomit up their genitals if you strike them hard enough.

where are the personal attacks you imagine yourself beating away? you said those things. you randomly brought up obama and gun control of all things; you advocated for police brutality. you are mediocre.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
50. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 14:47 Nucas
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 14:07:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 13:15:
Games are better and cheaper today,

You're delusional if you believe this, graphics are better no doubt, but that is technologically inevitable. There are plenty of things that were better from that era. When's the last time a modern AAA game released its source code? When's the last time we got dedicated servers that weren't walled garden/steam controlled?

I'm sorry to tell you but things have gone in a much more locked down direction, anyone who denies it is just incapable of accepting that truth.

i don't really see how source code availability and dedicated servers equated to better games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2016, 12:08 Nucas
 
a bunch of personal shit that i will now remove from the internet

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2016, 11:44 Nucas
 
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 10:28:
Nucas wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 10:18:
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 12:20:
A dickhead drunk driver totaled my brother's SUV and another brand new car while parked right before midnight, last night, before crashing about a hundred meters down the road.

I'm sure he'll get his wrist slapped real hard though.

i hear this expressed a lot and i wonder if people know what really happens. one of my management staff got a DUI this summer. all told he ended up owing over 10,000 dollars and lost his license for one year; can't even drive to work. he can apply for a conditional work license in 6 months, and may qualify for it after the 10th month.

Without knowing what state you live in, I'm going to guess this was not the guy's first offense. It seems unlikely they revoke your license for a year your first DUI offense, but this may vary from state to state.

And I'm sorry, thousands of people DIE due to drunk (or high, whatever) drivers, and it seems that in the large majority of cases, it's never the fucking shitwallet who chooses to drive drunk who dies. It's always the innocent person with the three children in the back seat who buys it.

DUI should be treated as fucking attempted murder if you get into a wreck. It is ridiculous how lax we are against it considering the amount of fatalities it causes each and every single year.

If you can't have the fucking willpower to NOT drive after you've had too much to drink, your "contribution to society" can easily be done without.


i don't know if it was his first offense but i believe it was. he could techincally get a "work permit" license after 3 months but this was basically a lie due to "waiting lists". he fell asleep in the backseat of his car (one of the staff recalls depositing him there) but apparently climbed into the drivers seat and turned the car on so he could turn on the air conditioning and went back to sleep.

DUIs are very easy to get. in the area i live i have personally read about DUIs issued on jetskis, bicycles, and skateboards. zero tolerance policies are dumb.

i think first offenders should be reduced to a work-only license for a year. violating that license or a second offense is a mandatory 2 year loss of all driving privledges and felony jail time. i've seen a lot of idiots get DUIs in this area and none of them ever thought "man i'm SOOOO trashed, lol fucket im drivin". i just think people should have a chance to learn from their mistakes and continue earning money and paying taxes.

for property damage or loss of life, we have additional charges for that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2016, 10:18 Nucas
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 12:20:
A dickhead drunk driver totaled my brother's SUV and another brand new car while parked right before midnight, last night, before crashing about a hundred meters down the road.

I'm sure he'll get his wrist slapped real hard though.

i hear this expressed a lot and i wonder if people know what really happens. one of my management staff got a DUI this summer. all told he ended up owing over 10,000 dollars and lost his license for one year; can't even drive to work. he can apply for a conditional work license in 6 months, and may qualify for it after the 10th month.

this inconvenienced me and my remaining staff immensely because, obviously, he quit since he could no longer commute to work.

drunk drivers are stupid assholes but i think the penalties are harsh enough, especially for people who take their lives and jobs seriously since - if you don't live in a city - loss of license means loss of employment. i don't know how that benefits anyone. of course if he could have afforded the payment on a lawyer i'm sure everything would have been right as rain.

now this 27 year old manager lives with his mother and walks to work at a gas station. he makes less, spends less, and contributes less to society. but someone got elected for being tough on drunk driving, somewhere, i guess.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2015, 11:40 Nucas
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 09:32:
I asked somebody I'd seen it with last week to give me a quote from the movie... and he drew a complete blank. That coupled with the inability to hum literally any piece of music from the movie = not good. It was an "OK" movie, just like everything else JJ has done. If anyone at Disney or wherever has any love whatsoever for the IP they'll drop the fan service to zero next time and put out an honest-to-god original story.

hey a lot of people have been quoting luke's epic dialog.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 31, 2015, 06:34 Nucas
 
mmm infinite growth economics! love it! it's all good though because someday I'M GOING TO BE A MILLIONAIRE TOO!! even though i make 23,000 dollars a year selling carpet or something.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2015, 06:32 Nucas
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 03:27:
Here's George's Opinion, I shit you not:

George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

jesus, what an asshole. if you wanted your scripts to get made, you should have made them yourself. don't get mad you took four billion dollars and cashed out.

oh, a bunch of new young creators want to tell their own tale instead of yours? how terrible.

the 2 best originals were the ones lucas didn't write or direct himself. meanwhile, the prequels are unwatchably bad.

