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Nickname Killswitch
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Description The user formerly known as "0 bytes".
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Signed On Dec 3, 2009, 03:17
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
25. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 1, 2014, 15:26 Killswitch
 
The headline is, apparently, incorrect since the first line of the article states that he received a 14 year sentence.
Earlier this month, a Fresno man received what is believed to be the strongest sentence issued anywhere in the United States for firing a laser pointer at an aircraft—14 years in prison.

Edit: Actually, I suppose it isn't incorrect, but it seemed to imply that he hadn't been sentenced yet. He faces the maximum sentence of 14 years that was imposed.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $41M - Procedural Generation Plans
42. Re: Star Citizen Hits $41M - Procedural Generation Plans Apr 1, 2014, 01:09 Killswitch
 
deqer wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 00:36:
But a feeble human brain cannot comprehend that

You just proved yourself wrong.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 31, 2014, 15:10 Killswitch
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 14:45:
Of course I am also waiting for the day a large coronal mass ejection hits the earth and devastates the power grid. I think even intact POTS lines would be out of commission in that case.

The power grid gets knocked out and you're worried about making a phone call? I would be more worried about where I'm going to get my porn!
 
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News Comments > Dead Space Free on Origin
35. Re: Dead Space Free on Origin Mar 28, 2014, 06:33 Killswitch
 
You'll want to use Widescreen Fixer for this game because the FOV is horrible.

www.widescreenfixer.org
 
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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
53. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 19:49 Killswitch
 
panbient wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 16:07:
... did you honestly compare a video game designer to astronauts? And not just any, but the only human beings to step foot on the moon?

While Aldrin and Armstrong were the first to walk on the moon, there has been a total of 12 astronauts who have walked on the lunar surface. Just thought I would clear up this common misconception.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 17:04 Killswitch
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 15:50:
Instead of reinstalling games over and over, it'd simply be faster to have a program that lets me cache folders to the SSD.

You could copy the game folder from one drive to another and then use the mklink command to create a virtual link to the SSD.

http://www.maketecheasier.com/move-a-steam-game/

I guess you would have to either type that command upon every reboot or create a batch file and put it in your startup folder.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2014, 21:40 Killswitch
 
Fletch wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 20:36:
I have no problem with Amazon raising the subscription fee. It's still more than worth it to me.

Sounds to me like you're a prime example of why they're raising the fee.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2014, 00:49 Killswitch
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 25, 2014, 23:16:
Vaccination does not cause autism, there is literally no science to support it

Until the cause of autism is found, I think it's a bit brash to rule out vaccinations as a cause. If someone is genetically predisposed to autism, the precipitating factor may very well be the introduction of the vaccine during a particular period of brain development.

sometimes you have shitty luck and are powerless to change the situation.

Seems a bit contradictory. If you believe in science, then there's no such thing as luck.
 
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News Comments > SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions
9. Re: SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 17:09 Killswitch
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 15:13:
Just looked it up. EQN is sub free. Why would I pay a sub for it?

Sony removed a lot of restrictions that EQ2's F2P accounts had, but "gold" accounts still have a few perks. I don't have any information on EQN, but I imagine it would work the same way.
 
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News Comments > SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions
5. Re: SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 13:30 Killswitch
 
"SOE All Access" subscriptions exist right now for $20 a month. https://www.soe.com/allaccess/

The goals of our plan are very simple. Let players buy anything they want up to 2000 SC. [...] The goal would be to let you pick an item in each game you play.

I'm not sure if I am understanding Smedley correctly, but his future plan would be to allow subscribers to pick an item worth up to $20 from the SC shop in every game for every month subscribed? Seems like that would destroy their entire business model.
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead Season 2 Announced
18. Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Announced Oct 30, 2013, 13:33 Killswitch
 
deqer wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 09:40:
Ughh.. Please let this show just die. 1 season is enough already.

Shhh No one tell him the show is actually in its fourth season.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Apr 9, 2013, 15:58 Killswitch
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 15:34:
The only thing that you can do, is not support them. [...] Look at a company like Comcast.

I hate Comcast as much as the next guy, but I'm not going to drop them as an ISP in favor of ASDL or ISDN.
 
