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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
56. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 08:58 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 03:38:
I dont get what all the fucking fuss is about. This is just free publicity for all involved.

Did you stop to think that maybe they didn't want this kind of publicity? Female performers make a lot of money to do nude scenes, this is literally a loss of income for some involved. Others like Jennifer Lawrence have been carefully building an image and brand that they might not want associated with this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 13:46 Verno
 
Shok wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:31:
Verno, from what I understand they didn't upload them, their idevice automatically saves photos to Apple's cloud - even pictures deleted on the phone could still be kept in Apple's servers and hackers get it there.

I heard the same thing, that's why I mentioned the IT staff and iCloud thing. Some of the pics came from Samsung phones though according to reddit so the speculation is that its just the combined images from a large trading ring which makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
18. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 13:44 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:33:
Jesus tap-dancing Christ do they ever stop whining?

Stop harassing them Prez, you're practically threatening their lives. They have a right to make you think and say whatever they want!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 12:38 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:29:
I'll never understand the logic of people who takes pictures and/or videos of themselves nude or during sex. Sure, you're allowed to do that and you're entitled to your own privacy but what's the point of making those pictures/videos in the first place? Especially if you're a celebrity whose public image is very important. Just seems like a completely unnecessary risk.

Celebrity culture is very vain and almost has to be considering what appeals to the audience. So it doesn't surprise me they're taking pictures with their phones, I'm just more surprised that they uploaded them. You would think their agent or publicist would have an IT guy on staff to turn that shit off or at least have phone encryption on in case they're stolen. I know iCloud has some encryption but that doesn't help when someone steals your auth token.

Reading about it on reddit is pretty funny though. The chick from Big Bang Theory took a giant shot of her butt hole. Why a person would do that is anyones guess. Whatever floats your boat? Haha.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining
39. Re: Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining Sep 2, 2014, 11:34 Verno
 
The argument against trading is kind of silly given its existence in console versions of the game. If you don't want to trade you don't have to but other people might not have the same free time to grind out a particular item and want to trade for it. I wouldn't personally ever use trading at this point but if someone else wants to then it doesn't really affect me so why care if its in the game or not?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 11:27 Verno
 
Always picking the Jets worked out real well for me last year

Edge of Tomorrow was a good movie and it's sad that it didn't do that great at the BO. I guess it did look like a generic Tom Cruise sci-fi movie to most people

I think the articles point that it resembled Oblivion too much for the casual viewer was probably spot on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 11:24 Verno
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:08:
love how the bulldogs in that article look so much healthier than today's versions. also, would be nice if they did some basic fact checking. 'f-15 mustang' heh.

45 peeps in the pickem league wow. do you guys always pick the favorite or do you try to guess an upset now and then?

To get ahead you need to pick upsets, of course this has risk because it can really drop you back when you screw up. We had a three way tie for first much of the season last year until one week with a few upsets and that really shifted things around. It's just for fun though, a 50/50 pick em thing so don't sweat it too much. A few people last year did all of their picks for the season in week 1 even.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 11:15 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:03:
apparently its not just jen lawrence but dozens of celebrities nudie pics were hacked and released.. and now the feds are coming on strong. heh

The only celeb to take it with any sense of humor so far was Kirsten Dunst.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
6. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 11:10 Verno
 
After all we did such a good job eliminating it from narrower sources, let alone the internet.

Take a stand everyone, take a stand on taking a stand too while you're at it Bulb
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 10:11 Verno
 
Edge of Tomorrow was actually pretty good so its a shame it underperformed at the box office, just reinforces studios attitude of producing more cookie cutter fare. I think part of the downturn is just the natural course of more people staying at home, movies being released to streaming platforms sooner and so many different forms of entertainment vying for attention.  
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
3. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 10:06 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 09:55:
Stop your fucking bitching, this is the fucking internet. Politically Correct exists on an admin-by-admin basis, and you've no right or reason to expect succor from ANYONE.

Yep. I suspect harassment will constitute anything negative that the other party doesn't like.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 22:00 Verno
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 19:06:
I quit nearly eight years ago, and I'm still waiting to experience thse benefits. So far the only noticeable change is the 60 pounds I gained and have not been able to lose.

Well at least your appetite came back?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 14:27 Verno
 
Great write up William and sums up exactly what is wrong with this whole "debate".  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 28, 2014, 13:18 Verno
 
$150 for something people didn't want when it only added $100 to the bundle price. Maybe we'll get more $200 hard drive upgrades next.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Revamped
11. Re: GOG.com Revamped Aug 28, 2014, 12:26 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 23:08:
Something wrong with Canadian dollars? It's not like we like getting dinged on the exchanged by our CC companies you know.

Maybe they don't want a Canadian presence due to your countries asinine laws about foreign ownership, who knows. Doing everything in a single currency has several benefits too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 12:20 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:03:
Screw arguing over diction and spelling, Apple got smacked down in court again! In your face, Apple! Suck it down!!!!

In proper English its actually Sucke it down ye olde Apple, sorry for your mistake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 11:51 Verno
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:04:
Balked? You mean Baulked? Cause saying balk makes it sound like they are sounding like chickens over there, "balk balk balk". Which I guess is quite apt anyway haha

Its in several dictionaries, including the Oxford dictionary, as both so I don't see why its so unacceptable here *shrug*

Let's get our dukes up over neighborhood though
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 11:46 Verno
 
nin wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:35:
I work over by a hospital and am alarmed at the number of staff there that smoke, sometimes still in scrubs...

Driving by the hospital here there is often a big group huddle of nurses smoking, they have to do it just off the property due to a smoking ban. Wonderful example they're setting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 10:55 Verno
 
Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I made in my life awhile ago. It opened up so many other things, I started mountain climbing, biking and being able to actually taste food again was wonderful.  
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News Comments > New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players
7. Re: New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players Aug 28, 2014, 10:18 Verno
 
Well I can't complain too much because I don't really play this anymore, I guess its a sign of the times.  
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