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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2015, 12:57 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:55:
We don't have Papa Johns here so I've never tried their pizza. It's ok as I prefer classic Neopolitan pizza anyway.

And I hope Brady isn't just talking shit to save face here. I don't understand how he has to look into this. Just sign it over and give the kid the keys. How hard is that?

There can be tax implications for gifting assets to non-family members, it can get complicated in both the US and Canada. You generally have to run it by an accountant first to make sure you're not handing the person a big headache and tax bill (guy is a rookie, might not be able to afford it). A huge number of NFL players live check to check, watch ESPN 30 for 30: Going Broke sometime. Brady could also just be planning on keeping the truck and giving the guy cash instead or something, with the same caveats as above.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 4, 2015, 10:47 Verno
 
I don't see Ross beating the rap with that defense, the prosecution had him nailed on pretty much everything. His few character witnesses saying what a nice guy he was are offset by his attempts to hire hitmen.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
22. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 4, 2015, 09:32 Verno
 
Did you read the article? The criteria for being on the whitelist are "advertisements must be transparent about being ads, must be appropriate to the site they’re being served on, and must not distort or disrupt the page content, among other criteria." Presumably if you saw an ad that was that obnoxious it would be removed from the whitelist.

The problem with that argument is that ads aren't just served by a single source and partner networks do a poor job of policing content. It also counts on Eyeo GmbH to maintain it when they have a financial incentive not to. So far that's been fine but who knows, ownership changes and so do policies. A whitelist doesn't make much sense but some of these companies know that most users who install Adblock Plus will never visit the configuration without help from a friend.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm
16. Re: Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm Feb 4, 2015, 09:26 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 18:24:
Oh please, if they really wanted they could just literally remake it. They already have working Homeworld 1 in their fancy engine, and Cataclysm just expanded on that anyway.

You make it sound like that's an easy thing done in no time. They are probably working on a new Homeworld game behind the scenes and these are just released to help build interest in that direction while helping offset the cost of the IP. Rebuilding Cataclysm without the source code wouldn't be a picnic either.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Specs; Beta Preloads; Video
32. Re: Battlefield Hardline Specs; Beta Preloads; Video Feb 3, 2015, 15:55 Verno
 
Some of the info that the client is trusted with in the BF games puzzles me, why make things easier for hackers? I was pretty floored after watching a few videos of a basic multihack.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2015, 15:23 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 15:07:
Yeah, I felt the same way. Another casualty of the MPAA and the PG-13 rating. A lot of movies are made worse that way, IMO. Frustrating. Still, even with that limitation, that movie rocks.

Re-watched The Matrix with my daughter (her for the first time) a few months ago. After it was done, I thought, "Wow, that had a little more blood and a little more swearing than they usually allow in PG-13 movies. Wonder how it made it past the ratings board." Forgotten it was rated R. A pretty soft R though.

I watched The Usual Suspects with my girlfriend the other night, she had never seen it before. In the first 10 minutes they swear more than I've heard in every PG-13 movie for the past 10 years. To be fair its an R movie but still. It was so refreshing to be watching something where the director didn't have any ridiculous limitations, I had almost forgotten how watered down films have become.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 3, 2015, 15:15 Verno
 
Not looking good for Ross Ulbricht, that is one thin defense.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2015, 14:49 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 13:33:
Savage Chickens Comic Strip.

They made that movie last year. It's called "Edge of Tomorrow." And it was pretty freakin' awesome.

I enjoyed it but I can't help thinking that it would've been better off as an R movie.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Specs; Beta Preloads; Video
28. Re: Battlefield Hardline Specs; Beta Preloads; Video Feb 3, 2015, 14:37 Verno
 
BF hacks are very advanced and widespread at this point. Also lol @ Punkbuster.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
40. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 3, 2015, 14:30 Verno
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 21:59:
As I said in the post I just made, their only misstep was GTA IV and it still ran and looked better on the PC than the console ports.

Uh, did you play it at release? Terrible performance, crashes, and pop-in that would make Rage blush were the order of the day. Like many others, it took a new PC built 18 months later before I could really enjoy the game.