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News Comments > America's Army Beta Signups
9. Re: America's Army Beta Signups Apr 8, 2013, 23:03 Killswitch
 
Can't find anything recent, but it was reported in 2009 the game had cost taxpayers $32.8 million.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 5, 2013, 17:18 Killswitch
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 17:04:
The writing is clearly on the wall, and companies that specialize in desktops are already on life support. I mean, hell, where do you even BUY a desktop these days?

I buy a desktop to play games. How do you play any modern game on a tablet? Connect a keyboard and mouse? Is a 10" screen very immersive or should I connect a monitor too? May as well be a desktop since it would then be limited to such.

I'm almost willing to bet everyone who is a gamer is not purchasing a prebuilt and everyone who uses a prebuilt can accomplish the same tasks on a tablet. So I think it's possible more and more users are building their own systems. How Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI fare; that should be the question.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 5, 2013, 17:08 Killswitch
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 13:55:
When improved form factors appear other ones disappear.
See the fall of the desktop relative to the laptop.

Again, people sitting around swearing they'll never give up their tower are as absurd as people that swore they preferred closet-sized computers. Just because you're too much of a Luddite to embrace change doesn't mean the market won't force you to.

I don't know if people that fight this are stupid, don't look at history, think that there are more people like them that actually are, or are just so short-sighted that they fail to understand that the technology and usefulness of one form factor will eventually equal that of others.

I'd just like to point out that the chart shows Macintosh laptop and desktop sales. I'm sure users purchasing either of those systems have something in mind other than gaming. More and more jobs require mobile devices so it is not a surprise that purchasing those laptops is not a personal choice, but an employment necessity. Show me a chart that displays not just prebuilt PCs, but mainboards which will be used to build new systems, else the numbers are skewed.

Mobile devices can't be upgraded; just look at laptops. They have never evolved to be highly customizable and upgradable by the user. They are also absurdly priced. Can you take them to work, to school, or to a friend's house? Yeah, sure, but only if mobility is worth an extra $1000 compared to desktop system with similar capabilities.

Regarding the upgrading of laptops, excluding any external devices, the hardware which may be upgraded in a laptop are RAM, HD, and CPU. Important components to be sure, but if you desire a larger monitor or a mainboard with newer tech, then you are SOL. You'd have to pay a premium for new and possibly redundant system components that you may already have in your old laptop. And what about failing components? Used components could be purchased through eBay or such, but that's beside the point as PC hardware can be bought new for relatively low prices.

If all those concerns were addressed then I would have no quarrel with letting go of my tower PC, but if current mobile devices are any indication of the future, which I believe they are, then we will be stuck with devices which aren't very customizable, upgradable, and sold to us at a premium price. Will the market force us to switch? Probably, but that doesn't mean we have to like it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
28. Re: Man destroys 360 with axe Apr 5, 2013, 14:41 Killswitch
 
Francis' line of reasoning for destroying his Xbox with an axe must have been, "I can't eat it, so why not?"  
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News Comments > John Riccitiello Leaving EA
2. Re: John Riccitiello Leaving EA Mar 18, 2013, 16:37 Killswitch
 
Seppuku Station from Shadow Warrior? =)  
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
46. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 16:34 Killswitch
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 16:10:
One is merely lost revenue, the other is real, actual lost capital.

And only potential lost revenue at that. I'm not sure how anyone can't understand the argument you're making when it makes perfect sense, especially from a corporate standpoint. Minimal revenue losses, large PR gains.

I'm sure whoever was willing to purchase these games at the current asking price have already do so. The rest are waiting for low prices or not interested in purchasing them at all. As someone said earlier, EA has smart bean counters and they know exactly what they are doing. And the DLC issue; I don't think that is merely conspiracy theory, that is a reality. People will, in fact, purchase the DLC and decrease EA's losses substantially.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 8, 2013, 08:51 Killswitch
 
Hellbinder wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 20:36:
how is NVidia getting away with such an obvious bullshit announcement?

PhysX/APEX are software development technologies which NVIDIA is licensing to Sony. Where's the bullshit in the announcement?

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News Comments > Wrath of Heroes Closing
5. Re: Wrath of Heroes Closing Feb 28, 2013, 09:11 Killswitch
 
This game IS published by EA. Sweet, sweet irony.  
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