get over yourself.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 14:58 Nucas
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 13:14:
People keep saying this, and it's totally untrue. In ANH, everything happens for a reason driven by character motivations. There are very few convenient coincidences. The story is much more cohesive. In TFA, the plot moves forward because it must, and characters seem secondary to that. Convenient coincidences abound to move the plot forward. Compare a few random examples:

you can beat any movie into the ground in this fashion.
why is vader the only imperial who survives the death star exploding, and flies away even after getting shot up in a dogfight? so he can come back in the next movie of course.
how does luke survive the fall in cloud city and then catch an antenna with one hand? because.
how do teddy bears with sticks and rocks defeat "an entire legion of the emperor's best men"? because. and also toy sales.
etc etc.

why does finn defect "because he got some blood on his helmet"? i think the real turning point is shown to be not wanting to gun down 30 unarmed villagers.

or, we can ask

why does vader turn on and murder the man he served loyally for 35 years because of less than 10 total minutes of face time over all the movies with a son he's never known?


but i've seen these points beaten into the ground again and again and i'm sick of it. a lot of people comment, it never gets read, it's just a waste of time. if you don't like it, i'm sorry, maybe you'll change your mind, maybe not. i guess we'll have to agree to disagree. i've never had a high opinion of jj abrams but this is easily his best work and i think it stands with the other movies in the series.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 12:34 Nucas
 
i really think it stands right up with the original trilogy. it does a lot of dumb shit but no more or less than the originals did. i just think they were a a little too light on the details surrounding the characters.

the original trilogy had surprises but they weren't contrived, and laboriously set up like rey's mysterious parents or snoke's identity are obviously leading up to some big reveal later. i might even go see it again honestly, haven't done that in a while.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 30, 2015, 05:21 Nucas
 
back in the early 2000s, maybe 2001, i bought a PSU from tigerdirect. when i received it, the box appeared shrink wrapped but the tape under the wrap was cut. inside was a brick. an actual red brick.

i never used them again. i figured they must have gone under years ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2015, 10:29 Nucas
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 22:18:
Super secret txt to follow:
The music was fucking HORRIBLE. Which REALLY surprised me. Even 1-3 had some fucking awesome Williams trademark music, but there was NOTHING that even remotely peaked my ears.

even 1 to 3? every one of those movies has a jaw-dropping and identifiable music element that upstages the original trilogy. duel of the fates, across the stars, battle of the heroes.

i can only assume either a) jj abrams instructed him to make the compositions subdued (i've heard in the past that spielberg described star wars as silent movies driven by the bombastic score, i always liked that analogy) or, sadly b) williams' is just getting older and losing the touch. he passed on scoring bridge of spies, the first movie of spielberg's he hasn't scored in.. what, ever? because it was just getting to be too much for him.

jj abrams has always had a taste for pedestrian scores, judging by his constantly re-using michael giacchino.

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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll
22. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 29, 2015, 10:07 Nucas
 
Tom wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 01:31:
Rigs wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 20:26:
These people worked the hours, now pay up! (WHERE'S MY MONEY?!?) And if not, there better be a big fucking bonus when you slimey bastards DO finally pay! You can't even begin to possibly tell me they didn't see this coming like a month or two or six in advance?! BULL-SHIT!
Ok, so you thought the suits could see it coming but the employees couldn't? Or is it that you don't think employees have any responsibility to find another job on their own when they know their current place is circling the drain?

Employment is a two-way street with rights and responsibilities on both ends. Pretending otherwise is counter-productive.

rights and responsibilities.. what an audacious comment.

your responsibility is to provide performance on par with the pay. it's not your responsibility to divine the company's financial situation (and i think we can assume it was being obfuscated from everyone but the people writing the checks), or attempt to deduce when the leadership is getting ready to cash out while still making use of your services, for free.

it's no one's responsibility to guard against getting literally robbed by their employer.

this comment is in the worst traditions of american money-worshipping and excusing runaway greed. everyone imagines they're the plucky entrepreneur.. or someday soon by golly, they will be! guess what, you're actually the stiff getting fucked.

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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
66. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 27, 2015, 05:21 Nucas
 
Rossafur wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 23:12:
Nucas wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 22:59:
i think it makes sense. he's powerful but undisciplined, possibly untrained. snoke isn't a sith, and it seems apparent kylo ren hasn't been taught how to use or even maybe even make a lightsaber, because his looks like shit, and he hacks away amateurishly with it. star wars has never lacked for good choreography (in the last 15 years anyway), we have to assume they made it look that way on purpose, to convey a message.