Just look at the reviews that were published Dec '08/Jan '09: even when the scores are high out of an appreciation for the game itself, they consistently complain about poor performance, a myriad of technical issues, and almost universally call it a bad port. http://www.techspot.com/products/pc-games/grand-theft-auto-4.86986/

It also routinely shows up on worst PC ports of all time listicles:
  • http://gearburn.com/2014/05/the-worst-and-the-best-console-to-pc-ports/

  • http://www.maximumpc.com/worst_pc_ports_2014

  • Yep, exactly why I would not preorder regardless of how good Max Payne 3 was. Waiting a few days to see how things shake out rather than giving someone money ahead of actually receiving anything is just dandy with me.
     
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    News Comments > Into the Black
    5. Re: Into the Black Feb 3, 2015, 13:08 Verno
     
    Julio wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 06:13:
    The Patriots cheated their way to winning it all. It just shows that if you want to win in the NFL, cheat better than the other guys.

    What cheating? They both played well, it was a great game.
     
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    News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Specs; Beta Preloads; Video
    23. Re: Battlefield Hardline Specs; Beta Preloads; Video Feb 3, 2015, 13:01 Verno
     
    Still not enjoying this, the gunplay just doesn't feel right. Not sure if that's a consequence of the netcode or just the handling, its hard to put my finger on it. Oh well, back to other games. Gonna be an uphill battle with this one based on word of mouth, EA better go full court press with the marketing.  
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2015, 11:32 Verno
     
    They support 1080p@30fps just fine, its above that remains an issue.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2015, 11:31 Verno
     
    Super bowl was awesome and the unexpected snow day from work yesterday essentially turned it into a Saturday Super Bowl for me  
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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2015, 13:47 Verno
     
    IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 11:33:
    Forgive me for failing to read the article but there IS NO ISSUE with memory on the GTX 970. It has memory in two different locations with most of it in the first and the second only activates when it is necessary.

    NVidia explained everything days ago.

    Their reasoning was that most of the cards work will land in the "fast" segment. The problem with that is you can't access the fast segment and the slow segment during the same memory-fetch cycle. That means if any thread within a ROP block needs to touch the slow segment, it needs its own memory-read cycle. So in that case, you go from being able to access (7+7) chunks of memory during 2 cycles to (7+1) cycles. And that's assuming you need a full ROP block access cycle's worth of slow memory - if you only want 1 value from slow memory you could potentially be getting (7+0.00001). In the worst-case access pattern it's a 50% drop in performance.

    Basically it's really a 3.5GB card, if you need that last 512MB you better hope the heuristics work for you.

    Is the 970 still an amazing card? Absolutely and for most people this will not affect them one way or another for at least 2 years. That being said, when you buy the second to top card you expect a bit of future proofing and this card was falsely advertised. That's almost certainly a marketing problem but people have every right to be upset and if they want a refund then I think they have a good case for it.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 30, 2015, 13:34 Verno
     
    Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 13:18:
    I've been waiting for some company to want performance revenue (or whatever you want to call it) from Youtube Let's Plays.

    It's kind of a sad state of gaming when watching somebody play the game is more entertaining than actually playing the game for a lot of titles.


    I don't know, I'm terrible at fighting games but I enjoy watching other people play them, sort of like certain sports I guess. There are definitely some people where you watch more for the players personality or humor factor too.

    Anyways I think Nintendo is being pants on head retarded here, just another example of clueless corporate culture that pervades a lot of those Japanese companies.
     
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    News Comments > Blizzard Rumors: "Low Expectations" for Heroes of the Storm?
    19. Re: Blizzard Rumors: Jan 30, 2015, 12:48 Verno
     
    Task wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 12:08:
    I have low expectations that Blizzard will finally make a Warcraft 4 RTS.

    I really hope they do but yeah, everything these days needs to have some crazy backend revenue model. I think they could still make a go of it with selling silly Thrall skins or whatever.
     
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    News Comments > HATRED Preorders
    33. Re: HATRED Preorders Jan 30, 2015, 12:42 Verno
     
    Did the Janet Jackson nipple slip also send you into a tizzy?  
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    News Comments > Blizzard Rumors: "Low Expectations" for Heroes of the Storm?
    4. Re: Blizzard Rumors: Jan 30, 2015, 10:40 Verno
     
    Suppa7 wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 10:21:
    If hearthstone is raking in profits, the kids feeding this shit have permanently killed gaming.

    Errr huh?
     
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    News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Video
    1. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Video Jan 30, 2015, 09:44 Verno
     
    This is pretty encouraging so far, looks fun.  
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