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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 7, 2015, 09:50 Verno
 
Wireless charging is great, my Nexus 4 has it but I don't like the trend of less data ports and more reliance on online servers for storage.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 09:03 Verno
 
PropheT wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 01:26:
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 18:58:
Is Cutter an SJW when he endlessly pisses and moans about Apple and its treatment of employees?

He kind of has a point about this, though. At every tech job I've worked at it's been around 80% white men because white men make up 80%+ of the people who apply for those jobs. The last place I worked was hiring people who weren't white guys just to hit the right diversity stats, and we wound up with people who had no experience and no background for the work sitting next to us as result.

Obviously that's only anecdotal evidence, but it seems to me that there's a bigger problem with educational diversity creating barriers to technical fields than problems with technical companies not hiring more diverse workers.

This happens to us at work here. We have an Indian branch of the company that has no idea what its doing, we're held back by them on projects and the little work they do put out is substandard so we're forced to work overtime to redo it. This is only possible because of some bullshit tax breaks and a few Indian executives who seem to play favorites with that branch.

This weird forced diversity in the workplace can kiss my ass, you should be evaluated based on your merits, education and personality. The color of your skin is not a meaningful fucking job metric.
 
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Closed Beta Begins
13. Re: Dirty Bomb Closed Beta Begins Jan 7, 2015, 08:59 Verno
 
Looks like a pretty generic shootmans game, they need some sort of feature to stand out in a crowd but I'm not seeing one.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
25. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2015, 08:54 Verno
 
Still waiting to hear about all of these cases where her liberal ideology was detrimental. Bueller?

There are plenty of liberals I don't like but that doesn't mean they're bad at their jobs.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Film Dated
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Film Dated Jan 6, 2015, 16:02 Verno
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 15:25:
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 14:23:
Michael Fassbender usually doesn't attach himself to shit so maybe there is some hope for this.

Prometheus
Jonah Hex
Centurion
Hex
The Counselor

Those were all mediocre (Prometheus) to absolute dogshit (Jonah Hex).



Touche
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 6, 2015, 15:03 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 14:46:
Kagan has been the wrong person for the job -- she is hardcore in her liberal ideology which takes precedence to her interpretation of the law. She is by far the least qualified ever to be appointed, and appears to me to be outright dumb in many areas.

Which specific decisions is she doing this in? I have an open mind in this area but data is better than opinion.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Film Dated
5. Re: Assassin's Creed Film Dated Jan 6, 2015, 14:23 Verno
 
Michael Fassbender usually doesn't attach himself to shit so maybe there is some hope for this.  
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News Comments > $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced
15. Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced Jan 6, 2015, 13:22 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 12:49:
I use a headphone amp and DAC from Schiit Audio. Way better than any of this Creative garbage.

Yeah same, once I got a headphone amp I was pretty much set. I liked the Asus soundcards for their affordability but the driver support is pretty threadbare.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2015, 12:32 Verno
 
Its probably from something silly like a drawer or rolling pin.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 6, 2015, 11:14 Verno
 
This is a big deal, $20 for sports is still less than I would pay on a cable provider.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 6, 2015, 11:07 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 10:10:
Kagan has never had any business being in the supreme court -- what an embarrassment.

Pourquoi? Her credentials seem exemplary and (short) voting record seem fine to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 6, 2015, 10:02 Verno
 
ldonyo wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 09:46:
A $1200 Walkman is exactly why Sony is losing money faster than their networks get hacked.

I don't know, this sort of thing would have an extremely limited production run and a really high profit margin thanks to it being an audiophile gouging product. Their TV unit on the other hand loses money hand over fist. Sony makes pretty good hardware but they don't have the brand cachet that they did in the 80s and 90s. Quite often their products are selling at large premiums over competitors and its rarely warranted.
 
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News Comments > Big Bad Wolf Boasts RPG Vets
6. Re: Big Bad Wolf Boasts RPG Vets Jan 6, 2015, 08:47 Verno
 
Oh boy more moral quandaries haha. I can't wait to decide if I'm doing GOOD THING, BAD THING or being NEUTRAL.  
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News Comments > Into the Stars Kickstarter
2. Re: Into the Stars Kickstarter Jan 5, 2015, 13:41 Verno
 
Looks alright but current funding levels are not encouraging for their success. Some of the concepts seem straight out of FTL but hey that game was great so no prob.  
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News Comments > Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: "No Finish Line"
74. Re: Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: Jan 5, 2015, 11:53 Verno
 
It's kind of daunting to even keep track of the various aspects of this game. I just want a great space sim, I don't care about the FPS/etc stuff haha. I guess I will hope that module gets completed first.  
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News Comments > Far Cry Poll
4. Re: Far Cry Poll Jan 5, 2015, 11:08 Verno
 
I don't know Creston, Far Cry + dinosaurs sounds fine to me.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2015, 09:16 Verno
 
I didn't see the playoff pool thing in time Only missed pick so far is the Ravens.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Server "Strike" Plans
68. Re: Battlefield 4 Server Jan 5, 2015, 09:15 Verno
 
I've used the Join Now matchmaking thing in BF4 a few times, it does stupid things like dumping me into a server where I had a 130ms ping with 3 other players. You can keep your matchmaking shit, I'll keep my dedicated server browser thanks.

The server side tools for the game are quite lacking and frustrating though, I hope Dice listens to this.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
13. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2015, 09:01 Verno
 
That monitor has all of the features I'm looking for, if only it was offered by anyone but Acer.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2014, 11:19 Verno
 
The pools are always fun, its interesting how one good or bad week can really affect things. I feel bad for a few guys who were doing really well but forgot to pick one week. I didn't have enough time this year for 3 fantasy leagues, 1 pick em and 1 spread so next year I will just do the pools here. The paid fantasy leagues are kinda fun but I'm not much of a gambler so I always feel weird doing it, even if its just $20.

I learned the hard way this year to not second guess myself, most of my bad picks were ones where I took cues from commentators or friends and changed my pick. Go with your gut!

Fucking Jets by the way, I'm so bummed
 
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