I *hope* you're not giving them too much credit there... Star Wars has always been merchandising first, story second, -so I'm not entirely sure the primary villain's weapon was purposefully designed to be lame in appearance when they planned to sell a ton of Kylo Ren action figures and lightsabers (which I'm sure they have already).

i totally get the cynicism (particularly as i've always thought jj abrams' movies were very clinical and uninteresting) but the scene that really hammered this home was when he and finn clash sabers and are face to face. you can see luke's blade is smooth and clean, and kylo ren's looks rough and sounds rough. you can see stray bolts of energy crackling along it. they also really take pains to avoid "darth" or "sith" titles. i'm very interested in seeing who or what snoke is, or what kylo ren's "training" consisted of since a keystone of it was killing a family member, apparently.

nin wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 17:52:
harlock wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 17:46:
your reactions to everything are so painfully mediocre, predictable and banal...

I would hope the irony of your statement verses your postings isn't lost on you.

Hello, pot!



i was going to leave it alone, but fucking ding

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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
63. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 26, 2015, 22:59 Nucas
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 09:33:
Kylo is so good with the force that earlier he sensed someone firing blaster at him in the back of him like 100 meters away, he managed to instantly freeze the blaster fire mid air and freeze the shooter, the blaster mid air remained frozen by his force trick for next 5 minutes while kylo was doing other stuff... thats some powerful use of the force, and yet later in the movie he seems to be portayed as very green in force and seemed to lack any training with light saber... just makes no sense.

i think it makes sense. he's powerful but undisciplined, possibly untrained. snoke isn't a sith, and it seems apparent kylo ren hasn't been taught how to use or even maybe even make a lightsaber, because his looks like shit, and he hacks away amateurishly with it. star wars has never lacked for good choreography (in the last 15 years anyway), we have to assume they made it look that way on purpose, to convey a message.

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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
39. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 26, 2015, 02:37 Nucas
 
Rossafur wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 21:16:
I walked out of it feeling like I must have seen a different movie than everyone else before me, so much so that from where I sat I thought everyone else in the theater wouldn't have found me crazy to say, "Well, I guess it was better than The Phantom Menace..."

Not only does it repeat the beats of ANH, it repeats all the less-than-stellar aspects of it as well, such as awkward pacing and HEAVY reliance on coincidence (I know, I know, everything can be explained away with "the force") and then doubled-down on inexplicably perfect characters who can achieve amazing feats with zero applicable training/experience (oh, yeah, right, the force...). Rey out-does both Han Solo and then Luke Skywalker, within what felt like must have been a single day into her adventure.
Oh and then Finn goes from being traumatized by seeing one of his comrades get killed to being A-OK with (even gleefully cheering about) wasting all those same guys he spent his entire life growing up and training with in about an hour (then even less time to become life-long pals with Po and Rey). Hokay...
Kylo Ren... should not have been unmasked (literally and... emotionally?) that early. Now they have to do some SERIOUS work on his character to get anyone to fear/respect him as a real villain in the future. I would like to know how anyone who actually watched all the previous movies (for the first time) in chronological order felt about Darth Vader by his end vs those who knew him as Darth Vader first and Lil' Anni second...

i hit the bar with my friends right after the movie and we discussed all these points and deduced the following:

-rey is already demonstrated to be a competent fighter before she discovers the force - in addition, not being compromised emotinally (by being a whiny little goth bitchboy) gives her a clear up upper hand.
-no one is a "darth" - none of these people are sith, which means lightsaber training may not even be something snoke knows, or can provide. this makes more sense in light of kylo ren's lightsaber being so unconventional, and looking and sounding so rough compared to luke's old smooth and well-made one. it implies he had no training in it's construction or use, and makes the comical "children-hacking-at-each-other" fight make more sense.
-i think the movie takes real pains to show this generation of jedi is immensely powerful compared to their forebears, but young and undisciplined. the movie starts by showing kylo ren's raw power then contrasts it with what a whiny bitch he is.
-one of my friends brought up finn's apparent turnabout, in his willingness to gun down the first order, but i think it makes sense. it's natural that he had some friends in an organization he still hated and feared. i think people forget that after being disturbed by the death of one of his apparent friends, he's then is only one who doesn't fire on the villagers. his and poe's friendship i also thought really worked considering he was never able to be himself around the first order "friends" he had, and the two actors just have such great chemistry they make it work.

all that said, i think good movie-making would have relayed these points without needed a fucking analysis. i also agree that despite his clear intent to kill his father and how he seems a lot less conflicted after, he's still so emotional and over the top that he just seems like a punchline.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2015, 01:09 Nucas
 
i'd consider christmas a cultural institution. i like having a tree, eating turkey, and giving people presents even if i have no respect for the supposed religious foundation. so merry christmas blues news.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition for Linux & OS X
35. Re: Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition for Linux & OS X Dec 25, 2015, 22:56 Nucas
 
Xil wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 04:38:
WaltC wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 15:47:
I can't understand why anyone with more than a purely casual, take-it-or-leave it attitude about games would voluntarily confine himself to OS X or a Linux distro.

I kicked Windows out of the house about 6 years ago and been running opensuse on all systems at home.

As a gamer I have to agree it was difficult but often I get pretty far using Wine and I come to live with the fact that big AAA games simply won't come out and thus I get them on the PS4 if I really want them.

why are you inconveniencing yourself like this, over an operating system choice? i don't understand.
 
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